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Robin Rutan

Offering therapy in OH
License: MS Ed.,LPCC-S,LICDC-CS
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hi! It's not easy to take the first step to start the counseling process. Sometimes, just making the decision to do something different is half the battle. Be proud of yourself that you’ve made the decision to put yourself first and help yourself start to heal. Know that by taking this step, you already begun to improve your life…. I’m Robin and I’ve been providing counseling for over 25 years. I'm currently working in an area school district doing mental health and substance abuse counseling with at-risk high school and middle school students and I absolutely love my job! It is a refreshing change from working within the high level of care and crisis driven environment that I had worked in since I obtained my graduate degree. Previously, I worked at a residential treatment program. During that time, I provided intensive clinical services to teenagers with co-occurring disorders. They had complex trauma symptoms that displayed as suicidal behaviors, self-harm, promiscuity, substance use, eating issues, relationship instability, emotional dysregulation and conduct reactivity. I also facilitated family therapy and provided supportive counseling to parents who struggled due to their childrens' mental health challenges or disruptive behaviors. In the past, I have also been employed at psychiatric and substance abuse treatment facilities, worked in the private practice setting, and worked in the public setting as a program administrator. I attended The Ohio State University and graduated with my Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work. I obtained my Masters of Education in Allied Professionals Degree (Clinical Counseling) from The University of Dayton. I utilize a variety of clinical approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Integrated Family and Systems Theory (IFAST). I incorporate art, writing, journaling, music and other homework assignments in counseling. Experience has taught me that it is more important to focus on client strengths than be problem focused to work collaboratively with you in order to help you bring about your desired change. My goal is and go at your pace. I believe that you are your best resource. Working with challenging individuals and coping with ongoing crisis ridden situations has taught me how to build rapport quickly, how to think outside of the box, and how to develop creative and trauma-informed interventions that will bring about your desired change. Over the years that I have done therapy, I have realized that there is really no real mystery to it. I believe it is a process that is about creating a safe space, during which there is listening with respect, validating others' feelings and identifying behavioral patterns so that these problematic cycles can be interrupted. If my background matches your needs, please reach out. I'd love to work with you.

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Stephanie Thomas

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSW,LISW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
4 years of experience

Hi! Welcome to the BetterHelp community! I understand that reaching out can be a difficult step to take but I want you to know you're not alone and I hope that I can help you on your journey. My name is Stephanie and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio. I have been working in the mental health field for 4 at a non-profit agency in my area. I have worked with individuals who have experienced a number of issues including trauma, depression, substance use, interpersonal conflict, communication challenges, self-esteem, and much more. I decided to go into this field because I had a great understanding of how it can be difficult to handle the stressful events within our life on our own. This field has always been a passion of mine and I hope to help those seeking assistance to become the best self they want to be! My counseling style is relaxed, empathetic, and strengths based. I enjoy utilizing a number of therapy approaches and realize that there isn't a "one size fits all." Because of this, I find that within the therapeutic relationship we must be a team and communicate with each other what's working and what is not. My purpose is to allow connection, reflection, and growth through the therapeutic relationship so that healing can be done through the use of trust and collaboration. I hope to be a part of your journey and next steps as you work towards the best life you want! -Stephanie Thomas, MSW, LISW

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Emily Snow

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

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

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Teresa McKibben

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

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

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Deborah Fitzpatrick

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSW, LISW
Relationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

Hello to you my name is Deborah Fitzpatrick and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) in the state of Ohio. After graduating from Cleveland State University in 2018 with my Master's Degree in Social Work I began working with a variety of populations that included individuals with a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, career challenges, stress, etc. My style of doing therapy includes using a Strengths-Based and Empowerment Approach as my goal is to support you in achieving the quality of life that you desire for yourself. I generally utilize the therapeutic approaches Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic and Trauma-Focused Therapy in my work with individuals however my priority is to work with you to create an individualized treatment plan and goals that best aligns with your needs. There are many challenges that we may face in life and it is important to have support available to assist us with coping with these challenges. It takes courage to seek assistance when facing challenges as it is not always a comfortable path to take however if you are interested in receiving support, I look forward to connecting with you and taking the journey together! -Deborah Fitzpatrick, MSW, LISW

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Larin Rearden

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Lucinda Rhoads

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
27 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Melissa Marshall-Allen

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I am trained in EMDR a speciality therapy for trauma. I am also trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)and DBT. I have worked in a variety of settings including the military community, Safety Forces, private practice, and community services. 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 seek help takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Rhonda Allen-Garry (Allen)

Offering therapy in OH
Relationship issuesGriefSelf esteem
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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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Patricia Fields-Wright

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
10 years of experience

First of all, thank you for reaching out in an effort to care for your self and find answers during this challenging time in your life. Today, life is full of challenges and day to day struggles that result in feelings of anger, depression, anxiety and grief. I understand how it feels when it seems no one understands, or you may not understand either and all you want is answers so you can live a happy and fruitful life. Well, guess what? You have the answers; they are within you and always have been. It just takes someone to help you birth them and I can do that. With over 20 years experience, in helping clients with these challenges, helping client find their answers, I believe I can help you too. If you have the capacity to see yourself as greater than what you feel, then you have what it takes to tackle any challenge in your life. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Haviland

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

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Haviland. 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 Haviland, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

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

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Haviland or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Haviland, elsewhere in Paulding, or in the greater state of Ohio.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Haviland 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 Haviland 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 Haviland may not take health insurance, some in the state of Ohio may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Ohio you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

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

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

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

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

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

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

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

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

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

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

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

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

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

With a lot of people in OH, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 45851 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Haviland counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

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

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Haviland licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

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

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

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

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

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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 through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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