MeChele D. Frierson
Ever feel like no one understands? That the problems you face are all consuming, with no way
out? We all need someone to listen. A nonjudgmental sounding board, who offers support and
assurance. Asking for help can seem intimidating or that you can't handle problems on your own.
Seeking counseling is actually a sign of strength. It's a step toward improving your mental and
emotional well being. To HEAL!
My name is MeChele Frierson, I am a proud native of Cleveland, Ohio where I obtained my
Bachelors of Social Work from Cleveland State University and earned a Masters of Science in
Social Administration from Case Western Reserve's MSASS program. I am a Licensed Clinical
Social Worker with more than 10 years' experience as a therapist. I am greatly passionate about
working with individuals surviving the impacts of trauma and managing symptoms of
depression. However, I also have experience with anxiety, grief, mood disorders, peer relations,
ADHD, Intellectual Disabilities, crisis management/de-escalation, relationship issues, and child
abuse/neglect. My role as a therapist, is simply to empower and assist you with identifying
specific problem areas and formulate goals through various evidence based practices. I am not
here to tell you what to do. I am here to listen, as a support and guide. We are a team!
I charge myself with using the same self-care principles that I encourage in clients. My belief is
that one’s mental/emotional health and ability to become self-aware are the key essentials to
living a more realistic and healthy life. You’ve come to the right place. I am excited to start on
this journey of healing with you!
Modalities: Supportive Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical
Behavior Therapy (DBT), Personal Skills Development, Crisis Intervention, Suicide Assessment
and Prevention, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
Specialites: anxiety/stress, life transitions, trauma/abuse, depression, self esteem
License: Ohio I.1440500.S
I rely on CBT for the basis of my therapy sessions. However, I am a big fan of narrative theory, so it is important for me to assist my with clients indentifying their current life story and finding ways to write ones into order to approach their challenges in different way in addition to alleviating symptoms.
I specialize in trauma and depressive disorders. However I also has experience with anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, stress, peer relations, life transitions/adjustment, ADHD, crisis management/de-escalation, and child abuse/neglect.