I am a licensed clinical counselor in Ohio. For over ten years, I have worked with adults with addiction, anxiety, grief and depression. Many of my clients experienced past trauma, family conflicts, and issues with motivation and self-esteem.
My vision of counseling is to come along side the person who is hurting to offer understanding and encouragement. I am not the expert on your story. I listen and help you figure out a plan for moving forward. My counseling techniques emphasize behavioral strategies and interpersonal skills, while drawing on the tenets of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which emphasizes living and engaging in life according to your values. My overall approach is person-centered, and our interaction will always be underscored by respect and genuine care.
We want our lives to matter, we want our relationships to matter, and we want to be important to those we love. Being seen and being heard is crucial. Sometimes, just feeling understood for even a moment is priceless. For me, reading and writing about things that are going on in others' lives is second nature, and I am very glad to have the opportunity to work with you here in this forum!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPCC #E. 0800160 (Expires: 2022-01-23)
My experience so far is that better help is a safe place to communicate. It's nice to look forward to having someone to talk to about your most personal concerns can receive thoughtful feedback that helps you guide your life.
She’s the first therapist that has taken my faith into account and she has helped me beyond words can describe!
Elizabeth has been so helpful. Not only is she professional and timely, but she is also intuitive and attentive. I’m very grateful for her work.
I have been using this app and been working with Elizabeth for a couple months now and all i can say is thank you. Elizabeth is beyond amazing and knows just what to say for everything. This may be her job, but boy does she excel in every aspect. She makes you feel heard and like makes sure you have a safe place to come. I couldn’t imagine having a different counselor!
I’ve only begun seeing Elizabeth a couple of weeks ago and she has been awesome. Her voice is so calming and I really feel that she cares about what is going on with me. With her, I feel “heard”.
She’s been very helpful, and getting me to really focus on things I have been trying to work through.
This is my first counseling experience. Elizabeth really takes the time to listen and make me feel comfortable during our time each week. I am only a few weeks in and see a huge change in myself!
About ten minutes into the first session I knew I had made the right choice in deciding to use BetterHelp. They paired me with Elizabeth, and the fit is exactly right for me. I had spent almost two years trying to find a therapist on my own that understood me without any success.
Elizabeth is kind, honest, and clearly an expert at what she does. My time with her could not be better spent. Every communication gives me something to process and consider and ask more about. My life is better for having worked with her.
I like that I can talk to her about anything that's going on in my life. It's nice having someone to talk with.
Elizabeth has meaningful insights that are balanced with thoughtful listening skills. She is able to see into the heart of a problem before it’s been uncovered, and is also able to bring light to an issue in a gentle manner.
Elizabeth has responded to my concerns with directly applicable help. She has consistently provided direction that shows that she has taken the time to consider my circumstances and concerns thoroughly. I cannot express in words how grateful I am to have been shown the light at the end of the tunnel. I have newfound hope and optimism for the future.
Elizabeth is great. She is very empathetic, respectful, and responds quickly. She also provides a variety of resources between sessions for personal reference and reflection. Highly recommend.
Talking with someone is such a relief, someone who can understand where youre coming from and help you see other aspects you might not think about.. Elizabeth is a great person to talk to. Ive enjoyed having her as my therapist.
Elizabeth is fantastic. She let me take control of the direction and style of my own therapy, offering different options and explaining why each might or might not be useful to my situation. She's a great listener and also not afraid to look to a personal experience to give her patients a clarifying example. Most of all, she approaches the sessions from the space that her patient needs her to.
Elizabeth’s gentle approach to counseling is good for those who want to get to a better emotional place, but who also want to get to the root of the cause for the issue.
I have had only a few sessions with Elizabeth thus far but she has already helped me so much!
Elizabeth helped me grow and change for the better in ways I didn't think were possible. Her gentle and patient spirit allowed me to feel accepted and understood. Her guidance has helped me meet all the goals I had coming into each session! So thankful for her Better Help!
Elizabeth is wonderful!
Elizabeth has been extremely helpful to me through quick response to messages, articles and books in just a couple of weeks. I enjoy video conferencing as well. She listens to me with an open mind then provides me with feedback and suggestions. I tried typical "weekly" counseling in the past without success and I truly embrace the benefits of the options of Better Help and meeting Elizabeth!
My time with Elizabeth has been extremely helpful. She has been a tremendous help in exploring some concepts that have been a tremendous asset for me.
I have tried counseling in the past but have never found a good “fit.” Working with Elizabeth has been a very helpful experience. The convenience and anonymity of BetterHelp fit my needs very well, and Elizabeth was always quick to respond and was able to help me work through some difficult times. I would (and already have) recommend BetterHelp, and Elizabeth to friends seeking counseling. I am a healthcare provider and see first hand the impact a lack of mental health services has both on myself, and on my patients. I am thankful I found BetterHelp as an affordable and realistic option to care for my mental health and would recommend it to patients without access to more traditional home health services.
Elizabeth has helped me so much, providing precise and helpful guidance addressing my specific issues. I am so grateful.
I use BetterHelp because of Elizabeth. I would never think of getting another counselor.
Elizabeth has been wonderful. She has taken the time to understand my concerns and is doing her best to get to the bottom of them. She is very involved and interactive.
Such a great dependable individual. For anyone that stumbles upon this great woman, you're bound to definitely get your money's worth.
Thank you for everything Ms. Shartle!!!
Elizabeth is a rare combination of intelligence and compassion - so very valuable to have a counselor with both in this process! Highly recommend her.
She is really nice and professional. You are in good hands. She listens patiently and will help you with all her heart.
She’s a great counselor!
I'm enjoying my communication with Elizabeth Shartle. Some things we've discussed are a little over my head. I don't fully understand some of the terms and definitions of those terms. However, I can see that she is a caring person who wants to help and I'm sure we will come together with more time.
I have only been working with Elizabeth a short time, but she has been extremely helpful. I feel like she listens to what I am saying, asks questions if she needs clarification, and has given me different things to think about to help put what I am going through into some perspective.
Elizabeth is an amazing and supportive counselor! She is very attentive to what I say to her making it so we can spend more time delving into what could be causing problems, rather than spending time repeating myself. I would highly recommend her to anyone that needs a kind, supportive, and educated mentor for their emotional and mental health.
Elizabeth is very kind and easy to open up to. She shares her knowledge and insight in ways that I connect with. And I always feel listened to and understood. She's helped me make a lot of progress in my life!
I very much like the help that Elizabeth has given me, she has helped me see things for what they are and for me to keep on improving myself.
Working with Elizabeth has been such a wonderful experience. I was not sure how this type of counselling would work but my worries were eliminated the first time I spoke with her. She has such a kind voice and it really helped me to relax and open up about my thoughts and feelings. She also gave me excellent worksheets that helped me dig deeper. In summary she is kind, compassionate and very knowledgeable. I am thankful for the time that I have spent with her.
Kind, flexible, and helpful, Elizabeth helps me find peace and develop healthier ideas.
Elizabeth is extremely supportive and understanding. She’s not just an amazing listener, she’s an amazing rememberer and applier. She brings up things she knows I want to address even when I’m so kerbobbled that I forget. She’s awesome and just what I needed. So thankful for her!
She's a great lady and fitted with the right person, she can work wonders.
Elizabeth is wonderful. She is such a thoughtful and thorough writer and I love emailing her. I appreciate her insights and constant encouragement. Her authenticity is refreshing. She has been flexible about different methods of communication.
My counseling with Elizabeth has been incredibly helpful during a time when I had lost myself. She guided me with discussion, validation and suggestion rather than simply lots of homework. I felt safe telling her things I needed to get off my chest and guided to living the life I want. I'm grateful to her and Better Help for this incredibly accessible communication and the ability to reach help on my schedule.
She is very nice and understanding, I had tried someone in person before and it just didn’t seem to work out. Elizabeth on the other hands helps me a lot and gives me hope. She seems like she genuinely cares and her voice is very soothing. It’s like she tells you it’s going to be ok in just the tone of her voice. I am so glad I tried this because she gives me hope and faith that this won’t be me for the rest of my life.