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37 therapists in Ohio specializing in School Issues

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Chris Dougherty LPC CPCS LPCC-S

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Frequently booked
LPCC
11 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
Thank you for considering me as your counselor. I have over 11 years experience and believe that my overall goal is to help you overcome your current struggle and in a way that you can apply everything we do towards future issues. I have taken the time and effort to learn and become competent in many different techniques as I believe everyone is different and as such benefits from different ways of doing things. I also take the time to understand you and what you need so that I can build around what is already working for you and the strengths you have, giving us the best options to move forward. I have a diverse background and work well with most people and I am thankful for those I have helped and brings me great joy when clients say that they are happy to have found success working with me.

Next available: Jun 22

Anthony Quarles

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LPCC
9 years of experience
Empowering
Holistic
Humorous
Virtual
Reaching out for help in the form of therapy is not an easy thing to do as many can attest, but by reading this biography, you are taking the first step in getting help for yourself or a loved one. At times, life offers many struggles and obstacles that can be difficult to overcome alone. Engaging in therapy will provide opportunities to explore and process the thoughts and feelings that prevent you from living your best life. Though the thought of therapy may be intimidating and even nerve-wrecking for some, I believe once a person finds the right therapist, they find a trusting confidant who seeks to understand and problem solve.

Next available: Jul 2

Linda Stout, MSW, LISW-S

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Linda Stout, MSW, LISW-S profile image
Frequently booked
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 19

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 20

Michelle Kessler, LPCC

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Frequently booked
LPCC
12 years of experience
Warm
Humorous
Direct
Virtual
Hello! I admire your courage to begin the counseling process. I have over 13 years of experience as an independently licensed counselor. Over the years, I have had the humbling experience of listening to and empowering others to be a better version of themselves. I have worked with all ages including those who benefited from play therapy to those who reside in a nursing home. I have a blended approach to counseling based on the client's situational stressors. I have also provided counseling through the eyes of a Christian for those who desire to incorporate God into our sessions. My end goal in counseling is to empower individuals to break any identified cycle of dysfunction for the next generation of their family. I have a calm and empathetic approach and set solid boundaries with my clients. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you! Michelle Kessler, LPCC

Next available: Jun 18

Mande Postle, LISW

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Frequently booked
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 27

Amia Taylor, LCSW-S

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Frequently booked
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 20

Tomiah Conley

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LPCC
15 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
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 24

Linda Riddle

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Frequently booked
LISW
25 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Humorous
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 20

Dr. Felisha Jackson ILyas

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Frequently booked
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 29

Kira Karabanovs

(she/her)

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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 19

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 19

Amy Zauel

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LISW
28 years of experience
Authentic
Humorous
Open-minded
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 18

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 19

Soneakqua White

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Frequently booked
LPCC
18 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Ohio and also licensed in Texas. I'm a Baylor University alumnae and I've been practicing for 18 years. I help teens and young adults struggling with mental, emotional, and social stress excel through high school, college, social media, and life beyond! If you're transitioning into adulthood and need a strategy to help you get there, you're in the right place!

Next available: Jun 18

Sara Newman

(she/her)

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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 19

Kristen Pal

(she/they)

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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 23

Sara Tillman

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Sara Tillman profile image
Frequently booked
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 22

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 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: Jun 19

Heike Wilson

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Heike Wilson profile image
Frequently booked
LPCC
10 years of experience
Virtual
I am a licensed professional clinical counselor with 10 years of experience. I have experience working with a variety of individuals and families and specialize in children, adolescents, and young adults. I specialize in treating those with a variety of presenting problems including anxiety, trauma, behavior concerns, ADHD, and more. I use a collaborative approach where I believe the client is the focus of the work we do together. Using a variety of techniques, I will meet you where you are and work with you to meet your goals.

Next available: Jun 21

Stephanie Farrell

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LISW
6 years of experience
Virtual
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 18

Emma Franke

(she/her)

Emma Franke profile image
LPCC
6 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
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: Jun 20

Beth Pilous-Smith Ph.D, PCC-S

(she/her)

Beth Pilous-Smith Ph.D, PCC-S profile image
LPCC
29 years of experience
Humorous
Authentic
Open-minded
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 21

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 18

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