Getting to Know Michelle
Getting to Know Michelle
I have a dual Bachelor's Degree in Criminology/Sociology and a Master's Degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University. I also completed advanced coursework in mental health/addiction/development disabilities from Columbus State Community College.
I have over 15 years of experience working in correctional, hospital, non-profit, community mental health/substance abuse, and educational settings. My role often functions simultaneously as teacher and coach, fostering a positive, encouraging relationship with clients and using that relationship to reinforce healthy, behavior change.
Currently, I am on the board of directors at the Harcum House and serve as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Executive Committee. I also serve on the board of directors to the Fairfield County ADAMH Board. I love helping those in need and being an active member in our community.
I was the 2018 Ohio Hospital Association Nominee for Fairfield Medical Center as the Healthcare Worker of the Year for my work with the Substance Abuse Stabilization Unit (SASU) and Project DAWN initiative. As the (previous) Coordinator of the SASU/Project DAWN, FMC was also awarded the 2018 Promising Practice Award for Overdose Prevention by the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership.
Some Words About Ann
I am a licensed independent social worker with a supervisory designation. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University and my Master’s Degree in Social Work and Education from The Ohio State University. I have over 21 years of social work experience and truly enjoy working with youth, families, groups, and adults. I am experienced in working in non-profit community mental health settings, crisis services, healthcare, and education. I use a client-focused approach to help individuals reach their goals and live their best lives. I have worked with individuals who have significant trauma, serious mental illness (SMI), suicidal ideation and previous attempts, depression and anxiety, personality disorders, and grief-related issues. My availability is flexible and I typically have office hours available on Fridays and some Saturdays.
Getting to Know Sarah
Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 8 years of experience in the mental health field. She earned both her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Ohio University, with a Master's in Clinical Mental Health and Rehabilitation. She has worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric care, outpatient therapy, and schools with high-risk adolescents and crisis intervention. Sarah’s background includes working with ages ranging from 6th grade to late adulthood. She has experience with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, alcohol and or drug use, co-occurring disorders, suicidal and homicidal ideation, trauma, psychosis, personality disorders, etc. Sarah has always been passionate about helping people and can't wait to work with YOU on YOUR goals!