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Lorey Simons

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
10 years of experience

" I am a non-judgmental, open-minded therapist who believes that each client is an individual who deserves respect and unconditional regard for their life experiences. I engage in utilization of client centered therapy that allows the client to direct and feel more involved in the therapeutic process. This allows me to connect with the client and, together, develop a treatment plan that will help them to foster the skills that they feel they need to achieve the goals that they have set forth." "I have worked, successfully, with individuals who are dealing with trauma and the anxiety that so often accompanies such trauma. I have found that utilizing CBT techniques such as journaling and challenging cognitive distortions, clients are better able to address the negative thought patterns that cause a perceptual bias that can be debilitating."

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Tiffany Kral

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S,MSSA
Stress, AnxietyBipolar disorderDepression
7 years of experience

I am a licensed independent social worker with seven years of diverse experience in hospital-based and crisis work. I have worked with clients experiencing suicidal crises, depression, anxiety, anger issues, substance abuse, and with diagnoses of Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, OCD, Schizophrenia, and eating disorders. I also have formal crisis training and nine years of experience working on a suicide crisis hotline for individuals experiencing acute suicidal crisis. I blend cognitive-behavioral and crisis-based approaches to my work. I believe in the benefit and efficacy of therapy for all individuals looking to process through past experiences, current struggles, or trying to implement change for the future. I practice with an empathetic, accepting, and sensitive approach. I treat each interaction as unique, and delve into each client's experience to tailor the approach. By taking this initial step to seek out counseling services, you are moving in the direction of a brighter future. I look forward to working together to achieve the best possible outcome through this therapeutic process.

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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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Amy Williams

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
14 years of experience

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from The Ohio State University and a Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University. For over 15 years, I have served and supported people of all ages. My areas of focus have been people facing difficult transitions such as becoming a parent, parenting a child with a developmental disability, starting college or a new job, getting diagnosed with a serious and/or chronic medical condition, divorce, or loss of a loved one. I utilize a non-judgmental and relaxed approach to help my clients feel safe and at ease. I also utilize a strengths-based approach as I believe each person has their own strengths and talents that can be used help make the changes they want to see. The client-clinician relationship should be collaborative. While I may have years of experience, you are the expert in your needs and your story. You are worthy of dignity, respect, and feeling however you want to feel. You matter! I look forward to working with you!

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Manicka Thomas

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoaching
10 years of experience

Greeting, My name is Manicka and I am here to do cultural healing work with African-American men and women impacted by trauma. I am here to help you identify the messages you received in your life that told you that you were unworthy of love, affection, attention and connection. If you've been looking for a compassionate professional to help give clarity to the challenges in your life, then I would like to speak with you. My experience lies in my ability to hold space for you and to help you identify the negative core beliefs that are getting in the way of you experiencing joy, peace, and happiness in your life. I am a facilitator of Emotional Emancipation Circles which help African Americans heal from the lies of white superiority and black inferiority. My work centers on teaching the tools needed for emotional healing, by reframing the way in which families and individuals see themselves and their challenges by reestablishing a sense of balance and connection to self and others.

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Wendi King

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience

I have been a social worker and therapist for over 20 years. I have spent my career working with individuals of all ages from preadolescences to the elderly. It is my priority to provide a safe and comfortable space for those whom I assist. I am experienced with people from all socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures, LGBTQ, struggling with varying stressors ranging from family, work, grief, postpartum, crisis and trauma. My goal is to assist individuals in finding a sense of comfort and peace in their daily lives.

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Noreen Loftus-Spilman

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S,MSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 13 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 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Jeyran Shahgaldiyeva

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyGriefSleeping disordersDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Hello, and thank you for beginning this journey. My name is Jeyran and I am a licensed therapist in Ohio, Massachusetts, and Florida (telehealth) with a solid professional work experience. I work with people that experience symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety, are coping with grief and loss, dealing with dramatic life changes, have sleeping disorders, and other disturbing mental health issues. My imperative is to treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Throughout our interactions I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. During the sessions I draw the best from Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT, Client Centered and Solution Focused Brief Therapies, and other evidence-based approaches to help you get to the roots of your concerns, identify your strengths, and guide you to the happier life. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here for you and am honored to support you in that journey.

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Mary Kulakoski-Hoerr

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
16 years of experience

Hello! I am licensed in Ohio with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem and confidence, depression, & 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to listen, and support you in that process.

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Blythe Houghton

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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.

How to find counseling in Madison

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison, 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 Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison 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 44057 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 Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison, 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.

Madison 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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