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Margie Barbera, MSSA, LISW-S

Margie Barbera is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a Supervisory Endorsement specializing in individual, couples and family therapy.  Margie earned a Bachelor's degree from John Carroll University and a Master's degree from Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. 

Margie has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field providing counseling and social work services to children, families and adults.  Her areas of expertise include: attachment/bonding, trauma, mood disorders, parenting education and grief/loss issues related to separation, divorce and death.  She has been recognized by the Association for Training and Treatment of Attachment in Children (ATTACh) as a Master Level Clinician.  In addition to providing direct service to children, families and adults, Margie has worked extensively with the legal system to provide expert testimony, client advocacy, specialized assessment/treatment recommendations and documentation for legal proceedings as requested by the courts and clients.

Margie is also an experienced trainer and has presented to general audiences speaking on a wide range of topics including: parenting skills, attachment and bonding, effective communication and stress management.

Margie is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Contact Margie Barbera
ne (440) 364-7192
[email protected]

Terese Strathern Misencik, M.A., LICDC

Terese Strathern Misencik is a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC). She is a certified Yoga instructor and meditation coach. She has been trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to help patients manage stress and cope more effectively. She has almost 30 years of experience in working in the behavioral health field.

Terri has a Bachelor’s Degree from Ursuline College, and a Master’s degree in Clinical
Psychology from Cleveland State University. Her areas of expertise and long term experience
are with people with mood disorders, chemical dependency, co-dependency, anxiety, panic,
stress, depression, trauma, and helping individuals go through divorce as they experience
loss/grief, as well as the death of a loved one. She provides individual, couples work, and
family work. She provides yoga instruction and meditation as part of the therapy experience.
Terri has had over 8 years working in community mental health settings providing drug and alcohol
assessments, group work, coordination with probation officers, and testimony in court on behalf
of her clients. She has had 10 years of experience in the private practice sector in treating clients
from age 13 to age 85, and has worked with a geriatric psychiatrist in treating the elderly. She
has developed Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), and she has specialized in providing care
with the use of MBSR with clients on the more intensive level.
Terri has taught psychology courses at Lakeland Community College and Ursuline College for
over 12 years, with a speciality in education of students in child development and lifespan. She
is qualified to provide education in Dialectical Behavioral (DBT) and Cognitive skills (CBT) to
help her clients cope with a varied number of difficulties in their lives and to bring about healing
and recovery.
Terri is a member of Northern American Association of Masters in Psychology and the American
Psychological Association, and is a Internationally Certified Drug and Alcohol
Counselor (ICADC).
Contact Terese Strathern Misencik 
Phone (440) 223-5450

Diane Wakeley, M.Ed.,LPCC-S, LICDC

Diane Wakeley is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Supervisory Endorsement and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor with a Supervisory Designation.  She has over 20 years of experience working in behavioral health.  Diane has a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Ithaca College and a Master's degree in Counseling from Cleveland State University.  She has received extensive training in Attachment, Chemical Dependency and Family Systems Therapy.  She has been recognized by the Association of Training and Treatment of Attachment in Children (ATTACh) as a Master Level Clinician.  She is a Clinical Member of the International and Local Chapters of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA).  Diane is also a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Ohio Counseling Association (OCA).

Diane provides counseling and specialized assessments for children, families, couples and adults.   She specializes in the treatment of Attachment and Bonding, Complex Trauma and Grief, Chemical Dependency, Depression and Anxiety Disorders and Parenting/Family issues.  Diane has worked extensively in community mental health settings as an administrator, clinical supervisor and direct service provider.  She also has extensive experience working with the legal system providing expert testimony and consultation.  She also provides specialized assessment reports and treatment recommendations to assist in child custody evaluations and child placement determinations.  

In addition to her work in behavioral healthcare settings, Diane is a professor at Lakeland Community College where she teaches courses in Cultural Diversity, Counseling Skills, Multidisciplinary Teams and Groups, and Chemical Dependency.  Diane has provided continuing education and training workshops to students, professionals and parents for over 20 years.  She trains on a wide range of topics including: parenting skills, special needs adoption and foster care, complex trauma, supervision and ethics, effective communication, and stress management in the workplace.

Contact Diane Wakeley 
Phone (216) 288-6223