Couples Counseling Therapists in Columbus, OH

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David Stump
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43215
As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, with experience working with Individuals and couples with varying issues, I approach my work knowing each client has had unique experiences that have shaped who they are.
Seeking counseling can be difficult to do and lends itself to being vulnerable in front of someone you do not know. An initial goal of mine is building comfort between myself and the client so that they can speak about the things that they struggle with. Only when the client can feel this level of comfort and safety can the best work be done. I work to get each client from where they are when meeting for the first time, to where they ultimately want to be.
As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, with experience working with Individuals and couples with varying issues, I approach my work knowing each client has had unique experiences that have shaped who they are.
Seeking counseling can be difficult to do and lends itself to being vulnerable in front of someone you do not know. An initial goal of mine is building comfort between myself and the client so that they can speak about the things that they struggle with. Only when the client can feel this level of comfort and safety can the best work be done. I work to get each client from where they are when meeting for the first time, to where they ultimately want to be.
(614) 412-2142 View (614) 412-2142
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Karla Lebron/ Sanos Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43213  (Online Only)
We are currently accepting new clients (morning, evenings, weekend). We have immediate availability and can schedule you on the same week. Our clinical approach is to build on personal strengths and supporting clients through life’s difficult challenges. It is important for us that you feel heard and that you can work toward your personal goals. We work with people that are experiencing relationship issues, anxiety, depression, pregnancy/ prenatal/ postpartum, life transitions stress, trauma, low self-esteem, codependency, grief, among others.
We are currently accepting new clients (morning, evenings, weekend). We have immediate availability and can schedule you on the same week. Our clinical approach is to build on personal strengths and supporting clients through life’s difficult challenges. It is important for us that you feel heard and that you can work toward your personal goals. We work with people that are experiencing relationship issues, anxiety, depression, pregnancy/ prenatal/ postpartum, life transitions stress, trauma, low self-esteem, codependency, grief, among others.
(380) 207-9829 View (380) 207-9829
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Lauren Burgess
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFT-T
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43220
My job is to listen, observe, and reflect back the priorities specific to each client and relationship.
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.
My job is to listen, observe, and reflect back the priorities specific to each client and relationship.
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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Francesca Festa
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, CCATP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
Infertility, miscarriages, sexual difficulties, postpartum anxiety and depression can be very hard for you and your partner to deal with and cause a strain in your relationships. These experiences may bring feelings of shame, disappointment, anger, and grief that could be overwhelming and difficult to understand for the people around us.
Infertility, miscarriages, sexual difficulties, postpartum anxiety and depression can be very hard for you and your partner to deal with and cause a strain in your relationships. These experiences may bring feelings of shame, disappointment, anger, and grief that could be overwhelming and difficult to understand for the people around us.
(614) 702-7742 View (614) 702-7742
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Rebecca Sadler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43215  (Online Only)
My passion is building a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients to begin working towards treatment goals that will develop into lasting change. I work with clients utilizing a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, supportive and solution focused therapy, to help individuals along their journey.
My passion is building a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients to begin working towards treatment goals that will develop into lasting change. I work with clients utilizing a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, supportive and solution focused therapy, to help individuals along their journey.
(866) 738-3081 View (866) 738-3081
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Caleb Tipple
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43214
I believe that “trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness.” I work with those who have experienced various forms of trauma, including shock, developmental, medical, relational, and religious trauma. I also work with those experiencing forms of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and those experiencing systemic and cultural forms of oppression. I believe that everyone has the right to a nurturing and supportive space, and strive towards the ongoing creation of an inclusive environment for all.
I believe that “trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness.” I work with those who have experienced various forms of trauma, including shock, developmental, medical, relational, and religious trauma. I also work with those experiencing forms of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and those experiencing systemic and cultural forms of oppression. I believe that everyone has the right to a nurturing and supportive space, and strive towards the ongoing creation of an inclusive environment for all.
(380) 800-6664 View (380) 800-6664
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Anna Dykeman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43215  (Online Only)
Whether you are struggling with the echoes of a painful childhood, the heartbreak of a recent or past breakup, or the shadows of an abusive relationship with a narcissist, I am here to walk with you towards a path of healing and empowerment.
You know this sudden rush of emotions, when your heart is racing with memories of a time long gone but not forgotten. Maybe your palms are getting damp, and you feel your throat tightening - almost choking - as you remember painful memories of either childhood abuse, a painful breakup, or other shadows of the past – it's like being caught in a storm of past pain with a ton of emotions. Life is rough and now more than ever people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how they should manage their relationships, careers, and lives — however, you don’t have to walk through this on your own.
Whether you are struggling with the echoes of a painful childhood, the heartbreak of a recent or past breakup, or the shadows of an abusive relationship with a narcissist, I am here to walk with you towards a path of healing and empowerment.
You know this sudden rush of emotions, when your heart is racing with memories of a time long gone but not forgotten. Maybe your palms are getting damp, and you feel your throat tightening - almost choking - as you remember painful memories of either childhood abuse, a painful breakup, or other shadows of the past – it's like being caught in a storm of past pain with a ton of emotions. Life is rough and now more than ever people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how they should manage their relationships, careers, and lives — however, you don’t have to walk through this on your own.
(380) 207-1133 View (380) 207-1133
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James P Braga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43210  (Online Only)
I work with individuals and couples to increase insight into these patterns while also working to regulate their emotions and bodies/autonomic nervous systems more effectively.
I believe a fine tuned awareness of oneself and a well regulated body are essential to overall well-being. I support you in understanding your problems in new ways and clarifying novel, practical options you can take to increase satisfaction and reduce distress. I work to assist you in clarifying your personal needs, mapping repetitive patterns and noticing what interferes with feeling fulfilled or settled. Action toward change is complicated and usually feels risky. I am here to help you understand yourself better and work through patterns that keep you stuck. Usually these patterns feel “second nature” and difficult to change.
I work with individuals and couples to increase insight into these patterns while also working to regulate their emotions and bodies/autonomic nervous systems more effectively.
I believe a fine tuned awareness of oneself and a well regulated body are essential to overall well-being. I support you in understanding your problems in new ways and clarifying novel, practical options you can take to increase satisfaction and reduce distress. I work to assist you in clarifying your personal needs, mapping repetitive patterns and noticing what interferes with feeling fulfilled or settled. Action toward change is complicated and usually feels risky. I am here to help you understand yourself better and work through patterns that keep you stuck. Usually these patterns feel “second nature” and difficult to change.
(380) 207-9446 View (380) 207-9446
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Elizabeth (Olate) Mintun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43220
The journey through life's stages is exciting, though it is inevitably accompanied by some difficult challenges. Therapy can provide insight and support to make tough times more manageable. I specialize in providing therapy to children (ages 10 and up), adolescents, adults, and families. My expertise primarily lies in working with issues related to trauma, anxiety, low self esteem, and parenting. I provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy. In addition, I provide EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) services. I offer therapy in English and Spanish. I see traditional and non-traditional clients.
The journey through life's stages is exciting, though it is inevitably accompanied by some difficult challenges. Therapy can provide insight and support to make tough times more manageable. I specialize in providing therapy to children (ages 10 and up), adolescents, adults, and families. My expertise primarily lies in working with issues related to trauma, anxiety, low self esteem, and parenting. I provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy. In addition, I provide EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) services. I offer therapy in English and Spanish. I see traditional and non-traditional clients.
(614) 655-3628 View (614) 655-3628
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Reggie Pine McCloskey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, SEP
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43221
I prioritize mutual consent as an ongoing part of the therapeutic relationship.
I work with individuals, and relationships of all configurations, including poly, CNM, open, and monogamous, as well as folx navigating different types of trauma, anxiety, loss, burnout, and existential dread. I am dedicated to a trauma-informed, person-centered, compassionate approach. Most people long to be seen and witnessed, just as they are. Change and growth occur more easily with the right kind of support present.
I prioritize mutual consent as an ongoing part of the therapeutic relationship.
I work with individuals, and relationships of all configurations, including poly, CNM, open, and monogamous, as well as folx navigating different types of trauma, anxiety, loss, burnout, and existential dread. I am dedicated to a trauma-informed, person-centered, compassionate approach. Most people long to be seen and witnessed, just as they are. Change and growth occur more easily with the right kind of support present.
(614) 808-8287 x109 View (614) 808-8287 x109
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Mary Thompson Counseling 2 Hope LLC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
Are you experiencing brokenness and hopelessness? In the midst of pain and suffering, Mary can help you find hope in an otherwise hopeless situation, ascertain peace in a difficult season, and rediscover joy. Is your struggle with mental health issues, dual diagnoses, emotional disturbance, grief/loss, trauma, abandonment, substance use, addiction, anxiety, depression, spirituality, anger, relationship issues, or co-dependency? Mary can help you step into healing from the past, set your life in a positive direction, and move toward a future of optimal well-being.
Are you experiencing brokenness and hopelessness? In the midst of pain and suffering, Mary can help you find hope in an otherwise hopeless situation, ascertain peace in a difficult season, and rediscover joy. Is your struggle with mental health issues, dual diagnoses, emotional disturbance, grief/loss, trauma, abandonment, substance use, addiction, anxiety, depression, spirituality, anger, relationship issues, or co-dependency? Mary can help you step into healing from the past, set your life in a positive direction, and move toward a future of optimal well-being.
(614) 490-1658 View (614) 490-1658
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Joshua Stanley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43221
My ideal client is an individual who is open to working as a team and benefiting from a therapeutic relationship in which honesty, accountability, and empathy are paramount. While a client’s concerns are unique and personal, there is nothing they cannot overcome through effective therapeutic interventions and a highly-trained and relatable clinician.
My ideal client is an individual who is open to working as a team and benefiting from a therapeutic relationship in which honesty, accountability, and empathy are paramount. While a client’s concerns are unique and personal, there is nothing they cannot overcome through effective therapeutic interventions and a highly-trained and relatable clinician.
(380) 333-9567 View (380) 333-9567
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Joy Banks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CGP, MSW, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43218  (Online Only)
A strong therapeutic relationship is an important part of the healing process.
Thank you for having the courage to be here on this page. If you are here, you have already taken one of the most important steps in the healing journey. You have recognized that healing needs to take place in an area of your life. My goal is to assist you on that journey to becoming the best version of yourself you can possibly become. There is no perfect life, but every life has purpose. Life sometimes presents us with barriers to achieving our purpose and my job is to help you learn and utilize skills that will help you cope with life challenges.
A strong therapeutic relationship is an important part of the healing process.
Thank you for having the courage to be here on this page. If you are here, you have already taken one of the most important steps in the healing journey. You have recognized that healing needs to take place in an area of your life. My goal is to assist you on that journey to becoming the best version of yourself you can possibly become. There is no perfect life, but every life has purpose. Life sometimes presents us with barriers to achieving our purpose and my job is to help you learn and utilize skills that will help you cope with life challenges.
(317) 426-8297 View (317) 426-8297
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Bailey Curnutte
LSW , CLC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43224  (Online Only)
Bailey Curnutte is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Ohio and a certified Life Coach. Beginning the journey to self-healing and self-discovery through counseling can be scary, and Bailey believes in creating a supportive, empathetic environment that allows clients to begin this journey. She believes in taking a holistic approach and working with each client on an individual level, focusing on their specific needs, wants, and goals. Bailey specializes in treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-esteem, anger management, parenting, and relationship issues.
Bailey Curnutte is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Ohio and a certified Life Coach. Beginning the journey to self-healing and self-discovery through counseling can be scary, and Bailey believes in creating a supportive, empathetic environment that allows clients to begin this journey. She believes in taking a holistic approach and working with each client on an individual level, focusing on their specific needs, wants, and goals. Bailey specializes in treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-esteem, anger management, parenting, and relationship issues.
(614) 470-2608 View (614) 470-2608
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Jessica Messersmith-Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43229  (Online Only)
We can work together to help you obtain and maintain your sobriety, decrease depression and anxiety, learn how to manage anger, improve relationship and communication skills, achieve health and wellness goals, learn how to effectively cope with the loss of a loved one, or complete a court ordered assessment.
Are you tired of being sick and tired? Are you struggling with chronic relapses and not sure why? Do you have goals but need some guidance to help you reach them? I can help! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker and owner of Serenity Counseling Services. I specialize in Assessments and Diagnosis, Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Health and Wellness, Life Coaching, Grief/Bereavement, Relationships, and Co-Dependency for adults; individuals, couples, and families. I strive to provide the best treatment approach tailored to each individual which may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.
We can work together to help you obtain and maintain your sobriety, decrease depression and anxiety, learn how to manage anger, improve relationship and communication skills, achieve health and wellness goals, learn how to effectively cope with the loss of a loved one, or complete a court ordered assessment.
Are you tired of being sick and tired? Are you struggling with chronic relapses and not sure why? Do you have goals but need some guidance to help you reach them? I can help! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker and owner of Serenity Counseling Services. I specialize in Assessments and Diagnosis, Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Health and Wellness, Life Coaching, Grief/Bereavement, Relationships, and Co-Dependency for adults; individuals, couples, and families. I strive to provide the best treatment approach tailored to each individual which may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.
(614) 304-3182 View (614) 304-3182
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Marie Martin
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43215  (Online Only)
I am an independently Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Ohio with 14 years of experience. I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Lourdes College in 2006 and a Masters's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Bowling Green State University in 2010. Since then, I have practiced in non-profit, private practice and case management settings and have a passion for working with teens and young adults, but have experience with all age groups and have found enjoyment in helping adults and couples as well. I understand life can be stressful, hard at times completely overwhelming so let's talk!
I am an independently Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Ohio with 14 years of experience. I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Lourdes College in 2006 and a Masters's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Bowling Green State University in 2010. Since then, I have practiced in non-profit, private practice and case management settings and have a passion for working with teens and young adults, but have experience with all age groups and have found enjoyment in helping adults and couples as well. I understand life can be stressful, hard at times completely overwhelming so let's talk!
(380) 204-5275 View (380) 204-5275
Scott Boyd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues? Contact me today to start your journey to a better life. As a licensed independent social worker (LISW), I provide a safe, judgment-free space for exploring and resolving life issues.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues? Contact me today to start your journey to a better life. As a licensed independent social worker (LISW), I provide a safe, judgment-free space for exploring and resolving life issues.
(380) 210-3678 View (380) 210-3678
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Jewel Romero
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43213
I focus primarily in the areas of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem & trauma recovery.
Hi there! I am so happy that you are taking the first step & reaching out for help! It takes a lot of courage to open up to a stranger about the most intimate things in your life. So thank you! I do not take this lightly. As a therapist, I am here to remind you of WHO you are & ALL of the things that you are capable of accomplishing. We all go through different seasons in life: Some high, Some low. So why not reach out for help along the way! It would be an honor to be that help for you.
I focus primarily in the areas of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem & trauma recovery.
Hi there! I am so happy that you are taking the first step & reaching out for help! It takes a lot of courage to open up to a stranger about the most intimate things in your life. So thank you! I do not take this lightly. As a therapist, I am here to remind you of WHO you are & ALL of the things that you are capable of accomplishing. We all go through different seasons in life: Some high, Some low. So why not reach out for help along the way! It would be an honor to be that help for you.
(614) 714-5311 View (614) 714-5311
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Jarret M Holley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43214
I have extensive training with most psychological disorders and relationship issues through use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In addition, I have developed a specific interest in treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and all other anxiety disorders. During my training and practice, I have gathered experience in both intensive and traditional outpatient settings. If you want a clinician who strives to understand exactly what you are going through, you will be happy to know that I have personal experience with seeking and receiving help through therapy. YOU are my focus.
I have extensive training with most psychological disorders and relationship issues through use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In addition, I have developed a specific interest in treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and all other anxiety disorders. During my training and practice, I have gathered experience in both intensive and traditional outpatient settings. If you want a clinician who strives to understand exactly what you are going through, you will be happy to know that I have personal experience with seeking and receiving help through therapy. YOU are my focus.
(380) 212-2452 View (380) 212-2452
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Katie Treadway
Counselor, CT
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43220
I have experience working with couples, the LGBTQ+ community, adults in transition, women in crisis and leaders adjusting to change.
I believe that the path to discovering our best selves is a path worth taking. Sometimes we discover that we must heal along the way and need someone to come alongside us to help us face the parts of ourselves we would rather not see. If you are at the place where you are ready to face some hard things and don't want to face them alone, I am willing to walk with you and make a safe space to ask hard questions and emerge in hope. I believe that your most authentic self is good, and together we will make room to discover who that is and love them. The transformation you desire is right in front of you.
I have experience working with couples, the LGBTQ+ community, adults in transition, women in crisis and leaders adjusting to change.
I believe that the path to discovering our best selves is a path worth taking. Sometimes we discover that we must heal along the way and need someone to come alongside us to help us face the parts of ourselves we would rather not see. If you are at the place where you are ready to face some hard things and don't want to face them alone, I am willing to walk with you and make a safe space to ask hard questions and emerge in hope. I believe that your most authentic self is good, and together we will make room to discover who that is and love them. The transformation you desire is right in front of you.
(614) 635-7624 View (614) 635-7624
Couples Counseling Therapists

Does couples counseling work?

Research shows that couples counseling is effective; it can reduce relationship distress and improve emotional awareness, communication, empathy, intimacy, and overall relationship satisfaction. For example, emotionally focused therapy was found to be effective for about 75 percent of couples, and those benefits lasted at least two years.

When should a couple seek counseling?

Couples can benefit from counseling if they consistently struggle in their relationship. They may have lost the ability to communicate effectively, become entrenched in harmful patterns, begun to fight more than usual, broken the other’s trust, suffered from a mental or physical illness, or faced any number of other challenges. Many therapists offer free consultations, so if a couple isn’t sure whether therapy is necessary, asking directly can provide clarity.

How can I get my partner to go to couples therapy?

The decision to seek couples therapy is often driven by one partner, who then convinces the other to participate. When discussing the idea, the initiator should be direct and assertive. They can state the problems they see and explain how the relationship would benefit from therapy. In more serious cases, they can also explain how their relationship may suffer without making any changes or seeking professional help.

How does a couple prepare for couples counseling?

The anticipation of beginning couples counseling can be difficult—sometimes more difficult than the first session itself. Taking a few moments to reflect can allay those concerns: What are the current challenges? When and how did they begin? What do they want the relationship to look like in the future? Reflecting on these questions can help individuals or couples articulate their goals. Of course, the therapist will also ask questions and guide couples through the process.