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WHAT LOCAL THERAPISTS HAVE TO SAY
Alan Federman
Alan Federman
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

What therapy approach(es) do you utilize? What issues do you specify treatment for?

I am primarily a Gestalt therapist, although I utilize cognitive behavioral approaches as well. My specialized training is in addictions and also couples therapy. I also have done a number of anger management work.

How does one know if therapy is right for them?

Sometimes it's hard to know if therapy will work for you. Many people with addictions think that therapy is the last thing that they need and wind up discovering otherwise when they actually experience it, even if they don't enter into it freely.

What can one expect to gain from therapy?

There are several things that one can get from therapy, the first being that you become aware of things about yourself that weren't in your awareness previously, your blind spots. The second is to realize that there are other ways to respond to stressors than you have previously used, ways that work better for you. And the third is to get support to put these new insights into practice in your life.

What is unique about you as a therapist?

It's not unique but somewhat rare that a therapist is versed in treating substance abuse issues, can do couples and family work, all from a Gestalt approach, which sees these things from a systems perspective.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

Mental health issues and substance abuse problems are not separable. You can't effectively treat substance abuse without looking at a person's coping devices and underlying mental health issues.

Alan is a psychotherapist and a Gestalt therapist with a practice in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. For more information on his services please contact him at (440) 646-8259. 

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Alan Federman
12429 Cedar Rd, Suite 21
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
Balance & Thrive
Balance & Thrive
Willoughby, OH 44094

What therapy approach(es) do you utilize? What issues do you specify treatment for?

We utilize a holistic approach, integrating the mind and body to promote change. Our services are based in theories of nutrition, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and Gottman Method Couples therapy. We offer individual and couples psychotherapy for mood and anxiety disorders, relationship issues, and substance abuse/addiction.

How does one know if therapy is right for them?

Therapy can be for anyone who is ready to make a change, who wants to leave behind old thought patterns or behaviors, or simply for someone who needs an impartial listener. The relationship a person has with their therapist is of the utmost importance. The client should feel liked, understood, and comfortable.

What can one expect to gain from therapy?

Goals are developed in collaboration with the client and therapist. We assist clients in setting themselves up for success and empowering them to make positive changes.

What is unique about you as a therapist?

We look at each client from a holistic view. For example, if you are struggling with anxiety, we ask about diet and lifestyle choices rather than just treating the symptom. We want an idea of the full picture before making suggestions. We also offer Gottman Method Couples Therapy, a research based approach to couples counseling. This method pairs particularly well with substance abuse treatment.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

Substances have a profound impact on brain activity and neurotransmitters. Prolonged use of substances such as cocaine or opioids can cause a clinical depression due to the decrease in available catecholamines/neurotransmitters. Heavy alcohol use lowers GABA, which can cause increased anxiety. Additionally, many people seek out substances as an escape from troubling problems or existing mental health conditions, which often exacerbates their concerns.

Emily Capuria is a Certified Holistic Health Coach with a practice, Balance & Thrive, in Willoughby, Ohio. For more information on her services please visit www.balancethrive.com or contact her at (216) 502-2812. 

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Balance & Thrive
38033 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1
Willoughby, OH 44094
Brian Wright
Brian Wright
Cincinnati, OH 45230

What therapy approach(es) do you utilize? What issues do you specify treatment for?

I utilize person-centered approach mainly. I also use some rational-emotive techniques and cognitive-behavioral techniques. I deal with substance use disorders, mood disorders, anxieties, adjustment disorders, and relationship concerns.

How does one know if therapy is right for them?

Therapy can be beneficial for anyone whether it requires brief or long term approaches. The person should feel comfortable talking to their therapist and open to exploring difficult issues.

What can one expect to gain from therapy?

People can gain all types of benefits from therapy: reduction in symptoms from their disorder, increased personal insight, improved communication and social skills, increased self esteem and worth.

What is unique about you as a therapist?

I think I provide a safe and welcoming environment regardless of your concern or background. Ive helped people from different nationalities, diverse sexual orientations, ages 13 and up, and different religions. If people don't feel comfortable in counseling, they would likely not receive benefits.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

I think in most cases mental health will precede substance abuse. For example, if someone is depressed, they turn to marijuana. However, I am one of those therapists that believe you can treat substance abuse and mental health concurrently. I think that those conditions can relate to each other and that it shouldnt necessarily be treated as separate.

Brian is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor with locations in Cincinnati and Mason, Ohio. For more information on his services please contact him at (513) 446-7040. 

 

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Brian Wright
2117 Beechmont Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45230
Gary Dittrich
Gary Dittrich
West Chester , OH 45069

What therapy approach(es) do you utilize?

I use experiential cognitive behavior techniques, solution focused techniques, and when appropriate, I probe things learned/experienced earlier in life and relate to current issues. I also address spiritual issues upon request.

What issues do you specify treatment for?

Self destructive behaviors, relationship issues, anxiety and depression.

How does one know if therapy is right for them?

If a significant gap exists between where you are in life and where you have the potential to be, then therapy is probably right for you.

What can one expect to gain from therapy?

I like to tell my clients that they can learn to become as emotionally strong like a Navy seal.

What is unique about you as a therapist?

Here is what a couple of my clients say...

“Gary brings a unique blend of experience, enthusiasm and spirituality to his practice. He is kind, sensitive, thoughtful and refreshingly proactive. I always left his office feeling better than when I walked in to see him. I highly recommend Gary Dittrich.”

“I was first drawn to Gary because of his web site domain name – “iWantabetterlife”. After meeting, I realized that Gary brings a unique combination of genuine caring, formal and Christian education, coaching, counseling, and real life experiences that truly helped me attain “A BETTER LIFE”.”

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

When one abuses substances, one tends to centered on self...it's all about them. At the beginning of the healing process, one starts see/understand perspectives other than their own. Further down the line, one realizes how far one has to go to reach their full potential.

Gary is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a practice in West Chester, Ohio. For more information on his services please contact him at (513) 275-1577. 

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Gary Dittrich
8080 Beckett Center Dr, Suite 301
West Chester , OH 45069
John Harrison
John Harrison
Cincinnati, OH 45230

What therapy approach(es) do you utilize? What issues do you specify treatment for?

My approach tends to be a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy and a mindfulness based approach. I believe it’s important for people to understand that they can change the way they associate to their world. Instead of fighting the world, or fighting one self, beginning to understand where healthy control of thoughts and behavior is located. It’s within the self. Of course, before we can understand what to change, we need to be aware of ourselves, our surroundings, and how our thoughts and behavior affect our lives. This is where the mindfulness approach comes in. I have extensive experience working with clients dealing with substance abuse and dependence issues. Almost all of these clients are dealing with some form of traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, stress, or lack of self-esteem. For every client I work with that is dealing with substance abuse, I work with one trying to move past depression, anxiety, or intrusive thoughts.

How does one know if therapy is right for them?

Therapy can be beneficial for anyone. The type of therapy or the duration will differ. Much of the therapy “fit” is the connection between the client and the therapist. A lot of people quit therapy because they don’t think it works so they don’t go back and give it another try. It’s quite possible that the problem was because they didn’t “fit” with their therapist. There is someone for everyone. Give yourself enough respect and time to find the right therapist for you and your needs.

What can one expect to gain from therapy?

The benefits I usually hear clients experience, are improved mood, and mood stability, increased self-esteem, and increased self-awareness and empowerment. Clients also report a basic, overall ability to experience a renewed sense of happiness and wonder in their lives. Life doesn’t change. The way they are interacting with life changes.

What is unique about you as a therapist?

I’m relatively young as far as therapists go. At 38 years old, I’ve been doing this work for about 6 years. However, I feel like a have a very good feel for people from the broad range of experiences I have explored. I’ve been in the military, I’ve been in combat, and therefore I’ve lived in different states and cities living with various communities. I’ve had regular corporate type jobs working for wealthy executives and I’ve counseled the homeless population and worked with inmates. I’ve been single for most of my life, and now I’m married with a young daughter. I feel I’ve done a little of everything. I try and focus on the unique worldviews of every client. There’s so much out there to be experienced in our lives. We’ve all experienced life in terms of joy and sorrow, happiness and pain. I’m interested in seeing how I can help each client use their life experiences, both past and present, to help shape some of the changes they may be seeking. We’re going to work on redefining the client’s experiences. Not change them, or erase them, or fight them. We’re going to work on transcending the client’s struggle and establish a greater understanding of what peace can feel like.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

What comes first? The chicken or the egg? Instead of trying to figure out if the substance abuse caused the mental health instability or the mental health instability led to “self-medicating”, for example, we want to look at the whole self. Life does not exist in a vacuum. We want to recognize the correlations in personality, worldview, life events, substance abuse behavior, and mental health. All aspects of self should be explored and treated as much as possible and as much as the client is willing.

John is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a practice in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information on his services (513) 612-9987. 

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John Harrison
2117 Beechmont Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45230
Karen Waugh
Karen Waugh
Columbus, OH 43214

What therapy approach(es) do you utilize? What issues do you specify treatment for?

I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches that are specifically tailored to the client's needs. My approach with grief is, of course, much different than my approach would be in working with someone that abuses substances. Theories and the science of psychotherapy are much needed and provide a foundation for the therapist to build upon, but connecting and building a rapport with a variety of personalities is an art. Without trust of the therapist, the client cannot progress.

How does one know if therapy is right for them?

I tell potential clients that if they have experienced negative symptoms like anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, etc., for more days than not over the course of several weeks, then therapy may be needed. Also, most people are very resourceful and resilient on there own; but, when they've tried everything that they know to do and it's not working...then it's time to seek help. And, of course, once the therapeutic process is underway, progress or the lack thereof (i.e., a change of behavior or internal responses) will determine whether therapy is working.

What can one expect to gain from therapy?

My hope for clients is that they experience relief from whatever symptoms they are experiencing, a deeper understanding of self, and a sense of empowerment to make healthy choices for there lives moving forward.

What is unique about you as a therapist?

Perhaps not unique...but I consider myself to be a "working therapist." I.e., I give homework and expect that that client will take an active role in his or her process. My style is one that is honest and direct with little room for excuse-making or victimization. We are powerful beings...sometimes we just need to be reminded of that.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

Experience has taught me that substance abuse and addictive behaviors are mere symptoms and signs that underlying mental and/or emotional concerns are yet to be resolved. Drugs and alcohol are accessible means by which to cope with life's stressors and to self-medicate physical pain and emotional distress. My belief is that you cannot treat one without treating the other.

Karen is Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor with a practice in Columbus, Ohio. For more information on her services please contact her at (614) 728-7790. 

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Karen Waugh
3805 North High Street, Suite 310
Columbus, OH 43214
Michael O'Leary
Michael O'Leary
Columbus, OH 43214

What therapy approach(es) do you utilize? What issues do you specify treatment for?

My training is in marriage and family therapy, so a great deal of my work is based in systems theory. I also utilize Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT - also known as Mindfulness), elements of EMDR, and incorporate art and music where appropriate (I have played and written music for over 20 years). I specialize in couple and family therapy, obviously, but also focus a great deal on anxiety, trauma recovery, and mood disorders.

How does one know if therapy is right for them?

Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsibility, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards positive change in their lives. The proper fit between client and therapist is also a good indicator of whether (that particular) therapy is right for them. The client needs to feel safe enough to share, and they need to be able to trust their therapist enough to hear their objective feedback and then be willing to "take it home" with them and apply it in their day-to-day lives. A cheesy joke, if you will: How many therapists does it take to screw in a light bulb? Only one, but the light bulb really has to want to change.

What can one expect to gain from therapy?

Every therapy session is unique and caters to each individual and his/her specific goals. During therapy sessions, it is standard to talk about the primary issues and concerns in your life; however, when it serves the client, alternative forms of expression – music, art, guided meditation, etc. – can be effective and powerful techniques. It is common to schedule a series of weekly sessions, where each session lasts approximately 50 minutes. Sometimes, individuals who are going through a particularly difficult challenge may request more time per session or more than one session per week. Therapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. Often, certain actions are recommended for outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant book or keeping records to track certain behaviors. Between sessions, it is important to process what has been discussed and integrate it into your life. For therapy to be most effective, it is important to work at your own pace, but to be as active as possible in treatment.

What is unique about you as a therapist?

One of my strongest therapeutic assets is the sincere passion and interest I have for my clients and their unique stories. Through meeting you exactly where my clients are, I can help them pinpoint problem areas, find and aim for their goals, and help to enhance their quality of life. I also take pride in knowing a little bit about a wide array of subjects, so I can relate to many different people in many different ways.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

I believe the two are very closely connected. A few years ago, I read a statistic that estimated upwards of 70% of people with bipolar disorder self-medicated with alcohol or other drugs. To varying degrees, I have seen this self-medicating trend with other mental health disorders. In my experience, substance abuse serves as a catalyst to deal with the underlying issues that cause them to use and abuse these substances. Except in cases of addiction, prioritizing the treatment of the mental health issue has been effective in curbing unhealthy patterns of substance use.

Michael is an Independent Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a practice in Columbus, Ohio. For more information on his services please contact him at (614) 935-7748. 

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Michael O'Leary
4041 N. High St., Suite 300B
Columbus, OH 43214
Rick Carter
Rick Carter
Columbus, OH 43206

What therapy approach(es) do you utilize? What issues do you specify treatment for?

I OFTEN USE CBT AND SOLUTION-FOCUSED THERAPY. I ALSO SPEND SOME TIME WITH PSYCHODYNAMIC IN ORDER TO GET AN UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE FAMILY DYNAMICS THAT THE CLIENT GREW UP IN AND HOW THIS HAS SHAPED HIS OR HER WORLDVIEW, DEVELOPED POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE COPING SKILLS AND BEHAVIORS THAT MAY HAVE BEEN USED TO COPE AS A CHILD BUT ARE NOW BACKFIRING IN ADULTHOOD. ALSO, WHEN SUBSTANCE ABUSE IS ALSO AN ISSUE, FAMILY BACKGROUND AND FAMILY ROLES ARE PERTINENT IN UNCOVERING PATTERNS AND WAYS IN WHICH CLIENT AND FAMILY PERPETUATE/ENABLE ADDICTIONS.

How does one know if therapy is right for them?

ONE SHOULD TRY THE PROCESS FOR AT LEAST 6-12 SESSIONS TO SEE IF IT RESONATES WITH THEM. THERAPY IS NOT FOR EVERYONE. CLIENTS THAT TEND TO DO BEST IN THERAPY ARE AT A POINT IN THEIR LIVES WHERE THEY ARE WILLING TO OPEN UP AND EXPLORE SUPPRESSED FEELINGS, FAMILY SECRETS, ADDICTION SECRETS, SHADOW BEHAVIORS, UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIP PATTERNS, AND SO FORTH. THERAPY ONLY WORKS WELL WHEN A CLIENT IS REALLY COMMITTED TO THE PROCESS AND IS WILLING TO EXPLORE HIS OR HER FEELINGS/TRUTH IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT THAT IS BUILT OVER TIME AS THE THERAPEUTIC ALLIANCE IS FORMED AND STRENGTHENED.

What can one expect to gain from therapy?

SELF AWARENESS REGARDING A NUMBER OF TOPICS TO INCLUDE, NEGATIVE AND DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIORS, ADDICTIONS, DYSFUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIP PATTERNS, A BETTER UNDERSTANDING ABOUT FAMILY OF ORIGIN AND HOW THOSE DYNAMICS SHAPED CLIENT'S CURRENT WORLDVIEW AND UNCONSCIOUS BEHAVIORS, IDEAS, BELIEFS AND DISTORTED THINKING. CLIENT WILL ALSO LEARN TO SELF EXAMINE AND BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE HEALTHY VS HEALTHY THINKING, RECOGNIZING DISTORTED THOUGHTS AND BLACK AND WHITE THINKING THAT THWARTS GROWTH AND UNDERMINES AND SABOTAGES RELATIONSHIPS, CAREER ASPIRATIONS AND OTHER GOALS CLIENT DESIRES. CLIENT WILL LEARN ABOUT RECOGNIZING TOXIC BEHAVIORS IN SELF AND OTHERS. CLIENT CAN LEARN TO IMPROVE SELF ESTEEM AND CONFIDENCE, MAKE ONE SELF HAPPY RATHER THAN LOOK OUTSIDE FOR FEELINGS OF SELF WORTH AND APPROVAL. CLIENT WILL UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF RELATIONSHIPS AND HOW TO CIRCUMVENT PLACING TOO MANY BURDENS AND UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS ON OTHERS THAT WILL ONLY END IN DISAPPOINTMENT, FRUSTRATION AND CODEPENDENCY. CLIENT WILL ALSO LEARN HOW TO DETERMINE HOW SERIOUS ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS ARE AND TOOLS FOR MANAGING ADDICTIONS TO INCLUDE THE HELP OF SUPPORT GROUPS NOT NECESSARILY GROUNDED IN 12 STEP DISEASE MODEL.

What is unique about you as a therapist?

I AM WILLING TO STATE THAT I AM AN OUT GAY MALE AND HAVE WORKED WITH SO MANY DIVERSE CLIENTS THAT ARE WILLING TO DO THE WORK. PEOPLE OF ALL SEXUAL ORIENTATIONS INHERENTLY KNOW THAT I AM NOT JUDGMENTAL IN MY APPROACH TO THERAPY. I ACCEPT WHERE ANYONE IS AT AND DO MY BEST TO HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THEMSELVES AND LIVE AUTHENTIC LIVES. I HAVE WORKED IN SO MANY DIFFERENT CAPACITIES TO INCLUDE INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT ADDICTION TREATMENT, SEX, ONLINE AND PORN ADDICTION, COUPLES COUNSELING (BOTH HETEROSEXUAL AND SAME SEX). I ALSO HAVE WORKED IN THE CORPORATE WORLD AND HAVE AN MBA SO I AM OFTEN ABLE TO ASSIST PEOPLE IN THE BUSINESS WORLD WITH MIDLIFE AND/OR CAREER TRANSITIONS. LIKE MANY THERAPISTS, I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT 12 STEPS ARE THE PATH FOR EVERYONE. I HAVE DONE EXTENSIVE RESEARCH THROUGH THE YEARS REGARDING VARIOUS APPROACHES TO TREATING ADDICTION TO INCLUDE HARM REDUCTION, ABSTAINING, CUTTING BACK AND SO FORTH. ULTIMATELY, I WORK WITH THE CLIENT TO HONESTLY EXPLORE WHERE HE OR SHE IS AT REGARDING AN ADDICTION POINTING OUT ANY INCONGRUENT THINKING AND/OR BEHAVIORS THAT DO NOT MATCH THE CLIENT'S GOALS. I DO NOT AUTOMATICALLY SEND PEOPLE OFF TO ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS BECAUSE I UNDERSTAND THAT MOST PEOPLE DO NOT WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN A LIFE LONG RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL PROGRAM. I RESPECT THE CLIENT'S NEEDS AND DO MY BEST TO BE DIRECT, WORK AT BREAKING DOWN DENIAL AND COLLABORATING ON A PATH FOR RECOVERY THAT FITS THE CLIENT'S OBJECTIVES. I AM NOT OPPOSED TO PEOPLE CHOOSING TO ATTEND ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS IF THEY FIND THAT IT WORKS FOR THEM AND THEY GET THE SUPPORT THEY NEED. I JUST REMIND THEM THAT AA IS A LIFE TIME COMMITMENT AND THE PROGRAM HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 1935. ADDITIONALLY, ONE MUST BELIEVE IN THE DISEASE MODEL (LOTS OF PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC CONTROVERSY AROUND DISEASE VS BEHAVIOR/HABIT) AND BE WILLING TO UTILIZE SPIRITUAL/RELIGIOUS PRACTICES (12 STEPS) AND TURN THEIR ADDICTION OVER TO A HIGHER POWER. IN MY OPINION, EACH PERSON MUST MAKE THEIR OWN CHOICES REGARDING THEIR TREATMENT AND SHOULD DO DUE DILIGENCE PRIOR TO JUST JUMPING INTO SOMETHING WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS. I AM ALSO A VERY DIRECT AND INTERACTIVE THERAPIST THAT IS NOT TRADITIONALLY LIKE FREUD WHO WOULD MOSTLY LISTEN. I GIVE A LOT OF FEEDBACK AND HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

THEY ARE INTERTWINED AND CLIENTS OFTEN USE SUBSTANCES TO COVER UP DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, TRAUMA, POOR COPING SKILLS, LACK OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE/MANAGEMENT THAT WAS NOT TAUGHT TO THEM WHEN THEY WERE GROWING UP. CLIENTS OFTEN ARE UNAWARE THAT THEY ARE USING SUBSTANCES, DRUGS, PRESCRIPTION PILLS, SEX, PORN, OVER EATING, GAMBLING TO COVER UP "UNWANTED" AND SEEMINGLY INTOLERABLE FEELINGS. THERAPY CAN SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE ONE'S AWARENESS OF THE CONNECTION BETWEEN MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION AND PROVIDE EDUCATION, AWARENESS AND TOOLS FOR PROVIDING EFFICACY AND CHANGE IN THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO DO THE NECESSARY WORK TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES. IT TAKES TIME THOUGH. SOME CLIENTS COME IN AND WANT TO BE FIXED IN 6 SESSIONS WHICH IS A CULTURAL NORM IN OUR FAST-PACED QUICK-FIX SOCIETY THAT WANTS IMMEDIATE GRATIFICATION WHICH IS HOW ADDICTION BEGINS AND GROWS TO BEGIN WITH. PEOPLE WANT IMMEDIATE RELIEF FROM PAIN AND UNWANTED FEELINGS WHICH IS NATURAL UNTIL ONE REALIZES THAT HIS OR HER LIFE IS DESTRUCTING AT AN ACCELERATED PACE.

Rick is a Marriage and Family Therapist with a practice in Columbus, Ohio. For more information on his services please contact him at (614) 610-1130. 

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Rick Carter
1016 S High Street 2nd Floor German Village
Columbus, OH 43206
Rodd A. Zeller
Rodd A. Zeller
Worthington, OH 43085

What therapy approach(es) do you utilize? What issues do you specify treatment for?

Cbt approach and I work with substance abuse issues and most behavioral health issues depression, adhd, work place issues, adolescents. Some marital counseling and DOT and DFWP assessments.

How does one know if therapy is right for them?

You should feel a connection with your counselor and you should feel understood.

What can one expect to gain from therapy?

You should be able to gain insight and understanding about your problem. Also you should learn some techniques to help you cope and adapt better.

What is unique about you as a therapist?

I am just a regular guy who has done this for 30 years. I will be very direct and honest with you at the same time challenge you with questions and things to consider. I will encourage you to expand your thinking or current reality about things that just are not working.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

There is a significant relationship between the two. IT is rare that someone has a AOD problem and does not have some other emotional issue. If they did not have the emotional problem at the start they will certainly develop it over time with continued use. Very strong relationship between the two.

Rodd is a Counselor and EAP Specialist with a practice, Zeller & Associates, in Worthington, Ohio. For more information on his services please contact him at (614) 885-0891. 

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Rodd A. Zeller
6797 N. High St., Suite 223
Worthington, OH 43085
Ron Leonard
Ron Leonard
Auburn Township, OH 44023

What therapy approach(es) do you utilize? What issues do you specify treatment for?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Christian Counseling. I treat mostly marriage issues and depression and anxiety. I treat other issues as well but am not often.

How does one know if therapy is right for them?

One on one counseling is not a very good primary treatment for addictions. Group interventions seem to work much better. One on one counseling is good for supportive therapy or for dealing with additional issues.

What can one expect to gain from therapy?

To a large extent, you can expect to gain from therapy what you put into it. Therapy provides an objective, non-judgmental place to work through and get support for working through issues.

What is unique about you as a therapist?

My Christian foundation and approach. Also, I have a background in several field other than just counseling, so am able to understand a variety of work issues.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse?

That varies from person to person. Sometimes the substance abuse follows the mental illness if the person is self-medicating. Sometimes the mental illness follows the substance abuse as the user's world and supports are systematically destroyed.

Ron is a Professional Clinical Counselor with a practice in Auburn Township, Ohio. For more information on his services please contact him at (440) 781-7323. 

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Ron Leonard
19126 Ravenna Road
Auburn Township, OH 44023
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