Our Story

Co-Pilot Counseling, LLC began in 2003 when Nicki Sherman set out to meet the need for quality mental health counseling close to home in Oak Harbor and surrounding communities. Managing family schedules often involves maintaining multiple home, school, and work schedules; kids participating in sports or arts activities; and squeezing in “quality time” together. Therefore, when the need arises, finding a quality, experienced counselor for you and/or your child tends to remain last on the list of many, many things to do. This results in important needs being unmet. To counteract this, all our counselors offer evening appointments at least once a week.

Co-Pilot strives to focus on demographics that are oftentimes underserved. Nicki's long time focus has been toward strengthening couple’s relationships and helping teenagers through those turbulent years of developing independence. Another overlooked service is facilitating the clients' use of insurance. Co-Pilot files insurance claims because we value the working individual's need to utilize their medical insurance which decreases the financial obligation of obtaining quality counseling.

Over the past 12 years, Co-Pilot Counseling has become a place for Master’s level counseling interns to put their clinical  skills to work. Under Nicki’s careful supervision, each intern applies classroom knowledge, develops personal counseling style, and reinforces ethical mandates. The incorporation of college students into Co-Pilot allows practitioners to expand their perspectives while Co-Pilot continues to expand our services.

Meet The Team

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Nicola Sherman

MA, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS

Nicola Sherman (Nicki) earned her Master of Arts from BGSU. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision status and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor-Counselor Supervisor. She is honored to serve Ottawa County residents for 25 years including 16 years as owner and director of Co-Pilot Counseling, LLC.  Nicki is honored to help teens, adults, and couples gain personal insights behind cognitive and behavioral patterns in order to decrease anxiety, depression, grief, and addiction. 

Nicki also desires to influence the next generation of counselors. During a year-long internship at CPC, which fulfills State of Ohio licensure requirements, interns gain valuable experience combining classroom knowledge with a clinical setting. Nicki personally mentors, observes, and challenges each intern to strengthens clinical skills while clients receive cutting edge counseling treatment.

Nicki and her husband live in Oak Harbor where they raised three adult children.  She enjoys gardening, cross stitching, kayaking, scrapbooking, and fishing on the lake.

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Anthony Murer

MA, LPC

Anthony Murer obtained his masters degree in clinical counseling from Northwestern University (online) and  has a  bachelors in Early Childhood Education from BGSU.  Anthony is a Licensed Professional Counselor who also works in a K-8th grade charter school.

 

Anthony believes that children are our planet's future and the more early help we provide them, the better off society will be.  Anthony is determined to counteract technology, the covid pandemic, and other world stressors to help our future generations on a safe, healthy, productive and efficient route to success.

 

Anthony is happily married with two children, two cats and a dog. He enjoys spending time with fam, reading novels,  sports, and his favorite Marvel character is Thor.

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Christine Zimmerman-Hall

MAC, LPC

Christine Hall (Chrissy) graduated from the University of Toledo with a bachelor’s degree in Communication; and then went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling at Spring Arbor University in Michigan. She is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Ohio and is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. Chrissy is also an Ohio Certified Abstinence Educator and a licensed substitute teacher. 

Chrissy works primarily with children/adolescents and parents, providing positive parenting solutions for everyday issues. She also enjoys helping women work through issues involving, anxiety, depression and self-esteem. She uses an eclectic and creative combination of interventions that include, but are not limited to Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and play/art techniques.

Chrissy currently works at Co-Pilot as well as Benton Carroll Elementary (BCS Schools). She lives in Oak Harbor and is married with two children, three cats and two dogs. She enjoys kayaking, spending time with her family and friends, practicing yoga and loves the outdoors.

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Michael Rizzi

B.A. in Psychology, Intern

Michael Rizzi (Rizzi) is a Master's student at Heidelberg University and as an intern at Co-Pilot. He is currently in training to achieve his LPC in clinical counseling. He graduated with a bachelors in Psychology from Heidelberg University and intends on one day managing his own private practice.

 

Rizzi currently lives with two housemates and three dogs. He enjoys golf, video gaming, podcasts, at-home cinema and being together with friends and family.

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CPC Office Manager

Meegan Kaiser is the one who keeps our Co-Pilot team on the straight and narrow.

Meegan is an entrepreneur and community oriented individual who, before her transition into Co-Pilot Counseling, operated her own educational child care business for 8 years. She has always believed that everyone, no matter their age, deserves somewhere comfortable and inviting to grow, develop character traits, and explore a variety of skills.

Meegan believes that communication is key for success when seeking counseling. During office hours she is ready to accept phone calls and emails, to answer questions, setup a first-time sessions, or help you get in touch with your counselor.

 

Meegan currently resides in Oak Harbor and is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, and three chickens. She enjoys warm weather, reading, playing golf, crochet, and baking. 

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