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, Ed.D., LPCC-S

C.E.O.

Specialty:

Couples Counseling, Infidelity, Intimacy, Conflict, Communication

 

Seeing Clients At: 

Anderson

     

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. Learn a lot about me at:

 

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Caitlin Yilmazer, M.A., LPCC-S

C.F.O.

Specialty:

Gender Identity and Transition, LGBTQ*, Couples Counseling

Seeing Clients At: 

Anderson, Blue Ash

 

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.

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Lorna Douglas, M.A., LPC

Internship Coordinator

Specialty:

Wellness Counseling

Seeing Clients At:

Anderson, Blue Ash

 

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

Specialty:

Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Teens, Young Adults

Seeing Clients At:  

Anderson

 

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.

Shelly Baxter, M.A., LPCC-S

Specialty:

Family Counseling, Teens

 

Seeing Clients At:  

Anderson

 

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.

Katie Long, M.S., LPC

Specialty:

Anxiety, Depression, Gender Identity and Transition

 

Seeing Clients At:

Anderson, Blue Ash

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.

Anna Nerone, M.S., LPC

Specialty:

Depression and Anxiety

Seeing Clients At: 

Anderson

 

I work with teens and adults, especially those seeking treatment for anxiety and depression. I have also helped with anger management, panic attacks, and communication difficulties.
 

I begin treatment by building a strong relationship and thoroughly assessing symptoms, contributing factors and how I can best help.
 

I believe that there is healing in knowing that you are heard and understood. I strive to create an atmosphere that promotes this healing. My goal is to listen without judgment, to help you find your strengths & to provide skills to help you reach your goals.

Susan Munn, M.A., LPC

Specialty:

Trauma Treatment, EMDR

 

Seeing Clients At:  

Blue Ash

 

What is the dance you do in your relationships with others?  What holds you back from living a fulfilling life that offers hope and joy?  Having someone to talk to, process through difficult times, and explore ways to live life to your full potential are topics I cover with my clients.  In a safe and trusting environment, we will explore the origins of your issues and process them to allow for healing and growth. You will find that I am down-to-earth, caring, and non-judgmental, providing support and encouragement while working towards your therapeutic goals.

 

I am level II trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitation and Reprocessing) and trained in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples). In addition, I incorporate Internal Family Systems, (IFS/parts work), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and spirituality in sessions. EMDR Therapy is helpful with PTSD, trauma (big and small), anxiety, depression, grief, stress, and much more!!

 

If you are struggling or stuck in your life, it may feel like there are no solutions or it may be so overwhelming you don't know where to start. My passion lies with helping others uncover wounds that hold us back from experiencing a fulfilling life or from having a healthy relationship with others, and giving you the tools to help you get "unstuck"!

Vanessa Rogers, M.S., LPCC

Specialty:

Trauma Treatment, EMDR, Expressive Arts

 

Seeing Clients At: 

Blue Ash

I primarily specialize in Trauma Informed Therapy, treating adults and adolescents in individual and group settings. I am also skilled in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and behavioral issues. My goal is to provide empathy, encouragement, and respect during this therapeutic journey of recovery. Together we will target negative self-talk and low self-esteem in order to increase self-acceptance and confidence. We will achieve this by identifying and utilizing healthy coping skills to address your symptoms.

 

I begin with a comprehensive assessment to understand your individual strengths and needs. With that, we work together to identify a treatment plan that we will follow during our sessions in order to structure the sessions most effectively.

I have extensive training in EMDR Therapy, Mindfulness, Expressive Art Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which can all be used to assist individuals working through trauma, anxiety, and/or depression. I use both traditional and nontraditional methods to enhance treatment and allow for total body wellness and encourages self-expression.

Liz McClure, M.A., LPCC

Specialty:

Trauma Treatment, Anxiety, Depression

 

Seeing Clients At:  

Anderson, Blue Ash

 

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

Mediation Coordinator

Seeing Clients At:  

Anderson, Mariemont

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.
 

Katherine Turfan, M.A., LPC

Specialty:

Substance Abuse

 

Seeing Clients At:  

Anderson, Blue Ash

 

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.

Alissa Pease, M.A., LPC

Specialty:  

Couples Therapy

 

Seeing Clients At:  

Mariemont, Blue Ash

 

My approach is to view problems or issues from a systemic perspective. That means I am curious about our key relationships past and present, the roles we play, the rules we follow, and where our identity and value systems come from. My passion is to make sense of the ways our internal experiences (relationship with self) and our external experiences (relationships with others) collide and inform one another. This work is powerful for couples and individuals dealing with high stress, high conflict, infidelity, parenting, and infertility. I am trained to take an integrative approach with clients, meaning I carefully combine the most relevant therapeutic techniques and theories to go as deeply as needed to create the type of change clients are yearning for.

Katie Alexander, M.A., LPC

Specialty:

Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Panic Disorders and Phobias

Seeing Clients At:

Mariemont, Blue Ash

 

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, Obsessive Compulsive tendencies, Panic and Phobias. Together, we will track progress throughout counseling, beginning at intake, using assessments to aid in the direction of treatment. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grounding techniques and a Person-Centered, Strengths-Based approach, I can help lead you to find peace in the chaos that life tends to bring. 

Erin Curry-Zeigler, M.A., LPC

Specialty:  

Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence, Domestic Violence

Seeing Clients At:

 Mariemont

 

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 Okeefe, M.S., LPCC-S

Specialty:

Trauma Treatment, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

 

Seeing Clients At:  

Anderson

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.

Brittany Schmidt, M.S., CT

Counseling Intern

Seeing Clients At:  

Anderson

 

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. 

Christal Nelson, M.S.,CT

Counseling Intern

Seeing Clients At:  

Anderson, Blue Ash

 

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.

Tiffany Chin, M.A., LPC

Specialty:

Couples Therapy

Sex Therapy

 

Seeing Clients At:  

Mariemont

 

Every individual brings diverse qualities to the therapeutic relationship. For this reason, it is essential to form the therapeutic relationship by embracing cultural humility to understand one’s unique worldviews, beliefs and values on the path to change. With this approach, my aim is to empower clients by helping them better understand their genuine selves and thus evolving through this understanding. I will provide a safe space for clients, along with being flexible, accepting and authentic. As an aspirational counselor, I strive to work in the best interest and well-being of each individual and couple.


I completed my studies at the University of Cincinnati where I earned a Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling. During my clinical experience, I served an adult population presenting to counseling for: trust building, intimacy & sexuality, infidelity, communication and other various matters. Additionally, I counseled in a school-based setting attending to the array of trials faced by adolescents. Primarily, I employ Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy with a holistic approach, while simultaneously remaining adaptable to client needs. Presently, I am pursuing certification in Sex Therapy in order to assist couples and individuals in navigating sexuality and relationships

Jordan McCoy, M.A., LPC, LPCA

Specialty:

Substance Abuse

Co-occurring Disorders

 

Seeing Clients At:  

Mariemont, Blue Ash, Anderson

 

I focus primarily on building a therapeutic relationship with clients through person-centered techniques. This includes allowing a person to speak open and freely without fear of judgment.

 

My goal is to help clients understand their addiction to substances and provide strategies that can increase the chances that a person can maintain long-term sobriety.

 

Sobriety is something that a person works on throughout their life and I believe that when a person puts in the work and is open and honest with themselves, that is where the real work begins.

 

Co-occurring disorders within those working through addiction is common and understanding how mental health and substance use interact and can influence one another is a dynamic that I hope to work with clients to better understand in themselves. 

Locations

Anderson Office

4030 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Rd

Suite 102

Cincinnati, OH 45255

 

 

Blue Ash Office

10945 Reed Hartman Highway

Suite 302

Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

Mariemont Office

5725 Dragon Way

Suite 301B

Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

Services

  • Anxiety

  • Mediation/Anger management 

  • Depression

  • Suicide ideation

  • Self-harm and cutting

  • Substance Abuse

  • Addictions counseling

  • Oppositional and disruptive behavior in children

  • Grief and loss

  • Children impacted by divorce

  • Pre-marital & marriage counseling

  •  infidelity treatment

  • Treatment and support for LGBTQ populations

  • Gender Identity counseling, including transgender and gender nonconforming populations

  • Sexual trauma/Sexual Assault

  • Eating Disorders

  • Domestic violence/Partner violence

  • Wellness counseling

Waybridge Counseling