Hello my name is Cindy Pavlish!
I’m glad you are here! I CAN HELP!
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisory Designation (LPCC-S) with the Ohio Counselor, Social Work and Marriage Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. LPCC-S are the only license that is authorized by the Ohio State Board to provide training supervision to Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC) & Counselor Trainees (CT). In addition, a LPCC-S is able to supervise an MFT & LSW for work supervision.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in the Social Sciences with a concentration in Psychology from Hiram College in 2000. I decided to stay home with my two children before earning my Masters of Education in Clinical Community Mental Health Counseling from Kent State University, a CACREP accredited school in 2009. Post graduate school I earned my Professional Counselor Licensure (LPC) and then my Professional Clinical Counselor Licensure (LPCC), followed by earning my Supervisory Designation (LPCC-S) @ John Caroll University in 2016.
I bring over 11+ years POST LICENSURE of experience working in numerous levels of care and specialize in working with later adolescents via adulthood. Specifically, individuals and couples (premarital, marital, significant others/intimate relationships, parent-child and sibling relationships). I have specialized in working with folks struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, other mood disorders, relationship problems/challenges, parenting concerns, communication issues, low-self esteem, adjustment issues, attention deficit, work/High school or College school stress, social issues, and many other life challenges.
My therapeutic approach is skilled, easy-going, empathic, engaging, and direct when appropriate and is guided with warmth and curiosity at the same time by exploring your needs and goals. I offer an attentive ear, humor, experience, and my unique therapeutic unbiased perspective to help work though the problems at hand.
Currently, I provide therapy to individuals and couples (later adolescents via adulthood) in a private practice setting with concerns around relationship issues, communication issues, depression, anxiety, anger, other mood disorders, low-self esteem, adjustment issues, attention deficit, work/college stress, social issues, and other life challenges.
I utilize a wide variety of evidenced based strategies, such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused therapy, insight-oriented therapies, Strength-based strategies, supportive therapy to help clients process experiences/problems, decrease & manage adverse symptoms, get a fresh perspective on issues/problems and & incorporate teaching positive coping strategies, such as, relaxation techniques and self-care.
In addition to loving my work, I have been married for over 25 years, greatly value spending time with family, my dog, friends, enjoy the outdoors, walking, experiencing new places, connecting to people, learning and I Iove to laugh.