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Dr. Doris Atanmo-Strempek

Offering therapy in OH
License: PhD,LPCC-S,CLS
Trauma and abuseCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Hello! My name is Dr Doris Atanmo-Strempek. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio, a Clinical Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Georgia, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New Mexico. Being licensed in three states has exposed me to diverse populations and the specific issues particular to that region. I am a member of the American Counseling Association and several of the divisions within the association. I earned my Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Akron. I am a clinical researcher, a psycho education presenter and a Counselor Educator to graduate students seeking to join the field of clinical counseling. I have been a licensed practitioner for over 13 years. I specialize in women's issues using Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy modalities. My counseling style is warm and person centered. I utilize a wholistic approach to reach my clients. We all intrinsically have what we need to be whole. My work with you is to help you uncover those inner strengths and empower you to develop effective coping skills to navigate through life. Let me help you take the first steps of beginning to heal from the inside out. I look forward to working with you.

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Gregory Jurica

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC-S,LICDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Greg is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. He also holds a certification as a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor via the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Greg received his Master of Education from Kent State University in Higher Education Administration & Student Personnel and his Master of Science in Education from The University of Akron in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Greg is a former college administrator with experience in residential life, career services and judicial affairs. Greg has diverse experiences in the community mental health, primary healthcare and private practice models spanning multiple age groups, diagnoses and levels of care. Greg works full-time with a local medical/primary healthcare group as a Behavioral Health Consultant. Further, he is an adjunct faculty member in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program in the School of Counseling at The University of Akron. Greg’s specific areas of specialty include: Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; Anxiety Disorders; Bipolar & Related Disorders; Career Development; Crisis Intervention; Depressive Disorders; Disruptive, Impulse Control & Conduct disorders; Life Transitions; Grief & Loss; Illness & Chronic Pain Adjustment; Obsessive-Compulsive-Related Disorders; Personality Disorders; Relationship Difficulty; Schizophrenia Spectrum & Other Psychotic Disorders; Stress Management; Substance-Related & Addictive Disorders; Trauma- & Stressor-Related Disorders; Utilizing Relaxation Techniques. Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy.

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Kim Mouti

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
25 years of experience

I am a Social Worker with over 25 years of experience. I have worked with people of all ages from many walks of life and would like to help you on your journey as well. My experience ranges from kids to adults with depression, anxiety, life adjustments, addiction and crisis intervention. My main focus now is working with women and adolescents. I will listen to your story and guide you to make your life more manageable. I am not here to tell you what to do but will give you skills and feedback to help you through this challenging time in your life.

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Rebecca Swindle

Offering therapy in OH
License: LSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience

I am a therapist who has had the pleasure of helping clients of all backgrounds for the last 5 years. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, co-occurring disorders and trauma related counseling. I believe in treating everyone with respect, empathy, and a non-judge mental atmosphere. My therapy style combines multi-disciplinary approaches that include cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused and motivational therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to reach out and by doing this you are taking the first step. If you are ready, I am here to support and empower you.

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Rhonda Milner

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC-S,LCDC III
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
14 years of experience

Rhonda Milner, MS Ed, LPCC, LCDC III, is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who holds a Master of Science Degree in Community Counseling from the University of Dayton. Rhonda is also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III who has been working with men, women, and children with addiction issues for the past 13 years. Along with an expertise of treating substance use disorders, Rhonda specializes in working with a variety of mental health disorders including those dealing with depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Rhonda has been working with adolescents to help them gain positive peer support, develop pro-social activities, develop problem-solving and communication skills as well as relapse prevention skills and refusal skills. In addition, Rhonda works with couples and families, to also help them gain problem-solving skills, communication skills, and to develop healthier relationships among family members. Sometimes life events cause feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, and sorrow. Some think it's a sign of weakness to ask for help but in reality it is a sign of strength and courage to reach out. If you or someone you care about is experiencing any of these struggles reach out today and take the first step to healing.

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Bethany Chime

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
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, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Jacqueline Naeem

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 12 years of professional work experience. I have successfully treated clients with anxiety, depression, trauma history, addiction issues, blended-family issues and many other struggles. I also have experience helping clients cope with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor treatment 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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Melissa Marshall-Allen

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I am trained in EMDR a speciality therapy for trauma. I am also trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)and DBT. I have worked in a variety of settings including the military community, Safety Forces, private practice, and community services. 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 seek help takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Kate Dove

Offering therapy in OH
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio with over 20 years of professional and clinical practice. My experience includes helping adults cope with the challenges of life transitions that often include relationship issues, family conflict, parenting issues, and career difficulties. Within my practice, I have advanced training to support clients faced with new diagnoses or chronic illnesses, end of life issues, and stressors that come with being a caregiver. I believe that unresolved issues in any part of your life, regardless of its origin, can cause increased feelings of pain or discontent as you struggle to adapt and grow. It is the struggle that then presents as anxiety, depression, or other unwanted behaviors that prevent you from having the life you want. Identifying these sources will allow us to collaboratively work through them to heal, move forward, and create the life you envision. I work to always provide my clients with a safe, non-judgmental space and unbiased listening. I use a psychoeducational approach to help you recognize what your mind and body are going through and discover real solutions for lasting change. We will use your strengths and new perspectives to create paths for lifelong transformation. I am direct, flexible, and like to use humor when needed! Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling life takes courage and I am here to support you in that process.

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Bethany Bolin

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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.

How to find counseling in Sheffield Lake

Finding the best therapist close by in Sheffield Lake 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 Sheffield Lake. 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 Sheffield Lake, 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 Sheffield Lake 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 Sheffield Lake 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 Sheffield Lake, elsewhere in Lorain, 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 Sheffield Lake area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Sheffield Lake 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 Sheffield Lake 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 Sheffield Lake 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 Sheffield Lake, 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 Sheffield Lake 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 Sheffield Lake 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 Sheffield Lake 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 Sheffield Lake 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 Sheffield Lake 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 44054 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 Sheffield Lake 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 Sheffield Lake 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 Sheffield Lake, 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.

Sheffield Lake 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

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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 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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