Ethan Finley (he/him)

Not Accepting Clients

Getting better comes through caring nonjudgmental relationship, understanding yourself, and relating to yourself and others differently.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Columbus, OH

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual

About My Clients

My clients are curious about themselves and their pain. They want to understand themselves more deeply so they can change what isn't working and live a better healthier life. They might be curious about their dreams or they might just long for a safe, caring, nonjudgmental relationship that helps them come accept and even love themselves while also changing themselves. My clients are often depressed, anxious, with insecure attachment, highly sensitive persons, or have relationship difficulties.

My Background and Approach

I trained at the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center in psychoanalytic/psychodynamic psychotherapy. This kind of therapy helps clients to understand themselves at a deeper level while experiencing a relationship that is caring and nonjudgmental. Psychoanalytic/psychodynamic therapy is depth oriented, that is, it pays attention to what is unconscious or only vaguely known in us that influences our thoughts, feelings, and behavior. The main idea is that everyone has a host of thoughts, feelings, beliefs, attitudes, and expectations that they aren’t fully aware of which influence how they think, feel, and behave. As we become more aware of these previously unclear or hidden parts of ourselves new opportunities to chose how we act, think, and approach things become available. In therapy we work together to help you understand the parts of yourself that you haven’t gotten to know well yet and accept them while also working to change them.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that the most fundamental healing factor in therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. This relationship, if it is experienced as genuine, caring, curious, nonjudgmental and even playful at times, helps patient's learn on a deep emotional level that they are acceptable, worthy of attention and care, that it is possible to share their deepest shames, fears, and hurts, and that these can be accepted and held without judgment from another person. Many people have never experienced this kind of relationship and it is profoundly healing over time. Within this kind of relationship a patient can come to feel safe enough to risk knowing themselves more deeply and sharing themselves more genuinely, in ways that often surprise clients. I believe that if you can feel safe enough and seen enough with me, then we can explore your mind and life together and we will find that you can change and grow beyond much of the pain that brings you to therapy.

Issues I Treat

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • United Healthcare
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Medical Mutual
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $60 - 120/session


614-681-1370 Email Ethan
130 Northwoods Blvd Suite A
Columbus, OH 43235

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