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Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Cleveland, OH

Georgia Tsaftarides
Self Pay Rate: $99

Georgia Tsaftarides, LPCC-S

Philosophy of Care

Georgia Tsaftarides is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a supervision designation in the state of Ohio and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. Georgia has over 15 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and couples seeking help with a variety of issues.

She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology at Columbia College and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Webster University in Melbourne, FL. Currently, she is continuing her education Doctorate degree in Naturopathic medicine.

As your counselor, Georgia will work to ensure that you have a safe and healing place to work through life’s difficulties. Georgia believes it is important to meet the client where the client is at values a holistic approach. She is dedicated and focused on helping to help provide you with the tools and guidance you need to be the best version of yourself.

Education

Webster University
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Trauma and PTSD
Jocelyn Benford
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jocelyn Benford, LPCC

Philosophy of Care

Jocelyn Benford is a board certified Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio who has significant experience providing clinical assessment and therapeutic services to children, adolescents, adults and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, cultural issues and LGBTQIA+ concerns. She completed her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Akron and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walsh University. 

Jocelyn has a passion for assisting others regain their strength, heal from traumatic experiences and gain coping skills to navigate through life’s challenges. Jocelyn utilizes several techniques to help clients reach their goals, while providing collaborative and emotionally supportive interventions from a diverse range of evidence-based therapeutic modules. Theories she frequently utilizes include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Multicultural Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She believes that healing starts when we begin to speak the words we have repressed and healing is not a moment, but a movement that occurs throughout life. The healing process can be challenging at times, but it does not have to be lonesome. Jocelyn’s goal is to walk with her clients on their  journey of healing. 

Education

Walsh University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Trauma
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Relationship Issues
  • Cultural Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Women's Issues  
La’Tonya Fisher-Grace
Self Pay Rate: $99

La’Tonya Fisher-Grace, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

La’ Tonya Fisher-Grace is board certified as a Licensed Independent Social Worker with supervision designation. She is committed to helping people find and live their best life through competent, compassionate, customer guided care. La’ Tonya believes everyone should have access to comfortable care that promotes self determined goals and growth provided in the way that the customer will be most comfortable receiving it. 

La’ Tonya began her journey several years ago working with Cuyahoga County as a Family Preservation Specialist. Since this time she has helped individuals and families work through social issues, mental health, behavioral health, addiction, grief and loss, job preparedness, confidence boosting, relationship building, anxiety, depression, and PTSD, among other concerns. La’ Tonya has worked as an advocate in school settings, court settings, and hospital settings. She provides education and interventions to promote positive outcomes. 

La’ Tonya continues to enhance her knowledge and skills to better serve those she works for. She uses various modalities to ensure that she provides a comprehensive service. Therapies include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Integrated Family Systems, Trauma Informed Care, and EMDR. As a lifelong learner La’ Tonya will continue to be prepared with the most current information and skills. 

Working in a major hospital system, La’ Tonya appreciates the importance of holistic health. This includes physical, mental, social, spiritual, and emotional health. She remains determined and committed to helping others improve their quality of life by achieving holistic health.

Education

Cleveland State University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Panic Disorders 
  • Intervention Specialist 
  • Empowerment Coaching 
  • Behavior Modification 
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 
  • Stress 
  • Substance Use Disorders 
  • Addiction
  • Relationship Building
  • Postpartum Depression
Melissa Morton
Self Pay Rate: $99

Melissa Morton, LISW

Philosophy of Care

Melissa Morton is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who has over ten years experience working with individuals seeking help with anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief and loss, relationship issues, and life transitions. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California. She specializes in treating children and adolescents coping with academic, social and emotional stressors, young adults facing coming of age transitions, and adults adapting to their changing environment and coping with life’s many challenges. She supports all of her clients by helping to identify and remove barriers to personal growth. 

Melissa utilizes a psychodynamic approach to therapy, using techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Play Therapy and Trauma Informed Therapy. Drawing on her training in dual-diagnosis treatment and the mind-body connection, she assists clients in developing healthy coping mechanisms and healthy living habits that seek to strengthen an individual’s ability to be resilient in the face of life’s challenges. 

Melissa seeks to establish a warm and supportive, non-judgmental relationship with her clients in order to facilitate growth and build on strengths to assist clients in reaching their personal therapeutic goals. 

Education

University of Southern California
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • ADHD 
  • Stress Management 
  • Life Transitions 
  • Grief and Loss 
  • Relationship Issues 
  • Family Dynamics
Nicholas Fulks
Self Pay Rate: $99

Nicholas Fulks, LISW-S

Philosophy of Care

Nicholas Fulks is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S) in the state of Ohio who specializes in helping children, adolescents, and adults with various difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, transitions, social skills, and goal setting. He has over 6 years of experience working in community behavioral health, providing clinical care.

Nicholas completed his Bachelor of Arts in justice studies from Kent State University and his Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California. Prior to entering the mental health field, he served in the U.S. Army for over 10 years. As a combat veteran, Nicholas realizes the unique perspective of veterans, their families, and their culture.

Nicholas uses an eclectic approach to therapy in order to meet your unique needs and empower you to be successful in reaching your goals. With a strength in building rapport with various people and age groups, he employs culturally-informed, strength-based, and person-centered approaches to help you feel comfortable, safe, and heard.

Education

University of Southern California
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Social Skills
  • Goal Setting
Whitney McSparran
Self Pay Rate: $99

Whitney McSparran, LPCC

Philosophy of Care

Whitney McSparran is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with young adults, adults, women, and LGBTQIA+ folks coping with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, educational challenges, occupational problems, gender and sexuality-related issues, addiction and recovery, and the stress of everyday life.

Whitney received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University and is licensed in both Ohio and Pennsylvania. She has worked in many mental health settings including outpatient, community behavioral health, and residential treatment settings, but her passion is providing individual and couples counseling.

Whitney's superpower is supporting people new to therapy and helping those who have struggled in the past to find the right therapist. She uses techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing techniques but is a person-centered therapist at her core. Whitney believes that each person is an expert on their own life and is dedicated to empowering each individual to shape their own path in therapy.

Education

Temple University
Master’s in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationships
Danielle Ginter
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Danielle Ginter, APRN, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Danielle Ginter is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner (PMHNP) with over 7 years of experience assisting adult clients who need help coping with the effects of anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress, Trauma & PTSD.

Danielle received her Master's degree in Nursing from Northern Kentucky University. She'll approach your concerns with care and professionalism, ensuring that your psychiatric needs are met as you both learn the best management techniques that fit your personality and lifestyle.

Partner with Danielle to start making progress towards your mental health goals. She is a great listener and treats each client as the unique individual that they are. As a PMHNP, Danielle also enjoys utilizing therapeutic skills as well as medication management, when needed.

Education

Masters Degree in Nursing
Northern Kentucky University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma & PTSD
Kayla Kelley
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Kayla Kelley, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Kayla Kelley is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) who specializes in the assessment and treatment of adults with psychiatric disorders, such as depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As a PMHNP, she has experience in treating psychiatric disorders in outpatient clinics and inpatient settings, including inpatient substance use disorder rehabilitation, and is certified to provide medication assisted treatment (MAT). Over her career, Kayla has had the opportunity to provide care to clients in a variety of settings, including adult ICU, outpatient dialysis, and infusion nursing, while recognizing a common need among all clients, the need for increased mental health care services.

Kayla completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Ohio University. Acknowledging that need to expand the availability of mental health treatment, she went on to complete a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with an emphasis in psychiatry at Walden University. She is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). Kayla is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services by following evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical experience and personal observation to optimize client outcomes.

Although Kayla can prescribe and monitor medication as a viable option, she believes in providing a holistic approach that includes listening to and educating the client in alternatives before resorting to medications, many times providing a combination of the three. She is a firm believer that the client fully understands the reason they are taking a medication and discusses how they feel about a particular option to make sure they are comfortable with their treatment plan.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing
Walden University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleep or Insomnia
Marissa Ragon
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Marissa Ragon, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Marissa Ragon is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has over a decade of experience working in the field of psychiatry and mental health. Marissa completed her undergraduate and graduate degree studies at The University of Akron. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 2008, with the intent of becoming a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Marissa graduated with honors in May of year 2013 with a Master of Science degree in Nursing. Her professional clinical practice as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner officially began in July of year 2013.

Marissa is board certified to treat all age groups, but primarily treats adults. She has experience in treating a vast array of psychiatric-mental health conditions in various treatment settings. Her treatment approach centers upon helping her clients build resilience through realizing their strengths.

Education

The University of Akron
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorder related conditions
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depressive disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related conditions
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders

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