Hey Isabel

pronouns: she/her/hers
seeing clients in Hyde Park, OH and online in Ohio

Isabel Gruenhagen

Counseling Student

Session Fee: $80.00

I believe that everyone deserves to feel happy and safe in their sexuality and romantic relationships, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, or relationship structure (e.g., monogamous, ethically non-monogamous). In achieving this, I believe in an open, non-judgmental mindset and a holistic approach. My blend of previous work experience has a hand in shaping my therapeutic approach—empathetic, direct, and goal-oriented. Whether it is your first time talking to someone about sex-related topics, or you’re a pro at it, I hope that in sharing this journey with me you feel seen, heard, and welcomed.

I discovered my passion for counseling and mental health late in life, although helping others has always been at the heart of all my endeavors. Prior to embarking on this new path in life, I worked as a mechanical engineer for ten years. I also have experience working with children (aged preschool through 12th grade) in a teaching capacity (art, music, and Jewish studies). As someone who grew up in a blended family, and who has navigated the ups and downs of learning to communicate with loved ones (romantic or otherwise), I have come to develop a strong passion for working with couples and families. Areas in which I have direct personal experience include the cycle of rupture-and-repair, infidelity, sexual trauma, parental abandonment, blended family upbringing, and kin-care (infant through elder care). As a spiritual minority (and someone who spent over a decade working as a woman in a male-dominated field), I am passionate about ensuring clients are considered in all aspects of their identity—race, gender, sexuality, spirituality, ability, etc. I hope that together, we can tailor this process to meet your needs.


  • General Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Relationship Therapy
  • Sex Therapy


  • Miami University- Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Northern Kentucky University- MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Current)


  • Adults
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Polycules


  • Sex Therapy at Hey Emma (current)

Isabel Gruenhagen is under the supervision of Emma Schmidt, Ph.D., LPCC-S, CST

At hey emma, we are here to meet you where you are in your journey and help guide you through those sexual challenges. I love this field and am so appreciative when others allow me to partner with them along side their journey.