Anthony Gargano is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Cincinnati Christian University. He has been working in the mental health field for over eight years supporting children, adolescents and families in a variety of settings including outpatient, intensive day treatment, in-home, detention centers, and schools.
Anthony has experience working with children, adolescents, and college-age adults who struggle with alcohol and drug abuse, anger, anxiety, depression, grief, impulse control, bullying issues, self-injurious behaviors, and trauma. More recently, Anthony has been working very closely with students within inner-city Cincinnati and the school system, providing resources for those who are temporarily in crisis.In addition to working with school-age youth, Anthony has experience working with couples and families specifically pertaining to marital and relationship enrichment as well as conflict resolution.
Anthony believes that mental and emotional health is vital to overall well being and his goal is to help individuals attain a greater quality of life. He believes the motivation to change and the actual techniques to help people make changes in their life varies from person to person and depends on their unique circumstances. With that being said, Anthony utilizes several interventions from a variety of approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered, Art and Play Therapy as well as Reality Therapy and Mindfulness Practices. Through an integrative approach he helps individuals rediscover their strengths and identity while developing confidence, healthy coping skills, emotional regulation, and overall balance.
Aside from counseling, Anthony is a music producer and enjoys writing and recording music with local artists at his home studio. You can catch him occasionally playing guitar with some local bands at festivals and venues across the city. He also enjoys cooking tacos and breakfast food, traveling, and spending time with his wife and two sons.
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