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Center for Effective Living Staff

Deborah A. Koricke, Ph.D.

Clinical and Forensic Psychologist
Dr. Deborah Koricke is the Center’s President; she manages all the company’s business functions…

Michael B. Leach, Ph.D.

Clinical and Forensic Psychologist
Dr. Leach is Founder and Past President of the Center…

Melissa Mellinger, CNS

Melissa Mellinger, CNS, has been prescribing medication since 2008 and has been at the Center for Effective Living since 2013.

David Brockett, M.M., M.Ed., LPC

David Brockett, M.M., M.Ed., LPC holds a graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University and is a licensed clinical mental health counselor.

David G. Bostwick, LISW-S, LICDC, SAP

Social Worker
Dave has a MSSW from Cleveland State University and is a licensed social worker…

Stephanie Martin, Clinical Nurse Specialist

Stephanie Martin, Clinical Nurse Specialist

Stephanie Martin is a board certified Clinical Nurse Specialist. She has been prescribing medications since 2007 in both inpatient and outpatient settings…

Deanna Horrigan, CNS

Deanna Horrigan, CNS, has 20 years experience in Mental Health. She specializes in the treatment of adults.

Carly Grabowski, LPC, LICDC

Carly Grabowski holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University…

Matthew Liptensky, MA, PC

Matthew Liptensky has been working in the mental health and addiction fields for over 18 years…

Tiera Cross

Tiera Cross graduated from Notre Dame College with a B.A. in psychology and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree…

Dr. Marlena Achim, M.D.

Child Psychiatrist
Dr. Marlena Achim sees children and adolescents. She completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry…

Douglas Boose

Douglas Boose, LICDC

Douglas Boose graduated with a B.S.in Psychology from Kaplan University and is currently finishing a M.A. in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

Kendra Shoup, M.A., LPCC-S

Kendra Shoup is a licensed professional clinical counselor who graduated from Walsh University…

Nancy B. Caito, Ph.D., PC.

Nancy is a Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow obtaining psychology hours toward the psychologist license…

James Rodio, M.D.

James Rodio, M.D.is the Medical Director of our Suboxone program and also sees adults for treatment of other mental health issues…

Colleen Montague, LSW, LICDC

Colleen Montague, LSW, LICDC

Colleen Montague obtained her undergraduate degree in Social Work at Youngstown State University…

Dawn Swartz, LSW, LPC, CDCA

Dawn Swartz is a licensed social worker and licensed professional counselor who received her BA…

Cassandra B. Morton, M.Ed., M.A.

Psychotherapist
Cassandra holds graduate degrees in Clinical Psychology and Counseling from The Cleveland State University.

Chelsea Peticca, M.A., LPCC, LICDC

Chelsea Peticca holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Akron and…

Steven Miller, DO

Board Certified Psychiatry, Over 25 years experience, Adult, General Psychiatry

Cynthia M. Takaht, MA

Cynthia M. Takaht graduated from John Carroll University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology…

DaLan Johnson

DaLan Johnson earned his B.F.A. from Ohio University. Having worked as a writer in California…

Mary Doherty, LPCC, Trained EMDR Therapist

Mary Doherty holds Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology; and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling…

Kate Boylan, LPC

Kate Boylan holds a Master of Science from Walden University. Kate spent nearly 15 years in the autism community…

Renata Kadlcek, MSN, RN, CPN, CPNP-PC, FNP-BC

Renata Kadlcek is a primary care pediatric and family nurse practitioner. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University…

Dr. Euriel Merrick, PhD

Dr. Euriel Merrick is a Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow who is working toward his independent license in the State of Ohio…