Our Clinicians

Austintown, Ohio

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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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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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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.

Fairview Park, Ohio

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Ayanna Jackson 

 

LSW

 

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.

Ayanna is a licensed social worker who works with adolescents and young adults. Ayanna graduated with her Bachelors in Psychology in 2019 and her Master's in Social Work in 2022. She began her career working in a community mental health agency working with foster children and various populations. 

 

Ayanna has interest in working with adolescents and young adults with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders and trauma. 

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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.

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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 1 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.

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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. Ed also works with LGBTQ individuals, couples and familes.

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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.

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Emily Buck

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, posttraumatic stress disorder, various kinds of adjustment problems.

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

His 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. Payment methods can be discussed prior to the initial visit.

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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 system, 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 with primarily 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.

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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.

Medina, Ohio

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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. Ed also works with LGBTQ individuals, couples and familes.

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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 system, 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 with primarily 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.

Lorain, Ohio

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.

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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.

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Thomas WIlliams

MA, LPCC

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.

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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 1 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.

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Dr. Myra Kawaguchi

PhD

I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I have been working in psychology and health care in various professional roles since the mid-1980’s. I now have a general practice in which I enjoy seeing a variety of clients. My training includes several well-established therapeutic approaches. While I tailor therapy to each client, my overall approach is collaborative and strengths based. Often, we can work together to improve coping and reduce stress in a relatively short period of time. I also work with clients on longer-standing emotional, cognitive and behavioral patterns and find that this can build resiliency.  Frequently my 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. I respect each client’s values and spiritual beliefs and make room in therapy for their inclusion. While I enjoy seeing a broad range of people, I have, over the course of my career, developed some special interests. These include the life-span development of women and periods of life transition generally, for both men and women.

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Christine Jensen

LPCC

The weight of being alive, alone, hopeless, or stuck can feel unbearable or suffocating. Often we may feel that we know where we'd like to be in life, and don't know how to get there. Maybe we have difficulty seeing a future at all. How does one overcome this sense of dread, or make sense from meaninglessness? It is my hope through authentic connections with others, we can together discover what it means to live fully, thoroughly, and well in an environment of care and respect. Conversations begin in an environment in which clients can feel safe, heard, and free to be themselves. Utilizing CBT, DBT and Existential therapies, clients can explore their awareness of themselves in the present, their emotional experiences, their discomfort, how they choose to be themselves, and how to take responsibility for their lives in ways that help them feel empowered and free. I am an ally and advocate of the LGBTQIA+ community.

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