Our Counselors

Stacy Triola, LPC

Accepting New Clients

White Pond Office

Stacy has been dedicated to her work in mental health for over 15 years. She is passionate about providing clients with validating, nonjudgmental, and consistent therapeutic treatment. She recognizes that every person deserves respect and to be treated with dignity, no matter what they are going through.

Stacy is a firm believer that there is no such thing as “perfection,” but progress.

Stacy currently practices as a licensed professional counselor under the supervision of Jared Sparks, LPCC-S. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Youth Development and a minor in Psychology from Kent State University in 2008. She then completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Akron in 2019.

Stacy has extensive experience in providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and young adults in various settings. She has worked in partial hospitalization programs, hospitals, public and alternative schools, as well as outpatient settings. As an LGBTQ+ affirming counselor, she is also trained in treating anxiety, depression, self-harm thoughts, suicidal ideation, and trauma. She has received advanced training in DBT and is experienced in utilizing CBT and other strengths-based approaches.

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Thomas Taylor, LPCC

Accepting New Clients

White Pond Office

Thomas earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology from The University of Akron. Additionally, Thomas received his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Akron.

He is currently a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC.)

Thomas has worked in community mental health for a number of years which helped him develop an eclectic counseling style.  He has worked with populations of all age ranges from toddlers to older adults and with a myriad of mental health concerns.

Some of his specialty areas include: Gifted populations, anxiety, depression, trauma and adolescence issues. His theoretical perspective follows the integrative approach with emphasis on person-centered and solution-focused elements.

Thomas focuses primarily on helping individuals harness their will and integrity to strive towards their best selves in a nonjudgmental, growth oriented environment that allows for mistakes, learning and adaptation.

Mary Riposo LPCC

Accepting New Clients

White Pond Office

Mary​ ​received​ ​her​ ​B.A.​ ​in​ ​sociology​ ​from​ ​Emory​ ​University​ ​and​ ​her​ ​M.A. ​in Clinical-Community​ Mental​ ​Health​ ​counseling​ ​from​ ​the​
University ​of​​ ​Akron.

She​ ​has​ ​had​ ​experience working ​in​ both community-based agencies​ and private practices. Mary has​ worked with​ ​survivors of​ ​​sexual​ ​assault ​​and​ provided ​academic​ and​ emotional​ ​support​ ​to​ ​children​ ​in​ ​metro​ ​Atlanta.​

She ​believes​ in a​​ ​strength-based​ ​perspective ​​and sees ​ counseling​ ​ as​ ​ a​ ​ tool​ ​ by​​ which​ ​ empowerment,​ ​ insight,​​ ​and ​skills​​ ​can ​​be​ ​gained ​​to​ ​improve self, relationships, and​ ​​overall ​ quality​ ​​of​ ​life.​

​Mary ​​has ​​experience​ ​working​ ​in​ ​groups, ​ with​ couples, and​ ​ with​ ​ individuals​ ​ and​ ​ primarily​ ​ utilizes​ ​ Dialectical​ ​ ​Behavior ​ therapy​ ​ ​and Cognitive-Behavioral​ ​therapy​ and mindfulness-based approaches​, ​and​ ​expressive techniques.​

Mary​ ​enjoys​ ​working​ ​with​ ​clients​ to strengthen​ ​their​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​decrease​ ​anxiety and ​ manage​ ​ depressive​ ​ symptoms and​ ​ ​is experienced working​ ​ with​ ​survivors​ ​of ​​trauma, and ​has a​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​women’s​ ​issues ​and​ relationship-building skills.​ ​She ​has​ ​​experience working ​ with​ ​ adults​ ​ with​ ​ ADHD,​ ​ individual​ ​ ​and ​ couples​​ LGBTQ​ ​​concerns, ​​issues​ related​ ​ ​to body ​ image​ ​ and​ ​ self-esteem​ ​, and​​ addiction.​ ​She​ ​​is​ ​currently completing the requirements​ ​ to​ ​ become​ ​ a​ ​ supervising​ ​ counselor.​

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Brittany Lasorella, LISW

Accepting New Clients (Has a wait list)

Green Office

Brittany earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work after obtaining a Health and Human Services degree with a minor in Chemical Dependency Counseling. She then completed her Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University.

Brittany has extensive experience in providing therapeutic services to both teenagers and adults in various settings throughout Northeast Ohio. She has worked in acute care, residential, and outpatient environments, and is well-versed in treating depression, trauma, self-harm, OCD, substance use disorders, and personality disorders, as well as assisting individuals who are recovering from childhood abuse or neglect.

Brittany is dedicated to creating a safe and affirming space where individuals can explore past traumas and build future objectives. She has received advanced training in EMDR, ERP, and ACT, and is experienced in utilizing CBT and other strengths-based approaches.

Rosemary Le Master, LSW

Not Accepting New Clients

Green Office

Rosemary LeMaster is under immediate supervision with Kate Usaj, LCSW; and Angela Rodgers, LPCC-S, LMHC, NCC

Rosemary earned her Bachelor of Science in case management at Kent State University. She completed her master’s in social work at the University of Akron.

Rosemary is an LSW in the state of Ohio. Rosemary has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and older people, including depression, addictions, anxiety, behavioral and self-esteem issues, PTSD, and childhood trauma. She enjoys sharing tools such as breathwork and mindfulness in practice.

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Jared Sparks, LPCC-S

Accepting New Clients (Wait List)

Green Office

Jared earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Kent State University where he also minored in Human Development and Family Studies. He then went on to complete his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walsh University. Jared is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor (LPCC-S).

Jared has been practicing as a counselor in the Northeast Ohio area since 2019. He has experience working with children, adolescents and adults, and specializes in the following areas: trauma, adolescence issues, depression, anxiety and LGBTQ+ issues.

Jared is an LGBTQ+ affirming counselor and strives to create an environment that is safe and free of judgment for all of his clients. He is currently certified in EMDR and is completing his certification in TF-CBT as well.

Amanda Bushaw, LPC

Not Accepting New Clients

Green Office

Amanda Bushaw is under the supervision of Angela Rodgers, LPCC-S, LMHC, NCC
Amanda obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso. She received her Masters’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She is now a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Ohio.

Amanda has experience working in community-based mental health counseling centers and school-based mental health environments. She is passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ youth facing mental health problems and/or their identity concerns.

Amanda’s goal as a counselor is to provide a safe place for all individuals to exist without judgment. Healing is sometimes a complex process, and Amanda believes all people have a right to heal safely. Amanda works from a strengths-based and person-centered approach that is intended to use the strengths and experiences of the client to empower them to overcome all obstacles. Amanda has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults facing concerns such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, identity development, self-esteem, relationship building, behavioral concerns, and more

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Taylour Kidd, LPCC

Accepting New Clients

Green Office

Taylour earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University in Findlay and her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walsh University. Taylour is a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC).

She began working in the mental health field as a case manager at a community mental health agency and has been working as a full-time counselor since graduating. Taylour has experience working with adolescents and adults with a variety of behavioral and emotional concerns, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, trauma, addiction, stress management, and adaptive skill-building to manage areas such as care tasks (feeding, cleaning, hygiene, etc.).

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Angela Rodgers LPCC-S, NCC

Not Accepting New Clients

Green Office

Angela earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Kent State University and her M. Ed. in Community Counseling from Kent State University.

She has been a licensed professional counselor since 2002 and has worked in community health agencies and private practices in both Ohio and Indiana. She is also a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC-S) with a supervisory status in Ohio and a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in Indiana. She is also a nationally certified counselor (NCC).

Over the past twenty years of being a counselor, she has worked with adults, children, and adolescents with various issues, including Behavioral and emotional problems such as ADHD.
Depression, anxiety, and grief/loss.
Oppositional behaviors.
Physical and sexual abuse.
Divorce.
PTSD.
Affirming LGBTQ+ gender, sexuality, and identity issues.
Relationship development.
She also works with adults on parenting development.

Administrative Staff

We understand the need for compassion and confidentiality and we believe that starts with our front office staff.

Sandy is often the first voice (and smile) you’ll encounter when calling or visiting. Both Sandy and our office manager, Alexis, can assist you with questions about completing the necessary paperwork, insurance, scheduling, and billing issues.

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The staff of Intera sitting in the waiting room. From left to right: Amanda, Mary, Jared, Angela.
The staff of Intera sitting in the waiting room. From left to right: Taylour, Amanda, Mary.

The Intera Staff

The Intera Counseling and Wellness Mission

Intera Counseling and Wellness was born of a vision of therapy that reflects the meaning of the word by helping people to achieve their true Intera which means “whole” in Italian.
At Intera, our mission is to help our clients reach their goals through support, encouragement, and education. We welcome individuals, couples, children, families, and groups. In-person and virtual sessions are available.