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NelliMaria LaValle, MSW, LSW

Clinical Therapist


Hello! My name is Nelli, I am a clinical social worker with a background in women's gender and sexuality studies and have a master's degree from The Ohio State University College of Social Work. I have a history of working across a variety of mental health settings with a diverse population of clients, both adolescent and adult. I have a history of working with teens and young adults struggling with anxiety and depression. I have worked and volunteered extensively within the LGBTQ+ community, particularly with gender non-conforming individuals, transgender individuals, and partners of transgender folks.
 
I utilize CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy), TF-CBT (trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy) and strength-based approaches to assist adolescents and adults in managing issues related to anxiety, depression, and trauma history. I believe that everyone has unique qualities that will aid them in their journey to wellness and want to work with individuals to help them celebrate their strengths and differences. I want to walk alongside clients, assist them, empower them and work towards success.

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Counseling