Therapists for Teens in Columbus, OH

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Danielle Mumpton
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43212
I provide mental health counseling in the private practice setting through diagnostic assessments, individual counseling for various mental and emotional disorders and child and adolescent therapy.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio. I received my Masters of Science in mental health counseling at the State University of New York at Oswego. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults. My focus as a counselor is working with children, the treatment of mood disorders, relationships, parenting, personality disorders and more. I am versed utilizing techniques such as non-directive client-centered therapy , as well as other counseling methods.
I provide mental health counseling in the private practice setting through diagnostic assessments, individual counseling for various mental and emotional disorders and child and adolescent therapy.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio. I received my Masters of Science in mental health counseling at the State University of New York at Oswego. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults. My focus as a counselor is working with children, the treatment of mood disorders, relationships, parenting, personality disorders and more. I am versed utilizing techniques such as non-directive client-centered therapy , as well as other counseling methods.
(614) 826-6750 View (614) 826-6750
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Ashley L Alexander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43220
I specialize in helping people of all ages and backgrounds experiencing imbalance in their personal, family, or professional life. I match myskills with your needs, wants and expectations. Together, we identify patterns in your life that no longer serve you and create a plan to help you accomplish what is most important toyou. While we may process the past, we focus on practicing new, more effective behaviors. I believe therapy is a collaborative process that I, as your therapist, can meet youwhere you are to help you, your child, your teen, your partner, and/or your family navigate through together.
I specialize in helping people of all ages and backgrounds experiencing imbalance in their personal, family, or professional life. I match myskills with your needs, wants and expectations. Together, we identify patterns in your life that no longer serve you and create a plan to help you accomplish what is most important toyou. While we may process the past, we focus on practicing new, more effective behaviors. I believe therapy is a collaborative process that I, as your therapist, can meet youwhere you are to help you, your child, your teen, your partner, and/or your family navigate through together.
(614) 656-4395 x05 View (614) 656-4395 x05
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Alex Beekman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43212
Whether you're a parent struggling to manage your child's behaviors, a teen working to understand yourself, a young adult finding "adulting" to be a challenge, or a teacher/administrator looking to manage the stress of your work and/or get ideas about how to manage behaviors more effectively.
I'm both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Special Education Intervention Specialist. I've been teaching in the K-12 public system for 23 years, which gives me a unique perspective when addressing concerns around behaviors and mental health for families as well as teachers/administrators. By aligning with you and/or your family - not as a director, but as a partner, collaborator and coach - we can work as a team to develop an effective strategy to address issues with behavior, academics, relationships, identity, work stress, professional issues, and family conflicts.
Whether you're a parent struggling to manage your child's behaviors, a teen working to understand yourself, a young adult finding "adulting" to be a challenge, or a teacher/administrator looking to manage the stress of your work and/or get ideas about how to manage behaviors more effectively.
I'm both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Special Education Intervention Specialist. I've been teaching in the K-12 public system for 23 years, which gives me a unique perspective when addressing concerns around behaviors and mental health for families as well as teachers/administrators. By aligning with you and/or your family - not as a director, but as a partner, collaborator and coach - we can work as a team to develop an effective strategy to address issues with behavior, academics, relationships, identity, work stress, professional issues, and family conflicts.
(614) 532-4776 View (614) 532-4776
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La’Shunae’ Johnson
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43235  (Online Only)
Are you dealing with the life stressors of being a teenager or young adult? Feeling stuck? Depressed? Anxious? Well, you’ve already passed the most difficult part which was seeking help. I empower adolescents, teens, and young adults to overcome daily struggles and live in their best potential at the best version of themselves. Together, we will work to identify your strengths and get you back to your higher self with balance. We will use a client-centered and strength-based approach to address the needs of your mental health.
Are you dealing with the life stressors of being a teenager or young adult? Feeling stuck? Depressed? Anxious? Well, you’ve already passed the most difficult part which was seeking help. I empower adolescents, teens, and young adults to overcome daily struggles and live in their best potential at the best version of themselves. Together, we will work to identify your strengths and get you back to your higher self with balance. We will use a client-centered and strength-based approach to address the needs of your mental health.
(614) 467-8464 View (614) 467-8464
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H Dreme McLennan
Marriage & Family Therapist, IMFT, LMFT, RDT, CCATPCA
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43221
Anxious? Overwhelmed? Exhausted? Unable to feel Joy? This might describe yourself, your teen, or your child. You may have struggled to find the right therapeutic fit or found it challenging to be vulnerable. You may not even know where to start!
Anxious? Overwhelmed? Exhausted? Unable to feel Joy? This might describe yourself, your teen, or your child. You may have struggled to find the right therapeutic fit or found it challenging to be vulnerable. You may not even know where to start!
(614) 698-1714 View (614) 698-1714
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Tiffany M Shader
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43214
I specialize in child/adolescent therapy and assessment.
I am a psychologist located in Columbus, OH and I see virtual clients that are located in California. I provide assessment and therapy services. My assessments are designed to help families understand their child or adolescent's strengths and challenges. I use empirically supported methods and provide solution-focused, meaningful, and understandable feedback. My therapy services use evidence-based, effective, and goal-oriented cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT).
I specialize in child/adolescent therapy and assessment.
I am a psychologist located in Columbus, OH and I see virtual clients that are located in California. I provide assessment and therapy services. My assessments are designed to help families understand their child or adolescent's strengths and challenges. I use empirically supported methods and provide solution-focused, meaningful, and understandable feedback. My therapy services use evidence-based, effective, and goal-oriented cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT).
(714) 464-6627 View (714) 464-6627
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Megan Kochheiser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43235  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over 6 years of experience partnering with youth, adolescent, and adult clients toward their personal goals. I truly believe that each and every person has immense value and strength, and I see it as an honor to come alongside you in your path toward mental and emotional wellness. Specific areas of concern that I have experience with include: general life stressors, grief/loss, anxiety, panic, depression, emotional dysregulation, school performance, trauma, and self-harm.
Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over 6 years of experience partnering with youth, adolescent, and adult clients toward their personal goals. I truly believe that each and every person has immense value and strength, and I see it as an honor to come alongside you in your path toward mental and emotional wellness. Specific areas of concern that I have experience with include: general life stressors, grief/loss, anxiety, panic, depression, emotional dysregulation, school performance, trauma, and self-harm.
(614) 739-9990 View (614) 739-9990
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Kevin Kulwik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, CDCA
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43235
I am now offering in person sessions with evening appointment opportunities and same week availability. Spaces will fill quickly! I specialize in adolescent and young adult mental health, adolescent and young adult LGBTQIA concerns, adolescent and young adult addiction, as well as life transitions, peer relationships, stress, grief, family conflict, relationship issues, school issues, boundary setting, and self-care implementation.
I am now offering in person sessions with evening appointment opportunities and same week availability. Spaces will fill quickly! I specialize in adolescent and young adult mental health, adolescent and young adult LGBTQIA concerns, adolescent and young adult addiction, as well as life transitions, peer relationships, stress, grief, family conflict, relationship issues, school issues, boundary setting, and self-care implementation.
(614) 389-9163 View (614) 389-9163
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Jackie A Hatten
Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43085
Are you a teen or young adult who feels stressed or depressed? I help my clients beat stress and anxiety so they can live their best life! Whether it's dealing with fear, freaking out in social situations, or getting stuck in your head with worries, I can help. Therapy can give you the tools to handle those intense feelings, improve your relationships, and loosen anxiety's grip on you. Let's tackle this together!
Are you a teen or young adult who feels stressed or depressed? I help my clients beat stress and anxiety so they can live their best life! Whether it's dealing with fear, freaking out in social situations, or getting stuck in your head with worries, I can help. Therapy can give you the tools to handle those intense feelings, improve your relationships, and loosen anxiety's grip on you. Let's tackle this together!
(614) 356-7833 View (614) 356-7833
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Kelsie A Salmen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43221
She has special expertise in depression, anxiety, child and adolescent issues, the LGBTQ+ community, adoption and foster care, and behavior management or other parenting concerns.
Dr. Salmen's approach to therapy is one that places great value on the therapeutic relationship. When a strong and trusting working relationship is built, clients are able to feel safe to express themselves, share their fears, celebrate their successes, and set important and attainable goals. Dr. Salmen's therapeutic style is a blend of techniques, which can be tailored to fit each client's unique needs. These techniques include psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and interpersonal and relational approaches.
She has special expertise in depression, anxiety, child and adolescent issues, the LGBTQ+ community, adoption and foster care, and behavior management or other parenting concerns.
Dr. Salmen's approach to therapy is one that places great value on the therapeutic relationship. When a strong and trusting working relationship is built, clients are able to feel safe to express themselves, share their fears, celebrate their successes, and set important and attainable goals. Dr. Salmen's therapeutic style is a blend of techniques, which can be tailored to fit each client's unique needs. These techniques include psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and interpersonal and relational approaches.
(614) 930-6249 View (614) 930-6249
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Columbus Women's Wellness - Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43221
CWW's approach is different, unique, and designed especially for women and teen girls.
Accepting new clients: In-office and/or telehealth - Columbus Women's Wellness (CWW) is Ohio’s premier women's behavioral health services provider with expert care for women and teen girls. With over 30 providers, CWW is a group practice of specialists who provide individual, couples, and group psychotherapy. We offer an unwavering commitment to women and girls who contact us to address anxiety, depression, trauma, perinatal issues, relationships, and more. CWW has served thousands of women who, from beginning to end, have had an understandable and empowering therapeutic experience toward reaching their goals.
CWW's approach is different, unique, and designed especially for women and teen girls.
Accepting new clients: In-office and/or telehealth - Columbus Women's Wellness (CWW) is Ohio’s premier women's behavioral health services provider with expert care for women and teen girls. With over 30 providers, CWW is a group practice of specialists who provide individual, couples, and group psychotherapy. We offer an unwavering commitment to women and girls who contact us to address anxiety, depression, trauma, perinatal issues, relationships, and more. CWW has served thousands of women who, from beginning to end, have had an understandable and empowering therapeutic experience toward reaching their goals.
(614) 418-6930 View (614) 418-6930
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Cariah Cox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43227  (Online Only)
Are you showing signs of sadness, fatigue, and worry? Do you feel alone? Has your teenager been distant lately? Are you experiencing a unique challenge that is difficult to navigate? Moving away from home, starting a new job, managing a unhealthy relationship, or just entering a new phase; I can help!.
Building zestful relationships and providing a safe space for transformational growth through realistic treatment planning, I meet my clients where they are for triumph progress! Every client, no matter their age, is the pilot on their own flight of life. I am a Licensed therapist that allows you to be your authentic self, unapologetically, while being seen, heard, and valued. I have 5+ years of experience working with diverse teens and transitioning adults in the juvenile justice system, education system, and within non-profit organizations
Are you showing signs of sadness, fatigue, and worry? Do you feel alone? Has your teenager been distant lately? Are you experiencing a unique challenge that is difficult to navigate? Moving away from home, starting a new job, managing a unhealthy relationship, or just entering a new phase; I can help!.
Building zestful relationships and providing a safe space for transformational growth through realistic treatment planning, I meet my clients where they are for triumph progress! Every client, no matter their age, is the pilot on their own flight of life. I am a Licensed therapist that allows you to be your authentic self, unapologetically, while being seen, heard, and valued. I have 5+ years of experience working with diverse teens and transitioning adults in the juvenile justice system, education system, and within non-profit organizations
(614) 502-3394 View (614) 502-3394
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Marilyn Morgan
PhD
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43215
So, let Psychological Consult, LLC help you as an Individual, Family, or Teen start your new Adventure reaching Measurable Growth.
Services offered include Individual, Family, and Groups working with Adults, Teens and Childrens. Challenging problems of Depression, Anxiety, Schizoaffective Disorder, Trauma, ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar and others. Marilyn has been in the Mental Health field for over 25 yrs. Dr. Morgan has built a new Private Practice , Psychological Consult, LLC located at 447 E. Main ST. Suite 220 D, Col, OH 43215-5661. 614-549-7690 office, Fax:614-564-9089.
So, let Psychological Consult, LLC help you as an Individual, Family, or Teen start your new Adventure reaching Measurable Growth.
Services offered include Individual, Family, and Groups working with Adults, Teens and Childrens. Challenging problems of Depression, Anxiety, Schizoaffective Disorder, Trauma, ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar and others. Marilyn has been in the Mental Health field for over 25 yrs. Dr. Morgan has built a new Private Practice , Psychological Consult, LLC located at 447 E. Main ST. Suite 220 D, Col, OH 43215-5661. 614-549-7690 office, Fax:614-564-9089.
(614) 924-8350 View (614) 924-8350
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Olivia Delahunty
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43220
I believe the whole family system is an essential resource of eating disorder treatment and recovery, and with the right tools, your teen will be able to have the life they deserve.
I work with adolescents and adults who struggle with issues related to food, body image, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, self-compassion, and self-worth. I provide holistic, evidence-based care and work with my clients in a genuine, realistic way to meet their therapeutic goals as they heal their relationship with food, movement, and find peace within their bodies. I believe in empowering caregivers and families to be a part of the treatment and healing of eating disorders and welcome diversity among clients including all body sizes, abilities, races, sexualities, genders, and religions.
I believe the whole family system is an essential resource of eating disorder treatment and recovery, and with the right tools, your teen will be able to have the life they deserve.
I work with adolescents and adults who struggle with issues related to food, body image, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, self-compassion, and self-worth. I provide holistic, evidence-based care and work with my clients in a genuine, realistic way to meet their therapeutic goals as they heal their relationship with food, movement, and find peace within their bodies. I believe in empowering caregivers and families to be a part of the treatment and healing of eating disorders and welcome diversity among clients including all body sizes, abilities, races, sexualities, genders, and religions.
(614) 665-8568 View (614) 665-8568
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Resilient Children and Families
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43232
Hello everyone, My name is Beatrice Miller and I am a licensed social worker. My passion lies in working with youth, specifically with adolescents ages 12 to 17. During this complex stage of development, teenagers often struggle with factors such as interpersonal effectiveness, risky behaviors, identity development, and social influence from peers. However, I recognize that every teenager has some level of resilience and I help them tap into this inner strength. I strive to create a safe and secure space for my clients to feel comfortable and at ease in sharing their vulnerabilities and sensitivities.
Hello everyone, My name is Beatrice Miller and I am a licensed social worker. My passion lies in working with youth, specifically with adolescents ages 12 to 17. During this complex stage of development, teenagers often struggle with factors such as interpersonal effectiveness, risky behaviors, identity development, and social influence from peers. However, I recognize that every teenager has some level of resilience and I help them tap into this inner strength. I strive to create a safe and secure space for my clients to feel comfortable and at ease in sharing their vulnerabilities and sensitivities.
(614) 881-2435 View (614) 881-2435
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Megan Thaler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43220  (Online Only)
I would be honored to help you and your teen find balance and joy in your lives.
I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults who struggle with issues related to food, body image, anxiety, and depression. I am a passionate advocate for my clients and believe in providing high quality, evidence-based care designed to support each individual’s goals. I operate from a strengths-based, person-centered approach and work to empower individuals and families to live their best, most balanced lives. I currently practice via telehealth only.
I would be honored to help you and your teen find balance and joy in your lives.
I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults who struggle with issues related to food, body image, anxiety, and depression. I am a passionate advocate for my clients and believe in providing high quality, evidence-based care designed to support each individual’s goals. I operate from a strengths-based, person-centered approach and work to empower individuals and families to live their best, most balanced lives. I currently practice via telehealth only.
(614) 714-1395 View (614) 714-1395
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Caitlin M Strack
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43220
Are you experiencing crippling anxiety, stress, or discouragement in day to day life? Are you burned out from a job or role that used to give you fulfillment? Are you feeling like your emotions control you and hurt those closest to you? Do you struggle to keep up with the needs of those who rely on you at work or in your spiritual community? Are you a teen experiencing overwhelming pressure and painful emotions, struggling to find a solid sense of identity?
Are you experiencing crippling anxiety, stress, or discouragement in day to day life? Are you burned out from a job or role that used to give you fulfillment? Are you feeling like your emotions control you and hurt those closest to you? Do you struggle to keep up with the needs of those who rely on you at work or in your spiritual community? Are you a teen experiencing overwhelming pressure and painful emotions, struggling to find a solid sense of identity?
(614) 363-2469 x811 View (614) 363-2469 x811
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Dr. Marsheena Murray
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215  (Online Only)
Parenting, especially during these times, can be exhausting, frustrating, and extremely difficult. Sometimes it feels like a thankless job that you cannot quit. In our work together, you will see the changes you desire. Your child will begin listening. You will stop receiving calls from the school about your child’s behavior. Your teen will begin to make better decisions and have meaningful conversations with you. Through my work with your family, you will find yourself yelling less and enjoying parenting more.
Parenting, especially during these times, can be exhausting, frustrating, and extremely difficult. Sometimes it feels like a thankless job that you cannot quit. In our work together, you will see the changes you desire. Your child will begin listening. You will stop receiving calls from the school about your child’s behavior. Your teen will begin to make better decisions and have meaningful conversations with you. Through my work with your family, you will find yourself yelling less and enjoying parenting more.
(614) 665-1982 View (614) 665-1982
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Tom Danis
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, MEd
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43214
Creating successful relationships and lives as an adolescent, adult or couple is one of the central challenges we all face. I am a Gestalt based psychotherapist who works to help clients discover their potential and explore the blocks that may be getting in their way. My work starts with the premise that each of us has within us what we need to live grounded and fulfilling lives. My goal with clients is to help them build awareness to what is occurring in the moment as a springboard for potential change. Through process oriented therapy, I believe we all can get through challenges that emerge in life.
Creating successful relationships and lives as an adolescent, adult or couple is one of the central challenges we all face. I am a Gestalt based psychotherapist who works to help clients discover their potential and explore the blocks that may be getting in their way. My work starts with the premise that each of us has within us what we need to live grounded and fulfilling lives. My goal with clients is to help them build awareness to what is occurring in the moment as a springboard for potential change. Through process oriented therapy, I believe we all can get through challenges that emerge in life.
(614) 963-3513 View (614) 963-3513
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Anna Lehew
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
I am trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adolescent-Community Reinforcement Approach, Functional Family Therapy and EMDR.
Graduated with a MSW and certification in clinical mental health from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. I specialize in working with youth and adults who are experiencing mental health symptoms, PTSD, addiction, and/ or behavioral issues. I also work with couples and families to help them make changes that allow them to effectively communicate, work through conflicts in a skilled way and be able to be genuinely affectionate with each other.
I am trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adolescent-Community Reinforcement Approach, Functional Family Therapy and EMDR.
Graduated with a MSW and certification in clinical mental health from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. I specialize in working with youth and adults who are experiencing mental health symptoms, PTSD, addiction, and/ or behavioral issues. I also work with couples and families to help them make changes that allow them to effectively communicate, work through conflicts in a skilled way and be able to be genuinely affectionate with each other.
(304) 896-0435 View (304) 896-0435
Teen Therapists

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.