Meet Our Therapists

Pathway is a trauma-informed agency. All staff receive training to understand trauma and its impact on individuals, not just clients but also on all of us as staff.

Children are offered a snack, water, and a safe non-judgmental space whether this be at school, a community center, or in a therapist’s welcoming office. Activities, creative outlets, and skill building each help promote conversation and form trust among therapist and child or family.

With a combination of meeting basic needs and offering our emotional support through a “trauma lens,” we provide caring and confidential services to inspire growth and potential.

Barb Casline is a supervising licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC-S) with experience in providing treatment to adults, teens, and children and families.  Barb has been providing office, home and school-based services for over 10 years.  

She has successfully worked with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, grief and loss, mood disorders, personality disorders, and behavioral and academic issues.  

Barb is educated in multiple modalities including motivational interviewing, dialectical  behavior therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) and has additional training in Trauma-informed care.

Barb Casline

LPCC-S

Beacon Academy School-Based Therapist

• Independently Licensed Clinical Counselor with a supervisory designation (LPCC-S)
• Experience with adults, teens, and children and families.

Marcie Girdlestone is an Independently Licensed Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio with a supervisory designation (LPCC-S).  Marcie has been at Pathway since 2008 first as part time therapist, then assumed the role of Assistant Clinical Director in 2011, Clinical Director in 2013, and now Mental Health Director since 2017. 

She graduated from Walsh University with a Masters of Arts in Counseling and Human Development, and from Hiram College with Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.

Marcie has worked for 30 years with children, families and teens for schools, non-profit agencies and in private practice throughout northeast Ohio with a focus on unique family dynamics, children living in foster, adoption and kinship homes, trauma and resilience.

She is a Starr Certified Trauma & Resilience Trainer (CTRT), and has provided multiple trainings throughout her career focused on play and experiential therapy, the experiences and impact of trauma, and working with children and teens in group settings.

Marcie Girdlestone

LPCC-S

Mental Health Director

• Independently Licensed Clinical Counselor with a supervisory designation (LPCC-S)
• Experience with children, families, and teens

Rosemary Myers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSW) specializing in working with children and families helping them achieve their goals. Rosemary has been with Pathway for 7 years, starting out as a case manager and moving into a counseling position in 2018. Rosemary graduated with Bachelor's in Social Work from the University of Akron in 2013. 

Rosemary says, "I love what I do and I like helping people feel comfortable to come and talk to somebody they don't know. It is my passion to see everyone succeed in life and to help them work through their trauma.   

I love to spend time with my family. I been married for 28 years and I have two adult children. I enjoy being involved in my church spend time with my dog  Shorty."

Rosemary Myers

LSW

Counselor

• Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSW)
• Experience with children and families

Myla is a supervising therapist at Malvern Schools.

Lyudmyla Rockaway

LPCC-S

Supervising School-Based Therapist

• Independently Licensed Clinical Counselor with a supervisory designation (LPCC-S)
• Experience with adults, teens, and children and families"

Cynthia attended Mount Union University and the University of Akron in their Marriage & Family Counseling/Therapy program. She has experience providing therapy to people of all ages and backgrounds. Cynthia's individualized treatment includes children, teens, adults, and families who experience abuse, trauma, domestic violence, divorce, foster care, loss, and adoption. She also provides treatment to individuals with autism and developmental disabilities, mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD,  severe mental illness, ADHD and impulse control disorders, LGBTQA and specialized populations. 

Cynthia shared, "I enjoy training and supervising therapists to support their growth and knowledge of therapy techniques. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trust Based Relational Interventions, Family and Couples Therapies, Trauma-Focused CBT, and use Art, Sand Tray, and Play Therapy interventions with my clients."

Cynthia Hendricks

LPCC-S

Mental Health Supervisor

• Independently Licensed Clinical Counselor with a supervisory designation (LPCC-S
• Experience working with Children, Teens, Adults, Families, and Couples

Missy has experience with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant behaviors, anger management, and LGBT concerns. She got her Bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State and Masters from Akron University. 

Missy shared, "I really enjoy using art to help kids and teens express themselves and explore who they are. "

Missy Schmitt

LPC

Therapist

• Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
• Experience working with adults, teens, and children.

Cindy Daugherty is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor  with experience in providing trauma informed treatment to victims of domestic violence, court ordered offenders, adults, teens, and children. 

Cindy shared, "I was born in North Canton, Ohio and have lived here most of my life. I taught school for five years and volunteered with the Hartville Migrant workers for several years while raising my three children.  I went back to graduate school later to pursue a career in counseling. 

I was previously employed with the Crisis Intervention and Recovery Center providing individual and group counseling on the Stabilization Unit as well as on the detox unit.  In addition I worked in the Free Space Program providing anger management to court ordered offenders and victims of domestic violence.

I have provided individual and group counseling with Pathway Caring For Children for 10 years actively applying Trust Based Relational Interventions and Creative therapies with Foster children, post adoption, and community clients.  I am currently working part time with Pathway."

Cindy Daugherty

LPCC-S

Therapist

• Licensed Clinical Counselor (LPCC-S)
• Works with victims of domestic violence, court ordered offenders, adults, teens, and children.

Pennie Mathewson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Ohio and specializes in dealing with anxiety , depression, grief and loss,  behavioral concerns, and issues/special considerations facing those on the autism spectrum.

She obtained her undergraduate degree from Akron University, graduate degree from Kent State university. 

Pennie has additional training in trauma and a degree in diversity/multi-cultural considerations. She is married with 5 ( grown) children and has resided in the Canton area for the last 25 years.

Pennie Mathewson

LPC

East Canton School-Based Therapist

• Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
• Experience with children, teens ,families and couples

Elizabeth Piechowiak is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervisor Designation, with experience and expertise in providing treatment to adults, teens, and children. She has been working at Pathway Caring for Children since 2015.

She was born and raised in Cuyahoga County, and currently is the supervising therapist in Pathway's Brook Park office. Elizabeth received her Bachelors from Kent State University and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Akron.

Elizabeth treats children and families struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment, and adoption. Elizabeth is a trauma informed provider who strives to meet the needs of the families she serves.

Elizabeth Piechowiak

LISW-S

Supervising Brook Park Therapist

• Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervisor Designation (LISW-S)
• Experience with adults, teens, and children

Traci Tsai is an Independently Licensed Clinical Counselor with a supervisory designation (LPCC-S)

She has lived entire life in Ohio, born in Ashtabula and moved to Canton in 1993 to attend graduate school at Walsh University. Traci graduated from Walsh with a Masters of Arts in Counseling and Human Development in 1995 and went to work at an agency as a Post-Adoptive Counselor. 

Following the birth of her third child, Traci went to work at a private practice part time. She came to Pathway in 2010 as a school-based Therapist and began supervising a couple of years in.

Traci is currently the Clinical Director South (School based program and satellite offices), and lives in Massillon, OH with her husband and 4 children.

Traci Tsai

LPCC-S

Clinical Director of School-Based and Satellite Services

• Independently Licensed Clinical Counselor with a supervisory designation (LPCC-S)
• Experience with adults, teens, and children and families

Heather started with Pathway in 2020 as an intern and graduated from Walsh University in 2021 with her 
master’s degree in counseling. She has experience in treating anxiety, depression, anger management, peer/family concerns, and trauma concerns. 

Heather shared, "I enjoy working with LGBTQ young people and providing support and a safe, comfortable space. I love helping others achieve goals and successful family/peer relationships. 

I am trained in EMDR, TBRI, CBT. I enjoy using play therapy and art therapy techniques to help children, teens, and adults express and process thoughts and feelings."

Heather Rolison

LPC

Therapist

• Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
• Experience working with teens, adults, and children and families.

Katelyn George is a licensed social worker working in a therapeutic setting with experience and expertise in providing treatment to teens and children. 

She was born and raised in Stark County, Ohio. She attended the University of Akron where she obtained her degree in social work. Katelyn has provided services in residential, home and school settings. 

She currently is providing services in a school based setting. Katelyn has experience in treating teens and children with depression, anxiety, family problems, anger management and trauma concerns.

Katelyn is certified as a telehealth provider.

Katelyn George

LSW

West Branch School-Based Counselor

• Licensed Social Worker
• Experience with teens and children

Becky McCullough has been a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the state of Ohio for 30 years and worked in many different capacities within the Child Welfare system. She came to Pathway in 2020  as a school-based Therapist at Fairless Schools.

Becky graduated from Ashland University with a degree in Human Development/Family Services.

She was born and raised in Cleveland, and moved to Massillon, OH in 1990 after graduating from college. Becky has been married for 29 years and currently resides in Massillon with her husband and 4 sons.

Becky McCullough

LSW

Fairless School-Based Counselor

• Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
• Experience with adults, teens, and children and families

Adrianna Ray is a Licensed Social Worker with experience and expertise in providing treatment to children and families.

She obtained her Bachelor's in Psychology and Criminal Justice at Ohio Valley University, and Master's at Case Western University in 2018.

Adrianna worked for America Core working with Title 1 schools in West Virginia, and  has experience working at foster and adoption agencies, and homeless shelters. She is a certified School Social Worker with Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) credential.

Adrianna lives with her husband and one child, and they are active in a local church.

Adrianna Ray

LSW

Heritage School-Based Therapist

• Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
• Experience with children and families

Charity is a Masters’ student at the University of Akron Wayne college. She graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in social work from Akron university. Charity interned and worked in the crisis unit of Wayne and Holmes County for 2 years. 

Charity prefers to use play therapy when working with clients to help make the discussion easier for children. 

Certificates for various suicide trainings and trauma informed care with children

Charity Myers

BASW, LSW

School Based Counselor -Fairless Elementary

• Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
• Experience working with all ages of mental health focused on crisis services

Sierra began as an intern with Pathway and graduated in 2021 from Walsh University with her Master's Degree. 

Sierra shared, "My focus in sessions is to utilize a person-centered approach. I try to provide unconditional positive regard to empower the client and assist them in strengthening their autonomy. Another approach I enjoy is Motivational Interviewing and helping young adults take steps forward to resolve any conflicts that reside within them. At this age it is crucial to implement preventative measures and interventions that will last with them as they enter a new chapter in their life."

Sierra Mayle

LPC

Counselor in Training

• Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
• Experience working with adolescents and young adults

Pathway is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Pathway is funded in part by United Way of Greater Stark County, and is a Stark Mental Health Addiction Recovery provider www.StarkMHAR.org Pathway is also a member of the Ohio Children’s Alliance.

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