Meet The Team
Our team of highly trained and licensed counselors and substance abuse therapists, specialize in many areas, see their areas of special focuses below.
Bobby Owens - Co-Owner Counselor
Robert Owens is a licensed counselor with the state of Ohio. His life experiences and natural curiosity about human behavior, fuel his understanding of people as the unique creations they are. His compassion and depth of intuition serve him well when dealing with those in all walks of life, although his best work is with men who deal with life-altering character-logical issues that are interrupting personal relationships. He finds life satisfying when he is able to serve others with opportunities to become more self-aware.
Men, Anger Management, Marriage Counseling, Family Dynamics, Parenting, Crises
Melissa Owens, PCC - Co-Owner, Coach
Melissa Owens graduated from the iPec school of coaching based in Shrewsbury, New Jersey and received her Certified Professional Coach Certificate along with certification as an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner. Melissa mentor’s both men and women, young and younger, in this journey called life who feel stuck and looking for ways to move forward with their goals in relationships, parenting, life choices, career and spirituality to name just a few. Her passion is about empowering people where they are by increasing their level of self-awareness, and consciousness to ultimately increase life satisfaction and joy no matter what circumstances comes their way. She also obtained a Chemical Dependency Counselor’s Assistant license from the state of Ohio and works with people struggling with addictions.
Addiction Services, Communication! Find your Voice! Business Owners and Leaders, Spirituality, Relationships, Parenting and Personal Empowerment.
Melissa Eddy - Associate, Counselor
Melissa Eddy is a licensed counselor in the state of Ohio. She earned her Master of Arts in Counseling from Cincinnati Christian University and she is a certified facilitator of the Prepare and Enrich program for couples. Her experience is widespread working with individuals, groups, couples or whole families. Melissa strives to provide stability and support to people in need due to life circumstances such as job loss, divorce, death of a loved one, trauma, pain management, health and aging or similar experiences. Melissa uses her above average listening skills, intuitive interpretation, and loyalty to her profession’s mission, to show others that they are valued and treasured.
Trauma Elder Adults, Pain Management Couples, Job and Career, Transition Families, Death and Bereavement, Health and Aging
David Brand - Associate, Counselor
David Brand is a recent graduate of Cincinnati Christian University with an MA in Clinical Counseling. David is a big family man. He believes that family is the foundation of society and his efforts to preserve this unit are incorporated into his core values, ethics and work. David seeks to provide every opportunity for children, adolescents and parents to succeed and thrive despite the cultural tides. He spends his time educating, empowering and motivating people to make positive changes for themselves and others. David is a huge resource here at Front Porch Family Services to fulfill our goal of cultivating hope and genuine connections to form a more stable, emotionally healthy and mature society.
Adolescents, Parents, Marriage Issues, Parenting, Individuals, Couples
Cindy Spicer - Associate, Counselor
Cindy Spicer has a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Cincinnati Christian University. As a licensed counselor Cindy works with family systems helping them deal with trauma, grief, and crises. Cindy uses her natural abilities of compassion and intuitive listening to facilitate her passion to help create hope, healing and reconciliation for those who need it the most. Cindy is even-tempered, patient and faithful. She is most fulfilled when she is helping people gain insight into themselves. She has a great love for single parents, children and families.
Grief and Transition Counseling Children, Crises intervention Families, Trauma Recovery Women’s Issues
Anne Nelson CAPP, ACC
Anne Nelson is an ordained chaplain, positive psychology practitioner, neurofeedback trainer, and internationally credentialed coach. She uses an integrative approach while working collaboratively with you, her client. Using her training in biblical counseling and evidence-based interventions derived from fields such as positive psychology, emotionally focused therapy, and solution-focused brief therapy, she specializes in marriage, family, grief recovery, and resilience training. She genuinely takes joy in coming alongside our clients and helping them sort out what’s working, what’s not, and what the best next steps are. There is no reason to stay stuck or go it alone.
Marriage & Family, Grief Recover, and Resilience Training