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Ashley Pennington

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LISW
3 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
220 South Breie...
99 mi
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with training in various therapy modalities. I have a passion for working with clients who are driven to transform their lives. My educational background includes a degree from Louisiana State University and I am also a veteran of the Air Force. I have worked in many different practice areas, including mental health, child welfare, school setting, homelessness, corrections, and veteran services. Due to my extensive experience, I possess a strong understanding of various systems and have the ability to connect with individuals from diverse cultures and viewpoints.

Next available: Apr 24

Chris Dougherty LPC CPCS LPCC-S

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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

Elaine Hendershot

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LISW
7 years of experience
Virtual
Greetings and salutations. I am a LMSW/LISW, licensed in both Michigan and Ohio, but I reside in the Detroit area. I have been a therapist for 7 years, and specialize in working with children and teenagers. I love working with relationship issues, ADHD, ODD, anxiety, depression, and social conflict. I meet virtually for Ohio and Michigan clients, and in person for Michigan clients.

Next available: Apr 24

La'Shunae Johnson

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La'Shunae Johnson  profile image
LPCC
8 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Are you dealing with the life stressors of being a teenager or young adult? Feeling stuck? Depressed? Anxious? Well, you’ve already passed the most difficult part which was seeking help. I empower adolescents, teens, and young adults (ages 12+) to overcome daily struggles and live in their best potential at the best version of themselves. Together, we will work to identify your strengths and get you back to your higher self with balance. We will use a client-centered and strength-based approach to address the needs of your mental health. I also utilize a lot of cognitive behavioral techniques to assist with getting your mind, body, and spirit aligned. I love to incorporate lots of therapeutic activities with a primary focus on building self-efficacy. I have years of experience with trauma-informed care, anxiety, depression, etc. You deserve to be the best version of you. Let me help you by offering a safe, therapeutic space for you to heal. What are you waiting for? Book me if you’re motivated to make change!

Next available: May 6

Linda Riddle

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LISW
25 years of experience
Virtual
Hi I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I have over 25 years of experience working with individuals and families seeking help with one or more of the following: addiction, parenting, couple, foster care, school issues, and the military family's unique challenges. I have had the privilege to witness families grow in their ability to communicate their feelings and needs positively which enhances their relationships with each other

Next available: Apr 24

Nikki Artiaga, MSW, LISW

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LISW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Nikki is a neurobehavioral clinician who works with childhood and adult trauma, neuro-developmental and neuro-cognitive disorders, family issues, and children and adults with chronic illnesses. Nikki received her bachelor's degree in social work at Lourdes University and completed her master's degree in clinical social work at Campbellsville University. Nikki received specialized training at Johns Hopkins University in mental health issues for individuals with neurological illnesses.

Next available: Apr 29

Jessica Whited

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LISW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
I am an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) with experience in working with adults and children from in-patient as well as out-patient settings. I have worked with teenagers and young children for over 10 years. I specialize in working with children with trauma, anxiety, and depression. I have a heart for working with kids and teens with traumatic experiences. My passion began while I was still in high school and wanted to be a teacher. I worked in various daycare facilities as well as having my own in-home daycare and decided I wanted to help kids (and adults) in a more in-depth manner. That is when I began my journey into social work and found my true calling in life. I have experience working with children and adolescents who have been through, or are currently in, the child welfare system as well as working with older teens with substance abuse/misuse issues.

Next available: Apr 26

Heike Wilson

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LPCC
10 years of experience
Virtual
I am a licensed professional clinical counselor with 10 years of experience. I have experience working with a variety of individuals and families and specialize in children, adolescents, and young adults. I specialize in treating those with a variety of presenting problems including anxiety, trauma, behavior concerns, ADHD, and more. I use a collaborative approach where I believe the client is the focus of the work we do together. Using a variety of techniques, I will meet you where you are and work with you to meet your goals.

Next available: Apr 25

John M. O'Brien

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LPCC
3 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
252 3rd Avenue,...
117 mi
Hey There, I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Ohio. I received a Masters degree in clinical mental health counseling from Ohio University. I also received my undergraduate in elementary education and taught school for 7 years before becoming a therapist. I help kids, adults and couples struggling with a wide range of challenges. I specially in EMDR therapy and many other types of evidence based therapies. My hobbies are hunting, fishing, golf, camping, kayaking and anything outdoors.

Next available: Apr 24

Aristea Greiff

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LISW
22 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! In my work over the years, I have had the pleasure to see my clients succeed at life! I am compassionate, non-judgmental, and we will meet wherever you are and take you wherever you want to go. I look forward to working with you! Specializations Addiction and/or Substance Use Concerns, Anger Management, Anxiety, Couples Counseling, Depression, Family Therapy, Grief, Health Psychology, Parenting Issues, Relationship Issues, Sleep Health, Women's Health. In our sessions, you can see into my home, and it is as if you are right there with me. No filters, no staring at a wall behind me. You will be inside of my home office as if it were in person. At our sessions I take notes that I give to you at the end of our sessions, so you have have something tangible to take with you, as well as links to resources such as podcasts, books, take home exercises (never mandatory though!) to help you progress in between sessions to make our time together more valuable. I used to be in direct service many years ago and then moved into training EAP providers and offering trainings for Mental Health providers to maintain their licenses, but during the, "Great Hiatus," I saw that people needed help. So I came back to be in the trenches. You are in good hands! I am also a student of positive psychology, but I have the ability to empathize deeply and really be right there with you. Almost all of my clients have experienced breakthroughs and by the end of our time together are enjoying their lives again and feeling competent to problem solve and develop coping tools, and resiliency.

Next available: Apr 24

Aliyah McConahay

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LISW
4 years of experience
Virtual
My treatment process begins with a comprehensive diagnostic assessment, typically lasting one to two hours. During this assessment, I carefully evaluate your presenting concerns and symptoms to provide accurate diagnoses and formulate personalized treatment recommendations. If I determine that I am the best fit for your needs, I will suggest starting with outpatient sessions on a weekly basis, gradually transitioning to biweekly sessions as progress is made.

Next available: Apr 24

Sara Newman

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LISW
19 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Independant Social Worker (LISW-S) with over 19 years of clinical experience in community mental health and private practice. I provide individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults, with specialty areas that include anxiety and depression issues, mindfulness, relaxation training, developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder. I have two undergraduate degrees in Music and Psychology from Baldwin Wallace College and a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSSA) from Case Western Reserve University. I have experience in using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and mindfulness interventions with clients. I also have completed training in yoga and incorporate mind body interventions into counseling.

Next available: Apr 24

Amy Zauel

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LISW
28 years of experience
Virtual
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! I am a licensed clinical social worker and enjoy helping others find that resolution to whatever stressors they are facing. I take a positive outlook approach and set my clients up for success! We do everything in “baby” steps because we want to succeed. I don’t allow my clients to set unrealistic goals and strive to help them find success in even the smallest things in life!

Next available: Apr 26

Coleen Olsson

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LISW
17 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a therapist licensed to practice independently in several states. I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Master's of Social Work in 2006, and have been in practice since. I provide support to help teens and adults who are struggling with depression, mood swings, anxiety, trauma, and ADHD. We may cover challenges pertaining to family, work, school, sports, substance use, household and parenting, to name a few.

Next available: Apr 24

Darcel Elliott

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LPCC
15 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
2828 Central Av...
95 mi
I have had the opportunity to join individuals on their life journeys for over 20 years. Each of my clients is empowered to identify their personal therapy goals. When we work in tandem, we are able to move barriers and redefine our lives. During much of my career I have worked with adolescents and young adults experiencing trauma, community challenges, family and educational concerns. I also have extensive experience providing therapy to individuals with substance use disorder. I provide a safe therapy environment for individuals of all ethnicities, religions and genders.

Next available: Apr 24

Danielle Norris

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LISW
3 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) based in Ohio. I received my Masters from The Catholic University of America and have been practicing for 4 years. I help teenagers and adults struggling with their mental health become the best versions of themselves by finding coping skills, strategies, and interventions that help reduce/alleviate symptoms. I am gentle in my approach and move at the pace suitable for each individual client.

Next available: Apr 24

Kristen Pal

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LISW
9 years of experience
Virtual
I have been working in this field for over a decade in various different roles. I have started my career as working with physically disabled youth in college. I then moved on to working with developmentally disabled adults. I then moved into a role as a case manager who specialized in working with transistional aged youth (teenagers who are becoming adults). After spending a little over five years in that position, I obtained my master's degreee in social work and became a licensed clinical social worker. In August of 2020, I transistioned into

Next available: Apr 24

Beth Pilous-Smith Ph.D, PCC-S

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LPCC
29 years of experience
Intelligent
Humorous
Direct
Virtual
My name is Beth Pilous-Smith (Licensed in OHIO). As a therapist, I am passionate about empowering individuals. I aim to join you in successfully reaching your goals of repairing/resolving conflicts, lessening distress and emotional pain, solving problems, and enhancing your overall well-being. I work hard to create a safe, calm place where my clients feel supported and heard. While I have worked with clients with multiple therapeutic issues, I have spent many years specifically assisting clients with issues related to trauma, adoption, educational needs, attachment, divorce, parenting concerns, and mood disorders. Additionally, I am kink, polyamorous, nonmonogamy, and BDSM friendly. I have more than 29 years of experience working in mental health in clinical, school, and community settings. I enjoy working with all age ranges. I look forward to meeting you!

Next available: Apr 29

Karen Beresh

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LISW
7 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, my name is Karen. I am an Independent Psychotherapist in Cincinnati, Ohio. I earned a Masters from the University of Pennsylvania through their advanced standing program in one year with a specialization on Mental Health and Addictions. Previous to that I earned a Bachelor's at Northern Kentucky University and graduated with honors. I place great pride and passion in helping individuals and couples that may be struggling with chronic stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship issues, PTSD and complex trauma. My clients range in all ages and I utilize a multi-dimensional approach to the therapeutic process. I have worked with all populations providing integrated services in clinical, outpatient, inpatient, and school settings, as well as with the homeless population. I have also worked with all socio-economic backgrounds, cultures, disabilities, and religious beliefs. I wholeheartedly believe in providing a therapeutic atmosphere that offers a professional yet respectful environment where we can establish and build rapport in a trusting and safe space.

Next available: Apr 24

Rebecca Hunt

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LISW
10 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
I go by Becky and have been working with children and families since 2004. I have provided many different kinds of case management and therapeutic services in my social work career. I believe that wellness includes many factors of a person's life--mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Some of those things in your life might be in balance while other areas are not. You probably already have the ability to manage many situation or challenges with a combination of existing strengths and learned skills; we can add to those together. My enjoy using play therapy. Through play child, families, and (yes!) adults can work through many issues in their lives. The best part is all the hard work doesn't feel like work. We learn skills by playing throughout our entire lives beginning with playing peek-a-boo; on the grade school play ground; sports and backyard games; as well as board games and card games with friends. If playing isn't for you, I also provide the traditional "talk therapy" that most people are familiar. I received a specialization in Military Social Work during my master’s program at USC and have a passion for working with those, both children and adults, who have experienced trauma. Trauma can show up in a lot of different ways and look like many things. In counseling, we can use a combination of CBT, solution focused, and problem-solving therapy, along with Motivational Interviewing, trauma therapies, and Play Therapy when appropriate. Your plan, developed in your words, will be a great road map for reaching your desired destination. I would be honored to walk with you along that path. Seeking help reflects the courage and drive that you already have within you.

Next available: Apr 24

Jen McCowan

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LPCC
13 years of experience
Virtual
I have a Master's of Counseling and am licensed by the State of Ohio as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I started out working with youth in intensive day treatment and then spent several years working with both youth and adults on a wide variety of issues. When I work with a child, I like to include the parents as much as possible to equip them to create the right environment at home for their child's mental health needs. When I work with adults, I use a strengths- based approach to develop solutions that will work best for each individual.

Next available: Apr 26

Raquel Pereda

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LPCC
1 year of experience
Virtual
Hi! I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida. I received my Maters from Capella University and have been practicing for several years. I support and assist clients who want to make a positive difference in their lives by drawing on my clinical experience, compassion, and empathy. I create a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment for my clients to listen and develop skills to effectively manage symptoms in order to improve everyday functioning.

Next available: Apr 25

Elizabeth Reigner

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LISW
33 years of experience
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
Hello. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) with 33 years of mental health counseling experience. In 1991, I earned a Master of Social Service Administration (MSSA) Degree from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio. https://case.edu/social work/ . Prior to my counseling work, I facilitated fund-raisers for non-profit charities in Cleveland, Ohio; and I was a very active volunteer in the Cleveland area. I am very proud of my affiliation with the Mandel School. It is home to 9 research and training centers, including 3 Centers of Excellence. I consider the school to be one of the best graduate social work schools in the United States. My professors were trained at Harvard, Smith, and the University of Washington. I provide therapy for teenagers, young adults, middle-aged adults, and older adults. I provide addiction recovery counseling, individual counseling, couples counseling, and marital counseling.

Next available: Apr 24

Suzy Zumwalde

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LPCC
4 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
108 South 2nd S...
104 mi
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Ohio. I received my masters degree from Antioch University. I have lived in Marietta, Ohio for 13 years. I made the decision to pursue a career in counseling to help improve the mental health of youth, adolescents, and adults in my community.

Next available: Apr 24

Felecia Arthur

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LISW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with 16 years of practice. My specialty is helping clients become a better person through motivational interviewing and assisting clients in identifying negative thinking errors. I am currently working with juveniles in corrections (for the state) but have experienced the geriatric population as well as outpatient.

Next available: Apr 23

Jon Trauth

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LISW
20 years of experience
Virtual
Dr. Jonathan Trauth is Assistant professor in the Social Work Department. the last few years he was a lecturer in the Department of Counseling, Social Work & Leadership at Northern Kentucky University and Miami University. In the 1990s while working for the affordable housing coalition and serving special needs populations, Jonathan studied psychology and theology leading to a dual Degree from Xavier University. In 2001, Dr. Trauth began working in substance abuse dependency counseling in inner city Lexington, KY, while working on his MSW at the University of Kentucky. He completed his Doctorate in Counseling at the University of Cincinnati in 2016. Dr. Trauth traveled to El Salvador and to Nicaragua to help build water filtration systems and malaria-proofing latrines while also being introduced to permaculture techniques for third-world country applications. Dr. Trauth worked three years at the Clermont Recovery Center in Batavia, Ohio, with adolescents incorporating therapy through gardening. He then brought the ideas learned in horticulture therapy to clients and families at Lighthouse Youth Services where he worked as a social worker and clinical supervisor. Last year he completed his 72 hour permaculture certification. More recently at St. Leo the Great parish, Dr. Trauth began working with the Burundian refugee population. These refugees requested his help in obtaining land for farming so they could grow their own food. Observable outcomes that have had a significant impact on these refugees include community integration, self-efficacy, self-sufficiency, increase in business knowledge, opportunities for physical exercise for all ages, and a collaboration with different organizations focused on the creation and sustainability of a refugee garden.

Next available: Apr 24

Kimberly Hayes

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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 26

Linda Kay Ellerbrock LSW, LPCC

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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 24

J. Michele Rankin

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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 24

Helen Farrah-McGrail

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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

Cameron Manahan, LCSW, ICSW DEL,OH, PA and WV

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Cameron Manahan, LCSW, ICSW DEL,OH, PA and WV profile image
LISW
27 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
"Empowering people to help find their true actualized selves"- I will help support and inspire you to be the best you can be with tools in your toolbox to facilitate more hope for the future. To book an appointment: https://provider.growtherapy.com/book-appointment?id=13169&ref=prov With experience in cognitive behavior therapy, Trauma therapy, Operant conditioning, I will help you find your inner truth through a humanistic approach to help figure out what you want to be when you grow up. I will help you with: Grief, loss Anxiety - depression Couples challenges For support, the adult opportunities for growth can be many and I am present to help you to find your way. For the facets of behavior modification for children, I have an approach to help many different types of need. Let me help you to help yourself.

Next available: Apr 24

Molly Bochenek

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LISW
24 years of experience
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio. I have been licensed and practicing for 24 years. My professional experience is quite varied. I have worked in medical settings, in a college counseling center, private practice, overseas with new US families arriving in country, and school. I believe that my clients have the answers in them on how to improve their lives. My job is to help them uncover those answers and live to their fullest best life.

Next available: Apr 24

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