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Dr. Steven Katkin: PH.D. is a Clinical Psychologist, a former adjunct professor of Psychology at Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati. The former Executive and Clinical Director of the Clermont County Community Mental Health Center, and author of the book, 'THE ANXIETY TRAP." Dr. Katkin has been in private practice since 1985, specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders, marital counseling and depression.


David Katkin LPCC has been working in private practice since 1996. David specializes in the treatment of adolescents, marital/couples issues, depression and the diagnosis, testing and treatment of Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder . David utilizes a strength based treatment approach where the focus is on what is right as opposed to the negativity that all too often surrounds us. David has also begun a coaching service for individuals with attention deficit disorder, weight loss issues as well as other emotional issues to help them overcome the issues that hold them back and reach their goals.


Linda “Lin” Clemen, MA, LSW, LPCC Has over twenty-three years of professional experience. She specializes in the holistic treatment for Children, Adolescents and Families as well as the Elderly. She offers a Total Person approach. Her areas of expertise and interests include: Women’s Issues, Child and Adolescent Anxiety, Depression and School Adjustment Concerns, as well as Substance Abuse Issues. See what one family has to say about working with Lin.


Leslie Westcott, MSW LISW, earned her degree from the University of Cincinnati School of Social Work and has been in the counseling field since 1982.

Her career began in hospital social work in the Emergency and Psychiatry departments. She has also worked in nursing homes as a social worker. She has worked for several years counseling clients in an Employee Assistance Program. Her most recent experience was working with victims of domestic violence with Mental Health America. Leslie works with clientele ranging from young adults to those in their senior years. She also does marital and couple's counseling. Leslie takes a wellness approach to mental health. Her experience and treatment includes: women's issues, domestic violence, chemical dependency, depression, anxiety, grief and loss as well as faith based issues.


Leah Pettigrew earned her masters degree from the University of Cincinnati and has been working as a therapist for the past 20 years. She works with adults in individual and couples sessions. Leah uses a strength-based approach toward counseling, focusing on whole person wellness and collaboration with clients on their personal goals. Her areas of expertise and clinical focus include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, trauma, post-partum/infertility/parenting, women's issues, and LGBTQ issues.

Leah also practices Play Therapy and Art Therapy for children ages 4-12. Play therapy utilizes toys, art, books, etc. to allow younger children to express themselves through playing which is more intuitive to them than traditional talk therapy. Playing makes kids more comfortable in sessions and also gives them an avenue to work through problems that they might otherwise have trouble putting into words. The play allows kids to access and express their feelings and confusion/concerns; the play is also how the therapist helps them process their emotions and find new ways to cope with the problem at hand. Leah works along with families to help children translate progress in therapy to positive changes at home.


Linda Houston, MA LPCC, NCC has been working in the counseling field since 1995. She strives to provide a supportive and encouraging atmosphere for her clients in order to help them live a more enhanced and fulfilling life. Linda's specialties include: anxiety and mood disorders, relationship issues, anger management, stress management, and chemical dependency. She also specializes working with clients in attaining healthier lifestyles. She uses models of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused and client-centered therapy. Linda also uses a holistic approach as well as evidenced based techniques. She works with people from the age of eight to those in their senior years.


Amy Kelm, MA, LPC grew up in Cincinnati, initially graduating with a BA in Music. After 10 years of singing opera, Amy decided the counseling setting was where she wanted to be. After some post-baccalaureate work in psychology, she attended Northwestern University where she graduated with her Master of Arts in Counseling. She is currently working towards her independent licensure under the supervision of Lin Clemen. Her areas of specialty are anxiety disorders, depression and substance abuse.


Our Administrative Team, Wilma, Anita, and Anne work together in the front as well as behind the scenes at Kakin and Associates to provide patients with the assistance they need to get the service they desire. Whether scheduling appointments or navigating insurance and billing issues, our patients can expect a positive experience when calling our office. Contacting them is easy, and they're always ready to help your family with compassion and professionalism.

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