Stanley Fireman

(M., Ed, LISW-S)

About Me

I have experience in clinical counseling for over 40 years in private practice and in hospitals. During the last 20 years, I worked in multiple hospital outpatient clinics all part of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where I treated patients with Pain Management issues, anger management, depression, anxiety, abuse, domestic violence, opiate dependence/addiction, alcohol dependency, family systems, couples counseling and stressors that affect life changes and other situations that cause disequilibrium. Couples work has been a major interest to me in terms of helping couples manage the many stressors of communication, possible cultural concerns, and family system differences. I was also the Behavioral Medicine faculty for the Family Medicine Residency Program where I taught physicians how to identify and treat psychological issues. This includes teaching them to take sexual histories and identify abuse with the appropriate referrals for safe space when needed. I facilitated groups of physicians, nurses, social workers, and other care givers who met periodically to discuss difficult patients and families and how to increase communication while focusing on the caretaking of the identified patient. Another goal of this group was to identify and manage professional burnout. My approach is Functional, working with the couples/partners in the present, helping to identify, explore possible sources of the conflict(s), and learn techniques to manage the felt difficulties. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. I provide a comfortable environment, an appropriate sense of humor with empathy and an opportunity for the couple to express themselves in a safe and confidential setting. My success in providing treatment has been affording patients/clients the opportunity to be confronted respectfully with painful issues in order to allow them to work through the distress with the goal of empowerment to reach healthy functioning.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 40

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LISW #I.0004708-SUPV (Expires: 2021-05-17)


Written by L.I. on Jan 18, 2021 after counseling with Stanley for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Stanley has been great with helping us through relationship issues and building communication.

Written by F.A. on Jan 06, 2021 after counseling with Stanley for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Stan is a great therapist to work with. He listens and hears both of us out when we are not seeing eye to eye. He provides rational feedback and does not hesitate to tell us where we could improve. He also seems to not give up on you. His belief that things can get better is a tremendous mental support to believe that things can really get better from here.
Stan also takes the initiative to let us know what time would work best for us and upon request he does make arrangements to make it work for us.
I would definitely recommend him.

Written by M.I. on Jan 05, 2021 after counseling with Stanley for 8 months on issues concerning relationship

Stanley is wonderful, dedicated and knowledgeable. I wish we could meet with him more often.

Written by K.A. on Jan 03, 2021 after counseling with Stanley for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

He is intelligent and interested in counseling his patients. I highly recommend him.

Written by W.I. on Oct 16, 2020 after counseling with Stanley for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Great listener and understands our issues

Written by K.E. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Stanley for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Mr. Fireman is a true blessing to those seeking help/advice in their marriage. He is very empathetic and listens to both parties. I love how quick he was when responding to any and all questions/concerns I had. He put our minds at ease right from the beginning. Each meeting we had with Mr. Fireman left both my husband and I feeling hopeful, heard, encouraged, and confident that we could work through our hardships effectively to restore our marriage. I highly recommend Mr. Fireman to anyone out there who isn’t ready to give up.

Written by S.H. on Jun 10, 2020 after counseling with Stanley for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Stanley does a great job with listening to both sides and getting to the root cause of relationship issues. I really appreciate his ability to not single anyone out and to provide valuable insight to help create a behavioral change within myself and my partner. We look forward to continuing to work with him in the upcoming months.