For a small community, Wickliffe boasts numerous parks for its residents to enjoy. Parklands offer a wealth of activities and nature that can add peace and comfort to anyone’s life. However, sometimes the peacefulness of nature and the activities provided do not seem to spice up one’s life. Sometimes little joy can be found in life.

When you have lost your joy, Wickliffe-area counselors can help. These confidential therapists can help you examine your life and what has made you lose your joy. They can help you back on the path to happiness and wellness. Contact a counselor today.

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Kevin Peterca

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S, CEAP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefCareer difficultiesDepression
32 years of experience

Warm Greetings~ I wish you the best in making your selection for a counselor to address the challenges you're currently facing. I'm a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) in Ohio. I've provided short-term, goal directed counseling to individuals and couples for over thirty years and feel extremely fortunate to assist and support my clients. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - CBT (for more information see the Mayo Clinic's description: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cognitive-behavioral-therapy/about/pac-20384610 ). However, I adjust my approach to fit the needs of my unique client. I work collaboratively with my clients and invite their input and preferences as we work together to achieve specific goals. I've assisted clients with stress, relationship/family, work/career, depression and anxiety issues. I've been honored to receive top-rated client satisfaction results and workplace awards where I've been described as "genuine, empathetic, supportive, encouraging and light-hearted". Take care~

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Rebecca Swindle

Offering therapy in OH
License: LSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience

I am a therapist who has had the pleasure of helping clients of all backgrounds for the last 5 years. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, co-occurring disorders and trauma related counseling. I believe in treating everyone with respect, empathy, and a non-judge mental atmosphere. My therapy style combines multi-disciplinary approaches that include cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused and motivational therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to reach out and by doing this you are taking the first step. If you are ready, I am here to support and empower you.

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John Balash

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC-S,LCDC-III
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing for over 25 years. I have experience working with First Responders who have experienced accumulative trauma and stress. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to process thoughts, feelings, and behaviors which are resulting in stress, anxiety and depression. I have experience working with individuals who are having difficulty coping with life stressors which could include career, relationships, loss, and addictions. The goal of my treatment approach is client driven, positive focused on areas of your life which are causing you distress. It is present and future focused, to explore changes in your life which would result in positive outcomes.

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Courtney Wilson

Offering therapy in OH
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
14 years of experience

Hi there! I'm Courtney, a licensed clinical social worker. I have been working in the field for 14 years. I have a bachelors and masters degree in social work. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. A lot of my career has been specialized in sexual abuse. I love to meet with clients and hear their stories, in their words! I believe in treating all people with respect, compassion and unconditional positive regard! So glad you are here! I am here to help- however I can!

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Yolanda Hodge

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

I am an independently licensed clinician in Ohio with 6 years of professional work experience. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist and have experience in helping clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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April Barker-Casey

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementCompassion fatigue
25 years of experience

I am licensed in the state of Ohio with over 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping people manage symptoms related to stress, anxiety, trauma, and abuse. I believe that you are the expert of your life and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming challenges. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. It is my pleasure to support you in that process.

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Jessica Jewell

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionADHD
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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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Cheryl Wargo

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, & anger management. 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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Cecilia Wheeler

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Amber Asher

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementCoping with life changesCoaching
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, coping with addictions, anger management, & coping with life changes. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I come to BetterHelp with years of experience in program development and clinical services for many populations including adults, children, and adolescents in services for mental health and substance abuse. I have worked in various levels of care, including inpatient, outpatient, IOP and residential, acting as clinical director and therapist. I obtained my master’s degree in Social Work from Northern Kentucky University. I continue to pursue my goal of creating teams to educate, advocate and empower the clients they serve and the communities in which they reside. I furthered my education by obtaining credentials as a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW). I have attended clinical training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and have been an active member of local committees in the tri-state which focus on SUD, Mental Health Impacts, and Homelessness. I believe and advocate for person centered, trauma informed, inclusive, culturally responsive, and empathetic care.

How to find counseling in Wickliffe

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Wickliffe 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 Wickliffe 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 Wickliffe 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 Wickliffe, 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 Wickliffe 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 Wickliffe 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 Wickliffe 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 Wickliffe 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 Wickliffe 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 44092 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 Wickliffe 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 Wickliffe 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 Wickliffe, 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.

Wickliffe 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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