Lenora ChapmanMarriage and Family Therapist (MFT)
In Eastern Time
My path to becoming a therapist was simply, trial and error, figuring out through my life and work history- what does this add up to for me? I was born in Cleveland, OH and moved to Columbus, OH at 11 years old. My mom raised both me and my older sister as a single parent and I watched her work it out in every sense. I wanted for nothing and that was made possible by her daily sacrifice and hard work, supported by the prayers of my grandmother. I remember in my last year of undergraduate school I was torn between pursuing my Masters in psychology and venturing into the MFT field. I reflected on my grandmother, Ernestine, and the astounding legacy she left for all of my family members. That was inspiration! She was raised in Birmingham, AL and relocated to Cleveland, OH with my great grandmother. Her life was very hard in many aspects but she left a big mark of change, value and transparency on my heart. That is what I carry into my sessions and everyday life. Learning to advocate for positive family/social relationships and increased awareness of balanced mental health needs are vital. The field of MFT provided me a base in which to learn from a systemic perspective and left room for me to discover a rhythm that is all my own.
I am introverted but I love this field! If you decide to work with me I am very laid back and enjoy real dialogue. I will never pretend to have all the answers but we will reach goals together. The emotional cost is embracing transparency. Life is chaotic, confusing, and beautiful all at the same time.
My base of treatment is client-centered. I use psychological assessments to develop a treatment plan, share the plan with the client(s), and we then proceed to work on goals. Goals are achieved with in-session dialogue, homework/outside of sessions tasks, in addition to personal and clinical accountability. I ask for feedback from clients as a clinician, in addition to confronting their needs head on. The timeframe for therapy could be at least 3 months to a few years. Every client is different and I formulate treatment to that specific client(s).
Race & Cultural Identity
Divorce & separation
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Internal Family Systems Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Certified Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board: Marriage and Family Therapist
Clinical Fellowship member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) since 2016
OH, Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), M.2000155
Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy and an Emphasis in Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling; Touro University Worldwide (TUW) in Vallejo, CA
Bachelors of Psychology; Ohio Christian University (OCU) in Circleville, OH
Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry; Ohio Christian University (OCU) in Circleville, OH
For years I worked at an independent and assistant living facility, obtained multiple customer service positions (i.e. restaurants, retail), certified as a behavioral technician for developmentally disabled adolescents and their families, and worked as a teacher at daycare sites with toddlers through school-agers. Currently I am a Marriage and Family Therapist for a private practice called Ohio Marriage and Family Therapy, LLC in Westerville, Oh. Go Buckeyes! We also have a sister organization called Hope, Love and Dream, Inc located in Westerville and is where we “commit to assisting individuals and families impacted by life’s transformations,” per our mission statement. Presented “A Critical Conversation: LGBTQIA Youth and Depression,” telehealth presentation for OhioHealth with professional peers in April 2021. Ohio Marriage and Family Therapy. https://ohiomft.com/ Hope, Love, and Dream, Inc. https://hopelovedreaminc.org/about/
670 Meridian Way, Westerville, 43082, OH