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Max Balakoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW

Max Balakoff

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44113
Let's Connect (440) 762-6963
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You may be struggling with a lot right now, and I want to welcome you to reach out to me anytime. In our lives, we have to deal with so many difficulties. Even when things seem like they are going well, there can exist inner conflict and a lingering sense that something might be wrong. Things are moving fast, and you may feel like your attention span has shrunk. You may be zoning out or just feeling like something terrible could happen. You may be having trouble sleeping, managing impulses, making decisions, or maintaining motivation. You may be struggling with people or challenging situations in your life.
Therapy can be a container to let out some of the difficult things that we carry around with us. For some, it can be helpful to digest emotional wounds from the past using approaches like EMDR therapy, which combines grounding techniques and a structured process that can help you to get unstuck from the impact of the difficult things you have been through.
It may feel like a leap to get started with therapy. I want to assure you that therapy can help you feel a lot better. There is a path forward, and I would love to help you on your journey. Reach out anytime for a free 15 minute phone consultation. Available for in-person, telehealth, or outdoor walk and talk sessions.
Call or Max Balakoff now for a free 15 minute consultation - (440) 762-6963

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

PMA Assessment and Counseling

Cleveland, OH 44113

(440) 762-6963
My office is on the corner of Lorain and Fulton in Ohio City, and I am offering in-person, virtual, and outdoor walk and talk sessions.
I specialize in Anxiety, Grief and Trauma and PTSD 
$180 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and groups  
Let's Connect (440) 762-6963
Photo of Max Balakoff, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

PMA Assessment and Counseling

Cleveland, OH 44113

(440) 762-6963
My office is on the corner of Lorain and Fulton in Ohio City, and I am offering in-person, virtual, and outdoor walk and talk sessions.
I specialize in Anxiety, Grief and Trauma and PTSD 
$180 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $180
  • Couple Sessions $180
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (440) 762-6963
Photo of Max Balakoff, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Max Balakoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (440) 762-6963
Photo of Max Balakoff, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Max Balakoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Ohio / S.2207827 Max Balakoff
  • In Practice for 2 Years
  • Membership with NASW
  • Certificate from EMDR Training from Institute for Creative Mindfulness 2024
  • Attended Louisiana State University, Master of Social Work , Graduated 2022
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (440) 762-6963
Photo of Max Balakoff, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Max Balakoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (440) 762-6963
Photo of Max Balakoff, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Max Balakoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Trauma and PTSD

Expertise

  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men's Issues
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
Do these issues align with your needs? or (440) 762-6963
Photo of Max Balakoff, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Max Balakoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Do these issues align with your needs? or (440) 762-6963
Photo of Max Balakoff, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Max Balakoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW

2 Endorsements

Reana Dixon
Reana Dixon
Marriage & Family TherapistLMFT
Max is a great listener and creative in his work
Ajalaa Powers
Ajalaa Powers
CounselorPC
You will love working with MAX! He's funny, warm and a brilliant therapist!

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Eclectic
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (440) 762-6963
Photo of Max Balakoff, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Max Balakoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (440) 762-6963
Photo of Max Balakoff, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Max Balakoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW

Location

Primary Location

PMA Assessment and Counseling

Cleveland, OH 44113

(440) 762-6963
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My office is on the corner of Lorain and Fulton in Ohio City, and I am offering in-person, virtual, and outdoor walk and talk sessions.
Call for a free consultation now - (440) 762-6963
Photo of Max Balakoff, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Max Balakoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
"
My office is on the corner of Lorain and Fulton in Ohio City, and I am offering in-person, virtual, and outdoor walk and talk sessions.
Call for a free consultation now - (440) 762-6963
Photo of Max Balakoff, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Max Balakoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW