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Deana Thatcher, LISW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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About me

Hello! My name is Deana and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision designation (LISW-S) located in Ohio. I have worked in a variety of social service settings for over two decades and have more than 15 years of direct clinical experience. I have been privileged to support clients from all walks of life as they navigate a host of life's concerns.

Feeling comfortable with your therapist is a key factor in your success. I strive to provide a warm, supportive and non-judgmental environment for clients. My therapeutic style is compassionate, interactive and supportive as I want you to feel heard and understood. I am also comfortable offering you feedback, suggesting strategies and helping you challenge unhelpful patterns so that you can develop new insights and embrace healthy change.

I specialize in working with clients navigating stress and difficult life challenges including grief and loss, anxiety, chronic illness, caregiving stress, relationship challenges, issues of aging and life stage concerns . I employ an integrative approach to treatment by focusing on client’s strengths and resources while utilizing evidence-based clinical approaches. My approach is solution focused, educational, client centered, and strengths based employing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy.

Congratulations on taking an important first step in caring for your self and your mental health. I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

OH LISW I.0600154-SUPV


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Deana Thatcher. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

She is amazing and very helpful

Written on May 02, 2023 after therapy with Deana for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Listens to my consents, remembers our discussions and life experiences I share. Offers suggestions without judgement.

Written on Mar 19, 2023 after therapy with Deana for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

She has been very friendly, and supportive. I appreciate her advice greatly.

Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Deana for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Deana has been very helpful & understanding.

Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Deana for 2 weeks

Great experience so far.

Written on Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Deana for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem