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Timothy Welch

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC,NCC,MAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! It can be a scary process to start therapy and I will do my best to respect who you are and what goals you are seeking. I believe therapy should be a two way street where you and I work together to decide what is best for you. Your current emotional struggle does not have to define your future. Working together, my hope is to help empower, encourage and educate you in finding resolution to this struggle. I’ve been a clinical counselor for 20 years and currently work in a private practice. I wrote a book "2bits" which is on Amazon. I specialize in alcohol and drug issues along with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, bipolar, work issues, spirituality struggles, family & relationship issues, marriage and divorce struggles, ADHD management for adults and adolescents, teen issues, life transitions, self esteem, anger and stress management. I have extensive experience helping those who are struggling with alcohol or drugs recover, along with helping those heal who have experienced trauma or loss. I have my own Telehealth practice and can accept insurance for sessions through that practice if you live in Ohio or Florida. Please let me know if you would like to utilize your insurance. My aim is to learn from each person’s story and keep an open mind so I can see what is needed to help. I will not presume to know or judge you because of what you’ve been through. I am nationally certified as a Master Addiction Counselor and National Certified Counselor through the National Board Of Certified Counselors and am a Licensed Professional Independent Counselor in Ohio. I received my bachelors degree In Psychology from John Carroll University in Ohio and my Masters Degree in Counseling and Human Development at Walsh University in Ohio. My experience includes: private practice, community mental health, crisis intervention and hospitalizations, alcohol and drug recovery rehab, EAP, DOT, domestic violence groups, anger management groups, alcohol/drug recovery groups, group home for troubled youth, case management, shelter for runaway street kids in New York, Harlem and California, hospice floor for AIDS patient, and terminally ill floor for kids. My goal is to utilize my education and experience to empower and help you navigate anything you feel is holding you back in life. I believe people have the ability to get through adversity, can change and that one approach does not fit all. I have my own Telehealth practice and can accept insurance for sessions through that practice if you live in Ohio or Florida. Please let me know if you would like to utilize your insurance. I look forward to working with you!

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Melanie Shobe-Wierwille

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, my name is Melanie Shobe-Wierwille. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor for the state of Ohio; and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the the state of North Carolina. I received my Bachelors Degree from The Ohio State University and my Masters Degree from the University of Dayton. I have held a counseling license since 2009. I am a client centered, strengths based, solution focused counselor who believes that the power to heal and achieve our goals lies within. I am here to support and guide you in making the changes you desire. “If we change nothing, nothing changes." Dr. Joyce Brothers (American Psychologist) I am also a married, mother to four children ages 9,11,17, and 20 and have three pets: two cats and a dog. My interests include trying new things, reading, and spending time with family. My current availability on BetterHelp is Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-2, and my current mode of service is live chat (like texting) and audio (like a phone conversation, but via the computer). I do not provide video sessions at this time.

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Justin Hernandez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I have been in the field for 13 years. I currently work as the clinical director of an agency that focuses on preventing children from being removed from their home and placed in county custody for events related to abuse and neglect. In the past, I have worked as a hospital crisis counselor, I have worked at private practices, and I have worked as the clinical director of a school for emotionally disturbed children. I work with children, adults, couples, and families. I am a fully licensed therapist with a supervisory credential. This means that I have been supervising therapists for almost a decade. Currently, I help therapist utilize effective strategies and interventions to help them prevent disruptions in the homes they serve and I assist therapists in helping parents and children more effectively communicate to each other. My clinical style is direct and empathetic. I use a number of different clinical strategies and interventions to help my clients achieve their goals. I also have an extensive background in working with trauma. This includes working with individuals who have experience emotion abuse, physical abuse, and neglect. Throughout my career, I have utilized cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy to help individual clients with their various issues and struggles. I believe you are the expert of your life and your family and that my role is to support you and offer guidance. I believe that being allowed to participate in your life is a privilege.

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Erwin McIntosh

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! Erwin McIntosh III here, but please call me "Mac." I have been in the helping profession for ten years now. I started out as a qualified mental health specialist and after getting my Master's Degree in Counseling Education, I obtained my License in Professional Counseling in the state of Ohio in 2015. In January of 2021, I became a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio which means that I became an independent counselor. I have worked with a many Clients in a variety of settings including adults in nursing homes, residential homes, and parents of school aged children. I apply motivational interviewing as a foundation for the integration therapy that I utilize to help Clients heal using Person-Centered approach, explore their choices to improve them using Reality Therapy, examine their self-view to improve self-esteem using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and finally address the need to develop peace, mindfulness, and acceptance using Peace and Mindfulness techniques. By helping the Client heal from trauma, we open the door to new positive thoughts, a new positive mood, and a new outlook which leads to new positive choices. You learn that there is more to your life than the trauma you endured which leads to more balanced self-view and world view. Decisions can now be made from a broader framework based on hope, not pain from a past left behind physically but not mentally or emotionally. "We have to let go of what was, to enjoy what is." "We can't accept new love, if we are clutching to old pain." If you will permit me, I will use empathic listening, motivational interviewing, and integration therapy to help you heal and learn to love yourself.

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Erin George

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My chosen profession of social work has brought great fulfillment and purpose to my life over the last 15 years. I serve many populations and believe all are capable of profound change, which I seek to empower others to find for themselves with my guidance. No one is ever beyond hope and I will be honored to walk with you through your journey.

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Dr. Bridgette Montgomery

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
27 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Whatever your reasons are for seeking therapy, I am here and I am committed to helping you resolve your problems. I often share that no one is exempt from experiencing life’s difficulties. At some point in life, we all will face some challenges. What I have learned is that not everyone has the proper skills to manage problems effectively. Seeking support puts you on the right track to identifying ways to address those problems you are dealing with more appropriately. To give you an idea of who I am and what I do, I am Dr. Montgomery, a licensed clinical social worker in PA, DE, NJ, and OH. I have over 27 years of professional work experience in the field. I consider myself to be a trauma therapist, utilizing a generalist approach. My treatment modalities consist of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and person-centered therapies. These approaches are at the core of my practice. I treat a range of social, emotional, and behavioral disturbances. I have experience in helping clients manage and/overcome OCD, Anxiety, Depression, Complex Trauma/PTSD, and Sexual Abuse issues. I am a National Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist. My Forensic Specialty is treating individuals with deviant sexual acting behaviors. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Yes, change is hard and seeking help can be a frightening experience. My only goal is to encourage, empower, and assist you in becoming a better version of yourself. So, call today.

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Prad Georges

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsDepressionADHD
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed independent marriage and family therapist (IMFT) in the state of Ohio with over 11 years of experience in the field working with individuals, families, couples and groups. I’ve worked in partial hospitalization programs, outpatient settings and residential treatment centers helping clients with anxiety, cope with addictions, confront major depression, deal with family conflicts, learn to live with psychotic challenges and other issues. Using a combination of Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches, I help my clients discover patterns of positive behaviors that can be replicated to achieve their desired outcomes and discover their self-fulfilling paths. I aim to create an open and safe environment for my clients where thoughts and emotions can be explored without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards changing a situation where one feels stuck or lost. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Lara Waldenmaier

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
19 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Sometimes we all need a safe space to share our stories with a caring and unbiased listener, and I want to provide that for you. I have been licensed in Ohio as a Professional Counselor since 2004. With experience working with many different types of people experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, panic, mental and physical illnesses, relationship issues and so on, I am passionate about helping college students, couples, internationals, jobseekers and adults of any age who are seeking emotional healing, mental health, support and direction for their life's struggles and spiritual questions.

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Stephanie Wells

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
26 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Deborah Berghuis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefCompassion fatigue
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Colorado and Ohio with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Donnelsville

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Donnelsville 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 Donnelsville, elsewhere in Clark, or in the greater state of Ohio.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Donnelsville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Donnelsville 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 Donnelsville 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 Donnelsville may not take health insurance, some in the state of Ohio may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Ohio you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in Donnelsville, 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 Donnelsville psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Donnelsville 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 Donnelsville helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Donnelsville therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Donnelsville therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Donnelsville?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Donnelsville 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.

Donnelsville 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 Donnelsville 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 Donnelsville 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 45319 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 Donnelsville counselor?

Before seeing your Donnelsville 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 Donnelsville.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Donnelsville 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 Donnelsville counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Donnelsville, 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.

Donnelsville has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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