In life, it’s all about growth. Sometimes the growth comes slowly, and other times, it comes at you fast. Then there are times where it doesn’t feel like you're growing at all. In a situation like that, a counselor based in North Ridgeville can help. 

North Ridgeville is a fast-growing community. If you live here, you're a part of the growth revolution. With that said, with sudden growth comes trying to contain everything. A counselor can help you if you're dealing with growing pains. Talk to one today and learn more about how you can cope with growing.

This is Dr. Doris Atanmo-Strempek 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - North Ridgeville, Ohio (North Ridgeville, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LPCC-S,CLS
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! My name is Dr Doris Atanmo-Strempek. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio, a Clinical Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Georgia, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New Mexico. Being licensed in three states has exposed me to diverse populations and the specific issues particular to that region. I am a member of the American Counseling Association and several of the divisions within the association. I earned my Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Akron. I am a clinical res...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - North Ridgeville, Ohio (North Ridgeville, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

Do you find you are missing your voice? That you have spent your whole life identifying as someone else's "something" - whether that be someone's spouse, partner, friend, co-worker, mother, leader, etc... Do you know what drives you or what you are passionate about?? This is where I come in...let's work together to find your voice... your direction. Whether you are an individual person or part of a couple trying to find that synergy you remember, but can no longer find. Come on...let's start this journey together. I am your partner... I am a facilitator o...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - North Ridgeville, Ohio (North Ridgeville, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPCC-S,LCDC-III
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

"You're always one decision away from a totally different life" - Anonymous I believe that change is possible. And sometimes we need guidance to get to the change. My name is Sharisse Edwards and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio. I earned my Master’s degree in Community Counseling from John Carroll University. I have been working in the field for over 15 years. I have worked with people who suffer from substance use disorder, depression, anxiety. I also work with people who are working through weight loss and grief issues. What you t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - North Ridgeville, Ohio (North Ridgeville, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio with a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Louisville and four-years post graduate professional experience. After graduating with my master's, I began working in community mental health as a level three treatment specialist and coordinating care between physicians and clients of various ages, genders, sexuality, ethnicities, issues, and level of functioning. For the past two and a half years, I have been working in a private practice setting where I gain more experience in providing ps...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - North Ridgeville, Ohio (North Ridgeville, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LI SW,BCD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 40

I am an eclectic therapist. My focus with clients is relational. Each client is unique and requires an individual approach. Much of my training was psychdymanic. In our complex and anxiety provoking world, an approach of curiosity and empathic concern is required. Much of my work has been with clients who have been neglected, abused or traumatized. This may have been emotional, physical or sexual abuse. People who have been traumatized have struggled greatly. They often suffer with tremedous anxiety and depression. I have worked with individuals, coupl...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - North Ridgeville, Ohio (North Ridgeville, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LISW-S
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 28

Hello! My name is Christine (Chris), I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 yrs. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision Endorsement in the State of Ohio. I earned my Master degree from The Ohio State University in Social Work. My experience has led me to many different arenas in the mental health/addictions field. The main population that I have worked with are people experiencing depression/anxiety, addiction issues, families dealing with addictions, PTSD, trauma/abuse, personality disorders, and family struggles. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - North Ridgeville, Ohio (North Ridgeville, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in the state of Ohio and have over seven (7) years of experience working as a master leveled therapist. With empathy and active listening skills I provide space for clients to navigate emotional obstacles, gain insight and increase awareness of themselves and the patterns of their behaviors which may be prohibiting them from reaching their full potential. I walk alongside individuals struggling with personal, relational, family, and career issues that impact the quality of their physical, emotional, mental, and/or sp...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - North Ridgeville, Ohio (North Ridgeville, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW-S
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 35

My background is in working with the chronically mentally ill (schizophrenia/bipolar disorder.) I am very recovery oriented meaning I enjoy helping people with serious mental illness gain their optimal level of functioning and find the support in their communities. I work a lot with crisis management doing assessments in local ER's to determine need for emergency admission and safety planning. I also enjoy working with family members of people that are in recovery for a serious mental illness. I am a veteran and can work with veterans. I have been a social ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - North Ridgeville, Ohio (North Ridgeville, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LISW-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio with over 10 years of experience. I specialize in working with geriatric populations, including end of life issues, emotional concerns and family conflicts. Some of the most common topics during my sessions have been anxiety, depression and bereavement. I have a very interactive approach to counseling, and I like to give reflective tasks for my clients to think about in between sessions. I also love to provide psycho-educational insight into each session, as I believe that a person can better deal with mental hea...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - North Ridgeville, Ohio (North Ridgeville, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

Hello and welcome! My name is Matthew and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio with over 4-years of experience working in the mental health field. I consider psychology, mental health, and the inner-experience as a life-long passion of mine and strive to keep improving in my knowledge and therapeutic application. I am founded in and pay respect to the natural healing that comes from genuine human connection. My aim is to create a non-judgmental and secure atmosphere in counseling that is driven by mutual respect and a shared cu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - North Ridgeville, Ohio (North Ridgeville, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

I am an independently licensed Therapist who has worked with people of all ages and backgrounds. I have spent time working with adults, children and families over the past five years. I have worked with children who have severe trauma that effects their daily routine and have also worked with adults who have experienced a mental health crisis due to past trauma. My goal is to help people achieve all they want in life by helping them evaluate their needs and organize their thoughts and emotions. I want my clients to have successful relationships in all aspects ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - North Ridgeville, Ohio (North Ridgeville, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

I have nearly10 years experience as a Licensed Independent Social Worker working collaboratively with individuals of all ages seeking to improve their mental health, interpersonal relationships, and social and emotional functioning. Psychotherapy is a powerful tool to assist in locating within yourself the solution to whatever is causing you distress. It is a team approached based on mutual respect, trust and openness in which we work together to explore concerns, develop goals and explore treatment options. Utilizing an integrative approach selecting from a var...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - North Ridgeville, Ohio (North Ridgeville, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed.,LPCC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

I am an independently licensed professional clinician with 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have experience with both individual and group counseling. Specific areas I have worked in include sex offender treatment, anger management treatment, and relationship/marriage counseling. My approach focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques with facets of Motivational Interviewing and Person-Centered Therapy. Clients I have enjoyed working with have had difficulties related to depression, anxiety, LGBTQ, self-esteem, AOD, and t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - North Ridgeville, Ohio (North Ridgeville, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I AM A NATIVE CINCINNATIAN, WHO GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI WITH A MASTERS OF SOCIAL WORK. AS AN ILLUSTRIOUS MEMBER OF SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY, INC, I AM COMMITTED TO THE SERVICE OF OTHERS. I BEGAN MY TRAINING AS A SOCIAL WORKER DOING GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING AT ST. JOSEPH ORPHANAGE-ALTERCREST, WHERE I WORKED WITH ADOLESCENT MALE SEX OFFENDERS. IN ADDITION, I HAVE WORKED IN SEVERAL OTHER ARENAS OF THE SOCIAL WORK FIELD. I HAVE EXPERIENCE SUPPORTING AND COUNSELING PERSONS LIVING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS, AT- RISK YOUTH, THE ELDERLY POPULATIO...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - North Ridgeville, Ohio (North Ridgeville, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management
Years of Experience: 18

I am Licensed in Ohio with over 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients cope with addiction, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & trauma, and abuse. I have a diverse history and have worked with teens and adults in individual and group settings. I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. I believe that you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. I work with clients to create an open and safe ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - North Ridgeville, Ohio (North Ridgeville, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

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 h...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - North Ridgeville, Ohio (North Ridgeville, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Ohio with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - North Ridgeville, Ohio (North Ridgeville, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Ohio with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, and parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared, as new avenues for hope and healing take root. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and I am so glad you have taken this step. Hope and healing can become a beautiful chapter in your life story, and I am here to walk alongside you i...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - North Ridgeville, Ohio (North Ridgeville, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

My name is Karey Cooper and I’m a licensed clinical social worker in Ohio and Kentucky. You can take a look at my profile to learn a little bit more about my background and approach. Please also feel free to ask questions. Online therapy is fairly new and I’ve found it to be really effective for many different issues. My counseling style is pretty laid back, which can be helpful when discussing serious or difficult subjects. I have been described as supportive, caring and compassionate with a good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying your strengt...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - North Ridgeville, Ohio (North Ridgeville, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am an independently licensed clinician in Ohio with 6 years of professional work experience. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist and have experience in helping clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In North Ridgeville?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the North Ridgeville area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in North Ridgeville and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of North Ridgeville or elsewhere in Lorain or the state of Ohio.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified North Ridgeville therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that 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 Ridgeville due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of North Ridgeville and elsewhere throughout the state of Ohio you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around North Ridgeville to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In North Ridgeville, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in North Ridgeville, OH, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 44039 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in North Ridgeville:

44039

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.