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Geralyn Cleary, LISW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

Hello! My name is Geralyn Cleary. I'm a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I have over 15 years of experience in the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. I am certified in trauma-informed care and certified as a clinical telemental health care provider. I apply an eclectic approach to therapy individualized to meet each person’s unique needs. Therapeutic methods I use include CBT, DBT, ACT, EMDR, Mindfulness, Psychotherapeutic and Psychodynamic among others.

I earned a Bachelor of Social Work in 1994 from the University of Cincinnati, School of Social Work as a Magna Cum Laude. I was accepted into the accelerated graduate degree program at the University of Cincinnati, School of Social Work, and earned a Master of Social Work in 1995.


I began my career by working in community-based outpatient services for mental health and substance use disorders. I was serving primarily uninsured, low-income individuals. After graduate school, I moved into administrative positions serving as director of a women's residential addiction treatment program and clinical manager for an urban minority drug and alcohol treatment program. Since 2016 I have been working as an independent therapist treating individuals for various mental health and substance use disorders.


My specialties include mood disorders, trauma, abuse, PTSD, addictions, women’s issues, and issues of aging. My approach is person-centered and strength-based using modalities that are evidence-based and individualized to meet each person's unique needs and learning styles. My driving force lies in my belief that no one is broken and change is always possible!

Professional experience

16yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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License information

OH LISW I.1800756-SUPV

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Geralyn Cleary. 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.

I had Geralyn for several months. She helped me with coping skills, exploring trauma, and healthy boundaries! She was great and to the point! She will push you but in a good way! I am so much better off than 6 months ago!

Written on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Geralyn for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I absolutely love working with Geralyn! I’ve always struggled telling someone new about myself, and Geralyn was very accommodating to help me feel more comfortable. She’s been very understanding in regards to my medical issues, as well as my crazy work schedule. Her guidance & resources have truly shown an impact in my life, and although it’s still early on, I’m excited to learn more & improve my quality of life, & my relationships with others. Geralyn, you are a lifesaver, and appreciated more than you know! ☺️

Written on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Geralyn for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

My time with Geralyn was brief but she was incredibly helpful, articulate, and easy to talk to. I am very grateful for my experience with her and give the highest recommendation. Thank you Geralyn!!

Written on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Geralyn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Geralyn has been great! I am new to therapy in general and I feel like she is really helping me. I love the live chat feature because I get really nervous and clam up when I have to try to speak about myself but I feel like I can express myself better through written word.

Written on Jan 20, 2021 after therapy with Geralyn for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Geralyn is great.

Written on Sep 03, 2020 after therapy with Geralyn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts