Our staff comes from a broad range of educational disciplines and specialization, allowing for a more custom fit for treating your needs in both clinical and forensic mental health.
Bonnie L Morris - Executive Director
Ms. Morris has worked in the field of domestic violence for over 25 years. In 2002, she founded the Family Guidance Center in response to the growing needs of clients presenting with multiple mental health needs beyond domestic violence issues. She is responsible for the day-to day operations of the agency. She also volunteers as one of the Family Violence Intervention Prevention program instructors. Ms. Morris has sat on the Governing Board for the Defending Childhood Initiative for Cuyahoga County Children Exposed to Violence Initiative, the Family Justice Center Initiative and is a long time member of the Cuyahoga County Domestic Violence Coordinating Counsel and is currently a volunteer for Forbes House in Lake County.
William J. Bobowicz Jr., Psy.D. A.B.P.P. - Clinical Director
Dr. Bobowicz Jr., is a licensed, Board Certified Clinical Psychologist and received his doctorate in psychology from Xavier University. He works in both the forensic and clinical psychology areas. His experience covers: working with children, adults and older adults with severe mental disorders; training in administration and writing of full clinical assessment batteries; experimental design and psychological research. He is a member of the Ohio Psychological Association and the Cleveland Psychological Association.
I admire anyone who is willing to take that first step and reach out for help when life’s stressors and emotions have become overwhelming. So many people are too afraid to take that step, but when they do, I see it as a great privilege for me to be available to become a part of their stories and healing. After graduating from Xavier University with my Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) and attaining independent licensure and board certification (ABPP), I have served as a Clinical Psychologist for over 10 years in a variety of settings with a many different people. Whether it has been in an inpatient psychiatric hospital, a community mental health center, or an Army field hospital, I have sought to bring understanding and compassion to all of my patients from the youngest children to the oldest adults, and from couples, to families, to those who have been ordered for evaluations by the courts. Regardless of your background and needs, each person is special and deserves individualized attention.
I provide the full range of psychological services such as individual, couples, and family psychotherapy; psychological testing and assessments; and case consultation with other professionals. Some of my specialties include trauma and PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders, diagnostic and court evaluations, and working with military and emergency personnel. No matter your needs, I will use evidence-based practices supported by years of research to help you reach your goals within the shortest possible timeframe. No therapeutic approach fits all people. Therefore, I will use a therapeutic method that is compatible for you, whether it is Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Prolonged Exposure, or Family Systems. By providing a safe space to where you will be listened and feel secure, I will serve to contain your most sensitive thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Finally, as the Clinical Director of the FGC, I work with the other therapists in our offices to ensure that the most ethical, professional, and nonjudgmental services are offered to those we serve in Cuyahoga and the surrounding counties that include individuals, agencies, and the courts.
Adrienne Chinni, MA - Administrative Consultant
Adrienne Chinni, MA - Administrative Consultant
Ms. Chinni has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Cleveland State University. She earned her Bachelor’s degree, also in psychology from Notre Dame College of Ohio. Additionally, she has a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from John Carroll University. Her prior experience includes a yearlong internship at The Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland where she specialized in crisis intervention. Ms. Chinni also has experience conducting psycho educational groups and working in the field of domestic violence. Her interests include animal assisted therapy and researching the link between human and animal violence.
Rich Rosich MSW, LISW-s
Rich has been providing mental health counseling to a diverse array of populations for the past 19 years. He received his MSW from the University of South Carolina in 1995. He participated in a post-graduate externship and training program in Functional Family Therapy at Indiana University and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas from 2001 to 2003. Additionally, he has received formal training in Reality Therapy and Motivational Interview. Much of this work has centered on the treatment of Family and Couples Counseling, in addition to Individual Therapy.
Rich’s therapeutic work experience ranges from practice in Inpatient Psychiatric and correctional institutions to post-disaster relief and Community-Based settings, both rural and urban. Additionally, Rich has considerable direct practice experience working with active duty Military members and their families, in both U.S. and foreign settings. Areas of diagnostic and practice expertise include adjustment disorder, depression, PTSD, Bi-Polar Disorder, Psychotic Disorders, Personality Dysfunction, as well as adult ADHD.
Michael Allen, LPCC, LCDC III
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, licensed through the State Counseling Board of Ohio. I received my Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Cleveland State University and completed my clinical training at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. I am skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health and chemical dependency disorders, and provide individual, family and couples counseling services.
Besides specializing in addiction, I have extensive experience and knowledge in the treatment of Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depressive and Bi-polar Disorders. Therapies I utilize include Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as Mindfulness and Person Centered approaches. I also have a strong interest in personality development and in assisting people in their movement towards self-actualization. I believe in the importance of using a supportive and collaborative approach with my clients in order help them reach their full potential and achieve their therapeutic goals.
Patricia Cannon, LISW
Patricia Cannon, Licensed Independent Social Worker has a career that spans over twenty-six years studying, treating and advocating for the Recovery of individuals from some of life’s most debilitating behavioral health issues. Patricia’s formal education consist of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati obtained in 1982, Master of Social Work Degree from Cleveland State University 2001, with her final studies in the Clinical Mental Health, Master of Education program at Cleveland State University.
Patricia is a Licensed Independent Social Worker of the State of Ohio who also has clinical privileges as a Clinical Social Worker for United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Patricia has spent many years working with various target populations including adolescent, adult, males and females who have been challenged by substance use disorders and many times complicated by the existence of co-morbid mental health diagnosis. Patricia has been trained in several of the most empirically researched treatment therapies in the treatment of depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, post traumatic stress disorders and other illnesses. Areas of proficiency consist of assessment, diagnosis, individual and group psychotherapy.
Thomas Ference, PhD., Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Ference is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. He received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Kansas in 2000, and his MPH in Health Policy and Management from Kent State University in 2017. Additionally, he has received formal training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Ference’s work experience includes Inpatient Psychiatric, community mental health, Veteran Affairs hospitals, college counseling, county family guidance, and nursing homes. He has also volunteered and served as a Board member for a walk-in/call-in crisis center. Areas of clinical practice include working with adults and older adults presenting with severe mental disorders, crisis counseling and intervention, and he has training in administration and leadership.
Anna Tyrrell MEd, LSW, LPC
As a professional counselor, mediator, and social worker, Anna Tyrrell helps her clients learn ways to help themselves through their current struggles and future challenges. Clients are supported as they get back on track to be who and how they want to be with more tools to manage most situations. Her clients are able to manage future problems better through improved insights, knowledge and skills. She understands most personal challenges involve another person. Her experience in conflict resolution provides clients with strategies to be more successful and enjoy more satisfying relationships. Anna uses brain based information and interventions so her clients understand how their brain works so they can work with their brain. In her more than 30 year career, she has found this to be most helpful for her clients.
Ms. Allie, Therapy Assistant in Training
Ms. Allie is our newest staff member; she is a 1 ½ year old Flat-coated Retriever, Therapy Dog in Training. Allie has shown great instincts with adult and adolescent clients suffering from anxiety and depression. She has a ways to go to receive her official “Therapy Dog” certificate, but she is making great progress. She looks forward to putting her vest on and coming to work with clients.