Phyllis Vair, LPCC, CT



Phyllis works with individuals, couples and children walking with them through their grief and life journey.  Using clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions she has worked with many, both individually and in specialized groups for grief.  As a licensed professional clinical mental health counselor Phyllis focuses on grief while also empowering individuals to overcome obstacles with anxiety, trauma and depression.  Phyllis is an EMDR Trained Therapist and Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement (CT). Phyllis earned her degree from Kent State University. She is a professional member of American Counseling Association, Ohio Counseling Association and Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).

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Nyema Bedell, LPCC-S



Nyema is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisory Designation, who strives to provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment to assist individuals, couples and/or children during every season of life. Nyema Bedell utilizes clinically evidence-based treatment, which includes but is not limited to: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interview, and Belief System Analysis in order to help clients learn to manage and transform their lives within a nurturing therapeutic relationship.  Nyema specializes in anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD, PTSD, complex trauma and other mental health diagnoses. Nyema is a member of Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).

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Quinn Sparks



Quinn is currently a Counselor Trainee at Heidelberg University obtaining her Masters of Arts in Counseling with a Clinical Mental Health focus. Her passion is to connect with clients and create a safe, open, and affirming space for them to come to be themselves as well as explore the fears and obstacles in their lives. Additionally, Quinn has a passion to empower her clients as they work towards their goals for the future. Quinn is currently a member of the Ohio Counseling Association as well as the Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling of Ohio (ALGBTIC of Ohio).

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Our Staff

Individual Counseling

For bio's on each counselor please click on a name below. 

You will have the opportunity to select the counselor of your choice and view their availability when you select the link below.

Group Counseling

We will not be offering groups this spring due to COVID-19.  You can still register for a group so we have your information on file for fall groups to start September 15, 2020. 

  • Accidental Overdose (10 weeks) 

  • Suicide Loss (10 weeks

  • Spouse Loss (8 weeks)

  • General Loss (8 weeks)

Cost is $50.00 for the complete 8 or 10 week group.


To register for Group or Individual Counseling, click on a registration button below or call 330.593.5959


See "Services" above for a full explanation of group counseling

Kelly's Grief Center is located at Acorn Alley II

135 East Erie Street, Suite 302

Kent OH 44240


To get to 135 East Erie Street you must enter thorough 175 East Erie Street via the elevator to the right of the stairs on Erie Street or at the top of the stairs.

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135 East Erie Street, Suite 302, Kent OH 44240