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Center for Effective Living Staff

Deborah A. Koricke, Ph.D.

Clinical and Forensic Psychologist
Dr. Deborah Koricke is the Center’s President; she manages all the company’s business functions…

Michael B. Leach, Ph.D.

Clinical and Forensic Psychologist
Dr. Leach is Founder and Past President of the Center…

Melissa Mellinger, CNS

Melissa Mellinger, CNS, has been prescribing medication since 2008 and has been at the Center for Effective Living since 2013.

David G. Bostwick, LISW-S, LICDC, SAP

Social Worker
Dave has a MSSW from Cleveland State University and is a licensed social worker…

Megan Carter

Megan completed her undergraduate work at Baldwin Wallace College, majoring in Mild/Moderate Special Education.

Dr. Euriel Merrick, PhD

Dr. Euriel Merrick is a Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow who is working toward his independent license in the State of Ohio…

Dr. Marlena Achim, M.D.

Child Psychiatrist
Dr. Marlena Achim sees children and adolescents. She completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry…

Douglas Boose

Douglas Boose, LICDC

Douglas Boose graduated with a B.S.in Psychology from Kaplan University and is currently finishing a M.A. in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

Kendra Shoup, LPCC-S

Kendra Shoup is a licensed professional clinical counselor who graduated from Walsh University…

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Cassandra B. Morton, M.Ed., M.A.

Cassandra holds graduate degrees in Clinical Psychology and Counseling from The Cleveland State University…

James Rodio, M.D.

James Rodio, M.D.is the Medical Director of our Suboxone program and also sees adults for treatment of other mental health issues…

Cynthia M. Takaht, MA

Cynthia M. Takaht graduated from John Carroll University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology…

DaLan Johnson

Licensed Social Worker
DaLan Johnson received his MSSA from Case Western Reserve University…