Everyone knows that suffering from depression and anxiety is very difficult to cope with. When you are mired in a deep depression it can make it feel like nothing else matters in the world. You might find that things that you once loved will hold no appeal for you. These issues can take your happiness and lock it away if you do not take the right steps toward healing.

A Pepper Pike-area online counselor is going to be ready to help you out as soon as you reach out. These professionals are going to be happy to help you to get through the issues that have been bothering you. Whether you are facing depression problems or if you have severe anxiety symptoms, they will know what to do. Best of all, you can reach out to them at any time from the comfort of your own home. Take control of what is going on in your life and reclaim your happiness together with an online counselor today.

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Celeste Bozeman

Offering therapy in OH
License: M.Ed,LPCC-S,NBCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementSelf esteem
18 years of experience

I am a mental and behavioral health professional clinical therapist licensed in Ohio with over 15 years of experience working as a mental and behavioral health and career/life coach. I have provided counseling services to clients from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities with a wide range of concerns including addictions, anxiety, anger issues, depression, racial identity, substance abuse, PTSD/trauma, domestic violence, family conflict, self-esteem problems, self-harming issues, abuse (sexual, emotional, financial, mental, physical, and spiritual), personality disorders, OCD, career, school and life transitions issues, codependency, stress, bereavement / grief loss, emotional disturbance, peer and relationship issues, LGBTQ, parenting issues, pre-marital and marital counseling, Christian counseling, and men/women issues. I offer a counseling style that is interactive, empathetic, respectful, warm, and without judgment. My eclectic theoretical and therapeutic approaches which are tailored to fit your unique and individual needs include, but not limited to, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, mindfulness-based, person-centered, multicultural, coaching and family systems. Let us take this collaborative wellness journey together as you move forward into becoming a productive individual destined to have a more fulfilling and brighter future. Remember - "You hold the keys to unlock your emotional and mental success as you take one step at a time"

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Ashleigh Beechy

Offering therapy in OH
License: MS,PCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepression
18 years of experience

Hi! My name is Ashleigh. I am a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor. I hold licenses in the states of Ohio, Idaho, Nebraska, and Washington. I have several non-US state clients as well. I have over 18 years experience working with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. I have worked in private practice, crisis center, hospital and school settings. I have the most counseling experience in the areas of: depression, anxiety, couples therapy, LGBTQIA+, grief/loss, eating disorders/dysmorphia, family therapy and stress management. My style of counseling is diverse. I realize therapy is not "one size fits all" so I like to partner with my clients to use methods grounded in cognitive-behavioral, client centered, and solution-focused theories. I believe in providing a safe environment as a way to encourage open communication. I will use techniques and support to empower my clients to help themselves feel better, find hope, and reach goals.  Here is some personal information about me: I have been married for 18 years and  we have 2 children. I was born and raised in small town Ohio, but our family recently moved to SW Florida for my husband's career. I wanted to become a counselor after the positive experience I had in counseling during my college career. My counselor helped me overcome my anxiety and improve my health and refocus.  Today I cope with stress through exercise, going to the beach, long showers, and talking openly with my spouse and closest friends. Even before Covid-19, I left my in-person practice and decided to enter the world of online counseling. I think it is a great option for those with busy schedules, lack of transportation, a transient life-style, no babysitting, or those who feel more comfortable emailing, texting, or chatting virtually. I would be honored to help you establish and reach your goals to create a healthier you!  Contact me today so we can get started!

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Susan Lipkin

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
35 years of experience

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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Lori Leftenant

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S
AddictionsFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

Greetings! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker who has worked 17 years in the area of mental health. I believe a strong foundation of trust and communication is necessary between a client and counselor for progress to be made. I use several modalities, depending on the issues and background of each individual. I am a good listener, caring and sensitive. I will also provide a balanced plan for working with your issues you want to cover. I consider it a privilege to be able to work with you !

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Natalie Alepin

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC,LPC,MA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionADHD
27 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio and California and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and Arizona with 28 years of experience working in crisis, outpatient and inpatient settings. I have worked with clients from 3 to the 90's with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, anger management, career challenges, existential crisis, and ADHD. I also helped many people with debilitating medical illnesses and chronic pain. I am flexible and available for reality therapy if requested. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with unconditional positive regard. I am respectful, sensitive, and compassionate. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, mindfulness and rational-emotive therapy. 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. You are taking steps towards change and I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Theresa Farello

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
5 years of experience

Hello! My name is Theresa and I am looking forward to meeting you! I am a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) in Ohio (additional states coming) with 3+ years of professional work experience. Before being a clinical counselor, professionally, I have been blessed to be a school counselor, director of social services and part-time adjunct professor. I have a heartfelt dedication to working with people of all ages through trauma, transition, healing and overwhelming periods of life. Areas of speciality include working with adolescents, early adulthood experiences (navigating your twenties and thirties!) divorce (or break ups,) ADHD, autism spectrum and parent support. Helping clients cope with complex PTSD, anxiety, depression, narcissistic abuse, loss of focus/motivation, confidence & coping with life changes and recovery are additional areas in which I have experience being a helper. If you have been going something that is impacting you, I hope you reach out and we can talk. Working with my clients to create an open, warm and safe environment where your thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear and where vulnerability can be practiced are held to my highest value. Taking steps sometimes starts with just one step...to say hello. I commit to walking with you in your journey of healing, growth and understanding.

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Jason Armentrout

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed therapist in Ohio with 5 years of clinical experience and 7 years experience working in the community as a case manager. I work with clients ages young to old with a wide range of problems including depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of traumas experienced from physical, emotional and sexual abuse. My approach to therapy places the importance of establishing the therapeutic relationship first to build rapport and trust. Therapy is a professional partnership working together towards a better you. I believe it is important to treat everyone with compassion, understanding, respect, and without judgement. My approach integrates solution focused with cognitive-behavioral and relational psychodynamic therapy. An individual's treatment is catered to each individual based on their needs. Therapy is a journey that takes commitment, courage, and hard work to create change for a healthier and happier you. Treatment is done with you not to you as we work together towards a treatment goal that is developed together. I am here to support you in that process.

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William Simons

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

I am licensed in Ohio with 21 years of professional work experience. I began my career working at the Department of Veteran's affairs as a Clinical Social Worker. I spent over 11 years counseling veterans individually and in group settings. I also ran a PTSD group with Vietnam veterans for over three years in a community based outpatient clinic. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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.

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Heather Cooper

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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.

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Carolina Dudley

Offering therapy in OH
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
7 years of experience

My name is Carolina Dudley and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker in the State of Michigan and Ohio. I've worked in my field for almost 16 years in various settings (court ordered juvenile placement, sobriety court, Hospital inpatient and outpatient, hospice care and community) and with various populations and ages. My therapeutic counseling style is compassionate and encouraging. I encourage openness and trust. Deciding to participate in therapy can be feel scary to most people as it is difficult to share very intimate details of our lives. I want to be the first one to commend you for deciding to take that chance and to allow me to embark in this path with you.

How to find counseling in Pepper Pike

Finding the best therapist close by in Pepper Pike 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 Pepper Pike. 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 Pepper Pike, 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 Pepper Pike 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 Pepper Pike 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 Pepper Pike, elsewhere in Cuyahoga, 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 Pepper Pike area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Pepper Pike 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 Pepper Pike 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 Pepper Pike 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 Pepper Pike, 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 Pepper Pike 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 Pepper Pike 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 Pepper Pike 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 Pepper Pike 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 Pepper Pike 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 44124 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 Pepper Pike 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 Pepper Pike 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 Pepper Pike, 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.

Pepper Pike 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:

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