409 N. Broadway Street, Lebanon, Ohio 45036

Our Staff

Carole Bower, M.A., P.C.C.-Supv. has been in private practice since 1993, and opened 3C Counseling & Consulting Services in 2001. She holds an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati.  Carole has additional training in Marriage and Family Therapy and Play Therapy for children. Special areas of interest and expertise are the effects of nutrition and exercise on Behavioral health and Adoption and Attachment (R.A.D.)


Carole is E.A.G.A.L.A.-certified in the use of the Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy model, and in 2005 began H.A.P.P.E.N.I.N.G.S., an experiential outdoor therapy program utilizing horses for producing insight, growth and change in clients. She serves as Director of Heavenward Farm and Horsemanship, the nonprofit that hosts H.A.P.P.E.N.I.N.G.S. and other therapeutic equine programs. She is married and the parent of four children, two adopted cross-culturally.

Linda Witt, M.A., P.C. received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Xavier University, after having been a biomedical researcher and Chemistry instructor for many years. She has extensive training in Play Therapy with children, and has taught parenting classes.  Linda also has interest and experience with geriatric populations and helping families of persons suffering from dementia.  She believes in integrating the spiritual component into therapy.

 Linda has served as President of the Greater Cincinnati Counseling Association.  Outside of the office, she enjoys nature and traveling, and is active in her parish.  She is married with two adult daughters.

Emily Burkhart received her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling at Cincinnati Christian University.  She enjoys working with adolescents, children and young adults.  She has a strong interest in Trauma-Focused Therapy.

Marie Tesson, LISW received her Master of Social Work from Grambling State University in Louisiana.  She has much experience working with  adults and adolescents.  She is knowledgeable in diagnosis and treatment planning and  Attachment issues.  She is married with two children. 

Andrew Smith, CT  is our student intern.  He is completing his Master's degree in Counseling at Wright State University.  Drew has a strong interest in outdoor Equine-assisted Psychotherapy and works with Carole in the HA.P.P.E.N.I.N.G.S. program.  He enjoys working with teens, children and adults.