Ohio Counseling Conversations

Ohio Counseling Conversations

The official Ohio Counseling Association podcast. Our mission is to host experts from our membership, leadership, and throughout the counseling field to bring listeners relevant conversations around what it means to be a counselor in Ohio. In addition, this podcast will provide a platform for Ohio Counseling Association divisions, chapters, and committees to share information and updates. Made for counselors by counselors, we hope to highlight important conversations in the profession that will inform our work as we continue to grow as professionals and as people. Thank you for tuning in! Views, beliefs, or references mentioned in episodes do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the Ohio Counseling Association. The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by guests do not necessarily reflect the view of the Ohio Counseling Association or any of its officials.


June 1, 2023 37 mins

Our 6th conversation continues the Meet the President Series with the 2023-2024 OCA President––Dr. Sherdene Simpson, Ph.D, LPCC-S, MFT. Dr. Simpson received her masters from Kent State University, doctoral degree from The University of Akron, and is now a faculty member at Florida Gulf Coast University. She has a private practice on the west side of Cleveland. She has been a counselor for sixteen years, approaching her work from a ...

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Conversation 5 features Hayle Fisher, LPCC, BC-TMH, who currently serves the Director of Adolescent Services at Premier Behavioral Health Services. Hayle is passionate about providing DBT services to adolescents, young adults, and families. She currently facilitates an adolescent DBT-IOP group and also provides skill support training to parents.  Hayle is also the current president of the Ohio Association for Specialists in Group W...

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In this episode, we are honored to be joined by Dr. Christine Suniti Bhat, an OCA past president; and soon-to-be president-elect of the American Counseling Association this summer.  In continuing the Meet the President series, we are inspired by Dr. Bhat's stories of how she has connected with others in her profession through chance meetings, what she values in our profession; and how we as counselors can continue the advocacy...

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In the third episode of Ohio Counseling Conversations we continue the Meet the President series with Staci Tessmer, current OCA President, LPCC-S, NCC, BC-TMH. Our host Dr. Marisa Cargill talks with Staci Tessmer on the importance of the journey in doing this work as counselors, and reflects on her own career path and introduction into leadership. Of course, they discuss some of the developments and challenges in the profession. Tu...

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We are excited to announce the second episode of the Ohio Counseling Conversations podcast! This time we hear from Ohio Counseling Association past president, Dr. DoHee Kim-Appel. In this enriching conversation our host Dr. Marisa Cargill talks with Dr. Kim-Appel about her career as a counselor and relationship to OCA, suggestions for counselors-in-training and new professionals, and the role of servant leadership in the field. The...

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February 1, 2023 37 mins

In this episode, we interview Kailey Bradley who is both a counselor and thanatologist. She discusses her passions for grief and her own journey of becoming a grief specialist. Kailey emphasizes common misconceptions about grief as well as the notion that loss goes far beyond death loss. She provides some insight into her work and provides us with some great resources. Check it out!

Here are the resources she discussed:

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