Over 40 years of experience!

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 an accurate assessment of an individual’s needs through psychological testing.

The Staff at Cincinnati & Commonwealth Counseling Service Inc. is composed of licensed social workers, and licensed 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
  • Cognitive Behavioral

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
  • National Association for Social Workers
  • American Counseling Association
Nancy L. 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.

Sharon Siple

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.

Jan Lawson

Jan Lawson


Adults, adolescents, and children relating to Substance Abuse and Addiction.

Catherine Gore

Catherine Gore

LISW- S, Ages 21 & up

Substance Abuse, Alcohol, ADHD, Anxiety, Panic Attacks,
Depression, Mood Disorder, Bipolar, PTSD, Trauma, Crisis Intervention, Marital, Divorce, Separation, Aging, Dementia,
HIV, LGBT, Grief, Anger, Stress, Family Issues, Sleep Disorders, and women issues.

Shawn Atchley

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.

Debbie Montgomery

Debbie Montgomery

Office Manager

Assigns & regulates clerical & secretarial functions.  Ensures that the office is working properly & efficiently.
Denise Litmer

Denise Litmer

Associate Office Manager

Provides administrative, clerical & secretarial support. Helps ensure an efficient office for patient satisfaction.

Member of the following Professional Associations