Heather Harris Freiberg M.Ed, M.S., is a licensed, and educationally accredited school psychologist. She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Kenyon College and her Master’s degree in education at John Carroll University. In addition she has worked as a classroom teacher for several years in both Atlanta, Georgia and southern Ohio. After returning to Ohio Ms Freiberg completed additional education in school psychology at Miami University. She maintains an educational license to teach children of all ages, in both regular and special needs classroom environments, as well as to practice school psychology.
Ms. Freiberg has experience working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings. In addition to experience with psycho-educational assessment, she has training and experience in intervention services for children and adolescents who experience difficulties managing their attention, learning typically, or behaving as expected at home or in classroom environments.
Special areas of interest include diagnosing and managing literacy based learning disorders and managing
inattention and hyperactivity. Ms. Freiberg also has experience in assisting children who struggle with social challenges. In addition to her experience with children and adolescence, her work within public and private schools has included collaboration with school personnel and with parents.
She enjoys working on the behalf of children of all ages as a part of a team of teachers, parents and sometimes physician specialists in order to achieve positive outcomes, increased competence and confidence. Ms. Freiberg consults with local
schools regarding children in grades pre-K through 12. Ms. Freiberg is a member of both the Ohio Association of School Psychologists and the National Association of School Psychologists.
Ms. Freiberg has enjoyed her time in greater Cleveland over the last two decades with children as a parent, a teacher, and a psychologist. Whether working with children at school, in her office, or being with her own children at home, she is
grateful for the opportunities to enjoy their company. In her spare time, Ms. Freiberg loves the outdoors (especially the beach), cooking, gardening and reading.
Diane Berick, M.A., LPCC
Diane Berick has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Bowling Green State University. Diane is independently licensed as a Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Ohio. Diane has also completed post-Master’s Clinical Psychology coursework and passed the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology.
Diane worked as a Psychologist Assistant and School Psychologist in Arkansas and Nebraska. Upon returning to Ohio, Diane has worked with children and adolescents in multiple settings, including private practice, mental health centers, and schools. As a clinical counselor in the schools, Diane has conducted individual and small group counseling, individual assessment, consultation with teachers regarding students’ academic, behavioral, emotional, and social issues, developed student 504 Plans, and presented to school staff on various topics relating to student needs..
Diane has a particular expertise in working with children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD. She has over 30 years of education, training, and experience in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of ADHD, including extensive knowledge of the pharmacologic management of ADHD. Diane has specialized training in evaluating and counseling gifted children and adolescents, including twice-exceptional (2e) children (gifted with learning deficits); perfectionism; school-related issues; anxiety and related disorders; depression; parent training and education.
Diane is passionate about helping children and their families successfully navigate their unique journeys. She strives to provide practical and research-based recommendations to each family member. Diane strongly believes in a collaborative treatment approach, involving the family, school, and ancillary services (e.g., physicians, therapists, etc.). In her free time, Diane enjoys spending time with her family, hiking with her dog, Nayla, trying out new restaurants, and traveling.
Sue Ann Philippbar, M.A., CCC-SLP
Sue Ann Philippbar obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Bowling Green State University and her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Iowa. She has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
She is also licensed by the State of Ohio Department of Education. Sue Ann has extensive experience working with school-aged children (K-12 ) as well as children and adults with neurogenic communicative disorders. Ms. Philippbar specializes in language-specific delays, articulation and phonological disorders, social language and executive functioning challenges. She enjoys being part of the interdisciplinary team at The Cole Center.
Sue Ann loves the field of speech-language pathology because of the wonderful clients and families she gets to know and help toward a positive path of improvement. Each person has their own strengths and challenges and it is very rewarding to help children, adults and families see the changes that can occur through quality intervention.
Sue Ann and her family have lived in northeast Ohio for over 25 years. She especially enjoys outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking and biking.