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Stanley Fireman, LISW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression
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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.

Professional experience

40yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: 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, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Guilt and shame, Jealousy, Life purpose, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

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License information

OH LISW I.0004708-SUPV


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

Great listener. Asks probing questions. Is very understanding and a good communicator. Very pleased with the 3 sessions I’ve had with him.

Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Stanley for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Where do I even begin. Stanley is absolutely amazing! He’s so supportive! He was there for me though so many big events that happened in my life. I will forever be grateful to have had him as my therapist!

Written on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Stanley for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

It is clear that Stan has enormous experience and skill in developing a therapeutic relationship.

Written on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Stanley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

Stan is an amazing therapist. He listens to me and allows me to lead, but also pushes me so I can heal and move forward.

Written on Jan 30, 2022 after therapy with Stanley for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Stan is the real deal! He knew exactly how to get to the heart of my issue I was working through, was direct with me, challenged my conclusions, and helped me to find focus in new ways. As someone who has had lots of fantastic therapy in my life, I highly recommend him—thank you, Stan!

Written on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Stanley for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

It was hard to establish a working relationship with him, especially since he did not notify me of his time off.

Written on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Stanley for 1 week on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders