Each member of our clinical staff has specialized training in the field of child, adolescent, couples and family therapies, along with board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists.
At our center, we provide an exclusive continuum of care that can meet most any need you may have. We specialize in the unique needs of children, adolescents, and families. From our traditional psychiatry and counseling services to our holistic approaches, we are your partner in mind-body health and wellness.
Ed Becker, LISW-S
Ed received his Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Smith College School for Social Work in Northamton, MA. He is licensed by the State of Ohio as a supervising Independent Social Worker (LISW-S) and a Board Certified Diplomate (BCD) in Clinical Social Work. He has an undergraduate degree from Boston College, where he majored in Elementary and Special Education. Ed has additional post graduate training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through the Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy.
Ed has several years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families in a variety of settings. For the past 15 years, Ed worked at the Cleveland Clinic Section of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
His practice includes individual and familiy therapy aproaches to help children and adolescents with relationship or behavioral difficulties, anxiety and mood disorders. In the spirit of, "it takes a village..." Ed endorses multimodal treatment, which includes other professionals and he frequently involves parents as an integral part of the treatment.
Veronica Bojerski, LPCC
Veronica is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Cleveland State University and a Master of Arts in Community Agency Counseling from John Carroll University. She went on to complete additional clinical training from Cleveland State University and is licensed by the State of Ohio.
With more than 15 years of experience in the field of mental/behavioral health, Veronica practices from a holistic framework including cognitive/behavioral perspectives, as well as alternative therapies and the mind-body connection. The latter are supported by additional certifications as a Level 1 Yoga teacher training from Bhumi's Yoga & Wellness in Cleveland, Ohio, Holistic Health Teacher training from the Kripalu Center in Lenox, Massachusetts and Heart Centered Hypnotherapy from the Wellness Institute in Washington.
Areas of interest and expertise include: ADHD/organization/impulse control, Bipolar disorder/mood regulation, anxiety disorders (specifically obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and sleep disruption), adolescent identity/transistion issues, self injury, mother/daughter relationships, chronic illness/pain management, grief/loss/attachment, co-dependency, post partum mood disorders and female reproductive emotional/physical health.
In addition to private practice, Veronica has experience working with non-profit community, residential and medical agencies as a counselor and a case manager. Veronica has been a guest presenter at university level courses and led various instructional/creative workshops and group therapy programs. She enjoys meditation, aromatherapy, journaling, reading and macrobiotic/organic cooking. She is available for speaking engagements on many of the mentioned topics.
Beverley Bramley, LPCC
Beverley earned her Bachelor's Degree from Ursuline College and her Master's Degree in Community Counseling from John Carroll University. She is licensed by the state of Ohio as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.
Beverley has practiced in the behavioral health field for more than 10 years. In addition to her private practice, she has experience with inpatient and outpatient care, emergency room assessment, in-home family therapy, adolescent residential treatment, school based services, and in a corporate setting as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) clinician. She has worked with populations from children to the elderly, and she predominately utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy in her counseling approach.
Beverley's areas of interest and experience include: anxiety and stress management, depression, chronic and terminal illness, women's issues, bereavement, impulse control disorders, trichotillomania and oppositional defiant disorder.
Eilene S. Golub, LPCC-S, LICDC
Eilene earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ursuline College and a Masters of Human Services and Counseling from John Carroll University. She is licensed by the State of Ohio as a Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), with Supervisory status, a Chemical Dependency Professionals Board as an Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC) with supervisory status and as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW).
Eilene has practiced in the behavior health field for over twenty years. In addition to private practice, she has worked in residential treatment, chemical dependency facilities, trauma centers, crisis intervention stress debriefing settings, alternative education programs, assessment and treatment planning in the Cleveland school system, crisis intervention coordinator for major hospitals, couples therapy and career counseling. She has worked closely with the Municipal court systems to provide drug and alcohol assessments as well as mental health assessments.
Eilene has extensive experience working with a wide range of adolescents and children. She has a vast knowledge of Reactive Attachment Disoder, family issues, sexual abuse, psychic trauma, severe emotional and behavior diagnoses, like PDD, ADHD, ODD and Conduct Disorders. She has been certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy and utilizes guided imagery to aid in working with anxiety disorders, test anxiety and stress management. Her work focuses on cognitive restructuring, rational emotive and reality therapy approaches.
Dawn Hill, LPCC-S, ACHT
Dawn earned a Bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy from Kent State University and a Master's degree in Community Counseling from the University of Akron. She is licensed by the state of Ohio as a Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisory designation (LPCC-S) She is certified in Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy (ACHT)through the Wellness Institute in Washington.
Dawn has over 15 years of experience in counseling children, adolescents, adults and families. She has worked in a variety of settings comprised of residential treatment, school-based counseling, in-home therapy, long term psychiatric inpatient care and foster care.
Her experience and interests include working with all ages in managing stress, utilizing the mind/body connection, coping with anxiety and depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, oppositonal defiant disorder, conduct disorder, abuse and co-dependency in relationships. Dawn uses a holistic approach in Cognitive Behavioral therapy, a Solution-focused family systems approach and Dialectical Behavioral therapy for managing distress, emotions, improving mindfulness and interpersonal effectiveness.
Tanveer Hussain, M.D.
Dr. Hussain, a graduate of Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He is a Board Certified Adult and Addiction Psychiatrist, and Board Eligible Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. He has been practicing both adult and child/adolescent psychiatry since 2000.
He has completed Residency programs in adult Psychiatry at University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In addition to his Adult Psychiatry training, he has completed sub specializations in Addiction Psychiatry from University Hospitals of Cleveland and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
He specializes in treating disruptive behavior disorders in children and adolescents, such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Depressive and Bipolar Disorders with medications and Psychotherapy. He also treats adult patients along with children.
Dr. Hussain is also a Staff Psychiatrist at Windsor Laurelwood Center for Behavioral Medicine (Hospital) in Willoughby, Ohio.
His Professional Memberships include:
*American Psychiatric Association
*American Academy of Child Psychiatry
*Ohio Psychiatric Association
*Northeast Ohio Council
*Cleveland Psychiatric Society
Terri McNeely, LSW
Terri is a highly qualified, state-certified teacher. She is a special education teacher and reading specialist. Terri has a Master's degree in education and has been studying and practicing various forms of yoga, healing and energy work for over 25 years. Terri is a graduate of TRY4 Life School at the E-500 RYT level of Yoga Teacher Certification, a member of the Fellowships of the Spirit Ministry and prophecy, and a Level II Reiki practioner. She works with children and adults by incorporating the practices of mindfulness, breath therapy, creative visualization and relaxation/meditation with learning.
Lisa Ruman, LISW, CHT
Lisa is the President and Founder of the Child and Family Counseling Center of Westlake. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University with a Master's of Science in Social Administration (MSSA). Her graduate work specialization is in the field of child, youth and families. In addition, she was a graduate of Case Western's Mental Health Executive Leadership Program. Lisa is licensed by the state of Ohio as a Licensed Independent Social Worker.
She has over 20 years of combined experience working in the areas of foster care, mental health, and acute psychiatric care. She has held positions as a foster care case manager and supervisor, director of a community mental health program, director of child/adolescent acute psychiatric services, and as a psychotherapist and business owner currently.
Her psychotherapy practice began in working with children, adolescents, and families experiencing a variety of issues and disorders such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, post-traumatic stress, sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, self-harming behaviors and attachment disorder. After extensive training in clincial hypnotherapy (CHT), integral breath therapy, and other mind-body therapies, her client population has also grown into working with adults suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety and any dysfunctional behavior patterns they are wanting to heal at a deeper level. She continues to utilize cognitive behavioral and family systems approaches, providing to client what it is they need to achieve their goals.
Maureen Smith, LPCC
Maureen is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) working with adults, children, adolescents and families. She obtained a BA from Ursuline College and an MA in history from John Carroll University. She went on to earn a Masters of education from Cleveland State University.
A seasoned therapist working with special programs for depressed mothers, adoption, school-based therapy and troubled adolescents in both the private and the public sectors.
Her practice includes individual and family therapy approaches to help with relationship and behavioral issues. Her areas of specialization include anxiety, depression, mood disorder and adolescent adjustment endorsing a cognitive behavioral perspective.
Claudia Taylor, LPCC
Claudia received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University. She is currently a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults of various socioeconomic backgrounds. Claudia has worked in coordination with multiple school systems and is well-versed in the inclusion of families in treatment.
Claudia's preferred modalities are CBT and DBT, along with utilizing Ross Greene methods for working with children and parents struggling with ongoing defiance issues. Claudia's core competencies include: anxiety, depressive, and posttraumatic stress disorders, oppositional defiant and conduct disorders, personality disorders, ADHD and LGBT issues. Claudia continues to receive ongoing training in the Ross Greene method to work with parents on various styles of comunicating with children and adolescents behavioral concerns.