​Elizabeth Molla (she/her) 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.

Greg Southard, MAEd., LPC, MFT

Meet with Greg at the Belden Village office.

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


Clincial Director of TRC - Akron

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


Owner & Clinical Director of TRC 

At TRC, we believe in the healing power of animals. The unconditional love, deep connection and light-heartedness that an animal provides is widely researched and supported by the counseling community. We understand that not all people are "animal" people and we respect that. Please let us know if you have any concerns or allergies and we will adapt to meet your needs.

Meet with Kelly at the Belden Village office

Meet with Sara at the North Canton office.

Dr. Megan Miranda  (she/her) is the Clinical Director of the TRC - Akron office. She 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 is an EMDR therapist and approaches all of her clients from a trauma-informed lens.


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, Link, Nika, Spock and therapy-pup-in-training, Elanor.

Specialties include but are not limited to:

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

Sara Satterlee, MA, LPC​C, Licensed School Counselor


Director of TRC School Based Services

TRC Animal Partners

Greg Southard (he/him) is a graduate from the University of Akron with a Master's of Education in Marriage and Family Therapy and a background in Human Development & Family Studies. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a licensed Professional Counselor. As an LPC, Greg is under direct supervision of Renne Rodriguez-Dragomir. Greg has experience working with couples, families, and individuals with a variety of presenting concerns. Greg has also worked in a community mental health setting that specializes on the early childhood to teenage/emerging adulthood populations.

Greg is currently employed part-time by The University of Akron (UA), where he is an Assistant Lecturer in the Child and Family Development department. In his role at UA, he teaches multiple undergraduate level courses assisting students with furthering their education in understanding how children develop biologically, cognitively/emotionally, and socially.

In his free time Greg enjoys being active, and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Teresa Rogers (she/her) 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 is an affirming and trauma-informed therapist with training in EMDR and somatic treatment modalities. She 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 is a clinical lecturer and supervises Master-level students in the Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy programs. 


Teresa’s research interests relate to integrating the therapeutic power of nature, movement and animals when working with individuals and couples. Teresa offers nature-based eco-therapy sessions. She co-founded and facilitates
TransCEND, a support and resource non-profit for the trans-community in Stark County
  

Outside of the office, Teresa spends her time at yoga or in nature with her husband & son. Teresa has four dogs, Bo, Hazel, Sunny & Roo, a bunny, Coconut, a cat, Tiger & a guinea pig, Rainbow.  (Animals have a knack for finding Teresa or her son)

Melissa Tessmer (she/her) 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 As an LPC, Melissa is under direct supervision of Dr. Teresa Rogers.


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.

Kelly Linger (she/her) earned a Masters Degree in Sociology from The University of Maryland and a Masters in Clinical Counseling and Human Development from Walsh University.  She is a Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with supervision status. Kelly has experience as an adjunct professor at Walsh University and Stark State College. She worked in the fields of medical social work and treatment level foster care. Kelly has also worked in hospitals as an outpatient therapist in both Stark and Summit counties.


Kelly is an experienced clinician collaborating with children, adults and elderly clients. Her areas of specialization are anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, military, and trauma. Kelly is a Certified Counseling Trauma Professional, a Star Behavioral Health Provider, having completed training through the Center for Deployment Psychology. She also received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children and adolescents at The Beck Institute.

Outside the office Kelly enjoys yoga, running virtual races with her husband, spending time with her adult son, daughter, and son-in-law, and rehabilitating rescued retired racing greyhounds. 

Elizabeth Molla, MA, IMFT, LPCC

Lilly, DOG

Our sweet girl, Lilly, touched all of us with her warm and happy soul. Lilly has passed over the rainbow and now with us all in spirit. In Lilly's honor, we collect donations for the Stark County Humane Society. If you have any wish list items that you would like to donate, please bring to your next appointment.  

Rest in Peace, Lilly

Meet with Dr. Miranda at the North Canton and Akron offices.

Kelly Linger, MA, LSW, LPCC-S, CDCA

Meet with Renne at the Belden Village office.

Individual, Couple and Family Therapy

Meet with Elizabeth at the North Canton and Akron offices.

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


​Clinical Director of TRC - Belden Village

Meet with Melissa at the Belden Village office.

Melissa Tessmer, MA, LPC, MFT

​Sara Satterlee (she/her) 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 Clinical Counselor. She collaborates 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. Sara co-founded and  facilitates TransCEND, a transgender 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.

The Relationship Center


Meet with Dr. Rogers at the North Canton office.

Renne (she/her) 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 systemic therapy to couples, families, and individuals at The Relationship Center. 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 also 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, assists in the development of a home-based therapy toolkit, and has presented workshops at CWRU’s MSASS Department on evidenced-based practices. She has taught clinical courses and guest lectures 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 a Doctorate Candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision Program-Marriage and Family Therapy Track from The University of Akron. Out of the office, she enjoys spending time
with family and friends, fitness, and playing with her dog.