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Throughout my career as a therapist, I have had the privilege to work with a diverse group of clients with a wide variety of concerns from PTSD to relationship issues.
I value compassion. I provide a non-judgmental, safe environment with active and honest communication. I primarily utilize Cognitive Therapy, which is an empirically-validated treatment for many problems. I also use EMDR and psychodynamic approaches, depending on a client’s symptoms and needs.
I have a passion for helping people identify their goals and achieve them. I work with both children and adults to help them make positive changes, feel better, and move forward.
I earned my masters in Social Work in New York City at the Hunter College School of Social Work. I am independently licensed by the CWMFT Board of Ohio.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed by the State of Ohio Counseling, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapy Board. I have eighteen years’ experience, and one of my training highlights was the opportunity to work extensively with Dr. Philip Ney, a world-renowned expert on the psychological and emotional needs of adults who have experienced childhood abuse or undergone an abortion. Therefore, the focus of my professional practice is helping individuals to overcome neglect and abuse of all types, including sexual, emotional, verbal, and physical abuse, which encompasses anxiety and depression. I have experience in premarital and marital counseling for women and men, assisting couples with communication about issues that affect us all: finances, intimacy, sex, cohabitation and more. I have additional experience working with international adoptees and their family around attachment and abandonment issues, as well as working with GBLTQ individuals and their families. I primarily employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy modalities to assist clients in becoming more self-aware, acquire new patterns of behavior, grow in confidence, and gain momentum in living their life to the fullest.
Family is an important cornerstone of my life. My husband and I are celebrating 37 years of marriage. We have four children, two beautiful grandchildren, and a lovable standard poodle named Star. Together, we enjoy backpacking, kayaking, golf, and spending time with family and friends.
I am an Independently Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with 16 years of experience providing counseling to children, adolescents, adults and families. I specialize in working with issues such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, parenting concerns, relationship/marital concerns, issues related to adoption, and a variety of other issues. While my training has primarily been in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I tend to work with each client individually to determine what the best course of action will be to address the issue they present with. It is very important to me to provide a warm, empathic, non-judgement space for people to come share their concerns with. I earned my BA in Sociology from Bowling Green State University in 1996 and my Masters Degree in Community Counseling from Kent State University in 2001. I have had the fortune of working in residential settings, office-based settings and community-based settings. Counseling is my true calling and I love sharing the therapeutic experience with my clients.
I am an Independent Licensed Social Worker licensed through the State of Ohio Counseling, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapy Board. I have been providing mental health services for the past twenty years in central Ohio. I specialize in the treatment of individuals who are struggling to cope with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and family issues. I utilize Dialectal Behavioral Therapy and Cogitative Behavioral Therapy modalities to assist clients in gaining insight and new coping skills, enhancing confidence and self-esteem. I am fluent in American Sign Language and provides services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. I have in depth experience working with people with disabilities and whom are dually diagnosed with mental health and developmental disabilities. In addition to these specialties, I have years of experience working with adoptive and kinship youth who are struggling with attachment, anger and general behavioral issues within their current families, working well with caregivers in learning new strategies to support their children. I also specialize in working with GBLTQ individuals and their families on an array of issues and concerns.
I am an independently licensed social worker with more than 5 years experience practicing psychotherapy. I specialize in helping clients cope with stress, depression, anxiety disorders and life transitions. I work from a strengths based perspective and I believe that by helping you to identify and examine thinking patterns and behaviors that are no longer helpful to you, together we can create change and introduce new methods for coping.
I primarily utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to help you achieve your goals. It is important to me to provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to explore your concerns and receive the support you need.
I earned a bachelors degree, Summa Cum Laude in psychology from The Ohio state University in 2008 and a Masters degree in social work from The Ohio State University in 2011. I am independently licensed through the State of Ohio CSWMFT board.
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S) and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC-CS). I have over 20 years of experience working in behavioral health. I earned my Master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University. I specialize in working with adults with anxiety, depression, other mood disorders and substance use disorders. I also enjoy working with couples having relationship issues. I also specialize in working with family members whose loved one has a substance use disorder. I have years of experience working with children and adolescents with ADHD, anxiety, depression, other mood disorders and substance use disorders. I provide a solution-focused approach to working with my clients and their family members, to guide them toward personal insight and building skills to improve their lives.