Brian Davis LISW-S, SAP

Brian is the founder of New Directions and co-founder of its parent company Directions Counseling Group. He has a Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University and has 20 years of clinical experience with an emphasis on helping individuals with addictive behavior as well as those who have had a workplace or legal incident involving alcohol or a drug. Brian takes great care to help his clients obtain a fair and objective assessment. Brian believes an accurate evaluation is critical to avoid the additional problems that can come from a misdiagnosis. Brian provides assessment and evaluation services for individuals in diverse contexts including: DUI /court evaluations, FAA/HIMS and DOT/SAP evaluations.

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Kristine Carson MA LPCC CDCA

Kristine is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor  and Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant with a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from The Ohio State University. She has training in dual diagnosis, motivational interviewing and trauma. She also has advanced training through the Gestalt Training Program at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Kristine has extensive experience assessing alcohol and drug use as well as mental health concerns. Alcohol and drug problems occur along a continuum from social use to dependence. Kristine believes appropriate assessment is an important step in developing awareness of substance use that is necessary to move in a better direction.

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Kimberly Bonta MSW, LSW, LICDC

Kimberly Bonta earned her Masters degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University and is an independently licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Licensed Social Worker. She began her career as a substance abuse counselor, working primarily with clients who were undergoing detoxification from drugs and alcohol. She later counseled individuals who had been released from the federal prison system.

In addition to working with clients who have faced substance abuse, Kimberly counsels clients with a broad-based, comprehensive approach, helping them to overcome depressive and anxiety symptoms in order to experience a more enjoyable and peace-filled life. Kimberly is on the following insurance panels: OhioHealthy Optima, Medical Mutual, Cigna, Aetna, and Ohio Health Connect.

Trevor Davis LSW, LCDC III

Trevor is a graduate of Capital University and a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Ohio. He has been working at Directions Counseling Group since 2011 and has served thousands with 3 years’ experience in conducting clinical evaluations. Trevor also provides outpatient substance abuse counseling at a local Suboxone clinic and has participated in various internship and training opportunities - most notably at Columbus Springs Dublin and as a Substance Abuse Coordinator in Trauma Services at Ohio Health’s Grant Medical Center. He has experience working with variety of populations and levels of care which include inpatient, partial-hospitalization, and intensive outpatient. This experience has helped him solidify skills in personalized assessment and effective treatment planning. Trevor is passionate about eliciting and supporting lifelong positive changes in order to help clients achieve an optimal livelihood.  

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