Joel Hardin, Director
MA, LPCC-S, LICDC, NCC (Supervising Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor, National Certified Counselor)
Joel is the Director of Pathways and joined this practice in 2013. Joel's counseling experience has also included work at Maryhaven (adult and adolescent counseling for mental health and substance use), Dublin Springs Hospital (inpatient and outpatient), and the Delaware Area Career Center (on-site short term counseling and crisis intervention).
Joel sees counseling as an effective way to help people move toward emotional, relational, and spiritual health. He works with adults, adolescents, couples and families at two locations: Pathways' main office in Westerville and a satellite location in Lewis Center. In addition to working with emotional, behavioral, and relational issues, Joel is a trained EMDR therapist and works with clients to find healing and freedom from trauma.
Before becoming a licensed counselor, Joel served as a pastor for many years at churches in Lewis Center, Delaware, Westerville, and the OSU campus area. Prior to that, he worked as a licensed architect. 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 28 years, and they have three children, 24, 18 and 15. He enjoys hiking, camping, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, motorcycles, gardening, and house projects.
Chad Wilt, MA, LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical 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 https://www.smalleyinstitute.com/p/smalley-intensive-program 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 19, 17, and 15.
Davia L. Stevenson, MA, LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor)
Davia works with adult women and men, adolescents, couples, and families, helping them grow toward mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational health. She is also passionate about helping individuals and families facing challenging medical diagnoses to accept, adjust and thrive through their circumstance. Davia believes that every experience, whether loss, hurt, fear, triumph or victory can be purposed to move you toward your fullest life.
Davia is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Ohio Counseling Association and the Association of Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling. Davia has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma, attended law school at Loyola University of Chicago, and received her Masters in Clinical Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary.
Davia has been married to Eric, her college sweetheart, for 31 years. She is the proud mother of two adult sons, one daughter-in-love, and the best untrained dog ever.
Barry Thompson, MA, LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor)