Our Staff

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.

Sheryl Bott, LISW

LicenseBachelor’s DegreeMaster’s Degree
Licensed Independent Social WorkerPsychology (Cleveland State University)Social Work (Cleveland State University)

Sheryl has an extensive background working with children and their families. She has experience in a variety of settings providing counseling, specifically in schools, in the home environment and community.

Sheryl enjoys helping people across the lifespan and specializes in children’s mental health working with children ages 4-12. She is creative in her approach to facilitate change and growth. Her expertise is in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), generalized anxiety disorder and family relationship building. Sheryl believes all clients are unique and provides a tailored service to address individual needs.

Carol Crow, LPCC

LicenseBachelor’s DegreeMaster’s Degree
Licensed Professional Clinical CounselorPsychology (Cleveland State University)Clinical Mental Health Counseling (John Carroll University)

Carol has experience working with children ages 7-18 as well as working through complex family struggles. She is skilled in working with a variety of diagnoses and difficulties such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, ODD and stress management. Carol has worked in a variety of environments with clients, such as in schools, home and in the community. Some of her specialties include hands-on therapy activities, integration of creativity into therapy, mindfulness practices, and skilled breathing.

Tanveer Hussain, M.D.

Medical SchoolResidencyBoard CertificationsSub-Specialties
Dow Medical College (Karachi, Pakistan)University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Cleveland ClinicBoard Certified Adult and Addiction Psychiatrist, Board Eligible Child and Adolescent PsychiatristAddiction Psychiatry (University Hospitals of Cleveland), Child/Adolescent Psychiatry (Cleveland Clinic)

Dr. Hussain specializes in treating disruptive behavior disorders in children and adolescents, such as ADHD, ODD, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and bipolar disorders with medications and psychotherapy. He treats both adult patients and children.

In addition to his work with The Child and Family Counseling Center of Westlake, Dr. Hussain’s professional memberships include:

  • American Academy of Child Psychiatry
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Cleveland Psychiatric Society
  • Northeast Ohio Council
  • Ohio Psychiatric Association

Terri McNeely, LISW

LicenseBachelor’s DegreeMaster’s Degree
Licensed Independent Social Worker, Reading Specialist, Special EducationEducationEducation, Social Work (University of Akron)

Terri 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 practitioner. 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

LicenseMaster’s DegreeAdditional Degree Work
Licensed Independent Social WorkerMaster’s of Science in Social Administration (MSSA) (Case Western Reserve University)Mental Health Executive Leadership Program (Case Western Reserve University)

Lisa is the President and Founder of the Child and Family Counseling Center of Westlake. 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.

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 clinical hypnotherapy (CHt), integral breath therapy, and other mind-body therapies, her client population has also grown to work with adults suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety and any dysfunctional behavior patterns requiring healing at a deeper level. Lisa continues to utilize cognitive behavioral and family systems approaches, providing clients what they need to achieve their goals.

Maureen Smith, LPCC

LicenseBachelor’s DegreeMaster’s Degree
Licensed Professional Clinical CounselorUrsuline CollegeHistory (John Carroll University), Education (Cleveland State University)

Maureen is 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.

Nicole Phelps, LPC

LicenseBachelor’s DegreeMaster’s Degree
Licensed Professional CounselorPsychology with concentrations in mental health and Africana studies (John Carroll University)Clinical Mental Health Counseling (John Carroll University), Refugee Care (University of Essex, United Kingdom)

For the past several years, Nicole has worked in community behavioral health. She has extensive experience providing mental health and trauma based services to children, families, and refugee families. Nicole integrates techniques from various therapies such as, Gestalt, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, trauma-focused behavioral therapy, multi-systemic therapy, and solution-focused therapy. Nicole’s areas of interest include: post traumatic stress disorder, complex trauma, trauma/abuse, bereavement and grief, stress management, anxiety-based disorders, depressive disorders, mood disorders, and behavioral disorders.

Additionally, Nicole has conducted trauma-based research with several mental health, healthcare organizations and universities in Northeast Ohio. These organizations include: Frontline Services, Kent State University, Case Western Reserve University, and Cleveland State University.

Kristin Swihart, LISW-S

LicenseBachelor’s DegreeMaster’s Degree
Licensed Independent Social Worker – Supervisory DesignationPsychology (Alma College, Michigan)Social Work (The University of Michigan)

Kristin has 20 years of experience in a variety of settings including as a school based therapist, child protective services, and as a clinician/intern at residential psychiatric facilities. She has received additional training through the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, including specialization in working with children and adolescents from a Gestalt perspective, though she uses a variety of methods in her clinical work.

Kristin works with clients dealing with a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, anger management, behavior/conduct concerns, life transitions, domestic violence, physical/sexual/emotional abuse, and post traumatic stress disorder. She is also LGBTQ+ supportive. In her spare time, she enjoys playing her violin, creating through various crafts, fostering kittens for the APL, and finding different ways to enjoy nature.