Renne earned a Master’s of Arts in Education degree in Clinical Counseling, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1999. She provides outpatient therapy to couples, families, and individuals. She worked in Mutisystemic Therapy as a therapist, supervisor, and consultant for 17 years, which is an evidence-based practice that provides intensive home-based family therapy to at-risk youth and their families. She is currently employed by Case Western Reserve University, where she is an Intensive Home-Based Therapy Consultant and Trainer for Ohio teams. In her role at CWRU, she provides state family therapy trainings, and assists in the development of a home-based therapy toolkit. She also teaches clinical courses to master’s students in the School of Counseling Department at The University of Akron.

    In addition to Independent Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counseling licenses; she holds an Independent Chemical Dependency Counseling license (which treats addiction). All licenses hold a supervisory status, which allow her to provide supervision to all three disciplines. Currently, she is working towards obtaining her Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of Akron. Out of the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and playing with her two dogs.

Melissa Tessmer, MA, LPC, MFT

Specialties include but are not limited to:

  • Early Childhood Concerns
  • Communication Issues
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Grief
  • Family and Couple Discord
  • Parenting Skills
  • Gaining Insight into Destructive Patterns
  • Increasing Self-Esteem

Teresa provides a collaborative and safe space to:
Couples

  • Heal your relationship
  • Develop effective communication patterns
  • Address trust issues​

Families

  • Establish boundaries and implement structure in your family system
  • Create compromise to meet the needs of each member
  • Help families connect


Teresa Rogers, Ph.D., IMFT-S, LPCC-S, AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Sara Satterlee, MA, LPC

Renne Rodriguez Dragomir, MAEd, LPCC-S, IMFT-S, LICDC-CS

The Relationship Center

​Elizabeth Molla is a graduate from the University of Akron with a Master’s of Education in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor. Elizabeth has experience working with couples, families and individuals on a variety of presenting concerns. She has also worked at community agencies working with couples, families and individuals ranging from early childhood through late adulthood.
   
She is currently working towards a Doctorate of Philosophy, specializing in marriage and family therapy at The University of Akron. Her research interests relate to exploring grief symptoms experienced by children in foster care and potential long-term implications on adult functioning. Outside of the office, Elizabeth spends her time with her family, dogs, and cats.

Melissa Tessmer is a graduate from the University of Akron with a Master's in Education in Marriage and Family Therapy and a background in Psychology. She is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and a licensed Professional Counselor.


Melissa has experience working with couples, families, and individuals with a variety of presenting concerns. Melissa has also worked in a community mental health setting helping clients of all ages from early childhood through late adulthood. Melissa utilizes a systems perspective with couples and families to gain insight into unhealthy communication and interaction patterns and restore trust in relationships. With individuals Melissa empowers clients to explore insight and be open to making positive changes in their lives.


Melissa believes in working in a collaborative environment with clients to achieve goals and has an interest in working with adolescents and teens, individuals, couples, and families. In her free time Melissa likes to be outdoors with her husky, Buster.

Dr. Megan Miranda received her doctoral degree from The University of Akron in Counselor Education and Supervision: Marriage and Family Therapy.  Megan is an independently licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with supervision status and Professional Clinical Counselor.  Dr. Miranda received her Master’s degree in School Counseling.  She has experience working with couples, families and individuals ranging from early childhood through late adulthood on a variety of presenting concerns.


Dr. Miranda owns The Azalea Institute. The Azalea Institute provides supervision, workshops and professional development opportunities for clinicians and mental health counseling services in West Akron. 
   

Megan’s research interests relate to exploring effects of childhood trauma, specifically long-term implications of having been in foster care on relational functioning.

   

Outside of the office, Megan enjoys spending time with her daughter and dogs, Lilly, Link, Nika and Spock.

Megan L. Miranda, Ph.D., IMFT-S, LPCC-S, AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Individuals

  • Provide diagnosis and education related to the impact mental illness may have on your life and your loved ones
  • Explore insight and skills to increase self-esteem, self-worth and self-confidence
  • Empower you to make change

Dr. Teresa Rogers is the owner of The Relationship Center. She is a graduate from the University of Akron with a Doctorate of Philosophy, specializing in marriage and family therapy. Dr. Rogers is a licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist, a Professional Clinical Counselor and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Teresa collaborates with couples, families and individuals on a variety of presenting concerns.


Dr. Rogers has experience as a part-time faculty member at the University of Akron. She guest lectures and supervises Master-level students in the Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy programs.


Teresa’s research interests relate to integrating and utilizing the therapeutic power of animals when working with couples and families. 
  

Outside of the office, Teresa spends her time in nature with her husband, son and four dogs, Bo, Hazel, Sunny & Roo.

​Sara graduated from Walsh University with a Master's degree in Counseling and Human Development and has a background in Psychology and Sociology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She treats adults, adolescents and children with a variety of presenting concerns. 


Sara specializes in supporting clients on gender exploration and transition. She works with transgender, gender fluid, and gender questioning adolescents and adults. Sara has expertise in developing and implementing clinical treatment groups for clients with gender dysphoria. Currently, Sara facilitates a support group in Stark County.


Additionally, Sara's expertise is helping children and adolescents with behavioral issues, emotional disorders, trauma, grief, divorce, and other transitions. She has experience as a school-based mental health therapist in Stark County as well as a behavior coach treating children with emotional and behavioral issues. She currently works in school based and office based mental health settings.

Elizabeth Molla, MA, IMFT, LPCC