Hi! My name is Sirena and I'm a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I graduated from Ohio State with my Bachelor's Degree in 2008, from Capital University Law School with my JD in 2011, from Ohio University with my Master's in Social Work in 2014 and from the University of Cincinnati with my Master's in Healthcare Administration in 2019. Since then, I have practiced extensively with a variety of populations. I primarily work with adults, and have a lot of experience in trauma processing, couples work, and working with those who have both mental illness and a history of substance abuse. I have worked with teenagers and families, couples, individuals, LGBTQ, the elderly, and those with complex treatment needs. I believe in developing an integrative and collaborative relationship with my clients that is built on mutual trust and respect.
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Career difficulties
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , Gender Dysphoria , HIV / AIDS , Infidelity , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LISW #I.1600726-SUPV (Expires: 2022-11-02)
Sirena has been amazing to talk to. She listens to me and gives me feedback. It’s not always what I want to hear but what I need to hear.
She’s completely changed my life for the better and I cannot express how grateful I am.
I really like Sirena. For me it was a bit rocky at first, because she was learning me as the person I am. And it was my first form of therapy. But once I began to open up, everything she knew she was able to work toward resolution with me. She is very kind & it is like talking to a friend who loves you & wants to see you do better. She shows her human side & doesn't make me feel like "just another person." She really is wonderful! Even when I am being hard on myself, she helps me lift the burden, or says something that means the world. I truly recommend her.
Great messaging but she has little time for appointments but she says that from the start. But all of the counselors should have appointment time available and fit you in to schedule as soon as you finish your forms. She is great at messaging every day tho.
It's obvious she's very experienced and cares about what she does. Always encouraging, validating, and constructively responsive. I couldn't have asked for someone better.
Sirena is kind, professional and understanding. She is attentive and not afraid to be honest. So far I have really liked working with her and look forward to future sessions!
Looking forward to first session as I value her responsive, weekly emails she sends to everyone. I feel similar to her as I think she is caring. I relate to her
I’ve been speaking with Sirena for months and she’s has really helped me through a dark time in my life. Very persistent and supportive. She provided a lot of information, a lot of suggestions and follow ups constantly.
Sirena is a very kind woman, who has really took the time to understand my needs and worries. She is lovely to speak with on the phone, and just allowed me to vent. She gives food clarification on an issue and it just eases your mind knowing that you’re speaking with a professional in this field. It’s such a hell knowing I can message and have a call here and there about my life. I could not afford standard therapy and this is honestly made me appreciate technology a lot more...
Sirena is kind. I'm hoping she can help me sort through years of issues. So far, so good. Id recommend her based on my experiences so far
Excellent counselor, she really listens to me.
Sirena is kind, professional, and very responsive!
I am so impressed with Sirena! She is very attentive and really listens to what you have to say. Her inspirational quotes always set the tone for my week and I look forward to hearing from her each time I log into BetterHelp!
Sirena is just the best when it comes to having a Therapist. For once I feel I can be completely open and honest with someone regardless of how I feel and she is always there, always understanding, finds a way to respond where you feel you’ve been heard and a weight is lifted. She is knowledgeable, smart, funny, loving, and I hope I continue to speak with her until the day I die because having her is like having a life-long friend that I never knew I could have.
Sirena has been amazing and has been so easy to talk too
She is a great listener and she understands what I’m going through
Sirena does a good job getting to the heart of the matter and offers practical solutions to the problems!
This is my second time talking to Sirena. I came back because of the friendly and professional way she had helped me previously. I always feel better after speaking with her and focused on what I have to do.
I love how she responds to every little detail of what i'm telling her. It shows that she really cares
Speaking to Sirena has been very helpful and an eye opening experience. It was nice to have a listening ear and have practical and insightful advice and resources.
I’ve only been talking to Sirena for about a week, but I already feel like a weight has been lifted from my chest. She provides the comfort of talking to a friend, with the professionalism of a therapist, and the understanding of a peer. She is great at letting me steer the conversation while also taking time and consideration into the nuances of what I am saying. If you are just starting therapy and don’t really know where to getting footing on beginning, I definitely recommend her!
Sirena is an awesome counselor! Reads all my notes, if she doesn't reply back that same day she definitely does the following day, she consoles not just my primary concerns or problems but asks if there is anything else I might have a problem with, she's great! Definitely would recommend her to somebody else that was looking for counseling, thank u very much Sirena❤!
Sirena is a wonderful counselor. She actively listens and provides great advice.
Sirena has been so incredibly thorough and validating in every way she communicates and I am so grateful to have her for support. This is the first time I’ve used online counseling, and my first experience w therapy in many years but I am loving the process and Sirena helps me feel heard which is key for me.
Everyone needs Sirena in their life!
I’ve just started counseling but it’s been great so far. Taking this step was hard for me and I was scared. She has been polite and made me feel so comfortable while offering great advice and encouragement as well as problem solving skills. I wish I would’ve started this a long time ago.
She’s amazing and helping me so much. So understanding and caring and really wants to work together to achieve my goals and is more like a friend who I feel comfortable talking to about anything than a counsellor who is psychoanalysing my ever thought.
10/10 for Sirena, I feel she can change the way I feel and think.
So far, I have really enjoyed talking with Sirena. She seems like a friend who I can open up to and discuss anything. We have talked about everything under the sun in just the two weeks I've spent chatting with her. She usually responds within a day, which is also helpful. She listens to you, addresses your concerns, offers advice, and even gives you glimpses into her own life. I'm excited to see where we continue going with this.
Super understanding and extremely helpful. Checks in and tries to set up sessions with you to be as convenient for you as possible.
Sirena is great so far. She's been so understanding and is working to help me figure out exactly what I need
She's a good counselor. I only talk to her every so often, but she is always really helpful.
Sirena has already greatly helped me. I needed immediate help and was able to reach her via the messaging portion of the app. My first session with her was very constructive and I look forward to getting more coping techniques from her.
I appreciate how patient Sirena has been with me. Admittedly it’s taking me some time to get used to communicating in this manner but I do appreciate that she’s giving me time to think about her questions and get back to her when I’m comfortable.
Always listens and helps me sort out my feelings and offers unbiased advice and support.
Sirena listens and asks questions to get to the root of how she can best help me and what I need to move forward with my goals.
Sirena is absolutely wonderful! I stumbled across an absolute gem with her. This is my first experience with anything like this. The progress that she has helped me make in such a short time is amazing. I’m very grateful for that ❤️
Sirena is absolutely great! Always listens and offers different options.
Sirena is amazing! She listens to my needs and is able to provide me with adequate options that I can use to better myself. She is very knowledgeable as well. I couldn’t have a better fit person for a counselor!
I’ve truly enjoyed working with Sirena and BetterHelp as a whole. On my bad days it gives me an easy outlet where I can express how I’m feeling and Sirena does a really nice job of talking me through situations. This experience has been very beneficial so far!
This program is no scam. It REALLY WORKS.I cant underestimate how important mental health is, and it's a godsend to have someone in your corner like Sirena. She is my personal angel. She is utterly professional and knowledgeable. She has a way of keeping one in the here and now and takes on the hard stuff and makes it seem like a piece of cake! Her insight is keen. She gives fun, fruitful, on target assignments. She keeps me busy! I'm really lucky to have been matched up with her. 2 months ago I was a non functioning mess. Now I feel like I have a future once again.
Sirena is very prompt with responses and always finds a way to validate my concerns and gives me an effective way of approaching a solution.