(440) 333-4949

Center for Effective Living, Inc.

Seeking quality, affordable, child or adult psychiatric, psychological or counseling services? Your search has ended.

We Have Experience

We have been the Premier Psychotherapy Practice in Northeast Ohio for over 30 years.

We Take Insurance

Scroll down to view our list of accepted insurance plans.


We are resuming in person IOP for substance abuse Monday 10/18. Sessions will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5-8pm.

Cost is $20/person for non insured clients and it is otherwise covered for insured clients. This will be at the Fairview Park office.

We do phone calls, video visits, or in-person visits. Call 440-333-4949 for more information.


Intensive Outpatient Group for Substance Abuse Treatment restarts in person Monday July 20 – 5:30pm in the Fairview Park office.

Phone appointments remain available for help with substance abuse issue. Both in person and phone assessments are also available.

Please call our office for further information at 440 333 4949.

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Welcome to The Center for Effective Living!

The Center for Effective Living has been the premier private practice group in West Side Cleveland, Ohio, for psychotherapy and counseling for individuals and families for over 30 years, and we have been chosen for many years as a teaching facility for graduate students in clinical social work and psychology from many universities such as Cleveland State, Liberty, Walden, Case Western Reserve University, Nova University in Florida and Capella. Our experienced professional staff comes to us from the various disciplines within the mental health field. As a result of the diversity of our staff, we have people trained and knowledgeable in the latest methods and procedures to treat a wide range of problems from communication issues to mental health disorders, and we are usually able to get clients in to see someone quickly. Read more about our special services:


Three Convenient Locations!

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Accepted Insurance Plans

The professional staff at the Center for Effective Living accepts most insurance plans. Follow the link below to check your mental health benefits. If your plan is not listed, please call the customer service phone number found on your insurance card.




Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Care Source


Cleveland Clinic

Golden Rule

Health Smart



Medical Mutual




Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation



United Behavioral Health

United HealthCare



Value Options