Newark, Ohio, Columbus Area Telehealth Therapist

About Tim

Life can strip you of any shred of self-worth if you let it. They say strength and knowledge comes from hardship, but damn, I wish it was easier sometimes. Whether you are struggling with drugs or alcohol, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma or other addiction or mood issue, my hope is I can help guide you through your difficult time and get you to more solid ground. My passion is to try to find you where you’re at, understand your circumstances and help guide you to a place you believe will better your life.

I am nationally certified as a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board Of Certified Counselors and am a Licensed Professional Independent Counselor (LPCC) in Ohio. I am also a Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH). I received my bachelors degree In Psychology from John Carroll University in Ohio and my Masters Degree in Counseling and Human Development at Walsh University in Ohio.

I’ve been a clinical counselor for over 20 years and currently work in a private practice. I have extensive life and clinical experience with alcohol/drugs and in helping those who are struggling with an addiction to recover. Having struggled myself with both alcohol and mood issues, my goal is to utilize my experience and education to empower and help you navigate anything you feel is holding you back in life. I believe people have the ability to get through adversity, can change and that one approach does not fit all.

My experience includes: private practice, community mental health, crisis intervention and hospitalizations, alcohol and drug recovery rehab, EAP, DOT, domestic violence groups, anger management groups, alcohol/drug recovery groups, group home for troubled youth, case management, shelter for runaway street kids in New York, Harlem and California, hospice floor for AIDS patient, and terminally ill floor for kids.





Insurance accepted: Aetna, All Savers, Ambetter, Anthem | Elevance, AvMed, BlueCross and BlueShield, Buckeye Health Plan, Centivo Ellwood Group, Cigna and Evernorth, Cigna, Medicare, EAP:United Health/Optum, FAIROS/OccuNet, Golden Rule,  Medical Mutual, Optum, Oscar Health, Oxford, Surest (formerly Bind), UMR, UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH, United Health/Optum - Medicaid, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, Velocity National Provider Net, Medben (Newark City), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Virtual Network), Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey, Talkspace, Teladoc. $110 Private pay/session.

"How do you get through years of beauty and bullshit? It can be hard and alcohol, drugs, Anxiety, depression, anger, frustration, etc. can be the result of trying hard. Mistakes shape you but don’t have to define you.  Learning positive ways to cope is the key, but often come after a lot of learning. I’ve learned a lot through my life struggles (substance use & mood) and I’ve also learned a lot through others. Combining all this experience (over 20 clinical years) with a Masters and license in Counseling, I have learned that one approach does not fit all. It is important for me to get out of the way in a counseling session so I can truly see the client in front of me. Pulling from CBT, EMDR, or motivational or reality based techniques, I tend to lean towards an eclectic approach. My goal and passion is to see you where you are, what you need and then to help guide you on whatever journey you feel better your life." - Tim

Free Recovery Workbook 

"It is revealing how after all these years of not drinking I still get hit with moments of regret and guilt. I have changed, I know this as my actions tell me so. However, the troubling paradox I return to is this: If it was not for who I was I couldn't be who I am, but I do not like who I was. I do not know why these moments of painful memory arise accept to break me down - to teach. So I allow myself moments of quiet reflection and I hurt. And after I've hurt for a time I find my soul starts to rise once again. Stripped of my intellectual defenses I begin to let go and understand what I have done and what I now need to do."