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About Us

Why we’re here

We are a group of committed counselors who have all personally felt the pain and consequences of addiction.

We have worked tirelessly in the traditional environments where policy and punishment often take precedence over the person.

We knew there was a better way. Perhaps you do too, and that’s why you are here.
We are excited to bring healing and a new way forward for our clients, their families, and our communities.

What we stand for

Connection

Our practice begins with the connection, trust, and alignment of our team. From there, we provide proven therapies and strategies for our clients to reconnect to themselves and their families. Restoring relationship to self and others is at the heart of our extraordinary results.

Compassion

We know addiction is not a character flaw. We work with people, not addicts. When our clients heal the world heals.

Commitment

We believe in our clients until our clients can believe in themselves. No one is broken. No one is beyond recovering. We utilize a variety of innovative therapies to get the job done for any willing client.

Our team

We take an integrated approach to recovery in both the therapies we
recommend, and the team members our clients see. Each team member
uses their special gifts to bring deeper awareness and healing.
Co-Founder, Clinical Director

Deann Gossard

Co-Founder, Executive Director

Jason Mount

Co-Founder, Clients Rights Advocate

Riann Tippett​

Forest Therapist / CDCA

Jewel Daugherty​

MSW, LSW, CDCA

Ashley Thielman

MSW, LSW

Buffy Dutro

MSW, LSW

Kasey O’neal

MSW, LSW, LICDC

Amanda Glassford

BSW, LSW

Rebecca Juliana

MSW, LSW

Kurt Landis

LPC

Erica Porter

LSW

Lindsay Gregorin

Co-Founder, Clinical Director

Deann Gossard

Deann believes that taking a compassionate, holistic approach that can connect with ourselves and others to heal and grow.

She treats trauma, addiction, and other mental health disorders. She works together with her clients to help them find their way through life’s difficulties.

Deann is an EMDR certified licensed professional clinical counselor who specializes in trauma and addiction. She graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Counseling Education. She sees both adults and teens. Deann is also a Certified chief instructor of Choi Kwang Do, and has spent 27 years working with the community promoting awareness, self empowerment, mental and physical health.

She believes that by taking a compassionate and holistic approach, we can reconnect with our-selves and others to heal and grow. Deann is passionate about this work, and feels so frequently humbled by her clients’ strength and resiliency and is honored to be part of their journey.

Co-Founder, Executive Director

Jason Mount

Jason Mount is passionate about helping people recover and reconnect. Through his own journey he found connecting with nature to be where he could find peace, release pain and begin taking steps towards the life he wanted instead of staying in the life he had. For the past 5 years Jason has been focused on learning how to help others with a range of challenges including addiction and mental health concerns.

While working on his social work degree and working with people with dual disorders, he saw many gaps in the traditional way services are provided. Wanting to bring the healing from nature to people that may have never hiked a trail, and the laughter from trying a new hobby, so others may begin the process of rebuilding.

Co-Founder, Clients Rights Advocate

Riann Tippett​

I believe that each of us has a unique voice and understanding of the world. There are times that sharing our story can help us develop a deeper understanding of our individual strengths and allow the expression of our powerful voice. I am passionate about meeting my clients within their unique experiences and further developing a clearer understanding of themselves.

I believe that all clients deserve unconditional acceptance, compassion, and empathy. These core beliefs allow me to provide a safe space for my clients to explore their authentic selves and discover their deeper truth.

I have spent my career working with clients that are coping with trauma, emotional crisis, addiction, mental health disorders, and those in the LGBTQ community.

I earned my MSW from The Ohio State University with a specialization in mental health and substance use disorders.

“The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things that you thought you understood and see deeper and deeper truths.”
– Barry H. Gillespie

Forest Therapist / CDCA

Jewel Daugherty​

I’m interested in matters of the heart like unconditional love, divine connection, and authenticity.  I’m curious about all the ways and reasons we live in opposition or resistance to those things and what is needed to let them go. I want to be a vehicle for self-love, self-trust, creativity and intuition. My journey to acquire those things for myself has been challenging and ongoing, and kind of awesome.

I spent 20+ years in the group and corporate fitness world. During that time, I married and had three children. After the birth of my second child, I began feeling off balance, anxious, and depressed. By the time my third child was born, I was experiencing panic attacks

My doctor prescribed anti-anxiety medication but my instincts told me that was not the solution I was seeking. I became curious about how other people were dealing with sadness, pain, or just not feeling themselves and I found myself in an ecstatic dance class. I think that was the beginning of something loosening up inside of me because I cried the entire time. My body was reminding me how much I love physical movement. I started spending more time outdoors reconnecting with nature and for the first time, realized I was going to figure this out. I was going to heal whatever it was that had me feeling some kind of way – and I did. 

I decided to build on my education degree and extensive experience in the fitness world to include an inside-out approach to wellness. I became a Heal Your Life Leader, a program developed by Louise Hay and Hay House.  I am also a certified Forest Therapy guide and Journey Dance instructor, all immersive and healing experiences that have inspired my jewels in nature programs.

All that translates into me, Jewels Daugherty, showing up in the world doing my best to live from my heart. I’ll be honest, it’s not always easy and you just can’t do it alone. So, consider this your invitation to join me for the adventure.

MSW, LSW, CDCA

Ashley Thielman

“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do.” -Brené Brown

As a recent graduate of the University of Toledo Masters in Social Work program, with a specialization in treating mental health disorders, I have spent the last few years working with people striving to overcome addiction, mental health, and traumatic experiences. My work as a therapist is driven by the desire to help individuals become happy, confident advocates to attain their needs within their lives.

Utilizing trauma-informed, person-centered, solutions-focused, and cognitive behavioral techniques and interventions, I assist each person I work with by finding a path to healing and recovery that fits their needs, beliefs, passions, and interests. 

I am passionate about working with each individual and committed to learning together on the healing journey. For me, the therapeutic process is about vulnerability, reconnection with self, and developing connection with the environment to successfully achieve one’s goals.

MSW, LSW

Buffy Dutro

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you’ve said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  -Maya Angelou

I incorporate trauma-informed care and cognitive behavioral techniques into my therapeutic approach. Overall, my approach is wholistic, open, and fluid, with the goal of finding what works for each individual and to utilize that to build a strong therapeutic alliance. 

I have 8 years of therapy experience working with those who have experienced trauma, mental health disorders, and/or addiction. Seeing each individual I work with find their voices, and themselves, again and walking away stronger, happier, and more confident, drives me in my practice.

MSW, LSW

Kasey O’neal

I invite you to join me in a safe atmosphere to explore your inner self.  My goal as a therapist is to be a supportive outlet to assist you in the diverse challenges of life.  These challenges may include trauma of the past, struggles that are current, and the anxieties of the future.

My areas of practice include substance use, medical assisted treatment, mental health, trauma, as well as relationship and adjustment issues.  A passion of mine is assisting my fellow social worker in their career and education.  I utilize cognitive therapies, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and humanistic individual oriented therapeutic interventions that align with your personal goals for growth. 

I attended Lourdes University for my undergraduate degree.  While attending, I focused my studies on addiction and mental health.  Outside of the classroom, I submersed myself into volunteering within the community.  This is when I started my work as a mentor for high school students and doing community outreach to assist those in need of meals, resources and compassion.  

While completing a semester abroad in Italy, I was offered the opportunity to work in a mental health cooperative.  I provided sensory therapy to Alzheimer patients while facilitating support and psychoeducation groups for family members.  I worked with men suffering from severe mental health and substance use on the maintenance of their synergistic garden where a holistic approach to wellness was key and daily therapy was being in nature and preparing food.  Lastly, I offered counseling and supervision for women exiting abusive relationships by utilizing their natural talents in producing crafts and art to sell in public markets that funded housing and treatment.

I finished my educational journey earning my graduate degree in Social Work at The University of Toledo.  Here I was inducted into the Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society and received instruction from honorable professors and advocates in our community.

I look forward to working with you and being able to hear your story while witnessing the beauty in growth.  

MSW, LSW, LICDC

Amanda Glassford

Amanda has a passion for human connection and vulnerability. Amanda would describe her treatment as eclectic, holistic and individualized.  

She received her Masters of Social Work in 2019 from the University of Toledo. She is a licensed social worker and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor. Amanda specializes in addiction, anxiety disorders and those in the LGBTQ community. Her therapeutic techniques include EMDR, Mindfulness, Grounding and Self Awareness with a hint of art therapy.

The therapeutic experience is different for everyone and each person’s treatment should be treated as such. We are all made up of different stories and qualities that have created who we are today. Amandas goal is to fulfill each persons expectations of what therapy means to them and accomplish, with them, a successful therapeutic experience.

“Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed”. – Michelle Obama

BSW, LSW

Rebecca Juliana

“Courage states with showing up, and letting ourselves be seen.” -Brene Brown
I believe the core of humanity and relationships is letting our whole selves be seen: the good, the bad and the ugly. That courage does not always come naturally, and that is what I hope to help others find in my therapeutic practice. I have four years of therapy experience, working with both youth and adults who have experienced substance misuse/addiction, mental health disorders, and trauma. I bring trauma-informed care into all sessions, as well as utilize person-centered, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral techniques. My goal as a therapist is to find an approach that works for each individual to ensure their personal needs, interests, and therapeutic goals are being met. 
I am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in social work with a specialization in mental health and substance misuse from the Ohio State University. I hope to never stop learning, and with each class I take, to bring something new to therapy sessions. My hope is that each client I meet with will be able to walk out of therapy sessions with new coping skills, new ways of processing trauma, new ways of healing, and find their voice again to be their own life advocate with more confidence. 
To be a therapist is an honor – I will hold your stories with care, grace, and encouragement

MSW, LSW

Kurt Landis

I am passionate about meeting people where they are physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I believe that each and every person already holds the keys to their own healing, and that I am here to help empower others to identify and utilize the assets that already exist within themselves and their lives. I have striven in my own life, both professionally and personally, to understand how trauma impacts one’s mental health and wellbeing, and have worked to identify what tools and resources exist to heal these traumas. I believe that it is only through healing our mental health and our lives that we can truly begin to address the problem of addiction. Additionally, I am especially passionate about understanding and addressing the intersectionality that exists between oppression, trauma, and the LGBTQ+ community.

My professional background consists of receiving my Bachelors of Science from The Ohio State University in Human Ecology, and completing my Masters in Social Work at the University of Toledo with a concentration in mental health treatment. Additionally, I am currently involved with the Lucas County Trauma Informed Care Coalition and have worked in partnership with them to develop trainings designed to raise awareness and education surrounding trauma informed care with the LGBTQ+ community.

“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” – Brené Brown 

LPC

Erica Porter

I have a passion for coming alongside individuals who are looking to find calm and peacefulness through life transitions, while also building independence and self-confidence. My goal as a therapist is to ease the pain of others.  

I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019 from Bowling Green State University. I am a licensed professional counselor, specializing in addiction, anxiety disorders and trauma & PTSD.  

I utilize a strength-based, non-judgmental, collaborative approach with a focus on evidenced-based strategies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. I work with clients to build self-awareness, empower them to use their values to address the issues going on in their lives, and help them create and maintain healthy and fulfilling relationships.  

LSW

Lindsay Gregorin

My goal as a therapist is to provide an environment where you can be your true, authentic self. I want my clients to feel comfortable with the therapeutic process so they can start exploring their core needs and begin their healing journey.

I have years of experience with mental health, substance use, crisis intervention and chronic physical health issues. I utilize a holistic approach to guide my clients on their path and meet the client within their abilities and needs.  I also believe in the value of a good sense of humor! 

I am trained in EMDR and earned my masters degree in social work from Bowling Green State University with a specialty in gerontology.

If you are finally ready,
let’s discuss what’s next.

If you are finally ready, let’s discuss what’s next.

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