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Anita Kramer, LISW-S, LICDC

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LISW
10 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
In-person
Mindful Pathway...
It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help when you’re feeling overwhelmed and stuck due to mental health and substance use issues. You don’t have to fight these issues on your own. I specialize in helping adults of any age with issues of anxiety, depression, trauma and alcohol/drug use, including when issues of mental health and substance use occur at the same time. I understand there are many different paths in how a person can overcome and manage their struggles in mental health and substance use. My therapeutic approach to help each client find their best path by providing sessions that are client centered, strengths based, non-judgmental, empathetic and accepting of everyone. Together we’ll generate healthy and empowering ways to problem solve, improve communication, manage strong emotions, build/repair relationships and other support systems, and find ways to maintain recovery. I also have 10 years of experience in working with clients who are justice involved via court, parole and probation systems.

Next available: Jun 13

Polly Cox

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LISW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Humorous
Virtual
I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in North Carolina, Ohio, and Alabama. I graduated from the Joint Master's Program at the University of NC at Greensboro and North Carolina A&T State University. I am biracial/bicultural: White/Native American( Enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina). I've been working in mental health in various community roles for 15 years and I also volunteer with my local Native American Organization. I have experience in helping adults with anxiety, depression, family conflict, stress, motivation, and self-esteem. Based on my background, I also have a special focus on individuals who are Indigenous or identifying as bicultural/biracial as well as working with individuals who are dealing with grief, loss, caregiver stress, and bariatric surgery. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Those who identify as bicultural, Black, Native American, African American, BIPOC, QTBIPOC, LGBTQIA+, ability diverse, and all who have been historically marginalized and minoritized are supported.

Next available: Jun 14

Sue Hull

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LISW
15 years of experience
Intelligent
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I have over 15 years of experience in a variety of settings such as hospitals, non-profit agencies, hospice care, and private practice. I received my Masters degree from Case Western Reserve University. As someone who has engaged in therapy, I understand the importance of the client and therapist acting as allies in the healing journey. We have all of the tools we need within to evolve into a healthier and more fulfilled person. I will assist you by encouraging improvements in how you feel about your life and how you relate to others.

Next available: Jun 17

Jeyran Shahgaldiyeva

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LISW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! My name is Jeyran Shahgaldiyeva, I am a licensed clinical therapist credentialed to provide services in Ohio, Massachusetts, and Florida. First of all, let me thank you for beginning this journey. Starting therapy can be empowering, confusing, or scary, all at the same time - so, please, give your self credits for being brave enough to make this big step towards improvement. Feeling better is possible. I'm here to support you.

Next available: Jun 14

Linda Stout, MSW, LISW-S

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LISW
16 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Direct
Virtual
We all experience life differently and sometimes trying to figure out how to handle those experiences can be overwhelming. I am here for you, so you don't have to do it alone. My goal is to provide you with a warm, safe, and inviting environment where I can help you with processing any thoughts and feelings you may have about life challenges. I am a LISW-S and have over 16 years experience working with adults, children, teens, families, and groups. My primary areas of focus have been anxiety, depression, trauma, family conflict, behavioral issues, anger management, stress management and sexual abuse. In session, we will learn how our thoughts lead to our feelings and behaviors and how to use those thoughts to ensure better outcomes. I will give you the tools to help you better deal with life stressors while empowering you to do so.

Next available: Jun 14

J. Erin Webb, LISW

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LISW
3 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, my name is Erin. Do you feel pulled in different directions and unable to manage all of your stressors? Are you struggling with your close relationships? Is it hard for you to concentrate or feel motivated to make changes? I am an independent social worker and therapist in Columbus, Ohio. I earned my Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Central Florida. Before that, I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at the University of North Florida. I have a passion for helping individuals that may be struggling with chronic stress, depression, anxiety, medical issues, grief and relationship issues. My clients are adults of all ages and I utilize a multi-dimensional approach to the therapeutic process. I strongly believe in providing a therapeutic atmosphere where we can establish and build rapport in a trusting and safe space.

Next available: Jun 13

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: Jun 17

Mande Postle, LISW

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

Next available: Jun 16

Helen Farrah-McGrail

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LISW
39 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker and therapist (LICSW) with 35 years of professional work experience based in West Virginia. I received my Masters degree at the University of Pittsburgh, and I have been practicing for thirty-five years. I have experience in helping clients with a myriad of issues, but especially stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management, anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, as well as clients with substance use disorders. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Next available: Jun 13

Amia Taylor, LCSW-S

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LISW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Empowering
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 18

Dr. Felisha Jackson ILyas

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LISW
17 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Solution oriented
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 22

Sheenah Scott

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LISW
28 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Master of Social Work degree in 1992. I am dually and independently licensed in mental health (Licensed Independent Social Worker-Supervisor or LISW-S) and substance abuse (Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor - Clinical Supervisor or LICDC-CS). I started out working with children and families, foster care, and adoption at non-profit agencies, helping families to overcome obstacles to success. For the past 25 years, I have worked with men and women who are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, mental health issues, substance use issues, and other issues, to learn the skills and thought processes needed to become successful. I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Anger Management, Life Transitions, Stress Management, Women's Issues, and Ethnicity/Diversity Issues.

Next available: Jun 13

Ellen Thrasher

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LISW
30 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, I am an independently licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Ohio with the ability to provide supervision (MSSA, LISW-S). I earned my Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. I have over 20 years of clinical experience. I have worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds. I specialize in working with clients experiencing Depression, Anxiety and Trauma.

Next available: Jun 26

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: Jun 16

Gabe Burke

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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. Please note: Effective 5/1/24 I only see couples via cash only. I do not bill insurance for couples sessions.

Next available: Jun 16

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 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: Jun 21

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: Jun 17

Erica M. Bankston

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LISW
14 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I'm a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I received my Masters from the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and my Bachelors from The Ohio State University. I have been working in the social work field for over 20 years and have been licensed for 14 years. I meet clients exactly where they are in their unique journey and help them focus and build on their strengths while working through their challenges. My focus has been working with teens and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and life transitions.

Next available: Jun 13

Ashley Russell

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LISW
6 years of experience
Virtual
Hi. I am an LISW in Ohio and LCSW in North Carolina and received my degree from the University of Southern California. I am a USMC veteran and am also married to an active duty service member. Much of my background is in crisis work and short-term therapy models. I love to focus on ways in which one can make adjustments to their routine and add in healthy coping skills in order to better improve their overall functioning. Solution-focused therapy is what I base most of my treatment on and the goal is for you to feel better and be able to function without support of me!

Next available: Jun 19

Rachel Primeau

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LISW
13 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Intelligent
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: Jun 14

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 13

Mansi Ng

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LISW
15 years of experience
Virtual
As a therapist, I see myself as the sounding board and safe space that you may not have in other areas of your life. Life can be overwhelming and I'm here to help you find more balance, joy, and calmness in your life. Through conversations about your life perspective, we will work together to figure out your goals and what serves you. I have experience collaborating with clients who are struggling with parenting, caregiving for elders, working in healthcare, family issues, fertility challenges, college stressors, and anxiety/depression. As a South Asian American woman, I understand how cultural issues can impact your personal life and how difficult it can be to find a middle ground with deeply rooted traditions. I am gender-affirming and also enjoy offering support to parents of LGBTQ youth. I'm a Swiftie and enjoy working with clients who like to incorporate her music into their sessions.

Next available: Jun 13

Cody Harmon

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LISW
2 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides therapy via telehealth. I have experience in various aspects of both the mental health field and medical setting. He has extensive experience working with Depression and Anxiety Disorders, along with chronic disease, acute crises, trauma, and life transitions. My most recent focus has been helping people to overcome effects of trauma/dysfunction on their present day lives with an emphasis on lifestyle changes.

Next available: Jun 13

Coleen Olsson

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

Next available: Jun 17

Dornice Friday

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LISW
8 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker who is based in Ohio. I received by Bachelor's and Master's in Social Work at Cleveland State University and have been practicing in the field for about 10 years. I enjoy advocating and aiding those who need it most. Providing a safe space for my client's so they can find themselves and a sense of peace.

Next available: Jun 13

Jennifer Bloom

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LISW
8 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Your story, as a young adult or growing adult, matters. Your story is personal and holds your truth. As your therapist specializing in working with adults with PTSD, complex ptsd, and childhood trauma. I am here to give you the voice you deserve. Your worth and happiness lies beyond fear, feeling powerless, and confused. As an adult, your fears may cause you to feel judged, excluded, or hurt – closing you off from the world. I guide you to a place where you are seen and understood, so you can feel accepted and loved. Together, we can challenge those harmful thought patterns and help you truly feel good about yourself and your life.

Next available: Jun 13

Kendra Toodle-Register

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LISW
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Intelligent
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: Jun 21

LeeAnn Eakins, LISW-S

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LISW
20 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
2117 Beechmont ...
Sometimes life is hard. Do you find yourself struggling to find your way? Maybe trauma, depression, anxiety, a major mental illness or a substance use disorder is standing in your way to a comfortable, successful life. As Rumi reminds us "When you start to walk on the way, the way appears". I am here to empower you to do just that; discover your strengths and your way to creating or recapturing the healthy life you deserve.

Next available: Jun 13

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: Jun 14

Charlotte Buelow

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LISW
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) based in Ohio. I received my Masters degree from Louisiana State University and have experience working in a variety of settings including community mental health, day treatment, crisis counseling, and private practice. I help clients struggling with grief, loss, and other life transitions regain a feeling of control in their lives.

Next available: Jun 13

Danielle Norris

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LISW
3 years of experience
Open-minded
Empowering
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: Jun 13

Annabella Batiz

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LISW
25 years of experience
Virtual
I have over twenty five years of social work experience, most of my years of experience are in a clinical setting combined with both clinical and supervisory and administrative duties. I have successfully completed both a Bachelor in Social Work and a Master in Social Work from Rutgers University, specializing in direct practice with children and families and a MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University with a focus on healthcare.

Next available: Jun 16

Dr. VonTija Dean-EL

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LISW
14 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio. I received my Doctorate of Social Work Degree from Walden University and my Masters of Social Work from Ohio State University. I have been practicing for 14 years and have spent many years working with older adults and their families. I specialize in helping older adults navigate and process the stress and challenges that come with transitions in aging.

Next available: Jun 14

Susan Lipkin

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LISW
36 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hi! I'm independently licensed in Clinical Social Work, with over 30 years of experience. I have worked extensively with women and men who have survived a range of traumatic experiences, including physical and sexual abuse. I have worked with women who have experienced trauma, including domestic violence, and who are coping with major life transitions. I have worked with individuals and couples who are trying to navigate the emotional extremes of dealing with infertility. I have also worked with military veterans who are dealing with military-related trauma and reintegration into civilian life after deployment. I have worked with older adults who are confronting issues related to aging.

Next available: Jun 13

Aristea Greiff

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

Next available: Jun 24

Eric L. Dungan

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LISW
19 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, my name is Eric Dungan and I'm a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Worker. I attended University of Louisville. I specialize in PTSD, Grief, loss, Depression, Anxiety, Marriage and Family and Anger Management. I have years of experience in the field of mental health care. I strive to help people attain their maximize potential in all aspects of their lives, using several different treatments modalities. All sessions are focused, to provide a nonjudgmental and objective environment to help the patient view their struggles with a new objective fair perspective towards themselves and other significant people and events in their lives.

Next available: Jun 17

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: Jun 13

Brittany Byers

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LISW
9 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Direct
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Brittany Byers, LISW-S. I received by Masters in Social Work from Walden University and have been practicing since 2015. I've worked in community mental health and addiction services, but for the last 2 years, I've been doing telehealth therapy helping clients manage their mental health and addiction issues. Enough about me. Let's take a moment to acknowledge you've taken the first step towards bettering your mental health because, let's be honest - starting therapy can be empowering, confusing, or scary, all at the same time. I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment that allows clients to explore obstacles with concerns related to anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance use, trauma, and/or self-care. I focus on helping clients develop assertive communication & boundaries with themselves and those around them that can help improve their quality of life.

Next available: Jun 14

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 17

Joe Hupp LISW-S, LCSW, LICSW, LSCSW, LMSW, LIMHP, LCSW-C, ACSW

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Joe Hupp LISW-S, LCSW, LICSW, LSCSW, LMSW, LIMHP, LCSW-C, ACSW profile image
LISW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello, I am Joe and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker, with the ability to serve those located throughout the United States. My aim to to ensure that each and every session be approach with comfort, finding solutions and getting you to feel better with whatever associated problem you are experiencing. It may be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. We can work together to find a solution to getting you to feel better!

Next available: Jun 16

Kristina Kearns

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

Next available: Jun 15

Michelle Corley

(she/her)

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LISW
8 years of experience
Virtual
You are a woman who has been devastated by grief over pregnancy loss, infertility, or postpartum depression and anxiety. You desperately want to find someone to talk to about how alone and sad you feel. You feel heartbroken, ashamed, and angry lately. Your world has stopped while everyone else seems to be living their best life. You find yourself having the same fights with your partner over and over again. Society glamorizes pregnancy and motherhood which can make you feel even more alone and misunderstood. If you see one more pregnancy announcement or social media post about the happiness of motherhood, you might lose it! Your baby is important to you no matter how much time you have spent with them. You want to learn how to keep your baby’s memory alive. You want to learn how to experience happiness during this new transition to motherhood. You want to feel heard by someone without shame or judgment. You are not alone. As a woman, I have been there.

Next available: Jun 13

Stephanie Gainer

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LISW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Congratulations on taking the first on your healing journey! I am passionate about empowering individuals. I aim to join you in successfully reaching your goals of 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 heard. My counseling style is pretty laid back. I have been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate, with a pretty good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles. I'm here to help you sort through the things that are difficult right now, and offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment. I provide support and interventions to help you find resolution to events in your past, present, and future.

Next available: Jun 17

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 17

Kevin Kukoleck

(he/him)

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PsyD
25 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello! I have been continuously licensed as a Clinical Psychologist since 1999. I grew up poor in inner city Cleveland. I was the 1st in my family to complete a college degree of any kind. I was a truck driver before I became a psychologist. I have a neuromuscular disability which effects my lower arms and hands and lower legs and feet. I use a wheelchair for long distances but I can walk a little. I graduated with a BA in psychology from Cleveland State University in 1992. I graduated with my doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago in 1998.

Next available: Jun 15

Jon Trauth

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

Next available: Jun 15

Wendy Breen

(she/her)

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LISW
10 years of experience
Open-minded
Humorous
Solution oriented
Virtual
In-person
5995 Wilcox Pla...
Are you looking to get through your day easier, and stop feeling like you are just barely keeping it together? Are you having difficulty because you can’t control the tears or anxiety? Do you need help finding strategies that actually work to cope with your thoughts? What would it look like for you to not be dealing with these overwhelming feelings so often? We will work together to clarify what your specific goals are, and how I can help you achieve an easier day. I teach people how to heal and transform their lives, in a nonjudgmental and caring manner. I work with adults of all ages with a special focus on those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, caregiver stress, life transitions, or grief. Take that first step towards growth today and schedule an appointment with me.

Next available: Jun 17

Mary A. Rooney, LISW-S

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LISW
33 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
I have been practicing as a clinical social worker for over thirty years and I have never gotten bored or tired or even considered doing anything else. I am originally from New York State and got my bachelor's degree in English literature at NYU. I took some time off to travel and then settled in Houston, Texas and got my master's degree from the University of Houston. I had extensive psychoanalysis to heal my own wounds prior to becoming a therapist and, after being licensed, I became a therapist, then clinical director, of a psychiatric day treatment center. After about seven years I opened my own private practice office where I saw clients in the evening and, during the daytime, I saw clients who were referred to me for treatment in several independent living and nursing facilities, and at a residential treatment center for adults with schizophrenia and other major mental illness. Since coming to Ohio five years ago I have been in private practice and signed up with Grow Therapy in August of 2023.

Next available: Jun 13

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: Jun 15

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: Jun 13

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