Those who love to explore will have a fun time exploring the Cincinatti Zoo and Botanical Gardens not far away from the city of Fort Thomas, Kentucky. If you live in Fort Thomas and love to explore, then you're in luck. In addition to its proximity to the zoo, there is so much to do and see in this quaint town nestled on the Ohio River.

But if you're struggling with mental health issues, exploring all the beauty of life can be tough. Fort Thomas-area mental health professionals are here to provide the support you need, whether it be counseling, therapy, or crisis intervention.

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Jeremy Horn

Offering therapy in KY
License: MA,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
12 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Kentucky with over 12 years of experience in providing individual, couples, and group counseling. I have worked primarily with with addiction, anxiety, depression, family, and trauma/abuse issues but also have experience working with bipolar disorders, psychotic disorders, adjustment disorders, marriage/relationship issues, and ADD/ADHD. I have worked in case management, residential substance treatment, outpatient substance treatment, community mental health, and private practice. I believe there is always hope and clients can achieve the change that they desire in their lives. I work with clients to help them identify their goals, assist in developing a plan for reaching those goals, and provide support as they take steps to achieve change. I look forward to celebrating change with you!

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Cynthia Fondren

Offering therapy in KY
License: M.A. Education, LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
15 years of experience

Hi! We are all here to help each other. I am glad you are reaching out to for help. I am a Marriage and Family therapist licensed in the state of Kentucky with over 15 years experience. I believe we are all angels with only one wing, we can only fly by embracing each other (Luciano De Crescanzo). Life is tough at times. I believe that we all do so much better in life with support from loving caring individuals. Some times it is hard to discus our issues and worries with the ones we are closest to, so having someone with listening ear, a loving heart, and a open mind in a therapist/helper is important. I have walked long side individuals of all ages, including children, families, and couples as they found their way to a more balanced and happier existence. I would like the privilege to walk along side you in part of your life journey. I have been trained in Mindfulness therapy, Trauma Focused therapy, grief therapy, substance abuse therapy, and life transition therapy. My belief is we all get up each morning and are faced with thousands of choices. Doing nothing is a choice. Life is challenging and choices can be too overwhelming at times. Having someone with training to listen, walk along side, and provide loving care can help us get through and be stronger for our journey. I have a belief that we are never intended to be in this world alone and reaching out to each other is how we soar. I would be honored to walk along side you as you find balance and a happier existence.

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Russell Price

Offering therapy in KY
License: LCSW
LGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
12 years of experience

Hi! My name is Russell or Rusty, whichever you prefer. My approach is casual, but also rooted in science. Like an astronaut might say they “always knew they wanted to be an astronaut”, I’ve always known I wanted to be a therapist. I’ve studied the more interesting psychological treatment approaches, like humanistic theory, motivational and mindfulness based approaches, but graduated from a rigorous Psychology program rooted in the science of Cognitive Behavioral Theory. My Master's degree is a Master’s of Science in Social Work. I believe that there’s a framework that fits everyone and every problem, but that good outcomes are rooted in a good therapeutic rapport as well as an approach that actually works. Let’s let your challenges guide our treatment approach, I’m here to listen and help you solve! EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND Bachelors of Science in Psychology-Spring Hill College 2005 Masters of Science in Social Work-University of Louisville 2011 Sources supporting online therapy: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130730091255.htm#:~:text=%22In%20the%20medium%20term%2C%20online,provided%20by%20University%20of%20Zurich. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5659300/ https://www.blunt-therapy.com/wp-content/uploads/Study_of_BetterHelp_eCounseling.pdf

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Joseph Miller

Offering therapy in KY
License: MS,LMHC,CRC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCareer difficulties
17 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York , Wisconsin and Florida and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I worked over twenty years as a Department of Veterans Affairs Readjustment and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and as a United States Air Force Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. I served in the United States Army for twenty three years primarily as a Medical Evacuation Pilot. My overseas assignments include Afghanistan, Korea, Okinawa and Turkey. My counseling approach is to establish a therapeutic alliance with my clients and assist them with moving in directions of more satisfying life experiences and relationships. I would like the opportunity to assist you with developing a plan to enhance your life experience.

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Julia Neill

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCompassion fatigue
32 years of experience

I am an LCSW in the state of Kentucky with more than 30 years of clinical experience. I believe that everyone has within them the tools needed to reach their therapy goals. I have focused much of my career working with people with depression, anxiety as well as with people recovering from the impact of abuse and trauma.

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Dr. Kelly Slaughter

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesADHD
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, ADHD, and parenting issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Laura Reed

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSleeping disordersDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & sleeping disorders. 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.

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Melanie Jarmon

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with over 15 years in the mental health field. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, & depression. I also have over 20 years of experience working with adolescents and teenagers. I strive to provide mental telehealth counseling services to help promote individual growth and positive mental health. I understand that each client I work with is a unique individual influenced by his, her or their culture, family, values, beliefs, and personal identity. I strive to honor and respect the uniqueness of each person I treat. I seek to decrease mental health suffering in clients, while I seek to promote a positive sense of self and self-esteem. I seek to lessen the experience of anxiety and worry which can inhibit one’s enjoyment of life, while I seek to help clients nurture and discover ways to enjoy and make the most of their lives. I seek to assist clients to engage in healthy behaviors, and I seek to increase clients' sense of meaning and purpose in life. I also endeavor to promote better functioning and satisfaction in clients’ school and/or work, personal interests, and in their relationships. When working with children and families, I aspire to strengthen emotional bonds and improve communication. I offer a common goal of providing quality, effective, empathic treatment to the whole person. My goal is to guide individuals and families toward better functioning in all areas of their lives. All treatment is grounded in researched-based interventions and theories and is delivered in an ethical manner, always with respect for the client. I understand that therapeutic services may not be the only treatment or service that will promote the growth of the individual in all aspects of who they are, and therefore I may facilitate a referral to other treatment providers and/or professionals in order to help clients actualize their full potential. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Darlena Smith

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

Nothing Worth Having Is Easily Gotten whether it be going back to school, changing careers, saving a marriage, working through past trauma or beating the odds. I believe Confidence is the key to living your best life. Without Confidence, we limit ourselves and when we limit ourselves, we tend to settle. I don’t believe in settling and I don’t believe YOU should settle either. I believe that everyone deserves a chance at a better much happier life, and I believe you can conquer any obstacle, and reach any goal if you just take a leap of faith, work hard and believe in yourself. My specialty is assisting Clients in navigating through life as a “Life Coach” including Career Planning, Education, Relationship Issues; however, I also have extensive experience working with clients who have been diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety, Autism, ADHD, Personality Disorders, Substance Abuse and PTSD. I know how it feels to need to talk to someone who genuinely cares, who shows compassion and empathy and who will actually listen instead of always watching the clock. I take pride in providing a non-judgmental non-threatening environment where my Clients can feel safe and confident their voices are heard and supported.

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Addis Shepherd

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 4, going on 5 years, of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes, as well as with clients with severe traumatic experiences, and also of various backgrounds, gender identifications, sexual orientations, etc. 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!

How to find counseling in Fort Thomas

Finding the best therapist close by in Fort Thomas can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your 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 Fort Thomas. 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 Fort Thomas, 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, they 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 Fort Thomas 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 providers 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 Fort Thomas area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, 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 Fort Thomas, elsewhere in Campbell, 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 Fort Thomas area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Fort Thomas 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 Fort Thomas 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: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Fort Thomas may not take health insurance, some 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 or clinicians throughout the state of Kentucky you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Fort Thomas, 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 clinicians 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 provider. 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 clinicians 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 Fort Thomas above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults 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 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 Fort Thomas 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 Fort Thomas 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 Fort Thomas therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

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 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 Fort Thomas therapist 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 a lot of people in KY, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles 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 41075 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 can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Fort Thomas 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 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 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 Fort Thomas 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 Fort Thomas, 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.

Fort Thomas has many clinicians 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.

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 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:

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