The Ridge Ohio Staff
The Ridge Ohio staff is exceptionally qualified and eager to help you or your loved one break free of addiction’s grip and get started living in recovery.
Our Medical Program is Run by
Dr. Marc Whitsett
The Ridge programs are facilitated by compassionate staff including a board-certfied addictionologist doctor, a board-certfied addictionologist psychiatrist, and licensed counselors.
We accredit client’s consistent success to the passion-driven programming our Medical Director, Dr. Marc Whitsett gave us with vision and purpose.
Dr. Whitsett continues the legacy, began by the late Dr. Jeffrey Stuckert. Both physicians agreed, that the cunning disease of addiction should be battled using a variety of modalities. Cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and trauma therapy are key components to include with community support groups.
At The Ridge, you will find physicians, licensed counselors, and specialty therapists that grant clients from across the Midwest, a highly effective approach at overcoming addiction. The Ridge is proud to have two on-site board-certified Addictionologists.
Stacy Klousiadis, M.Ed., LICDC, Clinical Director/C.O.O.
Stacy Klousiadis is the Clinical Director for The Ridge. She holds a LICDC, which is an independent license through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professional Board. Stacy has a master’s in education with a focus on professional counseling from Lindsey Wilson College. She has been working with The Ridge for over 10 years now. Stacy is passionate about helping others and developing programming at The Ridge that supports clinical excellence and long term recovery for clients.
Dr. Bethany J. DeRhodes, Assistant Medical Director
Dr. Bethany J. DeRhodes serves as the Assistant Medical Director of The Ridge residential treatment program and staff psychiatrist. She is a highly knowledgeable, resourceful, compassionate board-certified psychiatrist, board-certfied addictionologist, and USAF Veteran with many years of experience in both medical and military settings. Dr. DeRhodes joined The Ridge staff in Jan 2019.
Dr. DeRhodes completed her undergraduate work in Biology with a minor in Music at Union College in Schenectady, New York. She received a scholarship for medical training through the Health Professions Scholarship Program and graduated from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. Dr. DeRhodes completed her residency through the Wright State University Residency Training Program from 2004-2008 and was chief resident in psychiatry from 2007-2008. She served in the United States Air Force from 2000-2012 to include 8 years at Misawa Air Base Japan where she served as the Mental Health Flight commander managing the mental health services of approximately 10,000 military personnel and their dependents. Since completing her training, Dr. DeRhodes has accumulated diverse experience in treating psychiatric patients in various settings. Her experience spans acute inpatient units, transplant services, consultation-liaison psychiatry (psychosomatic medicine), addiction medicine, psychotherapy, and outpatient medical management.
Jessica Sellar, Outreach Director
Jessica Sellar serves as Outreach Director and Alumni Coordinator for The Ridge. She graduated from Miami University with a B.A. in Psychology and a strong passion for helping others improve their mental health and well-being. Through her role at The Ridge, Jessica can bring awareness to the community about The Ridge’s extraordinary program, serve clients and their families in connecting them to the highest quality of care, and support alumni in their ongoing recovery efforts through education and peer support. In her career, Jessica has held various leadership roles in client experience, operations, and sales and believes there is no greater privilege than being able to support others in reaching their full potential.
J. Kyle Short CDCA-II, Ridge Counselor
J. Kyle Short CDCA-II began working at the Ridge in June of 2015. Kyle started as a Patient Safety Monitor; working most weekends as well as night shifts. He was promoted within a few short months to a primary clinician position. He worked at the Ridge until November 2017. At that time, Kyle “spread his wings” and branched out to another in-patient rehabilitation facility. In early 2019 Kyle was asked if he would be interested in returning to The Ridge, to which he immediately agreed and re-joined the team on February 1, 2019. Kyle currently a counselor for The Ridge residential program. Kyle believes in the Ridge values, the clinicians, and the medical team that assists people in reclaiming and rediscovering themselves with dignity and kindness. It is the most fulfilling role Kyle has had, outside of being a father to a daughter and a son.
Kyle says, “by far, the most rewarding aspect of this ‘job’ is seeing people start to love and accept themselves. Watching someone who believes themselves to be weak develop strength gives me the courage to continue moving forward, despite any obstacle, which is most likely self-created. I frequently bring myself back to the present moment. Every day, I face fears in my life- whether they be the fear of inadequacy, the fear of judgment, or the fear of the unknown. My 11th sober anniversary, God-willing, is on July 1, 2019. Without the principles of recovery continuing to be implemented, I would have nothing.”
WILLIAM STONEBRAKER LCDC-III, RIDGE COUNSELOR
William has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Behavioral Science and has worked in the chemical dependency field since 2002. William loves working with clients as they continually challenge him to be a better listener and a more effective agent of change. The Ridge, supervisors, and co-workers allow him to broker hope for people who deeply need it.
KELLIE LULEY LICDC-CS, AFTERCARE COUNSELOR
Kellie holds a LICDC-CS, which is an independent license in chemical dependency counseling with a Clinical Supervisor endorsement through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Kellie has been working as a counselor at the Ridge since December 30, 2013. In 2008, Kellie received her Master’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati, focusing on Addictions. She loves working with clients, their families, and staff at The Ridge. Kellie says, “one of the greatest gifts I get is the opportunity to witness clients finding hope and discovering who they are.”
DARSEY STUMP MS, LPC, LICDC, RIDGE COUNSELOR
Darsey holds an LPC and is a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC). Darsey has been a counselor at The Ridge since August 2019 working with clients after completing residential treatment. Darsey received her Master’s Degree from East Carolina University in Clinical Counseling with a focus in Addictions. Darsey enjoys connecting with clients and keeping them engaged in treatment to help support and guide them on their recovery journey.
JASON E CHANDLER MS, LPC, RIDGE COUNSELOR
Excellence is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution, and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities.
My personal pledge of performance – “success must always be built around being sensitive to the needs and concerns of people while handling the complicated details in a truly professional manner.”
I practice person-centered therapy that allows the client to take an active role in their treatment. My goal is to treat people with dignity, compassion, and respect while providing coordinated and personalized care, support, and treatment; as well as enabling people to recognize and develop their strengths and abilities so they can live an independent and fulfilling life.
Being an addiction therapist is truly rewarding when I see clients begin with a blank slate and start to discover who they really are, and work to paint a picture of who they want to become. I am blessed to be a part of such a knowledgeable team here at The Ridge.