|"The purpose of life is a life of purpose."|
|Lisa Monaghan, MSW, LISW-S
Lisa specializes in developing, encouraging and strengthening your skills for joyful living. Her unwavering beliefs are that peace and joy are just a thought away and that we can create and live in relationships and families that encourage and sustain us.
Having earned her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Denver in 1989, Lisa has been endeavoring ever since to bring those 300 days of annual Colorado sunshine to Ohio. Nothing is more rewarding for her than helping you handle with grace the challenges that come with life.
As a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Ohio Lisa is qualified both to practice independently and to supervise social workers for their LISW as well. She has over 20 years experience providing direct services to couples, families, groups and individuals ranging in age from 10 to 100. Lisa has worked in a variety of settings including St. Joseph’s Children’s Treatment Center and Hospice of Miami County.
Lisa’s advanced training and experience include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Family Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Her therapeutic methods are highly effective in the treatment of depression, anxiety, grief, trauma and relationships. Furthermore, Lisa has considerable experience working with bipolar and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders.
With her specialized skill in EMDR Lisa is uniquely able to help her clients gently work through and heal from trauma such as rape, sexual abuse, accidents, robberies, domestic violence, natural disasters and experiences of war.
Since 1987 Lisa has been an active member of the National Association of Social Workers, serving in the local area as Regional Director from 2000 to 2002 and serving twice on the Ohio NASW Board. Lisa was honored to be named Social Worker of the Year in Dayton in 1992.
Additionally, in 2004 Lisa received an Outstanding Service Award as a Social Worker in Dayton.Lisa’s guiding principle in her work with others can be summed up by this quote by the psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl: “Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual."
|Kathleen R. Anderson, MSW/LISW-S
Kathleen earned her Masters degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University. She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Ohio, and is qualified to practice independently and to supervise social workers for their LISW.
For many years Kathleen has offered direct services to families, couples and individuals ranging in age from 5 to 105. She has worked in varied settings including Catholic Social Services where she also managed the Work Experience Program, and Eastway Corporation Webster Street Academy, which included managing the clinical programs and staff.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), relaxation techniques, play therapy, and a positive holistic approach are integral to Kathleen's therapeutic framework. Further, her extensive training in trauma-focused CBT has made her uniquely qualified to address eating disorders and addictive issues. Additionally, these skills are particularly effective in helping those struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, attention deficit disorders, grief, relationship issues, and trauma.
Since 1999 Kathleen has been an active member of the National Association of Social Workers. She has served on the School of Social Work Advisory Board at Cedarville University. Most notably, she is an avid Buckeye fan!
|Amanda K. Matthias, MSW, LISW-S
Amanda completed her undergraduate education at Texas A&M University and her graduate education in clinical social work at the University of Michigan where she received her M.S.W. Since 1997, Amanda has provided psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults facing a variety of emotional challenges as well as couples and families experiencing relationship struggles.
Amanda believes we are presented with many challenges throughout our life spans and that those challenges are opportunities for personal growth. She is dedicated to helping her clients face life's challenges with the strength and motivation to master them and move forward becoming more fulfilled and balanced individuals.
Amanda has worked in a variety of settings including residential, community mental health and most recently, before joining Professional Psychology and Consultation, Inc. in 2009, as an outpatient therapist in the Division of Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Amanda's areas of interest include the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, issues related to loss and grief, relationship problems and learning disabilities.
She has received extensive training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and also utilizes interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapies with her clients. Using an empirically-based approach known as Family Focused Therapy (FFT), Amanda has years of experience helping families with children and/or adolescents diagnosed with bipolar disorder learn to manage symptoms and relate to one another in a more productive way. She also enjoys working with parents around child rearing concerns and has received comprehensive training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
Holding the designation of LISW-S, Amanda is recognized by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board as qualified to provide clinical supervision to individuals seeking their LISW.
Amanda's professional affiliations include the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA).
|K. Denise Stewart, MSW, LISW-S
Denise enjoys the opportunity to assist individuals, couples, and families in finding the solutions that work best for them in solving life's problems. Approaching these difficulties from a strengths-based perspective, Denise empowers others to find their own solutions through a variety of therapeutic methods, including Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, assertiveness training, and client education. Furthermore, Denise believes that what is affecting one person likely impacts their various social systems, and also utilizes family therapy as necessary to address these social impacts.
Licensed as an Independent Social Worker in the State of Ohio since 1994, Denise is qualified to provide mental health counseling to individuals, couples, families, or groups, and has the qualifications to supervise other Social Workers seeking their independent licensure as well. She graduated with
Highest Distinction from Indiana University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in 1989 and received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Indiana University-Indianapolis in 1991. She has maintained membership in the National Association of Social Workers since 1991. Although born a Hoosier, Denise
has managed to embrace the Buckeye way of life since moving to Ohio in 1991.
Denise is experienced in helping children, adolescents, and adults gain a richer more satisfying life. Her employment history includes working with clients in outpatient mental health offices, residential facilities, and inpatient hospital settings. She has led therapy groups for clients as young as three and as old as eighty, covering issues such as anger management, chemical dependency, problem solving, and self-esteem. She blends humor with compassion and succeeds in breaking down difficulties that clients have presented into manageable pieces. With her years of experience in helping clients resolve issues of depression, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, blended families and other life adjustment difficulties, Denise is ready and willing to assist clients in removing the stumbling blocks to health, success, and happiness in their lives.
Twice receiving the United for Better Service Excellent Customer Service Award, and a recipient of the Family Spirit Commendation from Saint Francis Hospital Center in Indianapolis, Denise is able to offer her clients the kind of service they want and deserve. Her clients may laugh, they may cry, but they will grow into the healthier and happier persons that they want to be.
|Cary Hatton Ed.D. is a Professional Clinical Counselor
Dr. Cary Hatton is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with thirty years of experience in the mental health field. She has been in private practice at Professional Psychology and Consultation, Inc. since 1993. She works with individuals (adults and adolescents), couples and families and has specialized expertise with blended family issues.
Dr. Hatton is warm, empathic and non-judgmental, but takes a very down-to-earth approach. She works with people to identify where they are, where they want to be, and how to get from here to there. While providing a safe and supportive environment in which to explore thoughts and feelings, Dr. Hatton focuses on helping clients make changes to improve their quality of life.
Dr. Hatton received her Master's Degree from Wright State University and her Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati.
|Our Support Staff
Bonnie Binford Rees
Bonnie competently and reliably handles all administrative details of our practice. With her kind smile and uplifting personality Bonnie greets everyone entering our office and sets the positive tone for our day. Bonnie is Dr. Bonie's right hand when it comes to office management. And, more than once our office staff has gotten a chuckle out of the coincidental same names.
Assistant Office Manager
Martha is motivated, industrious and proficient in using our billing software. Her aim is to provide accurate, up-to-date account information for our clients.
Insurance Claims Specialist
Pat comes to us with over 20 years experience dealing with health insurance companies. With her gentle persistence and love of problem-solving she makes sure that insurance claims are paid appropriately and in a timely fashion. We are able to provide this service to our clients because Pat is on our team of professionals…all dedicated to serving you.