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Brandy Jones

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSW, LISW-S, LICDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepression
12 years of experience

Hi! Welcome to my site. I am so glad you stopped by to check out my page. My name is Brandy Jones and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S) and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC) in the state of Ohio. I earned my master’s degree at Miami University in Social Work after obtaining my bachelor’s degree at Miami University in both social work and psychology. I am currently pursing my doctorate degree in Advanced Human Behavior at Capella University. I have a passion for seeing individuals and couples establish and restore healthy relationships and for helping people live their life to the fullest. I believe that change happens when people are given the guidance they need to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential to live fulfilling, happy lives. I provides an environment of compassion and support to help individuals and families overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive. Instead of adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, I draw from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual or couple. I work to provide clients with tailored treatment plans that can be integrated into their daily lives. I utilize evidenced based interventions in therapy sessions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Restructuring and Re-framing, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Brief Strategic Family Therapy, evidenced based family interventions and Trauma Informed Care to treat a variety of conditions. These conditions include depression and other mood disorders, bipolar disorder, grief/bereavement issues, ADHD, anxiety, dual diagnosis, anger management, stress management, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, and substance use. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out! I hope to work with you soon!

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Victoria Cornell Riordan

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I think the most important thing to know about me is that I always strive to be open, honest, fair, and accepting of everyone I interact with, professionally or personally. I believe my number one goal as a counselor should always be to provide a safe, caring environment for clients to establish their goals based on their own measure of success and share their thoughts and feelings without worry about being judged in any way. I started my journey with counseling my senior year of high school in an internship at an adolescent residential treatment facility helping run equine and small animal assisted psychotherapy groups. I then joined the military, where I was focused on spending my career as a psychologist helping active duty military and veterans. After two years, I was medically discharged due to some chronic health conditions and had to find a new path. I went to Xavier University for my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and am now a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I have experience working with a variety of mental health disorders and life difficulties, especially issues related to relationship concerns, trauma, autism, depression, anxiety, ADHD, career difficulties, improving motivation to live healthier, and coping with stressful life changes. I have worked with individuals aged 5 to 98 in individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy settings. I have completed additional training courses outside of my initial degree in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, couples and family therapy, trauma-focused treatment, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and EMDR. In addition to those treatment modalities, I frequently use CBT, Reality Therapy, and mindfulness techniques to assist clients in building the skills they need to reach their goals.

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Jennifer Tenbrook

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience

Hello, I want to start by saying you are taking the first step on the path to support, understanding, and stability. My name is Jen Tenbrook. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio. I graduated from Cleveland State University with my MSW in 2015. I started my career as a home based therapist. During this time, I met with individuals/families where they were comfortable (home or somewhere in the community). I would work with individual family members and have sessions with all family members. Individual sessions addressed depression, anxiety, anger management, stress, and more. Family sessions addressed conflict, communication, and more. I am currently a medical social worker and cover Cardiology, GI, and Orthopedic patients. Some of the issues I address in this field are coping with life changes, grief, stress, and more. I believe there are different challenges throughout our lifetime and growth is always possible. Some situations may be more difficult to overcome and I would be happy to help you navigate through that challenge. The basis of my approach is client centered and solution focused. I strive to create a comfortable and non-judgmental environment where you can express yourself. I believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect and compassion. I am open to all kinds of expression as some may enjoy art, journaling, talking, etc. If you prefer live chat and texting, I would be happy to work with you on those platforms. If you feel we are a great fit I look forward to working with you!

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Lorraine Hanson

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSEd.,LPCC-S
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
18 years of experience

Hi! My name is Lorraine Hanson, but most people call me Lori. I am an experienced counselor. As a lifelong Ohioan, I have lived and worked in rural, inner-city, small town, and suburban areas from the Ohio River to Lake Erie. I have been a counselor for nearly 20 years, and am currently a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Over the years, my work as a counselor/psychotherapist has allowed me the privilege of working with wonderfully diverse people who wanted to grow and improve personally, but ran into a wide variety of challenges and concerns. I specialize in helping people create happier, more satisfying lives. Over the years, I have studied all therapy traditions and have observed which ones are most effective. My approach begins with a client-centered belief system where I respect you unconditionally as the expert on your own life. I then offer you the opportunity to learn skills and strategies that will last a life time! These will empower you to: (1) solve problems, (2) manage symptoms (such as anxiety), (3) overcome obstacles to improve functioning or performance, and (4) increase happiness and life satisfaction. All this is possible if you put your mind to it! While this platform is not for those in crisis, we can certainly examine difficult life events of the past (distant or recent) in order to move forward. I use my specialized training in trauma-focused therapy to assist people in examining and processing traumatic or tragic events. Persons who have suffered as victims of crime, serious accidents or natural or man-made disasters often need help to recover. I also help people who are suffering from compassion fatigue or burnout including first responders, medical/mental health professionals, professional carers and family caregivers including Moms. Family members and friends of a person with Traumatic Brain Injury often need support, too. I meet all clients with compassion, good humor, respect and hope, infusing therapy with elements of Positive Psychology and Mindfulness. As an experienced counselor, I have come to understand that you have the ability to heal, grow, move forward and thrive. All you have to do is put your MIND to it!

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Yolanda Tingler

Offering therapy in OH
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
10 years of experience

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

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Mollie Ridings

Offering therapy in OH
Trauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesEating disorders
7 years of experience

Hi, I am Mollie! Do you feel like your past is always causing you to fail in the present? Do you want to get better? And are you sick of just talking about the problems without solutions or change? I work with individuals to help them find hope again when they feel all hope has been lost. Together, we can identify your barriers to reaching your goals and tackle them head on. We will use a wholistic approach to address the mind, body, and spirit. I use a Biblical approach for addressing issues while also using mindfulness and trauma therapy. Whether you are struggling with feelings of failure, relationship issues, eating disorders, intimacy issues, or trauma from past abuse, I am here to help you find hope and answers so that you can move forward. Opening up to someone new can be frightening, but you are making a great first step. Sessions will be a judgment free zone and you will be met with various techniques that best fit you and your needs.

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Tracey Zion

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky and Ohio with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Chris Freeman-Clark

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

My name is Chris Freeman-Clark and I am an independently licensed clinical social worker with a supervisory designation with over 20 years of mental health treatment experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, depression & anger management. I have experience working with adult survivors of dysfunctional families, people with clutter or hoarding issues and clients who want to change but don’t know how or where to start. I believe in treating clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am here to support & empower you in your journey towards a more satisfying and happier life.

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Rodney Thomas

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Patricia Tingler-Baker

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Hiram

Finding the best therapist close by in Hiram 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 Hiram. 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 Hiram, 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 Hiram 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 Hiram 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 Hiram, elsewhere in Portage, 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 Hiram area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hiram 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 Hiram 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 Hiram 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 Hiram, 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 Hiram 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 Hiram 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 Hiram 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 Hiram 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 Hiram 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 44234 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 Hiram 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 Hiram 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 Hiram, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out 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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