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 Franklin County (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.

 

Rebecca Capistrant, CT

Focus: Depression, Anxiety, Adolescents, Trauma, Grief and Loss, College students, life transitions, young women, spiritual struggles
Email: rcapistrant@cstoneohio.org
Phone: 614-459-3003 ext 810

Professional Focus:
Rebecca Capistrant is attending Ashland Theological Seminary for her masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  She is under the supervision of Tracy Whiteside LPCC-S.

Personal Interests:
Rebecca is a recent transplant from the Atlanta area having been an early childhood educator for nearly ten years.  Her bachelor’s degree is in elementary education from Bradley University.  In her free time she enjoys the outdoors, hiking, and teaching Jazzercise.

Rick Fannin, CT

Focus: Addiction, Anger Management, Men’s Issues, Relationship Issues,  Substance Abuse, Trauma
Email: rfannin@cstoneohio.org
Phone: 614-459-3003 ext 816

Rick Fannin CT is attending Capella University for his master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  At CornerStone Family Services, Rick is under the supervision of Chad Kays, LPCC-S.

Professional Focus:
After spending 25 years in executive positions at Fortune 500 companies, Rick Fannin CT found his purpose and passion for helping others overcome their hurts, habits, and hang-ups.  For the last three years, Rick Fannin CT has worked as a substance abuse counselor at a Faith-Based treatment center.  He is currently working as the office manager at a medically assisted treatment agency.

His focused areas include Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety, Co-Dependency, Depression, Divorce/Separation Issues, Men’s Issues, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem/Self-Worth, Substance Abuse, Trauma.

Personal Interests:
Rick is originally from Eastern Kentucky, and when not working, Rick enjoys cooking, photography, and spending time with his girlfriend and his son.  Rick also services on the photography team at his church, and he and his girlfriend are ministry leaders of Celebrate Recovery at Garden City Church.

Laura Lakatos, CT

Focus: Adjustment Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Trauma
Email: llakatos@cstoneohio.org
Phone: 614-459-3003 ext 817

Laura Lakatos is a counselor trainee under the supervision of Seth Evans, LPCC-S at CornerStone. She is getting her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Ashland Theological Seminary. Her bachelor’s is in Human Development and Family Science from The Ohio State University.

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

Additionally, Laura is focused on developing clinical skills in areas involving career counseling, co-dependency, relationship issues, and self-esteem/self-worth struggles.

Personal Interests:
Laura enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also loves walking/hiking, cooking, and painting and is involved in serving through her local church.

Lisa Riddle, CT

Focus: Adoption, Anxiety, Couples and Family, Crisis, Grief/Loss, Life Transitions, Parenting, and Women’s Issues
Email: lriddle@cstoneohio.org
Phone: 614-459-3003 ext 819

Lisa Riddle 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 The Ohio State University. Lisa is currently under the supervision of Tracy Whiteside LPCC-S.

Professional Focus:
Lisa 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 adolescents and adults in all walks of life.

Personal Interests:
When Lisa isn’t working, she is most likely spending time with her husband, daughter, and their 2 cats! She loves reading, the outdoors, and she is super competitive when it comes to card games. She is a veteran in the Army National Guard & also a youth leader at her local church.

Gwen Verhoff, CT

Focus: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Women’s Issues
Email: gverhoff@cstoneohio.org
Phone: 614-459-3003 ext 814

Gwen Verhoff is attending Ashland Theological Seminary for her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from The Ohio State University. She is under the supervision of Chad Kays, LPCC-S.

Professional Interests:
Gwen 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 grief and loss, women’s issues, anxiety, and depression.

Personal Information:
Gwen enjoys spending time with her husband and children preferably outdoors hiking, gardening, kayaking, or taking care of her backyard chickens. She also enjoys cooking for family and friends and loves to read.