About Us

Why we’re here

We are a group of committed counselors who have all personally felt the pain and consequences of addiction.

We have worked tirelessly in the traditional environments where policy and punishment often take precedence over the person.

We knew there was a better way. Perhaps you do too, and that’s why you are here.
We are excited to bring healing and a new way forward for our clients, their families, and our communities.

What we stand for

Connection

Our practice begins with the connection, trust, and alignment of our team. From there, we provide proven therapies and strategies for our clients to reconnect to themselves and their families. Restoring relationship to self and others is at the heart of our extraordinary results.

Compassion

We know addiction is not a character flaw. We work with people, not addicts. When our clients heal the world heals.

Commitment

We believe in our clients until our clients can believe in themselves. No one is broken. No one is beyond recovering. We utilize a variety of innovative therapies to get the job done for any willing client.

Our team

We take an integrated approach to recovery in both the therapies we
recommend, and the team members our clients see. Each team member
uses their special gifts to bring deeper awareness and healing.
Co-Founder, Therapist

Deann Gossard

Co-Founder, CDCA

Jason Mount

Co-Founder, Therapist

Keith Jones​

CDCA/Life Coach

Trina Meados ​

Therapist

Riann Tippett​

Life Coach

Justin Held

Life Coach

Amanda Held

Forest Therapist

Jewel Daugherty​

MSW, LSW, CDCA

Ashley Thielman

MSW, LSW

Buffy Dutro

Co-Founder, Therapist

Deann Gossard

Deann believes that taking a compassionate, holistic approach that can connect with ourselves and others to heal and grow.

She treats trauma, addiction, and other mental health disorders. She works together with her clients to help them find their way through life’s difficulties.

Deann is an EMDR certified licensed professional clinical counselor who specializes in trauma and addiction. She graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Counseling Education. She sees both adults and teens. Deann is also a Certified chief instructor of Choi Kwang Do, and has spent 27 years working with the community promoting awareness, self empowerment, mental and physical health.

She believes that by taking a compassionate and holistic approach, we can reconnect with our-selves and others to heal and grow. Deann is passionate about this work, and feels so frequently humbled by her clients’ strength and resiliency and is honored to be part of their journey.

Co-Founder, CDCA

Jason Mount

Jason Mount is passionate about helping people recover and reconnect. Through his own journey he found connecting with nature to be where he could find peace, release pain and begin taking steps towards the life he wanted instead of staying in the life he had. For the past 5 years Jason has been focused on learning how to help others with a range of challenges including addiction and mental health concerns.

While working on his social work degree and working with people with dual disorders, he saw many gaps in the traditional way services are provided. Wanting to bring the healing from nature to people that may have never hiked a trail, and the laughter from trying a new hobby, so others may begin the process of rebuilding.

Co-Founder, Therapist

Keith Jones​

William Keith Jones is a licensed professional clinical counselor for the state of an Ohio and a clinical counselor in alcohol and other drugs services.

Keith completed a bachelor of specialized studies degree from the Ohio University where he also was a springboard and platform diver for 4 years.

He completed a master of arts degree in counseling education from the University of Toledo where he was also the 1st African American head swimming and diving coach. Mr. Jones has coached for over 30 years with varying age groups and athletic levels. He worked as a Master Brewer for 18 years at the Miller Coors brewing company in Trenton Ohio, completing the world class manufacturing best practice in MBAA master brewers course.

Mr. Jones has also served as a community employment specialist for Goodwill Industries of North-west Ohio in Toledo. There he provided career counseling for individuals with physical, psychological, emotional and developmental disabilities. He is a 7 year army veteran, and has worked closely with wounded Warriors and PWC individuals providing vocational services to those struggling with mental illness, learning disabilities and criminal backgrounds.

CDCA/Life Coach

Trina Meados ​

More info coming soon!

Therapist

Riann Tippett​

I believe that each of us has a unique voice and understanding of the world. There are times that sharing our story can help us develop a deeper understanding of our individual strengths and allow the expression of our powerful voice. I am passionate about meeting my clients within their unique experiences and further developing a clearer understanding of themselves.

I believe that all clients deserve unconditional acceptance, compassion, and empathy. These core beliefs allow me to provide a safe space for my clients to explore their authentic selves and discover their deeper truth.

I have spent my career working with clients that are coping with trauma, emotional crisis, addiction, mental health disorders, and those in the LGBTQ community.

I earned my MSW from The Ohio State University with a specialization in mental health and substance use disorders.

“The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things that you thought you understood and see deeper and deeper truths.”
– Barry H. Gillespie

Life Coach

Justin Held

Ohio native Justin Held has been seeking adventure since day one. With his love for the outdoors he has never been able to sit still. 

From crushing miles on foot through the Appalachian Trail and hiking the Coast of Maui, to Fly fishing some of the nation’s most pristine rivers and streams. If it involves rad gear than he has done it! After battling an alcohol addiction for 20+ yrs, he learned tools that helped him experience deep healing. 

Since his recovery, he has set new goals in life and adventures. His mission and vision are to share these adventures with those who are seeking a new life of hope and healing.

Life Coach

Amanda Held

Amanda Held is the author of “The Little Book of Questions for Massive Transformation” and co-creator of The World’s #1 Equine Breakthrough System for personal growth. Her unique behavioral models & systems offer powerful insights, leaving clients with the answers they have been looking for but missing, effectively solving some of their most costly struggles.

Since 2012 Amanda has been the go-to-leader and teacher for challenged individuals needing personal breakthrough and self-mastery. Her process is built on her own healing journey paired with her love for horses and takes into consideration that healing is a unique and personal journey for everyone. Amanda’s coaching methods are built to connect people with their specific passion and purpose, so they can create a life of gratitude, certainty, and
inspiration.

Forest Therapist

Jewel Daugherty​

I’m interested in matters of the heart like unconditional love, divine connection, and authenticity.  I’m curious about all the ways and reasons we live in opposition or resistance to those things and what is needed to let them go. I want to be a vehicle for self-love, self-trust, creativity and intuition. My journey to acquire those things for myself has been challenging and ongoing, and kind of awesome.

I spent 20+ years in the group and corporate fitness world. During that time, I married and had three children. After the birth of my second child, I began feeling off balance, anxious, and depressed. By the time my third child was born, I was experiencing panic attacks

My doctor prescribed anti-anxiety medication but my instincts told me that was not the solution I was seeking. I became curious about how other people were dealing with sadness, pain, or just not feeling themselves and I found myself in an ecstatic dance class. I think that was the beginning of something loosening up inside of me because I cried the entire time. My body was reminding me how much I love physical movement. I started spending more time outdoors reconnecting with nature and for the first time, realized I was going to figure this out. I was going to heal whatever it was that had me feeling some kind of way – and I did. 

I decided to build on my education degree and extensive experience in the fitness world to include an inside-out approach to wellness. I became a Heal Your Life Leader, a program developed by Louise Hay and Hay House.  I am also a certified Forest Therapy guide and Journey Dance instructor, all immersive and healing experiences that have inspired my jewels in nature programs.

All that translates into me, Jewels Daugherty, showing up in the world doing my best to live from my heart. I’ll be honest, it’s not always easy and you just can’t do it alone. So, consider this your invitation to join me for the adventure.

MSW, LSW, CDCA

Ashley Thielman

“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do.” -Brené Brown

As a recent graduate of the University of Toledo Masters in Social Work program, with a specialization in treating mental health disorders, I have spent the last few years working with people striving to overcome addiction, mental health, and traumatic experiences. My work as a therapist is driven by the desire to help individuals become happy, confident advocates to attain their needs within their lives.

Utilizing trauma-informed, person-centered, solutions-focused, and cognitive behavioral techniques and interventions, I assist each person I work with by finding a path to healing and recovery that fits their needs, beliefs, passions, and interests. 

I am passionate about working with each individual and committed to learning together on the healing journey. For me, the therapeutic process is about vulnerability, reconnection with self, and developing connection with the environment to successfully achieve one’s goals.

MSW, LSW

Buffy Dutro

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you’ve said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  -Maya Angelou

I incorporate trauma-informed care and cognitive behavioral techniques into my therapeutic approach. Overall, my approach is wholistic, open, and fluid, with the goal of finding what works for each individual and to utilize that to build a strong therapeutic alliance. 

I have 8 years of therapy experience working with those who have experienced trauma, mental health disorders, and/or addiction. Seeing each individual I work with find their voices, and themselves, again and walking away stronger, happier, and more confident, drives me in my practice.

If you are finally ready,
let’s discuss what’s next.

If you are finally ready, let’s discuss what’s next.

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