Chris Nemeth, LISW-S
Chris Nemeth has over twenty years of experience in the area of mental health and wellness. His training has been at the premier agencies in Columbus, Ohio. These agencies include the Buckeye Ranch, Northwest Counseling Services, Nationwide Children's Hospital at the Center for Child and Family Advocacy, and Dublin Counseling Center. His training includes counseling and therapy with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He graduated with honors from the Ohio State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He completed his Master of Social Work in 2000 and has been independently licensed since 2002.
His main area of expertise has been helping clients cope with stressful and traumatic experiences. He has presented many seminars and trainings in the community and is a leader in the field, providing quality supervision to others. He has served as both a Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Director.
Chris' primary approach is to cultivate a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive relationship. He is very committed to his clients, and he believes in practical treatment. All interventions utilized are based on proven strategies that target a particular problem area. For example, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy combats depressive symptoms by targeting self-defeating thoughts and a lack of emotional awareness. In addition, Chris is trained in EMDR, which is beneficial for processing past traumatic experiences.
Chris' former clients now experience increased happiness and decreased worry. They feel better and more confident, and they often discover love in their relationships. Chris is confident that he can assist clients in accomplishing their goals.
*Please note, this clinician is not accepting new clients at this time.
Steve Guglielmi, LPCC-S
Chief Executive Officer
Steve Guglielmi is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Steve received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from The Ohio State University. He then went on to receive his Master of Science in Education in Community Counseling from University of Dayton.
At Nemeth Counseling, Steve is the Outpatient Therapist with the longest tenure. Most of Steve’s experience stems from working in the non-profit sector. He has previously held positions at Huckleberry House and at Netcare, acting as a Community Crisis Response Clinician. Steve completed his internship at Mt. Carmel’s Crime and Trauma Assistance Program, receiving premier training in trauma-related issues, including grief care and abuse healing.
Steve incorporates several different areas of counseling in his treatment including, but not limited to, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systemic Therapy, and Solution Focused approaches. Steve has an extensive background working with teenagers and families. His focus is on assisting them in the development of healthy family and communication dynamics to create a safe and loving home environment. Steve has used his skills to assist his clients in dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, oppositional defiant behaviors, family disruption, reactions to divorce, post-traumatic stress disorder, and problems related to unhealthy anger expression.
Outside of work, Steve is an active member of The Children Affected by Violence Board and Chi Sigma Iota and has experience training Columbus Police officers in Crisis Intervention skills assessment. Steve has also volunteered over 140 hours on the Suicide Prevention Hotline.
Steve utilizes a highly active listening approach to develop a relationship with his clients and to assist them in learning healthy ways to manage and work through difficult issues. One of his greatest strengths is identifying the core reasons behind dysfunctional behavior to assist his clients in mastering skills to promote long term growth. When working with Steve, clients can expect a safe, nurturing, and confidential environment. His style allows clients to learn more about themselves and to develop long-lasting skills to achieve fulfillment and happiness.
*Please note, this clinician is not accepting new clients at this time.
Jon Lucas, LISW -S
Jon Lucas is licensed by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapy Board as an Independently Licensed Social Worker with a Supervisory designation. He currently serves as the Clinical Director for all counselors and social workers at Nemeth. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at Bluffton University in Bluffton, OH and his Master’s Degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University.
Jon has several years of experience in pediatric behavioral health working for Saint Vincent Family Center as an Intensive Home-Based Clinician and as an Outpatient Family Services Clinician, where he gained experience in individual and family therapy and crisis intervention. Prior to his experience at Saint Vincent Family Center, he was a mental health advocate for those living with severe and persistent mental illness in Franklin County.
Jon specializes in working with and helping individuals who have experienced trauma to overcome symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and grief. He also has experience working with parents to assist them in developing effective parenting techniques and strengthening the parent-child bond.
Jon is trained in EMDR and a number of other evidenced-based therapeutic modalities including Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child-Parent Relationship Therapy, Child Centered Play Therapy, and the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, which integrates brain development into clinical problem solving.
Jon believes strongly in fostering an ability in all people to develop their own solutions to life’s challenges, and that developing a therapeutic partnership can help clients realize their potential.
Kendle Meese is a Licensed Social Worker through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland and continued her education at The Ohio State University where she earned her Master of Social Work.
Prior to joining Nemeth Counseling, Kendle worked in numerous settings including shelters for survivors of domestic violence and non-profit organizations. In each experience, Kendle has had the opportunity to diversify her professional skills. She previously served as a Group Program Facilitator for children from violent homes, a Program Administrator for preventative programming targeting Child Sexual Abuse, and a Case Manager for the Compass Program, a court program linking underserved populations owing child support to career building services.
At Nemeth Counseling, Kendle provides ongoing counseling services to a diverse caseload of adults, children, couples, and families. She uses evidence-based practices such as Strength’s Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Focused CBT, to inform therapeutic interventions. Kendle uses a multidisciplinary approach to evoke client change and healthy problem solving, and believes in a client-centered approach to treatment, striving to build a positive therapeutic relationship with each client. She enjoys working with individuals of all cultures, races, ages, spiritualities, sexual orientation and gender, and aims to create a safe and supportive space to engage with clients.