Last updated: 3/31/2020

Deborah Smith-Blackmer, LISW (513) 793-6600
Last Updated: 3/31/2020
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Psychotherapist, Licensed Independent Social Worker and Consultant

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

I believe that people of all kinds can get stuck in confusing and painful situations or patterns. In my practice, psychotherapy offers a respectful, safe oasis in which to set realistic goals for growth and change, and healing, with the understanding that each of us is the authority on our own lives.

 This includes therapy with individuals, couples and families who may be in acute or chronic psychological pain or are trying to cope with challenging changes or transitions. It also includes those who simply wish to improve their relationships.

 I  provide therapy supervision and consultation as well. I enjoy, deeply, the opportunity to facilitate growth.

Focusing on:
Adoption/Foster Care Aging Couple or Marital Issues Depression Developmental Disability Education/Personal Development Family Issues Gender Identity Grief/Loss Infertility Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Sexuality Issues Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Asperger's Syndrome Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Child Abuse and Neglect Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Forensic Immigration/Newcomer Infant Mental Health Learning Disabilities Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Neurological Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Disorders Sexual Orientation Trauma/PTSD
Office and Contact Information
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Psychotherapy Associates of Blue Ash
9900 Carver Rd.
Suite 101
Cincinnati, OH 45242  

(513) 793-6600

Office Hours:
Tue10:00am – 5:00pm
Wed1:00pm – 6:00pm
Thu10:00am – 5:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 12 Hours
Weekends: 1 Day

Access by Wheelchair


Years of Experience: 33

OH - LISW [I3317-S]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)
Board Certified Diplomate (BCD)
Certified in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Certified Social Worker (CSW)
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)
Divorce Mediator
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)
Social Work Supervisor

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $120
Couples: $120
Group: N/A
Family: $120

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral


Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17) Children (6-12) Preschool (Under 6)
Specific populations:
Adopted Children of Divorce College Students Step Families Twins
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) AIDS/HIV+ Alzheimer's Biracial Cancer Patients Caregivers Chronic Illness Diabetes Disabled Gifted Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Offenders/Perpetrators
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Evaluation/Diagnostic Information and Referral Parent Guidance Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic
Other theoretical approaches:
Behavioral Body Centered Psychotherapy Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Contemplative Crisis Intervention Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dream Work or Analysis Education Consultation EMDR Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Ericksonian Existential Psychotherapy Expressive Therapy Feminist Focusing Gestalt Holistic Humanistic Hypnosis Imago Relationship Therapy Internal Family Systems (IFS) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Jungian Long-Term Mediation Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Narrative Therapy Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Prevention Psycho-Educational Relational Sex Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Systemic
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Family Systems Individual Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Peer Support
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Jewish Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Hispanic Irish Italian Native American Russian
Professional Associations
Center for Clinical Social Work (CCSW) Clinical Social Work Federation (CSWF) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)