Ronald L. DeLong, Ph.D., PCC, CCCJS

Ronald L. DeLong, Ph.D., PCC, CCCJS

Owner & Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Specialist in Forensics

Dr. DeLong has been involved in the evaluation and treatment of general psychological clients, as well as sexual and forensic offenders throughout the State of Ohio.  His focus of treatment centers on cognitive-behavioral skills.  His services to agencies and courts consist of sexual and criminal offender evaluations, risk assessments, evaluations for predator status, forensic evaluations, and individual and group treatment strategies. He also has consulted for the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), particularly dealing with sex offender strategies, Internet sex offenders and child pornography.  He is a Clinically Certified Criminal Justice Specialist, Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist, Fellow with the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and has several hundred hours of training regarding the treatment and evaluation of sexual offenders. Dr. DeLong has more than 30 years of experience working with general psychological issues, sexual offenders, and other forensic populations.  He has also completed advanced training with the Academy Group, Inc., (former FBI profilers and crime scene evaluators) regarding crime scene analysis and some profiling of sexually violent/deviant offenders.  He is owner of the private practice Ronald L. DeLong, Ph.D. & Associates, LLC focusing on the evaluation and treatment of general populations, sexual offenders, and forensic clientele.  He also performs consultation work with law enforcement and other forensic agencies as well as providing education and training.  Dr. DeLong is currently an adjunct professor
at University of Dayton, and previously at Ohio Northern University for eight years and two years with Indiana Institute of Technology.  He teaches forensic psychology, psychosexual assessments, counseling techniques, human sexuality, and other psychology and criminal justice courses.  He also has published articles regarding Internet Sex Offenders, and currently is completing other publications.

Ronald "Skip" Carter, MA, MS, LPC

Ronald "Skip" Carter, MA, MS, LPC

Associate & Mental Health Counselor

Skip Carter is part of the clinical staff for Ronald L. DeLong, Ph.D. & Associates, LLC.  He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in the State of Ohio. Skip is a mental health therapist who specializes in Sexual Health, Sex Education, General Mental Health Issues, and Forensic Treatment. He is trained in both individual, group, couples, adult, adolescent therapy. Skip is a practicing Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) which means that one’s thoughts evokes emotions which drives one’s behaviors. Therapy focuses on a person’s thoughts, presumptions, cognitive distortions, emotion regulation, and behavioral changes.

Skip has a bachelor’s degree in Health & Physical Education, master’s degree in Human Sexuality Education, and master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Skip is currently earning a PhD in General Psychology. He specializes in mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, guilt, and relationships resulting from Human Sexuality issues. Skip specializes in sexual health issues such as problematic sexual behaviors, gender, homosexuality, transgenderism, sexual dysfunctions, alternative relationships, consensual non-monogamy, and any other mental health issue resulting from one’s sexuality or relationships. Skip is passionate about working with clients and is an empathetic therapist who enjoys working collaboratively to help his clients reach the mental peace that they are seeking.  Skip enjoys creating a relaxed and caring atmosphere in which clients feel comfortable discussing their personal difficulties.  He helps his clients develop empowerment and encourages clients to confront their struggles with the understanding that they are not alone in the process.  Skip educates clients on healthy coping skills and collaborates to implement therapeutic skills outside of the office setting.  He believes that trust, open communication, and the client / therapist relationship are the most important aspects of the therapeutic process.  He has taught Human Sexuality for Sinclair Community College, and the University of Dayton.  Skip is a full-time teacher, and practices as a therapist part-time. Skip is being trained as a Forensic Therapist working with Sex Offenders. He is also being trained in conducting sexual and forensic assessments.

LeAnn Clark Byrge, MA, LPCC

LeAnn Clark Byrge, MA, LPCC

Associate & Mental Health Counselor

LeAnn Clark is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Ohio. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Ohio Northern University. She earned her Master of Arts in Counseling with a specialization in forensic psychology from Adler University in Chicago, Illinois. LeAnn is also a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist and Certified Juvenile Sex Offender Counselor. LeAnn’s career began in the juvenile justice system working with youth and providing court ordered assessments and treatment. LeAnn uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, motivational techniques, and trauma informed approaches to help clients achieve outcomes and goals they have set to improve their lives. LeAnn works with adolescents and adults in the areas of trauma, problematic sexualized behaviors, and anger management.

Shannon Kaufman, MS, LPC, LICDC-III, JSOCCP

Shannon Kaufman, MS, LPC, LICDC-III, JSOCCP

Associate & Mental Health Counselor

Shannon’s clinical training and educational experience are rooted in the treatment of those with extensive legal histories, individuals with substance use and mental health related disorders, and those with sexual behavioral problems.  She has a significant work experience in community corrections, particularly with adjudicated juvenile offenders in community-based treatment centers.  She has experience working in adult corrections and with individuals suffering with pervasive mental illness and developmental disabilities in a variety of treatment milieus.  Shannon has worked closely with various court systems and regionally with various referring agencies, including child protective services, juvenile and adult probation, and parole.  She has also provided in-patient and out-patient treatment to sex offender populations and those with substance use and other mental health related disorders and conditions.  As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Chemical Dependency III (LCDCIII) counselor, Shannon has facilitated individual, family, and group therapy sessions with sex offender populations and those with mental health and substance abuse histories for the past 16 years.  She is a certified juvenile sexual offender counselor and a gang specialist in correctional facilities and graffiti and has provided community consultative treatment and risk assessment services.

Cheryl Mahoney, M.Ed., LSW

Cheryl Mahoney, M.Ed., LSW

Associate & Mental Health Counselor

Cheryl Mahoney is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional with many years of experience helping
area employees and employers.  She uses motivational interviewing and brief solution focused
counseling to help individuals, couples and families move forward in healthy ways.

Bridget Graham, A.S.

Bridget Graham, A.S.

Administration Assistant/Billing

Bridget has more than 12 years of experience in administrative services working in a variety of settings including non-profit businesses such as library & historical societies, LLCs, and corporate offices. She also has an associate degree in both accounting and office administration.   She has a vast understanding of the insurance fields and will be more than happy to assist you in any issue or concern regarding your account.  

Our Services

Relationship Counseling

We address the central ingredients of a healthy relationship and assist you in building this individually and as a couple. 

Addiction Services

We provide an in-depth evaluation, individual, and group services to address the issues and concern of addiction.  We also provide services for family members affected by addiction.

Sexual Health

We assist clients who are struggling with sexual issues which have become problematic within relationships, i.e., pornography use.  We also address gender issues to include evaluations for gender transition surgery. 

Forensic / Court Services

We provide comprehensive psychosexual evaluations for the court, attorneys, and other organizations to address problematic sexual behaviors which have caused much conflict.  We also provide intensive programming for those who have these behaviors and concerns.  

Anxiety, Depression & Stress

Within our daily lives problematic issues arise which can cause an overload of emotions.  We provide services which assist you in helping cope and understand these concerns in order to live a more productive and stress-free lifestyle.

Youth & Teens

Growing up is difficult and exciting.  However, there are times when more is needed to assist families in helping with their children and adolescents.  We provide services in which we assist the children and teens as well as the parents in resolving concerns and problems. By doing so parents can offer the guidance and support for their children to grow into well-adjusted adults.