• About Us

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    Our Story

    About 25 years ago, my involvement in women’s Bible study groups caused me to see the need for a counseling practice that embraced and supported those who hold biblical values. At that time, I was not aware of a place that met this need.


    It was important that these values be an integral part of competent counseling. Northwest Ohio Christian Counseling was created to provide such an environment where individuals could address all 4 spheres of life – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.


    Through the years, the practice has expanded to serve children, adolescents, families and individuals in our community. Our scope of practice has grown to include: Animal Assisted Therapy, Brain Health Coaching, Splankna Therapy and Trauma Therapy. Our therapists are licensed as Professional Clinical Counselors (Ohio) and also Board Certified Professional Christian Counselors (IBCC).

    Our Mission

    Our mission is to connect clients to solutions that help them overcome past and present challenges to fulfill their futures.

    Meet our Team

    Cheryl Kinnersley

    Cheryl Kinnersley

    I am an Ohio licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and International Board of Christian Counselors. I am certified as a Professional Life Coach (AACC), a Master Splankna Practitioner, an Amen Brain Health Coach and Professional Christian Counselor (IBCC).
    Kelli Burns

    Kelli Burns

    I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with 18+ years of counseling experience specializing in the treatment of children and teens. Trauma, self-injurious behaviors, and many other behavioral and emotional disorders are areas that I have experience and training.


    My name is Havianna, but my friends call me Havi. I am a registered therapy dog with Pet Partners, the gold standard in certifying therapy animal teams. I work alongside my handler, Kelli Burns, LPCC, who is also a licensed professional clinical counselor.

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