CHS grad opens Ohio Family Counseling and Consultation, LLC

| January 4, 2019

Leslie Ridenbaugh recently opened Ohio Family Counseling and Consultation, LLC at 303 S. Fourth St. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Leslie Ridenbaugh enjoys getting to know people and their stories.

“We all need someone to talk to outside of our situation and I enjoy being that person for others,” she said.

Ridenbaugh recently opened Ohio Family Counseling and Consultation, LLC at 303 S. Fourth St. with three employees Ashley Davis, Justin Addy and Lyndsey Kaiser.

The agency’s website says they will, “approach counseling through a family systems perspective, offering a holistic view of interpersonal communication.”

“It’s a treatment model focused on the idea that we are not an island out there alone,” Ridenbaugh said. “Our family and our community all impact us.”

She also will help people look at their communication patters and what works and doesn’t work for them.

“It’s not just about your past,” Ridenbaugh said. “It’s about your present too. What changes can we make that will help you in your future?”

She also is certified in telebehavioral health.

“It’s a supplement to meeting face-to-face,” Ridenbaugh said. “If you are sick, have transportation issues or it’s bad weather we can still meet. I can just see you this way too. It’s completely HIPPA compliant and you access it through your patient portal.”

Ridenbaugh graduated from Coshocton High School in 2004, earned a bachelor’s of social work from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2010, and a master’s of social work from The University of Akron in 2013.

Ohio Family Counseling and Consultation is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and other times by appointment. For more information, call 740-291-3737.

“All you have to do is call and make an appointment,” Ridenbaugh said. “At our first session we will talk about why you came and what’s going on. I’ll send patients an e-mail too and they can put in some more personal information, but when you call you don’t have to explain anything over the phone.”

The length of treatment time depends on the patient and their treatment plan.

“It can be brief or long-term, but we will work together on the treatment plan,” Ridenbaugh said. “We will set goals and revise as needed.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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