About WellSpring

Individuals and families seek professional counseling and support for many reasons – behavior, anger, parenting struggles, anxiety, depression, and problems in school or on the job.
WellSpring offers counseling, support and programs for adults and children, individuals and families, designed to improve relationships and empower a better you.

Who We Serve

About 60 percent of our clients are adults and 40 percent are children. We serve individuals and families of all backgrounds and make-ups and recognize all of our clients’ relationships are unique.
“The most important person in your child’s life is you.” Richele Shepard, Executive Director, WellSpring

Vision, Mission and Values


WellSpring empowers individuals and families to make fundamental life changes through exceptional counseling and community outreach that improves quality of life.


WellSpring was started in 1955 as Family Service Agency to provide in-home services focused on building life skills and helping build strong family structures. The organization changed its name in 2010 to better communicate its commitment to building hope and empowering clients to make positive change in their lives. Today, WellSpring remains a family-oriented not-for-profit organization that focuses on counseling and other programs to support happy and healthy family life.

Meet The Team

All of our therapists are Ohio licensed and have Masters degrees. Some have specializations in child play therapy, parent-child interactive therapy, and alcohol and drug therapy. Together, they have over 80 years of experience.
Richele Shepard, Executive Director, LPC
Ramona Henry, FAST Coordinator
Melinda Kappell, MSW, LISW-S
John Wes Wilson, MS, LPC
Jenny Oliver, LPC
Bobbie Davis, Parent Partner
Jack Legg, Parent Partner
Dawn Hensler White, PAX Partner
Denise Donnelly, Office Manage
Sussie Sassenberg, MS, LPC
Barb Ofskzy, MSW
Carla Tamplin, MSW


Clark County Combined Health District Clark County Juvenile Court Clark County Municipal Court Rocking Horse Center Springfield City Schools


WellSpring is proud to keep our administrative costs as low as possible to ensure that most of our funding goes directly to client care and services. In April 2010, 23 percent of WellSpring’s budget went to administrative costs, and we constantly strive to keep those costs down.
Our funding comes from the following entities and organizations:
Fee for service
  • Springfield City Schools
  • Springfield Foundation
  • Turner Foundation
  • United Way


  • Springfield Foundation
  • Turner Foundation
  • United Way
  • Young Woman’s Mission
  • Community Mercy Health Foundation
  • Exchange Club

Make a Donation

New – Donate via PayPal:
To make a donation via other methods, contact us at: 15 E. Pleasant Street Springfield, Oh 45506 937-325-5564 or send an email to richeles@wellspringfield.org

WellSpring services are made possible by contributions made from these organizations


Do you offer services such as gas, electric bills, rental payment assistance?


Do you have a relationship with Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services?

We offer completely different services.

Do you dispense medication?

No. We do not have a psychiatrist on staff, and we do not dispense medication.

Can you help me find a job?

Some of our counselors help clients with goal-setting, overcoming depression or anger and other issues that might be a barrier to maintaining employment. However, we do not provide job search support services.

Is there a fee for counseling?

Yes, there is a sliding scale fee, but we also accept CareSource, Molina, Amerigroup, medical card, some private insurance. We have a sliding scale based on the amount of money you make and the number of people in your household. If you have questions about if we accept your insurance, please call us at 937-325-5564.

What services does WellSpring NOT offer?

We do not offer bill pay assistance, food stamps or medical cards. If you need help with these things, please contact the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.