Hillary Schultz has been a practicing clinician since 2002. She graduated from Ohio University with an undergraduate degree in special education and a graduate degree in counselor education. Hillary is known to be supportive, yet has a direct, solution focused approach. She is considered genuine, empathetic and has a high regard to ethical and legal standards of practice. Hillary started her career as an outpatient counselor helping adults and older adults in a community mental health setting. She has performed contract work with the juvenile court systems as well as state children’s services boards. Prior to starting her own practice, Hillary spent several years serving as an administrator in long-term residential settings. Hillary is experienced in helping both adolescents and adults with severe mental illness, various mood disorders, substance abuse and dependency disorders, disorders related to anxiety, disorders related to compulsions, behavioral disorders, those with LBGTQ+ related issues, and those who are sexual offenders. She has a wealth of experience providing pre-marital, couples, family and faith based counseling.
Throughout the years, Hillary has additionally enjoyed developing and facilitating trainings for the community and professionals. She has had extensive post-graduate training related to community and individual crisis, drug and alcohol dependency, as well as working with multi-ethnic populations and various religious cultures. She has served on several boards and coalitions aimed at helping the undeserved populations. She also works with non-profit agencies as a consultant developing treatment programs and helping them with development work. Hillary is passionate about her work related to suicide prevention and particularly enjoys working one-on-one with adolescents and women and helping them with related issues.
Hillary is a mother of 2 and when not working she enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, fishing, hiking, bicycling and traveling to the beach.
M.Ed., PCC-s, LICDC
Billie Gilliam is a contracted therapist at the practice. She is an independently Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with supervision endorsement, a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor, and a certified mediator. She is a graduate of John Carroll University and has been practicing since 2007. Billie provides clinical services for those struggling with a variety of mental health issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, compulsions, women's specific issues, needs specific to the LBGTQ+ community, and substance abuse and dependency related needs. She has additionally been trained in specific approaches which help her when working with couples. If desired, Billie has experience helping those who prefer a faith based approach to their treatment as well. Billie encourages her clients to "Thrive, not Survive".
M.A., PCC-s, ATR-BC
Tracy Doran is a contracted therapist at the practice. She is an independently Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with supervision endorsement and a Board Certified Art Therapist. Tracy is a graduate of Ursuline College, (1997), and completed a 2 year clinical training program at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland in 2007. She has 22 years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, couples and families both individually and in a group setting. Specialized areas of expertise include the Adoption Triad, LBGTQ+ populations, women's issues, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, dual diagnosis, couples and family systems issues.
In her practice she provides a safe supportive space in which healing can begin and utilizes a holistic, person centered approach. Tracy focuses on each individual's strengths and provides support to enhance coping skills. She also has the ability to utilize the creative process of making art to improve a person's physical, emotional and mental well-being.
Michelle Weathers is a contracted therapist at the practice. She is an independently Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Michelle earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ursuline College and earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Carroll University. Michelle is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University.
Michelle has worked in the mental health field for nearly 15 years and has been a practicing clinician since 2011. Michelle provides clinical services for those dealing with a variety of mental health concerns, including trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, substance use disorders, and end-of-life planning and concerns. If desired, Michelle has experience helping those who prefer a faith based approach to their treatment.
Michelle is devoted to helping others and is passionate about increasing awareness of mental health issues and the need for treatment within the community. Michelle is actively involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and is a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Psychology Association.
Heather Masters is a contracted therapist at the practice. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Kentucky. She has provided individual, family, and group therapy services to a diverse population of clients from small rural communities to large cities. She has a great deal of experience working with individuals with substance use disorders as well as severe mental health issues in both residential and outpatient settings.
Areas of specialties include substance use disorders, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, parenting support, trauma, and grief/loss. Heather uses a variety of therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, client centered, and mindfulness.
Heather believes in taking an integrative approach to the therapy process, understanding that each client and their goals are unique. She approaches therapy with a warm demeanor and a goal-directed approach.