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.


Anna Balzano, CT

Focus: Adolescents, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem
Phone: 614-459-3003 ext 129

Anna Balzano CT is a counselor trainee under the supervision of Tracy Whiteside LPCC-S. She is studying at Ashland Theological Seminary to get her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Anna graduated from The Ohio State University in 2021 with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She obtained the honor of Summa Cum Laude.

Professional Focus:
Anna is interested in working with adolescents, adults, and couples 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:
Anna recently got engaged and is planning her wedding for 2024. She owns a Great Dane. She has also worked with middle school girls with her youth group.