Meet The Team

Amanda Kostura

Amanda Kostura, LISW-S (she/her)

Founder & President, Carve Your Own Path, Inc

Amanda Kostura is a Licensed Independent Social Work Supervisor with a Bachelor’s of Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Akron.

 

She has been employed in the mental health and social services fields for 10 years in both direct service and supervisory positions. Her experiences have created expertise in substance abuse treatment, medically assisted treatment, co-occurring disorders, and trauma. She also has competence and experience in the areas of domestic violence, the mind-body connection, generational poverty and child and family development. Amanda views her clients from a strengths-based and person-in-environment approach; meaning she believes you already have everything you need within you to reach your goals! 

 

Amanda is also very passionate about the development of the next generation of wellness professionals through training supervision of social workers acquiring independent licensing, and ongoing education of those currently practicing in the field.

**Amanda is not currently accepting new clients**

We are not simply a body and a head, existing separately in this world. The mind and body are ONE, and must be treated as ONE, in order for healing to be possible. This is what you will learn in therapy.

 

Amanda Kostura

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Kelsi Amerine

Kelsi Amerine, LISW (she/her)

Mental Health Therapist, Carve Your Own Path, Inc

Kelsi Amerine is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) with a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Ohio University and a Master’s of Science in Social Work with a specialization in mental health from The University of Louisville.

 

Kelsi has been providing outpatient mental health psychotherapy services in both agency, university, and complex treatment team settings.

 

She has been working in the field for 4 years with teens, adults, and their families struggling with a wide range of symptoms and barriers. In addition to in-person service provision, Kelsi also has intensive training and experience providing tele-behavioral health services to her clients. 

 

Kelsi is currently accepting new clients ages 15 years old & up
for in-person, tele-therapy and eco-therapy sessions.

Essentially, our perspective is our reality. We have all experienced times in our lives when we needed someone else's perspective and support to overcome a barrier that was impacting the flow of our daily life. Therapy provides a safe judgement-free space to work through the process in a self-driven and holistic manner.

 

Kelsi Amerine

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Nicole West

Nicole West, LPC (she/her) 

Mental Health Therapist, Carve Your Own Path, Inc

Nicole West is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Bachelor’s of Psychology from Kent State University and a Master’s of Education with a specialization in clinical mental health counseling from The University of Akron.

 

Nicole has 13 years of experience working with diverse client populations and mental health conditions. She is passionate about working with teens and young adults on self-esteem, anxiety, mood disorders including Bipolar, and basic life adjustments. 

 

Nicole utilizes creative interventions, including music, to meet her clients where they're at, and facilitate change toward their goals.

 

**Nicole will be accepting new clients ages 15 years old & up
for tele-therapy sessions beginning January 2021!**

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