Joel Wharton, MA, LPCC-S (Supervising Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor)
Joel is the Director of Pathways and started this practice in September 2006, after establishing a successful private practice at Cornerstone Family Counseling in Columbus, Ohio in 2001.
Prior to his counseling career, Joel served the needs of abused children and teens as an Advocate and Children’s Services Caseworker in Ohio and Florida. Currently, Joel works with adult individuals and couples to address a variety of mental health and relational concerns. Joel is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with degrees from Miami University and Asbury Theological Seminary.
Joel and his wife Kari have been married 20 years. They have three children ages 14, 12, and 10.
Maggie Herrman, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC (Supervising Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor)
Before joining Pathways in 2009, Maggie worked at the Buckeye Ranch with children and teens (and their families) struggling with behavior/mental illness challenges and at Amethyst, Inc., with adult females recovering from substance abuse. Maggie graduated from The University of Tulsa and Ashland Theological Seminary and is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor. She counsels individuals and families and leads and speaks to groups who are experiencing emotional, mental and/or relationship challenges. Maggie specializes in helping people who've experienced trauma, either as children or adults. She is EMDR-trained (an evidence-based trauma treatment) and works to help each individual heal and fully recognize and believe in their own unique worth.
Chad Wilt, MA, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)
Chad Wilt joined Pathways Counseling after graduating from Ashland Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling. Chad is also a Smalley Marriage Coach specializing in 2 and 3 day marriage intensives. To find out more about The Smalley Marriage Intensives please visit http://www.smalley.cc/reignite/ A licensed Professional Counselor, Chad works with adolescents, adult individuals and couples, coming alongside them as they overcome relational and mental health issues.
In addition to Ashland Theological Seminary Chad also graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Music Education. Chad and his wife Melanie of 20 years have three children ages 18, 16, and 13.
Davia Stevenson, MA, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)
A licensed Professional Counselor, Davia originally joined the Pathways staff as a counseling intern while completing her Masters in Clinical Counseling at Ashland Theological Seminary. She works with adult women and men, adolescents, couples, and families, helping them through a number of emotional and relational issues. Davia is also passionate about working with ones who are living with challenging medical diagnoses such as cancer or chronic fatigue.
Davia holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma and attended law school at Loyola University of Chicago before becoming a stay-at-home mom for nineteen years.
Davia and her husband Eric have been married for 25 years and have two amazing sons, ages 22 and 18.
Barry Thompson, MA, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)
Joel Hardin, MA, LPCC, LICDC, NCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor, National Certified Counselor)
Joel sees counseling as an effective way to help people move toward emotional, relational, and spiritual health. Joel works with adults, adolescents, couples and families at two locations: Pathways' main office in Westerville and a satellite location in Lewis Center (5175 South Old State Road).
Joel also works with adolescents at the Delaware Area Career Center, providing support, short term counseling, and crisis intervention. He has worked at Maryhaven in Delaware, counseling adults and adolescents with mental health or substance use issues, as well as Dublin Springs Hospital, working with patients in inpatient and outpatient settings. Before becoming a licensed counselor, Joel helped people find healing and wholeness as a pastor for over 24 years at churches in Lewis Center, Delaware, Westerville, and the OSU campus area. Prior to that, he worked as a licensed architect for several years. Joel earned his Masters degree in Counseling at Ashland Theological Seminary, and he also holds Masters degrees in Architecture and Business Administration from the University of Illinois.
Joel has been married to his wife, Edie, for 26 years, and they have three children, 22, 16 and 13. He enjoys hiking, camping, canoeing, sailing, motorcycles, and house projects.
Ellice Park, MACM, LPC, CDMF, CLL (Masters of Arts in Counseling Ministries - Pastoral Care & Clinical Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator, Certified Laughter Leader)
Ellice earned a Masters at Methodist Theological School in Ohio in Pastoral Care & Clinical Counseling. She has specialized training in Art as Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Densensitization Reprocessing), some modules of Gestalt Therapy, and Christian Counseling.
She has experience working with childhood sexual abuse, divorce care, trauma, relationship issues, peer issues, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, women's issues, mood disorders, personality disorders, to name a few.
She is a member of the American Counseling Association.