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Child, Adolescent, and Adult Counseling

Westerville Therapists

Serenity Behavioral Health Services is an All-Inclusive organization that believes in creating a relaxed, culturally sensitive and knowledgeable environment that allows our clients the opportunity to work on individual issues that will help them grow and become who they want to be. Our therapists stay up-to-date with contemporary developments in diagnosis and treatment in order to ensure that they are always treating our clients in the most effective method possible.


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Jenifer Sparks Schaffner, MSW, LISW

Clinical Therapist


Throughout my career as a therapist, I have had the privilege to work with a diverse group of clients with a wide variety of concerns from PTSD to relationship issues.

I value compassion. I provide a non-judgmental, safe environment with active and honest communication. I primarily utilize Cognitive Therapy, which is an empirically-validated treatment for many problems. I also use EMDR and psychodynamic approaches, depending on a client’s symptoms and needs.

I have a passion for helping people identify their goals and achieve them. I work with both children and adults to help them make positive changes, feel better, and move forward.

I earned my masters in Social Work in New York City at the Hunter College School of Social Work. I am independently licensed by the CWMFT Board of Ohio. 
Julie Johnson, MA, LPCC

Owner, Clinical Therapist


I am an Independent Professional Counselor licensed by the State of Ohio CSWMFT Board. I specialize in adult individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, life transitions, women’s issues, history of trauma, and trauma with Veteran’s. I have experience in premarital and marital counseling for women and men and same sex couples, assisting couples with communication about issues that affect us all: finances, intimacy and sexual issues. I primarily employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy modalities; however, I have a background in motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and holistic wellness.
Carol McClure, MA, LPC

Clinical Therapist


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed by the State of Ohio Counseling, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapy Board.  I have eighteen years’ experience, and one of my training highlights was the opportunity to work extensively with Dr. Philip Ney, a world-renowned expert on the psychological and emotional needs of adults who have experienced childhood abuse or undergone an abortion.  Therefore, the focus of my professional practice is helping individuals to overcome neglect and abuse of all types, including sexual, emotional, verbal, and physical abuse, which encompasses anxiety and depression.  I have experience in premarital and marital counseling for women and men, assisting couples with communication about issues that affect us all: finances, intimacy, sex, cohabitation and more.  I have additional experience working with international adoptees and their family around attachment and abandonment issues, as well as working with GBLTQ individuals and their families.  I primarily employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy modalities to assist clients in becoming more self-aware, acquire new patterns of behavior, grow in confidence, and gain momentum in living their life to the fullest.

Family is an important cornerstone of my life.  My husband and I are celebrating 37 years of marriage.  We have four children, two beautiful grandchildren, and a lovable standard poodle named Star.  Together, we enjoy backpacking, kayaking, golf, and spending time with family and friends.
Mary K. Wright, MSW, LISW-S

Owner, Clinical Therapist


I am an Independent Licensed Social Worker licensed through the State of Ohio Counseling, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapy Board. I have been providing mental health services for the past twenty years in central Ohio. I specialize in the treatment of individuals who are struggling to cope with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and family issues. I utilize Dialectal Behavioral Therapy and Cogitative Behavioral Therapy modalities to assist clients in gaining insight and new coping skills, enhancing confidence and self-esteem. I am fluent in American Sign Language and provides services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. I have in depth experience working with people with disabilities and whom are dually diagnosed with mental health and developmental disabilities. In addition to these specialties, I have years of experience working with adoptive and kinship youth who are struggling with attachment, anger and general behavioral issues within their current families, working well with caregivers in learning new strategies to support their children.  I also specialize in working with GBLTQ individuals and their families on an array of issues and concerns.  
Bailey Belknap, MSW, LISW

Clinical Therapist


I am an independently licensed social worker with more than 5 years experience practicing psychotherapy.  I specialize in helping clients cope with stress, depression, anxiety disorders and life transitions. I work from a strengths based perspective and I believe that by helping you to identify and examine thinking patterns and behaviors that are no longer helpful to you, together we can create change and introduce new methods for coping.

I primarily utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to help you achieve your goals.  It is important to me to provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to explore your concerns and receive the support you need.

I earned a bachelors degree, Summa Cum Laude in psychology from The Ohio state University in 2008 and a Masters degree in social work from The Ohio State University in 2011. I am independently licensed through the State of Ohio CSWMFT board.