Willoughby Hills is nicknamed the bridge city and their motto is “where the city meets the country,” because it straddles the Chagrin River and because of its abundance of natural spaces. Founded in 1815,  the town was named after Dr. Westal Willoughby, who was a U.S. Representative in the 1800s.

Whether you are a government employee or a housewife, everyone needs someone to talk to about their problems sometimes. Luckily, in and around Willoughby Hills, you can find many qualified mental health professionals who can help. Just reach out to one of these excellent counselors and set an appointment right away.

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Dr. Eric Limegrover

Offering therapy in OH
License: PhD, ALPS, LPCC-S, MAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
20 years of experience

Dr. Limegrover is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor. Dr. Limegrover has training and experience in individual, group, substance abuse and family counseling. He helps clients gain insight and coping, improve communication, relationship issues, as well as manage work and family issues. He speaks openly and gives honest feedback. His training and experience includes clients in age ranges from adolescence to adulthood primarily with normal situational and developmental issues. He has worked in community mental health, private practice and university based counseling centers. He holds a M.A. in Counseling and a M.S. in Sport Psychology from West Virginia University . He is a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC). He has also received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from West Virginia University.

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Tinecia Adams

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSW, LISW-S ,CCTP/CCTP II
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker, Supervisory Designation, and have been working in the field of social work for over 10 years. For much of my career, I have provided ongoing therapy and brief interventions in outpatient Behavioral Health settings for individuals, couples, families and groups. I have also been a Level I and Level II Certified Clinical Trauma Treatment Professional during my time in the field. In addition to my experience working with individuals in learning to manage the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), I have also helped people address difficulties with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, and social anxiety. In addition, I have extensive experience working with Substance Use Disorders, Anger Management issues, Bipolar Disorder, and Personality Disorders. Additionally, I have considerable experience in working with grief and bereavement issues, chronic pain issues, adjustment disorders; as a result of major life changes, illness, or injury, as well as with relationship conflicts, communication difficulties and low self-esteem issues. I enjoy helping people process their concerns, recognize and build upon their strengths and learn to manage their bothersome symptoms more effectively. My goal is to assist people in decreasing their limitations, finding meaning and purpose in life, as well as in moving toward self-acceptance, so that they can live healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives.

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Rhonda Milner

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC-S,LCDC III
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
14 years of experience

Rhonda Milner, MS Ed, LPCC, LCDC III, is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who holds a Master of Science Degree in Community Counseling from the University of Dayton. Rhonda is also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III who has been working with men, women, and children with addiction issues for the past 13 years. Along with an expertise of treating substance use disorders, Rhonda specializes in working with a variety of mental health disorders including those dealing with depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Rhonda has been working with adolescents to help them gain positive peer support, develop pro-social activities, develop problem-solving and communication skills as well as relapse prevention skills and refusal skills. In addition, Rhonda works with couples and families, to also help them gain problem-solving skills, communication skills, and to develop healthier relationships among family members. Sometimes life events cause feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, and sorrow. Some think it's a sign of weakness to ask for help but in reality it is a sign of strength and courage to reach out. If you or someone you care about is experiencing any of these struggles reach out today and take the first step to healing.

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Rachel Sams

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepression
9 years of experience

Life has a way of presenting challenges in unique ways. When we have the correct tools and support to navigate our journey we can weather the ups and downs of life and transform from just surviving to thriving. Our journey through life was never intended to be walked alone and making the decision to seek support from a qualified therapist is a courageous step in prioritizing your health and well-being. As a licensed clinical social worker in Ohio with 9 years of experience, I provide compassionate, strengths based therapy utilizing several therapeutic approaches to best meet the needs of each individual. I have a passion for helping individuals realize their full potential to thrive in this life and overcome the hurdles of self-limiting beliefs, past traumas, betrayal, depression and anxiety. I strive to build a solid therapeutic relationship with each new client as it is imperative to the healing process. Welcome to your journey, I am honored you have chosen me to walk with you.

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Earle Martin

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC-S,LCDC-III
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefParenting issuesDepression
17 years of experience

My name is Earle and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor with supervisory designation. Over the last 14 years, this counselor has worked in all levels of treatment (e.g inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization) . He has successfully worked with persons from 6 years of age through end of life. This clinician believes mind, body spirit are connected and balance is essential. This therapist is seasoned and versed in dealing with Depression, Anxiety, personality disorders, life transitions, marital/ family issues, and addictions. If life is throwing you a curve ball, I can assure you that you can learn to manage what is troubling you with a little guidance. Hobbies: outdoors, meeting new people, health and fitness, fishing, camping, research, learning about different cultures, and history are a few.

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Krista Croyle

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepression
5 years of experience

I am an addiction and mental health therapist licensed in Ohio with over 5 years of experience working as a psychocounselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, anger issues, and co-morbidity. I also helped many people who experienced life transition issues and those who are/have been incarcerated. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. 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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Josephine Shelton-Townes

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I am a client centered therapist and will support and guide you as you steer the direction of the therapy. My style is warm, supportive and reflective. 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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Randee Lacon

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
5 years of experience

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

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Mary Beth Barbush-Kirila

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Diane Robinson

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefAnger managementDepression
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. 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. Signing up for therapy takes courage and I celebrate with you for taking this first step!

How to find counseling in Willoughby Hills

Finding the best therapist close by in Willoughby Hills 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 Willoughby Hills. 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 Willoughby Hills, 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 Willoughby Hills 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 Willoughby Hills 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 Willoughby Hills, 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 Willoughby Hills area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Willoughby Hills 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 Willoughby Hills 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 Willoughby Hills 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 Willoughby Hills, 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 Willoughby Hills 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 Willoughby Hills 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 Willoughby Hills 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 Willoughby Hills 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 Willoughby Hills 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 44094 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 Willoughby Hills 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 Willoughby Hills 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 Willoughby Hills, 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.

Willoughby Hills 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.

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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 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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44092, 44094

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