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 coordinates 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 Assurance Coordinator for Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc. Ms. Coates also coordinates the Therapeutic Mentor Program at the Chillicothe office where she provides clinical care to a variety of populations and supervises case managers. 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 six years. Ms. Coates is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil and speaks Portuguese and English.



Kelsey Johnson

Kelsey JM Johnson , M.A., 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.



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.


Alicia McDonald

Alicia McDonald, MS, MT-BC, LPCC-S

Alicia McDonald, MS, MT-BC, LPCC-S, is a clinical supervisor and counselor at Mid-Ohio Psychological Services. She also coordinates both the Case Management and Sexually Aggressive Developmentally Delayed programs in the Columbus office. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree with a major in music therapy and a minor in psychology from Baldwin- Wallace University and is a board-certified music therapist. Ms. McDonald worked as a music therapist in both hospital and long-term care settings with adults and aging adults for four years. Additionally, she worked as a therapeutic support staff working with children with autism spectrum disorder in their homes.  She went on to receive her Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree at Capella University and has had over six years of experience working in both community mental health and in private practice settings with children, adolescents and adults treating a wide range of mental/ behavioral health diagnoses. She has had extensive experience working with adults with developmental disabilities and currently serves on a human rights committee which advocates for the rights of people with developmental disabilities receiving services through Franklin County.


Katie McGann

Katie McGann, Psy.D., 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.

 

External Presenters


Maria Simpson

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.