Kathy Vavro, MEd, LSW, PC-S: I have worked in the mental health profession for over 30 years. I am a Licensed Social Worker and a Professional Counselor with a supervisory endorsement in the State of Ohio. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, a Master's degree in Counseling, and meet the Ohio Supreme Court recommended mediation training (Basic, Family/Divorce, Domestic Violence Issues). I have training in both the therapeutic use of Yoga, as Usui Holy Fire Reiki Master certified.
Currently I specialize in counseling with adults, couples, and families, as well as mediation and collaborative work for families and divorce. I incorporate a wholistic and mindfulness based approach in all of my work.
I have extensive experience in both administrative and direct service roles in the arena of mental health and have worked for several key mental health organizations in the Lake County community, including as Chief Program Officer at Crossroads, a Lake County behavioral health organization. Much of my administrative work has focused on program development and implementation, including grant writing. My program development has earned local, state and national recognition.
I have had years of experience as a professor at Lakeland Community College and have taught courses related to the field of human services. I have also served as a consultant for Danya International, conducting federal reviews of the Head Start program around the country.