Outpatient Behavioral Health & Wellness Center (Dublin, OH)

Mental health & substance abuse care in Dublin, Ohio

At Vertava Health Dublin, we believe that in order to provide people with the highest quality levels of care, you need to have a knowledgeable and compassion team. Our Columbus area behavioral health center includes a dedicated team of addiction specialists and mental health professionals in Dublin who are there to support and guide people to their best futures.

Meet the Vertava Health Dublin, OH Team

Grace Hanzel

LPC, CDCA Therapist

Grace Hanzel grew up near Port Clinton, Ohio. She entered the realm of addiction and behavioral health after overcoming adversity and addiction within her own family as well as adoption at age 13. She received her education at the University of Toledo and has experience in a variety of treatment modalities and settings including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, equine therapy, first responder trauma, inpatient psychiatry, as well as work within the corrections system. Her most recent endeavor has been enlistment with the Ohio Army National Guard and training as a combat medic. She brings with her to the Vertava Health Dublin team an upbeat mindset and is eager to continue learning and helping those seeking treatment in the Columbus area. 

Krista Smith

OCPRS, Case Manager, Ohio Certified Peer Recovery Specialist
Kristina relocated to London, Ohio from Fort Wayne, Indiana. One of her biggest accomplishments is celebrating more than 10 years of sobriety, and she has used her personal experiences to provide support for people struggling with addiction and mental health conditions. Kristina has experience facilitating therapy groups, conducting medication assistance therapy orientations, serving as a peer coach, organizing sober activities, managing a sober living home, and most importantly, giving people HOPE! She is passionate about her work and wants people to know that with her “vulnerability and transparency is welcomed.”

Martina Martin

LPN, Clinic Solutions Coordinator
Martina has a background in nursing and has used her experience and skills to collaborate with different members of the healthcare industry to improve outcomes of patients in various medical settings. She says, “I find so much pleasure in spreading joy and hope on a daily basis, especially to those who are having a hard time manifesting these feelings on their own. I am glad to say that I will be the smiling face you see when you walk into our location!”

Taryn Keller

MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner
Taryn Keller has a Master of Science in nursing and is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She also has several years of experience in emergency medicine, regenerative medicine, and psychiatric care. During her time in the ER, she worked closely with behavioral health patients as well as with addiction medicine. Taryn is an active member of several professional organizations and training programs for continued education. She works to develop strong connections with patients by providing them with individualized treatment plans that optimize their health. She believes that health and wellness are comprised of many different components and successful treatment comes from strong provider-patient relationships characterized by mutual respect, honest communication, trust, compassion, and empathy.

Patrick Jackson

Outreach Coordinator
Patrick began his career in healthcare over 25 years ago and has worked with a host of exceptional healthcare executives, business managers, and physicians in the Midwest and on the East Coast. He has a special interest in medical practice development and business development. He is also proudly sober for more than three years. An Ohio native, Patrick was raised in Bexley and is a graduate of Bishop Hartley High School. He now resides in Plain City with his family where he volunteers to help the homeless of Central Ohio who are dealing with drug and alcohol use disorders. He says, “I am excited to have the opportunity to bring my skills, experience, strength, and hope to those that are suffering with behavioral health disorders as well as substance use and alcohol use disorders.”

Amanda Purdin

Outreach Coordinator
Amanda has worked in healthcare for over 10 years and behavioral healthcare for over 15 years. She also has over 20 years of experience both instructing and speaking on a wide range of topics including nurse assistant training, responding to violence, assault prevention, and keeping your children safe. Before joining the Vertava Health staff in Dublin, she was the executive director at an assisted living and memory care community. Amanda is excited to help people find the care and services they need when they are going through a difficult time.

Tracy King

MS, APRN, PMHMP-BC, MS Ed., Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Tracy King has over 20 years of firsthand experience working with individuals and families in the Central Ohio community. Early in her career, she worked as a special education teacher but has spent the last ten years working in healthcare as a nurse. She has served as a community nurse as well as a program coordinator and most recently, in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatry. Tracy recently graduated from Ohio State University with her Master of Science and has become a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. She is passionate about helping those struggling with mental health and substance use conditions and looks forward to utilizing her training to provide evidence-based and trauma-informed care to those in need. Her calm and positive demeanor as well as her genuine respect for others has allowed her to build and maintain strong therapeutic relationships. She also values collaboration and strives to assist patients in setting personal wellness goals and empower them to reach their fullest potential. “I consider it an honor to be entrusted in the care of others during their most vulnerable moments.”

Tracy looks forward to bringing her skills and passion for behavioral health to the Vertava Health Dublin team.