Ann is founder and president of The Hull Institute. She is a licensed independent social worker with over 30 years of experience, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and addictions. Ann received her Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating cum laude. After a varied career in all types of social work, Ann received her eating disorder training at the Cleveland Clinic. Recognizing an unmet need in Northeast Ohio, Ann opened The Hull Institute to help people who otherwise might not receive the care they need to find and keep recovery. Over the years, Ann has become an expert in eating disorders treatment and has a strong relationship with other providers both locally and nationally.
Ann is both a student and a teacher. She attends trainings as well as conducts them. Recognizing that trauma and PTSD are significant factors in eating disorders, Ann has been trained in the Comprehensive Resource Model, a trauma healing technique that helps survivors get back into their bodies as they work through the trauma to find lasting recovery.
Ann is also a highly skilled interventionist, both locally and nationally. Since eating disorders and other addictions trick the brain into believing you don’t have them, interventions by family are sometimes necessary.
Additionally, Ann has worked in the field of addictions for many years in a variety of settings including the Cleveland Clinic Drug and Alcohol Recovery Center and The Cleveland Clinic Employee Assistance Program. Her rich experience and education have made her an expert in assessing addiction problems and getting people the help they need. Ann has trained over 3,000 people in various companies throughout Northeast Ohio on Drug Free Workplace and other important issues. She is a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) with certification to provide assessments and interventions for U.S. Department of Transportation employees with chemical dependency issues.
Ann Recently took ownership of the New Beginnings Eating Disorders Center with plans to grow the intensive outpatient programs and treatment offerings in her 4th private practice location. She embraces on-line therapy as the next great tool for increasing access to treatment.
On a lighter note, Ann is a curler–you know, that ice sport people talk about during the winter Olympics. She curls with her husband 3-4 days/week in Cleveland as a fun way to keep her brain and body healthy, while socializing and accepting its ok to do something even if you aren’t very good at it!
Jaime is a licensed professional clinical counselor with a clinical supervision designation. She graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and from John Carroll University in 2005 with a Master of Arts in Community Counseling. Jaime worked at The Lorain County Rape Crisis Center and with the Veterans Administration treating veterans returning home after combat. In addition, Jaime worked at Ravenwood Mental Health Center in Geauga County where she did individual, family, and couples counseling for adults, adolescents and children. Jaime’s specific areas of training include: trauma, grief counseling, bullying, and wellness counseling. Jaime treats eating disorders, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, and chemical dependency. Jaime joined The Hull Institute in 2015 and quickly became adept at understanding the needs and challenges of clients with eating disorders. As trauma, grief, depression and anxiety are often at the core of an eating disorder, Jaime’s background is an asset in treatment. Jaime’s approach to counseling is often psychodynamic while incorporating cognitive behavioral techniques, and everything else that works. Jaime is a highly skilled therapist with a warm, genuine, and empathetic style.
Kate received her undergraduate degree in nutrition from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). While at CWRU, she was a competitive runner, member of the school’s track & field team and taught cycling classes at One-to-One Fitness on the university campus. After college, Kate worked as a laboratory technician at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute in the Department of Pathobiology under the supervision of Dr. Gail Cresci. In this role, she learned a vast amount about how to conduct meaningful and ethical research, became more familiar with the fundamentals of nutrition, which are rooted in research, and co-authored four professional publications. For 3 years, Kate was the administrative assistant to the Chairwoman of the Dietitians in Nutrition Support-Dietetic Practice Group, a national organization. Kate has completed a two-year Masters of Education (M.Ed.) program at Cleveland State University in exercise science. As part of her education, she completed a practicum at Metro Health Anamoth Family Pediatric Wellness Center, where she taught youth and families how to exercise and build healthy lifestyles.
Kate has completed the Cleveland Clinic’s prestigious Dietetic Internship Program, a role which helped her master the cutting-edge Nutrition Focused Physical Exam (NFPE) that looks at the physical manifestations of malnutrition, including physical signs of macro and micronutrient deficiencies. During her M.Ed. program, she also worked part-time at the Cleveland Clinic as a Dietetic Technician while being trained in all aspects of nutrition, including her interests in nutrition in athletes, and eating disorders.
Kate joined The Hull Institute in 2016 and has been trained by expert dietitians from The Hull Institute and New Beginnings Eating Disorders Center and she continues to further her education and knowledge about how best to restore health to people with malnourished brains and bodies. Kate sees clients individually and runs the nutrition component of the intensive outpatient programs.
Outside of her professional career, Kate continues to instruct cycling classes on a weekly basis at One-to-One Fitness and enjoys hiking with her husband and their two dogs, Dagny, a German Short-haired Pointer, and Sparky, a Cockapoo.
Randie received her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University, and is additionally trained in Coherence Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT). She comes to therapy by way of a 13-year career in music and theater, after having earned her Bachelor in Science in Theater from Northwestern University. Randie works to uncover and make sense out of the deep emotional drivers of our behavior – when you understand how much you actually make sense, your own compassion towards the ways in which you hurt and cope open the door to new ways of being. Randie works creatively to get underneath our very powerful logical minds, leading to a transformational experience in therapy. Therapy is playful and deeply empathetic.
Dr. Lodge joined The Hull Institute in 2017. Tania is the Clinical Director of Minority Behavioral Health Group, a community mental health agency in Akron, Ohio. She specializes in providing culturally specific mental health services including supervision and consultation, mental health assessments, professional development workshops, and continuing education trainings on cultural competency and culturally appropriate services. Dr. Lodge received her doctorate degree in clinical psychology and completed an APA accredited internship at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She holds two master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy and clinical psychology. Dr. Lodge is also licensed as a clinical counselor with supervision designation in the state of Ohio. She has over 15 years of clinical experience working with diverse populations in multiple settings. Her clinical and research interests include culturally specific assessments and treatment, African-centered psychology and psychotherapy, process addictions, interpersonal trauma, racial trauma, and psychological oppression. Tania’s extensive experience naturally lends itself to working with clients struggling with an eating disorder.
Michelle joined The Hull Institute in 2017, after working as the site director at The Emily Program eating disorders residential facility. Michelle has spent a big part of her career at Beech Brook community mental health center, working in various roles with foster children, as a therapist and clinical supervisor. Michelle recently accepted a position at Catholic Charities as a clinical supervisor. Michelle continues to provide clinical supervision to clinicians working toward their independent license and is currently supervising clinicians at Serenity Counseling Solutions in Mentor.
Michelle received her BA from Baldwin Wallace College in Psychology and Criminal Justice and her Master of Arts from John Carroll University in Community Mental Health Counseling. Michelle has extensive training in Trauma Informed Care and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has worked with clients with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship difficulties and trauma. Having always been interested in working with clients with eating disorders, she is honored to be working at The Hull Institute, helping clients in their recovery. She believes that all people have resiliency. It is her job to help them realize this and utilize it to tap into their desire to recover and find the happiness they deserve.
Katie joined The Hull Institute in 2017. Katie is a board certified Licensed Professional Counselor and Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Ohio. She also is an art therapist. Katie received her BA in fine arts and Master of Arts degrees in counseling and art therapy from Ursuline College. Katie works with adolescents and adults with mental health issues and/or addiction problems through the use of art as therapy. She has over 10 years of experience with many different types of clients in various settings: hospitals, residential facilities, and outpatient settings. She brings the world of art to individuals, in order to help them find their inner voice, allowing them to grow, learn, and heal.
Katie is eager to use art, her addictions training and various other treatment modalities in her work with people with eating disorders.
Caise is a Licensed Social Worker with a Master’s Degree from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University. She has over 20 years experience working with adults, children and families. Her background ranges from school administration in New York City to hospital and school-based social work and counseling in Cleveland. Most recently, she has worked in private practice for 12 years with at-risk youth and adults in residential and outpatient settings.
Caise joined The Hull Institute in 2018. She has a solid knowledge of how to treat eating disorders and co-occurring issues. Her goal with clients is to help them find empowerment and strength to do the work necessary for lasting recovery. With kids and adolescents, Caise, works with the families to address barriers to recovery and strengthen family systems. Caise has DBT training, along with a large tool box of skills helpful for recovery and growth. Caise is constantly searching for evidenced-based, creative and innovative intervention techniques while keeping the tone of sessions bright, relevant, daring and fun!
Margaret is especially dedicated to providing holistic care for individuals who are seeking treatment for challenges that require attention to both physical and emotional well-being. She is dedicated to providing client-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive care. Margaret has a strong background in cognitive behavioral therapies, including DBT. Margaret utilizes many types of interventions: motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, and relational-cultural therapy; depending on client needs and interests. Margaret’s clinical focus includes eating disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, mood dysregulation, trauma, LGBTQ+ individuals, chronic illnesses, grief and bereavement, and healthy adjustment to life transitions. She obtained her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2013 and her Master of Social Work from Ohio University in 2018. Margaret has been employed in university-affiliated and community-based clinics in St. Louis, Missouri and Athens, Ohio.
Margaret joined The Hull Institute in 2018. Margaret’s training and areas of expertise lend themselves well to work with eating disorders.
Mallory received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Kent State University. She then went on to earn her master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, also from Kent State University. After finishing her degrees, she completed her dietetic internship with Bowling Green State University. Mallory is a registered/licensed dietitian in the state of Ohio and has over seven years of experience.
Prior to joining the Hull Institute, LLC, Mallory counseled clients on various health concerns, such as: weight loss/weight gain, hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol, bariatric surgery, cancer, food allergies and other special dietary concerns. She has counseled clients both in person and by phone/email. Mallory is currently an adjunct faculty instructor for the University of Akron. She has taught a Nutrition for Sports course for over eight years to both undergraduate and graduate level students.
Mallory joined The Hull Institute in 2018 and has ongoing training in the highly specialized area of eating disorders recovery.
When she is not working, Mallory and her husband stay busy at home with their one-year old son Bodhi and their two German Shepherd K9 dogs, Kilo and Lylou.
Sarah recently joined The Hull Institute team. She received both her BA in Psychology and Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University. Sarah’s professional experience includes working in mental health counseling and case management, homeless outreach, and community based healthcare. Sarah is currently a behavioral health provider and supervisor at Care Alliance Health Center, in addition to her work at The Hull Institute. Sarah follows a strengths-based, person-centered approach, utilizing evidence-based tools from cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and EMDR. She believes strongly in working in collaboration with her clients and their families to address barriers and patterns that hinder or help finding and keeping recovery and overall wellness. It is important to Sarah for her clients to be greeted with empathy and warmth and to be empowered to work towards their individual goals. Sarah is trained in EMDR, an evidence-based treatment for trauma. She is interested in working in the eating disorders field and is currently in training.
Lori earned her Master’s degree in education with a specialization in community agency counseling from Cleveland State University in 2002. She also attended Cleveland State University for her Bachelor of Arts and studied communications. Her post Master’s training consists of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) through the Phoenix Interfaith Counseling Center, in Phoenix, Arizona. Lori continues to use CBT as her primary modality in therapy.
Prior to being in private practice, Lori has had a long time affiliation with crisis work at the Mobile Crisis Team dating back to 1999. She has spent a great deal of her professional time assessing individuals in psychiatric crisis, providing supervision and short-term counseling. Her most recent role was coordinating the online emotional support program, which delivered crisis texting and crisis chatting to a local and national audience. She also supervised and trained staff and students learning how to provide virtual crisis skills.
Lori’s areas of interest and clinical focus include: grief/loss issues, working with survivors of suicide, infertility and women’s issues and couples/ relationship issues. In addition to helping individuals manage symptoms of anxiety and depression; there is a heavy emphasis on learning mindfulness skills as a way to achieve optimal wellness and balance. Each session consists of assessing and assisting clients with improving their mind, body and spirit connection, as well as, the teaching of new skills as a means to achieve the self-defined goals for therapy.
“I simply believe that my role is to walk with clients, to a point in therapy where they feel well enough and skilled enough to continue the walk of life without me.” Lori Brady
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Maisha McIntyre is a licensed professional clinical counselor with supervision designation. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in human resources from Mount Union College, and a Master’s Degree in community counseling from John Carroll University. Maisha has worked with both children and adults for over seven years providing culturally specific mental health services in the areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders and ADHD. Maisha’s approach to counseling is a holistic one that is based on cognitive behavioral therapy. She works to help clients re-align their thoughts, actions and behaviors in a way that incorporates their own values, goals and cultural beliefs. In addition to providing counseling in her private practice, Maisha is employed as a therapist at Minority Behavioral Health Group in Akron, Ohio where she works as a school-based counselor. She is currently accepting new afternoon, evening and weekend clients at the Fairlawn, Ohio location. Maisha can be reached by phone or text at (330) 400-8816.
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