Heath Ridenbaugh

(LPCC)

About Me

Hey there! My name is Heath

I appreciate your courage to seek out help. I have enjoyed working in the mental health field for 6 years now and I'm licensed in the State of Ohio. As a counselor I have the most experience working with children and adolescents from different backgrounds. I have experience working with an array of issues including depression, self harming, anxiety, anger control, and substance abuse. I also have some experience working with ADHD, ODD, family problems, and grief and loss.

My approach is very person centered, cognitive behavioral, and solution focused. I have a genuine personality, a nonjudgmental attitude, and a friendly demeanor. I believe the most important factor is the client-counselor relationship. It is within this relationship that a person can begin to heal, find hope, and be encouraged through the change process.

If you are ready to receive help I am happy to be supportive and empower you through the process.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Anger management
  • Depression

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPCC #E.1800773 (Expires: 2020-07-01)


Reviews

Written by S.O. on Mar 02, 2020 after counseling with Heath for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders

Heath was very calm and composed during our meetings which helped me enter a similar state which was nice. He went over time on a few of our sessions which made me feel like he actually cared, and he gave me that impression anyways. He was also proactive about checking in with me to make sure I made full use of this service.

Written by C.O. on Feb 10, 2020 after counseling with Heath for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Dr. Heath is awesome. When we talk, I know he is actually engaged in the conversation and hearing my concerns. He gives you the tools to grow instead of just telling you how to limp through a situation. He has helped me immensely. I am forever grateful for him.

Written by M.C. on Feb 07, 2020 after counseling with Heath for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Heath is an excellent, calm, rational, well-spoken, intelligent professional that I look forward to working things through with. He understands my perspective and position, and provides productive guidance and activities to help prioritize actions and values.

Written by T.O. on Jan 22, 2020 after counseling with Heath for 6 months

Heath is working with my son who struggles with social skills as a result of his Asperger's/high functioning autism. He has a great report with my son and is easy for him to interact with. This is a life-long problem that my son will be dealing with, so expecting a quick fix isn't realistic.

Measuring success in the therapy field from a third hand perspective is all but impossible, so while progress has been slow, but I don't think I can necessarily blame Heath for that. I know he's focusing my son on the right things and he's getting him to question his behaviors. Given that he can't force my son to stop this or do that instead, what more can I expect?

From a parent's perspective, if you're looking for a kind counselor who asks questions, responds quickly, and interacts well with a teenage boy, I think he's a good choice. The simplicity of being able to call or message him as made the buy-in from my son a lot stronger because it overcomes the obstacle of the process being a chore or annoyance to him. I don't think there's much more important to success in therapy than buy-in and Heath made it easy for my son to do that.

Written by D.R. on Dec 18, 2019 after counseling with Heath for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

Heath is a great choice for counseling, he listens and always has good ideas to help me with my current issues. He always makes himself available to talk and can work around your schedule. I would highly recommend him.

Written by A.N. on Dec 12, 2019 after counseling with Heath for 2 months

He is sensitive and kind. He gives practical, Biblical advice. He has godly wisdom and true concern.

Written by T.E. on Nov 27, 2019 after counseling with Heath for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Heath is a great counselor. Makes me think, look beyond and look for positive in the bad.

Written by C.A. on Nov 18, 2019 after counseling with Heath for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Heath is prompt and courteous. Listens well, I feel like he has a good grasp on my issues.

Written by D.A. on Nov 11, 2019 after counseling with Heath for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

Heath is a good listener, professional, always on time, and helpful.

Written by J.A. on Sep 06, 2019 after counseling with Heath for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

He's been great, asks great questions. Highly recommend

Written by A.M. on Sep 04, 2019 after counseling with Heath for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Heath has helped me significantly in dealing with my anxiety; he’s helped me approach it from different angles and has given me different tools to help me work through situations rather than just reacting or shutting down.

Written by M.I. on Sep 01, 2019 after counseling with Heath for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

Heath and I just started our sessions but so far he is great. He knows how to listen well and ask pointed questions to what is harming me mentally. He applies these things back to a biblical example which helps me with perspective. He’s been great so far I look forward to continued sessions.

Written by T.O. on Aug 27, 2019 after counseling with Heath for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Heath Ridenbaugh has been a huge help to me in the last few months of using the app. He checks in with me every week and gives sound support and advice.

Written by K.A. on Jul 15, 2019 after counseling with Heath for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Heath and I have been working together for a couple weeks now, and he’s provided very thoughtful advice and well-researched resources. Excited to see what the future holds.

Written by J.E. on Jul 09, 2019 after counseling with Heath for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Heath is a great and supportive listener, very open-minded and good at sorting through my emotional, multi-directional rambling and calling attention to common threads. Our sessions leave me with plenty of food for thought. He responds to messages in a very timely manner and has been great about checking in with me when I go too long without being in touch. He also has a worksheet for just about everything, some of which I've found very useful. I feel very lucky to have been matched with such a great therapist so easily through this service.

Written by M.A. on Jul 03, 2019 after counseling with Heath for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Heath listens very well and provides great feedback as well as a very logical guiding hand in navigating frustrations. I trust his input.

Written by M.A. on Jun 22, 2019 after counseling with Heath for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Heath is a great listener and has provided me with a few excellent resources to assist me and my family. Thank you, Heath!

Written by B.E. on Jun 21, 2019 after counseling with Heath for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Heath has been a huge help for me and I would recommend him to anyone seeking help. We've been focusing on building confidence after past relationship troubles and I've already noticed steady progress. He's kind, intelligent, and always respectful. I truly feel like I can share anything with him and know that he'll be as honest and objective as possible. His approach to counseling is direct and solution-based which has led to quick results. I look forward to continuing to work with him.

Written by S.H. on Jun 14, 2019 after counseling with Heath for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

He’s very patient and recognizes my crazy work schedule and is willing to work around it.

Written by A.D. on Jun 12, 2019 after counseling with Heath for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Heath has helped me a great deal. I’ve made many strides in life thanks to his ability to listen and suggest practical solutions. He’s a man of integrity and a genuine personality that’s easy to talk to. Truly a Godsend. Thank you, Heath!

Written by L.O. on Apr 30, 2019 after counseling with Heath for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Heath is excellant.

Written by K.A. on Mar 27, 2019 after counseling with Heath for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

Heath has always been so kind and understanding with my situations of struggle and concern. He voices his opinions in gentle ways and has always provided me with steps to take to get certain things resolved. I am highly satisfied with the service he has given me and would definitely recommend him to any friends or family of mine.

Written by L.E. on Feb 20, 2019 after counseling with Heath for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Thank you! I appreciate your time and compassion.

Written by B.R. on Nov 14, 2018 after counseling with Heath for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Heath has been fantastic. I have been in counseling before with several different providers Heath has been my favorite. He was responsive, attentive, and properly challenging. He shared worksheets that were both relevant to my situation and insightful. While neither Heath’s verbal advise or the worksheeets directly solved my problems, both encouraged personal reflection. It was in that personal reflection where practical solutions were found.

Thank you, Heath.