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.
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, CMAT
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. She is Certified in the treatment of Sexual Addiction and Financial Disorders.
Jessica provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Her areas of practice are attachment disorders, ADHD, anxiety disorders, domestic violence, mood disorders, PTSD and sexual abuse.
Prior to working at GCPS, Jessica worked in Private practice in Louisville, KY, she was the Outpatient Director for Rosemont Center working with youth and families 2010-2012. 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.
Cynthia Johnson-Smith, LPCC-S, LCDC
Cynthia is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisor Endorsement and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III. She received her masters from University of Dayton in 2003.
Prior to working at GCPS, Cynthia worked at The Buckeye Ranch as both a group leader and a house clinician for 14 years. She also worked at Heritage of Hannah Neil serving as Director of Day Treatment for several years.
Cynthia provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. She specializes in supporting and treating individuals that are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, OCD and ADHD. She is also capable of working with youth that have problematic sexual behaviors. Her treatment modality is an integrative approach of CBT, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.
Rebecca Bayes, LPC
Rebecca believes in the power of the person-centered therapeutic relationship that develops between the counselor and the client and the impact it can have on the ability of the client to change and grow into their best self. The purpose of therapy is to create an environment for the client to feel comfortable and safe enough to feel as though they can open themselves up in a non-judgmental atmosphere that allows them to share and move past what troubles them in their lives, in order to move forward with strength and power. Rebecca feels that it is her job as the counselor to help the client learn the right ways to communicate what is going wrong in their life so that we can work together to turn that into what is going right in your life. Working together to turn problems and pain into purpose and control.
Rebecca graduated with her Master of Science in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Dayton. She has worked in the mental health field for close to 10 years and has strengths in the areas of Individual Counseling, Mood Disorders (Bipolar Disorder), Depression, Anxiety, Emotional Disorders, Couples Counseling and relationships, Adolescents, Young Adults, Self-Worth/Self-Esteem, Spiritual Issues, Communication issues, Trust issues, and Alcohol and Drug Counseling (2 years).