Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 16

My name is Jetona, but clients can and do call me 'Jet' for short, as it is much more fun and memorable to many! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Kentucky with 18 years of experience working in the helping industry, 16 of those in providing direct counseling services to a diverse caseload of clients. All humans are unique, as are all clients. While there is no way to describe the “ideal” client, I work best with those individuals who place a high value on authenticity, transparency, and honesty. Those three factors are well suited ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 10

hello! My name is Dr. Lee Look. I am a Licensed Psychological Practitioner and have a PhD from the University of Louisville in Counseling Psychology. I am also a professional firefighter, with over 20 years of experience. I am primarily a cognitive/behavioral therapist, and am trained in assessment. I'm very comfortable using discreet messaging to communicate, as well as the chat and video formats. My goals with any therapeutic setting are: --to meet each client where he/she/ze/hir is. --to make sure each client knows that he/she/ze/hir has control over the co...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 25

Hello and welcome! *Please Note* I only provide messaging and live chat. I do not provide audio or video sessions at this time. If you need a service that is different than I provide, please click the change counselor button or let me know how I can best help you find what you need. My name is Erica Patton Simpson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in brain-based treatments and trauma resolution in Kentucky, where I provide timely assistance to individuals and couples facing events that cause a disruption in healthy functioning...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of experience: 14

Hello! First of all, congratulations for taking the courageous step of considering counseling. For many of us, there are barriers that make us hesitant to seek treatment. You've had the courage to make it this far, and together, we can empower you to achieve your therapy goals and feel better in your life. I've been a counselor for 14 years, and have worked in a variety of settings, including mental health care, schools, nursing homes, a military installation, and non-profit organizations. I am currently licensed in both Indiana and Kentucky. I have experience wi...

Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of experience: 9

I am a licensed professional counselor as well as a board approved supervisor and registered play therapist. I have 9 years experience as a Mental Heath Clinician as well as 13 years as a preschool teacher and 20+ years as a CNA in geriatric environment . I am highly trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the approach appeals to me as it is direct and empirically supported. My experience and education involving child development allows me to see young people as unique and individual rather than "cookie cut" small adults and children's zest...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 3

I am a mental health therapist licensed in Kentucky and have been working with individuals and families for over 5 years as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma and abuse (childhood or current), depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders, career challenges, low self-esteem, relationship challenges, anger, attachment and ADHD. My therapy approach is warm and interactive. I believe in creating space for open and honest dialogue without judgement at the pace of the client. I respect that ev...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of experience: 39

Hello there. I am a licensed clinical social worker. My professional and life experience is in Kentucky where I was born and raised. I have been providing therapy and supportive counseling to people for nearly forty years. I started with children, adolescents, and their families. Most recently I had the privilege of working with our Veterans. In most cases we addressed depression and suicidality. But it is best when we can start before that stage. It is best to ask for some help when you first notice something is just not right. Something is off. It is my pleas...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 10

I am licensed in Kentucky with 10 years of professional work experience. I am trained in EMDR therapy (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) and have extensive experience helping clients with depression, stress, anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. One of the most important things for getting you a successful experience is that you feel safe and comfortable with your ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 15

I am licensed in Kentucky with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 4

I am licensed in Kentucky and Indiana with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 6

I am licensed in Kentucky with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I try to accommodate clients by offering session lengths of 30 or 45 minutes depending on preference. I am...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 9

Do you want to create a more positive world for yourself? Together we can explore how to do just that. Hello! I'm Jessica Massey, LPCC in the state of KY with 8 years of experience in the community mental health setting. Together, we can explore how our life makes sense. When you give yourself permission to explore your true self, changes begin. You may be experiencing low self-esteem, anger, sadness, stress, depression, anxiety or just a lack of feeling contentment in life. You don't have to go through the pain alone as I'm here to help support you through this p...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 15

I am licensed in Kentucky with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of experience: 17

I am licensed in Virginia with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & intimacy related issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: LGBT, Trauma and abuse
Years of experience: 12

Hello, my name is Natalie Criss and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I identify as a lesbian and my pronouns are she/her. Thanks for taking a minute to look at my page! I specialize in treating LGBT clients and PTSD. I treat older teens and adults. I am trained in EMDR and have been using that technique to treat PTSD for about 4 years now. My ideal client is anyone who is willing and ready to work. I never judge and always seek to help my clients become whoever it is they want to be. Being a member of the LGBT community myself gives me a better underst...

How To Find Counseling Columbus

Finding the best therapist close by in Columbus can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Columbus area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Columbus. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Columbus, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, these professionals are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Columbus or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified Columbus counselors can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Columbus area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Columbus
  • DBT in Columbus
  • Substance use therapy in Columbus
  • Couples therapy in Columbus

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Columbus, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Columbus, elsewhere in Hickman, or in the greater state of Kentucky.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Columbus area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Columbus Therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Columbus due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist in Columbus: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Columbus: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Columbus: $100
  • Therapy in Columbus: $80

While many psychologists in Columbus may not take health insurance, some counselors in the state of Kentucky may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp counselors serving the city of Columbus and elsewhere throughout the state of Kentucky you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Columbus, Kentucky working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology professionals have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health counselor. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How Does Working With A Counselor In BetterHelp Online Therapy Sessions Work?

BetterHelp counselors treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Columbus above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Columbus virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office to meet with one of these counselors as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Columbus helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What Mental Health Issues Can Psychotherapy Address?

BetterHelp's verified Columbus therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Columbus therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

How Do I Know If Online Counseling Is Right For My Family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Columbus counselor can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Columbus, KY, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 42031 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy in Columbus can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Columbus Counselor? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I Find A Therapist, Counselor, Or Psychologist If I Feel Fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although counselors and psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Columbus licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is Mental Health Care And Therapy Worth It?

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Columbus, Kentucky can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Columbus has many professionals who practice person- or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy. In Columbus, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

Do Therapists Judge You In Therapy Sessions? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Counseling Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Columbus.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Columbus:

42031, 42032