Therapists

Jodi Attar, M.S., MFT :

Jodi Attar, M.S., MFT

Jodi is licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

In addition to having a Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Jodi also has a Master of Health Administration Degree from The Ohio State University.

Jodi brings a positive spirit to therapy.  She is very enthusiastic and supportive and assists clients in their journey towards becoming their best selves. Jodi places great emphasis on developing a strong therapeutic relationship with clients, while also valuing the capacity that everyone has to work towards individual growth and change.  Jodi utilizes a variety of interventions in working with clients, viewing treatment through the lens of both experiential and structural therapy.

Jodi’s research interests include:

  • Evaluating social media usage and it's impact on the quality of interpersonal relationships
  • Parent-Child Relationship

 

Jamie Blalock, MFT-Trainee :

Jamie Blalock, MFT-Trainee

Jamie is registered with the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee.

Jamie is a PhD student in Human Development and Family Science with a Specialization in Couple and Family Therapy from The Ohio State University. Jamie has earned a Master’s degree focused in relational communication and research methods.

Jamie is a relational therapist who strives to create a warm and welcoming environment for her clients. She aims to establish a strong therapeutic alliance with clients and incorporates a balance of support, challenge, and collaboration in her clinical practice. Jamie enjoys helping her clients address immediate concerns as well as reach long-term goals.

Jamie’s research interests include:

  • Quality and satisfaction in romantic relationships
  • Therapeutic interventions focused towards romantic relationships
  • Contextual, dyadic, and individual factors that impact relational stability
Ali Bryant, MFT-Trainee :

Ali Bryant, MFT-Trainee

Ali is a current MFT-trainee registered with the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She is currently working towards her licensure as an MFT.

Ali is a doctoral student in Human Development and Family Science with a Specialization in Couple and Family Therapy from The Ohio State University. She has a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration.

Ali uses compassion and kindness to get to know her clients and empathize with their concerns. She practices empathy and allows her clients the space they need to revisit difficult life experiences and work towards the goals they identify for themselves.

Ali’s research interests include:

  • first-generation and underrepresented college student adjustment
  • graduate and professional student relationships.
Rebecca Flowers, M.A., MFT-Trainee :

Rebecca Flowers, M.A., MFT-Trainee

Rebecca is registered with the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee.
In addition to earning a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy, Rebecca also has earned a Master of Fine Arts (creative writing – fiction) and a Master of Arts in English Literature.

Rebecca absolutely loves getting to know her clients and has great compassion for them as they share their current struggles.  She is helpful and kind as she helps her clients see new perspectives and make changes to bring about the solutions they desire. She approaches therapy from an integrated approach relying heavily on broad systemic and solution focused perspectives.

Rebecca’s research interests include:

  • Integration of wellness measures with couple and family therapy
  • Increasing attachment in couple relationships
Kira Hayes, MFT :

Kira Hayes, MFT

Kira is licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
Kira is currently a student in a COAMFTE accredited Master’s Degree program in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialty in LGBTQ+ Couple and Family Therapy.

She identifies as an out LGBTQ+ therapist.  She is client-focused, strength-based, non-judgmental, and most importantly, flexible to fit client needs. Her theoretical orientation is symbolic experiential with collaborative language.

Kira’s research interests include:

  • Affirmative and competent therapy for LGBTQ+ couples, families and individuals across the lifespan.
  • Relationship and family therapy for consensual Non-Monogamous clients.
Haley M. Kiser  M.A., MFT, LPC :

Haley M. Kiser  M.A., MFT, LPC

Haley is licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Haley is currently working on the prestigious designation of being an AAMFT approved supervisor.

Haley is in the PhD program in Human Development and Family Science with a specialization in Couple and Family Therapy at The Ohio State University.

Haley is easy to join with, very transparent with clients throughout the therapeutic process and creates the space for clients to be open and to be heard. Haley is strongly influenced by Bowen Family Systems Theory. She views the therapy process as a collaborative journey between the client(s) and therapist.

Haley’s research interests include:

  • Medical Family Therapy
  • Interventions to aid couples/families when an individual (child or adult) is trying to change their lifestyle through health behavior modification (i.e., dieting, exercising, or weight loss surgery).
  • Influence of communication and familial support on patient weight-loss and health behavior success.
  • Substance use disorders in the bariatric surgery population.
Kaitlyn Ludwig, MFT-Trainee :

Kaitlyn Ludwig, MFT-Trainee

Kaitlyn is registered with the Ohio Counselor, Social Work, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee.

Kaitlyn received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University. She is currently working toward her Master's degree in Couple and Family Therapy and expects to graduate in May 2021.

Kaitlyn works to create a supportive, non-judgemental, and safe environment for her clients. She enjoys getting to know her clients and has great empathy for their experiences. Kaitlyn works to support her clients by helping them find positivity and assist them in finding effective solutions to help them reach the outcome they desire.

Kaitlyn's Interests Include:

  • Helping clients find understanding and connection in their relationships.
  • Helping clients find more positivity in their daily life.
Ellison Luthy, MFT-Trainee :

Ellison Luthy, MFT-Trainee

Ellison is a current MFT-Trainee registered with the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapy Board. She is currently working towards licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

Ellison is a Ph.D. student in Human Development and Family Science with a specialization in Couple and Family Therapy. Previously, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Miami University with a focus on human development, psychopathology, gender & sexuality.

Ellison is a therapist that works to develop a therapeutic relationship with clients by creating a safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative environment. Working to address specific needs and goals, she aims to establish a balance between challenging and supporting clients. Ellison strives to alleviate current distress as well as address long term goals for healing.

Ellison’s research interests include:

  • Multi-minority identity individuals and compounding marginalization
  • Relational and familial therapy for non-traditional relationship structures (LGBTQ, Consensual Non-Monogamy, etc.)
  • Medical Family Therapy for fertility, pregnancy, and early infancy
Molly Morrow, MFT-Trainee :

Molly Morrow, MFT-Trainee

Molly is registered with the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee.
Molly is currently working on her Master's in Couple and Family Therapy at Ohio State University. Previously she received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Ohio University.
Molly establishes a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients by truly getting to know them and their needs. She works by challenging clients to see their problems through new perspectives and supports them throughout the process. Through acknowledging where they are at Molly helps her clients achieve their goals for where they want to be.
Molly's interests include:
  • Increasing understanding between romantic partners
  • Establishing stronger connection in interpersonal relationships
  • Challenging clients to break down their own barriers
Aaron Murnan, Ph. D., M.S., MFT :

Aaron Murnan, Ph. D., M.S., MFT

Dr. Murnan is licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Marriage and Family Therapist.  Aaron is currently working on the prestigious designation of being an AAMFT approved supervisor.

Dr Murnan received his Doctoral Degree in Human Development and Family Science with a specialization in Couple and Family Therapy from The Ohio State University.

Dr. Murnan is easy to connect with, compassionate, and warm. He approaches therapy from an experiential theoretical perspective seeking to create space where clients can address their current growth edges with creative new solutions.

Dr. Murnan’s research interests include:

  • Couple and family therapy that targets intergenerational patterns of abuse, neglect, substance use, and prostitution among families in which mothers report engagement in prostitution.
  • The development of adapted family systems interventions that have the capacity to address the unique needs of these vulnerable families.
Kris Snyder, M.S., MFT :

Kris Snyder, M.S., MFT

Kris is licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

In addition to having a Master’s of Science Degree in Couple and Family Therapy, Kris also has a Master of Business Administration.

Kris has positive unconditional regard for his clients.  He helps them focus on positive self-talk, and he is great at getting them unstuck! He works from strength based perspectives including solution focus therapy.
Kris’s research interests include:

  • Inter-generational trauma
  • Educating on the need to address mental health, eating, health and wellness concerns.
Riley Whiting, MFT-Trainee :

Riley Whiting, MFT-Trainee

Riley is registered with the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee.

Riley is a Ph.D. Student in Human Development and Family Science with a specialization in Couple and Family Therapy from The Ohio State University.

Riley enjoys helping clients from all walks of life and is focused on creating a safe environment for self-discovery and growth. He is calm and kind as he works with clients to identify intergenerational patterns to help them develop perspective and form stable relationships.

His research interests include:

  • Relationship stability
  • Intergenerational healing
  • The relationship between physical and mental health in families
Sarah M. Worch, M.S., M.A., IMFT-S :

Sarah M. Worch, M.S., M.A., IMFT-S

Sarah is licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board as an Independent Marriage and Family Therapist.

Sarah is in the PhD program in Human Development and Family Science with a specialization in Couple and Family Therapy at The Ohio State University. Sarah has already earned a Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling and a Master of Arts Degree in Experimental Psychology.

Sarah is calm, kind, and helpful. Sarah is strongly influenced by Bowen Family Systems Theory as she assists clients in recognizing their own anxiety, reducing their reactivity, and becoming more thoughtful about their family systems to improve their overall well being.

Sarah’s Research Interests Include:

  • Bowen family systems theory
  • Spirituality and family therapy
  • Medical family therapy