This is Jana Carroll-Thomas's avatar and link to their profile

Jana Carroll-Thomas

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSW,LISW-S
LGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I lived in Michigan for 44 years until my relocating a year ago to Ohio for lots of major life changes! Making such a dramatic change to my life has been so rewarding. What we can accomplish when we step outside of our comfort zone! I received my Master of Social Work degree from Michigan State University in 2004, where I graduated with honors. I am currently a licensed social worker in Michigan and I also have my LISW certification in Ohio. I worked in the field of child welfare for 19 years as a worker and then a supervisor so child abuse and the resulting trauma are among my specialties. I am currently a supervisor in an agency where we ensure that those living with HIV get access to all things needed to thrive. I practiced individual counseling in Michigan for over five years. I have worked with people with a wide range of concerns including depression, relationship issues (including domestic violence), self-esteem, LBGTQ, anxiety/stress/panic attacks, OCD, ADD, and others. I live my life, both personally and professionally, as I treat all people with dignity, sensitivity, compassion, and respect. I do not judge anyone, regardless of their life situation. My counseling style is warm and interactive, focusing on mindfulness. My approach involves cognitive theory (one's thinking directly effects one's decision-making); humanistic (growth and self-actualization); and holistic (visualization, meditation, guided imagery). We will develop goals and a treatment plan together and our conversations will be tailored to what you need from me and what works best for you. It takes courage to seek out ways to live a fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am proud of you for taking those first steps and I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

This is Dr. Emily Kowalski's avatar and link to their profile

Dr. Emily Kowalski

Offering therapy in OH
License: PhD
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderDepression
11 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Dr. Emily Kowalski. I am a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Medina, Ohio. My passion is helping my clients pursue personal goals, achieve wellness, and savor the joys of life. I provide evidence-based treatment for depression, stress, trauma-related difficulties, relationship issues, chronic mental health conditions, and general personal growth. My psychotherapy approach includes cognitive behavioral, short-term psychodynamic, and humanistic elements. My interpersonal style is friendly, open-minded, empowering, respectful, and flexible. I work with each new client to develop a personalized plan for therapy based on individual values, goals, and preferences. Regarding specialties, I have an expertise in therapy for depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and chronic mental illness. Additionally, I have over ten years of experience working with Veterans of all service eras on issues both combat and non-combat related. I also have a passion for working with individuals who have experienced difficulty with fertility, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum-related issues or traumas. Regarding my credentials, I completed my undergraduate education at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 2003. I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Toledo in 2008. I worked for ten years at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, and transitioned to a virtual private practice in 2019. Please contact me for more information. I am eager to work with you and support you on your recovery and wellness journey.

This is Kate Conochan's avatar and link to their profile

Kate Conochan

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

I am an Independently licensed Social Worker licensed in the state of Ohio. I have been in the field for over 15 years having worked with a number of populations. I have provided therapy for both youth and adults with a wide range of presenting concerns. I have experience working with children in the foster care system as well as children involved in the juvenile justice system. Most of my experience providing therapy has been with adults struggling with addiction, trauma, life changes, depression, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. I take a client centered approach to therapy and believe that each individual should determine what their goals are! I will work along side you and assist you in achieving your goals on your timeline. I feel strongly about developing a therapeutic alliance which allows for an open, honest working relationship. I know it can be difficult to start this journey but I look forward to working with you and making these first couple steps seamless and helpful!

This is Crishna Wilburn's avatar and link to their profile

Crishna Wilburn

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, depression and anxiety, lgbtqia+ related issues, relationship issues, trauma & family conflicts. 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.

This is Vince Brancaccio's avatar and link to their profile

Vince Brancaccio

Offering therapy in OH
Self esteemCoaching
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio who has practiced in the field for over 30 years. My professional experiences include child welfare, mental health, addiction, teaching at a collegiate level along with non-profit leadership. Throughout my career I have taught, counseled, and coached individuals to aspire and excel to their full potential. I have helped many in overcoming challenges in their lives surrounding depression, anxiety, life problems, fitness goals and career advancement. My style focuses on moving individuals through change with the use of Cognitive Behavioral and Motivational Interviewing strategies. Given my diverse background, allow me to tailor a plan to best suit your individual needs.

This is Christopher “Chris” Mendiguren's avatar and link to their profile

Christopher “Chris” Mendiguren

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

I am licensed in Ohio with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Samantha Blackwell's avatar and link to their profile

Samantha Blackwell

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona, Ohio, Nevada and Virginia and with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in a variety of areas, including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress management, and trauma. I have a passion for helping individuals navigate their emotions and life experiences to achieve their personal goals. My approach is personalized and evidence-based, and I utilize techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy to help clients make positive changes in their lives. I believe in a collaborative and non-judgmental approach to therapy and am dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment for all clients. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and support you on your journey. 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.

This is Elizabeth Goodsite Bondy's avatar and link to their profile

Elizabeth Goodsite Bondy

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio and Wisconsin with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, depression, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Thomas Chronister's avatar and link to their profile

Thomas Chronister

Offering therapy in OH
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Wendy Hunter's avatar and link to their profile

Wendy Hunter

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am a licensed supervising clinical counselor in Ohio with over 20 years of experience. For many years, I have worked in hospitals, stabilization units, community mental health, opioid treatment clinics and private practice settings. Along with formal training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR); trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT) and other fields my specialty areas include mental health counseling, child abuse treatment/prevention, trauma, race based traumatic stress, counselor development/supervision, self-care, and women’s issues. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, compassion fatigue, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. My counseling style is warm, supportive, validating, and collaborative. You set your pace. I believe in kindness and honesty with compassion, I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach is strength based and client centered. I tailor what I do according to your needs. You are the director of your counseling experience we will collaborate together to individualize your experience and address your needs. You are the expert of you and you have many strengths that will assist you in your journey. Taking the first step is the hardest and takes courage. I am here to walk the journey with you.

How to find counseling in Williamsport

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Williamsport 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 Williamsport 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 Williamsport 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 Williamsport, 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 Williamsport 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 Williamsport 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 Williamsport 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 Williamsport 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 Williamsport 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 43164 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 Williamsport 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 Williamsport 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 Williamsport, 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.

Williamsport 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Williamsport.

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

43164

Find the right therapist for your needs
Match with a qualified therapist