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Serenity Concepts Mental Health and Recovery Practice, LLC

Recovery in an emotionally safe environment

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About Us
Serenity Concepts was born under the direction of Deb McSheffery. During a phase of daydreaming for a business, Deb considered opening a full scale store committed to serenity and healing. Nature, birds, horticulture, aromatherapy, music, books, meditations, stress classes all in a relaxed atmosphere were part of that dream. All concepts that promote serenity. The store did not come to fruition, but a mental health and substance abuse practice did. Using the same components of serenity, the center is decorated with birdhouses, aromatherapy, flowers, music, a lending library and a nurturing environment. Following, are small bios of all the therapists on staff.
Steven Johnston, MA, PCC-S
Steven has been a clinical counselor for over 19 years, with special training in the areas of Pastoral Counseling, Gerontology; Suicide Prevention; Domestic Violence; Child Sexual Abuse; and Marital Counseling. He received a B.A. in Bible from Mt. Vernon Bible College, Mt. Vernon, OH, in 1984, and a M.A. in Clinical Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, OH in 1988. He completed the LPCC program through Ashland Theological Seminary in 1997. In Addition, Steven has developed a specialty in supervision of counselors.
 
Joseph Rogers, LISW, CCDCIII
Joseph is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. He received his Master's Degree from Ohio State University. Joe has worked in the mental health and substance abuse field over the past ten plus years. He specializes in treatment for depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and substance abuse. Joe works with adults, couples, and adolescents.
 
 
Michaele Barsnack PCC-S
Michaele has provided art therapy and counseling in Columbus, OH, since 1982. She received her BFA from Kent State University in 1979 and her MSEd from the University of Dayton in 2000. She is licensed as a Professional Clinical Counselor, (PCC-S), a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC-CS), a Board Certified Art Therapist . She is also certified by the American Psychotherapy Association as a Board Certified Professional Counselor (BCPC). Michaele's clinical experience includes her work with adults, adolescents and children through in-patient, out-patient and day treatment clinics, drug rehabilitation programs, medical and psychiatric hospitals, schools, jails, prisons and private practice. Currently, Michaele is a full time instructor in the undergraduate art therapy program at Capital University, Columbus, OH and she continues to provide art therapy and clinical counseling.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Debra McSheffery, LISW-S
Deb received her BA from Kent State University in 1977 and completed her Masters in 1982, from Case Western Reserve University. Deb is a clinical social worker who has been in practice for over 31 years. She has experience with mood disorders, PTSD, anger management, alcoholism and other drug addictions. Deb recently completed hypnotherapy training sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic Integrated Medicine Center. She also has training in EMDR.  She works with individuals, families, and, in a group setting. Her past experience include Directions for Youth, Riverside Methodist Hospital and Harding Hospital, prior to private practice.
 
Marc Schramm, PsyD
Marc earned his doctorate in clinical psychology in 1987, and has a diverse practice, based in Hilliard.Here at Serenity Concepts he provides group therapy.  Marc is a member of The American Group Psychotherapy Association, and past president of the Tri - State Group Psychotherapy Society.He is a founding certificant of the National Registry of Group psychotherapists, and formerly was a contributing editor to Psychology Self-HelpMagazine on the Web.
 
Andrea Raimey, LISW-S
Andrea received her BSSW in 1995 and her MSW in 2002, both from The Ohio State University. She has special training and experience in adoption and foster care fields. Her clinical experience includes working with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, mood and anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and anger management. She has previously worked in the corrections field and in community mental health. Andrea treats individuals, couples and groups.

Kathryn Giffin,PCC

Kathy earned her Master's Degree, with a specialty in Social Agency Counseling from the University of Dayton. She has worked in community mental health for the past 12 years and has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families as well as with substance abuse issues. She has worked in a consulting capacity with the Columbus Public School, the Columbus Urban League, and Franklin County Children Services. She worked with adult male offenders at the Marion Correctional and Rehabilitation Center.
 
Jeffrey Koenig, LISW
Jeff earned his B.A in Religious Studies from Mount Vernon Nazarene College in 1982, and his Masters in Social Work, Clinical Concentration from The Ohio State University in 1987. He is licensed as an Independent Social Worker with the Ohio Counselor Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. He has worked extensively in educationl settings, and is certified as a School Social Worker with the Ohio Department of Education. He received specialized training in family therapy techniques and interventions from the Willson Clinic/Hanna Neil Center for Children in Columbus, Ohio. Other professional training and professional experiences include: Social Skills Training, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, sexual abuse recovery, childhood and adolescent behavioral and adjustment problems and Special Education issues. His counseling philosophy is centered on client strengths and solutions focused perspective.
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