Are you feeling at peace? Are you walking down a maple tree-lined street, happy about what you may find on the road ahead? Or are you struggling to move forward, feeling stuck in the congestion of everyday life?

Norwalk is a town with beautiful maple tree-lined streets. It’s also a town that many Norwalk-area based therapists and counselors call home. If you're struggling to move ahead, if you feel stuck, don't hesitate to reach out to a mental health professional in your area today. They provide a wide variety of services, from one-on-one counseling, group therapy, and crisis intervention.

This is Brian Hunt's avatar and link to their profile

Brian Hunt

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S,LICDC-CS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I have had 30 years experience in the mental health and addictions field. I have worked with clients who are chronically ill as well as brief counseling . I believe that we all have the potential for recovery if we desire this for ourselves. My approach is to provide support , active listening and problem solving skills to my clients. I believe in taking each day at a time and being mindful of the world around us in all of our affairs. I am myself am in recovery from addiction and I understand the struggles and courage involved in making this decision to seek help and guidance. I hope to join my clients as an active ally in their recovery journey.

This is Kristen Ayers's avatar and link to their profile

Kristen Ayers

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSW,LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
11 years of experience

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 health when they understand the mechanics behind it! I use a combination of therapeutic techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy and mindfulness. If you are looking for a judge-free zone and someone to objectively speak with you about your mental health, and you are also ready to challenge yourself and be an interactive partner in your care, then I may be the counselor for you. *Please note that I am having technical issues with the video chat at this time. I hope to have this resolved quickly and be able to offer this option as soon as possible.

This is Kourtnie Iverson's avatar and link to their profile

Kourtnie Iverson

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW,MSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience

Hello, my name is Kourtnie Iverson and I am an independently licensed social worker. I have over 7 years of experience working with mental health and substance abuse. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, self-esteem, substance abuse, and codependency. My counseling style is welcoming and client-centered. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, solution-focused, and motivational interviewing counseling. 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. It takes strength to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

This is Dr. Jennifer  Lape Kaiser's avatar and link to their profile

Dr. Jennifer Lape Kaiser

Offering therapy in OH
License: PhD,LPCC,CPT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) and am licensed to practice in the state of Ohio. Broadly, I specialize in the mind-body connection. I have masters degrees in Sport and Exercise Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling, as well as a PhD in Kinesiology. I have worked clinically in a variety of trauma, addiction, and mental health settings, as well as some private practice. The techniques I use for therapy include EMDR, DBT, mindfulness, somatic experiencing, biofeedback, and movement-based therapies. I believe in a collaborative working relationship with my clients where they bring the expertise in their lives, and I bring the expertise in treatment. Additionally, I have a specialty in working with athletes- whether it is a performance challenge, an injury, or a life adjustment, I enjoy helping athletes get back to their specialty. In my other career, I work as a professor of exercise science where I specialize in sport and exercise psychology. Although I spend the bulk of my time in teaching and research, I love getting to connect with my individual clients. I am in the process of pursuing a certification in integrative nutrition that will complement my work in therapy well. I look forward to getting to know my clients, meeting them where they are, and helping them achieve their goals toward peace and balance.

This is Janice Sowell's avatar and link to their profile

Janice Sowell

Offering therapy in OH
License: M.Ed,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Hello, my name is Janice Sowell. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio and a License Professional Clinical Counselor in Kentucky. In 2023, I was approved to practice as a License Professional Counselor in Tennessee. I received a Master of Education with concentration on Professional Counseling and Human Development with specialization in Mental Health Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Kentucky, in 2016. I work in a Trauma informed setting, providing therapy and crisis intervention. Much of my work has focused on treatment of various mental health issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, conflict resolution, sexual abuse, and grief. Hence, I will work from a place of compassion, authenticity, and collaboration. My goal is to provide a supportive environment where your initial concerns are explored, goals developed, along with discovering your strengths and resources as we move towards what really matters to you. My approach is elective, meaning I will use the best therapeutic approach for each individual client. I am primarily a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I believe that our thoughts influence our emotions and behaviors. Therefore; I deem that the therapeutic relationship can be a vehicle for change. It takes willpower to seek a more gratifying and happier life that is necessary for a positive change to take place. I am here to support you as you make positive changes in your life, to achieve your goals. Thank you for the opportunity to serve. I look forward to collaborating with you!

This is Crishna Wilburn's avatar and link to their profile

Crishna Wilburn

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, depression and anxiety, lgbtqia+ related issues, relationship issues, trauma & family conflicts. 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. 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.

This is James Thomas's avatar and link to their profile

James Thomas

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support you in that journey.

This is Crista Lonergan's avatar and link to their profile

Crista Lonergan

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Jennifer Clegg's avatar and link to their profile

Jennifer Clegg

Offering therapy in OH
AddictionsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions and chronic illnesses, bipolar disorder, & depression. Specialty also includes gambling addiction and mood disorders. 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.

This is Jennifer Hamilton's avatar and link to their profile

Jennifer Hamilton

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSW,LCSW-S,LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesEating disordersAnger management
10 years of experience

I am an independently licensed Social Worker that has been practicing therapy since 2014 but have been in the social work field since 2005. I have experience in medical, mental health and substance use treatment settings, working with diverse populations in community mental health agencies, healthcare, outpatient and inpatient treatment settings. In addition to my experience, I have significant training in Trauma Informed Care as a Certified Trainer, certification as a trauma professional, program development and implementation. My counseling style is warm and compassionate. I want anyone I work with to be aware of their full potential and assist them in getting there. Life can be hard enough, therapy doesn't have to be. I pull from many different therapy styles which include; cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution focused, strengths based and acceptance and commitment therapy. I am here to support your goals and assist in managing the challenges that may arise. I look forward to working with you!

How to find counseling in Norwalk

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Norwalk 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 Norwalk 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 Norwalk 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 Norwalk, 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 Norwalk 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 Norwalk 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 Norwalk 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 Norwalk 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 Norwalk 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 44857 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 Norwalk 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 Norwalk 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 Norwalk, 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.

Norwalk 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Norwalk.

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

44857

Find the right therapist for your needs
Match with a qualified therapist