Dr. Allie Rhinehart
I work with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment, developmental and behavioral issues, parenting, family systems, relationship dynamics, identity development, career exploration, and wellness. I consider myself a specialist who uses play therapy with children and exploration of family dynamics/early childhood experiences with adolescents and adults to tackle the many challenges of life. The cornerstone of my approach lies in encouragement and empowerment. My goal is to join with clients as they work through troublesome thoughts, learn to manage their emotions, and take steps toward healing. I believe in my clients’ abilities to make intentional decisions about their behavior and the relationships they pursue. I am an Adlerian therapist, which means I see value in belonging and meaning making. I also integrate neuroscience while building relationships with my clients. This is especially useful when helping clients work through developmental issues, trauma, and grief. Situations and experiences do not define us. Instead, with insight and support, we have the opportunity to define who we are and what we might contribute to the world. I have also studied appropriate techniques for incorporating spirituality as a source of hope and connectedness to culture and community, for clients who wish to do so.
I provide counseling for children, young adults, and adults with low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. I apply art therapy and mindfulness-based counseling and have previously run art therapy workshops to help women with depression in India. I can speak Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese, and have previously provided wellness and psychoeducation services in Taiwan, China, and India. I am currently in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling master's program and Pre-Art Therapy certificate program at the University of Cincinnati.