CreekSide Mental Health Counseling Services, PLLC, better known as CreekSide Counseling Services; is a privately owned mental health counseling practice based in Oswego, NY. CreekSide Counseling Services opened on May 28, 2010 by Dr. Jody Fiorini, a licensed mental health counselor and approved clinical supervisor. She started with a very small staff and has grown to accommodate the mental health needs in central New York. As of January 2nd 2019 John M. Randall, LMHC, CASAC purchased the agency and is now the operating owner.
CreekSide Counseling Services serves clients’ needs in every way possible. With a staff of licensed professionals the individual needs of each client can be met. Each member of the staff has their own specializations, however, all are qualified to handle issues with anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, panic, depression, grief and loss, parenting issues, coping with disability, life transitions, divorce and separation, sexual orientation, LGBTQ+ issues, and other relationship issues. The staff at CreekSide Counseling Services constantly educates themselves on the most beneficial and highly accepted treatment practices.
The staff at CreekSide works to empower our clients and we are here to help when you are ready.
M.S / LMHC / CASAC / EMDR-T
Prior to getting his masters in mental health at SUNY Oswego he served in the US Army for nearly three decades and spent many of his years serving as a Vocational Counselor. John has worked in Substance Abuse, community mental health and on Fort Drum with Active Duty military, their families, and Veterans. He is EMDR trained and is working towards certification. John purchased CreekSide Counseling Services from founder Dr. Jody Fiorini in January 2019 and serves as the owner of the practice, but also maintains his own caseload of clients. John believes in genuineness when working with our clientele and treating every person who walks through our doors fairly.
M.S / MHC-P
Mariya is currently a permit holder working towards licensure. Mariya specializes in working with children and has been trained in Play Therapy. Mariya also is passionate about helping in the field of men's mental health and working to reduce stigma,
M.S / LMHC
Kristie works part time in our Watertown office serving people of all ages. Kristie especially enjoys helping children and families.
M.S. / LMHC / CASAC
Jordan works part time at both practice locations and currently serves as a clinical director in the practice. Jordan graduated from SUNY Oswego with her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from SUNY Oswego in 2014. She has worked in substance abuse, community mental health, and on Fort Drum with active duty military and their families.
M.S. / LMHC / NBCC
Heather graduated from Alfred State University with her Masters in Mental Health Counseling in 2015. Heather spent time working in crisis and then moved to a community mental health position. She also has experience working with Active Duty Military and their family members. Heather focuses on an adult population and works in the Watertown office.
M.S / MHC-P
Kara is currently a permit holder working towards licensure. Kara enjoys working with children, and also works with adults.
M.S / LMHC
Cody is working towards his CASAC and is transitioning on to our team as a part time counselor. Cody has experience in substance abuse and is interested in focusing on trauma.
At CreekSide Counseling Services, we believe that problems present an opportunity for personal growth and that mental health counseling is a positive approach to dealing with life's challenges and transitions.
Our Strengths-based approach is built on the following tenets:
Empowerment of Clients - All people have the capacity to solve their own problems and the counselor's job is to help clients discover their own inner strengths.
Respect for Clients - All clients will be treated with dignity and integrity.
Appreciation of Diversity - Our clinic provides an atmosphere of acceptance and welcomes clients from all cultures, genders, sexual orientations, disability statuses, and social classes.