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Jennifer Kirkpatrick

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor with a master's degree in clinical mental health with experience in working with a multitude of concerns including trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting, and couples counseling. I also have extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) which has been a useful tool in helping others not only cope with current concerns, but assist them in coping with future endeavors. I believe in creating a strong, trusting, therapeutic environment where people feel comfortable, motivated, and not judged. I use solution-focused techniques to assist in reaching goals and CBT techniques to help with concerns such as negative thought patterns. Every person is different and you will have your own individualized therapy and plan that tailors to your needs. I really enjoy helping others explore their own strengths and I understand that sometimes it can be hard to put things into perspective. Sometimes that outside and non-judgmental assistance is what someone needs to get back on track or on a better track. You can do it! Jennifer Maggar LPC NCC

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Alison Wible

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): MSE,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Alison and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Ohio. I studied Psychology at Miami University (2007) and received a Master's degree in Clinical Counseling from the the University of Dayton (2009). I have since worked with a variety of clients across multiple settings including the past 8 years in private practice. I focus on anxiety and depression as well as relationships, family conflict, parenting and postpartum. I also have an extensive history working with young adults and college age students. I practice from a holistic and integrative perspective which includes looking at all facets of the individual’s life and using appropriate interventions to help clients create positive, permanent change. I utilize a variety of approaches to do this including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Approach, and Systems Theory. I very much believe in meeting the client where they are at and tailoring an individual plan to help you begin to feel better. It may not always be easy, but I will be here to help you safely explore negative emotions and focus on your goals. Therapy is a unique relationship and I will bring honesty and compassion to the process as well as provide a nurturing environment for you to speak freely and grow. I look forward to working with you!

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Nicole Schellinger

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC-S,LICDC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello my name is Nicole and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of South Carolina, and I have been working as a counselor since 2006. I look forward to the possibility of getting to have the opportunity to work with you, and being able to be part of your mental health journey. I feel that my counseling style is warm and inviting while trying to remain focused on my clients individual needs. I believe that the sessions are for the client and I try work to meet clients were they are by approaching the counseling sessions with understanding and compassion. I use techniques from many different theoretical counseling approaches and some examples of the commonly used approaches would be cognitive behavioral (CBT), solution focused therapy, and/or motivation interviewing approaches to work with my clients to determine their treatment goals and needs. I have been offering session using BetterHelp for the last 2 years and before my time with BetterHelp I had practiced for 15 years (2006 to 2021) in a community behavioral health setting. I have had the opportunity to work with clients experiencing issues related to addiction, depression, anxiety, coping with stressors, life changes, relationship and/or family issues, trauma, ADD/ADHD, to name a few. I have completed my undergraduate program in addictions studies from University of Cincinnati and have also completed a Masters in Education program from Lindsey Wilson College majoring in Mental Health Counseling. Thank you for taking the time to read about me and I look forward to getting to work with you, Nicole Schellinger M. Ed, LPCC-S, LPC

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Jessica Fowler Henry

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC-S,IMFT-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Taking the first step towards counseling takes strength and courage. Let me make finding the right counselor easy. I would love to hear from you and find out how I can help ease the stress and strain in your home. I hold a Master's degree from the University of Akron and have practiced in both Medina and Summit counties. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My areas of expertise include: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, oppositional defiant disorder, trauma, maternal depression, human trafficking, and behavioral concerns in either school or home settings. I have worked with the court systems, job and family services and probation.

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Jessica Messersmith-Miller

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteem
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Are you tired of being sick and tired? Are you struggling with obtaining and maintaining sobriety? Do you wish you could communicate better or improve relationships? Do you want to feel better about yourself? Do you have goals, but need some guidance to help you reach them? I can help! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Supervisor in Ohio and have been working with people to meet their goals for over 18 years. I specialize in Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Grief/Bereavement, Health and Wellness, Life Coaching, Self-Esteem, Relationships, Co-Dependency, Trauma/PTSD and more. I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups, ages 14 to adult. I have a variety of experience in a multitude of settings. I have provided individual, couples, families and group therapy sessions as well as support groups and psycho-education groups. I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient counseling settings as well as hospitals, hospice, jails, and alternative education settings. I believe that we are all products of our family systems, environment, relationships, and everything we have experienced until now. My therapy style and approach draws influence from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. My goal is to meet you where you are and tailor your treatment and my approach to what will work best for you. We will work together to identify your goals and make a plan to achieve them that is specifically designed for you. Identifying a need and reaching out for help takes a lot of courage and is something you should feel proud of. Anyone can benefit from talk therapy, learning new skills and achieving goals. I am available for messaging, live chats, phone, and video sessions. I look forward to working with you!

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Jefferson Collier

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC-S
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Life is hard. Life is unfair. Life is suffering. These statements likely echo what many are feeling. It is times like these that many of us lose sight of our purpose, our value and our intrinsic worth. Whether the reaction of prolonged stress and overwhelm, the realization that our life or the people we know are not always what or who we believed them to be, or the struggle to find meaning in routine or even the mundane, we all arrive at this place in different ways. The place where we no longer know what to do to move forward, but know that something must be done. The place where we feel the pressure to act, but the simultaneous fear that we might make it worse. The place where we feel isolated and misunderstood, even though we are standing shoulder to shoulder with countless others feeling the same way. Feel familiar? But what if we were able to take these moments and use them as the impetus for something deeper and more meaningful. What if through grappling with our suffering, we were somehow able to arrive to at a stronger, and more enduring understanding of ourselves and the life we are meant to live. That is what I believe I am here to help with. It can be expressed in any number of ways, but in my work I like to get to the core of a person's beliefs to assist them with reshaping their story. Lets not idle any longer in this place, but move through it to a more fulfilling life. I look forward to speaking with you more at your convenience!

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Gina Licursi

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

Welcome! I am licensed in Ohio with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & 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. I provide a warm, accepting and non-judgmental environment where clients can feel comfortable being themselves. I look forward to working with you!

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Laurel Bourgeois

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefCareer difficultiesDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & career difficulties. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Ashley Pennington

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
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 stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Zachary Miley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio with 3 years of professional experience. I specialize in helping clients manage stress and anxiety, cope with addictions, navigate grief and loss, and build motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. My approach focuses on creating an open and safe environment where you can share your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment. Taking the first step toward a more fulfilling and happier life requires courage, and I am here to support you every step of the way.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Hanging Rock

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Hanging Rock 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 Hanging Rock, elsewhere in Lawrence, 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 Hanging Rock 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 Hanging Rock 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 Hanging Rock 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 Hanging Rock 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 Hanging Rock online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Hanging Rock, 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 Hanging Rock 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 Hanging Rock 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 Hanging Rock 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 Hanging Rock 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 Hanging Rock 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 Hanging Rock?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Hanging Rock 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.

Hanging Rock 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 Hanging Rock 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 Hanging Rock 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 45638 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 Hanging Rock counselor?

Before seeing your Hanging Rock 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 Hanging Rock.

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 Hanging Rock 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 Hanging Rock 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 Hanging Rock, 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.

Hanging Rock 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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