Elizabeth Shartle

(MA, PCC-S)

About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPCC #E. 0800160 (Expires: 2022-01-23)


Reviews

Written by P.H. on Feb 25, 2021 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.U. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with Elizabeth for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

She’s the first therapist that has taken my faith into account and she has helped me beyond words can describe!

Written by K.R. on Feb 08, 2021 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and career difficulties

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.

Written by A.L. on Nov 12, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by J.E. on Oct 30, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

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”.

Written by L.I. on Oct 27, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

She’s been very helpful, and getting me to really focus on things I have been trying to work through.

Written by K.I. on Sep 25, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

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!

Written by M.E. on Sep 19, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 months

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.

Written by L.A. on Sep 04, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by S.A. on Sep 01, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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.

Written by W.I. on Aug 07, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

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.

Written by C.Y. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by S.A. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by N.A. on Jul 24, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by E.V. on May 26, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts

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.

Written by H.A. on May 20, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have had only a few sessions with Elizabeth thus far but she has already helped me so much!

Written by N.A. on Mar 31, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

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!

Written by C.A. on Mar 24, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Elizabeth is wonderful!

Written by T.O. on Jan 24, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

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!

Written by G.R. on Jan 06, 2020 after counseling with Elizabeth for 5 months on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, and self esteem

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.

Written by C.H. on Nov 03, 2019 after counseling with Elizabeth for 8 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by E.V. on Oct 19, 2019 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 months on issues concerning coaching, and adhd

Elizabeth has helped me so much, providing precise and helpful guidance addressing my specific issues. I am so grateful.

Written by M.O. on Aug 23, 2019 after counseling with Elizabeth for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I use BetterHelp because of Elizabeth. I would never think of getting another counselor.

Written by A.S. on Aug 13, 2019 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

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.

Written by C.H. on Jul 16, 2019 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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!!!

Written by M.I. on Jul 12, 2019 after counseling with Elizabeth for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Elizabeth is a rare combination of intelligence and compassion - so very valuable to have a counselor with both in this process! Highly recommend her.

Written by P.U. on Jun 28, 2019 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She is really nice and professional. You are in good hands. She listens patiently and will help you with all her heart.

Written by T.O. on Jun 26, 2019 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s a great counselor!

Written by R.U. on May 16, 2019 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by B.E. on Apr 30, 2019 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by N.A. on Apr 13, 2019 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

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.

Written by B.R. on Apr 05, 2019 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by A.U. on Mar 12, 2019 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and sleeping disorders

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.

Written by T.O. on Jan 30, 2019 after counseling with Elizabeth for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

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.

Written by A.L. on Dec 26, 2018 after counseling with Elizabeth for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Kind, flexible, and helpful, Elizabeth helps me find peace and develop healthier ideas.

Written by K.R. on Sep 15, 2018 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger, and career

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!

Written by T.O. on Sep 11, 2018 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

She's a great lady and fitted with the right person, she can work wonders.

Written by L.Y. on Sep 03, 2018 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and bipolar

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.

Written by J.E. on Jul 14, 2018 after counseling with Elizabeth for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

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.

Written by K.A. on Jul 03, 2018 after counseling with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

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.