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We Moved!

We excited to invite you to our new space at

1219 High Street, Suite 100, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281.

Our new number is 234-217-8001 and new fax is 234-217-8241

ALO Family Counseling, LLC

Are you struggling with issues related to depression, anxiety, stress, connecting with others, school related issues, trauma, grief, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or major life changes? There comes a time when help from a professional can aid in personal growth. Here at ALO Family Counseling we are committed in helping each individual in reaching their goals.

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Our office is fully open and is offering in person or tele-health options. Please do call us at (330)224-5995 to discuss your options. At ALO Family Counseling we are committed to providing quality mental health services and will continue to work with each client to meet their needs during this time.

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About Therapy

Therapy can be difficult. Our mission at ALO Family Counseling is to aid you in your journey. For change to occur it is necessary to form a trusting, emotionally safe relationship with your counselor, and in the context of that relationship to increase one’s awareness of self, challenge one’s assumptions, learn new skills, establish appropriate boundaries in relationships with others, and experience and let go of pain from the past. Your counselor’s task is to assist in this process. Our aim is to provide consultation, evaluation, and counseling services for clients dealing with issues impacting their well-being.

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Meet Your ALO Therapist

Amanda Owens,

Amanda is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Supervisor.  She enjoys working with all clients, particularly, children, adolescents, and young adults. It is important to Amanda that all clients be met with a neuro-diverse affirming experience. She specializes in behavioral issues, ADHD, anxiety/depression, trauma, LGBTQIA+, and adjustment issues. Amanda works from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, while connecting with clients using a person centered approach.

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Catherine Hoover, M.A., LPCC

Catherine is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She enjoys working with all clients, particularly adolescents, adults, and older adults. She specializes in depression/anxiety, trauma, behavioral and adjustment issues, and grief. Catherine works from a combination of client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and existential approaches, and is trained in EMDR.

Lisa Byrne,
M.Ed., LPC

Lisa is a highly compassionate mental health professional with a warm and calming presence. She is dedicated to walking along with individuals and couples while they face their challenges on a path toward healing and growth. Lisa uses an eclectic mix of techniques combined with a strong belief in a person-centered approach, which is accepting and supportive. This approach creates a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences and works to empower them to reach their full potential.


Nicole Poynter,

Nicole Poynter, MA, LPCC, LSW has a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from the University of Akron. She is licensed as both an LPCC and LSW. She has over 21 years of experience in a variety of settings including individual, group and family therapy. She has worked in a variety of settings including: chemical dependency, domestic violence, in home counseling as well as school based.  Some of her areas of expertise include counseling children and adolescents, family work, anxiety and mood disorders, ADHD, behavior disorders and, LGTBQ+.

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Megan Whelchel, M.Ed., LPCC

Megan is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who enjoys working with older adolescents and adults of all ages. She utilizes a variety of techniques including CBT, DBT and EMDR in order to best meet people’s individual needs. Her areas of professional interest are trauma, depression, anxiety and working with young adults. Her goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and affirming place for people to thrive.



1219 High Street, Suite 100, Wadsworth, OH 44281   |   234-217-8001

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