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John M. O'Brien

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LPCC
3 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
252 3rd Avenue,...
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: Jun 5

Marjorie Gentry, LISW

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Marjorie Gentry, LISW profile image
LISW
22 years of experience
Direct
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
I have been a Social Worker for 20 years working with people with all types of concerns for their ability to be successful in this life. If you feel sad or are depressed, anxious, angry, misfit or have parenting problems, career challenges, or are transitioning into a new phase of life that has you questioning who you are, let's talk about it. If you have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse I will help you regain your strength to move to a better place. My counseling style is conversational and interactive. I will help you find the answers that you have to better your life and how you feel about yourself. I believe in treating everyone with kindness, respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines many styles including cognitive-behavioral and motivational interviewing. We will plan treatment to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to look directly in the mirror at yourself and make the changes that will take you to a happier, more fulfilling life. I will support and empower you to take the path of your choice to the goals that you have always had. Let's talk!

Next available: May 31

Mande Postle, LISW

Mande Postle, LISW profile image
LISW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello, I am Mande. I have 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I love working with individuals helping them to meet their best version of themselves and their life. Do you ever feel alone, as if no one understands how challenging life can be? Does it feel like everyone else has it figured out? Is it confusing how they are managing life challenges? I would love to have the opportunity to help connect and express yourself. I find it helpful to look at life outside of social media and look at the reality of life and its challenges. There are many skills that are helpful in regulating your nervous system, challenging negative beliefs and increasing self-care.

Next available: May 31

Rebecca Wayt

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Rebecca Wayt profile image
LPCC
7 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hey there! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Ohio. I completed training in order to obtain my Supervisor Endorsement in March 2023 while on maternity leave and now advise therapists looking to obtain their independent license. I graduated with B.A. in Psychology in 2014, with a M.S. in Applied Developmental Psychology with an emphasis as a Behavior Specialist in 2016, and a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019. Since then, I have completed trainings and furthering education in various topics.

Next available: Jun 1

Linda Riddle

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LISW
25 years of experience
Warm
Humorous
Solution oriented
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: Jun 5

Kristen Pal

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Kristen Pal profile image
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: May 31

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: May 31

Crystal L Cooper

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LISW
15 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Crystal Cooper and I am a Child, Youth and Family Therapist. I am licensed as a LMSW in the state of Texas and a LISW and CDCA in the state of Ohio. I obtained my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio and I then went on to obtained my Masters of Social Work at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. I specialize in working with PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment Disorder,  Oppositional Deviant Disorder, school concerns, aggressive behavioral issues, and emotional regulation. By providing psychoeducation, skills and psychotherapy to patients struggling with mental illness, emotional disturbance and behavior issues I am able to help empower them to become the best version of themselves. I am experienced in providing individual, group, family therapy, crisis intervention, psychoeducation and collaborative care in the home, community, and the education environment. I utilize TF-CBT, motivational interviewing, person-centered, solution-focused, and mindfulness treatment modalities to build a safe and therapeutic relationship, incorporating parents along the way to produce the best possible outcomes to maintain thought, emotional and behavioral changes. Time has no measure, and I value the opportunity and responsibility of making an impact in the lives of others.

Next available: Jun 4

Charles Hankton

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LPCC
24 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
Hi, I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over 23 years of experience in a community-based setting. I have 1-2 years experience in a private practice setting and my scope of practice includes expertise in depression anxiety trauma family conflict and ADHD. It also includes expertise in couples counseling, grief and loss, forgiveness therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness relaxation and guided imagery.

Next available: May 31

Geraldyn Luna

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Geraldyn Luna profile image
LISW
1 year of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am licensed clinical social worker in Ohio. I am have worked with various populations that range from children to older adults. As a social worker, I want to focus on meeting my clients where they are and become a supportive person. My approach is rooted in compassion and empathy, creating a safe space for healing and growth. Unlock your true potential and embrace a mindset of positivity and resilience. Together, we can navigate life's challenges and empower you to thrive.

Next available: Jun 10

Aliyah McConahay

Aliyah McConahay profile image
LISW
4 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
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: Jun 9

Aristea Greiff

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LISW
22 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
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: Jun 4

Beth Pilous-Smith Ph.D, PCC-S

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Beth Pilous-Smith Ph.D, PCC-S profile image
LPCC
29 years of experience
Humorous
Authentic
Intelligent
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: Jun 4

Kristina Kearns

Kristina Kearns profile image
LISW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual
Encompass Counseling Accepting new telehealth patients! Receive therapy with added comfort and flexibility from a secure virtual client portal. Enjoy the benefits of counseling while staying in your own home. My friendly, positive, and non-judgmental stance is here in support of you. I am bringing many years of clinical experience and expertise to your assistance. You can expect unconditional positive regard and a proactive experience. You will learn to make decisions that line with the visions you have for your life.

Next available: Jun 1

Rebecca Hunt

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Rebecca Hunt profile image
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: Jun 4

Jen McCowan

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Jen McCowan profile image
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: Jun 1

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: May 31

Suzy Zumwalde

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Suzy Zumwalde profile image
LPCC
4 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
108 South 2nd S...
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Ohio. I received my masters degree from Antioch University. Marietta, Ohio has been my home since 2010. In 2017, I made the decision to pursue a career in counseling to help improve the mental health of youth, adolescents, and adults in my community. I specialize in youth, adolescent, and adult counseling.

Next available: Jun 3

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: May 31

Jon Trauth

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Jon Trauth profile image
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: Jun 1

Kristin Vaughn

(she/her)

Kristin Vaughn profile image
LPCC
6 years of experience
Virtual
As humans, we have an innate ability to gain insight from our experiences, learn from that insight and incorporate it into our lives to make our lives better. My name is Kristin and I would love to help you through this journey of seeking insight. A bit about me... I am a compassionate and empathetic professional who loves making personal connections with my clients (often through humor) and creating a comfortable atmosphere where individuals can begin exploring and working through any issue. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults in the areas of depression, anxiety, life transitions, and spirituality. While I use multiple approaches, I am grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. This means that I tends to focus on how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected, as well as identifying potential solutions to issues. My approach is always tailored to each client's individual needs and personality. Now that you know a bit about me, I would love to get to know you. If you are interested in working with me or have any questions that you'd like answered, feel free to contact me using info provided.

Next available: May 31

Krystal Bertke

(she/her)

Krystal Bertke profile image
LPCC
6 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi! My name is Krystal Bertke a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I attended the University of Dayton. I have experience with youth, adults, and families for 6 years. Most of my career I’ve worked with at risk youth with trauma histories and their families. I am very person centered as I believe therapy is not a one size fits all. Therapy needs to be focused about the individual and what they are experiencing. I work with my clients as a team and you are truly the expert in you and I have the education and skills that together we can create a happier future for you.

Next available: May 31

Helen Farrah-McGrail

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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: May 31

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