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Amy Avery Weese
Counselor, LPCC-S, MACM, MDiv, EMDR
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
Brene Brown wrote, "Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better & the world a little braver." I'm a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC-S) in Ohio. I obtained my M.Div in 2005 at Western Theological Seminary in Michigan & spent 6 years as an Associate Pastor in Worthington, Ohio. I further obtained my MA in Counseling at Methodist Theological School in Ohio in 2011 & began work in counseling in June 2012 at the Center for Balanced Living in Columbus, Ohio. My therapeutic approach stems from work with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, CBT and Source Therapy. I am also trained in EMDR practice.
(614) 768-6047
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Columbus, OH 43240
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Not accepting new clients
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Velma Valentine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm a licensed social worker with over 20 years of experience working with a variety of populations in different settings. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process with the client being the expert on his/her own life and the therapist being a resource to help overcome difficulties on life's journey. I take an eclectic approach to working with clients and specifically trained in cognitive behavioral, solution-focused and interpersonal therapies.
(614) 940-4868
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Columbus, OH 43215
Not accepting new clients
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Shanaye Carr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I received my Master of Education from The Ohio University, specializing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling. I worked at a community mental health center, focusing on behavior modification, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, OCD, borderline personality disorder, trauma-related disorders, and dual diagnosis. I’m equally passionate about self-discovery, spiritual exploration, and working with marginalized groups. I emphasize the importance of multicultural competency in my professional and personal life.
(614) 656-7025
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Columbus, OH 43230
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$150 (individual)$175 (couples)
Not accepting new clients
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Sue Dindal
Licensed Independent Social Worker, LISW
Verified
Verified
Hi! My name is Sue and I've been in the counseling and social work field for over 30 years. I have a deep-seated belief in the value and worth of every individual.rn If you are feeling stressed, depressed or just overwhelmed, let's talk about how couseling can help promote growth and healing. Working together we can help you identify and resolve issues that are causing distress and help you look forward to a more positive future.
(380) 207-1403
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Columbus, OH 43235
$130 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Ronald M Fox
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Verified
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
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Columbus, OH 43209
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$100 per session
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Courtney Winger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW-S
Verified
Verified
Do you feel like your emotions are in the driver’s seat? Are you finding yourself falling into the same unhealthy habits or relationship patterns? Are you feeling burdened by the pain of your past? These are some of the most common concerns I hear when someone is in search of therapy. My goal is to help people find balance and create a life worth living. I strive to build a trusting relationship with my clients so that they can successfully achieve the goals most personal to them. I want my clients to feel safe and supported, while also encouraged to grow.
(380) 207-9636
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Columbus, OH 43206
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$125 per session
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Amber Dawn Counseling and Recovery Services LLC.
Counselor, MA, LICDC, LPCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Welcome to my profile and congratulations on taking the first step on your journey towards change and living your life with more peace. My focus is on working with clients of all genders and sexual identities to heal from mood disorders, addictions and trauma. I believe that a better life is possible and everyone deserves to live without fear. I believe we can change and overcome life's trials and live our lives to its fullest potential.
(614) 980-0237
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Columbus, OH 43228
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Waitlist for new clients
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Carolyn Fisher
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
*Now scheduling new patients* Our mental health and physical health can be impacted by life’s stressors or competing priorities. Increased stress can lead to depression, anxiety, emotional eating, out-of-control eating and other problematic behaviors. Stress can impact sleep and chronic health conditions that you may be managing, and can lead to you feeling like you’ve lost touch of your values and leaving you feeling stuck in a pattern of failure. I am here to help you regain balance with your mental and physical health and reestablish your priorities. Reconnecting with your values will lead to long lasting change.
(380) 207-1129
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Columbus, OH 43214
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Still Meadow Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, LCSW
Verified
Verified
If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, sexual, physical or emotional abuse, anger management, marital and family conflict, job related stress, I am confident that in a strong therapeutic collaboration with me, your treatment goals will be met. I use a client centered approach with the understanding that for successful therapy the client needs to have active participation in developing treatment goals. I conduct a thorough bio-psycho social assessment and make every effort to understand my clients' issues from their perspectives. I am certified in EMDR for treating trauma, depresson and OCD. I am also certified in TF-CBT.
(614) 310-4176
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Columbus, OH 43214
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$140 (individual)$140 (couples)
Waitlist for new clients
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Judy Roseman Parnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
Verified
With over 30 years experience in community agency and private practice, I serve clients from wide ranging backgrounds, with an extensive range of presenting issues. I view "problem" behaviors in a non-pathologizing way: we're all trying our best, using self-protective approaches to life's challenges that we've developed along the way, some of which may no longer serve us well. I use a humanistic, mindfulness-based approach in a safe, accepting and confidential environment. With every client who enters my office, I am honored and inspired by the uniqueness of each individual as well as the commonality of our shared human experience
(614) 383-9295 x141
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Columbus, OH 43220
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$80 per session
Waitlist for new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Karen Schmerge
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Deciding to start therapy can be an overwhelming and scary process. It is my goal to provide you with a safe and encouraging space where you can process your thoughts, emotions, and feelings on your journey to becoming the best version of yourself. I have experience working with adults who have a wide range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief and loss. As each person is unique, I maintain a person-centered approach and use techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness.
(614) 908-2604
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Columbus, OH 43212
Not accepting new clients
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Timothy Ryan Snyder
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Therapy can be a daunting task. I recognize this and seek to provide a non-judgmental and safe space for folks to begin or continue to address life's challenges. I am passionate about helping people realize their potential and rid themselves of the negative thinking and toxic patterns that may be keeping them from finding contentment and peace. I take a cognitive-behavioral and holistic person-centered approach to therapy, working to help people set and achieve their personal life-goals.
(380) 207-9628
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Columbus, OH 43220
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$120 per session
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Amy Pazarentzos (Steinberg)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Miami University and a Master's degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University. I previously worked at Nationwide Children's Hospital providing outpatient therapy to children, adolescents and their families.
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Columbus, OH 43230
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$100 per session
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Sara Parko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with women throughout transitions in life - namely the transition into motherhood. As a Perinatal Mental Health (also known as Maternal Mental Health) Specialist, I’ve received additional training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through Postpartum Support International and appropriate interventions to support growing families. As a mother myself, I also know the challenges and joys of this phase of life and believe that we can all use a little more support.
(614) 660-5529
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Columbus, OH 43221
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$150 per session
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Liz Lueptow
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am a licensed professional clinical counselor who has worked in the mental health field for 10 years. I began my journey working in group homes and doing case management for adults with severe mental illnesses. I have worked in larger community agencies and private practices and have focused my skills on serving those who have experienced trauma, deal with anxiety, depression, and lack of direction in life.
(614) 908-4651
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Columbus, OH 43215
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$80 per session
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Brock Schludecker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I believe that each individual is both the text and the author, and work with clients to make meaning and find fulfillment in a world that is often unpredictable. I consider reflection and revision of earlier chapters, as well as intentional focus on the present moment to be key components in the process of taking ownership of one’s experience. Some of my areas of professional interests include identity (particularly surrounding issues of gender), guilt and shame, drug and alcohol use. I am also interested in healthy relationships, trauma and the social determinants of mental health.
(614) 858-3527
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Columbus, OH 43214
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$200 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Shauna Tepper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
**Currently not accepting new clients at this time.** Working collaboratively with clients and using a person-centered approach to therapy is central to the care I provide to all clients. I have experience and enjoy working with individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+, experience substance use addiction, poly/kink populations, young adults, and those who experience depression, anxiety, and (C)PTSD. As my client, you can expect a confidential, collaborative, and healthy working relationship that ensures your safety, security, and self-determination.
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Columbus, OH 43235
$90 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Jayme Richards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
Every person has the inherent ability to grow, heal and transform their lives. My name is Jayme Richards and I provide therapy for individuals and couples using a mindfulness lens. My areas of expertise include trauma, anxiety, depression and sexuality. I work with individuals in both traditional and non- traditional relationships. I am personally LGBTQA+ and ENM proud. Other areas of knowledge include working with body image issues, life transitions, and self-acceptance.
(380) 600-9627
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Columbus, OH 43215
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$100 (individual)$120 (couples)
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Nikki Calloway
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, L, P, C
Verified
Verified
It is my desire to empower clients to reach their highest potential as they move through the healing process. If you are struggling to manage symptoms of depression, anxiety and fear during this unprecedented time, feel free to reach out to me. I have helped many clients over the years move through major life transitions, develop and maintain commitments to goals, and increase areas of low self-esteem.
(380) 800-6204
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Columbus, OH 43219
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Julianne Peters
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Everyone struggles from time to time and I believe no one should go through their struggles alone. I offer a supportive and non-judgmental environment to explore and overcome your challenges. Whether you are experiencing a recent life change or a chronic issue, everyone has the ability to adapt and grow. Therapy does not have to be complicated and I am here to help you achieve your goals by “starting where you are, using what you have, doing what you can” – Arthur Ashe. Life is too short to feel held back or controlled by your emotions and I want to empower you to invest in yourself today!
(614) 802-6278
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Columbus, OH 43214
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$100 per session

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What type of Columbus mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Columbus?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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