Mental Health Resources

We invite you to use this page as a resource guide alongside our sermon series “Mental Health & The Church. You will find digital versions of the resources our guests share, links to guests bio’s and their message in worship.

Week 1

Luke 15:20-24 | Mental Health & The Church: How to Make Space for Big Feelings

Meet Joy Flemming, LISW-S

Joy is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who works as a family therapist with the mood and anxiety program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and is a member of our SNC family. Her passion and focus is helping couples and families make space for their own and their loved ones' big feelings. Joy's work has taught her that mental health is a full family effort and is best supported in community.
Joy and her husband Curt have been happily married for 28 years and together raised three wickedly smart and hard-working women of power, Glorianna, Hannah and Chloe. Glorianna married Devon three years ago and gave Hannah and Chloe their heart's desire, an older brother. Together the family works to make space for all their big feelings and live out their family motto “Work together/Play together”.

Resources & Link to Worship Series

Week 2

Psalm 8 & Romans 8:1-2 | Mental Health & The Church: It's Never Too Late or Early to Begin

Meet Joshua Culbertson, LPCC

Joshua Culbertson, LPCC is a psychotherapist at the OSU Wexner Medical Center Harding Hospital, and he also sees clients in a private practice setting, Authentic Pathways Counseling & Consulting, in Lancaster. He is a 2017 graduate of the MACM (Master’s of Arts in Counseling Ministries) at MTSO. While he has worked with clients of all ages, Josh has primarily worked with adolescents and young adults.

Resources & Link to Worship Series

Facebook Page (For Parents/Friends of LGBTQ+ Persons): PFLAG Columbus
For those struggling with mental health issues and/or those who care for them: NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
LGBTQ+ Affirming Providers:
For LGBTQ+ Youth: Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Week 3

Matthew 5:33-37 | Mental Health & The Church: Setting Boundaries & Why It's Necessary

Meet Qiana Stewart, MSE.d, LPCC-S

Qiana Stewart, MSE.d, LPCC-S is a licensed clinical therapist, clinical supervisor, founder, and owner of Fostering Hope; A Transformational Wellness & Consulting Group.  For over 20 years I have worked in the areas of social service and mental health. I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Central State University and a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from the University of Dayton.

As a Clinical Therapist, I have worked in a variety of program areas in healthcare settings, as clinical director for a mental health agency, clinical supervisor for both graduate students and professional counselors seeking to obtain independent licensure, and clinical therapist in the private practice sector. I have also been a university lecturer for Masters level Social Work courses, provided professional development at the middle and high school levels, and panelist and presenter for employers and community faith-based organizations.

Over the course of my career, I have worked with clients ages 11 to 72 years old, with therapeutic needs in the areas of behavioral health, adjustment/phase of life disorders, grief, family, marriage, couples, as well as mood and personality disorders. 

My approach to therapeutic encounters is collaborative- integrating multiple perspectives, cognitive reframing, emotional support, and the skills to help them transform, manage, and navigate life in a way that fosters sustainability and amplifies wellness and hope.

Resources & Link to Worship Series

Week 4

James 1:19-24 | Mental Health & The Church: The Importance of Being Quick to Listen

Meet Tabi Evans, PsyD

Tabi Evans, PsyD (They/Them) is a Pediatric Psychology Fellow working in Critical Care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital where they provide consultation and therapy to children, teens, and their families. Additionally, Tabi is an educator for other medical and psychology providers, with a focus on providing trauma-informed care when working with transgender and non-binary youth and their families. Tabi is from from Portland, Oregon, enjoys spending time with their cat, “Potato,” and is looking forward to joining us Sunday, August 28th to provide guidance and talking-points related to practice with gender-inclusive language/pronouns, children and teens’ coping with the pandemic, and ways to promote positive coping and emotional health in kids and teens.

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Week 5

Philippians 4:6-7 | Mental Health & The Church: A Journey of Hope

Meet Ellen Farrell, MS, LSW

Ellen Farrell, MS, LSW is a Mental Health Counselor at The Ohio State University at Marion. Previously, she worked in Community Mental Health for 17 years and specializes in trauma, and is an EMDR clinician. Ellen received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa and her Master’s degree in Counseling from Indiana University at Indianapolis. Ellen loves working with college students due to the exciting developmental stage they are working through. She finds the students she works with to be inspiring and brave.

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Hotline Numbers: Ohio State Counseling and Consultation- 614-292-5766
After Hours Line is available, use option 2

Crisis Text Line – Text 4hope to 741741

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Sexual Assault Response Network- 1-800-684-2324

Helpful Apps for Meditation and Relaxation:
HeadspaceCalmInsight Timer

Suggested Literature:
Kristin Neff Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
Mike Veny Transforming Stigma: How to Become a Mental Wellness Superhero

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