Who We Are

About Us

Lakewood, Ohio | Cleveland, Ohio | Medina, Ohio | Ashland, Ohio | Northeast Ohio | Ohio

Lakewood, Ohio | Cleveland, Ohio | Medina, Ohio | Ashland, Ohio | Northeast Ohio | Ohio

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Learn About Our Approach to Counseling

We believe that each person’s journey is unique, and that healing can only happen when we honor each individual’s experiences and perspectives. We focus on helping patients identify and overcome the root causes of their psychological and emotional struggles, as they work towards developing healthier coping mechanisms and building stronger, more fulfilling relationships.

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What we believe

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We believe that each person has the capacity to transcend the limitations of their painful experiences and restore balance in their lives. Our holistic approach combines leading-edge treatment methods grounded in the latest behavioral health and neuroscience research, with complementary mindfulness and relaxation exercises and somatic awareness techniques. Using a client-centered, strengths-based approach, we meet each client where they’re at and work collaboratively to design and implement a customized treatment plan to help them achieve their goals. Our patients learn to reconnect with themselves and their inner experience, fostering deeper growth and healing at the level of mind, body, and spirit.

Social connection and supportive, nurturing relationships are vital to overall wellness. In fact, one of the most important determinants of healing and lasting change in the therapy process is the quality of the relationship between the client and therapist. Just like a sturdy house requires a strong foundation, this therapeutic relationship is established with empathy, authenticity, and trust. The therapist functions much like a guide on each client’s journey towards healing – joining with them, supporting them, and encouraging them to discover their strengths, break down barriers to change, and build an inner reservoir of courage and resilience.

Personal Growth

Fostering self-awareness, resilience, and meaningful change by exploring emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in a safe and supportive environment.


A trauma-informed approach that prioritizes safety, trust, and empowerment, recognizing the impact of trauma on individuals' lives and behaviors.

Supportive Approach

A trauma-informed approach that prioritizes safety, trust, and empowerment, recognizing the impact of trauma on individuals' lives and behaviors.


Meet our Founders

Christine Moran, Owner


As an independently Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the State of Ohio, Christine brings a wealth of expertise and compassion to every therapeutic encounter. Her practice is centered around Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, offering a unique and innovative approach to mental health treatment.

Christine is licensed by the Ohio Counseling, Social Worker, Marriage Family Therapist Board (License No. E2303835), and she has honed her skills through years of experience in the field. With a primary focus on Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, Christine is at the forefront of pioneering mental health care.

Grounded in a trauma-informed person-centered approach, Christine creates a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences openly. She believes in meeting clients where they are and tailoring her approach to suit their individual needs and goals.

While Christine’s primary focus is on trauma and PTSD, she provides comprehensive care for adults facing a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and dissociative disorders. Her diverse skill set allows her to address complex mental health issues with sensitivity and expertise.

Christine is trained in a variety of evidence-based modalities and techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and cognitive processing therapy (CPT). She draws from these approaches to tailor treatment plans that are effective and empowering for her clients.

Christine is deeply committed to empowering her clients to overcome obstacles, build resilience, and cultivate positive change in their lives. Through collaborative goal-setting and personalized interventions, she supports clients in harnessing their inner resources to lead more fulfilling and meaningful lives.

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Clinical Trauma Professional
  • Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Provider
  • Walden University
    • M.S. – Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Case Western Reserve University
    • Master’s in Nursing

Derrick Martin, Co-Owner


Derrick is an independently Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a state supervisor designation (LPCC-S), licensed in the State of Ohio by the Ohio Counseling, Social Worker, Marriage Family Therapist Board (License No. E2001724-SUPV). With a wealth of knowledge and expertise, Derrick approaches each therapeutic encounter with empathy, insight, and dedication.

As a certified EMDR Therapist, Derrick’s primary focus lies in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), a powerful therapy for processing trauma and fostering healing. His licensure and state supervisor designation reflect his commitment to excellence in the field of mental health.

Derrick’s therapeutic approach is grounded in a trauma-informed, person-centered framework. He believes in creating a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences openly, empowering them to navigate life’s challenges with resilience and strength.

Derrick’s passion lies in supporting individuals and couples who are grappling with overwhelming life experiences, crises, and trauma. Through the lens of trauma-informed care and interpersonal neurobiology, he specializes in aiding first responders, military personnel, couples, and adolescents on their journey towards healing and growth.

In addition to EMDR therapy, Derrick is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and cognitive processing therapy (CPT). He draws from these evidence-based modalities to tailor treatment plans that address the unique needs and goals of each client.

As a devoted member of the recovery community and a supportive friend of Bill W., Derrick understands the complexities of addiction and recovery. He stands ready to offer guidance, support, and encouragement to first responders navigating the challenges of sobriety.

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor – Supervisor
  • EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist
  • Clinical Trauma Professional
  • Neuro-Psychotherapist
  • Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Provider
  • Ashland University
    • M.A. – Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Liberty University
    • Master of Divinity – Chaplaincy