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Dr. Doris Atanmo-Strempek

Offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LPCC-S,CLS
Trauma and abuseCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My name is Dr Doris Atanmo-Strempek. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio, a Clinical Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Georgia, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New Mexico. Being licensed in three states has exposed me to diverse populations and the specific issues particular to that region. I am a member of the American Counseling Association and several of the divisions within the association. I earned my Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Akron. I am a clinical researcher, a psycho education presenter and a Counselor Educator to graduate students seeking to join the field of clinical counseling. I have been a licensed practitioner for over 13 years. I specialize in women's issues using Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy modalities. My counseling style is warm and person centered. I utilize a wholistic approach to reach my clients. We all intrinsically have what we need to be whole. My work with you is to help you uncover those inner strengths and empower you to develop effective coping skills to navigate through life. Let me help you take the first steps of beginning to heal from the inside out. I look forward to working with you.

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Clare Grey

Offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LISW—S,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience as a therapist

I have been a licensed social worker for 16 years. I have experience with working with many clients and situations throughout my career. Some of these include education, career/ employment, hospital (chronic illness, psychiatry, oncology, trauma),and woman’s health, both inpatient and outpatient settings. In these settings I have provided direct counseling. I have experience in working with young adults, middle aged adults and also older adults. I am very proficient in providing counseling to individuals who are experiencing life changes/adjustment, depression and anxiety. I am trauma focused counselor who uses CBT, solution focused, motivational therapy to meet the needs of the clients that I support. I enjoy counseling and enjoy helping my clients work toward their goals and wellness.

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John Haynes

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

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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Benjamin (Ben) Shores

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionADHD
19 years of experience as a therapist

Hi, my name is Ben Shores. I am an independently licensed social worker who has been in the field since 2003. I enjoy working with adults on a variety of therapeutic topics, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, and family issues. I offer a client-centered approach in a warm, non-judgmental manner. Congratulations on taking this step to challenge yourself and seek positive change for yourself, I would love to work with you as your therapist!

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Mary Jo Downer

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionADHD
17 years of experience as a therapist

I am Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio with 17 years of professional work experience providing treatment to children, teens, and parents. I have worked with clients with various struggles including stress, anxiety, trauma, abuse, anger management, depression, Autism, and ADHD. You are the expert of your story and have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It can be overwhelming and scary to seek help, but once you take that step you are closer to a brighter future. I take pride in providing an open minded, non-judge mental environment and approach to address concerns and issues that are preventing you from reaching your fullest potential. I am here to support you in that process.

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Jodi Christopfel

Offering therapy in OH
Family conflictsDepressionCompassion fatigueADHD
12 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, depression, & compassion fatigue. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I have been working with families and children in some way for my entire career. I enjoy working with each client to build a safe and trusting environment while we work together on your journey.

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John Wheeler

Offering therapy in OH
LGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Genevieve Sofranec

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a therapist

I am a therapist known for my warmth and compassion, who works to see the world from the perspective of each client, and support and empower without judgement. After a career change in 2013, I have over four years of therapy experience sharing my love of life while building hope, confidence, and long-lasting positive change. I am a relationship builder who adapts around each client's specific needs. I have experience working with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, and increasing motivation and self-esteem. I feel I have many gifts that strengthen my practice: a passion for connection and collaboration, expertise in evaluation and problem-solving, and a diverse life experience. Guided by the client's desires and needs, I utilize interventions from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Responsive Care among other evidence-based practices. I am here to support and empower you in your journey toward positive change.

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Dawn Stonebraker

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 16 years of professional work experience. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Having worked primarily in the fields of aging and hospice, I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, depression, & coping with life changes. However, these are not issues exclusive to those fields. Stress and anxiety are rampant in our uncertain world. Coping with them take skills that you can learn. Or, build on skills you already have. LET'S DO THIS TOGETHER! Grief and loss are related to many events outside of the loss of a loved one. Loss of a job, a relationship, or independence due to illness or injury are among the many reasons people grieve. Learning to move through that grief takes a tremendous amount of emotional energy. Supports are so important at this time, but identifying them is not always easy. LET'S DO THIS TOGETHER! Life changes constantly, and often unexpectedly. Those changes can throw you for a loop, even if they are positive. Learning to navigate change without losing your balance is paramount to a happy life. LET'S DO THIS TOGETHER! Each person’s story is unique and requires an equally unique approach. I believe that you are the expert of your story and we’ll work to find the best approach for you. LET'S DO THIS TOGETHER!

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Cameron Manahan

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Buckeye Lake

Finding the best therapist close by in Buckeye Lake 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 Buckeye Lake 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 Buckeye Lake. 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 Buckeye Lake, 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 Buckeye Lake 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 Buckeye Lake 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 Buckeye Lake 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 Buckeye Lake, elsewhere in Licking, 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 Buckeye Lake area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Buckeye Lake 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 Buckeye Lake 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 Buckeye Lake 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).

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

Therapists in Buckeye Lake, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Buckeye Lake 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 Buckeye Lake 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?

BetterHelp's verified Buckeye Lake 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 Buckeye Lake 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 Buckeye Lake 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.

Buckeye Lake 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 Buckeye Lake 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 Buckeye Lake 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 43025 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 Buckeye Lake 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 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 Buckeye Lake.

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 from a therapist. A Buckeye Lake 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 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 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 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 Buckeye Lake, 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.

Buckeye Lake 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 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Buckeye Lake:

43008, 43025

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