Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) does not just happen to soldiers like previously thought. Studies have found that PTSD can affect anyone who has been subjected to a traumatic incident like abuse, attack, or a natural disaster like a tornado, flood, hurricane, or earthquake. 

When you have PTSD, you are not able to get out and enjoy things like parks and recreational spaces in Niles. Some of these include the McKinley Museum, Waddell Park, Stevens Park, and Niles Historical Society. Get treatment from one of the mental health professionals in Niles so you can go out and enjoy the city again. 

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Rita Kanareff

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC-S,ATR-BC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
18 years of experience

I am a clinical counselor and art therapist who specializes in the clinical treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss. I special in treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and I have advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). I obtained a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University in psychology and a master’s degree in art therapy from Ursuline College. I am a member of the Buckeye Art Therapy Association (BATA) and the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). My previous experience includes adjunct professor in the master's program for art therapy and counseling at Ursuline College and working with adults and children in inpatient and outpatient settings. I also have an online practice with adults who are experiencing trauma depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder and life transitions due to family relationship issues, gender issues, grief and chronic illness. I enjoy getting to know the individual and match my skills with the best therapeutic approach that meets their unique needs. I have a holistic approach to treatment and my goal is to assist individuals in gaining insight and to gain coping skills that will improve the quality of their life.

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Tammy Harmon-Rodriguez

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC-S,LSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience

I am Tammy a clinical counselor specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am licensed in Ohio with over 20 years of experience working in the mental health and addiction field. I became a counselor for many reasons and one of those is a profound early loss of my mother. I learned along the way that anything is possible and to persevere through it all as hope comes a long way! I have worked with clients that have a wide range of concerns depression, anxiety, relationship issues, gender, addictions, family systems, Bipolar Disorder, psychosis, crisis, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I have a special place in my heart for those who have experienced trauma, addiction, and gender-related issues. My therapy style is warm, humorous, gentle, kind, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don’t believe in stigmatizing labels and actual get to the core of the issue. Tammy obtained her Trauma-Focused CBT and Motivational training through the State of Ohio. Tammy started her career as an MH Social Worker in 2002 working with dually diagnosed adults/children, which inspired and sparked her interest in the specialization of the dually diagnosed & family systems with evidenced and cognitive-based treatments.

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Amy Boggs

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

We can all feel overwhelmed, isolated, the loss of "normal," or battling the weight of not feeling good enough. Please know you're not alone. I provide a supportive environment for those navigating these challenging emotions and life situations. Together, we'll embark on a journey toward healing and self-discovery. We will work together to increase understanding and empower you to overcome these hurdles. You deserve to feel valued and supported. I'm Amy Boggs, LISW in Ohio with over 16 years of experience as a therapist. Throughout my career, I've worked with individuals facing diverse challenges, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and life changes. My approach combines several methods, such as cognitive behavioral techniques and solution focused. As a dedicated therapist, I bring a genuine sense of empathy and understanding to each client interaction. My commitment to being a great listener ensures that your concerns are not only heard but truly understood. I foster a non-judgmental space where you can openly explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of criticism. I invite you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth with me as your guide. Together, we can navigate challenges and work towards a healthier, more fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you and assisting you on this part of your journey.

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Joni Obrecht

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

I am an independently licensed clinical counselor with sixteen years of experience. I strive to help clients feel safe, comfortable and respected, and help them work through challenges in their lives. I have experience with a wide range of problems, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, relationship issues, parenting, grief and loss, anger issues, domestic violence, impulse control, OCD, personality disorders, phobias, sleep issues and bipolar disorder. I am TF-CBT certified (trauma focused CBT). My treatment approach is warm, interactive and non-judgmental. I utilize CBT, DBT, solution focused, trauma informed and person centered therapy, structured to meet the unique needs of each person. If you are ready to begin your journey to healing, I am here to help every step of the way!

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Josephine Shelton-Townes

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
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, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I am a client centered therapist and will support and guide you as you steer the direction of the therapy. My style is warm, supportive and reflective. 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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Bridget Weidenborner Crowley

Offering therapy in OH
License: LSW,PCC-S
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementSelf esteem
34 years of experience

I am a Licensed Social Worker and Professional Clinical Counselor for 30+ years. I have worked with the elderly, teenagers, children, in the school and clinical setting as well as providing in home services. I have assisted individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting challenges, domestic violence, sexual and physical abuse, relationship issues, traumatic brain injury, autism, ADHD, attachment and addiction issues, and those who were born addicted learning how to maneuver life challenges. I believe strongly in relationships, supporting and encouraging the essence of safety and security as I work with an individual and the issues challenging them. I tend to utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with some Emotional and Motivational Therapy and some Dialectical touches. My therapy style is warm, interactive, inquisitive, gentle and curious. I appreciate the courage, strength and determination it takes to make the decision to seek assistance to change life circumstances to try lead a more fulfilling and happier life. I look forward talking and learn if we can work together toward your success!

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Katherine Surface

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
32 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 32 years of professional work experience. I work primarily as a School Counselor in a high school setting and have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, and parenting issues. I am very motivated in assisting people to move through normal life adjustments and stresses, utilizing their strengths and resources. I believe in treating everyone with respect 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 & empower you in that journey.

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Tim Masters

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed as a clinical social worker in Wyoming , Maine, and Ohio with 6 years of clinical work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, bipolar disorder, OCD, and psychotic disorders. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Your treatment plan will be personalized to meet your unique and specific needs. Therapy takes commitment and hard work, and I am excited that you have chosen to start down the path to recovery. I look forward to working together!

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Monica DuShane

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyGriefCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

Greetings, my name is Monica. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Supervisor in the state of Ohio; I also hold clinical licenses in the states of Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota and Wisconsin. I have over sixteen years of experience as a social worker. I have experience in helping clients with: stress and anxiety; life changes; Isolation & Loneliness; compassion fatigue; motivation, self esteem, and confidence; Aging and Geriatric issues; Serious Illness; Hospice and End of Life Counseling: coping with grief and loss. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in your journey. 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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Christopher Martin

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana and Ohio and hold a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology, both from Troy University. I have 15 years of professional work experience working with a range of patients from children to adults and families. Throughout my career, I have specialized in trauma focused therapy and have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, professional development, & coping with grief and loss. My philosophy of counseling is a comprehensive blend combining person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and reality therapy that focuses on acceptance and accountability of one’s past and current self, while building resiliency by making the everyday changes in one’s personal life with the understanding that perfection is not the goal. I believe in a mind-body connection where one’s physical health and mental health are intricately connected. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and plan for treatment in collaboration with you to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am excited to be part of this process with you.

How to find counseling in Niles

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Niles 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 Niles 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 Niles 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 Niles, 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 Niles 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 Niles 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 Niles 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 Niles 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 Niles 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 44446 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 Niles 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 Niles 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 Niles, 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.

Niles 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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