Meet Our Counselors

Shipowick-Smith Counseling LLC is an interactive, solution-focused therapy and treatment practice. The focus of our therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. We integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach, individualized and tailored to each client's needs. With compassion and understanding, Jesi, Leianne, Melissa and Ashley work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

jesi-lingo-head-shot2 Jesi Lingo, M.Ed.; LMHC; SUDP; CMHIMP Jesi has a comprehensive background in mental health and substance abuse counseling. Jesi has worked   as a mental health counselor for ten years and substance abuse for five of those years. Jesi strives to help   her clients achieve personal/social development throughout their lives. Jesi has extensive experience in   working with clients as they face behavioral, personal and social issues. Jesi has a certification to help her   clients heal holistically by looking at nutrition, exercise, lifestyle, supplements and how they affect mental   health. She works with  people ages 13   and older address problems with behavior, substance abuse,       trauma, personal struggles and social   challenges. Specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, she   believes that a combination of empowerment   and self-motivation is key to overcoming any obstacles   someone might encounter in his/her life. She uses   her EMDR training to help her clients with trauma and   PTSD. She is our lead counselor and is the   supervising counselor for both our mental health and substance abuse programs.  She is affiliated with the   American Counseling Association.


Melissa Herrick, MS; AAC; SUDPT

Melissa joined our agency in January 2019. She enjoys working with individuals, couples and families   from all walks of life. She wants to help them gain understanding and clarity on issues and concerns   ranging from chronic mental health, substance abuse and trauma. Melissa strives to help her clients gain   self-esteem and empowerment through learning healthy coping skills and techniques. She specializes in   Rogerian Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and believes that everyone is capable of   change through self-awareness and empowerment. As a dual diagnosis counselor, she can help clients   and their families with both mental health and substance abuse concerns. Utilizing techniques of     mindfulness, Melissa can help clients recognize and work through obstacles that prevent them from   living  the life they want to live. She is associated with the American Counseling Association and Chi   Sigma Iota.

Ashley A. Bauman, MS; LMHCA; SUDPT ashley

Ashley joined our agency in August 2019. She has had the pleasure of working with many individuals with a variety of mental health issues ranging from schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, and loss. She has been affiliated with the Marine Corps Infantry for over 15 years, working alongside the Marines and their families with a variety of situations. Ashley uses evidence-based techniques, strategies, and theories to help her clients learn new coping skills and achieve their needs and goals. She views all individuals as having the ability to choose their own personal path for growth and development. Ashley is a dual-diagnosis clinician working with those who also may struggle with substance abuse issues. She enjoys working with clients to find their strengths to help promote and encourage a healthy change. She is affiliated with the American Psychological Association.


Camille Nelson SUDPT - Bio coming soon!