Serving as a guide for transformation

Columbus/Westerville Area

2572 Oakstone Drive

Columbus, OH 43231

Clarence (Clay) Sherrod: MACM, LPCC

Traditional Psychotherapy


Approximately 60 minute counseling sessions in office for ages 16 and up. 

Spiritual Based Counseling/Spiritual Direction


 Counseling based on personal practices of faith and individual understandings of spirituality. Available upon request. 

About Me

Hi. My Name is Clay.

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I graduated with my Master's Degree at The Methodist Theological School in Ohio in 2015. I have spent four years working in the field and have worked privately for over two years. I also have 14 years experience as a high school social studies teacher and 17 years working with individuals with developmental disabilities.

What I offer

I offer psychotherapy as well as spiritual based counseling or spiritual direction in a traditional office environment. I work with individuals ages 16 and up. 

Rapport is my Greatest Strength

If you are looking to see a counselor, it is important to find someone that fits for you. I have the natural ability to empathize with your personal concerns, develop a strong professional rapport with you, and provide you with valuable skills and insight to manage your or your children's mental health concerns. I take time to empathize and understand who my clients are from multiple perspectives, including culturally and spiritually. I recognize and respect the tremendous amount of vulnerability it takes to speak with a stranger about your or your children's own unique concerns. And I provide a safe and empowering disposition to help through this process.  

The Benefits to a private practice counselor

A more personalized experience.

Working on my own allows me to give each of my clients more hands on experience, without the obstacles of a corporation or agency and its duel focus on corporate regulations and profit. I am able to put my own focus solely on the clients I serve. 

A practice with emphasis on your own unique self.

A focus on your or your child's concerns with an emphasis on cultural and spiritual background.  

Convenient and warm office environment.

Convenient office location in the North Columbus and South Westerville Area. The office is located off of Cleveland Avenue just south from the I-270 ramp.  

Qualified, experienced treatment of the following:


Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma

Mood Disorders

Oppositional, Defiant, and Conduct Behaviors

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Personality Disorders

Autism Spectrum and other Developmental Disorders

And many other mental health disorders. I can also refer to specialists for drug and alcohol counseling if necessary. 

My Treatment Modalities

Behavioral Therapy

Treatment involving the specific focus on behavioral modification. 

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

The link to our thoughts and their impact on our emotions, behavior, and eventual consequences. And an effort to learn how to re-frame negative thoughts into positive ones. 

Person-Centered Therapy

Can also be described as Talk-Therapy. An empathetic approach of expressing for the purposes of release. 

Psycho-Dynamic Therapy

A focus on becoming conscious of behavioral patterns and emotional conflict which occurred in an individual's past and how these conflicts still effect the individual today. 

Narrative Therapy

Looking at life as a personal story while also examining the stories of others for the purposes of gaining insight. 

Reality Therapy

A particular focus on personal responsibility and correction of misbehavior's. 

Other Techniques


Deep breathing and other meditative activities to help develop emotional balance and self-awareness.

Guided Imagery

Exploring scenarios within the imagination for the purposes of developing more positive thinking patterns, becoming conscious of past events that still emotionally impact us, and developing a sense of healing. 


Specific focus and empathy towards an individual's cultural background and experience when providing psychotherapy. 

Spirituality and Spiritual Direction

Based on an individual's own unique beliefs. This includes traditional practices of faith and can also include a more personal interpretation and understanding of what spirituality means to the individual person. 

Pricing and Insurance


My sessions run at a starting price of $100 dollars a session.

However, I am more than willing to work on a sliding scale if paying with cash so that my services can be more affordable to you. 

I am currently credentialed by the following insurances:

- Medicaid

- Molina Healthcare

- Caresource 

- Paramount Advantage

- Buckeye Health Plan

- United Health Care

- Optum

- Oscar Behavioral Health

- Anthem: Blue Cross. Blue Shield

- TriWest Healthcare Alliance


 * This information is required by the Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, which regulates the practices of professional counseling, social work, and marriage and family therapy in this state. 


Sharon. Columbus, OH

" Mr. Clay has been meeting with my daughter for the past 4 months. At first, I was skeptical about her meeting with a counselor, however, after the first few meetings, he changed my perspective about people who work in the mental health field. Mr. Clay is a very nice guy. He works around my schedule, and I believe he has been very helpful with my daughter. I highly recommend Mr. Clay, and I have already suggested to friends if they’re in need of mental health services that he is the man to call.",

Cynthia. Columbus, OH

 Mr. Clay has been a great help to my little one. He interacts with him weekly. I'm so happy with the results. 

Rashaniqua C. Columbus, OH

Amazing guy. Easy to talk to and loves what he does. 

Sherrod Clinical Services

Contact Information


2572 Oakstone Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43231


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