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Welcome to Hopeful Journeys Counseling and Wellness

Jessica Taylor

My name is Jessica and I'm really glad you are reaching out for support.  We all struggle at times and counseling can be the place to help.  I enjoy helping people by focusing on their humanness and using my love of listening, positivity, and humor to support you on your counseling journey. Counseling can be hard, but I am glad you were brave enough to get this far.  We will work through the rest together.


Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

I help support those struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life stressors, identity concerns, self-esteem, family conflict, and communication difficulties. I am flexible in my approach and work with you to find the best treatment strategy—ensuring a comfortable, safe environment where we can work together on your goals.
What to expect when coming to therapy and working with me…to be yourself!  We are both humans.  We will talk to each other, and I will help you decide what you feel we could work on for you to feel better.  I work with you and focus on you as a WHOLE person. I use creative activities or examples, interventions, and humor throughout the counseling journey depending on what feels like a good fit for both of us.
If you are interested in starting counseling and feel like we might be a good fit, please give me a call. I look forward to hearing from you! No matter what, I hope you are able to find what you are looking for in order to remain hopeful and be well!

Dana Bickel

Hello, my name is Dana and I love to hear people’s stories.  Connection is key for humans to feel happy and healthy.  I strive for connection with all people who enter my office and trust me to assist them with their journey.  All things human can be hard, but I believe we can do hard things.  My goal is to collaborate with people of all ages, to create a space where they feel strong, confident, and comfortable in “getting a little messy and figuring it out”.  Laughing is very important to connecting and I utilize humor in every session I have.  

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Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

My experience in the mental health field spans over 15 years.  I have a passion for working with youth and have experience in multiple settings such as Day Treatment, Outpatient, and Community work.  I have experience in anxiety, depression, trauma, life stressors, parent coaching, family dynamics, and personal empowerment/wellness. 

I approach all people with a specialized plan tailored to them.  My goal is to collaborate with clients to find creative interventions that work for the whole person.  Mind and body are extremely important to overall health and I love to incorporate both into treatment. 
I am incredibly grateful when clients allow me to work alongside them on their journey.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Jennifer Baker
   ~providing virtual services in Ohio and Florida~

Parenting children can be tough, frustrating, complicated, and exhausting but also very rewarding when we understand their behavior and feel confident in figuring out how to best help. We often find ourselves asking, “Is this normal?” Here’s where I can help! Hi, I’m Jennifer Baker, an early childhood mental health clinician specializing in how to foster positive relationships with young children and discovering how to move through the challenging times with realistic expectations. I have 20 plus years of experience working with young children and their families; 15 of it providing therapy to families of children under the age of 8. Together we can explore your family’s unique needs and talk about ways to achieve your goals. All my sessions are completed virtually and can be structured in a variety of ways to best fit what your family needs.

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Licensed Independent Social Worker

Therapy for young children looks very different than it does for older children or adults depending on their age and developmental functioning. With that in mind, we can dedicate time to playing, connecting, and learning and/or schedule individual parent sessions where we explore what’s happening and find the strategies that work best for you. I can work with your child on expressing their feelings in a healthy way, learning coping strategies, and better understanding the connection their thoughts and feelings have on their actions through virtual play activities and conversation. We can build confidence in your parenting abilities while supporting your child’s strengths, skills, and social-emotional growth. Life is messy and sometimes filled with stress, trauma, and other experiences that complicate it further. No easy feat for young children or parents so let’s tackle it together!



Counseling session is used to help talk about problems, feelings, and strategies to manage life stressors. We provide individual counseling with children, adolescents, and adults.


Support for the family to help process concerns, improve communication, and learn new ways to strengthen family relationships.

Early Childhood Services and Parent Consultation

Ohio Clients-Insurance Accepted:



Medical Mutual of Ohio

United Healthcare

(Self-Pay option also available)

Florida Clients

Self-Pay only (no insurance plans accepted)

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If you like my work and you'd like to support me, you can also consider a donation _ http___www.payp
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“The present moment contains past and future. The secret of transformation is in the way we handle this very moment.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

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We look forward to meeting you. Together, we will embark on a journey towards feeling your best.

8518 Mentor Avenue Suite H Mentor, Ohio 44060

Phone: 440-589-6500

Fax: 440-589-6555

Dana's Phone: 440-636-1157

Dana's Fax: 440-596-4689

Jennifer's Phone: 440-739-7643

Jennifer's Fax: 440-596-4845

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