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Nicole Byrum

Offering therapy in OH
License: IMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
16 years of experience

Hello! My name is Nicole Byrum and I am an independently licensed marriage and family therapist. I have over 14 years of experience in the clinical setting and have come to understand the importance of the therapeutic relationship. One of my strengths as a therapist is the ability to connect with a variety of people! Working in a community mental health setting throughout my career has afforded me the opportunity to work with a variety of people as well as a variety of presenting issues. Much of my work has been with those facing addictions, mood disorders, and anxiety. However, my Master's Degree is in marriage and family therapy and I enjoy working with couples and families as well! I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy and am always on the lookout for the strengths my clients possess. I also love to teach new skills and desire to equip my clients with practical tools. I often use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy but will format the treatment plan to your individual needs. I'm so glad you've decided to take this step toward change. Whatever you are going through, you don't have to do it alone. I look forward to working with you!

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Valerie Rutherford

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSW,LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

Life is challenging for all of us at times. I’m glad you’re here, taking the steps necessary to care for yourself. BetterHelp is exciting for me because I believe that each individual’s needs are unique and having a variety of ways to receive support is most beneficial. This platform allows for the flexibility that I value. I am Valerie Rutherford, a Licensed Independent Social Worker with supervisory endorsement (LISW-S) in Ohio. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children as well as couples and families. The focus of my career has been mental health; my areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, stress management, relationship management, and coping with life’s difficulties. You will find that I provide a safe, warm, non-judgmental space where you can process the emotions and difficulties you are facing. Using a collaborative, client-centered approach, we will work together to improve your situation. I offer a variety of interventions tailored to meet your specific needs. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Informed Care. I offer a flexible schedule and am open to whatever form of communication is most comfortable for you. You have begun the journey of seeking help, now I hope you will reach out to see what we can accomplish together!

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Stella Breytman

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSW,LCSW,LICSW
Relationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesBipolar disorderDepression
5 years of experience

SPECIALIZING IN BIPOLAR, SEXUAL ISSUES, AND RELATIONSHIP ISSUES Stella Breytman graduated from the University of New England with a Master’s degree in Social Work. Since then, she has worked with adults, adolescents, and children treating a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief & loss, trauma, domestic abuse, family/couples & relationship issues, sexual issues, and spiritual exploration. Stella has worked in a supervisory role guiding other clinicians and feels comfortable seeing other therapists for treatment or supervision. Stella earned an associate’s degree in Mental Health and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. During her undergraduate program, she received extensive training on domestic abuse and trauma. Additionally, Stella is a certified AASECT sex therapist. Through her private practice, Stella offers online therapy in the state of New York, Massachusetts, Florida, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington and Ohio, focusing on helping adult individuals, couples and relationships with a wide range of challenges including but not limited to; bipolar, intimacy & communication, and sexual health concerns. Stella helps her clients by empowering them to take control of their life, helping them to better understand themselves and what drives their behavior, teaching them skills to manage their emotions and challenges in a healthy way, improving their negative thinking patterns through objective exploration, allowing them to safely explore their past and present challenges or traumas, providing them with resources to use outside of therapy, providing tools to improve and maintain healthy relationships. Stella believes that every human experience is different and everyone deserves a healing process that supports them best. Through an eclectic approach, Stella combines various forms of therapy to create a treatment plan that is customized for the individual needs of her clients. Stella has unconditional positive regard for each and every one of her clients & families. Her policy of acceptance, a strong sense of empathy, and patience in her practice creates a safe space for her clients to heal and improve their mental health. Stella’s dedication to her clients is evident in the way she presents to each session ready to listen, support and help.

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Alyce Fortnoff

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, motivation, pain management , self esteem, relationship issues. However, I also have significant experience in other areas. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am a good listener, have great empathy and respect everyone's individual needs. It takes courage to seek out counseling however, you are making a significant step in obtaining a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Anmarie Antenucci

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
31 years of experience

I am a LISW-S, OSW-C in Ohio with 31 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem and have worked with cancer patients for 21 years. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming any challenges you may be experiencing. 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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Ashley Green

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Do you have trouble waking up in the morning, the desperate hope the next cup of coffee will give you the energy to make it through the day, constant worries running through your head? You are not alone; I am a licensed therapist in Ohio and am committed to providing therapeutic interventions that empower and enhance the lives of individual clients and their families. I have experience with treating anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, relationship issues, trauma, grief, emotion management, addiction, autism, LGBTQ issues, spirituality, and self-esteem. I approach therapy from a person centered, trauma informed model of care in order to assist clients in their personal journey. I use a variety of therapeutic modalities including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP). Learn to live your best life despite the challenges it throws at you! 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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Rachael Barrow

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
7 years of experience

Hello - I am a native Texan living in Ohio and have been licensed and practicing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling for 6 years now. Though most of my work has been with the younger population, I have worked with families along the way and I am open to working with all ages. I have experience in helping others with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation and executive functioning skills, self esteem and confidence, and depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard. Our conversations will be guided by you, our plan will be what is best for you, and I will simply be an unbiased companion to help you along your journey in the most neutral yet motivational way. I look forward to getting to know you, meeting you where you are at, and helping you get where you want to be.

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Samantha Blackwell

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona, Ohio, Nevada and Virginia and with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in a variety of areas, including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress management, and trauma. I have a passion for helping individuals navigate their emotions and life experiences to achieve their personal goals. My approach is personalized and evidence-based, and I utilize techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy to help clients make positive changes in their lives. I believe in a collaborative and non-judgmental approach to therapy and am dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment for all clients. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and support you on your journey. 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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Tracey Stute

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
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, career difficulties, depression, & coping with life changes. 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.

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Abena Derkyi

Offering therapy in OH
Trauma and abuseGriefAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

How to find counseling in Peninsula

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Peninsula 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 Peninsula 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 Peninsula 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 Peninsula, 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 Peninsula 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 Peninsula 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 Peninsula 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 Peninsula 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 Peninsula 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 44264 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 Peninsula 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 Peninsula 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 Peninsula, 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.

Peninsula 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

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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 through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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