Have you hopped on board the train of life unsure where you' re headed, but just happy for the ride? Or are you stuck at the station, standing in one place after train of opportunity after train of opportunity pass you by? Maybe you need a little help from a professional. Maybe mental wellness issues are merely standing in the way.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to a Canal Winchester-area mental health professional to get the support you need to work through whatever issues are ailing you. A qualified therapist or doctor will walk you through the tough times and show you the way to jump on the train again.

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Tamara Blau

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSSA,LCSW,LISW
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Virginia and a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S) in the State of Ohio. I earned my Master’s of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in 1996. I spent over 15 years in a public social service setting working with adolescents and their families. Most recently I have been in a school setting working with middle school aged youth. I have worked with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, behavior problems, and the stress of parenting. My nonjudgmental, supportive and compassionate nature allows me to build and maintain therapeutic relationships. I have a client centered approach and would enjoy working with you to set both short term and long term goals in therapy. I could help you develop the skills and strategies you’ll need to overcome current and future challenges you may face

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Sonya Fuller

Offering therapy in OH
License: B.S, MSW, ACM,LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteem
28 years of experience

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

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Heather Tolle

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio with a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Louisville and four-years post graduate professional experience. After graduating with my master's, I began working in community mental health as a level three treatment specialist and coordinating care between physicians and clients of various ages, genders, sexuality, ethnicities, issues, and level of functioning. For the past two and a half years, I have been working in a private practice setting where I gain more experience in providing psychotherapy to individuals on issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships issues, family issues, grief, adjustment and phase of life issues, and issues of faith and spirituality. I have over 30 hours of training in providing teletherapy and am a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider with experience using video and text therapy. My therapeutic style is person-centered and often solution focused while incorporating a cognitive behavioral approach. Past clients have described delivery of therapy as warm, empathic, and down-to-earth, which I believe nurtures a safe and relaxing environment for individuals to identify their thoughts and feelings, as well as gain insight into their issues and solutions to help them resolve issues. It is my belief that even though it is hard to do at times, I believe one of the best methods of healing is to talk and let it all out – all of the hurt, all of the sadness, all of the things that get buried within – and therapy is one of the safest places to do that. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for adults and couples to reveal, feel, and heal their thoughts and emotions and gain insight and support during difficult times.

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Chrissy Bosley

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepression
26 years of experience

I am a solutions-oriented, Christian therapist with over 27 years of counseling experience. I believe my clients come to counseling with countless strengths but as humans we are messy and all have our "stuck points." I walk alongside my clients and equip them with tools that will strengthen and teach new patterns that will heal. I am an Army retired military spouse with extensive experience in working with military personnel and the complex dynamics these brave men, women, couples and families face. I served as a Military Family Life Counselor in both Okinawa, Japan with the Air Force and the Navy at Joint Base Pearl Harbor - Hickman, Hawaii. I especially enjoy assisting couples to see the sanctity of their marriage and how a strong marriage is always worth the investment! I thank you for taking these first courageous steps and look forward to traveling this journey with you! I truly count it a blessing and honor! I hope to speak with you soon! God bless!

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Amanda Hickey

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW,CTP
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Hello! You have taken the first big step to taking care of yourself and seeking help. I believe this accomplishment should not go unnoticed and appreciate you taking the time to learn about me. When working together, I believe you are the expert of your experiences. By taking this client-centered approach, I will provide you with a non-judgmental, positive, and safe space to allow us to work together to overcome whatever struggle you are facing. One of my favorite sayings is that “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain” by Vivian Greene. Throughout each person's life, there will be storms. During your storm you may feel the need to discover new ways to not only weather them, but embrace them as part of your growth process. I welcome the opportunity to walk beside you through your journey and appreciate all paths I've been privileged to accompany people on. Professionally, I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker for Ohio with over 5 years of experience in private practice and 16 years of work in the social work field. I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree from Wright State University and began my career working with children and families in the foster care system. It was through this experience that I saw first-hand the impact of trauma on individuals and their families. I became a Certified Trauma Practitioner and utilize this trauma informed and resilient focused approach with most of my clients, as it is applicable. I completed my Master’s of Social Work Degree with the University of New England while continuing to work full time. It was after I earned my MSW that I began to work in private practice, under supervision, to become independently licensed. This provided me the opportunity to expand the populations I have worked with and learn a great deal from my clients and supervisors. I have also worked in the school system with children grades K-12 and their families. My most recent accomplishment was developing and implementing an intensive partial hospitalization program in a school setting from grades K-4, during the pandemic. Personally, I am a military spouse that recently has relocated to Florida with my wife and teenage son. I also have an adult daughter that did not make the move with us. I am in the process of obtaining my Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker License and look forward to helping those in both my home state of Ohio and new state of Florida.

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Teresa McKibben

Offering therapy in OH
License: MS,LPCC
Relationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

My name is Teresa McKibben. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Ohio. I have worked as a therapist for 13 years. Prior to this career, I taught public school and worked in various education related jobs for 16 years. I have had a wide variety of experience in counseling work, and worked with clients across the lifespan, from 3 years old to 93 years old. I have been told I have a very down to earth, non-judgmental approach, that creates an easy dialogue between myself and clients. My therapeutic focus is one of creating and supporting a cooperative partnership with clients. My belief is that you are the expert on you. My role is to bring tools for greater awareness and empowerment, continually bringing the focus of therapy to what is meaningful to you and can be applied directly to your daily needs. My greatest hope is to facilitate your awareness of your own greatness, and help you actualize your decision to thrive and celebrate yourself and your life.

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Aimee Coe

Offering therapy in OH
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoaching
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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.

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Traci Willard

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience

I am a licensed Therapist based in Ohio with over 3 years of professional work experience. I have worked with clients who struggle with with stress and anxiety, anger management, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse and those who are in the LGBTQIA+ community and deal with negativity. It is important for me to make the therapy experience a comforting, positive and safe place that clients will feel valued and heard. Giving them the opportunity to share their story in a non-judgmental environment. I use a variety of therapeutic interventions to help clients identify and work towards their goals, build resiliency and learn new ways to deal with stress or difficulty. I know that starting therapy is not easy. However, if you are ready to start working towards the person you want to be, I am here to give you support and guidance. I look forward to working with you!

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Leslie Fehrman

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio and Virginia with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Mike Sauer

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
4 years of experience

"What's going on and how can I help?" Hey! I'm Mike (they/them) and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in Ohio with 4 years of professional work experience. I specialize in working with trauma survivors using EMDR & TF-CBT therapy, but I also have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQIA+-related issues, ADHD, & depression. I believe that you are the expert on 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 do not work with clients who are experiencing active psychological and/or psychiatric crisis. If you are having serious thoughts about harming yourself or others, please contact the National Suicide Hotline at 988, go to a local emergency room, or call 911.

How to find counseling in Canal Winchester

Finding the best therapist close by in Canal Winchester 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 Canal Winchester. 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 Canal Winchester, 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 Canal Winchester 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 Canal Winchester 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 Canal Winchester, elsewhere in Fairfield, 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 Canal Winchester area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Canal Winchester 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 Canal Winchester 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 Canal Winchester 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 Canal Winchester, 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 Canal Winchester 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 Canal Winchester 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 Canal Winchester 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 Canal Winchester 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 Canal Winchester 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 43110 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 Canal Winchester 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 Canal Winchester 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 Canal Winchester, 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.

Canal Winchester 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 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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43110

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