"Bringing hurting people to healing and joy."

Lydia Dennin, MSW, LSW

Lydia Dennin, MSW, LSW

My passion is working with children and joining them in their journey towards emotional regulation. I am excited to partner with parents to assist them in understanding their children's needs.

Philosophy of Counseling:  

I am an affirming therapist.  I want to meet you where you are and join with you to get where you want to be.  I enjoy working with children from the age of three and up.  I believe engaging parents is essential when working with children.  I have been able to connect therapeutically with children and want to help them succeed in managing their emotions with an understanding that no emotions are bad.  

I work with children using play therapy techniques.  The Zones of Regulation curriculum is used to assist children in learning to identify how they feel and how to cope in each zone.  I have worked with children who have experienced trauma, anxiety, grief, depression and self-harm.  I also have experience working with adults that have trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, relationship challenges, and substance use disorders.  I use a person-centered approach focused on mindfulness.  I utilize play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) solutions-focused therapy, motivational interviewing and harm reduction.  

About Me: 

I am a single mom of a very active soccer player.  My son and I enjoy the pool and water parks in the summer.  We also enjoy Columbus Crew games.  We have two cats, Watkins, our Maine Coon, and Pig, is our rescued stray.  We also love movies and popcorn.  I have volunteered with Hospice of North Central Ohio since 2018 as a group leader for their grief camp, Camp Hope.  I am passionate about resolving diaper need and founded a diaper bank in 2022.  

Education and Credentials:  

LSW since October 2020
LGBTQ Affirming
Master's of Social Work--Summa Cum Laude--Indiana Wesleyan University
Bachelor's of Social Work--Summa Cum Laude--Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Circle of Security Facilitator since July 2022

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Ashland, Ohio 44805

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