Steven King, M.D.
Dr. Steven King graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. King has trained at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Metro Health Medical Center and University Hospitals of Cleveland. He is a board-certified psychiatrist with specialty training in forensic psychiatry. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association.
His areas of interests include the treatment of mood disorders, assessment and treatment of benzodiazepine dependence, treatment of the developmentally disabled, and performance of disability assessments.
Nancy Leskovac, M.Ed., LSW, Nutritionist
Nancy Leskovac earned her undergraduate degrees in nutrition and social work at Youngstown State University. She later earned her Masters of education at Malone University in the clinical counseling department. She certified as a sexual offender treatment provider from Ohio University. She has over a decade of experience working with sexual offenders referred by courts, families, children’s services, and various treatment centers and group homes.
She specializes in treating high-risk juvenile sex offenders, as well as children with sexual behavioral problems. She also treats survivors of sexual abuse and has done training and workshops addressing both survivor and perpetrator dynamics and current treatment modalities. Additionally, she treats intellectually disabled individuals who need assistance with boundaries and coping skills.
She is currently revising a workbook she wrote on empathy development because she believes this is the key to changing abusive behaviors, particularly in perpetrators of sexual abuse.
Nancy also continues to assist anyone in need of nutritional guidance. She is actively involved in a number of healthy nutrition groups and programs that center on a mind-body connection and achieving optimal health through dietary improvements.
Charles L. Boris, ACSW, LISW
Charles is a licensed independent clinical social worker and a board-certified diplomate in clinical social work. He is a member of the Academy of Clinical Social Workers and the National Association of Social Workers. He is licensed by the state of Ohio Counselors and Social Work Board. He has extensive experience in mental health services for more than 35 years. He counsels children, adolescents, adults, and families.
Mr. Boris specializes in providing marriage preparation counseling services as well as marital and family conflict resolutions. He also specializes in post-traumatic stress disorders with veterans and individuals who have been injured in industrial accidents. In addition, he offers grief counseling and stress management and crisis intervention.
He has an extensive background in cognitive, behavioral, psychotherapy, and clinical hypnosis. He stresses a multi-dimensional treatment approach to depression, anxiety, psychosomatic illnesses, and adult disorders. He collaborates closely with other health care providers to ensure continuity of care.
Mary Beth Barbush, PCC
Mary Beth has worked as an outpatient counselor at Center for Behavioral Health since 2007. Previous to this, she was employed in adult psychiatric services at Northside Hospital and in outpatient counseling services at Valley Counseling.
Mary Beth has experience in the treatment of mood disorders, especially for conditions such as anxiety disorders, panic attacks, depression, and bipolar disorder. She also specializes in providing counseling to improve coping skills for dealing more effectively with chronic pain and chronic medical conditions and the life-changing impact it can have on people’s lives.
Mary Beth provides marital and family counseling and is experienced with treating women’s issues including codependency traits, relationship problems, and self-esteem issues. She also provides assessments and counseling for adults with attention deficit disorder. As well, she has experience working with adults with developmental disabilities.
Mary Beth gained a bachelor's degree in psychology as well as a master's degree in community counseling from Youngstown State University. She is also licensed as a professional clinical counselor through the state of Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board.
Diane Dankovich, MsED
Diane grew up in Mahoning Valley, has been married for 35 years, and has three children and two granddaughters.
Diane has been licensed in social work for 39 years, and a licensed counselor for 31 years, graduating with degrees both in sociology and psychology from Youngstown State University. She became nationally certified in 1982.
Diane has worked in a variety of mental health settings over the years, including outpatient agencies, schools, in-home counseling, special needs early childhood programs, as well as at the Department of Human Services as a social worker.
Diane specializes in individual counseling with children and adults, crisis intervention and trauma counseling, family counseling, school counseling, and play therapy. She treats individuals having depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, divorce/separation issues, low self-esteem, and behavioral concerns.
Diane’s personal philosophy is based on the quote, “Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is carrying some kind of burden.”
Diane also has volunteered in various organizations and in varying capacities such as a former Help Hotline Crisis Center volunteer and trainer, Mahoning County AIDS Task Force and Canfield Community CareNet Social Services chairperson.
Gale Calapietro, MS, LSW
Gale graduated with honors from Youngstown State University, with a Maste’s of Science degree in community counseling. She has also completed three years of course work towards a doctoral degree in counseling and supervision at Akron University, with a focus on family and marital therapy.
She has worked in private practice for the last 26 years and has published several research studies. She is considered an expert in suicide evaluation and prevention and worked as a mental health officer in Mahoning County Hospital for five years.
Gale has been trained in EMDR for trauma and works with chronic pain clients, chronic illnesses, marriage and family therapy, and addictions.
To meet our staff at the Center for Behavioral Health in Boardman, Ohio, call us at 330-783-9690.
Chris holds a masters degree in clinical psychology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a masters degree in clinical social work from Case Western Reserve University. He holds social work licensure in the state of Ohio. He is an adjunct faculty member in the department of psychology at Kent State University, teaching courses in abnormal psychology and psychological assessment. He has over 20 years of clinical experience working in a variety of settings. He has extensive experience administering various psychological tests, working with developmentally disabled adults and with high-security offenders.
His clinical interest is in the treatment of affective disorders, specifically anxiety (including panic, agoraphobia, social anxiety, phobias, and generalized anxiety) and depression (including major depression and persistent depressive disorders). He also enjoys working with individuals experiencing the emotional and behavioral manifestations of grief, couples in conflict and those having experienced trauma as a result of violence or accidents. He utilizes a multi-modal approach to treatment, focusing on behavioral changes, challenging thinking errors, and understanding the effects of past experiences.