Dr. Oren Meyers has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. His internship training was at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cleveland and Brecksville, OH and his post-doctoral training was at University Hospitals of Cleveland in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Oren serves on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is licensed by the State of Ohio and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Sima (Brochie) Weinberg received her M.S. at NorthEastern University in School Counseling and continued her training in Ohio to become a LPCC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor through John Caroll University. Sima is a clinical counselor at A+ Solutions and provides individual counseling for children, adolescents and adults. She worked in the school system for over a decade and provided individual and group counseling, classroom guidance, teacher training, and faculty consultations. She runs social skills programs and creative workshops for preschool age children as well as adolescents on the topics of self esteem, handling emotions, friendship skills, and study skills. Sima works with children and adults with a variety of issues and is trained in EMDR trauma therapy, as well as other trauma – informed approaches. In her personable approach, she draws from a wide range of theoretical orientations including but not limited to Internal Family Systems, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Attachment based Play Therapy, and Mindfulness based approaches.
Courtney Evenchik received an MA at the Ohio State University specialist level program in School Psychology. She is the Director of the School Psychology program at A+ Solutions and serves as the title I coordinator. She facilitates social skills groups, parenting groups and provides parent education and guidance. Courtney conducts psychoeducational assessments and sees children and adolescents for counseling. Courtney lectures on a variety of topics related to education, parenting and mental health. Courtney is also the coordinator of the Cleveland’s chapter of Safety Kid, a comprehensive child abuse prevention program.
Dalit Burgess M.S., CCC-SLP
Certified Speech Language Pathologist
Dalit Burgess is a licensed, certified Speech Language Pathologist with two decades of experience in the field. She earned her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College in Boston and her B.A. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Throughout her career, she has worked extensively in both public and charter schools as well as in early intervention. Dalit is a certified Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner providing structured multisensory reading and writing intervention on a robust foundation of language development. She currently works with school-aged children addressing reading/writing, articulation, receptive, expressive and pragmatic language skills. Dalit enjoys collaborating closely with families, intervention teams and school staff to learn about the strengths and interests of each child and then molding intervention to the specific needs. She aspires to help every child to fulfill their potential through fostering and nurturing a sense of empowerment and uncovering their unique gifts.
Heather Baker, LPPC-S
Heather Baker received her Masters in Education with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Akron. She has worked in a variety of settings, including community, school, and residential settings. For 7 years, Heather has been treating children and adolescents with an autism spectrum and/or co-occurring mental health diagnosis in educational, community, home, and residential settings. She has worked with families to help meet the specific needs of each family member within the overall system. Heather has designed and developed a residential program for transitional age youth at the Monarch Center for Autism. She continues to work with families and youth who are affected by developmental disabilities in the Cleveland area.
Helen Wolf M.S., CCC-SLP
Helen Wolf M.S., CCC-SLP is a licensed, certified Speech Language Pathologist. She received her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of South Florida. She has extensive experience working in early intervention and with preschool aged children. She also has specialized training working with individuals on the autism spectrum. She currently works with school aged children addressing articulation, reading, expressive and receptive language skills, and pragmatics. Helen sincerely enjoys providing proactive, creative and effective therapy to all of her students.
Hope Portner, OTR/L
Certified Occupational Therapist
Hope Portner is a licensed, certified Occupational Therapist. Since graduating with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy from Cleveland State University in 2001, she has concentrated her practice on the pre-school through high school years, providing direct intervention in the areas of motor planning, sensory integration, handwriting intervention and visual perceptual skills. In addition to direct service, Hope functions in a consultative role, collaborating with teachers and administrators and ensuring that parents’ concerns are heard.
While Hope is serious about the work she does, she also knows that if a child is having fun they will be more engaged in the learning process. Her strengths include her ability to connect with children to form therapeutic relationships and using a holistic approach to focus on each child’s unique strengths to help them reach their potential. “One of the greatest rewards is helping a child that says ‘I can’t’ see that they can.”
Nikki is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a certified Ohio Behavior Analyst (COBA) with a master’s of science in Psychology. Nikki completed her behavior analysis coursework at the Florida Institute of Technology. For 15 years Nikki has been treating children, adolescents and adults with an autism spectrum and/or co-occurring mental health diagnosis in educational, community, home and residential settings. Nikki serves as the Associate Director of Monarch Lifeworks, adult autism services in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Nikki has experience as an adjunct professor for the undergraduate department of psychology at Kaplan University, teaching psychology coursework within the applied behavior analysis track of Kaplan. Nikki also provides behavioral consultation and assessment privately for A+ Solutions in Beachwood, Ohio.
Odette Hankins is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who has been working with children since 1984. She works with children as young as two years old up to the age of twenty years. She specializes in the areas of articulation and language disorders, but she also sees children with voice and fluency issues. Special areas of interest include Down syndrome, autism, early language development and disorders and pragmatics.
Odette enjoys speaking with parents, teachers and other allied health professionals about ways to support students in their environment and how to promote age appropriate speech and language skills. She also enjoys providing information about the services offered by A+ Solutions.
Rick Schindelheim, M.Ed, Ed.S NCSP
Rick completed his Master of Education degree in School Psychology at John Carrol University and is currently working towards completing his Specialist degree. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yeshiva University. He has been working with adolescents in a variety of settings for more than a decade. Rick has been a member of the faculty at Fuchs Mizrachi High School since 2013. In addition to classroom teaching, hea has developed numerous special programs and facilitates groups and individual sessions geard towards meeting the social-emotional needs of each student. Rick is now seeing tweens and teens for counseling.