Nurturing your mental health is a lot like caring for a living thing, watching it grow, supporting it along the way. Aurora, Ohio is a town that knows a thing or two about nurturing. Designated as a Tree City, Aurora residents care for and support the growth of the town's beautiful vegetation.

If you feel like you aren't nurturing yourself like you should be, you may be suffering from difficulties in your life or mental illness that requires the help from a qualified mental health professional. Please reach out to a counselor or therapist today to receive the support you need.

This is Brittany Fleischer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Ohio (Aurora, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MAEd. LPCC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been providing counseling services for 11 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a wide variety of struggles including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, severe and persistent mental health symptoms, relational and family concerns, and substance abuse issues. My approach to counseling in each and every session is one that is focused on meeting the individual where they are. I am focused on making this process warm ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Ohio (Aurora, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC-S,ATR-BC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I am a clinical counselor and art therapist who specializes in the clinical treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss. I special in treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and I have advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). I obtained a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University in psychology and a master’s degree in art therapy from Ursuline College. I am a member of the Buckeye Art Therapy Association (BATA)...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Ohio (Aurora, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker, licensed in Ohio with over 8 years of experience working in the field of mental health, with specifically 5 years of clinical counseling. I have spent my career treating clients with a varied range of issues, including: depression, anxiety, stress, personality and mood disorders, addictions (alcohol, opiates, gambling, porn, etc.), codependency, grief and trauma. My passion is to help people improve their lives through assisting them to realize and utilize their own strengths and potential to live their best possible...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Ohio (Aurora, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, MS Ed., LPCC-S
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 14

I have been practicing for over twelve years. I have a Master of Science in Counseling and a Masters of Arts in Anthropology, which I find helpful in many cases. I enjoy working with families and couples. I am veteran myself and have worked extensively with PTSD, caused by military and other events. I started working in a residential facility as an addiction therapist which almost always included work in the various co-morbidities. I have been doing general mental health for approximately eight years working with the Veterans Administration. As a result of th...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Ohio (Aurora, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, my name is Kourtnie Iverson and I am an independently licensed social worker. I have over 7 years of experience working with mental health and substance abuse. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, self-esteem, substance abuse, and codependency. My counseling style is welcoming and client-centered. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanist...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Ohio (Aurora, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 15

Hello, my name is Angel Brock. I have been a professional Counselor for the better part of fifteen years. I have worked in a variety of settings, private practice, college/university, and in patient mental health. My counseling work has primarily focused on adults and adolescents with concerns related to anxiety, depression, grief, LGBTQ, ADHD, and self-esteem. Issues that clients address in counseling include personal, emotional, professional, and relationship issues, among many others. My primary approach to counseling is an integration of person-centered, ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Ohio (Aurora, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 11

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from The Ohio State University and a Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University. For over 15 years, I have served and supported people of all ages. My areas of focus have been people facing difficult transitions such as becoming a parent, parenting a child with a developmental disability, starting college or a new job, getting diagnosed with a serious and/or chronic medical condition, divorce, or loss of a loved one. I utilize a non-judgmental and relaxed approach to help my clien...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Ohio (Aurora, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! It takes a lot of courage to reach out and ask for help or advice, and I am grateful that you have taken the next step in making a change in your life. I am a licensed independent social worker in the state of Ohio with over 7 years of experience. I have experience working with individuals who may have anxiety, depression, and major life changes, to name a few. I have had the opportunity to work with children in foster care and their families, residential, adults who have anxiety or depression dealing with chronic illness. My therapy style is warm, emp...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Ohio (Aurora, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 12

Hi, I’m Marilyn Thanks for checking out my profile. I’m a Licensed Independent Social Worker with 12 years of experience licensed in Ohio. I have worked with a variety of agencies specializing in trauma, grief and working with people who have addictions. I have helped clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grieving, social interactions, personality disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. My counseling style is gentle and interactive. I believe in working together to find strategies and solutions that work for you and y...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Ohio (Aurora, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC,ATR
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

Whatever you are going through, you are not alone. Whether you are looking for strategies to cope, support in making a big decision, help with a difficult relationship, insight into mental health symptoms, a listening ear, cultivating a deeper level of acceptance, strength, hope, or exploring personal meaning and purpose, I count it an honor to work with you. I have been in practice for 14 years in the mental health field, since earning my Master's degree in Counseling and Art Therapy from Ursuline College in 2009. As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor an...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Ohio (Aurora, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Ohio with 10 years of professional counseling experience. I graduated with my Master of Social Work degree in 2011 from the University of Toledo. I have experience in helping clients with coping with daily life stressors, stress and anxiety, LGBTQ+-related issues, relationship issues and managing grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Ohio (Aurora, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,CCTSI
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Greetings, I'm Shannon Smith, Licensed Independent Social Worker and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist. I hold a Master of Science and Social Administration with a focus on adult mental health from Case Western Reserve University. I have 10 years of experience in the behavioral health field and serve in dual roles, as a civilian therapist and social work officer in the Army National Guard. I'm passionate about my work and I understand the challenges of mental illness. My personal and professional experiences have provided me with an array of useful skills, su...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Ohio (Aurora, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Ohio with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse & intimacy related issues. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Ohio (Aurora, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Ohio with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients cope with addictions, trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage! Congratulations on beginning your journey!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Ohio (Aurora, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Ohio with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & depression. 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. 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Ohio (Aurora, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome! I am licensed in Ohio with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & 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. I provide a warm, accepting and non-judgmental environment where clients can feel comfortable being themselves. I look forward to working with you!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Ohio (Aurora, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! I am a licensed social worker in Ohio with 5 years of professional work experience. I have done individual and group therapy. As well, I have worked with large groups, and have experience in the hospital setting. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I try my best to create an open and safe space where you feel comfortable to share your thoughts and feelings freely. It takes a lot to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first ste...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Ohio (Aurora, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Hello, and thank you for beginning this journey. My name is Jeyran and I am a licensed therapist in Ohio with a solid professional work experience. I work with people that experience symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety, are coping with grief and loss, dealing with dramatic life changes, have sleeping disorders, and other disturbing mental health issues. My imperative is to treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Throughout our interactions I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. During the...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Ohio (Aurora, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Many obstacles arise that make us feel alone, anxious, invalidated and at a loss for how to move forward. The idea of ever feeling better seems like a dream or a joke that taunts your insecurities. What if I told you, you had a strength inside yourself to make that dream a reality? What if you found a way to provide compassion to yourself that others found contagious and loving? I am here to work with you and provide space to find the quality of care specific to your needs. Hi, I am Nicole/Nikki Schryer. I have been a Licensed Counselor and Art Therapist for ro...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Ohio (Aurora, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Ohio with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. I also have experience working with executive and professional coaching. 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.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Aurora?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Aurora area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Aurora and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Aurora or elsewhere in Portage or the state of Ohio.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Aurora therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Aurora due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Aurora and elsewhere throughout the state of Ohio you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Aurora to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Aurora, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Aurora, OH, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 44202 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

44202

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.