My name is Ciara! I am licensed independent social worker who graduated from Ohio State University with a BA in Social Work and a MS from Wright State University in Social Work with a children and family focus. I have worked in a variety of mental health settings including family services, outpatient therapist, and school based mental health therapist. Over the years I have worked with youth of all ages, adults and families. I understand that starting therapy is not always an easy process and I strive to provide a safe and judgement free space for my clients and meet you with empathy and understanding. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness techniques in therapy as well as play therapy elements with my youth clients. My specialties include addressing anxiety, depression, trauma, attention/concentration and impulsivity, autism, anger management and opposition, social skills and self esteem issues. I look forward to helping you set, progress towards and meet your therapeutic goals!
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Ciara has helped me learn to pause and rethink my negative thoughts into healthier, more accurate thoughts. She listens and I feel like I'm talking to a friend and getting advice that's actually good. :)
Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Ciara for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Ciara Blake has really helped me to take slow steps toward taking time to develop positive thoughts/feelings vs reacting through my well established negative patterns of thinking.
Written on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Ciara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue