Trainer Bios

Trainer Bios

Kimberly BlairBW (Custom)

Kimberly Blair, MA, LPCC-S

Kimberly Blair, M.A., LPCC-S is the Executive Director of Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc. She supervises clinical and administrative staff including executive, leadership, and management team at the agency. Ms. Blair has extensive experience with office and community based mental health intervention with adults, families, and youth. She has successfully worked with the court system and the child welfare system to establish and implement mental health services that empower individuals and families to enhance their own well-being. For more information about Ms. Blair’s experience, please refer to her Vita.


Claire RobitalleBW (Custom)

Claire Robitaille, Ph.D., LSW, Psychologist

Claire Robitaille, Ph.D., LSW, Psychologist has over 30 years of experience in the fields of education and mental health and currently serves in the role of clinical consultant for Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc. Dr. Robitaille has practiced in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health agencies, private practice, and residential programs. In addition to her clinical work, she has experience with clinical supervision and consultation, program and staff development and training and education at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Her primary area of interest is in the field of child and family psychology. For more information about Claire Robitaille’s experience, please refer to her Vita.


Miranda ZircherBW (Custom)

Miranda Zircher, M.S., LPCC-S

Miranda Zircher, M.S., LPCC-S, is a Clinical Manager in the Fairfield County Office. Ms. Zircher obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and went on to obtain her Masters of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling, both from Wright State University. Ms. Zircher has twelve years of experience working in community mental health with adults, families, and youth. Ms. Zircher provides both clinical and administrative supervision to employees in the Fairfield County Office. She has an interest in Trauma-Informed Care and working with adult and youth survivors of trauma.


Tatia WilliamsBW (Custom)

Tatia Williams, Psy.D., LPCC-S, Psychologist

Tatia Williams, Psy.D., LPCC-S, Psychologist has been providing clinical services to a wide variety of individuals since 2011. Dr. Williams serves as the training director for Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc. Currently, Dr. Williams also serves as the coordinator for the Therapeutic Behavioral Services Program and clinical manager at the Delaware office where she continues to provide individual psychotherapy and clinical supervision. Dr. Williams holds a Doctorate of Psychology degree in Counseling Psychology from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA, where she also earned her Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Social Institutions from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH in 2008. Dr. Williams has prior experience in several hospital-based mental health centers working in both intensive and non-intensive outpatient therapy with adolescents and adults. She has additional experience providing mental health and addiction treatment to adolescents in residential care and conducting graduate level courses in Applied Behavior Analysis. Throughout the course of her career, Dr. Williams developed a special interest in working with adolescents, families, and couples.


Sarah Benedetti

Sarah Benedetti, MSW, LISW-S

Sarah Benedetti, MSW, LISW-S is a Clinical Manager in the Newark office. Ms. Benedetti received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from Miami University. She went on to earn her Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University and completed her Master’s level clinical internship at the Ohio State’s Counseling and Consultation Service. Ms. Benedetti has been working in community mental health for over seven years, first as a clinician and now as a clinical supervisor and administrator. She works closely with Licking County’s local Child Advocacy Center and has developed an interest in working with adult and child survivors of trauma.


Andrea Coates

Andrea Coates, MS, LPCC-S

Andrea Coates, MS, LPCC-S, is the Quality Improvement Coordinator for Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc. Ms. Coates supervises the Chillicothe office where she also provides individual psychotherapy and clinical supervision. Ms. Coates obtained her Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in MN. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from UniABC in Brazil where she completed internships in clinical, social, organizational, and school psychology. Ms. Coates has been working in community mental health for the last seven years and has developed an interest in working with personality disorders, trauma treatment, severe mental illness, quality improvement, staff development and supervision. Ms. Coates is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil and speaks Portuguese and English.


Kelsey Johnson

Kelsey Johnson, MA, LPCC

Kelsey JM Johnson, M.A., LPCC, is the Special Projects Coordinator and a clinical supervisor in the Newark Office. Ms. Johnson obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a minor in Intercultural Ministry. She later obtained her Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grace College and Theological Seminary. Ms. Johnson completed her practicum at Just ASK Addiction Treatment Services and her internship at Upper Sandusky Counseling & Life Coaching. During both experiences, she developed an interest in working with substance abuse and sexual addiction. Since beginning with Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc. she has expanded her interest and experience to include working with trauma, personality disorders, sexual offenders, and sexually aggressive youth. She also has managerial and administrative experience prior to becoming a clinician. For more information about Ms. Johnson’s experience, please refer to her Vita.

 

 

 


Michelle Crow-Yeatts

Michelle Crow-Yeatts, M.A., LPCC

Michelle Crow-Yeatts, M.A., LPCC, is a Clinician II in the Lancaster office. Ms. Crow-Yeatts earned her Bachelor of Music at Ohio University in 2009. She spent five years as a music educator in the Columbus area prior to pursuing a career in counseling. Ms. Crow-Yeatts earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. She has been providing mental health services to a wide variety of individuals since 2015. Ms. Crow-Yeatts has developed a special interest in addressing sexually problematic behaviors and treatment of anxiety disorders.

 

 

 

 


Katie McGann

Katie McGann, PsyD, Psychologist

Katie McGann, Psy.D., Psychologist is a Clinical Supervisor in the Chillicothe and Lancaster offices. She has experience providing clinical services to a wide variety of individuals in individual, family, and group settings. Dr. McGann completed her APA-accredited doctoral internship at Mid-Ohio Psychological Services. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2018, where she also earned her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology. Dr. McGann completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Temple University in 2013. For more information about Katie McGann’s experience, please refer to her Vita.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ann Knecht

Ann Knecht, MS, LPCC-S

Ann Knecht, MS, LPCC-S is a clinical manager at Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc. Ms. Knecht completed her undergraduate work at Ohio University and received her Master’s in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Ms. Knecht provides counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults at the Lancaster location, and has a passion for expressive therapies and family work. In addition to clinical aspects, Ms. Knecht is also involved in staff and program development, and provides supervision to clinical staff. Ms. Knecht enjoys lifelong learning and community engagement.  For more information, please see her Vita.

 

 

 

 

 


Rhonda Taylor

Rhonda Taylor, MA, LPCC

Rhonda Taylor, MA, LPCC, is a Clinician II at the Delaware office. Ms. Taylor earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Marshall University in piano performance, Master of Music degree at Carnegie Mellon University in piano performance with a Piano Pedagogy Certification, and Doctor of Music degree from West Virginia University with her dissertation addressing Self-Directed Learning in Adult Piano Students. After performing both nationally and internationally throughout and after her schooling, Ms. Taylor chose to take time off to be with family. She returned to school due to changing careers and graduated from Ashland Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has been working at the Delaware location since Aug. 2016 as a generalist and has recently received additional training as a Tier 3 Star Behavioral Network Provider for working with Veterans, Active Duty Members of the Military, and their families.


Luke Bieber

Luke Bieber, MA, Psychology Intern

Luke Bieber, M.A., is a psychology intern at Mid-Ohio Psychological Services. He primarily works out of our Newark office as a clinician, seeing clients of all ages as well as conducting formal evaluations. Mr. Bieber has trained in a variety of clinical settings including college counseling, primary care, private practice, and a blood cancer center before starting at MOPS. Over the past 5 years, Mr. Bieber has sought to improve his clinical skills by studying under some resident experts in the field of psychology. For more information about Mr. Bieber’s experience, please refer to his Vita.

 


Courtney Blackburn

Courtney Blackburn, MA, Psychology Intern

Courtney Blackburn, MA, is a doctoral level psychology intern at Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc. Working in both the Chillicothe and Lancaster offices, Courtney has experience working with a wide variety of clients with varying presenting problems. Courtney provides psychotherapy for clients of all ages and enjoys her work with children, adolescents, families, and adults. Courtney also provides formal evaluation services for the agency. She has an interest in expanding her knowledge/experience in working with the LGBTQIA+ community and looks forward to specializing in this area in the future. Courtney has presented research at various national and international conferences including the US Professional Association for Transgender Health and Society for Research and Child Development annual meetings. For more information regarding Courtney’s professional experiences, please refer to her Vita.


Krystle Bloom

Krystle Bloom, MA, Psychology Intern

Krystle Bloom, M.A. is a doctoral psychology intern at Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc, in the Newark office.  She provides therapeutic services to clients of all ages, in the form of individual, family, and couple therapy, as well as formal psychological evaluations.  Krystle’s previous clinical experiences include providing psychotherapy and diagnostic assessments to adults with severe mental illness, individual and couple therapy within a community college setting, and formal DBT treatment to individuals with co-morbid disorders.  For more information about Krystle’s experience, please refer to her Vita.

External Presenters


Maria Simpson

I am an independently licensed therapist who has 10+ years of experience in the mental health field.  Currently, I provide clinical counseling services for individuals, couples, families, and groups.  I have worked with various mental health difficulties such as: anxiety disorders, ADHD, mood disorders like depression and bipolar, substance abuse, anger management, trauma and abuse, and personality disorders.  I currently co-facilitate a number of outpatient group therapy programs for a major hospital system in Columbus, Ohio, specifically the Partial Hospitalization Program, Intensive Outpatient Program, and Aftercare Group Program.  I also provide individual, couples counseling, and family therapy services in a privately owned group practice in Gahanna, Ohio.

My passion and drive in life is to provide compassionate and empathetic therapeutic services to individuals by utilizing evidenced-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness-based skills and practice.  My therapeutic approach also draws heavily on principles of person-centered theory to create a non-judgmental environment for people to self-actualize in combination with teaching concrete skills to assist people with management of their symptoms and distress.