Chardon, Ohio takes you back to the pioneer days where wagon trains stopped to bulk up on supplies for a westward ho journey. Chardon is a French word for “thistle” as thousands of thistles once swayed in the Midwestern prairie winds. The common area that anchored the courthouse, early inns, and stores still serve as a gathering place for local citizens to enjoy. Life’s troubles sometimes make it impossible to enjoy all that community life has to offer.

It doesn’t have to be that way. Professional counselors working in the Chardon area are available to help you feel up to exploring the past or enjoying the present. All you have to do is reach out.

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Dr. Sandra McClennen

Offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
35 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed as a psychologist in independent practice by both Michigan, where I lived most of my life, and Ohio, where I now live. I also provide supervision for psychologists with a Master’s degree. For many years, I have helped people deal with the difficult emotions of anxiety, stress, frustration and anger, sadness and grief and sometimes depression, and who may experience occasional or constant difficulty communicating with each other. I have helped parent and child or adult child communicate better, siblings communicate better, and couples communicate better. I believe that every person has value and that blame is toxic and is best avoided. I help people stop “beating themselves up.” I will not judge you. Rather, together we can explore ways to think differently about what is causing you distress and emotional pain, whether it is yourself, others, your environment, recent events, or all of the above. I have a humanistic philosophy and often use the tools offered by cognitive behavior therapy. I also find that teaching mindfulness and meditation helps many people. Learning to recognize and accept your emotions but using thinking rather than immediately acting on your emotions works better than burying them. I promise to listen carefully and to respect you. I look forward to working with you.

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Emily Snow

Offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a therapist

My goal for each person is to reach their goals and live the most fulfilling life while able to cope with all of life's stressors. In order to do this each person I work with is treated with compassion, respect, and as an individual. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), in the state of Ohio. I have been in the counseling field for over 10 years. I have experience working with youth, young adults, and adults. I specialize in working with people with the following needs: anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, family conflict, anger management, challenging irrational beliefs, building self-esteem, building healthy coping techniques, parenting skills, and adjustment issues. I provide a client centered approach and work with each individual to set goals for their treatment. Using a whole-person approach in therapy I focus on mind, body, and spirit as part of treatment. I also use a strengths based approach. I have a strong belief in providing psychoeducation to help each person feel more empowered. I also will use Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), trauma focused CBT, and mindfulness skills to help each person reach their goals and full potential. I look forward to working with you!

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Christine Gemberling

Offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefCoping with life changesADHD
11 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! I have over 10 years of experience as a Licensed Independent Social Worker, with my supervision designation. My experience includes counseling in areas of grief and loss, life changes, chronic illness, anxiety, depression and much more. I believe that talk therapy is most effective when an established and trusting therapeutic bond is formed. My approach is driven by client needs and I often utilize an integrated approach with multiple modalities including CBT, mindfulness, person-centered, supportive and strengths based therapies. I try my best to choose my words with clients and to help them find insight into their own words and behaviors. "Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it."- Albus Dumbledore When I am not counseling clients, I teach at a local university in the social work program and provide license supervision to new social workers.

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Stacey Webb

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

I am licensed in Ohio and Michigan with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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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Mark Stratton

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
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 stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Angela Mesenburg

Offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): MSW, LCSW, CCTS-F
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Utah with nine years of experience supporting people with improving their mental health. I have multiple additional certifications and strive to continuously stay educated in current modalities and treatment through research and training. My approach is solution-focused, client-centered, and strengths-based with a strong foundation in healing past negative experiences or trauma. When working with clients I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, respectful to assist in creating a safe place to process and share feelings openly. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you know best what you need in our sessions. I love honoring your strengths and hardships and exploring ways you can evolve as an individual. My areas of specialties include but are not limited to Acute, Chronic and Complex traumas, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Substance Abuse and Dependency, Suicidality, Eating Disorders, domestic violence, Gender dysphoria, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Body Image, Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality, Histrionic and Dependency Disorders with families, couples, and children/adults of all ages. I am a certified yoga and Nidra Meditation teacher in which I use in my sessions as needed/requested to help with grounding and getting clients into a relaxed body. I encompass a holistic approach to my therapy services. I have an array of experience working with multiple populations. I have learned from these experiences that every individual is unique in who they are and what they need. I prefer to read my client's energy and be present in the moment with them to support them in seeking what they need in their healing. I have my own personal experience to add to my professional experience. I feel my personal experience has assisted me in being more empathetic and authentic in treating clients.

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Dianna Zuniga

Offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,PPSC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
21 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, my name is Dianna Zuniga and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California. I have 20 years of experience providing individual, group, couples counseling and family counseling. I have worked within a multitude of settings such as mental health clinics, substance abuse clinic, as well as working in public and private school settings. I have experience in evidenced based practice therapies, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), solution focused therapy, and trauma focused therapy. I would describe my therapeutic approach as warm and empathic. I meet my clients where they are while providing therapy and support that empowers my clients. I strive to provide a safe, respectful, and nonjudgemental environment. My goal is to assist my clients in building practice and use of skills that can help when dealing with life challenges, as well as becoming the best versions of themselves. Together we will collaborative to discover strategies and solutions that work best for you. You took the first step by beginning the exploration for better well-being. I look forward to working with you to help you heal, obtain insight for personal growth, and become the best version of yourself.

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Yolanda Tingler

Offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
10 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My name is Yolonda, but I prefer to go by Rhonda, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I specialize in individual, family, and group therapy for Deaf/Hard of Hearing, people with disabilities, and hearing individuals. I use several approaches depending on the client such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Behavioral Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy etc. I have been a Sign Language Interpreter for 25 years and decided to join the field of Social Work 9 years ago to be able to conduct therapy, advocate, and assist with policy changes for underserved populations. I have also worked in K-12 settings and college settings for 25 years and am knowledgeable regarding student issues and academic needs. I have provided group therapy, family therapy, and individual therapy in residential treatment programs, psychiatric hospitals, forensics, community mental-health agencies, school settings and private practice settings. I further specialize with ADHD/ADD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar, Personality Disorders, OCD, Phobias, Military, etc. with a variety of techniques. My primary goal is to help you identify and cope more effectively with problems in your daily life, as well as help you to deal better with internal conflicts - such as anxiety, fear, trauma, and depression - so that you can achieve a happier and more peaceful life. I work to develop a strong bond with each client as I believe the therapeutic relationship is the primary tool for growth and change. You will find that I offer a wide range of office hours to include late evenings and weekends to benefit those who are in need of those times and keep engaged with my clients through all efforts.

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Anthony Watt

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

I am licensed in Ohio with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I look forward to assisting you in finding what those strengths may be.

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Kelly Andrews

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
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 stress and anxiety, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 counseling in Chardon

Finding the best therapist close by in Chardon 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 Chardon 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 Chardon. 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 Chardon, 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 Chardon 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 Chardon 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 Chardon 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 Chardon, 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 Chardon area can be found below:

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

Chardon 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 Chardon 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 Chardon 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 44024 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 Chardon 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 Chardon.

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 Chardon 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 Chardon, 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.

Chardon 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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44024, 44033

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