Counseling for Children, Tweens, Teens, and Families in Cleveland Heights, OH
Rich Dempsey LPCC

Rich Dempsey LPCC

I help children and families turn old stories in to new ones

Whether you’re here because your child is struggling emotionally or because your family is stuck in a perpetual cycle of intense arguments that quickly escalate to out of control proportions, you’ve come to the right place.

My guess is that you’ve already tried everything in your arsenal, but you still can’t seem to make things work.

You’re looking for a therapist who gets it, who’s down to earth, and who can help your child get through this really difficult time in his or her life. You Googled 10 different phrases trying to find the right fit for you but quickly realized that there are 100+ therapists to choose from, and all of their blurbs start to sound the same after a while.

My Hope Is That You Find Exactly What You’re Looking For Here.

I try to make the process of therapy easy and convenient for busy families, with 24/7 online scheduling, an online client portal, and the ability to do online secure video based counseling through a secure platform. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

Please take a look around and if you like what you see, give me a call or schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation. I’d love to help you get started today.


What Makes Me Different?

As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I’ve completed specialized training in treating every person as a whole, including all of the important relationships in their life. Whether I’m working with a family or an individual, I focus on helping you create healthy, meaningful connections.


Easy and Convenient Scheduling

You have likely been looking around for a counselor for months or even years. It takes a lot courage to finally reach out for help and I don’t want you to wait any longer than necessary once you make the choice to come in. Most intake appointments are scheduled within 2-3 days.

Playful Approaches to Serious Problems

Problems during childhood tend to be grim. They invite worry, despair, and hopelessness in ways that convince families it’s time to get down to business. In therapy I engage the humor, playfulness, and resourcefulness of children and families in opposition to serious problems.


Counseling Built for Busy Families

I know that busy families need evening and weekend appointments that’s why I’ve designed my practice with you in mind. I am available every weekday evening and on Saturdays. Because who want’s to skip soccer practice right?


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Fairmount Mental Wellness

I am located in the Heights Medical Building in the heart the Cedar Fairmount Neighborhood. Escape the hustle and bustle of your day and relax in a private, upscale setting.



I had the privilege to work alongside Rich and see the care and thoughtfulness he gives to his work. Rich is a steady and compassionate man whose therapy I have seen challenge, comfort, and care for many families.
— Eric B. | Counselor
Rich has an incredible sense of presence, where someone can feel safe and understood as she shares her struggles as a parent. Around Rich I feel accepted and understood but still challenged to look at the difficult areas of my story.
— Rebecca C. | Mother of two
Rich is a very caring and insightful counselor. His patient and gentle way of working with children and families creates a safe environment for growth to occur. I would highly recommend him as a counselor.
— Holly P. | Director of Women's Ministry, Mother of three