Additional Treatment Providers

R. Brian Denton Psy.d

 

I pride myself in being genuine in my care for the clients I work with.  I value working within a framework of multicultural awareness, and feel strongly that individuals should be afforded the courtesy to understand the context of their background and world view.  I am relationship focused, and incorporate a variety of empirically supported approaches in working with the difficulties that occur in people's lives.  In particular, I have a strong emphasis on mindfulness-based and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy interventions in combination with proven strategies and interventions from Sex Therapy practice approaches.  I have spent my career working with individuals along the lifespan, and currently work mostly with late adolescent to adult clients. I work with many different concerns that present in the mental health and sexual health areas of an individual's lives.  I have particular focus in working with individuals who have experienced trauma in their lives, and for those that fall within the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. I am licensed as a Psychologist in Ohio, and have experience both in working as a clinician and as an administrator in a non-profit mental health center.  I am passionate about improving the lives of my clients, and in training up and coming psychologists and mental health practitioners in their early careers.     I have training in individual, relationship-based, and sex therapy approaches and treat a wide variety of clinical concerns. I specialize in treating sexual health concerns with a particular focus on couples' issues in both monogamous and multi-partnered relationships , including sexual dysfunction in men and women, paraphilia, sexual abuse and trauma, sexual fetish, sexually compulsive behaviors across the lifespan, gender identity exploration, anxiety related sexual dysfunction, and intimacy enhancement.  I am a LGBTQIA+ informed and friendly therapist and work with individuals from many cultural backgrounds.  

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Brittani Davis, MA, LPCC, LCDCIII

I understand for many, it can be challenging to seek therapy. My goal as a counselor is to support and empower you as you allow me to assist in navigating through the challenges that arise while figuring out and redefining what you want for your life. Whether it is related to relationships, identity, or anything else, I hope you allow me to stand beside you and assist you with exploring it all, developing ways to cope, and moving through those tough situations.

 

My interests include working with individuals and those in partnered relationships with a desire to work through relationship issues, sexual concerns, gender and sexual identity, and problematic sexual behaviors.

I have extensive experience in mental health counseling, assisting those with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental health diagnoses and alcohol and drug treatment/counseling. My interest in all things relationship and sex therapy soared as I assisted clients with processing, reconnecting, and developing new healthy relationships with family, friends, or intimate partner(s) as they also worked to figure out recovery. It has been an incredible journey, and I believe all of my experiences have contributed to my ability and desire to assist you.

As a counselor, I realize how much all things sex, sexuality, and gender play a role in our lives and, even more so, how we do not always have the spaces to have those meaningful and pivotal conversations. Each time we meet, my goal is to offer you a shame-free, judgment-free space. I practice from a sex-positive, strengths-based framework and utilize various therapeutic interventions which are individualized depending on your needs. I believe in creating a comfortable, safe, empathic, and compassionate space so that you can resolve anything that interferes with being your most authentic self.

I look forward to meeting you!

 

Bria Brown, MS, LPC

Bria holds a Masters of Science  from Wright State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio.

 

Bria is pursuing specialized education in Sex Therapy and is working under the supervision of Dr. Ashley Grinonneau-Denton, PhD, CST, CSTS and Dr. R. Brian Denton, PsyD. 

 

Bria's words are as follows:

 

Do you have difficulties with sex and intimacy?  Are you wanting to have a more positive view of your own sexuality and/or feel more connected to your partner? We live in a world that has created so much stigma surrounding sex and intimacy that it can feel embarrassing to talk about it. As a therapist, I won't expect you to feel comfortable right away, but will create a sex-positive and shame-free environment to help you feel safe in working through these issues.

I believe that everyone deserves a happy, healthy sex life and overall wellbeing. I have experience in working with issues involving sex and intimacy as a result of shame, stress, past traumatic experiences, purity culture, sexual dysfuction, and mismatched libidos. 

My goal is to help individuals, couples, and multi - partnered systems work through these difficulties to achieve satisfaction (and even joy) with intimacy. I strive to provide a space that is sex positive, inclusive, and safe. I am a kink friendly and LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist.

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Rachel Scheiding, MSW

LISW (Ohio), LICSW (West Virginia)

I have been a therapist for over 8 years now and have extensive training and practice in working with people who experience a wide range of symptoms, including those related to posttraumatic stress, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders.  Throughout my education and practice, I have always felt a call to help people explore issues related to interpersonal relationships, sexuality, and sexual identity – these areas that are so integrally linked with mental and physical health, but are unfortunately often ignored or minimized by treatment professionals.  Two years ago, I began a training program designed to help me become a better therapist for people with concerns about sexual and relational health.  I am excited to be able to provide therapy services to people who are looking for help in these often-stigmatized, but extremely important, areas of life.

I know how difficult it can be to take the first step and ask for help, and it’s wonderful that you’re looking into therapy!  I would be honored to be the therapist who gets to go on the journey of exploration and insight development with you.  I can provide acceptance and support without judgment, as well as knowledge and skills that can help you reach your goals, whatever they may be.  I also believe that therapy, like life, needs balance, so don’t be surprised if we have a few laughs now and then as well!  I look forward to working with you!

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Brooke Stephens, BA, Intern

Brooke (she/her), graduated from Bowling Green State University with a BA in Psychology and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Social Work at Cleveland State University. Brooke is passionate about helping others in the many different phases of their lives and working with individuals and couples looking to cultivate a deeper connection with themselves and their partners. Brooke's goal is to create a safe space free from judgment and filled with acceptance, empowerment, love, and permission. She believes that people deserve a safe space for discovery, expression, and taking ownership of their true needs, wants, and desires and looks forward to helping cultivate that space. Brooke has special interest addressing barriers to a pleasure-focused view of sexuality, trauma, abuse, self-esteem, anxiety, intimacy, and sexual and relationship challenges. Brooke is under Dr. Ashley's supervision and is pursuing advanced training in the field of sexual health.

Elizabeth Wilson,BA, CT, ACA

Elizabeth (Beth) holds a BA from John Carroll University and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling also through John Carroll University. 

 

Beth is at the Ohio Center for Relationship & Sexual Health

pursuing specialized education in Sex Therapy and is working under the supervision of Dr. Ashley Grinonneau-Denton, PhD, CST, CSTS.

 

Beth describes herself in the following way: 

 

"My goal as a counselor is to guide both individuals and couples as they navigate any personal, relationship, gender, or sexuality related concerns. Life is an ongoing process with challenges. This offers an opportunity for personal growth through our relationships with others and within ourselves. I employ a holistic approach to my practice, fostering an empathetic and down-to earth atmosphere. I am privileged to work with and fully understand and accept my clients by providing a comfortable, safe, and judgement free environment. Together we can embrace and nurture what makes you uniquely and authentically you. Our ultimate goal being to develop a happier and healthier version of yourself or your relationship. My areas of interest include: Stress and anxiety; self-esteem; relationship issues; coping with life changes; trauma and abuse; divorce; intimacy issues; parenting and post-partum concerns; LGBTQIA+; alternative sex practices; and gender identity related concerns."

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Xavier Spencer, Ms, IMFT-S, CST, LCDCIII

Many people struggle to address sexual functioning difficulties.

If you are a person that values sexual response and pleasure, and have been experiencing sexual discomfort. Here's how I can help. As a research informed clinical expert in couples and family relationships and AASECT certified sex therapist. My clinical interest is providing sex therapy with individuals and couples to treat male and female sexual matters, sexual dysfunctions, sexual disorders, sexual orientation, sexual expression and gender identity issues. I'm committed to serving the spectrum of variations in human sexuality across the lifespan. Over the course of the lifespan stress, trauma, anxiety, aging, medicine, negative interpersonal experiences and other factors can often impact a person's sexual response. Sex therapy helps to unravel and overcome these challenges. I am here to help you achieve that desired level of sexual function and pleasure in your life.