Child Therapists in Columbus, OH

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Nexus Counseling Group, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43219
My area of expertise includes: children and adolescent issues, as well as adults that are dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, addictions, relationships, couples counseling, divorce and family dynamics, career counseling.
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or needing direction with personal or professional relationships? I will help to teach you the necessary tools to healthier relationships, greater mental well-being, becoming more efficient at home and work and finally have a more positive outlook on the future. I have a variety of experience which has only helped my ability of becoming an effective therapist.
My area of expertise includes: children and adolescent issues, as well as adults that are dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, addictions, relationships, couples counseling, divorce and family dynamics, career counseling.
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or needing direction with personal or professional relationships? I will help to teach you the necessary tools to healthier relationships, greater mental well-being, becoming more efficient at home and work and finally have a more positive outlook on the future. I have a variety of experience which has only helped my ability of becoming an effective therapist.
(614) 472-8341 View (614) 472-8341
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Katherine Moss, LISW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43215
I provide empirically-supported psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. My work is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with an emphasis on mindfulness and self-compassion. My areas of specialization include anxiety disorders, with particular emphasis on OCD, and parenting management, particularly for children with anxiety and behavioral dysregulation.
I provide empirically-supported psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. My work is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with an emphasis on mindfulness and self-compassion. My areas of specialization include anxiety disorders, with particular emphasis on OCD, and parenting management, particularly for children with anxiety and behavioral dysregulation.
(614) 954-7077 View (614) 954-7077
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Spader Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA-D, COBA
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43231
I have been in private practice for 6 years, specializing in ADHD evaluations for children and adults.
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in Psychological Testing/Evaluation services for children, adolescents, and adults. If you are concerned about learning/school problems (including dyslexia), attention/focus difficulties (ADHD), anxiety, and/or developmental delays in yourself or your child, I welcome you to contact me. I also offer testing for giftedness, school admissions procedures, and County Board of Developmental Disabilities eligibility.
I have been in private practice for 6 years, specializing in ADHD evaluations for children and adults.
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in Psychological Testing/Evaluation services for children, adolescents, and adults. If you are concerned about learning/school problems (including dyslexia), attention/focus difficulties (ADHD), anxiety, and/or developmental delays in yourself or your child, I welcome you to contact me. I also offer testing for giftedness, school admissions procedures, and County Board of Developmental Disabilities eligibility.
(614) 532-4197 View (614) 532-4197
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Lisa Skeens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43206
I have expertise in anxiety disorders,adult/child ADHD, bullying interventions (perpetrators and victims) verbal abuse, social/emotional skill training for autistic spectrum, LGBT indivisual/ couples therapy, corporate workplace stress management, grief, divorce,bilingual (Spanish),women's health issues, parental bonding and creative behavioral interventions for childhood emotional/mental health problems.
I believe clients in therapy need a competent practitioner, aware of the current best practices/research, yet they also need someone who is genuine, relatable and can apply a sense of humor while working through life's challenges. I provide caring psychotherapy to adults, couples, families and children.I believe my clients are "peers" not "patients" and apply a humanistic style. I have eighteen years experience as a therapist and love my career. My work as a professor and national public speaker also help me to be a competent therapist. I have received positive feedback over the years for my genuineness, competence, humor and compassion.
I have expertise in anxiety disorders,adult/child ADHD, bullying interventions (perpetrators and victims) verbal abuse, social/emotional skill training for autistic spectrum, LGBT indivisual/ couples therapy, corporate workplace stress management, grief, divorce,bilingual (Spanish),women's health issues, parental bonding and creative behavioral interventions for childhood emotional/mental health problems.
I believe clients in therapy need a competent practitioner, aware of the current best practices/research, yet they also need someone who is genuine, relatable and can apply a sense of humor while working through life's challenges. I provide caring psychotherapy to adults, couples, families and children.I believe my clients are "peers" not "patients" and apply a humanistic style. I have eighteen years experience as a therapist and love my career. My work as a professor and national public speaker also help me to be a competent therapist. I have received positive feedback over the years for my genuineness, competence, humor and compassion.
(614) 944-8091 View (614) 944-8091
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Dr. Rachel Bell
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, IMFT-S, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43085
Welcome! I'm so glad you found our practice! Searchlight Family Therapy offers child, adolescent, adult, couples, and family therapy statewide.  We provide both in-person and virtual sessions. As owner of Searchlight Family Therapy, I seek to offer our clients a full range of family therapy services in a place that feels welcoming and safe.  Whether you're new to therapy or are searching for the right fit, I hope we can provide you a supportive environment that challenges you and helps you grow. ​
Welcome! I'm so glad you found our practice! Searchlight Family Therapy offers child, adolescent, adult, couples, and family therapy statewide.  We provide both in-person and virtual sessions. As owner of Searchlight Family Therapy, I seek to offer our clients a full range of family therapy services in a place that feels welcoming and safe.  Whether you're new to therapy or are searching for the right fit, I hope we can provide you a supportive environment that challenges you and helps you grow. ​
(440) 644-4576 View (440) 644-4576
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Virginia (Ginny) Short
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43085
She sees children, adults and couples.
Virginia Short is a licensed professional clinical counselor with more than 7 years of experience. She holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio. She has more than 7 years of experience working with adults with mental health and substance abuse concerns at the inpatient and outpatient levels of care. She also has experience in community mental health assessment and treatment. Virginia has worked extensively with both individual, family and therapy groups in inpatient, outpatient and community mental health settings.
She sees children, adults and couples.
Virginia Short is a licensed professional clinical counselor with more than 7 years of experience. She holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio. She has more than 7 years of experience working with adults with mental health and substance abuse concerns at the inpatient and outpatient levels of care. She also has experience in community mental health assessment and treatment. Virginia has worked extensively with both individual, family and therapy groups in inpatient, outpatient and community mental health settings.
(380) 204-5631 View (380) 204-5631
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Autism Spectrum Evaluation Clinic
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43201  (Online Only)
The Autism Spectrum Evaluation Clinic of A Child and Family Psychiatry in Gahanna, Ohio is accepting appointments for children, teens, and adults who need an evaluation for autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Evaluations are conducted on weekends; they are comprehensive and take several hours to complete. The tasks can be broken up across two days if necessary, depending on the needs of the person being evaluated. Most appointments can be accommodated within 4 weeks, with a final report expected 2 weeks following the evaluation.
The Autism Spectrum Evaluation Clinic of A Child and Family Psychiatry in Gahanna, Ohio is accepting appointments for children, teens, and adults who need an evaluation for autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Evaluations are conducted on weekends; they are comprehensive and take several hours to complete. The tasks can be broken up across two days if necessary, depending on the needs of the person being evaluated. Most appointments can be accommodated within 4 weeks, with a final report expected 2 weeks following the evaluation.
(614) 328-5453 View (614) 328-5453
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Mary Slabinski-Schmidt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43230
When working with children, I draw on play therapy techniques (using children’s language of play to increase their awareness of their own competencies); CBT (relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors to help with emotion regulation and decision making); and PCIT techniques (helping parents navigate interactions with their children).
My approach to therapy is guided by the principles of the social work profession including empathy, unconditional positive regard (all people have strengths and inherent worth), self-efficacy (people can make their own decisions), and self-determination (people have what it takes to do what’s best for them). I draw on CBT (the relationship between thoughts and feelings and how changes in thoughts impact mood); Motivational Interviewing (strengthening motivation to make the changes you want to make); and person-centered therapies (uncovering and highlighting your strengths and using your strengths to help navigate life’s lemons).
When working with children, I draw on play therapy techniques (using children’s language of play to increase their awareness of their own competencies); CBT (relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors to help with emotion regulation and decision making); and PCIT techniques (helping parents navigate interactions with their children).
My approach to therapy is guided by the principles of the social work profession including empathy, unconditional positive regard (all people have strengths and inherent worth), self-efficacy (people can make their own decisions), and self-determination (people have what it takes to do what’s best for them). I draw on CBT (the relationship between thoughts and feelings and how changes in thoughts impact mood); Motivational Interviewing (strengthening motivation to make the changes you want to make); and person-centered therapies (uncovering and highlighting your strengths and using your strengths to help navigate life’s lemons).
(614) 756-5823 View (614) 756-5823
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Midwest Therapeutics, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43212  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Ciara, a Licensed Independent Social Worker! I have just under 10 years of experience providing therapy to adults & children. I am a proud dog mom to Brady my 13 year old mutt & am happiest when with my people! My favorites include but are not limited to: Taylor Swift, shopping, ice cream, coffee & rom-coms! What to expect in a typical session with me: talking through life and its many pits & peaks, lots of questions (some easy, some hard), weekly updates, goal setting & review, a few laughs - potentially a few tears.... learning, coping skills and honesty. Practice makes progress!
Hi! I'm Ciara, a Licensed Independent Social Worker! I have just under 10 years of experience providing therapy to adults & children. I am a proud dog mom to Brady my 13 year old mutt & am happiest when with my people! My favorites include but are not limited to: Taylor Swift, shopping, ice cream, coffee & rom-coms! What to expect in a typical session with me: talking through life and its many pits & peaks, lots of questions (some easy, some hard), weekly updates, goal setting & review, a few laughs - potentially a few tears.... learning, coping skills and honesty. Practice makes progress!
(937) 821-1331 View (937) 821-1331
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Aliza M. Prokop
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43085  (Online Only)
This has successfully been used with children as well as adults to address serious traumas sustained at various stages of life.
I work with people who have lost hope and feel isolated in many ways. My nature is empathetic and I genuinely understand the plight of the individual in this modern day, fast paced world. My work helps those who need a fresh perspective or a reminder that there is light down at the end of the road. I take time to understand and offer creative insight and ideas born from my own experiences and education/training.
This has successfully been used with children as well as adults to address serious traumas sustained at various stages of life.
I work with people who have lost hope and feel isolated in many ways. My nature is empathetic and I genuinely understand the plight of the individual in this modern day, fast paced world. My work helps those who need a fresh perspective or a reminder that there is light down at the end of the road. I take time to understand and offer creative insight and ideas born from my own experiences and education/training.
(330) 969-6805 View (330) 969-6805
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Danielle Northcutt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43202  (Online Only)
Over 5 years of experience helping others heal in various mental health settings. I worked with children and their parents in hospitals, schools, non-profit institutions, and foster care organizations. My mental health focus has been postpartum depression, depression, anxiety, and poor self-esteem in both youth and adults. I thrive to help others manage and develop coping strategies, self-esteem, self-confidence, reduce stress, and build resilience. I use a strength based and cognitive restructuring approach.
Over 5 years of experience helping others heal in various mental health settings. I worked with children and their parents in hospitals, schools, non-profit institutions, and foster care organizations. My mental health focus has been postpartum depression, depression, anxiety, and poor self-esteem in both youth and adults. I thrive to help others manage and develop coping strategies, self-esteem, self-confidence, reduce stress, and build resilience. I use a strength based and cognitive restructuring approach.
(937) 365-9728 View (937) 365-9728
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Daryn Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43085
Daryn V. Hunt is a licensed professional social worker with more than 25 years experience working with children and families. Daryn earned her Master's degree in social work from the Ohio State University. Her early career was in community mental health making home visits to engage children, adolescents and parents in counseling. Once Daryn's children were school age, she embarked on a 10 year journey working in juvenile jail to continue working with children, adolescents and parents in crisis. At this time, Daryn became trained in trauma informed care over a 2 year period of time.
Daryn V. Hunt is a licensed professional social worker with more than 25 years experience working with children and families. Daryn earned her Master's degree in social work from the Ohio State University. Her early career was in community mental health making home visits to engage children, adolescents and parents in counseling. Once Daryn's children were school age, she embarked on a 10 year journey working in juvenile jail to continue working with children, adolescents and parents in crisis. At this time, Daryn became trained in trauma informed care over a 2 year period of time.
(380) 333-9801 View (380) 333-9801
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Amanda Vanlaningham
Counselor, LPCC, LIMFT
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43214
I also have extensive experience in working with children and adolescents using evidenced-based treatment of oppositional and disruptive behaviors, ADHD, trauma, anxiety, and abuse.
Hello, my name is Amanda Vanlaningham, LPCC, LIMFT and I am a professional counselor and family therapist. I have experience in working with families, adults and individuals in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, grief, and PTSD since 2014. I strive to meet my clients where they are as well as supporting them on their journey to reaching their personal goals through skill building, insight, and increasing self-awareness.
I also have extensive experience in working with children and adolescents using evidenced-based treatment of oppositional and disruptive behaviors, ADHD, trauma, anxiety, and abuse.
Hello, my name is Amanda Vanlaningham, LPCC, LIMFT and I am a professional counselor and family therapist. I have experience in working with families, adults and individuals in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, grief, and PTSD since 2014. I strive to meet my clients where they are as well as supporting them on their journey to reaching their personal goals through skill building, insight, and increasing self-awareness.
(614) 412-1627 View (614) 412-1627
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Sara E Matlack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43085
I genuinely enjoy working with families and adults seeking help with Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Parent child interaction, trauma, Domestic Violence and Spirituality. I love helping clients meet their individual goals and improving their coping skills to decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues and trauma.
I genuinely enjoy working with families and adults seeking help with Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Parent child interaction, trauma, Domestic Violence and Spirituality. I love helping clients meet their individual goals and improving their coping skills to decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues and trauma.
(833) 579-7674 View (833) 579-7674
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Megan Burden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC-S, LICDC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43214
I utilize a variety of techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, NMT, DBT, stress management, increasing self-worth, inner child work, incorporation of meditation, mind/body connection, assertiveness training, mood management, anxiety reduction, empowerment, & work/life balance.
Are you a young adult experiencing issues of trauma, human trafficking, anxiety, or borderline personality disorders? Do you desire to try new things and be committed to finding what works for you?  Do you want relief from what you are struggling with daily? Your goals start short term, to gain confidence in the changes to your life. You would complete homework-based therapy outside of a session.
I utilize a variety of techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, NMT, DBT, stress management, increasing self-worth, inner child work, incorporation of meditation, mind/body connection, assertiveness training, mood management, anxiety reduction, empowerment, & work/life balance.
Are you a young adult experiencing issues of trauma, human trafficking, anxiety, or borderline personality disorders? Do you desire to try new things and be committed to finding what works for you?  Do you want relief from what you are struggling with daily? Your goals start short term, to gain confidence in the changes to your life. You would complete homework-based therapy outside of a session.
(380) 204-5053 View (380) 204-5053
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Jennifer R Brumfield
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC-S, ICADC, SAP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43085  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have been an active member of my community for most of my life. I began caring for others at age 15 by working as a nursing assistant in a local nursing home. I have volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician and was a foster parent for nearly 100 children over a 13 year time span. I am passionate about helping people of all ages reach their personal or professional goals. I specialize in EMDR however; I utilize many types of therapy that is tailored to each individual client.Please make an appointment so we can discuss how I can help you and your family.
I have been an active member of my community for most of my life. I began caring for others at age 15 by working as a nursing assistant in a local nursing home. I have volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician and was a foster parent for nearly 100 children over a 13 year time span. I am passionate about helping people of all ages reach their personal or professional goals. I specialize in EMDR however; I utilize many types of therapy that is tailored to each individual client.Please make an appointment so we can discuss how I can help you and your family.
(330) 400-3402 View (330) 400-3402
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Whitney L Speakman
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43085
It feels scary and frustrating when your child isn't behaving like themselves. Feelings of guilt, and questions of what you have done wrong seems to keep you awake at night. Feeling as if you have tried everything to find common ground and still falling short. I am here to help. My passion for working with young children and adolescents will be evident as we sit down together and discover how we can re connect with your child/adolescent. Restoring peace of mind and and joy back into your relationship with your child and in your home. I look forward to speaking with you to discuss how I can help.
It feels scary and frustrating when your child isn't behaving like themselves. Feelings of guilt, and questions of what you have done wrong seems to keep you awake at night. Feeling as if you have tried everything to find common ground and still falling short. I am here to help. My passion for working with young children and adolescents will be evident as we sit down together and discover how we can re connect with your child/adolescent. Restoring peace of mind and and joy back into your relationship with your child and in your home. I look forward to speaking with you to discuss how I can help.
(740) 921-1196 View (740) 921-1196
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Megan Burden
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43219  (Online Only)
I utilize a variety of techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, NMT, DBT, stress management, increasing self-worth, inner child work, incorporation of meditation, mind/body connection, 12 step work, assertiveness training, mood management, anxiety reduction, empowerment and work/life balance.
My name is Megan Burden I ‘m a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a certified addictions Counselor. I’ve been a therapist for 5 years and absolutely love what I do. I’ve worked with teenagers overcome addictions, families evolved with children's services, first responders, young adults going off to college and become successful, and young adults overcome depression, major trauma, PTSD, self-esteem/ self-worth, human trafficking, relationship struggles, and anxiety.
I utilize a variety of techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, NMT, DBT, stress management, increasing self-worth, inner child work, incorporation of meditation, mind/body connection, 12 step work, assertiveness training, mood management, anxiety reduction, empowerment and work/life balance.
My name is Megan Burden I ‘m a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a certified addictions Counselor. I’ve been a therapist for 5 years and absolutely love what I do. I’ve worked with teenagers overcome addictions, families evolved with children's services, first responders, young adults going off to college and become successful, and young adults overcome depression, major trauma, PTSD, self-esteem/ self-worth, human trafficking, relationship struggles, and anxiety.
(740) 762-4230 View (740) 762-4230
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Dr Bruce Arnold, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215  (Online Only)
I'm a social worker with over 45 years of experience with children, adolescents, families, couples and adults. I find that people get the best results when we look at their lives as a whole -physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual (your most deeply held beliefs and values), and socially, as a member off your community. I have training and experience in a variety of treatments which are evidence-based.
I'm a social worker with over 45 years of experience with children, adolescents, families, couples and adults. I find that people get the best results when we look at their lives as a whole -physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual (your most deeply held beliefs and values), and socially, as a member off your community. I have training and experience in a variety of treatments which are evidence-based.
(216) 859-0604 View (216) 859-0604
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Rebecca Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43215
Welcome! I'm glad that you are showing an interest in your own or a family member's emotional and mental well being. I'm Becky Hunt, though the official name is Rebecca. I have been working with children and families since 2004. I have provided many different kinds of case management and therapeutic services in my social work career. My work-joy is found in play therapy. Through play therapy child, families, and (yes!) adults can work through many issues in their lives. The best part is all the hard work doesn't feel like work, it feels like play.
Welcome! I'm glad that you are showing an interest in your own or a family member's emotional and mental well being. I'm Becky Hunt, though the official name is Rebecca. I have been working with children and families since 2004. I have provided many different kinds of case management and therapeutic services in my social work career. My work-joy is found in play therapy. Through play therapy child, families, and (yes!) adults can work through many issues in their lives. The best part is all the hard work doesn't feel like work, it feels like play.
(937) 696-7541 View (937) 696-7541