Mental Health

NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATIONS! PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW TO BE ADDED TO OUR WAIT LIST!

The Mental Health team offers services to both Bridgeway Academy students and families, as well as to individuals within the community (ages early childhood through early adulthood). This department is comprised of two branches: psychological services and mental health clinical services

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES:

These may take the form of assessments, consultations, classroom observations, individual student therapy sessions, small group social skills groups, and collaborative therapy sessions (e.g., co-treating with a music therapist or speech therapist). Skills targeted in therapy may include social skills, emotion regulation, coping strategies, impulse control, anxiety/mood management, and executive functioning. Parent training/education is also offered. 

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT SERVICES:

The Bridgeway Therapy Center psychologists specialize in evaluating for autism and developmental disabilities and are trained in the Autism Diagnostic Observation System (the gold standard for autism diagnosis). The psychologists are also experienced in assessing for other conditions, such as ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, behavioral disorders, intellectual disabilities, and learning disabilities. Assessment services include initial diagnostic assessments, progress monitoring, evaluation for co-occurring conditions/new concerns, and Independent Educational Evaluations.

After the assessments are completed, comprehensive reports and results are carefully reviewed with parents, including diagnosis (if warranted) and individualized recommendations. The team can also consult with ETR/IEP teams on assessment results, as requested. 

The waitlist for starting an evaluation is roughly 4-5 months.  Please complete THIS FORM if you are interested in getting on the waitlist for a psychological evaluation, or call the front desk at 614-262-7520. 

ACCEPTED FUNDING SOURCES INCLUDE:
  • Aetna
  • All Savers
  • Anthem BCBS
  • CareSource
  • FCBDD psych/ABA funding
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual
  • Molina
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • UMR
  • self-pay

Meet our Mental Health Team 

Joclyn Cabañas, MSW, LSW, Mental Health Clinician
Joclyn Cabañas is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Ohio. She holds a Master’s of Social Work from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science from The Ohio State University. Joclyn has a passion for helping others in any way possible. She has several years of community mental health experience working with all ages and diverse populations in both office settings and school settings within central Ohio. In her spare time, Joclyn enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking & baking, reading, and traveling.

Lindsay Fletcher, Ph.D., NCSP, Psychologist, Psychological Services Manager
Dr. Fletcher is a licensed psychologist and a nationally certified school psychologist with over 18 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. She holds a Master of Arts degree and a Doctoral degree in School Psychology from The Ohio State University. Dr. Fletcher completed an advanced practicum at OSU’s Nisonger Center Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic and a pre-doctoral internship in South Western City Schools (Grove City, Ohio). Her post-doctoral fellowships took place through private practice supervised ABA home teams and at Bridgeway. Prior to joining Bridgeway in 2012, Dr. Fletcher worked as an ABA therapist for families throughout Central Ohio, as a mental health consultant for Head Start preschool, and as a graduate administrative associate at OSU’s Office for Disability Services where she expanded her skills working with adults. In her spare time, Dr. Fletcher enjoys spending time with her husband and children and completing DIY projects.

Megan Held, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow
Dr. Held received her Ph.D. in the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Psychology program at The Ohio State University. She has 10 years of experience working with children with developmental disabilities and holds a Master of Arts degree in psychology. Dr. Held received her clinical training from the Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University and completed an advanced assessment and treatment practicum at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She completed a pre-doctoral internship with the Behavior Supports program at the Nisonger Center. In her spare time, she enjoys going on adventures with her husband and daughters.

Chyann Martin, MSW, LSW, Mental Health Clinician
Chyann Martin is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Ohio. She recently graduated with a Master of Social Work degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. Chyann attended Wilmington College, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work. She has a passion for working with children and their families and previously worked with children with autism as a float teacher in the Bridgeway Academy elementary program. In her spare time, Chyann enjoys spending time with family and friends, bonfires, and hiking with her dog.

Kelly Shane, MSW, LSW, Mental Health Clinician
Kelly Shane is a licensed Social worker in the State of Ohio. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from The University of Ohio State and a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Development. Kelly knew she wanted to work with children and families at a young age and her passion only continued to grow when she started working in the mental health field. She has previous social work experience in providing group therapy and crisis intervention strategies to adolescents in the school setting. Kelly has also worked as an RBT providing ABA therapy to children in the home, community, and school environments throughout central Ohio. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with her two cats, family, and friends.

Laura Sutter, LISW-S, Mental Health Clinical Manager
Laura Sutter is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a Supervision Designation in the State of Ohio. She holds a Master’s of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Ohio Dominican University. Laura has over ten years of experience working in the social work field. She has extensive work experience with children and adults in crisis – providing individualized, trauma-informed services to each client. Laura has also served as a home-based ABA therapist for families throughout central Ohio. In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with friends and family, listening to live music, and adventuring.

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