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DeAnna Christian

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
17 years of experience

Hello!!! My name is DeAnna Christian. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a supervisor designation. I have been independently licensed in the state of Ohio since 2004. I got into the social work field because I wanted to make a difference in a professional capacity. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including ADHD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, drug addiction, psychosis, and PTSD. I have been a foster parent and adopted children, I have had family members with mental health issues, and am a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) . My counseling style is warm and genuine. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I treat you as a person not a diagnosis. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behavioral therapy. I will meet each client where they are at and tailor treatment to meet their needs. It is not easy to reach out for help. It is not always easy to trust. I am here to support you and guide you. I look forward to working with you!

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Isabel Sanchez Cummings

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S,MSSA,MPA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Hello, I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervisory Designation (LISW-S). I have over 10 yrs of direct mental health experience. I am grounded in a commitment to social justice, personal well-being, and the development of the whole person. I focus on depression, anxiety, stress, life changes and parenting (especially for those who care for individuals w/special needs). Typical areas of concern are emotional well-being, managing stress, relationship or family issues, identifying/exploring patterns and making desired changes. I work with clients through the process of becoming healthy individuals, offering them a place to receive both nurture and compassionate challenge. My goals are to assist individuals in the areas of 1) Self-Empowerment and Acceptance, 2) Decision-making, 3) Developing and implementing coping skills, 4) Identifying and using internal and external resources and 5) Improved positive well-being. I work with individuals (straight or LGBTQIA). I am highly competent in a variety of cultures, religions, and social and interpersonal issues. My practice core values are: 1) Autonomy - Self-determination; behavior an individual stands behind and, if reflective, would endorse and value. Autonomy is the process of doing something by one’s own decision or initiative. 2) Competence - Providing high quality, professional counseling services provided by a qualified LISW-S. 3) Effectiveness - A commitment to on-going education. It is knowing, understanding and implementing the best treatment practices available, practicing within my areas of expertise, and referring clients to other resources whenever it is in their best interest. 4) Integrity - Upholding a professional ethic regarding respect, privacy and confidentiality. 5) Respect & Diversity - Recognizing all aspects of our humanity and honor that all of these aspects remain salient to every life. This includes age, physical abilities and cognitive talents, socioeconomic status, political viewpoints, religious/spiritual and/or philosophical beliefs, sexuality, gender, racial/ethnic identities, and other unique characteristics. I offer a safe and non-judgmental place, and I would be happy to work with you.

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Deana Thatcher

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyGriefCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
15 years of experience

Hello! My name is Deana and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision designation (LISW-S) located in Ohio. I have worked in a variety of social service settings for over two decades and have more than 15 years of direct clinical experience. I have been privileged to support clients from all walks of life as they navigate a host of life's concerns. Feeling comfortable with your therapist is a key factor in your success. I strive to provide a warm, supportive and non-judgmental environment for clients. My therapeutic style is compassionate, interactive and supportive as I want you to feel heard and understood. I am also comfortable offering you feedback, suggesting strategies and helping you challenge unhelpful patterns so that you can develop new insights and embrace healthy change. I specialize in working with clients navigating stress and difficult life challenges including grief and loss, anxiety, chronic illness, caregiving stress, relationship challenges, issues of aging and life stage concerns . I employ an integrative approach to treatment by focusing on client’s strengths and resources while utilizing evidence-based clinical approaches. My approach is solution focused, educational, client centered, and strengths based employing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy. Congratulations on taking an important first step in caring for your self and your mental health. I look forward to working with you.

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Jennifer Sunday

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Bela Koe-Krompecher

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S,LICDC,Bela Koe-Krompecher
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsIntimacy-related issuesBipolar disorderDepression
15 years of experience

I have been a social worker for 15 years and have worked with a wide range of folks over the years, mostly dealing with substance misuse, depression, anxiety and severe mental health disorders. I work with the client and what they want to work with, I believe an important indicator of success for a client is the relationship between the client and the therapist. The client's goals are always at the forefront and my job is to help guide them on their journey. I have flexible and evening hours as I know life brings responsibilities and people have to work, tend to relationships and find time to relax.

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Dr. Mary Jane Preece

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoaching
20 years of experience

I have worked with clients in various capacities since 1995 (Licensed in 2004) and I have learned people know themselves better than they think they do. YOU have in you what it takes to be amazing. I am here to help you make it happen. Everyone has a gift and a talent, no matter what their past has been. We can learn to move forward and grow. Sometimes we just need a little help, and I am here to walk alongside you in that process. I became a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Ohio in 2004, and a Supervising Counselor in 2007. In addition, I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), and have been licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Arizona since 2023. I have dedicated my career to working with individuals with chronic illness, disabilities, caregivers, victims and survivors of domestic violence, and individuals who are experiencing relationship issues. I also have years of experience working with individuals in crisis, dealing with depression, anxiety, and past trauma. I believe you can work through past difficulties. I enjoy helping people create their best lives, by working with individuals, couples, and families. I am here to assist you in your journey. My goal is to help you decide what you would like to change, even if it is just to do ONE thing differently. Because even ONE thing can make a huge impact on your life. My style is supportive and caring. I also can be quite blunt at times, when gentle confrontation is needed, or when a client is feeling stuck and needs to "push through" something they are struggling with. We work together to find the appropriate "tools" for your toolbox-- what coping skills or new knowledge will work for you to alleviate the difficulties or discomfort you are feeling? I believe in providing a non-judgmental, safe space where you feel heard and explore your thoughts and feelings. This allows you to gain new insight, allowing you to create the life, career, and relationships you desire. I look forward to working with you!

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James Thomas

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
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, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support you in that journey.

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Alex Claussen

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

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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Linda Graves-Gorrell

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

I am licensed in Ohio with 20 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 work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Amber Asher

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementCoping with life changesCoaching
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, anger management, & coping with life changes. 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. I come to BetterHelp with years of experience in program development and clinical services for many populations including adults, children, and adolescents in services for mental health and substance abuse. I have worked in various levels of care, including inpatient, outpatient, IOP and residential, acting as clinical director and therapist. I obtained my master’s degree in Social Work from Northern Kentucky University. I continue to pursue my goal of creating teams to educate, advocate and empower the clients they serve and the communities in which they reside. I furthered my education by obtaining credentials as a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW). I have attended clinical training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and have been an active member of local committees in the tri-state which focus on SUD, Mental Health Impacts, and Homelessness. I believe and advocate for person centered, trauma informed, inclusive, culturally responsive, and empathetic care.

How to find counseling in New Knoxville

Finding the best therapist close by in New Knoxville 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 New Knoxville. 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 New Knoxville, 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 New Knoxville 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 New Knoxville 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 New Knoxville, elsewhere in Auglaize, 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 New Knoxville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed New Knoxville 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 New Knoxville 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 New Knoxville 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 New Knoxville, 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 New Knoxville 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 New Knoxville 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 New Knoxville 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 New Knoxville 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 New Knoxville 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 45871 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 New Knoxville 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 New Knoxville 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 New Knoxville, 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.

New Knoxville 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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