Toledo is known for  its manufacturing of glass. Glass is a valuable tool, and it can be used as a metaphor for life. Your glass windows can let you see the world, and they can keep your house bright and beautiful. However, when a storm happens, you don’t want your windows to shatter and leave you picking up the pieces. 

A counselor can be the window makers who gives you windows to see the world ahead of you, and then helps board them up once a storm happens. Speak to a Toledo-based counselor and see how you can be able to build your windows. 

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Tabitha Evans

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Hello! My name is Tabitha Evans, and I am a Independent licensed social worker in Ohio with 12 years of experience. I received my BA in Psychology and my Masters in Social work from The Ohio State University. I have worked mostly with young adult to older adults, for a variety of issues, including; depression, anxiety, anger management, sexual orientation, trauma/sexual abuse, and overall adjustment issues. My style is flexible, but I tend to mostly focus on CBT interventions. I also use solution focused, motivational interviewing, and other various styles as needed to best suit the client. I believe in providing empathy and understanding, while assisting to build insight during sessions. I have found this style to be overall successful with most clients. I tend to think of a counselor as a guide while you do good work on yourself! I keep an open communication path, to ensure your needs are being met.

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Ellice Park

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC,MA,EMDR Therapist
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

No longer taking new clients.

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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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david Gibbs

Offering therapy in OH
License: MA,LMHC,ICADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGrief
20 years of experience

I am a licensed in both Ohio and Florida -Ohio as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor as well as a certified addiction professional, and a qualified supervisor in Florida. I have more than 20 years of experience in counseling in the fields of mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring issues. Channeling these early experiences, I have written and self-published the book Humbug to Happiness. The book is an extension of the author, David A Gibbs passionate belief that everyone is entitled and deserves to live a life of happiness! I have worked in multiple settings, including home-based crisis stabilization, private and nonprofit organizations, and private practice. I have presented at both local and national conferences, addressing mental health and substance abuse, and its impact on the communities.

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Lauren Roberts

Offering therapy in OH
License: JD,MSW,LISW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
3 years of experience

As your therapist, it’s my job to meet you where you’re at. What are you hoping to get out of therapy? As your therapist we will work together towards your goals. Whether you’ve been in therapy for years or this is your first session, we will work together to figure out what will be most beneficial. Therapy sessions can look a variety of ways. Maybe it’s processing a recent trauma, other times identifying and breaking unhealthy patterns. Our sessions will be a safe space where we can learn more coping skills, build a better relationship with yourself and your body, figure out effective tactics for managing stress and anxiety, and explore your identity. I often incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in my work with clients. I work with many clients are coping with histories of complex trauma, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Depression, Anxiety, and Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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Samantha Alvarez

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
16 years of experience

I am a licensed independent social worker with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Yolanda Hodge

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am an independently licensed clinician in Ohio with 6 years of professional work experience. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist and have experience in helping clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Ashley Doren

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & depression among many other reasons to attend therapy. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion and from all walks of life. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I have worked with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. I look forward to getting to know you and work with you on your goals.

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Mousumi Mallik

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

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

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Kelly Andrews

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

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

How to find counseling in Toledo

Finding the best therapist close by in Toledo 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 Toledo. 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 Toledo, 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 Toledo 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 Toledo 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 Toledo, elsewhere in Lucas, 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 Toledo area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Toledo 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 Toledo 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 Toledo 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 Toledo, 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 Toledo 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 Toledo 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 Toledo 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 Toledo 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 Toledo 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 43654 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 Toledo 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 Toledo 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 Toledo, 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.

Toledo has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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

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

43601, 43603, 43604, 43605, 43606, 43607, 43608, 43609, 43610, 43611, 43612, 43613, 43614, 43615, 43620, 43623, 43635, 43652, 43654, 43656, 43657, 43659, 43660, 43661, 43666, 43667, 43681, 43682, 43697, 43699

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