Therapists in Westerville, OH

Photo of Lara K Palay, MSW, LISW-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lara K Palay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
I am an experienced clinician, with 20 years in private practice. My work is an essential way for me to experience meaning and connection. I am honored to do it. My mode of practice is psychodynamic with eclectic influences including integrating eastern and western thought, mindfulness, compassion, and meaning. My personal style is warm, clear, and straightforward. I consider therapy to be a partnership with the client. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to gain insight, to create mindfulness and calm in you life, to build coping skills, and to make practical, manageable changes as needed.
I am an experienced clinician, with 20 years in private practice. My work is an essential way for me to experience meaning and connection. I am honored to do it. My mode of practice is psychodynamic with eclectic influences including integrating eastern and western thought, mindfulness, compassion, and meaning. My personal style is warm, clear, and straightforward. I consider therapy to be a partnership with the client. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to gain insight, to create mindfulness and calm in you life, to build coping skills, and to make practical, manageable changes as needed.
(614) 389-9146 View (614) 389-9146
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Dana Moody
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, IMFT
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43082
Our mental/emotional health is often overlooked despite being central to our well-being. Sometimes we can feel suffocated by the pain of our life experiences. Counseling offers hope and a pathway for healing so that the brokenness in our past doesn't negatively affect our present and future. Decide to invest in yourself and improve your enjoyment of life regardless of your past or current circumstances. Getting the help you need is something you'll never regret.
Our mental/emotional health is often overlooked despite being central to our well-being. Sometimes we can feel suffocated by the pain of our life experiences. Counseling offers hope and a pathway for healing so that the brokenness in our past doesn't negatively affect our present and future. Decide to invest in yourself and improve your enjoyment of life regardless of your past or current circumstances. Getting the help you need is something you'll never regret.
(614) 918-4364 View (614) 918-4364
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Diana Lippencott
Licensed Social Worker, MA, LSW, LICDC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westerville, OH 43082
Now Accepting New Clients! My hope for you is that you can experience Grace, Joy, Comfort and Acceptance. I provide a judgement free safe space to explore and discover your inner strengths. My therapy is client driven and I act as the guide coming along side you in your journey. My passion is supporting teens, adults and older adults towards growth and a path to wellness.
Now Accepting New Clients! My hope for you is that you can experience Grace, Joy, Comfort and Acceptance. I provide a judgement free safe space to explore and discover your inner strengths. My therapy is client driven and I act as the guide coming along side you in your journey. My passion is supporting teens, adults and older adults towards growth and a path to wellness.
(614) 762-9656 View (614) 762-9656
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Juliette R Savitscus
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
Not accepting new clients
My practice is called Transformations Psychological Services. I decided on this name for my practice because I believe that good psychotherapy has power beyond just alleviating symptoms. Good psychotherapy can help you truly transform your life. I also chose this name because I work with individuals throughout the lifespan, helping people traverse the many transitions from childhood through adulthood. My work is eclectic but based in a developmental understanding of human growth. In my practice, I work with children, families, and adults. I welcome individuals from a variety of backgrounds with a diversity of concerns.
My practice is called Transformations Psychological Services. I decided on this name for my practice because I believe that good psychotherapy has power beyond just alleviating symptoms. Good psychotherapy can help you truly transform your life. I also chose this name because I work with individuals throughout the lifespan, helping people traverse the many transitions from childhood through adulthood. My work is eclectic but based in a developmental understanding of human growth. In my practice, I work with children, families, and adults. I welcome individuals from a variety of backgrounds with a diversity of concerns.
(380) 207-9472 View (380) 207-9472
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Megan Burden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC-S, LICDC
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
Are you a young adult experiencing issues of trauma, human trafficking, anxiety, or borderline personality disorders? Do you desire to try new things and be committed to finding what works for you?  Do you want relief from what you are struggling with daily? Your goals start short term, to gain confidence in the changes to your life. You would complete homework-based therapy outside of a session.
Are you a young adult experiencing issues of trauma, human trafficking, anxiety, or borderline personality disorders? Do you desire to try new things and be committed to finding what works for you?  Do you want relief from what you are struggling with daily? Your goals start short term, to gain confidence in the changes to your life. You would complete homework-based therapy outside of a session.
(380) 204-5053 View (380) 204-5053
Photo of Abby Zou, BE, MDes, MCS, MACMHC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Abby Zou
Licensed Professional Counselor, BE, MDes, MCS, MACMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
I enter counseling because I have grown up with some trauma and walked through healing myself. Also, I have been serving college students at a nonprofit organization for 10 years, some of them are struggling mental health issues. I understand how life can be hard, overwhelming, and out of control sometimes. But never give up, there is always hope! If you are in difficult situations, I am compassionate and passionate for you to find a safe place to rest, be listened, get healed, find your purpose, and live a thriving life.
I enter counseling because I have grown up with some trauma and walked through healing myself. Also, I have been serving college students at a nonprofit organization for 10 years, some of them are struggling mental health issues. I understand how life can be hard, overwhelming, and out of control sometimes. But never give up, there is always hope! If you are in difficult situations, I am compassionate and passionate for you to find a safe place to rest, be listened, get healed, find your purpose, and live a thriving life.
(380) 333-4500 x718 View (380) 333-4500 x718
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Barry Chenault
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
Barry Chenault is a Licensed Professional Counselor through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapy Board. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Ohio University and a master's degree from the University of Dayton in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Barry Chenault is a Licensed Professional Counselor through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapy Board. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Ohio University and a master's degree from the University of Dayton in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
(380) 205-2241 View (380) 205-2241
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Tiffany Spangler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LICDC
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
Are you seeking treatment to enrich your life? Are you willing to explore your past, present, and future to gain insight into your illnesses? Are you willing to do the work with me guiding you?
Are you seeking treatment to enrich your life? Are you willing to explore your past, present, and future to gain insight into your illnesses? Are you willing to do the work with me guiding you?
(380) 220-7154 View (380) 220-7154
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Gail Clendenin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
Gail Clendenin is a licensed social worker and graduate of The Ohio State University College of Social Work. She treats people age 18 and older and is enthusiastic about working with members of the LGBTQ+, ethically non-monogamous, polyamorous, and kink communities. Gail is working towards certification in EMDR therapy and uses EMDR therapy to help clients work through PTSD and trauma. In Gail's free time, she enjoys writing and running role-playing games.
Gail Clendenin is a licensed social worker and graduate of The Ohio State University College of Social Work. She treats people age 18 and older and is enthusiastic about working with members of the LGBTQ+, ethically non-monogamous, polyamorous, and kink communities. Gail is working towards certification in EMDR therapy and uses EMDR therapy to help clients work through PTSD and trauma. In Gail's free time, she enjoys writing and running role-playing games.
(380) 600-9701 View (380) 600-9701
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Kathy Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, ATR
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43082
Kathy Brown, LISW-S Kathy Brown is a Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor in Ohio who has been practicing since 1989. Kathy is an existential therapist with many years of experience working with people who are struggling with anxiety, grief, trauma, and depression. Kathy is well versed in many therapy techniques and is also an art therapist. Outside of work, Kathy enjoys gardening, spending time with her family and friends, playing with her dog, hiking, and doing art.
Kathy Brown, LISW-S Kathy Brown is a Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor in Ohio who has been practicing since 1989. Kathy is an existential therapist with many years of experience working with people who are struggling with anxiety, grief, trauma, and depression. Kathy is well versed in many therapy techniques and is also an art therapist. Outside of work, Kathy enjoys gardening, spending time with her family and friends, playing with her dog, hiking, and doing art.
(614) 705-2422 View (614) 705-2422
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Lorie A Kaufman Rees
Counselor, MA, MFCS, PCCS
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
GOING THROUGH A HARD TIME? Much like sedimentary rock forms over time, our early experiences are deposited within us layer upon layer, shaping who we are today. But even once rock is formed, it doesn’t ever stay the same. There are natural forces that are RE-forming it continually. And the same is true for us. So when we’re not aware a formational process is taking place, the events of our lives can sometimes be confusing, uncomfortable, or even downright painful. RE|formation Coaching helps you embrace naturally occurring experiences and engage with them in a way that allows YOU to determine how they ultimately reshape your life.
GOING THROUGH A HARD TIME? Much like sedimentary rock forms over time, our early experiences are deposited within us layer upon layer, shaping who we are today. But even once rock is formed, it doesn’t ever stay the same. There are natural forces that are RE-forming it continually. And the same is true for us. So when we’re not aware a formational process is taking place, the events of our lives can sometimes be confusing, uncomfortable, or even downright painful. RE|formation Coaching helps you embrace naturally occurring experiences and engage with them in a way that allows YOU to determine how they ultimately reshape your life.
(614) 482-2657 View (614) 482-2657
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Carnessca Butler
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPPC-S
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
Do you want to improve your anxiety and relationships in order to improve your overall functioning? My ideal client would be someone who is ready to make changes and begin therapy. I would enjoy working with someone with goals but may need some help clarifying them and creating a plan to work toward them.
Do you want to improve your anxiety and relationships in order to improve your overall functioning? My ideal client would be someone who is ready to make changes and begin therapy. I would enjoy working with someone with goals but may need some help clarifying them and creating a plan to work toward them.
(380) 210-4919 View (380) 210-4919
Photo of Charlotte Buelow, LISW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Charlotte Buelow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081  (Online Only)
Are you feeling lost in a world that used to feel familiar? Do you feel like you are in a fog, going through the motions but not really engaging? Have you felt overwhelmed by how much there is to do that you haven't been able to let yourself grieve? Some days you may feel like you can tackle that to-do list, and other days the reality hits you like a sucker-punch to the gut. Finding your new normal is a hard and often lonely journey.
Are you feeling lost in a world that used to feel familiar? Do you feel like you are in a fog, going through the motions but not really engaging? Have you felt overwhelmed by how much there is to do that you haven't been able to let yourself grieve? Some days you may feel like you can tackle that to-do list, and other days the reality hits you like a sucker-punch to the gut. Finding your new normal is a hard and often lonely journey.
(380) 333-9913 View (380) 333-9913
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Queen Watson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43082
Queen Watson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2023. She has a Masters of Arts from The University of Cincinnati. Queen offers clients authenticity, encouragement throughout the therapeutic relationship, and continuous education regarding the various components of their presenting concerns. She aims to normalize seeking support for mental health concerns and the mental health strains that individuals can experience when facing daily life challenges. Outside of work Queen enjoys writing poetry, painting, and cooking. Times for creative expression are important parts of her day.
Queen Watson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2023. She has a Masters of Arts from The University of Cincinnati. Queen offers clients authenticity, encouragement throughout the therapeutic relationship, and continuous education regarding the various components of their presenting concerns. She aims to normalize seeking support for mental health concerns and the mental health strains that individuals can experience when facing daily life challenges. Outside of work Queen enjoys writing poetry, painting, and cooking. Times for creative expression are important parts of her day.
(614) 762-9107 View (614) 762-9107
Photo of Nicole Lawson, LISW-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Nicole Lawson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
Hello and welcome! Do you ever find yourself feeling depressed or anxious and wondering how to navigate life in a healthier way? When you are struggling, do you ever wonder about how there has to be a better way? Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or seeking personal growth, we'll work collaboratively to explore your thoughts, feelings, and goals.
Hello and welcome! Do you ever find yourself feeling depressed or anxious and wondering how to navigate life in a healthier way? When you are struggling, do you ever wonder about how there has to be a better way? Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or seeking personal growth, we'll work collaboratively to explore your thoughts, feelings, and goals.
(614) 541-1872 View (614) 541-1872
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Tricia Good
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
Are you nervous, afraid, feeling that asking for professional help is a sign of weakness, or worried what others will think of you? These thoughts and feelings are more common than you realize. Day-to-day life can feel stressful, overwhelming, and somewhat challenging at times. It is important that you have a safe place to explore the stressors in your life and be able to learn the necessary coping skills for personal growth. I will not only provide a confidential, safe, and calming place for you, but I will also be non-judgmental and empathetic to your needs.
Are you nervous, afraid, feeling that asking for professional help is a sign of weakness, or worried what others will think of you? These thoughts and feelings are more common than you realize. Day-to-day life can feel stressful, overwhelming, and somewhat challenging at times. It is important that you have a safe place to explore the stressors in your life and be able to learn the necessary coping skills for personal growth. I will not only provide a confidential, safe, and calming place for you, but I will also be non-judgmental and empathetic to your needs.
(330) 594-8157 View (330) 594-8157
Photo of Emily Combes, MS, LISW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Emily Combes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westerville, OH 43081
I believe great strides can be made through a strong therapeutic relationship. When you walk into my office you will be stepping into a judgement free space and met with compassion and support. Come as you are with everything you have. I have a passion for working with women throughout their journey to motherhood and parenting. Motherhood has been one of the most dramatic life transitions in my life. Whether you are trying to conceive, anxious during pregnancy, or walking through the throes of the fourth trimester (and beyond) I will walk by your side and help you to find who you are in this new stage of life.
I believe great strides can be made through a strong therapeutic relationship. When you walk into my office you will be stepping into a judgement free space and met with compassion and support. Come as you are with everything you have. I have a passion for working with women throughout their journey to motherhood and parenting. Motherhood has been one of the most dramatic life transitions in my life. Whether you are trying to conceive, anxious during pregnancy, or walking through the throes of the fourth trimester (and beyond) I will walk by your side and help you to find who you are in this new stage of life.
(380) 201-9689 View (380) 201-9689
Photo of Lindsay Gifford, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Lindsay Gifford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
I recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary and I am currently under the supervision of Sharon Williston-Benadum, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC, SAP. I want my clients to know the joy that comes from living out of freedom from their mental health issues. I believe it is an honor to walk with clients through their struggles in life and desire for them to feel seen, known, and safe in our time together. I view the relationship with my clients as the most important aspect of our work together.
I recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary and I am currently under the supervision of Sharon Williston-Benadum, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC, SAP. I want my clients to know the joy that comes from living out of freedom from their mental health issues. I believe it is an honor to walk with clients through their struggles in life and desire for them to feel seen, known, and safe in our time together. I view the relationship with my clients as the most important aspect of our work together.
(614) 714-6249 x715 View (614) 714-6249 x715
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Dr. Marcy Lusk
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Westerville, OH 43081
Accepting new clients. So often, we wear masks for the benefit of those around us while inside, we suffer. I want to normalize that even though you've been through a lot, there's hope that things can improve. If you want a therapist who takes a non-judgmental stand to support you and guide you through your problems, let me help you. I identify with a culturally sensitive approach because vulnerability is difficult for anyone, and having someone who understands you can help.
Accepting new clients. So often, we wear masks for the benefit of those around us while inside, we suffer. I want to normalize that even though you've been through a lot, there's hope that things can improve. If you want a therapist who takes a non-judgmental stand to support you and guide you through your problems, let me help you. I identify with a culturally sensitive approach because vulnerability is difficult for anyone, and having someone who understands you can help.
(614) 656-3832 View (614) 656-3832
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Bonnie Frye
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
Bonnie Frye is a licensed professional clinical counselor with more than 25 years of experience. She holds a master's degree in Community Agency Counseling from Cleveland State University in Ohio. She has more than three years of experience working with adults with mental health and substance abuse concerns at the inpatient level of care. She also has experience in community mental health assessment and treatment. Bonnie has worked extensively with both individual, family and therapy groups in inpatient, outpatient and community mental health settings.
Bonnie Frye is a licensed professional clinical counselor with more than 25 years of experience. She holds a master's degree in Community Agency Counseling from Cleveland State University in Ohio. She has more than three years of experience working with adults with mental health and substance abuse concerns at the inpatient level of care. She also has experience in community mental health assessment and treatment. Bonnie has worked extensively with both individual, family and therapy groups in inpatient, outpatient and community mental health settings.
(380) 207-9079 View (380) 207-9079

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Westerville, OH

300+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Westerville, OH who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
91% Depression
72% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
75% Optum
69% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Westerville, OH see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Westerville?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.