Overview
The Center for Evidence Based Treatment-Ohio was founded with clients in mind. It is our belief that clients and families should have the peace of mind knowing all interventions are based in research, which have shown successful results in treating:
  • Stress management
  • Body Image and self-esteem
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Combination disorders
Our clinical staff has advanced expertise in evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Maudsley Family Based Therapy and Specialist Supportive Clinical Management. CEBTOhio provides access to proven treatments to adolescents and adults across Ohio. If your location or circumstances prohibit office visits, secured and confidential teletherapy is available and provides a viable arrangement in many cases. Treatment begins with an initial assessment to discuss past treatments and present challenges while listening effectively to carefully consider the best treatment options for a clients’ individual needs. From there, CEBT-Ohio will develop a customized treatment plan that puts clients on the road to recovery. CEBTOhio is committed to the success of each client.
Dr. Lucene Wisniewski, Ph.D., FAED

 Lucene Wisniewski, Ph.D., FAED

lucene wisniewski photoDr. Wisniewski is an internationally recognized leader in eating disorder treatment and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, with more than 25 years of clinical and training experience. She has taught hundreds of workshops and continuing education seminars around the globe, and has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and invited book chapters. Dr. Wisniewski has also provided consultation and training to eating disorder clinics around the globe. In addition, she has earned some of the highest awards and accreditations in the industry. In 2013, shereceived the Outstanding Clinician Award from the Academy for Eating Disorders, demonstrating her leadership in the field and her commitment to providing the best solutions for those with eating disorders.
Amy Kalasunas, LPCC-S, NCC

Amy Kalasunas, LPCC-S, NCC

Amy Kalasunas is a behaviorist with over 18 years experience working within adherent treatment models. Intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy in 2002, Amy has continued her professional development with over 120 hours of continued DBT training, including the areas of Prolonged Exposure Therapy in DBT, Radically Open DBT, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, DBT supervision models, and consultation team adherence practices. In addition, she is a  DBT - Linehan Board-Certified Clinician. She has developed, implemented, and evaluated program outcomes on inpatient psychiatric units, Partial Hospitalization, and Intensive Outpatient Programs. Amy has also established adherent DBT treatment programs for multi-diagnostic clients in outpatient clinics, community based treatment centers, and private practice models. Amy practices the highest fidelity to effective treatment models through formal supervision to individual clinicians, treatment teams, and organizations seeking consultation on effective treatment practice.
Kelly Bhatnagar, Ph.D., FAED

Kelly Bhatnagar, Ph.D., FAED

Dr. Kelly Bhatnagar is the Director of Adolescent Services and the Director of Research-Practice Integration for CEBTOhio. In these roles, she oversees all child, adolescent and family clinical services, and leads a team dedicated to ensuring research is being used to inform standards of clinical practice and expert clinical opinion is being used to inform research efforts throughout the agency. Dr. Bhatnagar has specialized in the scientific study and treatment of eating disorders and related conditions for 15 years, which included a clinical residency and post-doctoral research/clinical fellowship in the Eating Disorders Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado where a specific expertise in pediatrics was developed. She is extensively trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which she uses to treat anxiety disorders, behavior disorders, body image disturbances and mood disorders. Dr. Bhatnagar has a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. She is 1 of 2 therapists in the state of Ohio certified in Maudsley Family-Based Treatment (FBT) through the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders. Dr. Bhatnagar provides national and international professional training and consultation services to clinicians and outside agencies. Her specific clinical and research interests include developing an integrated FBT and DBT model to treat adolescents with co-existing eating and mood regulation difficulties. Dr. Bhatnagar's work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and she has presented at multiple national and international conferences. In 2018, Dr. Bhatnagar was named a Fellow in the Academy for Eating Disorders; a prestigious honor given in recognition of her “distinguished contributions to the field of eating disorders.”
Stephanie Konesky, LPCC-S

Stephanie Konesky, LPCC-S

Stephanie Konesky is a Licensed Clinical Counselor and Supervisor who has worked in the mental health field for nearly a decade. She earned her master’s degree in clinical counseling from Youngstown State University.  She received intensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) through the Beck Institute, and will soon be a distinguished CBT certified clinician. Ms. Konesky uses CBT and other evidence-based treatment models (e.g. Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Maudsley Family Based Treatment) to expertly treat depression, anxiety, eating disorders, body image disturbances and self-esteem issues across the lifespan.
Ms. Konesky has significant experience working in various settings and across all levels of care (e.g. outpatient, partial hospitalization, in-home programming, intensive outpatient programs). She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Academy for Eating Disorders. 
Endorsements

Endorsements

Lucene is a well-known leader in the field of DBT and eating disorders; her consultation and input has elevated the clinical skill of our practice exponentially. Through a combination of didactic presentations and both group and 1:1 consultation, Lucene is constantly responding to our needs both as a practice and as individual providers.   In our weekly meetings with Lucene, we can pose a question on virtually any DBT or ED related topic and Lucene will respond with a highly detailed, well-considered and clinically sophisticated presentation. With great energy and a wonderful sense of humor, Lucene’s style is genuine, transparent and direct.  She models DBT techniques and strategies in a way that few can replicate.  With Lucene’s guidance, our team has gone from understanding the fundamentals of DBT to practicing the treatment at a more and more advanced and adherent level.  Our growing and eager team is becoming increasingly confident and productive. They consistently report lower burnout even as they take on more complicated cases under Lucene’s watch. In the process of growing from strong to exceptional, our team has gained not just an educator in Lucene, but an invaluable confidante, advocate, and friend.

Melissa Gerson, LCSW Clinical Director, Columbus Park

Feedback from workshop on Evidence Based Treatment and Eating Disorders
  • Lucene is really knowledgeable, but she also comes across as quite personable. I think both those things make the course content easy to follow and interesting to learn. I liked the practical homework, as I think I gained a lot of experiential knowledge through doing the same homework that my clients would be expected to do. The course being online made it really easy to access, and the platform that it was delivered on was easy to use.
  • It  was very informative, and I liked the organization of the course. It helped me to conceptualize how to get started with an ED patient as well as how to begin the journey of Tx after the assessment phase.
  • Presenter was knowledgeable with lots of clinical experience. I particularly liked when she modeled interactions with client.
  • Lucene was very friendly and easy to follow in the webinars. She is knowledgeable and willing to answer questions!
  • The content was excellent. Lucene was excellent.