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Our Therapists



Our therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.  Our therapists integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, we work with each individual to empower them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Our therapists are equipped to utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches and practice trauma informed care. They are highly trained in both mental health and addictions counseling as well as crises repsonse and prevention stratgies. We are committed to furthering our training to utilize the most up to date and evidence based practices.

North Canton Therapy Works was founded in 2010 by Cindy Zurbrugg and Natalie Edwards. As professional colleagues for several years prior, they connected as they both share a passion for mental health recovery and a desire to do what it takes to provide clients with a non judgmental, professional, and caring experience that fosters success and positive change. They both felt called to develop a practice that focuses on these values and the highest standards of professional care. Our practitioners are all highly regarded in the field and bring their own unique talents and expertise to the practice.

Natalie Edwards

Cynthia Zurbrugg

Kathrynn Abersold

Casey Quinn

Michele Maas

Shalonna Jackson

Ashley Quinn

Amanda Popik

Laura Kidd

Greg Jurica

Erika Pozuc



Natalie Edwards LPCC-S, MA Ed
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Supervisor

Natalie is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Natalie earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from Kent State University in Kent, OH. She earned a Master's of Arts in Education degree in Clinical Counseling from Malone University in Canton, OH. Natalie has specialized training as a Trauma and Loss Clinical Specialist from the National Institute of Trauma and Loss in Children.

Natalie has experience as a Family Involvement Coordinator in the Stark County area as well as a mental health counselor and supervisor working for Trillium Family Solutions. She also has been a child and family therapist for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health. Natalie has experience as a consultant for various Stark County schools as a member of CARE Teams and has conducted suicide/risk prevention programs such as Teen Screen.

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Individual, Couples and Family Counseling
  • Anxiety Disorders/OCD
  • Trauma and Loss
  • Mood Disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Multi-Disciplinary Approach
  • Substance Abuse/Dependence
  • ADD/ADHD/Impluse Control Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Communication/Conflict Resolution



Cindy Zurbrugg LPCC-S, MS Ed
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Supervisor

Cindy is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Cindy earned a Bachelor's of Science in Education degree from Kent State University in Kent, OH. She earned a Master's of Science in Education degree in Clinical Counseling from Akron University in Akron OH. Cindy is a Trauma and Loss Clinical Specialist certified by the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children.

Cindy has experience as a Certified Prevention Specialist for Quest Recovery Services. Cindy has also worked as a Therapist for the Domestic Violence Shelter in Alliance,OH and a child and family therapist for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health. Cindy has experience as a consultant for various Stark County schools as a member of CARE Teams and has participated in suicide/risk prevention programs such as Teen Screen.

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Trauma and Loss
  • Victims of abuse/domestic violence
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Substance abuse prevention/codependency
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Individual, couples, group, and family counseling
  • All age groups


Kathrynn A Abersold LPCC, Ph D
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Rational Emotive Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mood disorders/ Depression/ Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Substance abuse/ dependence
  • Past abuse/ trauma
  • Borderline Personality Disorder/ Self- Harm
  • Individual, family, couples and group counseling

Casey Quinn, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Casey Quinn is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio. Casey graduated from Walsh University with a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology-Community/Clinical. Casey also holds a Master of the Arts in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walsh University. He has been inducted into Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, as well as the Alpha Mu Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society for the profession of counseling.

Casey is a licensed school counselor in the state of Ohio. Previously, he has experience as a school counseling intern at Green Intermediate School and Green Middle School where he co-facilitated groups related to leadership, friendship, grief and loss. In addition, he worked at St. Thomas Aquinas High School as a guidance counseling intern.

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Men's Issues
  • Integration of Spirituality in the Healing Process
  • Addiction
  • Career counseling
  • Academic Problems
  • Play Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Grief
  • Sports Performance
  • Adjustment
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness


Michele Maas, LPCC-S

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Supervisor

Michele Maas is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She has a Bachelor's of Art in Psychology and a Master's of Art in Counseling and Human Development, both from Walsh Univeristy. Michele has been a clinical counselor for over 17 years.

Michele began her counseling career as one of the original members of the CARE Team at Alliance Middle School, working as a school-based therapist for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health. She also worked as a school-based therapist in inner city Akron with Pastoral Counseling Service, providing individual and group therapy to at-risk adolescents for 10 years. Michele was also a clincial supervisor who supervised a team of school-based clinicians.

Additionally, Michele is a professor at Malone University, teaching undergraduate psychology courses including; Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Adolescence and Juvenile Justice.

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Individual, Couples, Group and Family Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Stress Management
  • LBGTQ
  • Parenting Issues
  • Adolescent Behavior Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Sexual/Physical Abuse

Shalonna Jackson, LSW

Licensed Social Worker

Shalonna Jackson is a Licensed Social Worker licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Shalonna earned a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Bowling Green State University and her Master's degree in Social Work from The University of Akron. She has been inducted into the Omicron Omega Chapter of Phi Alpha, National Social Work Honor Society, as well as the Golden Key International Honor Society and MORTAR Board.

Shalonna has several years of experience with case management in the mental health field, providing supportive assistance to youth receiving therapeutic services in a variety of school and community settings. Shalonna also works to provide individual and group counseling to at risk adolescents as a school-based therapist.

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Individual and Family Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Stress Management
  • Parenting Issues
  • Adolescent Behavior Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Sexual/Physical Abuse

Ashley Quinn, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Ashley Quinn is a Licensed Professional Counselor for the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She is an active member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association. She has been inducted into Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, Alpha Kappa Delta, the international honor society in sociology, and the Alpha Mu chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society for the profession of counseling.

Ashley has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with minors in Sociology and Art from Walsh University, as well as a Master of the Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walsh University. She has worked in an intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization setting, specifically with those with severe anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders. She has history working in case management, dealing with families and children who have undergone trauma, loss, abuse, and various mental health disorders.

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Individual, Couples and Family Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and Loss
  • Grief
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Art Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Integration of Spirituality in the Healing Process
  • Women's Issues
  • Stress Management

Amanda Popik, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Amanda is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor through the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Amanda earned her Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. She earned her Master's of Arts degree in Counseling: Specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University in Chicago. Amanda is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, certified by the International Association of Trauma Professionals.

Amanda has experience in working with individuals who struggle with substance abuse problems, both in group and individual settings. She has been a therapist with Murtis Taylor Human Services System in Cleveland, Ohio, performing assessments and individual counseling to those in need. Amanda's areas of interest are those who have experienced trauma of any kind, the under privileged, substance abuse, mood disorders and couples counseling.

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Individual and Couples Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma
  • LGBTQ
  • Mindfulness
  • Career Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Women's Issues
  • Stress Management

Laura Kidd, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Laura is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Laura earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from Castleton University in Castleton, VT. She graduated with honors from Malone University in Canton, Ohio with a Master's of Arts in Education degree in Clinical Counseling.

Laura has previous experience in counseling individuals of all ages in various settings. She takes a holistic approach in a relaxed client centered setting which promotes trust and empowering the client.

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Individual and Couples Counseling
  • Anxiety Disorders/Panic Attacks
  • Trauma and Loss
  • Mood Disorders
  • Addiction/Family Members of those Suffering from Addiction
  • Life Changes/Career Issues
  • ADD/ADHD/Impulse Control Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Relationship Issues and Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Sexual and Physical Abuse Trauma
  • Spirituality and Holistic Counseling

Greg Jurica, LPCC-S, LICDC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Supervisor

Greg is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. He also holds a certification as a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor via the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Greg received his Master of Education from Kent State University in Higher Education Administration & Student Personnel and his Master of Science in Education from The University of Akron in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Greg is a former college administrator with experience in residential life, career services and judicial affairs. Greg has diverse clinical experiences within the community mental health/non-profit model, including in team and clinic management that span multiple age groups. He has provided services across many settings and levels of care, including areas related to psychodynamic partial hospitalization and day treatment group therapy that utilizes best-practices of CBT, REBT, DBT; crisis stabilization and referral; outpatient co-occurring/dual-diagnosis individual and group programming; individual outpatient psychotherapy; diagnostic assessment and intake/admission.

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar & Related Disorders
  • Career Development
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Disruptive, Impulse Control & Conduct Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief & Loss
  • Illness & Chronic Pain Adjustment
  • Obsessive Compulsive & Related Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationships
  • Stress Management
  • Substance-Related & Addictive Disorders
  • Trauma & Stressor Related Disorders

Erika Pozuc, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Erika is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She has a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from the University of Mount Union. Erika also has a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Akron in 2015. She is an EMDRIA trained EMDR trauma-informed therapist.

Erika has previous experience counseling in various settings such as homes, schools and communities, with all ages and varying backgrounds. She takes a relaxed, client centered, holistic approach to therapy, utilizing evidence based treatments; primarily including CBT, mindfulness, DBT, and EMDR.

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Trauma
  • Adolescent/Young Adult
  • Severe Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Stress/Anger Management