Delaware Counseling Services

Building a Community of Clinicians

In 2015 Kellie moved from a tiny 2 office rental space on Sandusky street to the current building at 21 W. Central Ave. in Delaware. Since starting her private practice, Delaware Counseling Services, in 2012, Kellie has worked alongside other clinicians in private practice in the Delaware community.

Identifying that there was a need for more clinicians in private practice in the Delaware community, Kellie decided to move to a building that could provide more affordable office space to other clinicians to either start up, or maintain their clinical practices.

While Delaware Counseling Services is the sign on the door, there is currently a group of clinicians working out of the building.  We all maintain a separate private practice and administrative/billing procedures. As clinicians, we maintain the same core values of providing quality, ethical and professional care to all of our clients of diverse backgrounds and experiences which bring them to therapy.


Building a community for clinicians and their clients


Providing affordable office space with like-minded professionals


Practicing shared core values


Members of the Delaware Counseling Services Community

Matthew Branfield, LPC


I am a licensed professional counselor in the State of Ohio. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University, and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Dayton. I have been working in the mental health field since 2007.

I have a wide range of experience and enjoy working with people. I use a holistic approach that meets people where they are. In therapy I incorporate elements of positive psychology, mindfulness/growth-mindset principles, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. I believe in overall wellness and believe every individual has the tools within them to make positive changes in their life.

I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have experience with a myriad of presenting concerns. I have worked in substance use, with children and adolescents, and with mental and emotional disorders and general life stressors. I am also a strong LGBTQ ally and social justice advocate.

Feel free to contact me to learn more about my services or to make an appointment.

Accepting new clients ages 16 and up. All sessions are online. Currently self-pay only. I can be reached my email, or by phone at (614) 664-3931.

Carrie Hartsock, LPCC-S (she/her/hers)

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor specializing in the treatment of adolescents and adults. I use a holistic approach, focusing on an individual’s strengths to help them achieve greater health and well being. I have a great deal of experience working with trauma and uses a trauma-focused approach. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)and uses mindfulness practices and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. I have experience helping clients with various challenges including PTSD, depression, anxiety, family of origin problems, self esteem issues, and other mental health concerns. I believe in meeting people where they are at and working in collaboration with them to achieve their therapy goals.

I have been a therapist for over ten years with experience working in crisis centers, community mental health, and private practice. I completed my BA in Psychology from the University of Akron in 2006 and my Master of Rehabilitation Counseling from Bowling Green State University in 2009. I live and work in central Ohio and enjoy spending time with my family in my free time.

You can reach me at or (740) 936-3199.

Heidi Walter, LISW-S, LICDC

I have years of experience working with clients who struggle with addiction. I also enjoy helping client’s overcome anxiety, depression, family issues, and stress. I commonly use CBT and DBT but will add in other therapy types in order to customize your care. I recently completed the in-class training for EMDR which really helps reprocess negative thoughts.

I am in multiple locations (Marion, Delaware, Sunbury, and Powell). I also provide Telehealth services which are convenient for people with busy schedules and can be as effective as in person sessions. I use a HIPAA compliant platform which is very easy to use. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Jodi Schermerhorn, LPCC-S

Jodi is the Clinical Director of Spirit of Peace. She is approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Supervising Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She is also a registered Play Therapist Supervisor under the American Association for Play Therapists. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and American and Ohio Play Therapy Associations. Jodi received her Master of Education in Community Counseling degree from the University of Dayton. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Ohio Wesleyan University. She has an extensive background working with individuals and families dealing with a family member with Autism Spectrum Disorders, adopted children, problem behaviors, and Attention Deficit Disorders. A passion of Jodi’s is to educate the community by giving presentations and sitting on open panels. Jodi specializes in working with children (3 years old and up), adolescents, and their caregivers while also working with adults in many areas. She believes as difficult as life gets there is reason to be hopeful. While some needs require long term therapy, the goal is to work with each client as quickly as possible to reach independence while they navigate through life’s difficult times.

“When we deny our stories they define us. When we own our stories we get to write the ending."

– Brene Brown

“When we are no longer able to change a situation- we are challenged to change ourselves."

– Victor Frankl

"I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in."

― John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir

"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."

― Carl R. Rogers, On Becoming a Person: A Therapist’s View of Psychotherapy

My Practice


21 West Central Ave
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Open Hours

Mondays: Telehealth
Tuesdays: 10am-7pm
Thursdays: 9-6pm