Our Clinicians

Austintown, Ohio

Mackenzie Gatchel

LPC

Mackenzie is a licensed professional counselor who works with children and adults. Mackenzie eared a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2017 from Youngstown State University. She earned a Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019 from Youngstown State University. When first entering into the field, Mackenzie worked in community mental health with children in office, home, and schools. 

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Ricki
Martin

LPCC-S

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Ricki Martin, LPCC-S is a licensed professional clinical counselor with experience treating adolescents and adults. Services include individual, couples and family therapy. Ricki is trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), having 12 year’s experience using this model. She also offers Christian counseling upon request

Hannah
Petrosky

LPC

Hannah Is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who works primarily with children. She earned her Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Youngstown State University in 2019. While completing her degree she gained experience educating children with developmental disabilities. She continued her work with children with developmental disabilities in the mental health field upon graduation. Hannah is experienced in treating children experiencing adjustment disorders, post- traumatic stress disorder, developmental disabilities and Autism. She utilizes mindfulness, positive parenting, and cognitive behavioral techniques throughout sessions.

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Fairview Park, Ohio

Jessica
Brady

MA, LPCC-S, CAMS-II

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Jessica is an independently licensed counselor with an additional certification in anger management. Jessica graduated with her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Baldwin Wallace University in 2009 and went on to get her Master’s in Counseling from John Carroll University in 2011. Since then Jessica has worked in a variety of settings, including college counseling centers, private practice, and a hospital emergency department.

Jessica has specific interests in anxiety and adjustment disorders, anger management, mood disorders, and substance abuse treatment. She uses a variety of different approaches, including cognitive-behavioral techniques and motivational interviewing, depending on the needs of her clients

Jeff
Bowersox

LSW

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Jeff Bowersox is a Licensed Social Worker. After graduating from Cleveland State University with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work, Jeff earned a Certification in Adult Psychoanalytic-Psychotherapy from The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center. Jeff applies psychoanalytic-Psychotherapy ideas in a variety of clinical settings with a wide range of clients and patients.

Jeff specializes in Anxiety Disorders, Behavioral Issues, Depression, Family Relational Problems, Personal & Social Problems, Career challenges,, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders and Chemical Dependency issues.

Jeff’s professional experience also includes counseling individuals with employment challenges due to a physical or mental disability. He has successfully implemented the use of psychotherapy along with assistive technologies into his client’s work life in order to reduce many of the challenges the client may face. Jeff has been successful in helping the client identify both the personal barriers along with identifying the barriers of the work environment in order for the client to achieve long term employment. Jeff specializes in working with young adults and adults. 

Edward
Magiste

MSW, LSW

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Ed Magiste is a Licensed Social Worker and has been practicing social work for over 38 years.  He received his BSW in 1981 and has both a Master’s in Social Work and a Ph.D. in Education, with a specialization in Lifelong Learning and Development.  Ed describes himself as a Post-Structural Feminist Therapist (PSF), who uses Narrative Counseling techniques, in addition to Cognitive Processing Therapy in working with clients. Post-Structural Feminist counselors emphasize the importance for equalizing power struggles in our lives.  In couples and family work, Ed uses the Gottman Method along with narrative counseling techniques.  In his over 38-years’ experience, he has worked in both chemical dependency and mental health.  He works with individuals, couples, and families, and works with adults and adolescents.

Emily
Lockhart

MSW, LSW

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Emily is a licensed social worker who works with children and adults. Emily graduated with her bachelors in Psychology in 2016 and completed her Master’s in Social Work in 2018. Emily began her career working in a community mental health practice working with a juvenile court mandated program and has also worked in private practice with a variety of populations.

 

Emily has specific interests in working with adolescents and adults for problems that include anxiety, depression, panic disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, various kinds of adjustment problems.

Dr. Matthew Capezzuto

PhD, LISW-S

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Dr. Matthew Capezzuto is the founder of Allied Behavioral Health Services. He is a psychologist and social worker with many years of experience treating various populations. He has experience working with clients in the criminal and civil justice systems, law enforcement and public safety personnel, clients with substance use disorders, and clients suffering from chronic pain and other health issues. He has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors in outpatient, inpatient, and intensive outpatient settings. He currently works primarily with adults with ADHD, chronic pain sufferers, and individuals with acute and chronic health issues. Dr. Capezzuto is formally trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and is certified as an ADHD professional. His approach to treatment is insight oriented with an emphasis on continual personal development.

 

 

Alan
Shubert

LISW-S, BCD

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Alan N. Shubert, LISW, BCD is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Diplomatic in Clinical Social Work and has been with Allied since August 2008 after 20 years as therapist and center director of Rainbeau Counseling Centers. He provides individual conjoint and group therapy as well as employee assistance services for business.

Alan uses a generalist orientation to allow the greatest responsiveness to the individual clients needs. He currently works with adolescents, age 14 and up, as well as adults, couples and families. Specialties include anxiety and adjustment disorders, depressive disorders, childhood trauma issues, parenting, relational issues, and anger management.

Idamari Capestany

LSW

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Idamari Capestany is a licensed social worker trained to deal with clinical and substance abuse disorders. Her experience has a being working with adolescents and adults dealing with issues surrounding relationships, self- worth, eating disorders, anxiety/depression, childhood/military/sexual trauma, life transitioning issues, including immigration and refugee status, grief/loss, and addictive behaviors.

The native Hispanic clinician provides comprehensive services in both English and Spanish with special attention to cultural diversity affairs. Her non- judgmental approach is usually experimental and holistic using mindfulness and creative activities to help clients explore and understand underline issues that leads to unhealthy patterns of behavior. Her goal is to partner with the client in gaining insight and a sense of well-being as they work through past and present issues to become the best version of themselves building upon their unique strengths.

Anne
Parris

MSSA, LISW-S

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Anne is an independently licensed social worker with supervision designation.  She has close to 10 years of experience in the mental health field.  She earned her Masters degree from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences in 2011 and has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient and community mental health.

She has a special interest in adults with mood disorders, adjustment disorders, and interpersonal/family issues.  She comes from an insight oriented and person centered approach based on developing a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients.  She uses a variety of different intervention techniques including strengths based, solution focused, and cognitive behavioral strategies depending on her client’s needs.  Additionally, she feels passionately about more holistic forms of treatment including mindfulness, meditation, and yoga.

Mark
Pemberton

LPCC, LICDC

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Mark is a licensed professional counselor and licensed chemical dependency counselor. He earned his Master’s degree in clinical counseling from Ashland University in 2015. He also has a Master’s degree in divinity, earned from the Pacific School of Religion in 1992, and a Bachelor’s degree from Washington University. For twenty years prior to becoming a Clinical Counselor, Mark worked as a Senior Minister and in his role provided guidance to many individuals and families. He has experience working with the homeless, providing drug and alcohol prevention in local schools, and treating various mental health and addiction populations.

Mark specializes in addiction counseling, mental health counseling, marriage and family counseling, grief and loss, parenting education, and treating youth and adolescent issues. He also has a special interest in ADHD in both children and adults.

Lorain, Ohio

Thomas
Williams

MA, LPCC

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Thomas A Williams is a Professional Clinical Counselor licensed by the state of Ohio. He has a Masters Degree in Psychology and has over twenty years of experience in the field of counseling and social work. Previous work experience has included directing a juvenile delinquency prevention program, working with public housing families, working at a crisis center and volunteering in local schools.

Mr. Williams has extensive experience in counseling with adults, adolescents and children. Skill and experience areas include anger and stress management, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, ADD, ADHD, and oppositional defiant disorders.

Alan
Shubert

LISW-S, BCD

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Alan N. Shubert, LISW, BCD is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Diplomatic in Clinical Social Work and has been with Allied since August 2008 after 20 years as therapist and center director of Rainbeau Counseling Centers. He provides individual conjoint and group therapy as well as employee assistance services for business.

Alan uses a generalist orientation to allow the greatest responsiveness to the individual clients needs. He currently works with adolescents, age 14 and up, as well as adults, couples and families. Specialties include anxiety and adjustment disorders, depressive disorders, childhood trauma issues, parenting, relational issues, and anger management.

Idamari Capestany

LSW

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Idamari Capestany is a licensed social worker trained to deal with clinical and substance abuse disorders. Her experience has a being working with adolescents and adults dealing with issues surrounding relationships, self- worth, eating disorders, anxiety/depression, childhood/military/sexual trauma, life transitioning issues, including immigration and refugee status, grief/loss, and addictive behaviors.

The native Hispanic clinician provides comprehensive services in both English and Spanish with special attention to cultural diversity affairs. Her non- judgmental approach is usually experimental and holistic using mindfulness and creative activities to help clients explore and understand underline issues that leads to unhealthy patterns of behavior. Her goal is to partner with the client in gaining insight and a sense of well-being as they work through past and present issues to become the best version of themselves building upon their unique strengths.

Dr. Myra Kawaguchi

PhD

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Myra Kawaguchi is a licensed clinical psychologist. She has been working in psychology and health care in various professional roles since the mid-1980’s. She now has a general practice in which she enjoys seeing a variety of clients. Her training includes several well-established therapeutic approaches. While tailoring therapy to each client, her overall approach is collaborative, and strengths based. Often, she and her client can work together to improve coping and reduce stress in a relatively short period of time. She also works with clients on longer-standing emotional, cognitive, and behavioral patterns and finds that this can build resiliency.  Frequently her work focuses on increasing self-awareness, self-esteem, and emotional self-regulation, reducing anxiety and depressive symptoms, addressing relationship concerns or facilitating adaptation to life changes. She respects each client’s values and spiritual beliefs and makes room in therapy for their inclusion. While she enjoys seeing a broad range of people, she has, over the course of her career, developed some special interests. These include the life-span development of women and periods of life transition for both men and women.

Mark
Pemberton

LPCC, LICDC

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Mark is a licensed professional counselor and licensed chemical dependency counselor. He earned his Master’s degree in clinical counseling from Ashland University in 2015. He also has a Master’s degree in divinity, earned from the Pacific School of Religion in 1992, and a Bachelor’s degree from Washington University. For twenty years prior to becoming a Clinical Counselor, Mark worked as a Senior Minister and in his role provided guidance to many individuals and families. He has experience working with the homeless, providing drug and alcohol prevention in local schools, and treating various mental health and addiction populations.

Mark specializes in addiction counseling, mental health counseling, marriage and family counseling, grief and loss, parenting education, and treating youth and adolescent issues. He also has a special interest in ADHD in both children and adults.

Medina, Ohio

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Jessica
Brady

MA, LPCC-S, CAMS-II

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Jessica is an independently licensed counselor with an additional certification in anger management. Jessica graduated with her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Baldwin Wallace University in 2009 and went on to get her Master’s in Counseling from John Carroll University in 2011. Since then Jessica has worked in a variety of settings, including college counseling centers, private practice, and a hospital emergency department.

Jessica has specific interests in anxiety and adjustment disorders, anger management, mood disorders, and substance abuse treatment. She uses a variety of different approaches, including cognitive-behavioral techniques and motivational interviewing, depending on the needs of her clients