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 C ase 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).
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.
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