Skylar Weisenborn, LISW-S
BS, Ball State University // MSW, Boston College
Skylar Weisenborn is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Supervisor (LISW-S) and the Clinical Director at The Anxiety Center. She is dedicated to integrating the best of psychological science with a compassionate approach that recognizes the values and strengths of each individual she works with. She has a vast range of social service experiences and has specific skills in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Prolonged Exposure (PE). She is also an active member of IOCDF, ADAA, and Catholic Psychotherapy Association (CPA).
Skylar received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Ball State University where she graduated valedictorian of her class and received First Team Academic All-American Honors for her excellence in academics while playing on the varsity soccer team. From there, she taught Psychology and English as a second language at a small university for women in Honduras, worked in a shelter for survivors of sex and labor trafficking in Thessaloniki, Greece, and worked for two years at an adult in-patient psychiatric facility here in Cincinnati. She went on to obtain her Master of Social Work degree with a Clinical Global Practice Concentration and a certificate in Trauma Studies from Boston College where she again graduated first in her class. Her first-year graduate internship was spent as a case manager working with the homeless population for FamilyAid Boston. Her second-year graduate internship was spent on the island of Lesvos, Greece, where she worked in a shelter for unaccompanied refugee minors fleeing war and terrorism in the Middle East. There she helped train and collaborate with local staff in providing best practices for acute trauma survivors. Before joining the Anxiety Center, Skylar spent the four years working with students K-12 as a school-based mental and behavioral health therapist for both Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio and Best Point Behavioral Health with The Children’s Home of Cincinnati.
"I believe that we are created out of love and for love, but our ability to fully live out this vocation is often disrupted by a variety of internal and external forces. However, through my work, I have realized again and again that we all have the most incredible resilience and ability to survive and thrive amidst even the most painful circumstances. Sometimes we just need a little help accessing those inner strengths. I am passionate about helping people realize their potential and regain their confidence, peace, and ability to fully live like the people they were created to be. Nothing brings me more joy than when I see a person overcome what they never thought possible and nothing humbles me more knowing I was able to walk alongside them on that journey.
In my free time, you will likely find me running/exercising, hosting friends and family for dinner, eating Private Selection sea salt caramel ice cream, walking with my husband and looking at the historic homes throughout the city, reading a book, or praying quietly in one of Cincinnati’s many beautiful churches."
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson