Lucas is a fairly rural and uneventful town. Yet even in the most out of the way places people can still struggle in their lives with stressful situations or mental illness. When these struggles become more than you can handle on your own, it’s time to seek help.

Lucas-area counselors are available now to offer this type of assistance. These confidential therapists can assist you in finding solutions and overcoming struggles in your life. Contact a counselor today.

Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 10

I have been a Social Worker/Therapist focused on Mental Health treatment of persons with persistent and pervasive mental health conditions for 10 years. I have my license in Social Work and Chemical Dependency in the state of Ohio. I also have a certification as a Certified Trauma Specialist. I have worked in various environments inclusive of hospital inpatient units and emergency rooms, outpatient clinics, community agencies and private practice. I have provided individual and group therapy. I work with clients who suffer from grief and bereavement, trauma, sec...

Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 7

When I'm working with you, the focus is you--nothing else. You deserve to be truly heard and responded to with support, directness, and honesty. You may want assistance with seeing things in a new way and developing new ways to approach challenges. You may want to better understand what has held you back or why you have certain fears. I'm here to help you explore and understand these things and come away with practical solutions and useful tools. I practiced family and individual counseling in an urban setting for 7 years, and began supervising other therapis...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 17

Hi, I’m Jacqui Thanks for dropping by to get to know me. I’m a Licensed Independent Social Worker with 17 years of experience licensed in Ohio. I have worked with a variety of agencies specializing in complex trauma , grief and working with people who have disabilities. I have helped clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grieving, social interactions, personality disorders, career challenges and post traumatic stress disorder. My counseling style is gentle and interactive. I believe in working together to find strategies a...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of experience: 20

I am a licensed in both Ohio and Florida -Ohio as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor as well as a certified addiction professional, and a qualified supervisor in Florida. I have more than 20 years of experience in counseling in the fields of mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring issues. Channeling these early experiences, I have written and self-published the book Humbug to Happiness. The book is an extension of the author, David A Gibbs passionate belief that everyone is entitled and deserves ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of experience: 16

I am a seasoned, clinical social worker with ten years of experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs, where I treated veterans with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders. Prior to my work at the VA, I worked in nursing homes and community mental health centers where I provided psychotherapy and crisis intervention to individuals of all different ages and backgrounds. First and foremost, I consider myself to be a trauma therapist, and I subscribe to the notion that most diagnoses are rooted in adverse experiences from the past. I've b...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of experience: 8

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio with 4+ years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including addictions, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma and/or emotional abuse. My therapy style interactive, validating, and welcoming. I believe in treating anyone with kindness, respect, sensitivity, compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognit...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 24

Hello and thank you for reaching out to ask for help. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio with over 20 years of experience working in community and hospital settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting special needs children, and managing the struggles of being a caregiver to the geriatric and chronically ill population. My therapy style is casual, warm and interactive. I believe in treating every client with respect, sensitivity, and kindness. My approach combines solution-focus...

Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 8

I am licensed in Ohio with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, & 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 8

One of my greatest pleasures of being a counselor is the honor of witnessing and helping a client along their personal journey to a life worth living. I assist my clients, which include adolescents and adults, to find healthy perceptions of themselves, identify skills, and strengthen their relationships to find peace, hope, and joy. There is no single approach for every client, and I have been trained in a range of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and client centered techniques. I have a Master’s degree in C...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 25

I am licensed in Ohio with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 17

I am a licensed independent social worker in Ohio with 17 years of professional work experience. My areas of of interest and experience include maternal mental health and wellness, support during the postpartum and "new parent" period, and foster care and adoption issues. Additionally, I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, coping with stress and anxiety, coping with life changes, and many other areas. I work collaboratively with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be s...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 8

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S) in Ohio with 8 years of experience providing therapy and counseling services to adults, parents, children and adolescents. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety
Years of experience: 5

I am licensed in Ohio with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, and substance abuse treatment. 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 16

I am licensed in Ohio with 16 years of professional work experience. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Having worked primarily in the fields of aging and hospice, I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, depression, & coping with life changes. However, these are not issues exclusive to those fields. Stress and anxiety are rampant in our uncertain world. Coping with them take skills that you can learn. Or, build on skills you ...

Specialties: LGBT, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 15

I am licensed in Arkansas and Ohio with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage and I am here to support you in that process.

How To Find Counseling Lucas

Finding the best therapist close by in Lucas can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Lucas 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 Lucas. 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 Lucas, 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, these professionals 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 Lucas 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 Lucas counselors 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 Lucas area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Lucas
  • DBT in Lucas
  • Substance use therapy in Lucas
  • Couples therapy in Lucas

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Lucas, 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 Lucas, elsewhere in Richland, 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 Lucas area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Lucas 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 Lucas 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 in Lucas: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Lucas: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Lucas: $100
  • Therapy in Lucas: $80

While many psychologists in Lucas may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Lucas and elsewhere throughout the state of Ohio you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Lucas, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Lucas above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Lucas 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Lucas 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 Lucas 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 Lucas therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Lucas counselor 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 almost one million people in Lucas, OH, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 44843 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 in Lucas can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Lucas 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Lucas 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 Lucas, 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.

Lucas has many professionals 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. In Lucas, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Lucas.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Lucas:

44843