Child Therapists in Worthington, OH

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Tricia Jordana Jagielski Child-Adult-Family Psychology
PSYC, PsyS, MFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Worthington, OH 43085
Expertise in Child-Adolescent Psychology.
I welcome your courage and interest in seeking a therapist. As a clinical school psychologist, licensed marriage family therapist, and psychotherapist, I would be a companion on your heroic adventure of self-discovery and transformation. Our work together will help you understand, integrate, and resolve your difficulties. Often we are not aware of what causes our struggles and that makes it hard to change. We will engage collaboratively to awaken your awareness in order to better choose how you feel and act. I help adults and children face a range of issues from relationships concerns, to episodes of anxiety and depression.
Expertise in Child-Adolescent Psychology.
I welcome your courage and interest in seeking a therapist. As a clinical school psychologist, licensed marriage family therapist, and psychotherapist, I would be a companion on your heroic adventure of self-discovery and transformation. Our work together will help you understand, integrate, and resolve your difficulties. Often we are not aware of what causes our struggles and that makes it hard to change. We will engage collaboratively to awaken your awareness in order to better choose how you feel and act. I help adults and children face a range of issues from relationships concerns, to episodes of anxiety and depression.
(614) 591-8708 View (614) 591-8708
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Patrick Henry
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worthington, OH 43085
While I can work with clients ages 7-90, my specialties include working with children, adolescents, and couples.
Despite the suffering that is inherent in life, humans are highly resilient beings! This suffering may include being afflicted with mental illness. Part of this resilience is that we are social beings. Thus, it must come as no surprise that Counseling is a career and that it works! Counseling can work very well, for all communities of people if there is a true connection between clinician and client. In my career I have demonstrated the ability to build this connection with my clients, many of whom have made significant progress in treatment, regardless of their condition.
While I can work with clients ages 7-90, my specialties include working with children, adolescents, and couples.
Despite the suffering that is inherent in life, humans are highly resilient beings! This suffering may include being afflicted with mental illness. Part of this resilience is that we are social beings. Thus, it must come as no surprise that Counseling is a career and that it works! Counseling can work very well, for all communities of people if there is a true connection between clinician and client. In my career I have demonstrated the ability to build this connection with my clients, many of whom have made significant progress in treatment, regardless of their condition.
(380) 207-9795 View (380) 207-9795
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Allison Houle
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Worthington, OH 43085
Divorce is considered to be one of the most stressful life events that an individual experiences during their lifetime, especially when children are involved. I am a forensically trained clinical psychologist and I conduct parenting plan evaluations (formerly called child custody evaluations) throughout the state of Ohio. I also have been qualified as an expert in forensic psychology and I have experience providing expert testimony in Ohio and Maryland. I also provide psychological evaluations, including for ADHD. I offer practical and individualized treatment recommendations to assist you in helping to reach your full potential.
Divorce is considered to be one of the most stressful life events that an individual experiences during their lifetime, especially when children are involved. I am a forensically trained clinical psychologist and I conduct parenting plan evaluations (formerly called child custody evaluations) throughout the state of Ohio. I also have been qualified as an expert in forensic psychology and I have experience providing expert testimony in Ohio and Maryland. I also provide psychological evaluations, including for ADHD. I offer practical and individualized treatment recommendations to assist you in helping to reach your full potential.
(614) 618-3164 View (614) 618-3164
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Sarah L Sparhawk
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worthington, OH 43085
In addition to working on social skills and behavior management with clients and their families, Sarah has extensive experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, art therapy and play therapy to help children who've been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder. Empowering children to navigate the every day stressors that accompany mental health issues is Sarah's priority.
In addition to working on social skills and behavior management with clients and their families, Sarah has extensive experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, art therapy and play therapy to help children who've been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder. Empowering children to navigate the every day stressors that accompany mental health issues is Sarah's priority.
(614) 412-9798 View (614) 412-9798
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Carrie Kroner
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MSEd, LPCC-S, CTRP, NCC, BCTP-I
Verified Verified
Worthington, OH 43085
I am Carrie Kroner, a licensed supervising professional clinical counselor. I work with children, adolescents, and adults to learn the skills they need to manage symptoms of anxiety and depression on their own. I truly enjoy guiding others and helping them to grow into the best version of themselves. I use my expertise and experience to tailor our time together to individual needs, whether that means getting on the floor to play a game to help a child feel comfortable, guiding families through productive conversation, or meeting with an individual to let them vent and gently pushing them toward productive discussion.
I am Carrie Kroner, a licensed supervising professional clinical counselor. I work with children, adolescents, and adults to learn the skills they need to manage symptoms of anxiety and depression on their own. I truly enjoy guiding others and helping them to grow into the best version of themselves. I use my expertise and experience to tailor our time together to individual needs, whether that means getting on the floor to play a game to help a child feel comfortable, guiding families through productive conversation, or meeting with an individual to let them vent and gently pushing them toward productive discussion.
(614) 412-0759 View (614) 412-0759
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Emily Geissel
Counselor, MA, LPCC, RPT
Verified Verified
Worthington, OH 43085
Knowing your child is suffering is never easy. There are many reasons for which children of all ages may be struggling. Getting them the guidance and support they need is crucial to their development and success, as well as their overall happiness and quality of life. I work with children, adolescents, and young adults to help ease the struggles in which they may be facing.
Knowing your child is suffering is never easy. There are many reasons for which children of all ages may be struggling. Getting them the guidance and support they need is crucial to their development and success, as well as their overall happiness and quality of life. I work with children, adolescents, and young adults to help ease the struggles in which they may be facing.
(937) 639-1914 View (937) 639-1914
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Christa Green
CET, BS-IS
Not Verified Not Verified
Worthington, OH 43085
I provide Educational Therapy, Academic & Executive Function Coaching, College & Career Coaching and Life-Skills Coaching for children, teens, and adults facing obstacles or difficulties within their learning process.
Are you a student in grade 3 - college who wants to feel more confident, independent, and able to manage your school workload with more ease? I can't wait to tag team with you and help you rise to the potential you know you are capable of and help you thrive as a life-long learner. With Educational Therapy, I dive in with you to tackle learning difficulties from the roots up, going beyond tutoring and addressing any underlying cognitive or perceptual weaknesses - working memory, auditory & visual processing, executive function, and even self-regulation.
I provide Educational Therapy, Academic & Executive Function Coaching, College & Career Coaching and Life-Skills Coaching for children, teens, and adults facing obstacles or difficulties within their learning process.
Are you a student in grade 3 - college who wants to feel more confident, independent, and able to manage your school workload with more ease? I can't wait to tag team with you and help you rise to the potential you know you are capable of and help you thrive as a life-long learner. With Educational Therapy, I dive in with you to tackle learning difficulties from the roots up, going beyond tutoring and addressing any underlying cognitive or perceptual weaknesses - working memory, auditory & visual processing, executive function, and even self-regulation.
(614) 350-6937 View (614) 350-6937
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Shannon Leigh Sundry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Worthington, OH 43085
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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Directions Counseling & Coaching
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Worthington, OH 43085
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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Katie McDonald
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worthington, OH 43085  (Online Only)
I have experience helping children, adolescents and adults.
If you don't feel comfortable in traditional talk therapy, you may have a different learning style that deserves respect. There are four main learning styles: visual, auditory, reading/writing and kinesthetic, which requires physical interaction with the environment. If you are a visual person or need more engagement, then art therapy may be the best fit for you. Art Therapy is a method of self-expression that creates a safe and nonjudgmental space. The focus is on the process of creating and the meaning you bring to your art. No artistic talent is required. I offer telehealth (virtual) services to children, adolescents and adults.
I have experience helping children, adolescents and adults.
If you don't feel comfortable in traditional talk therapy, you may have a different learning style that deserves respect. There are four main learning styles: visual, auditory, reading/writing and kinesthetic, which requires physical interaction with the environment. If you are a visual person or need more engagement, then art therapy may be the best fit for you. Art Therapy is a method of self-expression that creates a safe and nonjudgmental space. The focus is on the process of creating and the meaning you bring to your art. No artistic talent is required. I offer telehealth (virtual) services to children, adolescents and adults.
(614) 683-3028 View (614) 683-3028
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Mary Slabinski-Schmidt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Worthington, OH 43085
When working with children, I draw on play therapy techniques (using children’s language of play to increase their awareness of their own competencies); CBT (relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors to help with emotion regulation and decision making); and PCIT techniques (helping parents navigate interactions with their children).
My approach to therapy is guided by the principles of the social work profession including empathy, unconditional positive regard (all people have strengths and inherent worth), self-efficacy (people can make their own decisions), and self-determination (people have what it takes to do what’s best for them). I draw on CBT (the relationship between thoughts and feelings and how changes in thoughts impact mood); Motivational Interviewing (strengthening motivation to make the changes you want to make); and person-centered therapies (uncovering and highlighting your strengths and using your strengths to help navigate life’s lemons).
When working with children, I draw on play therapy techniques (using children’s language of play to increase their awareness of their own competencies); CBT (relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors to help with emotion regulation and decision making); and PCIT techniques (helping parents navigate interactions with their children).
My approach to therapy is guided by the principles of the social work profession including empathy, unconditional positive regard (all people have strengths and inherent worth), self-efficacy (people can make their own decisions), and self-determination (people have what it takes to do what’s best for them). I draw on CBT (the relationship between thoughts and feelings and how changes in thoughts impact mood); Motivational Interviewing (strengthening motivation to make the changes you want to make); and person-centered therapies (uncovering and highlighting your strengths and using your strengths to help navigate life’s lemons).
(614) 756-5823 View (614) 756-5823
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Emily O'Bryan
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S, MACM
Verified Verified
Worthington, OH 43085
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked extensively with children and adolescent development, trauma and grief, pastoral care and spiritual abuse/recovery, women’s issues, gender transitioning, depression, anxiety, as well as major life transitions. I enjoy working with a diverse population and helping individuals find creative outlets that encourage confidence and empowerment within themselves.
I have worked extensively with children and adolescent development, trauma and grief, pastoral care and spiritual abuse/recovery, women’s issues, gender transitioning, depression, anxiety, as well as major life transitions. I enjoy working with a diverse population and helping individuals find creative outlets that encourage confidence and empowerment within themselves.
(614) 825-3976 View (614) 825-3976
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Stephanie Heston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Worthington, OH 43085
I work primarily with children, as well as their families, to help them have their best lives. Life can be tough and it's my job to help your child work through that by giving them, and you as the parent, tools to help them through that. I have experience in a plethora of settings and utilize this to help you reach your goals.
I work primarily with children, as well as their families, to help them have their best lives. Life can be tough and it's my job to help your child work through that by giving them, and you as the parent, tools to help them through that. I have experience in a plethora of settings and utilize this to help you reach your goals.
(380) 777-5665 View (380) 777-5665
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Amanda Vanlaningham
Counselor, LPCC, LIMFT
Verified Verified
Worthington, OH 43085
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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Casey Best
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Worthington, OH 43085
If you or a child seek the space and skills to better understand yourselves and engage more healthily with the world, reach out to schedule an appointment.
I love to help people feel more empowered about skills they can learn and strengths they already possess. I help clients of all ages and walks of life, but particularly teenaged clients struggling with depression and anxiety. I'm also experienced working with OCD, grief, attachment issues, personality disorders, self-harm, and relational issues, and helping LGBTQ+ clients with struggles of identity.
If you or a child seek the space and skills to better understand yourselves and engage more healthily with the world, reach out to schedule an appointment.
I love to help people feel more empowered about skills they can learn and strengths they already possess. I help clients of all ages and walks of life, but particularly teenaged clients struggling with depression and anxiety. I'm also experienced working with OCD, grief, attachment issues, personality disorders, self-harm, and relational issues, and helping LGBTQ+ clients with struggles of identity.
(614) 957-7915 View (614) 957-7915
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Joni Krzycki
Psychologist, PhD, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Worthington, OH 43085
I also specialize in working with youth who have engaged in sexually inappropriate or other disruptive behaviors, including those involved with child protective services and the legal system.
Deciding to attend therapy is a courageous act that can result in life altering and life affirming outcomes. I believe in providing a safe and supportive environment based on unconditional positive regard and focusing on personal strengths. Therapy is a process whereby clients have the opportunity to explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and find out how to make changes toward a more fulfilling life. I see therapy as a collaborative process where I help clients identify therapy goals and establish their own measures of progress. Together we find and work toward solutions that can make life more rewarding.
I also specialize in working with youth who have engaged in sexually inappropriate or other disruptive behaviors, including those involved with child protective services and the legal system.
Deciding to attend therapy is a courageous act that can result in life altering and life affirming outcomes. I believe in providing a safe and supportive environment based on unconditional positive regard and focusing on personal strengths. Therapy is a process whereby clients have the opportunity to explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and find out how to make changes toward a more fulfilling life. I see therapy as a collaborative process where I help clients identify therapy goals and establish their own measures of progress. Together we find and work toward solutions that can make life more rewarding.
(614) 678-8629 View (614) 678-8629
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Jenny Campagna
Counselor, MS, LPCC-S, LCDC, III
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Worthington, OH 43085
My training includes work with children, grief and loss, and anxiety.
Are you juggling your needs with your role as a parent or care giver? Maybe your sense of self has been overshadowed by the demands of your role. If you are in a care giving role, it is especially difficult to reach out for help. I have experience and interest in supporting caregivers and family members of persons struggling with life transitions, mental and physical illness. Counseling offers focused support to navigate life's challenges. You can find new ways to reduce stress, explore self care, and maintain healthy boundaries with the people you love.
My training includes work with children, grief and loss, and anxiety.
Are you juggling your needs with your role as a parent or care giver? Maybe your sense of self has been overshadowed by the demands of your role. If you are in a care giving role, it is especially difficult to reach out for help. I have experience and interest in supporting caregivers and family members of persons struggling with life transitions, mental and physical illness. Counseling offers focused support to navigate life's challenges. You can find new ways to reduce stress, explore self care, and maintain healthy boundaries with the people you love.
(614) 468-5298 View (614) 468-5298
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Stephanie L Heston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Worthington, OH 43085
Is your child having a hard time at home or school? Are you as parents having a hard time with your child? Maybe life is just hard right now.
I love helping people and I come with a very laid-back approach in wanting to help you where you're at, right now. We'll get to the messy stuff, and we'll work through it, but let's calm the storm Right Now. If you are looking for help to get out of the valley, I'm here to help you, your children, and family move out of that valley and back to the mountaintop. Therapy is a process, has a course it takes, and does not happen overnight, but I'll take the journey with you.
Is your child having a hard time at home or school? Are you as parents having a hard time with your child? Maybe life is just hard right now.
I love helping people and I come with a very laid-back approach in wanting to help you where you're at, right now. We'll get to the messy stuff, and we'll work through it, but let's calm the storm Right Now. If you are looking for help to get out of the valley, I'm here to help you, your children, and family move out of that valley and back to the mountaintop. Therapy is a process, has a course it takes, and does not happen overnight, but I'll take the journey with you.
(380) 208-0602 View (380) 208-0602
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Maria Elliott
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Worthington, OH 43085
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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Abby Bogits
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Worthington, OH 43085
I work with clients ages 3-95 and see individuals, couples, and families. struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and serious mental illness. I am passionate about working with children and teens and making an impact early in their lives. I also enjoy working with couples and families who are trying to make changes in how they interact as a system. I have experience working with mood disorders, behavioral issues, trauma, personality disorders, and much more. Goals that I have helped people accomplish are interpersonal skills, mindfulness, emotion regulation, thought restructuring, and behavioral changes.
I work with clients ages 3-95 and see individuals, couples, and families. struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and serious mental illness. I am passionate about working with children and teens and making an impact early in their lives. I also enjoy working with couples and families who are trying to make changes in how they interact as a system. I have experience working with mood disorders, behavioral issues, trauma, personality disorders, and much more. Goals that I have helped people accomplish are interpersonal skills, mindfulness, emotion regulation, thought restructuring, and behavioral changes.
(380) 666-3957 View (380) 666-3957

Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Worthington, 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 Worthington 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.