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Dr. Virginia Fowkes Clark is a clinical psychologist who provides treatment to clients of all ages with a specialty in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. Areas of practice include depression, anxiety including obsessive compulsive disorder and panic disorder, behavioral and developmental problems including trichotillomania and ADHD. Other areas of practice include: treating adults with depression or anxiety, coping with family members with alcoholism or addictions and women's issues. She also performs evaluations for gastric bypass surgery, memory problems, child custody, intellectual and achievement assessments, and personnel selection and consultation to businesses, government and safety forces. Evaluations performed for documentation of disabilities for schools, college and college entrance exams.

Dr. Clark received her Ph.D. from Miami University (Ohio) and belongs to both the Ohio and American Psychological Associations.

Dr. Tracy Dawyduk is a clinical psychologist with more than 18 years of experience in assessing and treating children, adolescents, and adults. She works with individuals, couples, and families, and she enjoys conducting groups as well. She believes that collaboration is the relational foundation necessary to helping individuals meet their personal life goals. With training in a variety of treatment approaches, including MI, CAMS, MBSR, DBT, and CBT through The Beck Institute, Dr. Dawyduk personalizes care by using the strategies that work for the individual. She considers herself a generalist, and areas of practice include, but are not limited to, aging, health and medical issues, anxiety, adjustment issues, anger management, abuse issues, depression and mood disorders, relationship difficulties, stress management, self-esteem, LGBTQ issues, sleep problems, trauma and PTSD, personality disorders, and grief and loss.

Dr. Dawyduk received her Psy.D. from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology and completed her internship through Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM). She has worked in a multitude of settings, including community mental health centers, group homes, residential and inpatient settings, as well as private practice. In addition to doing clinical work, Dr. Dawyduk enjoys doing trainings. She has given presentations to groups of mental health professionals, probation and parole officers, parent-teacher organizations, educators, and students in nursing, psychology, and medicine. Topics have included Effective Communication, Managing Difficult Customers, Depression, Suicide Prevention, Motivational Interviewing, Personality Disorders, Coping Skills, and Treating Sexual Abuse Survivors and Perpetrators.

Dr. Dawyduk is a member of the Akron Area Professional Psychologists, Ohio Psychological Association, and the American Association of Suicidology. Dr. Dawyduk has a special interest in suicide prevention and postvention, and as a faculty member and AMSR Trainer for the Education Development Center, she trains mental health professionals on assessing and managing suicide risk. Dr. Dawyduk is a Zero Suicide Champion and a member of the Suicide Prevention Coalitions of both Summit and Stark Counties. She also works with survivors of suicide loss.

Dr. Janet Dix is a counseling psychologist who sees clients of all ages. She has a special interest in providing psychotherapy to children and adolescents. She received her Ph.D. from Kent State University and belongs to the American Psychological Association and the Ohio Psychological Association.

Dr. Dix uses a variety of approaches in her work depending on the client and the nature of the problem. She uses behavior modification, cognitive therapy and play therapy. Some of the problems she deals with are depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, family maladjustment, suicide, learning disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), school related problems, post traumatic stress and eating disorders. She utilizes input from parents, teachers, and physicians and in some cases, probation officers in her work. When needed, testing is incorporated with treatment, and assessments are made in the areas of intelligence, personality, academics, cognitive functioning and AD/HD.

Dr, Dix is experienced in conducting training seminars and teaching leadership skills. She has expertise in educating clients in the areas of interpersonal communication techniques, risk management, time management and decision-making.

Dr. Samantha Goodin is a clinical psychologist who works with adults and children.  Dr. Goodin provides individual counseling with adults (ages 18+), for concerns such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, traumatic experiences, and life transitions.  She also has special interests in providing counseling for college students and young adults.  Dr. Goodin works from an interpersonal psychodynamic perspective, while also integrating techniques and ideas from dialectical behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy in order to meet each individual’s needs.  She values creating a safe and supportive space to help individuals explore problematic patterns in their lives, build compassion for themselves, and try out new ways of being with themselves and others.

Dr. Goodin also provides assessment services for children (ages 5+) and adults, to help address questions about possible ADHD, learning difficulties, psychiatric diagnosis, or other emotional/behavioral difficulties.  In addition, she is a member of the Public Safety Forces Evaluation team at WRPA.

Dr. Goodin received her Psy.D. from the University of Indianapolis and completed her clinical internship at the University of Akron’s Counseling and Testing Center.  She is a member of the Ohio Psychological Association.

Dr. Mary E. Hickcox is a clinical psychologist who works with adults and couples. Dr. Hickcox utilizes insight-oriented and cognitive-behavioral therapies, and engages clients with compassion to help them overcome their difficulties. She offers individual therapy for a variety of issues including adjustment and identity issues, anxiety, life transitions, mood disorders, phobias, stress management, and substance abuse. She also works with couples to help improve understanding, communication and relationship satisfaction.

Dr. Hickcox received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed her clinical internship at the Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She has conducted forensic and neuropsychological evaluations and is a member of the Public Safety Forces Evaluation team at WRPA.

Dr. Hickcox is a member of both the Ohio and American Psychological Associations. She enjoys serving on community boards to facilitate growth and change. She serves as a consultant for "Two Tribes One Vision", a cultural exchange partnership between local students and the Northern Cheyenne Nation in Montana, which fosters individual and cultural identity building and cross-cultural understanding.

Dr. Nathan A. Lamkin is a clinical psychologist who provides treatment for individuals (14 years to elderly), couples and families. Areas of practice include, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, personality and adjustment disorders, chronic pain, panic attacks, stress management, anger management, sports psychology, relationship difficulties, job satisfaction, sexual identity issues, sleep disorders, end-of-life issues, PTSD, health issues, grief, abuse issues, as well as substance abuse. He also provides intellectual and achievement assessments, and government and safety forces assessments. He uses cognitive behavioral therapy, integrative therapy and meditation.

Dr. Lamkin received his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Indiana State University and is a member of APA.

Dr. Jay Levine is a counseling psychologist who has been in practice for more than twenty years. He treats children 10 years and older, adults and couples. He works with issues ranging from depressive and anxiety disorders, ADD/ADHD, and career coaching and change. He has directed Employee Assistance Programs that responded to the psychological needs of thousands of individuals.

Dr. Levine earned his Ph.D. from the University of Akron. His Master's Degree is in Community Counseling. Dr. Levine has taught psychology at local colleges and universities at both the graduate and undergraduate level. He is a member of such professional organizations as the American Counseling Association and the Society for Human Resource Management. Dr. levine is now working full time including evenings and Saturdays.

Dr. John Schell is a clinical psychologist who sees clients of all ages, either individually or as a couple or family. He is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and brief psychodynamic psychotherapy. Areas of specialization include: couple/marital/partner relationship issues, problems with life satisfaction, self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorders. He also has extensive experience in psycho diagnostic assessment and psychological testing.

Dr. Schell received his Ph.D. from Kent State University and completed an internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at Kent State University.

Dr. Carole P. Smith is a clinical psychologist who works with adults and couples to solve a variety of mental health problems such as stress, co-dependency, depression, grief, communication, adjustment to retirement and women's mid-life issues. She has a special interest in anxiety disorders including phobias, panic attacks and agoraphobia and has received additional training in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Dr. Smith is comfortable dealing with a wide range of spiritual and religious issues as they affect mental health. She has given presentations to mental health and business professionals, educators, police officers and parents.

Dr. Smith received her Ph.D. from Kent State University. She is a member of the American and Ohio Psychological Associations, the Cleveland Psychological Association and the Akron Area Professional Psychologists.

Dr. Eve Whitmore is a developmental/clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience in private practice. She provides consultation and therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her career interests are health psychology and helping people optimize their functioning and regulate their life stresses through improved self-adaptation, cognitive approaches, and behavior modification. Her goal in working with people is to decrease risk for problems and increase resilience in physical, mental, and behavioral health.

Dr. Whitmore has served as a staff member and consultant to hospitals. She has taught Psychology at various universities and colleges. After earning her M.A. in Developmental Psychology/Disabilities and her Ph.D. in Developmental/Clinical Psychology from Ohio State University, Dr. Whitmore interned at the Nisonger Center and completed a post-doctorate at the Ohio State University Medical Center, Department of Psychology, in Rehabilitation Medicine.

She is a member of both the American Psychological Association and Ohio Psychological Association. Currently, she is a Trustee to Cornerstone Wellness, a non-profit organization, which promotes community health. She is an accomplished speaker and published author.