OUR WHOLE TEAM

Cinnamon S. Reiheld,
MA, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, CCTP, Founder

Cinnamon Reiheld has been working with communities and individuals for over 20 years and is a professional counselor, trainer, a life coach, and community educator. 

Cinnamon S. Reiheld, MA, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC, CCTP began working with trauma survivors in 1998 when she resettled war refugees from Eastern Europe in their new home of Washington D.C. Cinnamon holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo, a Masters in Social Work and a Masters of Arts in Women’s Studies, receiving both graduate degrees from The Ohio State University. Cinnamon has taught courses at The Ohio State University and Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. 

 

In the past twenty years, Cinnamon has had a variety of work experiences that afforded her the opportunity to develop areas of expertise and provide effective, results-driven services and education to individuals, groups, communities and organizations.

 

First Responder Work

Cinnamon specializes in providing behavioral health services to the first responder community. She serves fire, police and dispatch departments across Ohio and the Tristate area. She has been trained by New York's "bravest" in Psychological First-Aid, TF-CBT, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation-endorsed intervention of TF-CBT, certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional and is a trained reiki practitioner.  She has been recognized for her service by the International Association of Fire Fighters. She provides clinicial support to the IAFF Ohio Peer Team and is a member of the Southwest Ohio CISM team. 

For more about Cinnamon's first responder experience, read here

A Central Ohio native, Cinnamon resides in Miami Twp, Clermont Co. with her husband Ed, and their two dogs, Ani and Ben. When she's not at work or hanging out in fire houses, she enjoys refinishing and re-purposing furniture and coming up with great ideas for home projects that Ed can do. 

Diana M. Uthenwoldt,
LISW-S, CGCS, CCTP
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Diana’s experience includes therapy focusing on trauma recovery and addiction. At Whole House, she specializes in working with police forces and addressing the unique needs of police departments and officers across the Tristate area.

 

Diana was born a California girl but has settled nicely in the Midwest and we’re excited to have her as a part of our team. Starting as a social worker in case management, she moved up through the ranks quickly to therapist. She honed her craft focusing on trauma recovery and addiction as well as police culture. She enjoys working with individuals who have been dually diagnosed with mental health issues and addiction to find healthier coping skills and ways to manage stress and trauma triggers. Diana says, "My goal as a therapist is to help clients find ways to be the person they want to be and build the life they want. I enjoy helping people add tools to their tool box. Everybody is doing the best they can and with new tools, they find they can do better. I have a casual approach to allow clients to feel comfortable. Therapy can make a person feel vulnerable and knowing that, I work hard to build the trust it takes for a person to open up.” She is a graduate of University of Montana and completed her graduate work in Social Work at University of Cincinnati. 

First Responder Work

Diana recognizes that police officers face factors in the workplace that are unparalleled among other professions. The shift work, the long hours and unpredictable schedules, the exposure to critical incidents, on the job injuries, and the frequent focus of public attention and criticism can lead to any number of medical conditions. High blood pressure, insomnia, heart disease, diabetes, PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relational distress—these are just a few of the things that affect officers. Trauma is real. The only way to manage it and the effects are to treat it. Diana utilizes Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapies to help those who have been trapped or held back by their past experiences find hope.

 

In her spare time away from the clinical office, Diana enjoys spending time with her partner Jerrod, her cats, Henry and Khan, reading, playing Sudoku, and watching Netflix. She balances that out with her recent love of training for and running half marathons and growing her race medal collection. 

Gary W. Lee, MA, LPC, CSAT, 
DART, EMDRt

Gary's experience includes 33 years with the Cincinnati Police Department, retiring with distinction as a Police Captain.  He has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, and a Masters in Counseling Degree from Cincinnati Christian University. Gary brings extensive wisdom, experience, and unique skill set to Whole House.

 

As an EMDR trained trauma clinician and Certified Sex Addiction Counselor, Gary is a great addition to our team.

Gary has had a storied career, including being the first Commander of the Information Fusion Section, focusing on Homeland Security and Real Time Crime technology.  He is a graduate from the Police Executive Leadership College in Columbus, Ohio, the Senior Management Institute for Police in Boston, and is a graduate of the FBI’s 218th National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  He has received multiple commendations and awards for his leadership and service during his illustrious career.  The transition to this second life of service was predictable as Gary was also an original founding member of the Cincinnati Police Department’s peer support program. 

His second life of service as a counselor has added another comprehensive set of acknowledgements, including being a trained EMDR provider; EMDR being a leading intervention in trauma recovery, obtaining certification as a sex addictions counselor, knowing the high rate of such addictions in the first responder world, and training in areas of Trauma-Informed Therapy, and Healing Core Issues.  He is a certified trainer in Critical Incident Desensitization Protocols, and Acute Traumatic Incident Processing.

Erin Maccabee,
Post Traumatic Growth (PTG) Coach
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We welcome Erin to our team as our Post Traumatic Growth Coach. In addition to being an organic next step for our clients who have successfully met their trauma recovery/therapy goals and are seeking additional forward thinking support, her role includes not only post traumatic growth work, but also recovery coaching, mindset coaching, lifestyle coaching, business coaching and accountability support. Erin works with our clients as a post-traumatic growth coach to develop an Individualized Vision Plan (IVP) to create the life of their dreams. For her it is deeply rewarding to support clients in achieving their goals and staying accountable to their vision for their lives.  She sees her work as the final steps of the process in creating a fulfilling life that works. Erin has been mentoring and coaching for over ten years. 

Erin’s role at Whole House is a perfect culmination of her life experiences which include deep, personal transformation, leadership coaching, personal loss, and recovery from her own experiences with drugs and alcohol.  Her life in recovery, as well as formal training in coaching and leadership, have led her to develop her keen, insightful, and intuitive coaching skills.  

In addition to her successful career as a coach, Erin is a wife, a mother of three remarkable children, and an entrepreneur.  Erin founded a downsizing company which she ran for several years before having her third child.

When she is not working with coaching clients, or living the life of her dreams with her family, Erin enjoys traveling, visiting the zoo, waterparks, and gardening.  

Christina Coletta,
MSW Intern
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"Christina Coletta, or "Chrissy" as she's known around the office, is our master's degree social work intern here at Whole House.  She is an accomplished professional cellist and has spent the last 25 years playing with the Dayton Philharmonic and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras.  When her mid-life crisis hit a few years ago, she faced a decision: nose piercing and existential crisis or answering the siren call of her lifelong curiosity and passion for people.  The latter won out, and she enrolled in The Ohio State University's master's of social work program. Christina brings an interest in trauma focused therapy and a passion for connecting underserved and unique populations, like first responders and their families, with mental health support that speaks their language." 

Leah Merkle, LISW, Social Media & Marketing Assistant

Leah is our SM&M assistant managing our online presence. As a trauma therapist herself, she is working within her wheelhouse to know what information is beneficial to our clients and her counseling skills allow her to present the information in a therapeutic manner, ensuring the most benefit to those who follow us. We are grateful to have her online savvy and wealth of  trauma knowledge to compliment the services we provide. 
Alison Temple, Billing Assistant

Alison is our billing assistant providing support to the staff to ensure our ability to help and focus on our clients.  Alison works remotely from Ft. Worth, TX however, despite distance, she is an essential member of our team. In addition to running her own billing service, she is an EMT and married to a firefighter. She understands the importance of our work and is committed to our mission and our vision. 
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