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Welcome! I’m glad that you are here.

You’re probably looking at this page because you’re considering reaching out for help. I understand that your struggling, and I’m glad that you’re considering doing something to change the way you feel. It can feel like there’s no way things can change but I promise you that you can feel better. Here’s some more information about me and how I can help you:

I’m an independently licensed clinical social worker (LISW-S) licensed through the State of Ohio. I’m currently in private practice in Cincinnati and have offices in West Chester and the Hyde Park area. I see individuals ages 15 through 50.

I help people in many different ways, but I specialize in helping clients who are victims of trauma. There are many different types of trauma, such as sexual assaults, car accidents, and domestic violence, and while I treat all types of trauma, my focus is on helping clients who have experienced a sexual assault and/or abuse, as well as emotional abuse. I also work extensively with women who have experienced early childhood trauma and who have had difficult and hurtful parents, abandonment, or neglect. I also help people increase their confidence in themselves and how they look.

 

What Counseling with Me Looks Like

Honestly, it will probably look and feel like a laid back conversation. In our first session, we will dive into what’s bringing you in and do a full history. Our goal is to get a clear understanding of what you are struggling with and understand why your feeling the way you are. For so many people, understanding why they are feeling they way they are is extremely helpful and makes them feel so much better. Knowing why we are struggling gives us hope that we can feel better, as well as a road map for what has to change and what we can do to support that change.

In follow up sessions, I will usually offer you several things that we can work on that session and you can choose what you want to focus on. I will let you talk and listen attentively, and ask questions when needed. But it’s all about you. I work for you, after all. We will talk about what is important to you, work on your goals, and build on your strengths.

 

How I Can Help You Feel Better….

While everyone’s goals in therapy are different, there are some common general area’s that I work on with my clients. Here are some of the ways you can expect to feel different as we work together:

-Not thinking about things that happened in the past.

-Being able to be relaxed and carefree without worrying something bad is going to happen.

-Feeling more confident and secure about yourself, especially when around other people.

-Making friends with your inner critic and feeling good being by yourself.

-Having a positive relationship with your body.

-Feeling comfortable and open when someone compliments you.

-Having healthier relationships and friendships.

-Feeling more lighter and happier in general.

 

I’m Not Sure I Want To See A Male Therapist….

If you’re a woman, it can be different having a therapist who is a male. It’s not unusual for some of my female clients to feel apprehensive about working with a man, however many of my female clients often comment on how surprised they are that I am very different than the “typical guy” they imagined I would be. Many clients have shared that they find me to be gentle, compassionate, and someone who really listens.

While it may be different talking to a man than a woman, having a male therapist can be a healing experience and allow you to experience a safe, appropriate, and respectful connection with a man.  This is especially true if in your past you have had a man hurt you in any way.

I value working with my female clients because I have experienced men mistreating women, and I firmly believe that every woman deserves to feel safe, respected, and valued in any type of relationship they have with a man.  I want my daughters to grow up in a world that gives them the same opportunities as men and treats them fairly and equally, and I am committed to helping create this world with my clients.

 

Education and Training

I graduated with a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Cincinnati, and hold a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College.

I am a certified Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist, and an approved consultant in training for helping other therapists grow in their skill of using EMDR. I am also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, which is a somatic psychotherapy focused on how our body holds onto trauma and reacts to stress. This training includes 36 days of training over a 3 year period. I also make use of my 10+ years of experience using psychodrama and the expressive arts. I firmly believe in tailoring an individualized approach that is based on your unique needs and circumstances.

 

Outside of counseling…

I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids, and doing family activities together. I love traveling, especially to the Western United States and all the great national parks that are out there. I also love learning about other cultures and have had awesome experiences in Japan and other parts of Asia. When I’m not traveling, I stay active by playing basketball and volleyball, and playing the occasional video game.

 

Reach out today

Go ahead and schedule your appointment now by clicking on the button below, where you’ll be able to schedule an appointment through my online calendar. You can also request a free 15 minute phone consultation with me to get a feel for how we can work together by sending me an email or texting me, or calling me at 513-400-4613.


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8040 Hosbrook Rd Suite 102
Cincinnati, OH 45236

7686 Cincinnati Dayton Rd Suite A, West Chester Township, OH 45069

Sheldon@TherapyCincinnati.com
(513) 400-4613

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