Established 2012

Bridging Connections

Individual, Child and Relationship Counseling in Central, Ohio.

Empowering personal growth, one step at a time: Your path to emotional freedom begins here.

Counseling doesn’t have to be scary or complicated

At Bridging Connections, we understand the significance of reaching out for support. We recognize that taking the first step to talk about life’s challenges can be daunting, but today marks the perfect moment to embark on your journey to emotional well-being.

Our dedicated team offers a diverse range of services, including therapy for depression, grief counseling, parenting support, and play therapy.

We foster a warm and supportive environment, tailoring our approach to each client’s unique needs, guiding them towards the personal growth they seek.

Take that step towards a healthier, happier you.

Our Counselors

Nikki Kennedy, MSW, LISW-S

The decision to seek assistance when navigating life’s challenges is not easy. Nikki honors this belief by meeting the request with compassion, a wealth of knowledge, and nearly fifteen years of professional counseling experience. 

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Cynthia Cummons, MSW, LISW-S, CATP

Cindy has been working with children and adults throughout her career as a counselor and educator, and has focused her career on helping individuals and families navigate the challenges of life. 

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Joy Williams, MSW, LISW-S

Joy has a desire to see people thrive in life and has dedicated her life to walking alongside children, adolescents, families and adults through difficult chapters in their lives and helping them realize their full potential.

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Tonya McAlear, MSW, LISW-S

Tonya, with her extensive counseling background, has dedicated years to fostering a supportive and collaborative therapeutic environment and is committed to providing a confidential and judgment-free space for her clients.

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Our Services

Uncover your true potential and lead a life worth celebrating.

Individual Counseling

Engage in one-on-one counseling to address personal issues or mental health concerns like anxiety, depression, grief,  interpersonal conflict, and more. Telehealth options available. 

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Relationship Counseling

Participate in communication-based intervention aimed at resolving issues between two or more individuals, fostering better interactions, and building stronger relationships.

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Child Counseling

Tailored for children or adolescents facing social, emotional, or mental health challenges to address distressing issues while providing a safe space.

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Play Therapy

A supportive environment for children enabling them to freely articulate their emotions, share experiences, and express their needs through play within a dedicated therapeutic playroom.

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Group Counseling

Experience therapy in a group setting, led by one or more therapists addressing a specific issue. adult and children's groups are available based on client needs.

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Nurtured Heart Approach

The approach focuses on creating connected relationships, emphasizing positive behavior, and transforming difficult intensities into abundant Inner Wealth.

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Nurtured Heart Approach

The Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) is a therapeutic method developed by Howard Glasser in 1992 to help children and adults with challenging behaviors. It is behavior inspiration, not management. Repeated experiences of being seen and acknowledged when things are not going wrong inspires people to build a positive portfolio of themselves: an expansive and expanding reserve of what NHA calls Inner Wealth™.

The approach focuses on creating connected relationships, emphasizing positive behavior, and transforming difficult intensities into abundant Inner Wealth. NHA is based on the premise that an individual’s intense energy can be positively channeled and transformed into a positive force. The approach teaches parents, caregivers, and educators to recognize and amplify positive behavior using the 3 Stands™.

By implementing NHA, individuals are empowered to develop positive relationships, self-regulate, and build Inner Wealth. It has been used successfully in a variety of settings including schools, homes, foster care, criminal justice, healthcare, and therapeutic environments.

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(740) 522-0009
Bridging Connections

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