William J. Kelly, PhD - Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Kelly is the director of Counseling Associates, Christ Centered Counseling. Dr. Kelly has over forty years of professional counseling experience. He works primarily with depression, anxiety, couples and families. He believes it is important to integrate one's faith into the counseling process.
Daniel A. Novak, MS - Licensed Psychologist
Dan has over thirty years of experience in counseling. He works with individuals in resolving depression and stress, as well as with teens and families in resolving conflict.
Michael R. Kotch, Psy.D - Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Kotch has been working as a psychologist at outpatient counseling centers for many years. In addition, he has worked at psychiatric hospitals, residential counseling centers, partial hospital programs, and wrap-around services. He presently provides outpatient counseling for individual adults and teens, couples and families.
John H. Blaxland, LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor
John has almost 30 years of professional counseling experience. He works with men facing a variety of needs challenging them in today's world from a faith-focused approach in counseling.
Diane R. Wertman, LPC, BSN - Licensed Professional Counselor
Diane has had over 35 years of experience as a health care provider to adults and adolescents and has deep interest in the effects of stress and the mind-body connection. She draws on techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Problem-Solving therapies as well as integrating one's faith into the counseling process. Techniques from these approaches help clients to develop healthy thought patterns, self-awareness and self-acceptance, and improve various other areas of life such as relationships, work, and family life. She specializes in working with adults and adolescents who are struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, medical illness, difficult life transitions, and the decision-making process.
Deborah L. Hargreaves, MA, LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor
Deborah is currently enjoying her 2nd career as a counselor after nearly 18 years in full-time music ministry with her husband performing throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, as well as serving as missionaries in Germany for 5 years. Now as a therapist, Deborah brings this multi-cultural experience along with her passion to come alongside those who are hurting. In doing so, Deborah seeks to support women of all ages, couples and families; and to encourage those challenged with depression, anxiety, grief and loss. Deborah also offers life-coaching to those journeying through life's transitions.
Luke A. Smith, MS, LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor
Luke has worked for a number of years in a variety of settings including outpatient, community based, and partial hospitalization programs. He was a Family Based Mental Health Therapist for many years providing counseling and case management for at-risk youth and their families and was trained in the Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy Model. He currently works during the day full time counseling at a middle school partial program. He has experience working with teenagers, adults, and families treating anxiety, anger, depression, trauma, family conflict, relationships, and stress. He also believes it is important to include one's faith into the counseling process.
Stephen Paul Bliven, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., J.D. – Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Stephen provides individual, family and group psychotherapy as well as marital and couple counseling to adults and older adolescents. He strives to consistently integrate biblical principles with up-to-date clinical knowledge and expertise; and, in so doing, to bring these powerful tools to bear on the many and varied challenges faced by those he prayerfully counsels. In addition to being a dedicated clinical social worker and psychotherapist, Stephen is also a veteran attorney with many years of wide-ranging legal experience that provide him with a unique perspective and, where appropriate, serve to inform his counseling work with hurting individuals, couples and families.
It's our joy to assist the therapists and clients with scheduling appointments and working through insurance-related issues.
Shirley - Office Manager
Shirley has worked at the counseling center since 2002.