At Northern Summit, LLC, we realize that no two people are the same, and tailor our therapy to meet your specific needs as an individual. We love helping people understand the things that are holding them back with an in-depth approach. After recognizing underlying problems, clients can fully realize their strengths and adjust certain behaviors and thoughts to see things a different, healthier way..
Northern Summit Counseling
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Becky Crookston, M.Ed., LPCC
Ms. Crookston is a 2008 graduate of Kent State University, where she received a Masters of Education in Community Counseling. She also received a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Community services when she graduated in 2005 from Bowling Green State University.
Ms. Crookston is independently licensed as a Professional Clinical Counselor by the State of Ohio, Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She has worked in private practice and community mental health settings with families who experience conflict. Throughout her direct work experience and ongoing training, she has developed a deeper understanding of interventions to assist families. Her early training was based on Family Systems Theory where she gained knowledge and skills to implement appropriate interventions. It is by this theory that she bases her treatment with each one of her families.
Ms. Crookston’s previous work experience also consists of developing a parenting program that encouraged empathy, compassion, and effective communication. Ultimately her goal is to have each one of her families feel successful enough in treatment that they can experience a more positive family environment.
- Child and Adolescent Behavioral Concerns
- Family Conflict
- Divorce/Separation Concerns
- Parent Consultation
Carrie A. Singer, M.Ed., LPCC
Ms. Singer holds a Master of Education degree in Community Counseling from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Baldwin-Wallace College. Ms. Singer has completed Post-Graduate training in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET) and Trauma–Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related diagnoses. She has a history of work experiences in child, adolescence, and adult community mental health agencies and private practice. Employment and volunteer work at rape crisis and domestic violence agencies enhanced Ms. Singer’s skills in the treatment of victims-trauma.
In 2007, Ms. Singer received advanced training in Prolonged Exposure Therapy, (PET) and applied this expertise within a study of this evidence-based treatment method conducted by Kent State University and Summa Health System. PET was recently selected by the Department of Defense as a Best Practice for returning veterans demonstrating symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Ms. Singer received an award as a “Portage County Hero” from The Portage County Council for the Prevention of Violence during National Crime Victims’ Right Week in 2006. She has delivered presentations regarding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Prolonged-Exposure Therapy in the treatment of traumatized children and adolescents. Ms. Singer is also skilled in the provision of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment. She has focused much of her work with children, adolescents and adults who have experienced some form of trauma and loss.
Additional areas of clinical interest and special focus areas include PTSD, depression, adjustment disorder; grief and loss, women’s issues, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, stress management, life coaching, and coping with chronic illness and medical trauma. Ms. Singer provides individual counseling services to the following groups; Children (ages 3 years and older), Adolescents, Adults, and Families.
Christine Sayre, M.A., LPCC-S
Christine Sayre is a 2009 graduate of Walsh University, and earned a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. She additionally attended Kent State University, and in 1992, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Ms. Sayre is an independently licensed Supervising Professional Clinical Counselor attaining licensure in 2009 by the State of Ohio’s, Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Ms. Sayre has engaged in a number of work experiences directed toward the care and treatment of adults, adolescents and children with various types of Developmental Disabilities, and has implemented therapeutic interventions for these clients in both residential and community settings. Ms. Sayre has specialized in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has conducted training related to the safe and appropriate care of individuals who are developmentally disabled.
Ms. Sayre has worked in private practice/community mental health settings with clients who demonstrate a variety of emotional concerns. She has training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has assisted adults and adolescents to learn DBT in both group and individual settings. Ms. Sayre also conducts wellness assessments to provide counseling/coaching to individuals interested in improving their overall wellness.
- ADHD Assessment & Treatment
- Adjustment Disorders
- Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment & Treatment
- Behavior Support Planning
- Depression/Anxiety Disorder
- Dialectical Behavior Treatment (DBT)
- Issues for Individuals with a Dual Mental Health & Developmental Disability
- Mood Disorders/Self-Injury
- Parent Consultations