OCA Member Directory
I serve adult individuals experiencing mental health challenges or navigating major life changes, from all walks of life. I am especially adept at serving high achievers and complex developmental trauma survivors. My practice is centered around developing intentions, building mind-body awareness, and healing/growing intrapersonal and interpersonal connection.
I have been a COCA EC member and counselor for nearly four years now. I am intrigued with the idea of helping build this membership by showing the tremendous value that membership brings. I have been running my private counseling practice at 1115 Bethel Rd. and have enjoyed building my practice by serving my client base with sound, research based therapy. I have been helping couples and individuals work on their communication skills and intimacy issues. I also have been specializing in angry men. I help those suffering from anxiety, depression and just plain STRESS. Please go to my website pharioncounseling.com and learn more about me.
The Center for Autism, Assertiveness & Social Skills
Specializing in Autism/Aspergers in Adults, Catholic counseling, Logo Therapy, & people who are overly intelligent.
I am here to help you to help yourself through a strengths-based, wellness approach. I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative & celebratory professional clinical counselor who engages in therapeutic relationships that empower diverse individuals and couples to meet their mental health, wellness, education, and career goals. We will identify strengths and protective factors that have served you well in challenging times, as well as areas for growth. The beauty of this approach is that I can see strength even when you’ve temporarily lost sight of it. I would be honored if you were to come alongside me to embark on your wellness journey.
I have experience working with all ages living with an array of mental health and substance use concerns in an agency, a pediatric hospital, a college counseling clinic, and in private practice. My specialization is working affirmatively with LGBTQ+ adolescents (ages 13-17) and adults to address their mental health, wellness, education, and career needs.
At Rocky River Psych. Services, we emphasize the mind-body-spirit connection within a holistic approach to counseling, which can include readiness assessment for gender-affirming/transition medical procedures in accordance with WPATH Standards of Care, adult ADHD psychological testing and evaluation, individual counseling, and/or relational counseling.
Quanishia Gibson is a Graduate Student at Geneva College in the Marriage and Family Therapy Track and co-founder of Family Counseling & Mental Health nonprofit The Daughters Den. Gibson is committed to beginning internship in January 2024 at Victory Mental Health Services under the training of Velecia Luckette, LPCC-S.
I am a Licensed Social Worker currently working under the supervision of C. Brown, LISW-S of Wild Blooms Wellness. I have experience as a mental health therapist since 2009 when I received my Master's degree in Social Work. I primarily use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and other trauma modalities with adults to process traumatic events and assist with decreasing symptoms including depression and anxiety.
Central Ohio Wellness Counseling
Specializing in behavioral lifestyle change for youth, emerging adults, parents... and just about everyone else.
My clinical focus uses evidenced based prevention and treatment approaches to identify client values and goals to achieve sustainable lifestyle change in the area(s) of behavioral, cognitive, emotional, nutritional, physiological, occupational, and/or environmental wellness.
I offer different types of treatment, depending on your needs including: individual counseling, coaching, telehealth, or walk and talk.
I am licensed as a professional counselor by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (C.1902348). In addition, I am certified as a Health and Wellness Coach by Wellcoaches® School of Coaching.
I received a masters degree in Counselor Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Ohio State University (OSU) and completed my clinical internship at OSU's office of Counseling and Consultation Service and my post-masters fellowship in career counseling at OSU's office of Career Counseling and Support Services.
I hold additional degrees from OSU in Sport and Exercise Management, M.A., and Education, B.S.Ed. With over 20 years of professional wellness service in higher education at OSU, I have supported students through academic, athletic, behavioral, career, cognitive, emotional, physical, and social wellness.
I'm a partner, co-parent of two kiddos, a wellness advocate, and endurance athlete who has completed more than a dozen marathons, ascended two of the top four tallest mountain summits in the contiguous United States, and a two-time finisher of the Ironman ultra distance triathlon.
I'm a co-author of “Student Resiliency: The Subtle Art of Wellness,” a workbook focusing on wellness and resiliency tips and practices designed for Generation Z.
You can expect a welcoming, non-judgmental, empathetic, and personalized therapeutic relationship to provide relief and accountability in achieving your goals.
I offer an initial no charge consultation to briefly discuss your concerns and the possibility of working together. Reach out to request an appointment and let's talk!
Is your relationship feeling more like a friendship these days? If you've noticed the spark fading away or are considering pre-marriage counseling as a proactive step, I'm here for you. Whether you're navigating the complexities of divorce and seeking an amicable co-parenting approach or just want to enhance your connection, I can help. As a therapist trained in the Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), the Developmental Model, and Discernment Counseling, I bring a range of proven techniques tailored to your unique needs. Certified as a Sex Therapy-informed Professional, I aim to support you in achieving your relationship goals, whatever they may be. Let's work together for a happier, healthier connection!
My Private Practice
As the owner of a private practice, I find immense joy in excelling in every aspect of our operation. For me, counseling is not just a job; it's a passion and a calling. That's why our practice is dedicated to offering top-notch care that considers both the big picture and the small details. From creating a serene office environment to providing a straightforward and streamlined paperwork process, we aim to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Our collaborative treatment plans are carefully thought out to ensure excellent care at every step of your journey. Your well-being is our priority, and we're committed to delivering exceptional support in every aspect of your experience with us.
Please visit my website or business Facebook page for more information, and don't hesitate to contact me with questions. I am also the owner of Cardinal Point Marketing, where I help practices find their ideal clients.
In my free time, I enjoy playing and watching sports, spending time with friends and family, and relaxing outdoors.
I have run my own private practice, Safe Haven Counseling, in Hilliard Ohio since 2010. I have been a part of COCA for several years, I began my involvement to network with other counselors and to contribute to our counseling community. I am certified in EMDR, trained thru level 3 of the Gottman relationship trainings and I have my LPCC-S. I enjoy attending new trainings to keep me fresh and current in the field. I am currently learning more about Internal Family Systems. My practice currently is composed of couples and individuals.
Gayle Garcia is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) working at Affirmations Psychological Services. She is receiving clinical supervision from Heidi Carter, LPCC-S, LICDC. She earned her Master’s degree at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. Being born and raised in Michigan she and her husband made the decision to move to Columbus, Ohio so she could pursue her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision at The Ohio State University, where she is currently working on her dissertation, hoping to complete it soon.
Gayle sees the work she does with clients as collaborative process and client centered. She works to build an authentic and safe space for her clients to heal and grow. She recognizes that change is hard and honors where her clients are at in the change process. She uses various modalities to help her clients succeed in reaching their mental and emotional wellness goals. Whatever intervention she decides to use it will be from a trauma informed, identity affirming, socially just perspective that honors the client’s story. Gayle has experience working with all ages and is willing to work with most presenting concerns, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, body image issues, and relationship issues. She has a passion for children and adolescents. For the past year she has been working at a hospital outpatient program for adolescents in crisis. Before that she worked with college-aged students who were in crisis and connected them with university and community resources. She has also worked in an elementary school as a mental health counselor.
Healing Without Limits Counseling and Consulting, LLC (HWLCC) is a counseling and consulting firm focused on aiding in healing the community through mental health treatment, enhancing the mental health system, and changing society's perspective on mental health. HWLCC envisions a world where no one has to suffer in silence from mental illness due to stigma or have to wait until they’re in crisis to receive attention/support.
I am deeply passionate about serving others who have been impacted by loss. It was not my academic or clinical training that drove me into this work, it was the painful loss of my son. Through my own healing journey, I developed a desire to help others move beyond the pain caused by loss.
I enjoy walking alongside others as they find healing through the Grief Recovery Method®. I am grateful for the opportunity to support people as a counselor who are grieving a variety of losses including death, divorce, break-up, infidelity, miscarriage, infertility, financial and job loss, addictions, moving, loss of health, physical injury, and loss of hopes, dreams, and expectations.
I also help people with anxiety, burnout, career counseling, depression, men's issues, relationship issues, phase of life problems, spiritual & religious problems, and substance use problems.
I have my own private practice in Dublin, Ohio. My career in counseling began in the 1980s when I volunteered as a helpmate for a partial hospitalization program assisting with recreation therapy and art therapy. Later, I graduated to a paid part-time recreation therapist position at a 30-day drug rehab for adolescents.
From those beginnings until now I have worked as a hospital psychiatric screener, an outpatient therapist at community mental health clinics and agencies, a social worker for Children and Families, and a Military and Family Life Counselor.
My favorite position is the one I have now, specializing in the treatment of adults and adolescents suffering adjustment disorders, depression, and anxiety.
As you go about processing your life transitions, losses, anxiety, and general struggles, please know that I consider it an honor and a privilege to hear your story and help YOU find the solutions and answers.