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Hope Family Counseling

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Compassionate Care & Practical Help

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At Hope Family Counseling it is understood that life is a challenge and there are times when additional help is necessary.

Whether your trials include a challenging marriage, anxiety and depression, conflict with your children, or simply day to day struggles with work, Hope Family Counseling can help.

You will find both compassionate assistance through life’s challenges and hope based in the truth of the Bible.
Hope Family Counseling can provide help for these life challenges:

Personal
Interpersonal Relationships
Family
  • Individual Counseling for Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Communication
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Food Addictions
  • Anger Management
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  • Enriching Marriages
  • Assisting Struggling Marriages
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Friendship Struggles
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Communication Enhancement
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  • Conflict Management
  • Parenting Issues
  • Communication Strategies
  • Discipline Issues
  • School-related Issues
  • Sibling Challenges
  • Parent-Child relationships
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Services

Personal Issues

We all need help in different seasons of our lives.  We need someone to come alongside of us with encouragement, to challenge us when we are veer off the path, and to generally walk with us through the pain of life.

Whether you need help with one or several personal challenges, maybe simply talk through the general life challenges, we will open the Bible together and see what God has to say about these difficult circumstances.

  • Individual Counseling for Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Communication
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Food Addictions
  • Anger Management

Interpersonal Relationships

Thank you for your interest in growing in your relationships.  We are interacting with people every day, but it is the close relationships that often cause us the most pain.

Whether you would like to focus on being a better parent, spouse, or friend or whether you need to experience God’s healing hand regarding abuse or trauma from a relationship, I would consider it a privilege to walk alongside you and help you in your journey.

  • Enriching Marriages
  • Assisting Struggling Marriages
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Friendship Struggles
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Communication Enhancement

Family

Thank you for your interest in learning more about issues regarding family.  While people say there is no operating manual for children, God’s Word has a great deal to say about how to guide and coach children.  There is also wisdom regarding how to communicate effectively, resolve conflicts and be a peacemaker in all of our familial relationships.

  • Conflict Management
  • Parenting Issues
  • Communication Strategies
  • Discipline Issues
  • School-related Issues
  • Sibling Challenges
  • Parent-Child relationships

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Our Office Location

How to Find Us

Our address is 8984 Darrow Road, Suite 4, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087

The McGhee Place Professional Office Building

Hope Family Counseling is easily accessible to the entire Northeast Ohio region.

We are in Twinsburg, Ohio less than one mile north of I-480 (Route 91/Darrow Road exit).

From North or South take Darrow Road (route 91)

From East or West take Route 82 to Darrow Road (route 91) south

We are located in same building as UPS, second floor. You will enter through private doorway (right of UPS entrance), down hallway, then upstairs.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect at the first session?

The first session is an assessment that will typically take 1 1/2 hours to gather important information and to hear your story.  If you find that the assistance at Hope Family Counseling is a fit for you we will set up additional appointments.

What can I expect from subsequent sessions?

After the first two to three sessions we will have a good idea of what the issues are and we will collaborate on setting up specific goals that we will work on together to achieve.  Once the goals are delineated, we will revisit and evaluate them on a monthly basis to ensure that we are working toward acceptable solutions.

What is the typical structure of a session?

It is typical that we open with a passage of Scripture and the counselor prays for God’s wisdom and leading as we discuss pertinent issues.  Toward the end of the session homework is assigned and a subsequent session is scheduled.

What is the reason for homework?

We at Hope Family Counseling believe that a great portion of the work occurs outside of the counseling session.  As we meet in session issues are addressed, discussed and salient topics are taught.  The homework is meant to give the client an opportunity to practice many of the solutions that are learned during session.

What kind of payment options are accepted?

Cash, checks and major credit card payments are accepted.  There will be a $20.00 return check charge for any negligent checks.

Does Hope Family Counseling accept insurance?

Due to the continuing reduction of reimbursement by insurance companies Hope Family Counseling is only able to accept Medical Mutual Insurance. Payment is expected at the beginning of every session.

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Counselor Bio

26C-231x300Meet Kristen…

Kristen Schiopota, the founder of Hope Family Counseling, earned a Masters Degree in Community Counseling at Kent State University.  She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), an independent license issued for counseling by the state of Ohio. Kristen has experience in outpatient, group, school, and in-home settings.  She has specialized in marriage and family issues as well as women’s issues for more than ten years.

Kristen has also attended the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC) training in Indiana, attended the Biblical Counseling Institute’s Biblical Counseling Series as well as trainings on such topics as anxiety, marriage and parenting presented by Ed Welch from the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF).  In addition, Kristen is an active member of Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, Ohio and involved with the Biblical Discipleship Ministry.

Her focus areas include communication, adjustment issues, parenting, grief and bereavement, depression and anxiety disorders, trauma, sexual abuse, food addictions, anger management, family therapy, and marital issues.