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Columbia Counseling, Consulting & Research

Established in 1996 by Dr Don Allen, Columbia Counseling Consulting and Research LLC, has been providing exceptional counseling services to Columbus and surrounding areas. Dr. Allen is a clinical Social Worker and a scholar. He received a Ph.D. for Columbia University in New York and his first Masters Degree from the University of Maryland.

He divides his time between private practice, public speaking, and clinic work. On occasion, he will take a teaching position at a University, supervise colleagues, provide consultation individually or in the corporate community. He, on occaision, will staff a critical incident debriefing. He is working with the Geise Group to provide corporate trainings, his topic: Psychological Safety at the Corporate Level. He has been approached to provide program evaluation research, but has declined offers due to the demands of his practice at this time.

He is trained in EFT (Emotional Focused Therapy, developed by Dr Susan Johnson) and is working towards formal certification. He currently has an advanced standing in EFT.

He is in the process of helping train and bring a larger Gottman and EFT presence to the Columbus and greater Columbus community. Dr. Allen has a formal grounding in psychodynamic therapy, has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatment modalities. He works with children ages 4 to 12, adolescents and adults. His dissertation is program evaluation research regarding a program he designed for the Richland County Juvenile Court. He is published in the Journal of Linear Regression.

He provides and particularly enjoys conducting marriage and family therapy and in general treating relationship issues. He also specializes in the treatment of trauma and is recognized by EMDRIA as a certified therapist and as an approved consultant.

He has in the past been a divorce mediator and developed the program in Richland County that divorcing parents must attend regarding how to help children and adolescents through the divorce and beyond.

He treats clients with a wide range of emotional, behavioral and adjustment problems. He treats anxiety, stress and depression. He used to specialize in drug and alcohol issues, although less so these days due to the demands of couples work. He treats personality disorders and a majority of DSM V diagnoses.

With children and adolescents, he treats: trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder and school related problems. In the past he has worked in the schools, for over 12 years, as a SAP coordinator. He helped develop the age 4-12 children's in-patient unit at Radcliff Hospital, Willoughby, Ohio in the 80's.

He looks forward to speaking directly with you about your concerns! 614.204.0730

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Services Offered

Child & Adolescent Counseling

EMDR Trauma Therapy

Recognized by EMDRIA as a Certified Therapist & approved Consultant

Gottman Certified Couples Therapist

Professional & Peer Consultation

Individual & Family Counseling

Research & Program Development

Drug & Alcohol Treatment

Crisis Intervention/Critical Incident Debriefing

Teaching at University Level

Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders

Public Speaking

Treatment of Personality & Character Disorders

Corporate Trainer with the Geise Group

Emotional Focused (Couples) Therapy, Advanced Standing

Trained in Dr Susan Johnson's Method

Authorized to Teach for the Gottman Institute:
  • 7 Principles Leader's Training
  • The Art and Science of Love Weekend Training
  • Level One Clinician's Training

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