Brian Davis LISW-S, SAP

Brian has a Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University and has nearly 30 years of clinical experience with an emphasis on helping individuals struggling with addiction. In the course of his work he frequently encountered clients needing help after legal incident or workplace violation involving substance use. In this context he founded New Directions Online Assessments, which has developed into a team of caring and talented clinicians helping individuals across the U.S. obtain fair and practical evaluations to present to the court or their employer. Brian and the New Directions team strive to help every individual not only reach compliance with the court or employer, but to gain a truly positive outcome by the end of the assessment process.
Brian also founded Directions Counseling Group in Columbus Ohio where individuals needing counseling services can find specialized help from over 15 therapists and clinicians working in 45+ areas of treatment.

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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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