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.

Tele-Behavioral Health Providers

LifeStance Health (formerly PsychBC)

Multiple Locations: Providers in Ohio and Nationwide
Services: Online Therapy, Online Psychiatry, and In-person Services
Insurance: Accepts most major insurance companies and private pay.



Other Providers in Oxford (OH) and Surrounding Areas

Kip Alishio, PhD

115 W. Walnut St
Oxford, OH 45056

Insurance: Anthem, Self-Pay, Reduced Fee Available

Matthew Auciello, MSW, LISW

75 Lynn Ave
(above Animal Care Clinic)
Oxford, OH 45056



Insurance: Anthem, Self-Pay, Reduced Fee Available Self-Pay, Reduced Fee Available

Jennifer Bell, MSW, LISW-S


Other Info: Telehealth Appointments Only
Insurance: Aetna, Aetna Coventry, Anthem, Cigna, Medical Mutual,  UnitedHealthcare/UMR/Optum, Self-Pay, Reduced Fee Available

Jennifer Branstetter, LCSW, LISW-S (she/her)

Virtual Appointments (all Ohio and Indiana)

Phone: 513-461-2045
Fax: 513-279-0113

Other Info: Telehealth Appointments Only

Stephen Boyd, PhD

GrowthSpirit Counseling Centers

600 McGuffey Ave
Oxford, OH 45056


Insurance: HSA, UH/UMR, Self-Pay, Reduced Fee Available, will work with any plan.

Barbara G. Brewer, PhD

115 West Walnut
Oxford, OH 45056


Insurance: Aetna, Anthem, Anthem/BCBS, Medicare, Self-Pay

Merce Caballero, PhD

115 West Walnut
Oxford, OH 45056

513-523-6698 ext. 1

Insurance: Allied, Anthem, Anthem/BCBS, Humana, Medical Mutual, Self-Pay

Susan Callan, LISW

33 West Walnut
Oxford, OH 45056


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

Insurance: Anthem, Anthem/BCBS, Humana, Medical Mutual, Self-Pay, Reduced Fee Available

Kelly Cole, MSW, LISW-S

CCare Counseling

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



Insurance: Aetna, CareSource, Medical Mutual, OH Worker's Comp, Self-Pay, Tricare, UnitedHealthcare/UMR/Optum

Angela DelVecchio, LPCC

52 East Park Place, Suite 5
Oxford, OH 45056



Insurance: Allied, CareSource, Humana, Medical Mutual, UnitedHealthcare/UMR/Optum, Self-Pay, Reduced Fee Available

Susan Fortney-Harlan, LISW

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


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

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: Allied, Anthem, Anthem/BCBS, CareSource, Humana, Maksin, Self-Pay

Ritch Hall II, PhD

5020 Oxford College Corner Pike, A1
Oxford, OH 45056



Interests: Substance Use Assessments, Substance Use Counseling, Depression, Anxiety, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), Emotional and Behavioral Regulation.

Insurance: Accepts private insurance as well as self-pay

David Knight, PhD

115 West Walnut
Oxford, OH 45056



Insurance:  Anthem, Anthem/BCBS, Medical Mutual, UnitedHealthcare/UMR/Optum, Self-Pay, Reduced Fee Available

David A. Loy, PhD

115 West Walnut
Oxford, OH 45056



Insurance: Aetna, Anthem, Anthem/BCBS, Humana, Medical Mutual, Medicare, Self-Pay

Terri Spahr Nelson, MSSW, LISW, ACSW

Oxford, OH (TeleHealth Only)


Specialty/Other Notes: Specialization in trauma including sexual assault and other victims of crime; other areas of focus include depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and academic concerns.

Insurance: Anthem, Aetna (including Miami student insurance), Ohio Crime Victims Program, and self pay.

Lara Osborne, MSW, LISW (OH), LCSW (IN)

5790 Stillwell Beckett Rd
Oxford, Ohio 45056


Insurance: Aetna, Anthem, Anthem/BCBS, Cigna, Self-Pay, UnitedHealthcare/UMR/Optum, Oscar, Oxford Health

Jessica Pechan, MSW, LISW-S

33 W. Walnut St. Suite 2
Insurance: Caresource, Cigna, Oscar, Optum, United Health, UMR and Self-Pay. 

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

Oxford Mental Health Guide Website

Psychiatric Services

Miami Univeristy Student Health Services

Psychiatric Services are now provided by Miami University Student Health Service. For other nearby psychiatric services providers, please visit your health insurance website. 

OwlBridge Wellness

OwlBridge wellness is a mental health practice located in Middletown, Ohio. Specializing in psychiatric evaluations, medication managment, psychotherapy, and psychoeducation for ages 3 to 100.

6730 Roosevelt Ave Suite 201
Middletown, OH 45005

(513) 279-8035