Derek Mihalcin, PhD, BCBA-D, COBA

Director of Behavioral Services

Clinical Psychologist

Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral

Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst

​Pennsylvania Licensed Behavior Specialist

​Dr. Mihalcin has been working in the mental health field for over 20 years.  He has worked with many families, schools, and businesses in successfully improving behaviors of children, adolescents, and adults using evidence-based treatment strategies.  He has extensive experience working with clients with a wide range of diagnoses, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.  He also has many years of experience as an Accreditation Manager involved in maintaining compliance with the Joint Commission regulatory standards.  Finally, Dr. Mihalcin has experience as a graduate professor and a national presenter in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Courtni Burton

Administrative Assistant/Billing

Marilyn Burton

Office Manager

Jill Thompson, MSEd., LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Jill has been working in the mental health field for over 20 years specializing in children and adolescents, adults, and family issues.  She is also an adjunct teacher at Youngstown State University and a presenter at Mahoning County Divorced Parents Workshops.

Albert M. Pondillo, Ph.D.


Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Pondillo is a licensed psychologist in Ohio and Pennsylvania.  He has over 30 years of experience in mental health, which includes specialized assessment and treatment for individuals with developmental disabilities.  In addition to his work at Oakwood Counseling Center, Inc., Dr. Pondillo has been an adjunct professor of Psychology at Youngstown State University for nearly 30 years.

JoAnne Carwithen, MSEd, LPCC, LSW

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

​Licensed Social Worker

Oakwood Counseling Center, Inc.

Jennifer Arbogast-McClellan, MSEd, LPCC, CCJSOTS
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Certified Clinical Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Specialist

Jennifer has had more than 20 years experience counseling children, adolescents, adults, seniors and couples. She has worked with schools, drug court, most counties in the state of Ohio, probation offices and veteran’s services.  

Alex Chick, LSW

Licensed Social Worker

​Alex has a masters in social work from Youngstown State University and has been working in the mental health field for over 4 years.  He works with a wide range of clients from children and adolescents to adults and families.  He prefers working from a strengths-based approach along with cognitive behavioral and mindfulness techniques.

Heaton Square

1704 North Road, SE

Warren, OH 44484

(330) 856-4111

Fax: (330) 856-5839