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Lexi McGough

MSW, LSW

My Approach

I value a holistic, client-centered, and strengths based approach to therapy. I strive to provide a comforting, non-judgemental, and safe environment where you feel heard and feel that you can be your true, authentic self to discuss whatever you need during our time together. I understand that life is a never-ending series of events that can be chaotic, energizing, confusing, wonderful, horrible, and stressful, and we have to work hard every day to create happiness despite it all. I do not expect everyone to open up and trust immediately, therefore we will go at whatever pace you feel most comfortable. I am dedicated to helping patients regain power in their lives, and help those who want change in their life but are unsure if change is possible or how to create change towards betterment. Change is never easy, nor does it always happen quickly. I ask that my patients be open and willing to trust the therapeutic process and give it the time and effort that it is required to create the life you want.

I believe that therapy is more than just talking about your problems; it is also about gaining new insight, learning more about your mental health, identifying unhelpful thoughts and beliefs, and learning how to overcome setbacks. I firmly believe that everyone can benefit from therapy, and that therapy is whatever you make of it. I will challenge you to self-reflect and practice the skills you learn in therapy outside of our sessions to ensure you attain the maximum benefit towards your goals.

Ages Treated | Preteens, Teens, Adults

About Lexi McGough

My Experience

I received my Bachelor of Social Work from Bowling Green State University, with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. I then received my Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University with a clinical focus on children and youth services. I have worked in community mental health as a school-based therapist, and as a therapist for people experiencing their first episode of psychosis. In prior positions, I worked with adolescents and adults with a history of trauma, which resulted in symptoms related to anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, mood disorders, and relationship concerns. I am experienced in helping patients questioning who they are and who they want to be, struggling with life transitions, difficulty letting go of the past, feeling alone or misunderstood, and not wanting to be defined by their mental health concerns. I am passionate about adapting my work to the individual needs of each patient, and understand the importance of acknowledging external factors that may impact a patient in their daily life.

Education

Bowling Green State University (Bachelor’s in Social Work, minor in Human Development and Family Studies)
The Ohio State University (Master’s in Social Work with an emphasis on Children and Youth Services)

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

She/Her

Treatment Modalities

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eclectic Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution Focused Behavioral Therapy (SFBT)
  • Strength Based Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

If you’re ready to take the next step, make an appointment now.