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.

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

Bachelor’s Degree (Psychology),
Denison University

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

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.

Meghan served 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 on topics including ASD, anxiety, and behavior problems. Meghan has been active as a member of the Milestones Autism Organization's conference planning committee and regularly presents workshops for this conference. She is a mentor for College Now Greater Cleveland and enjoys supporting the missions of other local organizations including BAYarts and Footpath Foundation. In her personal life, Meghan enjoys spending time with her husband and children and especially loves vacationing at their family cottage in northern Michigan.

Rob Adams, Psy.D.

Rob Adams, Psy.D.

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

Undergraduate Degree,
College of Wooster

Psy.D (Doctorate of Psychology),
Wheaton College

Rob works with children ages 4-17. His 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 also works with adults ages 18-65 who are experiencing elevated anxiety, depression, and emotional distress related to parenting and parent-child relationship problems, and various life stressors (moves, job changes, divorce, medical illness, grief). His work with adults integrates research-supported treatment, including Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. His training and experience also allows him to understand and address concerns from a relationship-centered approach that provides safety and growth within sessions that helps with broader family concerns.

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

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.

Heather Dukes-Murray, Ph.D.

Heather Dukes-Murray, Ph.D.

Attention deficit disorders
Autism spectrum disorders
Learning disabilities

Ph.D (Counseling Psychology),
University of Georgia

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.

Heather currently 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.

Katherine Lamparyk, Psy.D.

Executive function skill development ADHD Gifted Identification Learning Disabilities Dyslexia

Bachelor's Degree Bowling Green State University Psy.D. (Clinical Psychology) Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Katie is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, specializing in learning disorders, including Dyslexia, Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and gifted identification. She takes a comprehensive approach to educational assessments, with the goal of determining both the strengths and challenges impacting a child's or adolescent's academic success. Katie utilizes evidence-based assessment procedures to develop a written report with individualized recommendations and a detailed feedback session to ensure that parents understand these results and recommendations to best advocate for their children. Katie has completed a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an internship at University of Minnesota Medical School, both of which were APA-accredited. In her first decade of clinical practice at the Cleveland Clinic, Katie established a thriving Learning Evaluation and Consultation Clinic and honed her skills in providing efficient evaluations with comprehensive parent education and feedback.
In addition to educational evaluations. Katie also has interests in health psychology, the brain-gut connection, and the education and training of other mental health professionals. She has developed the APA-accredited pre-doctoral Psychology Internship Program at Cleveland Clinic along with several integrated medical subspeciality clinics. Currently, when not providing direct clinical care, Katie serves as the Director of Clinical Training and Development at OhioGuidestone, furthering the education and evidence-based practice in this non-profit behavioral health organization. She has presented nationally and internationally and has several peer-reviewed publications on her work in these areas.

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Articles
Students and Screen Time (NPR’s IdeaStream Public Media; Sound of Ideas)
One in Six U.S. Children Have a Mental Health Disorder (Reuters Health)
How to Talk to Talk to Your Children about Tragedy and Talking to Your Kids about Tragedy
Mentally Ill Teens Struggle with School and Work as Adults (Reuters)
What to Do When Your Kids Love Celebrities (Parents Magazine)
National presentation: Navigating the School System and Social Relationships from PSC

Scholarly Works
Lamparyk, K., Williams, A.M., Robiner, W.N. et al. Interprofessional Education: Current State in Psychology Training. J Clin Psychol Med Settings (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10880-021-09765-5

Melissa Liberatore, LISW-S

Melissa Liberatore, MSSA, LISW

Melissa Liberatore's privacy practices can be viewed here.

Executive function skill development
Attention deficit disorders
Anxiety
Adjustment to school issues
Parent education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Ohio University Master of Science in Social Administration, Case Western University, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Melissa is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. She graduated from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences in 1994 and has worked as both a residential and a community-based counselor. She is currently a school counselor and has served families in Rocky River City Schools in that capacity since 2012. Working with children, adolescents and families in various settings, Melissa has combined her experience within schools and therapeutic settings. She compassionately uses a strength-based approach to work with children and families who may be struggling at home and in school, particularly in the area of executive functioning. Melissa works with school-aged children, parents, and families to develop goals to address daily challenges that may impact the family as a whole. Melissa collaborates with the family as a system. She strives to facilitate a broader understanding of the challenges at hand and values the development of new skills and strategies. Melissa’s practice is influenced by cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness. Melissa uses concepts from Collaborative and Proactive Solutions to facilitate effective and meaningful communication, an integral component of effective parenting and healthy families.
Melissa is committed to working with families and children to help them gain perspective, skills and strategies. She is energized by the resilience and creativity that both parents and children utilize when working on a problem together. She is passionate about supporting families as they journey to find new ways to develop and grow together.
Katherine Misterka, MSSA, LISW-S

Anxiety Disorders
Childhood Trauma
Depression including suicidal thoughts and self-injurious behaviors
Family Therapy
LGBTQ Youth
Oppositional Behaviors
Parent Training
School Concerns

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Master of Science in Social Administration Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio Bachelor of Science in Social Work
Katherine is a Supervising Licensed Independent Social Worker who graduated from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She is currently the clinical and administrative supervisor of intensive home based treatment programs for a local community mental health agency. She has experience working with multi-system youth including those involved with Juvenile Justice and Child Protective Services. She is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has specific training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of anxiety and depression in children and adolescents, family systems, and Intensive Home Based Treatment.
Katherine is passionate about her work with youth and families. She is committed to assisting youth and families in overcoming challenges together using a strengths-based approach. Whether meeting individually or as a family, she is committed to ensuring that each person feels involved in the therapeutic process and has the opportunity to have their thoughts or concerns addressed and their questions answered in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment.
Elizabeth Wolanski, MSEd, LPCC-S

Anxiety Disorders Childhood Trauma Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Depression Dialectical Behavior Therapy Early Childhood Mental Health Family Therapy LGBTQ Youth Maternal (perinatal and postnatal) Depression Parent Training School Concerns Self-Injurious Behaviors Suicide Prevention Trainings Teacher Professional development specifically Trauma Informed Care, Social Emotional Wellness, and Suicide Prevention Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Trauma Informed Training for Schools and Communities Traumatic Grief and Loss

Bachelor of Arts Degree (Psychology),
The Ohio State University

Masters of Science in Education,
The University of Dayton

Liz is a Supervising Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has spent the majority of her 26 year career working in community mental health providing school-based, outpatient, and intensive in-home services to youth and their families. She has experience working with multi-system youth including those involved with Juvenile Justice and Child Protective Services. She has specific training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children and adolescents, Dialectical Behavior Therapy for youth and adults, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of Anxiety and Depression in children, adolescents, and adults, Intensive Home-Based Therapy, Maternal Depression, and Early Childhood Mental Health which includes the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment, PAX Tools, and The PAX Good Behavior Game. She is a certified Suicide Prevention Trainer for QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training). Additionally she regularly provides Professional Development to schools around Trauma Informed Care, Suicide Prevention, and Common Mental Health Concerns in Youth.
Liz is passionate about her work with youth and families and takes a strengths-based approach in her application of the various modalities in which she's trained to assist others in overcoming challenges. She particularly enjoys working with schools around Social Emotional Wellness, Trauma Informed Care, Suicide Prevention, and Mental Health Staff Development needs. In addition to her work as a therapist, she is the Student Wellness and Success Coordinator for the Educational Services Center of Lorain County in which she assists two districts with the implementation of K-12 Prevention and Wellness Programming.

Articles and Resources
LinkedIn
Co-wrote White Paper on Prevention Education in conjunction with Ohio Adult Allies, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Prevention Action Alliance, and Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Policy