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Dr. Emily Kowalski

Offering therapy in OH
License: PhD
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderDepression
11 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Dr. Emily Kowalski. I am a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Medina, Ohio. My passion is helping my clients pursue personal goals, achieve wellness, and savor the joys of life. I provide evidence-based treatment for depression, stress, trauma-related difficulties, relationship issues, chronic mental health conditions, and general personal growth. My psychotherapy approach includes cognitive behavioral, short-term psychodynamic, and humanistic elements. My interpersonal style is friendly, open-minded, empowering, respectful, and flexible. I work with each new client to develop a personalized plan for therapy based on individual values, goals, and preferences. Regarding specialties, I have an expertise in therapy for depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and chronic mental illness. Additionally, I have over ten years of experience working with Veterans of all service eras on issues both combat and non-combat related. I also have a passion for working with individuals who have experienced difficulty with fertility, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum-related issues or traumas. Regarding my credentials, I completed my undergraduate education at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 2003. I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Toledo in 2008. I worked for ten years at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, and transitioned to a virtual private practice in 2019. Please contact me for more information. I am eager to work with you and support you on your recovery and wellness journey.

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Angela Ellison

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSW,LCSW,LISW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

Hello. My name is Angie Ellison. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, mood swings, insomnia, or grief, I would like to offer you a chance to work with me on finding ways you can feel better and have a healthier life. I can also help with many other issues including overeating and lifestyle changes to improve conditions like diabetes or COPD. I want clients to feel comfortable talking with me, so here is a little more information about who I am. I have been a social worker for 25 years. I have worked in several states and with a wide variety of clients. I have experience working in hospitals, nursing homes, dialysis clinics, outpatient therapy centers and more. I have worked with people of all ages. I hold a master’s in social work degree from the University of Kentucky and current clinical licensure in Ohio and Kentucky. I enjoy my work and like to interact with others. I have a strength-based approach to therapy. I can help you develop coping skills based on your own existing strengths. I believe that everyone is unique. We all have our own hopes, dreams, disappointments, and traumatic events in life. Therapy is way to explore your thoughts, feelings, and ideas. It allows each person to move forward and to develop a plan to reach and maintain the healthiest level of functioning possible. I take my commitment to each client seriously. We can communicate in the way that works best for your schedule. It can be by phone, messaging, or video chat. The choice is yours. I look forward to working with you.

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Daniel Held

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
43 years of experience

I am a highly experienced therapist licensed in Ohio with over 40 years of experience providing individual, couple, and family counseling across a wide spectrum of persons and life-style choices. Though having successfully treated a large variety of personal and relational problems over the years, my most common successes have been in helping persons solve their anxiety, depression, traumatic memories, grief and loss, of aging, or marital and other relationship problems. As I work to help free up the stuck places in people's lives, I draw from their own strengths especially but also my own strengths and experiences achieved over the course of my own 74 years, 53 years of marriage, and 43 years of post-Masters clinical training. I draw from my 1977 Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from The Ohio State University, as well as a 2002 Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from United Theological Seminary. My specialty training over the years has been in Structural/Strategic Family Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Gerontology. My work is informed by a strong spiritual faith from a Christ-centered perspective. I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy that begins with the present but utilizes past and present strengths to build toward your own preferred future. If you are ready to take the first steps toward a more satisfying life, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Kelly Bernstein

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSW,LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

Hi! I'm a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S) based in Ohio. I received my Masters from the University of Cincinnati and have practiced for ten years. I help adults with various issues, including life transitions and adjustments, relationship issues, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, by providing emotional support through a client-centered, trauma-informed approach. In July 2023, I completed my training as a certified grief educator under David Kessler, one of the world's foremost experts on loss and founder of Grief.com. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe therapy is a collaborative endeavor, and its effectiveness lies in the strength of the therapeutic relationship. My goal is to help you better understand your challenges, the dynamics of your relationships, your history, and yourself in a safe and caring environment. My treatment style is rooted in an evidenced-based/strengths-based approach utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and solution-focused techniques. At the center of my practice is a collaborative relationship with clients and the desire to support their development by encouraging self-understanding, skills development, and self-compassion. I look forward to working with you!

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Robin Marraccini

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am an individual and family therapist and have had 20 years of experience as a Licensed Independent Social Worker. My commitment to you is to listen to you and engage in conversations about what brought you to seek therapy and together find ways to help you to learn what methods can work as tools for moving forward and living well. I feel a holistic approach to being as "well" as one can be, includes considering our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and how these realms interrelate with each other. I am compassionate and empathetic. My style is warm and laid back, but I will confront the issues at hand when that is needed. My approach includes cognitive behavioral, narrative, rational-emotive therapies and others. Therapy will be structured with each individual, tailored to their needs. My experience includes the following areas; Life transitions (divorce, marriage, aging issues, health changes, etc.), anxiety, adoption issues, depression, trauma, illness- related, loss and grief, relationship issues, parenting concerns, self-esteem, domestic violence issues, and more. My passion is to help others along their way--to be there to listen to them, share insights and help them find what works. I encourage you to engage in this process. Through our interaction, we will find ways to help you make better choices, and integrate thoughtful, healthy behavior which will help you achieve your goals. Whatever you might be dealing with, I would welcome the opportunity to help.

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John Haynes

Offering therapy in OH
Anger managementSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoachingADHD
6 years of experience

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 of their life. It's my goal to help my clients identify stressors in their life and navigate these to improve their current situation. My strength is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Through talk therapy i believe my clients can get all of their thoughts out and use my guidance to help organize them, prioritize them and formulate a plan to move forward. I find great joy in helping people improve their circumstances through action. I look forward to helping you!

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Noreen Loftus-Spilman

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S,MSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Megan Clifton

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issues
3 years of experience

I am a licensed Social Worker in Ohio with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have direct experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I also have experience working with parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without judgment. I know that it can be hard or even scary to seek out help. I am here to support and empower you on your journey to healing.

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Kelsey Hofer

Offering therapy in OH
License: MS,LPC
LGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
9 years of experience

Welcome! I am so glad that you are here seeking additional supports. It is a brave step. Finding a counselor who is a good fit is important, so feel free to ask any additional questions that are not answered below. I have a Master's degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Trauma Studies from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. Outside of BetterHelp, I am a trauma counselor at a victims' services center in Pennsylvania, working with survivors of crimes such as sexual abuse, physical assault, stalking, and homicide. I work alongside clients to discover together how various difficult experiences in life can lead to challenges with coping. I have experience working with clients around issues such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, safety, grief, self-esteem, and self-image. My approach is collaborative. I believe that therapy can not only provide tools and options, but also can be a powerful relationship for change through understanding patterns and naming experiences. I view my role as walking along side you to provide support through this leg of your journey of life.

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Laurie Spenik

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with over 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

How to find counseling in Berlin Heights

Finding the best therapist close by in Berlin Heights 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 Berlin Heights. 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 Berlin Heights, 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 Berlin Heights 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 Berlin Heights 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 Berlin Heights, elsewhere in Erie, 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 Berlin Heights area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Berlin Heights 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 Berlin Heights 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 Berlin Heights 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 Berlin Heights, 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 Berlin Heights 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 Berlin Heights 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 Berlin Heights 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 Berlin Heights 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 Berlin Heights 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 44814 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 Berlin Heights 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 Berlin Heights 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 Berlin Heights, 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.

Berlin Heights 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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