Last edited 09/30/2021
Geralyn Marie ClearyLISW
In Eastern Time
During the first session, I like to get to know the issues that have led you to seek therapy along with any insight you have gained into what is helpful or not helpful for you. I want to answer any and all questions you may have about me or the process of therapy. This is a time for you to get to know a little about me and how we might work together. I want you to feel free to ask any questions and voice any opinions or concerns you may have.
My path to becoming a therapist was more like a calling for me. My mother had severe mental health issues and was in and out of hospital while I was growing up. As a child, I would find ways to try to get her to feel safe enough to open to me as she would not talk to anyone about these issues. I formed a very close bond with her as I got older and really feel like I was able to help her in some small, but very rewarding, ways. I feel like being a therapist is what I was meant to do with my life.
I would want someone to know that they are free to question or express any concerns while working with me. I want to know what is helpful to you and each individual is different. I want you to know that I am not easily offended and my goal is to be empathetic and helpful. I pride myself on being open-minded and keeping in touch with the problems of today's world. Lastly, I believe that laughter, even in difficult times, is healing.
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Aging related concerns
Caregiver stress & support
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Certified Clinical Tele-Mental Health Provider
- Ohio, Licensed Independent Social Worker, I.1800756
Master Degree, Social Work, University of Cincinnati
I began my career by working for community-based outpatient services for mental health substance use disorders serving primarily uninsured, low-income individuals. After graduate school, I moved into administrative positions serving as director of a women's residential treatment program and clinical manager for an urban minority drug and alcohol treatment program. Since 2016 I have been working as an independent therapist treating individuals for various mental health and substance use disorders.
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Geralyn Cleary, LISW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Geralyn Cleary accepting new clients?
Yes, Geralyn Cleary is accepting new clients.
Does Geralyn Cleary accept insurance?
No, Geralyn Cleary does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Geralyn Cleary offer?
Geralyn Cleary offers therapy for individuals.
Does Geralyn Cleary offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Ohio can book Geralyn Cleary for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Geralyn Cleary offer online therapy?
Yes, Geralyn Cleary offers online therapy to people in Ohio.
How quickly can I see Geralyn Cleary?
Geralyn Cleary typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Geralyn Cleary speak?
Geralyn Cleary conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Geralyn Cleary online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Geralyn Cleary online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.