Lena Salpietro LPC, NCC
Lena accepts Paramount and Self-Pay.
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Lena is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. She is currently earning her PhD in Counselor Education from the University of Toledo (UT) where she conducts research and instructs undergraduate and graduate counseling courses. Lena holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ohio University and Master of Arts in Counselor Education with a Clinical Mental Health Concentration from UT. Lena has extensive experience working with survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking as well as expertise in treating adolescents, college-aged adults, and adults living with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, self-harming behaviors, low self-esteem, and life changes. She is passionate about working with individuals who identify as LGBTQA+, multicultural populations, and individuals of varying ability and disability statuses.
Lena has a vast knowledge of theoretical counseling approaches and evidence-based practices that she employs to ensure that her clients are receiving individualized care that is congruent with their learning and coping styles. Lena’s warm, humorous approach to the therapeutic relationship helps to cultivate an environment of acceptance, vulnerability, and personal-growth. She considers counseling to be a collaborative process and hopes that she and her clients can learn, struggle, and grow together.
In her time as a professional counselor, Lena has been honored with various awards, grants, and fellowships. In 2018 she was selected as the North Central Association of Counselor Education and Supervision’s Emerging Leader and was named the Outstanding Doctoral Student from UT’s Counselor Education Program. She has received multiple grants to fund her research and was selected as an Editorial Fellow for Counselor Education & Supervision, one of the counseling profession’s top peer-reviewed journals.
In her free time, Lena enjoys conducting research, reading Harry Potter, and watching The Office and Game of Thrones. She values time spent with her family and friends, as well as her two cats, Beau and Zoey.