Our Team

We are proud to offer a diverse, multi-disciplinary team at Meghan Barlow and Associates, whose expertise ranges from traditional therapies to bolstering social skills and crafting individualized academic supports.

Meghan Barlow, Ph.D.

Meghan Barlow, Ph.D.

Specialties

Adjustment issues related to chronic or acute medical conditions
Anxiety
Attention deficit disorders
Autism spectrum disorders
Behavioral concerns
Depression
Developmental issues

Education

Bachelor’s Degree (Psychology),
Denison University

Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology),
Kent State University

Background

After completing her degree work, Meghan received specialty training in the area of child clinical/pediatric psychology during her internship through the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Kosair Children’s Hospital. She continued her training with the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital where she completed a post-doctoral fellowship and was ultimately was hired to remain on staff. During her time at the Cleveland Clinic, she developed a pediatric primary care consultation service, completed comprehensive assessments in the Lerner School for Autism, and maintained a clinical therapy practice serving children and adolescents with a variety of concerns.

After several years on staff at the Cleveland Clinic, Meghan opened a private practice where she is passionate about providing excellent clinical care to children and adolescents who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, or developmental challenges as well as educating the community about these topics. Meghan uses a cognitive behavioral approach to therapy and a variety of evidence based therapeutic interventions in treatment.

Interests

Meghan serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Connecting for Kids, a non-profit dedicated to providing education and support for families with concerns about their child’s development, and she earned the 2017 Board Member of the Year Award for her service. She also enjoys public speaking and has formed a partnership with the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center where she presents on The Preschooler’s Perspective. Additionally, she speaks to many local organizations and provides trainings for school students and staff. Meghan travels nationally and internationally to provide continuing education for professionals who work with students on the autism spectrum. In her personal life, Meghan enjoys spending time with her husband and children and especially loves vacationing at their family cottage in northern Michigan.

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Rob Adams, Psy.D.

Rob Adams, Psy.D.

Specialties

Anxiety
Attention deficit disorders
Autism spectrum disorders
Depression
Disruptive behavior
Family disruptions
Interpersonal trauma
Parent-child conflict

Education

Undergraduate Degree,
College of Wooster

Psy.D (Doctorate of Psychology),
Wheaton College

Background

Rob works with children ages 4-18, but also enjoys working with young adults and providing parent coaching. Rob’s work is informed by cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, and attachment theory, and he enjoys the challenge of tailoring evidence-based principles to a child’s individual needs, personality, and interest.

Rob regularly collaborates with teachers, doctors, occupational therapists, or other professionals to provide individualized services.

Interests

Rob has provided consultation and seminars to therapists, educators, and churches regarding a variety of topics including: integrating faith and psychotherapy, mental health and the church, attachment development, and trauma.

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Rebekah Bryson, LISW

Specialties

Anxiety
Attention deficit disorders
Early development and childhood behaviors
School concerns
Parent coaching

Education

Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Child and Family studies, and Religion,
Ashland University

Masters of Social Work,
University of Akron

Background
Rebekah is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who works to help families and children feel confident and empowered to be successful in their day to day lives. Teaching parents to feel confident in their parenting techniques and children to feel successful emotionally, physically, and socially is what she strives for. Rebekah practices from a cognitive behavioral therapy background helping families understand the relationship between mind, body, and behaviors. Meeting children where they are and understanding their needs is a large part of treatment success.
Interests
Rebekah enjoys collaborating with school teachers and counselors and has done several trainings for local schools on how to best manage behaviors in the classroom. She has a history of working with children on the Autism Spectrum using Applied Behavior Analysis and enjoys working with families to find the community supports they need for their children. Rebekah, her husband, and young daughter like being active and finding local things in their neighborhood to enjoy.
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Heather Dukes-Murray, Ph.D.

Heather Dukes-Murray, Ph.D.

Specialties

Attention deficit disorders
Autism spectrum disorders
Learning disabilities

Education

Ph.D (Counseling Psychology),
University of Georgia

Background

Heather is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the assessment of autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and learning disorders. Her primary goals during a comprehensive psychological evaluation are to characterize the child’s strengths and identify any relevant diagnoses while delivering a report with individualized recommendations in an efficient manner. During a comprehensive evaluation, Heather utilizes evidence-based assessment procedures and directly engages the child, parents, and authorized parties in order to create a complete diagnostic picture of the child.

In addition to her doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Heather completed an APA-accredited internship at Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health in North Canton, Ohio. She also completed postdoctoral training in an NIH-funded childhood depression research program at the University of Pittsburgh and in autism assessment at Daily Behavioral Health in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Katie Greenleaf, M.A., LPCC

Katherine Greenleaf, M.A., LPCC

Specialties

Adjustment to school issues
Anxiety
Attention deficit disorders
Depression
Executive function
Family therapy
Oppositional/explosive behavior
Parent education

Education

Undergraduate Degree,
Penn State University

Masters (Liberal Studies), Georgetown University

Masters (Professional Counseling)

Background

Katie uses a variety of evidence-based therapeutic interventions to address problems from a systemic approach. In 2014, she completed advanced training in Collaborative and Proactive Solutions with Dr. Ross Greene and is dedicated to providing and advocating for a more compassionate and effective way to treat behaviorally challenging kids.

She has worked with a wide range of populations, including the most vulnerable children and families in Baltimore and Washington DC, where she lived for 12 years before relocating to Northeast Ohio.

Interests
One of Katie's key areas of interest is integrating brain-based treatment and learning strategies with behavioral intervention. Katie heads our Executive Function Clinic, providing individual and group coaching, school and workplace consultation and training. She is committed to educating the community about learning, developmental and behavior-based differences in individuals with executive function and skill deficits.
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Sarah Saunders, M.A., LPCC

Sarah Saunders, M.A., LPC

Specialties

Anxiety
Autism spectrum disorders
Behavioral concerns
Co-parenting issues
Depression
Emotional difficulties
Family issues
Relationship issues
Self-esteem issues

Education

Bachelors (Pre-Art Therapy and Psychology),
Indiana Wesleyan University

Masters (Marriage & Family Therapy),
University of Akron

Background

Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor who believes in building a relationship with clients where they feel comfortable and accepted, yet challenged to grow. Treatment is approached from a systemic perspective utilizing evidenced-based treatment that empowers clients to better manage their current and future situations. Through this therapeutic relationship, individuals, couples, and families can begin to develop new perspectives, establish and maintain open and efficient communication to help with resolution of conflicts, clarify boundaries, and increase overall relationship satisfaction.

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