Our Team

Sharon Hicks
MA, LPCC
Owner & Founder 

Katie Christy
MA, LPC

Cassy Unkraut
MA, LPCC, LPCA

April Lamoreaux
MA, LPCC-S
Care Coordinator

Sharon Hicks, MA, LPCC

Sharon Hicks, MA, LPCC

Owner & Founder of Kintsukuroi Counseling

Relationships can be a source of tremendous joy and can also be the source of some of our greatest pain. Relational pain can be caused by a breakdown in connection over the course of years or in the wake of significant events such as life transitions, grief, attachment injuries, or personality differences. I specialize in helping couples navigate the difficult terrain of the here and now of their stories to the other side of hope, healing, and connection.
 
I am passionate about faith, family, and relationships. I specialize in working with committed couples who have experienced distress in their relationship due to difficult life circumstances, and help them find their way back to meaningful connection. I do this by providing a thorough assessment and utilizing research based methods to help quickly triage couples who are in crisis. Couples learn how to not just treat the symptoms of what may be going on relationally, but to identify a roadmap to engage in their relationship with a new understanding of what is blocking their emotional and physical connection, and to find their way back to safe connection that they long to experience.
 
My goal for clients is to help them engage in deeper and more meaningful ways with the things that matter most to them. My hope is that every individual and couple that enters my office feels seen and heard as they actively engage in the counseling process and explore their own unique story and passions. As we look below the surface level of often distressing emotions and behaviors, we begin to explore deeper underlying heart felt beliefs about self and others. I take the deep dive with my clients to difficult personal and relational spaces to help them shed light and hope into some of the most difficult and distressing experiences in their stories. We journey together towards wholeness, healing, restoration, and improved connection with the things and people that matter most to them.
 
When I am not in the office I enjoy playing Bach on the piano, sipping coffee with friends and getting new stamps in my passport as I travel with my husband and four children around the globe exploring this beautiful world. Having lived in south east Asia as a family for a season we were given the gift of becoming global citizens which has given me a bigger view of the world and informs my perspective on life.  
 
Featured on She Made it with Elle Zimmerman: The Revolution Starts within Podcast/ Webinar and Influencers Radio: Myths and Truths About Couples Counseling

Specializations

  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Attachment
  • Burnout
  • Business professionals
  • Career counseling
  • Communication skills
  • Cross cultural issues
  • Counseling for counselors and other leaders
  • Depression
  • Faith integration
  • Families
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Life transitions
  • Marital conflict
  • Missionary support
  • Parenting support
  • Premarital counseling
  • Relationship support
  • Stress management

Katie Christy, MA, LPC

Katie Christy, MA, LPC

I understand counseling can feel like an intimidating process and recognize how extremely valuable it is to connect with the right professional. It is my goal during your treatment to bring as much comfort and healing to you as possible while ensuring during the initial stage of treatment that I am the best person to walk alongside you. From the very first point of contact, I assess the unique needs of each client to ensure I am a good fit for service while providing stabilization and clarity for next steps towards health and healing.

My perspective and philosophy is focused on helping clients see the “big picture” to facilitate a holistic approach which encompasses understanding how core beliefs impact current, active sources of distress. I have received training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a therapy modality which can be integrated with all ages and has the potential to not only resolve trauma experienced in the present, but also that which is woven into our past. My ultimate goal as your therapist will be to serve as a source of empowerment as you move toward self-realization and inner peace as you become equipped with the skills to navigate the twists and turns of life.

Some of my biggest passions include international travel and spending time in nature, ideally integrating the two within the same trip. I have had opportunities to volunteer abroad which provided incredible cross cultural exposure and a level of comfort in working cooperatively with those of different backgrounds than my own. I am ceaselessly fascinated by both the uniqueness of individuals and the many threads which unite us within the scope of the human experience.

Katie explains the concepts of EMDR and a case study of its efectiveness in treatment

CALL 513-766-8828 TO SCHEDULE WITH KATIE.

Specializations

  • Adults
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Cross cultural issues
  • Depression
  • EMDR
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Parent Coaching and Support
  • Stress management

Education & Experience

  • MA, Counseling, Cincinnati Christian University
  • EMDR Therapist

Cassy Unkraut, MA, LPCC, LPCA

Cassy Unkraut, MA, LPCC, LPCA

Pronouns: She/Her

 Licensed in OH & KY

I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship and a safe environment are central to the healing process, and I make it a priority to create that space with each of my clients. As a licensed clinical counselor, I have worked with a wide range of clients in a multitude of settings, including community mental health, court-ordered treatment, private practice, and group therapy. I come from a diverse professional background, beginning my professional career as a Special Education teacher, to later directing a non-profit that helped women entrapped in sex-trafficking and addiction. Working with people who have been confined by societal and man-made bounds has made me incredibly passionate about helping people in finding freedom so they can thrive in life.

I been practicing sex therapy for almost three years and have found my niche in working with sexual assault survivors, people experiencing sexual pain/dysfunction, and people wanting to explore their sexuality in a safe space. It is my belief that sex is meant to be an exciting and fun way to connect with partners but brokenness in our world can lead to sex being painful, triggering, shameful, and dividing. My goal is to assist in breaking down barriers, to teach you language to have honest dialogue with partners, and to help you find freedom in your relationship with yourself and others. As a sexual assault survivor, I know the incredibly difficult work that is involved in the healing process. It would be an honor to walk alongside you as you seek and explore what healing and freedom look like for you.

When I am not wearing my therapist hat, you may find me walking my dogs (Lucy and Frank), being “the fun” aunt to my amazing niece and nephew, attempting a new craft that I will lose interest in after 5 days, or cuddled on my couch reading a book. I love all things spooky, especially horror movies, and even though I mentioned my dogs, I am 100% a cat person. I love my cat, Pip, more than anything—except my sweet, supportive, bearded husband Andrew. 

Specializations

  • Sexual Health
  • Sexual Pain
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Mood Disorders (anxiety, depression)
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Religious Trauma/Sexuality and Religion

Education & Experience

  • Modern Institute for Sex Therapy (Current)- Sex Therapy Certification (In process)
  • Cincinnati Christian University- Master of Arts in Counseling
  • Ohio University- Bachelor of Science in Education


    EMDR
    Gottman Trained
    DBT

Member of

  • AASECT

Approach

Person centered, Attachment Theory, Internal Family Systems

April Lamoreaux, MA, LPCC-S

April Lamoreaux, MA, LPCC-S

Care Coordinator

My faith fuels my passion to encourage others to work towards restoration with themselves and within their relationships. I want individuals to be refreshed in who they are so they can know and become the best version of themselves. I want therapy to be a place where a person feels safe to unpack the difficult parts of themselves and feels supported in that process, but also encouraged that they do not have to stay there – healing is possible.
 
As a training coordinator in the mental health field for over 10 years, I specialize in providing mentorship and support to new and developing therapists as they journey towards becoming the professional they dreamed they could be. I am available for consultation and supervision services for Licensed Professional Counselors seeking a Clinical license.
When not in the office, I find the most joy in spending time with my support system which includes my husband, my fur babies, and my close family and friends. I love to read and listen to music and my favorite place to do that is on the beach.

April provides a safe space for couples to process relationship strengths and growth areas in a non threatening way utilizing Prepare/ Enrich. Couples receive a full report and are led through guided conversations that strengthen their relationship.

April shares with us some of the unique challenges couples are facing during this time of uncertainty and ways she can walk alongside them during such a significant time in their life’s journey.

April provides support to counselors seeking supervision and support to pass state licensing exams. Groups are forming for clinicians preparing for both the NCE and NCMHCE

FOR A FREE 15 MIN CONSULTATION WITH APRIL, CALL 513-766-8828

Services

  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Counseling
  • Workshop Presenter
  • Counselor Supervision and Mentorship

Specializations

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment
  • Burnout
  • Career Counseling
  • Communication skills
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Life transitions
  • Marital conflict
  • Premarital
  • Relationship Support
  • Stress management

Education & Experience

  • MA, Counseling, Cincinnati Christian University
  • Clinical Director & Training Coordinator at Cincinnati Christian University
  • Supervision of Counselors
  • Prepare/Enrich Facilitator (Premarital and Couple’s Assessment)