(440) 333-4949 info@effective-living.com

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.

In lieu of face to face visits, Tele-medical or virtual visits remain an option for sick or isolated clients.

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



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REMINDER: The waiting room is closed to clients through April, but our staff are available for phone calls and scheduling from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday.


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.




Care Source


Cleveland Clinic

Golden Rule

Health Smart



Medical Mutual




Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation



United Behavioral Health

United HealthCare



Value Options