Are you a victim of abuse? Is someone you love physically, emotionally, or mentally abusive? There are different types of abuse that include calling people names, withholding finances, belittling someone, and withholding food or other necessities. There are licensed counselors near to Avon that are trained to handle these issues. 

With a 65% marriage rate, Avon has more married couples than many places in Ohio. But, just because you are married does not mean you have to let your spouse say or do whatever they want. If you are being abused, talk to a therapist in Avon right away to get some help immediately.

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Heath Ridenbaugh

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC
AddictionsFamily conflictsAnger managementDepression
3 years of experience

Hey there! My name is Heath I appreciate your courage to seek out help. I have enjoyed working in the mental health field for 9 years now and I'm licensed in the State of Ohio. I have experience with children, adolescents, and adults from all backgrounds. I have experience working with an array of issues including depression, anxiety, anger control, and co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance use). I also have some experience working with trauma and grief and loss. My approach is very person centered, cognitive behavioral, and solution focused. I have a genuine personality, a nonjudgmental attitude, and a friendly demeanor. I believe the most important factor is the client-counselor relationship. It is within this relationship that a person can begin to heal, find hope, and be encouraged through the change process. If you are ready to receive help I am happy to be supportive and empower you through the process.

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Justin Martin

Offering therapy in OH
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

Hello! My name is Justin. I am licensed as an LCSW in Nevada and an LISW in Ohio with five years of experience. I have worked with clients on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, mood disorders, substance abuse, relationship issues, and career challenges. I have also helped people dealing with trauma and abuse. I believe in a person-centered approach with my clients that is non-judgmental and supportive. A strong therapeutic alliance is paramount to my practice and I believe that the client is the expert of their own experience and dialogue between us should lead to self-discovery and positive growth. I utilize various theories and techniques in my practice which are used to meet the individual's needs including CBT, DBT, ACT, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused. My ultimate goal for you is that you will feel empowered to listen to your own voice and trust in yourself that you have the skills and abilities within you to create and live the best life you envision for yourself. I look forward to working with you soon!

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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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Wendi King

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience

I have been a social worker and therapist for over 20 years. I have spent my career working with individuals of all ages from preadolescences to the elderly. It is my priority to provide a safe and comfortable space for those whom I assist. I am experienced with people from all socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures, LGBTQ, struggling with varying stressors ranging from family, work, grief, postpartum, crisis and trauma. My goal is to assist individuals in finding a sense of comfort and peace in their daily lives.

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Ashley Powell

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
4 years of experience

Hello! My name is Ashley Powell, I am licensed in Ohio with 4 years of professional work experience working with youth and young adults in community and school based settings. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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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Ashlee King

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Emily Holley

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, & coping with life changes. 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.

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Dianna McKinney

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, 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. 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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Beth Pilous-Smith

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
29 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 29 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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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Ann Sulek

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefCareer difficultiesBipolar disorder
15 years of experience

Hello. My name is Ann, and I treat clients in Ohio who have stress, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, and who are coping with grief and loss. I am also interested in helping people through work and career difficulties and other life stages. Therapists, like myself, often have worked in many settings and so are comfortable hearing problems both small and large. What matters most in therapy is always how the client feels about the relationship with the therapist. The therapist is responsible for offering you the most help in a format that fits your personality, needs, and growth style. Making adjustments while keeping balance is a challenge and the pace is always up to you. Some people thrive on goals and others are seeking acceptance, listening, and kindness. We all need a balance of both. I will format my style of dialog and treatment to meet your unique and specific needs. If you already understand where you are stuck, then we can start there. If you are not sure, then I am excellent at helping people figure out the bigger picture. It will always be up to you to make the final decisions for your life. It takes courage to seek out a more purposeful and happier life. Sometimes it will take a little time for me to fully align and understand your perspective. It would be my privilege to travel life with you for awhile. Feel free to message through BetterHelp and then decide if I can be of assistance to you. Thank you. ###

How to find counseling in Avon

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Avon 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 Avon 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 Avon 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 Avon, 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 Avon 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 Avon 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 Avon 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 Avon 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 Avon 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 44011 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 Avon 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 Avon 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 Avon, 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.

Avon 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.

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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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