We are a group of friends that know first hand how addiction can ruin lives because we are in recovery ourselves.

We have felt the pain, guilt, shame and loneliness that addiction causes.  We are committed to helping as many people as possible break free from the bondage of addiction.

We know that recovery is possible, because we experience it everyday through the support of those we love and by the grace of God.


Michelle Dineen (LPC)

Intake Counselor / Office Manager

​Michelle has lived in the Columbus area her whole life.  She attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University, graduating in 2004 with a bachelors degree in psychology. In 2005, she began the clinical counseling program at Ashland Theological Seminary.  Taking a little longer than expected (because life throws you curve balls), she graduated with a masters in clinical counseling in Dec. 2009.  

Michelle has experience working both in a private practice setting as well as community-based counseling.  From Jan 2009-October 2010, she worked at Wellspring Counseling Center, counseling clients of all ages/demographics struggling with anything from depression, anxiety, grief, marital strain, substance abuse, and many other mental health issues.  From October 2010-April 2011, she worked at The Rosemont Center where she utilized functional family therapy to help families who had delinquent youth (ages 11-17) at risk for institutionalization.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family & friends, leading worship at her church, running/exercising, & going to the movies.

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Charles Vaughn (LPC, LICDC-S)

Clinical Director

We would like to introduce you to our Clinical Director, Charlie Vaughn.  Charlie offers 34 years of experience working as a counselor, a trainer, a program director, and an adjunct professor at Ashland University. He is fairly new to the Columbus area; he comes to us from Ashland, OH, although he was born & raised in Chicago, IL. Fun fact, Charlie was friends with the actor, John Belushi, before he became rich & famous.


Charlie received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Illinois University in 1978. He then went on to obtain a Masters of Arts in pastoral counseling and psychology from Ashland Theological Seminary in 1982. He is licensed by The State of Ohio as a Professional Counselor (LPC) & as an Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC-S). He is certified in relapse prevention.

Charlie has been happily married to his wonderful wife for 39 years.  Together, they have 8 children (4 girls & 4 boys) and 8 grandkids. He has served in our United States Air Force for 4 years during the Vietnam era. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, spending time with his family, and eating chinese food.

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