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HOPE Counseling offering therapeutic services

1/17/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

Stephanie Young is a licensed professional counselor and owner of HOPE Counseling and Educational Services.
Photo courtesy of HOPE Counseling and Educational Services
FAIRLAWN — HOPE Counseling and Educational Services is a two-year-old business located at 33 Merz Blvd. in Suite 3, with the entrance to the office in the back of the building.

Services available at the business include counseling for individuals, post-traumatic stress disorder, marital issues, behavior modification, domestic violence, anger management, conflict resolution, life coaching and more, according to company owner Stephanie Young.

Young said she is a licensed professional counselor and also has a master’s degree in community counseling, a bachelor’s degree in education with a minor in psychology and an associate’s degree in criminal justice, all from The University of Akron.

“We provide affordable and confidential counseling services,” said Young. “We have a friendly atmosphere that allows a person to openly express sadness, fear and anger without judgment. We are here to help patients attain and sustain hope.”

Young said she specializes in behavior modification and works with court-ordered anger management clients to find solutions to problems they believe have no solution.

“I use baby steps, starting small to build confidence, then moving on to crawling, walking and then running,” said Young.

Young said she uses an eclectic approach to finding these solutions and employing various theories she handpicks for each client.

“I look for techniques that work best for each client,” she said. “I design a custom approach after looking at the history that contributed to problems of anger, at current behaviors and the changes needed to address these responses.”

Young said she also help clients learn to love their life for what they have instead of hating it for what they do not have.

“Thinking differently can change how you feel about life and help you lead a more positive existence,” she said.

HOPE Counseling is currently offering a one-hour free consultation, with no commitment required for further sessions. Young said she also uses this session to determine whether a therapeutic relationship will work between counselor and patient. If that is not possible, Young said she offers a referral. She added she does house calls for patients who cannot get to the office.

Insurance payment is not accepted at HOPE Counseling; a sliding fee scale based on family income is used, and payment by credit card is accepted.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 330-814-9440 (leave a message if necessary), email syhopeces@gmail.com or visit www.hopeces.com.


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