Sarah E. Klein, MA, LPCC
I am a graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling (2009). I also have a bachelor degree from Franklin University in Business Administration. I am independently licensed by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Therapy Board (License No. E1200016). I am a member of the Ohio Counseling Association and the EMDR International Association.
I became a counselor at a the suggestion of a counselor who I was seeing as a client (go figure)! I know what it's like to be in the role of the client and to experience pain. I know the work it takes during the healing process and I applaud anyone who is willing to embark upon this journey. You are very brave and stronger than you realize and you are not alone! I have had the joy of experiencing healing and being able to help comfort and counsel others for a living. I am truly blessed and work each day at practicing what I preach!
I have a passion for trauma work and feel so privileged to see people released from the grip of the past that often keeps them stuck in life and robs them of living in the present. I often utilize EMDR to help clients move from a negative belief that keeps them stuck and help them move toward a more adaptive way of thinking. The more positive our thoughts/beliefs are, the better our emotions and behaviors will become!
I enjoy working with women dealing with low self-esteem, poor self-confidence, codependency, and relationship issues. There is nothing more exciting than watching a woman grow in confidence and to be able to experience true joy in life! I also provide counseling for depression, anxiety, and phase of life issues. While phase of life issues may not seem like that big of a deal, they can create intense feelings of anxiety, fear, and inadequacy. From starting high school or college, getting married or divorced, from having kids to becoming an empty-nester, to dealing with aging parents - these are all phases that can be difficult to navigate.
It would be an honor to help you get to the root of these issues and help you create lasting change. Treating the symptoms is okay and can be part of the process, but developing a healthier foundation from which to launch into a beautiful life is the ultimate goal. I would love to walk alongside you in this journey of healing!
Treatment Approaches: EMDR, Ego-State Therapy and IFS informed, Solution Focused, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Christian counseling (if requested)
Insurance Plans Accepted: Caresource Marketplace, Medical Mutual (EXCLUDES HMO Narrow Network), OhioHealthy, OSU Health Plan, Out of Network
Deborah DeLeon, MA, LPCC
Counselor/Virtual Assistant Extraordinaire
I received my master’s degree in clinical counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary in 2004 after pursuing my undergraduate degree from Thomas Edison majoring in psychology. I am independently licensed by the Ohio State Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board (E.0008190). I owned my own practice until 2019, then took a sabbatical from counseling to take care of myself and family. I became aware of the difficulty people were having in finding counselors during this past year. So, it was with careful consideration, that I made the decision to come back to counseling.
I made a career change later in life to pursue a master’s in counseling after experiencing my own journey to health. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to specialize in trauma, and I geared my training towards that goal. I am trained in EMDR (2005) and continue to take courses to keep updated and informed. Along with trauma I have pursued courses for anxiety and depression such as mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy. I have pursued neuropsychology to find the connection in our brains to trauma. While I could see some successful outcomes from trauma, I was unsatisfied and determined to find the best therapy practices. So, I am pleased to add to my training, Internal Family Systems, which focuses on the parts inside of us that are wounded, and I am hopeful to become certified in the next year. I have seen great success in treating trauma with a multifaceted approach that best fits the client I am working with.
I enjoy working with adults that are facing complex issues that may include past or present life events, that may result in depression or anxiety. For the past six years I feel a compassion to help mature adults that face unique life challenges such as caretaking for a family member or grieving the loss of a loved one. Or may find themselves finally having the time to focus on themselves and their own healing! Women’s issues have always been a passion of mine and I hope to continue to be apart of their own healing journey.
I believe that a person is intertwined spiritually, emotionally, and physically. I see the best approach to healing is creating a “team approach” to the person’s health including family, friends, physicians, counselors, pastors etc. with each “team member” working within their role. I am comfortable with bringing faith, God, and spirituality into the healing process if the client wishes to do so. I look forward to working in this renewed journey in counseling!