Pathways Christian Counseling

Our Therapists

Our Therapists

Kimberly Butler, MA, LPCC-S

Kimberly Butler, MA, LPCC-S, is a Supervising Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Ohio. 

She is the owner of Pathways Christian Counseling and Founder of In the Potter's Hand Ministry; both in Findlay, Ohio. She has practiced mental health counseling and supervision from a Biblical perspective for more than fifteen years. 

Kimberly counsels on the full range of therapeutic issues with a focus on utilizing biblical principles as viable and effective solutions to today’s problems.

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Kimberly is experienced in dealing with couples, individuals, adults, and adolescents as well as group work. Her areas of specialty are:

  • Self-esteem difficulties

  • Eating disorders

  • Depression

  • Sexual abuse/Sexual trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Premarital counseling (Prepare/Enrich)

  • Relationship transitions

  • Family counseling

  • Adjustment disorders

  • Parenting support

  • Trauma/Grief

  • Pastoral counseling

Kimberly is an ordained pastor through Cornerstone Church in Toledo, Ohio where she teaches counseling and deliverance courses for their Global School of Ministry. She leads various groups for women and couples and is available to speak at churches and community events

Kimberly has been married to Mark for more than 30 years and together they parent eight children.

Cathy Giedeman, MRC, CRC, LPCC-S

Cathy Giedeman MRC, CRC, LPCC-S is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisor Designation and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She completed her Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from Bowling Green State University. Clinical endorsement coursework was completed at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, OH.

Cathy combines clinical training and a rich and varied life experience to her counseling practice. As a result, she is adept at creating a safe, non-threatening environment in which her clients can comfortably share and explore issues in a personal meaningful way. She has experience counseling couples, individual adults and adolescents as well as group work.


She has experience in counseling those with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, life changes, and conflict. Her current specialties include:

  • Recovery from Trauma and Abuse

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Anger Management

  • Domestic Violence

  • Relationship issues

  • Post Partum Depression

  • Parenting support

  • Grief Recovery

  • Career Counseling

  • Adjustment to Disability Counseling

Cathy currently resides in Findlay with her husband and 2 children. She is active in her church and community.

Edward Vollmar, MA, DMin, LPCC-S

Dr. Ed Vollmar, D. Min., LPCC-S is employed as a Supervising Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. He has been thus employed in the counseling profession, full-time, since 1984. He has earned a Bachelor's Degree (Psychology) from the University of Toledo. Master's (Pastoral Psychology and Counseling) and doctorate (Formational Counseling) degrees were earned at Ashland Theological Seminary. 

In his counseling practice, Ed works with individuals who present with issues of:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Phobias

  • Martial and relationship conflicts

  • Career

  • Domestic Violence (Perpetrator and survivor)

  • Anger Management

  • Low Self-esteem


Ed also has extensive experience in group work and pastoral counseling. He primarily works with adults, but will counsel with children as young as ten. Ed's spiritual journey has provided him much experience in Catholicism and Protestantism. 

Ed is smitten with his wife, and you will witness his chest puff out when he speaks of his adult children and grandchildren. 

Carmen Cupples, MSW, LISW

Carmen is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Work from Bluffton University and completed her Master’s of Social Work specializing in Clinical Services at The Ohio State University.

In her work at Pathways, Carmen provides services to adults, adolescents, children, couples and families. She has experience with helping people work through:

  • Marriage, family and relationship issues

  • Conflict

  • Difficult life issues and transitions

  • Crisis

  • Grief and loss

  • Issues related to trauma and victimization

  • Any mental health issues including: depression,
    anxiety, phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive disorders, and Attention-Deficit Disorders, etc.

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Carmen is passionate about helping each individual she works with recognize: the inherent value they have as a person; the personal strength that they have to overcome anything that transpires in their life; and find a renewed sense of purpose for living.

Lori A. Hunt, MAC, LPC 

Lori A. Hunt, MAC, LPC is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio.

Lori earned her Master of Arts in Counseling in December of 2013 from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. She joined Pathways Christian Counseling in the fall of 2016. 

Lori utilizes eclectic theories as well as counsels from a biblical perspective on a wide range of therapeutic issues. Lori is experienced in dealing with children, adolescents, and adults. Her areas of specialty are:

  • Adjustement disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma/grief

  • Parenting support

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Self-Esteem difficulties

Lori has been involved in church ministry alongside her husband, Rev. Terry D. Hunt for 40 years. She has worked with children in the public education arena both as a teacher and school counselor for over 20 years. Lori has led a variety of groups for both women and girls.

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Alec Stansbery, MA, LPC

Alec is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio. He graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and he graduated magna cum laude from Ashland Theological Seminary with the degree of Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He has been a member the Christian Association for Psychological Studies since 2018.

Alec works with adults, adolescents, couples, and families to help them achieve mental/emotional, social, and spiritual wellness.


Alec takes the burdens of life seriously and has great compassion for the suffering and struggles of his clients. However, he also believes there is great hope for healing, satisfaction, and change - even on “this side of eternity.” His approach to counseling is client-centered, hope-focused, thoughtful, and guided by psychological research and biblical/theological principles. Although he uses a number of different techniques and approaches depending on the needs and preferences of his clients, Alec utilizes many techniques from an empirically supported counseling approach called cognitive-behavioral therapy. In this approach, the role of the counselor is primarily that of a guide and teacher. He is particularly skilled at helping his clients develop new perspectives and enhance their own problem solving skills to “become their own counselor.”

He works with couples and families to:

  • Resolve conflicts

  • Reduce arguments and negativity

  • Improve communication and cooperation

  • Increase warmth and intimacy

He works with individuals to address a range of concerns, including:

  • Depression

  • Loneliness

  • Hopelessness

  • Self-esteem and identity issues

  • Grief and loss

  • Anxiety

  • Anger

  • Traumatic stress

  • Sexual identity and intimacy issues

  • Relationship issues

  • Spiritual/Existential issues

  • Life adjustment/transition issues

When Alec isn’t counseling, he enjoys reading, playing the piano and organ, working in his garden or kitchen, going to the gym, playing soccer, watching re-runs of Seinfeld, and hanging out with friends and family. Alec grew up attending a United Methodist church on Sundays, he went to a Catholic grade school, and he has been playing piano for various churches since he was fourteen. He was also very involved with the student ministry, Cru, when he was at Ohio State. He has therefore developed an appreciation for various Christian traditions, and he values both the diversity and unity of the church as a whole. However, during college he began to find his home in his United Methodist congregation, where he joined staff as their Director of Adult Discipleship in 2018.

In addition to his love for psychology and counseling, Alec also has a deep love for “the queen of all science” - theology. He has been greatly influenced by the work of N.T. Wright, Dallas Willard, C.S. Lewis, Henri Nouwen, and John Wesley. He daydreams about returning to school one day for higher theological education and to perhaps teach in a seminary classroom or church pulpit.

Above all else, Alec is driven by and for the Kingdom of God and its characteristic “with-God life.” He believes God’s Kingdom is a present and future reality that is available to all those who wish to enter it, and he believes God has the power to radically transform people’s lives through the power of His Spirit.

Carnessca Butler, M.SEd, LPCC

Carnessca Butler is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio.

Carnessca graduated from Northern Illinois University in May 2009 with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health, after graduation she worked in a variety of settings including Community Mental Health Agencies, Schools (elementary, High School and alternative schools) and contract work for County Jails in Illinois.

Carnessca moved to Ohio in December of 2011 and took additional coursework to be licensed in the state of Ohio. After completing the required course work she worked as an overnight crisis counselor in Bowling Green, OH and as a School Based Clinician in Toledo Public Schools. At this time she is a Counselor at a University and began working at Pathways in January of 2019. 


In her work, Carnessca provides services to adults, adolescents, children, couples and families. She has experience with helping people work through:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Life Transitions

  • Self-Esteem Issues

  • School/Academic Difficulties

  • Parenting Support

  • Family Issues

  • Adjustment disorders

  • Healthy Habits and Coping Skills 

Carnessca is excited to help individuals recognize their strengths and areas for growth to improve their overall quality of life.  

Administrative Staff

Ashley Butler