• Carlock & Associates
  • Carlock & Associates

    Dayton, Ohio Psychology Services

Dayton, Ohio Psychologist Office

Psychotherapy, training, education, coaching and consultation for individuals, groups, couples, families and organizations.


Carlock & Associates Logo Piece 133x180Carlock and Associates, with our office in Dayton, Ohio, was founded in 1979 by Dr.Jesse Carlock. Our practice group provides psychotherapy, training, education, coaching and consultation to individuals, groups, couples, families and organizations. Our model focuses on creating transformational change. We use a multi-dimensional approach (cognitive, behavioral, affective and sensory) to help clients achieve goals.

We value a collaborative approach between the therapist and the client, equality in relationships, and respect for individuals. Honoring differences is a special strength of ours as well as our emphasis on accessing and mobilizing internal and external resources to address problem areas. Our overriding goal is to create a safe, healthy environment to build resiliency and help people bounce back from life’s inevitable challenges as well as to grow towards greater self-awareness and wholeness.

Our Clinical Staff

  • Jesse Carlock, Owner, PHD

    Jesse Carlock, Owner, PHD Owner

    Jesse Carlock, PHD is a psychologist, writer, trainer, and educator. Jesse has extensively trained in Gestalt and Satir Systems Theory.

  • Cathy Varvel, Office Manager

    Cathy Varvel, Office Manager Office Manager

    Cathy, a life-long resident of Dayton, Ohio, has been working at Carlock and Associates for a total of six years and has worked her way up in the organization to her current position as Office Manager.

  • Patti Schwartztrauber, M.S.W, L.I.S.W.

    Patti Schwartztrauber, M.S.W, L.I.S.W. M.S.W., L.I.S.W.

    Patti has displayed clinical competency in working with individuals experiencing symptoms of such disorders as depression, PTSD, alcohol dependency, marital conflict, and anxiety disorders.

  • Kathleen Glaus PHD, Psy.D

    Kathleen Glaus PHD, Psy.D PHD

    Kathleen has been licensed as a psychologist since 1978. She has received extension training in behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, Gestalt and systems approaches to therapy.

  • Kay Higgs-Adams, MSW LISW-S CFLE

    Kay Higgs-Adams, MSW LISW-S CFLE MSW LISW-S

    Kay Higgs-Adams holds a Masters in Social Work from the West Virginia. University School of Social Work and is licensed as an independent social worker supervisor, State of Ohio.

  • Megan Pera, MA, LISW-S

    Megan Pera, MA, LISW-S LISW-S

    Megan Pera, MA, LISW-S, approaches therapy from a strength-based perspective while helping awaken clients' own ability to heal.