Beacon Counseling Center Dublin - Licensed Professional Counselors (2022)

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors

Beacon Counseling Center Dublin - Licensed Professional Counselors (1)

Tammy L. Smith, Ph.D., LPCC, NCC
Psychologist, Professional Clinical Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Dr. Smith's training includes a Ph.D. in Psychology, M.S. In Counseling Psychology, B.S. In Christian Ministries and Religion. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. She is a National Certified Counselor and has been in Counseling practice for 23 years. She assists Young Life Ministries as well as local churches with consultation roles. She has previously served as a Regional instructor for the American Association for Christian Counselors, has provided crisis intervention counseling for ministry teams in Amsterdam and Venezuela and has provided national counseling leadership for a Collegiate network of churches.

Her approach includes attention to the whole person within the context of God's framework of Truth and reliance upon the person and work of Jesus through His Spirit. She focuses on development of emotional, relational and spiritual maturity through a variety of therapeutic modalities, dependent upon the presenting concerns of the individual(s). Tammy thoroughly relishes the opportunity to work with people motivated for freedom and victory purchased by Jesus in life from here forward and has written 6 books, recorded a healing conference for a DVD study series, has an international speaking ministry and provides training in a variety of formats to best equip those special and wise people.

Tammy has a considerable waiting list. She gives priority to people in ministry, including pastors, campus ministers, counselors and their spouses. Her fees are consonant with nationwide standards. Clients are primarily self-pay, but Tammy does have support staff who will work with those who desire to submit to their insurance providers.

Tammy has been married to Mike for 24 years. He is the lead pastor of Vista Community Church with sites in Dublin, Westerville, and Hilliard. They have two sons, one in college and one in high school, with whom they enjoy the best times of fun, ministry, and family. Tammy enjoys with great passion playing competitive tennis and leading Vista's Christmas outreach musical program to the entire Columbus population every year, with multiple programs in multiple locations. Most of all, Tammy delights most in coming around the Word of God in any context with people serious about following Him and bringing His Kingdom to bear on this earth.

For more information, take a look atwww.drtammysmith.com.

Beacon Counseling Center Dublin - Licensed Professional Counselors (2)

Crissy Bontrager, MA, LPCC
Crissy is a graduate of University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She graduated from Liberty University with a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. Crissy is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Crissy has experience working with individuals, couples, and adolescents. She has 20+ years experience working within both Family and Women’s ministries. ​Crissy has been married to her husband for 20+ years and has two sons. She enjoys any activity that includes time with her family; as well as reading, hiking, crafting, singing, and playing video games with her kids. She is passionate about the healing and restoration that comes from counseling.

Crissy's Clinical Focus Include the Following Areas:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting / Family
  • Communication / Conflict Resolution
  • Relationship / Premarital / Marital Counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Self-esteem
  • Adjustment
  • Grief / Loss
  • Abuse / Trauma / Crisis Counseling
  • Adults / Adolescents 12+
  • Group Therapy

She accepts Out of NetworkINSURANCEand the following:
Anthem
Medical Mutual of Ohio

Click on the link below to contact Crissy by email:

To learn more about me and my practice please visit my website at
​https://crissy-bontrager.clientsecure.me

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Jennifer Ditmyer, MA, LPCC
Jenn is a graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is caring and compassionate and has a deep love for people. Jenn spent 8 years as a missionary serving in Southeast Asia until God called her back to the States to pursue her counseling degree and licensure.

Jenn is passionate about helping those who are hurting and feel beaten down by life. She believes that beauty comes out of brokenness and that no tear is wasted. It is her desire to walk along side those who feel abandoned and alone and are holding onto the hope that healing is possible and change can happen. It is Jenn's heart to support, encourage and help guide people on their journey toward healing, stability and wholeness so they can be all they were created to be and live healthy, productive, abundant lives.
Jenn is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). EMDR is a scientifically validated technique originally developed for the treatment of trauma. It can have excellent results for many people suffering from PTSD and other trauma-related difficulties, as well as anxiety, compulsions, anger issues, and depression.

Jenn's Clinical Focus Include the Following Areas:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Life Transition / Adjustment
  • Grief / Loss
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Spirituality
  • Women's Issues

INSURANCE:
Some services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance. Upon request, I will provide a receipt containing necessary information for you to submit a claim to your insurance company for reimbursement.Please note that I do not directly bill insurance companies - that is your responsibility.Please check your plan for out-of-network coverage.

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Thomas Hyland,
MA, LPCC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Thomas Hyland is a graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary after having completed his Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling in the Midwest Counseling Program. Tom retired from a thirty-five-year banking/finance career as Vice President/Director for a major financial institution in 2009. He is experienced as a deacon in home church leadership and church planting. Tom holds a bachelor of arts degree from Houston Baptist University and is a Vietnam War and U.S. Navy Veteran.

Tom's Clinical Focus Include the Following Areas:

  • Abuse
  • Affairs
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Dependency
  • Grief/Loss
  • Issues with Intimacy
  • Marriage Relationships
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Trauma

Area of Focus and Specialized Training

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Issues Resulting from Serving in the Military
  • PTSD
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spiritual Issues

Tom's commitment to following Christ and a deep sense of calling has led him into the counseling profession in a unique time of "retirement" in his life. This has led Tom to develop a counseling environment that is safe and non-judgmental. This approach is centered on Christ, rooted in Biblical truth, and clinically informed.

​He has been married for over thirty years to a beautiful, gifted mother, homemaker and artist. They are the proud parents of adult children. Tom is an avid baseball fan, biking enthusiast, reader, and loves the traditional annual family vacation to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

INSURANCE:
Some services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Upon request, I will provide a receipt containing necessary information for you to submit a claim to your insurance company for reimbursement.Please note that I do not directly bill insurance companies - that is your responsibility.Please check your plan for out-of-network coverage.

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Licensed Professional Counselors

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John Maxwell, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
John recently graduated with his Master's Degree from Ashland Theological Seminary with a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

"I know how hard it is to find a counselor whom you connect with. You want someone who can help you heal and grow, but none of that matters without a connection. I believe in prioritizing this connection. Anyone can give you tools, but I hope to give you a deeply empathetic and supportive counseling relationship. Within our relationship you will know what it means to feel safe, supported, and deeply cared for. Only when we've developed a sense of trust and rapport can we begin focusing on the deeper issues of life."

John's Clinical Focus Include the Following Areas:

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Anger
  • Inner Critic


John accepts some Insurances. Contact him directly for details.

Click on the link below to contact John by email:

Contact John at 614-639-3425​

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Emily Miller, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor​​
Emily recently graduated withher Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. She graduated withher Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The Ohio State University in 2016. Emily is currently supervised by Lynn King, LPCC-S.

Emily is a member of the Ohio Counseling Association and of the Alpha Tau Sigma chapter of the Professional Honor Society for Counselors, Chi Sigma Iota. Emily desires for her clients to walk in freedom from troubles and traumas of their lives and views it as a great honor to walk alongside them throughout their process of healing. Emily enjoys helping her clients feel safe, welcomed, and valued under her care and believes a strong, therapeutic relationship built on trust and respect is a key factor in the success of her clients’ journey.

Aside from counseling, Emily finds joy in spending time with her husband as well as with her friends and family. She loves having an active lifestyle and exploring nature and also appreciates puzzles and trying new desserts.

Emily uses elements from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Play Therapy Techniques to work with her clients.

Emily's Clinical Focus Include the Following Areas:

  • Adolescents & Children
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • School Issues
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma

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