Hope Kestner

Hope earned her M. Ed., in Clinical Mental Health at Cleveland State University and works as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Hope’s clinical experience includes working on college campuses and private practice. 

Hope values the therapeutic relationship with her clients and sees the client's comfort as a key piece to their success in counseling. Through unconditional positive regard and genuine curiosity, she explores how client’s identities are important to their individual experience. She takes pride in honoring these identities and builds on the strengths that these provide. She works collaboratively with the client to see patterns and habits that may be interfering with the client's life satisfaction. 

Hope specializes in working with anxiety/depression, life transitions and has a passion for integrating sexual wellness into the counseling experience. She finds wholistic care to be necessity in change and explores all aspects of life within the counseling experience. She utilizes aspects of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Emotion-Focused Therapy to help the client increase insight and change behavior. 

In her free time, Hope enjoys prioritizing self-care through reading books and engaging in physical activity on a regular basis. She is passionate about engaging in the practices that she encourages her clients to do and enjoys furthering her clinical knowledge through taking advantage of the many trainings available to professionals. 

Hope’s pronouns are she/her/hers.

Hope sees clients in-person and virtually.

Hope is under the supervision of Jessica Sen, LPCC-S.