Child Therapists in Columbus, OH

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Ronald M Fox
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43209
I have been counseling for over 40 years and have provided psychotherapy services to all types of individuals,couples and families. I strive to provide a compassionate and safe environment in which my clients can address their issues confidentially. I understand how difficult it is to first enter counseling and I am committed to making it a successful experience for them. My goals as a therapist are to help clients in discerning old patterns, explore feelings, thoughts, behaviors and attitudes and provide therapeutic opportunities for change.
I have been counseling for over 40 years and have provided psychotherapy services to all types of individuals,couples and families. I strive to provide a compassionate and safe environment in which my clients can address their issues confidentially. I understand how difficult it is to first enter counseling and I am committed to making it a successful experience for them. My goals as a therapist are to help clients in discerning old patterns, explore feelings, thoughts, behaviors and attitudes and provide therapeutic opportunities for change.
(614) 210-3037 View (614) 210-3037
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Rachel Keay-McVay
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43220
There is a curious habit that I've noticed, especially when working with teens, that clients will mostly only work on the "issue of the week." This can have numerous benefits and can also delay the client's progress on any underlying concerns or patterns. Ideally, once a client has agreed to their treatment goals, they continue to take attainable steps towards that goal in therapy and in their daily life. When a client feels comfortable with their therapist to share their thoughts, emotions, and vulnerabilities, then deeper work can happen.
There is a curious habit that I've noticed, especially when working with teens, that clients will mostly only work on the "issue of the week." This can have numerous benefits and can also delay the client's progress on any underlying concerns or patterns. Ideally, once a client has agreed to their treatment goals, they continue to take attainable steps towards that goal in therapy and in their daily life. When a client feels comfortable with their therapist to share their thoughts, emotions, and vulnerabilities, then deeper work can happen.
(380) 600-9183 View (380) 600-9183
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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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Aliyah McConahay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43206  (Online Only)
My treatment process begins with a comprehensive diagnostic assessment, typically lasting one to two hours. During this assessment, I carefully evaluate your presenting concerns and symptoms to provide accurate diagnoses and formulate personalized treatment recommendations. If I determine that I am the best fit for your needs, I will suggest starting with outpatient sessions on a weekly basis, gradually transitioning to biweekly sessions as progress is made.
My treatment process begins with a comprehensive diagnostic assessment, typically lasting one to two hours. During this assessment, I carefully evaluate your presenting concerns and symptoms to provide accurate diagnoses and formulate personalized treatment recommendations. If I determine that I am the best fit for your needs, I will suggest starting with outpatient sessions on a weekly basis, gradually transitioning to biweekly sessions as progress is made.
(380) 666-3151 View (380) 666-3151
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Ann Payne
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43212  (Online Only)
I believe in the power of empathy, warmth, and acceptance. I work with my clients to help find their unique strengths and voice. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating, as well as orthorexia, and ARFID. I also have experience treating anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem, body dysmorphia, relationship concerns, and adjustment disorders which so often co-exist with eating disorders. My goal is to use a multi-dimensional approach using evidence-based practices while ensuring that you can share your story and experiences in a safe space.
I believe in the power of empathy, warmth, and acceptance. I work with my clients to help find their unique strengths and voice. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating, as well as orthorexia, and ARFID. I also have experience treating anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem, body dysmorphia, relationship concerns, and adjustment disorders which so often co-exist with eating disorders. My goal is to use a multi-dimensional approach using evidence-based practices while ensuring that you can share your story and experiences in a safe space.
(614) 665-5595 View (614) 665-5595
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Stephen Brown
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43235
My name is Stephen Brown, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor based in Northeast Ohio and seeing clients throughout the state via telehealth. I work with adolescents and adults specializing in stress, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help my clients find positive solutions to start feeling better. I have found that my approach is effective for teens and adults struggling with the challenges and stressors of life, which take the forms of depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma.
My name is Stephen Brown, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor based in Northeast Ohio and seeing clients throughout the state via telehealth. I work with adolescents and adults specializing in stress, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help my clients find positive solutions to start feeling better. I have found that my approach is effective for teens and adults struggling with the challenges and stressors of life, which take the forms of depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma.
(216) 859-4703 View (216) 859-4703
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Jennifer Vargo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
Taking time to nourish our mental, emotional and physical well-being is essential to becoming and being our best selves. Self-care is the most important thing we can do for ourselves and those we care for, yet it is often overlooked or pushed aside because of pressing priorities. I commend you for taking this step towards self-care or to help a loved one.
Taking time to nourish our mental, emotional and physical well-being is essential to becoming and being our best selves. Self-care is the most important thing we can do for ourselves and those we care for, yet it is often overlooked or pushed aside because of pressing priorities. I commend you for taking this step towards self-care or to help a loved one.
(380) 205-2450 View (380) 205-2450
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Tee R. Elder
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43221
Not accepting new clients
Tee is passionate about mental health and all clients are her ideal client. Tee truly believes in total wellness and has other passions in social justice, advocacy, and serving my community to promote the wellbeing of her clients. Tee likes to integrate various theories such as CBT, solutions focused, motivational interviewing, play therapy, and has an EMDR in Color certification; loving all things trauma.
Tee is passionate about mental health and all clients are her ideal client. Tee truly believes in total wellness and has other passions in social justice, advocacy, and serving my community to promote the wellbeing of her clients. Tee likes to integrate various theories such as CBT, solutions focused, motivational interviewing, play therapy, and has an EMDR in Color certification; loving all things trauma.
(614) 820-8014 View (614) 820-8014
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Glenn Byers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43213
Glenn A. Byers, LISW, is a goal-oriented therapist working with adolescents and adults to produce successful outcomes. Glenn received his undergraduate degree from Wright State University, Dayton Ohio and his master's in social work from The Ohio State University. With over 20 years of experience, Glenn has successfully worked with a variety of mental health and behavioral issues. Areas of interest include but are not limited to ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Autism, Depression, Physical/Sexual Abuse, Relationship Issues, and Spectrum Disorders.
Glenn A. Byers, LISW, is a goal-oriented therapist working with adolescents and adults to produce successful outcomes. Glenn received his undergraduate degree from Wright State University, Dayton Ohio and his master's in social work from The Ohio State University. With over 20 years of experience, Glenn has successfully worked with a variety of mental health and behavioral issues. Areas of interest include but are not limited to ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Autism, Depression, Physical/Sexual Abuse, Relationship Issues, and Spectrum Disorders.
(380) 212-3048 View (380) 212-3048
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Richard J Fetter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43221
I assist people who are experiencing personal and relationship problems, those who are chronic worriers, withdraw and avoid too much or are excessively sad and depressed. I also counsel those whose lives are shattered by severe trauma, loss, marital conflict, divorce, aging, and delusional thinking/psychosis. I apply theory, methods, and approaches that work best with the unique needs and personality of the person, couple, or family I'm counseling.
I assist people who are experiencing personal and relationship problems, those who are chronic worriers, withdraw and avoid too much or are excessively sad and depressed. I also counsel those whose lives are shattered by severe trauma, loss, marital conflict, divorce, aging, and delusional thinking/psychosis. I apply theory, methods, and approaches that work best with the unique needs and personality of the person, couple, or family I'm counseling.
(614) 383-9226 View (614) 383-9226
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Lauren Burgess
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFT-T
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43220
I bring a curious, direct, and intellectual energy to the therapeutic space. I am a mother to a blended family, a postpartum doula, and a taekwondo enthusiast. I understand the diverse array of individual and familial connections and the complexities they entail.
I bring a curious, direct, and intellectual energy to the therapeutic space. I am a mother to a blended family, a postpartum doula, and a taekwondo enthusiast. I understand the diverse array of individual and familial connections and the complexities they entail.
(740) 900-0866 View (740) 900-0866
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Emily King
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43219
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." --Maya Angelou. Suffering is often silent. We hold back our sadness, loneliness, resentment & shame. We think that pushing these feelings aside will allow us to live the life we desire. Yet, if you find yourself unable to move forward, I would be honored to sit alongside you as you process your story. Your pain. Your joy. Your sorrow, self-doubt and hatred. It is my goal that through my nonjudgmental ear you feel seen, heard, accepted & cared for. It is in this space that we can overcome the hardships of your past or future, & embrace the light that is within you.
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." --Maya Angelou. Suffering is often silent. We hold back our sadness, loneliness, resentment & shame. We think that pushing these feelings aside will allow us to live the life we desire. Yet, if you find yourself unable to move forward, I would be honored to sit alongside you as you process your story. Your pain. Your joy. Your sorrow, self-doubt and hatred. It is my goal that through my nonjudgmental ear you feel seen, heard, accepted & cared for. It is in this space that we can overcome the hardships of your past or future, & embrace the light that is within you.
(614) 782-8749 View (614) 782-8749
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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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Courtney Brinkman
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43214
Not accepting new clients
*I am out on maternity leave. I will reply to voicemails and emails when I return. Thanks!* Everyone experiences times in their lives where they feel overwhelmed and stuck. Those difficult periods can be the result of internal factors (such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, negative body image, etc.), external factors (such as a loss, relationship problems, financial stress, a traumatic event, etc.) or a combination of both. My goal is to help clients get unstuck. I work with my clients to gain insight into the issues that are contributing to their struggles and address the factors that are in their control to change.
*I am out on maternity leave. I will reply to voicemails and emails when I return. Thanks!* Everyone experiences times in their lives where they feel overwhelmed and stuck. Those difficult periods can be the result of internal factors (such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, negative body image, etc.), external factors (such as a loss, relationship problems, financial stress, a traumatic event, etc.) or a combination of both. My goal is to help clients get unstuck. I work with my clients to gain insight into the issues that are contributing to their struggles and address the factors that are in their control to change.
(614) 472-8475 View (614) 472-8475
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Tatiana Collins
Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43220
The process of seeking a therapist can be a daunting task. I aim to provide a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental space where you can become the number one advocate of your healing process. You are capable of creating the life you deserve! My goal is to help you develop into the best version of yourself you can be. The life you desire is attainable. I am open to working with all populations especially tweens, adolescents and adults.
The process of seeking a therapist can be a daunting task. I aim to provide a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental space where you can become the number one advocate of your healing process. You are capable of creating the life you deserve! My goal is to help you develop into the best version of yourself you can be. The life you desire is attainable. I am open to working with all populations especially tweens, adolescents and adults.
(380) 207-1161 View (380) 207-1161
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Sara Grace Bates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43228  (Online Only)
Ms. Sara Bates is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision Designation  trained in Trauma-Informed Care for All, Family Therapy, Perinatal Therapy, Sex-Positive Therapy, Pleasure Education and Intimacy Coaching, Couples Counseling, CBT, DBT, and IFS; treating both adolescents and adult populations.  Her clinical approach is to meet the clients where they are, by building on personal strengths and supporting them through life’s difficult challenges. She provides EAP services as a contractor, for local and federal law enforcement agencies. Reiki Master/Teacher certified, for stress relief practices and coping strategies.
Ms. Sara Bates is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision Designation  trained in Trauma-Informed Care for All, Family Therapy, Perinatal Therapy, Sex-Positive Therapy, Pleasure Education and Intimacy Coaching, Couples Counseling, CBT, DBT, and IFS; treating both adolescents and adult populations.  Her clinical approach is to meet the clients where they are, by building on personal strengths and supporting them through life’s difficult challenges. She provides EAP services as a contractor, for local and federal law enforcement agencies. Reiki Master/Teacher certified, for stress relief practices and coping strategies.
(380) 204-9817 View (380) 204-9817
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Erica M Wood
Counselor, LPCC-S, MT-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215  (Online Only)
My therapeutic philosophy is rooted in the belief that each person possesses unique strengths and resilience. Through a collaborative and compassionate therapeutic alliance, I strive to create a safe and nonjudgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
My therapeutic philosophy is rooted in the belief that each person possesses unique strengths and resilience. Through a collaborative and compassionate therapeutic alliance, I strive to create a safe and nonjudgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
(740) 762-4591 View (740) 762-4591
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Emily Reardon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, IMFT
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43220
I present to therapy in the same way I present to all relationships in my life: a focus on authentic connection and a strong belief in the innate goodness of people. I believe that the therapeutic relationship plays an integral role in the process of navigating acceptance versus change with my clients. This means that I commit to bringing my true, authentic self to the room, when I am asking the same vulnerability of my clients. I work hard to ensure that my clients feel both validated and challenged to find balance and joy in their complex, overwhelming lives. I hold strongly that my clients already have the capabilities they need.
I present to therapy in the same way I present to all relationships in my life: a focus on authentic connection and a strong belief in the innate goodness of people. I believe that the therapeutic relationship plays an integral role in the process of navigating acceptance versus change with my clients. This means that I commit to bringing my true, authentic self to the room, when I am asking the same vulnerability of my clients. I work hard to ensure that my clients feel both validated and challenged to find balance and joy in their complex, overwhelming lives. I hold strongly that my clients already have the capabilities they need.
(614) 714-6065 View (614) 714-6065
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Gillian Sapp
Licensed Social Worker, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43201
Therapy with me starts with working to know yourself better and learn how your thoughts, behaviors and feelings are connected and where they are coming from. I specialize in working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, panic and ADHD. At your request, I am passionate about incorporating faith into therapy as well.
Therapy with me starts with working to know yourself better and learn how your thoughts, behaviors and feelings are connected and where they are coming from. I specialize in working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, panic and ADHD. At your request, I am passionate about incorporating faith into therapy as well.
(614) 437-9910 View (614) 437-9910
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Laura Mae Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43235
As a trained therapist, I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings. I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy and work with my clients to create personalized treatment plans that meet their unique needs. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or just feeling overwhelmed, I'm here to provide support and guidance. I meet my clients where they are and journey alongside them with whatever struggles and victories life may bring. Navigating this life can be difficult, but you don't have to do it alone.
As a trained therapist, I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings. I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy and work with my clients to create personalized treatment plans that meet their unique needs. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or just feeling overwhelmed, I'm here to provide support and guidance. I meet my clients where they are and journey alongside them with whatever struggles and victories life may bring. Navigating this life can be difficult, but you don't have to do it alone.
(740) 631-6323 View (740) 631-6323