Our Team

Driven by the desire to help you find your path to healing and personal growth


Alicia McDonald (she/her/hers)



Everyone struggles sometimes, but when you find yourself struggling most of the time, it is important to seek out the help you need to move through your difficulties. Taking the first step toward healing is challenging for many people. Coming this far in your search for a counselor shows you are ready to move forward on your journey toward healing. I believe you have the inner wisdom to know what is best for you and I am there to support and guide you through what we together identify as areas in need of evolution, healing, or balance.


Training: I received a Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2014 from Capella University. My clinical background has afforded me the opportunity to gain experience working with diverse populations and treating clients with a wide range of mental, behavioral, and emotional issues. I am also a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional and have advanced training in sex therapy.


Specialties: Anxiety, sex and sexuality, men’s issues and issues

specific to the LGBTQIA+ community and relationships, including working with people practicing ethical non-monogamy and alternative

relationship styles.


Treatment Orientations: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based Practices and Person Centered.


My Message to You: In a safe and supportive environment where you are free to be your most authentic self, I am waiting for you to begin this journey together. Why wait another day when you have the courage now to take the next step toward regaining the balance and wellness in your life you deserve. Counseling can sometimes be difficult, but when walking this path with me, you will not feel alone in the process.

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Francesca Festa (she/her/hers)



I am dedicated to supporting your journey toward healing and balance, and helping you live a gratifying life. I believe in the collaborative nature of the counseling process. We will work together to understand your needs, identify goals, and take steps toward achieving them. I am ready to listen to your story and help you move forward.


Training: I received a Master in Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Florence (Italy) and a Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the Ohio State University. I also furthered my education by becoming a Certified Wellness Counselor. Over the past 15 years, I have been practicing in a variety of settings working with different age groups, mental health conditions, and ethnicities. This diverse professional background helped me develop a culturally-sensitive and strength-based approach to mental health and wellness that highly informs the work with my clients. 


Specialties: Anxiety and stress, life transitions, infertility, pregnancy and post-partum, and relationship issues. 


Treatment Orientations: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Person-Centered. 


My message to you: Seeking help can be hard. I strive to create a welcoming and comfortable space, and to adapt my sessions to your unique needs and strengths. If you are struggling, this is the time to reach out and share your experience, to feel supported and empowered. I would be honored to share this journey with you.

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David Stump (he, him, his)


I am eager to help you find ways to enhance your life and develop skills to manage the challenges you encounter. Knowing your needs will change as you grow, I am here to work together to find what works best for you.


Training: I received a Master in Clinical Counseling from the Chicago School for Professional Psychology. Over the past 10 years, I have worked in a number of different settings with varying ages and populations. This has helped me adapt my treatment skills to the needs of the individual and provided me with a greater understanding of the unique challenges faced by the clients with whom I work. 


Specialties: Anxiety and stress, working with Veterans, men’s mental health issues, and relational issues. 

Treatment Orientations: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based therapy


My message to you: Seeking help and being vulnerable is hard to do. I honor the strength that it takes to reach out for services, and I am ready to work with you to get you from where you are today, to where you want to be.

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Molly McClenathan (she, her, hers)



Asking for help is hard, and I’m really glad you’re here! I am dedicated to working with you to help you meet your goals and live the life that you want. Our time together is yours and I want you to get the most out of it.


Training: I received my Master’s Degree in Education and certificate of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Dayton. I am dual licensed as a school counselor and as a professional counselor. I am experienced working with a diverse population, range of ages, and have treated a multitude of concerns in the private practice setting. 


Specialties: Anxiety, depression, life transitions, relational issues, and educator concerns.


Treatment Orientations: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Person-centered


My message to you: You are the expert of your life and I’m here to help guide you towards healing and meeting your goals. I strive to create a relaxed environment where we can get to the root of what is causing you pain. Although therapy can be heavy at times, my sessions are often lightened with laughter. It can be incredibly healing.  I believe that the relationship between a therapist and client is what determines success in therapy, let’s see if we would be a good fit!

Massage Therapy
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Carolyn Lucas (she/her/hers)


Carolyn graduated from the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado in 2010 and has loved practicing massage ever since. Working at a chiropractic office for nearly a decade has given her experience working with many different issues including injuries from auto accidents, athletic rehabilitation, continuing care for chronic issues such as MS, and relieving the tension, aches and pains we all run into just from daily life. Carolyn has worked on people from ages 3-93 and enjoys having a broad spectrum of clients. She is trained in Swedish, deep tissue, NMT, prenatal, joint range of motion, sports massage, Thai yoga and hot stone. Her training gives her the ability to utilize all of these modalities to truly customize a massage that best fits the needs of her clients. Her goal is to always get her clients the best results she can. Helping people recover and heal is her priority.

Nutrition Coaching
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Catherine Ho (she/her/hers)


Catherine Ho is a fourth-generation acupuncturist who has been working in the Central Ohio area for over ten years. She is passionate about healing and empowering patients to live happy and healthy lives and can treat all ages with her gentle and effective technique. Her specialties include muscle and joint pain, migraines, stress and resultant conditions of stress, and allergies. Catherine’s goal for all of her clients is to help them realize the best version of their health, which is different for everyone. Sometimes this means addressing chronic pain so the patient can exercise or rest more deeply; other times this means helping patients quit smoking or reduce alcohol consumption as part of a greater journey to wellness. Catherine truly enjoys seeing patients realize just how strong and happy and healthy they can be and she is honored whenever someone lets her be part of that journey.

Nutrition Coaching