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Kristen Schmauder

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW,LISW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a social worker licensed in both Missouri and Ohio. I have several years experience working with individuals and families in the residential, home, and private practice setting. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, anger, self-esteem, life transitions, relationship issues, parenting and peer problems, career or school challenges, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma especially in regards to neglect, emotional and physical abuse. My style is warm, understanding, and collaborative. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, strengths-based, solution focused therapy. I will tailor our interactions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes a lot of courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I would be honored to work with you!

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Ashley Spitzer

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): MSSA,LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsGriefDepression
19 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello and welcome! I am a clinical social worker/psychotherapist who has been in the mental health profession for over 15 years. I have a laidback and warm personality and encourage my clients to not censor themselves and to ask questions. I like to say that therapy is YOUR time. It is your time to vent, process and identify you needs, wants and goals. I thoroughly enjoy helping individuals help themselves. I offer a safe and open-minded environment to allow my clients to feel welcome and comfortable. I utilize a client-focused approach and strongly feel that is it imperative to focus on the client's immediate symptoms and needs. I encourage my clients to be who they are and reassure them that they do not need to censor their problems, emotions and needs. I am creative and considerate when choosing my interventions and open to hearing feedback from clients. I feel that being open to feedback allows me to better assist my patients by identifying their likes, dislikes and comfort level. My mission is to educate and empower humans, of all ages, about how to take care of ourselves and others; mind, body and soul. It is also to teach the importance of consistency, empathy and setting boundaries. Because consistency is calming; empathy is essential and boundaries are beautiful. I am here to help and guide you in whatever capacity I can. Please free to ask questions, I am here to listen, engage and help you help yourself. I enjoy working with clients ages 13 and up, providing assessments, individual and family therapy. I am absolutely committed to maintaining a positive rapport throughout the treatment process, so my clients feel comfortable providing me with the necessary feedback to help them move forward in therapy.

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Mary Mayle

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LISWS
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I believe every person has a story, and every story has purpose. Your experiences matter. Who you are matters. We all have things that become obstacles, but it is when those obstacles interfere with our ability to live each day to its fullest that we need support to address them. I have worked with all people of all ethnicities, religious affiliations, ages, and states of health to address anxiety, depression, and stressful social dynamics. I provide a safe non-judgmental space to share what is in your heart, and work together to process that into actionable steps for improving daily life, in whatever way that means for you. I have used motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, Labyrinth work and guided imagery as specialized ways to uncover and process emotions and issues.

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Amy Boggs

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

We can all feel overwhelmed, isolated, the loss of "normal," or battling the weight of not feeling good enough. Please know you're not alone. I provide a supportive environment for those navigating these challenging emotions and life situations. Together, we'll embark on a journey toward healing and self-discovery. We will work together to increase understanding and empower you to overcome these hurdles. You deserve to feel valued and supported. I'm Amy Boggs, LISW in Ohio with over 16 years of experience as a therapist. Throughout my career, I've worked with individuals facing diverse challenges, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and life changes. My approach combines several methods, such as cognitive behavioral techniques and solution focused. As a dedicated therapist, I bring a genuine sense of empathy and understanding to each client interaction. My commitment to being a great listener ensures that your concerns are not only heard but truly understood. I foster a non-judgmental space where you can openly explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of criticism. I invite you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth with me as your guide. Together, we can navigate challenges and work towards a healthier, more fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you and assisting you on this part of your journey.

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Diana Dunn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC,ATR
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Whatever you are going through, you are not alone. Whether you are looking for strategies to cope, support in making a big decision, help with a difficult relationship, insight into mental health symptoms, a listening ear, cultivating a deeper level of acceptance, strength, hope, or exploring personal meaning and purpose, I count it an honor to work with you. I have been in practice for 14 years in the mental health field, since earning my Master's degree in Counseling and Art Therapy from Ursuline College in 2009. As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Registered Art Therapist, I work with clients in both private practice and within the outpatient hospital setting. Drawing upon the bountiful resources of Mindfulness, CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic Approach, and Art Therapy (if requested), I seek to balance our sessions with compassion, clinical skill, and creativity, incorporating personalized coping tools to address your goals and build upon your natural strength and innate resilience. Therapy is a gift that you give to yourself; the benefits of therapy are well worth the work!

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Noreen Loftus-Spilman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LISW-S,MSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Tracy Siemer

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
AddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. 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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Yolanda Tingler

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Yolonda, but I prefer to go by Rhonda, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I specialize in individual, family, and group therapy for Deaf/Hard of Hearing, people with disabilities, and hearing individuals. I use several approaches depending on the client such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Behavioral Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy etc. I have been a Sign Language Interpreter for 25 years and decided to join the field of Social Work 9 years ago to be able to conduct therapy, advocate, and assist with policy changes for underserved populations. I have also worked in K-12 settings and college settings for 25 years and am knowledgeable regarding student issues and academic needs. I have provided group therapy, family therapy, and individual therapy in residential treatment programs, psychiatric hospitals, forensics, community mental-health agencies, school settings and private practice settings. I further specialize with ADHD/ADD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar, Personality Disorders, OCD, Phobias, Military, etc. with a variety of techniques. My primary goal is to help you identify and cope more effectively with problems in your daily life, as well as help you to deal better with internal conflicts - such as anxiety, fear, trauma, and depression - so that you can achieve a happier and more peaceful life. I work to develop a strong bond with each client as I believe the therapeutic relationship is the primary tool for growth and change. You will find that I offer a wide range of office hours to include late evenings and weekends to benefit those who are in need of those times and keep engaged with my clients through all efforts.

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Steven Gifford

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & 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. 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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Ashley Weingard

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficulties
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am an independently licensed mental health counselor in Ohio with 5 years of professional work experience. I take a collaborative, client-centered approach so my sessions will be tailored to your unique needs. I view therapy as a collaborative process where we work together to move towards solutions. Since I do not primarily work on the Betterhelp platform I currently am only offering weeknight appointments. I have experience with a diverse range of clients and topic areas. These include: life transitions, trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, healthy relationships, stress, career counseling, and psychosis. Whether you are attempting to manage an ongoing stressor, trying to make an improvement, or just need someone to listen, I am here to help. Taking the first step towards a more fulfilling life takes courage and isn’t always easy. I am here to support you in that process and look forward to working together if you think I’m a good fit for your needs. Regardless, I believe in you!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Saint Paris

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Saint Paris 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 Saint Paris, elsewhere in Champaign, 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 Saint Paris 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 Saint Paris 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 Saint Paris 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 Saint Paris 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 Saint Paris online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Saint Paris, 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 Saint Paris 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 Saint Paris 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 Saint Paris 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 Saint Paris 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 Saint Paris 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 Saint Paris?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Saint Paris 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.

Saint Paris 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 Saint Paris 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 Saint Paris 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 43072 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 Saint Paris counselor?

Before seeing your Saint Paris 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 Saint Paris.

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 Saint Paris 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 Saint Paris 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 Saint Paris, 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.

Saint Paris 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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