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Dr. Sandra McClennen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
35 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed as a psychologist in independent practice by both Michigan, where I lived most of my life, and Ohio, where I now live. I also provide supervision for psychologists with a Master’s degree. For many years, I have helped people deal with the difficult emotions of anxiety, stress, frustration and anger, sadness and grief and sometimes depression, and who may experience occasional or constant difficulty communicating with each other. I have helped parent and child or adult child communicate better, siblings communicate better, and couples communicate better. I believe that every person has value and that blame is toxic and is best avoided. I help people stop “beating themselves up.” I will not judge you. Rather, together we can explore ways to think differently about what is causing you distress and emotional pain, whether it is yourself, others, your environment, recent events, or all of the above. I have a humanistic philosophy and often use the tools offered by cognitive behavior therapy. I also find that teaching mindfulness and meditation helps many people. Learning to recognize and accept your emotions but using thinking rather than immediately acting on your emotions works better than burying them. I promise to listen carefully and to respect you. I look forward to working with you.

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Susan Lipkin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
35 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi and thank you so much for considering working with me as your counselor. I have been a licensed clinical social worker since 1988, and became independently licensed in 1999. I have a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work. I work with a client-centered approach, listening carefully to what you as the client need and what you already know works best for you. I have spent seven years in private practice as a psychotherapist, and I have worked in community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, and in veterans' services. I work well with both men and women and I have provided couples' and family therapy. I have worked extensively with people who have survived sexual and physical abuse and with individuals dealing with a wide range of traumatic experiences, including military-related trauma. I have also worked extensively with women who have experienced domestic violence and who are trying to cope with the stressors they experience at different stages of their lives. I have a special interest in infertility and helping individuals and couples work through the emotional extremes that can be a part of the experience of infertility. I have worked with older adults who are confronting issues relating to aging. My experience has been that no one approach works for everyone, and clients may need to work with different approaches to therapy at different times. Flexibility in psychotherapy approaches helps me meet the real-time, real-life needs of each individual. I have received extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and will use that form of therapy when it meets the needs of the individual. I have helped individuals deal with depression, anxiety, difficult life choices, and relationship problems. I offer a safe space to be yourself, with acceptance, warmth, and the absence of judgement. I hope I can be of help to you and I look forward to getting to know you.

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Kelly Bernstein

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

Hi! I'm a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S) based in Ohio. I received my Masters from the University of Cincinnati and have practiced for eleven years. I help adults with various issues, including life transitions and adjustments, relationship issues, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, by providing emotional support through a client-centered, trauma-informed approach. In July 2023, I completed my training as a certified grief educator under David Kessler, one of the world's foremost experts on loss and founder of Grief.com. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe therapy is a collaborative endeavor, and its effectiveness lies in the strength of the therapeutic relationship. My goal is to help you better understand your challenges, the dynamics of your relationships, your history, and yourself in a safe and caring environment. My treatment style is rooted in an evidenced-based/strengths-based approach utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and solution-focused techniques. At the center of my practice is a collaborative relationship with clients and the desire to support their development by encouraging self-understanding, skills development, and self-compassion. I look forward to working with you!

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Sarah Hershey

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 17 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 in this process.

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Vince Brancaccio

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Self esteemCoaching
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio who has practiced in the field for over 30 years. My professional experiences include child welfare, mental health, addiction, teaching at a collegiate level along with non-profit leadership. Throughout my career I have taught, counseled, and coached individuals to aspire and excel to their full potential. I have helped many in overcoming challenges in their lives surrounding depression, anxiety, life problems, fitness goals and career advancement. My style focuses on moving individuals through change with the use of Cognitive Behavioral and Motivational Interviewing strategies. Given my diverse background, allow me to tailor a plan to best suit your individual needs.

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Heather Cassill

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I believe 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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Laine Kolesar

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with 7 years of experience in the field. I have specific expertise in anxiety, addiction, family conflict, and healing from trauma. Does this sound familiar? - Navigating life's transitions and are seeking support along the way - Feeling stressed or overwhelmed with everything on your plate - Feeling sad and/or anxious more than you want - Seeking to break cycles of interpersonal and/or intergenerational trauma I am passionate about helping others find their passions, goals, and purpose in life. I approach my work as a therapist with openness, curiosity, and warmth. My goal is to meet you wherever you're at and support you in your journey toward a happier, healthier, and more holistically well version of yourself. By working with me, you can expect to increase your self-confidence, personal insight, and emotional understanding while building a stronger sense of meaning and purpose in life and overcoming challenges from the past.

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Samantha Kost

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionADHD
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed independent social worker with 10 years experience working as a mental health therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, and ADHD. I have also helped people who have experienced trauma and abuse. My therapy style is warm and collaborative. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavorial, mindfulness, and a solution-focused approach. I will collaborate with every client to help the treatment plan meet their unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Cheryl Peterson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 3 years of professional work experience. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and do not require supervision. I work with people from age eight and up. I have experience working in a school setting as well. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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. I do use cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapies. 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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Mary Emrich

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 25 years professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & motivation, 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!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Osgood

Finding the best therapist close by in Osgood 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 Osgood 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 Osgood. 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 Osgood, 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 Osgood 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 Osgood 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 Osgood area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Osgood 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 Osgood, elsewhere in Darke, 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 Osgood 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 Osgood 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 Osgood 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 Osgood 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 Osgood online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Osgood, 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 Osgood 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 Osgood 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 Osgood 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 Osgood 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 Osgood 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 Osgood?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Osgood 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.

Osgood 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 Osgood 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 Osgood 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 45351 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 Osgood counselor?

Before seeing your Osgood 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 Osgood.

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 Osgood 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 Osgood 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 Osgood, 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.

Osgood 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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