Meet Our Counselor Trainees

Cornerstone Family Services is committed to increasing accessibility of Christian counselors and furthering counselor education in Central Ohio by providing internship opportunities for counseling graduates. Each Counselor Trainee (CT) is required by the State of Ohio to log 600 hours of supervised counseling before receiving their Licensed Professional Counselor designation. Each counseling session is reviewed with their supervising Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC-S). After reaching the 600-hour milestone, CT’s are required to pass the National Counselor Exam (NCE) to receive their Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) designation.

During the training and supervisory period, state law prohibits interns from receiving direct compensation for their counseling services. Through the internship program, Cornerstone provides no-cost counseling services for social agencies such as Mental Health America of Ohio (MHA), as well as low-pay counseling for economically disadvantaged clients. Fees collected from low-pay clients go directly to Cornerstone to support our mission of providing quality professional mental health care to anyone in need, regardless of financial means.

 

Chris Colijn, CT

Focus: Adjustment Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Spiritual Issues
Email: ccolijn@cstoneohio.org
Phone: 614-459-3003 ext 810

Chris Colijn CT is a counselor trainee under the supervision of Seth Evans, LPCC-S at CornerStone. He is getting her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Ashland Theological Seminary. He has previous work experience with the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

Professional Focus:
Chris is interested in working with adults in all walks of life who are struggling with adjustment issues, mood and anxiety disorders, and spiritual issues, in the journey of mental wellness.

Personal Interests:
Chris enjoys spending time with his cat, reading, and relaxing with his friends.

Lilly Haddad, CT

Focus: Adjustment Issues, Anxiety, College Students, Depression, Life Transitions, Spiritual Issues, Teenagers (13+), Trauma
Email: lhaddad@cstoneohio.org
Phone: 614-459-3003 ext 127

Lilly Haddad CT is a counselor trainee under the supervision of Tracy Whiteside LPCC-S. She is getting her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Ashland Theological Seminary.

Professional Focus:
Lilly has worked in campus ministry for 10 years. She is passionate about walking alongside people from all backgrounds and stories. She desires to meet you where you are and to offer hope and empowerment.

Personal Interests:
Lilly loves time with her baby, husband, and two dogs. She enjoys being active, being outside, and a good reality tv show. She is an Arab-American and values cultures, diversity, and travel.

Taylor Matthews, CT

Focus: Adjustment Issues, Anxiety, Children (11+), Depression, Life Transitions, Spiritual Issues, Trauma
Email: tmatthews@cstoneohio.org
Phone: 614-459-3003 ext 128

Taylor Matthews CT is a counselor trainee under the supervision of Tracy Whiteside LPCC-S. She is getting her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Ashland Theological Seminary.

Professional Focus:
Taylor feels called to walk alongside those who have experienced suffering. She longs to help others find joy and peace in their journeys. Her areas of clinical focus are adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, life transitions, spiritual issues, and trauma.

Personal Interests:
Taylor enjoys spending time with her husband and three fur-babies. Her perfect day is spent in the garden, getting a fresh manicure, thrifting, or reading a book.

Hannah Reager, CT

Focus: Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Spiritual Issues
Email: hreager@cstoneohio.org
Phone: 614-459-3003 ext 739

Hannah Reager CT is attending Ashland Theological Seminary for her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Ohio Christian University. Hannah is currently under the supervision of Seth Evans LPCC-S.

Professional Focus:
Hannah has always felt a call to serve others and is passionate about walking along others in time of need. She is interested in working with young adults and adults in all walks of life.

Personal Interests:
Hannah enjoys spending time with her family – especially her two dobermans. She relaxes by working out, getting coffee, and working at her local coffee shop. Hannah also helps lead worship and other activities at her local church.

Melissa Stutz, CT

Focus: Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Spiritual Issues
Email: mstutz@cstoneohio.org
Phone: 614-459-3003 ext 818

Melissa Stutz CT is attending Ashland Theological Seminary for her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Kent State University. She is under the supervision of Tracy Whiteside LPCC-S.

Professional Interests:
Melissa is passionate about walking alongside people during difficult times in their lives and helping them get to know themselves. Her areas of clinical focus include life transitions, spiritual issues, anxiety, and depression.

Personal Information:
Melissa has worked with middle school and high school students as a youth leader. She also enjoys being a small group leader and women’s leader in her community. Melissa loves coffee, scuba diving, time in nature (especially the beach). She loves time with her husband, kids, and three dogs.