Our specialists in Play Therapy

Bree Russo, LCSW, RPT-S

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Ms. Russo studied psychology at Indiana University where she earned a bachelor’s degree. She holds a Masters degree in social work from Washington University. She also is a Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor, recognized by the Association for Play Therapy. Ms. Russo specializes in treating children and adolescents, and has worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment, acute care,… Read more →

Tiffany Leonard, LMHC

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Ms. Leonard holds a bachelor’s degree in child development and family studies from West Virginia University, and a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Liberty University. Ms. Leonard uses an eclectic approach with her clients, tailoring techniques to suit each client’s individual needs. Her specialty area is children and adolescents, with a secondary specialty in young adults. She… Read more →

Margaret (Meg) Lewis, LMHC, ATR-BC

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Ms. Lewis is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist. She earned a Master’s of Science degree in Art Therapy from Nazareth College of Rochester and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting from Ohio Northern University. Ms. Lewis is the lead therapist for our SSP research project, and for polyvagal… Read more →

Melissa Hinkle, LCSW

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Supervisor Ms. Hinkle received her undergraduate degree at The University of Miami of Florida, in  1988. She received her master’s degree from Norfolk State University in 1991. She has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health care, hospitals, residential care, a detention center, and at Milestones. Ms. Hinkle uses play therapy, art, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy,… Read more →

Linda Bannister, LMHC, ATR-BC

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Ms. Bannister is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a board certified art therapist. She holds a Masters Degree from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. She has experience as a therapist in a variety of settings, including community-based work, schools, private practice and home based therapy. Her first career was in graphic design and communications.   Ms. Bannister works with clients of… Read more →