Who We Are

We are licensed clinical counselors and ministry leaders that have a heart and knowledge of true integration of faith and counsel, and the interaction of spiritual, emotional, and physical health. 


We believe in the restorative and transformative work of the Holy Spirit individuals, and how that directly affects the family, the community, the church, and the world. 

Leigh-Ann Brisbin

Executive Director & Co-Founder & Counselor

Leigh-Ann is a Licensed Clinical Counselor, and the author of My True Reflection; Freedom from Eating Disorders. She is a graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary and has worked in both clinical and  ministerial settings, counseling, teaching, leading and training others. Leigh-Ann currently serves as a Director of Women's Ministry overseeing leadership and spiritual growth of women, prayer, women's events and counseling. She is passionate about the the power of prayer, and the work of the Holy Spirit to help others overcome overwhelming obstacles in their spiritual, emotional and relational areas of life. She believes in the impact integration of faith and counseling can bring within the family, the church and the community. Leigh-Ann also speaks, writes and trains counselors, leaders in churches, parachurches, and other organizations in spiritual formation, integration of faith and counseling and effective leadership.   

Debbi Sands

Co-Founder & Counselor

Debbi holds a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary.  She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and is passionate about walking alongside others in their process of growth and healing.  Debbi also currently serves on the prayer team of her church.  She has participated in various church ministries over the past 35 years of leading, teaching, and encouraging others in different seasons of their life to grow in their faith and overcome difficulties.  Debbi is excited about the transforming work of God in people's lives as they behold Him, believe His Truth, and become the people He created and redeemed them to be.  Her heart is for God to be glorified as individuals become free in Christ and receive emotional and spiritual healing that positively impacts their lives, relationships, and communities.

Christy Lavy

Operations & Strategy

Paige Slovisky

Counselor & Creative Team

Susan Mook

Event Hospitality

Emily Brisbin

Brand Management & Creative Team

Maddie Hensley

Creative Team

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connect@freetobeministries.org     Tel: 330-552-8922     Northeast Ohio