Lindsay DeHaas


I received my Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, with a minor in Psychology, from Malone University in 2010, and my Master of Social Work in 2014 from the University of Akron. I received my social work licensure in 2016. I have provided direct care to children, adolescents and adults with diverse challenges involving mental health, developmental disabilities, domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care and adoption, and childhood physical & sexual abuse and neglect. Throughout my career working as a case manager and social services worker, I have developed a deep compassion for people who have experienced trauma, and a passion for helping each person realize the strengths they hold which helped them survive that trauma. Learning to thrive is a process, and it takes great courage and strength to be willing to process past trauma experiences. I look forward to walking alongside you as you take the next step forward in learning to thrive.

Dawn M. Durkee


I completed my Social Work degree from the University of Akron in 2006 and went to work immediately for Wayne County Children Services. I held many positions there, but focused on Kinship Services and home assessments. In 2009, I received my Master's Degree and followed with my Independent License. I also became a trainer for Ohio Child Welfare Training Program and have trained throughout the state. I began training pre-service and ongoing foster parent classes at Christian Children's Home of Ohio (CCHO) in 2016. I continue to have a burden for children who struggle to make meaningful connections, making options for permanency difficult. I believe through my current work as a Thrive Trauma Recovery therapist, permanency can be a reality for these children.

Kristina Fryson


I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from West Virginia State University in 2006 and my Master of Social Work in 2014 from West Virginia University. In my internships, education, and work experience I spent 5 years working for non-profit agencies providing services such as therapy, case management, and support to children, individuals, and families in the office, home, school and community settings. Through my work in the community, serving five counties in WV, I developed a strong awareness about the challenges individuals and families face dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other trauma related issues. I became a Certified Trauma Therapist in 2016 and have worked with various populations treating the trauma and not the symptoms. I look forward to continuing trauma work through the Thrive Trauma Recovery program and helping people to not only survive but Thrive!

Katie Malone


I graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2014 with my Bachelor of Arts in Painting and a minor in Psychology. In 2017 I completed my Master's Degree at Ursuline College in Counseling and Art Therapy. During my graduate studies, I spent ten months working alongside a psychosocial team at a local Children's Hospital here in Cleveland, Ohio together with doctors, nurses, and child life specialists. My work focused on a wide variety of traumas, ranging from treatment on the hematology/oncology floor, to victims of severe abuse and neglect. I also have experience working in a school setting, addressing behavioral, emotional, and mental issues with individuals and groups. In 2017 I completed a Master's thesis centered around secondary trauma and the use of expressive therapy following shootings, hurricanes, tsunamis, and acts of terrorism. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have been able to witness incredible stories, improve my skills as an effective helper, and widen my knowledge-base of how trauma affects the human brain. I am so thankful to be a part of Thrive Trauma Recovery and look forward to what's to come.

Valerie Turner-Harris


I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) with more than 17 years of counseling experience. I hold a Masters Degree in Community Counseling from John Carroll University and a Masters in Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace University. I have experience treating diverse child, adolescent, and adult populations with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, family conflict, trauma, and difficult life transitions. The knowledge I have gained directing foster care, adoption and residential programs coupled with my experience providing individual, group and family therapy has strengthened my passion for supporting people to truly know themselves and build empowering connections with others. I consider it a privilege to work together with clients in the Thrive Trauma Recovery program to help each person move through the therapeutic process to find relief and healing.