Ashley E. Poklar, PhD

Dr. Poklar is a postdoctoral psychology fellow, currently supervised by Dr. John Glovan, Psy.D. Dr. Poklar provides therapy and formal assessments for individuals aged 4 and up with an approach that is aware of the systemic, cultural, and familial impact on individual well-being. She uses an integrative approach in her work with clients and families, providing psychoeducation, skills-building, and a safe space in which individual can practice skills, try new ways of interacting, or explore new or difficult thoughts and feelings. Dr. Poklar welcomes the use of play, art, music, drama, and friend/family member participation in sessions for clients who express an interest.

Dr. Poklar has experience in using formal assessment to gain insight and provide recommendations for children, youth, and young adults experiencing difficulties in academics, interpersonal interactions, or engaging in a fulfilling life. She is competent in assessing clients’ intelligence, personality, ADHD, Autism, symptom profiles, and family dynamics. Dr. Poklar is also well-equipped to aid parents in navigating the process of seeking special education services in public school districts.

Dr. Poklar earned her bachelor’s degree in Special Education from College of Charleston, in Charleston, SC. She earned a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Cleveland State University. She has engaged in therapy and assessments in several community based agencies in the Cleveland area, and has recently completed her predoctoral internship at Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health in Canton, OH.

"I have found growth can occur in many different ways: upwards, outwards, and inwards."


John Glovan, PsyD    Michael Pollak, PCC, LICDC     Stephanie Cerula, LPCC

Karen Conkey, LPCC    Cathy Knezevich, M.Ed., PCC     Kim Mueller, Office Mgr    

Anthony Nedelman, MA    Erin Pawlak, LPCC    Lauren Plott, LISW    

Ashley E. Poklar, PhD     Michael J. Primc, M.D.    Sarah Sweeney, M.Ed.   

Alicia Thomas, PCC    Kimberly A. Vitolo MS, IMFT    Elena Zagarskas, Psy.D.

The Behavioral Wellness Group is a counseling center providing therapy and behavioral health services and assessment including chemical dependency/drug addiction treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and other therapies. We also provide mental health or psychological assessments, and psychological,educational and bariatric testing. Providing services to the following communities in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake County: Cleveland, Ashtabula, Beachwood, Chardon, Concord, Eastlake, Euclid, Fairport, Geneva, Grand River, Highland Heights, Kirtland, Leroy, Lyndhurst, Madison, Mayfield, Mayfield Heights, Painesville, Pepper Pike, Perry, Russell, Solon, South Euclid, Thompson, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, and Willowick, from our offices in Mentor, Ohio.