Grove City Psychological Services has an elite team of seven counselors working to improve the lives of children, teens, and adults every day. You can learn more about them in their bios listed below. Please see the Contact Us page for their availabilites and feel free to request a specific counselor if you decide to schedule an appointment.
Jim Broyles, Ph.D.
Jim has been a psychologist in private practice since 1990. Dr. Broyles recieved his doctorate from The Ohio State University and is the President of the Ohio Psychological Association.
Jim specializes in working with children, families, and individual adults on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, couples/relationship issues, family conflict, parenting challenges, and divorce issues. Dr. Broyles also specializes in practicing hypnotherapy; a tool used in helping individuals release past traumas, move past longstanding negative patterns, and overcome negative habits.
Jocelyn Good, Ph.D.
Jocelyn is a licensed psychologist. She has worked as a therapist at GCPS since 1992. Dr. Good recieved her Doctorate from The Ohio State University.
Jocelyn's specialty areas with children and teens include diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, OCD and ADHD. Jocelyn has created support groups for teens struggling with depression. Jocelyn also works with adults on issues of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and OCD. In addition to individual adult work, Dr. Good provides counseling for couples and blended families.
Brian Davis, LPCC
Brian is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisor Endorsement. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Morehead State University, a Masters Degree in Psychology from Radford University, a Master's Degree in Counseling from Cincinati Christian University, as well as a Doctorate in Counseling from Andersonville Theological Seminary.
His experience includes inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care for adults, adolescents, and children. As an ordained minister of the Christian Church, Brian believes in combining sound psychological principles and encouragement from a Christian perspective to help clients overcome their troubles.
Joseph Waters, LPCC
Joseph is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. He holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary University in 2001.
Joseph provides individual therapy to adult and adolescents, as well as couples, and families. Joseph specializes in the areas of depression, anxiety, grief/loss (including pet loss), couples counseling, communication, life transitions, ADHD, family counseling, and Christian counseling.
Joseph primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in his approach and has training from the Beck Institute. Joseph has had a wide variety of experiences that include inpatient and outpatient therapy, hospital chaplaincy, as well as group therapy through, Grove City Psychological Services, Wellspring counseling, Madison Christian Church, Mount Carmel West Hospital, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Joseph’s office offers a relaxed, home-like setting for the counseling sessions. Expect the first session to include filling out paperwork and an assessment.
Jessica Murff, LPCC-S, NCC
Jessica is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor; she earned her Masters Degree from Sienna Heights University in 2005, and has worked at GCPS since 2013.
Jessica provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Her areas of practice are anxiety, attachment disorders, OCD, PTSD, domestic violence, sexual abuse, sexually reactive youth and sex addiction.
Prior to working at GCPS, Jessica worked as the Outpatient Director for Rosemont Center working with youth and famlies beggining in 2007. She also worked at Choices, a Domestic Violence organization as a clinician in 2008.
Pamela Crumbaugh, LPCC, CDCA
Pamela is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA). Pamela received her Masters of Science in Education (Community Counseling) degree in 2008 from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.
Pamela views counseling as an opportunity for growth when unplanned events occur. By looking at things from a strengths perspective, Pamela believes that you can learn to build on the resiliencies you already have and bridge those with new skills and techniques learned in therapy.
She has previous experience working in residential, community mental health centers, and private practice settings. She has been a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) since 2007. Pamela works with clients including children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couples, family, and group therapy. Pamela has experience working with clients who have PTSD, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, ADHD, Asperger's and Autism Spectrum Disorders, personality disorders, chemical dependency, relationship issues, and women's issues.
Kala Johnson, MA, LPCC
Kala is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) who has worked both in private practices and in a private psychiatric hospital in her career. She received her Professional Counseling degree from Liberty University in 2010. Currently she focuses her treatment on trauma specializing in anxiety-related disorders. She also offers faith-based counseling for those who struggle in their spirituality.
In addition to helping people with anxiety, Kala works with adults and teens who feel defeated by depression, and past trauma. She believes that when not addressed, mental health symptoms show up in a variety of ways that significantly impact a person's day-to-day life including emotional overeating, co-dependency, impaired boundaries, social anxiety, and complicated grief. It is Kala's goal not only to empower clients with coping skills to deal with their struggles, but to assist her clients with tools that further overall healing.
Kala uses an integrative treatment including psycho-dynamic counseling (getting to the root of the issue), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. She has received specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) that focuses on processing trauma.
Don Emerick, LISW
Don is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and has been in practice since 2014. He holds a Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Ohio University. Additionally, Don received postgraduate training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) from the Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy.
Don provides therapy to adults and adolescents. He specializes in supporting and treating individuals struggling with a variety of difficulties including anxiety, stress, trauma, OCD, ADHD, and depression.