Staff Biographies

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Jessica N. Szenborn, MS, LPCC, LICDC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor

Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in psychology from Youngstown State University.  She went on to earn her Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Jessica is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor in the State of Ohio.  She has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years.  Since earning her Master’s Degree, she has worked in private practice providing counseling services to individuals and couples.  She assists her clients with issues such as chronic pain, depression, anxiety, anger, PTSD, substance abuse, and trauma using a combination of evidence-based practices.  She is passionate about helping people overcome their struggles and reach their full potential.  Jessica is also the founder of Northeast Behavioral Health.

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Monica Petrilla, LISW-S

Licensed Independent Social Worker-Supervisor

Monica received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from University of Akron and her Master’s in Social Work from Aurora University. Since receiving her LISW, she has worked in several community based mental health centers serving children, adolescents, adults and couples in Ohio, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. Monica worked as an intake worker and therapist for a battered women’s shelter. She worked as a forensic social worker at Elgin Mental Health Center and a minimum security prison. Monica also worked as a therapist for Belmont Pines Residential Unit. She was employed as a psychiatric social worker for St. Elizabeth Health Center and St. Joseph Health Center. She was contracted as a guidance counselor for Girard Elementary and Middle schools. She also worked as a therapist for psychiatrist Anil C. Nalluri, M.D.  Monica has been employed with Northeast Behavioral Health since 2012. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients deal with issues such as depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, loss and grief.

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Michael Potesta, M.D.

Board Certified Psychiatrist

Dr. Michael Potesta received his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Akron General Hospital. Dr. Potesta is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry. He provides psychiatric evaluation and medication services. Dr. Potesta specializes in the treatment of adults with varying degrees of mental health concerns.

Northeast Behavioral Health logo Edward Crino, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Ed received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in psychology and his Master of Science in Education Degree in community mental health from Youngstown State University. He has been working in the mental health field since 1982. Ed worked as a unit manager for Gateways to Better Living, where he assisted the staff with helping individuals with multiple disabilities. He worked for Eastern Mental Health, providing assistance to individuals with emotional difficulties.  He worked as a vocational counselor at Goodwill Industries. Most of his career, he worked at Hillside Hospital helping individuals with emotional and adjustment issues related to CVA, TBI, head trauma, spinal cord injuries and amputations. In addition to specializing in these medical issues, Ed has extensive training in stress management, relaxation techniques, and anger management. He worked on the psychiatric unit at St. Elizabeth Hospital administering cognition tests. Most recently, he worked in an outpatient clinic, where he gained a vast knowledge of Ohio Workers’ Compensation. He has assisted numerous individuals and their families adjust to the emotional and physical hardships of a work-related injury.