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Courtney Szabo

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LISW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

You are courageous for seeking counseling, and I'm excited to join you on this part of your journey. Change is difficult, even when it is for the better. As we work together and the change process begins you will recognize you are better equipped to successfully manage your emotions, thoughts and behaviors. I enjoy working with people in their natural environments because I have found when you are comfortable and safe, you will make the most progress. I work with people with a variety of needs: survivors of trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, parenting needs and coping with life changes (relationship stress, career changes, relocation, parenting) are just a few. My communication style is direct, caring and supportive. In all cases, the focus of therapy is you. I use integrative therapy techniques combined from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client-Centered Therapy, education and Psychoanalysis, depending on your needs and therapy goals. This combination of approaches ensures that I provide you with the tools you need to make the changes in your life you are working on. My approach to therapy is client-centered, because you are the master of your experience. I believe each individual has their own individual needs. You are courageous for reaching out and I will always make sure to do my best to meet your needs.

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Tabitha Duckworth

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LISW-S,LCSW,QS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
26 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Tabitha. I am licensed as a clinical social worker in the state of Ohio and Florida. I received my Master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University - Mandel School (Social Work) in Cleveland, OH. I have been a social worker for over 2 decades. I have a wealth of experience with individuals, couples, groups and families. I really enjoy assisting people with discovering their strengths, skills, and motivation to make impactful changes in their lives. My mission is to touch as many individuals that I can to offer support, encouragement and tools to assist with conquering life's hurdles, overcoming trauma, withstanding stress, destroying negative thinking, and developing your best life. You have made an impressive step by reaching out for assistance. Let me support you on your journey.

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Bethany Crouch

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): MSEd, LPCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCompassion fatigue
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio. I specialize in the treatment of family communication needs, trauma, anxiety, self-esteem difficulties, midlife challenges, and self-care. I have been in the field since 2004 in multiple capacities, and have been active in my current role since 2014. I have practiced in community mental health, school, and private practice settings, and have served in case management, supervising, therapist, and program coordinator roles. My counseling style is warm, non-threatening, and calming, and I prioritize the unique needs of each client. My preferred counseling methods include: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Structural Family Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, and the Incredible Years Program. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Additionally, I am a National Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor, and an Incredible Years Parent Program Facilitator. It is my joy to facilitate progress and self-actualization in my clients, and I still get excited for each client as that progress happens! I invite you to take this initial step on your journey by reaching out. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Cynthia Yamokoski

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): PhD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed psychologist in Ohio with over 15 years experience. I have expertise in treating a variety of concerns and conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety (including panic attacks and OCD), and prolonged grief. I have extensive training, and clinical and research experience in treating individuals who have survived traumatic events, including but not limited to first responders, combat, accidents, and sexual traumas (childhood and adult). I utilize time-limited approaches that are strongly backed by clinical research to address presenting concerns, including cognitive behavioral techniques (including specific protocols such as Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, Exposure and Relapse Prevention for OCD, CBT for depression). Prior to starting these time-limited treatments, I first assure that clients are informed about treatment options and engage in a process of shared decision-making. Through my clinical work, I have been honored to witness and walk along side countless strong and brave clients who have succeeded in moving forward and finding renewed purpose and meaning. I would be honored to join you in this journey.

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Debora Van Romer

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma and abuse, self esteem, confidence, family related issues, domestic violence, divorce and many other issues. I work with my clients to create an open, safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I am here to support and encourage my clients in all aspects of their counseling journey, 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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Jessica Tucker

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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.

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Brad Kelley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW,LCAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
19 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My ideal client is open minded and willing to do what is normally outside of their comfort zone. My ideal client is an individual who is dedicated to improving and committed to living a better life. Someone who is able to accept change and accept aspects that are out of their control. I have much experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, identity, addiction and many mental health issues. I thoroughly enjoy helping people overcome problematic areas and enabling individuals to live a full and meaningful life. I feel strongly about the empowerment of the client and healing the mind, body and spirit.

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Allison Vandrak

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialoge 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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Beth Pilous-Smith

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
29 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 29 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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.

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Preston Mannon

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi there, my name is Preston Mannon. I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in Ohio (LPCC). I also hold a credential with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC). I have been working full time as a therapist for over three years in community mental health. I graduated from Marshall University for my professional degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a gay therapist and specialize in LGBTIQA+ concerns. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and motivational interviewing. I have experience in working with adults and teenagers. My approach is casual and I work to center our discussions and therapy around your specific needs and concerns. I am additionally in training currently for my supervisory credential to educate other mental health counselors and students.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Waynesville

Finding the best therapist close by in Waynesville 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 in Waynesville that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Waynesville. 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 Waynesville, 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 in the Waynesville region and in the state of Ohio. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Waynesville or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Waynesville area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Waynesville 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 Waynesville, elsewhere in Warren, or in the greater state of Ohio.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Waynesville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Waynesville 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 Waynesville 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 Waynesville 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Waynesville online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Waynesville, 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 Waynesville psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Waynesville 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 Waynesville helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Waynesville 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Waynesville 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 in Waynesville?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Waynesville 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.

Waynesville therapists 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 Waynesville 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 Waynesville 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in OH, therapists 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 45068 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Waynesville counselor?

Before seeing your Waynesville 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Waynesville.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Waynesville 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 with a Waynesville counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Waynesville, 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.

Waynesville 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service 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.

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