Emily Chervenak, LISW

Social worker

Gail Papay, LPCC

Counselor

Leslie McNamara, LPCC-S

Counselor

Lori Wolfe, LPCC-S

Counselor

Psychotherapy

We offer psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families.  We treat a broad range of problems, including, but not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Substance use and addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and stress
  • ADHD
  • Personality disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Relationship problems
  • Disruptive, impulse control, and conduct disorders


We accept many different insurance benefits for services, although each clinician accepts different sources.  Some of the carriers we accept are:

Aetna, Ambetter, Amerihealth Caritas, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Beacon Health Options, Behavioral Health Systems, Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Buckeye, Care First, CareSource, Cigna/Evernorth Behavioral Health, GEHA, Healthsmart, Humana, Magellan, Medicaid, Medicare, Medical Mutual, Meridian, Meridian, Molina, Multiplan, Ohio Health Choice, Paramount, SummaCare, Tricare, United Healthcare


 

Dr. Elizabeth Harris is a licensed clinical psychologist.  She earned a doctorate in counseling psychology from Walden University.  She completed her psychology training at Northeast Behavioral Healthcare, University Hospitals Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and at a private practice.  She has advanced training and experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults, both in inpatient and outpatient settings.  Dr. Harris utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, interpersonal therapy, and hypnotherapy techniques to treat her clients.  She has special interests in sociocultural and systemic stressors, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, chronic illnesses, self-esteem issues, gender issues, interpersonal relationship concerns, ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, and parent-child relationships.


Dr. Harris is committed to the wellness of the community.  She is involved in several psychological associations where she volunteers her time, has held leadership positions, and has been invited to give talks and presentations.  She advocates for improvement of the profession in support of diverse populations.  She is interested in working with children, adolescents, and adults who seek to live a life of positive, fulfilling experiences.

Dr. Purdum earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine from the University of North Texas and he is a licensed clinical psychologist.  Dr. Purdum is also Board Certified in Clinical Health Psychology.  He has spent over 10 years providing a variety of clinical and health psychology services to adults.  Dr. Purdum is a cognitive-behavioral based therapist, with a focus on mindfulness, self-compassion, and acceptance.  His areas of practice include depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance misuse, tobacco cessation, insomnia, chronic pain, binge eating, medical anxiety, and phobias, as well as adjustment to chronic medical diseases such as diabetes.  He also specializes in psychological pre-surgical evaluations for gastric bypass surgery and organ transplant.


Dr. Purdum is interested in approaches that nurture compassionate self-acceptance.  He teaches mindfulness practices for everyday living, difficult emotions, stress, and habit change.

In order to fully love ourselves, we must first learn how to understand ourselves.  As a therapist, I want my clients to appreciate who they are, strengthen their relationships with people they love, and know themselves as peaceful, complete, and safe.  Stress is a part of life, but it doesn't have to be the only part.  I want to teach my clients how to manage difficult emotions, life's highs and lows, and experience their feelings without judging them.


I graduated from Cleveland State University with a Master's in Social Work and have been in the mental health field for over 12 years.  I have worked in a variety of settings and with diverse populations.  This has helped me to realize no single therapeutic approach is right for every individual.  That is why I use a variety of techniques including, but not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, narrative therapy, and trauma focused treatment.  I enjoy working with all adult populations and have special interest in women's issues, couples, and persons experiencing anxiety, depression, and ADHD.


I believe therapy can be helpful for everyone, from serious mental health concerns, to life transitions, and those seeking personal growth.  Contact me today to regain your balance and create the life you want!

Dr. McNamara earned her Doctorate of Ministry in Formational Counseling and has been an associate pastor as well as a Director of Christian Education.  She earned her master's degree in Clinical Counseling from Ashland University.  She is a licensed professional clinical counselor with supervisory status.  Dr. McNamara has had extensive training and experience treating acute psychological disorders and extreme trauma cases, having served over 10 years in a psychiatric hospital.  She has both individual and group counseling experience, both on an inpatient and outpatient basis.  Dr. McNamara has a varied practice, which includes use of evidence-based therapies including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).  She helps clients focus on relaxation, mindfulness, building self-esteem, and developing strategies to heal themselves by fulfilling their core longings.  Her areas of practice include depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and building coping skills to help clients manage their issues.


Dr. McNamara is a compassionate counselor who takes a team approach with her clients to discover together the best plan for treatment.  She has extensive experience in pastoral health, Christian education, parenting, marriage and family issues in a faith-based home.  She enjoys helping people navigate their faith-based issues from all faiths,  and welcomes clients without judgement to her practice. 

Michael Purdum, Ph.D., ABPP

Psychologist

Lori Wolfe earned her master's degree from Ohio University in 1994.  She has worked in private practice settings, as well as community mental health.  Lori's treatment focus is couples, adults, and very young children.  She specializes in helping families with parenting concerns and new mothers experiencing postpartum depression.  Lori is adept in assisting couples with marital issues and she has a wealth of experience treating adults with anxiety and depression.  

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.

Beth Gracey, LISW-S

Social worker


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>

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 a client-centered therapist who utilizes a cognitive-behavioral approach with her clients, as well as motivational interviewing techniques. 


Deanna is a sex positive therapist who has completed extensive coursework in sexual health.  She is excited to work with couples and individuals who identify any issues regarding sexuality, sexual health, and/or sexual functioning. Deanna is  LGBTQ+ and kink friendly.

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 15 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!


Deanna Morphy, LPCC-S

Counselor

Lynn A. Luna Jones, Ph.D., ABPP

Psychologist



Arcangela Wood, Psy.D.

Psychologist

​​​​Clinical Staff

Our Mission

At Jones-Wood Psychological Associates, Inc., our mission is to provide high quality, comprehensive mental health services.

Our Pledge

At Jones-Wood Psychological Associates, Inc., we pledge to treat you, our client, with respect and individual attention.
Aminah Brahim-Jimenez, LISW-S

Social worker

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. 

Elizabeth Harris, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Beth Gracey has over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families as an independently licensed social worker.  She graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Master's degree in Social Work.  She has been the Children's Program Coordinator at the County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board for over 10 years.  She serves as co-chair of the Summit County Youth Suicide Prevention Committee, and Summit County Trauma Informed Care Coalition.  She is a Level One Certified Trauma Practitioner and certified perinatal mood disorder specialist.  


Beth uses cognitive behavioral therapy and other evidence-based interventions to instill hope and growth in those she serves.  She believes that positive therapeutic relationships and taking a holistic approach promote healing.