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Kelley Armbruster, PhD, LISW-S, is a clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of child, adolescent, adults, families and couples psychotherapy .  She  maintains a private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio.

With over 30 years experience as a clinician, and a graduate of Capella University and East Carolina University, Dr. Armbruster specializes in mental health counseling for children adolescents and adults. She is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are: depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, trauma based disorders, behavioral problems with children and adolescents, ADD/ADHD evaluations, grief and loss, Bipolar disorders,divorce and custody issues, and problems that arise from divorce/custody issues.  Dr. Armbruster also works with children who have Sensory Integration Disorder (SID) and other autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Armbruster also specializes in working with children who struggle with Selective Mutism.

Kelley Armbruster, PhD, LISW-S is a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing dysfunctional patterns of behavior. She draws upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity and compassion, she works with each unique individual to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.


PhD in Social Work and Community Services (Capella University)
MSW (Master's of Social Work) from East Carolina University
B.S. from Western Illinois University

Additional Training

Play Therapy
Grief and Loss - Bereavement
Selective Mutism
High-Conflict Divorce



License & Certifications 

Licensed as an Independent Social Worker in the State of Ohio (LISW-S)
Fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association (F.A.P.A.)
Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress (B.C.E.T.S.)

Professional Activities and Memberships

Step family Association
Employee Assistance Professionals Association
Association for Families and Conciliatory Courts
Affiliate with American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists
American Psychotherapy Association
Editorial Board Member for the Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association 

American Academy for Bereavement
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
Ohio Association for Play Therapy
National Association of Social Workers
National Association of Forensic Social Workers
National Association of the Mentally Ill 
Mental Health Association



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