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 was born. After all, to find healing you need to feel free to be you.
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.
OPEN ARMS COUNSELING STAFF:
MEET THE TEAM
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 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
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.
Asha Melton, MA, LPC
Stressed out, angry, anxious, depressed, or just want to vent? I can offer a welcoming and safe environment where you feel heard, supported and empowered. I am an active listener who will inspire, encourage and reinforce positivity to help you maintain a healthier you. I will work alongside you through mindfulness, and other suitable techniques to help you meet your personal goals. My love is my family, my weakness is chocolate, my inspiration is my husband, my passion is my work, and my interest is in helping you!
Sarah Hurst-Pelfrey, MA, LPC
Mia Lachner, MS.Ed, LPC
Do you ever feel stressed out, angry, or sad? Do you feel like no one understands what you are going through? My office is a safe and welcoming environment where you feel heard and understood. I utilize a holistic approach to counseling by incorporating the biological, mental, social, and spiritual parts of your life. Together we can create goals based on the strengths you currently possess that will lead to growth and change in your life.
I grew up in Vermilion, OH, right by Lake Erie and graduated from the University of Dayton. I have been trained in Level 1 and 2 of Gottman’s Method Couples therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness-based techniques.
Ariel Rossen, LPC
Life can be unpredictable and complex. Let's work together to give you support through the difficulties you may be facing. Counseling and helping others became my choice of career after experiencing many of my own unpredictable and complex life events. These experiences have opened my eyes, mind, and heart to different perspectives.
I believe in a holistic model of health where there is unity between a person’s mental, physical, spiritual, social, and emotional well-being. Each person is different and approaches to treatment should be individualized. Together we will develop your individualized treatment goals because my goal is to work with you and provide support for you as a whole person.
Emily Baker, MA, LPC
Do you feel that people out there don’t listen or understand you? I am dedicated to creating an environment where you can feel safe and heard. Working together we can set and achieve goals that lead to growth and change. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and families working through trauma, loss, and/or adjustment. I also have experience working with groups and with adults experiencing addiction, depression, anxiety, and suicidality.
I take a holistic approach to counseling and strive to provide therapy that combines the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual parts of your life. I am wellness-oriented and enjoy incorporating mindfulness, nature, and reading into therapy.
Mehri Davis, MA, LPC
I have spent most of my life working with underserved populations, specifically people with developmental disabilities and youth at risk. Prior to joining Open Arms, I founded an art studio run by artists with disabilities and consulted with many different day programs for adults with disabilities, encouraging therapeutic and creative programming. I have extensive experience working in schools, day programs, partial hospitalization programs, homes, and creative spaces. In sessions, I will often say, ‘this is your story’, meaning that we are working together to write your story the way you envision it. I am an artist and often use art to help you picture the goals you would like to achieve. I grew up in Upper Arlington, graduated from The Ohio State University and have lived in Ohio for most of my life.
Lanaya McDonald, MA, LPC
We all have struggles in life. If you are looking for someone to meet you where you are and assist you in finding peace and comfort then give me a call. I will work with you through the good and the bad and ensure a listening and compassionate ear. I am a native of Toledo, Ohio, and a Veteran, with a very diverse background. As a veteran I know family as well as service members need help so working with Veterans and their families is one of my passions. I believe in a holistic approach to mental health and wellness. I have also done extensive work in the field of drug and alcohol treatment and realize that addiction is real and often affects families for generations. If you are unsure where to go or where to turn take the first step and schedule an appointment. I’ll be there to listen.
Nicole Taylor, CT
Do you feel alone just when life seems the hardest? I will come alongside you as you navigate life’s most difficult times. Together we will create a safe, non-judgmental, warm environment to grow, heal, and improve your life in any way you see necessary. I have a holistic and active approach which means we will work together to see change in the spaces where you feel stuck, in pain, and hopeless. With a focus on mindfulness and emotional health, I can partner with you to transform your life and make the changes you desire.
Individuals, couples, families, and children are all welcome. I am currently enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s program at Ashland Theological Seminary and under the supervision of Patrick Mettle, LPCC-S.
Kennedie Burston, CT
Do you ever feel anxious, lonely, lost, or like no one is hearing you? I provide a warm and welcoming environment and will walk alongside you in your journey. Using active listening I will meet you where you are and encourage you in the process of becoming the healthiest version of yourself. I am experienced in working with youth and adults dealing with stress, learning coping skills, and communication.
A Columbus native, I enjoy movies from the 90’s, cotton candy ice cream, and laughing with my family. Currently I am enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s program at Liberty University and am practicing under the supervision of Patrick Mettle, LPCC-S.
Danielle Harrison, CT
Contact us now to schedule an appointment. We look forward to working with you.