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Patricia Mares, M.Ed., LPCC-S

Child and Family Therapist

628 Commanche Road

Trish works with children and adolescents. She has extensive experience working with foster and adoptive youth and successfully treating reactive attachment disorder.

Schedule an appointment by calling (740) 804-6802

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Sara Flowers, A.A., PRS

Peer Supporter

628 Commanche Road

Sara has been Trish's Executive Assistant since 2015. She is a BSW student at Ohio University's Chillicothe Campus, and utilizes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)  in her individual and group work primarily with adults.

Schedule an appointment by calling (740) 804-6800

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Alvin Mares, Ph.D., LISW-S

Adult and Couples Therapist

382 Arch Street ("The Brick")

Alvin works with adults and couples. He also is experienced in divorce mediation and is a certified parenting coordinator in Ross County.

Schedule an appointment by calling (740) 804-6800

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Leslie Hamman, M.S.W., LSW

Adolescent and Adult Therapist

382 Arch Street ("The Brick")

Leslie specializes in working with women and teens experiencing anxiety/depression, perinatal and postpartum mood disorders, infertility, pregnancy, infant child loss coping with loss and grief, and those managing chronic illnesses. 

Schedule an appointment by calling (740) 804-6800

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Susan "Nikki" Priest, M.S.W., LSW

Adult and Couples Therapist

382 Arch Street ("The Brick")

Nikki is a graduate of The Ohio State University Master's in Social Work program. She has worked for Adena Regional Medical Center, Scioto-Paint Valley Community Mental Health Center, and Netcare Access in Columbus.

Schedule an appointment by calling (740) 804-6800

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Rev. Jessica Warth, M.A.

Adult and Couples Therapist

382 Arch Street ("The Brick")

Jessica holds a Master's degree in Pastoral Counseling. Having served in a pastoral capacity at Ohio Christian University Church for 10 years, she now counsels adults and couples, including those seeking greater intimacy.

Schedule an appointment by calling (740) 804-6800

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Stacey Cartee, M.Ed.

Youth and Adult Therapist

382 Arch Street ("The Brick")

Stacey is a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider with over 20 years' experience in corrections where she has worked with both youth and adult offenders.

Schedule an appointment by calling (740) 804-6800

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Teagan McFadden, B.S., PRS

Peer Supporter

382 Arch Street ("The Brick")

Teagan received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Mount Union in December 2020. He is an Assistant Coach for the Chillicothe High School wrestling team and is interested in working with student athletes.

Schedule an appointment by calling (740) 804-6800

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Kelli Cunningham, B.A.

Peer Supporter

382 Arch Street ("The Brick")

Kelli earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wright State University in 2013. She works mostly with women experiencing anxiety and depression, utilizing dialectical behavior therapy methods in individual & group sessions.  

Schedule an appointment by calling (740) 804-6800

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Ashley Merritt, B.A.

Peer Supporter

382 Arch Street ("The Brick")

Ashley holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Liberty University. She has worked as a teen mentor/youth assistant with the Assembly of God church and served as a barista at Rost Coffee. She mostly works with youth and teens.

Schedule an appointment by calling (740) 804-6800

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Talia Salyer, A.A., CDCA

Office Manager

382 Arch Street ("The Brick")

Talia manages daily operations at our three Arch Street locations. She also is primarily responsible for scheduling new youth and adult clients and managing our three offices located on Arch Street: "The Brick" at 382 Arch Street, "The Meeting House" at 376 Arch, and "The Den" at 402 Arch.

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Ciera Ousley

Billing Specialist

382 Arch Street ("The Brick")

Ciera provides "Tier 2" support and assistance with onboarding new clients, verifying insurance eligibility and benefits, collecting client copays and submitting and processing primary public and private insurance claims.

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Pati Byers

Receptionist and Intake Specialist

382 Arch Street ("The Brick")

Pati greets new and existing clients served at our three Arch Street locations. She collects copays, assists new clients in completing intake paperwork, updates client insurance information, and helps answer the main phone.

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Leighanne Johnson, M.Ed., LPC

Child and Family Therapist

376 Arch Street ("The Meeting House")

Leighanne received her Master’s degree from Ohio University. With years of experience as an academic adviser at OU and guidance counselor of elementary and middle school students at Paint Valley, she works with youth and families.

Schedule an appointment by calling (740) 804-6800

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Jennifer Foreman, PRS

Peer Supporter

376 Arch Street ("The Meeting House")

Jennifer works primarily with young adults and older adults. She utilizes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)  in her individual and group work.

Schedule an appointment

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Kimberly Roderick, M.Ed.

Child and Family Therapist

406 Arch Street ("The Den")

Kim was a teacher for 22 years at Paint Valley Elementary and Middle Schools. She is currently enrolled in the Master's in Counselor Education program at Ohio University. She works mostly with school aged-youth and adolescents.

Schedule an appointment by calling (740) 804-6800

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Jaci McAllister, B.A.

Child and Family Therapist

406 Arch Street ("The Den")

Jaci brings years of experience as a paraprofessional with the Chillicothe City School District to her work with preschool and school-aged youth and their families. 

Schedule an appointment by calling (740) 804-6800

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Jessica George, A.A.

Student Worker

406 Arch Street ("The Den")

Jessie is a full-time student in the BSW Program at Ohio University's Chillicothe Campus. She works with younger children enrolled in Ross County Head Start and other youth receiving counseling in our office. 

Schedule an appointment by calling (740) 804-6800

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Krista Jo Smith, M.S.N., APRN, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner

10 Dun Road ("Mares Cares Family Medicine, LLC")

Krista Jo's near 25 years of experience in nursing and advanced training as a family nurse practitioner informs her work providing care focused on meeting the complex medical/mental health needs of youth and adult patients/clients. 

Schedule a primary medical care appointment by calling (740) 804-4506

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Susan Roark, B.A.

Medical Assistant

10 Dun Road ("Mares Cares Family Medicine, LLC")

Susan has served families in this area in multiple capacities, including as a foster and adoptive parent for over 20 years, co-pastor of Faith Fellowship in Circleville, and Executive Director of Pike County Family and Children First Council (FCFC). 

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Angela McAdams, B.A.

Receptionist

10 Dun Road ("Mares Cares Family Medicine, LLC")

Prior to joining us, Angela was secretary at Ross County Christian Academy. She, Suan and Krista Jo work closely together to provide primary medical care to youth and adults in a warm, welcoming and family-friendly setting located behind Casa del Taco on Western Avenue ... Dr. Ralph Skillings' former office.

Join us! Contact Alvin Mares at (740) 804-6275 or alvin@mares-cares.com to discuss employment and internship opportunities.