First, thank you for reaching out. If you're in a life transition I may be able to help. My basic philosophy is that we sometimes become stuck on our journey to fully develop our self, our relationships, and our lifestyle. I have over 20 years successful counseling experience and strive to respect the unique stories and struggles of each client while encouraging responsibility and authentic living. This is my role in helping you. I also am certified in telebehavioral health (online counseling) if that works best for you and your schedule. I look forward to helping however I can.
I enjoy working with people during any phase of their journey. It's rewarding to connect with couples, adolescents, and adults going through stage of life changes and or trauma. I find joy in collaborating to cultivate peoples' motivations to change in a way that allows them to gain insight into their behaviors and achieve optimal health. I view people through a holistic lens thus seeing the whole person rather than their symptoms.
Part of "being in the solution" when times are difficult is what you are doing right now: looking for answers and the support to find them. Everyone is challenged by life events. The path to self-awareness and personal growth is not an easy one. I accompany my clients as they discover their potential and deal with the barriers that prevent them from reaching it. My approach is holistic, meaning that I pay attention to all aspects of a person's experience including their physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual well being.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Currently accepting clients! As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I utilize a variety of approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT informed techniques, mindfulness and meditation, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and many other strategies to help my clients thrive. I pride myself on being able to think outside the box. I love working with adults, teens, and children ages 6 and older. I am especially passionate about working with anxious kids and adults who want to learn to manage panic attacks and "big feelings."
Shelby L. Oda is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with clients remotely in Ohio. She works with individuals, adolescents, children, and their families. She is a therapist passionate about collaborative care that seeks healing the whole person by engaging the mind and body through feelings of safety and attunement. Her primary areas of focus include personal improvements, self care strategies, emotional self-awareness and regulation, stress management, anxiety, and family relationships. In addition, her education background allows her the sacred privilege of providing pastoral counseling.
Whether you just need someone to talk to, are going through a rough transition, wanting to make some changes, having trouble in your relationships, or suffering from past abuse, I can help. Through therapy, you can gain insight into your self and overcome obstacles that interfere with your personal growth. Therapy can be a wonderful experience, like no other. If you've been thinking about talking to someone, now might be the right time.
“…maybe it’s about the wonderful things that may happen if you break the ropes that are holding you.” (Mary Oliver) Are you ready to break free of what’s holding you and allow your true self to emerge? I address the whole person - mind, body, spirit – drawing on your strengths and adding to your skills repertoire. With a background in psychology as well as counseling to address issues such as anxiety and depression, I bring my additional training and experience with grief/loss, life transitions, and spirituality – each enhancing the other.
I firmly believe that life presents us with opportunities to learn more about ourselves, even during some of our more difficult times. Each of us has the power within ourselves to make positive changes in our lives. I work hard in providing emotional support and tools to my clients to help them cope with whatever life presents to them."
Kate has worked with both youth and adults, as well as individuals, groups, and couples. She is particularly experienced in helping clients with depression and anxiety, as well as trauma. Kate has extra training in issues related to abuse, crisis intervention, and issues related to sex and sexual orientation. She is enthusiastically LGBTQ friendly.
Hello, my name is Dr. Stephen Fortson and I specialize in treating couples, families, and individuals with professional clinical counseling services. I have been a licensed clinical professional counselor for 24 years. I am also an associate professor and chair of the Department of Human Services at Wright State University where I oversee the counselor preparation program. If you are in need of personalized couples, family or individual counseling, please contact me. I am currently not accepting new clients.
My favorite quote is from The Little Prince, "the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart." Often in the midst of our pain and struggle we react to circumstances with little or no thought. We allow ourselves to be directed by the world instead of identifying what we need and know in our heart. To identify what we need, know what our heart wants, and have a plan to follow is what therapy is all about. We must work through the pain to identify these things; accept that we deserve them, and develop a plan to achieve them.
*Not currently accepting new clients* I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have facilitated several groups including topics such as self-esteem, healthy relationships, social skills, and creative journaling. I believe in tailoring therapy to each unique individual, drawing from a wide range of theories. I work collaboratively to identify what my clients want out of therapy and develop strength based goals. Using my creativity, I design interventions that will benefit clients in achieving their goals as well as have a little fun. Various forms of art and play are often incorporated into sessions.
I specialize in trauma and PTSD. I am a certified clinical trauma professional (CCTP-II), working primarily with veterans, first responders, and victims of severe trauma. I am certified in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), a clinically effective method of treating past trauma by breaking through the barriers that are preventing you from living an emotionally healthy life. I am also Level 1 trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), a clinically effective treatment involving identifying and integrating different parts of the psyche.
Are you currently finding it difficult exploring your emotions? Anger? Fear? Shame? Sadness? Sometimes, does it seem that wondering about these emotions causes some anxiety and stress? Do you feel family, friends, and others don't understand? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you likely can benefit from addressing those thoughts through therapy where there is Confidentiality, Support, and No Judgement.
Do you repeat self-defeating behaviors but don't know how to stop? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, or unresolved trauma? Maybe you just feel overwhelmed and can't even name what is wrong. I can help you make sense of the senseless, make peace with shame and blame, and gain the happiness you thought impossible. I provide compassionate, inclusive care for adults, teens (13+), couples, and families. I am LGBTQ+ and multicultural sensitive, offer telehealth, and am accepting new clients. My approach is holistic and client-centered.
I practice with the belief that therapy can be a rich and vital exploration into understanding the deepest parts of our selves: the parts we cherish as well as the parts we want to change. We all have unconscious patterns that can get in the way of living the life we want to lead. These patterns can manifest as anxiety, depression, phobias, physical illness or pain, addiction, even rage. These symptoms can affect relationships, work, self esteem, creativity, and sexuality. Change is possible when these patterns can be expressed and understood in an open, and accepting space.
Deciding on going to therapy is a huge decision. Mental health is not black and white, and what you are experiencing may not fit into a neat diagnostic box. If you are ready to do a deep dive into who you are as a person, your strengths as well as the concerns that bring you to therapy, then you are in the right place. I love to help clients explore their identity and work to reduce the impact of trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, or life transitions. I am training to become a Certified Sex Therapist an have been incorporating this as a practice specialty. Currently the focus is physical and emotional space for intimacy.
Core Counseling Center is accepting new clients. Reaching out for therapy can be life changing. I treat a variety of concerns including trauma, weight management, depression, anxiety, and low self esteem. I believe therapy is meant to help each client gain a set of coping skills to better handle concerns in their daily lives and to feel heard. I recognize our environment (past and present) can shape our lives today and sometimes we need help finding out what is our mess and what is someone else's mess that was passed onto us.
I AM NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!!! I have extensive experience (over 18 years) working with children and adolescents with attention and behavior problems, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum symptoms, social issues, learning and school-related issues, and adjustment problems. I believe collaborating with schools, family members and other treatment providers is an important component of comprehensive treatment. The relationship between a therapist and client is often one of the most important factors in change, so I work hard to put my clients at ease from the first session.
With over 20 years successful experience in assisting clients in developing and building their long-term skills for coping and problem solving, I believe that my practice can help you find your way to the life goals you desire. My approach to counseling is interactive with my clients, based on the concept that understanding and coming to terms with one's emotions is essential to effective problem solving and personal growth. I strive to provide a comfortable, supportive and non-judgmental environment for clients to effectively deal with life's issues and enrich their lives.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Centerville are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Centerville then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Centerville specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
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