Private Practice Referral Information

The Student Counseling Services uses a short-term treatment model; as a result counselors will, at times, refer longer term treatment to other professionals and services. The list below includes counseling professionals in Oxford and a few specialty services in the larger region. Inclusion on the list should not be construed as an endorsement of the services or service providers; it is here for informational purposes and is updated annually to reflect changes.


The Student Counseling Service (SCS) and Miami University do not supervise and bear no responsibility for services provided by any of the individuals or agencies listed below, including services provided by SCS professional staff who may provide independent professional therapy/psychiatry services outside of their employment at Miami University.


Stephen Boyd, PhD

GrowthSpirit Counseling Centers

600 McGuffey Ave
Oxford, OH 45056


Insurance: HSA, UH/UMR, will work with any plan.

Barbara G. Brewer, PhD

115 West Walnut
Oxford, OH 45056


Insurance: Anthem, Medicare

Merce Caballero, PhD

115 West Walnut
Oxford, OH 45056
513-523-6698 ext. 1

Insurance: Anthem

Susan Callan, LISW

33 West Walnut
Oxford, OH 45056

Specialty/Other Notes: Special interest in LGBTQ, EMDR trained, DBT trained

Insurance: MedMutual, Humana, HealthSpan, sliding fee

Barbara Chenault, MSW

10 N. Locust St, Suite B-3
Oxford, OH 45056


Insurance: Tricare, HealthSpan, Medicare, Caresource, Aetna, MedMutual

Kelly Cole, MSW, LISW-S

CCare Counseling

103 W. Walnut St, Ste E
Oxford, OH 45056


Insurance: Caresource, UBH/Optum, Tricare, HealthSpan, Workers Compensation, Anthem, Aetna

Angela DelVecchio, LPCC

52 East Park Place, Suite 5
Oxford, OH 45056


Janice L. Elzey, MS, LPC

25 Hidden Creek
Oxford, OH 45056

Insurance: UH/UMR, Cigna, Anthem, Humana, Aetna, Value Options, Trihealth, American Behavioral Health and multiple EAP. Offer sliding scale for uninsured.

Susan Fortney-Harlan, LISW

10 N. Locust St. Suite B-3
Oxford, OH 45056

Insurance: Anthem, Caresource, MedMutual, HealthSpan, Medicare, UMR - Miami

Debra Freehauf McFadden, LPCC, CCDC III

33 W. Walnut
Oxford, OH 45056

Other notes: Thursdays only in Oxford, no court/legal, substance use evaluation and therapy.

Insurance: Yes

Andrew Garrison, PhD

115 W. Walnut
Oxford, OH 45056

Specialty/Other Notes: Developmental psychology

Insurance: Anthem, Humana, Optum, Caresource, Med Mutual, UBH

Barbara Green, LISW

10 N. Locust St, Suite B-3
Oxford, OH 45056


Insurance: Anthem, Aetna, Caresource, Coresource, IMR/Miami, Humana, Med Mutual, HealthSpan, Medicare, Makesin/AIG, sliding scale

David Knight, PhD

115 West Walnut
Oxford, OH 45056

Insurance: Yes

David A. Loy, PhD

115 West Walnut
Oxford, OH 45056


Insurance: UH/UMR, HealthSpan, Anthem, Med Mutual Ohio, OON

Patrick Nelson, PhD

PO Box 136
Oxford, OH 45056

Beth Polanka, M.Ed.

10 N. Locust St, Suite B-3
Oxford, OH 45056


Insurance: Med Mutual, HealthSpan, Caresource, UMR/Miami, Humana

Susan E. Vallade, LISW

33 W. Walnut St
Oxford, OH 45056

Other Notes: Can take students with flexible schedules.

Insurance: Humana, Cigna, Value options, Aetna, HealthSpan, Medical Mutual

Ashley Wilson, PsyD

33 W. Walnut St
Oxford, OH 45056

Specialty: Eating Disorders

Insurance: None. Self-Pay Only. See website for costs.


Miami University Psychology Clinic

90 N. Patterson Ave
Oxford, OH 45056

Notes: Diagnostic assessment, psychotherapy

Insurance: Intake free, sessions are $25 each, with sliding scale available.

Psychiatrists and Other Providers in the Region

Emad Alshami, MD

1060 B Summit Dr
Middletown, OH 45042

Services: Psychiatry

Insurance: Yes

Beckett Springs

8614 Shepherd Farm Dr
West Chester, OH 45069

Services: Psychiatric Hospitalization, Chemical Dependency

Insurance: Yes

Bridge Pointe

8806 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd
West Chester, OH 45069

Services: Psychological and counseling services

Insurance: Yes

Lindner Center of Hope

4075 Old Western Row Rd
Mason, OH 45040

Services: Inpatient and outpatient treatment for a range of mental health issues.

Insurance: Yes

Michael Miller, MD

1248 Nilles Rd, Bldg 8
Fairfield, OH 45014

Services: Psychiatry treatment for those 18 and older, works with Suboxone

Insurance: Most, does not take Medicaid

Percy Mitchell, MD

10145 Summit Dr
Middletown, OH 45044

Services: Psychiatry

Insurance: Yes

Robert M. Simms, MD

8080 Beckett Center Dr., Suite 326
West Chester, OH 45069

Services: Psychiatry

Insurance: Most, does not accept Medicaid/Medicare

The Haven at College - Oupatient Substance Use Recovery Center


The Haven at College is a partnership with a drug and alcohol treatment center and recovery services provider in the Oxford Community. The Haven is not affiliated with Miami University but offers Outpatient Treatment Services IOP (9 hrs/week) and OP (3 hrs/week) and sober recovery housing that allow Miami students to maintain an active academic and social life, while addressing possible substance misuse and co-occurring disorders. They also offer a Primary Mental Health Program for students with depression, anxiety, bipolar and mild personality disorders. The Haven Outpatient Center at Miami is adjacent to campus, accepts most PPO insurance plans and welcomes all students for recovery meetings (Friday’s from 11-12pm followed by lunch), informal socializing and substance free activities and events. The Haven Recovery Residence at Miami is located at The Miami Preserve and offers a recovery meeting followed by a social gathering on Saturday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

Haven at Miami Locations:

The Haven Outpatient Center, 16 S. Campus Ave. Oxford, OH 45056

The Haven Recovery Residence, The Miami Preserve 261 Eisenhower, Apt. 204 Oxford, OH 45056

Phone: 513-280-6046


Services: Substance Use Assessments, Group Counseling, Individual Counseling, Drug Testing, Mentoring &
Monitoring, Case Management, Family Support and Education, Recovery Housing 

Insurance: Accepts most PPO insurance plans