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  • Lauren Mills-Ochs, LSW, practicing at the Celina location and telehealth

     I am honored to walk alongside you as you share the highs and lows of life with me. I consider myself a hands-on therapist, combining real-life experience, education and sense of humor with a relaxed, realistic approach to counseling.

    I believe that healing is a process we all undertake in our own unique way. At its core, my responsibility as your counselor is to help guide you through that process and to illustrate the importance of holding space, validating and allowing you to fully feel, process and understand  needs, traumas and emotions.  

    My professional training includes a bachelor’s degree in social work from Bowling Green State University and a Masters in social work from The Ohio State University. I am a licensed social worker in the state of Ohio, currently working towards my independent social work license. I have completed training and certifications in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Adventure Therapy Group Facilitation, Critical Incident Stress Management, and Crisis Prevention Intervention.

    Through my time in social work, I have formed therapeutic relationships with a diverse population of clients, and gained experience in a variety of services, including case management, group facilitation, short-term crisis intervention, mental health counseling, addiction recovery and prevention education services with children, adolescents, adults and the geriatric population.

    I believe change happens when you are given a safe space to be your true, authentic self. I believe every person possesses different strengths, and I am passionate about empowering you through strengths-based interventions and motivational interviewing. I primarily provide cognitive behavioral therapy, but I am open to structuring (or not structuring) treatment in whatever way best serves you.

    “When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting and less scary.”- Mr. Rogers