Our Dedicated Staff 

Please read about our incredible staff to learn more about their expertise in the field. 

Heidi O’Toole LPC, EMDR-T, C-EH-P, LM


Co-Founder/Clinical Therapist/Energy Healing Practitioner. Heidi rounds out the Center staff as a clinical therapist, energetic healing practitioner and educator. Heidi has served the community for thirty years in a multitude of human service positions, and is excited to be a part of WV Therapy & Wellness Center. Heidi brings both a holistic and neuro-science based approach to the Center as masters' level licensed professional counselor, EMDR therapist, energetic healing practitioner and a licensed minister. Her clinical areas of expertise are trauma & addiction; adolescents, family & relationship counseling. Heidi is also an educator and professional trainer. She is a teaching instructor for WVU's Dept. of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling & Counseling Psychology. Heidi has also developed The 4 Cornerstone Model for growth, change and healing; and a parenting curriculum for the PA Bureau of Drug & Alcohol. In addition, she has also developed and presents numerous conference workshops on mental health, trauma/addiction, neuro-science based counseling and healing topics. She believes her role is to simply be of service, and that it is both an honor and a privilege to be a part of another's healing process. Sacred Steps "Navigating the Path" of Hope Help and Healing.

Michelle Christy LICSW, CADC, EMDR-C/AC


Co-Founder/Clinical Director WV THERAPY CENTER© was conceived by Michelle's ardent dedication to serving the community and her unwavering ability to effect change for those she serves. Michelle's over twenty five years of experience in the human service field includes; comprehensive community mental health, crisis services, residential care, disability inclusion, and employee assistance programs. Her clinical expertise is in the areas of trauma and addiction. Michelle's credentials include: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Certified Addictions Counselor, and EMDRIA Certified EMDR therapist, and consultant. She was the first credentialed consultant in WV. EMDR has become her primary approach to therapy and she is dedicated to maintaining EMDR treatment fidelity according to the 8-phase protocol. In addition to EMDR, Michelle has also received advanced training in and utilizes IFS,CISM, CBT, DBT, Transactional Analysis, Adlerian, Reality Therapy, Impact Therapy and the 12 Step Principles. Michelle also teaches in West Virginia University's Counseling and Rehabilitation Graduate Program. In addition, she has also presented mental health and Drug & Alcohol training to regional and statewide audiences. She holds an extended training contract with the Pennsylvania Bureau for Drug and Alcohol Program to provide clinical skills workshops and co-authored their statewide parenting skills DVD training curriculum.