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OUR TEAM OF MENTAL HEALTH THERAPISTS

Therapists in Columbus Ohio

We Work Hard

We hire strong mental health counselors who are passionate about their work and the clients we serve. Our mission is to provide unmatched counseling services with an upscale experience to our clients, and we’re proud of the work we do in our Worthington community, serving the greater Columbus Ohio area.

We’re Real

The story behind Blue Boat Counseling is about being your true self, which is not only a goal we have for our clients, but it’s true for us, too.  We deliver genuine empathy to each person we work with. Whether you’re here for anxiety treatment, depression counseling, teen therapy, marriage counseling or PTSD treatment, you won’t get fake or rehearsed responses from us.  We’re real with a true desire to help.

We Work Hard

We hire strong counselors who are passionate about their work and the clients we serve. We aim to provide unmatched counseling services and a premium experience to our clients, and we’re proud of the work we do in our community.

We’re Real

The story behind Blue Boat Counseling is about being your true self, which applies to our clients as well as our own lives. We deliver genuine empathy to each of our clients. You won’t get fake or rehearsed responses from us.  We’re real with a true desire to help.

Meet Our Team of Therapists

Dana Wrubleski, LPCC, ATR-P

Dana Wrubleski, LPCC, ATR-P

Clinical Therapist (she/they)

I am an LPCC, ATR-P – Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Art Therapist – dedicated to helping adolescents and adults navigate life’s challenges. I believe showing up in the world as our whole authentic self creates a life with meaning. Together we can embark on a journey towards self-discovery and personal growth. My counseling specialities are:

Joe Elliott, LISW-S

Joe Elliott, LISW-S

Clinical Therapist (he/him)

I am an LISW-S, Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision designation, and I strive to create a safe space where all topics are on the table. I find that we often are too hard on ourselves and can benefit greatly from speaking to ourselves with kindness and understanding. I believe that a work life balance is key to keeping a healthy mind, body and soul. I would be happy to meet with you to figure out if my therapeutic style is the right fit for you! My counseling specialities are:

  • Adjusting to Life Changes
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • College and Graduate Students
  • Gender Identity and Sexuality
  • Kink and Sex Positive
  • Queer Individuals (LGBTQIA2S+)
  • Relationship concerns (for adult individuals)
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma, including negative religious experiences
AJ Johnson, LISW

AJ Johnson, LISW

Clinical Therapist (they/them)

I’m an LISW, Licensed Independent Social Worker, and I believe that therapy is a team effort coming from both the therapist and the client, and it is an honor to be invited into clients’ lives through therapy to work through and discuss some incredibly important and often weighty topics. My counseling specialities are:

Heather Waldvogel, LPCC

Heather Waldvogel, LPCC

Clinical Therapist (she/her)

I’m a LPCC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and I believe in meeting clients where they are and walking alongside them as they begin to manage their emotions and regain control of their mental health. My counseling specialities are:

Calysta Bartley, LPCC

Calysta Bartley, LPCC

Clinical Therapist (she/her)

I am an LPCC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and I am a therapist because I know what it is to heal from emotional trauma. I genuinely want to help people see that they can be their best selves in a warm and empathetic environment. I also know one size doesn’t fit all in therapy, but my training has prepared me to help find what fits you. My counseling specialties are:

Carol Kasha-Ciallella, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS

Carol Kasha-Ciallella, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS

Clinical Therapist (she/her)

I am an LPCC-S, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Supervisory designation, and an LICDC-CS, Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor with Clinical Supervisory designation, with over 20 years of experience in helping people with their life issues. My approach is to first understand what you want for yourself and then to help you achieve your personal goals- not my goals for you. My counseling specialties are:

Kelly Verdibello, IMFT

Kelly Verdibello, IMFT

Clinical Therapist (she/her)

I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and I have a passion for helping. I work collaboratively with people to find solutions to various issues. Together, we can create goals that will decrease the problem and allow space for positive support and learning new tools. I take a systemic approach in exploring how the problem affects self, others, and the world. My counseling specialities are:

Leah Boring, LPCC-S

Leah Boring, LPCC-S

Clinical Therapist (she/her)

I’m an LPCC-S, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Supervisory designation, and I believe growth is a collaborative process where people build from their existing strengths along with support, validation and practical tools to achieve their goals. My counseling specialties are:

Kate Pedro, LPCC-S

Kate Pedro, LPCC-S

Clinical Director, Therapist (she/her)

I’m an LPCC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and I take a collaborative approach to therapy to help you guide your own life success, rather than tell you what to do. My counseling specialties are:

Andy Sears, LPCC

Andy Sears, LPCC

Owner, Therapist (he/him)

I’m the owner of Blue Boat Counseling and an LPCC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I have true passion for what I do. Nothing gives me more energy than connecting with a client and feeling like they’re finding their true self and on a path to living an authentic life. My counseling specialties are:

Let us help

With excellent therapists in an environment that feels better than the rest, we take pride in offering an upscale counseling experience to our Worthington community and surrounding Columbus area.  We understand taking that first step toward counseling is a big one, but it’ll be worth it, and we’re here to help you be you.