Founder and Director of Shumay Counseling Services, Patricia Shumay, is a Professional Counselor. She obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University, and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Kent State University, with an anticipated graduation date of December 2015.
Patricia is experienced in assisting individuals and couples with a wide variety of emotional and relational issues. However, she chose to specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and couples therapy during her advanced internship. Prior to becoming a Professional Counselor, Patricia excelled in various corporate settings as a manager and entrepreneur. She brings the same dedication and superior level of service to her present clients, whether an individual, couple, group or corporation.
Patricia is a member of the American Counseling Association, Ohio Counseling Association, Ohio Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling, and Newsletter Chairperson of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society, Kappa Sigma Upsilon Chapter at Kent State University. She also serves on the leadership team of Under His Wings Ministry, where she equips and encourages Christian leaders in various business, church, and retreat settings through presentations and group activities.
When not counseling, researching, or serving, Patricia enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, tennis, running, hiking, going to musicals and the orchestra, and spending time with her family and friends.
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