Hiram –  Sitko Counseling has been established for nearly three years and is a growing practice in Hiram Village. The counseling facility is located in the Hiram Professional Building, 11681 Hayden Street in Hiram Village. They offer counseling for a variety of issues including, but not limited to, substance abuse, post traumatic stress disorder, (PTSD) relationship issues, sex abuse, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and so much more.
The facility is owned and operated by Jamie Sitko who is a  Professional Counselor- Clinical Resident (PC-CR) licensed by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.  Sitko usually sees clients on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays, but will adapt her schedule to meet ones needs. She doesn’t have set hours and is available  evenings as well. She can be reached  at 330 687-5483 or on the web at Jamie@sitkocounseling.com. One may also visit her web site for more information about the counseling facility. www.sitkocounseling.com .
Sitko opened the counseling center nearly three years ago after she discovered she had a passion to help folks. The counseling sessions are confidential and she offers several options for treatments. Persons  who are unsure if counseling would be beneficial to their well-being are encourage to book a 30 minute, free consultation to determine if the services will meet their needs.
The beginning encounter  will be more in-depth than a regular session and can last up to two hours. The session will cost $125 for the initial visit. The following therapy sessions usually last about 90 minutes and are $90 per therapy session. For those who have budget challenges she does offer a sliding scale for those who ask. Besides individual therapy, she  offers group therapy sessions as well.
Currently, she doesn’t take insurance and isn’t affiliated with any specific insurance company but many of the services she offers are reimbursable by health insurance plans that offer mental health services.
Sitko offers and is trained in the relatively new therapy known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Desensitizing of Triggers and Urge Reprocessing (DeTUR) as well as the traditional talk therapy.
Although considered new, EMDR has been around for 20 years and is a non-invasive method that has proven to be more effective and quicker than other forms of counseling.
EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, or tactile stimulation, which repeatedly activates the opposite sides of the brain, releasing emotional experiences that are “frozen” in the nervous system. This helps the neurophysiologic system, the core of the mind/body connection, to finally free itself from blockages and reconnect itself. This ultimately brings one to the road to recovery much more quickly  than traditional talk therapy.
Many could use counseling services, whether it is just to unload or long term therapy. Either one can be addressed at Sitko Counseling. If one is unsure whether counseling will help them or if Sitko is the right therapist, they should consider giving Sitko Counseling a try by using the 30-minute free consultation. The free session will give one an idea if her services would benefit them. Sitko Counseling is located in the Hiram Professional Building a cross the street from Hiram Post Office.