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Clinical Team


Lorna Shepherd, LSCW, TCADC - Director of Case Management & Supervised Visitation is a native of Monroe, Ohio and currently lives in Greendale, Indiana. She has earned a Master of Social Work Degree from The University of Kentucky. She has 24 years of social work experience working with children and families, in several different capacities, with various issues such as abuse and neglect, early intervention, residential, in-home, and school-based services. She has received training in Trauma informed care and working with sexually reactive behaviors. In addition, Lorna provides Licensure Supervision for Holly Hill to social workers who are working towards independent licensure in the state of Kentucky. She is currently working toward obtaining independent licensure for chemical dependency.

Sharee Allen is an MFT Associate, Art Therapist, and photojournalist who received her MA from Loyola Marymount University in 2015. She has clinical experience with homeless teens, children with special needs, groups, individuals and families. She loves working with high-need clients and providing behavioral intervention, fined that art therapy is often effective for these populations.

Stephanie Ganns, LCSW is a Northern Kentucky native and received her Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky. Stephanie has over 10 years of therapy experience including individual, group and family therapy, assessment, and diagnosis. She has experience working with children and adolescents with various issues and their families. Stephanie's specialized trainings include trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and parent child interactive therapy (PCIT).

Lori Mangan, LCSW is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio but currently resides in Northern Kentucky. Lori earned a Master of Social Work Degree from Northern Kentucky University and has more than five years of experience in the social work field. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Her clinical experience in the field includes individual, family, and group therapies with youth and their families. She also offers a unique perspective having been a foster parent and young adult mentor for many years. Lori holds specialized certifications in both Trauma-Informed Care and Juvenile Sexual Offending.

Beth Maryea, LPCA is a native of Maysville, KY and has significant experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families. While pursuing her education at Lindsey Wilson College, Beth gained experience working with adults and adolescents suffering from PTSD, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia. Beth has worked in a community mental health setting as an in home/in school based therapist. This combination has provided Beth with a unique appreciation for community support systems. In addition, she is currently working toward obtaining independent licensure for chemical dependency.

John Nerswick, Ph.D., LMFT is a native of Northern Kentucky and has been with Holly Hill since 2012. He has experience working with community-based services and private practice with children and families providing in-home and school-based services.

Troy Peace, LPCC is a native of Walton, Kentucky. He earned degrees from Pierce College, Lacey, WA, Psychology, AA; University of Maryland, Information Management Systems and Business Finance, AS/ BS; Saint Martin’s College, Tacoma Washington, Psychology, BA; Chapman University, MA, Psychology;  Army Leadership schools, Ft. Stewart, GA and Ft. Lee, VA. Troy joined the Army in 1984. And retired in 2004. Troy has significant experience working with active duty soldiers returning from Iraq, substance abuse, PTSD, group and individual with children with behavior challenges, past 5 years.

Allissa Phillips, CSW is a native of Toledo, Ohio but currently lives in Northern Kentucky. Allissa earned a Master of Social Work Degree from The University of Louisville. She is currently a Certified Social Work (CSW) but is working toward becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). At Holly Hill, Allissa is a Behavioral Health Professional. She has several years of experience working with children and families, in several different capacities, with various issues. She has received training in Trauma informed care and has extensive experience working with mental health issues.

Sarah Riley, LPCC, CADC is a native of Florence, KY and enjoys working with children and their families as an intensive in-home therapist. Sarah graduated from the University of Louisville in 2009 with a Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health Counseling. She finds working with children and families is a difficult, but rewarding job because she enjoys seeing the success of children and their families achieving personal goals.


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