(513) 922-1660

Our Staff

Cincinnati & Commonwealth Counseling Service, Inc. uses a multidisciplinary team approach to providing quality mental health services to a wide variety of populations using the appropriate treatment modality. Founded in 1972, Cincinnati & Commonwealth Counseling Service, Inc. is dedicated to professional, empathic therapy. Our providers are expert family therapists and have many years of experience helping families to enjoy a more harmonious living environment. Leaders in conflict resolution, our mediators can help families, businesses or individuals reach mutually satisfying solutions. Our psychologists can provide accurate assessment of an individual’s needs through psychological testing.

The Staff at Cincinnati & Commonwealth Counseling Service, Inc. is composed of psychiatrists,  psychologist, social workers and counselors.  Our staff (with years of experience) prescribes to high standards of academic training, ethics, and supervision.


All of our therapists are licensed by the state board appropriate to their disciplines.  Various members of the staff have been trained in the following modes of treatment:


  • analytical
  • gestalt
  • behavioral
  • reality therapy
  • self psychology


Staff members participate in community activities and welcome

community, civic and  religious involvement.




Various members of our staff belong to the following professional organizations which require on-going education in order to maintain membership:

Accreditation & Affiliations

  • National Board for Certified Counselors
  • American Orthopsychiatry Association
  • National Association for Social Workers
  • American Counseling Association
  • American Neuropsychiatric Association


Robert W. Ford, MSW, L.I.S.W., L.C.S.W., L.P.C.C., B.C.D. 
Board Certified Diplomat

Treatment Preference: Ages 21 and Up

Individual, Alcohol and Drug Issues, Sex Related Issues, Litigation Support, Perpetrators, Anger Management, Grief, Stress, PTSD, certified Mediator and Crisis Responder.

Bob Ford

Nancy L. Ford, M.Ed., L.P.C.C.
Ages 12 and Up

Individuals, Marital, Adolescents, Family, Job Stress, Grief, Parenting, Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Depression, Divorce, Anxiety, Anger Management, Trauma, Panic, PTSD and certified Mediator.



Jamie Wilkinson, MS
*Certified DUI Assessor – Kentucky
Age 9 & Up
Services: Child/Adult Protective Services Advocacy, Behavior Issues, Individual Skill Development, Adolescents, ADHD/ADD, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Issues, Trauma, Life Stress, Academic Issues, Social Skill Development – Individual/Group, Independent Living, Career Coaching, Professional Development.


Jamie Wilkinson

Winifred Boyd, M.Ed, L.P.C.C.
Ages 13 and Up

Individual, Couples, Families, Chemical Dependency, Reality, Grief, Anger, Stress, Depression, Workplace, Divorce.

 Minifred Boyd

Jan Lawson, MA, ACSW, CCDC III-E  
Ages 5 and Up 

Adults, Adolescents, Children, Substance Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Marital, Families, Individual, Grief, Divorce, Trauma, Anger Management, PTSD and Certified Forensic Counselor.

Jan Lawson

Sharon Siple, M.Ed, MSW, L.I.S.W
Ages 7 and Up 

Children therapy, Adolescents, Adults, Marital, Stress, Depression, Anxiety, School Issues, Individuals, Parenting Issues, Grief.


Sharon Siple


Michelle Quarry, M. Ed., L.P.C.C. 
Ages 5 and Up 

Children, Adolescents, Adults, Individuals, Couples, Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Trauma.

Michelle Quarry

James Wilson, M.A., LMFT, CNGH, AAPH
Ages 7 and Up

Certified Hypnotherapist, Psychologist, and Licensed Marriage & Family therapist.

Provides hypnosis to stop smoking and lose weight, control stress; and hypnotherapy to resolve anxiety, anger, sexual, addictions, and many other issues.


James Wilson


Kathleen Schulte, LISW-S
Ages 18 & up
Individuals, Couples, Post Traumatic Stress, Severe Mental Illness, Anxiety, Depression, Domestic, Panic Disorder, Anger, Grief & Marital.


Kathleen Schulte


Anita Bechtold, M.Ed, LISW
Ages 5 & up
Individuals, Couples, Families, Children, Substance Abuse, Process Addiction, Eating Disorders, Gambling, Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Marital, Parenting,Grief & Loss.


Anita Bechtold

Shawn Atchley, MSW, LISW

Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity. Ages 18 and up Clinical experiences include issues related to abuse, anxiety, chronic illness, depression, grief, gerontology, spirituality, and serious mental illness.

Shawn Atchley

Darrin Elkins, M.Ed, LPCC-S, CWC, CABF

Ohio Certified BWC Provider Ages 16 & Up Diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders with individuals, couples, families, depression, anxiety, bereavement, work injuries, PTSD, forensic counseling, Christian Counseling

Darrin Elkins


Denise Litmer, Associate Office Manager
Provides administrative, clerical & secretarial support. Helps ensure an efficient office for patient satisfaction.


Denise Litmer


Debbie Montgomery, Office Manager
Assigns & regulates clerical & secretarial functions.  Ensures that the office is working properly & efficiently.


Debbie Montgomery