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Brandy Finfrock

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LPCC
9 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
In-person
431 W Alkaline ...
78 mi
I am licensed in Ohio with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Next available: May 3

Bethany Kelley

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Bethany Kelley profile image
LISW
23 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Greetings to You! I am Bethany and am thankful you have made the decision to live your most phenomenal life! Do you feel utterly lost, stuck or even misunderstood? Do you feel like you know what to do but don't have the will-power or tools to execute it? I help marginalized individuals identify how to show up as their most authentic selves and get the life they deserve. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness, yoga and art to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself. Whether you're dealing with relationship issues, racism, transphobia or addiction, I'm here to help and comfort. Seeking therapy can feel unnerving but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal, grow, try on new perspectivesand just BE. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back. Let's work together and get you to the next level of your healing journey!

Next available: Apr 23

Chris Dougherty LPC CPCS LPCC-S

Chris Dougherty LPC CPCS LPCC-S profile image
LPCC
11 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
Hello, I appreciate you taking the time to read my bio, and I am looking forward to meeting with you. I am a husband and father of five children and enjoy much of my free time with my family. I believe everyone is on a unique walk and faces situations they were not prepared for at some point in their life, and when we struggle to find the best path, seeking out a trained counselor to guide you through is a great option.

Next available: May 3

Carolyn Dower

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LISW
35 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi, I'm Carolyn Dower, LCSW, LISW with 36 years experience working with adults, teens, and couples to find inner peace, better health, happier relationships, and more fulfilling work. Would you like to understand yourself better so that you can feel better and get more of what you want in life? I help with the range of problems that people can have -- depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, grief, spiritual conflicts, and relationship problems -- or whatever is troubling you. We'll begin by listening deeply to your thoughts, feelings, and needs as you are comfortable sharing them. Together we can find solutions to your problems. We may choose to learn some simple and effective relaxation methods, empowering communication skills, and techniques to heal childhood hurts. All of this works together for good self esteem, good energy, and a good life. Thank you for taking the time to learn about me and how we might work together. Hoping to meet you soon! If you would like to speak to my personal reception team, please call 1-786-755-1863 or email reception+Carolyn587@growtherapy.com. FL License #SW10694 Ohio License #I.2203408 Life Coaching Certificate 2006 Health Counseling Certificate 2007

Next available: Apr 23

Kristyn Poltis, LPCC

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Kristyn Poltis, LPCC profile image
LPCC
8 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi, I'm Kristyn and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in the state of Ohio. First off I want to say that you are courageous because it takes a lot to seek out help when you need it most. At this moment, your life may feel overwhelming and anxious thoughts will not rest and peace may seem out of reach. You may feel burden with guilt and shame where there may be no hope within sight. I would love to come along side you and help you find that peace, to find hope, and restore balance back into your daily routines. I have over 7 years of experience with utilizing several different evidence-based approaches tailored to the needs of my clients across many different types of settings. I will help you develop and achieve manageable goals to discover what is working and what is not and utilize healthy coping skills with empathy and compassion. I will provide you a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to heal and grow. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Apr 24

Karen Collins

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Karen Collins profile image
LISW
19 years of experience
Virtual
Karen Collins is a psychotherapist in private practice in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. She is originally from Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University. She has worked at inpatient adult and adolescent psychiatric hospitals in Ohio for 8 years along with managing her private therapy practice and teaching at The Ohio State University. Then in 2012, she said good-bye to the cold weather and moved to Jupiter, FL where she began working at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center for 10 years. Her career at the WPB VA Medical Center offered her the opportunity to work with Veterans in the following capacities over that 10 year period; as a Mental Health Therapist, Program Manager of Post Deployment Clinic and the Care Giver Support Program, Supervisor of Homeless Programs and Supervisor over programs serving Veterans with serious mental health conditions. In addition to working at the WPB VA Medical Center, she worked in private practice in Jupiter, FL. In March of 2022, she left the WPB VA Medical Center in February to focus completely on her private practice which moved with her from Jupiter to Palm Beach Gardens, FL. She has published two books, one on relationships and another on managing depression. She has written a couples interactive co-journal and is also working on publishing other journal series for situation-specific healing journals for life events such as healing post affair, moving forward after the end of a relationship, healing after death of a partner; to name a few. She has published multiple articles on relationships, depression, improving well-being, thriving during and after a serious health issue and reducing acute stress response. She has a YouTube Channel, “Therapy with Karen Collins” where she posts peaceful places, guided meditations, provoking ideas to consider and a segment on managing acute stress response and improving overall well-being to teach how to prevent over-responding to stressors. She has provided therapy virtually for over 11 years (long before it was trending as a popular method) and she is a MDLIVE provider joining that company in the beginning of their virtual platform launch. The past few years have proven that virtual therapy is an effective method of providing therapy removing additional barriers such as drive time, inconvenience, lack of child care, etc. to accessing needed services.

Next available: Apr 24

Helen Farrah-McGrail

(she/her)

Helen Farrah-McGrail profile image
LISW
39 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker and therapist (LICSW) with 35 years of professional work experience based in West Virginia. I received my Masters degree at the University of Pittsburgh, and I have been practicing for thirty-five years. I have experience in helping clients with a myriad of issues, but especially stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management, anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, as well as clients with substance use disorders. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Next available: Apr 23

Irena Arkhypenko

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Irena Arkhypenko profile image
LPCC
25 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Challenging
Virtual
Hi there! I am Irena. Do you need a space where the focus is on you and your needs? Whether you need better understanding or urgent solutions in your life, I am here to be with you and share with you my knowledge and experience (20+ years in the field of mental health counseling/ psychotherapy). I am non-judgmental and compassionate. My approach is analytical, strength-based, and trauma-informed. We will work together to bring more quality and more happiness to your life, to find your unique resources, life-balance, and your unique life-style.

Next available: Apr 22

Patty Sullivan

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Patty Sullivan profile image
LPCC
13 years of experience
Warm
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
Welcome to the House of Transformation Therapy Services LLC! You may ask why House of Transformation? After years of working in the IT world I transitioned into the addictions and mental health field following a calling from my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in my middle age. My acceptance of Jesus Christ, began my internal transformation and continuation of being transformed day by day leading to receiving a calling and a purpose to help heal those suffering. This transformation began my personal journey of healing from domestic violence; different types of abuse, drug abuse and much more. I learned in this journey that the Lord uses our suffering for eternal gain. You may find yourself at a similar crossroad suffering with a chemical addiction; domestic violence or abuse; various types of trauma/PTSD; or somewhere on the anxiety, depressive, obsessive compulsive, ADHD, or personality disorder spectrum; interpersonal relationship issues; or challenges with transitioning into adulthood from 18-21’ish ranging from financial, job/career, relationships, moving out to your own place, or learning more of who you are. Maybe you’re a parent struggling with how to raise a child, unsure if parenting skills or other areas are effective or experiencing a child with behavioral/emotional problems. You’ve come to the right place! It all starts within us, the desire to be transformed within… to be happier, more whole, more fulfilled so you experience less suffering and thrive more instead of just surviving day by day. The key to healing is change within and I will be with you to guide, help, encourage and support you on this journey at your personal pace using over 13 years of clinical experience. Together, we set goals in our conversations and use these to develop an action plan to aid in healing, growing and thriving. Self-pay prices: -Intake and Established sessions @ $70 for 60 min session -Scheduled follow-up session @ $60 for 60 min session

Next available: May 6

Joy B

Joy B profile image
LISW
15 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am a certified case manager, and certified grief support professional. I hold a Masters Degree, Bacculeaur Degree. I continue to participate in yearly trainings and continued education in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief, individual counseling, and couples counseling. I have been in the field of assisting individuals transform their lives since 2007. I have worked with a diverse groups of individuals including adults with learning disabilities, children and families, individual counseling, couples counseling, and grief support groups. During my 15 years of service, I have worked with individuals in their home setting, office setting, and hospital setting. The one thing that has never changed is my capacity to help individuals transition to a new stage in life.

Next available: Apr 22

Kelly Kennard LPCC, MFT

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Kelly Kennard LPCC, MFT profile image
LPCC
6 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
Do you feel like something is holding you back? Getting in your way? Many people run into barriers- barriers that keep them from achieving their goals, get in the way of their relationships or keep them from moving on. These barriers can look like anxiety, depression, trauma, communication patterns, etc. This is where I can help! I have worked with crisis services and trauma survivors my whole career; and trauma can look different for everyone! I enjoy nothing more than helping clients identify the barriers that are holding them back, constructing a plan to break it down and take steps towards doing so. I have a Marriage and Family Therapist License in addition to my Clinical Counselor License, so couples are a passion of mine as well.

Next available: Apr 24

Steven Johnston MA PCC-S

Steven Johnston MA PCC-S profile image
LPCC
30 years of experience
Virtual
Steven Johnston CPC LPCC-S has been a clinical counselor for over twenty years, with special training in the areas of Pastoral Counseling , having additonal experience in treating victims of Domestic Violence ; Child Sexual Abuse; Trauma, workplace issues and Marital counseling. A graduate from Ashland Theological Seminary in 1988. Because Mr. Johnston did not want to exclude religious commitment issues from the therapeutic setting, he chose to pursue his Counseling degree from Ashland Seminary after graduating with ministerial degree from the Foursquare Church of the Gospel’s, Life Bible College East. He has continued to extend his Clinical Pastoral Studies through membership and training in the American Association of Christian Counselors. To avoid excluding an aspect of life that has shown to be of central importance to nearly two-thirds of the US population, Mr. Johnston has sought to integrate spiritual issues from a Biblical point of view in a way compatible with Biblical doctrine and Pastoral Counseling. This integration as it applies to marital, family and individual issues has been found to promote inner healing as it supports the client’s own religious coping skills.

Next available: Apr 30

Taylor Williams

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Taylor Williams profile image
LPCC
9 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Humorous
Virtual
Hello I am a License professional clinical counselor with over 9 years experience. I am trauma certified and DBT focused on helping diverse individuals who suffer with traumatic events, PSTD, personality disorders, life transition, and family conflict. I utilize DBT, feminist, and other techniques to help learn to process and cope with issues affecting your everyday life.

Next available: Apr 23

Mollie Ridings, MSW, LISW-S

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Mollie Ridings, MSW, LISW-S profile image
LISW
8 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, I'm Mollie! If you feel like your past is a constant hurdle in your present and you're eager for positive change, you've come to the right place. I specialize in working with individuals to rediscover hope even in the most challenging circumstances. Together, we'll pinpoint the barriers hindering your progress and confront them directly. My approach is holistic, addressing the mind, body, and spirit. I blend Biblical principles, mindfulness, and trauma therapy to provide a comprehensive and tailored solution. Whether you're wrestling with feelings of failure, self-harm, relationship challenges, intimacy issues, or the trauma of past abuse, I'm here to assist you in discovering hope and answers for moving forward. Taking the initiative to open up to someone new can be intimidating, but it's a commendable first step. In our sessions, expect a judgment-free zone where you'll encounter a variety of techniques tailored to suit you and your specific needs. Your journey toward healing is important, and I'm committed to providing the support and tools necessary for your progress.

Next available: Apr 29

Kimberly Hayes

(she/her)

Kimberly Hayes profile image
LISW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Challenging
Virtual
Kimberly completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Louisville. She has over 15 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including outpatient specialty clinics, crisis intervention, structured outpatient programs, inpatient psychiatric facilities, large non-profits, and private practice. Kimberly has also taught social work and related courses at the Eastern Kentucky University and Kentucky State University. ​ Kimberly has a broad range of clinical experience working with individuals and groups during her professional career in the following areas: Depression Bipolar Disorder Anxiety Disorders Substance Use Disorders Anger and Stress Management Trauma and Abuse Suicide Assessment and Risk Reduction Group Psychotherapy Couple’s Conflict

Next available: Apr 22

Shawn Pedani, LISW-S

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Shawn Pedani, LISW-S profile image
LISW
20 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Direct
Virtual
As a professional mental health counselor specializing in treating anxiety and depression, I provide a comprehensive approach to help prospective clients manage their mental health challenges. My process typically begins with an initial consultation or assessment session, where I create a safe and supportive environment for clients to share their concerns and goals. I employ evidence-based treatments, particularly drawing from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). In my sessions, I guide clients through a process of accepting their thoughts and feelings rather than fighting against them. I help them identify their values and commit to actions that align with those values, even in the presence of difficult emotions or thoughts. During sessions, I may utilize various techniques such as mindfulness exercises, experiential exercises, and cognitive restructuring to help clients develop psychological flexibility. This involves teaching them skills to defuse from unhelpful thoughts, increase awareness of the present moment, and take committed action towards meaningful life goals. Additionally, I collaborate with clients to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to their specific needs and circumstances. I may incorporate psychoeducation about anxiety and depression, as well as teach coping strategies and relaxation techniques to empower clients in managing their symptoms outside of therapy sessions. My approach is characterized by empathy, non-judgment, and respect for the individuality of each client. I strive to create a therapeutic alliance based on trust and collaboration, where clients feel understood and supported in their journey towards improved mental well-being.

Next available: Apr 30

Colleen McCleery

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LIMFT
30 years of experience
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with 20 years of experience. I address a wide array of relationship and individual issues with a holistic perspective and concern for your overall, long-term well-being. I provide EMDR, couples, individual, and family therapy. In addition, my LICDC license allows me to help certain clients identify addictive or self-destructive patterns and relationships. Working together, we can move towards self-awareness and self-improvement that positively impacts all areas of one's life.

Next available: Apr 29

Jaimie A Wells

(he/him)

Jaimie A Wells profile image
LISW
37 years of experience
Virtual
Do you feel that life can, at times, may be very challenging and even seem overwhelming. There can be hope in being able overcome these difficulties and reaching your goals and full potential. Areas which are distressing for you are addressed in a collaborative approach which accentuates the positive. Feeling better is an important first step in your journey to developing effective coping skills and resiliency, reaching your goals, and realizing your full potential. This is accomplished through an empirically based multi-modal and multi-dimensional approach which incorporates all your important characteristics and strengths while developing new abilities. Whether you're dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, legal issues, and/or relationship difficulties, I'm here to help you.

Next available: Apr 22

Jennifer Kendrick

(she/her)

Jennifer Kendrick  profile image
LISW
12 years of experience
Intelligent
Open-minded
Challenging
Virtual
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Kentucky, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, and West Virginia, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Kentucky. I provide telehealth services in all the above states, plus West Virginia. My experience is in autism, multiple disabilities, and miscarriage or stillbirth within the family system. My passion is in helping individuals, couples, and families navigate complex medical situations, including new diagnoses of physical and/or mental health concerns. I am in the process of completing my PhD in social work, where I study health disparities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Next available: Apr 24

Kenna Brooks

(she/her)

Kenna Brooks profile image
LPCC
5 years of experience
Virtual
I believe counseling is a holistic effort between the therapist and the people seeking services. I believe each person deserves respect and guidance on their individual journey. I know taking that first step towards change is typically the hardest step of all, but you are here doing the hard things! I am a licensed professional counselor in the State of Ohio (E.2102685). I received my Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wright State University in 2019.

Next available: Apr 22

Tracey Zion

(she/her)

Tracey Zion profile image
LISW
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Congratulations on taking the first step to wellness! Hi, my name is Tracey and I am a clinically licensed therapist with over 20 years of experience supporting, educating, and assisting people like you who want to make some positive changes in their lives. I provide a safe and nonjudgemental space for you to identify what's not working in your life and causing you to feel unwell. Using a whole self approach and addressing the issues that are most relevant to you, I use tools and strategies that will lead to positive changes and wellness. Whether you are experiencing a life challenge, having issues with relationships, or struggling with feeling well emotionally, I look forward to the opportunity to help you discover new ways to improve, heal, and grow. Thank you for considering sharing your journey with me. I look forward to meeting you.

Next available: Apr 22

Dr. Sean P. Meyer

Dr. Sean P. Meyer profile image
LPCC
9 years of experience
Virtual
I earned my doctorate and post-graduate master's degrees in psychology and my master's degree in counseling from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Professionally, I retired from the United States Air Force as a senior non-commissioned officer, and since retiring, have worked in several different behavioral health settings. In addition to my private practice, I am a graduate-level adjunct professor of counseling psychology.

Next available: Apr 22

Calvin Felder Jr

Calvin Felder Jr profile image
LIMFT
25 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Challenging
Virtual
To be honest, turning to therapy can be a difficult first step toward personal growth. The decision to turn to someone to help you look within for answers to life problems and challenges can be one of the biggest decisions a person can make. However, you are not alone. Therapy has helped millions create a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques to assist you to release your fears and drop the habits that keep you from living your best life. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have served clients of all ages, and of various diverse backgrounds address their life challenges. Utilizing my therapeutic abilities, trainings and experience we will explore solutions to what troubles you most.

Next available: Apr 30

Linda Kay Ellerbrock LSW, LPCC

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Linda Kay Ellerbrock LSW, LPCC profile image
LPCC
27 years of experience
Warm
Humorous
Authentic
Virtual
In-person
4925 State Rout...
76 mi
Hi, I am Linda Ellerbrock LSW, LPCC Do you feel swept up in the storms of life? Do you feel like you are stuck in a bad dream that will never end? Do you feel like you are haunted by the "Wicked Witches" or "Flying Monkeys" of life? Follow the Ellerbrock Road Counseling Services and I can help. Just as the All and Powerful Oz helped Dorothy get back home, the Scarecrow a brain, The Tin Man a heart and the Cowardly Lion find courage, I can help you do the same. I am here to help repair fragile homes, restore disordered thinking, mend broken hearts, and find the courage to keep moving on when times are tough. I can help you avoid the Wicked Witches and Flying Monkeys in your life by helping you find positive solutions to whatever life sends your way. I do not perform magic, but I have over 25 years of experience in helping people of all ages from Munchkins to Auntie Em"s. I use many different approaches in my therapy but mostly try to make a connection and follow my client's lead. I use a blend of humor, creativity and life experiences to help my clients feel comfortable and not alone. Just like Dorothy and her friends were afraid to move forward despite the Wicked Witch, Flying Monkeys and The Powerful Oz's demands. I will help you get beyond the fears and uncomfortableness of therapy and move forward.

Next available: Apr 22

J. Michele Rankin

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J. Michele Rankin profile image
LPCC
14 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi there, I go by Michele. Life can be difficult at times. You might feel like it can never get better and like you have to get through it on your own. My job is to help you get through these difficult times and to give you the skills you need to feel empowered to get through any obstacle that comes your way. I have years of expereience helping people from all walks of life find their idea of happiness and making it a reality. I work hard at being flexible and providing you with the kind of help that you want and need. Whether you're dealing with current or past issues, or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back. Let's work together!

Next available: Apr 22

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