Our Story

Open Arms Counseling, LLC began January of 2014 out of a need in the community.  The founder had met a number of people who did not seek the help that they wanted because they had felt uncomfortable about being accepted for who they were.  The founders set out to create a space that was safe and comfortable for both clients and the counselors who worked there.  That is when Open Arms was born.  After all, to find healing you need to feel free to be you.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest quality care to serve our diverse communities with respect to their spiritual, cultural, and individual differences. We do this through welcoming, professional counselors, utilizing proven therapy interventions to help clients achieve their goals and to encourage them to gain individual growth.

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Meet the Team

MEET OUR COUNSELORS

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Ann Hurst, MACPC, LPCC-S

Whether you are dealing with trauma past or present or if you are going through life transitions there is a counselor at Open Arms that can help you find the way to healing and clarity.

If you would like someone to work with you to heal the wounds life sometimes brings our way then please contact Open Arms Counseling for an appointment

Jenna Moran

Jenna Moran, MA, LPCC, LCDCIII

Your life story is full of successes and struggles, pain and joy, and we can work together to create a life that has meaning and that you’re proud of. I have experience in mental health and substance abuse counseling in all types of settings. I will provide a safe space of acceptance for you to figure out who you are and who you want to be, without pressure or judgement. Through your courage, hard work, and vulnerability you can reach your treatment goals. We can work together for you to realize your inner strength, find your voice, and reach your full potential. You are worthy of happiness and fulfillment. I hope I get the privilege to hear your story and be part of your healing process.

Mehri

Mehri Davis, MEd., LPC

Mehri has dedicated her life to working with underserved populations. Prior to joining Open Arms, Mehri opened an art studio run by artists with disabilities and consulted with many different day programs for adults with disabilities, encouraging therapeutic and creative programming. Mehri’s groups and individual counseling sessions are strength-based, challenging, and creative. In sessions, one will often hear Mehri say, ‘this is your story’, showing her dedication to the individual. Mehri is an artist and advocate for all, grew up in Upper Arlington, and has lived in Ohio for most of her life.

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Patrick Mettle, MA, LPCC

Do you feel like you are not being heard? Do you feel overwhelmed or stuck? If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, addiction issues, or find yourself in a season of life that is causing you pain, I can help. By working together, we can partner on a journey that can help you achieve your therapy goals.

 

Asha

Asha Melton, MA, LPC

Stressed out, angry, anxious, depressed, or just want to vent? I can offer a welcoming and safe environment where you feel heard, supported and empowered. I am an active listener who will inspire, encourage and reinforce positivity to help you maintain a healthier you. I will work alongside you through mindfulness, and other suitable techniques to help you meet your personal goals.  My love is my family, my weakness is chocolate, my inspiration is my husband, my passion is my work, and my interest is in helping you!

 

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Kelley Smith, MA, LPC

If you are looking for a safe, therapeutic environment for individuals, couples, and families to heal from trauma, grief, and loss Kelley is the counselor for you. She specializes in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, self-esteem, women’s empowerment, LGBTQIA+ issues, family/ relational difficulties, and stress management. She has completed level 1 training from the Gottman Institute in couples counseling.

Kelley’s therapeutic style is integrative and client-centered, drawing from a wide range of disciplines including, play therapy, and mindfulness approaches.  She has a “be with” connection to clients and joins them on their personal healing journey.

 

Anne

Anne Dudley-Marling, LPC

Having trouble in your relationship(s)?  Feeling stressed out and/or depressed?  You don't have to go through life's pressures alone.  Whether you are a couple, family or individual I can work with you to help figure out what you want and together we can plan how to achieve those goals.

 

Tia Piaquadio

Tia Piacquadio, LPC

Do you struggle with obsessive thoughts?  Do you feel the need to do certain things to get rid of those thoughts?  Have you ever been diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?  If you answered any of those questions with a yes then call and make an appointment with me.   I can help you develop tools to be able to calm the thoughts and compulsions.

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Ryan Zeigler, LPC

Ryan aims to create and foster relationships with his clients where their whole selves can feel heard, understood, and valued.  It is his hope that through a space of safety and acceptance, clients will be able to connect with themselves to find healing and growth in their lives.

Ryan lives in Clintonville with his spouse and their cat.

MEET OUR INTERNS

Carolyn Newcomb

Carolyn Newcomb, CT

Do you feel lost and alone and like no one understands?  Carolyn meets people where they are, comes along side them to identify goals for the future and a plan to reach them.

Carolyn is a resident of Columbus where she lives with her children, dog, and cat.  She is a counselor trainee currently enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters’ program at Walden University.  She practices under the supervision of Ann Hurst, LPCC-S.

Kalli Steinicke

Kalli Steinicki, CT

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Coe, CT

Is your life going in a different direction than you would like, I can walk alongside you and help you carve out a new path. I provide a welcoming, comfortable, non-judgmental environment where together we can explore your strengths, heal past wounds, and create a beautiful and fulfilling life.  I welcome children, adolescents, adults, and couples, and I have Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

I am currently enrolled at the University of Dayton in the Clinical Mental Health Master’s program and practice under the supervision of Ann Hurst, LPCC-S.

Jennifer Tressler TN

Jennifer Tressler, CT

Do you sometimes feel lost in the world without a map?  Would you like some clarity as to where your headed and how to get there?  If so, I can help you figure out that goal and together we can come up with a way to get there.

I am a Counselor Trainee currently enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s program at Northwestern University and I practice under the supervision of Ann Hurst, LPCC-S.

 

Makenzie Ross

Makenzie Ross, CT

Makenzie desires to serve others by creating a safe and positive environment where everyone has a place at the table.  Her goal is to ensure that every person knows their worth and can feel welcome to be exactly who they are.  

 She is a Counselor Trainee currently enrolled in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Master's program at Wright State University.  She practices under the supervision of Ann Hurst, LPCC-S.  

 

Next Steps...

Contact us now to schedule an appointment.  We look forward to working with you.