Our Staff

We have various staff who have unique and diverse backgrounds in terms of training and scope of practice  When you initially contact River of Life Professional Counsleing LLC you will be paired up with a therapst that we best believe will meet your needs.  Considerations wil include:
  • the nature of your specific presenting concerns or issues
  • the competencies of our therapists
  • scheduling availability
  • insurance and financial conisderations

Staff are all licensed in the counseling, social work, and/or chemical dependency fields.  Please do not hesitate to ask questions about what to exoct in terms of psychotherapy for the issues you are presenting with.  We will do our best to partner with you towards addressing with clinically relevant techiques your presenting concerns.

Thank you for reaching out to River of Life Professional Counseling LLC.  We appreciate the opportunity to work with you towards achieving mental health and wellness.

The River of Life Professional Counseling LLC Team

 Staff Listing (in alphabetical order by last name)

Victor Adegbola, LSW
Victor is a seasoned therapist who has worked in a diverse array of seetings both inpatient at Children's Hospital and Sun Behavioral Hospital as well as for mental health agencies.  He has assisted children and families from young children  through teens and young adults in dealing with mental helath issues.  In adidtion he has worked with adults with a variety of mental health issues including mood disorders, relationship concrens, and lifetsyle managment issues.  Additionally, Victor incorporates a holistic view that adresses cultural and spiritual concerns.  Victor exhibits a unique blend of kindness and compassion, empathy and skill development to asssit clients in recahing menainfgful indivdiuals life gaols,  Sessions can be scheduled with Victor by calling (614) 353-4157.

Robert Gillies, LISW-S, LICDC

Robert Gillies (aka "Bob") specializes in individual, couples, and family counseling across the lifespan from childhood thorugh adulthood.  He is also skilled at group therapy.  Robert has focused not only on mental health counseling but also is credentialed as a licensed substance abuse therapist.  He is knowledgable about creating change and regaining one's edge in life.  Robert is a believer in physical, emotional, and spiritual growth.  Some of the therapeutic approaches Robert is skilled at include cognitive, solution focused, reality based and 12 step models.  Robert can be recahed at (614) 296-9499.

Sarah Michelle Moore, RN

River of Life Professional Counseling LLC welcomes Sarah Michelle Moore, RN to the practice.  She has diverse experience working with preschool children, youth, teens, familie,and adults.  In addition, she has worked at agencies and inpatient psych facilities.  Michelle offers an individualized approach to each client which incorporates both biological and psychosocial elements for a holistic approach.  In addition to being credentialed as an RN she has been a nurse midwife.  Michelle is passionate about providing services to women which integrate woman's issues and mental health concerns including issues such as pregnanacy and post partum considerations.  Besides her nursing credentials she has additionally completed graduate work in Clinical Psychology.  Beginning May 2021 Michelle is available to see clients for her psychiatric nurse practitioner internship here at River of Life Professional Counseling LLC.

Michele Sparks, LPCC

Michele D. Sparks is the owner and director of River of Life Professional Counseling LLC. Since 1997 Michele has been practicing as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)  in Ohio. She has a passion for seeing the lives of individuals, families, couples, and groups changed and hope restored where there has been emotional woundedness.  She enjoys seeing the narrative of client's lives develop from their initial presenting concerns to increased skill development and competency for facing life anew.  Michele has experience across the lifespan from toddlers through adulthood mental health in a variety of settings including community agencies, hospitals, and private practice settings.  She is experienced with cognitive behavioral, Getsalt, interpersonal, reality based, systems approaches and solution focused technques.  In addition Michele is an educator and trainer in the communities, schools, churches and businesses to educate them about practical ways to ensure emotional wellness in the people they serve.  She has also written publications and audio or video teachings on emotional healing topics.  Finally, Michele is a provider of ongoing continuing education courses which are pre-approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for Ohio counselors and social workers.  She can be reached directly to schedule appointments, tranings, seminars, or for inquiries at  614-353-4157.