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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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Gigi Muir

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC-S,LICDC-CS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficulties
28 years of experience

I am excited to start working with clients on this platform. I have been a counselor for over 25 years. While much of my experience has been in the area of addiction, I also worked for ten years at a community mental health agency. I enjoy working with clients with addiction issues, anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues. I have a pretty laid back style. I’m a good listener and am very solution-focused. I look forward to working with you to assist you in reaching your counseling goals.

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Erin Foster

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Ohio since 2016. I have a very diverse background and have worked in many different setting. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma and addiction. I have working various types of settings including, hospital, community mental health and private practice. My style is very laid back and really focuses on the needs in the moment to aid in coping with daily and life stressors as well as making those connections to gain insight on different perspectives. I feel that counseling is a collaboration and a partnership. The client needs to have a huge role in their treatment and its direction which gives it more meaning and success. I use primarily a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy approach but have training in additional therapies such as DBT and mindfulness. Being able to explore the thinking process and gaining an understanding of what we think and feel and how that impacts our lives is key to healing and developing better coping methods.

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Amy Smith

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSW, LISW
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger management
15 years of experience

I believe the most important component of good therapy is a collaborative relationship. It's important you feel a connection to your therapist. You must feel listened to from someone who is non-judgemental, like your concerns are taken seriously. A good rapport from a knowledgeable therapist is key. And that is what I have provided to my client's going into two decades of doing mental health work. I've worked with women through trauma and addiction. Moms struggling with anxiety and parenting. Younger people getting their education and needing support through transitions and life changes with crippling OCD. People with debilitating symptoms of bipolar disorder and personality disorders desperate to manage their symptoms and just get through the day. I enjoy working with women who are exploring career options, starting a new business or expanding their reach as entrepreneurs. I have extensive training and experience in addiction. I'm certified in harm reduction psychotherapy but also support abstinence whenever possible. It depends on each individual and their needs. I have a great deal of knowledge and experience with anxiety and depression as well. The most important lesson I've learned over the years and the best advice I can give is this: lead the least secretive life you can. Shame and guilt will magnify your stress enormously. Suffering in silence is terrible. These types of problems don't get smaller. They usually get bigger left untreated. I encourage you whatever you are struggling with don't keep it in. Talk to someone. That someone could be me.

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Michelle Archer

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC,LMHC,MSEd
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am an independently licensed therapist in Ohio and Florida with over 15 years of experience practicing and providing mental health counseling and consulting. I have a plethora of my time spent serving in the following areas in the role of Director and counselor: outpatient mental health counseling/supervision , substance use disorder counseling/supervision, residential treatment/incarcerated pervasively mental ill, MAOTP, and foster care. I have spent 15 years providing mental health therapy in both community mental health agencies, department of rehabilitation and corrections, and private practice settings. I have assisted and supported clients with a wide range of concerns including life coaching, depression, self confidence deficiencies, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, posttraumatic stress disorder, grief, addiction, substance abuse, and other pervasive and acute mental health disorders. My experience extends to providing services to specialized service providers including: first responders and military personnel including but not limited to: veterans, active duty, and or discharged military. As well as, medical doctors and nursing staff, counselors, social workers, law enforcement, prison corrections officers, and firefighters. My therapy style is open, genuine, accepting, nonjudgmental, honest, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, positive psychology, cognitive behavioral processing, humanistic or Rogerian, psychodynamic, person-centered, and motivational Interviewing to best fit your assessed needs. I will tailor our sessions and treatment goals to meet your unique and specific needs. Remember therapy is about striving towards wellness and wholehearted living! To make the first steps towards change it takes strength, commitment, courage, and the drive to seek a more fulfilling and happier life . If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Adriane Peck

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & 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 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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Stephanie Birnbaum

Offering therapy in OH
Self esteemCoachingADHD
37 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I encourage resilience and believe that clients who can be resilient will often find a path to new positive realities and perspectives that have the potential to flourish and empower them in surprising ways. 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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Cameron Manahan

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Ranel Heard

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & 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.

How to find counseling in Verona

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Verona 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 Verona 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 Verona 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 Verona, 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 Verona 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 Verona 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 Verona 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 Verona 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 Verona 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 45378 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 Verona 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 Verona 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 Verona, 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.

Verona 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 Verona:

45309, 45338, 45378

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