Stanley Fireman

(M., Ed, LISW-S)

About Me

I have experience in clinical counseling for over 40 years in private practice and in hospitals. During the last 20 years, I worked in multiple hospital outpatient clinics all part of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where I treated patients with Pain Management issues, anger management, depression, anxiety, abuse, domestic violence, opiate dependence/addiction, alcohol dependency, family systems, and stressors that affect life changes and other situations that cause disequilibrium. I specialized in Pain Management and emotions, working with individuals experiencing chronic pain and how it affects their lives and the lives of their families. This includes possible role changes in the family system. I was also the Behavioral Medicine faculty for the Family Medicine Residency Program where I taught physicians how to identify and treat psychological issues. I focused on teaching them how to take sexual histories and identify abuse with the appropriate referrals for safe space when needed. I facilitated groups of physicians, nurses, social workers, and other care givers who met periodically to discuss difficult patients and families and how to increase communication while focusing on the caretaking of the identified patient. Another goal of this group was to identify and manage professional burnout. My approach is Functional, working with the client/patient in the present, helping to identify, explore possible sources of the conflict(s), and learn techniques to manage the felt difficulties. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. I provide a comfortable environment, an appropriate sense of humor with empathy and an opportunity for the client to express feelings/concerns in a safe and confidential setting. My success in providing treatment has been affording patients/clients the opportunity to be confronted respectfully with painful issues in order to allow them to work through the distress with the goal of empowerment to reach healthy functioning.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 40

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LISW #I.0004708-SUPV (Expires: 2021-05-17)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Jun 25, 2020 after counseling with Stanley for 2 weeks

Only two sessions in and I’ve had a wonderful experience exploring more about me with Stan’s help. He truly asks the questions that lead you to the right answers.

Written by D.O. on Jun 10, 2020 after counseling with Stanley for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

How wonderful to be matched with Stan! He helped me many years ago and has done it again.

Written by B.E. on Jun 08, 2020 after counseling with Stanley for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

Since my first conversation with Stanley I have felt heard and understood. He has given me a different perspective on things which have helped me out a lot. Always leave our the conversations feeling less anxious.

Written by S.A. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Stanley for 4 weeks on issues concerning grief

Stanley is a great counselor who I connected with instantly. He is empathetic and effective. He is knowledgeable in his field and really easy to work with. I was hesitant that online counseling would make me uncomfortable, but he put me at ease very early on in our first conversation. I have nothing but positive things to say about him.

Written by B.R. on May 17, 2020 after counseling with Stanley for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

I was so nervous to start talking to a counselor again. Stanley has been absolutely amazing. He listens without judgment. And gives me strong advice.

Written by B.O. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Stanley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and anger management

In two sessions, I have gained more ground towards improving myself than years of my old family practice. Highly recommend.

Written by F.A. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Stanley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion

I’ve been using this app on and off for a while now and Stanley has made more progress with me in 2 weeks then any other. If you are actually here and ready to face and explore yourself then this is the person to go to. He will not sugarcoat his questions and is trained to handle any issue.

Written by S.A. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Stanley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I appreciate that Stanley helps me think and process. I am a talk-through-it kind of person, and he listens respectfully and offers insights. After only a few sessions, I feel better inside. I feel heard.

Written by W.I. on Apr 21, 2020 after counseling with Stanley for 2 weeks

Stanley is very good at what he does. He’s friendly, respectful and knows how to put you at ease. Just in the first few sessions we have had, he has been extremely helpful. I look forward to my continued sessions with him. I would highly recommend him to anyone!