Divorce is a difficult thing to deal with and can be devastating on you as well as your family. No matter the reason for the divorce, just having the family dynamic changed so drastically is a major upheaval. There are many therapists in Avon Lake who are trained and experienced in family therapy issues like divorce. 

Avon Lake is located on Lake Erie and is also considered a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation because of their dedication to natural spaces. Getting back to nature can be a good way to heal and bond with your family after divorce. Talk to a therapist in Avon Lake about what you can do to heal the pain.

This is Timothy Welch's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC,NCC,MAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 22

Hello! It can be a scary process to start therapy and I will do my best to respect who you are and what goals you are seeking. I believe therapy should be a two way street where you and I work together to decide what is best for you. Your current emotional struggle does not have to define your future. Working together, my hope is to help empower, encourage and educate you in finding resolution to this struggle. I’ve been a clinical counselor for 20 years and currently work in a private practice. I specialize in alcohol and drug issues along with depression, an...

This is Tanya Younce's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MEd,LPC,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Ohio and Texas, with over 20 years' experience in all levels of mental health care, and trained in several treatment modalities (CBT, ACT, IFS, Rogerian, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused, and Experiential). I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at James Madison University in Virginia, and my Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling at Xavier University in Cincinnati. I believe that we are all wired to find equilibrium – the state of rest and balance with our body, mind, and spirit. But some...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Hi and welcome to Betterhelp! My name is Sara November and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over 13 years of experience, based in NE Ohio. My work has focused on helping individuals overcome a wide array of issues in the inpatient setting. I have worked with individuals and families struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and grief and loss. I've also worked with people in every stage of substance abuse from active addiction to maintenance and full recovery. My passion is helping others to realize that with support, they have the powe...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSE,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! My name is Alison and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Ohio. I studied Psychology at Miami University (2007) and received a Master's degree in Clinical Counseling from the the University of Dayton (2009). I have since worked with a variety of clients across multiple settings including the past 8 years in private practice. I focus on anxiety and depression as well as relationships, family conflict, parenting and postpartum. I also have an extensive history working with young adults and college age students. I practice from ...

This is Shari Ketzer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW-S
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Welcome! I am a clinical social worker who earned a Master's degree from the University of Cincinnati. I have been practicing for 13 years. I have worked with a wide variety of individuals and families. Some include foster and adoptive families dealing with the struggles involved in dealing with both the changes that brings as well as the early childhood trauma involved, individuals who are facing barriers to moving forward and achieving their goals due to barriers they are having difficulty identifying, and individuals who are finding it difficult to connect ...

This is Christine Needham's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LISW-S
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 28

Hello! My name is Christine (Chris), I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 yrs. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision Endorsement in the State of Ohio. I earned my Master degree from The Ohio State University in Social Work. My experience has led me to many different arenas in the mental health/addictions field. The main population that I have worked with are people experiencing depression/anxiety, addiction issues, families dealing with addictions, PTSD, trauma/abuse, personality disorders, and family struggles. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LISW,PhD
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a holistic psychologist with eleven years of independent clinical experience. I use a neurolinguistic approach through cognitive behavior modification. I am licensed in New York State and Ohio as a psychotherapist and board-certified alternative medical practitioner. I hold a postgraduate degree from New York University and I completed a doctorate of philosophy degree. I was trained in clinical trauma case-based treatment approach and complicated grief counseling at Columbia University School of Social Work. I am the co-author of a book titled: Trauma Intensi...

This is Tinecia Adams's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LISW-S ,CCTP/CCTP II
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker, Supervisory Designation, and have been working in the field of social work for over 10 years. For much of my career, I have provided ongoing therapy and brief interventions in outpatient Behavioral Health settings for individuals, couples, families and groups. I have also been a Level I and Level II Certified Clinical Trauma Treatment Professional during my time in the field. In addition to my experience working with individuals in learning to manage the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), I have also help...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

I am an independently licensed Therapist who has worked with people of all ages and backgrounds. I have spent time working with adults, children and families over the past five years. I have worked with children who have severe trauma that effects their daily routine and have also worked with adults who have experienced a mental health crisis due to past trauma. My goal is to help people achieve all they want in life by helping them evaluate their needs and organize their thoughts and emotions. I want my clients to have successful relationships in all aspects ...

This is Dr. Yvonne Glass's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D., LPCC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of Experience: 19

I began counseling in 2003. I have worked extensively with families, couples, and individuals struggling with depression and anxiety. My emphasis includes the integration of spirituality and religiosity into the counseling process. A special portion of my work includes the support of clergy through life challenges. I consider it a privilege to work with any and all as they navigate through life's challenges. It would be an honor to walk alongside you as you navigate this time.

This is Eric Bair's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 21

I am licensed in Ohio with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I have nearly 10 years experience working with individuals within my tri-county area in various institutional settings. Since 2013, I have been serving Allen, Auglaize and Hardin County as a volunteer, clinician, adjunct professor and Clinical Director. As a clinician, I enjoy combining experience, education, creativity and a sense of humor while working with young adults and senior citizens struggling with various mental health and substance use issues. I believe therapy is a collaborative effort in which I draw upon client strengths while utilizing multiple the...

This is Stefanie Araya's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I believe that telling your story can be healing, which is why therapy can be so effective. With a bachelors and masters degree in social work, and as a Licensed Independent Social Worker licensed by the state of Ohio & Utah, I have ten years of experience in the field of mental and behavioral health. Together, we will explore ways to help you heal. My diverse work experience includes working in inpatient and outpatient settings providing individual and group therapy, working with those involved with the justice system, counseling those who have sexually offende...

This is Dr. Shay Mcguire's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake, OH)
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Ohio with 4 years of professional work/training experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & sleeping disorders. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Monica Watson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 21

I am licensed in Ohio with over 20 years of professional work experience. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Abigail (Abby) Yates's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 15

I'm Abby and I am licensed in Ohio with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & depression. 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. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Rebecca Sadler's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Ohio and North Carolina with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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!

This is Katherine Simmons's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

I am a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a supervisory endorsement in Ohio with 20 years of professional work experience. I have helped clients cope with depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, substance use disorders, and parenting issues. I generally take a holistic approach to treatment that strives to take the whole person into consideration. So, I help people change their thoughts, find motivation, change behavior, manage their feelings. As person-centered counselor, I treat every person non-judgmentally with dignity, and respect everyone deser...

This is Natasha Nichols's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes
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, depression, & coping with life changes. 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 - Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in Ohio with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, bipolar disorder, depression and general life 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! My personal motto is "life begins at the end of your comfort zone!" I believe everyone benefits from ther...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Avon Lake?

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 Avon Lake 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 Avon Lake 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 Avon Lake or elsewhere in Lorain 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 Avon Lake 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 Avon Lake 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 Avon Lake 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 Avon Lake 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 Avon Lake, 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 Avon Lake, 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 44012 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 Avon Lake:

44012

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.