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Elizabeth Shartle

Offering therapy in OH
License: MA,PCC-S
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical counselor in Ohio. For over fifteen years, I have worked with adults with addiction, anxiety, grief and depression. Many of my clients experienced past trauma, family conflicts, and issues with motivation and self-esteem. My vision of counseling is to come along side the person who is hurting to offer understanding and encouragement as you share your story so that together we can figure out a plan for moving forward. My counseling techniques emphasize behavioral strategies and interpersonal skills, while drawing on the tenets of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT emphasizes living and engaging in life according to your values so that you make intentional choices and feel better with the choices you make. My overall approach is person-centered, and our interaction will always be underscored by respect and genuine care. We want our lives to matter, and we want to be important to those we love. Being seen and heard is crucial, and sometimes, just feeling understood for a moment is priceless. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with you here in this forum!

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Justin Martin

Offering therapy in OH
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

Hello! My name is Justin. I am licensed as an LCSW in Nevada and an LISW in Ohio with five years of experience. I have worked with clients on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, mood disorders, substance abuse, relationship issues, and career challenges. I have also helped people dealing with trauma and abuse. I believe in a person-centered approach with my clients that is non-judgmental and supportive. A strong therapeutic alliance is paramount to my practice and I believe that the client is the expert of their own experience and dialogue between us should lead to self-discovery and positive growth. I utilize various theories and techniques in my practice which are used to meet the individual's needs including CBT, DBT, ACT, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused. My ultimate goal for you is that you will feel empowered to listen to your own voice and trust in yourself that you have the skills and abilities within you to create and live the best life you envision for yourself. I look forward to working with you soon!

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Sara November

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsBipolar disorderDepression
13 years of experience

Hi and welcome to Betterhelp! My name is Sara November and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over 15 years of experience, based in NE Ohio. My work has focused on helping individuals overcome a wide array of issues in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have worked with individuals and families struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and grief and loss. I have a special interest in working with individuals who are exploring behavioral change in conjuction with weight loss. My passion is helping others to realize that with support, they have the power to overcome tremendous obstacles and to attain a better quality of life. My approach to counseling is described as warm, empathic, and with a primary focus on tailoring treatment to each individual's needs. It's important to me that as the therapeutic relationship is built, we maintain an open dialog and constantly reevaluate efficacy. I believe in being consistent with therapy and tend to look for solutions that will provide lasting changes. Quick fixes are not something that I am interested in. I take an integrated approach. Thank you for taking the step of coming to Betterhelp. I firmly believe that asking for help is one of the hardest things we can do! My hope is that we can work together to help you find lasting solutions!

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Brooke Stuck

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
9 years of experience

I have 9 years of experience as a therapist, and I've worked with people with many different issues. This includes anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, OCD, PTSD, as well as many others. My style is empathetic, caring, and non judgmental. I help people through mindfulness and CBT, as well as giving people the ability to talk through and process life situations. I look forward to working with you and helping you to work toward healing!

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Dr. Guy Rowinski

Offering therapy in OH
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

HI, I am Dr. Guy Rowinski, a licensed psychologist in private practice, in the state of Ohio. To my clients, and acquaintances I go by “Doctor Guy”. I earned my PhD in 2005 from Capella University and with my training and internships have been working in mental health for 20 years. I work with individuals, couples, and I facilitate both a men's and women's encounter groups. My therapeutic approach is Client Centered and eclectic. I try to tailor the modality to the individual client, since everyone is unique, even though life issues are fairly universal. I take a holistic approach and firmly believe that our sense of well being is not just a function of problem/response. Our relationships, intimate, familial, social and professional are important. Our health and wellness, as well as spirituality are important. I love my work and try to make this come through when I am working with a client.

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Kristen Hicks

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW,TRCC,CTRP-C
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
13 years of experience

Everyone’s heart has been broken in one way or another. No one gets through this life entirely intact. We put the pieces back together over and over again, and the repaired cracks make us unique, beautiful, and stronger at the broken places. I'll hold space when you need a safe, quiet container, and I'll be compassionate and honest when you want a reflection. You are the expert when it comes to you, and I'll offer help to co-create a path to your goals. I'm not here to tell you what's "wrong" with you but instead, to explore what you've experienced and how you've survived. I'm an Independent Social Worker, licensed in the state of Ohio with certificates in trauma and resilience and trauma responsive care as well as a deep knowledge of how trauma impacts the physical body and brain. I've also completed a certificate in Eco-psychology, so if you find healing in nature we'll get along great! My background includes many years in direct care and case management for people with developmental disabilities, intensive family counseling, medical social work, and hospice/community bereavement counseling. My passions include experiential approaches such as Adventure Therapy and Eco-therapy. Positive psychology is embedded in my approach, shifting focus from problem to solution when you feel ready. I look forward to meeting you and to honoring the stories you share. :)

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Natalie Varrone

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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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Brittany Edelbrock

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience

I am an Independently Licensed Therapist from Ohio with 3 years of professional work experience. My strongest area of expertise is helping parents with children of special needs and assisting those who have been impacted by the child welfare system- including foster care. I have also worked with many clients struggling with stress, anxiety, addiction, and trauma. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion and am very passionate about helping people the way they want and need to be helped.

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Steven Smith

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteem
18 years of experience

I have over 22 years of experience in behavioral health and am licensed in both Ohio and Kentucky. Specialties treating mental health, substance abuse, family/marriage, and personal growth issues. Approaches include cognitive behavioral, family systems, existential, gestalt and trauma-informed. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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. Take the road less traveled and discover a new way to live. Successful counseling at its heart is an inward and outward journey to a more satisfying life and authentic self. Schedule today and start your new journey.

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Christina Salem

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 24 years of professional work experience providing psychotherapy. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, caregivers of and those facing life threatening illness, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I use many treatment methods and approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment therapy, or ACT, CBT, and DBT, and do so from a feminist/humanistic perspective. This means I believe that we can not ignore the impact our society and culture has had on us all and how it contributes to our distress, how we see ourselves, others and our world. 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.

How to find counseling in Burton

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Burton 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 Burton 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 Burton 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 Burton, 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 Burton 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 Burton 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 Burton 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 Burton 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 Burton 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 44021 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 Burton 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 Burton 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 Burton, 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.

Burton 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.

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