Meet the Providers

Marjorie Hoelker, Psy.D.  

  Marjorie Hoelker, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist specializing in children, adolescents, couples, and families. She earned her B.A. from Middlebury College and her doctorate at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Prior to moving to Cleveland in 2005 and becoming a partner at Clinical Counseling Associates, she owned a private practice in Chicago and taught graduate courses at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. She has given professional presentations to a variety of businesses and organizations on topics such as Listening as a Gift (as part of the Patient Experience Summit, Cleveland Clinic, 2011), Balancing Work and Family, Stress Management, and Using Humor as a Coping Tool.
    Personally, Marjorie enjoys running outdoors, reading, and spending time with her husband and three sons, who provide equal amounts of laughter and hair-pulling (her kids that is, not her husband).

Gary S. Aprile, MSSA, LISW

    Gary has been in private practice since 2001. He is a graduate of Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, and the Berklee School of Music. Prior to working in private practice, Gary worked at the VA Medical Center, the Meridia Health System, and the Cleveland Clinic Health System. 
    Gary specializes in treating anxiety and depression disorders, addictions (substance abuse and sexual addiction), marital/relationship and family counseling, employee assistance counseling, teen age male adolescents, grief counseling and stress related problems. 
    Gary brings a unique and artistic approach to therapy based upon his many years of working as a professional musician. This approach helps individuals find creative solutions to problematic areas of their lives.

Kristen Pohlman, Ph.D

    Dr. Kristen Pohlman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She works with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Her specialty areas include; Working with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders- Autism, Aspergers and PDD-NOS - and other Special Needs, Social Skills Training, Divorce Issues-, Coping with Severe Life Threatening or Chronic Illness, ADHD, Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tourette's/Tic Disorders, Mood Disorders, Disruptive Behavior Disorders and Parent Education and Training. 
    Dr. Pohlman has completed training in Collaborative Divorce and can serve as both Divorce Coach and Child Specialist. In an effort to help families minimize any potential negative impact of divorce on families, Dr. Pohlman provides a full range services related to divorce including: working with parents to help tell their children about a divorce, coping before, during and after a divorce, creating parenting plans, providing consultations to attorneys, understanding and meeting unique challenges associated with divorce involving autism, Asperger's or PDD-NOS and other special needs or chronic illness, working with step parents and other blended families.

Amy D. Stringer, Ph.D, LISW-S
    Dr. Stringer is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Independent Social Worker and has been practicing 
since 1994. She has earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Walden University, her Masters Degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University and her Bachelors Degree also from The Ohio State University majoring in Family Relations and Human Development. Dr. Stringer completed her post-doctoral training at the Oberlin College Counseling Center. She also has post-doctoral experience with geriatric assessments throughout the eastern Cleveland area.
    Dr. Stringer is currently treating children over the age of 12, adults, older adults, couples, families and individuals. In addition, she offers group therapy as an adjunct to the treatment of mood disorders. She has extensive experience treating anxiety, mood disorders, relationship difficulties, adjustment disorders, occupational stress, personality disorders, chronic pain and illness as well as anger management issues. Of particular interest is resiliency and building protective factors to increase coping skills whether it is at work, with family or with a life change. Her generalist/strength based approach allows her to be responsive to a variety of clients while concentrating on their specific needs.

Maria Owens, LISW-S, LCDC III
is a clinical counselor specializing in children, adolescents, couples, and families. She earned her B.A. from Baldwin Wallace College and her masters from Case Western Reserve University in 1996. Prior to moving into private practice in 2003, Maria worked in the community with at risk families to help stabilize their lives. She obtained her Chemical Dependency License in 2009.  Since then she has had years of training to help families and individuals make improvements in their lives. She incorporates a holistic perspective to help people feel more in control of their lives. Personally, Maria enjoys running, sports, traveling and spending time with her husband and two children, who are intensely busy with plenty of activities