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Dr. Steven Katkin: PH.D. is a Clinical Psychologist, a former adjunct professor of Psychology at Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati. The former Executive and Clinical Director of the Clermont County Community Mental Health Center, and author of the book, 'THE ANXIETY TRAP." Dr. Katkin has been in private practice since 1985, specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders, marital counseling and depression.


David Katkin LPCC has been working in private practice since 1996. David specializes in the treatment of adolescents, marital/couples issues, depression and the diagnosis, testing and treatment of Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder . David utilizes a strength based treatment approach where the focus is on what is right as opposed to the negativity that all too often surrounds us. David has also begun a coaching service for individuals with attention deficit disorder, weight loss issues as well as other emotional issues to help them overcome the issues that hold them back and reach their goals.


Dr. Sharon (Shay) Stanford grew up near San Francisco and graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering before taking a job with General Motors in Dayton, Ohio. After five years, she realized her true calling in life was to go to medical school and become a doctor. She decided to come to Cincinnati, where she graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1999 and completed a combined residency in Family Medicine and Psychiatry in 2004. Since that time, she has worked for UC doing research related to women's health and working with patients who are severely mentally ill at Talbert House. She enjoys walking her dog and sports of any kind. Dr. Stanford is very pleased to join Katkin and Associates and hopes to continue to help her patients achieve physical and mental well-being.


Linda “Lin” Clemen, MA, LSW, LPCC Has over twenty-three years of professional experience. She specializes in the holistic treatment for Children, Adolescents and Families as well as the Elderly. She offers a Total Person approach. Her areas of expertise and interests include: Women’s Issues, Child and Adolescent Anxiety, Depression and School Adjustment Concerns, as well as Substance Abuse Issues. See what one family has to say about working with Lin.


Leslie Westcott, MSW LISW, earned her degree from the University of Cincinnati School of Social Work and has been in the counseling field since 1982.

Her career began in hospital social work in the Emergency and Psychiatry departments. She has also worked in nursing homes as a social worker. She has worked for several years counseling clients in an Employee Assistance Program. Her most recent experience was working with victims of domestic violence with Mental Health America. Leslie works with clientele ranging from young adults to those in their senior years. She also does marital and couple's counseling. Leslie takes a wellness approach to mental health. Her experience and treatment includes: women's issues, domestic violence, chemical dependency, depression, anxiety, grief and loss as well as faith based issues.


Elizabeth Bobst, MA, LPCC, entered the field of counseling after a long, active career in science. Since earning her degree and license as a clinical counselor, she has worked in a community center setting, led anger management groups, and co-led Dialectical Behavioral Therapy groups. She prefers evidence based counseling methods, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, yet she is open to other methods. After completing the required training courses, Elizabeth was able to add EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to her treatment repertoire. EMDR has been proven especially helpful with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), rape recovery, adult survivors of child abuse, as well as depression and anxiety disorders. Her approach is to consider the client ecologically and holistically. Her clientele consists of adolescents (15 +), adults, couples and families. Elizabeth is also fluent in German.


Linda Houston, MA LPCC, NCC has been working in the counseling field since 1995. She strives to provide a supportive and encouraging atmosphere for her clients in order to help them live a more enhanced and fulfilling life. Linda's specialties include: anxiety and mood disorders, relationship issues, anger management, stress management, and chemical dependency. She also specializes working with clients in attaining healthier lifestyles. She uses models of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused and client-centered therapy. Linda also uses a holistic approach as well as evidenced based techniques. She works with people from the age of eight to those in their senior years.


Our Administrative Team, Wilma, Anita, and Sarah work together in the front as well as behind the scenes at Kakin and Associates to provide patients with the assistance they need to get the service they desire. Whether scheduling appointments or navigating insurance and billing issues, our patients can expect a positive experience when calling our office. Contacting them is easy, and they're always ready to help your family with compassion and professionalism.

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