Mental Health

Our Mental Health Facility opened June of 2017!

We are now capable of providing mental health counseling for our inpatient and outpatient clients. Mental health disorders and substance use disorders frequently occur together. Disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, personality disorders, and Bipolar disorder are just a few disorders that may be present at the same time as a substance use disorder, making it very difficult for an individual to succeed in their recovery.

When there is a dual diagnosis of both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder, it is important that the individual receive treatment that addresses both problems at the same time. The untreated symptoms of a mental health disorder can cause the patient to be unable to remain clean and sober, and untreated substance abuse issues can make mental health treatment ineffective.

Our new mental health facility is staffed with two licensed professional counselors to provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for mental health disorders. We are currently capable of providing treatment for inpatient and outpatient clients. We are accepting Medicaid and self-pay currently and are working toward contracting with major insurance companies.


Mental Health Staff

Dr. Jennifer Durham, MBA, LPCC-S

Dr. Jennifer Durham is the Director of Mental Health Services at New Destiny. She is a graduate of Malone and Ashland Universities. Dr. Durham specializes in trauma and reactive attachment disorder. She has a background in business, drug and alcohol treatment, and mental health. She taught psychology for Ohio State University's COTC. She partners with a colleague to provide supervision and education services to mental health and art therapists, helping them achieve licensure and build private practices in Ohio.  She enjoys developing programs and business consultation.


Marvin Ringer, LPC

Dr. Marvin Galen Ringer has been married to his wife Cathy for twenty-six years and they have one adopted daughter, Sarah, age four. They live in Massillon and are members of Canton Baptist Temple. Dr. Ringer was previously an AOD counselor at New Desitny for three years and taught at two Ohio community colleges for ten years. He holds degrees form Malone University, Ashland Theological Seminary, and Southern California University. Dr. Ringer is a Licensed Professional Counselor through the state of Ohio. He enjoys spending his leisure time at Ohio lakes and east coast beaches.  He is proud to again be working again with New Destiny.