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Kristine Edwards

Offering therapy in OH
License: MA,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

Do you find you are missing your voice? That you have spent your whole life identifying as someone else's "something" - whether that be someone's spouse, partner, friend, co-worker, mother, leader, etc... Do you know what drives you or what you are passionate about?? This is where I come in...let's work together to find your voice... your direction. Whether you are an individual person or part of a couple trying to find that synergy you remember, but can no longer find. Come on...let's start this journey together. I am your partner... I am a facilitator of change and together we do this counseling thing! Human to Human...you and me. I am YOUR change agent. YOUR advocate. YOUR partner in this process. I am here to help you identify things that challenge you, discourage you, scare you...and then we find ways to bust through what you think is holding you back or keeping you from reaching your goals. Which we will identify - TOGETHER!

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Linda Levinson

Offering therapy in OH
License: MS,LPCC,LICDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience

After earning a dual degree in mental health and substance abuse treatment, I began to work with clients who were recovering from opioid abuse and co-occurring disorders. This gave me the unique capacity to help clients not only with addiction, but also trauma, stress, depression, low self-confidence, guilt & shame, anger, and anxiety among many other issues. In addition to general counseling services, I am seasoned in working with process addictions such as shopping, video gaming, Internet, exercise, gambling, and sex and love addictions. I have worked with many clients in the LGBTQIA community and value diversity for others and myself. I have the knowledge and skills to work with clients who struggle with sexual identity and help emotionally work through many issues that arise as a result of sexual trauma, grief or dysfunction. I also work with many clients who open and/or non-monogamous relationships. I believe that acceptance and empowerment is the foundation of this work. I use my accumulated skills to help you identify what is holding you back and how your past helps you identify your strengths to achieve the life you want. I can use a variety of approaches to fit your needs.

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Brittany Lauer

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a licensed independent social worker located in Ohio. For the past ten years, my primary role has been a stay at home mom to my ten year old boy/girl twins, seven year old daughter and five year old son. Now that they are getting older and are less dependent on me, I am ready to return to my first passion, which is social work. I have experience with grief and loss counseling as a pregnancy counselor at a private adoption agency. I have experience with parents and their children in a school setting, providing school based mental health therapy and helping their parents find strategies at home. I have provided anxiety training to parents, students and staff at a local 4-8th grade school. I have provided Cognitive-Behavioral therapy to treat anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, oppositional-defiant disorder, bipolar disorder, Asperger's, and ADHD. I have a strengths based approach to my counseling and am a strong advocate for my clients' needs. I am compassionate, empathetic, and caring. I care about my clients, who they are, where they come from, and where they want to go. If you think I would be a good match, I would love to meet you and work together towards your goals.

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Christina Salameh

Offering therapy in OH
License: MA,LPCC
Self esteem
4 years of experience

I am licensed professional clinical counselor licensed in Ohio with over 4 years of experience. I have a master’s in clinical counseling from John Carroll University. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults. Areas of treatment include but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, and career challenges. I also have experience in working with individuals who have experienced trauma. Throughout life, many of us will experience some sort of emotional issue. Some we can handle on our own, and others we may want to explore on a deeper level with a specialist. I look forward to working with those who are brave enough to face these issues head on, and to explore some of the underlying reasons why these issues have manifested. My counseling style is empathetic, warm, and client focused. You are the director of your life and your experiences. My role as a therapist is to help identify and work with you toward goals. My counseling approach consists of therapeutic approaches that best work for the needs of the individual. We will work together to develop a treatment plan that best fits your needs. Some styles include cognitive behavioral, strength based, motivational, and trauma focused work. I recognize that it takes strength and courage to reach out for help and take those first steps towards making the change you want to see in your life. It is my hope that I can be a support for you on your journey to empowerment, peace, and happiness. I look forward to getting to know you!

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Deborah Fitzpatrick

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSW, LISW
Relationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

Hello to you my name is Deborah Fitzpatrick and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) in the state of Ohio. After graduating from Cleveland State University in 2018 with my Master's Degree in Social Work I began working with a variety of populations that included individuals with a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, career challenges, stress, etc. My style of doing therapy includes using a Strengths-Based and Empowerment Approach as my goal is to support you in achieving the quality of life that you desire for yourself. I generally utilize the therapeutic approaches Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic and Trauma-Focused Therapy in my work with individuals however my priority is to work with you to create an individualized treatment plan and goals that best aligns with your needs. There are many challenges that we may face in life and it is important to have support available to assist us with coping with these challenges. It takes courage to seek assistance when facing challenges as it is not always a comfortable path to take however if you are interested in receiving support, I look forward to connecting with you and taking the journey together! -Deborah Fitzpatrick, MSW, LISW

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MICHELLE WESTERN

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSW, LISW-S. LICSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am an LISW-S in the State of Ohio, a LICSW in the State of Alabama and a LCSW in the State of Florida, with over 12 years working in the social work field. As a Clinical Social Worker, I provide individual therapy services to assess, treat mental health conditions and life stressors for youth through adult. I am a Certified Telehealth Practitioner, Certified Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) and a Certified Youth Mental Health Specialist (CYMHS), I am also a member of the National Association of Social Workers. My goal is to remove barriers to access quality services. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT) , Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT). I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Sylvia Thomas

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S,CDCA
AddictionsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
10 years of experience

A compassionate and caring Masters level, licensed independent social worker-supv. Veteran of Regular U.S. Army and Air Force. Retired from the VA Healthcare System. My treatment approach for Individual Therapy & Counseling begins with motivational interviewing, client-centered, strengths-based and changes with behaviors and/or branches out to what works in collaboration with the Client. Some evidenced based therapies used are Cognitive Behavior, Dialectical Behavior, Humanistic, Existential, Narrative Therapy, and others as indicated. I believe I can be an asset to I respect the Clients priorities and have the desire to understand their needs. I offer flexible hours and regular virtual contact. Specializing in Military, Veterans, Mental Health [Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Anger, Grief/Loss], Work Life Balance, Aging, Co-dependency, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Adverse Childhood Experiences and other Trauma, Substance Use/Co-occurring disorders. My sessions are relaxed, positive, and sometimes can be fun! Please call.

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Teresa Schonauer

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with several years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with parenting 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Mariah Dern

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I have been working as a counselor in Ohio for 8 years with experience in community mental health, private practice settings, and college counseling centers. Recently I have focused my expertise in short-term, solution based counseling within a wellness model. I believe that together we can work towards reducing the symptoms that are no longer serving you, and increase the resilience you desire to have in your life. 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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Andee Peters-Kurtz

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesBipolar disorderDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am so glad that you decided to start your journey with therapy. You will learn so much about yourself! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts and have become licensed in several other states in order to help more people. I love dogs! I have 2 dogs, Brownie and Daisy. I recommend getting a pet because they need your love and support and having to be responsible for something that truly trusts you is a great feeling. Animals are great coping skills! I believe in active listening. There are occasions where you just want to vent to a friend, colleague, family member etc, and they talk over you or focus the situation back on them. I am not a fan of that! I offer advice only if requested. Please understand that I hear you and acknowledge your strengths and challenges. I leave you with this quote from the late, great Mr. Fred Rogers: All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we’re giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. That’s one of the things that connects us as neighbors—in our own way, each one of us is a giver and a receiver. I look forward to meeting with you!

How to find counseling in Ansonia

Finding the best therapist close by in Ansonia 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 Ansonia. 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 Ansonia, 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 Ansonia 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 Ansonia 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 Ansonia, elsewhere in Darke, or in the greater state of Ohio.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Ansonia 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 Ansonia 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 Ansonia may not take health insurance, some in the state of Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ansonia, Ohio 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 Ansonia 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 Ansonia 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 Ansonia 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 Ansonia 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 Ansonia 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 OH, 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 45303 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 Ansonia 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 Ansonia 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 Ansonia, Ohio 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.

Ansonia 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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