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Robin Rutan

Offering therapy in OH
License: MS Ed.,LPCC-S,LICDC-CS
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hi! It's not easy to take the first step to start the counseling process. Sometimes, just making the decision to do something different is half the battle. Be proud of yourself that you’ve made the decision to put yourself first and help yourself start to heal. Know that by taking this step, you already begun to improve your life…. I’m Robin and I’ve been providing counseling for over 25 years. I'm currently working in an area school district doing mental health and substance abuse counseling with at-risk high school and middle school students and I absolutely love my job! It is a refreshing change from working within the high level of care and crisis driven environment that I had worked in since I obtained my graduate degree. Previously, I worked at a residential treatment program. During that time, I provided intensive clinical services to teenagers with co-occurring disorders. They had complex trauma symptoms that displayed as suicidal behaviors, self-harm, promiscuity, substance use, eating issues, relationship instability, emotional dysregulation and conduct reactivity. I also facilitated family therapy and provided supportive counseling to parents who struggled due to their childrens' mental health challenges or disruptive behaviors. In the past, I have also been employed at psychiatric and substance abuse treatment facilities, worked in the private practice setting, and worked in the public setting as a program administrator. I attended The Ohio State University and graduated with my Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work. I obtained my Masters of Education in Allied Professionals Degree (Clinical Counseling) from The University of Dayton. I utilize a variety of clinical approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Integrated Family and Systems Theory (IFAST). I incorporate art, writing, journaling, music and other homework assignments in counseling. Experience has taught me that it is more important to focus on client strengths than be problem focused to work collaboratively with you in order to help you bring about your desired change. My goal is and go at your pace. I believe that you are your best resource. Working with challenging individuals and coping with ongoing crisis ridden situations has taught me how to build rapport quickly, how to think outside of the box, and how to develop creative and trauma-informed interventions that will bring about your desired change. Over the years that I have done therapy, I have realized that there is really no real mystery to it. I believe it is a process that is about creating a safe space, during which there is listening with respect, validating others' feelings and identifying behavioral patterns so that these problematic cycles can be interrupted. If my background matches your needs, please reach out. I'd love to work with you.

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Shannan Katz

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepression
10 years of experience

I help you weather the storms of change in times of difficulty, stress, and loneliness. I am a listening ear and a sounding board for your thoughts and ideas. As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I will work with you to gain insight into your thoughts and feelings and help you to make progress toward your goals. You can feel free to be yourself and share what is on your mind and in your heart. I have experience working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting and relationship problems, and difficult life transitions. Clients who simply wish to improve their communication skills and mental wellness are welcome as well. I have a post-graduate certificate in sex therapy and I welcome clients from the LGBTQIA community, as well as any clients who wish to discuss their sexuality in counseling. I use a heart-centered approach in therapy and aim to provide a kind and supportive environment free from judgment and censorship. If you prefer a more direct approach, I am glad to give structured feedback as well. I will work with you to make the changes you want a reality.

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Diana Hartwig

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSW,LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Hello! My name is Diana Hartwig.I am an independently licensed social worker in Ohio with over 5 years of experience. I received my Master's in Social Work from Youngstown State University in 2014, and hold a Bachelor's degree in counseling as well. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns, which includes depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, relationship problems, and trauma. I also have gained experience leading to expertise in grief and loss. My counseling style is approachable and client-centered. I believe in the dignity and worth of all people, and will treat you with the utmost respect and care. My approach combines a variety of therapeutic techniques, include cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, mindfulness, and person-centered, combined with a consistent strengths-based approach. Your experience will be customized to meet your unique qualities and needs. It takes courage and determination to take the first steps toward change. I am here to provide you with empowerment and support, as you find success. I am looking forward to getting to know you!

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Melanie Shobe-Wierwille

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Hi, my name is Melanie Shobe-Wierwille. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor for the state of Ohio; and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the the state of North Carolina. I received my Bachelors Degree from The Ohio State University and my Masters Degree from the University of Dayton. I have held a counseling license since 2009. I am a client centered, strengths based, solution focused counselor who believes that the power to heal and achieve our goals lies within. I am here to support and guide you in making the changes you desire. “If we change nothing, nothing changes." Dr. Joyce Brothers (American Psychologist) I am also a married, mother to four children ages 9,11,17, and 20 and have three pets: two cats and a dog. My interests include trying new things, reading, and spending time with family. My current availability on BetterHelp is Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-2, and my current mode of service is live chat (like texting) and audio (like a phone conversation, but via the computer). I do not provide video sessions at this time.

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Victoria Cornell Riordan

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

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

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Jeff Rhein

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC-s (OH E4065),LICDC-CS (OH)
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

Jeff Rhein was trained at Wright State University, graduating with Masters of Rehabilitation Counseling in 2000 and has since been in the field. Mr. Rhein's first job was in crisis counseling at a local county jail. Over the years he has been part of crisis response teams providing prehospital screening and also worked in outpatient settings seeing clients with general mental health and substance use issues. Mr. Rhein has helped to facilitate trainings on the topics of crisis intervention, motivational interviewing and supervision. Most of his clinical experience has been in the outpatient world of treatment and he has spent 17 of the last years supervising clinicians. Mr. Rhein has also been teaching crisis intervention at the graduate level.

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Dr. Andra Johnson

Offering therapy in OH
License: DSW ,LCSW,LCAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
37 years of experience

I provide virtual (telehealth) therapy services in Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin that you will find perfect for your schedule. I have over 30 yrs clinical experience working with clients who experience life difficulties. If you are looking to reduce stress, create a balanced life, build healthy boundaries, increase your self-understanding, self-worth, and self-care options, please contact me! If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Amanda McDaniel

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPC-ALPS,LPCC-S
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementCareer difficultiesDepression
10 years of experience

I am an individual and family therapist independently licensed with supervision endorsement in Ohio and West Virginia with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist and administrator. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, anger management issues, LGBTQ, women issues, children and adolescents and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and are dealing with the loss of a loved one. I believe in the importance of helping individuals adjust to change and deal with day to day challenges and process through past traumas. My therapy style is warm and interactive person centered approach. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Reality Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy . I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Jason Armentrout

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed therapist in Ohio with 5 years of clinical experience and 7 years experience working in the community as a case manager. I work with clients ages young to old with a wide range of problems including depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of traumas experienced from physical, emotional and sexual abuse. My approach to therapy places the importance of establishing the therapeutic relationship first to build rapport and trust. Therapy is a professional partnership working together towards a better you. I believe it is important to treat everyone with compassion, understanding, respect, and without judgement. My approach integrates solution focused with cognitive-behavioral and relational psychodynamic therapy. An individual's treatment is catered to each individual based on their needs. Therapy is a journey that takes commitment, courage, and hard work to create change for a healthier and happier you. Treatment is done with you not to you as we work together towards a treatment goal that is developed together. I am here to support you in that process.

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Pamela Brown-Anderson

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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 New Weston

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed New Weston 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 Weston 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 Weston 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 Weston, 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 Weston 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 Weston 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 Weston 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 Weston 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 Weston 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 45348 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 Weston 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 Weston 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 Weston, 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 Weston 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

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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 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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