I have experienced and witnessed that the insights and breakthroughs gained in therapy, coaching, and psychoeducation can change one’s life trajectory in a powerful and life-giving way. It is because of this that I am passionate about empowering people to take the courageous steps through the process of personal growth and emotional healing. Whether in therapy, coaching, or teaching, I am committed to the process of helping you understand your past and present experiences so that you are able to gain freedom and thrive. Believe it or not, the puzzle pieces do finally come together!
TRAUMA & RELATIONSHIP SPECIALIST: My specialties include relationships, attachment, parenting, addictions, trauma, and couples therapy. I have extra training in psychodynamic approaches based in attachment theory including Emotion Focused Therapy (Associate in EFT) and Developmental and Relational Trauma (DARTT certification). By using these modalities I help individuals, couples, and families deepen self-understanding, improve self-compassion, experience inner healing, and strengthen relationships and family systems. I am honored to join you in your personal or professional journey.
On a personal note, I am married and have three sons. I value the lessons I have learned through both my failures and successes in marriage and parenting. My interests include faith and spirituality, fitness and sports, music and the arts, travel and calculated adventure! I especially enjoy sharing good times, good food, and laughter with family and friends.
I created Learn2Thrive, a boutique mental health practice in Cincinnati, where we fully customize our approach to meet your needs. We pursue a positive and collaborative approach to working with clients, business partners, and fellow organizations. We believe in the strength of practicing together as a community of clinicians who seek to provide excellent services in a supportive environment. As such a community, we strive to create a safe relaxed atmosphere where clients and clinicians alike can learn to thrive.
AudrieAna Gardner, MSW, LISW-S
My passion is to help children and young adults overcome both their inner emotional conflict as well as their outward behavioral struggles. My professional and life experiences of working in foster care, school settings, and eventually abroad in a residential setting have equipped me to meet both you and your child wherever you find yourselves on your healing journey in dealing with trauma, abuse, neglect, grief, PTSD, mood and adjustment disorders, and sensory processing. My hope is that you will find a calming, non-judgmental environment where you feel accompanied in your process of gaining personal insights that promote long term healing.
PARENTING COACH: Many parents find that having a coach as a sounding board and an educator during parenting challenges to be invaluable. I strongly believe in equipping and empowering parents to parent their children well and to feel good about it along the way!
ADOPTION & FOSTER FAMILIES: As a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) trained professional, I have provided both direct care and educational support for foster and adoptive parents and their children. TBRI is a research based therapeutic model that uses a systemic approach to help children who come from trauma backgrounds and it can be used for children and caregivers from all backgrounds.
YOUNG ADULTS: I use a strengths-based, holistic approach to empower you to give voice to pain and find your strengths to overcome whatever obstacles may be standing in your way of healing, through the therapeutic process. My goal is that you and your loved ones will learn and practice the necessary skills to not just survive the day to day but truly thrive.
I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Ohio.
I have a passion for helping my clients become the best versions of themselves that they can be. I believe that holistic care is very important, which means that I treat the whole individual, encompassing mind, body, and spirit. I believe in a collaborative approach with my clients, one in which we work together to determine the best next steps for a successful life for you. I am available for life coaching for those who are in need of a little extra support or are facing a difficult life transition.
ADULTS: I have a certification as a Developmental and Relational Trauma Therapist (DARTT) in which I am trained to systematically assess how past relationships and trauma can influence one’s present and future. Professionally, I have experience working with grief, having led children’s grief groups through St. Elizabeth’s Hospice, as well as completing individual work with adults. I also have experience treating trauma, anxiety, and depression.
HOARDING DISORDER: I have worked with hoarding disorder and continue to grow my expertise in this area through ongoing education. I work with family members of those with this challenging issue to help them understand how they can best understand and support their family member.
SINGLE PARENT COACH: I am passionate about providing single parents the support and guidance they need through one-on-one coaching sessions.
On a personal note, I am a single mother of 3 beautiful children, so can understand the challenges one can face in this type of role. I love the outdoors and enjoy working out on a regular basis. In my free time, I take care of myself by spending quality time with friends and family.
I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in the state of Ohio.
ADULTS: I have professional experience working with adults, teens, and couples on a wide variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, complicated grief, relationship issues, life transitions, low self-esteem, postpartum depression, and postpartum anxiety.
POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION & ANXIETY: I have a special interest in caring for women in their prenatal and postnatal adjustment periods. I enjoy helping women navigate through those rewarding and challenging transitions. It can be beneficial for women to establish a relationship with a counselor during pregnancy. It is a passion of mine to follow women in their journey from pregnancy to parenthood.
COLLEGE STUDENTS & ATHELETS: Another special interest of mine is working with student athletes. I have training in college behavioral health and have worked with young adult student athletes, helping them balance their athletic, academic and personal lives.
Personally, I am married and a mother of three young children. I am a lifelong competitive athlete.
A student of humanity, Emily is passionate about communicating, connecting and inspiring growth, healing, and thriving in our world.
Early in her career Emily found out how everything can look good on paper but inside so much meaning and fulfillment can be missing. (Ask her about how walking away from the White House launched her on a quest for cultivating what really matters.)
Life Coaching: Emily enjoys partnering with her clients as they re-invent themselves in times of transition and find clarity around their personal mission, vision and values. She is passionate about her clients strengthening their own genuine connection to themselves, others & God. She will integrate the spiritual into her work when the client desires. Emily also enjoyed training other Coaches within the Laurie Beth Jones, Path Coach Training Program.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor: Emily has spent thousands of hours working with children, teens, adults and families. She is a believer that a successful life is going home to love your family. Most of us want that too but sometimes need tools, perspective and a clear path forward. Her favorite modalities are Solution Focused Brief Therapy, various personality assessments, as well as Trauma Competent Caregiving.
Communications, Training, Podcasting: A coach to coaches, in the workplace and non-profit setting Emily has coached teams in developing higher levels of engagement, personality awareness and EQ. Emily also worked in service to Human Resource professionals ensuring new hires were a good fit. One of her favorite projects, where she earned a PhD. in joy, was creating and co-hosting a podcast with a lifelong friend who is also a coach.
Personally, Emily is happily married and returned to the workforce after staying home to raise her small children who are now in full day school. “Life is already full and yet I don’t want to miss the even more that God has. I believe deeply in the work happening here. Being on the team at Learn2Thrive is a true joy.”
After attending the University of Minnesota for business, Jen became a Registered Nutrition Consultant with a certification from the School of Nutritional Sciences in California and a Corporate Health Coach from the United States Wellness Chamber.
Jen is dedicated to helping you understand what it takes to create true health-not just the absence of sickness, but true vibrant, energetic, aliveness. She helps you to figure out what you need to be eating for your body’s unique needs along with what’s eating you, so you can create a life you love and have the health/body to enjoy it.
Through her work over the last 20 years, Jen has helped thousands of men and women get off the diet roller coaster and reclaim their health. Her simple, powerful system teaches busy professionals how to plan and implement their food and eliminate the mental/emotional roadblocks that inevitably appear.
The result? Weight loss, lower risk of disease, and eliminating the need for medications--plus greatly increased energy and vitality.
Today Jen spends her time speaking, writing, developing the Complete Health Revolution organization, and personally coaching a handful of clients. She is available to provide keynotes, lunch & learns as well as full-scale wellness programs for corporations.