LAURA VALENTINO, LISW-S
Laura Valentino is an Independently Licensed Social Worker with a supervisory designation by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts and her Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University.
Laura specializes in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, as well as assisting individuals manage or overcome symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and grief. She also has extensive experience assisting families in acquiring effective parenting skills and techniques.
Laura is certified the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA) in EMDR and is also an Approved Consultant. She is also trained in and utilizes several other evidence-based interventions such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Progressive Counting, and Child Parent Relationship Therapy.
She believes in a client-centered approach to treatment in which a partnership is created in the therapeutic relationship. Laura creates a space in which clients feel welcomed, safe, and cared for during sessions. She believes strongly in the importance of respect and kindness and welcomes individuals and families of all cultures, races, spiritualities, ages, sexual orientations and genders. Laura is proud to be an ally of the LGBTQ community.
Most recently, Laura served as the Assistant Clinical Director of a local group private practice. Prior to this role, Laura worked for the Rape Crisis Center of Central Massachusetts, Catholic Social Services and St. Vincent Family Center providing her experience with a large range of populations.
In her free time, Laura enjoys listening to podcasts, gardening (indoors and out!), reading, attempting to be crafty, trying out new restaurants and spending time with her family. She and her partner Michael have two children, Vincent (“Vinny”) and Vera.
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Location: 3913 Berry Leaf Lane, Hilliard OH
ROCCO CONTINI, LPCC
Rocco Contini is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Ohio as designated by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. He received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Ohio University and taught middle and high school music for four years before receiving his Masters of Arts in Counseling from Northwestern University.
Rocco specializes in working with individuals who have experienced various types of trauma and couples/romantic partners working to heal and strengthen their relationships. He has experience helping clients process and overcome symptoms of trauma, anxiety, depression, interpersonal struggles, and increase their self esteem. He believes strongly in equality and equity and is happy to work with people of all races, spiritualities, immigration/citizenship statuses, physical abilities, sexual/romantic orientations, and gender identities. Rocco himself is a proud gay man and ally to the trans/non-binary communities.
Rocco is trained and skilled in a variety of evidence-based counseling practices. Rocco is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT).
At the core of Rocco’s work is attachment theory and the power of the therapeutic relationship. Rocco believes strongly in the idea that we are harmed in relationship and healed in relationship. Rocco strives to provide a collaborative, respectful, individualized, client-centered therapeutic space for each Client to process their emotions and discover ways to become their healthiest and most authentic self.
In his free time, Rocco enjoys reading, woodworking and carpentry, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and binge watching all things Star Wars and Marvel. Rocco lives in Columbus with his partner Jamie, and their two dogs, Tank and Maverick.
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Location: Telehealth Only