Last edited 03/31/2022

Katie M Kissel LISW

Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Katie Kissel Licensed Independent Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time


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If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

I think it is important to know that as the client in counseling you determine what happens in counseling. if you don't feel a connection with the therapist you can request a change, if the approach the therapist is using doesn't appear to work you can bring attention to this, if you don't feel like the things you want to address are being addressed you can identify that. At the end of the day the counseling is for the benefit of the client and a therapist's role is to facilitate therapy for the benefit of the client.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

My personality is usually very direct, empathetic, and laid back and my approach to therapy is much the same. I identify patterns or concerns I might observe from the client to the client, I speak directly and plainly about topics presented in therapy, I am empathetic with my clients, and I am relatively laid back in that I try to create a calm, welcoming, and comfortable vibe through therapy.

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

Ultimately, I think success is defined by the client but I also recognize that clients can struggle to see their own progress and successes. To me success in therapy looks like change, trying new approaches to solve or address concerns, exploring areas where change might be needed, and less distress in day to day life. Client's will know they are making progress by how they engage in treatment, by learning new things, trying new things, and experiencing a decrease in symptoms or an increase in management of symptoms. Client's will also know they are making progress when they feel better equipped to handle situations that they may have felt they were unable to do in the past.



Sexuality Based Issues

Identity development


Women's issues

General Expertise



Relationship Issues


Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Anger management

Bipolar disorder

Body image issues

In-Network Insurance



UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

All Savers Insurance

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Medical Mutual

Nippon Life Insurance Company of America

Oscar Health


First Session$100
Individual Therapy$100
Marriage & Couples Counseling$150

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy


Mindfulness Practices

Eclectic Therapy

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

Feminist Therapy

Forensic Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Training / Certifications

The Duluth Model: Domestic Violence Intervention


  • Ohio, Licensed Independent Social Worker, I.1901950


Master of Science in Social Administration, Case Western Reserve University

Bachelor of Social Work, Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Work History

I have been working in the mental health field for 12 years. I started at an entry level position on a crisis unit and suicide hotline and from there I became a therapist for adults with issues or concerns related to their emotions, mental health, relationships, substance use, suicidal thoughts, trauma, court related issues, sexuality, self-esteem, and women's issues. I have worked mostly in community mental health and have also done crisis assessments in the hospital setting. I have done tele therapy since the pandemic began and have also provided tele therapy in an online platform. I use a variety of evidence-based practices when working with clients to address the concerns they bring to counseling. I like to meet the client where they are at and what this means to me is ultimately the client dictates treatment with some guidance from me.

Frequently Asked Questions About Katie Kissel, LISW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Katie Kissel, LISW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Katie Kissel accepting new clients?

Yes, Katie Kissel is accepting new clients.

Does Katie Kissel accept insurance?

Yes, Katie Kissel accepts insurance, including Aetna, All Savers Insurance, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Medical Mutual, Nippon Life Insurance Company of America, Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, UMR and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

What types of therapy does Katie Kissel offer?

Katie Kissel offers therapy for couples and individuals.

Does Katie Kissel offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Ohio can book Katie Kissel for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Katie Kissel offer online therapy?

Yes, Katie Kissel offers online therapy to people in Ohio.

How quickly can I see Katie Kissel?

Katie Kissel typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Katie Kissel speak?

Katie Kissel conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Katie Kissel online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Katie Kissel online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.