Heaton Square

1704 North Road, SE

Warren, OH 44484

(330) 856-4111

Fax: (330) 856-5839

Courtni Burton

Administrative Assistant/Billing

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.

Oakwood Counseling Center, Inc.

Marilyn Burton

Office Manager

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.

Jill Thompson, M.S.Ed., L.P.C.C.

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.

JoAnne Carwithen, M.S.Ed, L.P.C.C., L.S.W.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

​Licensed Social Worker

Anthony DelSignore, L.P.C.

Licensed Professional Counselor

​Anthony sees children from the ages of 4 - 18 years old who experience mood disorders, as well as children who have histories of abuse and trauma.

Derek Mihalcin, Ph.D., BCBA-D, COBA

Director of Autism 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 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.