Compassionate, Expert Therapists for Teens & Young Adults

Our highly trained therapists are dedicated to fostering hope in the lives of young people and helping them thrive. 

We are partners in the process, coming alongside our clients and their families to facilitate healing and growth. We believe change is possible for every person we serve, and we believe in our clients’ ability to create it for themselves. We are simply guides who show them the path. We are cultivators of hope.

Our certified therapists are: 

  • Specially trained in telehealth 
  • Carefully vetted for our patients’ safety and confidence 
  • Committed to excellence
  • Authentically invested in each client
  • Highly focused due to intentionally smaller caseloads


Our founders are passionate about collaborating with families and providers to help young people uncover their strengths, find hope and achieve their goals.

Eric Strickland

Eric Strickland

Founder, Chairman

Eric Strickland

Gina Drobnick

Chief Executive Officer

Eric Strickland

Steven Shampain, MA, LPC-MHSP

Executive Director, Group Practice

Eric Strickland

Casey Merrill, LPC-MHSP

Executive Director, Campus Practice

Expert, passionate therapists make the difference.

HopeNation therapists are specially trained and have extensive experience working with children, teens and young adults, including the use of telemental health. Read their bios to learn about their background and personal experiences with young people.