Trauma Focused Therapists in Columbus, OH

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Photo of Jody Dietsch, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Columbus, OH
Jody Dietsch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Columbus, OH 43219  (Online Only)
I have provided counseling and therapy services to families, children, adolescents, and adults for over twenty years. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and EMDR. You want to feel better, and I can help you take those needed steps.
I have provided counseling and therapy services to families, children, adolescents, and adults for over twenty years. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and EMDR. You want to feel better, and I can help you take those needed steps.
(614) 957-3512 View (614) 957-3512
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Shannon K McGinty
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43235  (Online Only)
I have experience in using a variety of therapeutic interventions for individual and group counseling including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
I am a licensed clinical counselor with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology from Miami University and a Master’s degree from the University of Dayton. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of mental health settings and levels of care. Generally, my clients have been working on behavioral and mental challenges related to anxiety, depression, eating disorders, complex trauma, grief and loss, interpersonal relationship concerns, and difficulty with functioning in everyday life.
I have experience in using a variety of therapeutic interventions for individual and group counseling including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
I am a licensed clinical counselor with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology from Miami University and a Master’s degree from the University of Dayton. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of mental health settings and levels of care. Generally, my clients have been working on behavioral and mental challenges related to anxiety, depression, eating disorders, complex trauma, grief and loss, interpersonal relationship concerns, and difficulty with functioning in everyday life.
(614) 714-1016 View (614) 714-1016
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Shayla Krecklow
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S, RYT-200
Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43230  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life can have a variety of challenges that can make us feel stuck. Whether it is current stressors or past events, sometimes we need help. I work with many concerns including depression, anxiety, dissociation, trauma, life transitions including entering or exiting college and grad school, and relationships. I believe my role is to offer exploration through tools, curiosity and support to move towards healing. I worked as trauma focused counselor, including supporting survivors of sexual assault and adult survivors of childhood trauma. I have a passion for working with queer folks, nonbinary folks, and trans individuals.
Life can have a variety of challenges that can make us feel stuck. Whether it is current stressors or past events, sometimes we need help. I work with many concerns including depression, anxiety, dissociation, trauma, life transitions including entering or exiting college and grad school, and relationships. I believe my role is to offer exploration through tools, curiosity and support to move towards healing. I worked as trauma focused counselor, including supporting survivors of sexual assault and adult survivors of childhood trauma. I have a passion for working with queer folks, nonbinary folks, and trans individuals.
(614) 418-6088 View (614) 418-6088
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Allesha Crawley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Columbus, OH 43219  (Online Only)
I am knowledgeable in talk therapy, person centered, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and trauma focused therapy.
I understand there are levels to mental health; we all have good days and the next we may experience hopelessness. I am of the opinion that therapy is a professional conversation that leads to purpose, clarity, empowerment and knowledge of self.
I am knowledgeable in talk therapy, person centered, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and trauma focused therapy.
I understand there are levels to mental health; we all have good days and the next we may experience hopelessness. I am of the opinion that therapy is a professional conversation that leads to purpose, clarity, empowerment and knowledge of self.
(330) 969-8650 View (330) 969-8650
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Julianne Peters
Counselor, LPCC, PMH-C
Verified
Columbus, OH 43212
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.
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.
(614) 802-6278 View (614) 802-6278
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Barbara Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW
Verified
Columbus, OH 43215  (Online Only)
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Substance Use Treatment, Strengths Based Therapy and Anger Management Interventions.
Greetings, my name is Barbara Thomas. I received my Social Work undergraduate degree from Cleveland State University and my graduate degree from The Ohio State University in Social Work, with a Business Administration focus. I have worked in a variety of community settings including Home Base Services, hospitals, residential and virtual locations. I have serviced children, teens, adults, and older adults also known as the Geriatric population experiencing homelessness, alcohol and drug addiction, COVID-19, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, depression, and more. I have provided therapeutic services with the following treatment modalities:
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Substance Use Treatment, Strengths Based Therapy and Anger Management Interventions.
Greetings, my name is Barbara Thomas. I received my Social Work undergraduate degree from Cleveland State University and my graduate degree from The Ohio State University in Social Work, with a Business Administration focus. I have worked in a variety of community settings including Home Base Services, hospitals, residential and virtual locations. I have serviced children, teens, adults, and older adults also known as the Geriatric population experiencing homelessness, alcohol and drug addiction, COVID-19, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, depression, and more. I have provided therapeutic services with the following treatment modalities:
(380) 210-3996 View (380) 210-3996
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Jay Murali
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified
Columbus, OH 43213  (Online Only)
You and I will develop an excellent client-therapist relationship if we share these values: trust and openness, collaborative problem-solving, mindful thinking, active listening, and patience. I strive to create a space where you can be vulnerable and honest about the challenges affecting you. I promise to help you navigate them in a way that's empowering, respectful, thoughtful, and sensitive.
You and I will develop an excellent client-therapist relationship if we share these values: trust and openness, collaborative problem-solving, mindful thinking, active listening, and patience. I strive to create a space where you can be vulnerable and honest about the challenges affecting you. I promise to help you navigate them in a way that's empowering, respectful, thoughtful, and sensitive.
(614) 618-4109 View (614) 618-4109
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Emily Getschman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified
Columbus, OH 43220
I am trained in several evidence based treatments including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT and Motivational Interviewing.
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor through the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Work Board. I have over 10+ years of experience working with children, adolescents and families in a variety of settings (including the school setting and psychiatric hospital setting). I work with children and adolescents ages 10-21 and treat a range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, parenting challenges, school concerns and mood disorders. Whatever the presenting problem, I place a strong emphasis on family focused treatment and use a collaborative approach to every client.
I am trained in several evidence based treatments including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT and Motivational Interviewing.
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor through the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Work Board. I have over 10+ years of experience working with children, adolescents and families in a variety of settings (including the school setting and psychiatric hospital setting). I work with children and adolescents ages 10-21 and treat a range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, parenting challenges, school concerns and mood disorders. Whatever the presenting problem, I place a strong emphasis on family focused treatment and use a collaborative approach to every client.
(614) 858-8395 View (614) 858-8395
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Starks Counseling & Consultation Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified
Columbus, OH 43215
Stephanie K. Starks, LISW-S, is a therapist and owner of Starks Counseling & Consultation Services, LLC . She 20 years of experience providing trauma-focused therapy. The goal at Starks Counseling is to provide “hope and healing” in a calm, supportive, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. She and her staff do this by empowering their clients with the knowledge, skills and confidence to be active participants in their own healing, as they believe that they are all simply vessels in which to help facilitate the healing process.
Stephanie K. Starks, LISW-S, is a therapist and owner of Starks Counseling & Consultation Services, LLC . She 20 years of experience providing trauma-focused therapy. The goal at Starks Counseling is to provide “hope and healing” in a calm, supportive, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. She and her staff do this by empowering their clients with the knowledge, skills and confidence to be active participants in their own healing, as they believe that they are all simply vessels in which to help facilitate the healing process.
(614) 831-1396 View (614) 831-1396
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Tiffany D Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43235
Waitlist for new clients
I am located in Columbus/Worthington area and I offer in person and tele-health visits. I consider myself an eclectic therapist who uses a multitude of therapies to create the best fit for each client. Including but not limited to EMDR, IFS informed EMDR, DBT, CBT, solution focused and somatic therapy. I am trauma focused and I believe that no trauma is too small. My goal is to help each of my clients work through their traumas, embrace their strengths and become an empowered and confident person. I do have a therapy dog in training and she will eventually attend all counseling sessions.
I am located in Columbus/Worthington area and I offer in person and tele-health visits. I consider myself an eclectic therapist who uses a multitude of therapies to create the best fit for each client. Including but not limited to EMDR, IFS informed EMDR, DBT, CBT, solution focused and somatic therapy. I am trauma focused and I believe that no trauma is too small. My goal is to help each of my clients work through their traumas, embrace their strengths and become an empowered and confident person. I do have a therapy dog in training and she will eventually attend all counseling sessions.
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Mirranda O'Neil
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified
Columbus, OH 43212
In my time as a counselor, I have cultivated a knack for working with adolescents and young adults, and a passion for educating others about healthy relationships. I have the skills and experience to help those currently struggling with issues such as depression and anxiety, difficult life transitions, and traumatic experiences, among others. I am EMDR-trained and utilize a culturally sensitive, trauma-focused approach in my sessions. I approach my work with the understanding that you are a person before you are my client. This means I aim to tailor sessions to your individual needs, and firmly believe you are the expert on you.
In my time as a counselor, I have cultivated a knack for working with adolescents and young adults, and a passion for educating others about healthy relationships. I have the skills and experience to help those currently struggling with issues such as depression and anxiety, difficult life transitions, and traumatic experiences, among others. I am EMDR-trained and utilize a culturally sensitive, trauma-focused approach in my sessions. I approach my work with the understanding that you are a person before you are my client. This means I aim to tailor sessions to your individual needs, and firmly believe you are the expert on you.
(614) 515-5089 View (614) 515-5089
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Regina C. Sigafoos
Counselor, CT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43221
I am passionate about LGBTQIA+ issues and working from a trauma-informed lens to provide individualized care to everyone I work with. My therapy style is person-centered and guided by each individual’s goals and needs. I believe in creating a safe space with everyone to foster self-exploration and growth. As an advocate for justice and equity in mental health care, I know how important it is to acknowledge and address culture, privilege, race, gender, size, ability, sexuality, and the intersections of your unique identities and experiences in this world.
I am passionate about LGBTQIA+ issues and working from a trauma-informed lens to provide individualized care to everyone I work with. My therapy style is person-centered and guided by each individual’s goals and needs. I believe in creating a safe space with everyone to foster self-exploration and growth. As an advocate for justice and equity in mental health care, I know how important it is to acknowledge and address culture, privilege, race, gender, size, ability, sexuality, and the intersections of your unique identities and experiences in this world.
(614) 683-3742 x108 View (614) 683-3742 x108
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Amy Pazarentzos (Steinberg)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, PMH-C
Verified
Columbus, OH 43230  (Online Only)
I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Perinatal Mental Health, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Modification, and Motivational Interviewing.
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 and Gahanna Counseling, LLC providing outpatient therapy to children, adolescents and their families.
I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Perinatal Mental Health, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Modification, and Motivational Interviewing.
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 and Gahanna Counseling, LLC providing outpatient therapy to children, adolescents and their families.
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Karla Lebron-Rivera Spanish-English
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43213  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients (evenings and weekends). I know that finding the right therapist could be overwhelming, but allow me to help you in this process that is very important for you. I believe that the connection and collaboration with your therapist is one important piece in a good therapeutic alliance. It is important for me that you feel heard and that you can work toward your personal goals. I am a Bilingual (English/Spanish) therapist offering teletherapy for teens and adults. I work with people that are experiencing relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, life transitions, low self esteem and grief.
Currently accepting new clients (evenings and weekends). I know that finding the right therapist could be overwhelming, but allow me to help you in this process that is very important for you. I believe that the connection and collaboration with your therapist is one important piece in a good therapeutic alliance. It is important for me that you feel heard and that you can work toward your personal goals. I am a Bilingual (English/Spanish) therapist offering teletherapy for teens and adults. I work with people that are experiencing relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, life transitions, low self esteem and grief.
(614) 881-4365 View (614) 881-4365
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Alexandra Gilbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43235
Therapy can be a comfortable place to unpack life’s “uncomfortable” moments. I believe therapy is collaborative and that a relaxed, honest and, at times humorous, communication style is important to creating an authentic environment. Personal growth best happens in a compassionate and supportive atmosphere. I am a licensed independent social worker who specializes in treating children, adults and families who seek a greater understanding of how their behaviors and emotions are connected to their life experiences. I can help you discover how your own natural strengths can be used to foster resilience and independence.
Therapy can be a comfortable place to unpack life’s “uncomfortable” moments. I believe therapy is collaborative and that a relaxed, honest and, at times humorous, communication style is important to creating an authentic environment. Personal growth best happens in a compassionate and supportive atmosphere. I am a licensed independent social worker who specializes in treating children, adults and families who seek a greater understanding of how their behaviors and emotions are connected to their life experiences. I can help you discover how your own natural strengths can be used to foster resilience and independence.
(740) 273-8307 View (740) 273-8307
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Meredith Thorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Columbus, OH 43085
Waitlist for new clients
Do you often feel misunderstood and isolated, navigating through constant states of fight, flight, freeze, and fawn? Perhaps you struggle with regulating emotions, find yourself overwhelmed, and resort to self-harming behaviors or other ways to numb intense emotional pain. Chronic suicidal ideation may also be part of your experience. Do you deeply care about others, sometimes to your own detriment, and yearn for the ability to set and maintain boundaries? Building healthy relationships might be a challenge, leaving you feeling like an outsider. Relentless shame and guilt may be weighing heavily on you.
Do you often feel misunderstood and isolated, navigating through constant states of fight, flight, freeze, and fawn? Perhaps you struggle with regulating emotions, find yourself overwhelmed, and resort to self-harming behaviors or other ways to numb intense emotional pain. Chronic suicidal ideation may also be part of your experience. Do you deeply care about others, sometimes to your own detriment, and yearn for the ability to set and maintain boundaries? Building healthy relationships might be a challenge, leaving you feeling like an outsider. Relentless shame and guilt may be weighing heavily on you.
(614) 858-8471 View (614) 858-8471
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Abigail Brewster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43240
I have provided clinical counseling, advocacy, and case management services, with a specialization in trauma. I also have experience working with individuals and families, providing parenting strategies and support, as well as exploring healthy relationship skills. I utilize Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (for children and adolescents), and EMDR. I focus on the existing strengths of my clients and encourage the use of those strengths to work toward identified goals. Empathy, compassion, integrity, and service drive my interactions with clients.
I have provided clinical counseling, advocacy, and case management services, with a specialization in trauma. I also have experience working with individuals and families, providing parenting strategies and support, as well as exploring healthy relationship skills. I utilize Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (for children and adolescents), and EMDR. I focus on the existing strengths of my clients and encourage the use of those strengths to work toward identified goals. Empathy, compassion, integrity, and service drive my interactions with clients.
(380) 201-9097 View (380) 201-9097
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Anna Lehew
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, EMDR
Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
I am trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adolescent-Community Reinforcement Approach, Functional Family Therapy and EMDR.
Graduated with a MSW and certification in clinical mental health from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. I specialize in working with youth and adults who are experiencing mental health symptoms, PTSD, addiction, and/ or behavioral issues. I also work with couples and families to help them make changes that allow them to effectively communicate, work through conflicts in a skilled way and be able to be genuinely affectionate with each other.
I am trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adolescent-Community Reinforcement Approach, Functional Family Therapy and EMDR.
Graduated with a MSW and certification in clinical mental health from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. I specialize in working with youth and adults who are experiencing mental health symptoms, PTSD, addiction, and/ or behavioral issues. I also work with couples and families to help them make changes that allow them to effectively communicate, work through conflicts in a skilled way and be able to be genuinely affectionate with each other.
(304) 896-0435 View (304) 896-0435
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Ashley McNamara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified
Columbus, OH 43214
Waitlist for new clients
As a trauma specialist I take a client centered, strength based, trauma focused approach as there is no one size fits all therapy.
Hi, I’m so glad you are here. I know searching for the right therapist can be overwhelming and getting started can be the hardest part. I am here to help! Being part of someone’s therapeutic journey is a privilege and helping people heal is my passion. I am a 2008 graduate of The Ohio State University with experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The time I’ve spent providing Individual/ Family Therapy, Hospice, Crisis and Trauma Treatment has taught me the power of a solid therapeutic relationship and ongoing collaboration. I place a strong emphasis on both, as well as understanding your needs and goals.
As a trauma specialist I take a client centered, strength based, trauma focused approach as there is no one size fits all therapy.
Hi, I’m so glad you are here. I know searching for the right therapist can be overwhelming and getting started can be the hardest part. I am here to help! Being part of someone’s therapeutic journey is a privilege and helping people heal is my passion. I am a 2008 graduate of The Ohio State University with experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The time I’ve spent providing Individual/ Family Therapy, Hospice, Crisis and Trauma Treatment has taught me the power of a solid therapeutic relationship and ongoing collaboration. I place a strong emphasis on both, as well as understanding your needs and goals.
(614) 714-3847 View (614) 714-3847
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Melanie Pond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified
Columbus, OH 43235  (Online Only)
I have a speciality in Trauma focused treatment- trained in Neurosequential Model.
I have experience working with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Borderline Personality Disorder and Trauma. My goal is to focus on meeting the client where they are mentally and emotionally and begin to support their progress. Clients can work towards an understanding and awareness about their concerns and dive into the root of the problem.
I have a speciality in Trauma focused treatment- trained in Neurosequential Model.
I have experience working with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Borderline Personality Disorder and Trauma. My goal is to focus on meeting the client where they are mentally and emotionally and begin to support their progress. Clients can work towards an understanding and awareness about their concerns and dive into the root of the problem.
(740) 227-4041 View (740) 227-4041

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