IAFF Center of Excellence

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

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Resources by District

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District 1

Erin Wiley

Counselor, LPCC, MA


The Willow Center

5565 Airport Highway 
Suite 100
Toledo, Ohio 43615
(419) 720-5800


Kim Yenser

Center for Solutions in Brief Therapy


5600 Monroe Street, Suite 103 B

Sylvania, OH 43560


Linda Smith

Private Counseling Practice


3454 Oak Alley Court, Suite 108

Toledo, Ohio 43606


Katie Gamby

The Welllife


3454 Oak Alley Court, Suite 108

Toledo, Ohio 43606


Denise Kidder

Safe Haven Behavioral Health


5726 Southwyck Blvd. 

Toledo, Ohio 43614


Ellen Anderson

Person to Person Resources


836 W. South Boundary

Perrysburg, Ohio 43551


Amy Wozny

Karuna House LLC


126 W. Front St.

Perrysburg, Ohio 43551


Jill Proudfoot

Karuna House LLC


126 W. Front St.

Perrysburg, Ohio 43551


Matthew Black

Karuna House LLC


126 W. Front St.

Perrysburg, Ohio 43551


Brittany Pawlak

Center for Solutions in Brief Therapy


5600 Monroe Street, Suite 103 B

Sylvania, Ohio 43560


Annette Clark

Fort Meigs Wellness & Behavioral Health


975 Commerce Dr.

Perrysburg, Ohio 43551


Aeryn Williams

Fully Present Counseling


200 W. Sandusky St.

Findlay, Ohio 45840





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District 2


TY & Associates Counseling

2101 Front St. Suite 215  Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 

(330) 238-7286 


8536 Crow Drive Suite 255 Macedonia, OH 44056 

(216) 264-6337

Summa Traumatic Stress Center,

St. Thomas Campus, 4th Floor Ambulatory Building, Suite 420, 444 North Main Street, Akron, OH 44310, 330.379.5094. 

The Traumatic Stress Center at Summa Health is dedicated to the treatment and investigation of traumatic stress and its consequences. Our staff includes: 

•          Psychologists

•          Licensed independent social worker

•          Licensed professional clinical counselor

•          Marriage and family therapist

•          Post-doctoral fellows and doctoral trainees in psychology

We provide evaluations, individual therapy and group therapy for traumatic stress and other trauma-related problems. The Center is also involved in community outreach and research.

Greenleaf Family Center - 580 Grant Street, Akron 330-376-9494

Greenleaf is a non-profit organization that helps strengthens families in our community with managing the challenge of daily living and with personal crisis throughcounseling and other services.

Safety Forces Support Center– 150 Furnace Street, 330-376-0091

Agency dedicated to safety forces professions. Provides confidential emotional, mental health, substance abuse counseling, spiritual and material services free of cost to law enforcement, fire service, dispatchers, and their families.

Interval Brotherhood Home- 3445 South Main Street, Akron 330-644-4095

Inpatient alcohol and drug addiction treatment facility. Has helped more than 16,000 people recovery from addiction.

Akron Family Institute- 3469 Fortuna Dr, Akron, OH 44312, 330-644-3469

Private Counseling Center that accepts most health insurance plans. Akron Family Institute is a full-service mental health practice. Our staff consists of psychologists, counselors and social workers, all with outstanding credentials and training.  

Summa Health System Center for Behavioral Health & Chemical Dependency Programs—St. Thamas. summahealth.org 444 N. Main St, Akron 330-379-8190

Emerge Ministries- 900 Mull Ave Akron, OH 330.867.5603

A full-service Christ-centered mental health outpatient center. Our Clinical team includes psychologists, counselors, and interns.

Akron Area Intergroup Council of Alcoholics Anonymous– 775 N. Main Street, Akron. 330-253-8181. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Signature Psychiatry Associates- 2820 W. Market St. Ste110, Fairlawn, OH 44333 330-835-4000. A shared practice providing psychiatry, TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) treatment, inpatient and outpatient treatment, nursing, and professional clinical counselors.   

Reserve Psychological Consultants,

210 Portage Path, Suite 101, Cuyahoga Falls Ohio, 330-929-1326.  

Reserve Psychological Consultants, Inc. is a large group practice of psychologists and mental health professionals, dedicated to providing the highest quality mental health services to the community. We offer individual, couples, child/adolescent and family services.

Paramount Behavioral Health,

1235 East Waterloo Rd, Akron.  234-208-6838.

Dan Compton M.A. LPCC, LICDC is a licensed counselor, who served 7 years in the United States Marine Corps.  Dan also worked on the City of Columbus Police Department and as a Summit County Sheriff, before becoming a counselor


 Lamplight Counseling Services. 323 South Court Street, Suite 210, Medina, OH 44256. We are trained to help with a variety of issues across the lifespan including Anxiety and Depression, Mood Disorders, Couples and Family Difficulties, Anger Management, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Substance Abuse

Cornerstone Psychological Services. 4018 Medina Rd Ste D, Medina, OH 330.722.4166 Cornerstone Psychological Services is a professional mental health group dedicated to providing quality psychological services tailored to the individual’s needs. Core clinical services include individual, family and group psychotherapy for a wide range of psychological problems

LCADA Wellness and Recovery Addiction Program. Medina Wellness Center 740 E. Washington Street. Medina, OH 44256, (330) 952-1544 The LCADA Way cares for individuals and families struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

Medina County AA. www.medinaaa.com. The best way to learn more is attend a meeting. Medina County has over 50 meetings. Every day of the year, morning, afternoon and evenings there is help in the form of meetings for you and for every alcoholic who wants help. Cathy's House: 330 764-4486. Cathy's House is a Medina city halfway-house and AA meeting clubhouse.




Allied Behavioral Health Services- 1740 Cooper Foster Park Rd, Lorain, OH 440-282-383 General, family, couples and marriage counseling

Pathways Counseling & Growth Center 312 Third Street, Elyria 440-323-5707 Mental health agency that Focuses upon helping people to heal & grow in mind, body & spirit.. Our multidisciplinary trained staff provide opportunities for individual, couple and family group counseling, education and consultation.

Ohio Guidestone 2173 North Ridge Rd., Suite E, Lorain. 440.260.6118 Counseling services are provided in the office, home and community. Outpatient Counseling and Psychological Assessments are also available in the Lorain office

Firelands Counseling Liberty Woods Professional Park. 554 North Leavitt Road Amherst, 440.984.3882 Mental Health Assessment, Outpatient Counseling, Pharma-cological Management, CPST, Counseling Groups, Self-Esteem, Anger Management, STEPPS for mood stability, Treatment for co-occurring conditions.

LCADA Wellness and Recovery Addiction Program. 2115 West Park Drive Lorain, OH 44053 (440) 989-4900. The LCADA Way cares for individuals and families struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Our approach is centered on Leadership, Compassion, Awareness, Dedication, and Advocacy




Crisis Line 24/7 Hotline Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 800.826.1306

Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services, 390 E Howard St #B, Willard, OH 44890 419.935.0452. Provides a wide variety of mental health treatment and addic-tion services. Accepts most insurance plans.

Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services 292 Benedict Avenue Norwalk, OH 44857 Huron County 419.663.3737 Provides a wide variety of mental health treat-ment and addiction services. Accepts most insurance plans.

Family Life Counseling and Psychiatric Services, LLC. 34 Woodlawn Avenue Norwalk, Ohio 44857, 567-560-3584 Founded in Mansfield in 1999, Family Life Counseling and Psychiatric Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation which offers more than a dozen specialized mental health and substance abuse programs.




Nancy Lowrie & Associates. 11565 Pearl Rd, Suite 200, Strongsville. 440-846-0862. Behavioral and Mental Health Counseling & Substance Abuse Services. Specializes in various mental health and addiction issues such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, marriage/relationship issues, sexual problems, and addiction. Works with many department EAP’s and accepts most insurance plans.


Kaplan Consulting & Counseling. 4807 Rockside Road, Suite 400 Independence. 216-642-8283. We specialize in serving professionals and executives, and provide services for children, adolescents, adults, seniors, couples and families. Our services are provided by caring, highly experienced professionals, who only use approaches and techniques that are scientifically proven to be effective.

Horizons Counseling Services Inc. 5851 Pearl Road Parma Heights. 440-845-9011

We offer individual, couple, family and group therapy. We also offer psychological as-sessment, consultation to individuals or groups, presentations to community groups and expert testimony. We have day, evening and weekend hours, we're covered by nearly all insurance plans.

North Coast Family Foundation– 6929 West 130th Street Suite 500 Parma Heights, OH 44130 (440) 842-6867.  Christian Based Counseling by certified psychologists for a variety of mental health and addiction issues

Family and Personal Counseling Services. INA Building, Suite 775.  14701 Detroit Avenue Lakewood, 216-228-0010. Our clinicians at Family & Personal Counseling Services are trained in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of mental health and substance abuse issues and concerns. We serve children, adolescents, adults, older adults, parents, couples and families

Affiliates in Behavioral Health 6133 Rockside Rd # 207, Independence, OH (216) 520-5969. An independent, full-service multidisciplinary behavioral health practice founded in 2004. At Affiliates in Behavioral Health, the same clinicians will routinely treat you. Specifically, your treatment may involve you being seen both by a therapist for counseling and also by a psychiatrist for medications, within the same office setting

Cleveland Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous 1557 St. Clair Ave NE, 216-241-7387, 1-800-835-1935. AA is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education require-ments. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem

Strongsville Psychological Services. 14843 Sprague Road Suite A, Strongsville, Ohio, 44136. (440) 234-9955 Our mission is to provide high quality, effective and timely counseling and assessment services to individuals and families facing mental health challenges. Our clinical staff of psychologists, social workers and licensed counselors is experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults presenting a range of problems.

Oakview Behavioral Health Center. 7265 Old Oak Blvd., Middleburgh Heights, OH 44130. 440-816-8200 Oakview offers inpatient and outpatient treatment for mental health, outpatient treatment for chemical dependency, and dual diagnosis treatment for patients with both mental health problems and chemical addictions.

Glenbeigh. 2863 State Route 45 Rock Creek, OH. 800-234-1001 Glenbeigh is a premier, drug and alcohol rehabilitation specialty hospital. Located in Northeast Ohio, our mission is to provide the highest quality care and support to individuals, age 18 and over, suffering from drug or alcohol addiction

Cleveland Fire Department Chaplain. Father Russ Lowe of Our Lady of Angels. Office i216) 252-2332. Cell is (440) 477-4851

Santore & Associates, Health and Wellness
Corrine Santore
11579 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, Ohio




Cold Creek Counseling- 614 Columbus Ave, Suite 2-C, Sandusky, OH

419-635-6776. Available services include: Adult mental health counseling, child/ adoles-cent behavioral counseling, and couples counseling. Cold Creek Counseling can provide a safe and positive outlet for self-reflection and to process through life's difficult challenges.

Mental Health Crisis Line- 24/7 Crisis Hotline

Help is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Call 800-826-1306

Bayshore Counseling Services- 1634 Sycamore Line Sandusky,44870. 419.626.9156 . The mission of Bayshore Counseling Services is to create a system of care that will engage individuals in prevention, mental health, and recovery services in order to become participants in a healthy community. We provide a complete range of mental health, chemical dependency, prevention, intervention and treatment services for adults, adolescents, children and their families in an outpatient setting.

Firelands Firelands 1925 Hayes Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870 (419) 557-5177

Counseling/Recovery Services is a treatment center in Sandusky, Ohio that primarily focuses on mental health and substance abuse services.

North Central Ohio Area of Alcoholics Anonymous

419-625-5995, 888-683-9768, aaintergroup@bex.net


Wayne and Holmes Counties


The Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes Counties

To make a difference in the lives of those who seek our care, and to promote positive behavioral health in the communities that we serve. Our goal is to meet all your behavioral health needs with individualized treatment and services.

Crisis Line: (330) 264-9029

Wooster Office: (330) 264-9029 

Toll Free: (877) 264-9029


Millersburg Office: (330) 674-6697

Fax: (330) 674-2014


Orrville Office: (330) 683-5106

Fax: (330) 683-6402


Rittman Office: (330) 925-5466

Fax: (330) 925-5217

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District 3

3rd District Peer Support Resources


Ashtabula County

Santore and Associates

11579 Chillicothe Road                

Chesterland, OH 44026

(440) 533-1009


Cochocton County

MSW Solutions, LLC

139 South 3rd St., Suite E, Cochocton, Ohio 43812

Office: 740-722-9095

Website: www.mswsolutions.org


Geauga County

Santore and Associates

11579 Chillicothe Road                

Chesterland, OH 44026

(440) 533-1009


Lake County

Santore and Associates

11579 Chillicothe Road                

Chesterland, OH 44026

(440) 533-1009


Mahoning County

Allied Behavioral

235 S. Canfield Niles Rd., Austintown, Ohio 44515

Office: 330-797-8800

Website: www.alliedbhs.com

* Recommended clinicians: Dr. Laura McCrea and Sally Falasca, LISW-S


Portage County

Santore and Associates

11579 Chillicothe Road                

Chesterland, OH 44026

(440) 533-1009


Stark County

Total Health and Wellness

2401-2403 Whipple Ave. NW, Canton, Ohio 44708

Office: 330-956-5681

Website: www.totalhealthandwellnesscanton.com

* Recommended clinician: Dr. Nina Kucyk


Trumbull County

Blue Star Family Counseling Services

2996 State Route 5, Suite B, Cortland, Ohio 44410

Office: 330-282-4301

Website: www.bluestartfamilycounseling.com

*Recommended clinician: Amber Stiles-Bodnar, LPCC-S, LCDCIII


Virtual Counseling Service

Whole House Counseling

Cinnamon S. Reinheld, LISW, LICDC, CCTP

Office: 513-813-6415

Website: www.wholehouseconsultation.com



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District 4

Pinpoint Behavioral Health Solutions

Alison Fienning, MSW, LISW-S

Office:  513-520-2532


8050 Beckett Center Dr. Suite 105

West Chester, OH 45069



Thrive Therapy, Inc.

Jenn Simpson, LISW-S

3914 Miami rd. #305

Cincinnati, OH 45227

(513) 780-5313



Whole House Counseling & Consultation

Cinnamon Reiheld

8080 Beckett Center Drive, Suite 125

West Chester, Ohio 45069

(513) 813 - 6415



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District 5

Stress Trauma and Resilience (STAR)

Ohio State's STAR Program offers mental and psychological support needed to deal with stress and trauma.

The STAR (Stress, Trauma And Resilience) Program recognizes the importance of addressing experiences of trauma with evidence-based, trauma-informed practices and approaches to care. It is estimated that nine in 10 Americans are exposed to a traumatic event at some time in their lives. This includes abuse or violence, a disaster, a medical condition or a sudden and profound loss.

Ohio State Behavioral Health's Stress, Trauma And Resilience Program offers a variety of supportive programs for:

Care Programs

The STAR Trauma Recovery Center (STAR TRC) offers specialized services to victims of crime and their families across Central Ohio through a grant awarded by the Ohio Attorney General’s office. This program facilitates healing for adult survivors of trauma, violence, and loss through an innovative, evidence-based model of comprehensive trauma-informed care, advocacy, and outreach. 

The STAR Clinic offers integrated therapeutic interventions to help patients cope with the impact of traumatic stress. The STAR Clinic also provides support services for physicians and other healthcare professionals and for first responders (such as police, EMTs and firefighters) who may suffer from the effects of vicarious trauma and burnout.

Trauma-Support Services offers brief supportive therapy for staff following participation in a difficult event. Staff are supported as they debrief, defuse and grieve losses after a traumatic situation. Support continues with aftercare and follow-up.

Resiliency Training helps individuals build strategies and skills that support their mental and behavioral health. These include mindfulness-based interventions and the relaxation response.

Research and Education

STAR also serves as a resource for psychological trauma education and training. STAR supports innovative, interdisciplinary research focused on the causes, biological and behavioral markers, prevention and treatment approaches related to psychological trauma. STAR uses an integrated approach combining physical and mental health perspectives.

Kenneth Yeager, PhD, LISW-S, LICDC, is director of the STAR Program. He is an associate professor - clinical in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health.

For information on the STAR Program, call 614-293-STAR (7827). Please choose option 1 for emergencies

Athens County

Tri-County Mental Health and Counseling

90 Hospital Dr.

Athens, OH 45701

(740) 592-3091



Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare

100 Hospital Dr.

Athens, OH 45701

(740) 594-5000



Delaware County

Delaware County Mental Health

40 N Sandusky St. # 301

Delaware, OH 43015 

(740) 368-1740



Central Ohio Mental Health - Delaware

250 S Henry St. 

Delaware, OH 43015

(740) 369-4482



Annie's Outreach Center

325 S Sandusky St. 

Delaware, OH 43015

(740) 480-2967




Mid-Ohio Psychological Services

624 East Main St.

Lancaster, Ohio


Fairfield County ADAMH

108 West Main St.  Suite A

Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Phone:  740-475-0402

Clinic offers mental health and substance abuse counseling/case management and crisis intervention.  Provides residential treatment and short-term respite care. 


Warren Bertner

5300 E. Main St. Suite 102

Columbus, Ohio 43213

Phone:  614-759-9595

Psychologist with experience in working with Firefighters



Mental Health America of Franklin County

2323 W. Fifth Ave., Suite 160, Columbus, OH 43204
(614) 221-1441 | fax (614) 221-1491


ADAMH Board of Franklin County

447 E Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 224-1057


Kim Bonta

Cornerstone Recovery

Phone:  614-889-0000


Mental Health services, Addiction Services

Sadie Michael

Phone:  614-261-0955

Dr. Jack Tarpy

Phone:  614-461-5710

Dr. Jack Malinky – Psychologist with experience working with firefighters.

Phone:  614-898-0443

Dr. Alison McArthur

Phone:  614-718-9700



Gallia Jackson Meigs Mental

Gallipolis, OH 45631

(740) 446-3022



317 Health Board

7990 Dairy Lane

Athens, Ohio 45701

Phone:  740-593-3177

Hocking:  740-358-3317

Vinton:  740-596-2649

Mental Health Services, Crisis services, Addiction Services



Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center

Pickaway County Clinic : 740-474-8874

Crisis: 740-477-2579


PARS : Pickaway Area Recovery Services

319 Logan Street

Circleville, Ohio 43113

Dr. Jack Malinky

647 A Park Meadow

Westerville, Ohio

Phone:  614-898-0443

Psychologist with experience working with firefighters.



Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center

Ross County Clinic:  740-947-7787

Crisis:  740947-2147

Center offers treatment help for drug addiction, alcoholism, health concerns and emotional disorders.


Paint Valley ADAMH

394 Chestnut Street

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Alcohol and Drug:  800-906-6757

Clinic offers mental health and substance abuse counseling/case management and crisis intervention.  Provides residential treatment and short-term respite care. 


Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, INC.

114 Renick Avenue

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Phone: 740-851-4461

Supervisor:  Robin Rippeth

Mental Health, substance abuse, support services



Paint Valley ADAMH

394 Chestnut St.

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Phone:  740-773-2283 ext. 106

Clinic offers mental health and substance abuse counseling/case management and crisis intervention.  Provides residential treatment and short-term respite care. 


Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center

Phone:  740-947-7783

Crisis:  740-947-2147

Center offers treatment help for drug addiction, alcoholism, health concerns and emotional disorders.


Lawrence County

Southern Ohio Behavioral Health

5.0  (1) · Mental Health Service

424 Lawrence St

(740) 533-0055


Family Guidance Center Ilcao

No reviews · Mental Health Service

1518 S 3rd St

(740) 480-3046

Shawnee Mental Health Inc

No reviews · Mental Health Service

715 Lane St

(740) 533-6280


Shawnee Mental Health Center Inc

No reviews · Psychiatrist

225 Carlton Davidson Ln

(740) 533-0648



Lawrence County Health Department

5.0  (2) · Public Health Department

2122 S 8th St

(740) 532-3962



Mended Reeds Mental Health

4.3  (3) · Social Services Organization

700 Park Ave

(740) 532-1613


Scioto County

Shawnee Mental Health Center Inc

No reviews · Mental Health Service

901 Washington St

(740) 354-7702



Counseling Center Inc

5.0  (3) · Mental Health Service

411 Court St

(740) 354-6685



Somc Psychiatry: Stewart Kendall L MD

No reviews · Psychiatrist

1805 27th St

(740) 356-8153



Mahajan Therapeutics LLC

1.0  (3) · Counselor

2954 Walnut St

(740) 776-2785



Weinstein & Associates' Portsmouth Office

No reviews · Psychologist

800 Gallia St Suite 805

(800) 342-6111



Scioto Cty Counseling Center

No reviews · Counselor

Farley Sq , Portsmouth, OH 45662

(740) 353-1802


3D Pathways, LLC

Dee Dee Doling-Dade, LISW-S

Owner & Therapist

phone: 614-362-0347

email -dee.doling-dade@3dpathways.com

Website - 3dpathways.com

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Outside Resources

The Lighter Side

For a lighter look at problems that impact firefighters!

Outside Link

Check out Man Therapy.com

Information on Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation

Ohio Federation of Fire Chaplins