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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. I am trained and equipped to help you navigate these situations and will guide you back to the path you want to be on.

Next available: Jun 7

Amy Bowers, LCSW

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LISW
23 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi everyone! My name is Amy. Everyone experiences life differently, and at times, trying to figure out how to handle these experiences can become overwhelming. My goal is to provide a warm, welcoming, and safe environment where I can assist you in processing and gaining control of your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, relationships, and lifestyle balance. I empower people to overcome the burden of anxiety. I am interested in working with teenagers and adults. My areas of focus include anxiety, depression, grief, family conflict, behavioral issues, anger management, relationship problems, life transitions, stress management, and behavioral activation/motivation. In session, we will learn to identify how our thinking affects our feelings and actions. My role is to challenge you and teach you how to help yourself. My goal is to give you realistic tools to cope with stressors and form a healthy relationship with yourself and the people in your life. I have over twenty years of experience as a licensed social worker working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups. I have worked in public schools, community agencies, psychiatric hospitals, and in outpatient therapy. I obtained my bachelors and masters degree in social work from the University of Akron and am a licensed clinical social worker with the State of Pennsylvania and am licensed in Ohio as well.

Next available: Jun 4

Rebecca Wayt

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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

Amia Taylor, LCSW-S

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LISW
10 years of experience
Intelligent
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, thank you for taking the time to explore my page. You are making the right decision! My name is Amia Taylor, and I am an experienced clinician who enjoys working with people of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds. I have expertise in supporting those with anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. I aim to create a therapeutic space that allows for genuine authenticity and healing by tailoring sessions to each client. Take the first step towards empowerment, understanding, and peace of mind by scheduling a consultation to connect and see if I am a good fit for you. I lead with a compassionate, trauma-informed, strength-based, and person-centered approach. Outside the therapy space, I enjoy arts and crafts, aromatherapy (especially a great-smelling candle!), and laughing with loved ones.

Next available: Jun 4

Tomiah Conley

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LPCC
15 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
In-person
Specializing in various mood disorders, trauma, and addiction, I have more than a decade of experience working with individuals from 3 years to 73 years of age. I have worked in various settings from colleges to community mental health, private practice, and inpatient rehabilitation facilities. I currently hold a dual Masters in Clinical Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling from Ohio University and am completing a doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision, all achieved while being a single mother of four children. I am living proof that recovery, overcoming, and finding the right people can take you from brokenness to wholeness! As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a supervisory endorsement and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Ohio, I have been actively working in my community since 2014. I am passionate about Peer Recovery Supporters and currently am working to help develop a network of those who are walking their own recovery journeys so that they may give back to others. I currently work as a clinical director and supervisor training current and future counselors in becoming compassionate and effective helping professionals. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Jun 4

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

Dr. Felisha Jackson ILyas

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LISW
17 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Clinic Social Worker- Supervisor. I received my doctorate in education, a masters in social work, and a bachelors in criminal justice. I have an extensive background in mental health and substance use. I love the work that I do. I am dedicated to supporting individuals and families with learning what mental health is and how this understanding is an important factor in living your best life.

Next available: Jun 8

Kira Karabanovs

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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: Jun 3

Erica Richley-Duda

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LPCC
20 years of experience
Virtual
I’m so excited to connect with you! My name is Erica Richley-Duda. I’m a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio. I’ve been a practicing clinician for 20 years. I’ve worked with children, adolescents, and adults. I have extensive experience working with school issues and parenting issues. I’ve also worked with couples issues. In my free-time, I love spending time outdoors and walking my dog, Noble! I’ve authored two books - “Unmasking ADHD: Navigating the Neurodivergent Mind” and “Unlocking Trauma: Creating Trauma-Informed Environments and Transforming School Discipline.”

Next available: Jun 1

Amy Zauel

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

Next available: Jun 4

Margaret Maxwell

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LPCC
9 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! As a therapist I have a warm and authentic relationship with my clients. At times life can be overwhelming and challenging, I offer services to children, adolescents, and adults to help navigate those times. My hope is to give my clients a nonjudgmental space in which they feel they can be honest about their thoughts and feelings while also learning and implementing new tools and skills to better their lives. I am passionate about working with not only children and adolescents but the parents, caregivers, and service providers in their lives. Today’s fast paced world can feel lonely and demanding to individuals. Sessions are based on personal needs and therefore will not look the same for every client.

Next available: Jun 6

Sara Newman

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

Next available: 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

Kristen Pal

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

Next available: May 31

Sara Tillman

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LISW
23 years of experience
Virtual
I have my bachelors degree from Illinois State University and my masters degree from The Ohio State University. I am an Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S) and have worked in the children services field for over 20 years. I help strengthen individuals and families and strongly believe that someone's past does not define their future. I use motivational interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help individuals address thinking errors and learn different techniques to work through their past.

Next available: Jun 1

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: Jun 3

Emma Franke

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LPCC
6 years of experience
Virtual
Emma Franke is a mental health professional with her licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. My goal as a counselor is to provide a safe space for clients to process difficult emotions, identify strengths, and develop resilience. I believe that building rapport and trust is essential to building any therapeutic alliance. I hope to have the opportunity to work with you on your journey.

Next available: May 31

Stephanie Farrell

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LISW
5 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
4429 Fulton Dri...
Hello there! I'm a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) based in North Canton, Ohio. I earned my Master's degree from the University of Akron and am currently pursuing my doctorate at the University of Kentucky. As a retired veteran with 5 years of experience, I specialize in supporting young adults and adolescents through challenging life transitions, veterans, and older adults toward reaching their fullest potential.

Next available: May 31

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

Kerrigan Skruck (MSW/LISW-S)

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Kerrigan Skruck (MSW/LISW-S) profile image
LISW
5 years of experience
Virtual
Your Voice, Your Power – Your Path to Transformation. ☀️ As a dedicated Licensed Independent Social Worker, Supervisor (LISW-S) therapist, I specialize in working with teenagers and adults, fostering resilience and growth. I am authentic to who I am and always remind you that we are both equals. I am also committed to supporting the LGBTQIA community, ensuring a safe and affirming space for their unique journeys. It’s okay to not be okay. End the stigma and talk about it. Do you feel alone and stuck inside your head? Anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, body image, etc? I’m here to help foster your confidence and remind you that you are not alone. You are strong and you can get through this. I know the light in the tunnel seems far, but we will both guide through to find the shine again. I am a person, friend, daughter, mom, and partner. I didn’t just read a book to get into this career. I have experienced life adversities that made me want to help others. I became the adult I needed when I was younger. I am passionate about advocating for mental health and people’s rights. Everyone should have their voices heard. If you feel you lost your voice or don’t have one, then you came to the right place. Your voice will be heard every step of the way.

Next available: Jun 4

Jane H Miller

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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: May 31

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: Jun 1

Nicole Wells

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LISW
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm Nicole. Are you an artist, creative type, or budding entrepreneur with a gift to share, but fear or roadblocks are getting in the way of taking the next steps? Are you going through a life transition and want to grow into the next stage healthy and happy? I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who understands that the ups and downs of life are not always easy and want to help you on your journey to harness these experiences in a productive way for you to reach and achieve your goals in whatever stage you're in.

Next available: Jun 4

Suzy Zumwalde

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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

Kristin Vaughn

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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

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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

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: May 31

Karen Beresh

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

Next available: Jun 3

Natalie FRANKITO

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Natalie FRANKITO profile image
LPCC
9 years of experience
Authentic
Humorous
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi, I'm Natalie, Do you feel tired of not being heard, or are afraid, anxious, depressed no desire to stand up and advocate for yourself Do you feel lost, with no direction, or in the wrong direction, lacking purpose? Let me help you find your compass so that you can navigate life's present challenges with hope, peace and clarity! I provide holistic, integrative counseling and believe that the mind, body and soul are all connected. I provide a safe and inviting space where you can be you, free to explore your feelings and behaviors past and present without fear of judgment. I will tailor your sessions to address your needs, bringing in your faith if you choose, and integrating it with Mental Health Therapies. I provide services to men and women ages 18 and over, that struggle with depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, abuse, divorce, adjustment, phase of life, chronic pain, work, communication, relationship, family, school, lack of motivation, church, self-esteem and connection. I look forward to taking this journey with you!

Next available: Jun 1

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