I see adults and couples, providing both short-term and long-term psychotherapy, in order to increase personal insight and decrease unwanted symptoms. Areas of expertise include (but are not limited to): depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+, work stress, trauma, and body image. I practice with psychoanalytic, relational, and attachment-based approaches. I am also Part I trained in EMDR therapy.
Whether you are an adolescent or young adult struggling with relationships, life transitions or symptoms of mental health disorders or a parent who feels worried about the changes that you notice in your adolescent or young adult child, I know that you are strong and resilient because it takes strength to look for help. There is a healthy side of you waiting to flourish and I can help you uncover it. I can help ease your load and remove your pain. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience in the field. I served in various roles over the years: practitioner, educator, researcher and published author.
Children, adolescents, and families are the focus of my practice. Developing and strengthening the parent-child relationship is especially important with young children. Helping children learn to feel more capable and independent is important for school age children. Developing autonomy and learning to make good choices is critical for adolescents. By creating achievable goals together and working in a safe and supportive environment, we are able to create positive experiences for both children and parents.
I offer individual, couple, family and group therapy for issues including anxiety, depression, couple/family conflict, body image, college readiness. I balance acceptance, compassion and empathy with a results-oriented approach. Therapy is a partnership in which we will work on increasing self-awareness, strengthening relationships, building skills, and making life changes. I draw from my experience and training in Gestalt Couple, Family, Individual and Group Therapy, Maudsley Family Based Treatment, CBT, DBT, and SPACE for children with anxiety.
I am honored to work with clients in a therapeutic relationship. Offering family therapy and individual work with women and children in all stages of development, we can set goals together. I come with over 20 years of experience with parent coaching, postpartum depression, and adolescent struggles.
Currently accepting new virtual clients only. Are you struggling with making decisions? Looking to gain clarity and support while transitioning through life? Moving forward and healing after life experiences that have impacted your perspective can be troubling but possible. Are you trying to identify tools to help with moving on or identifying what your next journey might be? Sometimes when life brings challenges and unwelcome stress, we may need a little extra support and clarity. If this sounds like you then try working with me on your journey. I am currently servicing teens, young adults and adults from all walks of life.
Hello! I am a licensed psychologist with Center for Evidence Based Treatment - Ohio (CEBTOhio). I work with adults, adolescents and children with a variety of presenting concerns, including eating disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, and difficulties with emotion regulation, including borderline personality disorder, suicidal urges and self-harm. Having done much of my training at university counseling centers, I also enjoy working with young adults on stress management and navigating healthy development.
Are you suffering while also getting the runaround? Are you given recommendations without being told how or where to accomplish them? Strive offers mental health services with a holistic perspective. We encourage optimized nutrition, physical activity, and sleep hygiene as the foundation for your mental health. Nutrition services and group fitness classes are available onsite. Next we address your mental health concerns, which may include medication, counseling, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation(TMS), or acupuncture. Substance treatment services, including Suboxone for opiate addiction, are available.
I don't believe in reinventing the wheel! My goal as a therapist is to work collaboratively with you to find a match between your needs and the interventions that psychological and medical research tell us will best resolve those needs. Choosing the researched intervention for your specific problem will help you experience relief faster and treatment will cost less in terms of time and money. I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience and renown in using interventions such DBT, CBT and FBT (aka the Maudsley approach).
People deserve an empathetic, supportive environment where they can process their feelings and make a plan to solve their problems and achieve their goals. Stress often leads to anxiety and depression which create barriers to those goals. My aim is to help clients see the strengths they have been overlooking to bring down those barriers and achieve their goals.
As a licensed independent social worker, I’ve had the privilege of working with individuals in all stages of life. My area of focus has primarily been working with survivors of trauma, significant loss, and/or those struggling with mental illness and addiction.
I am currently only seeing patients by video. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents who want help with disordered eating, anxiety, and/or depression. Exploring conscious and less conscious thoughts and feelings helps to bring internal conflicts to light and resolve emotional pain. To facilitate this process of discovery and relief, I have a supportive and calm demeanor that helps people open up about their inner life and find new ways to cope. I often recommend use of nutritionists, physicians and other professionals to best address the whole person and reduce uncomfortable and relentless symptoms.
I became a therapist because I find true joy in connecting with others. I believe that therapy can be impactful and enriching while still feeling down-to-earth and accessible. As a social worker I value collaboration, cultural humility, and seeing you as the expert of your own experience. My style is warm and relaxed, but I will also work diligently with you to develop the tools you need to meet your self-defined goals. My focus areas include depression and anxiety, perinatal mental health, interpersonal and complex trauma, bipolar disorder, life transitions, and emerging young adults.
Are you feeling stuck? To feel stuck emotionally, professionally, relationally and in thought patterns is a common experience of human beings. Let's work together to get unstuck: allowing your creativity to flow uninhibitedly, your emotions to become valuable and digest-able, your aspirations to become realities and your relationships to become more fulfilling. Providing online therapy for Ohio and New Mexico residents.
You have the power to strengthen your spirit and heal your soul. I have been trained in EMDR, hypnotherapy, reiki as well as traditional talk therapy. I specialize in treating traumatic stress, PTSD, anxiety and attachment disorders. Each one of us experiences challenges in life which may come from our families of origin, traumatic or negative experiences, grief and loss through divorce, death or changes in relationships. We each have the innate ability to heal ourselves although sometimes we need to be pointed in the right direction for healing to take place.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, (L)PC, CMAT, CSAT-S
I guide clients to gain insight and soulutions to their issues; emotions, life/relationship challenges and stressors. My experience and training uniquely qualify me to help guide individuals, spouses/partners, and couples struggling with sexual compulsivity issues, sexuality issues, affairs, co-dependency, and trauma. Also, I have extensive experience assisting clients navigate through the process of healing from divorce/relationship break-up. My approach with clients is empathic, solution focused and validating.
I offer psychotherapy and psychological testing for teenagers and adults. Adults seek help for ADHD, anxiety or mood disorders. I help them find meaning, purpose, and joy as they function more fully at home and work. Also, I work with teenagers who underachieve and present behavior challenges, mood disorders and various types of anxiety. When working with teens, I also work closely with parents to help them learn how to encourage their kid's growth toward autonomy and self-direction. It is a joy to encounter parents and teenagers as they learn to cooperate, rather than to struggle against each other.
Undeniably, I think one of the biggest challenges each of us faces is how to create a life that is fulfilling, meaningful, and authentic in a world that is hard and complicated. While I specialize in working with both men and women who are struggling with eating disorders, I also have experience working with people who are dealing with anxiety, depression, or other mood disorders, and with people who are just simply trying to find a better path both personally and professionally.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Shaker Heights are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Shaker Heights then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Shaker Heights, or Child Psychologists in Shaker Heights.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Shaker Heights psychologists specializing in EMDR.
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. Psychologists in Shaker Heights specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. 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.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.