Our Clinicians

Austintown, Ohio

Madeline Emery

MSW, LSW

Madeline Emery MSSA, LSW is a licensed professional clinical social worker with experience treating children 0-18, who have been in foster care and who have also experienced different severities and exposures to trauma. Madeline also provides individual, couples, and family therapy. Madeline is trained in Trauma Informed Care, Crisis Interventions and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), with a focus on mindfulness techniques, and therapeutic interventions that involve play and art.

Ricki Martin

LPCC-S

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

Sally Falasca

LISW-S

Sally Falasca is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and is a Board Certified Diplomate by the American Board of Social Work Examiners. She has worked with adults and couples with a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, adjustment issues, mood disorders, trauma and relationship issues. Her background includes over 9 years working as an active duty social worker. She also worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs treating veterans and their families. She has an extensive knowledge of the unique challenges affecting active military, reservists, veterans and their families. She is an active provider in the Give an Hour program. Sally employs a variety of therapeutic techniques and is also an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) trained therapist.  Sally has extensive experience in crisis intervention and  has experience working with emergency responders. She is an active member/trainer of the county Critical Incident Stress Management Team. Sally is focused on the strengths of each of her clients and empowers them to reach their desired level of personal growth.

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. 

Dr. Laura McCrea

PHD

Laura McCrea is a Licensed Psychologist.. She earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Akron. Since becoming licensed in 2008, she has worked with adults who have struggled with various issues, including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, life transitions, chronic pain, mood problems, anger, relationship issues, and substance abuse.

Her work at the Department of Veterans Affairs has made her particularly familiar with and sensitive to issues facing veterans and their family members. She has expertise in the treatment of trauma and is certified by the Veterans Administration in Cognitive Processing Therapy. Her work with injured workers has allowed her to help them navigate the challenges of their injuries and move forward with their lives in a positive direction. She also has experience in psychological assessment and disability evaluations.  She develops a treatment approach that capitalizes on the unique strengths of each individual to help them achieve more balance and wellness in life.

Fairview Park, Ohio

Jessica Brady

MA, LPCC-S, CAMS-II

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

Emily Lockhart

MSW, LSW

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

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.

 

 

Phillip Emerson

MSW, LISW

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Phillip Emerson has a Master of Arts in Philosophy and a Master of Social Work. He was trained at the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center to provide psychotherapy to adults, and is in training at the Hanna Perkins Center to provide psychotherapy to children and adolescents. He has been licensed as an LSW in the State of Ohio since 2018.

He treats Spanish and English speakers for problems that include anxiety, depression, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, various kinds of adjustment problems (including adjustment due to immigration and cultural change), and other problems.

Bianca Frammartino

MA, LPC

Bianca Frammartino is a licensed professional counselor for all age groups. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Pathology and Audiology at the University of Akron in 2016 and continued on to her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling until 2019. Bianca has experience working in a private practice as well as community mental health settings.

Bianca has interests working with children suffering from anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism and PTSD. She also has experience working with substance abuse.  Bianca is able to work with adults as well. She utilizes cognitive behavior techniques, motivational interviewing, psychoeducation and is continuing to gain her knowledge in applied behavior analysis and dialectical behavior therapy. Bianca is flexible based on the needs of the client.

Martin Halloran

MSW, LSW

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Martin Halloran earned his masters of Social Work at The Cleveland State University School of Social Work, and his Bachelors of Psychology at Cleveland State. He is a graduate of The      Gesalt Institute of Cleveland’s signature Gestalt Training program (GTP), and the Institute’s Group Leadership Training modules. Before coming to Allied Behavioral Health Services, he had eleven tears experience counseling individual and group substance abuse and dual diagnosis clients at Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services (LCADA), Cleveland Treatment Center, and Community Action Against Addiction. He has been an outreach worker in Cleveland, working with recidivist adults and adolescents and other at risk populations, He is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Ohio.

 

In addition to substance abuse and dual diagnosis clients, Martin counsels adults suffering from anxiety and panic disorders, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, and various anger, adjustment, and emotional problems.

Edward Magiste

MSW, LSW

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.

Anne Parris

MSSA, LISW-S

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.

Alan Shubert

LISW-S, BCD

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.

Jeff Bowersox

LSW

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. 

Mark Pemberton

LPCC, LICDC

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.

Idamari Capestany

LSW

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.

Christopher Mencke

LSW

Chris is a licensed social worker and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor. Chris received his bachelors and master's in social work at Cleveland State University in 2018 and 2020 respectively, along with completing the chemical dependency counseling certification program at CSU. Chris has worked in mental health and chemical dependency counseling in residential and outpatient settings.  

Chris’ therapeutic interests are treating adults with substance use issues, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and bereavement counseling. Specific attention with adjustment orders can be given to military personnel transitioning into the civilian world. Chris employs strength-based, solution-focused, person-centered, and cognitive behavioral therapy approaches to empower clients to make positive changes. 

Lorain, Ohio

Phillip Emerson

MSW, LISW

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Phillip Emerson has a Master of Arts in Philosophy and a Master of Social Work. He was trained at the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center to provide psychotherapy to adults, and is in training at the Hanna Perkins Center to provide psychotherapy to children and adolescents. He has been licensed as an LSW in the State of Ohio since 2018.

 

 

He treats Spanish and English speakers for problems that include anxiety, depression, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, various kinds of adjustment problems (including adjustment due to immigration and cultural change), and other problems.

Bianca Frammartino

MA, LPC

Bianca Frammartino is a licensed professional counselor for all age groups. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Pathology and Audiology at the University of Akron in 2016 and continued on to her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling until 2019. Bianca has experience working in a private practice as well as community mental health settings.

Bianca has interests working with children suffering from anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism and PTSD. She also has experience working with substance abuse.  Bianca is able to work with adults as well. She utilizes cognitive behavior techniques, motivational interviewing, psychoeducation and is continuing to gain her knowledge in applied behavior analysis and dialectical behavior therapy. Bianca is flexible based on the needs of the client.

Martin Halloran

MSW, LSW

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Martin Halloran earned his masters of Social Work at The Cleveland State University School of Social Work, and his Bachelors of Psychology at Cleveland State. He is a graduate of The      Gesalt Institute of Cleveland’s signature Gestalt Training program (GTP), and the Institute’s Group Leadership Training modules. Before coming to Allied Behavioral Health Services, he had eleven tears experience counseling individual and group substance abuse and dual diagnosis clients at Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services (LCADA), Cleveland Treatment Center, and Community Action Against Addiction. He has been an outreach worker in Cleveland, working with recidivist adults and adolescents and other at risk populations, He is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Ohio.

 

In addition to substance abuse and dual diagnosis clients, Martin counsels adults suffering from anxiety and panic disorders, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, and various anger, adjustment, and emotional problems.

Dr. Myra Kawaguchi

PhD

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.

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.

Mark Pemberton

LPCC, LICDC

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.

Alan Shubert

LISW-S, BCD

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

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.

Medina, Ohio

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Christopher Mencke

LSW

Chris is a licensed social worker and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor. Chris received his bachelors and master's in social work at Cleveland State University in 2018 and 2020 respectively, along with completing the chemical dependency counseling certification program at CSU. Chris has worked in mental health and chemical dependency counseling in residential and outpatient settings.  

Chris’ therapeutic interests are treating adults with substance use issues, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and bereavement counseling. Specific attention with adjustment orders can be given to military personnel transitioning into the civilian world. Chris employs strength-based, solution-focused, person-centered, and cognitive behavioral therapy approaches to empower clients to make positive changes. 

Jessica Brady

MA, LPCC-S, CAMS-II

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