Our Story

Open Arms Counseling®, LLC began January of 2014 out of a need in the community.  It was found that a number of people in the area did not seek the help that they wanted because they had felt uncomfortable about being accepted for who they were.  The founders set out to create a space that was safe and comfortable for both clients and the counselors who worked there.  That is when Open Arms Counseling® was born.  After all, to find healing you need to feel free to be you.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest quality care to serve our diverse communities with respect to their spiritual, cultural, and individual differences. We do this through welcoming, professional counselors, utilizing proven therapy interventions to help clients achieve their goals and to encourage them to gain individual growth.






Ann Hurst, MACPC, LPCC-S

Whether you are dealing with trauma past or present or if you are going through life transitions there is a counselor at Open Arms Counseling® that can help you find the way to healing and clarity.

If you would like someone to work with you to heal the wounds life sometimes brings our way then please contact Open Arms Counseling® for an appointment

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Patrick Mettle, MA, LPCC-S

Do you feel like you are not being heard? Do you feel overwhelmed or stuck? If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, addiction issues, or find yourself in a season of life that is causing you pain, I can help. By working together, we can partner on a journey that can help you achieve your therapy goals.


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Monica Kettler, MA, LPCC-S

Life can change in the blink of an eye.  If you’re feeling sad, overwhelmed, or finding difficulty managing day to day life, let's work together to develop a positive sense of self and lead meaningful and fulfilling lives.  I am passionate about working with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stage of life concerns, grief or loss, and interpersonal relationship stressors.  I believe in establishing a collaborative and empowering therapeutic relationship built in trust, safety, and hope to help reach your goals.  I’ve obtained my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University and implement a person-centered approach, integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness skills.

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Jennel Okotah, LPC

Anxious, depressed, stressed out, feeling lonely? I offer a safe environment to process these feelings and work with my clients using evidence based treatment modalities while tapping into individual strengths to help alleviate these stressors. With my diverse background in my personal and professional life, I will work hand in hand with you and meet you where you are.

I am originally from Ghana, located in West Africa but have lived in Columbus/Toledo Ohio for over a decade now. I primarily work with adults and work with a variety of mental health concerns.

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Paul Minshall, LPC

Have a lot of problems with no solutions? Find yourself stuck in the same place over and over? No one understands what you're going through and you're not sure you do either? Let's talk it out. Then let's figure out what really matters to you and how to do more of it. Live your life, I'll help you out.


Theresa Pryor, MA, LPC

Are you struggling with feeling hopeless, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or misunderstood? I have compassion for those who have been rejected and outcast, and my aim is to be an instrument to help restore hope, healing and wholeness. I will meet you where you are and utilize your strengths to help empower you along your journey. I offer a Christ-centered approach for those who desire it in their treatment, and I utilize an eclectic framework to develop an individualized plan to help you reach your therapy goals.

I obtained a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Otterbein University. I have received training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy Levels 1 & 2, and Breakthrough Biblical Counseling.

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Danielle Harrison, LPC

Do you feel alone, don't feel like you're understood, or just need someone to vent to? I can provide a warm, welcoming, and safe space where you feel understood and heard. I am an active listener who will help guide you through your troubles in life and get you back on track.
I am a resident of Marysville and enjoy my spare time at home with my husband, two dogs, accompanied by movies and video games.
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Tim Wallace, EdD, LPC

I can assist you on the journey toward optimal well-being throughout the counseling process. A process that is best seen initially as a form of growth rather than as a cure. A cure implies that something is wrong with you, that you are sick, or that someone must cure you.  As part of this growth process, we can address any issues blocking you from maximizing your potential and enjoyment in life. This could include reducing anxiety, re-establishing self-esteem, freeing yourself of depression, healing old wounds, coping with illness, addressing addictive behavior patterns, reducing that state of constant exhaustion, or developing a positive mind frame for effective performance.

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Lorraine Ybarra, LPC

Do you ever feel like things are just too heavy? Maybe you're stuck on autopilot and just need some help! My goal is to walk alongside you to listen and encourage you, offering a safe and therapeutic environment.  I couple the knowledge I learned in school with experiences of my own and others, to help find what works best with you always in mind!
My passions are being a wife and mother, dancing, art, and spending time with my four pups: Goku, Heath, Broly, and Princess. My hope is to help others heal from trauma, anxiety, and other significant areas of need with the use of a variety of techniques for YOU and with YOU! Areas I am especially interested in are: all ages across the lifespan, especially children and geriatric as well as adoption and survivors of emotional or physical abuse.
I look forward to meeting with you!
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Matthew Locaputo , LPC

Life continually throws challenges our way, and sometimes these challenges become too much to handle, we can feel lost, depressed, and unsure of what to do next. Taking the first step towards counseling can be difficult and my goal is to use the skills I have learned to help you overcome life’s difficulties to help you better handle the challenges that life continues to present. I am passionate about cooking, hiking, spending time with my wife and dogs, and helping people grow!


Regina Neiheisel, LPC

Life can be full of hardships, but I believe we all have the strength and resilience to grow and change, and live a more meaningful life. I will meet you where you are and work alongside you to find and build these strengths. I strive to provide a welcoming and supportive environment that fosters trust, honest communication, and self-compassion. My goal is to help you meet your goals in an empathic and collaborative way.


Samantha Purcell , LPC

Do you ever feel weighed down by your life? Stuck on where to go next? I will help guide you through the many questions and uncertainties that life brings, offer a safe and inviting space to express your thoughts and desires.

My husband and I live in the Columbus area and we love trying out all the different restaurants and types of food Columbus has to offer! I enjoy reading, baking/cooking, and being outdoors. I enjoy being in a helping field, as people are my passion! I have several years of experience as a Registered Behavior Technician, working with children with autism and their families. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, and other significant areas of need I can help.




Fatima Hassan , CT

Life is full of ups and downs, and we may feel overwhelmed by this!  I'm here to assist you through life's challenges by offering a safe, non-judgmental environment to promote overall growth.  I approach my work with a solution-focused, person-centered, and trauma-informed approach to help you achieve your goals.  I have experience working with immigrant populations, particularly those affected by war and displacement. Additionally, I am fluent in Somali and Hindi. Currently, I am an intern and a masters-level student at Wright State University, pursuing a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am excited to collaborate with you on your journey.

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Zaria Fitzpatrick , CT

Life isn’t always easy, and sometimes it can take a toll on our mental health in ways that feel unbearable. Sometimes these feelings can make it hard to get through the day.  As a counselor, I want to help you learn to prioritize your mental health and work through issues that are causing you distress. My great passion is bringing healing to people, through individualized therapy methods. No matter what you may be going through, whether it is anxiety, depression, or trauma, I will work with you to reach your goals and achieve a healthier mindset. I am currently a graduate student in the Mental Health and Counseling program at Wright State University. As an intern, I am excited to work with you and together we can implement techniques to help you work through life's challenges.


Danielle Willis , CT

Are you overwhelmed? Feeling hopeless? Feeling like you aren't good enough? Problems coping with the challenges in your life? Sick and tired of being sick and tired? I get it! I will walk alongside you as you navigate the circumstances of life. I want to be an instrument for hope, healing and peace in your life. We will work together to achieve your goals for mental wellness and a life well-lived.

I am graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Ashland Theological Seminary and have a master's degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Michigan State University.  Prior to enrolling in the counseling program, I was a human resources executive for 25 years focusing on valuing and appreciating every employee individually and personally for who they are.


Gennell Easley , CT

Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's responsibilities or weighed down by difficult emotions like shame, guilt, anger, or anxiety? Do you struggle to piece together the complexities of your life and find clarity amidst confusion? If you nodded yes to any of these questions, consider this your invitation to my office—a safe place where you can freely share your life story.

Your life story is the key to unlocking personal empowerment and resetting your course. By exploring your experiences and values, we can chart a path toward greater mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Together, we'll celebrate your strengths and address areas for growth, helping you navigate life's twists and turns with confidence. My goal is to accompany you on this journey, acknowledging both the positive aspects of your life while creating a roadmap to address areas of opportunities.


Next Steps...

Contact us now to schedule an appointment.  We look forward to working with you.