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Lara Palay, LISW-S
Lara Palay is a clinical social worker with nearly two decades of experience in private psychotherapy practice.

""For me, the first task of therapy is to create understanding and trust in a safe space. My approach is psychodynamic but eclectic, with an emphasis on attachment, self-awareness and mind-body connection. I integrate mindfulness, meaning and spirituality into much of my work.

My personal style with clients is warm, clear and straightforward. I consider therapy to be a collaboration between client and therapist. I typically work with clients on gaining insight, creating practical change when needed, enhancing coping skills, increasing presence and mindfulness in daily life, and building tolerance for the normal problems of living. I also use techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy and other schools of thought."
Crescent Counseling Services is located in the Cherrington House, a large brick house in Uptown Westerville at the corner of Walnut Street and South State Street, just 1.5 miles north of the I-270 outerbelt on Route 3
(South State Street).

The address is 167 South State Street
Suite 50 (Lower Level)
Westerville, OH 43081.

The phone number is (614) 545-8453

Off street parking is available with entrances
to the lot from both Walnut and State.
Crescent Counseling Services is a division of Aldridge Palay Group

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Contact AP: 01 614 787 0544
167 South State Street Suite 50 Westerville, OH 43081

                                         , sometimes devastating, is nevertheless a natural and profound human experience, and not an illness to be treated. It can, however, be an extraordinarily isolating experience, and friends and family of a bereaved person may feel overwhelmed. This can led them to give messages, subtle or unsubtle, that grief should be over quickly and dealt with in one particular, “right” way. There is no one right way to grieve. Some grief may ease over time but is never forgotten or left behind. When a death is unexpected, or traumatic, or happens to a child, grief can be even harder. Counseling can help grievers to feel less alone, to recognize that they are not “going crazy”, and to feel understood and supported.
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"Lara has made a lasting impression on my life and I know she will do the same for others.”

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Childhood Cancer Family Conection
Crescent Counseling Services manages counseling services through Childhood Cancer Family Connection, an organization supporting families dealing with pediatric cancer.

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