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At Gestalt Columbus we are pleased provide additional individual, family and parenting psychotherapeutic services with trusted clinical partners who work closely with our team.

Amy Carek MSW LISW-S

You will find Amy’s style to be empathic, empowering, and effective in addressing a range of presenting problems. Her approach uses your strengths to find solutions. She has 10 years of experience working with children, individuals and families. She is a certified School Social Worker with the Ohio Department of Education and has extensive experience working in schools with staff, families, and children to overcome behavioral, emotional or social challenges that interfere with success in school and at home. Additionally, Amy holds certifications in Mindfulness Meditation and Stress Reduction, Trauma Informed Practices and the Youth Yoga Project. Amy believes that all people have strengths, resources, and capabilities that can be used in the change process.

Dr. Melissa Martin, Ph.D., LPCC-S

Dr. Melissa Martin, Ph.D., LPCC-S, specializes in Child and Family Therapy. She provides counseling services for children ages 3 years to 10 years. Being credentialed in Play Therapy, she utilizes creativity, sand tray, art therapy techniques, puppets, therapeutic games, and therapeutic toys. Her areas of expertise include: anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral issues, communication and conflict resolution.


Ivy leads our welcome committee and is responsible for comic relief. She is an excellent listener who puts clients at ease with her friendly and accepting personality. She works on a part time basis as she spends a large portion of her time focused on her biggest passion- chasing squirrels.