Ethan Finley

MA, MSW, Licensed Independent Social Worker

Ethan Finley

MA, MSW, Licensed Independent Social Worker

Not Accepting New Clients
Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Independent Social Worker - I.1901800
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medical Mutual
  • Meritain Health
  • Optima
Fees: Sliding Scale Fee - $40 - $110
I'm committed to making therapy affordable for my patients.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Columbus, Ohio 43202

My Approach to Helping

If you are interested in understanding and growing bigger than the issues that bring you to therapy, or are curious about your dreams or the parts of you behind your troubles, then I could be a good fit to help you. I support, guide, and work with my patients to help them to notice and address the unknown or dimly known parts of themselves which lead them into difficulty. I frequently work with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, attachment issues, and relationship problems and offer a safe space where we work together to find a way through the issue(s) that bring you to therapy.

I trained at the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, which is evidenced based and works for a wide range of diagnoses. Psychoanalytic therapy is depth-oriented, that is, it pays attention to what is unconscious, or only vaguely known, in us that influences our thoughts, feelings, and behavior. The main idea is that everyone has a host of thoughts, feelings, beliefs, attitudes, and expectations that they aren’t fully aware of which influence them and sometimes lead to symptoms such as depression and anxiety. As you become more aware of these previously unclear or hidden parts of yourself, with the support and guidance of a good therapeutic relationship, then new opportunities to chose how you act, think, and approach things to become available, which in turn alleviates your symptoms. In therapy, we work together to help you understand the parts of yourself that you haven’t gotten to know well yet and to integrate them into your life in healthy ways.

Psychological healing and growth develop through growing new abilities and new understandings of yourself and your difficulties within the context of a relationship that feels safe and supportive. I enjoy helping to develop such abilities and healing therapeutic relationships (based on honesty, safety, and trust) with patients and look forward to working with you.

More Info About My Practice

I'm currently working only via Telehealth. I use the platform to connect with patients, which is secure and free to patients.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Highly sensitive persons

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Object Relations
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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