131 Oak Meadow Dr., Pataskala, OH 43062

Alaina Likens, MSW, LSW

  • Telehealth and in person sessions in our Gahanna office
  • Ohio


Alaina, a dedicated and licensed Social Worker, brings over eight years of rich experience to her practice, focusing on adolescents and families within non-profit and school-based environments. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from The Ohio State University. She went on to achieve her Master’s in Social Work from Ohio University, specializing in rural care and practice.

Background and Expertise:

Alaina’s professional journey is marked by a commitment to providing compassionate and effective therapeutic support. Her expertise utilizes diverse therapeutic modalities, including trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, positive self-talk, Choice Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Christian counseling.

Specialized Areas:

In addition to addressing traditional therapeutic needs such as depression, anxiety, addiction, conflict management, and family therapies, Alaina finds fulfillment in working with specific populations. This includes NICU families, parents, and caregivers of children with special needs, postpartum depression and anxiety, infertility, and child loss.

Philosophy and Approach:

Alaina believes in the transformative power of having a dedicated ally on your team, cheering you on, and helping you navigate the complexities of thoughts, feelings, and emotions. A laidback, interactive, and supportive approach characterizes her therapy style. She invites you to explore your current goals and expectations for support, promising to create a collaborative therapeutic space that feels important and understanding.

Supervision and Affiliation:

Alaina operates under the supervision of Shelby Cook, LISW-S, ensuring the highest standards of care and ethical practice. This affiliation reflects her commitment to ongoing professional development and adherence to industry best practices.

Availability and Services:

Alaina is currently accepting new clients for Telehealth Services and face-to-face sessions at our Gahanna location, catering to youth, adolescents, and adults. Feel free to reach out via phone or email to schedule an appointment and embark on a journey towards positive change.

Alaina looks forward to the opportunity to meet with you, providing a supportive space where your goals are prioritized and your journey toward well-being is embraced.