Grody Family Counseling - No Judgment, No Labels, Just Positive Change -- (614) 477-5565
Carl Grody, LISW-S, specializes in child, adolescent, and family therapy.  He's been in private practice since 2010 after spending three years with the Community Psychiatric Support (CSP) Team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.  Grody is a trained group leader in the Incredible Years parenting program, and he is the family therapy columnist for Columbus Parent magazine.
Grody earned his Master’s degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University in 2007.  While there, he benefited from an intensive, nine-month family therapy internship at Rosemont Center with two professors from The Ohio State University, Dr. Gil Greene and Dr. Susan Saltzburg.
Grody uses an integrated, strengths-oriented approach that focuses on solutions and positive narratives.  He also uses a systems approach, which means involving parents in their children’s treatment.
Grody also is a published author.  He's published 13 books as well as hundreds of articles for national magazines.
Carl's Latest Blogs
Q&A: How Do I Get My Kids To Apologize?
Q: My child got in an argument during a play date recently, and I made him apologize. He didn’t want to, of course, and it was like pulling teeth to get him to do it ...
Squaring Off With Chronic Pain:
A Family Battle
In the first session with a client, I emphasize that there’s no right or wrong way to feel. Your feelings are what they are, and nobody can tell you ...
Q&A: Can I Trust My Kids Online?
Q: I want to trust my children with their phones and social media, but I also want to make sure they’re not getting in over their heads ...
Check out Carl's column in
Columbus Parenting magazine:

Embracing Change

In therapy, we try to understand what clients do and why they do it.  However, I learned a valuable lesson early in my training from my family therapy mentor, Dr. Gil Greene, who said, "Insight is a poor agent for change."  Knowing why we do things doesn't always inspire us to make changes; often, it becomes the rationale for doing it.

Accepting Anger

"I know I shouldn't be angry, but ..."  I hear that a lot from clients.  People look back at times when they lost their temper, and they beat themselves up for it.  But here's a dirty little secret: It's OK to get mad ...

Parenting Teens: Share Viewpoint But Resist Power Struggle

Sometimes, you just want your teen to hear what you're saying, but they act like they'll argue with anything you say.  (You: "The sky is blue."  Them: "No, it's green!")  How do you get them to listen while avoiding the argument?



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