Sylvester Huston III, MSW, LSW

Licensed Social Worker, Master’s Level

As a Master’s level, licensed social worker, my goal is to help my clients enjoy all aspects of their lives. I have years of experience working with individuals of all ages and a variety of problems/concerns. I have experience and can provide assistance with depression, anxiety, and life issues impacting mood and daily functioning. I specialize in helping individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), substance use, and behavioral concerns.

Whether you’re looking for services for you, your child, or both (with family therapy), I take a positive, holistic approach and meet the client where they are at in the moment while exploring influential factors on thinking, feelings, and behaviors. I encourage growth and change by emphasizing the client’s strengths, exploring resiliency within my clients and use of motivational skills. With youth, I like to use art and play therapy interventions to engage children in therapy.

To schedule appointments with Sylvester Huston call the office at 330-433-1300 and choose option #1. All messages are returned same day for scheduling. Accepting Private Insurance only.

• Licensed Social Worker
• Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

MASTERS OF SOCIAL WORK, Micro Concentration, The University of Akron, Akron, OH
MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN SOCIAL ADMINISTRATION, Case Western University, Cleveland, OH
BACHELORS OF ARTS, Area of Concentration: Social Work, Malone University, Canton, OH

Nominated Guest Speaker at Malone University Spring Luncheon, February 2017

Outstanding Social Work Student of the Year, Malone University, August 2016 – August 2017

4KidHelp Inc., Canton, OH | Aug. 2019 – May. 2009

Graduate Level Intern

Conduct and develop weekly individual counseling sessions, diagnostic assessments, and treatment plans under direct supervision. Utilize a variety of interventions specific to diagnoses including ADHD, ASD, ODD and anxiety. Determine appropriateness of counseling approaches and implement evidenced-based techniques including Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Systems Theory, and Motivational Interviewing. Develop print media for psychoeducational purposes.

Vantage Behavioral Health Solutions, Barberton, OH | Aug. 2018 – May 2019

Graduate Level Intern

Facilitated weekly individual and group counseling sessions while applying management systems and conducting crisis intervention counseling as necessary to aging population. Completed required document efficiently and on-time. Developed print media for behavioral health and substance use meetings. Produced and presented an 8-week men’s group on trauma and substance use. Established a pre-test and post-test to evaluate progress of weekly groups. Conducted mental health and substance diagnostic assessments for agency’s incoming clients. Created procedure and letter for termination of client for agency’s policy. Conducted weekly community mental health sessions at senior living apartments.

CommQuest Services, Inc., Canton, OH | Sept. 2017 – Sept. 2018

Residential Licensed Social Worker/Chemical Dependency Counselor in Training

Conducted individual and group counseling sessions while implementing behavior management systems and conducting crisis intervention counseling as necessary. Completed required documentation efficiently and on-time including Mental Health Treatment Plans, ASAM certification forms, weekly summaries and discharge documentation. Developed and monitored ongoing performance contracts and strategies while coordinating and scheduling all other clinical services to ensure appropriate utilization of continuum.

CommQuest Services, Inc., Canton, OH | June 2017 – August 2017

Residential Technician

Responsible for daily assistance with and supervision of clients by ensuring the comfort, safety, and security of all clients and visitors. Demonstrated compassion and care for clients suffering from addiction while complying with HIPPA laws and policies and procedures.

Our Minds Matter Urban Teen Summit, Canton, OH | 2017

Facilitator

Increased knowledge about emotional health and substance use and promote emotional wellness, while decreasing stigma and discrimination towards adolescent individuals experiencing emotional health difficulties.
Presentation Topic: “Getting High so I Won’t Feel the Hurt” – Educated students on the effects, danger, and adverse risks associated with drug use. Empowered students to take control of physical and emotional health early by defining and explaining resiliency factors and coping mechanisms.

CommQuest Services, Inc., Canton, OH | 2016

Certified Peer Support Specialist

Utilized evidence-based practices in working with young adults and assisted in facilitating the referral, linkage, and monitoring process to community-based behavioral healthcare services.
Assisted young adults with understanding their rights and responsibility as recipient of behavioral healthcare services and engage young adults through outreach, role modeling, support, and provision of hope.

Our Minds Matter Urban Teen Summit, Canton, OH | 2016

Facilitator

Increased knowledge about emotional health and substance use and promote emotional wellness, while decreasing stigma and discrimination towards adolescent individuals experiencing emotional health difficulties.
Presentation Topic: “I am Angry and Don’t Know Why” – Provided insights to anger triggers and physical indicators of anger by identifying anger styles. Educated students on positive coping strategies to reduce anger.

Malone University, Canton, OH | 2016

Research Assistant

Collaborated with South Street Ministries to conduct a qualitative study examining viewpoints of residents and business owners. Assisted by contacting potential participants to schedule interviews and distribute surveys. Participated in a local radio segment to provide awareness of current and benefits of participation.

Propel Ohio Collegiate Leadership Summit, Delegate of Malone University | 2016

Leadership program that promotes civic engagement and inspires undergraduate in Ohio to grow as civic leaders in Ohio by actively engaging with college students on issues that affect childhood poverty, including food security, inequities in education, and homelessness.

Malone University, Canton, OH | 2016

Research Assistant

Provided research assistance in investigating bullying among elderly populations within senior living homes. Extended support by conducting literature reviews, handling data management and performing simple statistical analyses.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

CommQuest Services, Inc., Canton, OH | 2016 – 2017

Facilitator – “Life Skills”

Collaborated with Lifeskills Alternative High School to implement psychoeducational classes to at-risk youth by developing a syllabi and overall course structure. Collaborated on weekly curriculum and met with students upon request.

CommQuest Services, Inc., Canton, OH | 2017

Tutor Coordinator – “Taking the Crown”

Collaborated with Malone University staff and students to facilitate the development of a tutoring program for at-risk youth.

PUBLICATIONS

Slovak, K., Wade, H., & Huston III, S.  (in press). Measuring and addressing elderly bullying in a residential community. The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare