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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. 


All 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
Josh Andrews
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. 


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.

: 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.

Josh Andrews, LPCC


Josh is a 2008 graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary’s Clinical Counseling program. He has been an independently licensed counselor since 2011. He has specialized training in dialectical behavior therapy and sensorimotor therapy. Josh is also trained in EMDR, and currently has telehealth openings for adults.


He has experience in community mental health, hospital/hospice trauma, grief and bereavement, private practice, and religious settings. He enjoys working with both emotional & spiritual concerns, grief, anxiety and depression, relational problems, and deconstruction from religious trauma. 

Josh sees adults via telehealth sessions.

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.

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