Hello!!! My name is DeAnna Christian. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a supervisor designation. I have been independently licensed in the state of Ohio since 2004. I got into the social work field because I wanted to make a difference in a professional capacity. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including ADHD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, drug addiction, psychosis, and PTSD. I have been a foster parent and adopted children, I have had family members with mental health issues, and am a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) .
My counseling style is warm and genuine. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I treat you as a person not a diagnosis. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behavioral therapy. I will meet each client where they are at and tailor treatment to meet their needs.
It is not easy to reach out for help. It is not always easy to trust. I am here to support you and guide you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
OH LISW I.0029653-SUPV
She so amazing we also use her for my husband and for our family therapy!
Written on Oct 02, 2023 after therapy with DeAnna for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief
She is helping me so much
Written on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with DeAnna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Written on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with DeAnna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
So far our sessions have been helpful. I have not had therapy sessions before so I have no frame of reference, but I have learned a lot and I do have more tools to help with how I have been feeling.
Written on May 23, 2021 after therapy with DeAnna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She has been very helpful
Written on Apr 01, 2021 after therapy with DeAnna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd