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Darcel Elliott

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Darcel Elliott profile image
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 18

Kenya Liddell

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Kenya Liddell profile image
LPCC
24 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello! So happy to see you. I am Kenya Liddell. Having had experienced many losses in my life, I often wonder what to do next or how to move forward. Sometimes life happens so quickly that it seems like there is not enough time to catch a breath. It's a scary feeling to have to figure out the hustle and bustle of life while still hurting inside. Fearful of being misunderstood, judged or like "it" may not work may be the negative thoughts that have developed during such a devastating loss. Think about getting back to doing the things that you once loved. Think about learning to live the best life that you imagined you could. Think about feeling better about yourself. Together you and I can work to get a better understanding of your loss and create a positive path to growth and healing. You are not alone. Your healing journey is a just call or click away. You can do it. I look forward to working with you.

Next available: Apr 26

Beth Bryant

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Beth Bryant profile image
LPCC
22 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
I am a mental health counselor with over 20 years of experience in the field. I've dedicated my career to helping individuals overcome various mental health challenges, including trauma, anxiety, depression, and life stressors. My approach is all about creating a safe and supportive environment where clients can openly express themselves without judgment. Through a combination of evidence-based therapies and personalized strategies, I work with my clients to empower them to navigate their emotions and build resilience. I firmly believe that mental health is just as important as physical health, and I'm passionate about breaking the stigma surrounding it. Let's work together to overcome obstacles, unlock your full potential and live a fulfilling life!

Next available: Apr 27

Jody Dietsch

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Jody Dietsch profile image
LISW
21 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
I have provided counseling and therapy services for over twenty years. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and EMDR. You want to feel better, and I can help you take those needed steps. It is humbling to be able to walk with you on your journey. I attend trainings regularly to try to keep myself informed about different types of therapy, and what may work best for different people. I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from The University of Chicago and a Juris Doctor from Indiana University Robert McKinney School of Law.

Next available: May 13

Heather Cooper

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Heather Cooper profile image
LPCC
6 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Intelligent
Virtual
Heather is an experienced Master's level Clinical Mental Health Therapist (LPCC) providing individual therapy and has a passion for working in integrated health. It is her special interest to work with marginalized populations, including individuals within the LGBTQIA+ population. She has experience co-facilitating a LGBTQIA+ support group and DBT skills group. She has years of experience working in community mental health prior to private practice.

Next available: Apr 18

Robyn Rose

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Robyn Rose profile image
LISW
12 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Hello! I'm Robyn and I am glad you are considering therapy! Have you been wanting to make some changes but are not sure where to start? You have found a safe space to begin that journey. I am an open-minded, non-judgmental person who takes pride in creating unique ways to help my clients. I address clients with compassion as we work together to address body, mind, and spirit in the healing process. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, relationship issues, transphobia, depression, social anxiety or difficult family relationships, I am here to help support you navigate these challenges. I have experience working with individuals, on a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, LGBTQIA+, marital, grief, and stress-related issues. I have a strength-based, solution-focused and person-centered approach. With 12 years of experience, I make use of different evidenced-based interventions such as: CBT, mindfulness, CPT, and motivational interviewing. I’m looking forward to partnering with you on your journey of wellness and achieving your goals.

Next available: May 6

Nikki Artiaga, MSW, LISW

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Nikki Artiaga, MSW, LISW profile image
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

Kira Karabanovs

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Kira Karabanovs profile image
LISW
12 years of experience
Virtual
I am licensed in Ohio with ten years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Next available: Apr 22

Brandi Winkelman

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Brandi Winkelman profile image
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 18

Samantha Fooce, LPCC-S (Ohio), LPC, ALPS (WV)

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Samantha Fooce, LPCC-S (Ohio), LPC, ALPS (WV) profile image
LPCC
18 years of experience
Virtual
Samantha Fooce has been working in the human services field since 1999. Her first position as an unlicensed (paraprofessional) “Crisis Counselor” was working midnight shift in 1999-2001 at Pathways Inc’s Crisis Center in Ashland, Ky. Since that time, she has had experience working as a Child Protective Services Case Manager, Crime Victim’s Advocate, Therapeutic Program Worker, School-Based Counselor, Chemical Dependency Counselor and as a Clinical Director prior to opening her own office in 2019. She received her first license in counseling in 2007 in the state of Ohio and later became licensed in WV. It is likely that she has had the experience to understand the situations you are going through.

Next available: Apr 18

Shala Hill

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Shala Hill profile image
LPCC
4 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Shala, I'm an LPCC who works with clients from all walks of life to address some of today's most common concerns. I've worked with people in recovery, people coming out of the prison system, survivors of childhood trauma, people with personality disorders, and individuals questioning their identity and their spirituality. My passions are incorporating mind-body approaches to help you stay present in the moment, teaching skills that you can use in tough moments, offering education on communication and relationships, and incorporating spirituality into the counseling process.

Next available: Apr 18

Danielle Norris

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Danielle Norris profile image
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 18

Wendy Pugh

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Wendy Pugh profile image
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: Apr 17

Brooke Snow

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Brooke Snow profile image
LPCC
8 years of experience
Virtual
Thank you for viewing my profile. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Supervisor (LPCC-S) in Ohio. I graduated with my Master's Degree from the University of Illinois, Springfield in 2017 and have experience working within the mental health field for 10 years. Through my use of humanistic therapy methods, I assist clients in identifying their authentic selves and how to activate their potential.

Next available: Apr 22

Kara Cantu

Kara Cantu profile image
LPCC
20 years of experience
Virtual
I’m a licensed professional clinical counselor who started her degree at the University of South Florida. I’ve worked from treatment assistant to supervisor. I have worked with those suffering with substance use disorders, trauma and panic disorders and even parents of children with special needs. My goal is to help people learn real time tools to help manage intense emotions and overcome pervasive patterns that prevent healthy relationships. Since I have worked in the social services for over 20 years, I have a wealth of knowledge. Asking for help is a first step toward a better understanding and improved functioning.

Next available: Apr 17

Jennifer Herndon

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Jennifer Herndon profile image
LPCC
10 years of experience
Humorous
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello! My name is Jennifer, and I am a therapist currently practicing in Texas (LPC) and Ohio (LPCC). I studied at Wright State University, earning my M.S. in Clinical Mental Health in 2013. After spending time working in a community mental health setting, I decided it was time to move into private practice in 2019. Best career decision I've made so far!

Next available: May 1

Kelly Kennard LPCC, MFT

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

Next available: Apr 26

Jane H Miller

(she/her)

Jane H Miller profile image
LISW
30 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
My name is Jane Miller, LISW (Licensed in OHIO) and I am honored to be joining this community. I have been in private practice for 30 years and my work is my passion. It is such a gift to be trusted by clients and to work together with a sense of safety. I act as a catalyst for change, growth and transformation. I deeply believe I was born to follow my dream of helping others live with the ability to fulfill their dreams. I provide individual psychotherapy for adults. I specialize in lesbian/ gay/bisexual/transgender issues, family/interpersonal relationships, chronic/ terminal illnesses, generalized anxiety disorders, bipolar, depression, and trauma. At age 24, I was faced with my own mortality which propelled me on a personal journey of healing and self-discovery. As a result, I am grateful to live each day to the fullest, cherishing every moment. I integrate holistic healing modalities that focus on the mind-body connection including relaxation/stress reduction techniques, guided imagery, visualization, meditation, somatic practices, incorporating polyvagal theory, QiGong, Reiki, pet therapy, creative arts, and movement techniques. For me, the therapeutic process is a learning process, one of exploration and healing. The client is the expert in his/her/their experience. I am here to guide you, to help you reach your goals, and to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Next available: Apr 19

Latisha McWilliams-Mosley MA, MAEd

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Latisha McWilliams-Mosley MA, MAEd profile image
LPCC
23 years of experience
Virtual
Have you ever felt like you were not managing your life to the best of your ability? Unresolved feelings or past trauma interfering with your ability to move forward in life? Then, I encourage you to give me a call and allow me to guide you toward achieving "Greater Wellness". I have over 23 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor providing therapeutic services to those who suffer from depression, anxiety, co-occurring substance use disorders, PTSD, LGBT issues, HIV/AIDS, ADHD, women’s issues, cultural issues and anger management are just a few among many other issues I have assisted clients with over the years.

Next available: Apr 17

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: Apr 19

Taylor Williams

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

Next available: Apr 23

Rachel K Daley

Rachel K Daley profile image
LISW
10 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) who obtained my master's degree in social work (MSW) from the University of Connecticut in 2013. I started my career in child welfare and animal assisted therapy, and now work with adults ranging from college age to geriatric. The main focus of my practice is in ADHD, as an ADHDer myself, I have a great deal of lived experience as well as training and knowledge on the most recent research. We are learning more and more that ADHD Is not a disorder, but rather another type of brain, and while functioning can be affected (and often is), there is so much potential to be found, and with the right information and guidance, your ADHD brain can thrive! I can be a space for you to process what it means to be ADHD, how it has affected your life, (for good and for bad), and how you can move forward coming from a place of strength and and knowledge.

Next available: Apr 22

Joie de Bostock, LPCC-S, LICDC, ATR-BC, REAT

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Joie de Bostock, LPCC-S, LICDC, ATR-BC, REAT profile image
LPCC
15 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Life is hard. Full stop. Sometimes we need help - an extended ear or friendly face to continue to deal with our daily stressors or big life changes. Taking the first step to seeking help takes courage. Let’s take a moment to celebrate this first achievement toward a happier, healthier you! We are often hardest on ourselves, and I believe that focusing inward and allowing ourselves grace and kindness can go a long way. I also believe we all need space to process what we are thinking and feeling, though we often find reasons to neglect this need. We are too busy, other things become a priority, or perhaps we believe we don’t deserve the time and energy for ourselves. That's where I come in. I will work with you to meet your needs and help you reach your goals while cheering you on and gently holding you accountable. I'm very flexible, so if you need more support, more rigid accountability, or creative out-of-the-box problem-solving, I've got you covered.

Next available: Apr 18

Amanda McKinney

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Amanda McKinney profile image
LISW
8 years of experience
Humorous
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hey there! I'm Amanda McKinney, and my real passion is helping people like you on their journey to well-being. My journey started back in 2015 when I earned my Masters of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. Ever since then, I've been lucky enough to work with a diverse range of individuals from all walks of life. I'm a firm believer in tailoring our therapeutic journey to your unique needs. Your goals are at the center of our work, and I'm here to support your self-determined path to well-being. Your right to make choices about your own life is incredibly important to me, and I'm here to empower you every step of the way. As a therapist, I'm committed to lifelong learning. Staying up-to-date with evidence-based practices is crucial for me because it means I can provide you with the best possible therapeutic support. Over the years, I've explored and practiced various methods, all to better serve clients with different experiences and challenges. My go-to approach is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). It's mindfulness-based and helps folks like you identify triggers in your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Then, together, we'll work on more effective ways for you to manage your responses to those triggers. Outside of our therapy sessions I love traveling, playing tennis, getting lost in True Crime podcasts, and having a blast with card and board games. Most importantly, I cherish the time I spend with my beloved cat and dog—they're my little sources of comfort and joy.

Next available: Apr 19

Alia Lawlor

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Alia Lawlor profile image
LPCC
20 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
I'm Alia, a therapist with 20 years' experience. I've worked with adults navigating anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, abuse, emotional issues, college mental health, religious trauma, and more. My passion? Cultivating self-love, self-forgiveness, and self-compassion, alongside treating other mental health challenges. Creating a loving relationship with self builds the most resilient foundation for healing. You don't have to go it alone, even though that might feel more safe. Reach out and schedule a free 15 minute test drive.

Next available: Apr 18

Kenna Brooks

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

Next available: Apr 18

Cortnie Anderson

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Cortnie Anderson profile image
LIMFT
8 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
Life is a journey best told by the author. My story has been told under the title of a therapist, wife, mom, daughter, volunteer, and even a Girl Scout leader. All those titles have given me life experiences that have helped craft a pretty amazing story. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Indiana and Ohio with 8 years of therapeutic work experience. My clinical expertise in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma/abuse, foster care/adoption, and parenting issues. Knowing that you are the expert author of your story, I am here to help guide you along your journey by growing your strengths, relationships, and resources to assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Thank you for your courage to sign up for therapy and for allowing me to get to know your story.

Next available: Apr 18

Dr. Sean P. Meyer

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

Next available: Apr 19

J. Michele Rankin

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

Next available: Apr 19

Bethany Kelley

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

Next available: Apr 23

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 17

Renee Tong

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Renee Tong profile image
LISW
15 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
Renee Tong, LCSW, LISW is a highly skilled and compassionate clinical therapist dedicated to providing exceptional mental health care and support to adults over age 18, and seniors and is LGBTQ-friendly. Her private practice began in 2007. With a wealth of experience and a profound understanding of human behavior, Renee is committed to helping her clients navigate life's challenges and achieve personal growth. Renee earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Barry University, Florida, equipping her with a solid foundation in evidence-based therapeutic techniques and theories. She went on to obtain her clinical licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), demonstrating her commitment to professional excellence and ethical practice. She is currently licensed in the following states: Florida, Arizona, Virginia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Oregon, Ohio, and Kansas. Throughout her career, Renee has successfully assisted clients from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of mental health concerns. Her expertise spans various areas, including life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, grief and loss, self-esteem struggles, Stress and worry, Caregiver stress, PTSD, Trauma, ACOA (Adult Child of Alcoholic or Drug Addict), addictions, Relapse Prevention, Dual Diagnosis, Grief, Shame and Guilt, Abandonment issues, Betrayal, Codependency, Toxic Relationships, Postpartum Depression, and Infertility-informed. By employing a holistic and client-centered approach, Renee fosters a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. Renee's therapeutic style combines empathy, active listening, and collaboration, ensuring that each client's unique needs and goals are addressed effectively. She employs evidence-based interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, solution-focused therapy to promote personal insight, resilience, inner child wound work, narrative therapy, attachment style theory method along with client center humanistic approach towards positive change.

Next available: Apr 29

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