Accepting new clients in Beachwood, Rocky River and Fairlawn

Ann is founder and president of The Hull Institute.  She is a licensed independent social worker with over 30 years of experience, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and addictions.  Ann received her Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating cum laude. After a varied career in all types of social work, Ann received her eating disorder training at the Cleveland Clinic.  Recognizing an unmet need in Northeast Ohio, Ann opened The Hull Institute to help people who otherwise might not receive the care they need to find and keep recovery.  Over the years, Ann has become an expert in eating disorders treatment and has a strong relationship with other providers both locally and nationally.

Ann is both a student and a teacher.  She attends trainings as well as conducts them.  Recognizing that trauma and PTSD are significant factors in eating disorders, Ann has been trained in the Comprehensive Resource Model, a trauma healing technique that helps survivors get back into their bodies as they work through the trauma to find lasting recovery. 

Ann is also a highly skilled interventionist, both locally and nationally.  Since eating disorders and other addictions trick the brain into believing you don’t have them, interventions by family are sometimes necessary.

Additionally, Ann has worked in the field of addictions for many years in a variety of settings including the Cleveland Clinic Drug and Alcohol Recovery Center and The Cleveland Clinic Employee Assistance Program. Her rich experience and education have made her an expert in assessing addiction problems and getting people the help they need.  Ann has trained over 3,000 people in various companies throughout Northeast Ohio on Drug Free Workplace and other important issues. She is a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) with certification to provide assessments and interventions for U.S. Department of Transportation employees with chemical dependency issues.

Ann Recently took ownership of the New Beginnings Eating Disorders Center with plans to grow the intensive outpatient programs and treatment offerings in her 4th private practice location.  She embraces on-line therapy as the next great tool for increasing access to treatment. 
On a lighter note, Ann is a curler--you know, that ice sport people talk about during the winter Olympics. She curls with her husband 3-4 days/week in Cleveland as a fun way to keep her brain and body healthy, while socializing and accepting its ok to do something even if you aren’t very good at it!


Angel Chapin, MSSA, LISW-S

Accepting new clients in Beachwood and Rocky River

Angel joined The Hull Institute as a therapist in 2010. She received her Master of Science in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University in 1999. She has been practicing therapy with children and adults for more than 15 years, and has a variety of specialties. Angel’s approaches to therapy include solution-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). Angel has had extensive training in DBT treatment and works well with clients who are stuck in their recovery process and need to learn/re-learn DBT skills to move forward.  Her extensive experience in trauma healing, anxiety and depression lends itself well to work in the eating disorders and addictions fields. Angel is currently employed full time as an associate director at Recovery Resources, an esteemed local community mental health center serving adults. Angel is the author of the self-help book Shake that Sh** Off

Jaime Haumesser, LPCC-S

Accepting new clients in Strongsville

Jaime is a licensed professional clinical counselor with a clinical supervision designation.  She graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and from John Carroll University in 2005 with a Master of Arts in Community Counseling.  Jaime worked at The Lorain County Rape Crisis Center and with the Veterans Administration treating veterans returning home after combat.  In addition, Jaime worked at Ravenwood Mental Health Center in Geauga County where she did individual, family, and couples counseling for adults, adolescents and children.  Jaime’s specific areas of training include: trauma, grief counseling, bullying, and wellness counseling.  Jaime treats eating disorders, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, and chemical dependency.  Jaime joined The Hull Institute in 2015 and quickly became adept at understanding the needs and challenges of clients with eating disorders.  As trauma, grief, depression and anxiety are often at the core of an eating disorder, Jaime’s background is an asset in treatment.  Jaime’s approach to counseling is often psychodynamic while incorporating cognitive behavioral techniques, and everything else that works.  Jaime is a highly skilled therapist with a warm, genuine, and empathetic style. 

Kate Ferro, M.Ed., RD, LD

Accepting clients in Beachwood, Rocky River and Fairlawn   

Kate received her undergraduate degree in nutrition from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU).  While at CWRU, she was a competitive runner, member of the school's track & field team and taught cycling classes at One-to-One Fitness on the university campus.  After college, Kate worked as a laboratory technician at the Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute in the Department of Pathobiology under the supervision of Dr. Gail Cresci.  In this role, she learned a vast amount about how to conduct meaningful and ethical research, became more familiar with the fundamentals of nutrition, which are rooted in research, and co-authored four professional publications.  For 3 years, Kate was the administrative assistant to the Chairwoman of the Dietitians in Nutrition Support-Dietetic Practice Group, a national organization.  Kate has completed a two-year Masters of Education (M.Ed.) program at Cleveland State University in exercise science. As part of her education, she completed a practicum at Metro Health Anamoth Family Pediatric Wellness Center, where she taught youth and families how to exercise and build healthy lifestyles.

Kate has completed the Cleveland Clinic's prestigious Dietetic Internship Program, a role which helped her master the cutting-edge Nutrition Focused Physical Exam (NFPE) that looks at the physical manifestations of malnutrition, including physical signs of macro and micronutrient deficiencies.  During her M.Ed. program, she also worked part-time at the Cleveland Clinic as a Dietetic Technician while being trained in all aspects of nutrition, including her interests in nutrition in athletes, and eating disorders.
Kate joined The Hull Institute in 2016 and has been trained by expert dietitians from The Hull Institute and New Beginnings Eating Disorders Center and she continues to further her education and knowledge about how best to restore health to people with malnourished brains and bodies.  Kate sees clients individually and runs the nutrition component of the intensive outpatient programs.
Outside of her professional career, Kate continues to instruct cycling classes on a weekly basis at One-to-One Fitness and enjoys hiking with her husband and their two dogs, Dagny, a German Short-haired Pointer, and Sparky, a Cockapoo.


Dianne Papes, ATR, BC

Accepting new clients in Fairlawn

Silver hair doesn't equal old mare.  Dianne Papes will answer to Grammie, Teetaw and Mom.  She is also the proud mommy of the cutest Shitzu ever! 

Dianne finds her profession both fascinating and humbling.  Being able to offer help and support to others makes her work meaningful as well as gratifying.  As an art therapist, Dianne continues to be moved by the art pieces created by her clients.  And after twenty plus years, one's interpretation of the directive never ceases to amaze her.  She has an extensive history or providing art therapy to people with eating disorders

Dianne is a graduate of Art Therapy Master’s Program at Ursuline College and she has a bachelor of fine arts from Kent State University. Her personal art continues to provide a wonderful outlet for her creativity.  Exploration of new and different media is so very pleasing to her. 

For years, Dianne has provided dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) focused art therapy for patients who have been engaged in treatment and recovery from their eating disorder.


Tania S. Lodge, PhD, LPCC-S

Accepting new clients in Fairlawn

Tania is the Clinical Director of Minority Behavioral Health Group, a community mental health agency in Akron, Ohio. She specializes in providing culturally specific mental health services including supervision and consultation, mental health assessments, professional development workshops, and continuing education trainings on cultural competency and culturally appropriate services. She received her doctorate degree in clinical psychology and completed an APA accredited internship at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She holds two master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy and clinical psychology. Dr. Lodge is also licensed as a clinical counselor with supervision designation in the state of Ohio. She has approximately 15 years of clinical experience working with diverse populations in multiple settings. Her clinical and research interests include culturally specific assessments and treatment, African-centered psychology and psychotherapy, process addictions, interpersonal trauma, racial trauma, and psychological oppression.

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Lori Brady, M.Ed., LPCC 

Accepting new clients in Rocky River

Lori earned her Master’s degree in education with a specialization in community agency counseling from Cleveland State University in 2002. She also attended Cleveland State University for her Bachelor of Arts and studied communications. Her post Master’s training consists of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) through the Phoenix Interfaith Counseling Center, in Phoenix, Arizona. Lori continues to use CBT as her primary modality in therapy. 

Prior to being in private practice, Lori has had a long time affiliation with crisis work at the Mobile Crisis Team dating back to 1999. She has spent a great deal of her professional time assessing individuals in psychiatric crisis, providing supervision and short-term counseling. Her most recent role was coordinating the online emotional support program, which delivered crisis texting and crisis chatting to a local and national audience. She also supervised and trained staff and students learning how to provide virtual crisis skills.

Lori’s areas of interest and clinical focus include: grief/loss issues, working with survivors of suicide, infertility and women’s issues and couples/ relationship issues. In addition to helping individuals manage symptoms of anxiety and depression; there is a heavy emphasis on learning mindfulness skills as a way to achieve optimal wellness and balance. Each session consists of assessing and assisting clients with improving their mind, body and spirit connection, as well as, the teaching of new skills as a means to achieve the self-defined goals for therapy.

“I simply believe that my role is to walk with clients, to a point in therapy where they feel well enough and skilled enough to continue the walk of life without me.” Lori Brady

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Maisha McIntyre, LPCC 

Accepting clients in Fairlawn

Maisha McIntyre is a licensed professional clinical counselor with supervision designation.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in human resources from Mount Union College, and a Master’s Degree in community counseling from John Carroll University.  Maisha has worked with both children and adults for over seven years providing culturally specific mental health services in the areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders and ADHD.  Maisha’s approach to counseling is a holistic one that is based on cognitive behavioral therapy.  She works to help clients re-align their thoughts, actions and behaviors in a way that incorporates their own values, goals and cultural beliefs.  In addition to providing counseling in her private practice, Maisha is employed as a therapist at Minority Behavioral Health Group in Akron, Ohio where she works as a school-based counselor.  She is currently accepting new afternoon, evening and weekend clients at the Fairlawn, Ohio location.  Maisha can be reached by phone or text at (330) 400-8816.


Whitney Britenbucher, LPCC, ATR  

Accepting new clients in Beachwood

Whitney is an independently licensed professional clinical counselor (PCC) and registered art therapist (ATR). She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus in painting from Kent State University in 2006 and then studied Art Therapy and Counseling at Ursuline College to obtain her Master's degree. Whitney has extensive training in trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDT) and uses an eclectic array of interventions to best meet the individual needs of adults, adolescents and children. Whitney believes in a creative and holistic approach, encompassing mind-body-spirit techniques. Whitney specializes in treatment of mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders and LGBTQ issues.   Whitney can be reached at, or (330) 312-0457.

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