Meet Our Team
April Sobieralski, Psy.D.
*April is not currently accepting new patients. Please feel free to contact to be added to the waitlist for openings in June 2021. Also, April would be happy to assist you in finding another provider that could meet your needs - you're welcome to call for a free consultation!
Dr. April Sobieralski is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician™. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Xavier University in 2012 and is a licensed clinical psychologist. Her area of expertise is in adherent Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and she has been intensively trained by Behavioral Tech, LLC trainers. April has experience using DBT to treat many disorders involving emotion dysregulation. April specializes in behavioral treatments, in addition to cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of social and emotional difficulties. She also uses exposure-based therapies to treat symptoms related to trauma. April provides Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Parent Management Training for children with oppositional and noncompliant behaviors. Additionally, she provides intervention and support for those maintaining eating disorder recovery. April offers supervision, consultation, and training for colleagues seeking continuing education. April was presented with the Outstanding Early Career Psychologist Award in 2016 from the Cleveland Psychological Association (CPA) and currently volunteers her time on the Board of Directors of the CPA as the President.
Katie Engel, LPCC
Katie graduated from John Carroll University, where she obtained her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has received extensive training in several evidence-based treatments including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Her area of specialty is in adherent DBT. She has received training from Behavioral Tech, LLC trainers and intensively trained DBT therapists. Katie has experience utilizing DBT to treat both adolescents and adults who struggle with many disorders that include emotion dysregulation. She is committed to utilizing evidence-based treatments for adolescents and adults struggling with trauma-related disorders, anxiety and mood disorders. She provides intervention and treatment for those with feeding and eating disorders. Additionally, Katie treats individuals coping with the loss of a loved one, specifically neonatal loss. She uses EMDR to treat stress and trauma-related symptoms. Katie attends trainings within her specialty multiple times a year in an effort to maintain adherence and provide her clients with effective, research supported treatment.
Christina Scalese, RD, LD, RYT
Christina Scalese is a registered and licensed dietitian. Christina is a graduate of The University of Akron Coordinated Program. Christina has a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media Communications and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics.
As a dietitian, Christina specializes in nutrition counseling and education in the treatment eating disorders, weight management and intuitive eating for adults and adolescents. She has a passion for helping others develop a positive relationship with food and their body. Christina is also a registered yoga teacher. She uses the practice of yoga, mindfulness and meditation to help others find balance within themselves to enhance their overall wellness.
Cindy Golden Billittier, LISW-S
Cindy has 30 years of experience in working with adolescents, families, adults, and couples. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University, where she obtained a Masters in Social Work (M.S.S.A.). She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with supervision designation. She has received extensive training in evidence-based treatments such as: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Family Based Treatment (FBT; Maudsley). She has a special interest and has also completed multiple trainings related to working with adolescents, couples therapy, family systems therapy, grief and depression and anxiety. Cindy has also been intensively trained in the field of eating disorders working with both adolescents and adults. Cindy has worked in multiple and varied settings throughout her career including a children’s hospital, residential treatment for teens, group and private practices. She most recently worked in a specialty center for eating disorders. Cindy has been involved in the training of medical students to develop an understanding of complex psychosocial issues and has also supervised and consulted with several individuals working toward independent licensure and continues to offer this service. Cindy continues to attend trainings in her specialty areas and continues to be open to new treatment modalities with proven success.