Child Therapists in Westerville, OH

Photo of undefined - New Heights Counseling Services, MS, LPCC, Counselor
New Heights Counseling Services
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
I work with both adults and children/teenagers (8+).
I know when looking for counseling the process can seem daunting. You have to worry about specializations, openings, the time it will take to get to and from the appointment, not to mention the appointment itself. At New Heights we focus on making the process as easy as possible, from helping connect you to the best clinician within the practice to providing the most advanced treatment options we can. You matter and we want to help you achieve not just your mental health goals but making joy a part of your life.
I work with both adults and children/teenagers (8+).
I know when looking for counseling the process can seem daunting. You have to worry about specializations, openings, the time it will take to get to and from the appointment, not to mention the appointment itself. At New Heights we focus on making the process as easy as possible, from helping connect you to the best clinician within the practice to providing the most advanced treatment options we can. You matter and we want to help you achieve not just your mental health goals but making joy a part of your life.
(614) 957-2645 View (614) 957-2645
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Angela S Hackney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westerville, OH 43081
Do you need a safe, non-judgmental environment, where you feel heard? I offer solution-focused, strengths-based interventions to help you move forward. I love to be creative; offering art, music and play to help each client best express themselves. I am an active listener, focused on empowering you. I started my social work journey at an in-patient adult hospital, then moved to intensive community based therapy with children. Now I am accepting new clients for private practice. I welcome any person, any age, who wants to feel more empowered in their lives, to overcome their challenges and reach their full potential.
Do you need a safe, non-judgmental environment, where you feel heard? I offer solution-focused, strengths-based interventions to help you move forward. I love to be creative; offering art, music and play to help each client best express themselves. I am an active listener, focused on empowering you. I started my social work journey at an in-patient adult hospital, then moved to intensive community based therapy with children. Now I am accepting new clients for private practice. I welcome any person, any age, who wants to feel more empowered in their lives, to overcome their challenges and reach their full potential.
(380) 201-9214 View (380) 201-9214
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Parker L. Huston
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westerville, OH 43081
I have been a pediatric psychologist for 10+ years, working with child and adolescent patients (age 2-18) who have behavioral and/or physical health concerns. These problems often overlap and can reduce quality of life. I’ve helped children with a wide variety of presenting concerns, such as anxiety disorders, OCD, tic disorders, behavior problems, ADHD, sleep problems, chronic pain, feeding disorders, and functional abdominal pain. I enjoy working with children of all ages and their families who need support in learning how to manage their emotions and better cope with life's stressors. I'm licensed in both Ohio and Michigan.
I have been a pediatric psychologist for 10+ years, working with child and adolescent patients (age 2-18) who have behavioral and/or physical health concerns. These problems often overlap and can reduce quality of life. I’ve helped children with a wide variety of presenting concerns, such as anxiety disorders, OCD, tic disorders, behavior problems, ADHD, sleep problems, chronic pain, feeding disorders, and functional abdominal pain. I enjoy working with children of all ages and their families who need support in learning how to manage their emotions and better cope with life's stressors. I'm licensed in both Ohio and Michigan.
(614) 665-5898 View (614) 665-5898
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Lindsay Gifford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
I specialize in children and adolescents.
I recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary and I am currently under the supervision of Sharon Williston-Benadum, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC, SAP. I want my clients to know the joy that comes from living out of freedom from their mental health issues. I believe it is an honor to walk with clients through their struggles in life and desire for them to feel seen, known, and safe in our time together. I view the relationship with my clients as the most important aspect of our work together.
I specialize in children and adolescents.
I recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary and I am currently under the supervision of Sharon Williston-Benadum, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC, SAP. I want my clients to know the joy that comes from living out of freedom from their mental health issues. I believe it is an honor to walk with clients through their struggles in life and desire for them to feel seen, known, and safe in our time together. I view the relationship with my clients as the most important aspect of our work together.
(614) 714-6249 x715 View (614) 714-6249 x715
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Directions Counseling & Coaching
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
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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Shannon K McGinty
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westerville, OH 43081  (Online Only)
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 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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Shannon Leigh Sundry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
I provide individual counseling services to children and adolescents dealing with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, peer relationships, behavioral problems, and trauma. I am passionate about helping my clients reach their ideal level of functioning and providing them with meaningful feedback and interventions.
I provide individual counseling services to children and adolescents dealing with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, peer relationships, behavioral problems, and trauma. I am passionate about helping my clients reach their ideal level of functioning and providing them with meaningful feedback and interventions.
(740) 629-9376 View (740) 629-9376
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Denise M Williams
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westerville, OH 43081
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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Sara E Matlack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westerville, OH 43081
I genuinely enjoy working with families and adults seeking help with Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Parent child interaction, trauma, Domestic Violence and Spirituality. I love helping clients meet their individual goals and improving their coping skills to decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues and trauma.
I genuinely enjoy working with families and adults seeking help with Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Parent child interaction, trauma, Domestic Violence and Spirituality. I love helping clients meet their individual goals and improving their coping skills to decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues and trauma.
(833) 579-7674 View (833) 579-7674
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Jason Stofel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43082
Jason Stofel has been working in the field of social work in various settings since 1994. He began as a direct care staff serving youth involved in the juvenile court system in Delaware, Ohio as well as working with children and teens placed in out of home care at The United Methodist Children's Home. It was in these two settings that he learned the importance of building relationships, providing consistency and behavioral management. He then entered into doing Community Based counseling at Directions for Youth and Families, serving at risk youth and their loved ones.
Jason Stofel has been working in the field of social work in various settings since 1994. He began as a direct care staff serving youth involved in the juvenile court system in Delaware, Ohio as well as working with children and teens placed in out of home care at The United Methodist Children's Home. It was in these two settings that he learned the importance of building relationships, providing consistency and behavioral management. He then entered into doing Community Based counseling at Directions for Youth and Families, serving at risk youth and their loved ones.
(380) 207-0861 View (380) 207-0861
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Norline Ford
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize specifically in children and adolescents.
My heart and passion is to see others achieve happiness and healthiness. To be the best version of themselves possible. As a wife and a mother to teenagers I understand how life can be overwhelming at times. No matter what stage of life you are in I invite you to reach out and schedule a session today.
I specialize specifically in children and adolescents.
My heart and passion is to see others achieve happiness and healthiness. To be the best version of themselves possible. As a wife and a mother to teenagers I understand how life can be overwhelming at times. No matter what stage of life you are in I invite you to reach out and schedule a session today.
(614) 918-4145 x714 View (614) 918-4145 x714
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Abby Zou
Licensed Professional Counselor, BE, MDes, MCS, MACMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
I provide counseling to Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families.
I enter counseling because I have grown up with some trauma and walked through healing myself. Also, I have been serving college students at a nonprofit organization for 10 years, some of them are struggling mental health issues. I understand how life can be hard, overwhelming, and out of control sometimes. But never give up, there is always hope! If you are in difficult situations, I am compassionate and passionate for you to find a safe place to rest, be listened, get healed, find your purpose, and live a thriving life.
I provide counseling to Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families.
I enter counseling because I have grown up with some trauma and walked through healing myself. Also, I have been serving college students at a nonprofit organization for 10 years, some of them are struggling mental health issues. I understand how life can be hard, overwhelming, and out of control sometimes. But never give up, there is always hope! If you are in difficult situations, I am compassionate and passionate for you to find a safe place to rest, be listened, get healed, find your purpose, and live a thriving life.
(380) 333-4500 x718 View (380) 333-4500 x718
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Spader Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA-D, COBA
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
I have been in private practice for 6 years, specializing in ADHD evaluations for children and adults.
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in Psychological Testing/Evaluation services for children, adolescents, and adults. If you are concerned about learning/school problems (including dyslexia), attention/focus difficulties (ADHD), anxiety, and/or developmental delays in yourself or your child, I welcome you to contact me. I also offer testing for giftedness, school admissions procedures, and County Board of Developmental Disabilities eligibility.
I have been in private practice for 6 years, specializing in ADHD evaluations for children and adults.
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in Psychological Testing/Evaluation services for children, adolescents, and adults. If you are concerned about learning/school problems (including dyslexia), attention/focus difficulties (ADHD), anxiety, and/or developmental delays in yourself or your child, I welcome you to contact me. I also offer testing for giftedness, school admissions procedures, and County Board of Developmental Disabilities eligibility.
(614) 532-4197 View (614) 532-4197
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Megan Burden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC-S, LICDC
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
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) 204-5053 View (380) 204-5053
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Contessa Bush
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43082
Contessa Bush is a Licensed Social Worker, licensed through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Contessa received her master's degree in Social Work from Cleveland State University. Before attending graduate school, she completed a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Wright State University where she started her career working with children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Serving that population, which in some cases consumers happened to be dually diagnosed with mental health barriers, inspired her to further her education and service people from a clinical perspective.
Contessa Bush is a Licensed Social Worker, licensed through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Contessa received her master's degree in Social Work from Cleveland State University. Before attending graduate school, she completed a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Wright State University where she started her career working with children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Serving that population, which in some cases consumers happened to be dually diagnosed with mental health barriers, inspired her to further her education and service people from a clinical perspective.
(614) 963-3033 View (614) 963-3033
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Cindy Herzberg
Counselor, EdD, LSW, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Westerville, OH 43081
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked in the profession over 20 years with adults, adolescents, and children as individuals, couples, and families.
I understand how difficult it can be to reach out to a stranger to discuss your most intimate life details. Daily people face many different struggles that lead them to contacting a therapist. I work very hard to make you feel at ease in this process by building a therapeutic relationship and using humor when appropriate. I acknowledge the vulnerability and strength it requires to make the first step to reach out for help. I provide a judgement free and supportive environment.
I have worked in the profession over 20 years with adults, adolescents, and children as individuals, couples, and families.
I understand how difficult it can be to reach out to a stranger to discuss your most intimate life details. Daily people face many different struggles that lead them to contacting a therapist. I work very hard to make you feel at ease in this process by building a therapeutic relationship and using humor when appropriate. I acknowledge the vulnerability and strength it requires to make the first step to reach out for help. I provide a judgement free and supportive environment.
(614) 412-4124 View (614) 412-4124
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Virginia (Ginny) Short
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
She sees children, adults and couples.
Virginia Short is a licensed professional clinical counselor with more than 7 years of experience. She holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio. She has more than 7 years of experience working with adults with mental health and substance abuse concerns at the inpatient and outpatient levels of care. She also has experience in community mental health assessment and treatment. Virginia has worked extensively with both individual, family and therapy groups in inpatient, outpatient and community mental health settings.
She sees children, adults and couples.
Virginia Short is a licensed professional clinical counselor with more than 7 years of experience. She holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio. She has more than 7 years of experience working with adults with mental health and substance abuse concerns at the inpatient and outpatient levels of care. She also has experience in community mental health assessment and treatment. Virginia has worked extensively with both individual, family and therapy groups in inpatient, outpatient and community mental health settings.
(380) 204-5631 View (380) 204-5631
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Dawn M Puster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Westerville, OH 43081  (Online Only)
I’m an LISW-S, Licensed Independent Social Worker (I.1700618) with Supervision designation, in the state of Ohio. I’ve spent the last 20 years working with children and families who are facing personal life challenges. I believe individuals are the experts of their own lives, but sometimes need help navigating difficult experiences, emotions, and circumstances. Everyone, at some point in life, experiences a challenge they struggle to overcome. It could be a loss, emotions associated with an event, a life change, or other personal struggles. Sometimes we need to learn new or more effective ways to manage those life challenges.
I’m an LISW-S, Licensed Independent Social Worker (I.1700618) with Supervision designation, in the state of Ohio. I’ve spent the last 20 years working with children and families who are facing personal life challenges. I believe individuals are the experts of their own lives, but sometimes need help navigating difficult experiences, emotions, and circumstances. Everyone, at some point in life, experiences a challenge they struggle to overcome. It could be a loss, emotions associated with an event, a life change, or other personal struggles. Sometimes we need to learn new or more effective ways to manage those life challenges.
(380) 201-9110 View (380) 201-9110
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Vicky Pomarico
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43082
Her grown children all live in different states, but they love to visit and FaceTime regularly!.
Vicky Pomarico is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2006. She has a Master's Degree from Ashland Theological Seminary. Vicky provides a safe place where individuals feel empowered to heal from their experiences and build a hope for the future. She offers a holistic approach using evidence-based practices including TFCBT, traditional CBT, person-centered therapy, and behavior management, as well as offering self-care plans and coping skills. Each client will receive an individual plan that meets the needs of their overall wellness.
Her grown children all live in different states, but they love to visit and FaceTime regularly!.
Vicky Pomarico is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2006. She has a Master's Degree from Ashland Theological Seminary. Vicky provides a safe place where individuals feel empowered to heal from their experiences and build a hope for the future. She offers a holistic approach using evidence-based practices including TFCBT, traditional CBT, person-centered therapy, and behavior management, as well as offering self-care plans and coping skills. Each client will receive an individual plan that meets the needs of their overall wellness.
(614) 756-3422 View (614) 756-3422
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Mariah Walters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LISW, PsyD
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
Is your your life so f&*%^ up that you need a therapist to handle your trauma? Congratulations, you're an adult. I specialize in PTSD, working with first responders, correctional officers, firefighters, LGBTQ+, marital therapy and BWC. (I'm also the pied piper of teenage girls. ( It's a calling not a desire.) *Will accept child clients 12years or older. ) I take some insurances. UHC, OPTUM. (Jeez people, I can't do everything for you) Now introducing James Mehl, LSW ...specializing with children, PTSD, chronic pain, BWC and LGBTQ. . Jimmy private pay at 75/hr. Dr. Walters private pay at 250/hr. We do not accept Medicaid.
Is your your life so f&*%^ up that you need a therapist to handle your trauma? Congratulations, you're an adult. I specialize in PTSD, working with first responders, correctional officers, firefighters, LGBTQ+, marital therapy and BWC. (I'm also the pied piper of teenage girls. ( It's a calling not a desire.) *Will accept child clients 12years or older. ) I take some insurances. UHC, OPTUM. (Jeez people, I can't do everything for you) Now introducing James Mehl, LSW ...specializing with children, PTSD, chronic pain, BWC and LGBTQ. . Jimmy private pay at 75/hr. Dr. Walters private pay at 250/hr. We do not accept Medicaid.
(380) 212-3599 View (380) 212-3599

Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Westerville, 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 Westerville 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.