Teresa Payton




I believe that we all have the ability to learn tools and techniques to achieve success. It’s my job as a counselor to teach the individual how to use them. My outlook and goal when clients seek my help is to create a safe, authentic, compassionate, and judgement free environment. Having a "safe space" for clients to freely discuss emotional and substance use struggles helps promote growth. My philosophy is not every theoretical approach fits everybody; therefore, I adapt to the client.  (Teresa Payton, M. Ed., LPC, CDCA,) I have worked in the mental health field in Northeastern Ohio for 2 years. I graduated from Kent State University with a BA in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and I’m now a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have worked with individuals and families struggling with a wide range of concerns and specific needs, including individuals with both mental health and substance use struggles. My clinical approach is a combination of Client Centered approach and Dialectical Behavioral techniques.  I have experience with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and various therapeutic modalities. I have attended various DBT trainings, have helped co-lead DBT trainings and skills class for adults. Currently, I am on the DBT team, addictions team, and trauma team.

This clinician is currently under supervision by Joshua Johnson.

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Treatment Teams

Mindfully believes in collaborative care.  This clinician is a part of the following Treatment Team(s):