IAFF Center of Excellence

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

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Resources by District

Find local resources in each district

District 1

Erin Wiley

Counselor, LPCC, MA


The Willow Center

5565 Airport Highway 
Suite 100
Toledo, Ohio 43615

(419) 720-5800


Kim Yenser

Center for Solutions in Brief Therapy

5600 Monroe Street, Suite 103 B

Sylvania, OH 43560



Linda Smith

Private Counseling Practice

3454 Oak Alley Court, Suite 108

Toledo, Ohio 43606



Katie Gamby

The Welllife

3454 Oak Alley Court, Suite 108

Toledo, Ohio 43606



Denise Kidder

Safe Haven Behavioral Health

5726 Southwyck Blvd. 

Toledo, Ohio 43614



Ellen Anderson

Person to Person Resources

836 W. South Boundary

Perrysburg, Ohio 43551



Amy Wozny

Karuna House LLC

126 W. Front St.

Perrysburg, Ohio 43551



Jill Proudfoot

Karuna House LLC

126 W. Front St.

Perrysburg, Ohio 43551



Matthew Black

Karuna House LLC

126 W. Front St.

Perrysburg, Ohio 43551



Brittany Pawlak

Center for Solutions in Brief Therapy

5600 Monroe Street, Suite 103 B

Sylvania, Ohio 43560



Annette Clark

Fort Meigs Wellness & Behavioral Health

975 Commerce Dr.

Perrysburg, Ohio 43551



Aeryn Williams

Fully Present Counseling

200 W. Sandusky St.

Findlay, Ohio 45840



Allen County

Laurel N. Weaver

Creating Hope Counseling

105 Vine Street

Bluffton, OH  45817-1251



Nicole Byrum

Cornerstone of Hope

2963 Blue Jacket Court

Lima, OH  45806



Ashland County

Deborah Brookshire

Catholic Charities

34 W. 2nd Street

Ashland, OH  44805



Defiance County

Jasmine Torbet

Maumee Valley Guidance Center

211 Biede Avenue

Defiance, OH  43512



Thelma Esterline

Maumee Valley Guidance Center

211 Biede Avenue

Defiance, OH  43512


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District 2


TY & Associates Counseling

2101 Front St. Suite 215  Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 

(330) 238-7286 


8536 Crow Drive Suite 255 Macedonia, OH 44056 

(216) 264-6337


Summa Traumatic Stress Center,

St. Thomas Campus,

4th Floor Ambulatory Building, Suite 420,

444 North Main Street, Akron, OH 44310



Greenleaf Family Center -

580 Grant Street

 Akron 330-376-9494


Safety Forces Support Center–

150 Furnace Street,



Interval Brotherhood Home-

3445 South Main Street, Akron



Akron Family Institute-

3469 Fortuna Dr, Akron, OH 44312



Summa Health System Center for Behavioral Health & Chemical Dependency Programs—

St. Thamas. summahealth.org 444 N. Main St, Akron



Emerge Ministries-

900 Mull Ave Akron, OH



Akron Area Intergroup Council of Alcoholics Anonymous–

775 N. Main Street, Akron.



Signature Psychiatry Associates- 

2820 W. Market St. Ste110, Fairlawn, OH 44333



Reserve Psychological Consultants,

210 Portage Path, Suite 101, Cuyahoga Falls Ohio



Paramount Behavioral Health,

1235 East Waterloo Rd, Akron



DeAnna Christian

Oriana House, Inc.

885 E. Buchtel Avenue

Akron, OH  44309



Matthew Askea

Akron Fire Department

81 West Thornton Street

Akron, OH  44311



Matthew L. Woster

Summit Psychological Associates, Inc.

37 North Broadway

Akron, OH  44308



Samantha Luyster

Greenleaf Family Center

580 Grant Street

Akron, OH  44311



Varunee Faii Sangganjanavanich

Clinic for Individual and Family Counseling

27 South Forge Street

Akron, OH  44325




Lamplight Counseling Services-

323 South Court Street, Suite 210, Medina, OH 44256.


Cornerstone Psychological Services-

 4018 Medina Rd Ste D, Medina, OH



LCADA Wellness and Recovery Addiction Program- 

Medina Wellness Center 740 E.

Washington Street. Medina, OH 44256

 (330) 952-1544 


Medina County AA-


Cathy's House: 330 764-4486. 



Allied Behavioral Health Services-

1740 Cooper Foster Park Rd, Lorain, OH



Pathways Counseling & Growth Center-

312 Third Street, Elyria



Ohio Guidestone -

2173 North Ridge Rd., Suite E, Lorain



Firelands Counseling Liberty Woods Professional Park-

554 North Leavitt Road Amherst



LCADA Wellness and Recovery Addiction Program-

2115 West Park Drive Lorain, OH 44053

(440) 989-4900. 




Crisis Line 24/7 Hotline Help -

is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call 800.826.1306


Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services-

 390 E Howard St #B, Willard, OH 44890



Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services-

 292 Benedict Avenue Norwalk, OH 44857 Huron County



Family Life Counseling and Psychiatric Services, LLC-

34 Woodlawn Avenue Norwalk, Ohio 44857





Nancy Lowrie & Associates-

 11565 Pearl Rd, Suite 200, Strongsville



Kaplan Consulting & Counseling-

4807 Rockside Road, Suite 400 Independence



Horizons Counseling Services Inc. 5851 Pearl Road Parma Heights-



North Coast Family Foundation–

6929 West 130th Street Suite 500 Parma Heights, OH 44130

(440) 842-6867


Family and Personal Counseling Services-

 INA Building, Suite 775.  14701 Detroit Avenue Lakewood



Affiliates in Behavioral Health-

 6133 Rockside Rd # 207, Independence

 OH (216) 520-5969


Cleveland Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous-

1557 St. Clair Ave NE, 216-241-7387



Strongsville Psychological Services-

 14843 Sprague Road Suite A, Strongsville, Ohio, 44136

 (440) 234-9955


Oakview Behavioral Health Center-

7265 Old Oak Blvd., Middleburgh Heights, OH 44130




 2863 State Route 45 Rock Creek, OH



Cleveland Fire Department Chaplain-

 Father Russ Lowe of Our Lady of Angels.

Office i216) 252-2332. Cell is (440) 477-4851


Santore & Associates, Health and Wellness-

Corrine Santore
11579 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, Ohio, 44026




Cold Creek Counseling-

614 Columbus Ave, Suite 2-C, Sandusky, OH



Mental Health Crisis Line- 24/7 Crisis Hotline-

Help is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Call 800-826-1306


Bayshore Counseling Services- 

1634 Sycamore Line Sandusky,44870



Firelands Firelands-

1925 Hayes Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870

(419) 557-5177


North Central Ohio Area of Alcoholics Anonymous-





Wayne and Holmes Counties


The Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes Counties-

Crisis Line: (330) 264-9029

Wooster Office: (330) 264-9029 

Toll Free: (877) 264-9029


Millersburg Office: (330) 674-6697

Fax: (330) 674-2014


Orrville Office: (330) 683-5106

Fax: (330) 683-6402


Rittman Office: (330) 925-5466

Fax: (330) 925-5217


Aimee Reilly

Cleveland Clinic

Wellness Institute

1950 Richmond Road

Lyndhurst, OH  44124



Deborah Ornowski

Gabriel Group Counseling, LLC

16600 Sprague Road, Suite 245

Middleburg Heights, OH  44130



Jacqueline Santiago

Recovery Resources

4269 Pearl Road

Cleveland, OH  44109



Lissette Colon-Perez

REACH Counseling Services and CJ Hendry

2500 Center Ridge Road

Westlake, OH  44145



Megan Kyea

Stella Maris, Inc.

1320 Washington Avenue

Cleveland, OH  44113


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District 3

3rd District Peer Support Resources


Ashtabula County

Santore and Associates

11579 Chillicothe Road                

Chesterland, OH 44026

(440) 533-1009


Cochocton County

MSW Solutions, LLC

139 South 3rd St., Suite E, Cochocton, Ohio 43812

Office: 740-722-9095

Website: www.mswsolutions.org


Geauga County

Santore and Associates

11579 Chillicothe Road                

Chesterland, OH 44026

(440) 533-1009


Lake County

Santore and Associates

11579 Chillicothe Road                

Chesterland, OH 44026

(440) 533-1009


Mahoning County

Allied Behavioral

235 S. Canfield Niles Rd., Austintown, Ohio 44515

Office: 330-797-8800

Website: www.alliedbhs.com

* Recommended clinicians: Dr. Laura McCrea and Sally Falasca, LISW-S


Portage County

Santore and Associates

11579 Chillicothe Road                

Chesterland, OH 44026

(440) 533-1009


Stark County

Total Health and Wellness

2401-2403 Whipple Ave. NW, Canton, Ohio 44708

Office: 330-956-5681

Website: www.totalhealthandwellnesscanton.com

* Recommended clinician: Dr. Nina Kucyk


Trumbull County

Blue Star Family Counseling Services

2996 State Route 5, Suite B, Cortland, Ohio 44410

Office: 330-282-4301

Website: www.bluestartfamilycounseling.com

*Recommended clinician: Amber Stiles-Bodnar, LPCC-S, LCDCIII


Virtual Counseling Service

Whole House Counseling

Cinnamon S. Reinheld, LISW, LICDC, CCTP

Office: 513-813-6415

Website: www.wholehouseconsultation.com



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District 4

Pinpoint Behavioral Health Solutions

Alison Fienning, MSW, LISW-S

Office:  513-520-2532


8050 Beckett Center Dr. Suite 105

West Chester, OH 45069



Thrive Therapy, Inc.

Jenn Simpson, LISW-S

3914 Miami rd. #305

Cincinnati, OH 45227

(513) 780-5313



Whole House Counseling & Consultation

Cinnamon Reiheld

8080 Beckett Center Drive, Suite 125

West Chester, Ohio 45069

(513) 813 - 6415



Map of South West Ohio District-4

District 5

Stress Trauma and Resilience (STAR)

Ohio State's STAR Program offers mental and psychological support needed to deal with stress and trauma.

The STAR (Stress, Trauma And Resilience) Program recognizes the importance of addressing experiences of trauma with evidence-based, trauma-informed practices and approaches to care. It is estimated that nine in 10 Americans are exposed to a traumatic event at some time in their lives. This includes abuse or violence, a disaster, a medical condition or a sudden and profound loss.

Ohio State Behavioral Health's Stress, Trauma And Resilience Program offers a variety of supportive programs for:

Care Programs

The STAR Trauma Recovery Center (STAR TRC) offers specialized services to victims of crime and their families across Central Ohio through a grant awarded by the Ohio Attorney General’s office. This program facilitates healing for adult survivors of trauma, violence, and loss through an innovative, evidence-based model of comprehensive trauma-informed care, advocacy, and outreach. 

The STAR Clinic offers integrated therapeutic interventions to help patients cope with the impact of traumatic stress. The STAR Clinic also provides support services for physicians and other healthcare professionals and for first responders (such as police, EMTs and firefighters) who may suffer from the effects of vicarious trauma and burnout.

Trauma-Support Services offers brief supportive therapy for staff following participation in a difficult event. Staff are supported as they debrief, defuse and grieve losses after a traumatic situation. Support continues with aftercare and follow-up.

Resiliency Training helps individuals build strategies and skills that support their mental and behavioral health. These include mindfulness-based interventions and the relaxation response.

Research and Education

STAR also serves as a resource for psychological trauma education and training. STAR supports innovative, interdisciplinary research focused on the causes, biological and behavioral markers, prevention and treatment approaches related to psychological trauma. STAR uses an integrated approach combining physical and mental health perspectives.

Kenneth Yeager, PhD, LISW-S, LICDC, is director of the STAR Program. He is an associate professor - clinical in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health.

For information on the STAR Program, call 614-293-STAR (7827). Please choose option 1 for emergencies

Athens County

Tri-County Mental Health and Counseling

90 Hospital Dr.

Athens, OH 45701

(740) 592-3091



Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare

100 Hospital Dr.

Athens, OH 45701

(740) 594-5000



Delaware County

Delaware County Mental Health

40 N Sandusky St. # 301

Delaware, OH 43015 

(740) 368-1740



Central Ohio Mental Health - Delaware

250 S Henry St. 

Delaware, OH 43015

(740) 369-4482



Annie's Outreach Center

325 S Sandusky St. 

Delaware, OH 43015

(740) 480-2967




Mid-Ohio Psychological Services

624 East Main St.

Lancaster, Ohio


Fairfield County ADAMH

108 West Main St.  Suite A

Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Phone:  740-475-0402

Clinic offers mental health and substance abuse counseling/case management and crisis intervention.  Provides residential treatment and short-term respite care. 


Warren Bertner

5300 E. Main St. Suite 102

Columbus, Ohio 43213

Phone:  614-759-9595

Psychologist with experience in working with Firefighters



Mental Health America of Franklin County

2323 W. Fifth Ave., Suite 160, Columbus, OH 43204
(614) 221-1441 | fax (614) 221-1491


ADAMH Board of Franklin County

447 E Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 224-1057


Kim Bonta

Cornerstone Recovery

Phone:  614-889-0000


Mental Health services, Addiction Services

Sadie Michael

Phone:  614-261-0955

Dr. Jack Tarpy

Phone:  614-461-5710

Dr. Jack Malinky – Psychologist with experience working with firefighters.

Phone:  614-898-0443

Dr. Alison McArthur

Phone:  614-718-9700


Samuel P. Rake

Intrinsic Connections Counseling LLC

4700 Reed Road, Suite J

Columbus, OH  43220



Amber Crosby

Inspiring Purpose Counseling Group LLC

85 E. Gay Street

Suite 800

Columbus, OH  43215



Carly Mesnick

Mesnick Counseling and Consultation LLC

6842 Caine Road

Columbus, OH  43235



Maeve Rising

Santel & Kerr LLC

1385 King Avenue

Columbus, OH  43212



Julia Green

Green Counseling LLC (DBA Lotus Consulting)

6047 Frantz Road, Suite 205

Dublin, OH  43017




Gallia Jackson Meigs Mental

Gallipolis, OH 45631

(740) 446-3022



317 Health Board

7990 Dairy Lane

Athens, Ohio 45701

Phone:  740-593-3177

Hocking:  740-358-3317

Vinton:  740-596-2649

Mental Health Services, Crisis services, Addiction Services



Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center

Pickaway County Clinic : 740-474-8874

Crisis: 740-477-2579


PARS : Pickaway Area Recovery Services

319 Logan Street

Circleville, Ohio 43113

Dr. Jack Malinky

647 A Park Meadow

Westerville, Ohio

Phone:  614-898-0443

Psychologist with experience working with firefighters.



Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center

Ross County Clinic:  740-947-7787

Crisis:  740947-2147

Center offers treatment help for drug addiction, alcoholism, health concerns and emotional disorders.


Paint Valley ADAMH

394 Chestnut Street

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Alcohol and Drug:  800-906-6757

Clinic offers mental health and substance abuse counseling/case management and crisis intervention.  Provides residential treatment and short-term respite care. 


Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, INC.

114 Renick Avenue

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Phone: 740-851-4461

Supervisor:  Robin Rippeth

Mental Health, substance abuse, support services



Paint Valley ADAMH

394 Chestnut St.

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Phone:  740-773-2283 ext. 106

Clinic offers mental health and substance abuse counseling/case management and crisis intervention.  Provides residential treatment and short-term respite care. 


Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center

Phone:  740-947-7783

Crisis:  740-947-2147

Center offers treatment help for drug addiction, alcoholism, health concerns and emotional disorders.


Lawrence County

Southern Ohio Behavioral Health

5.0  (1) · Mental Health Service

424 Lawrence St

(740) 533-0055


Family Guidance Center Ilcao

No reviews · Mental Health Service

1518 S 3rd St

(740) 480-3046

Shawnee Mental Health Inc

No reviews · Mental Health Service

715 Lane St

(740) 533-6280


Shawnee Mental Health Center Inc

No reviews · Psychiatrist

225 Carlton Davidson Ln

(740) 533-0648



Lawrence County Health Department

5.0  (2) · Public Health Department

2122 S 8th St

(740) 532-3962



Mended Reeds Mental Health

4.3  (3) · Social Services Organization

700 Park Ave

(740) 532-1613


Scioto County

Shawnee Mental Health Center Inc

No reviews · Mental Health Service

901 Washington St

(740) 354-7702



Counseling Center Inc

5.0  (3) · Mental Health Service

411 Court St

(740) 354-6685



Somc Psychiatry: Stewart Kendall L MD

No reviews · Psychiatrist

1805 27th St

(740) 356-8153



Mahajan Therapeutics LLC

1.0  (3) · Counselor

2954 Walnut St

(740) 776-2785



Weinstein & Associates' Portsmouth Office

No reviews · Psychologist

800 Gallia St Suite 805

(800) 342-6111



Scioto Cty Counseling Center

No reviews · Counselor

Farley Sq , Portsmouth, OH 45662

(740) 353-1802


3D Pathways, LLC

Dee Dee Doling-Dade, LISW-S

Owner & Therapist

phone: 614-362-0347

email -dee.doling-dade@3dpathways.com

Website - 3dpathways.com

Map of South East Ohio District-5

Outside Resources

Information on Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation

Ohio Federation of Fire Chaplins