- Tracy Motta Hamilton, MSSA, LISW
- Karen Morkel Smith, MSW, LISW, ACSW
- Shannon Robinson, LPCC
- Elizabeth (Betsy) Long, MSW, LISW
- Kelly Woodworth, LPCC
- Jacy Warrick, LPCC
Tracy has a Master’s Degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She became a Licensed Independent Social Worker in 1996. Prior to working private practice, she worked at Remuda Ranch Center for Anorexia & Bulimia as a therapist conducting individual and group therapy. At Arizona’s Children Association, she did in-home therapy with children and families. She has also worked in a mentoring program, with juvenile offenders, and victims of domestic violence. In private practice, she works with individuals, couples, and families dealing with Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, and Adjustment Disorders. Her focus is primarily with adults and children over 12 years of age. When not at work, she enjoys reading, scrap booking, and hiking.
Karen holds a Master Degree of Social Work from Loyola University, Chicago and an Ohio License to practice independent counseling. She co-founded Life Steps Inc. in 1992 having had prior experience at Pasadena Child Guidance Clinic, California and The Center, Mansfield Ohio. She has provided supervision for social work students and for Ohio Licensure. Karen has a long history of providing services to clientele of all ages with special focus on parent guidance, blended families, adoption, grief work, couples and family relationships, adolescent self esteem and social skills, and victims of abuse. Her philosophy is that it is never too late to make changes in your life. When not busy at Life Steps Karen enjoys bridge, water aerobics, crafting, church fellowship but most of all spending time with her very large family.
Betsy is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a Master Degree of clinical social work from The Ohio State University. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and human services from the College of Wooster. Betsy has worked extensively in community mental health with children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Other experience includes working in hospital and nursing home settings and The Head Start program. She has been associated with Life Steps Inc. since 1993 providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families in a private practice setting. Betsy enjoys reading and craft projects. She looks forward to camping and travel with her family.
Kelly has a Master’s Degree from Ashland Seminary in Ashland Ohio. She became a Masters Level Clinical Counselor in 2013. Prior to working private practice, she has worked at Community Behavioral Health Center in Beachwood Ohio as a Professional Counselor and Foundations for Living in Mansfield Ohio as a Therapist. In private practice she works with individuals, couples, and families dealing with Depression, Anxiety, and Adjustment Disorders. Her focus is primarily with adults and children over 12 years of age. When not at work, she enjoys reading, drinking coffee, and going on walks.
Shannon is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Otterbein University in 1992, and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from the University of Dayton in 1997 and Independence Licensure 1999.
Shannon really enjoys working with children. She works with children that have adjustment disorder, attention issues and mood disorders. She enjoys spending time with her family and beloved pug Linis.
Jacy is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Art Therapist, with a Master’s Degree from Ursuline College in Counseling and Art Therapy. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Communications from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Prior to working private practice, Jacy worked in community mental health settings and with substance use populations, primarily treating adults. Jacy works within high school and middle school setting providing both counseling and art therapy services to students. Jacy’s other experience includes teaching art in community settings, working with adults with developmental disabilities, and caring for individuals in Hospice care and long-term facilities.
Jacy primarily works with adults and teens ages 15 and up providing psychotherapy and art therapy. Her areas of focus include working with survivors of abuse, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), individuals managing anxiety, depression, LGBT services, parenting, and stress management.