Therapists

Our professional therapists are featured below in alphabetical order by last name.

Annette Petro Cryder PHD, PCC-S

Annette Petro Cryder Ph.D., PCC-S

Dr. Cryder is a Profesional Clinical counselor with a background in mental health and as a college educator She began in 1991 as clinical intern for one year at JowLael II in Kent then she provided counseling to individuals, families, couples and groups. From 1993 to 1995 she servers as a clinical supervisor and trainer for masters level counseling services to students and Kent area families at Ke

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Robert K. Devies, Ph.D.

Robert K. Devies, Ph.D.

Dr. Devies is a co-founder of Psychological and Family Consultants, Inc. (PFC).  He earned a B.A. in psychology and M.A. in rehabilitation counseling from Bowling Green State University.

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David J. Gannon, Ph.D.

David J. Gannon, Ph.D.

Dr. Gannon earned a B.A. from Kent State University in education, sociology, and political science.   He later earned an M.A. in counseling from the University of Akron.  He subsequently became certified as a National Clinical Counselor and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

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Monica Hess, LPCC

Monica Hess received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and continued on to earn her Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Development at Walsh University. Monica was licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board in 2013 as a professional counselor.

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Thomas E. Pickton, Ph.D.

Thomas E. Pickton, Ph.D.

Dr. Pickton earned a B.S. from Miami University in speech pathology and audiology.  He holds an M.Ed. in behaviorally disordered children from Xavier Universty.  Changing his career to mental health, he completed an M.S. and Ed.S. from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in counseling psychology and school psychology respectively.  His Ph.D. was obtained from the University of Mississippi in

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Holly Orwick-Pederzolli, M.A., PCC-S

Holly Orwick-Pederzolli, M.A., PCC-S

Ms. Orwick-Pederzolli earned a B.A. from Mount Union College in psychology and business administration and an M.A. in mental health counseling from Walsh University.  She became licensed with the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board as a Professional Clinical Counselor in 2002 and earned her supervision designation in 2006.

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Mary Grace Riposo, MA, LPCC

Mary​ ​received​ ​her​ ​B.A.​ ​in​ ​sociology​ ​from​ ​Emory​ ​University​ ​and​ ​her​ ​M.A. ​in Clinical Community​ Mental​ ​ ​Health​ ​counseling​ ​from​ ​the​ ​University ​of​​ ​Akron. ​She​ ​has​ ​had​ ​experience working ​ in​ ​ two​ ​ community​ ​ based​ ​ agencies​ ​in​​ ​

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Angela Rodgers, M.Ed., LPCC, NCC

Angela earned her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Kent State University; and then her Masters of Education in Community Counseling in December 2001 from Kent State University. She became a licensed professional counselor, LPC, in 2002. Over the past fourteen years of being a counselor she has worked with children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional issues such as ADHD, depression,

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Laurel Smith, Psy.D. LISWs - Licensed

Laurel Smith, Psy.D.

Dr. Smith brings a wealth of expertise and experience in a variety of applied psychology in the following areas: clinical and rehabilitation psychology, adolescent forensic evaluations, child sexual abuse and domestic violence assessment and treatment, geriatrics and consultation to various organizations and agencies including administration of a community family service agency.

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Tim Morber, BA, M.Ed., LPCC

Tim has lived and worked in the Akron/Canton area all his life. He was born and raised in Akron and attended the University of Akron. There he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree. He stayed close to home and earned a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counseling and Human Development from Kent State University. He did some post-graduate work, also at Kent, and then embarked on his profes

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Charles Sabaka, BA, MA, LPCC

Chuck Sabaka earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Malone College(University) in Sociology and Religion and a Master’s Degree from Walsh College(University) in Counseling and Human Development. Chuck began his career with the Canton City Schools and also worked eight years with the Stark County Family Court, as a Juvenile Probation Officer dealing with serious and repetitive offenders. He also condu

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