When you are grieving, you just cannot seem to focus on anything else. And you wonder how long it is going to last. Will you ever get over it? It is different for everyone and there is no set schedule to get over your loss. No matter how long you need, you just have to take it one day at a time. And you may want to talk to a grief counselor about your feelings.

Wapakoneta, Ohio is a great place to enjoy and relax with many parks such as Heritage Park, Belcher Park, and the Temple of Tolerance, which is a place that many call Zen-like. Talk to one of the grief counselors around the Wapakoneta area and then go out and enjoy one of these great places to relax.

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James Bunch

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
7 years of experience

I have nine years of experience counseling clients with a variety of struggles, personalities, and life experiences as well as counseling in group settings. Each counseling experience brings challenges and victories and I consider it an honor and privilege to come alongside individuals or couples in need. I personally see my role as counselor as an opportunity to serve. With this in mind my goal is to listen, to understand and to dive in with my client and fight alongside in their journey toward healing. I have a passion to help others in whatever situation and have spent a lot of time with individuals struggling with depression and anxiety as well as other mental health and life issues. My familiarity has given me confidence and success when coming alongside my clients in these areas. There is also a special place in my heart for those going through marriage problems or relationship issues. I have focused on marriage counseling in the last few years and it has become a major strength area in my counseling. I typically use counseling techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and reality therapy. I also have a passion for Christian counseling techniques and principles and enjoy counseling individuals and couples seeking biblical guidance. I have lived in Ohio most of my life and have five sons with my wife of fifteen years. I am a follower of Christ and self-proclaimed geek. I also very much enjoy the outdoors, sports, music, reading, and just spending time with friends and family. I have a passion for helping others and being involved in my community. 2008- Graduated from Cedarville University with B.A. Psychology Bible Minor. 2013- L.P.C. Graduated from Liberty University with M.A. in Professional Counseling 2017- L.P.C.C. E.1700001. Expires 2019, Jan.

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Patti Schwarztrauber

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSW,LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience

I have worked my entire career as a social worker in various capacities, including 8 years as a therapist/counselor. My counseling style is eclectic, utilizing tools from various forms of therapy depending on my client and their concerns. As a part of my training and my life I have been a consumer of both therapy and life coaching, and these experiences have helped me to understand client concerns and perspectives. I believe that my maturity has provided me with a breadth of experience that is very helpful in my awareness, acceptance, and ability. Of particular interest to me is women’s issues, as I have nearly 20 years experience working in the field of domestic violence. My practice is trauma informed. I believe that it takes courage to seek treatment, which can lead to self examination and discussion of issues that are more easily pushed aside. But the reward of a more satisfying life is more than worth the effort. 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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Sonya Fuller

Offering therapy in OH
License: B.S, MSW, ACM,LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteem
28 years of experience

Hello and Welcome. I am so glad that you decided to reach out for support at this critical time in your life. It takes a great deal of courage to pursue change and to work towards living your best life. I am honored that you would allow me to partner with you on this journey. Here is some information about me and how I plan to support you as you move forward. I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Cleveland State University (2014) and am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision Designation for the state of Ohio. Since the beginning of my social work career I have been refining my skills and gaining valuable work experience in a variety of settings. After obtaining my Bachelor degree from Bowling Green State University I set out to change the world one person at a time. For the first half of my career I worked for the Salvation Army as a Community Social Worker and concluded my time there as The Director of the Women and Children’s Shelter. As a community social worker I engaged in crisis intervention, case management and served as a life coach. My experience as a director helped me to gain knowledge in group therapy, advocacy and coordination of services. I have worked with runaway teens as well as those involved with the justice system. The second half of my career included clinical social worker in the acute hospital setting as well as a rehabilitation center. In these settings I provided case management and counseling services for those individuals who had a sudden life changing event that resulted in depression, anxiety and a need to formulate a plan for a new normal. My current position as a hospice social worker allows me to provide grief, marital and family counseling prior to and directly after the patients transition. I truly believe that the work I do is my gift and each day I live by the motto, “We come into this world full, leave empty”. My counseling style is warm and engaging and I always strive to develop a therapeutic relationship that leaves the person feeling valued and heard. My primary approach is Client Centered which focuses on providing unconditional positive regard, empathy and genuine support. I also utilize Cognitive- Behavioral and Psychodynamic counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and special needs. If you’re ready for a change I stand ready to help.

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Jodi Jankowski

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & 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. 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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Dr. Joseph Lukas-Drouillard Hogan

Offering therapy in OH
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
17 years of experience

Hi! My name is Joseph G. Lukas-Drouillard Hogan, LCSW (Joe Hogan) and I am a Client Centered and Mind/Body/Spirit therapist who has been helping people for over 17 years. I am currently licensed in New Mexico and Ohio. I grew up outside Toledo, Ohio, and have Midwestern values, a loving heart, a kind disposition, and a good sense of humor! A 1990 graduate of the University of Toledo with a BA in Psychology, I started my journey as a career counselor. I went from there to working as a inpatient psychiatric social worker. In 2002, I received an MSW from Eastern Michigan University. I also obtained an MBA in 2007, and a non-academic PhD(Hon.) in Metaphysical Religious Counseling in 2000. I have worked in a lot of settings. I have also worked as a drug and alcohol counselor. I have had a private practice for many years working with seniors. I have worked with musicians on Music Row in Nashville. I have worked in rural areas of northern NM and OH. I have even worked on a Native American reservation (Kewa). I am open to also work with those currently being treated with Medical Cannabis. I am also a Veteran. I served in the Ohio Army National Guard. I have worked as a civilian LCSW (social worker) at Fort Campbell, KY, Kirtland AFB in NM, and the VA in Taos, NM. In my free time as well, I have served as an adult officer in the Navy Sea Cadets, and currently serve in the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Air Force CAP program. Right now I live in Albuquerque, NM where I also enjoy flea markets, driving in the mountains, listening to classic rock, getting to the beach if I can, and watching college and pro football! Learning and practicing self love and self care, and showing love and understanding to other bring happiness to life. That does not mean that difficult people don’t exist in this world. We are all spirits in human form just trying to find happiness! We can rise above the negativity! Let’s take this journey together through this mystery we call life and find the special one which is you!

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Henrietta Opoku

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
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, trauma and abuse, depression, & coping with life changes. 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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Angela Grimes

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

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Ohio with 15 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. 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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Brittanie Holzfaster

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
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, family conflicts, 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. 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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Lindsay Stone

Offering therapy in OH
License: MBA, MSW,LISW-S,CDCA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience

I am a licensed independent social worker who has been practicing in the state of Ohio with over 15 years of experience. My work with clients in a variety of settings in both one on one settings, group settings and hospital based care. I have had specialized training in Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and various treatment modalities utilizing our family system as a key component to success. My clinical experience has allowed me the opportunity to treat individuals with depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, abuse, life changes and family conflict. I believe the client is the expert on themselves and I will only serve as a collaborative and empathetic guide as you discover new parts of yourself that will ultimately allow you to strive. Life is too short to live in a way that is not fulfilling or satisfying. I hope that you allow me the privilege to come alongside your journey, even just for a while... Be well, Lindsay

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Mary Paradiso

Offering therapy in OH
AddictionsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in New York and Ohio with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients in coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, trauma, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working in coping with life changes. 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.

How to find counseling in Wapakoneta

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Wapakoneta 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 Wapakoneta 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 Wapakoneta 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 Wapakoneta, 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 Wapakoneta 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 Wapakoneta 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 Wapakoneta 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 Wapakoneta 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 Wapakoneta 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 45895 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 Wapakoneta 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 Wapakoneta 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 Wapakoneta, 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.

Wapakoneta 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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