Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can cause severe anxiety, rapid heart rate, palpitations, dizziness, insomnia, and panic attacks. You may not even know you have PTSD but if you get severely stressed out when you think about certain things, you may need to speak to one of the experienced counselors in Trotwood, Ohio. 

Trotwood is known for their golf courses, Hara Greens and Moss Creek, which attract many of the residents as well as visitors from all over. However, if you have PTSD, going anywhere can be a struggle and enjoying anything is just not happening. Talking to one of the Trotwood counselors can help you figure out what to do to get better. 

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Emily McClure

Offering therapy in OH
License: MA, LPCC-S
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
9 years of experience

Hi! My name is Emily. I recognize that talking about the issues which can deeply impact everyday life can be intimidating at times. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio. I am also a clinical supervisor and enjoy mentoring others. I have over 8 years of experience in multiple community settings providing therapy for individuals and families. I have experience working with clients who suffer from depression and anxiety, those who are experiencing stress in their lives due to change or traumatic events, and those experiencing relationship or career issues. I have a warm, flexible, and person-centered approach. I will seek to understand first and also support you in achieving your goals. I have an eclectic style and use a combination of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, principles of dialectical behavioral therapy, and ACT. I am here to support you, to help generate solutions, and to provide feedback and encouragement. Small, positive changes add up and we will celebrate them! I also recognize the impact that trauma can have on individuals and family systems and provide treatment through a trauma-informed lens. I am a Christian and my faith plays an important role in my life. I am open to faith-based counseling if you choose and will respect your personal beliefs. It takes courage to reach out and seek help and I'm so grateful that you took that step. I am here to help you use the strengths you already have to make meaningful and practical shifts in both mindset and actions. I am so excited for us to begin working together. Please note that I am only licensed in Ohio and therefore am only able to provide services to clients who are residing in Ohio.

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Eileen Morello-Mahdik

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSSA, LISW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
35 years of experience

I am a licensed Psycho-therapist in the State of Ohio with over 30 years experience providing psychotherapy to individuals, children and families. My clients have come to me with problems of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and many more! My therapy style is warm and interactive, personal, and most of all respectful and flexible. The techniques I may use are cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and client-centered therapy. Most importantly, therapy will be tailored to suit YOU. It can be difficult to seek help for issues that are keeping you from reaching your full potential. I am here to provide support and encouragement in changing your life for the better. I look forward to working with you!

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Victoria Marion

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSSA, LISW-S , LICDC
AddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Greetings; My name is Victoria M. Marion, MSSA, LISW-S. I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio where I received my bachelor's degree in social work at Ursuline College and then my master's degree in social work at Case Western Reserve. I also have a clinical license in Substance Use Disorder. I have over 20 years of experience with mental health and substance abuse. My invaluable mentors encouraged me to seek therapy so that I will be able to understand the feelings many clients feel when they are asked to share their life experiences with a stranger. I understand how much faith and courage it takes to seek help, which adds to my compassion and sincere willingness to help you. My experience has taught me to ask you what happened instead of what's wrong. My various therapy styles include: Cognitive Behavioral, Client Centered, Couples Therapy and Integrated Trauma Treatment. The past 10 years have afforded me the privilege of working with veterans who have suffered with chronic homelessness as a result of untreated substance use and/or mental health issues like PTSD. I understand how difficult it is to begin the process, so let me help you, support you, and get you back on the road of living and enjoying life.

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Sarah Bonnette

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSSA,LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S) based in Cleveland, Ohio with over 20 years’ experience working with and for children, adults and families. I have worked with clients challenged with a wide variety of concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, school difficulties, foster care and adoption issues, grief, trauma, intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as discrimination. I am known for being a good listener, caring, non-judgmental and meeting the person where they are at. My approach is solution focused, strengths based and trauma informed. I firmly believe that we all have our answers within us but sometimes need some help to find them! I look forward to meeting you and working together to identify and work toward your goals for a more fulfilled life.

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Christopher “Chris” Mendiguren

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

I am licensed in Ohio with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Maris Howell

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
4 years of experience

I have been working as a therapist and case manager for teens and young adult for the last 4 years in Ohio! I focus on talk therapy and believe that a healthy relationship with oneself can be the foundation of healing. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression and self-harm. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion as I think a strong therapeutic relationship can facilitate growth. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and vulnerability and I am proud of you :)

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Laura Wiedlebacher

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

I am licensed in Ohio with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship 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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Stacy Mandato

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
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, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & motivation, 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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Deborah 'Rachel' Friedman

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
32 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with over 32 years of professional work experience. In addition to the work I do here, I also work as a pet and service dog trainer with a sub-speciality in psychiatric service dogs. Within my clinical role, I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss & LGBTQ+ related issues. 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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Hallie Henry

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist serving clients in both Ohio and Illinois. I’ve had the privilege of supporting adult women and men, teens and children in both individual and group settings. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, family conflicts, life transitions, grief and loss, attachment issues, motivation, self esteem, confidence and healing from traumatic experiences. I believe in a collaborative approach where we will work together to identify your goals, address challenges you’re facing and build upon your existing strengths. Seeking a path of growth and change is a courageous act and I’m honored to support you in that process. I look forward to working with you!

How to find counseling in Trotwood

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Trotwood 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 Trotwood 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 Trotwood 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 Trotwood, 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 Trotwood 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 Trotwood 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 Trotwood 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 Trotwood 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 Trotwood 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 45315 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 Trotwood 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 Trotwood 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 Trotwood, 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.

Trotwood 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:

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

45315, 45416, 45417, 45426

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