Deandra Poythress, LISW - Ohio Therapist at Grow Therapy

Deandra Poythress

Deandra Poythress


8 years of experience

Trauma is a catalyst that can either bind us in grief or propel us toward greatness. By accepting what cannot be changed and learning how to properly cope with what is, we can all live a life we envision. In my experience as a therapist, I have noticed the impact grief, loss and trauma can have on an individual's psyche. With that being said, I have also noticed- and have profound appreciation for- the innate resilience evidenced in the healing process. For the past 10 years, I’ve worked tirelessly in community mental health, school based and psychiatric sites where I provided individual, family, and group therapy. By analyzing past circumstances, teaching self- awareness, and offering an open space to just be, I help clients unshackle the pain that keeps them bound. I pull from various treatment modalities including Humanistic, Acceptance Commitment, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Strengths-Based, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Let us embark on this healing journey together. Reclaim the person you were always intended to be! Signed, The Connected Counselor

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

The first session consists of us getting to understand your story which can only be told by you. We will discuss treatment expectations, your rights as a client and my responsibilities as the treating provider. We will also discuss modalities most often used by this clinician and identify a plan of care for continued treatment.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

treatment methods used inclued CBT, TFCBT, DBT, Motivational interviewing, Acceptance, Humanistic, creative and expressive therapies, sand tray therapy etc.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I am skilled in grief, depression, trauma, anxiety, ADHD, ODD, Mood Disorders.

About Deandra Poythress

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