About New Horizons Mental

Health Services 

Founded in 1971, New Horizons has served thousands of community residents of all ages and with all types of mental health, and substance abuse issues.  Our partnerships with Fairfield County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services and Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services help us to provide a variety of mental health services that our community needs and wants.

Providing Community Health and Support
for all of Fairfield County and beyond.

Our Mission and Vision 

At New Horizons, we have a long history of commitment to the health and wellbeing of our communities.  Our mission statement reminds us of this commitment, and inspires us everyday to make a difference in our community and in the lives of others.​

The New Horizons Mental Health Services Mission is to improve the health and well-being of individuals, families and our community, through the provision of accessible, evidence-based, comprehensive mental health care, and the creation of effective community partnerships.

New Horizons Mental Health Services Board of Directors

                    Erica Kim, Chairperson,                               

           Wes Osborn, Vice Chairperson            

                   Jamey Binkley, Treasurer 

          Nikki DeLeon  

          Cathy Ely, Ph.D.  

          Dan Kemp

          Gary Adam                 

          Brandy Conley  

          Marilyn Steiner

          Mary Ann Boone, Esq.

          Kate Ellsworth


Welcome, I appreciate your visit to our website. It has been designed to help you learn more about the variety of services we offer and how you can get in contact with someone who can help you, or your friend or family member, in coping with the day to day life stressors we all have to face.


For over 50 years New Horizons has been providing services to the residents of Fairfield County.  From its humble beginnings with a few staff focusing on children's services, it has grown to three locations and developed multiple programs aimed at the needs of the community including all age groups. Utilizing a personalized approach to treatment planning, New Horizons staff work with clients to design a program of services tailored to their own circumstances.  We offer individual and group psychotherapy, psychiatric consultation and medication management, substance abuse evaluation and treatment, home based family and community support services, as well as 24-7 mobile crisis assessment.


Further,  within each of these areas of service there are even more highly specialized programs , often in response to a community need and in partnership with our stakeholders.  For example, thanks to assistance from the ADAMH board, United Way of Fairfield County, Ryan Reeb Foundation, and the support of all the school systems we provide suicide screening, along with prevention and follow-up services, to all middle and high school students in Fairfield County.


Please browse our pages and discover all the services we offer. Please review our job openings if you would like to join our team of compassionate, innovative staff; or visit our links which explain how your charity and volunteer efforts can also support our mission. Our contact page provides information that can put you in touch with our key staff that can help with any questions you may have about scheduling, programming, billing, and directions to our offices.


Finally, on behalf of our Board of Directors, Management Team, and Clinicians and Administrative staff I want to thank-you for your interest in our agency and giving us the  opportunity to be of service. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or ideas for programming that could be of help as we work together to help our community.                  

                                      Phil Pack, M.S.

Chief Executive Officer

New Horizons Mental Health Services Management Team

Chief Executive Officer

Phil Pack, M.S.                       


Chief Financial Officer

Shanda Wyrick, B.S.     


Clinical Director

Alisha Sims, LISW-S

Medical Director

Dr. Richard Nockowitz, M.D.

Human Resources Coordinator

Amy Giesecke, SHRM-CP      


Community Support Program Coordinator

Heather Currence, LSW

Crisis Services Program Coordinator

Megan Golden, LISW

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Coordinator (CCBHC)

Dr. Justine Simpson, LPCC, Ed.D.

Signs of Suicide/School-Based Liaison

Dr. Renee Klautky, Ph.D.

Psychiatric Services, Administrative Program Coordinator

Samantha Williams

Kull Road Outpatient Clinic Site Manager

Beth Chalfant, LISW-S

Pickerington Outpatient Clinic Site Manager

Cali Hazel, LISW

Substance Abuse Services/MAT Program Coordinator

Sharon Schultz, LPCC-S, LICDC-S

Early First Program Team Leader

Kara Evans, LSW

Supported Employment Team Leader

Tracy Holtel, M.Ed.

Adult/Youth Mobile Crisis Team Leader

Jerad Adams, LSW

In Home Services Team Leader

Laura Soliday, LSW

Community Support Team Leader

Samantha Brown, CDCA

IT Program Manager

Jim Averill



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