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Stephanie Thomas

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSW,LISW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
4 years of experience

Hi! Welcome to the BetterHelp community! I understand that reaching out can be a difficult step to take but I want you to know you're not alone and I hope that I can help you on your journey. My name is Stephanie and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio. I have been working in the mental health field for 4 at a non-profit agency in my area. I have worked with individuals who have experienced a number of issues including trauma, depression, substance use, interpersonal conflict, communication challenges, self-esteem, and much more. I decided to go into this field because I had a great understanding of how it can be difficult to handle the stressful events within our life on our own. This field has always been a passion of mine and I hope to help those seeking assistance to become the best self they want to be! My counseling style is relaxed, empathetic, and strengths based. I enjoy utilizing a number of therapy approaches and realize that there isn't a "one size fits all." Because of this, I find that within the therapeutic relationship we must be a team and communicate with each other what's working and what is not. My purpose is to allow connection, reflection, and growth through the therapeutic relationship so that healing can be done through the use of trust and collaboration. I hope to be a part of your journey and next steps as you work towards the best life you want! -Stephanie Thomas, MSW, LISW

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Jennifer Sunday

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Shannon Smith

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW,CCTSI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

Greetings, I'm Shannon Smith, Licensed Independent Social Worker and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist. I hold a Master of Science and Social Administration with a focus on adult mental health from Case Western Reserve University. I have 10 years of experience in the behavioral health field and serve in dual roles, as a civilian therapist and social work officer in the Army National Guard. I'm passionate about my work and I understand the challenges of mental illness. My personal and professional experiences have provided me with an array of useful skills, such as attention to detail and meticulous listening. I use a person-centered approach to provide feedback in a gentle and empathic way, validating clients throughout. If you are struggling with hardship and overwhelming emotions, please know that you're not alone. I help my clients learn healthy coping skills to maintain a relaxed mind, body, and spirit. I believe in tailored intervention to meet each person's specific needs. I incorporate Christian values & Evidence-Based Practice to enhance the treatment outcome. Together we practice various techniques such as grounding, to reduce negative thoughts and emotions, making it easier to self-soothe. I consider myself very blessed to walk with people in their healing journey. It's an honor to hear unique testimonies of strength and resilience. I like to empower my clients to identify and embrace their strengths, becoming the best version of themselves possible. Sometimes all it takes is a little guidance to see yourself out of the dark and into the light. If you'd like to connect, please feel free to reach out, I'm happy to provide further information. May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you Jude 1:2

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Danyell Goggans

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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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Kristen Buchannan

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
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, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. 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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Dr. Leonard Robinson

Offering therapy in OH
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issues
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with intimacy related issues. 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 fullfilling life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Lona Champagne

Offering therapy in OH
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana, Ohio, and North Carolina, with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert on your story and have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Mousumi Mallik

Offering therapy in OH
LGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 3 years of professional work experience. I have earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bowling Green State University. I am currently pursuing my Doctoral Degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Toledo. I have experience working in human services for over two decades, in Uganda (East Africa), India and locally here in Northwest Ohio. I moved to the United States to follow my heart and trained to become a Clinical Counselor. I have experience working with children and adults between the ages of 4 and 92. Living and working in a college town also gave me the experience of working with college students - a population close to my heart. My background working as a teacher for several years gives me a unique perspective when working with children. I am also experienced in working with the LBGTQ+ population. I have a special interest in working with individuals with severe persistent mental health issues and those who are in crisis. I am a cancer survivor and have experience in working with clients who have either been diagnosed, are in treatment or are survivors of cancer or other serious health conditions. I have experience working with individuals; including teens and adolescents, couples, and groups to address anxiety, PTSD, depression, crisis, substance use disorder, personality disorder and other mental health issues. I provide trauma informed care; meeting clients where they are at and helping them build their resilience and confidence to manage and overcome their life challenges. Having lived and worked in three different continents has helped shape me as a truly diverse and multiculturally competent counselor. My style of therapy is feministic, humanistic, and person-centered. I believe in empowering my clients to oversee their own lives. I use narrative therapy, CBT, and solution focused techniques to create healthy and attainable goals for treatment and therapy. I believe in incorporating her core values that include kindness, compassion, empathy, and humility when working with her clients. I believe in giving back to society and find it rewarding to be in a helping profession, making a difference in her clients’ lives. 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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Marlene Fannon

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

Thank you for sharing information about yourself. I'm so happy that you reached out for help. I am Marlene Fannon, a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S). I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Ohio University and a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Ohio State University. I have been working with individuals who live with mental health and substance abuse issues, couples, and/or groups for more than twenty years in person, online, by phone, or through chat/messaging. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with grief and loss, LGBTQ+ related issues, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. There are several therapies that are proven to be effective for the types of mental health issues that I typically provide counseling for, including Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Narrative Therapy. It is also possible to do combinations of some of the above-listed therapy types, if you would prefer. If you are familiar with the different therapy types and have a preference, please let me know which type or combinations you would prefer. If you are not familiar with the types but would like a brief explanation of one or more of the above, let me know and I can send you that information, also. 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 toward seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. You can read more about my background, education, experience, and therapy approach by clicking on my name on this page. I will try to respond to messages within 24 hours. Sometimes I may be able to respond right away, but other times I might be busy with other clients or personal matters so it might take a bit longer to reply, but never more than 24 hours. I try to offer flexibility in scheduling to meet clients' needs, so if you need an appointment on a day or at a time that is not in my schedule, please let me know and I will try to accommodate any requests. If you would like to schedule a session, you can go to my schedule and schedule it yourself, or you can let me know which format you would prefer (a video session, telephone session, or a chat/messaging session) and what days and times would be convenient for you and I can schedule it for you. I look forward to working with you. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks, Marlene Fannon.

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Steven Timms

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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.

How to find counseling in Pleasant Hill

Finding the best therapist close by in Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill. 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 Pleasant Hill, 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 Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill, elsewhere in Miami, 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 Pleasant Hill area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill, 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 Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill 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 45359 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 Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill, 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.

Pleasant Hill 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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