Meet our Social Workers
TRENDA F. GELLER, MSW, LISW-S
Trenda F. Geller is a Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor with over 35 years experience counseling adolescents, adults, couples, and the geriatric population. She has worked in hospitals, community health agencies, hospice, a psychiatrist’s office, and with individuals with mental retardation/developmental disabilities. Her areas of professional expertise include abuse, bipolar disorder, teen/parenting issues, marriage and divorce, anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, trauma, crisis, chronic illness, spirituality, caregiver stress, and gender identity issues. Sees patients ages 18 and up for counseling.
TIMOTHY P. GOLBA, MSSA, LISW-S, ACSW
Tim Golba is a Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor and a member of The Academy of Certified Social Workers. He is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College and Case Western Reserve University. Tim has been providing therapy to individuals, families, couples, and groups over the past 29 years. He works with a variety of conditions, including anxiety, depression, work and life stress issues, trauma recovery, grief/loss, and life adjustment issues. Tim works well with adolescents, adults, and couples experiencing communication, family and relationship problems. He is also well-adept at helping address parenting concerns, adolescent behavioral acting-out problems, and divorce/blended family issues. Tim also has much experience in evaluating and providing counseling to victims and perpetrators of physical and sexual abuse. He is state certified in the assessment, treatment, and transition of adolescents with sexual acting-out problems. Tim has worked directly with domestic relations courts throughout his career, and has acted as a consultant and trainer to various private and public mental health agencies. Sees patients ages 8 and up for counseling.
NOREEN JOSLYN, MSW, LISW, ACSW
Noreen Joslyn is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a member of The Academy of Certified Social Workers who has focused solely on mental health counseling in her career. Her past experience includes counseling in corrections and in partial hospital/special education with children having behavioral disorders. Having worked at Metro Health Medical Center and The Cleveland Clinic, Noreen is especially interested in how medical/physical well-being impacts on emotional health. She is experienced with families and children of all ages, as well as adult issues of depression, anxiety and marital concerns. Noreen also has a special interest in learning differences such as giftedness, ADHD, Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Asperger’s Syndrome. She is an experienced public presenter on parenting concerns and educational issues. Sees patients ages 3 and up for counseling.
SUSAN MELLOTT, M.Ed., LSW
Sue Mellott is a Licensed Social Worker with a Master’s degree in counseling. She began her career in social work as an investigator for Lorain County Children Services and has been counseling in a private practice setting for over 18 years. Sue has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families around issues of depression, bipolar, anxiety, OCD, stress, adjustment disorders, and victims of physical/sexual abuse, as well as parenting/behavioral struggles. Sees patients ages 5 and up for counseling.
BARBARA E. PADGETT, MSW, LISW-S
Barb Padgett is a Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor with more than 30 years of professional experience. She has worked with both children and adults in private practice; she also has worked in outpatient settings, as well as with children in residential care, foster care, and in school-based settings. She was also clinical supervisor for an agency in Lorain County and supervisor of children’s case management for an agency in Ashtabula County. She is skilled in working with depression, anxiety, and recovery from trauma such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and childhood emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. She also has advanced training in play therapy, as well as parenting issues and family therapy. Sees patients ages 4 and up for counseling.
MARJORIE SULIN, MSW, LISW
Marjorie Sulin is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient facilities, and in the public school system with grades K though 12. She served as Manager of Teen Services at the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeast Ohio and was an outpatient therapist at the Guidance Center of Lorain County. Her experience includes leading both support and therapeutic groups. She works with adolescents and adults with concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, adjustment disorders, and parenting. Marjorie is certified in EMDR, which is an effective therapy for the treatment of post traumatic stress, as well as many other disorders and traumas. Sees patients ages 18 and up for counseling.
VALERIE TREISCH-CHIRDON, MSW, LISW-S
Valerie is a Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor. She has over 16 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment disorders/life transitions, grief and loss, abuse and neglect, women’s issues, relationship issues, pregnant parenting teens and parenting concerns. Her experience includes working in both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings, and in the treatment foster care arena. She has worked in clinical supervision and administration, as well as direct care service with those experiencing mental health challenges. Sees patients ages 10 and up for counseling.
WILLIAM F. VANEK, MSSA, LISW-S
Bill is a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Supervisor. He is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace College and Case Western Reserve University School of Applied Social Sciences. His experience includes work in general hospital social services and in physical rehabilitation medicine, as well as community mental health and substance abuse services. In addition, Bill has owned an employee assistance program practice where he provided service for over 30 years. He works with crisis and critical-incident intervention, life adjustment matters, mood disorders, and in general mental health counseling and problem solving. He works with those adjusting to life after substance abuse treatment. Sees patients primarily ages 18 and up for counseling.