Meet the Therapists

Rich Sherman, IMFT, LPC Therapist

Rich received his Bachelors Religious Education at Great Lakes Christian College in 1983 and his Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy at Abilene Christian University in 1986. His clinical Coursework was done at Heidelberg College. Rich has been a practicing therapist for more than 25 years. He has a heart for helping people and brings a wide range of competencies to those he serves including: Personal and social counseling, child and adolescent counseling, marriage and family counseling, pastoral counseling, employee assistance counseling, mental health counseling, chemical and dependency counseling, consultation, supervision, administration, and diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders. To schedule an appointment with Rich call 419-445-1552 or email

Katie Sprow-Arend, LISW, MSW, BSW, Therapist

Katie received her Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University and her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Bowling Green State University. She has eleven years experience in family assessment and treatment for individuals and families in the field of foster care and adoption. She has an exceptional record of in-home counseling and out-patient therapy to adults, adolescents, children, families and groups. Katie’s area of competence and experience are in play therapy, the treatment of mental and emotional disorders, Psychosocial Assessment, Intervention Planning, the treatment of children and adolescents, family and individual counseling and clinical supervision. To schedule an appointment with Katie Sprow-Arend call 419-445-1552 or email

Stefanie Rockey, MSW, LISW Therapist

Stefanie received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Toledo, OH and did her undergraduate studies at Defiance College where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social work. Stefanie has ten years experience as a licensed social worker. Stefanie is licensed through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapy Board and is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Over the years Stefanie has conducted intensive and non-intensive chemical dependency groups, individual sessions and assessments for adults with chemical dependency or substance issues. She has also provided intensive home-based Functional Family Therapy working with youth involved in criminal justice systems and their families. As Shalom’s Mental Health Counselor she brings all of her experiences, compassion, love of people, skill and training as she provides Biopsychosocial Assessments, conducting individual, marital, and family counseling. Stefanie works with a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorders, ADHD/ADD, anger problems, life transition issues, and alcohol/drug issues. If you are looking for a skilled, experienced and fully licensed and credentialed counselor that works with children, adults and couples give Shalom a call (419-636-1713) or email us at and ask to schedule and appointment with Stefanie Rockey.

Donna Wyse LPC, LSW, MSC

Donna received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and her undergraduate in Social Work from Defiance College. She is licensed through the Ohio Counselor, Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Donna is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, The American Counseling Association and is a National Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors.

Donnas areas of competence and experience include a wide range of mental health issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, grief, drug/alcohol counseling as well as adolescent, couples and family counseling.

Michael Freeman, MHC, LSW, LPCC, LICDC, SAP

Mike Freeman has 25 years experience as a counselor.

I have worked in Mental Health and Social Services field since 1987, and in the hospital setting since 1988. I have worked the full spectrum of social work and psychiatric care beginning with provideing Activities Therapy with juveniles in a prison setting, investigating child abuse in a rural community environment, and moving on to become Director of the Stress Unit Psychiatric services in the Fulton County Health Center. In addition to my work as a therapist here at Shalom Counseling and Mediation Center, I continue to work in a hospital in a dual role as the Director of Counseling Services and as the Director of the Coordinated Care Program.

My areas of professional expertise include drug, alcohol and chemical assessments, diagnosis and treatment, addictions counseling, individual, couples and marriage counseling, diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of Mental and Emotional Disorders including but not limited to depression, anxiety and stress, as well as Social and Psychotherapy Counseling. I consider it an honor to help the persons I serve here at Shalom with my years of experience and training.

Frances Diehl, MSW, ACSW, LISW-S Therapist

I have been working in the Social Work and Mental Health field since 1989. Over the years I have been in private practice as the sole proprietor of a counseling office, worked in a psychiatric hospital as a clinical social worker, been the regional director of Catholic Charities responsible for the overall operation and coordination of the outpatient mental health and substance abuse services for five offices, the director of a spiritual retreat center, director of an outpatient special care center for special needs teenagers and young adults. Currently I am serving patients as a psychiatric therapist in a hospital setting in addition to my contract therapist work here at Shalom.

My areas of expertise include individual, couple, marriage, and family counseling; counseling for a wide range of issues: adjustment disorders, AIDS, addictions, anger management, anxiety, cancer, chronic illness, communication issues, depression, grief and loss, geriatric issues, divorce, spirituality, sexuality, stress management, self-injurious behaviors, abuse-trauma, (physical or sexual), women’s issues, PTSD and many other emotional and mental health related disorders.

Kerry Beck, MSW, LISW-S Therapist


I have been working in the Social Work and Mental Health field since 1994.

My areas of expertise include individual, couple, family counseling with a particular focus on adolescent youth.  I have an extensive background in counseling for a wide range of issues: adjustment disorders, addictions, anger management, anxiety, communication issues, depression, grief and loss, divorce, stress management, self-injurious behaviors, abuse-trauma, and many other emotional and mental health related disorders.  It is a joy to serve those who trust Shalom for their counseling and mental health needs.  Call 419-445-1552 or email me at

Tammy Degryse, MSC, LPC, LCDC III, Therapist

My areas of expertise include: mental health counseling, personal and social counseling, marriage counseling, couples counseling, family counseling, child and adolescent counseling, employee assistance counseling, career counseling, chemical dependency counseling, and the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.