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Allison Wallace

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW, MFT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Greetings! My name is Allison and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the state of Georgia and a Licensed Independent Social Worker for the state of Ohio. I have obtained a bachelors degree in Social Work from Johnson C. Smith University, a masters degree in social work from Georgia State University and a masters degree in family therapy from Mercer University. I have over 6 years of clinical experience in providing trauma-informed therapy to individuals, couples, and families with a variety of psychiatric, relational, and situational needs and concerns which include grief and loss, issues with depression and anxiety, bipolar disorder, and trauma. I also have experience working with individuals and couples who are a part of the LGBTQ community. My therapeutic style consists of meeting and approaching people where they are in their varying situations. I have an open-minded, non-judgmental approach to therapy in which I work to view issues and concerns from a non-pathologizing standpoint. I mainly center around systemic and strengthening based therapies that are drawn from Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapies. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, exercising, traveling, watching "reality television", and spending time with friends and family. Life changes and transitions happen to all of us. Sometimes, we need someone to talk with to help better understand, process, and cope with things that are beyond our control. It is my hope that as you move through these changes and experiences, you will consider working with someone who is devoted to understanding what makes you uniquely YOU.

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Diana Lammers

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LISW-S,CCM
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Unexpected life events can be overwhelming and difficult. Figuring out a way to handle these changes can feel like an unimaginable task and asking for help with life transitions can be a vulnerable step. Working together, I can help guide you through this difficult time and support your goals of emotional wellbeing. I am a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Masters Degree in Social Work. I have been working in the healthcare field for over fifteen years as a licensed individual social worker (LISW) and certified case manager (CCM). I provide therapy and care planning to patients and families adjusting to medical illness, loss, and disability. I am the Founder and Owner of Live, Balance, and Access Therapy and Wellness, LLC. I primarily work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, and stress brought on by a life event change. Using a combination of solution focused, client centered, and cognitive behavioral therapy, I help my clients navigate challenging issues. My counseling style is warm and relational. We will work together to identify barriers and develop goals. I am committed to building a trusting relationship through listening, honesty, and empathy. I look forward to working with you and taking the first steps to feeling better.

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Valerie Sisson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): MSSA,MNO,LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Thankfully, I consider myself blessed to have never “worked” a day in my life. I started over 25 years ago providing clinical social work to abused and neglected children and adolescents. Over the years, I have worked with multiple populations in rural and urban settings with low and high incomes. I diagnose and provide therapy to all age ranges, children to seniors. The diversity of the populations I work with include children, adolescents, adults, couples, LGBTQIA, veterans, and families. I have extensive training in PTSD and trauma informed care and continue to work with survivors of sexual assault, abuse and neglect; survivors of domestic violence; and persons in recovery from or believe they have a problem with alcohol, drugs or food. My no nonsense, yet warm and accepting approach is what my clients say they like most about me. Over the years I have helped people heal from the past and deal with current situations that cause them distress, depression, anxiety or fear. Allow me to put my experience to work for you. Yes, I have 2 Masters degrees and I am independently licensed in 2 states, but what I really have to offer is life experience applying evidence based models in a way that meets you were YOU are, not where I want you to be. If you think it is time to some work, then I am ready to help you feel better about you, your choices and your life.

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Carole Kaufman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Carole is an experienced and highly effective independently licensed social worker whose ability to easily establish a warm and trusting relationship makes her uniquely qualified to treat the various mental health issues clients present. Recently retired from both a private practice and the Cleveland Clinic, where she worked in inpatient geriatric and adult psychiatry, Carole is ready and eager to resume providing counseling services to clients in need. Carole has specialized in maternal and child health and completed an intensive one year post graduate training in cognitive behavioral therapy. Additional treatment modalities include solution focused therapy, and mindfulness. Areas of interest are: adjustment disorders, anxiety and mood disorders , dementia and geriatric care, chronic illness, grief and loss, parental guidance, issues of the "sandwich generation".

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Angelette (Jo) Ten Hoven

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have nearly 10 years experience working with individuals within my tri-county area in various institutional settings. Since 2013, I have been serving Allen, Auglaize and Hardin County as a volunteer, clinician, adjunct professor and Clinical Director. As a clinician, I enjoy combining experience, education, creativity and a sense of humor while working with young adults and senior citizens struggling with various mental health and substance use issues. I believe therapy is a collaborative effort in which I draw upon client strengths while utilizing multiple therapeutic techniques to create a tailored approach for each of my clients in reaching their counseling goals. Common feedback from clients is that I am down-to-earth, easy to relate to, non-judgemental, genuine and compassionate therapist seeking to help individuals overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive.

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Marissa Gray

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
AddictionsLGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, lgbtq+ related issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. i admire and respect the temerity you display in reaching out for support, of which you are worthy and deserving. I believe every human is worthy of respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Donna Cunningham

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Joy Banks

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Relationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Indiana and Ohio with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, 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.

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Ellen Smith

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in California, Georgia and Ohio with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Jane Ahern

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
24 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I moved here from Ireland as a young adult and am familiar with the challenges of adapting to new environments. I started a college Counseling Center and worked there for seven years. I also worked at The Free Clinic in Cleveland. I have completed training at the Gestalt Institue of Cleveland, The Psychoanalytic Institute of Cleveland, and completed a one year program in spirituality. This program included studying many forms of spiritual practice. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find a therapist for counseling in North Perry

Finding the best therapist close by in North Perry 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 in North Perry that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in North Perry. 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 North Perry, 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 in the North Perry region and in the state of Ohio. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in North Perry or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 North Perry area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find North Perry 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 North Perry, elsewhere in Lake, or in the greater state of Ohio.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the North Perry area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed North Perry 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 North Perry 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 North Perry 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this North Perry online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in North Perry, 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 North Perry psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in North Perry 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 North Perry helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified North Perry 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 North Perry 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 in North Perry?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a North Perry 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.

North Perry therapists 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 North Perry 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 North Perry 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in OH, therapists 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 44081 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a North Perry counselor?

Before seeing your North Perry 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in North Perry.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A North Perry 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 with a North Perry counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 North Perry, 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.

North Perry 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service 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.

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