Welcome to

The Azalea Institute

Your  Mental Health Service and Professional Advancement  Provider

The Azalea Institute provides mental health and wellness services. Our clinicians specialize in treating a variety of presenting concerns, such as complex trauma, PTSD, relationship stress, family strain, depression, anxiety among others. Each clinician is trained in EMDR and uses an affirming, trauma-informed, and multicultural lens. We offer services ranging from individual, family, relationship and group counseling to training and consulting services. We also provide professional development opportunities for clinicians, including consulting, supervision, CEU trainings and workshops (EMDR, LPC, MFT, & SW).

*We are currently offering telehealth and limited in office sessions.* 

Your well-being is our ultimate concern. 

Contact Us!

Email: info@azaleainstitute.com

Phone: (330) 510-4900

Fax: (330) 510-5900

We Have Two Office Locations

2795 Front Street. Suite A,

Cuyahoga Falls, Oh, 44221

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*The Front Street office is located in the back of the building along the board walk facing the Cuyahoga River.

421 Graham Road, Suite B, Cuyahoga Falls, Oh 44221

Counseling Services

Exceeding Expectations One Client  at a Time

Your well-being is our ultimate concern. Whether you’re an individual, a couple or a family looking for help – we will provide personalized therapy sessions to assist in the healing process as well as provide valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. As  committed, professional Mental Health Service Providers, your well-being and mental strength is our number one priority. We are happy to guide you through all of life’s challenges with the attention and care you deserve. 

Session Rates & Payments

Checklist

We Accept:

Self Pay Rates:

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter from Buckeye Health Plan

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Caresource 

  • Cigna

  • Humana Inc.

  • Medical Mutual

  • Molina

  • Mutual Health Services

  • Ohio Medicaid

  • Paramount Care

  • SummaCare Health Plan

  • Tricare East

  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan

  • United Healthcare/Optum

  • Initial Assessment: $165

  • Session: $135

*If your insurance is not listed, you’re uninsured, or if the self pay rates are out of   your budget, we may still be able to provide counseling services to you at a sliding scale rate. Contact us today and see what we can do for you.

Meet    Our     Clinicians
Individual (adult, adolescent, & child), Couples, & Family Counseling Sessions

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Megan Miranda Ph.D
IMFT-S, LPCC-S

Pronouns: She/Her
Practice Owner, Supervisor, & Therapist

Dr. Megan Miranda received her doctoral degree from The University of Akron in Counselor Education and Supervision with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has years of experience working with couples, families and individuals ranging from early childhood through late adulthood on a variety of presenting concerns. She specializes in treating trauma. She is a certified EMDR therapy and EMDRIA Approved EMDR consultant. Megan also has a passion for assisting those she works with to gain self-compassion through understanding the neurobiological impact of trauma on mood and behaviors. 

 

She is a seasoned educator and has taught several Master’s-level Counseling courses as an adjunct faculty member at The University of Akron. 

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Dr. Elizabeth Molla is a graduate from the University of Akron with a doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision with a Marriage and Family Therapy focus. She is a licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor. Elizabeth has experience working with couples, families and individuals on a variety of presenting concerns, including: depression, anxiety, trauma, communication, sexuality, maternal depression, and parenting among others. She specializes in treating trauma using EMDR therapy.    

Elizabeth Molla Ph.D.,
LPCC-S, IMFT-S

Pronouns: She/Her
Supervisor & Therapist

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Laura is a graduate of The University of Akron with a Master’s of Arts in Education in Marriage and Family Therapy. Laura has experience working with adolescents, individuals, couples and families. She is trained in EMDR and can assist with a variety of presenting concerns including, anxiety, trauma, depression, domestic violence, LGBTQ+ concerns, anger management and relationship issues. 

Laura DelSignore, M.A.Ed, LPCC-S, IMFT
Pronouns: She/Her

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Shawn Burton, Ph.D., LPC
Pronouns: He/Him

Shawn is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio who has been in the mental health field since 1998. Shawn graduated from Kent State University's Counselor Education and Supervision program with a Doctorate in Philosophy. He is also an adjunct instructor at John Carroll University and Youngstown State University. Shawn is LGBQ and Trans affirmative and an advocate of multiculturalism. He is trained in EMDR. He works with teenagers from 14-19, college students, and adults on an array of personal, clinical, and career related issues, such as: anxiety, depression, academic and career issues, gender identity and sexuality issues, etc. He feels counseling is a personal and powerful tool that can be used to help you on your journey through life.

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Lindsey is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her master’s degree from The University of Akron’s Marriage and Family Therapy program. She has experience working with couples, families, adolescents and individuals, covering an array of topics including depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict, marital conflict, and co-parenting. Additional training includes EMDR, working with families of youth with problem sexual behaviors using Multisystemic Therapy.

Lindsey Conway, M.A.Ed,
LPCC, MFT

Pronouns: She/Her

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Anthony DelSignore 
M.Ed., LPC
Pronouns: He/Him

Anthony is a graduate of Kent State University with a Master’s of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Anthony has had many years of experience working with children and adolescents and adults. Anthony is trained in EMDR, DBT, LGBTQ+ inclusion, Adventure Therapy and Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents. Anthony is able to assist with a variety of concerns including: trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting, adoption and fostering, grief and loss, and gender identity.

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Andrea is a graduate from Case Western Reserve University with a Master of Science in Social Administration.  She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor. Andrea has experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families.  Andrea specializes in treating trauma and is trained in EMDR Therapy and can assist with a variety of presenting concerns including, anxiety, trauma, depression, and substance use concerns. Andrea has training in various evidence-based practices and expressive arts therapies, including dance and yoga interventions.

Andrea Lisowski, MSSA,
LISW-S, LICDC
Pronouns: She/Her
Supervisor & Clinical Social Worker

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Nikita Escobar
M.A.Ed, LPC
Pronouns: She/Her

Nikita specializes in couples therapy and has her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family therapy from the University of Akron. She works with teenagers, couples and individuals using a trauma-informed approach from a systems lens. She is trained in EMDR. Nikita works together with clients to create stable boundaries, rebuild self-esteem and reflect on challenging moments. She uses a collaborative approach to create a respectful and safe environment as you proceed on your unique journey to healing. When she works with couples, she helps them remember why they chose one another, identifies specific areas they want to improve, and rebuilds trust and intimacy.

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Ryan Steedly
M.A.Ed, LPCC
Pronouns: She/Her

Ryan is a graduate from Malone University with a Master of Arts in Education. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Ryan has experience working with children, adolescence, and adults. Ryan specializes in adolescence, trauma, eating disorders, self-injury, and can assist with a variety of presenting concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral issues, and eating disorders. Ryan is trained in EMDR, CBT, DBT, Art Therapy, and Client Centered Therapy. Ryan also enjoys utilizing yoga and taekwondo to connect with body work and process trauma.

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Jazmyn has graduated from Kent State University with a Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience working with families, adolescents, and adults on a variety of presenting concerns. Jazmyn has experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, and interpersonal communications. She is a trauma informed clinician with training in EMDR.

Jazmyn Fowler 
M.Ed, LPC 
Pronouns: She/Her

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Angela Hawes
M.A.Ed, LPC 
Pronouns: She/Her

Angie is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in couples therapy. She has her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from the University of Akron. Fusing Gottman techniques with EFT principles, Angie works with couples to help them identify negative patterns and break out of destructive cycles, especially focusing on communication blocks. Angie also works with individuals and adolescents on a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and feeling overwhelmed. She uses Mindfulness, Solution Focused, and CBT techniques and is also able to incorporate faith-based principles, per client request. She has completed EMDR training in order to more effectively work with clients on trauma.

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Noel Scanlon
M.Ed, LPC
Pronouns: She/Her

Noel graduated from Cleveland State University with a Master's of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Cleveland State University. She undergraduate research experience regarding sexual education, LGBTQ+ issues, and adolescent trauma. Noel has experience working with adolescents and adults on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, PTSD and trauma, intimacy and sexual concerns, and relationship or communication concerns. Noel is also trained in EMDR therapy.

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Holly graduated from Kent State University with a Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Holly has experience working with young adults with a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, and trauma. She also has experience working as a helpline specialist on a 24/7 crisis helpline. Holly is trained in EMDR therapy.

Holly Keller
M.Ed., LPC
Pronouns: She/Her

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Heather Perry
B.A., MFTT
Pronouns: She/Her

Heather is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern from the University of Akron graduating with a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Heather specializes in couple's therapy, but also works with families and individuals. With a strong foundation in systems theory and integrating techniques from Gottman and CBT, Heather works with couples and families to help them identify negative patterns, improve communication, and physical and emotional connection. Heather also works with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD and other mental health concerns. Heather has completed EMDR training to further help individuals struggling with trauma.

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Carrie is a graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Women's Studies. She is currently a licensed social work trainee intern, graduating from Tulane University in 2022 with a Master of Social Work degree. Carrie has worked in the field of developmental disabilities and mental health since 1996. Carrie has experience working with adults and is specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, sex addiction and disability related issues. She is training in EMDR.

Carrie Buchanan

BA, LSWT

Pronouns: She/Her

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Ashley Klingelsmith M.A IMFT-S, LPCC-S, AAMFT Approved Supervisor & Therapist

Pronouns: She/Her

Ashley received her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of Akron. She has years of experience working with couples, families, and individuals ranging from early childhood through late adulthood with a variety of presenting concerns including but not limited to  depression, anxiety, trauma, communication, maternal depression, and parenting. She specializes in CBT (trained by The Beck Institute) and Motivational Interviewing. Ashley has additional clinical experience in adoption, mental health, and treating individual and family substance use concerns.   

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Molly Luckner is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. She received her Masters degree from Ohio State and has over ten years of experience in the field. She works with clients on a range of issues, from anxiety and OCD to mood disorders and life stressors. She is experienced in CBT, ERP, Person-Centered, and other combined techniques and targets treatment specifically to each client. She feels that therapy should be a relaxed, comfortable space to receive unconditional support, care, and acceptance. 

Molly Luckner, MSW, LISW

Pronouns: She/Her

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Katharine Fertig MSW, LISW-S, LCDC III

Pronouns: She/Her

Katharine Fertig MSW, LISW-S, LCDC III graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education and a Master’s degree of Social Work. Katharine worked with children with severe behavior disorders for 11 years. Katharine was also the recovery specialist at a group home for clients with severe persistent mental health. She has been working as an outpatient counselor and intensive outpatient counselor for the past several years in community mental health. Katharine is now at Hope Village Recovery Center in Rootstown, Ohio as the Trauma Care Coordinator. It is a private practice focused on substance use and clients with co-occurring disorders. The focus of her clinical work utilizes EMDR Therapy, as well as expressive arts, mindfulness, and meditation. She has done extensive training on Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Katharine is a graduate of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness EMDR Therapy Training Program and EMDR Certified Therapist through EMDRIA, as well as a Consultant-in-Training working toward Approved Consultant status under the direction of Rachel Weaver. She has also trained with ICM as a Certified Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator and Certified Expressive Arts Therapist.

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Lacey graduated from the University of Mount Union with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. In her undergraduate program she had collaborated on researching the impact of stress and coping skills on self-esteem and self-concept. Lacey is currently a counselor in training and is working on her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Kent State University. She has experience working with young adults with a variety of concerns such as adjustment, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, and trauma.

Lacey Lemaster, BS, CT

Pronouns: She/Her

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Sydney graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition. She is currently a counselor in training and is working towards a Master's of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Kent State University. Sydney has experience working with young adults with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, Bipolar Disorder, and interpersonal relationships.

Sydney Noveske, BS, CT

Pronouns: She/Her

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Rachel graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. Rachel is a Counselor in Training (CT) at Kent State University working towards her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience working with individuals with Substance Use Disorders in a women's sober living facility for two years. Rachel also has experience working with adults regarding anxiety and depression. 

Rachel Karas, B.A., CT

Pronouns: She/Her

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Sam Phillips, BA, SWT

Pronouns: She/Her

Samantha Phillips (Sam) is a Social Work Trainee (SWT) currently pursuing a Master's of Social Work at the University of Akron. Sam's background includes a Bachelor's of Arts in Educational Studies with a concentration in Queer Studies. Sam has worked with children and adults in a variety of therapeutic settings, including vocational training and horticultural therapy. Sam has a passion for trauma-informed care and is training in EMDR.

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Mallory Stevens, MSW, LSW

Pronouns: They/Them

Mallory is a graduate from the University of Akron with a Master of Social Work degree. They have experience working with adults who have anxiety, addiction, depression, grief, trauma, and psychosis. Mallory has worked in outpatient settings as well as in-patient crisis stabilization. Mallory draws on strategies from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. They take a person-centered approach and foster a nonjudgmental environment in which clients may develop their strengths and values to become the best version of themselves. 

Client Care Coordinator

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Michelle has worked in the mental health field in a variety of roles since 2014. She graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from The University of Akron. Michelle serves as a liaison between new clients and the clinical staff. 

Michelle Wenzel 

Pronouns: She/Her

Contact Us!

Email: info@azaleainstitute.com

Phone: (330) 510-4900

Fax: (330) 510-5900

We Have Two Office Locations

2795 Front Street. Suite A,

Cuyahoga Falls, Oh, 44221

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*The Front Street office is located in the back of the building along the board walk facing the Cuyahoga River.

421 Graham Road, Suite B, Cuyahoga Falls, Oh 44221