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About Me

Hello, my name is Bill DeFelice and I have been an independently licensed Mental Health (LPCC-S) therapist in the state of Ohio for over 25 years. I also hold my independent licensure for drug addiction (LICDC-CS) counseling as well. I graduated with my Bachelor Of Science degree in Secondary Education from Indiana University Of Pennsylvania in December of 1990. I received my Master Of Education degree in Community Mental Health Counseling in August of 1995.

In all of the years that I have been doing this there isn’t much that I haven’t experienced or heard about before. I am telling you this, because I want you to feel relaxed and comfortable from the moment we talk or meet. One of the main struggles that people who are new to therapy have, is the feeling of being judged. I can assure you that this will not be happening when meeting with me.
Next, I would like to share the topics and therapy techniques that I have had the most exposure too. These include the depressive and bipolar disorders, as well as addiction, generalized anxiety, men’s issues, childhood disorders, parenting, and couples/relationship issues. I like to use CBT, reality therapy, and motivational interviewing in my sessions. However, I am willing to use whatever techniques are needed to help you make positive change.

Finally, I would like to discuss how I perceive the counselor/client to be. I look at the relationship between client and therapist to be like many of the personal relationships that you will have in your lifetime. Two people working together to achieve a goal(s). The one major difference is that boundaries have to be strictly followed at all times. I see the roles of the two people to be very different. The counselor is there to provide clarity, direction and support. The client is responsible for doing the hard work as far as the emotional part of it is concerned. I can promise you that I will never out work you, but I will always meet you on whatever level you are on, effort wise.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPCC #E.0002866-SUPV (Expires: 2022-11-20)


Reviews

Written by C.I. on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Great first meeting!

Written by T.U. on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd

William is great at listening and cares about forming my precise goals from therapy as well as my progress towards them. He is insightful and very helpful in making me understand what things I need to work upon to achieve these goals.

Written by T.Y. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with William for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

William was great at finding was to empathize and help me understand the underlying issues I was having. He was very supportive in my adventure. 100% recommend him to anyone.

Written by A.D. on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with William for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

William is great at what he does. Knowledgeable, inquisitive and measured.

Written by I.S. on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Bill was super helpful in helping me and my boyfriend navigate issues in our relationship related to family. I’d recommend him to anyone who needs clarity and a solid perspective.

Written by R.E. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

He’s very kind and is a nice person. Listens to your concerns and tries to help as much as he can.