Jodie Edwards, PhD, LPCC-S

Jodie is an owner of ThrivePointe Counseling, and Licensed Psychologist and Counselor. She was a professor of counseling for over 10 years. A teacher at heart, she now brings that drive to learn, master new skills, and equip the people around her into her work as a group practice owner. She may geek out on attachment theory research, but she's also got a wild side! In her down time, she's getting some "wind therapy" while off-roading in her yellow Jeep or braving another adventure in nature.



  • Consulting
  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Therapy for Adults
  • Parent Coaching
  • Workshop Presenter


  • Attention and focus
  • Anxiety and worry
  • Attachment-based parenting
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Burnout
  • Compassion fatigue
  • Depression
  • Divorce recovery
  • Grief and loss
  • Goal achievement
  • Leadership skills
  • Life purpose
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Organizational skills
  • Panic disorder
  • Positive parenting
  • Postpartum anxiety and depression
  • Productivity
  • Relationship conflict
  • Relationship insecurity
  • Sleep problems
  • Social anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Trauma
  • Traumatic grief
  • Weight loss
  • Work-life balance


  • Purdue University
    PhD, Counseling Psychology
  • Cincinnati Christian University
    MA, Counseling
  • Beck Institute
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training
  • Carolina Center for EFT
    Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Gottman Level 1
  • Associate Professor of Counseling, Cincinnati Christian University

Why I Started ThrivePointe

Working with Stephanie Shell and Monica Hengge to build ThrivePointe Ohio and ThrivePointe Indiana is a dream job! Before we opened our doors, we collected feedback from clients about what they did and didn’t like from their counseling experiences. We took that feedback and created an experience clients and therapists are proud to be part of! When we started our business, I didn’t know I would geek out so much about business strategy, finances, and work culture. I love being an entrepreneur and working every day to make ThrivePointe the best mental health therapy choice for our community.

Helping Therapists Thrive

Supporting therapists to develop expertise and be excellent is my primary job at ThrivePointe. I read as much as I can about science-backed methods for the professional development of therapists. A frequent saying on our team is that we “work each day to become a little better than the day before.” We’ve made it our job to study exactly how psychotherapy works to help clients improve, and then we use every session as an opportunity to learn how we can be more effective. There are so many things I love about my job, but number one is having the privilege of serving a team of amazing therapists who care deeply about offering high-quality therapy.

How I Recharge

I refuel and keep my energy up by creating a life full of connection, adventure, and learning. And I’m happiest when I’m doing all those things at once. My dream weekends and vacations are adventures with family and friends where we explore the outdoors and try new activities. I enjoy all types of travel, and each year I look for opportunities to travel with groups of women who hike, backpack, and off-road together.

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