Bellbrook is a tight-knit community with many festivals and activities throughout the year, including the Sugar Maple Festival. Yet even in a close community it is possible to feel entirely alone and isolated. This can often be a sign of depression.

If you are suffering from depression or have other mental health concerns, please seek help immediately. Counselors in the Bellbrook area are available now to offer the support and advice you need to get back on your feet. Contact a therapist today.

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Melanie Shobe-Wierwille

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, my name is Melanie Shobe-Wierwille. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor for the state of Ohio; and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the the state of North Carolina. I received my Bachelors Degree from The Ohio State University and my Masters Degree from the University of Dayton. I have held a counseling license since 2009. I am a client centered, strengths based, solution focused counselor who believes that the power to heal and achieve our goals lies within. I am here to support and guide you in making the changes you desire. “If we change nothing, nothing changes." Dr. Joyce Brothers (American Psychologist) I am also a married, mother to four children ages 9,11,17, and 20 and have three pets: two cats and a dog. My interests include trying new things, reading, and spending time with family. My current availability on BetterHelp is Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-2, and my current mode of service is live chat (like texting) and audio (like a phone conversation, but via the computer). I do not provide video sessions at this time.

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Sonya Fuller

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): B.S, MSW, ACM,LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteem
28 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello and Welcome. I am so glad that you decided to reach out for support at this critical time in your life. It takes a great deal of courage to pursue change and to work towards living your best life. I am honored that you would allow me to partner with you on this journey. Here is some information about me and how I plan to support you as you move forward. I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Cleveland State University (2014) and am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision Designation for the state of Ohio. Since the beginning of my social work career I have been refining my skills and gaining valuable work experience in a variety of settings. After obtaining my Bachelor degree from Bowling Green State University I set out to change the world one person at a time. For the first half of my career I worked for the Salvation Army as a Community Social Worker and concluded my time there as The Director of the Women and Children’s Shelter. As a community social worker I engaged in crisis intervention, case management and served as a life coach. My experience as a director helped me to gain knowledge in group therapy, advocacy and coordination of services. I have worked with runaway teens as well as those involved with the justice system. The second half of my career included clinical social worker in the acute hospital setting as well as a rehabilitation center. In these settings I provided case management and counseling services for those individuals who had a sudden life changing event that resulted in depression, anxiety and a need to formulate a plan for a new normal. My current position as a hospice social worker allows me to provide grief, marital and family counseling prior to and directly after the patients transition. I truly believe that the work I do is my gift and each day I live by the motto, “We come into this world full, leave empty”. My counseling style is warm and engaging and I always strive to develop a therapeutic relationship that leaves the person feeling valued and heard. My primary approach is Client Centered which focuses on providing unconditional positive regard, empathy and genuine support. I also utilize Cognitive- Behavioral and Psychodynamic counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and special needs. If you’re ready for a change I stand ready to help.

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Bridget Weidenborner Crowley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LSW,PCC-S
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementSelf esteem
34 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Social Worker and Professional Clinical Counselor for 30+ years. I have worked with the elderly, teenagers, children, in the school and clinical setting as well as providing in home services. I have assisted individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting challenges, domestic violence, sexual and physical abuse, relationship issues, traumatic brain injury, autism, ADHD, attachment and addiction issues, and those who were born addicted learning how to maneuver life challenges. I believe strongly in relationships, supporting and encouraging the essence of safety and security as I work with an individual and the issues challenging them. I tend to utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with some Emotional and Motivational Therapy and some Dialectical touches. My therapy style is warm, interactive, inquisitive, gentle and curious. I appreciate the courage, strength and determination it takes to make the decision to seek assistance to change life circumstances to try lead a more fulfilling and happier life. I look forward talking and learn if we can work together toward your success!

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Randee Lacon

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & bipolar disorder. 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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Prad Georges

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsDepressionADHD
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed independent marriage and family therapist (IMFT) in the state of Ohio with over 11 years of experience in the field working with individuals, families, couples and groups. I’ve worked in partial hospitalization programs, outpatient settings and residential treatment centers helping clients with anxiety, cope with addictions, confront major depression, deal with family conflicts, learn to live with psychotic challenges and other issues. Using a combination of Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches, I help my clients discover patterns of positive behaviors that can be replicated to achieve their desired outcomes and discover their self-fulfilling paths. I aim to create an open and safe environment for my clients where thoughts and emotions can be explored without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards changing a situation where one feels stuck or lost. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Vince Brancaccio

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Self esteemCoaching
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio who has practiced in the field for over 30 years. My professional experiences include child welfare, mental health, addiction, teaching at a collegiate level along with non-profit leadership. Throughout my career I have taught, counseled, and coached individuals to aspire and excel to their full potential. I have helped many in overcoming challenges in their lives surrounding depression, anxiety, life problems, fitness goals and career advancement. My style focuses on moving individuals through change with the use of Cognitive Behavioral and Motivational Interviewing strategies. Given my diverse background, allow me to tailor a plan to best suit your individual needs.

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Traci Nadel

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. 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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Daniel Button

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Relationship issuesSleeping disordersParenting issuesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed therapist in Ohio with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, sleeping disorders, & parenting issues. I also help people 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and you can be proud of yourself for getting started!

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Jean De Amicis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, and improving motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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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John DeCarlis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW-C,LCSW,LSCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am an experienced therapist, licensed as a clinical social worker in Maryland, Missouri, and Kansas. My therapy style is direct, approachable and interactive. I am privileged to work with those who have taken the first steps toward change, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines strengths-based, acceptance and commitment, cognitive behavioral, and solution-focused therapies with a strong focus on skill-building. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique needs. I practice a type of therapy that aims to help clients accept what is out of their control, and commit instead to actions that enrich their lives. Our goal is to help you create a rich and meaningful life. I have specialized experience in several areas including depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, relationship, trauma, and career/workplace issues. As a retired Army officer and former therapist to post-deployment military, I am honored to work with fellow veterans. Most importantly, however, I know that whatever the intervention, the real change comes from you, the strengths that you may not be currently aware of, and our partnership. I have a master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. I have been a licensed clinical social worker for over 22 years. I engage with clients with admiration and respect in their journey to a better quality of life. I look forward to hearing your story and concerns and working with you to develop new skills and find solutions.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Bellbrook

Finding the best therapist close by in Bellbrook 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 in Bellbrook that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Bellbrook. 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 Bellbrook, 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 in the Bellbrook region and in the state of Ohio. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Bellbrook or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Bellbrook area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Bellbrook 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 Bellbrook, elsewhere in Greene, or in the greater state of Ohio.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Bellbrook area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bellbrook 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 Bellbrook 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 Bellbrook 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Bellbrook online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Bellbrook, 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 Bellbrook psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Bellbrook 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 Bellbrook helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Bellbrook 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Bellbrook 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 in Bellbrook?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Bellbrook 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.

Bellbrook therapists 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 Bellbrook 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 Bellbrook 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in OH, therapists 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 45305 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Bellbrook counselor?

Before seeing your Bellbrook 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Bellbrook.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Bellbrook 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 with a Bellbrook counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Bellbrook, 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.

Bellbrook 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service 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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