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Meet Our Therapists

We are a collaborative group of independent providers.   We share space while providing services for a variety of clients.  

Meet Amy Blankenship, LPCC

I would like to help ease the anxiety life can bring during times of change, during your daily routines, or in special situations: caregiver struggles, aging parents/dementia, parenting questions or stress, behavior concerns with children, divorce adjustment and grief. My background working with children and their parents in a variety of professional, educational settings for 16 years, as well as my training to become a counselor, will be an asset for me understanding you and your concerns.

 I am also LGBT friendly, and have special interests in the challenges this brings to ones family and/or social and romantic life. Isolation, emotional distress, creating healthy alliances and identity development, are just a few of several challenges in which I can assist. Providing a safe environment for you is a top priority. I want you to find the hope you need to get through your day, while helping you find solutions to the challenges you face.

Meet Joanne Forsthoefel, LPCC

Life is a journey full of unexpected twists and turns that can leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused, stressed, anxious, angry and hurt. It happens. Sometimes when we are faced with an unexpected event or tragedy or we just feel like we "aren't ourselves "and we just aren't sure who to talk to or what to do, therapy can help. I would like to be there to help you through the twists and turns. It has been my experience as a therapist working with children, adults and families that creating a safe and comfortable environment allows us to get to know each other and together find the best way for you to approach and manage the concerns in your life. In sessions I use a variety approaches based on your preference and needs. I invite you to meet me and decide if you feel this a good fit for you or your child. Please contact me via phone or email at [email protected]

Meet Barbara J. Davis, LPC, CDCA

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in strengthening relationships in children, teens and adults with anxiety, depression and behavioral difficulties. I have been providing clients with the means to express their concerns through Trauma Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person Centered Therapy. Why see a therapist at any age? Perhaps low self esteem, or poor self confidence, assistance managing stress, sadness or anger. Children and teens may have difficulty getting along in school, with others or at home. Therapy allows fears and concerns to be heard. As a trained therapist I help children, teens and adults resolve life difficulties helping improve their overall wellness and mental health. Schedule now, I would love to help you. *I am able to take CareSource insurance, however Caresource requires 7 business days to get pre-authorization so please email me prior to booking to accommodate that specific insurance.

 

Meet CYMBRIA HESS, Founding Therapist.

*Currently not accepting new clients.   

Hi there, I am an Independent Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in individual and couple therapy.   My practice is a small boutique private practice in Anderson Township in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

I have over 30 years experience as a clinician.  Time has flown by.  Long ago it seems,  I  graduated from The University of Dayton specializing in developmental psychology.  My background in developmental psychology allows me to work with clients from many stages of life.  I chose to study developmental psychology because I thought the model of normal development versus thwarted development made the most sense.  All of us face times in our lives where "curve balls" throw us off our planned trajectory.   I see that as mostly "normal" or just life.  I'm always curious about how to get back on track, or maybe even develop a better path for optimal life enjoyment. 

Clients include couples, teens and adults.   Among my areas of expertise are: adolescent issues, couple therapy and individual therapy for depression and anxiety for all ages across the lifespan. 

You should know if we work together that I am a therapist who loves to laugh at what life throws us all.  But to be clear, I never laugh at a client, but there are many moments where we laugh together.  And, if the situation merits it, we might shed some tears too.  I sincerely believe that therapy doesn't have to be a painful, horrid experience to tolerate.  Rather, it is truly a chance to take on the challenges of life and figure out how to grow, learn and improve so that we don't get blindsided by our own same behavioral responses over and over.  I like clients to have practical and usable feedback from sessions.  There is no "one size or technique fits all"  with me.  I strive for sensitivity, gentle humor and compassion for each and every session.  The goal is to help you build on your strengths,  identify life goals and create a plan to live your best life...even when things are tough and in every stage of life.  The reason I love my career (and I truly do) is that getting to take a tiny role in people's lives going from a dark, and often painful time in their life to a better place with hope for the future is a true honor.  When I get to participate in that shift that makes me downright glow.  

Education
B.S., Central Michigan University, Psychology, Sociology, minor in Human Development, 1984
M.A., University of Dayton, Developmental Psychology, 1990

Licensed
Independent Marriage and Family Therapist, Ohio held since 2004

Professional Activities and Memberships
~Clinical Member American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, since 1997
~Lifetime Member Cambridge Who's Who 2007-2008 Honors Edition of Executives & Professionals 
~Trainer for the Ohio Association of Child Care Workers. 
~Member Psi Chi, Psychology Honorary Society

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