Tiffany Fishbaugh, LISW-S, practicing at the Celina & Sidney locations
I received both my bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University. In addition to Momentum Counseling, I presently work at a hospital-based geriatric/psychiatric unit.
My area of concentration for graduate school was children and families. I spent the first few years of my career as a Home Based Clinician and the service coordinator for Mercer County Early Start. Then I was lead in a different direction, working for many years in a continuing care retirement community serving older adults and gaining a wealth of knowledge in services, supports, and needs of this population. I then was employed with Family Lifecare Hospice of Indiana, providing services and support to patients and families in end-of-life-care. I have been blessed to provide care, services, and support to people over the entire spectrum of life, from birth to death. I continue to have a passion for working with the elder population, and part of my role at Momentum Counseling is providing counseling and support to patients in area facilities.
I use a client-centered approach and use validation therapy techniques, realizing that most behaviors are an expression of emotions. My clinical areas of interest include: depression, anxiety, behavioral concerns, family, relationship, or marital issues, spiritual concerns, adjustment to change/life transitions, and grief/loss/bereavement.
Professional consultation is also available to provide families with caregiver consultation and supportive counseling, to assist with long-term care claims, to assist families with preparing for facility placement, and resource education and referral. As a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision Designation, I have focused much of my continuing education in the area of dementia, accumulating many hours of training. Dementia is a diagnosis that is unique to each person and a difficult journey for both the person with dementia and loved ones. I am passionate about working together to discover ways to connect with the individual, stepping into his reality, validating expressed emotions, while maintaining dignity.
“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me was not without effect.” 1 Corinthians 15:10a