Michelle Salazar, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, practicing at the Celina location
Clinician/Founder Hello and welcome to the Momentum Counseling Wellness Team page. It is my honor to introduce to you this group of incredibly talented and caring human beings. It is my hope that you will find comfort and healing in the care of these skilled and licensed clinicians. The Momentum Wellness Team has decades of collective experience providing mental health and addiction counseling to people struggling with relationships and personal issues. In sessions our counselors use a highly personalized and empowering Cognitive Behavioral approach to help you reach your goals. Momentum therapists love connecting with others. They offer a client centered philosophy that has shown positive results in treating anxiety and depression, couples and family issues, teen and kid related challenges, and trauma, addiction and stress management. To walk with you on the path of healing and evolving is our meaningful purpose. The decision to enter into counseling is a difficult one. At Momentum Counseling, we believe in honoring your strengths and building upon those strengths. As the owner of Momentum Counseling, it is my dream to provide an amazing therapeutic experience to all persons who walk through our doors. My wish for you is to be able to resolve the symptoms and conflicts that brought you to us. My sincere hope is that you look back on your time spent with our counselors and be so glad you took the risk to open up and work toward your goals. I look forward to talking with you. Be Well.
Cory M. Krick, LPC, practicing at the Celina location
Clinician There are times in life when we feel alone with nowhere to turn to make sense of all that life throws our way. Helping people find their way in life drives my desire to be a counselor. My goals for my counseling clients are to leave my office with a better sense of self and the knowledge that I was a partner on their journey through difficult life events. I help clients including adults, families, adolescents, and children to better understand themselves and feel empowered to succeed in life. Allowing all clients, the space to grow is vital. My approach as a counselor is completely based on the needs of my clients. I do favor a few different therapy approaches. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solutions Focused Therapy empower my clients. These methodologies are meant to create a rich, full and meaningful life while coping with the tragedy and trauma that life can bring. I provide services for those who suffer from depression, anxiety, addiction, ADHD, relationship issues, and more. I work from a spiritual point of view. My faith leads me each and every day. Faith based counseling is available by request. While my Christian beliefs influence the way I understand humanity, I see clients from all backgrounds and respect the views of each individual client. Currently, I am supervised by Amber Smith LPCC-S. “If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so Prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is be Present in the Present… Gratefully.” -Mary Angelou
Tim Tuttle, LICDC, practicing at the Celina location
Clinician Hello. I have helped many through individual counseling and groups, struggling not only with addictions, but also PTSD, grief, depression and anxiety. I am educated and trained in evidence-based treatments and uniquely equipped in the area of addiction. Being in recovery myself I have experienced the process of change and can personally empathize with the difficulty of the struggle. Also, I value above all the relationship component to healing. Many of us have been broken in relationships, and we ultimately find healing in them as well. Healing does not only happen in relationships with other healthy people but can also arise from a relationship with a higher power. Grounded in the spiritual and existential approach of the 12-step process, I can assist you with this exploration on your own terms. Spirituality cannot only empower us beyond that of self and science but can give us new purpose and meaning in life. Faith based counseling is available by request. No specific spiritual beliefs are ever imposed on anyone. I am currently licensed by the State of Ohio as an Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor, and I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Addiction Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University. Over the past several years I served as a Ministry Leader of a 12-step recovery program and as a Spiritual Director in a local church. I also have many years working in the field of social services and mental health as a treatment foster parent and emotionally disturbed classroom assistant. I look forward to meeting with you and supporting you on your wellness journey. “Keep faith. The most amazing things in life tend to happen right at the moment you’re about to give up hope.” – Anonymous
Piper, the Momentum Counseling Emotional Support Doggo
I’m Momentum’s Teddy Bear Dog. Stop and see me, I’ll greet you with affection, comfort and love. I am hypoallergenic and exceptionally well-behaved. Some people tell me I make their day brighter.
Kendra Rider, LISW-S, practicing at the Celina location
Clinician When people experience life stressors, trauma, loss and hardship, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a stressful/traumatic experience. I help my clients including adults, families, couples and teens find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe. No single approach is right for every individual, and so I have been trained in a range of modalities including, strength based, person centered, cognitive behavioral and solution focused therapy. I provide compassionate and confidential services for people struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, ADHD, behavioral problems, addiction and more. I have over 30 years of experience working in the field of mental health and addiction services, and I have my Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University with an LISW-S licensure. What my experience and education have taught me is that no two individuals or families are the same; therefore, what works for one may not work for another. “People do not care about how much you know until they know how much you care.”
Michelle (Shelli) Hardesty, Organizer of Client Happiness
Office Manager Hello. It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you to Momentum Counseling. My role is to assist you with your scheduling and orientation needs. It is my hope that your time with us is beneficial and enriching. My role is to also bill insurance companies for services and get the MOST use of your insurance for your benefit. Because understanding insurance benefits and payment can be confusing, I will walk you through that process if you wish. I am excited for you and your decision to enter into your wellness journey.
Tiffany Fishbaugh, LISW-S, practicing at the Celina & Sidney locations
Clinician (Limited Scheduling Availability) I have been blessed to provide care, services, and support to people over the entire spectrum of life. I have a passion for working with the elder population, and part of my role at Momentum Counseling is providing counseling and support to patients in area facilities. I use a client-centered approach and use validation therapy techniques, realizing that most behaviors are an expression of emotions. My clinical areas of interest include: depression, anxiety, behavioral concerns, family, relationship, or couples issues, spiritual concerns, adjustment to change/life transitions, and grief/loss/bereavement. Professional consultation is also available to provide families with caregiver consultation and supportive counseling, to assist with long-term care claims, to assist families with preparing for facility placement, and resource education and referral. As a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision Designation, I have focused much of my continuing education in the area of dementia, accumulating many hours of training. Dementia is a diagnosis that is unique to each person and a difficult journey for both the person with dementia and loved ones. I am passionate about working together to discover ways to connect with the individual, stepping into his reality, validating expressed emotions, while maintaining dignity. I look forward to helping you on your journey. “But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me was not without effect.” 1 Corinthians 15:10a
Amber Smith LPCC-S, providing supervision only
Clinician (Not accepting new clients at this time) My counseling focuses on your strengths and using these strengths to promote change. There are strengths to be found in you; and when emphasized these strengths multiply and grow stronger. My counseling style is tailored to you. This means I incorporate various counseling theories and techniques based on your needs. I have many years of experience in the mental health field. My special interests include working with women, couples, and parenting issues. In addition to my counseling skills I have an interest in supervision and training of new counselors. I feel it is my duty and calling to give back to the field in this way. I am happy to offer my supervision to any developing counselors who are in need of supervision. I also have a passion for Christian Counseling, and offer the ability to integrate emotional and mental health needs with spiritual needs of the client. Christianity is the lens through which I view struggles and pain and also the lens through which I view healing and restoration. I offer my education and experience in the integration of counseling and theology for people who desire a Christian approach. While my Christian beliefs influence the way I understand pain and healing, I see clients from all backgrounds and respect the views of each individual client. For those who desire, I incorporate faith, Scripture and prayer.
Amy Clouse, LISW, practicing at the Celina location
Clinician (Limited Scheduling Availability) Hello. I have much experience working with adults and kids of all ages. I truly love my profession and am inspired by the people that I come into contact with everyday. Counseling is a crucial part of creating lasting and meaningful changes in your life. Like most positive things, the positive changes that you make in counseling are contagious. Expect your loved ones to notice your brighter outlook and be impacted. The Ripple Effect is a beautiful side effect of your hard work in counseling. I have a passion for working with teens and kids as well as adults. I am able to connect with adults and high risk youth and create a safe and trusting environment for change. I truly enjoy being a part of the unfolding of the therapeutic process. My experience is mostly working with at risk youth in residential, school and outpatient settings. My treatment approach is client centered and solution focused. I strive to balance self esteem building and self exploration with practical solutions that move you toward your goals. In sessions we will explore your thoughts and behaviors, past childhood to adult experiences, and how they relate to the symptoms and challenges that bring you to counseling. We work toward identifying your thought patterns, and how to put a positive spin on your thoughts about yourself and others toward a healthy outcome. I believe together we can strive for healing, wellness, and freedom. I look forward to meeting you.
Alexandra Stine, LSW, telehealth only
Hello! My name is Alex, and I am a Licensed Social Worker. I obtained my bachelor’s degree from The University of Akron and my master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University. While working towards my master’s degree, I focused my studies on adult mental health. I am continuing to work with adults at Momentum Counseling […]
Lacey Hibner, LCDC, LSW, practicing at the Celina location
Clinician Currently, I am supervised by Michelle Salazar, LISW-S, LICDC.
Matt Thuman, MSSA, LSW, practicing at the Celina location
Clinician Hello. I am currently expanding my education through a long-term internship with Momentum Counseling. I am currently studying at Case Western Reserve University to receive my Master of Science Degree in Social Administration (MSSA). For the past several years, I have worked with geriatric clientele. However, I am expanding my experience to include kiddos and teens and their families. I thoroughly enjoy working with this population. A common treatment goal is to decrease conflict and strengthen relationships between parents and children. Kids face many issues and hurdles today, such as school challenges, drugs and alcohol, peer pressure, relationship issues, anxiety, and depression, etc. It can be frustrating and heartbreaking as a parent to see your child struggle. I enjoy watching parents and kids achieve goals and strengthen family bonds. Counseling offers a safe place to process scary feelings, emotions, and points of view. Counseling is the ideal place to formulate plans and goals and improve functioning and life quality. I look forward to serving you on your journey. Currently, I am supervised by Michelle Salazar, LISW-S, LICDC.
Erin Seitz, LISW, practicing at the Celina location
Clinician I have a passion for serving others, and I’ve had the opportunity to serve many individuals during my many years working in the helping field. My experience includes community mental health, residential, and school settings. I have worked with adults and children of all ages who were experiencing trauma, loss, emotional health difficulties, physical and intellectual disabilities, and more. I am especially passionate and knowledgeable about depression, anxiety, and childhood trauma and its impacts on development and long-term outcomes. Using supportive listening, warmth, empathy, and positive regard, I join with you on your journey to discover the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that are keeping you stuck. By uncovering and addressing unhelpful thinking patterns and belief systems and beginning to see them differently, I believe that people can dramatically change their lives. I am dedicated to providing you a safe and confidential therapy experience. I use a person-centered approach with the individuals I serve, meeting people where they are and helping them unpack what’s keeping them from getting where they’re going. I know that every person I serve has unique strengths, and I enjoy helping others discover or re-discover those strengths. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to walk beside you on your journey to wellness! Currently, I am supervised by Michelle Salazar, LISW-S, LICDC.
Cody Odom, CDCA II, BSW, practicing at the Sidney location
It is my goal to educate and empower the clients I am working with. I have been working with clients in the Miami, Darke, and Shelby county area. Over 5 years of providing services for individuals with substance use disorders. These services have included motivational interviewing and facilitating drug and alcohol groups. I graduated with […]
Athen Cutlip, LSW, practicing at the Sidney location
It is my goal to create a safe and inviting place for my clients to feel welcomed, as well as accepted and heard. I love being able to form strong connections with my clients and watch them grow within their therapeutic journey. I am invested in my clients well being and will do whatever I […]
Megan Hirschfeld, SWT, practicing at the Sidney & Celina locations
During times of struggle, you may need somewhere to turn to navigate the difficult challenges. And life can be full of those challenges. I take a multidimensional approach based on the needs of my clients because no two people are the same. You deserve a safe and confidential environment where you can heal and grow […]
Amanda Lafferty, LPC, practicing at the Sidney location
The number one “rule” we therapists follow is autonomy for our clients – you lead the sessions, make your decisions, and allow yourself to have space and time to unburden yourself. Of course, we therapists are there to assist you through this journey. Mental health therapy is a journey to explore and become self-aware of […]
Darrell Henthorn, LSW, practicing at the Sidney location
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Abby Miller, LSW, practicing at the Celina location
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Rachelle Cook, LSW, practicing at the Sidney location and telehealth
It is my goal to create a warm, safe, non-judgmental space where you can tell your stories, gain insight into how life events have impacted you, and learn healthy ways to cope and walk through life. I believe it is important for you to find awareness of the root causes of issues, learn to manage […]
Lauren Mills, LSW, practicing at the Celina location and telehealth
I am honored to walk alongside you as you share the highs and lows of life with me. I consider myself a hands-on therapist, combining real-life experience, education and sense of humor with a relaxed, realistic approach to counseling. I believe that healing is a process we all undertake in our own unique way. At […]