Anne Mangold, LISW, LCSW
Finneytown & Florence Offices
Anne Mangold founded Positive Pathways in June of 2000. She has been married for over 20 years and is a foster/adopt parent as well as the mother of two beautiful biological children. She has a mission to help each person she encounters become the best version of themselves. She also wants each individual who works with her to reach their dream. She strives to be an example of balancing work and family, home-schooling her two boys. She encourages peace through utilizing non-violent communication as a tool for each of her clients and team members. Anne also specializes in treating spirit, mind and body, and loves helping with chronic illnesses and weight loss with her nutrition education.
Amy Thomas, LISW
Amy has been practicing mental health counseling since 2003 and graduated from the University of Cincinnati. Amy employs a holistic approach, focusing on mind, body, spirit connection. Amy works with individuals, couples, families and adolescents. Her areas of focus are mood disorders, women's issues, gay & lesbian issues, self mutilation issues, abuse & trauma, and grief & loss.
Francine Weil, LISW-S
Francine has over 15 years experience providing clinically sound, creative, and holistic therapy services. She completed her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Cincinnati and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker/ Therapist with Supervisory Designation in the State of Ohio. Francine's style is open, honest, accepting, non-judgmental, and strengths-based. Francine has experience treating anxiety, depression, grief/loss, eating disorders, PTSD, trauma, low self-esteem, self-care, adjustment and life transitions, stress management, relationship/communication issues, emotion/anger dysregulation, and AOD (Alcohol /Drug) struggles. Francine works well with adolescents, teens, young adults, couples, individuals, and families. She utilizes an array of therapy techniques, including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Positive Psychology, Reality Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to best serve her client's needs.
Terry L. Coy II, LMFT, IMFT
Finneytown, & Florence Offices
Terry has been in mental health services for over 10 years, serving children, families, foster and adoptive parents, individuals and couples. Terry completed his Master Degree of Marriage and Family Therapy at Indiana Wesleyan University in Indianapolis, IN and his Bachelor of Arts in Social Work at Franklin College in Franklin, IN. Terry has provided adoption support for child services, intensive in-home therapy, family therapy, premarital and marital therapy, individual therapy, and play therapy utilizing Theraplay. Terry has experience treating Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Adjustment Disorders, Reactive Attachment Disorders, Opposition Defiance Disorders and Conduct disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Anger Management, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Drug and Alcohol Issues, Grief and Loss, Marital and Family Issues.
Utilizing his training and experience in Strategic Family Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, SMART Recovery, Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy, and attachment-based play therapy, Terry focuses on supporting clients in achieving long-term success for themselves and in their relationships.
Bob Thomas, LPCC, CADC
Bob is a northern Kentucky native who began his profession in the health services field as a substance abuse counselor in residential treatment facilities. After completing his Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a focus on addiction and recovery from Liberty University, Bob was eligible to apply to be a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC) in Kentucky. He then went on to complete a Master of Education in Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College, school of professional counselors, and has since been in private practice settings working with individuals with depression, anxiety, anger issues, spirituality, career concerns, self-esteem issues as well as both substance and non-substance related addictions. Bob has completed certificate training programs for Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and the treatment of sex/internet addiction.
Bob is a client-centered therapist with a genuine desire to help his clients achieve their individualized treatment goals and live a better quality of life. He tailors therapy to meet unique needs utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing strategies
Shamar Oglesby, CSW, LPCC-S
Shamar is an Indiana native but has lived in the Cincinnati area for about 9yrs. Shamar has been working in the mental health field as therapist since 2008. Shamar completed his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern Indiana. He is currently a Licensed Independent Social Worker with supervisory destination - LISW-S and Licensed Independent Chemical Drug Counselor- LICDC in the state of Ohio. Shamar is a Clinical Social Worker in the state of Kentucky. Shamar works with all populations including Adults, Adolescents and Children coping with in Anxiety, PTSD, Depression, Adjustment Disorders, ADHD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Marriage and Family issues, Child and family issues and addiction. Shamar is strength-based therapist that utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational interviewing to best serve the client’s needs. He strives to provide great quality care and focuses on helping people reach their greatest potential.
Jonathan Norbert Trauth, EdD, LISW-S
Dr. Jonathan Trauth is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Science and Social Work at Miami University. In the 1990s while working for the affordable housing coalition and serving special needs populations, Jonathan studied psychology and theology leading to a dual Degree from Xavier University. In 2001, Dr. Trauth began working in substance abuse dependency counseling in inner city Lexington, KY, while working on his MSW at the University of Kentucky. He completed his Doctorate in Counseling at the University of Cincinnati in 2016.
Dr. Trauth traveled to El Salvador and to Nicaragua to help build water filtration systems and malaria-proofing latrines while also being introduced to permaculture techniques for third-world country applications. Dr. Trauth worked three years at the Clermont Recovery Center in Batavia, Ohio, with adolescents incorporating therapy through gardening. He then brought the ideas learned in horticulture therapy to clients and families at Lighthouse Youth Services where he worked as a social worker and clinical supervisor.
Last year he completed his 72 hour permaculture Trauth certification. More recently at St. Leo the Great parish, Dr. Trauth began working with the Burundian refugee population. These refugees requested his help in obtaining land for farming so they could grow their own food. Observable outcomes that have had a significant impact on these refugees include community integration, self-efficacy, self-sufficiency, increase in business knowledge, opportunities for physical exercise for all ages, and a collaboration with different organizations focused on the creation and sustainability of a refugee garden.
Dr. Trauth is a lecturer in the Department of Counseling, Social Work & Leadership at NKU. Dr. Trauth began working in substance abuse dependency counseling in inner city Lexington, KY, while working on his MSW at the University of Kentucky. He completed his Doctorate in Counseling at the University of Cincinnati in 2016.
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Michelle Minnette, Life Coach
From Michelle, “I enjoy assisting others toward feeling empowered and embracing the aspects of their life they can control toward positive change. Over the past twelve years I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults with varied backgrounds and areas of opportunities. I have learned that my presence is best felt in collaboration with others by recognizing that they are the experts in their life. What I bring is a trained eye for opportunities to be embraced and possible barriers that need removed. My ultimate goal is to teach others how to empower themselves to move forward from stagnant, unfulfilling, and/or difficult circumstances. It is my goal to provide an emotionally safe space for all clients by incorporating awareness of social justice issues and cultural considerations into every aspect of my work.
Specifically, I have years of experience in individual and group therapy working with children who experienced trauma, adults and children who suffer from personality traits/disorders, and adults struggling with issues related to a criminal past, trauma, relationships, addiction, and parenting. I have a passion for working with gender and sexually diverse clients and have facilitated an LGBTQ youth group, presented LGBTQ and transgender competency trainings, and created a panel discussions about religion and LGBTQ identities. I am a fan of Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and incorporate the skills into most sessions.”
Robert Michael Kaminsky, Counselor Trainee, LPCA
Sandra Allen, LISW-S
Brittney Kane, LCSW
Megan Gerber, CSW
Megan is a California native who completed her B.A. in Psychology at the University of California, Merced. She also completed her MSW at Northern Kentucky University in 2015. She has a professional background in case management, in home/community based services, house management for residential services, direct service reports for adults with multiple and severe disabilities. Megan utilizes a client centered approach, informed by cognitive behavior therapy, to help individuals facing anxiety, depression, and transitional periods in their lives.
Laura Thompson, Life Coach Physical BEST Practicioner