• Online Therapy in Ohio

    Online Therapy in Ohio

    Hudson, Ohio. Beachwood, Ohio. Westerville, Ohio. Cincinnati, Ohio. What do all these cities have in common? They all have good shopping, amazing eateries, and busy lifestyles. Your busy lifestyle may make it hard for you to balance the career you love, the social life you crave, and the peace your body, mind, emotions require. You realize you need help figuring out how to find a good balance, but you’re not sure where to find that. You can’t make it to therapy every week considering the demands of your busy schedule. Plus, Cleveland traffic can be challenging and Cincinnati construction can add hours into your already long day. So a commute to therapy is just out of the question right now.

    But, the good news is that online therapy can give you support when you need it. Telehealth eliminates the hassle of scheduling, travel, waiting in a waiting toom, and commuting home. With online therapy, you can have a session wherever you are most comfortable at a time that works well for you.

    Online Therapy Builds Resiliency

    Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s challenging problems. Burnout and a lack of enthusiasm for life are becoming more common for adult professionals. Resiliency is a word that we have heard of. But, you may not always be able to describe that that means to you. According to dictionary.com, resiliency is defined as:

    Resilience or re·sil·ien·cy (noun) the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity; ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy.

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    Sometimes our careers do not allow for the feeling of resiliency or authenticity. At work, many of us are busy achieving, working the problem, fixing issues, or saving others. So, we often forget about what we need. This means we ignore self-care and our boundaries in pursuit of success. To fix this, we need to pay attention to what our bodies and minds are telling us. Then, we need to break down the barriers preventing ourselves from caring for our needs.

    Therapy is not about being broken or weak. It is about being real, vulnerable, and being yourself. In therapy, you will be accepted for who you are, no matter what.

    I Specialize in Helping Adult Professionals Thrive, in Ohio and Beyond

    You may be called an overachiever, a Type A personality, or a perfectionist. And, you may think you’re indestructible. So when faced with a problem in your life, you tell yourself to work harder, try a different tactic, or just get it done as fast as possible. Telling yourself this has always worked in the past, so why not now? You’re struggling and you want help, but you’re not sure where to turn. I get it and I have been there. These Type-A tendencies are negatively impacting your wellbeing, but they don’t have to. Online therapy in Ohio can help you learn new ways to maintain your success while taking care of your emotional health.

    A wise person asked me once what my ideal client looked like? Ideal client? To be honest, I’ve never really thought about who my ideal client is. Therapy is all about meeting the client where they are at, not looking for an ideal. But, I thought about it for a while and this is what I came up with:

    • I enjoy working with clients who are motivated to change
    • I prefer working with people who are independent thinkers, have strong personalities, and big dreams
    • My ideal client is someone who has high expectations that need to be managed. These clients may struggle with but Imposter Syndrome and have trouble acknowledging their success.
    • I like working with clients who fear failure, are independent, and successful. But, they also crave connection and want to be “known” on an intimate level.
    • Lastly, I like working with clients who are blunt, call me out when needed, and can manage compassionate, direct feedback. Ultimately, I like working with people who can be accountable for their behaviors when needed.

    I’m a Daring Way Facilitator and Use This Training to Help Professionals During Online Therapy in Ohio

    professional business man logs into online therapy in Ohio with online therapist Melissa Russiano for compassion fatigue therapy in ohioI am a certified Daring Way™ Facilitator. This is a training and certification program for helping professionals, based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. Being a Daring Way Facilitator allows me to infuse her work on authenticity, shame, and vulnerability in my online therapy practice. I know shame and poor self-worth are not emotions that land well with most. Unfortunately, when you keep those emotions under wraps and allowing the stressful energy to motivate your work, you find ourselves at risk for burnout and unhappiness

    But, what if you didn’t have to feel these negative emotions? The Daring Way helps professional adults open themselves up to being vulnerable. This allows clients to feel like they are being seen and accepted for who they truly are, not just the work they do. Now, you can get help with The Daring Way in Ohio, too.

    I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) during online therapy to help you to reach the goals you have set for counseling. As a counselor, am blunt and I am assertive, but most importantly, I am compassionate. I am in your corner. Together we will walk through the muck to get you to a place in which you will thrive in whatever arena you choose.

    My favorite Brené Brown’ quote is:

    “If you are not in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback”

    Let’s enter the arena together, fight your battle(s) online therapy. I want you to leave counseling as a stronger and healthier individual. Ultimately, I want you to feel committed to a life filled with whatever helps you thrive.

    I am ready for battle, the question is, are you ready to join me?

    If the things you have read on this page resonate with you, then I have a feeling we would be a great fit. I am committed to working with you to get you back to the high achiever you are. I will help you develop realistic expectations for your personal and professional life and your relationships with others.

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    If you’re ready to be the best version of yourself, I’m here to help! I offer online therapy and specialize in providing online therapy for anxiety, online therapy for burnout, online therapy for imposter syndrome, therapy for therapists, therapy for helping professionals, and therapy for busy professionals. Just reach out today and let’s get started! In addition to offering online therapy services in Ohio, I also offer online counseling in Tennessee and Pennsylvania.

    Looking for more information before you schedule an intake?  You can read about me as a therapist, look at the questions I get the most often from new clients, or read my mental health blog.