Open Arms Counseling, LLC began January of 2014 out of a need in the community. It was found that a number of people in the area 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 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.
OPEN ARMS COUNSELING STAFF:
MEET THE TEAM
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
Patrick Mettle, MA, LPCC-S
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.
Jenna Moran, MA, LPCC-S, 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.
Do you struggle with the day to day of life? Do you experience anxiety or have days of not wanting to function? Do you feel that you deserve to live a full abundant life? 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 step into your authentic self.
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.
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!
Emily Baker, MA, LPC
Do you feel that people out there don’t listen or understand you? I am dedicated to creating an environment where you can feel safe and heard. Working together we can set and achieve goals that lead to growth and change. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and families working through trauma, loss, and/or adjustment. I also have experience working with groups and with adults experiencing addiction, depression, anxiety, and suicidality.
I take a holistic approach to counseling and strive to provide therapy that combines the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual parts of your life. I am wellness-oriented and enjoy incorporating mindfulness, nature, and reading into therapy.
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.
Lanaya McDonald, MA, LPC
We all have struggles in life. If you are looking for someone to meet you where you are and assist you in finding peace and comfort then give me a call. I will work with you through the good and the bad and ensure a listening and compassionate ear. I am a native of Toledo, Ohio, and a Veteran, with a very diverse background. As a veteran I know family as well as service members need help so working with Veterans and their families is one of my passions. I believe in a holistic approach to mental health and wellness. I have also done extensive work in the field of drug and alcohol treatment and realize that addiction is real and often affects families for generations. If you are unsure where to go or where to turn take the first step and schedule an appointment. I’ll be there to listen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Danielle Harrison, CT
Contact us now to schedule an appointment. We look forward to working with you.