William R. Hargett, LPCC, - Pickerington - is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has maintained a private practice in Lancaster since 1991. He has clinical experience in a variety of settings: inpatient and outpatient centers, community based mental health, and private practice.


Mr. Hargett has extensive clinical experience working with families, children and adolescents. His areas of expertise include behavioral and developmental disorders, anger/temper outbursts, ADD/ADHD, social skills, anxiety and depressive disorders. In addition, he provides therapy to adults who are experiencing mood disorders, unresolved grief, relational and marital problems, and stress due to family or work related issues. Mr. Hargett has been involved in leadership at both state and local levels. He has served as the past Crisis Coordinator for Fairfield County Emergency Services, and the Vice President and President of the Ohio Crisis Network.





Richard L. Hockenberry, LISW-S, - Lancaster - is a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Supervisor, having completed his graduate studies at The Ohio State University. His clinical experience spans from 1986 and covers several arenas including community based crisis/mental health centers, emergency rooms, inpatient/outpatient settings, college classrooms and private practice.


Mr. Hockenberry has professional experience working with adults and adolescents. His areas of expertise include pre-marital, marital and relationship issues, mood disorders, grief and loss, adjustment disorders, chronic pain, social skills development, stress management, work and vocational issues, Christian and spirituality concerns. Mr. Hockenberry has particular interest in addressing issues that effect Christian growth and development both individually and corporately within the church.







Carolyn Huddle, LISW, - Lancaster - is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. Her clinical experiences have included working with clients in emergency services, community based outpatient mental health centers, both clinical director and counselor for a Christian based counseling agency, and maintained a private practice in the Columbus, Ohio area for over ten years. In addition, she has provided services for managed care programs and various Employee Assistance Programs.


Ms. Huddle has extensive clinical experience working with adult victims of crime and adult survivors of childhood abuse, issues of codependency,  women's issues, stress management, relationship and family issues, mood disorders, grief and loss, divorce recovery, and adjustment disorders.

Ms. Huddle has continued to add to the development of the social work field by teaching social work classes at Ohio University-Lancaster.  Classes taught have included: Child Abuse and Neglect and The Family and Services to the Elderly.  She has presented clinical workshops for professionals, organizations, and law enforcement groups.




James J. Deutschle, Jr., Ph.D. - Lancaster - is a Licensed Clinical Counselor who has completed his graduate studies at The Ohio State University. Dr. Deutschle has 38 years of experience providing individual and group counseling to adults, adolescents, and children. Areas of expertise include treatment of a wide range of emotional and behavioral disorders such as anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, behavior management, and anger management. He also provides counseling for alcohol and substance use disorders as well as situational difficulties that many people commonly experience.


For the last 22 years, Dr. Deutschle has worked with the community mental health system in a number of capacities. He has provided counseling and psychotherapy, conducted psychological and psycho-educational evaluations, coordinated therapeutic program development, and provided clinical supervision to Licensed Professional Counselors. Concurrent to his involvement in community mental health, Dr. Deutschle has provided counseling and psychotherapy in private practice, conducted research on mental health treatment procedure, and has acted as a consultant to a variety of community mental health agencies throughout the state of Ohio. He has submitted articles for publication on the incidence of traumatic brain injury among persons with both severe mental illness and substance use disorders, mental health recovery, and the treatment of impulsive children.





Katie Reed, LPCC, - Lancaster - is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She completed her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Ohio University in 2005.  Katie worked for five years in community mental health and began private practice in 2009. She has also provided in-school counseling for children in grades K-12 on a contract basis.


Katie works from a primarily cognitive-behavioral approach and has particular interest in teaching adults, adolescents, and children to use these skills to maintain resilience in difficult times. She works with individuals, as well as couples and families. She has experience addressing a wide range of problems including anger management, disruptive behaviors, anxiety and mood disorders, grief, childhood abuse, adjustment disorders, spiritual issues, and relationship conflict. Katie also has training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which teaches specific skills to clients who struggle with overwhelming emotions and interpersonal difficulty.




Lisa Martin, LPCC, - Lancaster - is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from The Ohio State University in 1999. Lisa's years of experience include work in both inpatient and outpatient settings. 


Lisa’s clinical experience includes work with mood disorders, anxiety and stress management, behavioral issues, parenting, couple/marital and family counseling.  Lisa utilizes primarily a cognitive behavioral approach but as a Christian counselor will also use principles of faith and spirituality upon client’s request to foster hope and facilitate positive change.  Lisa works with clients from early adolescence to adulthood. 





Michael Rehm, LISW, - Lancaster - is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with 25 years of clinical experience including community mental health, private practice and with military personnel.  He provides counseling and psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as, marriage and family therapy.


His areas of expertise include depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, life-transitions including mid-life issues, grief work, divorce, relationship concerns and dual diagnosis.  Additionally, he has provided counseling in both stress and anger management for individuals and groups.  He is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey and applies a diverse range of skills and experience to his work in counseling and therapy.




W. Joseph Hambor, LISW-S, - Pickerington - is a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Supervisor and psychotherapist.  He has extensive experience as a clinician, clinical administrator, and executive leader in the mental health field, having worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings serving, youth, adults and families since 1973.  He first went into private practice in 1984.  Mr. Hambor completed his graduate studies at OSU, and post-graduate studies in Strategic Therapy through an externship with the Mental Research Institute, based in Palo Alto, California, and associated with Wright State University.


Mr. Hambor is also an ordained interfaith minister and has also served as a chaplain and therapist at a private addictions treatment center.  He has served as an adjunct instructor at OSU’s College of Social Work, taught graduate courses in management of non-profit organizations at Franklin University, and presently is a part-time faculty member of an interfaith seminary in New York City, where he primarily teaches spiritual counseling. Mr. Hambor’s focus of practice is with individuals of all ages, couples, and families dealing with individual and family relationship issues, and in helping people deal with challenges in their lives such as parenting issues, compulsive and disruptive behaviors, individual and family recovery/codependency, fear, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, and other life-unbalancing situations.  His solution-focused treatment philosophy emphasizes developing awareness and use of one’s resilience, strengths, and inherent capabilities to respond more effectively to life circumstances, regain balance, and achieve personal growth.





Bernadette Zoppetti, LPCC, - Pickerington - is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Masters degree in Psychology and Counseling from Goddard College in Vermont and post graduate training at the Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio.  She has been working since 2007 helping children, adolescents and adults achieve emotional wellness.


Experience includes work in office settings, and in both the community and schools, helping individuals with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem and confidence, issues of grief and loss and managing symptoms of AD/HD.  Past volunteer work includes time spent as a Hospice volunteer (NY and IN) and at a shelter for abused women and children (PA).




Erin V. Bryant, LISW - Pickerington - is a Licensed Independent Social Worker, completing her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Miami University and her graduate degree from The Ohio State University. In 2007, she began her clinical experience in a mental health setting working with children, adolescents, and families.


Erin has experience working in the community setting as well as assisting families with school related problems. Erin often utilizes a cognitive-behavioral approach. She has a particular interest in empowering individuals and helping them cope with life’s difficulties. Erin specializes in anxiety disorders, PTSD, disruptive behaviors, mood disorders, depressive disorders, ADHD, and anger management.




Shirley K. Verhey, LPCC-S - Pickerington - is a licensed professional clinical counselor who completed her Masters from Ohio University. She has 20 years of experience in community mental health and private practice. Shirley has also worked on the Crisis Hotline and in Christian counseling.


She is a Level II EMDR therapist specializing in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Shirley also has clinical experience working with anxiety and mood disorders, grief and loss, women and relationship issues in adolescents, adults, couples and families to bring mental and emotional health.




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