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Brian Keith Starcher, LPC

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A licensed professional counselor (LPC) is a mental health provider who holds a master’s or doctoral degree in counseling and who has met all requirements set forth by the state licensure board to provide quality mental health care.

Brian Keith Starcher (pronouns: he/him) is a licensed professional counselor who is currently pursuing the status of licensed professional clinical counselor. Brian has experience in individual and group counseling and works with children, adolescents, and adults. His specialty interests include crisis intervention, trauma issues, victim’s advocacy, sexual assault survivors, mood issues, anxiety and depression management, self-esteem related issues, addiction, grief/loss/bereavement, men’s and boys’ issues, and LGBTQIA+ issues including gender dysphoria and gender transition.

Counseling is a second career for Brian who worked in pastoral ministry for 35 years and provided pastoral counseling to his congregation and local community. After retirement, he earned a second bachelor’s degree in organizational management at Malone University. He then continued at Malone University for his graduate education, earning a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. As a clinical mental health counselor, Brian has provided counseling to diverse populations. Utilizing eclectic techniques, his focus is always on the client and the client’s needs.

After graduation, Brian worked in a private practice in Cuyahoga Falls serving the LGBTQIA+ population as well as clients struggling with trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem issues. In addition to counseling, Brian is an adjunct professor and teaches psychology at Malone University, his alma mater.

Brian’s counseling approach is holistic and eclectic focusing on meeting clients where they are and mapping out a path forward. Brian often uses behavioral techniques; psychoeducation; and exploration of relationships, emotions, and cognitions. Brian is imminently approachable and willing to listen.

His strengths include kindness, wit, compassion, creativity, empathy, advocacy, and a depth of experience in dealing with people in some of their most difficult moments.

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  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Ohio Counseling Association (OCA)
  • Chi Sigma Iota

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