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Max Balakoff, LSW

Mental Health & Counseling located in Ohio City, Cleveland, OH

My name is Max, and I'm a trauma-informed and dynamic therapist. My main focus is always on my clients' needs, preferences, and goals. I truly believe in the power of empathy, unconditional positive regard, and genuineness in therapy.

I'm particularly excited to offer EMDR, a therapy technique that has proven to be incredibly beneficial for a wide range of individuals. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, or any other mental health challenges, EMDR can help alleviate the associated physical, mental, and emotional distress.

In our sessions, we can explore various aspects of your inner self, navigate interpersonal dynamics, delve into questions of gender and sexuality identity, and work towards healing from psychological trauma, such as abuse.

Outside of my practice, I love spending time in the Cleveland area metroparks, experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, engaging with my community, and enjoying the company of my big fluffy cat, Billie.

Whether you prefer in-person sessions, virtual meetings, or even therapy sessions while taking a walk, I'm here to accommodate your needs and preferences. Let's work together towards your healing journey.

Max Balakoff, LSW
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Max Balakoff, LSW

Max Balakoff, LSW

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