Our Staff

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Carole Bower, M.A., L. 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 iand her husband are the parents of four children, two adopted cross-culturally, and were formerly foster parents.


.Dr. Jonathan Trauth, Ed.D., LISW, recently joined our practice.  He graduated from Xavier University with a dual degree in Psychology and Theology, and then earned his Doctorate in Counseling from the University of Cincinnati. He is an Assistant Professor in the Social Work Department at Central State University.  He formerly worked with adolescents and families at Lighthouse Youth Services, Ohio Mentor and Clermont Recovery Center.   Jon has a particular interest in the area of Addictions Recovery.

Jon is married and enjoys outdoor activities such as gardening and backpacking.  He also has a passion for helping immigrants adjust and establish a sustainable living.


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.

She is active in her church and enjoys her two dogs at home. 


Andrew Smith, CT     He completed his Master's degree in Counseling at Wright State University in 2020.  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.