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Holly, an independent social worker licensed in both Ohio and Kentucky has clinical experience beginning in 1999. Maddy graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1998 with a Masters Degree in Social Work. She began her career as a case manager in Hamilton County working with families at risk of abuse and neglect. Maddy managed a non-profit counseling agency in Boone County for five years where she provided therapeutic services, supervised other clinicians, and worked closely with community partners. Maddy has worked with both Adult and Child/Adolescent psychiatrists in the Northern Kentucky area on a contractual basis for a seven years. In 2008 Maddy started her private practice. Maddy provides supervision for masters level social workers obtaining their independent licensure. Maddy facilitates trainings in Boone County and coursework at Xavier University with topics including anxiety, trauma and dissociation. Maddy is a co-facilitator: Introduction to the Treatment of Complex Trauma Part 1, Part 2 and Standard Course sponsored by the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.
Maddy has additional training in trauma work, specifically Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She has completed both EMDR 1 and 2 Trainings as well as the Masters Level class through ISSTD focus: DID.
Stefani is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. McElheney graduated with a Masters of Science in Social Work (MSSW) with a Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization from University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work. McElheney concentrates her treatment with children aged 5-18 years of age and families addressing anxiety, conduct/defiance, depression, divorce, parenting and trauma. McElheney also works with adults with anxiety, depression, and difficulty adjusting to life issues.
She has been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (trauma processing), Motivational Interviewing (enhancing internal enrichment program), Love U2 (adolescent relational program), Prepare/Enrich (pre-marital and marriage enrichment program), and Within My Reach (adult relational program).
Mark, an independent social worker licensed in both Ohio and Kentucky has over 20 yrs. of experience with children, families and adults. Mark has training in Crisis management, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Choice Therapy, and trauma. Mark started his career working with adolescents in a Residential Facility at Holly Hill. Next, he worked with families at high risk of abuse and neglect in Hamilton County with the
Children's Services Division. Mark co-facilitated therapeutic groups with the siblings of children who were sexual abused. Mark then moved to Clermont County where he worked adolescent and families on parenting skills and anger management. Mark began running groups for adolescents inside Juvenile detention facilities for youth to address anger management both in Hamilton and Clermont Counties. Mark ran several groups at the Greater Cincinnati YWCA with adult males with a history of domestic violence addressing domestic violence, male issues and childhood trauma. Mark also has worked with Crisis Team serving those with mental health issues in Clermont County. Mark has worked at several counseling agencies in Hamilton County (Lighthouse, Child Focus and Northern KY (Holly Hill) and served adults in an Adult Psychiatric Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mark currently works at Children's Hospital Medical Center as an outpatient clinician.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is used to help clients cope with negative thinking and behavioral patterns that cause negative results (depression, anxiety, guilt, and anger).
Exposure Therapy is used in combination with CBT to cope with OCD.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing is a therapy designed to help individuals process past traumatic material as in the case of PTSD as well as specific phobias such as the fear of flying.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a components-based treatment model that incorporates trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral, family, and humanistic principles and techniques.
Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.
Many different techniques are used to improve communication among families and or couples. Two of our clinicians have been trained in Gottman techniques.