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Gigi Muir

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC-S,LICDC-CS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficulties
28 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am excited to start working with clients on this platform. I have been a counselor for over 25 years. While much of my experience has been in the area of addiction, I also worked for ten years at a community mental health agency. I enjoy working with clients with addiction issues, anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues. I have a pretty laid back style. I’m a good listener and am very solution-focused. I look forward to working with you to assist you in reaching your counseling goals.

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Celia Joyce

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LISW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTAnger managementDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Celia Joyce (she/her) and I am a licensed independent social worker (LISW) in the state of Ohio (go Browns!). I received both my bachelors and masters degrees in social work from Ohio University. I have been working as a social worker since 2012, beginning my journey in the community mental health field and continuing in mental health and substance abuse in various settings (outpatient, residential, hospital, community-based and schools). In 2014 I was an Americorps NCCC volunteer and in 2016-2018 I was in the Peace Corps where I lived with an incredible host family for 2 years. I believe these experiences have shaped my practice as a therapist, meeting people from different cultural backgrounds and embracing the differences and similarities between us. My therapeutic approach is more client centered meaning I will work with YOU where YOU are and together we can help get you to where you would like to be. Therapy can feel like a scary thing so I promise to create a safe space for you and your thoughts and feelings. I use evidenced-based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. Outside of work I have an Ecotherapy certificate, Reiki II certification and enjoy traveling, kayaking, going to yoga classes, concerts and comedy shows.

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Rebecca Swindle

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a therapist who has had the pleasure of helping clients of all backgrounds for the last 5 years. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, co-occurring disorders and trauma related counseling. I believe in treating everyone with respect, empathy, and a non-judge mental atmosphere. My therapy style combines multi-disciplinary approaches that include cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused and motivational therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to reach out and by doing this you are taking the first step. If you are ready, I am here to support and empower you.

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Manicka Thomas

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoaching
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Greeting, My name is Manicka and I am here to do cultural healing work with African-American men and women impacted by trauma. I am here to help you identify the messages you received in your life that told you that you were unworthy of love, affection, attention and connection. If you've been looking for a compassionate professional to help give clarity to the challenges in your life, then I would like to speak with you. My experience lies in my ability to hold space for you and to help you identify the negative core beliefs that are getting in the way of you experiencing joy, peace, and happiness in your life. I am a facilitator of Emotional Emancipation Circles which help African Americans heal from the lies of white superiority and black inferiority. My work centers on teaching the tools needed for emotional healing, by reframing the way in which families and individuals see themselves and their challenges by reestablishing a sense of balance and connection to self and others.

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Maximillion "Max" Lencl

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemADHD
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over 11 years of experience in counseling and hypnotherapy. I have worked with adult couples and individuals in community and private practice settings. I specialize in helping people make sense of the complicated challenges that life presents. Primarily using hypnotherapy for improving management of mind/body pain, supporting solutions to sleep problems and re-discovering purpose and value in life. If you are feeling like you're on an emotional rollercoaster, suffering from a racing mind or even trying to reverse sexual performance anxiety, I am here and there is hope. In a session, I will always bring respect, compassion and some practical strategies to empower you to find your path forward. It's ok not to be ok right now. I look forward to working together to inspire strength in mind, body and spirit.

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Josephine Shelton-Townes

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, 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. I am a client centered therapist and will support and guide you as you steer the direction of the therapy. My style is warm, supportive and reflective. 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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Aisha Brothers

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LISW
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my name is Aisha (pronounced I-E-SHA)! I am a licensed independent social worker who graduated from THE Ohio State University with a Bachelor's in Psychology. I have a Master's in Social Work from the University of Cincinnati. In my 20+ years, I have worked in a variety of settings, including work with those impacted by domestic violence, housing insecurity, chronic illness and palliative care, and my most recent, which is as a school based mental health therapist at the high school level. In my years in the field, I have worked with all ages. I understand that starting therapy is not always an easy process and I strive to provide a safe and judgment free space for those that work with me and meet you with empathy and understanding. I utilize strategies of the following: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy techniques in therapy. In our individual work, we must also acknowledge the systems around us that also play a part in the challenges faced. My specialties include short-term work addressing anxiety, depression, adjustment to life's significant changes, anger management, social skills and self esteem issues. I am humbled that you chose to work with me and look forward to walking alongside you in this part of your healing as you set, progress towards and meet your therapeutic goals!

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Lona Champagne

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Louisiana, Ohio, and North Carolina, with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert on your story and have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Cassandra Golden Kruse

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

"Ode to Peace and Joy"... Sometimes life just stinks, and then it hurts, and we feel stuck…I am a fully licensed, seasoned professional with a flexibly-cohesive holistic approach, not subscribing to a “one-size-fits-all” perspective, for those patients with whom I am privileged to work. Consider then joining hands for a season: Learn how to pinpoint your own belief system and unique strengths, while crystalizing your valued "short list" of priorities, and forge a unique sojourn designed to capture a life truly worthy of your precious time, effort, and resources. Time is a wonderful gift; what we do with that time can make all the difference. Be here now... I love discovering with you not only your dreams and strengths, but any stumbling block that keeps getting in the way, and more importantly, how to surmount every one of them along the way, learning to savor each step as an opportunity . We will learn to identify your areas of vulnerability and develop ongoing ways to supplant gaps in any needed skill sets or where in life you may lack needed support in creating a more fulfilling, transformative life. Transformative...I do consider it an honor to sojourn along with you and discover what works best for your life. I believe this life of ours is a fascinating gift that can be an adventure, and I continue to consider it a joy to work with each one who enters into the realm of my influence. While I believe we are fundamentally relational by design and thereby interconnected in powerful ways, we nevertheless remain wonderfully unique, each one having inherent dignity deserving of respect, and each one retaining the right to precious self-determination in how life is lived. I believe that together, by making our own lives better, we can leave our place in the world a bit better than we found it. I look forward to the potential opportunity of exploring that journey with you.

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Maria Victoria Howell-Arza

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyLGBTEating disordersDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with eating disorders, emotional dysregulation, stress and anxiety, & depression. I also have extensive experience and training working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community and all genders. If you're ready to take the first step toward improving your life in a space that feels welcoming, authentic, and built to help you grow, I'm ready to walk with you on that journey.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Geneva-on-the-Lake

Finding the best therapist close by in Geneva-on-the-Lake can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Geneva-on-the-Lake that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Geneva-on-the-Lake. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Geneva-on-the-Lake, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Geneva-on-the-Lake region and in the state of Ohio. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Geneva-on-the-Lake or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Geneva-on-the-Lake area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Geneva-on-the-Lake 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 Geneva-on-the-Lake, elsewhere in Ashtabula, 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 Geneva-on-the-Lake 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 Geneva-on-the-Lake therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Geneva-on-the-Lake due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Geneva-on-the-Lake may not take health insurance, some in the state of Ohio may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Ohio you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). 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 Geneva-on-the-Lake online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from Geneva-on-the-Lake 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 Geneva-on-the-Lake above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Geneva-on-the-Lake helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

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

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

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

  • 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 Geneva-on-the-Lake therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Geneva-on-the-Lake?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Geneva-on-the-Lake therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Geneva-on-the-Lake therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Geneva-on-the-Lake therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Geneva-on-the-Lake therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in OH, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 44041 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 Geneva-on-the-Lake counselor?

Before seeing your Geneva-on-the-Lake 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 Geneva-on-the-Lake.

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 Geneva-on-the-Lake licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Geneva-on-the-Lake 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 Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions 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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