Michele Melaragno – Executive Director

Michele has been approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Supervising - Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the Ohio Counseling Association.  She received her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary in 2006 and her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.  Prior to founding Spirit of Peace Clinical Counseling, she was with WellSpring Counseling for over 6 ...

Jeanette Manchester

Jeanette has been approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  Jeanette received her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from Trevecca Nazarene University, in Nashville, TN in 2008. She also studied worship music at the Bachelor's level at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Jeanette brings to Spirit of Peace a variety of counseling and other professional experiences; including working with children who have Autism, children and adolescents who have behavioral and educational difficulties, ...

Jodi Schermerhorn – Insurance Director

Jodi has been approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a  Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She is a registered Play Therapist under the American Association for Play Therapists. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and American and Ohio Play Therapy Associations. Jodi received her Master of Education in Community Counseling degree from the University of Dayton. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Ohio Wesleyan University. She has an extensive background working with ...

Joe Geig – Practice Operations Director

Joe is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology from The Ohio State University and a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. He is also a Certified Clinical Sexual Addiction Specialist, approved by the International Association of Certified Sexual Addiction Specialists (IACSAS). Joe has worked in various business venues using his organizational and people skills. His passion is to ...

Mary Massie

Mary has been approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Supervising - Licensed Independent Social Worker. She receiver her Master of Social Work degree in 1991, from Smith College School for Social Work, in Massachusetts. Mary also holds a  Bachelor of Science degree in Family Relations & Human Development from the Ohio State University. She has extensive experience counseling individual, families, and groups, in both outpatient and inpatient mental health settings. Mary has taught in the field of Early ...

Mary T. (Terri) Johnston – Clinical Director

Terri has been approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Supervising – Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  She is a member of the Ohio Counseling Association and the Association for Play Therapy.  She received her Master of Science in Education and Allied Professions in 2005 from the University of Dayton. Prior to joining Spirit of Peace Clinical Counseling, she was with WellSpring Counseling for over 5 years. Terri is a Registered Play Therapist, a Certified Trauma and Loss Specialist-Clinical, and has extensive training in EMDR. Contact Terri Phone: 614-442-7650 ext. 6 Email: terri.sopcc@gmail.com Clientele Children (3+) Couples Families Individual Marital Areas of ...

Natalie Clark

Natalie has been approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, American Counseling Association, Give An Hour for Veterans, and the International Honor Society for Professional Counselors. Natalie received her Master of Science degree in Clinical Counseling from the University of Dayton and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ohio State University. Natalie believes there are solutions to be found together to explore ways to ...

Rick Armentrout

Rick has been approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Employee Assistance Counseling at Franklin University and his Master of Science in Counselor Education at the University of Dayton. Rick also works as the Clinical Supervisor of Adult Outpatient Services at Maryhaven. Contact Rick Phone: 614-442-7650 Ext 4 Email: rarmentrout.sopcc@gmail.com Clientele Individual (Age 17 and over ) Areas of Focus Addiction Adult Children of Alcoholics Anxiety Chronic Illness Codependency Depression Grief and Loss Identity Issues Life Transitions Perseverance through Suffering Insurance Medical Mutual OSU Prime Care/NGS Workshops or Group None at this time Personal Rick has been ...

Jennifer Shonk

Jennifer is registered with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  She received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in December 2013. Jennifer is a member of the American Counseling Association. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology/Chemical Dependency from Ohio Christian University in Circleville in 2011. She has extensive experience in management, and much volunteer experience which includes assisting non-profit organizations, and helping with the elderly population in nursing home settings. Contact Jenn Phone: 614-442-7650 Ext. 10 Email: jwright.sopcc@gmail.com Clientele Adolescents (ages 11 ...

Ashley Daugherty

Ashley is approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Licensed Social Worker.  She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.  She received her Master of Social Work degree from Walden University and her Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Dominican University.   Ashley specializes in working with children, adolescents, families/caregivers, and adults in many areas.  Ashley has worked in the school setting with adolescents that have behavioral and educational difficulties and has extensive experience in working with trauma as well as ...

Ken Smith

Ken has been approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Licensed Professional Counselor.  He is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Ohio Counseling Association.  Ken received a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Union Institute and University.  He also holds a Master of Science focused on behavioral and experimental psychology, a B.S.Agr. in Animal Science and a B.A. in History from The Ohio State University.  Prior work experience includes review and assessment for over ...

Todd Warren

Todd is a Licensed Professional Counselor approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and Psychology from Bluffton College, a Master of Divinity from Eastern Mennonite Seminary, and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Methodist Theological School in Ohio. He is also a Certified Case Manager, approved by the Commission for Case Management Certification. Todd has served in a variety of roles, such as Community Based Counseling and Hospice Chaplaincy. His personal mission is to ...

Shawna Blunt

  Shawna has been approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary, and is a member of The American Counseling Association.  Shawna also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Science from the Ohio State University. Shawna specializes in working with children of all ages, and is excited to be working towards becoming a registered Play Therapist.  Shawna also has experience working with ...

Myia Thomas

Myia is seeking approval by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Counselor Trainee. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and has over 10 years’ experience working with youth and their families. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Ohio Counseling Association. Myia is completing her internship requirements for her Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling with the University of Grand Canyon. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, families, and counseling students to success. ...

Julie Stalford

Julie has been approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Social Work Trainee.  She is a member of the Clinical Social Work Association.  She is completing her internship requirement for her  Master of Arts degree in Clinical Social Work from Ohio University.  Julie also holds a Bachelors in Social Work and a Bachelors in Spanish from Bradley University.  Prior work experience includes extensive work overseas as a coordinator for Peace Corps, Paraguay in sustainable development, working with dying aids patients ...