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Dr. Uma Subbiah

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): Psy.D.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Uma Subbiah and I am a Clinical Psychologist from Massachusetts with over 20 years experience working as a psychotherapist. I have experience with clients with a wide range of concerns including Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse issues, marital and relationship issues, and anger management issues. I also have experience helping clients suffering from trauma related to abuse, sexual trauma, and military trauma. My counseling style is compassionate and respectful and I focus on developing a good therapeutic relationship with my clients. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of depression and anxiety, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Cognitive Processing Treatment which is Treatment for PTSD, and EMDR. I have an eclectic approach with my clients and I focus on the client’s personality style and their individual goals in determining the best approach for the client. My focus is working collaboratively with the clients to assist them in resolving their concerns and meeting their goals. I realize that seeking help for your concerns and to achieve a happier and more fulfilled life takes courage. So I am here to support you on that journey as we work together to achieve your goals. I look forward to working with you. Specialties -Depression -Anxiety -PTSD -Stress Management -Anger Management -Relationship Problems

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Erica Bankston

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I believe in the power of therapy to help heal, restore, and encourage a greater understanding of ourselves and our stories. I believe that everyone has the potential to change and improve with encouragement, accountability, and support. I meet clients exactly where they are in their unique journey and help them focus and build on their strengths while working through their challenges. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with almost 20 years of experience working with individuals and groups of all ages. Currently my focus has been treating those who struggle with anxiety, depression, illness, self-esteem, trauma, parenting, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with their other life challenges. When not working, I love to spend time with my family (including my husband, 4 sons, & our german shepherd), read, color, write, listen to music, and explore parks.

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Angela Ellison

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW,LISW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello. My name is Angie Ellison. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, mood swings, insomnia, or grief, I would like to offer you a chance to work with me on finding ways you can feel better and have a healthier life. I can also help with many other issues including overeating and lifestyle changes to improve conditions like diabetes or COPD. I want clients to feel comfortable talking with me, so here is a little more information about who I am. I have been a social worker for 25 years. I have worked in several states and with a wide variety of clients. I have experience working in hospitals, nursing homes, dialysis clinics, outpatient therapy centers and more. I have worked with people of all ages. I hold a master’s in social work degree from the University of Kentucky and current clinical licensure in Ohio and Kentucky. I enjoy my work and like to interact with others. I have a strength-based approach to therapy. I can help you develop coping skills based on your own existing strengths. I believe that everyone is unique. We all have our own hopes, dreams, disappointments, and traumatic events in life. Therapy is way to explore your thoughts, feelings, and ideas. It allows each person to move forward and to develop a plan to reach and maintain the healthiest level of functioning possible. I take my commitment to each client seriously. We can communicate in the way that works best for your schedule. It can be by phone, messaging, or video chat. The choice is yours. I look forward to working with you.

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Jennifer Bowen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LPCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Ohio with over 10 years of experience working with diverse populations. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, families and couples treating a number of concerns including mood disorders, anxiety and stress, life transitions, and relationship/family concerns, major life stressors, relationship issues, phases of life issues, community violence, domestic violence and healing from trauma and codependency. I have a plethora of experience treating substance use disorders, including relapse prevention, treatment diagnosis/education and working with the families on psychoeducation and mending relationships. I use a strengths-based approach with a focus on overall wellness using cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, solution focused techniques and schema therapy techniques to encourage, empower and collaborate with clients to regain resiliency and work together towards positive change. I would describe my approach as warm, solution focused and client centered.

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Sherri Burkert

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Sherri and I have been a therapist for 15 years however have worked in mental health for 20. I have experience in a variety of settings, including inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization and crisis intervention. I live in Ohio where I was born and raised. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in counseling. I have experience in treating substance abuse related issues, depression, bipolar disorder as well as stress and anxiety. My counseling style is warm and inviting and client centered. As your therapist we will develop treatment goals together as well as find ways to measure your progress along the way. I believe as a client that you feel comfortable discussing whatever issues you bring with you to counseling. I firmly believe that everyone can benefit from counseling. If you feel that you are ready to make a change and take the time to invest in your mental health and wellbeing, I would love the opportunity to help!

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Kristin Rinehart

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): MSW LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello my name is Kristin Rinehart. I am excited to offer counseling through BetterHelp because it gives access to counseling in different ways that traditional counseling does not. Reaching out for help for your health and wellness is so important and can be difficult to do for the first time. Good job for considering putting time into your self. Just a little about me: I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Otterbein College and Master of Social Work degree from The University of Pittsburgh. I have been a licensed independent social worker for 30 years. I am licensed in the state of Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. I am passionate about treating clients of all ages struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, stress management and life transitions. I find helping others achieve peace and happiness to be the most rewarding part of the social work profession. I have worked in settings such as community mental health, crisis residential treatment, crisis intervention, school based counseling and integrated behavioral health in a Federally Qualified Health Center. My therapy style includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Time Line Therapy, Strength and Faith based approaches. I believe the most important aspect of a therapeutic relationship is for my clients to know they have someone on their team encouraging them to move beyond the past, live in the present while working toward reaching goals for the future. I am available for messaging, live chat and phone appointments at this time. I prefer to schedule directly with my clients so they get the appointment day and time that works best for their schedule. Video is provided as requested.

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Karen Buyansky

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with over 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

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Susan Frate

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 22 years of professional work experience. I help clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, & coping with life changes. I believe that YOU are the expert of your life and possess strengths that will assist you in overcoming issues you find challenging. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage. Let's use that strength and bravery to work together and focus on YOU!

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David Steinman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina, Ohio and South Carolina with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Charlotte Buelow

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

I am licensed in Ohio with 4 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 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Polk

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

Therapists in Polk, 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 Polk 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 Polk 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 Polk 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 Polk 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 Polk 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 Polk?

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

Polk 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 Polk 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 Polk 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 44866 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 Polk counselor?

Before seeing your Polk 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 Polk.

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 Polk 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 Polk 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 Polk, 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.

Polk 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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