Joe Yensel ~ Owner, The Cole Center

Dr. Jen Yensel, Clinical Director

Dr. Jen Yensel has a PhD. in Counselor Education Supervision from Kent State University and is independently licensed as a Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisory status in the State of Ohio. In addition to her PhD, Jen has a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Kent State University.  Jen has experience working in inpatient, outpatient, and school settings.  She has had the opportunity to work with a myriad of clients who dealt with a wide range of mental health issues.  Jen has also worked at a local hospital where she developed a substance abuse intensive outpatient program for adolescents, utilizing evidence-based treatment and motivational interviewing.

Dr. Yensel, who is the owner of TY & Associates Counseling (upstairs from The Cole Center), is also serving as the clinical director at The Cole Center.  Jen loves working with her husband of nearly 20 years, Joe, owner of The Cole Center.

Psychologists

Heather Harris Freiberg M.Ed, M.S.

Background

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.

Diane Heidorf, M.A., LPCC

Background

Diane Heidorf 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..

Therapists

Katie Douglas, MA, SLP

Background

Katie Douglas has her Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Akron and has earned her Certificate in Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Katie has experience working in the school setting with children from preschool age to high school as well as extensive experience working with geriatric patients in the healthcare setting. In addition to her career in speech-language pathology, Katie is a nationally certified personal trainer and nutrition coach. She enjoys the opportunity of encouraging and guiding over 300 members to improve their health and fitness through a variety of exercises and simple changes in nutrition.

Suzanne Savickas M.F.A., Ph.D., CRC, LPC

Background

Suzanne Savickas, M.F.A., Ph.D., CRC, LPC has her Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Development Services from Kent State University and her  Master of Fine Art in Writing and Poetics with a Concentration in Poetry from Naropa University; and is a Certified Rehabilitation
Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Ohio.

Suzanne specializes in career counseling using the Life Design Paradigm, the Career Construction Interview, and My Career Story. She is the Executive Director of the Career Construction Network and a core faculty member of the Career Construction Network. Suzanne uses the Life Design Paradigm and Career Construction across the life span from youth ages 5 through elder adults planning retirement.

She specializes in this narrative career counseling for individuals with disabilities facing a transition, including but not limited to individuals with ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, sensory disabilities, chronic illness, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and neurological disabilities. She incorporates creative interventions such as poetry therapy and using music in tandem with career construction.