Welcome! I’m Amelia Slama. I am an openly autistic counselor based in Cleveland, OH. The most important part of therapy is creating a safe space for my clients to feel comfortable sharing about their experiences. I am dedicated to making sure all clients have access to a safe therapy experience that respects and honors who they are in the healing process.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio (E. 2001951) and Kentucky (273236), Nationally Certified Counselor (835010), and Board Certified – TeleMental Health Provider (2457). I earned my BA in Psychology at Ohio University in 2013, and my MEd in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Kent State University in 2016.
I work with individuals who have experienced differences related to autism, ADHD, trauma, LGBTQIA+, trans and gender diverse persons, and diverse relationship structures. Many of these areas overlap in complex ways that can impact our experience with the world. As someone with lived experience in several of these groups (Autistic, ADHD, bi/pan, trauma survivor), I understand these differences on a deeper level. For these reasons, I am passionate about creating spaces to support and empower others within these communities.
With all services offered, I believe it’s important that we work together to decide what is most important for you. You will notice that we will integrate many approaches into our work together based on what best fits your needs. Some of the approaches may include trauma-informed care, mind-body practices, acceptance and commitment practices, existential therapy, LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy, intersectionality theory, and neurodiversity affirming practices.
Outside of the therapy world, I enjoy spending time working in my garden, learning about native trees and wildlife, reading non-fiction, and going on adventures with my dogs (black labs) and my partner.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or want to learn more about if we would be a good fit together! 🙂