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MEET THE COUNSELORS OF DUGGAN THERAPY LLC

Laura J Duggan, LPC

Laura earned a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, and a Masters of Science in Education from University of Dayton, Capital Branch. Laura began her work in a therapeutic day school in Chicago before returning to her hometown in 2003.  There, she worked as an outreach counselor before moving into program management and development for Help Me Grow, a federal program aimed at helping children with delays and disabilities.  Laura has been a consultant to the county and community mental healthy agencies in the Columbus area. She has co-authored Two to One; Biblical Principles of Marriage and co-facilitated half a dozen marriage groups using this curriculum. Additionally, Laura has developed Love and Limits, A Biblical Parenting Guide. Laura has 15 years of experience working with individual, couples, children, teens, families, and workforce. She is dedicated to helping binding the broken hearted, setting captives free and bringing light into the darkness (Is 61:1)

 

Timothy M Duggan, LISW

Timothy earned a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Assemblies of God Theological Assembly in Missouri, and a Masters of Social Work from The Ohio State University. Timothy began his career as a Youth Pastor before moving to Columbus in 2000 where he became a Licensed Social Worker.  Timothy has more than 12 years of social work experience,  currently specializing in geriatrics and senior disability.  He is committed to helping people find their identity in Christ.

 

Timothy and Laura have been married for 10 year, have three children and lives in Pataskala, Ohio. They are living testimonies of God's love and faithfulness.

Melani Miller, LPCC-S

Melani aims to instill the hope that change is possible and assist each child, adult or family to make that change happen.  She does this by creating a safe and supportive environment where individuals and families feel comfortable talking about their lives openly and freely.  Melani utilizes a solution-focused, strength-based, cognitive behavioral approach in therapy to address each individual's unique issues and specific treatment needs.

 

Melani earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wittenburg University and a Masters of Arts in Education from The Ohio State University.  After a year of working with adults with addiction in Marion, Ohio, Melani moved to Columbus and worked 20+ years at Nationwide Children's Hospital Behavioral Health treating children, adolescents with mood disorders and behavioral issues plus the parental figures that love and care for them.  Melani provided prosocial and emotional consultations services within several schools in the Columbus area and taught several types of education groups, focusing on ADHD and positive parenting skills.  Melani has a passion for assisting children and adults thrive through any challenges in their life. Melani believes "I can do all things through him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 

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