Aminah Brahim-Jimenez has a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University and is a supervising licensed independent social worker with over 20 years of experience. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in many settings including hospitals, schools, childcare centers, juvenile detention centers, adolescent residential treatment facilities, and outpatient community mental health centers. Aminah loves working with children and their families, assisting those as young as three years of age. She assists children with anxiety, depression, ADHD, adjustment issues, and behavioral problems. She works with adults struggling with parenting, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, chronic illness (particularly Multiple Sclerosis), and other mental health issues that impact everyday life. Aminah utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy and evidence-based interventions with her clients.
Marcie Nithang is a licensed professional clinical counselor. She holds a master's degree in Counseling from John Carroll University. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, stress management, grief and loss, family conflict, and spiritual issues. She has provided individual, group, and family therapy in a variety of settings, including residential treatment, a hospital eating disorders unit, an employee assistance program, and at a university. Marcie has completed Level 1 Training in the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy. She also has specialized training in evaluation and treatment of perinatal and postpartum mood disorders.
Marcie utilizes a holistic, client-centered approach to treatment. She emphasizes whole-person wellness, addressing a client’s physical, mental, and spiritual health. Marcie is passionate about helping clients understand the importance of finding purpose in their lives. A sense of purpose gives us hope. She feels it is a great honor to walk with individuals and families on their journeys toward hope and healing.
Marcie is also a registered yoga teacher and yoga therapist. She is a wife and mother of three children as well as a foster parent. She enjoys truly being present with her family, baking, being outdoors, doing and teaching yoga, and traveling.
“Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” -Viktor Frankl
Gail Papay earned her master's degree in Community Counseling from Kent State University and she is an independently licensed clinical counselor. Gail embraces the opportunity to empower clients in resolving their own problems and in striving to reach their own potentials. She has experience in private practice working with individuals, couples, and groups. She addresses client concerns relative to grief, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-esteem, stress and coping, chronic pain management, difficult relationships, parenting challenges, concerns of the aging, military issues, and trauma.
Gail uses a variety of evidence-based therapies, including rational-emotive behavior therapy (REBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), prolonged exposure, solution-focused brief therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, person-centered therapy, and relaxation/guided imagery techniques.
Deanna Morphy is a licensed professional clinical counselor. She completed her master's degree at Geneva College. She has experience working with adults who struggle with alcoholism or addiction, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Deanna has provided both individual and group therapy to those clients, as well as individuals coping with depression and anxiety. She also has experience working with physicians and their clients who are taking a maintenance medication such as Suboxone, Naltrexone, and Methadone. She enjoys providing couples and family counseling. Deanna is currently receiving training to become a certified sex therapist. She addresses sexual and intimacy issues for both individuals and couples. Deanna is a client-centered therapist who utilizes a cognitive-behavioral approach with her clients, as well as motivational interviewing techniques.
Lynn Ann Luna Jones is listed at <a href="http://www.AllTherapist.com">AllTheapist.com</a>
Arcangela Wood is listed at <a href="http://www.AllTherapist.com">AllTherapist.com</a>
MorRondo Roberts is a licensed independent social work and a board certified licensed independent chemical dependency counselor with a designation of clinical supervisor. He holds a master's degree from Cleveland State University. MorRondo is also a certified trauma services specialist. He believes in the practice of using behavioral health models that empower individuals and offers hope, healing, and connections to resources. MorRondo specializes in treating addiction and substance use disorders, as well as people who suffer from symptoms of depression, post traumatic stress, anxiety, and issues with managing anger.
Dr. Wood earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Ursuline College, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She is a licensed psychologist and has provided a variety of psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults. Those services include individual and group psychotherapy, psychological assessments, and psychological testing. She also performs evaluations for gastric bypass surgery, intellectual and achievement assessments, and personnel selection for public safety positions, as well as for documentation of disabilities, for schools and college.
Dr. Wood's approach to psychotherapy utilizes a cognitive-behavioral and insight-oriented therapies, depending on the client's need and the nature of the problem. She engages clients with compassion and understanding to help them overcome their difficulties. Her areas of practice include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse problems, low self-esteem, and adjustment disorders, as well as personality disorders and sexual disorders.
Dr. Lynn Luna Jones earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Temple University in 2004 and is a licensed psychologist. She has over 13 years of experience in the field of psychology and has worked with children, adolescents, and adults, providing individual, family, couples, and group counseling services. She specializes in diagnostic assessment and is skilled in administering intellectual, achievement, personality, vocational, adaptive functioning, and other specialized tests. Dr. Luna Jones adheres to a cognitive-behavioral theoretical orientation and is active in her client's treatment, monitoring their progress both inside and outside of the therapy session. Her areas of specific expertise include personality disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, substance abuse, sexual disorders, and intellectual disabilities. She is a certified substance abuse professional (SAP).
Dr. Luna Jones and her long-time colleague, Dr. Arcangela Wood, opened Jones-Wood Psychological Associates, Inc. Our vision to bring our combined experiences to the individuals and families of Geauga County and the surrounding areas. We are excited to become part of your community!