Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 7

Hello! My name is Justin. I am licensed as an LCSW in Nevada and an LISW in Ohio with five years of experience. I have worked with clients on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, mood disorders, substance abuse, relationship issues, and career challenges. I have also helped people dealing with trauma and abuse. I believe in a person-centered approach with my clients that is non-judgmental and supportive. A strong therapeutic alliance is paramount to my practice and I believe that the client is the expert of their own experience and d...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of experience: 40

I have experience in clinical counseling for over 40 years in private practice and in hospitals. During the last 20 years, I worked in multiple hospital outpatient clinics all part of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where I treated patients with Pain Management issues, anger management, depression, anxiety, abuse, domestic violence, opiate dependence/addiction, alcohol dependency, family systems, and stressors that affect life changes and other situations that cause disequilibrium. I specialized in Pain Management and emotions, working with individuals e...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 43

I am a highly experienced therapist licensed in Ohio with over 40 years of experience providing individual, couple, and family counseling across a wide spectrum of persons and life-style choices. Though having successfully treated a large variety of personal and relational problems over the years, my most common successes have been in helping persons solve their anxiety, depression, traumatic memories, grief and loss, of aging, or marital and other relationship problems. As I work to help free up the stuck places in people's lives, I draw from their own st...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 7

Hello! My experience is diverse in working with individuals, families, and adolescents seeking strategies for change. My passion to work in this field comes from the belief that everyone deserves to be understood, heard, and supported. My work as a clinical therapist includes helping people with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance use disorders, trauma, and beyond. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminology from Capital University in 2011. I immediately continued my education, receiving my Master of Social Work through The Ohio S...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of experience: 8

Welcome! Thank you for your consideration to work with me. My main goals in our work together are to develop a strong therapeutic relationship through empathy and to develop an effective treatment plan to meet your personal goals for growth. I started working as a counselor in 2013, and received my PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision in 2017. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist (IMFT-Supervisor) and Professional Counselor (LPCC-Supervisor). I have been privileged to work in a variety of settings, with kids, adolescents, adults, couples and families. ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 15

The face of someone who looks for support-looks like mine. Sometimes it's struggling with anxiety or depression. Maybe diabetes and the toll the healthy management takes on your life. It could also look like a young adult feeling stuck with so many opportunities in the world. It could look like someone who has lost their job or home and turned to Alcohol or Gambling to ease the pain. Or someone who just can't shake things they may or may not label as TRAUMA in their lives. More important than any of these situations, is the question: How do we regain CONTROL over ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Anger management, Depression
Years of experience: 4

Hello! My name is Celia Joyce (she/her) and I am a licensed independent social worker (LISW) in the state of Ohio (go Browns!). I received both my bachelors and masters degrees in social work from Ohio University. I have been working as a social worker since 2012, beginning my journey in the community mental health field and continuing in mental health and substance abuse in various settings (outpatient, residential, hospital, community-based and schools). In 2014 I was an Americorps NCCC volunteer and in 2016-2018 I was in the Peace Corps where I lived with an i...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 12

I have worked as a therapist for over twelve years with individuals, couples and families. My experience includes assisting individuals and couples dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, anger issues, sleep disturbance, parenting difficulty, self-esteem, and relationship difficulty and addiction issues. It is important that you feel comfortable with your therapist to get the most out of the therapeutic relationship. I am here to assist you in reaching your goals through education, empowerment, empathy, and support. I am licensed in Florida as a Licensed Clin...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 3

Hello, I am Sarah Touvell, LISW-S. I received my Bachelors and Master in Social work at Ohio State University and currently live in Columbus, OH. I have been a social worker for 8 years and doing individual therapy for 3 years. I am use the following interventions in my practice CBT, EMDR, DBT, ACT, CPT, Motivational Interviewing , Narrative Therapy and Strengths Based Therapy. I use an eclectic style of therapy which helps each meet each individual's needs and goals. I have experience working with a variety of people that present with a wide range of concern...

Specialties: Addictions, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 12

Hello! My name is Deborah Anderson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Texas. I am also a Licensed Independent Social worker (LISW) in Ohio, my home state. I have worked with people challenged by substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, grief and loss. My approach is solution focused, I want to work collaboratively with clients to identify ways to work through the things that have been barriers to their having a fulfilling life. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral therapy to help clients restructure the life beliefs that have hindered t...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Career difficulties, ADHD
Years of experience: 20

I am licensed in Ohio with 20 years of professional work experience. 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. In addition to my professional training, I have a wealth of life experiences that make me uniquely qualified to address issues related to individuals and families from children through older adults. Helping couples find the connection and safety they need in their relationship in order to grow together is also a privilege and an honor for me...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 10

I am a licensed social worker in Ohio with 20+ years of professional experience. I help clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 7

I am licensed in Ohio with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Assisting clients with finding work life balance and establishing or maintaining meaningful healthy connections. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support y...

Specialties: Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 26

I am licensed in Ohio with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, coping with life changes, & executive and professional coaching. 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. Please note that to avoid a conflict of interest at my primary employment, I can’t accept clients who reside in Hamilton County, Ohio. Taking the first step to sign up for t...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 5

I am licensed in Ohio with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How To Find Counseling Polk

Finding the best therapist close by in Polk can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Polk 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 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, these professionals 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 Polk 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 Polk counselors 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 in Polk
  • DBT in Polk
  • Substance use therapy in Polk
  • Couples therapy in Polk

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Polk, 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)

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 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 in Polk: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Polk: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Polk: $100
  • Therapy in Polk: $80

While many psychologists in Polk may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Polk and elsewhere throughout the state of Ohio you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Polk above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Polk 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What Mental Health Issues Can Psychotherapy Address?

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:

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. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Polk counselor 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 almost one million people in Polk, OH, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 in your area or beyond, online therapy in Polk can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Polk 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 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 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 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 professionals 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. In Polk, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Polk.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Polk:

44866