Sheldon Reisman

 

 

 

 

How I Became the Therapist I am Today

After completing graduate school a number of years ago and starting to see clients, I noticed that my female clients kept on telling me how surprised they were that I actually listened to them, and how they felt comfortable talking with me. Some of them even told me I was the first man who had treated them respectfully.

 

As I began to learn more about the struggles of the women I was working with, I saw how so many of them were constantly criticizing themselves internally and comparing themselves to others.

 

I saw how they struggled with feeling good about themselves and how they looked.

 

I saw how hard it was for them to trust and open up to others.

 

And I saw how they kept on ending up in romantic relationships that only left them feeling more hurt.

 

They all wanted to change the way they felt, but most therapists were just teaching them coping skills, which wasn’t cutting it. Learning to cope is great, but it doesn’t heal the pain, help you feel better about yourself, or help you actually be in a healthy relationship.

 

That’s when I realized that I needed to do something different. I decided I needed to focus on helping these women, and I needed to learn how to truly help them.

 

I embarked on several years of intense training, in which I literally flew around the country, getting trained by the top experts in the field.

 

Several years later when the dust had settled and I had completed my training, I had become trained and certified in several different types of therapy. I was now finally able to help my clients really feel better.

 

What makes me different from other therapists is that I don’t just teach my clients coping skills. I help them create real, lasting change.

 

Now it’s your turn. You deserve to get the help you’ve been waiting for.

 

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

I get it. For some of my clients it’s hard for them to consider seeing a male therapist. After all, men are the ones who often have hurt them, whether physically, emotionally, or sexually. Why would they want to work with a man when they are trying to recover and feel better?

 

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’m an independently licensed clinical social worker (LISW-S) licensed through the State of Ohio, and I also offer supervision to new therapists who are training to get their counseling license.

 

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 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 we have. I also love learning about other cultures and have had amazing 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

Schedule your free consultation now by clicking on the button below. We’ll chat for 15 minutes so you can get a sense of who I am and how I can help you. You can also contact me by email, or calling or texting me at 513-400-4613.

 

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9420 Towne Square Ave
Blue Ash , OH 45242

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

Sheldon@TherapyCincinnati.com
(513) 400-4613

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