Living in a close-knit community brings many people a sense of belonging. It may not be possible to feel this way when your mental health issues are causing you to struggle. Those who are dealing with severe anxiety problems and depression will not have as easy of a time as others. These issues do not have to defeat you though, as you can seek out help.

Getting the assistance of a Blue Ash-area counselor will allow you to start healing. Mental health is very important and a counselor can help you in various ways. They will act as your ally in order to ensure that you can feel safe and loved. Find a counselor today and start working on improving your situation.

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Stephen Wallace

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): MAEd.,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My desire is to provide holistic therapy for individuals who would like to receive guidance and support within a non-judgmental client/counselor relationship. As a counselor, I have over 13 years of experience assisting individuals who are needing support due to various problems within the mental health field. My main strength and specialty as a counselor is providing Christ-centered care through faith based counseling and intercessory prayer. Some of my credentials include a Master of Arts in Education (clinical counseling) from an accredited graduate school and I am currently licensed in the state of Ohio to provide counseling independently as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor or LPCC. My intention on this platform is not to provide formal clinical diagnostic services or procedures but to provide informal individual listening, perspective, and support for whatever concern or concerns that you may have within this season of your life. One of my goals is to make sure that you feel comfortable within the client/counselor relationship. I believe this can be accomplished by me modeling authenticity and acceptance while actively listening to you and your concerns. Common concerns that are addressed in my counseling sessions include anxiety, depression, low self esteem or self worth, search for meaning and purpose, spiritual/faith issues, stress, men's issues, addiction, loneliness, grief/loss, trauma, relationship problems, and many more. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Jacob Meddles

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Jacob Meddles. I am a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) in the state of Ohio. I received my master degree in mental health counseling from the University of Cincinnati in 2016. I have 3 years experience working with clients mostly with depression, anxiety, and/or addiction issues. My style of therapy is client centered. You have to live your life not me, so I want to help you make your own decisions not tell you what to do. I will help you set your own goals and try to give you the best tools to help you meet those goals. I will treat you with the respect and dignity that all people deserve no matter your situation. Starting counseling is a big choice and most people can benefit from counseling from time to time. I would love to help you grow and meet your goals.

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Nancy Reali

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LICDC,LPCCS- Ohio,LPCS- SC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Mental Health and Addiction therapist licensed in Ohio , Michigan and South Carolina with over 15 years of experience . I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, self harm and family counseling. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have worked with adolescents, those in addiction, and adults. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in humor in treatment as well. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and dialectal behavioral. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My hours are 8 am to 4pm Monday through Friday . I have different hours for sessions and those include nights and weekends. Please visit my schedule. I have times and days blocked out for those who need special times like early morning, evenings and weekends. Please ask so I can open an appointment. I am very accommodating to scheduling. My schedule looks full but many times have been blocked to meet the needs of clients. Please ask. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. 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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Kenoctaya Lindsey

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! It takes a lot of courage to reach out and ask for help or advice, and I am grateful that you have taken the next step in making a change in your life. I am a licensed independent social worker in the state of Ohio with over 7 years of experience. I have experience working with individuals who may have anxiety, depression, and major life changes, to name a few. I have had the opportunity to work with children in foster care and their families, residential, adults who have anxiety or depression dealing with chronic illness. My therapy style is warm, empathetic, empowering, and supportive. I believe in treating people with respect, compassion, and worth. I use various therapeutic approaches depending on the client and their goals, concerns, and problems. We will work together to help you fulfill your goals, and I will be here to support you. I will make sure I treat you with dignity, respect, and compassion as we meet your needs. I look forward to working with you on this new journey!

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Marilyn Turneur

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LISW
AddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteem
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, I’m Marilyn Thanks for checking out my profile. I’m a Licensed Independent Social Worker with 12 years of experience licensed in Ohio. I have worked with a variety of agencies specializing in trauma, grief and working with people who have addictions. I have helped clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grieving, social interactions, personality disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. My counseling style is gentle and interactive. I believe in working together to find strategies and solutions that work for you and your specific situation. I have experience with various types of therapy including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy. What I find that tends to work best is active listening and engaging. Sometimes finding what is at the core of our problems happens when we least expect it. The therapy techniques merely help us make sense of what we are thinking and feeling. Change may occur as a result of consistent journaling, mindfulness, music or a combination of these or other interventions. Each person is different and unique. I would love to meet with you and accompany you on your journey to set and accomplish your personal goals. SPECIALTIES Addictions Stress, Anxiety Grief Anger management Depression Boundaries Also experienced in: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self-esteem, Compassion fatigue Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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April McKenzie

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LISW,EMDR trained
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSleeping disorders
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi I’m April! I recognize that life can be challenging to manage. I have worked in the social work field since 2008 in a variety of fields such as addiction, homelessness and poverty, crisis management, domestic violence, and community mental health. I am EMDR trained and have my masters degree from Spring Arbor University. I have my LISW with the state of Ohio. I have provided therapy a variety of populations including PTSD, cPTSD, LGBTQ+, adolescents and families, addiction, personality disorders, and a variety of other mental health diagnoses. If I sound like a good match for you, please schedule with me today.

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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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Mordechai Berkowitz

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 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 grief and loss, 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I do not work with diagnosing clients here and it is more of a talking/coaching style. I am a certified life coach as well and I will use my skills to assist you in any way. More so, for clients outside of my state I will specifically work together with using my life coaching skills and not with my social work or social work license.

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Julie Leatherman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Vanessa Collier

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefIntimacy-related issues
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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 a therapist for counseling in Blue Ash

Finding the best therapist close by in Blue Ash 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 Blue Ash 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 Blue Ash. 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 Blue Ash, 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 Blue Ash 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 Blue Ash 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 Blue Ash area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Blue Ash 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 Blue Ash, elsewhere in Hamilton, 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 Blue Ash 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 Blue Ash 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 Blue Ash 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 Blue Ash 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 Blue Ash online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Blue Ash, 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 Blue Ash 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 Blue Ash 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 Blue Ash 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 Blue Ash 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 Blue Ash 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 Blue Ash?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Blue Ash 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.

Blue Ash 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 Blue Ash 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 Blue Ash 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 45236 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 Blue Ash counselor?

Before seeing your Blue Ash 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 Blue Ash.

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 Blue Ash 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 Blue Ash 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 Blue Ash, 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.

Blue Ash 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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45236, 45241, 45242

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