Tasha is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) who believes in the inner strength of each individual. In her practice, Tasha empowers her clients to find this inner strength and teaches them how to use it to create healthy lives. She understands that the problems individuals bring to therapy are often similar, but each client is unique.
Tasha holds a Master of Science in Community Counseling from the University of Dayton and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from The Ohio State University. She began her career in healthcare advertising, where she gained perspective on mental health treatment. Her experience led her on a journey to help others in a more direct way.
Tasha provides counseling services to individuals of all ages as well as couples and families. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders but also enjoys working with persons who are dealing with relationship issues, behavioral problems, or mood disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression). In addition, Tasha has training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a treatment plan that has proven effective with various mental health issues, most notably Borderline Personality Disorder.
Regardless of the client’s concern, Tasha uses a multi-dimensional approach, incorporating medical professionals and dietitians, school and family support persons, and other community resources as necessary. She is particularly efficient in coordinating the transition from one treatment team to another (when an individual comes home from residential care or when he or she returns to college after seasonal breaks). In the counseling process, Tasha uses evidence-based treatment but prioritizes the client’s unique strengths and needs in order to make the experience individual. She believes that therapy is the place where a person can be authentic without being judged.
Tasha keeps current on the latest research developments, particularly in the field of eating disorders. She is keenly interested in studies that examine the neurological involvement in mental health issues. The knowledge she gains informs treatment in the most practical way. Tasha has devoted herself to a lifetime of learning.
Outside of work, Tasha enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking her dogs, following her favorite sports teams, discovering new music, and relaxing with a good book.
Tasha can be reached at (614) 245-5544 or at Tasha@KovacsCounseling.com.