Meet Our Clinicians
Here at Waybridge, we pride ourselves in the diversity of our team of specialized counselors to better meet the unique needs of our clients, as we strive to provide the best individualized counseling services for our clients.
Dr. Butch Losey
Couples Counseling, Infidelity, Intimacy, Conflict, Communication
I work with couples on a variety of issues including: infidelity, conflict problems and creating conflict-process skills, creating intimate communication and managing other communication problems, establishing appropriate couple boundaries with others outside the relationship, creating intimacy, stopping criticism, relationship skills, expressing feelings, and pornography and porn-induce sexual dysfunction.
I consider myself a specialist who works with infidelity. I help couples re-establish trust, disclose the details of the affair to their partner, manage intrusive thinking, investigating and other trauma related responses, and understand the meaning and reasons for the affair. I use an evidenced-based infidelity treatment protocol.
Caitlin Yilmazer, M.A., LPCC-S
Gender Identity and Transition, LGBTQ, Couples Counseling
I primarily specialize in treating LGBTQ* populations and couples. I am also experienced in working with individuals and families who may be experiencing a variety of issues, such as: anxiety, depression, anger management difficult life transitions, self-esteem, relationship issues, and other types of systemic conflict.
In my work with couples, I have experience with various concerns couples face, including: issues of intimacy and communication, high-conflict, issues of trust, and infidelity. I offer a systemic approach when working with couples and families; this means I incorporate a circular perspective of relationships in sessions.
I provide more than a safe space, I provide structured treatment geared specifically towards the unique needs of LGBTQ* populations. I work with several populations including: same-gender and transition couples, trans* population at all phases of transition (binary and nonbinary), various sexual identities, and families seeking to better support and understand.
Lorna Douglas, M.A., LPCC
Wellness Counseling, Anxiety, Depression
My approach to counseling is holistic and person-centered. With an attitude of non-judgement and unconditional positive regard, I work alongside my clients to examine how their unique strengths can be harnessed to bring increased balance into every dimension of life: physical, emotional, and spiritual. I primarily incorporate aspects of cognitive behavior therapy, wellness counseling, and mindfulness in my practice with clients in order to help relieve symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress from mental illness or difficult life transitions.
Dave Brewer, M.A.,LPCC
Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Young Adults and Teens
Families today come in all shapes and sizes. And although no family shape or size is bad in itself, dealing with changes or conflicting needs can be hard. Adults and kids in today's families face the challenges that past generations never had to deal with. We face divorce and step-family issues, kids who can't seem to get along with parents, brothers and sisters or other kids. Single parent families, gay and lesbian family members, grandparents raising grandchildren. Some kids just struggle to succeed, either at home or at school, despite tremendous efforts on everyone's part.
Dave works with individuals or families to help them create attainable goals and plans to reach these goals successfully. He focuses on strengths and solutions.
Katie Long, M.S., LPC
Anxiety, Depression, Gender Identity and Transition
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor treating anxiety, depression, stress, adjustment, and issues related to gender identity and transition in the Cincinnati area. My goal is to help individuals identify their unique strengths and to help them experience fulfilling, meaningful lives. I am a member of The Waybridge Center for Gender Actualization, and I have a special interest in working with partners of individuals who are transitioning and helping them learn how to support their partner or spouse through psychoeducation and enlisting empathy in one another.
I strive to create a relaxed, affirming, unbiased environment where clients can feel comfortable expressing their thoughts, needs and feelings. I use a variety of techniques with an emphasis on building personal strengths to help clients identify goals, increase their self-esteem and agency, and assist them in building new, healthy habits.
Liz McClure, M.A., LPCC
Trauma Treatment, Anxiety, Depression
I work to help late adolescent and adult clients to uncover their potential to be the person they desire to become in life. While we cannot change the past nor control future events , I work to change your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to develop a more positive outlook of your life.
I primarily work with my clients to reduce stress, anxiety, grief, depression, substance use and trauma. I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques including cognitive behavioral approaches, emotional behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapeutic techniques, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.
TF-CBT is the most successful evidence-based therapeutic approach to heal from trauma. It is an 8 stage progressional treatment approach, explained in the initial treatment planning session. Each stage is addressed at client's pace and tailored to address your specific needs. It is on average 9 to 12 sessions for a single traumatic experience or 20-25 sessions for those whom have experienced multiple traumatic events.
Tiffany Graves, M.S., LPC
Teens, Children, Family and Couples Mediation
Everyone has a unique story they identify as their own. Our stories are shaped by the daily challenges and decisions we are faced with. In counseling, we look closer at the chapters that have been written thus far and explore how they are affecting current and future chapters in one's life.
Counseling is a tool that many individuals utilize to improve themselves and their lives. For many individuals, seeking help to navigate through the challenges they encounter can be the biggest step of all. That is why I strive to create a safe, comfortable, and nonjudgmental environment where growth can seed and flourish. Together we will work to build a therapeutic relationship that allows for mutual honesty and openness.
As a counselor, I work in tandem with individuals to assist them in becoming their best and experiencing a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling. Currently, I work with individuals that struggle with developmental issues, social and emotional struggles, behavioral concerns and mediation.
Katie McLaughlin, M.A., LPC
Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety
My specialty is helping young adults and adults gain more control of how to react to anxiety and to understand it at a deeper level. I work with individuals experiencing a variety of anxieties, including Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive tendencies. Guided by the science of Neurocounseling, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness and a Person-Centered, Strengths-Based approach, to help you to find peace in the chaos that life tends to bring.
Katherine Turfan, M.A., LPCC
Substance Abuse, Anxiety Treatment
I primarily work with adults and adolescents struggling with substance abuse and addiction providing AOD assessment and treatment. I also work with a wide range of clients dealing with anxiety, depression, and trauma issues. As your therapist, my focus is to build our relationship and for you to feel comfortable to do the work you need to meet your goals and be the person you want to be. My goal is to create a strong trusting relationship so that for you to be your open and true self to allow you to process and work through your needs of counseling.
I can provider an individual AOD Assessment with necessary paperwork or ongoing counseling. I specialize in treating and assessing for substance abuse and addiction. Understanding the root cause of addiction and treating that, leads to long term sobriety and recovery. I look at my clients as a whole person, not just a list of symptoms.
Starting therapy can be scary. I aim to make engaging in therapy as smooth and easy as possible. Please contact me today to learn more about how I can help you become the person you want to be and to schedule your initial appointment. Feel free to call or email me and we can begin work on helping you accomplish your goals.
Rachel Stephenson, B.A., C.T
My goal in therapy is to create a safe and non-judgmental environment that welcomes the client to share their experiences. I believe that each person’s unique perspective is invaluable to the counseling relationship. I integrate various techniques into my counseling sessions to find what works best for the client including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered, and mindfulness. I strive to foster an environment with unconditional positive regard and empathy to encourage self-awareness and help each client achieve their goals.
Erin Curry-Zeigler, M.A.,LPC
Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence, Domestic Violence
I work with my clients through individual and partner therapy, with a specialty in treating adults with sexual assault and intimate partner violence. My goal is to provide individuals and couples with a safe, welcoming environment. As a therapist, my role is to help my clients feel comfortable as we work through various thoughts and emotions. My treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Lauren White,M.A., LPC
Trauma Treatment, Faith-Based Counseling
My specialities are Trauma treatment as well as Faith Based Counseling. I have experience working in a variety of settings with kids, teens, and adults in community mental health, group homes, and halfway houses. I have Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health treatment and assessment experience. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Reality Therapy techniques in treatment. I am a licensed and ordained minister as well, which will assist me in providing Faith Based Counseling. My goal is to assist you to develop insight into your concerns and develop effective coping strategies.
Lauren Okeefe, M.S., LPCC-S
Trauma Treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy
I empower my clients to respond and function more dialectically. This promotes clearer insight, increased coping resources and alternative ways to think and handle difficult situations. My treatment approaches include: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is a rigorous behavioral treatment protocol that works to improve several areas of functioning: Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Mindfulness Skills.
Kristen Turner, M.S.,LPC
I work primarily with couples experiencing a variety of relationship challenges including problems with communication, setting boundaries, infidelity, parenting issues, reconnecting to one another and conflict.
When working with couples, I use a systemic approach, meaning that I work with the couple’s interactional patterns and dynamics to form a healthier environment for each person and the relationship. Treating the relationship as the client helps to identify maladaptive communication patterns and behaviors.
Christal Nelson, M.S., LPC
I aim to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, facilitative environment that encourages collaboration with clients. I believe that it is essential to view people as a whole, rather than a sum of their parts, and that counseling must be tailored to each client’s specific needs and personal circumstances.
Because of this, I utilize various styles and techniques to assist in developing and achieving the client’s goals. I believe that each person is the expert of themselves and that everyone has access to their own innate expert resources of self-understanding and self-direction.
Brittany Schmidt, M.S.LPC
Gender Identity and Transition, LGBTQ*
In my approach to counseling, I aim to provide a supportive, empathetic, and welcoming environment for clients. We will work together to identify areas of dissatisfaction, learn coping skills, and make positive life changes. I operate primarily from a Person Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy perspective.
I am a member of the Waybridge Center for Gender Actualization and am an ally of the LGBTQ* community. I work with a variety of ages and needs and believe understanding and processing through our past traumas is vital to healing in the counseling process.
Bailey Miller, B.A., CT
I seek to facilitate a counseling environment that is trauma-informed, ecological, holistic, warm, and collaborative. My hope is that clients can experience therapy as a nurturing and empathetic space to embrace their whole selves and make meaning out of the complexities and paradoxes of life. I take a non-pathologizing approach, which means that I see mental health struggles as intelligent adaptations of the self to cope with overwhelming life situations and contexts. These overwhelming situations can take place through many intersecting experiences such as trauma, attachment injuries, stress, life transitions, existential crises, and systemic, societal, social, and environmental factors. I want to empower clients through a philosophy that respects the inherent brilliance of our interconnected bodies and minds to seek out safety and belonging in a difficult world. My counseling approach is informed by theories such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based approaches, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Existential Therapy, Attachment Theory, Polyvagal Theory, and other trauma-informed approaches.
Shelly Baxter, M.A., LPCC-S
As a systemic family counselor, my interactive treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to assist clients as we resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. For over 20 years I have worked in an agency and community counseling setting with youth and their families allowing me to be productive with clients from many stages of life. I have also worked on the Clermont County crisis hotline for 10 years. I draw on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client and family utilizing systemic family therapy.
Specialty include depression, oppositional behavior as well as risk assessment and crisis intervention for youth and young adults. Each client (individual or family) is personally assisted as we work together to build on their strengths and identify a plan to achieve their life goals.
Randy Frost, LPCC-S (KY) LPC-S (OH)
Supervising Counselor, Crisis and Suicide Intervention, Substance Abuse
I work with people who experience depressed mood and suicidal thoughts. You may think, and even fear, that your emotional pain is permanent. However, it does not have to be. Counseling can assist you in identifying life events that contribute to your depression and help you find ways to change and adapt to those situations. Counseling can also help you change the distorted thinking and unhealthy behaviors that support a sense of hopelessness and helplessness. I would encourage you to set-up an appointment for an initial assessment, and with time and therapeutic support, experience relief of your symptoms.
Emily Turvey, M.S., LPCA, LPC
My approach to counseling is a holistic integration of mind, body, and spirit. I am trained in the use of EMDR as well. However, I draw from many different theoretical approaches depending on the individual client’s unique circumstances and needs. I provide a space that is supportive, non-judgmental, and safe. As my client, you can expect to be treated with respect as the expert of your own story.
I aim to walk alongside clients in a collaborative relationship where they can find insight, balance, and growth. I believe my clients have the capacity to harness their own internal power and uncover their root causes of distress. As your counselor, I can help you tune in and face these issues.
Stephanie Knipper, B.S., C.T.
Do you wonder why you can’t just “get over” the trauma you experienced in childhood? Do you feel like you’re always waiting for the other shoe to drop? Are there blank spots where your childhood memories should be? Do you change your behavior based on who you’re with—adopting a different “face” for each person? Do you have panic attacks in the grocery store or find yourself crying for no reason? These are all signs of childhood trauma.
A simple definition of trauma is anything that overwhelms the nervous system and our ability to cope. Childhood or developmental trauma occurs before age eighteen and can be especially severe. During this period, our brains are undergoing explosive growth. Trauma can interfere with that development, leaving you feeling like you’re always fighting for your life, even when you’re perfectly safe.
You might think there’s no hope for you. You might be afraid to ask for help. A lot of people feel this way. But there is hope. And there is help. In a calm, safe, and trusting environment, I help adults and children learn to feel safe in their own bodies again and to believe in their inherent worth.
Colleen Gerding, B.A, C.T.
As a primarily Person-Centered counselor my main goal in counseling is to provide you, as an individual or couple, with a safe and comfortable space to explore your goals and process any concerns you might have. I look to you as the expert of your own life and/or relationship, and I plan to work with you to help identify the strengths and resources you have to reach your goals while also providing you with support, techniques, and resources to reach those goals. As a couple’s counselor, my main goal is to help increase emotional intimacy, improve communication, and build/strengthen trust within the relationship.
Liz Kelly, MA, LPC
Hope is always available to us, but it can be difficult to find. My focus as your therapist is to build a strong therapeutic relationship through a holistic, person-centered approach that honors your individuality and strengthens the hope within you.
I specialize in treating individuals struggling with eating disorders at an outpatient level. I also work with a wide range of clients dealing with depression, anxiety, and trauma. I utilize a variety of evidence-based approaches, including cognitive behavioral techniques, dialectical behavioral techniques, and acceptance and commitment techniques.
Asking for help requires vulnerability which can be uncomfortable and difficult for many people. My goal is to create a warm, safe, and trusting space where you can allow yourself to be vulnerable. Life can be difficult, but you don't have to go through it alone.
4030 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45255
Blue Ash Office
10945 Reed Hartman Highway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
5725 Dragon Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
Fort Thomas Office
725 Alexandria Pike
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Self-harm and cutting
Oppositional and disruptive behavior in children
Grief and loss
Children impacted by divorce
Treatment and support for LGBTQ populations
Sexual trauma/Sexual Assault
Domestic violence/Partner violence