Founding Partners

Gestalt Columbus is a multi-talented team of experienced mental health professionals dedicated to providing comprehensive, innovative, and effective psychotherapy services for children, adults, and families.

Our founding partners have worked closely as a team for 7 years and have a collective 35+ years of experience. Because of our respect for the process of change, we are committed to learning and growing as clinicians and a team. We understand the value of connected and cohesive partnerships and we bring this awareness into our practice of building positive therapeutic relationships.

We’re also real people, with real lives and we understand the effort it takes to make that first appointment. We’re so glad you’re here.

Gestalt Columbus is an LGBTQ+ affirming practice.

Our Founding Partners:

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Matt Dunatchik, MSEd., LPCC-S

Matt is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor – Supervisory Credentialed who graduated with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Dayton. He has worked in a college counseling setting as well as with adolescents in an Intensive Outpatient Group Program. He is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio. He works with teenagers and adults as well as parents and families. He believes we all have the capacity to change and to experience the fullness of life.


Sara BWSara Hoover, MS, LISW

Sara has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including community mental health, hospice, college counseling center, inpatient psychiatric hospital, day treatment and private practice. Sara has interest in and experience with a wide range of issues, including grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, character disorders and relationship issues. She obtained her master’s degree in clinical psychology at Loyola College in Maryland and her master’s degree in social work at The Ohio State University. She is also trained in EMDR . She is Gestalt trained and has been practicing therapy for more than 20 years. Please note Sara is only seeing clients virtually. To schedule with her please click here.

Libby BWLibby Steele, MSEd, LPCC-S

Libby is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor – Supervisory Credentialed with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Dayton. She is a warm, energetic and dedicated therapist with a direct style. Libby works closely with individuals and their families to provide a supportive and engaging environment for real and lasting change. She has trained through the Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio’s three-year postgraduate program and in the dynamic Oaklander Gestalt Play Therapy model. She is especially skilled in listening to and working with parents.

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Holly Gilbert, MA, LPCC

Holly is a Gestalt trained Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who completed her graduate training at Columbia University and Wheaton College. She is a warm, personable individual who has a significant passion for helping individuals reclaim all parts of themselves and, through the therapeutic relationship, become a more integrated person. Holly has experience working with children and families through community based care and believes that providing an accepting and nonjudgmental environment is integral in any counseling process.

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