Bipolar disorder is one of the most debilitating mental health disorders in the United States, and those who have it rarely seek treatment. There are professional therapists in and near Willoughby who are trained to diagnose and treat bipolar disorder, as well as other mental illnesses and conditions. 

Willoughby is a wonderful small town in Ohio where everyone seems to know one another. However, there are those who we think we know that we actually may not know at all. Do you have several days or weeks of high activity where you need little sleep and tend to do a lot of things, but also experience periods of days or weeks where you are so depressed or tired that you cannot even get out of bed? Consider speaking with a Willoughby area counselor today. 

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Dr. Uma Subbiah

Offering therapy in OH
License: Psy.D.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
22 years of experience

My name is Uma Subbiah and I am a Clinical Psychologist from Massachusetts with over 20 years experience working as a psychotherapist. I have experience with clients with a wide range of concerns including Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse issues, marital and relationship issues, and anger management issues. I also have experience helping clients suffering from trauma related to abuse, sexual trauma, and military trauma. My counseling style is compassionate and respectful and I focus on developing a good therapeutic relationship with my clients. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of depression and anxiety, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Cognitive Processing Treatment which is Treatment for PTSD, and EMDR. I have an eclectic approach with my clients and I focus on the client’s personality style and their individual goals in determining the best approach for the client. My focus is working collaboratively with the clients to assist them in resolving their concerns and meeting their goals. I realize that seeking help for your concerns and to achieve a happier and more fulfilled life takes courage. So I am here to support you on that journey as we work together to achieve your goals. I look forward to working with you. Specialties -Depression -Anxiety -PTSD -Stress Management -Anger Management -Relationship Problems

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Satwant "Swan" Khanna-Salehi

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S,LICDC-CS,CEAP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCoaching
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio as a licensed social worker and liscensed chemical dependency counsleor, I have been in practice since 1995 when I graduated from Case Western Univeristy with a Master's in clinical social work. I have worked in private practice as well as hospitals, employee assistance and corporations. My primary therapy orientation is person-centered, inasmuch as I strongly believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is paramount for client growth. I maintain that therapy should be an authentic experience, and the client’s need to be heard, valued, and understood is primary. I see my role as both a leader and a follower in treatment to promote client change, and thus I practice a balance of basic empathy and unconditional positive regard, versus directiveness in therapy. While I like to operate from an insight-oriented therapeutic stance, as I deem change that happens inside-out to be most lasting, it requires clients to have a certain level of insight into their concerns. It can be frustrating for clients who do not know what is judicious to discuss in sessions, and therefore I work with clients as well to encourage outside-in changes that can be used as a springboard to promote insight and effect lasting change. I understand that each individual is not an illness or label, rather a person with multiple contributing factors towards his or her distress and/or reasons that are his or her impetus for seeking help. For this reason, I try my best, as renowned psychotherapist Irvin Yalom puts it, to “create a new therapy for each client.” I use theory and techniques from ACT, CBT/REBT, Interpersonal Process Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Existential Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Theory, Psychoeducation, and Solution-Focused Therapy among other modalities. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families – adolescents and adults suffering from depression/mood disorders, anxiety, trauma/abuse, addiction and substance use, divorce, infidelity, family conflict, relationship issues, self-harming, suicidal ideations, and grief. Additionally, I have done work with clients involving career path, self-esteem/self-confidence, coping skills, life-transitions, and everyday issues. My passion lies in assisting people to find their authentic self and to improve their relationships. In individual or couples’ counseling, whether one’s unhappiness stems from mental health issues or life circumstances, it is my goal to aid folks in weeding through their thorns to gain clarity and inner peace.

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Mary Snyder

Offering therapy in OH
License: MSEd,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
15 years of experience

Are you unhappy, but don't know why? Do you have an idea what's wrong, but not sure what to do about it? Are you afraid that a counselor will tell you what you "should" do and you don't want to be told what to do? Let me set your mind at ease. Counseling is a collaborative effort where the client is the expert on the client, and the counselor is the expert on observations and techniques that have been shown to be effective in different situations. I like to say that a counselor is a guide to "inner space". I help you understand yourself better so you can create solutions that work for you, in your individual situation, and for your life. My job is to provide nonjudgmental insight, support, encouragement, and ideas. I provide you with another point of view to help you see yourself and your solutions more clearly. I can be a guide and a coach. My name is Mary Ann Snyder and I have been licensed as a counselor for 16 years. I have worked in community counseling centers, with foster families, and with the military, providing counseling services on military installations across the U.S. and in Germany. I am able to provide services for depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, communications, anger issues, stage-of-life issues, goal-setting, career counseling and work-related issues, and adjustment issues. I have provided short-term solution focused counseling, and longer term, more in-depth counseling for situations that are more complicated. Many people have improved their happiness and satisfaction with life through counseling. All of us have struggles at times that we just can't seem to think our way out of. Let me help you figure things out.

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Elizabeth Smith

Offering therapy in OH
License: LISW-S4935,Knight
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

Welcome! I'm so glad that you are here investing in and caring for yourself in a meaningful way. We live in extraordinary times that have only heightened our "normal stressors" such as caregiving, battling mental heath challenges, relationship struggles and juggling our over booked lives only to name a few. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Ohio with 22 years of experience in clinical social work. I have had the opportunity to practice with many different populations, in many different settings which has provided a rich and diverse background of clinical experience. My areas of expertise include stress management, anxiety, parenting challenges, caregiver burnout, managing major life changes, relationship issues, codependency, bereavement and adjustment to chronic illness. Within these areas, I have utilized cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy for children, adolescents and adults. My number one goal is to provide a safe and non judgmental space in which people can feel supported and begin to experience healing and growth. I would love to help you meet your own personal goals and move closer to the place that you have envisioned for yourself.

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eric eichler

Offering therapy in OH
License: LPCC-S
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementBipolar disorderCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

I am a professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio. I provided intensive in home family therapy for a year and have been providing individual, group and family therapy in a residential pediatric metal hospital for the last 8 years. In this time I have worked with individuals predominantly dealing with PTSD as well as additional issues including ADHD, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and worked with many adoptive, foster, and blended families. I taught classes in the past to married and single individuals. I use a strength based approach to help build the future and move on from issues of the past, doing my best to help other shed the shackles of shame and guilt. I'm certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy but am comfortable with a variety of approaches and expressive outlets including music, art, writing, poetry, and other forms of self-expression.

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Briana Brown

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
4 years of experience

Hi! My name is Bree and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio. I am also licensed as a Professional School Counselor. My passion is helping others grow in to the best version of themselves. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem/confidence, depression, identity development, bullying, trauma, coping with life changes, etc. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our conversations 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 work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I am here to support you in that process because everyone deserves a safe space to heal and grow. I look forward to assisting you on your healing journey!

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Steven Smith

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteem
18 years of experience

I have over 22 years of experience in behavioral health and am licensed in both Ohio and Kentucky. Specialties treating mental health, substance abuse, family/marriage, and personal growth issues. Approaches include cognitive behavioral, family systems, existential, gestalt and trauma-informed. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & 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. Take the road less traveled and discover a new way to live. Successful counseling at its heart is an inward and outward journey to a more satisfying life and authentic self. Schedule today and start your new journey.

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Joni Fisher

Offering therapy in OH
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCareer difficulties
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Ryan Moore

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseEating disordersSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, & 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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Dr. Linda Richmond

Offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in New York and Ohio with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

How to find counseling in Willoughby

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Willoughby 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 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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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 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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44094, 44096

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