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Emmaly Diller

Offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LISW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefAnger managementCoping with life changes
16 years of experience as a therapist

It takes a lot of courage and strength to ask for assistance with our personal issues. If you are willing and ready to take the first step forward in your search for a more meaningful and fulfilling life, I am willing to provide the assistance, support and encouragement you might need while you are on this personal journey. As a clinical social worker, I am independently licensed in Ohio and have more than 14 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds who had various different concerns including depression, anxiety, anger issues, traumatic experiences, moral injury, grief and loss, relationship and parenting issues to name a few. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment to meet your unique and specific concerns. My social work experience includes a blend of both medical and mental health positions. I worked as a medical social worker in rehabilitation, hospice and palliative care. Later I worked on a sub-acute inpatient mental health floor with seriously mentally ill clients. After that I was a co-facilitator in a PTSD and Co-Occurring Disorders residential treatment program. For two years I was on the PTSD Clinical Team at a VAMC Community Based Outpatient Clinic where I worked with trauma survivors. I am certified in Prolonged Exposure, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Grief Recovery. I am a mature Social Worker who returned to college after several years of life experience. I was born and raised in western Canada and spent 2 years in South Africa as a Graphic Artist. After returning home I met my husband, got married, moved to the USA, had children, got my American citizenship and completed my education. My life experience has been a beneficial asset while working as a Clinical Social Worker, identifying and meeting the needs of clients and their families. I look forward to getting to know you and working with you!

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Mary Vietmeier

Offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC,RN,M.Div.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
21 years of experience as a therapist

Hello and welcome. My name is Mary Vietmeier. I am passionate about life and all the complexities that come with it. I have been a caregiver since childhood being the oldest of four and then followed my mother's footsteps as a registered nurse (1975). I loved nursing having worked in surgery, labor and delivery, and cancer research until 1988 when I sustained a serious back injury. Nursing as I knew it was no longer an option. I returned to school and retreaded my career graduating from Capital University (1993) Summa Cum Laude. I was accepted and graduated from Ohio State University (2001) and became a licensed clinical professional counselor in Ohio (2001) qualified to diagnose and treat mental issues as well as adjustment concerns. After retiring in 2016 an opportunity to study theology in seminary was offered to me, I accepted and graduated in May 2020 with a Masters in Divinity. Summer of 2021 I completed an internship at Providence Medical center in Anchorage as a chaplain. I tended to the emotional and spiritual needs of those suffering severe and often life-threatening circumstances. Caring for family and friends was frequently included. As a nurse I experienced the coming, going, and what's inside of humans pertaining to physical health. As a mental health therapist, I understand the realities of mental, emotional, and life crises. As a theologian, I understand religious traditions, belief systems and how these can be or in some cases are not spiritually comforting. Now you might be asking why I am telling you all this. My approach is from a person-centered holistic point which looks at who you are physically, mentally, and spiritually with no judgments. Diversity is a beautiful aspect of nature including humanity. We are complex creatures and our behavior is intertwined with the whole of who we are. Working with someone who "gets who you are as a whole" and accepts you just as you are is foundational to therapy that is effective and satisfying. I have extensive experience with treating depression, anxiety, health crisis, relationship issues, and issues involving spirituality, organized religion, and your journey and life purpose. While occasionally making an exception due to circumstances, I do not typically do family and marriage counseling; addictions, or ADHA. My preference is to work with individuals using the video option as 80 % of communication is nonverbal. Whether it is one specific issue you seek help with or a multifaceted history of compounding issues, I feel confident as we work together you will gain some clarity, greater insight into yourself, an increased understanding of others, and choices will become clear. No matter how bad things might seem right now there is always a degree of hope. I have lived a life of resiliency and want to share that strength with others by using the eclectic collection of skills from years of professional training and life experience. The first step of reaching out is not easy . . . . . however when you take that step you will no longer be alone on your journey. Thank you for reading this and getting to know a little about me. I look forward to the opportunity to meet, get to know you, and share this part of your life's journey. It would be my honor.

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Susan Wolanyk

Offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC-S
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a therapist

Welcome to Betterhelp! My name is Susan Wolanyk and I am an LPCC-S in OH with 10 years experience working with moderate to severe mental illnesses in a community setting amongst a diverse population of Hispanics, East Europeans, Blacks and new immigrants from around the world. So many clients were filled with shame and fear which birthed in me a compassion and patience for our human vulnerability. I am a third generation immigrant and familiar with immigrant challenges that occur for each generation. My masters program also heavily stressed clinical humility in dealing with hurting people. My work focused on grief and loss, depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse with adults and teens. This is a second career for me after working in corporate settings while raising five children. I use an eclectic, person-centered approach which involves working with what motivates you and utilizes your unique, individual strengths. I will come alongside and have hope for you when you can’t believe what you want is possible. My goal, as a therapist, is to find solutions that bring lasting change and set you up to take your unique place in this world; a world that needs you and your gifts. My specialties are transitions, life adjustments, parenting issues, anger management, grief and loss. immigrant issues. Working together, we will build a strong therapeutic alliance based on mutual regard and respect. Congratulations on taking action to build your best life!

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Valerie Pinkney-Duke

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger management
18 years of experience as a therapist

I am Licensed in Ohio with over 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients cope with addiction, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & trauma, and abuse. I have a diverse history and have worked with teens and adults in individual and group settings. I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. I believe that you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. I work with clients to create an open and safe environment where feelings, thoughts, and topics of faith can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to take the first step towards a change. I look forward to supporting and empowering you on this journey.

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Charles Hankton

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
24 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, 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. 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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Lara Waldenmaier

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
19 years of experience as a therapist

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

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Eunita Rankins

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
16 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed social worker in Ohio with 16 years of professional experience in helping clients with depression, anxiety, grief, motivation, self-esteem, life transitions, and more. I have a non-judgmental style that is warm, caring, and supportive. With respect, sensitivity, and compassion, I will listen to you and work to empower you in making progress on your goals. Together, we can identify your strengths and develop new ways to cope with life’s challenges. I hope to help you find joy and meaning in your life. My approach combines multiple therapeutic methods, including solution-focused therapy, supportive therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and acceptance commitment therapy. You are already taking the first step toward caring for your mental health. If you are ready to take the next step with me, I can provide you with a safe and encouraging space. I look forward to starting this journey with you!

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Alex Claussen

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Sarah Morgan

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, guilt/remorse, relationship issues, depression, coping skills, communication issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I have experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of mental health conditions such as mood, thought and personality disorders. I engage my clients through compassion, active listening, reflection and humor. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming challenges. 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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Deborah Berghuis

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefCompassion fatigue
14 years of experience as a therapist

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

How to find counseling in Holland

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Holland 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 Holland 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 Holland 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).

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

Therapists in Holland, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Holland 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 Holland 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?

BetterHelp's verified Holland 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 Holland 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 Holland 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.

Holland 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 Holland 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 Holland 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 43528 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 Holland 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 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 Holland.

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 from a therapist. A Holland 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 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 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 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 Holland, 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.

Holland 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 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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