Meet Our Staff

The professional staff of Psychological Resources have a passion for helping people live full lives.  We'd love to introduce our staff to you. 


Rebecca Alperin, Ph.D.

Dr. Alperin received her undergraduate degree from Chatham University with honors in psychology. She earned an MS in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University and an MA in psychology from the University of Toledo. Dr. Alperin earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Toledo in 2004, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship through the Northwest Ohio Psychology Consortium with an emphasis on treating children and adolescents.

Dr. Alperin worked for several years at a local community mental health center before starting private practice in 2010. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, and behavioral and adjustment issues. She also has experience working with children diagnosed with Asperger's Disorder. Dr. Alperin conducts psychological testing to help clarify diagnostic questions and provide appropriate treatment recommendations for children and their families.


Elaine Bruckner, Ph.D.

Dr. Bruckner specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, and weight- and health-related issues.

She has extensive experience and interest in working with individuals with Anxiety Disorders such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, and Hypochondriasis. She works with adolescents, adults, and couples.

She also organizes and facilitates a psychotherapy group for Social Anxiety Disorder and a free monthly Panic and Anxiety Disorders Support Group. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at Bowling Green State University and supervises graduate students in Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Elaine Bruckner received her Bachelor of Arts in Biopsychology from Lafayette College. She earned her masters and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, completed her internship at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a postdoctoral fellowship in Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Cognitive Therapy.

Dr. Bruckner practices from our Bowling Green office only


Sue Casselman, Psy.D.

Dr. Sue Casselman earned her undergraduate degree from Otterbein College where she double-majored in English and Spanish. Dr. Casselman earned her doctorate from the Virginia Consortium for Professional Psychology in 1991. The Consortium consists of four schools; William and Mary, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Old Dominion and Norfolk State University.

Dr. Casselman works with adolescents, adults and geriatric patients in individual and couples counseling. She specializes in testing, depression, stress management, issues of abuse, and women's issues. She speaks fluent Spanish, and has worked with patients from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries.

Dr. Casselman is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Toledo.

She is impaneled with most insurance companies. Dr. Casselman welcomes your referrals. 


Brenda Cole, Ph.D.

Dr. Brenda Cole is joining the staff at Psychological Resources after completing over 10 years of work and research as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in health psychology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Through her work at UPMC, along with 7 years of private practice, she brings to Psychological Resources a rich back ground in treating a wide range of mental health concerns, an inviting sense of humor, and welcoming clinical style.

She offers services addressing general mental health problems such as depression or anxiety for teenagers and adults. In addition, she has three areas of specialization: couples therapy, coping with illness, and addressing sexual orientation issues.

A unique aspect of Dr. Cole's work is that she has conducted extensive research on the integration of spirituality within psychotherapy. For those clients for whom spirituality and religion are an important aspect of their well-being, she can work with them to integrate these elements within the therapy process.


Annette Mahoney, Ph.D.

Dr. Annette Mahoney graduated from Rice University in 1984 with a double major in Psychology and Religious Studies. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology in 1992 from the University of Houston before joining the faculty at Bowling Green State University in 1994. She joined Psychological Resources in 2010.

Dr. Mahoney sees adults, couples, and families with children and adolescents, relying on a developmental or life span perspective, family systems and cognitive behavioral strategies. Her interest areas include childhood behavioral and emotional difficulties, couple/marital distress, depression, anxiety, anger management, adjustment difficulties, and stress management.

Dr. Mahoney is a Professor of Psychology at Bowling Green State University and teaches both undergraduate and graduate students. More information about her relatively unique research on the role of spirituality and religion in family life can be found at

Dr. Mahoney practices from our Bowling Green office only


Robert A. Muehleisen, Ph.D.

Dr. Muehleisen specializes in the treatment of adolescents and adults with a focus on family and marital therapy. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University in 1976, and has been in private practice since 1978.

Dr. Muehleisen is an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Psychology at Bowling Green State University, where he has taught marital and family psychotherapy, and supervises doctoral students. He is also trained in divorce mediation and is an Advanced Practitioner Mediator in the Association for Conflict Resolution.

Dr. Muehleisen is a past-president of the Northwest Ohio Society of Professional Psychology, a board member of the Mediation Association of Northwest Ohio, and  has served as Chair of the Committee on Ethical Practices of the Ohio Psychological Association. He is on staff at The Toledo Hospital.


Eric R. Nicely, Ph.D.

Dr. Nicely works with children, adolescents and adults, and specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, adjustment, marital problems, health psychology and chemical dependency.  He also is experienced in forensic evaluations, ADHD assessment, and bariatric and pain intervention assessments.

Dr. Nicely earned his Ph.D. in Counseling and Clinical Psychology from the University of Toledo, and completed his internship at The Toledo Hospital. He founded the Wood County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, and for five years was the Program Director for the Alcoholism Treatment Center at The Toledo Hospital. He has also been a trustee of the Ohio Chemical Dependency Counselors Credentialing Board.

Dr. Nicely has been in private practice since 1988.  He is the head of Behavioral Medicine at Wood County Hospital.  He is a member of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery and the American Psychological Association.


Marlys J. Reetz, Ph.D

Dr. Reetz has areas of expertise in depression and other affective disorders, marital therapy, eating disorders, sexual identification issues, stress reduction, psychological trauma, and grief. She works with adolescents, adults, and families in transition.

For sixteen years, Dr. Reetz was associated with the Wood County Mental Health Clinic. For ten of these years, she was Director of Outpatient Services. She is a part-time Associate Professor of Psychology at Bowling Green State University. She is on staff at Wood County Hospital.

Dr. Reetz earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from BGSU and completed her internship at The Ohio State University Medical School competing rotations in adult and child psychiatric medicine 

Dr. Reetz practices from our Bowling Green office only


 Jean A. Roberts, Ph.D., LPCC-S

Dr. Jean Roberts is a Licensed Psychologist and a Professional Clinical Counselor with supervision endorsement.

She specializes in working with children, adolescents and families, but also has extensive experience working with adults.

Dr. Roberts has worked in various settings, including juvenile court, residential treatment, community mental-health, schools, and private practice. Her interest areas include depression, anxiety, anger management, domestic violence, and LGBT issues.

Dr. Roberts received her PhD from the University of Toledo.


Suzanne L. Smitley, Ph.D.

Dr. Smitley specializes in work with children and their families. She also works extensively in adult and marital therapy. Dr. Smitley earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Toledo and completed her internship at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Dr. Smitley has been in private practice since 1987 and is a past board member of the Mental Health Association of Lucas County. She is a part-time Associate Professor of Psychology at Bowling Green State University where she supervises graduate students.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Smitley is on staff at Flower Hospital, The Toledo Hospital, and Toledo Children's Hospital.

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Carolyn Tompsett, Ph.D.

Dr. Tompsett specializes in work with children, adolescents, and their families. Dr. Tompsett also has extensive experience with adults. Dr. Tompsett uses a family-focused cognitive-behavioral approach to work with children with behavioral problems, ADHD, anxiety, and depression.

Dr. Tompsett earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, and completed her internship at the Hawthorn Center in Northville, MI. Dr. Tompsett is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Bowling Green State University. She teaches undergraduate psychology classes, and graduate courses in the clinical psychology doctoral program. Dr. Tompsett has research interests in delinquency and teen substance abuse, and the roles of neighborhoods in shaping adolescent development.

Dr. Tompsett practices from our Toledo office only.

 Our Support Staff

 lynn  judy


Lynn has been with the practice since 2004.  
Her relaxed manner makes everyone coming
to the window feel at ease.  
Lynn also takes care of electronic billing
and posting, along with many other tasks
that keep the office running smoothly.


Judy has been working at PRL since 2007, 
and loves meeting and helping
people with the administrative 
side of the practice