I am a licensed clinical counselor in Ohio with 20 years of professional work experience. I specialize in working with children, teens, and families. My experience includes, but is not limited to, depression, adoption, school/social anxiety, effects of social media on mental health, trauma, parenting, and relationships. I gained this experience through my work in community mental health centers, foster and adoption agency, in the school setting, and intensive home-based counseling with families of at risk youth. Although my identified client base has typically been children and teens, I also did a lot of work with the parents, and other family members, of those youth, as the mental well being of children is dependent on the well being of the parents.
Having worked in the foster care system for more than 15 years, I have extensive training in identifying and treating trauma. Our mind and body's response to trauma is fascinating and the studies are ever evolving, as we continue to understand the healing capabilities through treatment.
My approach to the counseling process is very individualized to the client, as I understand that no one approach works for every person or situation. I work with my clients to identify their strengths and needs. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Isolation / Loneliness, Post-traumatic Stress
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LPCC E.0007856-SUPV
Written on Oct 04, 2023 after therapy with Deanna for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
she is very kind, and experienced. Will listen to you and let you talk as much as you need but still be able to make sure you’re on track talking about what you want to be working on.
Written on Aug 11, 2023 after therapy with Deanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Deanna is a great therapist and I’d recommend her to others
Written on Jul 10, 2023 after therapy with Deanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties
Deanna was very supportive, understanding, and warm. She was also very informative and gave me a lot of great resources to use.
Written on Jun 21, 2023 after therapy with Deanna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Excellent work, very professional would highly recommend
Written on Jun 07, 2023 after therapy with Deanna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Deanna has helped me improve my mental health through the tools and techniques she’s provided me. I recommend Deanna as she is very professional and caring.
Written on May 03, 2023 after therapy with Deanna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse