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Counseling Services Staff

Johanna Slivinske, MSW, LISW-S, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over two decades of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She specializes in strengths-based client centered treatment, cognitive therapy and play therapy.

Slivinske is the author of two therapy books, Therapeutic Storytelling for Adolescents and Young Adults (Oxford University Press), and Storytelling and Other Activities for Children in Therapy (John Wiley & Sons), as well as a book chapter, professional journal articles, blogs, and poetry. She is a past co-editor for the journal, Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, published by Cleveland State University, and serves on that publication's editorial review board. She also is an adjunct instructor at Youngstown State University. Slivinske was invited to the White House in October 2015 to attend the first Worker Voice Summit and attended the Women's Worker Voice Summit at the U.S. Department of Labor in 2016. 

She holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Akron and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Youngstown State.