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Elizabeth Long- Hicks  MS/LPCC-S
Elizabeth (Liz) Long - Hicks is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and is experienced working with children, adolescents, adults and families . She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Ohio University and her Masters of Science Degree in Community Counseling from Wright State University. Elizabeth has worked in a residential treatment center for troubled adolescents, on phones for crisis intervention, in school settings with students having a variety of emotional, self esteem and anxiety concerns, and is now in private practice. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her practice as she partners with her clients to help with their concerns. She practices what she has learned and will give you the benefit of her experience and education with you as well. Liz is a Dayton native who loves to spend time with her family, travel, and read.


About Ray of Light Counseling, LLC
Ray of Light Counseling offers certified therapists specializing in unique mental health areas.   Each client will be paired with the best therapist to reach your goals.  Each therapist has a wide variety of experience, years of training, and on-going continuing education.  Call today to find which therapist would be the best fit for you. 
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Christine O'Dell MS/LPCC

Christine O'Dell is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor for the State of Ohio. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Services, a Master of Science degree in Business and Industrial Management Counseling and a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling. She has worked with an array of populations specializing in mental health. She spent 12 years working with the juvenile justice system providing court ordered treatment to juveniles involved with the court systems. She has experience in working with clients with conduct issues and anger issues. She has provided sexual education and abuse prevention, provided sexual offender treatment and also dealt with criminal behaviors of clientele. In her freetime, she enjoys yoga, socializing with family and friends and charity work. She looks forward to working with Ray of Light!
Some people come to therapy to learn to cope with life’s temporary or chronic stresses, some to heal from trauma and loss, and some to grow in their awareness and capacity for a more meaningful, satisfying existence.  As a psychologist with 30-plus years of experience, I bring a client-centered approach, drawing on variety of treatment modalities to help people reach their individual goals. 

I received my education at Wright State University, attaining a BA in Psychology, an MA in Counseling, and a Psy.D. in Psychology.   During my training and after licensure, I worked in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, private practice and, most recently, school-based therapy programs. My work in each of those settings has helped me grow professionally and personally by exposing me to a wide range of human issues, professional perspectives, social perspectives, and treatment techniques.  

Though I have worked extensively with children and adolescents throughout my career, I am currently limiting my practice to working with adults.   My areas of focus are depression, anxiety, life changes/stresses, relationships, trauma, grief and loss.  

I am very pleased to be joining the staff of Ray of Light Counseling and look forward to helping each of my clients on her/his journey to health.     
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I received my education at Wright State University, attaining a BA in Psychology, an MA in Counseling, and a Psy.D. in Psychology.   During my training and after licensure, I worked in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, private practice and, most recently, school-based therapy programs. My work in each of those settings has helped me grow professionally and personally by exposing me to a wide range of human issues, professional perspectives, social perspectives, and treatment techniques.  

Though I have worked extensively with children and adolescents throughout my career, I am currently limiting my practice to working with adults.   My areas of focus are depression, anxiety, life changes/stresses, relationships, trauma, grief and loss.  

I am very pleased to be joining the staff of Ray of Light Counseling and look forward to helping each of my clients on her/his journey to health.     ere to add text.
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Laura Rioux , LISW
I am a licensed independent social worker who provides individual, couples and family counseling for pre-teens to adults. I strive to create a safe and collaborative space for my clients. I encourage my clients to explore their experiences, perspectives and personal identities in ways which they can attach to the world around them to develop insight, heal, improve relationships and experience personal growth and empowerment. 
I enjoy working with individuals from varied and diverse backgrounds. I respect the values, beliefs, rituals, culture and orientation that each person brings to therapy. My areas of focus are anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma healing, identity development, sexual orientation, adolescent launching and cultivating self-compassion. I draw from a variety of theoretical perspectives, including relational, family systems, mindfulness cognitive behavioral theory and a strength-based model grounded in motivational interviewing and resiliency. I try to make therapy not only a space for growth, but also a place my clients look forward to attending.

Education and Experience
A longtime love for helping others began as a teenager, when I volunteered at a local homeless shelter and worked summers with children at the YMCA. I obtained my Bachelors of Social Work in 1993 from the University of West Florida. After graduation, I spent three years working at a mental health hospital, and another six years working as a care coordinator and child welfare specialist at a not-for–profit organization. I obtained my Masters of Social Work in 2002, and began counseling children and adults. 
Throughout my career, I have developed and presented workshops for colleagues and community members in efforts to increase understanding regarding certain mental health issues, as well as the needs of underrepresented or exploited groups. I have developed and facilitated over 20 workshops on such topics as complex trauma, attachment issues, loss/grief, mood disorders, human development, LGBTQ issues, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and community violence. I have also developed and operated an Adventure-Based Counseling Program for at-risk youth ages 10-17, designed to engage participants in activities that promote positive and nurturing interactions with one’s environment and others. 

For singles and families, as well as children and seasoned individuals in need of emotional support, Jessica Woody is here to assist. The various issues she deals with include trauma, behavior concerns, ADHD, and adjustment/mood disorders. 

Jessica approaches counseling with the intent to help clients achieve the goals they set for themselves. She works to build a positive relationship with them in a friendly environment. A strong therapeutic relationship is key to Jessica for clients to feel safe in order to make lasting life changes. The methods she most commonly uses is a combination of trauma informed, strength based, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, play therapy and motivational interviewing techniques. Through these tools Jessica encourages clients to discuss emotions and experiences to help clients define goals, plan action and gain insight.

Jessica has a wealth of experience working with adults, families and children in a variety of settings including in-home intensive counseling services and school based programs. She is a licensed professional clinical counselor with a supervisor designation. Earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Anderson University and Masters of Arts degree in Counseling at Huntington University.

In her spare time Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and their daughter. She also enjoys going to the zoo and watching movies. 

Jessica Woody, LPCC-S
Robyn Bittner, MS/LPC
Robyn Bittner is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Ohio. She graduated from Denison University with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Sociology/Anthropology and a minor in Psychology. Robyn then pursued a Masters in Community and Agency Counseling from The University of Dayton. She has primarily worked with children and adolescents at various agencies in the Dayton area. Her areas of focus have been conducting individual, group and family therapy for clients dealing with an array of mental health issues. Some of these issues include anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Autism. She also has experience working with children that have experienced abuse, neglect or trauma in their lives.  
  Robyn is a Dayton native who enjoys her busy life with her husband and four children. She loves attending her children’s sporting events, traveling with family and friends, yoga and playing tennis. 
Rebecca Moles, MS/LPCC
Rebecca Moles is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio. She earned both her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wright State University. She has experience working with both adults and children in various settings including community mental health agencies, private practice, and most recently she worked as a school-based mental health therapist in a local school district. Her area of focus includes depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders as well as grief and loss. She is currently a member of the American, Ohio and the Miami Valley Counseling Associations to continue working with and learning from other professional counselors. Rebecca utilizes a wide array of therapeutic techniques that are tailored to the specific need of each person. She was born and raised in Dayton and enjoys photography, volunteering for different organizations, and spending time in nature.
Karen Henderson, IMFT
Karen recently relocated from California to her home state and practices psychotherapy and EMDR therapy as an Independent Marriage and Family Therapist. She works with adults, couples, and teens. 
With a warm approach Karen wants her clients to always feel heard, understood, and accepted without judgment. She will help you find relief, a newfound confidence, and feel empowered in your life and relationships so that you can move forward with a renewed sense of well being. 
Karen is passionate about EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and has advanced training and skill in this scientifically proven powerful and effective treatment for PTSD. EMDR is used to treat a variety of other things including anxiety and depression. For more information on EMDR visit emdria.org.  
Karen works with all kinds of issues including, but not limited to, survivors of sexual abuse, women who have endured domestic violence, grief and loss, veterans of war, medical crises, anxiety, depression, feelings of guilt and shame, low self worth, adjustment disorders, relationship conflict, and chronic pain.
Every person has intrinsic value, and Karen’s promise is to treat you with the respect you deserve, earn your trust, and work together as a team. She will help you gain insight, learn practical skills to help you cope, and ultimately find genuine healing within your Self. 
Sheldra Hunter, MS, LPC
Sheldra Hunter is Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio. She graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelors degree in psychology and her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Sheldra is member of Psi Chi international honor society. Sheldra has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, members of the LGBTQ+ community and couples. 
Sheldra incorporates mindfulness, motivational counseling, and play therapy. 
In her free time, Sheldra enjoys hiking, gardening, watching football and spending time with friends and family.