Bachelors in Social Work, University of Toledo // LMSW, University of Cincinnati
Ali Rentschler is an Associate Clinician at the Cincinnati Anxiety Center. Ali graduated in 2016 from The University of Toledo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and received her Master's in Social Work with a specialization in Mental Health Practice from the University of Cincinnati in 2017. In 2019 Ali was awarded The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, Presidential Award in 2019 for consistently exemplifying the Agency’s Core Values of Compassion, Commitment, Collaboration, Innovation, and Excellence.
Ali brings expertise in treating children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. She brings a wide range of professional experience working with children in public school, alternative school, and clinical settings. While practicing in school-based settings, Ali participated multidisciplinary diagnostic evaluation of children with a wide range of mental health disorders and clinical presentations. She has become proficient in integrating evidenced-based psychotherapies based on each individual patient's unique needs, including Process-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. From the initial referral to the implementation of the treatment, Ali believes in the used of frequent progress monitoring to ensure the best outcome.
Ali places a high priority on consulting with parents regarding behavioral concerns and works with families to identify what types of changes can be made in the child’s environment to teach and encourage positive, prosocial behaviors. Ali also consults with teachers and administrators regarding behavioral concerns to identify what types of changes can be made to assist with meeting the children/adolescents' mental health needs in the school setting. The main goal of any therapy or intervention is to increase the quality of life of the children and their families. Ali goes above and beyond to create a positive environment, prioritize the children and families, engage in teamwork, take ownership and responsibility that emphasizes the importance of a growth mindset.
"I have had a passion for mental health after my personal journey throughout my childhood. I was first diagnosed with a learning disability and ADHD in my middle school years. I was a student on an IEP and received additional support in the school setting. It was my challenges accessing individualized support for behavioral management and emotional regulation that drove me to seek out specialized training. I have always had the dream to be the person that I once needed when I was suffering from mental health challenges. With my experience, I find it so important to work in a collaborative effort with other professionals to assure the needs of individuals are being met”