Child Therapists in Columbus, OH

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Elizabeth Kakungulu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43220
Welcome! I am a licensed clinical social worker with several years of experience working with diverse populations and clientele. I am passionate about working with children, teens and adult women age 4-40 struggling to cope with PTSD, anxiety, depression, phase of life adjustments and transitions, self esteem and self confidence issues, self sabotaging behaviors and emotion regulation difficulties.
Welcome! I am a licensed clinical social worker with several years of experience working with diverse populations and clientele. I am passionate about working with children, teens and adult women age 4-40 struggling to cope with PTSD, anxiety, depression, phase of life adjustments and transitions, self esteem and self confidence issues, self sabotaging behaviors and emotion regulation difficulties.
(380) 208-0988 View (380) 208-0988
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Inspiring Purpose Counseling Group Llc
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43229  (Online Only)
Inspiring Purpose Counseling Group, LLC is an independent group practice that provides confidential counseling, assessments, and consultation services to a broad based clientele including children, adolescents, and adults. We specialize in a variety of counseling services including but not limited to marital counseling, couples, individual counseling for anxiety, depression, family, addiction and trauma therapy. Our long term-goal is to create a nonjudgmental environment that helps motivate positive change and inspire our clients to find and live their purpose.
Inspiring Purpose Counseling Group, LLC is an independent group practice that provides confidential counseling, assessments, and consultation services to a broad based clientele including children, adolescents, and adults. We specialize in a variety of counseling services including but not limited to marital counseling, couples, individual counseling for anxiety, depression, family, addiction and trauma therapy. Our long term-goal is to create a nonjudgmental environment that helps motivate positive change and inspire our clients to find and live their purpose.
(614) 420-2639 View (614) 420-2639
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Cheryl Colvin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43235
I am committed to helping children and adults overcome stress and anxiety and live their best lives. This includes coping with fear and panic, social anxiety, chronic worries, obsessive thinking, and compulsive habits. We all experience stress and distressing thoughts. It is easy to feel stuck and not know how to move forward. Therapy can help you express your feelings, give you strategies to cope with intense emotions, improve relationships, and reduce the hold anxiety has over you. I would love to walk through this process with you and/or your child.
I am committed to helping children and adults overcome stress and anxiety and live their best lives. This includes coping with fear and panic, social anxiety, chronic worries, obsessive thinking, and compulsive habits. We all experience stress and distressing thoughts. It is easy to feel stuck and not know how to move forward. Therapy can help you express your feelings, give you strategies to cope with intense emotions, improve relationships, and reduce the hold anxiety has over you. I would love to walk through this process with you and/or your child.
(614) 980-0798 View (614) 980-0798
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Shannon K McGinty
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43235  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical counselor with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology from Miami University and a Master’s degree from the University of Dayton. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of mental health settings and levels of care. Generally, my clients have been working on behavioral and mental challenges related to anxiety, depression, eating disorders, complex trauma, grief and loss, interpersonal relationship concerns, and difficulty with functioning in everyday life.
I am a licensed clinical counselor with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology from Miami University and a Master’s degree from the University of Dayton. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of mental health settings and levels of care. Generally, my clients have been working on behavioral and mental challenges related to anxiety, depression, eating disorders, complex trauma, grief and loss, interpersonal relationship concerns, and difficulty with functioning in everyday life.
(614) 714-1016 View (614) 714-1016
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Emily Caldwell
Counselor, CT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43235
Are you looking for help for your child? Or are you suffering from the stress of pregnancy or the heaviness of postpartum issues? Or do you suffer from chronic pain? Know that there is great relief and healing found through the use of art therapy. In fact, art therapy approaches can bring noticeable improvement in a handful of sessions. Also, art therapy is for anyone! You don't have to have experience or talent in this area to benefit from the interventions I offer.
Are you looking for help for your child? Or are you suffering from the stress of pregnancy or the heaviness of postpartum issues? Or do you suffer from chronic pain? Know that there is great relief and healing found through the use of art therapy. In fact, art therapy approaches can bring noticeable improvement in a handful of sessions. Also, art therapy is for anyone! You don't have to have experience or talent in this area to benefit from the interventions I offer.
(740) 619-2442 View (740) 619-2442
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LIVE Wellness Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
Live Wellness Center's diverse group of Clinical Therapists are focused on outstanding treatment in Christian Clinical Counseling and Traditional Counseling. Whether you're looking for help with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Life Transitions, or other issues, our clients are provided with extraordinary care, along with the support of our administrative team. Our Therapists have a variety of specialties, and we work to match you with the best fit for your situation. We also have EMDR specialists as well as a team of interns who are highly trained and specialized in working with children and families.
Live Wellness Center's diverse group of Clinical Therapists are focused on outstanding treatment in Christian Clinical Counseling and Traditional Counseling. Whether you're looking for help with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Life Transitions, or other issues, our clients are provided with extraordinary care, along with the support of our administrative team. Our Therapists have a variety of specialties, and we work to match you with the best fit for your situation. We also have EMDR specialists as well as a team of interns who are highly trained and specialized in working with children and families.
(614) 714-1601 View (614) 714-1601
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Carrie Kroner
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MSEd, LPCC-S, CTRP, NCC, BCTP-I
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43220
I am Carrie Kroner, a licensed supervising professional clinical counselor. I work with children, adolescents, and adults to learn the skills they need to manage symptoms of anxiety and depression on their own. I truly enjoy guiding others and helping them to grow into the best version of themselves. I use my expertise and experience to tailor our time together to individual needs, whether that means getting on the floor to play a game to help a child feel comfortable, guiding families through productive conversation, or meeting with an individual to let them vent and gently pushing them toward productive discussion.
I am Carrie Kroner, a licensed supervising professional clinical counselor. I work with children, adolescents, and adults to learn the skills they need to manage symptoms of anxiety and depression on their own. I truly enjoy guiding others and helping them to grow into the best version of themselves. I use my expertise and experience to tailor our time together to individual needs, whether that means getting on the floor to play a game to help a child feel comfortable, guiding families through productive conversation, or meeting with an individual to let them vent and gently pushing them toward productive discussion.
(614) 412-0759 View (614) 412-0759
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Transformative Health
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43204
I also have specialized training in children and adolescents, family systems, sexual and racial minorities, anxiety and mood disorders, and psychological testing.
Have you experienced or are you experiencing a number of losses, traumas, or abuse? Are you looking for a therapist that respects your culture and values your viewpoint? Are you or a family member struggling, and you are not sure what to do? Have you been in therapy before, but it didn’t feel quite right? My name is Dr. Kynetta McFarlane and I created Transformative Health to provide trauma-informed and affirming care.
I also have specialized training in children and adolescents, family systems, sexual and racial minorities, anxiety and mood disorders, and psychological testing.
Have you experienced or are you experiencing a number of losses, traumas, or abuse? Are you looking for a therapist that respects your culture and values your viewpoint? Are you or a family member struggling, and you are not sure what to do? Have you been in therapy before, but it didn’t feel quite right? My name is Dr. Kynetta McFarlane and I created Transformative Health to provide trauma-informed and affirming care.
(614) 618-3318 View (614) 618-3318
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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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Jenna Wade
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43213
She uses cognitive behavioral and solution-focused approaches to address issues of depression, anxiety, and child behavioral disturbance.
Dr. Jenna Wade is a Licensed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist who has been practicing since 2015. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology with a minor concentration in Criminology from Miami University. She earned her Master of Arts (M. A. ) in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional of Psychology and her Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy. D. ) from Adler University. Dr. Wade completed her clinical internship at Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center (RRJJC) in Texas. Dr. Wade then completed her postdoctoral residency at Forum Ohio, LLC.
She uses cognitive behavioral and solution-focused approaches to address issues of depression, anxiety, and child behavioral disturbance.
Dr. Jenna Wade is a Licensed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist who has been practicing since 2015. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology with a minor concentration in Criminology from Miami University. She earned her Master of Arts (M. A. ) in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional of Psychology and her Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy. D. ) from Adler University. Dr. Wade completed her clinical internship at Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center (RRJJC) in Texas. Dr. Wade then completed her postdoctoral residency at Forum Ohio, LLC.
(614) 710-4857 View (614) 710-4857
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Shannon H Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43221
I provide psychological evaluations for children and adolescents (ages 6-17).
I work with children (ages 3-18) who are experiencing anxiety, depression, academic stress/pressure, friendship concerns, low confidence, anger and strong emotional reactions, concerns related to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), grief, loss, divorce, and life adjustments. I am particularly skilled at building and maintaining a trusting relationship with adolescents in order to help them feel understood, heard and valued. In addition, I work with emerging adults as they adjust to college, careers, and living independently. Adults that I may see often struggle with anxiety, overwhelm, depression, work/life balance, relationship difficulties, and parenting concerns.
I provide psychological evaluations for children and adolescents (ages 6-17).
I work with children (ages 3-18) who are experiencing anxiety, depression, academic stress/pressure, friendship concerns, low confidence, anger and strong emotional reactions, concerns related to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), grief, loss, divorce, and life adjustments. I am particularly skilled at building and maintaining a trusting relationship with adolescents in order to help them feel understood, heard and valued. In addition, I work with emerging adults as they adjust to college, careers, and living independently. Adults that I may see often struggle with anxiety, overwhelm, depression, work/life balance, relationship difficulties, and parenting concerns.
(614) 467-4086 View (614) 467-4086
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Kelsie A Salmen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43221
Salmen currently provides psychotherapy for children (ages 5-12), adolescents (ages 13-18), adults, and families.
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.
Salmen currently provides psychotherapy for children (ages 5-12), adolescents (ages 13-18), adults, and families.
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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Shannon Leigh Sundry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43235
I provide individual counseling services to children and adolescents dealing with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, peer relationships, behavioral problems, and trauma. I am passionate about helping my clients reach their ideal level of functioning and providing them with meaningful feedback and interventions.
I provide individual counseling services to children and adolescents dealing with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, peer relationships, behavioral problems, and trauma. I am passionate about helping my clients reach their ideal level of functioning and providing them with meaningful feedback and interventions.
(740) 629-9376 View (740) 629-9376
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Chelsea Tobias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43220
I work with children, teens, and young adults who struggle with food, body image, anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
If you or your loved one is struggling with eating, sleep, motivation, or schoolwork, these can be indicators that life is out of balance. These are common signs of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, or PTSD. Having a child who is struggling to keep afloat can feel overwhelming, and recovery may feel like an insurmountable task. I provide evidence-based treatment for children, adolescents and young adults using Family Based Treatment (FBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Intuitive Eating, and CPT. I am here to guide you through the stages of treatment towards recovery and improvement of your life and family functioning.
I work with children, teens, and young adults who struggle with food, body image, anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
If you or your loved one is struggling with eating, sleep, motivation, or schoolwork, these can be indicators that life is out of balance. These are common signs of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, or PTSD. Having a child who is struggling to keep afloat can feel overwhelming, and recovery may feel like an insurmountable task. I provide evidence-based treatment for children, adolescents and young adults using Family Based Treatment (FBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Intuitive Eating, and CPT. I am here to guide you through the stages of treatment towards recovery and improvement of your life and family functioning.
(614) 368-0389 View (614) 368-0389
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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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Sarah L Sparhawk
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43235
In addition to working on social skills and behavior management with clients and their families, Sarah has extensive experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, art therapy and play therapy to help children who've been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder. Empowering children to navigate the every day stressors that accompany mental health issues is Sarah's priority.
In addition to working on social skills and behavior management with clients and their families, Sarah has extensive experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, art therapy and play therapy to help children who've been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder. Empowering children to navigate the every day stressors that accompany mental health issues is Sarah's priority.
(614) 412-9798 View (614) 412-9798
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David Emch
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCPT
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43214
I work with children from 3 years old up to 10 years old. I am a play therapist that uses a child-centered play approach. I specialize in working with neurodivergent (ASD, ADHD, etc...) children. I also work with anxiety, depression, trauma, and OCD. In my work with children, I try to include parents as much as possible, with the goal of creating a team approach to addressing any issues a child might face.
I work with children from 3 years old up to 10 years old. I am a play therapist that uses a child-centered play approach. I specialize in working with neurodivergent (ASD, ADHD, etc...) children. I also work with anxiety, depression, trauma, and OCD. In my work with children, I try to include parents as much as possible, with the goal of creating a team approach to addressing any issues a child might face.
(614) 532-4775 View (614) 532-4775
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Danielle Nicole Norris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43214  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Danielle Norris, a passionate and empathetic Clinical Social Worker based in Columbus, Ohio. I hold a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from The Catholic University of America, and since then, I've been committed to making a difference in the lives of those I work with. My journey began with several years as a case manager for children, adolescents, and families in the vibrant community of Washington, D.C. During this time, I honed my skills in navigating complex family dynamics and providing the support necessary for growth and resilience.
Hello, I'm Danielle Norris, a passionate and empathetic Clinical Social Worker based in Columbus, Ohio. I hold a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from The Catholic University of America, and since then, I've been committed to making a difference in the lives of those I work with. My journey began with several years as a case manager for children, adolescents, and families in the vibrant community of Washington, D.C. During this time, I honed my skills in navigating complex family dynamics and providing the support necessary for growth and resilience.
(614) 881-5166 View (614) 881-5166
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Michael O'Leary
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, IMFT-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43214
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by big feelings like depression or anxiety? Is there a seemingly insurmountable distance between you and your loved one(s)? Are you dissatisfied with relationships with parents, children, or significant others? Does it ever feel like nobody could possibly understand what you're going through? Whether you struggle with family or relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, or other life stressors, therapy can be a major step toward healing.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by big feelings like depression or anxiety? Is there a seemingly insurmountable distance between you and your loved one(s)? Are you dissatisfied with relationships with parents, children, or significant others? Does it ever feel like nobody could possibly understand what you're going through? Whether you struggle with family or relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, or other life stressors, therapy can be a major step toward healing.
(614) 383-9846 View (614) 383-9846
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Heike Wilson
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43235  (Online Only)
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.
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.
(513) 434-1952 View (513) 434-1952
Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Columbus, OH provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Columbus build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.