I hold a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and have been working as a counselor since 2007, providing individual counseling, assessment of mental and emotional disorders, crisis intervention and referral assistance as well as mental health programming, community outreach, advocacy, and education. I hold an independent Professional Clinical Counselor license with supervisory designation (LPCC-S) from the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board.
I believe that counseling is a collaborative process that involves the development of a unique, confidential helping relationship which helps clients better understand themselves and the world around them. Open and honest discussions of feelings, behaviors, relationships, life experiences, and circumstances in a non-judgmental, safe, confidential environment enables individuals to grow towards greater freedom in making healthy choices and taking appropriate actions for more satisfying relationships, self-concept, and progress toward life goals.
I utilize a variety of treatment approaches in therapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, and Brief Therapy. I have assisted clients with a wide range of mental health issues, such as, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, adjustment, life transitions, and exploration of self (related to gender, sexuality, religion, etc.) to name a few. My goal is to provide a genuine therapeutic relationship and help you feel heard and respected, regardless of the issue or struggle you are facing. I work with clients to help identify strengths, locate support resources, and begin a process of change and growth. I will respect your values, choices, and lifestyle and will see you as an individual with your own unique strengths and limitations.
It takes courage to seek advice, help, and/or support in times of struggle. Change can be scary but necessary and the first step is often the scariest. There is power and strength in taking control and choosing to make a change for the better. I am honored to be considered as a resource on your journey.
Per Ohio State law ( http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4757-5-13v1 12) we will need to schedule a video session to verify identity prior to starting services. Once we have our first video-chat, verify identity, and review consent we can start working together using any of the platforms you prefer: messaging, live chat, phone, or video sessions.
I recommend reviewing several profiles of various providers before making your choice. It is important to your success that you find a therapist you feel comfortable working with and is a good fit for your needs.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Body Image, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
OH LPCC E.0602237-SUPV
Caryn has helped me tremendously. I love working with her so much!
Written on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Caryn for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd
Caryn has helped me become a much better person than when I started 4 months ago. I’m so happy that I started therapy in the first place. She’s helped me become a more well rounded individual. I’m glad I’m on the path that I am now because of her.
Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Caryn for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching
Caryn is fantastic! She has already uncovered the true reason for issues I'm having and is so kind and helpful! She gives me great ideas and activities to help me. I truly feel like a better version of myself because of her!
Written on Dec 31, 2021 after therapy with Caryn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Caryn is great, she makes you think about things in ways that you normally wouldn’t and has really opened my eyes to ways to help myself.
Written on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Caryn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue