Luca Mendlein, MSW, LISW (they/them/theirs) is dedicated to providing evidence-based therapy to individuals of all backgrounds, with a focus in serving survivors of trauma and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Luca received their Bachelor's in Social Work from Ohio University and their Master's in Social Work from the Ohio State University. Their belief that "the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem" (White, 1988) shapes their approach to therapy and provides nonjudgmental space for clients to explore, connect with, and heal their whole selves. From Luca's first social work internship at a trans health project to their most recent position as a therapist at a community mental health center, they've developed an integrative framework grounded in cultural humility and strengths-based approaches, including Solution-Focused, Narrative, and Internal Family Systems therapies. Additionally, they have 

received specific training and supervision in EMDR, trauma and dissociation, and anti-oppressive practice. As oppression negatively influences our mental health, Luca works with clients to name the effects of unjust systems in their environments and develop their own power in response to them.

Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board License #: I.1911952