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Ashley Pennington

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LISW
3 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
220 South Breie...
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 29

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

Kristyn Poltis, LPCC

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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: May 1

Karen Collins

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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 30

Jessica Conrad

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LPCC
4 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
As a Reality Therapist, who is also a certified DBT practitioner, I believe we are all responsible for the choices we make. I have worked with people of all ages suffering from alcohol and drug-related addictions, borderline personality disorder, PTSD and other trauma-related disorders, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and interpersonal problems. My core values are integrity, truthfulness, responsibility, compassion, and accountability and I operate from a place of moral principle. My purpose is to speak life into others and teach them how to do the same, starting within themselves. When we learn to connect our mind, body, and spirit we can accept things for what they are, people for who they are, and still find harmony within. To me, life is like a roller coaster, and sometimes the only way to enjoy it is to throw your hands up and scream until you find the laughter within. We all suffer. We all have a story to tell. I’m here to listen to yours and help you find the peace that surpasses all understanding because we were never designed to go through life alone. Join me if you want to learn how to take back control of your life and become comfortably uncomfortable. You are unique. You are beloved. You are enough. It's time to be who you were designed and created to be!

Next available: Apr 26

Lainie Phelps

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Lainie Phelps profile image
LPCC
4 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
As a therapist specializing in systems theory and a person-centered approach, I want to introduce myself and share how I can support family members of individuals struggling with addiction and anxiety. My name is Lainie, and I have dedicated my practice to helping families navigate complex challenges while fostering understanding, healing, and resilience. In working with families impacted by addiction, I approach therapy from a systems perspective, which means I view the family as an interconnected unit where each member's thoughts, emotions, and behaviors influence and are influenced by others. Through this lens, I aim to help family members recognize and address unhealthy patterns of communication, roles, and dynamics that may be contributing to the addiction cycle. Additionally, I integrate person-centered principles into my practice, emphasizing empathy, unconditional positive regard, and genuine acceptance for each family member's unique experiences and perspectives. I believe that creating a nonjudgmental and supportive space is essential for promoting open dialogue, trust, and collaboration within the family system. For family members of individuals struggling with anxiety, I use systems theory to explore how anxiety impacts the family as a whole and how family dynamics may contribute to or alleviate anxiety symptoms. By helping family members understand the interconnected nature of their experiences, we can work together to identify strengths, coping strategies, and communication skills that promote a healthier and more resilient family system. Overall, my approach combines the systemic understanding of family dynamics with the person-centered focus on individual experiences and needs. I strive to empower family members to communicate effectively, set boundaries, support each other, and navigate challenges with compassion and resilience. Together, we can create a therapeutic journey that promotes healing, growth, and positive change within the family system.

Next available: Apr 29

Marjorie Gentry, LISW

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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: Apr 29

John Digman

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John Digman profile image
LISW
15 years of experience
Humorous
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
I am an experienced Motivational Therapist with a Positive Psychology approach, often described as both a Listener and Life Coach. My specialties include working with ADHD/ADD, Male Issues, Anger, Depression, Anxiety, Teens Issues, Couples Counseling, Grief, Trauma, Abuse, Addictions, Low Self-Esteem, as well as Career Counseling and Family Therapy. I invite you to call me or email, to schedule a session, soon! Set an appointment time that works for you. Morning, Afternoon and Evening sessions 7 days a week! Adults, older teens, and couples are welcome. I have nearly 15 years of experience as a Counselor and strive to provide a Positive and even Fun approach that I hope you will enjoy! Motivational Therapy and Positive Psychology work and they can be applied to work for you. Support, insight, awareness, and growth, are associated with therapy for a reason. There IS help for a wide variety of problems that may have you feeling anxious or hopeless today.

Next available: Apr 30

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 26

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: May 1

Joy B

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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 27

Brandi Winkelman

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LIMFT
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm Brandi and I'm excited to help individuals and couples improve communication and understanding in their relationships. Our potential to be well, cope with stress, be ourselves, and connect with others are continually linked and impacted by our relationships. Relationships are so important that they require consistent attention and effort for success. As a practical person and therapist, I offer strength-based brief therapy to give your relationships that attention to create change and increase that potential to be well. I've supported individuals, couples, and families from various walks of life and backgrounds for over 12 years from working with family crises as case management to professional counseling. Are you wanting a better relationship with yourself or to manage stress better? Are you tired of going in circles and ready to have more understanding in your relationships? Then let's get to work!

Next available: Apr 26

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: Apr 29

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 27

James Bunch

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James Bunch profile image
LPCC
10 years of experience
Virtual
For more than a decade I have been counseling clients with a variety of mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual health struggles from a wide spectrum of personalities and life experiences. Each counseling experience brings challenges and victories. I consider it an honor and privilege to come alongside individuals or couples in need- to help in the healing process through processing trauma, identifying and replacing harmful and self-sabotaging patterns of behavior with restorative ones, providing mediation and advocacy, and offering compassion and accountability. I grew up in Ohio, but now live on a 17 acre homestead in the Ozarks with my wife of 17 years and our 6 children. My personal interests range from video games to lumberjacking. I have enjoyed the time and opportunity to work remotely and start a new chapter in my life with my family figuring out the homesteading chaos.

Next available: May 3

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 26

William Silverstone

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LISW
2 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there, William Silverstone here. I have always enjoyed relating to people. I like helping people get in touch with their innermost desires and dreams. We’ll identify any barriers you may be encountering and design a manageable game plan to help you overcome these hurdles and get you back in your proper stride. I have experience as a Clinical Social Worker counseling adult and geriatric patients in long-term care settings as well as providing counseling to adults and couples at a mental health facility, as a Licensed Social Worker providing behavioral health counseling to clients in a recovery setting. I have also worked as a Licensed Social Worker coordinating care and handling case management as part of a care team, and in the role of CPST (Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment) helping patients to monitor and reduce the severity of their symptoms. I work with all types of patients using an eclectic approach to determine the best treatment that is most likely to help you be successful based on each individual's particular situation, background and experience.

Next available: Apr 29

Iris Blanchard

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LPCC
31 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
7049 Taylorsvil...
Hi! I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC) based in Ohio. In addition, I am a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), and offer those in DOT related industries the opportunity to return to duty while insuring the safety of the public. I received my Master degree from Liberty University and have been working with adults, children and couples for over 31 years in various helping capacities. I help those that struggle with depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, trauma and other related issues.

Next available: May 6

Wendy Pugh

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LISW
17 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker who can provide supervision to other social workers (LISW-S) in Ohio and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Florida. I received my Master's in Social Work from the Ohio State University and have been practicing for almost 18 years. I currently live in Florida, but I serve people from both states virtually. I enjoy working with all types of clients who can expect a caring, compassionate, nonjudgmental, yet honest experience with me.

Next available: May 8

Rachel Primeau

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LISW
13 years of experience
Virtual
Greetings! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and have worked with offenders, anger management clients, couples, teens and adults struggling with ADHD, anxiety and depression. Through a strengths based approach, my clients learn more about themselves thus improving self-confidence, communication, mood and overall outlook on life. I love serving my teen and couples clients via the Gallup strengths test. This test helps individuals understand where their energy is highest and what they value most. It's not about "strengths", but values. I believe one of the best things we can do for ourselves is take the time to truly understand ourselves as this helps us learn to communicate effectively, be productive, overcome procrastination and more. This is one tool of many I enjoy using to help my clients.

Next available: Apr 26

Kendra Toodle-Register

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LISW
6 years of experience
Virtual
I am an LCSW in the state of CT and LISW in the state of OH. I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field working with adults in healthcare settings. For the past 6 years I have been developing my professional counseling skills to meet the needs of my clients. I specialize in person centered approaches rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques which include, mindfulness and strength-based methods. These approaches will allow us to create a safe space to explore your emotions by building a trusting client-therapist partnership and equip you with the tools you need to live healthier and happier lives.

Next available: May 5

Gabe Burke

(he/him)

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LISW
11 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, my name is Gabe Burke, Clinical Consultant & Founder/CEO of Jump The Broom LLC! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) based in Ohio. I received my Master's Degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University and have been in the field of social work for 11 years. I am also a Certified HR Professional through the Society for Human Resource Management. I help young adults with stress, burnout, depression, and provide support to individuals of marginalized identities, to become the best versions of themselves.

Next available: May 2

Kelly Kennard LPCC, MFT

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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: May 2

Brenda Canada

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LPCC
9 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisor credentials, located in Ohio. I have 9 years of experience in community and office-based counseling, and am specifically using tele-therapy for my platform. I have been married for 42 years, raised three children, and have 8 grandchildren and hoping for more. I come from a family of eleven and my parents modeled to me what an amazing marriage should be. I went back to school later in life to become a counselor due to a career change. It has been the best unexpected gift for my life as I love the amazing people I get to meet.

Next available: Apr 30

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

Steven Johnston MA PCC-S

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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: May 1

Mollie Ridings, MSW, LISW-S

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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

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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

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: May 6

Jaimie A Wells

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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 26

Brandy Finfrock

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LPCC
9 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
In-person
431 W Alkaline ...
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 10

Tracey Zion

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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 29

Calvin Felder Jr

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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: May 2

Linda Kay Ellerbrock LSW, LPCC

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LPCC
27 years of experience
Warm
Humorous
Authentic
Virtual
In-person
4925 State Rout...
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 29

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 29

Helen Farrah-McGrail

(she/her)

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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 26

Sarah Amoroso

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LPCC
15 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
In-person
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I am a bilingual licensed professional clinical counselor. I have been fortunate to work in a variety of settings and identify as a person of color. I am happy to provide sessions in English and Spanish. I have a Master of Arts from John Carroll University in Community Mental Health Counseling and a State of Ohio license to practice clinical mental health. When you are ready to take the next steps, I am prepared to meet you.

Next available: Apr 30

Kenna Brooks

(she/her)

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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 26

Dr. Sean P. Meyer

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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 26

Bethany Kelley

(she/they)

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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 30

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 26

Jennifer Kendrick

(she/her)

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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: May 1

Shawn Pedani, LISW-S

(he/him)

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LISW
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
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: May 9

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