Tao Wilkes MSW LISW-S

Tao’s Heart for Counseling

Compassionate, caring, persevere, hard working


Tao’s Style

My therapy style is flexible, non-judgmental and client-centered; clients can expect to feel relaxed and safe to talk and learn during the session with me.


• Anxiety/Depression

• Grief & Loss

• Couples Counseling

• ADHD in children


• Anxiety/Depression

• Trauma in children

• Complex trauma in adults

• Play therapy

• Panic Disorder


• Bipolar

• PTSD diagnosed

• Sexual Trauma

• Medical Trauma

• Spiritual Trauma

• Perinatal/Postpartum

• Anxiety in Kids

• In-depth Diagnostic Assessments

• Dual Diagnosis

• Grief & Loss

• Parenting

• Anger Management

• Sleep Issues

• Attachment/Adoption

• Couples Counseling

• Adult ADHD

• ADHD in children

• Working with Kids/families

Tao received her Bachelor’s degrees in Social Work from Gongshang University in China and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University. Tao is a Licensed Independent Social Worker certified by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapy Board.

She received her training working with children and families at Starting Point as well as International Service Center in Cleveland.

Following graduation, Tao worked at The Center for Families and Children and then Firelands Regional Medical Center as a mental health therapist providing counseling to individuals, families, and couples. She has received extensive training and experience in diagnosis and treatment of a variety of mental health and behavioral issues using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Systematic Desensitization/Graduated Exposure Therapy, and Gottman Couples Therapy.