"...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable~if anything is excellent or praiseworthy~think about such things." Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
Connie L. Wallace, LPCC-S, CTT
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with supervision designation.
Licensed by the state of Ohio to train and supervise other counselors.
Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Kent State University.
Certified Traumatologist through Intensive Trauma Therapy Institute at Morgantown, WV.
Owner and CEO of Guiding Grace Counseling, LLC since 2005
Many years of experience as both a Christian Counselor and as a Mental Health Therapist, and an Administrator
Served as Executive Director of Harbor House (battered women's shelter and alcohol/drug halfway house); and as an adjunct professor in the Human Development and Family Studies program at Kent State University, Tuscarawas Campus. Worked as a counselor for Hospice of Stark County, and as Executive Director of Westcare, the mental health center of Western Stark County.
Works with individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children. Experience and expertise in working with adjustment, mood, and personality disorders, codependency, domestic violence, sexual abuse, women's issues, depression, anxiety, marital issues, grief, trauma/PTSD, dissociative disorders, severe mental disabilities, and other mental health issues.
Served as a speaker to various Christian seminars on topics related to mental health and issues of faith.
Counseled with pastors, their families and parishioners, from a variety of denominations.
Connie and her husband, Ed, reside in New Philadelphia. They have three grown daughters and one son, and six grandchildren. Ed is a retired elementary school principal, a gospel singer and speaker. He is known by some as "Edvis" for his Elvis vocal impersonations. Connie and her husband enjoy traveling, and spending time with their family and friends, and their little pound rescue, Joshua.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverb: 3: 4-6 (NIV)
Jill A. Watson, LPCC, CTT
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with the state of Ohio
Licensed School Counselor
Certified Traumatologist by Intensive Trauma Therapy Institute at Morgantown, WV
Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Counseling from Malone University
Master of Science in Educational Administration
Experienced working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.
Experienced in diagnosing and treating mental and emotional disorders, including childhood and adolescence disorders, substance-related disorders, mood disorders, (depressive and bipolar) anxiety, adjustment, and personality disorders, relational problems, domestic violence, couple counseling, family counseling, and trauma therapy.
Certified Trauma Therapist specializing in diagnosing and treating posttraumatic stress disorder.
Served as an intern at a non-profit mental health agency and at a domestic violence shelter for women and children.
Jill resides with her husband in Tuscarawas County. They have been married for 39 years and have two adult children. They enjoy traveling, working in their gardens, walking, biking, and spending time with family and friends. Jill taught at Strasburg-Franklin Schools for 35 years.
"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path." Psalm 119:105
Tamara L. Sabo, LPCC, LCDC III, CGP
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with the state of Ohio.
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor-III with the state of Ohio.
Master of Arts Degree in Counseling and Human Development from Walsh University.
Certified Gestalt Psychotherapist
Experienced working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.
Seven years experience with the Alcohol and Addiction Program at the Tuscarawas County Health Department.
Experienced in diagnosing and treating mental and emotional disorders, including childhood and adolescence disorders, substance-related disorders, mood disorders, (depressive and bipolar) anxiety, adjustment, and personality disorders, relational problems, domestic violence, marriage counseling, and family counseling.
Tamara served in the United States Navy for 4 years as an Air Traffic Controller.
Tamara resides in New Philadelphia with her husband, William. They have been married for over 30 years, and have four adult children. Tamara, originally from the area, still holds the school record in basketball at New Philadelphia High School for 21.6 average points per game in 1976. At that time, there were no 3-point shots. In her spare time, Tamara likes to pursue a variety of interests, which include her love of the outdoors, biking, reading, drawing, and spending time with her family. She is skilled with a yo-yo, and is currently learning to play the guitar.
Lisa R. Dorland, LPCC, LSW
"...I am with you
always, even to the end of the age!" Matthew 28:20
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Licensed Social Worker
Master's Degree in Counseling from University of Dayton
Over 30 years experience in the mental health field, providing counseling and social work services.
Accomplished writer with several publications including an article in the Journal of Behavioral Research titled "Psychology Study of Christian Life"
Professional competencies include clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders, as well as supervision and administration.
Experienced in working with children, adolescents, teenagers, young adults, middle aged, older adults and geriatric populations.
Counseling venues have included individual, group, family, couple, partial hospitalization, crisis, hospital inpatient units, outpatient settings and churches.
Coordinated crisis intervention services program, supervised hospital social work/counseling programs, provided staff trainings, conducted workshops, held management and administrative positions.
Provided services thru county agencies, social service agencies, mental health centers, private practices, home health agencies, medical/psychiatric hospitals, substance use/abuse programs, domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, educational institutions and churches.
Treatment areas have included depression, anxiety, bipolar, personality disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, behavioral disorders, gender dysphoria, schizophrenia, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, addictions, adjustment disorders and pain disorders.
Currently specializes in working with women’s issues, depression, anxiety, shame, trauma empowerment, grief/loss, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Social Worker in
the State of Ohio. She earned her
Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of Dayton, while her
Bachelor's Degree was earned from the
Franciscan University of Steubenville in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She has 1
daughter, a grandson and is active member in her local church.