Child Therapists in Powell, OH

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Directions Counseling & Coaching
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Powell, OH 43065
Directions Counseling has a team of licensed professional therapists, professional coaches, and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who have developed expertise in very specific areas of treatment that they are passionate about. It has been our privilege to help couples, children, and individuals throughout Ohio overcome difficult and complex personal struggles for over 25 years. Regardless of who you choose for therapy, we recommend you select someone with extensive training and experience helping people with the area of concern you want to address. Visit us at www.directionscounseling.com to learn more about us.
Directions Counseling has a team of licensed professional therapists, professional coaches, and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who have developed expertise in very specific areas of treatment that they are passionate about. It has been our privilege to help couples, children, and individuals throughout Ohio overcome difficult and complex personal struggles for over 25 years. Regardless of who you choose for therapy, we recommend you select someone with extensive training and experience helping people with the area of concern you want to address. Visit us at www.directionscounseling.com to learn more about us.
(614) 888-9200 View (614) 888-9200
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Rebecca Becker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Powell, OH 43065
As co-owner of Achieve Psychological and Academic Services, LLC, I provide comprehensive evaluations and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children, adolescents, and young adults. I specialize in evaluating for and treating conditions including: Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia), Anxiety, and Depression.
As co-owner of Achieve Psychological and Academic Services, LLC, I provide comprehensive evaluations and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children, adolescents, and young adults. I specialize in evaluating for and treating conditions including: Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia), Anxiety, and Depression.
(614) 618-4585 View (614) 618-4585
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Katie Kovacs
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Powell, OH 43065
As both a professional and a parent, she is an empathetic consultant to parents who have feeding concerns about their child and an ideal therapist for family based treatment (FBT) for anorexia nervosa.
Katie specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and disordered eating), anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and related issues. Other areas of clinical interest for Katie include: embodiment; shame and vulnerability; autoimmune issues and eating disorders; giftedness and eating disorders; sexual anorexia/bulimia; and eating disorders and spirituality. Katie is an EMDR trained therapist, and she strives to be client-centered, trauma-informed, and justice-informed in her practice.
As both a professional and a parent, she is an empathetic consultant to parents who have feeding concerns about their child and an ideal therapist for family based treatment (FBT) for anorexia nervosa.
Katie specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and disordered eating), anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and related issues. Other areas of clinical interest for Katie include: embodiment; shame and vulnerability; autoimmune issues and eating disorders; giftedness and eating disorders; sexual anorexia/bulimia; and eating disorders and spirituality. Katie is an EMDR trained therapist, and she strives to be client-centered, trauma-informed, and justice-informed in her practice.
(614) 468-3915 View (614) 468-3915
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Tricia Jordana Jagielski Worthington Psychological Associates
PSYC, PsyS, MFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Powell, OH 43065
Expertise in Child-Adolescent Psychology.
I welcome your couragein seeking a therapist. My priority is on creating a therapeutic relationship where we can develop a shared understanding of your concerns and goals. We will engage collaboratively to awaken your curiosity to better choose how you feel and act. I enjoy helping adults and children face a range of issues from relationships to periods of anxiety and depression. Our work together will allow you to resolve the concern that brought you and provide you with new skills so you can better cope with problems in the future. We will navigate the complexities and triumphs of your life, while improving relationships.
Expertise in Child-Adolescent Psychology.
I welcome your couragein seeking a therapist. My priority is on creating a therapeutic relationship where we can develop a shared understanding of your concerns and goals. We will engage collaboratively to awaken your curiosity to better choose how you feel and act. I enjoy helping adults and children face a range of issues from relationships to periods of anxiety and depression. Our work together will allow you to resolve the concern that brought you and provide you with new skills so you can better cope with problems in the future. We will navigate the complexities and triumphs of your life, while improving relationships.
(614) 591-8708 View (614) 591-8708
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Denise M Williams
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Powell, OH 43065
It is an honor to continue to practice as an educator and psychotherapist, working individually with children, adolescents and adults, as well as with families and couples. I appreciate the courage it takes for people to enter therapy. My approach is supportive, collaborative, and based on trust. When useful, I include the gentle assistance of my therapy dogs.
It is an honor to continue to practice as an educator and psychotherapist, working individually with children, adolescents and adults, as well as with families and couples. I appreciate the courage it takes for people to enter therapy. My approach is supportive, collaborative, and based on trust. When useful, I include the gentle assistance of my therapy dogs.
(740) 272-4758 View (740) 272-4758
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Angela Pachana
Psychologist, PsyS
Verified Verified
Powell, OH 43065
Ms. Pachana has experience working with all ages (preschool through adolescent), with particular experience working with elementary-aged children. She has a diverse background working with children with autism, anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral disorders, trauma, ADHD, dyslexia, and learning disabilities. Ms. Pachana believes in the importance of developing a strong relationship with children and providing counseling and intervention through the use of hands-on activities and play. She also provides parents and educators with specific tools needed to help children in their everyday lives at home and at school.
Ms. Pachana has experience working with all ages (preschool through adolescent), with particular experience working with elementary-aged children. She has a diverse background working with children with autism, anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral disorders, trauma, ADHD, dyslexia, and learning disabilities. Ms. Pachana believes in the importance of developing a strong relationship with children and providing counseling and intervention through the use of hands-on activities and play. She also provides parents and educators with specific tools needed to help children in their everyday lives at home and at school.
(740) 495-6041 View (740) 495-6041
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Yaw Karikari
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Powell, OH 43065
I've also worked with parents to help them understand what their child might be struggling with so they do not feel overwhelmed.
As a therapist, I always had a mission and a vision to guide my practice. My mission is to help a person see the potential they have within themselves. My vision is to lead a person towards their goal and upon attaining their goal, they’ll feel that they were able to accomplish it themselves.
I've also worked with parents to help them understand what their child might be struggling with so they do not feel overwhelmed.
As a therapist, I always had a mission and a vision to guide my practice. My mission is to help a person see the potential they have within themselves. My vision is to lead a person towards their goal and upon attaining their goal, they’ll feel that they were able to accomplish it themselves.
(380) 205-0694 View (380) 205-0694
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Lisa Skeens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Powell, OH 43065
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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Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, IMFT-S
Verified Verified
Powell, OH 43065
We work with children of all ages, even into young adulthood.
At ICFT, we see people who have tried everything and have made the courageous decision to admit they need some help. For example, couples that want to stop arguing and find the joy in their relationship. Parents that want to stop being irritated and gain new skills to help their children succeed. Families that need help navigating a path toward healing. Nothing is more frustrating than trying really hard and still feeling like the particular problem is not getting better. At ICFT, we help our clients learn new approaches, so they don't simply try hard, but actually see progress.
We work with children of all ages, even into young adulthood.
At ICFT, we see people who have tried everything and have made the courageous decision to admit they need some help. For example, couples that want to stop arguing and find the joy in their relationship. Parents that want to stop being irritated and gain new skills to help their children succeed. Families that need help navigating a path toward healing. Nothing is more frustrating than trying really hard and still feeling like the particular problem is not getting better. At ICFT, we help our clients learn new approaches, so they don't simply try hard, but actually see progress.
(614) 427-2322 View (614) 427-2322
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Heidi Sommer McAlister
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Powell, OH 43065
POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION * GIFTED CHILDREN & ADULTS * EATING DISORDERS * GRIEF & LOSS * RELATIONSHIP CONFLICT * NARCISSISM IN FAMILY SYSTEM * FERTILITY CONCERNS * TRANSITION & ADJUSTMENT * Heidi Sommer McAlister believes in finding, developing, and utilizing the unique, inherent, and valuable qualities in each of us. The Sommer Group's philosophical stance is that we hold within ourselves the capacity for change and growth. Sometimes events occur in our lives that leave such a significant impact on us that we become confused and unsure about ourselves, our relationships, and the direction we want our lives to go in. Professional help can be critical during this time.
POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION * GIFTED CHILDREN & ADULTS * EATING DISORDERS * GRIEF & LOSS * RELATIONSHIP CONFLICT * NARCISSISM IN FAMILY SYSTEM * FERTILITY CONCERNS * TRANSITION & ADJUSTMENT * Heidi Sommer McAlister believes in finding, developing, and utilizing the unique, inherent, and valuable qualities in each of us. The Sommer Group's philosophical stance is that we hold within ourselves the capacity for change and growth. Sometimes events occur in our lives that leave such a significant impact on us that we become confused and unsure about ourselves, our relationships, and the direction we want our lives to go in. Professional help can be critical during this time.
(614) 985-5500 View (614) 985-5500
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Maria Elliott
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Powell, OH 43065
I work with adults, adolescents, and children through a wholistic approach that identifies needs and strengths to reach the goals that you set for yourself.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the demands of everyday life, not knowing how to help your kids, and never having time to recharge and refocus? Does the overwhelm lead to anxiety, depression, lack of focus, and irritability? I'm here to help! At our first appointment, we will identify your specific needs and strengths and use those to set goals. I'll walk with you to reach those goals and to move from surviving to thriving!
I work with adults, adolescents, and children through a wholistic approach that identifies needs and strengths to reach the goals that you set for yourself.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the demands of everyday life, not knowing how to help your kids, and never having time to recharge and refocus? Does the overwhelm lead to anxiety, depression, lack of focus, and irritability? I'm here to help! At our first appointment, we will identify your specific needs and strengths and use those to set goals. I'll walk with you to reach those goals and to move from surviving to thriving!
(614) 945-4384 View (614) 945-4384
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Amanda Vanlaningham
Counselor, LPCC, LIMFT
Verified Verified
Powell, OH 43065
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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Jacqueline Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Powell, OH 43065
Not accepting new clients
I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults, in both community mental health and private practice settings, addressing issues with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, low self-esteem, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, family conflict, and Autism Spectrum Disorders using a variety of treatment methods.
Anxiety, stress, depression, interpersonal conflicts, and grief can rule our lives; leaving us exhausted, hopeless, broken, and trapped. I am here to tell you that you are not broken, there is hope, and you are worthy of love. You deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning. I am passionate about helping my clients achieve personal growth and healing, using a strengths-based and collaborative approach. Attending counseling can be an intimidating step, and it takes a great deal of courage to open-up to someone. I promise to be compassionate, non-judgmental, and committed to helping you reach your goals.
I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults, in both community mental health and private practice settings, addressing issues with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, low self-esteem, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, family conflict, and Autism Spectrum Disorders using a variety of treatment methods.
Anxiety, stress, depression, interpersonal conflicts, and grief can rule our lives; leaving us exhausted, hopeless, broken, and trapped. I am here to tell you that you are not broken, there is hope, and you are worthy of love. You deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning. I am passionate about helping my clients achieve personal growth and healing, using a strengths-based and collaborative approach. Attending counseling can be an intimidating step, and it takes a great deal of courage to open-up to someone. I promise to be compassionate, non-judgmental, and committed to helping you reach your goals.
(234) 206-2293 View (234) 206-2293
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Gestalt Columbus
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Verified Verified
Powell, OH 43065
The Gestalt Columbus team provides the highest quality counseling and psychotherapy services, whether individual, marital, child, couple, family, case management, parenting or group.
We are a group private practice with multiple therapists including EMDR and trauma informed clinicians. We also have a psychiatric nurse practitioner for medication management. We serve individuals, families, parents, couples, and groups. At Gestalt Columbus, we work alongside our clients to treat the whole person - mind and body. We understand the complexity of interpersonal relationships and the difficulty of changing established patterns with partners, family, friends and work associates. Solutions to deep, personal suffering must be rooted in real-life understanding and not just a quick fix or a one-size-fits-all approach.
The Gestalt Columbus team provides the highest quality counseling and psychotherapy services, whether individual, marital, child, couple, family, case management, parenting or group.
We are a group private practice with multiple therapists including EMDR and trauma informed clinicians. We also have a psychiatric nurse practitioner for medication management. We serve individuals, families, parents, couples, and groups. At Gestalt Columbus, we work alongside our clients to treat the whole person - mind and body. We understand the complexity of interpersonal relationships and the difficulty of changing established patterns with partners, family, friends and work associates. Solutions to deep, personal suffering must be rooted in real-life understanding and not just a quick fix or a one-size-fits-all approach.
(614) 860-5564 View (614) 860-5564
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Jennifer R. Jones
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Powell, OH 43065
When you are ready, we are here - This is the guiding statement of Dr. Jones, founder of Columbus Women's Wellness. CWW provides services that focus on the distinctive needs of women and adolescent girls and offers an unwavering commitment to each unique client. Our specialized providers apply tailored, research-based approaches to help clients reach their goals while considering biological, socioemotional, and cognitive influences that vary throughout a woman's life. Providers are only invited to join CWW when their skill set, expertise, and professional accomplishments meet the standards of CWW's specialized clinical services.
When you are ready, we are here - This is the guiding statement of Dr. Jones, founder of Columbus Women's Wellness. CWW provides services that focus on the distinctive needs of women and adolescent girls and offers an unwavering commitment to each unique client. Our specialized providers apply tailored, research-based approaches to help clients reach their goals while considering biological, socioemotional, and cognitive influences that vary throughout a woman's life. Providers are only invited to join CWW when their skill set, expertise, and professional accomplishments meet the standards of CWW's specialized clinical services.
(614) 474-9052 View (614) 474-9052
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Dr. Erin E. Parsons-Christian
Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Powell, OH 43065
I believe in developing meaningful and trusting relationships with clients, enabling me to work collaboratively with each person to address their complex needs and desired outcomes. I work with clients to assist in identifying their strengths and opportunities for growth as they relate to their personal, professional, health, and wellness goals. I am a multidisciplinary counselor, and my theoretical orientation involves a combination of therapeutic modalities. I utilize intervention methods guided by research-based knowledge and evidence-based strategies with proven outcomes for success.
I believe in developing meaningful and trusting relationships with clients, enabling me to work collaboratively with each person to address their complex needs and desired outcomes. I work with clients to assist in identifying their strengths and opportunities for growth as they relate to their personal, professional, health, and wellness goals. I am a multidisciplinary counselor, and my theoretical orientation involves a combination of therapeutic modalities. I utilize intervention methods guided by research-based knowledge and evidence-based strategies with proven outcomes for success.
(614) 524-4089 View (614) 524-4089
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Kevin Kulwik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, CDCA
Verified Verified
Powell, OH 43065
I am now offering in person sessions with evening appointment opportunities and same week availability. Spaces will fill quickly! I specialize in adolescent and young adult mental health, adolescent and young adult LGBTQIA concerns, adolescent and young adult addiction, as well as life transitions, peer relationships, stress, grief, family conflict, relationship issues, school issues, boundary setting, and self-care implementation.
I am now offering in person sessions with evening appointment opportunities and same week availability. Spaces will fill quickly! I specialize in adolescent and young adult mental health, adolescent and young adult LGBTQIA concerns, adolescent and young adult addiction, as well as life transitions, peer relationships, stress, grief, family conflict, relationship issues, school issues, boundary setting, and self-care implementation.
(614) 389-9163 View (614) 389-9163
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Timothy Michael Luis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Powell, OH 43065
Driven, high-functioning and intelligent people are not immune to hitting the occasional speed bump in life. These challenges can be particularly frustrating when you already possess a number of resources. At these times, developing new skills to overcome obstacles in your personal and professional lives is essential.
Driven, high-functioning and intelligent people are not immune to hitting the occasional speed bump in life. These challenges can be particularly frustrating when you already possess a number of resources. At these times, developing new skills to overcome obstacles in your personal and professional lives is essential.
(614) 505-4506 x102 View (614) 505-4506 x102
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Michelle (Shelly) Pinnell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Powell, OH 43065
Modern life is overwhelming and difficult at times! I will walk beside you, whether as an individuals, couple, or family to solve issues and heal blocks to being the best you can be. The hallmark of my counseling style is to facilitiate learning that goes beyond a "head" level, and is also integrated in the heart. I will teach you techniques, such as EFT and hypnosis, which you can use in your daily lives to eliminate symptoms, feel better, and interact more effectively with those around you.
Modern life is overwhelming and difficult at times! I will walk beside you, whether as an individuals, couple, or family to solve issues and heal blocks to being the best you can be. The hallmark of my counseling style is to facilitiate learning that goes beyond a "head" level, and is also integrated in the heart. I will teach you techniques, such as EFT and hypnosis, which you can use in your daily lives to eliminate symptoms, feel better, and interact more effectively with those around you.
(614) 664-6192 View (614) 664-6192
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Carolyn A Abbruzzese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Powell, OH 43065
Are you struggling with a problem or difficulty in your life that makes you feel stuck? Sometimes these problems are situational while other times you may become aware of a pattern or trend that continually gets in your way. Do you feel like you are just going through the motions? As a therapist I am personally dedicated to helping you find healing and satisfaction in your life. Therapy can help you to make positive changes and to find peace of mind. I would like to join with you and support you as you address your issues of concern.
Are you struggling with a problem or difficulty in your life that makes you feel stuck? Sometimes these problems are situational while other times you may become aware of a pattern or trend that continually gets in your way. Do you feel like you are just going through the motions? As a therapist I am personally dedicated to helping you find healing and satisfaction in your life. Therapy can help you to make positive changes and to find peace of mind. I would like to join with you and support you as you address your issues of concern.
(614) 335-7792 View (614) 335-7792
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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Powell, OH provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Powell build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.