Our Clinical Staff

Michael J. Johnson, LPCC-S
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor - Supervisor

Michael's email:mjjohnson@ccpc-ohio.com         

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Michael Johnson is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Supervisory Designation (LPCC-S). He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. He received his Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Xavier University. With several years of experience, Michael specializes in providing individual and group counseling. He is passionate about assisting people in their journeys to improve the quality of their lives. He seeks to provide a safe and supportive environment where people can feel comfortable developing strategies and solutions to reach their desired goals.


AREAS OF FOCUS:Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Forgiveness, Self-esteem, Anger Management, Grief, Fatherhood, and Addictions.


Michael sees clients in our Mason office location


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Danisha Burnett, PCC-S
Professional Clinical Counselor - Supervisor

Danisha's email:dmburnett@ccpc-ohio.com         

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Danisha Burnett is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Supervisory Designation for Ohio.
Danisha graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in English with a minor in Professional Education from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. She continued on to study and complete a Masters of Arts Degree in Clinical Counseling, also from Xavier University. She has worked as a licensed counselor through the state of Ohio for over thirteen years. She has worked and served in various capacities, touching the lives of countless individuals. Her career has taken her to elementary, middle and high schools, residential group homes, community mental health agencies, substance abuse treatment centers, correctional facilities, and the campuses of colleges and universities.
  Her professional and personal experiences include establishing and facilitating ministry programs geared towards youth and young adults, and programs with specific focuses on pre-teen and adolescent girls. She has worked and taught in ministries for personal growth and spiritual enrichment for over twenty years. Among other areas of personal and professional training, Danisha is the founder and Director of Ministry Operations of "QUEEN-sized: A Celebration of Royalty Women’s Empowerment Ministry and Generation Princess: Raising Royalty". Through these entities, Danisha conducts seminars, conferences and empowerment sessions for all women and young girls, calling them to live life on a higher level, walking in the realization and actualization of their self-worth and divine destiny.
Danisha is also a faculty member of The Sanctuary Institute, which provides training and consultation services to the organizations that work with vulnerable adults, children and families with an aim to help an agency's leaders reclaim a culture of hope and innovation. Danisha is also an adjunct professor in the Graduate Counseling Program at Xavier University.


AREAS OF FOCUS:Personal and social counseling, educational counseling, individual counseling, group counseling, family counseling, mental health counseling, chemical dependency counseling, addictions counseling, dually-diagnosed treatment (including both substance abuse and mental illness as well as intellectually disabled and mental illness), consultation, administration. Trained in Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.


Danisha sees clients in our Mason office location


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Lynda Kemp, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Lynda's email:lakemp@ccpc-ohio.com         

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Lynda Kemp is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed by the state of Ohio’s Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board; she is also a nationally certified counselor. Lynda received her master’s in counseling and her doctorate in counseling and human development from Colorado State University.
Lynda works primarily with parents, couples, and families experiencing divorce or custody issues. Before relocating to Ohio, Lynda worked in Colorado for six years conducting investigations in support of court involvement in custody disputes. Lynda has extensive training in divorce/custody-related conflict, parenting, parenting coordination, mediation, and domestic violence in the context of divorce/custody disputes. Her therapeutic orientation tends towards “brief” or solution-focused based largely on a client-centered perspective.


AREAS OF FOCUS:Adults and families, co-parenting counseling, divorce-related issues, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders.


Lynda sees clients in our Mason and Centerville office locations


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Brenda Patton, LISW-S
Owner, Licensed Independent Social Worker - Supervisor,
Parenting Coordinator, Family Relations Specialist, Mediator


Brenda's email:bspatton@ccpc-ohio.com         

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Brenda Patton is a Licensed Independent Social Worker - Supervisor (LISW-S), specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. With over 14 years experience, Brenda is a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist, whose treatment approach is to provide support and feedback to help clients resolve current problems or patterns of behavior. With empathy, Brenda presents clients with the tools necessary for finding solutions to a wide range of life situations, relationships, and psychological issues.


AREAS OF FOCUS: Children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, families of divorce, psychoeducational groups. Depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma-based disorders, child/adolescent behavioral problems, bipolar disorders, ADD/ADHD treatment/evaluations, grief and loss, marital/couples counseling, family relationships, cooperative parenting both during and after divorce, Christian counseling, play therapy, mediation, parenting coordination, and Guardian ad Litem


Brenda sees clients in our Mason office location


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Scott D. Stephens, LISW-S
Licensed Independent Social Worker–Supervisor

Scott's email:sdstephens@ccpc-ohio.com         

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Scott Stephens is a Licensed Independent Social Worker –Supervisor (LISW-S), specializing in working with youth. He has over 25 years’ experience in the social work field.
He has worked with children, youth and young adults in outpatient counseling, partial hospitalization and community mental health. He has worked in the area of foster care and adoption and has seen the impact on all members of the adoption Triad. In working with youth, Scott utilizes a combination of non-direct and direct play therapy to assist the client with self-healing. He enjoys assisting children in expressing struggles and working on problem solving. Scott believes in working with children, you have to also work with parents to understand the meaning of children’s behavior and work collaboratively to make positive changes.


AREAS OF FOCUS:Adoption & foster care issues, child sex abuse, ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, behavior management, anxiety, adjustment issues, and child/adolescent behaviors.


Scott sees clients in our Mason office location


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Danita Brewer, Counselor Trainee
Counselor Trainee

Danita's email:dgbrewer@ccpc-ohio.com         

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DANITA BREWER is a Mental Health Counseling Intern. Danita is currently enrolled in the Xavier University Mental Health Counseling program. Danita graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She also has completed a Master’s of Arts Degree in Pastoral Counseling, from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Her personal experiences include leading marriage ministry programs that heal hurting marriages by equipping couples with the skills needed for a successful marriage.


AREAS OF FOCUS:Individual counseling, group counseling, couples counseling marriage counseling and family counseling. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.


Danita sees clients in our Mason office location


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Julian Travis, Counselor Trainee
Counselor Trainee

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Julian Travis is a Licensed Counseling Trainee (CT). Currently he is pursuing a M.S. Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a certification in Marriage and Family therapy, from Wright State University (a CACREP accredited university), with an expected graduation date spring of 2019. He holds a B.A. in Psychology which he earned in 2006 also from Wright State University. He has worked for over 11 years as a mental health case manager in a clinical setting, which in some ways gives him his first taste of counseling with clients. While his counseling approach could be considered “eclectic,” (meaning working from all models) he will usually work from the Person-Centered approach, in which he believes that the client is responsible for his/her own choices and actions, as well as the outcomes of their treatment. He has volunteered as an intern in which he was a co-leader in group therapy with incarcerated individuals, with the focus being on helping inmates to reduce the recidivism rate, by focusing on new ways to look at life's situations. He has been certified as a national mental health first aid instructor. He is a current member of Ohio Counseling Association (OCA), Ohio Mental Health Counselors Association (OMHCA), Miami Valley Counseling Association (MVCA), and Chi Sigma Iota (National Counseling Honor Society).


AREAS OF FOCUS:Personal and social counseling with adults, adolescents, and children, group counseling, addictions counseling, chemical dependency, mental health counseling, and supervision, career counseling, marriage & family therapy, crisis counseling, human sexuality counseling, multicultural counseling, skill building, case formulation & clinical intervention, and clinical Assessment. Interventions used: Existential Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt therapy, Play Therapy, Biopsychosocial Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy. He respects the theological, spiritual, and religious perspectives and traditions of those who seek counseling..


Julian sees clients in our Mason office location


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Sara "Sadie" Swensson, Counselor Trainee
Counselor Trainee

Sadie's email:slswensson@ccpc-ohio.com         

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Sara "Sadie" Swensson is a Counselor Trainee and a Master’s of Arts candidate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Xavier University. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati. She approaches therapy from a cognitive behavioral perspective considering how thoughts, feelings and behaviors interact. Sadie takes a holistic approach to counseling and focuses on the client’s current strengths and resources to help them reach their full potential and meet their personal goals. She believes people are the experts in their own lives. Sadie strives to meet people where they are to best facilitate their personal growth. With empathy and compassion, Sadie supports and challenges clients to help them achieve overall wellnes.


AREAS OF FOCUS:Depression, anxiety, psychoeducation and stress management.


Sadie sees clients in our Mason office location


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The following professionals are Independent Practicing Affiliates (IPA). IPAs are independent contractors. As independent contractors, IPAs maintain complete control over the independent practice of their services. Patients of an IPA are treated completely independently by the IPA, and CCPC-Ohio does not exercise control over the clinical services nor does CCPC-Ohio violate the sanctity of the therapist-patient confidentiality through any clinical oversight of cases. Each IPA’s conduct is subject to the regulatory board under which he or she is licensed.



De'Asia Thompson, MSW LSW
Masters-Level Licensed Social Worker
Independent Practicing Affiliate


De'Asia's email:dlthompson@ccpc-ohio.com         

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De'Asia Thompson is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) in the state of Ohio, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Tennessee. She attended The Ohio State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Criminology, and a Master's of Social Work with a focus on Adolescent Mental Health. She has 7 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults. She also has experience working with adults, families, and geriatrics as well. She has worked in a college counseling center, residential treatment facilities, and hospital psych.
De'Asia is interactive and practical. She is eclectic and determined to meet clients where they are. She wants to make sure clients leave feeling better than when they came. Her hope for clients is that they learn to thrive each day more and more.


AREAS OF FOCUS:Depression, Anxiety, Trauma based disorders, Clinical groups, Behavioral problems, Multicultural/ Diversity Issues, Crisis, Population Focus: Children, Adolescents, Young Adults (Millennials), Adults, Families.


De'Asia sees clients in our Centerville office location


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Emily Parker, LISW
Licensed Independent Social Worker
Independent Practicing Affiliate


Emily's email:egparker@ccpc-ohio.com         

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Emily Parker is an Independently Licensed Social Worker. She received her undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, from The Ohio State University. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University in May 2012. Emily has worked with severely mentally ill adults and adolescents in the community mental health field, both individually and in a group setting, as well as group therapy in a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program. Emily believes in a holistic approach to healing—aligning mental, emotional, and physical health so that the whole person is treated. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused, and Mindfulness techniques to assist clients. Above and beyond any treatment modality, Emily believes that meeting the client where they’re at is the best place to start treatment—she often combines treatment modalities to individualize one’s treatment plan.


AREAS OF FOCUS:Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress, Substance Abuse, Grief/Loss, Adjustment Disorder, Relationship issues, Anger Management Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Individual, Family, Group, and Couples Counseling for adolescents and adults, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care.


Emily sees clients in our Mason and Sharonville office locations


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Yalanda Smith-Hudlin, LPCC, LCDC III
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III
Independent Practicing Affiliate


Yalanda's email:ylsmith@ccpc-ohio.com         

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Yalanda Smith-Hudlin is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III (LCDC III) in the State of Ohio. She earned her Master of Counseling in Mental/Health/Chemical Dependency from Wright State University, Master of Criminal Justice in Forensic Psychology from Tiffin University, and currently working on her dissertation for her Doctorate of Public Policy and Administration in Health Services from Walden University. After years working in human services, she has provided services to many populations of all ages in various environments. She has worked in her clients’ home environments providing parenting training and family therapy. She has worked in a Dayton school district providing therapy to children, adolescents, and families as well as in adolescent and adult outpatient and residential facilities and correctional facilities. Stress is a normal occurrence in life whether positive or negative. Yalanda believes with guidance and non-judgmental support in a comfort and safe environment, a person could develop self-awareness and skill to overcome life’s stressful events and challenges.


AREAS OF FOCUS: Provide therapy services to Adults, Adolescents, Children, and Families in English. Treatment of : Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Trauma, Stress Management, Self-Harm, Parent-Child Relational Problems, Suicidal Ideations and Behavior, Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Grief/Loss, Post Traumatic Stress, Relationship Distress, Crisis Management, Impulse Control Disorder. Interventions such as: Psycho-education, Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness, Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing.


Yalanda sees clients in our Centerville office location


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