Dr. Suresh Patel, Medical Director. Dr. S Patel has been in practice serving Stark County for over 30 years. He is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist. Past Chairman and Medical director for Mercy Medical Behavioral Science for 23 years. Past President of Northeast Psychiatric Association in Ohio. Distinguished Life Fellow
Melissa is our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Melissa accepts new patients does medication management for our clients, her primary focus is treating mental health and addiction in adults and children. Melissa does all the medication assisted treatment for our Substance Use Disorder clients as well.
John is our clinical director. He is a counselor for our clients and oversees the other counselors for policies and procedures in our facility. John has a long career in counseling, crisis work and case management.
Hannah Croft Kendrick graduated from Walsh University in August 2021 with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Hannah is currently working toward certification in EMDR therapy and specializes in trauma therapy & women’s issues. Hannah loves to run, sing, and re-watch Emperor’s New Groove.
Sydney is our chemical dependency counselor. She runs our Intensive Outpatient Program, 12 Step Yoga and does individual counseling for our SUD patients. Some group therapy consist of topics such as personal growth & development, helping monitor and understand feelings as well as behaviors, relapse prevent
Heather Morris graduated from Cleveland State University in December 2013 with a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing and graduated from Malone University in August 2020 with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Heather is currently working toward certification in EMDR therapy and specializes in trauma therapy.