Tyler Sims, MSW, LSW

Licensed Social Worker, Master’s Level

Tyler is a master’s level Licensed Social Worker who strongly believes that there is hope for every client.

Tyler emphasizes the belief that every client has the potential to thrive if they are given the right resources and support. He understands this firsthand because he has dealt with anxiety from a young age.  He knows how beneficial it is to have people in your corner to empower you to live an abundant and satisfying life.

Tyler specializes in helping clients with anxiety. He enjoys working with both children, teens, and young adults (ages 4-24). He encourages them to consider different ways to combat anxiety. He assists children in finding fun and creative ways to use interventions such as play therapy and art therapy to stimulate thoughts of creative ways to manage and conquer anxiety symptoms.  He supports teens and older adults to learn and utilize healthy and diverse ways to think, manage, and conquer anxiety producing situations, using interventions such as Cognitive Restructuring and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Interventions are tailored to the need of each client.

Tyler helps clients to realize there is always hope that things can improve in every situation, and that they have the strengths within themselves to overcome obstacles that prevent them from living an abundant, productive, and satisfying life.

• Licensed Social Worker

• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certified

• Masters of Social Work, Advanced Standing Status (graduated within one year instead of two, my GPA was high enough to qualify), Micro Concentration, The University of Akron, Akron, OH

• Bachelor of Arts, Area of Concentration: Social Work, Malone University, Canton, OH

• Achieved Advanced Standing Status for The University of Akron’s Masters Level Program in Social Work Summer 2020 – May 2021

• Mr. Timken Award (voted on by staff/faculty and awarded to a student based on character) | 2015, Timken High School, Canton OH

• Earned STNA Certificate (State Tested Nursing Assistant, has since expired) | 2015, Timken High School, Canton OH

4KidHelp Inc., Canton, OH | Aug. 2020– April 2021

Graduate Level Intern

Assisted clients with case management activities such as developing job resumes and driving to interviews. Administered Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness-Based, Art, and Play therapy techniques to clients. Facilitated individual therapy sessions with school-aged children and young adults. Assisted in preparing assessments and progress notes to be sent to Dr. Reynolds and the medical staff.

Franklin Elementary School, Canton, OH |Summer 2020

Graduate Level Volunteer

Distributed food via food drive located at Cedar Elementary School. Transported pandemic care packages containing food to students’ homes.

CommQuest Services, Canton, OH | Spring 2020

Intern

Engaged with clients under the supervision of their assigned case manager. Assisted case workers to close client’s cases. Collaborated with the Friendship Center to distribute food.

P.I.T. Homeless Continuum of Care, Canton, OH | Spring 2019

Intern

Distributed surveys for ICAN Housing, composed excel spreadsheet, verified survey information at StarkMHAR, and created and presented information via PowerPoint presentation at The Stark Housing Network.

The Salvation Army, Canton, OH | Fall 2018

Intern

Served food and built rapport with clients within soup kitchen. Received phone calls to provide community resources and services provided by agency. Provided families with food within the food pantry.