About Us

Life can be difficult and painful. But there is hope. At Vineyard Counseling Center, our counselors will walk with you through whatever is troubling you. Whether it’s relationship issues, past trauma, career issues, patterns of negative thoughts or behaviors, or issues of identity, our counselors will work to help you find hope and healing. Our counselors are licensed professionals and all practice from a view of people that includes all realities we face - biological, psychological, social, and spiritual.

Our Story:
Vineyard Counseling Center was launched by Vineyard Columbus (www.vineyardcolumbus.org) in 1993 to provide high-quality counseling done by professional Christian therapists. We exist to develop and restore whole people by helping to address all aspects of our clients’ lives. This is reinforced in our motto: hopeful counseling for the whole person. Our services are open to all regardless of religious or spiritual background.

We are located inside the Ministry Center Offices of Vineyard Columbus on 6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, OH 43081.

Meet our Counseling Staff

David Hartman, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Counseling Center Director
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Areas of Focus: Career/vocation, life transitions, depression, anxiety, spirituality

Works with: Individuals (15 and up)

Taylor Matthews, MA, LPC
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Areas of Focus: Anxiety, depression, life transition, spirituality, grief, pregnancy loss

Works with: Individuals 11 and up

Erin Zappin, MA, IMFT
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Areas of Focus: Adolescent, anxiety, coping skills, sexuality and gender, trauma, parenting, spirituality

Works with: Individuals (10 and up), Families


Can't make it to the office? No problem!

All of the counselors at Vineyard Counseling Center are happy to meet with you virtually through our secure, HIPAA compliant health portal. All of our counselors are licensed professionals in the state of Ohio, and we can meet with anyone who is an Ohio resident.

Frequently Asked Questions


Currently, none of our counselors submit directly to insurance for reimbursement. However, many insurers will reimburse clients who submit claims for counseling. Our counselors will be happy to provide you with a “superbill” (what insurance companies look for to reimburse mental health care) for you to submit to your health insurer.

Do you have a sliding fee scale? What is a sliding fee scale?

We do offer services on a sliding fee scale. A sliding fee scale means that your session fee can vary in response to your annual household income. In your initial paperwork, you will be able to identify where on the fee scale that you fall based on your household income. Those with lower household incomes tend to qualify for lower session fees.

Is Vineyard Counseling Center a crisis center?

No. If you or someone you know feels like they may seriously harm themselves or if they are manifesting unusual behaviors compared to their usual self, please report to your local hospital emergency department for care.

Do you have to be a Christian?

All of our therapists are Christians, but our clients come from all different religious and spiritual backgrounds. If you wish to integrate your religious or spiritual beliefs and practices into your therapeutic relationship, your therapist will be happy to accommodate.

How do I find the office?

Our office is attached to Vineyard Columbus, a large nondenominational Christian church in Westerville, Ohio. Once you are on the property, continue to the last building on the property called the “Ministry Center”. Enter the Ministry Center through a set of sliding glass doors, and Vineyard Counseling Center will be to your right as you enter.

How do I contact my therapist?

The best and most secure way to contact your therapist is to send them a message through Simple Practice, our HIPAA-compliant health portal. If you have the Simple Practice app on your phone, this is by far the easiest way to communicate in a confidential and timely way with your therapist. Remember, therapists are often busy seeing other clients, so please allow them 24-36 hours to get back to you.

Do you provide teletherapy?

Yes, we offer online counseling services for residents of Ohio who prefer to receive therapy from the comfort of their own homes. Our online sessions are conducted securely and confidentially through Simple Practice, our encrypted video conferencing platform.

Is therapy confidential?

The law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and counselor. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client.

However, there are some exceptions to confidentiality required by law: Exceptions include:

• Suspected abuse of a child, dependent adult, or elder. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.

• If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.

• If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.

How can therapy help me?

A number of benefits are available from participating in psychotherapy. Counselors can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress, trauma, body image issues, and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:

• Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values

• Developing skills for improving your relationships

• Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy

• Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety

• Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures

• Improving communication and listening skills

• Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones

• Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage

• Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence

What types of issues do you address in counseling?

Our counselors are trained to address a wide range of issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, grief, trauma, addiction, and spiritual growth.

Are your counselors licensed?

Yes, all our counselors are licensed mental health professionals with expertise in Christian counseling. They hold relevant degrees and certifications in counseling or psychology and are committed to providing ethical and professional care.

How many counseling sessions will I need?

The number of sessions varies depending on the individual and the issues being addressed. Some clients may benefit from just a few sessions, while others may require longer-term therapy. Your counselor will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your needs.

How do I schedule an appointment?

All of our appointments are done through convenient self-scheduling through our website (www.vineyardcounseling.org). Simply click “Request an Appointment”, and a box will open where you will select the therapist, type of therapy, in person/online, and the appointment time that works for you. New clients will receive initial paperwork to fill out before their counselor will accept the appointment request – we want to make sure that we’re the right fit for counseling you. Counselors need at least 24 hours to be able to review completed paperwork and approve or decline your appointment request. For current clients, you can simply use the link or (even better) use the Simple Practice app to manage all your appointments, billing, and messaging.