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Ellen F Casper Ph.D & Associates | Beachwood, Rocky River, Cleveland, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Psychiatrist, psychologist, counsler, family, relationship, depression, aniexty, adhd

216-464-4243    fax: 216-595-8210


Ellen F. Casper, Ph.D. and Associates

is a multidisciplinary, outpatient private clinical psychology practice. Staffed by more than 20 therapists, along with Adella Wasserstein, MD, Adult Psychiatrist, and an experienced administrative team, this practice has had a notable presence in the Cleveland Community since 1982. Populations served range from early childhood through end of life.

Therapist specialties are comprehensive and address most areas of diagnostic concern. General childhood and adolescent development problems include: depression, emotional and sexual trauma, self esteem and low confidence, social anxiety, eating disorders and substance abuse, conduct disorders, and academic under achievement. Adult issues addressed include: depression, anxiety, panic disorders, stress management, family discord, substance abuse, eating disorders, marital distress, relationship and communications difficulties, divorce adjustment, employer-employee conflicts, executive coaching, grief and bereavement, divorce mediation, and co-parenting coordination.

Most therapists in the office utilize a cognitive behavioral orientation when treating their clients, although they additionally have expertise in other treatment modalities tailored to specific clients' needs.

Therapeutic Orientations

The therapists in the practice have been educated and trained in a variety of treatment modalities which are specifically individualized to each client problem. Cognitive behavioral, Gestalt, Dialectical Behavioral, Rational-Emotive, Play, Art, Psychodynamic, Motivational and Narrative, Sandtray and Family Systems are some of the intervention strategies utilized by our experienced clinicians. Our practice offers testing evaluations for ADHD and academic disabilities.

The office is well established with most health insurance programs and managed care networks. The administrative staff educates clients about various insurance payment options and when requested, offers alternatives for out-of-network payments. The support staff receives consistent high praise by clients and professional colleagues for their thoroughness, professionalism, follow-through and superior client communication and customer service.

Collaborative Divorce Coaching

The office of Ellen F. Casper and Associates is pleased to announce that we are now offering services in Collaborative Divorce Coaching. Collaborative Divorce Coaching is a process used for divorce that involves a team approach in which each party engages the services of an attorney and possibly a financial professional, a mental health coach and a child expert. The team works together to develop an agreement that meets the needs of all parties without the use of court intervention. Lisa B. Green, Ph.D. and Vanessa Fremont, M.A., MSSA, LISW-S are both trained to work as either a mental health coach or a child expert in your collaborative divorce process. Lisa Green is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents and their families, and has 20 years of experience working with families in the process of divorce. Vanessa Fremont is a licensed independent social worker who specializes in adult mental health issues, and has 10 years experience working with families in transition focusing on the best interests of the children. Both Lisa and Vanessa have completed the required divorce mediation and collaborative law training as well as specialized mediation training through the Ohio Supreme Court.

Dr. Ellen F. Casper

Has been a clinical psychologist since 1981. She was an adjunct faculty member in the Psychology department at Ursuline College for 14 years. She has lectured extensively throughout the United States addressing hundreds of topics to business organizations, peer groups, continuing education seminars and general audiences.

She is a popular consultant to local Cleveland talk-shows and news programs, discussing contemporary psychology topics to business and late breaking news stories. In addition she has also been interviewed for numerous newspapers and magazines related to current psychological issues.

Dr. Casper authored a book and video called "Less Stress" (1985), geared towards successful life balance for the working person. She maintains an active client caseload and is directly involved with the hands-on daily management of the office.

The Eating Management Center

was developed 20 years ago by Dr. Casper, a specialty program to complement the other areas of clinical practice. Servicing individuals and families experiencing the consequences of an eating disorder. The Eating Management Center treats people who have the following relationship problems with foods:

  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Obesity
  • Binge Eating
  • Chronic Unsuccessful Dieting

We believe that people can "make peace with food" and get on with their lives. The staff of the Eating Management Center feels this can be accomplished through the application of behavior modification and cognitive therapy.

Behavior Modification: problem eating is identified and more appropriate behavior is established
Cognitive Therapy: clients learn about the personal triggers that "feed" their poor eating habits. Once these triggers are identified, clients are encouraged to develop more appropriate coping mechanisms such as body image acceptance, assertiveness training, stress management and self esteem.

Our team approach at The Eating Management Center involves the client and family members as they engage in the journey towards health eating management. Individual and family counseling are all available to specifically address personal client needs. Our philosophy has focused upon a therapeutic environment which is compatible with the client's daily routines so that he/she can successfully integrate treatment and normal living.

Our team also responds to frequent requests for assessment regarding bariatric surgery. Consultation with expert professionals in the medical community is also a crucial component of treatment. Should a client's medical status be critical, appropriate referrals are made to more intensive hospital based programs.

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