Meredith Thomas, M.Ed., LPCC-S, CEDS-S
Please note, Meredith is currently not accepting new clients.
As the owner and founder of Creekside Therapy Center, LLC, I am truly passionate about the work I do. I have provided counseling services to the Cincinnati area for over a decade, treating a variety of mental health issues, and I look forward to welcoming you to the practice.
I am a 2006 graduate of Wilmington College where I studied Journalism/Public Relations and Psychology. I began my career as a journalist for a small daily newspaper in southern Ohio before deciding to obtain my Master of Education in Counseling and Human Services. I graduated from Lindsey Wilson College in 2011 and shortly thereafter joined the LWC staff as a site coordinator and instructor for the School of Professional Counseling. During that time, I treated clients in the private practice setting where I developed my primary specialty in eating disorders.
Following my position with LWC, I moved into a primary therapist role in an eating disorder partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program where I provided individual, family, and group therapy. I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and serve as a supervisor for other professionals treating these disorders.
Approach and Client Focus
My approach in the therapeutic relationship is gentle, yet direct. I take time building rapport and aim to assist clients in feeling comfortable sharing their stories. I have spent time on both sides of the “therapist chair” and have overcome personal struggles that I believe have made me not only a stronger person, but a more compassionate and understanding therapist. Clients often describe me as “real” and I bring my quirkiness and sense of humor into the therapeutic relationship. I enjoy hearing and sharing funny stories!
Utilizing a Cognitive Behavioral model, I work with clients to recognize ineffective thinking patterns that are impacting well-being and leading to distressing feelings and disruptive behaviors. Additionally, I integrate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) into my practice, and will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan.
I see individuals age 15 and older who are battling eating and anxiety disorders or who are struggling to adjust to a life transition such as leaving home for the first time. Having taught at the collegiate level, I particularly enjoy working with college students as they navigate the stressors of academic life.
Sessions are by appointment only and available in the Anderson office Tuesday-Friday and in Hillsboro every other Monday. I accept Anthem and CareSource insurances, as well as self-pay. Session fees or copays can be paid via check, cash, HSA or credit card.
Note: To verify licensing credentials discussed above, please visit the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist board’s verification page here. Ohio license number: E. 1000396-SUPV.