(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

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In response to the recent Covid-19 virus (Coronavirus) CFEL has taken extra precautions to ensure safety. Below are links specific to coping with mental health during this stressful time. Extra precaution to disinfect have been taken in the office and waiting rooms.The toys in the waiting room have been temporarily removed as a prevention. Please continue to practice universal precautions. Moving forward the office will act in accordance with the CDC guidelines. Please alert staff if a specific problem or concern arises.

While we can’t predict the long ranging impacts of COVID-19, we can say with certainty that we will continue to monitor the progress. Please be assured that safety and security for our clients, our employees and the business remain our top priority.

Due to the Ohio stay at home order, and concerns about the health of our clients and staff, nearly all visits are now conducting via teletherapy, which is over the telephone or via video platforms, such as FACETIME. New clients are being accepted through these modalities as well. Please look at the website tabs to request an appointment and/or to provide your insurance and other information to become a client. Please also be aware that all of our psychiatric prescribers are continuing to treat our clients as usual as well as evaluating and treating new clients. The wait to see a psychiatric prescriber, after the required two intakes with a therapist, remains less than 2 weeks on average. Clients who need to be seen in the office for certain medications, such as Spravato, Vivitrol, and other long acting psychiatric medications are being seen per CDC guidelines. Feel free to call the office at 440-333-4949 Monday through Saturday for any questions you may have.

Call to schedule your phone or video conference therapy session with a licensed counselor 440-333-4949




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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REMINDER: Effective June 1, 2020, some of our therapists have resumed seeing clients in the office. If you would like to see a new provider here or someone you have already been working with at the office, please review our COVID policy here.


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