You know that "thing" you are going through right now? That "thing" that prompted you to look up a therapist? No need to go through that thing alone. Be it adjustment to motherhood, divorce/separation, employment or college strife, work/life balance, difficult family situations, or concern for the future, we can work through this. Interested in enhancing communication skills, developing stronger coping mechanisms, or processing a difficult time in life? I believe in practical, sustainable methods of treatment. My approach is compassionate but honest. Together, we will identify your thought patterns while improving emotional regulation and self awareness.
Sara A. Klusas, LISW-S is a licensed social worker who provides services for individuals, couples and families to help enhance positive communication, build or maintain more fulfilling relationships, and aid in the skillful management of life stresses. She has expertise in the areas of self-esteem, substance abuse, career counseling, stress management, anxiety, depression, sports counseling and social difficulties. Mrs. Klusas possesses a strong belief in empowering individuals and families to make positive changes; she ensures each individual and family receives unique assistance according to their specific needs and goals.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MFA, MSEd, LPC, NARM
You have a deep longing to feel close to others, but feel disconnected and unsure about what emotional intimacy is. A sense of shame is never far behind your dreams of how you think life could be – how it seems to be for others. You try to convince yourself that, “Things aren’t that bad, right?” But, if you’re honest, you know things could be much better. Every time you want to try something new and interesting – deepen a relationship or take on a challenge – you imagine frightening outcomes, you overthink and feel paralyzed. You have little faith or confidence that you can create the life you want. You feel exhausted.
“Nothing is ever truly broken” that’s the philosophy behind an ancient Japanese art which repairs broken pottery using seams of gold. Inspired by this art of mending scars, my hope is that you can become the best vessel to your life. “We can’t go back and change the beginning, but we can start where we are and change the end.” I aspire to help you explore in a safe way what has hindered you from living fully. By letting go of fears, regrets, we can bring acceptance and peace so that our lives manifest our full potential and true self. With 20 yrs of experience in various presenting issues and interventions used.
In order to make progress, however that may look to you, you need to feel heard and supported without judgement. My aim, first and foremost, is to create a space in which you feel safe to experience the broad range of emotions that might arise for you in the therapeutic process. Sessions will feel warm and conversational, and we’ll proceed by drawing upon the strengths inherent to EVERY individual.
It can feel overwhelming when you have the weight of so many things on your shoulders. Struggling in your relationship with food and your body compounds this stress and can cause you to go down a shame spiral regularly. You can make a commitment to spend this time healing from the pain that has been affecting you for so long and from the comfort of your own home. Learn to heal your relationship with your body and food, reduce your anxiety and cope with the effects of trauma.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S, LICDC, LMHC, NCC
Does this scenario sound familiar to you? You have spent many years juggling numerous responsibilities – kids, work, school, home, and caring for ill family members. You wake up and wonder where your life has gone? You're tired, depressed, anxious, and less fulfilled than you thought you’d be at this point in your life. Are you coping in unhealthy ways that decrease your self worth and self esteem? Things can be different. You can create the life you want. You’ve taken care of others for so long, now it's time for you. Stepping out of your comfort zone can be scary, but it is possible.
I help women learn to take up space in their own lives. Sometimes they present with perfectionism or other anxiety, body image struggles, difficulty managing stress, or experiencing an overall dissatisfaction with life. Women who have been carrying heavy burdens, or who have lost self-connection are some of my favorite people to work with. I do my best work with folks who are open to learning about themselves, trying out some new perspectives or skills, and showing up fully in session.
I provide diagnostic assessment and treatment for adult populations with a broad range of mental health disorders, specializing in the treatment of anxiety and trauma-related disorders. My goals for all patients are two-fold: 1) to help mitigate symptoms in the immediate using cognitive-behavioral strategies and 2) to help patients identify and overcome unhelpful behavioral and relational patterns for long-term symptom reduction and life enhancement.
I provide diagnostic assessment and treatment for people struggling with a range of psychological challenges, particularly those with a history of traumatic or stressful events. Often these individuals continue to struggle with motivation, trust, stability, confidence, and safety within their relationships long after they experienced those events, and I specialize in helping you understand the impact your history, thoughts, and emotions have on your behaviors, choices, and environment so that you can start making immediate and sustained changes in your life.
Each day it seems that life presents a new challenge, often causing us to question certain decisions that we have made or to consider new paths that we would like to explore. My goal is to gain a clear picture of each individual's needs, explore new and more effective ways of problem solving, and help each individual develop greater insight and growth. I believe the relational component of therapy is essential and serves at the foundation for establishing trust, compassion, empathy, and respect. I have expertise in working with individuals of all ages: children, adolescents, adults and families.
Now Accepting New Clients !- Please e-mail any request! Oftentimes we are suffering from something traumatic and hadn't realized it. Because trauma within the Black & Brown communities has been normalized and or minimized. I’m sure phrases like “just get over it” and or “you’ll be alright” at one or many times in your life. This has been a well-known response we've heard from family members, at our jobs, or maybe even something that we've told ourselves. These responses have been provided to help get us through deaths, violence, abuse including- physical, medical, and sexual, societal microaggressions.
My special niche in the Columbus area is helping people integrate or better manage their patterns of thinking,believing,feeling,and acting. I have two doctorates,one in clinical psychology and one in pastoral counseling, with over 35 years of experience working with individuals and couples. I love what I do.
Life is difficult and unfortunately the world we live in doesn't foster the belief in asking for help or sharing our feelings. Many people feel disconnected and alone and more importantly disconnected from one's own self. I approach counseling as collaboration between therapist and client with a goal of helping people re-discover their innate ability to heal and become whole again My approach to therapy sessions is to utilize a mix of cognitive based therapies with mindful attention to somatic experiences in hopes of gaining insight into patterns and issues that derail us from living a value centered existence.
At times life can really suck. As a psychotherapist and supervisor that has worked in the field for 15+ years in private practice and in a community mental health agency. I pride myself in creating a calm, supportive and validating environment to allow clients to process each of their issues. My approach is to brainstorm in a collaboratively way possible solutions or ways to help lessen the suckiness that is currently interfering with daily living. The space i create for folks is one with support, validation and absolutely no judgment. If you choose to give me a call or shoot me an email, we can see if I am a good fit. ~Peace.
I specialize in working with women throughout transitions in life - namely the transition into motherhood. As a Perinatal Mental Health (also known as Maternal Mental Health) Specialist, I’ve received additional training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through Postpartum Support International and appropriate interventions to support growing families. As a mother myself, I also know the challenges and joys of this phase of life and believe that we can all use a little more support.
CURRENTLY PRACTICING TELEHEALTH VIA Therapy Appointment. Speaking your truth and finding your voice. Clients often seek counseling looking for answers. It is helpful to have someone walk with you on the journey for your truth. Therapy helps you to be still and pay attention to your own inner wisdom. If you are confronting life changes, depression, anxiety, everyday insecurities, or a combination of the above therapy helps to name these obstacles and turn them into opportunities for growth.
Hello! My name is Jashala, I specialize in addictions counseling, anxiety & life transitions. I have experience with adolescents & adults. I believe in the courage & strength that it takes for an individual to reach out for extra support & appreciate the amount of vulnerability that a person shows in therapy.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
As a therapist who lives with ADHD and anxiety, I believe it's my duty to walk alongside others as they work to manage the roller coaster of life. Believe me...it's possible. My work with clients centers around the belief that we all possess the strengths necessary to navigate life’s struggles. I believe it is vital to provide an atmosphere of unconditional positive regard, empathic understanding, and authenticity for each person that I am fortunate to work with here. Whether you are longing for change, a new path forward, or to begin your journey toward inner peace, I will be here to walk alongside you. Welcome!
I have experience working with incarcerated youth and adults, community outreach/engagement, crisis intervention, mental health and substance use in a variety of settings. I enjoy working with motivated clients that are ready to make positive changes in their lives.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Upper Arlington, Columbus 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 Upper Arlington, Columbus 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 Upper Arlington, Columbus 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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