Child Therapists in Upper Arlington, OH

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LIVE Wellness Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Arlington, OH 43220
Live Wellness Center's diverse group of Clinical Therapists are focused on outstanding treatment in Christian Clinical Counseling and Traditional Counseling. Whether you're looking for help with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Life Transitions, or other issues, our clients are provided with extraordinary care, along with the support of our administrative team. Our Therapists have a variety of specialties, and we work to match you with the best fit for your situation. We also have EMDR specialists as well as a team of interns who are highly trained and specialized in working with children and families.
Live Wellness Center's diverse group of Clinical Therapists are focused on outstanding treatment in Christian Clinical Counseling and Traditional Counseling. Whether you're looking for help with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Life Transitions, or other issues, our clients are provided with extraordinary care, along with the support of our administrative team. Our Therapists have a variety of specialties, and we work to match you with the best fit for your situation. We also have EMDR specialists as well as a team of interns who are highly trained and specialized in working with children and families.
(614) 714-1601 View (614) 714-1601
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Tammy Marcum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
I have experience working with children and families with a vast array of challenges.
As a therapist for over 35 years working with children, adolescents, young adults and their parents, I know how to support parents to better understand their child while at the same time engage the young person with my humor and creativity. My approach is one of respect and genuineness which provides the emotional safety needed to work on the challenges they face.
I have experience working with children and families with a vast array of challenges.
As a therapist for over 35 years working with children, adolescents, young adults and their parents, I know how to support parents to better understand their child while at the same time engage the young person with my humor and creativity. My approach is one of respect and genuineness which provides the emotional safety needed to work on the challenges they face.
(614) 472-8038 View (614) 472-8038
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Elizabeth Kakungulu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Welcome! I am a licensed clinical social worker with several years of experience working with diverse populations and clientele. I am passionate about working with children, teens and adult women age 4-40 struggling to cope with PTSD, anxiety, depression, phase of life adjustments and transitions, self esteem and self confidence issues, self sabotaging behaviors and emotion regulation difficulties.
Welcome! I am a licensed clinical social worker with several years of experience working with diverse populations and clientele. I am passionate about working with children, teens and adult women age 4-40 struggling to cope with PTSD, anxiety, depression, phase of life adjustments and transitions, self esteem and self confidence issues, self sabotaging behaviors and emotion regulation difficulties.
(380) 208-0988 View (380) 208-0988
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Nicole M Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Hello, my name is Nicole Wilson. I am a Licensed Profession Counselor and I am passionate about helping people of all ages, children to adults, be better equipped to handle life's challenges in a way that feels comfortable and authentic to themselves. I particularly work with those who are experiencing grief, life transitions, depression, anxiety and interpersonal conflict.
Hello, my name is Nicole Wilson. I am a Licensed Profession Counselor and I am passionate about helping people of all ages, children to adults, be better equipped to handle life's challenges in a way that feels comfortable and authentic to themselves. I particularly work with those who are experiencing grief, life transitions, depression, anxiety and interpersonal conflict.
(380) 229-4614 View (380) 229-4614
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Megan Burden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC-S, LICDC
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
I utilize a variety of techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, NMT, DBT, stress management, increasing self-worth, inner child work, incorporation of meditation, mind/body connection, assertiveness training, mood management, anxiety reduction, empowerment, & work/life balance.
Are you a young adult experiencing issues of trauma, human trafficking, anxiety, or borderline personality disorders? Do you desire to try new things and be committed to finding what works for you?  Do you want relief from what you are struggling with daily? Your goals start short term, to gain confidence in the changes to your life. You would complete homework-based therapy outside of a session.
I utilize a variety of techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, NMT, DBT, stress management, increasing self-worth, inner child work, incorporation of meditation, mind/body connection, assertiveness training, mood management, anxiety reduction, empowerment, & work/life balance.
Are you a young adult experiencing issues of trauma, human trafficking, anxiety, or borderline personality disorders? Do you desire to try new things and be committed to finding what works for you?  Do you want relief from what you are struggling with daily? Your goals start short term, to gain confidence in the changes to your life. You would complete homework-based therapy outside of a session.
(380) 201-9405 View (380) 201-9405
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Abbey Short
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MSEd
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
If you're considering prioritizing your mental health, or would like to find support for the child/teen in your life, please feel free to reach out.
Welcome! Therapy is a great place to learn about yourself and how you show up in the world. I believe in creating a safe and nonjudgemental place where clients can learn about the relationship that they have with themselves and others, and to reflect on what is/is not working for them. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I work with adults, children, teens, families and couples to help them enhance the quality of their lives and relationships.
If you're considering prioritizing your mental health, or would like to find support for the child/teen in your life, please feel free to reach out.
Welcome! Therapy is a great place to learn about yourself and how you show up in the world. I believe in creating a safe and nonjudgemental place where clients can learn about the relationship that they have with themselves and others, and to reflect on what is/is not working for them. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I work with adults, children, teens, families and couples to help them enhance the quality of their lives and relationships.
(614) 942-5569 View (614) 942-5569
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Heidi Sommer McAlister
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
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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Psychological & Academic Consulting & Evaluation
MEd, EdS
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Are you wondering if your child has a learning disability? Are you an adult struggling in college due to suspected ADHD, autism, or a learning disability and need help getting accommodations? Are you caring for a dependent child or adult who needs a psychoeducational evaluation to secure school or County services? We can help.
Ms. Griffith is a Board Licensed School Psychologist conducting private practice in the Columbus, Ohio area with over 15 years of experience in public schools. Ms. Griffith provides thorough and skilled independent psychoeducational evaluations for children (ages 3 and up) and adults with learning differences. Assessments include IQ testing, achievement, adaptive behavior, social-emotional status, ADHD, executive function, and autism to find the source of your or your dependent's challenges. We offer assistance with special education in PreK-12 schools, 504s, and accommodations for College Board exams and college courses.
Are you wondering if your child has a learning disability? Are you an adult struggling in college due to suspected ADHD, autism, or a learning disability and need help getting accommodations? Are you caring for a dependent child or adult who needs a psychoeducational evaluation to secure school or County services? We can help.
Ms. Griffith is a Board Licensed School Psychologist conducting private practice in the Columbus, Ohio area with over 15 years of experience in public schools. Ms. Griffith provides thorough and skilled independent psychoeducational evaluations for children (ages 3 and up) and adults with learning differences. Assessments include IQ testing, achievement, adaptive behavior, social-emotional status, ADHD, executive function, and autism to find the source of your or your dependent's challenges. We offer assistance with special education in PreK-12 schools, 504s, and accommodations for College Board exams and college courses.
(614) 656-3527 View (614) 656-3527
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Allyson Cordle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
If you’re a parent: Being a parent is hard and I appreciate you taking the time to ensure that your child’s health is a priority.
I have experience with adolescents and young adults in different levels of care (PHP/IOP/individual). I enjoy working with clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, & ADHD. For adolescents: Life is hard & I want to be able to make sure you have all the tools & resources you need to succeed in life. I want you to have time to work through problems in therapy while empowering you to talk with your parents about problems as needed. Your voice is so important! For young adults: In therapy. I work to empower you to make your own choices, identify/feel your emotions, and process your needs. Your feelings & struggles are valid!
If you’re a parent: Being a parent is hard and I appreciate you taking the time to ensure that your child’s health is a priority.
I have experience with adolescents and young adults in different levels of care (PHP/IOP/individual). I enjoy working with clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, & ADHD. For adolescents: Life is hard & I want to be able to make sure you have all the tools & resources you need to succeed in life. I want you to have time to work through problems in therapy while empowering you to talk with your parents about problems as needed. Your voice is so important! For young adults: In therapy. I work to empower you to make your own choices, identify/feel your emotions, and process your needs. Your feelings & struggles are valid!
(380) 210-5296 View (380) 210-5296
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Gestalt Columbus
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
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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Caitlin Martin
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Arlington, OH 43220
Life can be difficult at times; being a child or teen in today's world is hard, parenting is stressful, and the transition into young adulthood is confusing.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, identity, relationships, and other issues. Being vulnerable about our struggles can be incredibly difficult. My goal is to empower my clients to lean into that vulnerability so we can function together as a team to work through them. I strive to create a non-judgmental and compassionate space where individuals from all backgrounds can feel seen and heard. In my practice, I pair a person-centered, strength-based focus with cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and trauma-informed approaches.
Life can be difficult at times; being a child or teen in today's world is hard, parenting is stressful, and the transition into young adulthood is confusing.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, identity, relationships, and other issues. Being vulnerable about our struggles can be incredibly difficult. My goal is to empower my clients to lean into that vulnerability so we can function together as a team to work through them. I strive to create a non-judgmental and compassionate space where individuals from all backgrounds can feel seen and heard. In my practice, I pair a person-centered, strength-based focus with cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and trauma-informed approaches.
(380) 666-4916 View (380) 666-4916
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Jennifer Cain PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, OH 43221  (Online Only)
I partner with you to strengthen the parent-child bond and to improve your child's self-esteem and enhance your confidence and parenting skills.
As a doctoral-level clinical psychologist with a deep commitment to children and their families, I specialize in helping parents navigate the complexities of parenting children who have experienced trauma or other challenges. As a master diagnostician with specialized training in children, trauma, and neuropsychology, I am committed to a thorough understanding of each child and family I work with, and to identifying what each child needs in order to be happy and well-adjusted. My approach is holistic, taking into consideration all areas of a child’s life and functioning.
I partner with you to strengthen the parent-child bond and to improve your child's self-esteem and enhance your confidence and parenting skills.
As a doctoral-level clinical psychologist with a deep commitment to children and their families, I specialize in helping parents navigate the complexities of parenting children who have experienced trauma or other challenges. As a master diagnostician with specialized training in children, trauma, and neuropsychology, I am committed to a thorough understanding of each child and family I work with, and to identifying what each child needs in order to be happy and well-adjusted. My approach is holistic, taking into consideration all areas of a child’s life and functioning.
(614) 999-9040 View (614) 999-9040
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Megan Beebe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, MSW
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker who specializes in individual counseling for children, adolescents, and young adults. I help individuals manage anxiety, depression, anger, behavioral issues, disorders related to trauma, relationship issues, major life adjustments/ transitions, and other personal issues. I have a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Miami University and a master’s degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University.
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker who specializes in individual counseling for children, adolescents, and young adults. I help individuals manage anxiety, depression, anger, behavioral issues, disorders related to trauma, relationship issues, major life adjustments/ transitions, and other personal issues. I have a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Miami University and a master’s degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University.
(740) 982-9023 View (740) 982-9023
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Shadeja A. Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S, CTP
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, OH 43212  (Online Only)
In addition, I am trained in Collaborative problem solving, and ARC (Attachment, Regulation, and Competency) which aims to treat Traumatic Stress in Children, and their families.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and a Certified Trauma and Resilience Practitioner. I believe that everyone has strengths within them that can help them bounce back from stress. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, anger, stress management, and parenting concerns. My goal is to help my clients experience joy and purpose by exploring and using their strengths to create solutions for the problems they are facing. I help my clients by utilizing several treatment approaches such as CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and Body Awareness, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and EMDR Therapy.
In addition, I am trained in Collaborative problem solving, and ARC (Attachment, Regulation, and Competency) which aims to treat Traumatic Stress in Children, and their families.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and a Certified Trauma and Resilience Practitioner. I believe that everyone has strengths within them that can help them bounce back from stress. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, anger, stress management, and parenting concerns. My goal is to help my clients experience joy and purpose by exploring and using their strengths to create solutions for the problems they are facing. I help my clients by utilizing several treatment approaches such as CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and Body Awareness, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and EMDR Therapy.
(380) 800-5795 View (380) 800-5795
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Kathleen Cruse-Grasser
Counselor, MS, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, OH 43212
I specialize in working with children and teens with the support of their families.
Navigating childhood and adolescence can be hard enough for an individual, but it's also tough on parents. There are no manuals that come with being a parent. When one person in the family is struggling, the entire family system struggles. I work with children, teens, and their caregivers on finding the tools to navigate through difficult issues. I am a clinician who is experienced to help with anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, school issues, behavioral challenges, suicidal ideation/self-harm, social challenges, and other mood-related concerns. I believe if the child is thriving, then the family system thrives.
I specialize in working with children and teens with the support of their families.
Navigating childhood and adolescence can be hard enough for an individual, but it's also tough on parents. There are no manuals that come with being a parent. When one person in the family is struggling, the entire family system struggles. I work with children, teens, and their caregivers on finding the tools to navigate through difficult issues. I am a clinician who is experienced to help with anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, school issues, behavioral challenges, suicidal ideation/self-harm, social challenges, and other mood-related concerns. I believe if the child is thriving, then the family system thrives.
(740) 908-8383 View (740) 908-8383
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Matt Dunatchik
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MSEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
*Please email me for faster response time.* I am a licensed professional clinical counselor with a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Dayton. I have worked in college counseling as well as with adolescents in an Intensive Outpatient Program. I'm a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio. I work with teenagers and adults as well as parents and families. I believe we all have the capacity to change and to experience the fullness of life and will meet you wherever you are on your journey with compassion, empathy, and an understanding that healthy change is possible.
*Please email me for faster response time.* I am a licensed professional clinical counselor with a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Dayton. I have worked in college counseling as well as with adolescents in an Intensive Outpatient Program. I'm a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio. I work with teenagers and adults as well as parents and families. I believe we all have the capacity to change and to experience the fullness of life and will meet you wherever you are on your journey with compassion, empathy, and an understanding that healthy change is possible.
(614) 412-3346 View (614) 412-3346
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Judith Garncarek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, ACHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Arlington, OH 43221  (Online Only)
I support and guide Clients in their quest to release old patterns of behaviors that they recognize as no longer serving them. If you are looking for emotional growth, increased awareness, and the ability to release unwanted behaviors then lets begin. I will help you building an emotional vocabulary to understand deep feelings of sadness, grief, disappointment, regret, shame, anger, overwhelmed, loneliness, and many other emotions. This is where the journey begins to an increased freedom from past pain and suffering.
I support and guide Clients in their quest to release old patterns of behaviors that they recognize as no longer serving them. If you are looking for emotional growth, increased awareness, and the ability to release unwanted behaviors then lets begin. I will help you building an emotional vocabulary to understand deep feelings of sadness, grief, disappointment, regret, shame, anger, overwhelmed, loneliness, and many other emotions. This is where the journey begins to an increased freedom from past pain and suffering.
(234) 231-0537 View (234) 231-0537
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Rachel Keay-McVay
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
There is a curious habit that I've noticed, especially when working with teens, that clients will mostly only work on the "issue of the week." This can have numerous benefits and can also delay the client's progress on any underlying concerns or patterns. Ideally, once a client has agreed to their treatment goals, they continue to take attainable steps towards that goal in therapy and in their daily life. When a client feels comfortable with their therapist to share their thoughts, emotions, and vulnerabilities, then deeper work can happen.
There is a curious habit that I've noticed, especially when working with teens, that clients will mostly only work on the "issue of the week." This can have numerous benefits and can also delay the client's progress on any underlying concerns or patterns. Ideally, once a client has agreed to their treatment goals, they continue to take attainable steps towards that goal in therapy and in their daily life. When a client feels comfortable with their therapist to share their thoughts, emotions, and vulnerabilities, then deeper work can happen.
(380) 205-2645 View (380) 205-2645
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Jana Bergfeld LISW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or in a difficult relationship, therapy can help create more balance and renewed connection with others. Trained in Marriage and Family Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I use evidenced based practices to work with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, and life transitions, as well as, couples and family therapy. My philosophy about therapy is that everyone needs to experience safety, confidentiality and feel understood in order to make necessary changes that can lead to more fulfilling life choices.
Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or in a difficult relationship, therapy can help create more balance and renewed connection with others. Trained in Marriage and Family Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I use evidenced based practices to work with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, and life transitions, as well as, couples and family therapy. My philosophy about therapy is that everyone needs to experience safety, confidentiality and feel understood in order to make necessary changes that can lead to more fulfilling life choices.
(614) 705-2798 View (614) 705-2798
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Tiffany Spangler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LICDC
Verified Verified
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Are you seeking treatment to enrich your life? Are you willing to explore your past, present, and future to gain insight into your illnesses? Are you willing to do the work with me guiding you?
Are you seeking treatment to enrich your life? Are you willing to explore your past, present, and future to gain insight into your illnesses? Are you willing to do the work with me guiding you?
(614) 412-4517 View (614) 412-4517

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Upper Arlington, 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 Upper Arlington 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.