918 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(800) 285-9397, Fax/TTY: (614) 445-8283
Call us at: (614) 445-8277
the human spirit is a fragile creation.
Often, the challenges of our times seem determined to overwhelm it: the modern plagues of AIDS and chemical dependency... the scars of child abuse and neglect... the stress of demanding work environments... the storms of personal relationships and deep fogs of self-doubt... the mad resistance to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender human rights.
Our fight against these forces proves our resilience. Admitting we can't do it all alone proves our courage.
Your Heroic Acts
The compassionate therapists of Affirmations respect your resilience and courage, and build upon it.
You might not yet see that glimmer of the heroic within yourself, but acknowledging an addiction to yourself and to others is a courageous act. If you are struggling with depression, infertility, AIDS, or sustaining a friend who is afflicted, you are courageous; so, too, if you have faced rejection, loss, and hurt by coming out to someone or by speaking the truth of your abuse.
It's Not Where You've
When, sometime soon, your courage and your desire for hope bring you to our office, you'll discover an atmosphere of friendship, acceptance, and vitality.
You'll meet Howard Fradkin and Don Laufersweiler, psychotherapists who could literally crowd the walls with credentials, but instead prefer to fill their space with cozy sofas, casual decor, a bubbling fish tank, and the general welcoming feel of a home.
That's not too unexpected, because their two story brick office on South Front Street is a home.
You'll also meet seven other skilled psychotherapists who are both generalists and specialists with diverse interests and expertise.
The practice is fully three-dimensional in a metaphorical sense, too. You won't find yourself inching along on a linear path. Treatments are varied, dynamic and draw from a remarkable depth of achievement and experience. When our therapists determine your treatment goals, you will be an active partner in that process and on the path to reaching your goals.
Affirmations is also well-known for the special understanding we offer to people with diverse cultural, ethnic, spiritual and racial backgrounds, alternative lifestyles, and complex problems.
For over twenty seven years, Affirmations has helped thousands of individuals, couples, families, and groups. Specialties include:
Depression, anxiety, panic attacks
Affirmative gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender psychotherapy
AIDS and other health challenges
Female and Male sexual abuse/assault/rape survivors
Substance abuse, chemical dependency and other addictive-compulsive behaviors
Child counseling and parent coaching
Hypnotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Responding
Body image and food issues
Adult children of alcoholics
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Overcoming barriers to trusting
Issues of deafness
Dysfunctional family issues
...and many other rewarding challenges.
Our therapists along with the help of our efficient medical billing company will help you work through the important issues in your life. They don't want you to be distracted by worries about paperwork and finances.
The friendly office staff will help you each step of the way, including filing claims with your insurance. We accomodate most kinds of insurance, and are providers for most managed care plans. The office accepts a wide range of credit cards and will work with you to design a reasonable payment plan sensitive to your budget.
And when you need help most, they'll be there. Appointments are available 9 am to 10 pm, during the week and also on weekends. Sessions are relaxed never hurried. You'll also enjoy coffee, tea or cocoa, and the many other graceful touches.
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