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Lorey Simons

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
10 years of experience

" I am a non-judgmental, open-minded therapist who believes that each client is an individual who deserves respect and unconditional regard for their life experiences. I engage in utilization of client centered therapy that allows the client to direct and feel more involved in the therapeutic process. This allows me to connect with the client and, together, develop a treatment plan that will help them to foster the skills that they feel they need to achieve the goals that they have set forth." "I have worked, successfully, with individuals who are dealing with trauma and the anxiety that so often accompanies such trauma. I have found that utilizing CBT techniques such as journaling and challenging cognitive distortions, clients are better able to address the negative thought patterns that cause a perceptual bias that can be debilitating."

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Jeffrey Owen

Offering therapy in OH
License: M.S., L.P.C.C.
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
45 years of experience

Hi, my name is Jeff Owen. I support your decision to reach out for help, and I welcome the opportunity to partner with you in overcoming your current challenges. As difficult as these may be, my experiences over the years strengthen my confidence in the very significant accomplishments we may be able to achieve together. I am an independently Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio, with a graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling, and over 40 years of experience working with a broad spectrum of client concerns. My earliest professional experiences involved helping Vietnam combat veterans cope with severe, post-traumatic stress. In the years since, I have worked almost exclusively with adults between eighteen and eighty-five, grappling with a broad range of emotional difficulties, including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, addiction recovery and relapse issues, difficult “life-stage” transitions, LGBTQ+ issues, geriatric concerns, and emotional, physical, and sexual trauma. Excited and encouraged by published documentation of effective work being done with trauma survivors and others by practitioners of regression therapy in the 1980s, I studied and received certification in clinical hypnotherapy in1992. Since then, I have enjoyed considerable success applying those techniques with carefully screened sufferers from trauma-related problems. My highest personal priority, and the foundation of all my therapeutic work, continues to be the creation of a safe, reliably supportive, healing space in which the client experiences unequivocal respect and unconditional acceptance. To that end, I believe an active dialogue, involving maximum therapist participation and authenticity, is essential from the outset. Once rapport has been established, I allow our ongoing interactions to build and strengthen our alliance, while confronting and systematically tackling obstacles to the attainment of more specific goals. As my personal style has evolved, I have become increasingly cognitive and didactic in my interventions, as it's been my experience that people report feeling most empowered when they understand the nature and implications of their difficulties. My approach is thoroughly grounded in humanistic philosophy and reflects the significant influences of Eriksonian and Jungian views on human development. Beyond that, in actual practice, I am eclectic, pragmatic, and flexible. Further, my recent decade of work with people in extreme crisis has prompted me to become increasingly trauma-focused and creative in combining cognitive-behavioral approaches with other modalities, as each client's unique needs demand. I know you wouldn't be here if it weren't for your considerable distress, but, even so, I sincerely believe it takes a great deal of courage to risk venturing outside your customary zone of familiarity and safety, to both seek relief and take the first steps of change toward a more fulfilling life. If you are ready to take those steps I am here to support and empower you.

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Patti Schwarztrauber

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

I have worked my entire career as a social worker in various capacities, including 8 years as a therapist/counselor. My counseling style is eclectic, utilizing tools from various forms of therapy depending on my client and their concerns. As a part of my training and my life I have been a consumer of both therapy and life coaching, and these experiences have helped me to understand client concerns and perspectives. I believe that my maturity has provided me with a breadth of experience that is very helpful in my awareness, acceptance, and ability. Of particular interest to me is women’s issues, as I have nearly 20 years experience working in the field of domestic violence. My practice is trauma informed. I believe that it takes courage to seek treatment, which can lead to self examination and discussion of issues that are more easily pushed aside. But the reward of a more satisfying life is more than worth the effort. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Catherine Kolleth

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC-S, LMFT
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
12 years of experience

Welcome and let me introduce myself! My name is Catherine Kolleth and I am dually licensed as a professional clinical counselor and a marriage and family therapist in Ohio. I have been in the profession for over 12 years, and in that time I have worked with a large variety of clients. I started working in a mental health residential treatment facility for adolescents, then worked in community health care, substance abuse residential treatment and private practice. Needless to say, I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, addictions and LGBTQ+ hurdles. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse heal and become healthier and embrace the happiness in their lives. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, without stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive, dialectial behavioral, systems, client centered and solution focused therapies, as well as any other therapeutic pieces that are appropriate to help you attain your goals. I will respect your unique and specific needs for treatment planning and goal creation, as you are the ultimate expert in your life. Finding the right fit to help you navigate your life challenges is very important for success and I understand that. I work with my clients to help them identify changes they want to make, help them find ways to incorporate these changes into their lives and help them problem solve when necessary. Change can be daunting, although very rewarding in the long run. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Amy Williams

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
14 years of experience

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 clients feel safe and at ease. I also utilize a strengths-based approach as I believe each person has their own strengths and talents that can be used help make the changes they want to see. The client-clinician relationship should be collaborative. While I may have years of experience, you are the expert in your needs and your story. You are worthy of dignity, respect, and feeling however you want to feel. You matter! I look forward to working with you!

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Teresa McKibben

Offering therapy in OH
License: MS,LPCC
Relationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

My name is Teresa McKibben. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Ohio. I have worked as a therapist for 13 years. Prior to this career, I taught public school and worked in various education related jobs for 16 years. I have had a wide variety of experience in counseling work, and worked with clients across the lifespan, from 3 years old to 93 years old. I have been told I have a very down to earth, non-judgmental approach, that creates an easy dialogue between myself and clients. My therapeutic focus is one of creating and supporting a cooperative partnership with clients. My belief is that you are the expert on you. My role is to bring tools for greater awareness and empowerment, continually bringing the focus of therapy to what is meaningful to you and can be applied directly to your daily needs. My greatest hope is to facilitate your awareness of your own greatness, and help you actualize your decision to thrive and celebrate yourself and your life.

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Emily Myers

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC,MSEd
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
14 years of experience

Hello! My name is Emily Myers and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor through the state of Ohio. I have over 14 years in the counseling profession and over 20 years of work experience in customer service or a helping occupation. I graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education. I taught preschool for a few years and decided to go back for my Master's in Community Counseling from the same university. I graduated in 2009 summa cum laude. Since then, I have held a variety of positions in the counseling field including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, children and family centered jobs. I tend to have an eclectic approach to counseling based on what the client is wanting from the services. I use a lot of client centered, solution focused, and cognitive behavioral techniques. My sessions are always client driven with what the client is wanting to discuss or work on at that time. I'm excited to have this opportunity to work with you!

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Marianne Falk

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Welcome. My approach to helping clients is multi-faceted. I believe each person needs a specialized approach to therapy. My focus is to meet a client where they are and without judgments or preconceived solutions. You are unique and so is your therapy. Together, you and I make a therapy team. You are an expert on you. I bring to the table my experience pulling aspects of Cognitive Behavioral, Client-Centered, and Dialectic Behavioral therapies. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Ohio. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Xavier University and a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from the University of Cincinnati. I’ve worked exclusively with adults in community mental health, inpatient at a behavioral health hospital providing both individual and group counseling and online therapy. Throughout my work history, I’ve worked closely with psychiatrists when a medication protocol is warranted. I’ve worked with folks who are chronically mentally ill and those that are managing life changes and adjustments. If you are looking for an impartial person to discuss life changes, a specific issue, or just a safe place to talk, I look forward to working with you. My approach is warm, nonjudgemental, and focused on you.

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Brittany Byers

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepressionADHD
7 years of experience

I graduated in 2015 with a Master's Degree in Social Work from Walden University. I am independently licensed in Ohio with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, depression, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, Bipolar Disorder, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming aspects of life that challenge you. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.

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May Reinert

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida, New York and Ohio with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties; among other areas. 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.

How to find counseling in Bainbridge

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge, 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 Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge 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 45612 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 Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge, 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.

Bainbridge 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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