Founders

Kristen Pepera LPCC, M.Ed. is a licensed professional clinical counselor. She attended Ashland University for her undergraduate degree in psychology and graduated in 2008. Kristen earned her graduate degree in clinical mental health counseling from Kent State University in 2011. Kristen is passionate about helping and working with people of all ages, but particularly loves working with the LGBT+ population. She strives to walk with others and help them in any way that she can and is inspired by great thinkers such as Carl Rogers. “People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner. I don’t try to control the sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” -Carl Rogers

Lisa Pepera LPCC-S, M.Ed. is a licensed professional clinical counselor and supervisor. She graduated from John Carroll University with an undergraduate degree in 2008. She completed a graduate program with Kent State University in 2011 with a degree in clinical mental health counseling. Lisa has been working in both residential and outpatient settings with community based mental health agencies since 2012. Lisa is a Fairview Park native, she has a passion for helping others around her and enjoys spending time outdoors and with family. She is motivated by the following quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world”.