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About our practice

Dekle & Associates, LLC strives to meet clients where they are in the process of change. Our group has experience and specialized training in managing the struggles that arise in everyday life. Our practice treats mood and behavioral disorders, phase of life concerns, grief and loss, acute and complex trauma, dissociation and substance use disorders. 


Most of our clinicians have training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is a specialized therapy designed to change the negative beliefs we hold due to the past, reduce or eradicate the symptoms of trauma and promote a healthier approach to current struggles. Other therapeutic interventions include, but aren't limited to, cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused approaches, sensorimotor therapy, mindfulness and dialectical behavior interventions, motivational interviewing, ego-state therapy and clinical hypnosis.

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Meet our Clinicians

Laura Dekle
Ryan Snyder
Susan Barger
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Julia McLaughlin
Laura L. Dekle, LPCC-S,


Laura has been practicing for over 25 years. She holds supervising counselor licenses in both mental health and chemical dependency. Her undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Florida and her Master's degree was obtained at Ashland Theological Seminary. Post-graduate, Laura is an EMDR Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant in EMDR. 


Laura's experience has been gained in a variety of settings. She has worked with clients in partial hospitalization, foster care, in-patient programs, forensic environments and outpatient settings. She specializes in treating trauma, mood disorders and addiction. 


Her services include counseling, clinical supervision, training and consultation.

Direct: 614-348-8774

T. Ryan Snyder, LPCC


Ryan is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Master’s degree in counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. He has been practicing since 2008. Ryan also has specialized training in EMDR, an evidenced-based trauma therapy. 


Ryan has experience in outpatient, juvenile justice, community mental health and employee assistance settings. He enjoys assisting clients in their recovery from depression and anxiety, behavioral issues and anger management concerns. His practice has a special focus on treating complex trauma. 


Ryan specializes in both adolescents and adults.

Direct: 614-681-1608

: Susan-Joy: Barger, MA, MSW, LSW


Serving Central Ohioans for thirty years, Susan is a heart-centered, interdisciplinary EMDR trained social-worker, teacher, therapist, artist, and reiki master. Susan has Master’s degrees in Education and Social Work from The Ohio State University.


Her work focuses on holistically ameliorating the suffering of people who are troubled by aversive childhood experiences, traumatic events, near death experiences, grief, and every day stress that provokes anxiety and/or depression. She has diverse experience working with people experiencing chronic conditions and disabilities, internationals (elle parle le français), adolescents, and adults of all ages.

Susan works under the supervision of Laura Dekle, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS and Helen Hill, LISW-S.

Direct: 614-706-7644

Debra Tindall, LISW-S



Debra is an independently licensed social worker who obtained her master's degree in 1993 from the Ohio State University. She has training in functional family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, multi-systemic therapy and more recently became certified as a mental health provider for farm families. Debra spent most of her career working with at-risk youth and their families. She has experience with clients of all ages from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. She has worked in court settings, schools, hospital foster care, residential and community health care settings. 

She supports clients with issues of individual varying mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, bipolar and other mood disorders. 

Her goal is to support clients in achieving their goals through understanding and overcoming barriers and celebrating their successes. In addition to utilizing life experience, she incorporates humor and accountability, as appropriate.

Direct: 614-636-1301

Julia McLaughlin, MA, LPC


Julie is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. Her specializations include group therapy, grief and loss, career counseling, and EMDR, an evidence-based trauma therapy.


Over the last two decades, Julie’s experience includes working in private practice, outpatient settings, and pastoral care environments. Areas of practice interest include post-traumatic growth, siblings of individuals with disabilities, LGBTQIA advocacy, and supportive care for healthcare professionals.


Julie specializes in adult and adolescent individual psychotherapy and adult group therapy. Her practice is primarily telehealth.


Julie works under the supervision of Laura Dekle, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS.

Direct: 614-554-1886

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Meet our Intern

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Katie Treadway, CT


Katie is a Counselor Trainee completing her residency with Dekle & Associates, LLC. She will graduate with her Masters in Clinical Counseling from Winebrenner Theological Seminary in the Summer of 2024. Her undergraduate studies were completed at Belmont University and additional graduate studies were completed at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Katie is also trained in EMDR.


Katie has experience working with couples, the LGBTQ+ community, adults in transition, women in crisis and leaders adjusting to change. Her practice areas are mood disorders, grief and loss, and spiritual identity and trauma. She enjoys assisting clients on their journey of healing and rewriting their narratives for a more hopeful future.


Katie works under the supervision of Laura L. Dekle, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS. She sees clients with insurance coverage and also those who are underinsured on a sliding scale.

Direct: 614-706-5273

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