Stephanie Merrilees, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio

Stephanie Merrilees, PhD, LPC, NCC

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I'm a counselor who believes in moving past coping with anxiety and creating lasting, meaningful change to reveal a more fulfilling life.

Are you tired of just managing symptoms that always seem to return?
Have you found yourself saying, “maybe I’m just chronically anxious”?
Does it feel like everyone else can handle life's stressors & uncertainty, so why can't you?

I’m here to help you reclaim your identity and discover what a life worth living looks like for you! I believe in moving past managing anxiety and really understanding where this uneasiness stem from. We do this by creating an individualized approach to counseling that makes sense to you, incorporating resources for temporary relief while digging into the root of these concerns to create real change.

I support people in creating the change they want to see in their life. Many counseling approaches conceptualize the same concepts in different words – which can almost feel like different languages. I believe a huge part in achieving desired change is finding a language that speaks to you and that uses your strengths & resiliencies.

I believe everyone deserves to live a fulfilling life – not weighed down by crushing worries or plagued by racing thoughts. And I bet that sounds impossible right now – but it's not! I continue to learn & grow in my own wellness journey every day, and I would love to support you in yours. I hope you reach out today so you can see for yourself!

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief & Loss
  • Internet/Social Media Addiction
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$100.00 - $100.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Professional Counselor
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
University of Cincinnati