Meridian’s Mental Health Services

At what point is everyday stress and anxiety too much?

You don’t have to struggle through mood swings and depression on your own. With help from Meridian HealthCare, you can learn to handle common daily life stressors and recognize the warning signs and symptoms of depression.

We’re Here to Help

Our counselors and mental health professionals provide patient-centered, individual counseling, and come up with a treatment plan specific to the problems you are facing. They are trained in evidence-based therapy that can help with many types of mental illnesses and a variety of concerns:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Anxiety Disorders (Panic Disorders)
  • Depression
  • Phases of Life Issues
    • Divorce
    • Grief
    • Birth of a Child
    • Adoption
  • Trauma
  • OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
  • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Phobias

Treatment options are different for everyone. Meridian’s providers deliver the best in psychotherapy, also commonly referred to as talk therapy, giving you insight and knowledge to cope and better manage stress (without the side effects of mood stabilizers or anti-anxiety medications). Our experienced counselors work with you so that you feel comfortable and confident at every session, trusting that you’re being heard and – most importantly – understood!

Additional Mental Health Resources

Meet Our Staff

Carthell Marrow

Kallie Vaughn.

Kallie Vaughn

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Jamie Allen

Counseling Services
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Kelsey Pringle

Charisse Schmidt.

Charisse Schmidt

Kelly Donato.

Kelly Donato

Residential Clinical Supervisor
Sanda Cunin.

Sandra Cunin

Marian Mattern.

Marian Mattern

Nurse Practitioner
Stephanie Geer

Stephanie Geer

Problem Gambling Program Coordinator
Lucy Golden.

Lucy Golden

Rachel Ericsson

Rachel Ericsson

Brian Beck

Brian Beck

Evelyn Clark

Evelyn Clark

Director of Outpatient Services
Karen Palmer

Karen Palmer

Clinical Supervisor/Therapist
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Natasha Cramer

Therapist and Employee Assistance Program Coordinator
Paige Eckman

Paige Rota

Director of Integrated Health Services
Tamyka Scott

Tamyka Scott

Clinical Supervisor/Therapist
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Susan Noday

Kristin Nisbett.

Kristin Nisbett

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Nancy Pilger

Christina Barone

Christina Barone

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Kim Kane

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Additional Resources

School students receiving mental health support from a behavioral health provider.
A patient with a panic disorder learning about the effects of acupuncture.
A patient talking to their dedicated care team.
A young child and loved one smiling during a positive activity.
Two doctors at an integrated healthcare facility speaking to a patient about their care plan.
Adolescent talking to a healthcare professional.
Teenager with a counselor in a psychotherapy session.
Integrated health care services available at Meridian.
Woman going on a self-care run for physical activity in the fresh air.
Child going through a mental health evaluation with a counselor.
Patient receiving acupuncture for anxiety treatment.
New mother struggling with postpartum depression.
Caregiver talking with their child about mental health.
Person receiving counseling through an employee assistance program.
Mental health professional counseling a patient whose stress affects their well-being.
Meridian HealthCare withdrawal management program (detox) facility.
Therapist working with patient to improve mental health.
Mental health professional helping with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Child mental health counselor talking with an adolescent.
Therapist providing effective mental health talk therapy for a patient.
Child mental health counselor during counseling session.
Mental health provider sitting with client.
Mental health professionals.
Parent practicing skills for how to nurture a child's mental health.
Child at a counseling session.
Therapy session for mental health concern.
A mental health professional who can help with the most common mental disorders.

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Anxiety disorders are some of the most common mental illnesses in the United States. Here’s your list of the most common symptoms to be aware of, for yourself and your loved ones.

Signs of anxiety

How to Refer a Patient or Loved One

If you would like to schedule an appointment or find out more information for yourself or a family member, please call one of the locations listed below.

Boardman Office

8255 South Ave
Youngstown, OH 44512
Phone: 330-797-0070

Poland Office

2894 Center Rd.
Poland, OH 44514
Phone: 330-797-0070

Meridian Campus

527 North Meridian Rd.
Youngstown, Ohio 44509
Phone: 330-797-0070

Warren Office

320 High Street, NE
Warren, OH 44481
Phone: 330-318-3873

Adolescent Mental Health Counseling

Mental health counseling may be beneficial for adolescents dealing with the issues that are common for young people today. Counseling not only helps to address many medical conditions, but it’s also a great avenue for young adults who just need to talk and be heard. Concerns are addressed on a one-to-one basis with trained mental health counselors.

Adolescent mental health counseling is beneficial in a variety of circumstances:

  • Depression
  • Bullying
  • School Problems
  • Trauma
  • Family Problems
  • Grief
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Impulsive Behaviors
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Gambling

Common Questions About Mental Health Treatment

Individuals may be self-referred or referred by family, friends, community organizations, or other programs within Meridian HealthCare. We provide individual counseling to anyone who needs assistance in coping with a life stressor.

The counselor and individual work collaboratively to resolve the individual’s issues and enhance his or her overall well-being. Meridian employees are among the most qualified in the area. They support a strength-based empowerment model that encourages and allows for positive change and growth while focusing on the individual’s strengths throughout counseling.

This program offers time-limited services that provide realistic, reasonable relief as quickly as possible. The duration of this type of counseling can range from 8 to 12 sessions, depending on the mental health problems an individual is dealing with. These sessions are typically 50 minutes long.

Meridian accepts Medicaid, private insurance, and self-pay, which is based on a sliding scale according to your income. There is a limited amount of funds available for patients without a payer source, based on their location.

Before your first appointment, try to take some time to write down symptoms that you or your family have been noticing. Also, take note of your personal and medical information, including past traumatic events, stressors, medications and other physical or mental health concerns. Finally, don’t forget to list questions that you may have for your counselor.

Treating the Whole Person – Understanding the Benefits of True Mental Health

When you surround yourself with safe, trusted peer support and counseling, true healing can be achieved! Meridian HealthCare understands that no issue is too small when it comes to mental health! Even everyday stressors can affect you in a big way. 

When you’re ready for help, Meridian is just a phone call away. Reach out today!