All Appointments are virtual and patients must physically be in Ohio at the time of each session. Providing convenient and comfortable access to virtual psychotherapy.   Each session focuses on the use of research based, clinical intervention practices, that are found to be most reliable and valid.  These interventions are used to help build client skills and make available the necessary tools to handle life's, sometimes, complicated circumstances.  During this process, therapy is also used to empower clients to face difficult situations with courage and confidence.   Please note: This office does not complete FMLA or disability paperwork or documentation for claims, write emotional support animal (ESA) letters, letters for medical marijuana, complete pre-operative bariatric forms or provide ADHD or psych testing.

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Background and Experience

Dr. King completed his Ph.D. at The Ohio State University College of Social Work. The College of Social Work at Ohio State University is currently ranked 13th in all Social Work programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report. He focused his doctoral studies examining minority stress factors contributing to both negative physical and mental health status, and lowered use of health services, along with the mediating factors of resilience, support, and internal health locus of control. During his doctoral studies, Dr. King was awarded the NASW Foundation Jane B. Aron Doctoral Fellowship in 2009, and he received one of 20 pre-dissertation awards given by the John A. Harford Foundation in gerontology (2006). Additionally, while a graduate student, Dr. King also earned a minor in research methods and a Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging. During his advanced studies he completed his internship at the Veterans Affairs Hospital concentrating in the acute and long term psychiatric units as well as the Substance Abuse Treatment Program. He further focused his practice working within community mental health for the State of Ohio which included conducting evaluations and assessments for those in crisis. Additionally, Dr. King has conducted numerous therapy groups, guest speaking engagements, and workshops. His academic background has included being a guest lecturer at both Capital University and Ohio State University. He has been a full-time faculty member at Marshall University and the University of North Carolina. Additionally, he has taught courses at several area colleges and universities including Columbus College of Art and Design, Franklin University, Ohio University, Ohio State University (where he also was a graduate teaching assistant), and two years as an online adjunct instructor at West Virginia University. Dr. King has extensive experience with both in-person and online teaching. In the community he has presented on various topics including suicide prevention, sensitivity to diversity, the use of single subject design in practice, and he has conducted workshops for the Department of Health and Human Services for the State of West Virginia. Dr. King has presented his research work at several State and National conferences, and he has several publications including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, an encyclopedia entry, and book reviews. In practice, Dr. King focuses on a strengths based approach using Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, and Family Systems Therapy Interventions. Education Masters of Business Management from Friends University - Wichita, Kansas with an emphasis in Employee Human Relations (1991). Masters of Social Work with an emphasis in mental health clinical practice from the Ohio State University, College of Social Work, Columbus, Ohio (2005). Ph.D. in Social Work with a minor in research methods and an Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging at the Ohio State University, College of Social Work - Columbus, Ohio (2009).

Areas of Specialization

Currently, I am providing virtual teletherapy services to clients who reside in the State of Ohio, and who are 18 years and older. My virtual office provides a comfortable online experience and is conducted in a HIPAA compliant online platform called Doxy.me. This platform is used by many healthcare professionals, including psychotherapist. Personal treatment goals are formulated working with each client, and incorporating the use of evidence-based practice interventions, and theoretical models and perspectives, that result in personal growth. My focus is on facilitating the change process to help clients find resolutions by recognizing, adjusting, and developing, healthy coping skills. Additionally, I help clients explore their current processes to better understand the "self" and to find, and further develop, personal resilience and empowerment. My goal is to listen, and facilitate clients as they explore their own processes, develop and practice acquired new processes, and reduce symptoms that hinder progress. My areas of clinical focus include - anxiety, panic, OCD, PTSD, depression, work concerns, work/life balance, decision making and transitions, stress management, authenticity and self-esteem, personal improvement, and relationship issues.

For safety concerns, there are a few clinical situations where virtual teletherapy is not clinically appropriate. During, or at the completion of your intake appointment, or anytime after, your therapist will discuss any clinical concerns with you where a recommendation would be a referral to an in-person therapist.