Teresa Payton

M. Ed, LPC, CDCA (Ohio)



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My name is Teresa Payton, currently I am a LPC practicing DBT tele-therapy in the state of Ohio. I have worked in the mental health field for over 3 years now. 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 and Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant. Throughout my experience 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 philosophy is that we all have the ability to learn skills to achieve personal growth. It’s my job as a counselor to teach the individual how to use these skills. My outlook and goal when clients seek my help is to create a safe, authentic, compassionate, and judgment free environment. Having a "safe space" for clients to freely discuss emotional and substance use struggles helps promote growth. My philosophy is that not every theoretical approach fits everybody; therefore, I adapt to the client.

As the client you and I are on a team striving towards achieving your therapeutic goals. You have the destination, and I am your GPS discussing obstacles in your way.

I am especially passionate about supporting the struggling population with addictions, suicidality, suicidal ideation, anxiety, and depression. I also love working with clients who experience chronic pain and illness. Finally, 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 RODBT team, and the chronic illness team.

This clinician is currently under supervision by Joshua Johnson.

To see current license information for this therapist please visit the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapy Board License Verification website here and type their name in the search box.


  • DBT - Comprehensive (Fully Adherent)
  • DBT - Informed
  • Abuse
  • Women's Concerns
  • Traumatic Brain Injury/Medical Concerns
  • Trauma
  • Substance Abuse/Addictions
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Harming/Suicidal Thoughts
  • PTSD
  • Phobias
  • Personality Disorders
  • Parenting Concerns/Education
  • Mood Concerns
  • Life Changes
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Eating Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Behavior Modification/Changes
  • Anxiety & Depression
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