Addiction is a hard disease to deal with no matter what it is you are addicted to. Whether it is alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, drugs, or even video games, it takes professional help to really kick the habit for good. Ashland has some of the best addiction counselors in the state who are trained to diagnose and treat addiction. 

The motto of Ashland, Ohio is “someplace special” because to those who live and visit there, it is. It was also designated one of the Tree City USA cities by the National Arbor Day Foundation for its efforts to keep the city green. If you are trying to beat addiction, you need to talk to a professional. Contact an Ashland addiction counselor right now.

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Erica Innocent

Offering therapy in OH
License: Licensed Independent Social Worker, with Supervision Endorsement (LISW-S),Licensed Independent Certified Social Worker (LICSW) with Private Independent Practice Certification (PIP)
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Erica is a Licensed Social Worker (Licensed in the states of Ohio (LISW-S), Alabama (LICSW-PIP), Texas (LCSW) and California (LCSW) who has been working in a therapeutic environment with children, adults and families for the past 10 years. Erica uses a humanistic approach to assist clients to achieve their highest potential during difficult times in their lives. Drawing on a client's own personal strengths, Erica's goal is to empower clients achieve self actualization in order to improve their current life experience. Erica partners with clients in order to assist them in identifying resources within themselves in order to help them to cope with the challenges that they are currently facing. Erica also uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches in order to assist clients in understanding how inaccurate thoughts can disrupt their well being and assist clients in thinking better in order to feel better. Erica has successfully worked with people from a variety of backgrounds and life situations and values diversity. Erica provides a safe, judgement free therapeutic experience. Erica currently resides in Alabama and provides electronic service delivery of therapy services for people residing in Ohio, Texas, California and Alabama. You can verify my Social Work Licensure at the following sites: Ohio: https://cswmft.ohio.gov/Online-License-Verification Alabama: http://www.socialwork.alabama.gov/search.aspx Texas: https://www.bhec.texas.gov/verify-a-license/index.html California: https://search.dca.ca.gov/ Licensure Board Contact Information: Ohio CSWMFT Board Phone: 614- 466-0912 https://cswmft.ohio.gov/ Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners Phone: 334- 242-5860 http://socialwork.alabama.gov/ Texas Behavioral Health Executive Counsel Phone: (512) 305-7700 https://www.bhec.texas.gov/verify-a-license/index.html California Board of Behavioral Science (916) 574-7830 https://www.bbs.ca.gov/

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Crissy Kolarik

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC-S
Stress, AnxietyIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCareer difficulties
21 years of experience

Hello! My name is Crissy, I believe the best work is done in treatment when there is trust and a positive clinical relationship. Everyone has different issues as well as different ways of facilitating change. Therefore I focus treatment on the needs of the individual which may be eccletic and ever changing. I hope to help clients find their own way to a positive outcome. I am very warm and engaging with a respecful approach. My experience in counseling over the past 26 years includes work with invidivuals and couples. Areas of practice include, but not limited to, Depression, Anxiety, Abuse and Trauma, Intimacy issues, relationship issues, anger management, self-esteem, parenting issues, motivation, stress managem and adjustment. I also worked with adult students needing career guidance. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling as well as a Bachelor's in Art Therapy and have worked with Art, Drama and Journaling in Therapy. It takes courage and strength to take a positive step towards a better "You". I look forward to supporting and empowering you during this journey.

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Jill Miller

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S,LICDC,SAP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
15 years of experience

ABOUT ME: Hello, my name is Jill Miller and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker, Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor and a Substance Abuse Professional in the State of Ohio and also a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Arizona. I believe that in order to have a successful relationship and outcome with my clients that there needs to be mutual trust, understanding and good rapport. I use one of several therapeutic modalities, depending on what issue one is having in their life. The modalities may include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing Skills and learning new coping skills. My areas of expertise include mental health and substance abuse and I have worked my entire career in those fields. I believe in meeting people where they are and not forcing an agenda on to another person. I have experience working with adults 18+ and I feel that you will find my demeanor calming and non-judgmental. I am available mainly in the evening and on weekends and I hope to be able to assist you on your search for a more pleasant, happy future. SPECIALTIES: · Anxiety and Stress · Depression · Bipolar disorder · Coping with life changes · Career Difficulties · Self-esteem · Anger Management Also experienced in: Panic and Panic Attacks, Codependency, Family Conflicts and Coping with life changes Clinical Approaches: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing Skills and learning new coping skills. Years of Experience: 15 years Services Offered: Messaging, live chat, phone and video Licensing: LISW-S: I.0800419 .SUPV (expires 2025), LICDC: 131071 (expires 2025) LICSW Massachusetts - 126464 (expires 5/1/2026) LCSW Arizona - 21635 (expires 5/31/2025)

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Bethany Kelley

Offering therapy in OH
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience

Hey there and welcome! I am a Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working in the Mental Health and Addiction fields. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, career/life change, military adjustment concerns, LGBTQ+ and relationship issues. I believe each person is unique and so I use a person centered approach with a very warm, non-judgemental and compassionate style. I believe in treating others with the highest level of respect and dignity. I will meet you where you are and move with you at your pace. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels--the world does enough of that. I acknowledge the courage it takes to seek out answers and create a more rewarding life! I also commend you for your choice in owning the goal to be a healthier YOU! I look forward to joining you on your journey to an improved, happier YOU!

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Manicka Thomas

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoaching
10 years of experience

Greeting, My name is Manicka and I am here to do cultural healing work with African-American men and women impacted by trauma. I am here to help you identify the messages you received in your life that told you that you were unworthy of love, affection, attention and connection. If you've been looking for a compassionate professional to help give clarity to the challenges in your life, then I would like to speak with you. My experience lies in my ability to hold space for you and to help you identify the negative core beliefs that are getting in the way of you experiencing joy, peace, and happiness in your life. I am a facilitator of Emotional Emancipation Circles which help African Americans heal from the lies of white superiority and black inferiority. My work centers on teaching the tools needed for emotional healing, by reframing the way in which families and individuals see themselves and their challenges by reestablishing a sense of balance and connection to self and others.

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Sierra Willis

Offering therapy in OH
License: MA,LPCC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

Let me be your mirror, by providing you with a reflection of who holds all the tools for solving your problems. I believe that we all have the answers within us. My job as a therapist is to support and provide different approaches to discovering those answers. I work to provide a safe and warm environment, where we can talk and work together at uncovering any questions you may have. I believe in taking a collaborative approach, utilizing the strengths and insights of each person, to help make positive change and provide hope for the future. My clients find me trustworthy, reliable and compassionate. We will work together to construct a plan that fits your own uniqueness. I consider myself to be an eclectic counselor. I’ve worked in the college, prison, school system and community setting.

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Felecia Arthur

Offering therapy in OH
Trauma and abuseIntimacy-related issues
14 years of experience

I am an enthusiastic, diligent and motivated mental health therapist dedicated to helping each client achieve success. While the work can be complicated, I have the empathy, active listening skills and adaptability required to understand and convey even complex needs. I tailor my communication to meet the needs of each client. Through work with adolescents in juvenile system, elderly and mental health clients, I have developed expertise in areas like risk assessment, treatment planning, and progress reviews. I have a strong foundation as a caring and supportive therapist and aim to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.

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Jason Cunningham

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Sonia Estival Vila

Offering therapy in OH
AddictionsTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersDepressionCoaching
10 years of experience

I am licensed in California and Ohio with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients cope with addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, & depression. I have experience working with Veterans, immigrants and survivors of domestic violence. 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 in seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Ashley Balazs

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. 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 Ashland

Finding the best therapist close by in Ashland 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 Ashland. 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 Ashland, 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 Ashland 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 Ashland 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 Ashland, elsewhere in Ashland, 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 Ashland area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Ashland 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 Ashland 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 Ashland 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 Ashland, 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 Ashland 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 Ashland 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 Ashland 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 Ashland 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 Ashland 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 44805 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 Ashland 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 Ashland 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 Ashland, 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.

Ashland 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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