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Team Members

Joe Humphries

Joe Humphries

Clinic Director

Joe Humphries is the Clinical Director for Preferred Care Counseling.

Michelle Tringhese

Michelle Tringhese

Director of Clinical Services

Michelle Tringhese is an independently licensed clinical counselor. Michelle has more than 12 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

Kimberly Caruso

Kimberly Caruso

LISW-S, MBA

Kimberly Caruso is an independently licensed social worker. Having graduated from Youngstown State University, Kimberly earned a bachelor’s in education and master’s in social work.

Cynthia Coleman

Cynthia Coleman

LISW

Cynthia completed her Bachelor's degree from Youngstown State University in 2000 and obtained her Master of Social Work at Case Western Reserve University in 2003. Cynthia is a Licensed Independent Social Worker.

Bob Dunn

Bob Dunn

LPCC-S

Bob Dunn is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. He is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Masters Addictions Counselor (MAC) and an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Youngstown State University.

Lisa Halligan

Lisa Halligan

LSW

Lisa Halligan is a Licensed Social Worker. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work from Central Connecticut State University and is working on a Masters Degree at Youngstown State University.

Kara Hunt

Kara Hunt

LPCC

Kara Hunt is an Independently Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She received her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Kent State University in 2013.

Aimee Loree

Aimee Loree

LSW

Aimee received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Youngstown State University in 2009 and a Bachelor of Social Work in 2001, also from Youngstown State University.

B Minkewicz

B Minkewicz

LPCC

"My goal for the counseling relationship is to create a safe environment while offering support to clients struggling with feeling alone, misunderstood, or lost [...]"

Nicole Pondillo

Nicole Pondillo

LISW-S

Nicole Pondillo is a Licensed Independent social Worker with a supervisionendorsement from the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.

Elida Schiavone

Elida Schiavone

LISW & LPCC

Elida Schiavone is a licensed independent social worker and licensed professional clinical counselor. Elida has a master’s in social work and is licensed as a social worker, counselor and chemical dependency counselor with more than 25 years of experience.

Ary'Anah Walker

Ary'Anah Walker

LPCC

Ary'Anah Walker is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor working towards getting her supervision designation. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Akron in 2017 and her Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2020.

Charles L. Boris

Charles L. Boris

ACSW & LISW

Charles is a licensed independent clinical social worker and a board-certified diplomat in clinical social work.

Denise Kelley

Denise Kelley

LPCC-S

Denise Kelley is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a supervisor designation.

Amy Redick

Amy Redick

LPC

Amy Redick received her bachelor's in psychology from Marymount College in Tarrytown N.Y. and her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

Michele Hawn

Michele Hawn

Clinic Director

Michele Hawn received her bachelor’s in psychology from Youngstown State University in 1999 and a Master of Educational Guidance and Counseling specializing in Marriage and Family Counseling from the University of Akron in 2002.

Marie Bosio

Marie Bosio

LPCC

Marie Bosio is an independently licensed counselor and registered nurse.

Taylor Cherol

Taylor Cherol

LSW

Taylor Cherol has experience in hospital, school and prison settings. She earned both her Bachelors and Masters in Social Work at Youngstown State University.

Loren D'Amore

Loren D'Amore

LISW-S

Mr. D’Amore is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a Supervising endorsement from the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board.

Judy Fink

Judy Fink

LPCC-S

Judy Fink is a licensed professional clinical counselor and specializes in mental health disorders, grief issues, medical problems, spiritual conflict and relationship concerns.

Patricia Hatala

Patricia Hatala

LPCC

Patricia Hatala is an independently licensed clinical counselor with more than 20 years of experience in the mental health profession including anger management, anxiety, chronic illness, couples counseling, depression, domestic violence and women’s issues

Raffaela Infante

Raffaela Infante

LSW

Raffaella obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from YSU and then graduated with a Master's of Social Work from YSU in 2018.

Alexis McAndrew

Alexis McAndrew

LPCC

Alexis McAndrew is a licensed professional clinical counselor who has been working within the mental health field since 2015. She has earned her Bachelor’s of Social Work and Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling both from Youngstown State University.

Jennifer Outland

Jennifer Outland

LPCC-S

Jennifer is an independently licensed professional clinical counselor with experience in the treatment of mood disorders, trauma, anxiety, relational problems, substance abuse, medically assisted treatment, disordered eating, outpatient-level eating disorders, self-esteem, poor body image, life transitions, and emotional regulation concerns.

Sharla Popadak

Sharla Popadak

LISW

Sharla Popadak attended YSU for Social Work and completed her Bachelor's in 2014 and Master's in 2018, and is currently a Licensed Independent Social Worker.

Brittany Spadling

Brittany Spadling

LSW

Brittany has a wide range of education from attending college on and off since 2010. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in social work in 2021 and is currently working on her master’s degree at the University of Denver.

Jeff Wiltrout

Jeff Wiltrout

LSW

Jeff is available at our Poland, Ohio office.

Linda Riethmiller

Linda Riethmiller

MSW, LISW-S, & LCSW

Linda Riethmiller is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S) in Ohio and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania.

Kathryn Dermotta

Kathryn Dermotta

LPC Intern

Hello, I am Kathryn Dermotta and I am excited to join Preferred Care Counseling as an LPC intern.

Lauren Batcho

Lauren Batcho

CT

Hello, my name is Lauren Batcho. I am excited to be interning with Preferred Care Counseling as I am simultaneously pursuing my master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Youngstown State University.

Rebecca Griffith

Rebecca Griffith

Workshop/Intern Coordinator

Rebecca “Ru” Griffith is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with 10 years experience in the mental health field.

Aimee Bonar

Aimee Bonar

Ph. D

Dr. Aimée Bonar is a licensed Psychologist. She graduated with a Bachelor degree from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington in 1998.

Jacquelyn Chiclowe

Jacquelyn Chiclowe

LPCC

Jacquie is an independently licensed professional clinical counselor and is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

Amy Dougherty

Amy Dougherty

LSW

Amy has worked in the community based mental health setting for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from PennWest Edinboro and is pursuing her Master’s degree in social work at Youngstown State University.

Julie Fitzgerald

Julie Fitzgerald

LPCC

Julie Fitzgerald is an independently licensed professional clinical counselor. Julie has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in mental health for over 14 years.

Morghan Honthy

Morghan Honthy

LPCC

Morghan is available in our Canfield, Ohio office.

Larry Lapidus

Larry Lapidus

LPCC-S

Larry Lapidus is an independently licensed clinical counselor with more than 25 years of supervisory experience.

Kaitlyn Merwin

Kaitlyn Merwin

LSW

Kaitlyn is a Licensed Social Worker who earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Social Work from Youngstown State University, where she was a collegiate Track and Field athlete.

Diane Palumbo

Diane Palumbo

LISW-S

Diane Palumbo is an independently licensed social worker with experience in clinical supervision.Diane has her bachelor’s and master’s in social work from Youngstown State University.

Samantha Rotz

Samantha Rotz

LSW

Samantha is available in our Poland, Ohio office.

Valerie Treisch-Chirdon

Valerie Treisch-Chirdon

LISW

VALERIE TREISCH-CHIRDON, MSW, LISW-S is a licensed independent social worker supervisor. She has over 25 years of experience working with teens, adults and families struggling with relationships, life transitions, stress, depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief and loss, abuse and neglect, women’s issues, and parenting concerns.

Steven Wetherill

Steven Wetherill

PMHNP

Steven has been in nursing for over 25 years. He has obtained a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Penn State University along with a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh.

Geri Romito

Geri Romito

Intern

Hello, my name is Geri Romito, and I am thrilled to join Preferred Care Counseling as a

Dajuan Williams

Dajuan Williams

Dajuan Williams is currently working on his independent license.

Katelyn Urichich

Katelyn Urichich

LSW

Katelyn is a Licensed Social Worker working towards getting her independent social work license. Katelyn obtained her Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2018 and her Master of Social Work degree in 2022,

Office Availability

We’re here to help you find the happiness you seek in your life. The staff at Preferred Care Counseling has many years of experience and are all licensed professional counselors or licensed clinical social workers with a wide range of specialties.

Name
Job Title
PCC Office
Joe Humphries
Clinic Director
Canfield, Howland, Poland
Michele Hawn
Clinic Director
Howland
Rebecca Griffith
Workshop/Intern Coordinator
Howland, Poland
Michelle Tringhese
Director of Clinical Services
Howland
Marie Bosio
LPCC
Poland
Aimee Bonar
Ph. D
Howland
Kimberly Caruso
LISW-S, MBA
Poland
Taylor Cherol
LSW
Poland
Jacquelyn Chiclowe
LPCC
Canfield
Cynthia Coleman
LISW
Howland
Loren D'Amore
LISW-S
Poland
Amy Dougherty
LSW
Poland
Bob Dunn
LPCC-S
Canfield
Judy Fink
LPCC-S
Poland
Julie Fitzgerald
LPCC
Poland
Lisa Halligan
LSW
Howland
Patricia Hatala
LPCC
Howland
Morghan Honthy
LPCC
Canfield
Kara Hunt
LPCC
Howland
Raffaela Infante
LSW
Howland
Larry Lapidus
LPCC-S
Poland
Aimee Loree
LSW
Poland
Alexis McAndrew
LPCC
Poland
Kaitlyn Merwin
LSW
Howland
B Minkewicz
LPCC
Poland
Jennifer Outland
LPCC-S
Howland
Diane Palumbo
LISW-S
Poland
Nicole Pondillo
LISW-S
Poland
Sharla Popadak
LISW
Howland
Samantha Rotz
LSW
Poland
Elida Schiavone
LISW & LPCC
Poland
Brittany Spadling
LSW
Canfield
Valerie Treisch-Chirdon
LISW
Howland
Ary'Anah Walker
LPCC
Howland
Jeff Wiltrout
LSW
Poland
Steven Wetherill
PMHNP
Canfield, Howland, Poland
Charles L. Boris
ACSW & LISW
Canfield
Linda Riethmiller
MSW, LISW-S, & LCSW
Poland
Geri Romito
Intern
Poland
Denise Kelley
LPCC-S
Canfield
Kathryn Dermotta
LPC Intern
Canfield
Dajuan Williams
Howland
Amy Redick
LPC
Howland
Lauren Batcho
CT
Howland
Katelyn Urichich
LSW
Howland
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