The mission of Bayshore Counseling Services is to create a system of care that will engage individuals in prevention, mental health, and recovery services in order to become participants in a healthy community. We provide a complete range of mental health, chemical dependency, prevention, intervention and treatment services for adults, adolescents, children and their families in an outpatient setting. Consumers are expected to be an active participant in their treatment. All services are provided by qualified clinicians and therapists who adhere to their professional code of ethics.
Henrietta Whelan, MSW, LISW-S – Executive Director
Henrietta graduated with a Masters in Social Work degree from The Ohio State University. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with supervisory credential. Henrietta has been in the behavioral health field for 30-plus years. She has been at Bayshore Counseling since 1995 as a Mental Health Therapist, Clinical Director and is currently the Executive Director.
MEET THE TEAM
Behavioral Health Staff
Chelsee T. Smith
M. Ed., LPCC, LICDC
Chelsee has a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University and a Chemical Dependency Certification from Cleveland State University.
Chelsee has been employed with Bayshore Counseling Services for 3 years and is a Behavioral Health Therapist for both Sandusky and Port Clinton offices.
Karina graduated from the Ohio State University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Art in Psychology and minor in Russian. She is currently enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master's program at Heidelberg University. Karina has been employed at Bayshore Counseling Services since March 2022 and provides group and individual counseling in the Sandusky office.
Dina graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Masters in Social Work. She is a Licensed
Independent Social Worker with a supervisory credential. Dina has been working as a behavioral health
counselor since 2006 in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is a certified grief counseling
specialist. She moved to Ohio in 2022 and joined Bayshore Counseling as a Therapist.
Melissa M. Fowler M.Ed., LPCC-S
Melissa has a Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling from Kent State University. Melissa has been employed with Bayshore Counseling Services since 2014. She is currently a Mental Health and Addictions Counselor and is a Clinical Supervisor in the Sandusky office.
Brad graduated from Tiffin University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and worked with the Wood County Juvenile Court. Brad currently holds a LCDCIII License from the State of Ohio and provides groups, individual counseling, and assessments for clients and families in the Sandusky office.
Heather McBride, LPC
Heather has a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Toledo. Heather has been employed with Bayshore Counseling Services since March 2021, she enjoys working with children and adolescents. She does mental health and addictions counseling in the Port Clinton office.
Ágnes Soós-Toldy, MEd, LPC
Ágnes has a Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling from Malone University and has been employed with Bayshore Counseling Services since 2021. Ágnes is a Mental Health and Chemical Addictions counselor, providing services in the Sandusky office with primary focus on trauma informed care, brain health and wellness. Ágnes is also fluent in Hungarian and Romanian.
Carrie Kennedy MSW, LSW
Carrie has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo (Social Work), Master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University (MSASS). Carrie has a license in Social Work and a credential in Early Childhood Mental Health. She has been working at Bayshore since 2010 in the prevention department and is currently the Prevention Supervisor for both Erie and Ottawa Counties.
Geri Kaple has a bachelor’s degree in education, with a specialization in the areas of Early Childhood, and Special Education. Geri has been working in Early Childhood as a care teacher, a substitute Intervention Specialist, job coaching, and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation. Geri had started at Bayshore as part of the Prevention team in 2018 and has rejoined the team as an SST Expansion Programmatic Consultant.