Due to the COVID-19 outbreak Flourish is offering virtual appointments for new and existing clients. Telehealth allows us to continue to provide mental health services to our clients effectively and conveniently to ensure the safety of all involved. You can schedule an initial telehealth appointment through the request appointment button below, or if you are an existing client through the client portal. We are able to accept insurance for telehealth appointments. Please call 513-999-2448 if you have any further questions or would like to schedule by phone.
Offering innovative and evidence-based treatment services for stress, anxiety, depression, life changes, low self-esteem, family and relationship difficulties.
Located in Downtown Cincinnati, Flourish Psychotherapy offers convenient and flexible therapy options, including in-office, walk and talk, and tele-therapy services. Currently accepting new clients, both daytime and evening appointments available.
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Psychotherapy services delivered in an office based setting. Psychotherapy is a collaborative process to reach greater contentment and happiness. Through this journey, you’ll learn effective ways to cope with life’s challenges – helping you create a more balanced life.
Family or Couple’s focused psychotherapy services delivered in an office based setting. Family therapy can assist families to successfully work through challenges such as marriage, divorce, death, infidelity or other issues that may arise. Through psychotherapy, families can learn how to communicate more effectively and improve overall relationship satisfaction.
Walk and Talk Therapy is a unique form of therapy that combines traditional psychotherapy with the physical exercise of walking. This form of therapy combines walking and counseling to strengthen the connection between the mind and the body.
Eco-Therapy integrates traditional therapy with a belief that time spent in nature can have a positive impact on mental health and general well-being. Services are typically conducted outdoors and are provided at various locations throughout Cincinnati.
Web-based individual psychotherapy treatment services. Similar to office-based individual psychotherapy services, however you can be located anywhere, the session performed through a secure HIPPA compliant video chat.
All psychotherapy services last approximately 50 minutes. Longer or shorter appointment times can be arranged. Self-pay, Insurance and EAPs (Employee Assistance Programs) accepted.
Therapy is a collaborative effort between the therapist and client. Therapists help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and promote behavior change and optimal mental health. Through therapy you examine the behaviors, thoughts and feelings that are causing difficulties in your life. You learn effective ways to deal with your problems by building upon personal strengths and learning ways to encourage personal growth and foster your interest and welfare. It is not unusual to feel nervous or uncomfortable at first, but this usually dissipates as you build trust and rapport with your therapist.
Generally, you will meet with your counselor regularly for about 45-50 minutes each week. During these sessions you will discuss your concerns with your therapist and explore the past and present context of these concerns.
It is a common misconception to think that only seriously ill or "crazy" people need therapy. Research shows that over eighty percent of people can benefit from counseling at some time in their lives. So, it is normal to need therapy when special concerns or difficult feelings arise. Most people have a problem with anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, etc., at some point. Others are dealing with more specific psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bereavement, substance abuse, or eating and body image issues. Some people are not sure what the problem is, but just know they are not functioning or feeling the way they normally do. A therapist can help you sort out what is wrong in order to help get you back on track. Don't put off seeking counseling or therapy. If you are considering it, this is an indication that you probably could benefit from the experience.
The main predictor of success you have in therapy is dependent on the relationship you have with your therapist. If you do not feel you can be honest with your therapist you won’t be able to get a lot out of therapy. The best way to choose a therapist is to look over their bios to get an idea of who they are, their style of therapy and the type of concerns they work with. Additionally you can schedule a complimentary 15 minute consultation with one of our therapists to get a better idea of if you will work well with them. Please see how to schedule an appointment below for directions on how to schedule a consultation.
All of the therapists at Flourish Psychotherapy have advanced degrees and extensive clinical training.
No, we do not. If you need medication please contact your primary care doctor or psychiatrist.
Some of our therapists accept insurance and EAPs, please see their bios for specific information for each therapist.
If you are going to be paying for services yourself please see the therapist’s bios for specific information for each therapist. If you are using insurance, please contact your insurance company for more specifics.
125 E. Court St., Suite 350, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Parking is available at several pay lots near the building, as well as at metered spots around the building.
The main entrance to our building may be locked after 5:30pm on Weekdays and on Saturdays, please knock on the main door to alert the security guard on duty or call the phone number listed on the sign on the door.
You can send your therapist a message through the secure client portal, email them or call our main number (5139992448) and leave them a voicemail.
Visit our website Flourish-Psychotherapy.com, navigate to the “contact us” page and click on “request an appointment”.
It will be emailed directly to you and you can complete it all online.
Yes, if you do not have your paperwork completed by your first session, your session will be cancelled and you will be charged the full self-pay rate. If you have any difficulties completing the paperwork, please email admin@Flourish-Psychotherapy.com
Partly for your convenience and party to protect our therapists, their time is valuable and no-shows impact them negatively.
Yes you can cancel your appointment by visiting your client portal, but we require a 24 hour notice. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice you will be charged a $70 late cancel fee. If you no-show for your appointment you will be charged the full self-pay rate. If you no-show your first appointment with us you will be unable to schedule any future appointments with us. We require this notice, and the associated fees, as a means to keep talented therapists.
Yes we offer teletherapy services, please speak with your therapist about this option if you are interested. We also offer teletherapy as needed due to inclement weather. All you need is a computer with a webcam/mic, or your smart phone/tablet to connect to our HIPAA secure video conferance system.
Please bring your insurance card, medication list and any other pertinent information.
Everything you say is confidential with the exception of if you are going to hurt yourself, you are going to hurt someone else, or someone is hurting you - we are required to report these things, otherwise everything you say is confidential.
Help is available 24/7 through the National Crisis line, you can reach them at 1-800-273-8255 or chat with someone now by visiting here.
Stacie’s enduring interest in psychotherapy is captured by a quote from Ram Dass psychologist and spiritual teacher, “We’re all just walking each other home”. Stacie believes that we humans sometimes lose sight of what matters most to us and that we all need help from others to help us get back onto the path that is aligned with our deepest values. Stacie has over 10 years of experience holding a compassionate therapeutic space to help clients with some of their most personal challenges.
“You are already whole. For a variety of reasons, we humans can get stuck in problematic patterns of thoughts and behaviors. Together, we can work with these stuck places and reconnect to your natural wholeness. We will start wherever you are. Our work often includes both gaining insight into the causes and conditions of your current challenge, as well as cultivating practices that are aligned with your deepest heart felt desires.” Stacie uses a variety of approaches with a mindful, embodied, neurobiological, interpersonal and spiritual orientation, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Stacie regularly practices and teaches yoga (RYT200). She enjoys being creative and in nature. She is often gardening, cooking, baking, walking, hiking and getting crafty with her family and friends.
Stacey’s interest in psychotherapy is directly related to her interest in hearing people’s stories. While as human beings we all have certain things in common, we are all also walking a path that is uniquely our own. And that path is not always an easy one! Psychotherapy is a great way to talk through challenges, build resolve, set goals, and track progress. Stacey is available to work with individuals and couples. She has particular experience in assisting with traumatic stress, recovery from violence and abuse, appropriate use of companion animals as emotional supports, as well as depression and anxiety.
Stacey’s approach to counseling is client-centered. She will start where you want to start. As you tell your story, Stacey will ask questions, share information, introduce new practices and skills for you to try, and support you in taking on your most difficult challenges. Stacey often utilizes activities such as drawing, journaling, construction of family trees and eco maps to help flesh out and visualize client stories, but they are not required. Stacey primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Nature Therapy, Family Systems, as well tailored, person-specific interventions in her work.
Stacey most especially enjoys spending her free time with her husband, two dogs, and four cats, as well as reading memoirs and short story collections.
Chloe believes that psychotherapy allows people to feel understood, seen, and accepted which, in turn, empowers individuals to improve their lives in all areas. Chloe strives to create a safe, nonjudgmental space for clients to explore difficulties and build resilience. She embraces the experiences and differences that each individual brings and demonstrates compassion and respect for every client. Chloe believes building a strong therapeutic relationship is a crucial piece in the healing process. Chloe has worked in various settings with teens and adults. These settings have included a university counseling center, outpatient clinics, and an addiction treatment facility. Chloe also has experience working with individuals involved in the criminal justice system and the child welfare system.
Chloe’s approach to treatment is genuine, holistic, and empathic. She draws from the models of dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Through dialectical behavior therapy, she incorporates skills training to assist individuals in strengthening interpersonal and emotion regulation skills. In session, Chloe integrates in-vivo mindfulness exercises to help individuals feel grounded and present. Chloe also utilizes acceptance and commitment therapy to increase flexible thinking, identification of personal values, and meaning in life. She works collaboratively with clients to tailor therapy to each client’s needs, challenges, and goals.
Outside of work, Chloe enjoys traveling and has been to many countries in Africa and Asia. Chloe enjoys watching crime shows, trying new flavors of ice cream, and likes to explore different parks in Cincinnati.
After working for 19 years in the mental health field, Jennifer has had the privilege to see individuals and families find relief from painful situations and navigate the complex challenges and situations that life can bring. She believes that psychotherapy is an effective tool to help individuals find meaning and purpose in daily life, and to live a life that provides compassion for themselves and others. From this framework, she works to help individuals ease suffering from many symptoms, both internal and external, which prevent them from reaching their personal, relational, and professional goals.
Jennifer utilizes a person-centered, strengths based approach to connect with each client in order reach their goals. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. She draws on strategies and techniques from these approaches, as well as Solution Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, as clinically appropriate for each individual. She believes that individuals are the true expert of their lives and assists them in finding and applying the needed skills and tools for success in care.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and animals. I love hiking, walking almost anywhere, temperatures in the 60s, reading, watching sports, traveling, volunteering with local animal shelters, and am always striving to improve my cooking skills.
After a thirty year career in Human Resources, Whayne started his career as a therapist because of his interest in moving beyond system level change to individual change. He is currently transitioning out of a full-time HR role. Whayne has significant experience working with individuals with substance abuse challenges, having run Intensive Outpatient Program groups for over a year. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional he works with organizations and schools to create trauma informed environments, particularly for children and adolescents. He has also focused on providing services to LGBT clients, including a weekly gay men’s group that he ran for two years. He works primarily with adolescents and adults and works with individuals and couples.
Whayne’s approach to counseling is to make it client-centered and solution focused, that is, encouraging the client to determine the topics, direction and intensity of session with the goal of resolving the current presenting concern. He will ask questions to either understand something better or to help clarify and further explore something that you have said. He will also share my thoughts or opinions though the primary role is to support you in the exploration of whatever it is you bring to the discussion. Whayne has a primary cognitive focus, utilizing rational emotive behavioral therapy and reality therapy as a base. He recognizes and appreciates though that different approaches work for different people and is flexible in his approach to providing support to clients.
When not working, Whayne spends his time reading political and military fiction, producing hand building pottery, collecting and listening to a wide variety of music and enjoying the company of his Shih Tzu Skylar.
Stacey’s passion for psychotherapy comes from a belief that all humans need to feel connected and supported, she has chosen and believes that psychotherapy is how she can provide that support to others as they navigate life’s challenges and helping them find their own purpose and meaning in life. Stacey believes in meeting clients where they are, recognizing the individual needs and establishing a supportive relationship that encourages positive growth and change. She has worked for seven years in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, and outpatient settings; working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.
Stacey bases her approach to treatment on Person Centered theories, recognizing the individual and providing positive regard in treatment, as well as Existential styles of therapy, helping individuals find meaning and purpose in their life. Stacey utilizes interventions from a variety of approaches, including cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, as well as solution focused and mindfulness practices. Additionally, Stacey believes in finding and utilizing creative approaches to meeting individual needs and has developed an interest in how people respond to the natural environment, utilizing eco-therapy as a tool to bring nature-based elements into treatment.
Stacey is a mother of two and enjoys spending time with her family. She enjoys photography, biking, hiking, traveling, camping, and exploring the great outdoors. In her spare time, she also leads nature based play classes to children and families in her community.
Jason’s excitement for psychotherapy comes from his hope to help individuals find their best possible life. He starts with an understanding that we all have unique challenges and obstacles to face. He acknowledges the complex difficulties of life while holding a strong belief in the resilient nature of all humans. Jason believes a strong therapeutic relationship is vital for psychotherapy to be effective. Jason has provided counseling to children, adolescents, adults and couples for almost six years. He has provided therapy in community agencies, hospital and outpatient settings and currently works as an Employee Assistance Counselor.
Jason bases his approach to psychotherapy on Carl Rogers Person Centered theory, which focuses on helping individuals reach self-actualization. Self-actualization is living in a healthy psychological state with our self. Jason utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness practices. Jason provides encouragement and support as any change can be difficult and stressful. He offers a safe, respectful and open environment to explore yourself, your dreams and your opportunities for growth and discovery.
When not working, I love to travel and have made several trips around Europe. I study German and would love to be fluent one day. I also enjoy reading and play with my two dogs Brutus and Luther.
Casey’s passion in psychotherapy is to extend an understanding of empathy and self-love and acceptance. Casey uses psychotherapy to help individuals recognize their potential and enjoys the challenging journey each person embarks on. Through her calming presence and sense of humor, she offers a realistic approach to care that often invites introspection and comfortability.
Casey views counseling as a positive outlet to explore strengths and to challenge oneself to grow and change. Casey works primarily from a cognitive behavioral standpoint, addressing how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all interconnected. She places an emphasis on mindfulness, as she believes being grounded in the present moment allows a person to experience life more fully. Casey uses Gestalt techniques to aid her practice by teaching others how to experience feelings genuinely and without reserve.
Outside of work, I enjoy rock climbing, yoga, and backpacking. I love to travel and am always on the search for delicious vegan food.
Laurie’s love for psychotherapy stems from her innate fascination with the complexities of human behavior, emotions and cognition. Laurie’s belief in the power of therapy, as a vehicle to help individuals’ preserver through life’s changes and challenges, lead her to becoming a psychotherapist. Laurie has been providing psychotherapy services for the past four years and has worked with many individuals, couples and families experiencing a variety of struggles
Lauren approaches counseling with a passion for helping individuals to identify and utilize their innate strengths. Laurie’s treatment philosophy is based highly upon the work of existentialist Viktor Frankl, believing strongly that life has meaning even in the most difficult of circumstances. Laurie seeks to aid clients in finding their meaning, while using concrete skill based interventions to empower them. Laurie primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy, as well as Gestalt, Family Systems, strength based and creative interventions to enhance her work.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and my pets. I enjoy long walks around my neighborhood, baking breads and desserts, and comedy of any sort.
Flourish is looking for passionate clinicians to join our dynamic group practice. At Flourish we have a clinician-led culture, we value clinicians and their work. We support our clinicians to do their best work, by providing them flexibility, administrative support, and clinical consultation in a fun community atmosphere.
Does it often feel like you don't have the time you need to take care of yourself? With many kids home and parents working from home or trying to homeschool children (or both!), it can be really hard to find opportunities to utilize self care and social distancing has created significant struggles in finding moments of reprieve or connection to our support systems.
This virtual weekly group is designed to help fill the void in these areas. Learn mindfulness strategies that will help keep you present and calm that you can use even when you are pressed for time, while also offering social connections and support with other moms going through similar experiences.
When/Where: This group will meet virtually from 1:30-2:30 pm on Tuesdays and run for 6 weeks. The group is relaxed in format and designed to be supportive in nature. Attendance is not necessary for all group sessions, but please attend as often as you can, planning to commit to at least 4 sessions in the series (these do not need to be consecutive.)
Cost: $20 per session (FSA/HSA funds can be used)
Get to know your group leader: This group is presented by Stacey Naylor-Cookman, M.A., LPCC-S, a licensed clinical therapist who specializes in mindfulness practices and in working with women, especially those on the journey to or in motherhood. Stacey is a professional member of and has been trained in Perinatal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International. Stacey is also the mother of two young children (3, 7) and learning firsthand the challenges of navigating homeschooling and working from home.
Next steps: Please contact Stacey with questions, to register or for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting new people is hard. Having a good conversation with someone is harder. Connecting with other gay, bi or trans men is a constant challenge in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area and often feels impossible.
If you’re looking for a safe and comfortable place to meet and talk with other gay, bisexual or transgender men, Flourish-Psychotherapy is starting a weekly support group that just might be what you’re looking for. Join with others in the area for a moderated meeting in an alcohol and drug free environment and not only make new friends, but create connections with others that will help you feel more a part of the community and better about yourself.
The group is led by a licensed therapist who is also an out, gay man.
Topics at meetings are based on what members bring with them. Among the things that can be discussed are:
The group meets weekly for 90 minutes every Wednesday AT 6:30 pm at the Flourish-Psychotherapy offices in downtown Cincinnati. There is a nominal cost of $30 per session for participation in the group and a sliding scale available for payment as needed. FSA and HSA cards can be used for this group and receipts are provided for self-billing of insurance or other documentation.
Participants are asked to commit to a month at a time to ensure some consistency in the group- membership and the group is limited to a maximum of ten members. For more information.