Depression and anxiety impact the lives of millions of people. Even when you live in a community that is invested in the growth of its residents, life can still get very stressful. If you are dealing with difficulties in your life that are related to depression or anxiety, it can be tough to figure out how to cope. You might feel isolated from your loved ones due to your feelings, but it is important to reach out for help so that you can get better.

You can find dedicated counselors in or around Wilmington who can help. They will be able to talk to you and help you to come to terms with what is going on in your life. Simply having someone who cares to talk to about your struggles will make a big difference. Reach out to a counselor from the Wilmington area today.

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Diana Hartwig

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Diana Hartwig.I am an independently licensed social worker in Ohio with over 5 years of experience. I received my Master's in Social Work from Youngstown State University in 2014, and hold a Bachelor's degree in counseling as well. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns, which includes depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, relationship problems, and trauma. I also have gained experience leading to expertise in grief and loss. My counseling style is approachable and client-centered. I believe in the dignity and worth of all people, and will treat you with the utmost respect and care. My approach combines a variety of therapeutic techniques, include cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, mindfulness, and person-centered, combined with a consistent strengths-based approach. Your experience will be customized to meet your unique qualities and needs. It takes courage and determination to take the first steps toward change. I am here to provide you with empowerment and support, as you find success. I am looking forward to getting to know you!

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Katherine Lympany

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): Ma. Ed.,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am a Licenced Profession Clinical Counselor who has been in the helping profession for three years and although I have not been long in the field I have found helping people through their journey has been the most rewarding experience both personally and professionally. In my time in the field I have been able to work with a wide diversity of individuals struggling with a wide variety of issues, and I have been lucky enough to be a part of each individuals journey. I have had experience across the lifespan from childhood through older adults. I am an eclectic counselor as I believe that therapy should match the individual rather than a "one size fits all" approach. I understand the amount of effort, strength and courage it takes to reach out, which is both scary and one of the hardest tasks I can imagine. I always respect the effort it takes to begin and continue counseling, and am here to listen without judgement. I am always open to feedback and like to view the counseling relationship as a partnership in which you, the expert on yourself, and I work together to help you meet your goals. The connection between counselor and individual is incredibly important and I understand the difficulty and pain involved at times in finding a counselor who you can connect with and the relief in finding a counselor with whom you can feel comfortable. When you are ready, I am here to listen and to begin the journey of your healing process!

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Gigi Muir

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC-S,LICDC-CS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficulties
28 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am excited to start working with clients on this platform. I have been a counselor for over 25 years. While much of my experience has been in the area of addiction, I also worked for ten years at a community mental health agency. I enjoy working with clients with addiction issues, anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues. I have a pretty laid back style. I’m a good listener and am very solution-focused. I look forward to working with you to assist you in reaching your counseling goals.

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Annemarie Colosimo

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyGriefCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with 20 years experience. My focus is always to work in collaboration with each client to develop a treatment plan that best addresses the areas they would like to work on. I accomplish this by developing a trusting therapeutic relationship, utilizing the client’s strengths, and offering guidance to strengthen motivation to reach their goals. I prefer to use techniques from several modalities including solution focused and cognitive behavioral therapy as well as motivational interviewing. I received my Master’s Degree of Science in Social Administration after receiving my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. I obtained an independent license to practice and have also received a supervisory designation. My career has included working with everyone from teens to senior citizens, individuals, and groups but the majority of my experience is in grief and loss and bereavement. I love working with people, but also enjoy spending time with my husband and our two dogs, playing pickleball, attending major league baseball games, and traveling. Reaching out for support can be a difficult step, but I know one thing to be true, it does get better. The importance of feeling heard, being reflective, and taking time to work on you can not be underestimated. Take the first step! Specialties: Grief and Loss Traumatic Loss (Suicide/Overdose) Bereavement Adjustment Caregiver Stress Years of Experience: 20

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Andre Williams

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): M.S.,LCPC,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a USAF veteran, completed my master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2014 and have worked steadily since, specializing with victims of abuse and other trauma and inpatient psychiatric counseling and evaluation. Anxiety and mood disorders are another area I have worked with and found that identifying the Cognitive Distortions aid and alleviate stress and anxiety. I believe no matter the wound it can be addressed, processed, and healed if you need me I'm available.

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Jennifer Sunday

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Krista Croyle

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Counselor License Type(s): LISW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Jessica Barr

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed counselor from Ohio who has worked the past 6 years with individual, couples, and families in many different situations. I have worked mainly with addictions and incarcerated individuals. Helping to navigate the impact that those things can have on relationships. My clinical approach is cognitive behavioral and client centered I tend to be flexible in my counseling style and adapt to what works best for the person I am working with. What works for one person may not work for the next. I am willing to develop new skills and techniques as needed to work with clients. I look forward to working with new clients that give me the opportunity to grow as a counselor.

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Elizabeth Aniakwa

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & career difficulties. 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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Ashley Halasa

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, I am Ashley! I'm an independently licensed social worker (LISW) in the state of Ohio. I have over 5 years of experience as a mental health therapist. I believe that through empowerment and support we are all able to make the changes needed to live more fully and honestly. I utilize mindfulness-based strategies to help promote well-being and wholeness. You are the expert of your story and have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming life's challenges. Using a compassion-based approach, I am honored to walk by your side on this journey. Taking the first step to seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage and should not be done alone.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Wilmington

Finding the best therapist close by in Wilmington can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Wilmington that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Wilmington. 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 Wilmington, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Wilmington region and in the state of Ohio. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Wilmington or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Wilmington area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

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

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Wilmington 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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington may not take health insurance, some in the state of Ohio may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Ohio you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

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

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Wilmington 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 Wilmington helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

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

BetterHelp's verified Wilmington therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

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

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Wilmington therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Wilmington?

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

Wilmington therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Wilmington 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 Wilmington therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in OH, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 45177 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your Wilmington therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Wilmington.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Wilmington licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Wilmington counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

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

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Wilmington, 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.

Wilmington has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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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