Diane Eden M.D.
& Associates, Inc.
An independent behavioral health care group

Clinicians

Click the names below to find out more about our staff.

Psychiatrists

Jane Domb, MD

Education:

  • MD, Harvard Medical School, 1987
  • BA, Yale University, 1981

Licensure/Certifications:

  • Board certified by the American College of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1993
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation residency program in psychiatry 1987-1991.

Experience:
Dr. Domb has been practicing general adult psychiatry since graduating from her residency in 1991. Her clinical experience includes inpatient and outpatient services, nursing home consultation, and ECT consultation. Her areas of expertise are affective disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and women's mental health.

Diane Eden, MD, RPh

Diane Eden, MD, RPh Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist

Education:

  • MD - University of Toledo Medical School (formerly known as Medical College of Ohio) Toledo, Ohio, 1985
  • BS Pharmacy - Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1980

Licensure/Certifications:
Dr. Eden completed her four-year residency in Psychiatry at University Hospitals in 1989. She received her board certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1991. Dr. Eden is also a registered pharmacist.

Experience:
Dr. Eden has been in private practice since 1989. Her areas of specialty include psychiatric diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, sleep disorders and attention deficit disorder. In addition, Dr. Eden has an expertise in the treatment of psychiatric illness in patients with concurrent medical illness. Dr. Eden has lectured locally and nationally to physicians and health care providers on many topics in the area of diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders.

Christopher James, DO

Christopher James, DO Education:

  • Child and Adolescent Fellowship completed at Northwestern University/ Children's Memorial Hospital
  • Adult Psychiatric Residency completed at University of Maryland/ Sheppard Pratt
  • D.O. from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • M.P.H. From Temple University
  • B.S. From Rutgers University

Licensure/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the state of Ohio

Experience:
Dr. James has been in private practice since 2005. He specializes in the evaluation and pharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders in children, adolescents and adults. Areas of specialty include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders and ADHD.

Joanna Koutros, MD
Education:

  • MD - NYU School of Medicine
  • BA - Columbia University

Licensure/Certifications:
Dr. Koutros completed her residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland in 2014. She is licensed to practice medicine in the state of Ohio and is board certified from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Experience:
Dr. Koutros is the newest addition to the practice. She has experience working with adults in the Cleveland area. She specializes in the evaluation and pharmacological treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and ADHD.

Erika Nathan, MD

Erika Nathan, MD Education:

  • MD - Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio
  • BS - Cleveland State University

Licensure/ Certification:
Dr. Nathan completed her residency at The University Hospitals of Cleveland in 1999. She is board certified from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Experience:
Dr. Nathan has experience working with adults in the Cleveland community. Her areas of expertise include psychiatric diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addiction, psychotic disorders and dual diagnosis with MRDD.

Nurse Practitioner

Renee Althof, RN, MSN, CNS

Renee Althof, RN, MSN, CNS Education
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
B.S.N. New York University, New York, New York

Licensure/Certifications
Clinical specialist in child and adolescent psychiatric mental health. Nursing. Prescriptive Privileges, Ohio Board of Nursing

Experience
Renee has been in private practice since 1986. She was previously the Clinical Administrator at The University Hospitals of Cleveland and Program Director at Ridgecliffe Hospital. She specializes in the therapy of children adolescents and adults.

Psychologists

Ken Gerstenhaber, PhD

Ken Gerstenhaber, PhD Education:

  • Ph.D. Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • M.A. Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • B.A. Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania

Licensure/Certifications:
Dr. Gerstenhaber has been a licensed psychologist since 1980.

Experience:
Dr. Gerstenhaber specializes in depressive and anxiety disorders, stress management and health and wellness issues. He has experience providing assessment and treatment of chronic pain. He primarily treats adults and also provides psychological evaluations.

Shari Ridge, PhD

Shari Ridge, PhD Education:

  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology - Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology - Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • B.A. Psychology - Occidental College, Los Angeles, California

Licensure/Certifications:
Dr. Ridge has been licensed to practice clinical psychology since 1991. She completed her internship at the Cleveland Veterans Administration Center and postdoctoral training at Lake County Mental Health Center. She is also a graduate of the Gestalt Training Program at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.

Experience:
Dr. Ridge has been in private practice since 1991. Her areas of interest include mood, anxiety, trauma, and attention deficit challenges for adults, as well as psychological testing.

Therapists and Counselors

Tina Bulucea, MSSA, LISW-S

Tina Bulucea, MSSA, LISW-S Tina Bulucea is trained as a clinical social worker with a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University. She is a licensed independent social worker. Her undergraduate major was psychology. She has 10 years of experience working in the field with a variety of populations, age groups, and minorities. After receiving her master's degree, she worked in a community mental health center providing out-patient psychotherapy for adults and geriatric age persons who were chronically and severely mentally ill for almost 15 years. She more recently joined the Practice 3 years ago. Here she works with adults and geriatric aged individuals in a unique and caring way in therapy. Her modality is ecclectic, burrowing from multiple theoretical perspectives. Ms. Bulucea's style is collaborative, direct and interactive. Her areas of specialization include depression and anxiety disorders.

Maria D'Amico, MA, ATR, PC

Maria D'Amico, MA, ATR, PC Maria D'Amico, MA, ATR, PC, holds a dual master's degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Ursuline College. Ms. D'Amico has extensive experience treating children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with ADHD, depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and children and adolescents on the autistic spectrum. She also holds a bachelor of arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Notre Dame College of Ohio, and began her career teaching preschool and first grade in a private setting. Her observation and realization of how mental health directly affects academics lead Ms. D'Amico down the path to becoming a therapist.

Ms. D'Amico believes in a positive, holistic approach to therapy that honors the individual, and encourages healing and personal growth in a gentle and respectful manner. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is essential for progress in therapy. A variety of art therapy and counseling techniques are utilized during the therapeutic process, along with yogic breathing and mediation practices that help to inspire transformation.

Donna Fragapane, LPCC, LICDC, ATR-VC

Donna Fragapane, LPCC, LICDC, ATR-VC Education:
Donna Fragapane received her Bachelor of Fine Art in drawing and photography from The Ohio State University in 1986. In 1995, Fragapane earned her Master of Arts in Art Therapy from Ursuline College.

Licensure/Certifications:
Donna earned her Chemical Dependency Credentialing and Art Therapy Registration in 2003. She became a Licensed Counselor and was Board Certified in Art Therapy in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

Experience:
Fragapane received her internship experience from The RapArt Center for Families and Children, Laurelwood Counseling Services of Beachwood, Community Assessment at St. Alexis Hospital and The Art Studio, Inc. at MetroHealth and Fairhill Institute.

Fragapane has worked as an Art Therapist and Primary Counselor at New Directions Inc., a chemical dependency treatment center for adolescents and their families and Laurelwood Hospital.

She has presented workshops on Art Therapy to numerous populations as well as done volunteer art therapy work, participated in the Katrina/Rita Hurricane relief project and has also taught art classes.

Donna has a genuine passion for helping others through the use of art therapy and finds tremendous satisfaction in helping her clients gain the insight they need to improve their lives. She finds challenges encouraging and is always rewarded when a new creative idea is produced to address challenging issues.

Korinne Stanich, LPCC, ACHT, CRP

Korinne Stanich, LPCC, ACHT, CRP Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Justice Studies from Kent State University (2004)
  • Master of Education in Community Counseling from Kent State University (2006)

Licensure/Certifications:
Korinne is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Clinical Hypnotherapist. She is currently participating in a two year advanced internship program to enhance knowledge and use of various hypnotherapy techniques.

Experience:
Korinne has worked at both community mental health agencies and private practice settings since 2007. She is experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults providing individual, family, and couples/marital counseling. She specializes in hypnotherapy and utilizes a holistic treatment approach. Common areas of interest include, but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, self­esteem and body image issues, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, addictions/compulsive behaviors, adjustment issues, and grief/loss issues.

Louise Gottlob, LISW-S

Louise Gottlob, LISW-S Education:

  • MSSA - Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • BA - Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Licensure/Certifications:
Louise has been a licensed independent social worker since 1995. She has had extensive training and specialized supervision in the areas of sexual abuse, victimization, post-traumatic stress disorder, and solution focused psychotherapy. Louise is also trained in critical incident stress debriefing. She has a supervisor designation and has served as a clinical supervisor over the years since 1995.

Experience:
Louise has been a psychotherapist since 1992. She is trained in solution focused psychotherapy, goal-focused psychotherapy, and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy. She also has extensive experience in treatment of victims of sexual abuse. Louise also has specialized in pre-teen and adolescent therapy for the last 20 years.

Barbara Levin, LSW

Barbara Levin, LSW Education:

  • M.C.A.T. Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA
  • BS Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

Licensure/Certifications:
Barbara has been a licensed social worker since 1996. She is also a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor.

Experience:
Barbara has been practicing social work since 1996. She has experience in counseling adults who have both acute and chronic psychiatric problems. She is also experienced in facilitating movement and group therapies. One of her specialties is counseling people going through infertility issues. She is also trained in supervision of the Milton Erikson philosophy/therapy hypnosis. In addition, Barbara attended numerous seminars with the Eriksonia Foundation.

Irene Marocco, LISW-S, LICDC-CS

Irene Marocco, LISW-S, LICDC-CS A seasoned and experienced psychotherapist, Ms. Marocco has worked with a wide variety of patients since she obtained her MSW from Ohio State University in 1986.

During her 24 years with Jewish Family Service Association, she served as Director of Refugee Resettlement, conducted DBT groups, and provided individual, couple and family counseling for those with mental health issues, stress management difficulties, and grief counseling. In addition, Ms. Marocco is an addictions specialist who works with both clients and their families.

Christina Palangio, MA, AT, LPCC

Christina Palangio, MA, AT, LPCC Education:
Christina Palangio received her Bachelor of Fine Art in painting and drawing from California University of Pennsylvania, and in 2011 earned a Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling from Ursuline College.

Experience:
Christina received her internship experience from New Avenues to Independence, The Cleveland Clinic (mood disorder and transplant units) and Bellefaire JCB.

Christina has worked with children and adolescents as a group counselor and an independent school based counselor at Bellefaire JCB since 2011. She did extensive thesis work with children on the autism spectrum which linked anxiety and art therapy. Christina continues to challenge young clients who struggle with anger management, social skills, poor self esteem, peer relations, oppositional and impulsive behaviors through the use of an array of creative interventions.

Justin Simons, LPCC

Justin Simons, LPCC Education:

  • BA Theatre, The Ohio State University
  • Masters in Community Counseling, University of Dayton, Dayton OH

Licensure/Certifications:

  • Professional Clinical Counselor

Experience:
Justin is experienced in working with adolescents, adults and couples. Justin utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness therapy and psychodrama techniques to help clients find relief from depression, anxiety, addictions, low self esteem, marital problems and mens issues.

Gina Sinito, PCC, ATR-BC

Gina  Sinito, PCC, ATR-BC Education:

  • BA Psychology, Cleveland State University, 1989
  • MA Art Therapy, Ursuline College, 1992
  • Master in Education in Community Agency Counseling, Cleveland State University, 1998

Licensure/Certification:

  • Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Board Certified Art Therapist

Experience:
Gina has worked with children, adults, and the elderly population in many different capacities. The mental health issues that she has experience in are anxiety/depression, relationship conflicts, behavioral problems, trauma, life transitions, stress management, and grief. Gina embraces a client-centered approach as she encourages clients to reach their highest quality of life possible. Her work with children includes parental support, education, and empowerment to help ameliorate emotional disturbances common to childhood development.

William Smith, LISW

William Smith, LISW Bill Smith is a licensed independent therapist in Ohio and Florida and is in the Willoughby Hills office seasonally. He has received training at the Milton Erickson Foundation in hypnosis and brief therapy and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He has supervised clinical staff and graduate students, trained professionals in family and strategic therapy and has been an adjunct professor in the graduate school at Cleveland State University.

His therapy style is problem focused and solution oriented based on the following beliefs:

  1. We all have strengths and resources we can utilize to improve anxiety, depression, phobia, trauma, and other life issues.
  2. All suffering can be reduced. Although pain is unavoidable, it does not have to be overwhelming.
John Spiesman, LSW

I look forward to working with you to develop and support your goals to uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying evidence based therapy approaches and techniques, we will work together to unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Please call or email me for an individual or family therapy consultation today.

Areas of competence:

  • Mental Health Counseling: Child, Adolescent, Adult
  • Personal and social counseling
  • Educational counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Spiritual and Pastoral counseling

Areas of Professional Interest:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Parenting
  • Men’s Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Attachment issues
  • Research and Program Evaluation Consultation

Professional Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Master of Science in Education
  • Doctor of Education
  • Master of Social Work

Office Hours

Practice Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Saturday
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Therapists and counselors only.

Sundays
Therapists and counselors only by pre-scheduled appointment.

Billing Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
(216) 276-4579

Intake Department

Monday through Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
(440) 951-5600 ext. 118

Contact Us

34900 Chardon Rd.
Suite #200
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094

Phone: (440) 951-5600
Fax: (440) 951-1293

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