Christy Ellis-Trolian, JD, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS has over 25 years of experience in mental health and addictions counseling, supervision, and administration in a variety of settings in Ohio. Christy is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with training supervisor designation (LPCC-S), a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor – Clinical Supervisor (LICDC-CS), and an inactive licensed attorney at law. She holds a Juris Doctor, MA in Education in Community Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology all from the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. In addition to her experience in the behavioral health field, Christy also has worked in higher education for the last several years. As an adjunct professor at Tiffin University, she teaches graduate level courses including Mental Health Law and Drugs and Society. As the founding Director of the Center for Addictions at Ashland University, she developed five addictions counseling courses, a Minor in Addictions, and an Associate of Arts with a Concentration in Addictions. Christy has conducted trainings and presentations for treatment professionals for many years at the local and state level. Christy also volunteers her time for the Richland County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board in conducting professional trainings, community education and awareness, and assisting with levy campaigns.