The Gentle Shepherd was founded in 1997 to meet the need in the Northeast Ohio region for a comprehensive, Christian- based counseling center. The current owner and clinical director, Ronni Schaack, LPCC-S, continues this legacy.
What makes The Gentle Shepherd unique is that our counselors are as deeply committed to their faith as they are to clinical competency. We identify our work as a service that is more of a calling than a career. Our mission is to be a light and a safe place in our community, offering hope and healing to those we serve.
Special Group Meetings
Men's Sexual Addiction Recovery Group
Ongoing every Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm
This therapy group is designed for men seeking to overcome a variety of unwanted sexualized behaviors. It is confidential, faith-based, and emphasizes healing from sexual brokenness, shame and guilt. The recovery process encourages personal integrity and healthy connections with other men. Membership is screened by the facilitating counselor, Dr. Rick McQuistion.
Among the many issues we address are: