I am a clinical counselor and art therapist who specializes in the clinical treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss. I special in treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and I have advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). I obtained a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University in psychology and a master’s degree in art therapy from Ursuline College. I am a member of the Buckeye Art Therapy Association (BATA) and the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). My previous experience includes adjunct professor in the master's program for art therapy and counseling at Ursuline College and working with adults and children in inpatient and outpatient settings. Presently I work at a private practice with adults who are experiencing trauma depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder and life transitions due to family relationship issues, gender issues, grief and chronic illness.
I enjoy getting to know the individual and match my skills with the best therapeutic approach that meets their unique needs. I have a holistic approach to treatment and my goal is to assist individuals in gaining insight and to gain coping skills that will improve the quality of their life.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPCC #E.0008276 (Expires: 2021-05-01)
Rita has helped me so much. She is so easy to talk to and makes me feel comfortable and not judged. She has given me a lot of good techniques to deal with certain issues.
Her therapy style is extremely effective. She’s not afraid to say what she thinks while also being an active listener and respecting your individuality. I’m happy I chose her as my counselor!
Thank you so much for listening and understanding me.
Rita was very respectful of all my needs and concerns. I have tried therapy before and got the feeling the therapist thought i was wasting their time but my therapy sessions now could not be more the opposite. I would highly recommend Rita as a counselor!
She is the first counselor I’ve ever had and probably the best I could have ever gotten. She takes what your dealing with and puts in ways for you to more understand and cope with it. She’s patient and let’s you know, everyone is human and everyone has issues and it’s okay. 10/10 would recommend her again and again!
Rita is extremely caring and supportive. The best counselor that I've ever had.
Rita has been very helpful during a very turbulent and stressful time in my life. She helped me worked through some very difficult problems and has supported me the entire way.
Rita has been wonderful so far. She is so personable and supportive
Rita's fantastic and thoughtful!
I’m really enjoying my sessions with Rita Kanareff - she is very smart, empathetic and understanding. I think her counseling will really help with my healing journey.