Therapists in Ohio

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Photo of Wesley Bass, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio
Wesley Bass
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCCS
Verified Verified
Dayton, OH 45402
Are you exhausted from wrestling your inner demons or existing in the past? Does it feel like you have been living life on autopilot or as an outside observer? We can only carry the weight of our inner world for so long until inevitably something has to give. It's at this breaking point that we seek outside help and if you have reached this point it would be my privilege to walk with you. I am committed to coming alongside you in finding healing, meaning, and a sense of being alive. It is my goal to nourish space where you are seen and safe to develop and empower your authentic self.
Are you exhausted from wrestling your inner demons or existing in the past? Does it feel like you have been living life on autopilot or as an outside observer? We can only carry the weight of our inner world for so long until inevitably something has to give. It's at this breaking point that we seek outside help and if you have reached this point it would be my privilege to walk with you. I am committed to coming alongside you in finding healing, meaning, and a sense of being alive. It is my goal to nourish space where you are seen and safe to develop and empower your authentic self.
(937) 203-2301 View (937) 203-2301
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Kaitlyn Lewanski
Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Parma, OH 44134  (Online Only)
Let’s be real. Life is hard. You may feel stuck repeating the same patterns in your life, exhausted from fighting the negative stories your mind tells you, overwhelmed from constant stress, or weighed down by the past no matter how hard you try to let go. You desire to build self-compassion, live with intention, regulate your nervous system, and feel securely attached in your relationships. Therapy can help you deepen the relationship you have with yourself and others, process complex emotions, learn skills to manage stress, and heal from the wounds that once harmed you.
Let’s be real. Life is hard. You may feel stuck repeating the same patterns in your life, exhausted from fighting the negative stories your mind tells you, overwhelmed from constant stress, or weighed down by the past no matter how hard you try to let go. You desire to build self-compassion, live with intention, regulate your nervous system, and feel securely attached in your relationships. Therapy can help you deepen the relationship you have with yourself and others, process complex emotions, learn skills to manage stress, and heal from the wounds that once harmed you.
(216) 243-5969 View (216) 243-5969
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Sara Elam
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Blue Ash, OH 45242
Do you feel like you struggle to do everyday things that seem to come easily to others? Do you find that you’re your own worst enemy or harshest critic? Do you feel like everyone’s last priority - including your own? Do you feel stuck and unsure how to break free? Despite how it may feel, I promise you that you are not alone!
Do you feel like you struggle to do everyday things that seem to come easily to others? Do you find that you’re your own worst enemy or harshest critic? Do you feel like everyone’s last priority - including your own? Do you feel stuck and unsure how to break free? Despite how it may feel, I promise you that you are not alone!
(513) 796-5849 View (513) 796-5849
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Alex Mock
Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118  (Online Only)
It is most important to me to create a space where you can feel welcome to share your stressors, goals, and lived experience, and feel heard and affirmed. We will focus on your whole self - your environment, relationships, and history - and how these impact your perspective and sense of self. I enjoy working with adults managing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, identity development, and relationship concerns. My goal is to invite others who have marginalized identities to feel both safe and challenged in my (virtual) office, and to build the skills and confidence they need to grow into the version of themselves they hope to be.
It is most important to me to create a space where you can feel welcome to share your stressors, goals, and lived experience, and feel heard and affirmed. We will focus on your whole self - your environment, relationships, and history - and how these impact your perspective and sense of self. I enjoy working with adults managing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, identity development, and relationship concerns. My goal is to invite others who have marginalized identities to feel both safe and challenged in my (virtual) office, and to build the skills and confidence they need to grow into the version of themselves they hope to be.
(216) 279-6563 View (216) 279-6563
Jon Lucas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43081
Jon Lucas is a Licensed Independent Social Worker, who has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH with his Master's Degree in Social Work with a focus on Community practice. Jon believes in client centered therapy and that each person is the expert in the own lives and that each person carriers with them the capacity to overcome life's challenges, sometimes they just need a bit of help to identify this.
Jon Lucas is a Licensed Independent Social Worker, who has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH with his Master's Degree in Social Work with a focus on Community practice. Jon believes in client centered therapy and that each person is the expert in the own lives and that each person carriers with them the capacity to overcome life's challenges, sometimes they just need a bit of help to identify this.
(380) 600-9396 View (380) 600-9396
Thriveworks Polaris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43240
Life can be overwhelming. We all need some dedicated time to nurture and heal. Why should someone hire a therapist rather than just talk through their problems with a friend or family member? First of all, if you have someone in your life to whom you feel comfortable opening up, that is awesome. Keep doing that. We all need these vital human connections. But a therapist brings something a little different to the table than a best friend.
Life can be overwhelming. We all need some dedicated time to nurture and heal. Why should someone hire a therapist rather than just talk through their problems with a friend or family member? First of all, if you have someone in your life to whom you feel comfortable opening up, that is awesome. Keep doing that. We all need these vital human connections. But a therapist brings something a little different to the table than a best friend.
(380) 333-6484 View (380) 333-6484
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M Suzanne Carter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45255
Are you finding yourself having work conflicts ? What about frequent arguments with your partner? Feeling keyed up and stressed out and finding it more difficult to communicate with others so you shut down and avoid interactions. Interpersonal effectiveness skills are important to learn and master. Life transitions are also difficult changing jobs, divorce, retirement all can be difficult to navigate. All of these situations can lead to anxiety , depression, feelings that seem overwhelming.
Are you finding yourself having work conflicts ? What about frequent arguments with your partner? Feeling keyed up and stressed out and finding it more difficult to communicate with others so you shut down and avoid interactions. Interpersonal effectiveness skills are important to learn and master. Life transitions are also difficult changing jobs, divorce, retirement all can be difficult to navigate. All of these situations can lead to anxiety , depression, feelings that seem overwhelming.
(513) 780-5502 View (513) 780-5502
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Brian J Sambecki
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43221
Waitlist for new clients
As a therapist who lives with ADHD and a mood disorder, I believe it's my duty to walk alongside others as they work to manage the roller coaster of life. Believe me...it's possible. My work with clients centers around the belief that we all possess the strengths necessary to navigate life’s struggles. I believe it is vital to provide an atmosphere of unconditional positive regard, empathic understanding, and authenticity for each person that I am fortunate to work with here. Whether you are longing for change, a new path forward, or to begin your journey toward inner peace, you are welcome here.
As a therapist who lives with ADHD and a mood disorder, I believe it's my duty to walk alongside others as they work to manage the roller coaster of life. Believe me...it's possible. My work with clients centers around the belief that we all possess the strengths necessary to navigate life’s struggles. I believe it is vital to provide an atmosphere of unconditional positive regard, empathic understanding, and authenticity for each person that I am fortunate to work with here. Whether you are longing for change, a new path forward, or to begin your journey toward inner peace, you are welcome here.
(614) 705-0543 View (614) 705-0543
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Jayne Penelope Kidder
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Alliance, OH 44601
I have over 40 years of clinical practice in a wide variety of settings, working with adults who are struggling with substance use and emotional distress. My philosophy of treatment is person-centered, meaning the relationship we build is the core of our work together to successfully meet your goals. I have many therapeutic techniques in my "toolbox" and will utilize those that best meet the unique difficulties encountered in therapy. The goal of treatment is to address issues, past and present, and help you design a new way of thinking, feeling, and acting that resolves those issues.
I have over 40 years of clinical practice in a wide variety of settings, working with adults who are struggling with substance use and emotional distress. My philosophy of treatment is person-centered, meaning the relationship we build is the core of our work together to successfully meet your goals. I have many therapeutic techniques in my "toolbox" and will utilize those that best meet the unique difficulties encountered in therapy. The goal of treatment is to address issues, past and present, and help you design a new way of thinking, feeling, and acting that resolves those issues.
(330) 583-1729 View (330) 583-1729
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Autumn Francisco
Licensed Social Worker, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43215  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy starts with grace and ends with grace. I believe in looking at things from a holistic approach, which involves getting to the root. Finding a therapist can be overwhelming but give yourself some grace, change is not easy. I’m here to help you find balance and the tools to pour into yourself.
Therapy starts with grace and ends with grace. I believe in looking at things from a holistic approach, which involves getting to the root. Finding a therapist can be overwhelming but give yourself some grace, change is not easy. I’m here to help you find balance and the tools to pour into yourself.
(614) 541-1934 View (614) 541-1934
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Ashley Nicole Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43229
My name is Ashley Howard, and I am the owner of Ashley Nicole Counseling Services. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker who provides teletherapy services to young adults and adults. I am available for in-person sessions on Sunday's only. Clinically, I am most successful working with individuals who are looking to work on relationship issues (peer, family, romantic, parent-child, work, etc), anxiety, depression, and parenting struggles. I enjoy helping clients identify their goals, develop skills to work toward those goals, and feel more confident in their own abilities.
My name is Ashley Howard, and I am the owner of Ashley Nicole Counseling Services. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker who provides teletherapy services to young adults and adults. I am available for in-person sessions on Sunday's only. Clinically, I am most successful working with individuals who are looking to work on relationship issues (peer, family, romantic, parent-child, work, etc), anxiety, depression, and parenting struggles. I enjoy helping clients identify their goals, develop skills to work toward those goals, and feel more confident in their own abilities.
(380) 207-1554 View (380) 207-1554
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Jami Shanes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LICDC
Verified Verified
Beachwood, OH 44122
Jami Shanes is a licensed professional counselor and licensed independent chemical dependency counselor. She received her bachelor's degree from John Carroll University in psychology, graduating magna cum laude, and her master's degree from John Carroll University in clinical mental health and counseling. She has experience working with adolescents and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings. She has a specialized interest in working with dual diagnosis, panic disorder, life transitions, mood disorders and anxiety disorders.
Jami Shanes is a licensed professional counselor and licensed independent chemical dependency counselor. She received her bachelor's degree from John Carroll University in psychology, graduating magna cum laude, and her master's degree from John Carroll University in clinical mental health and counseling. She has experience working with adolescents and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings. She has a specialized interest in working with dual diagnosis, panic disorder, life transitions, mood disorders and anxiety disorders.
(216) 284-6656 View (216) 284-6656
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Progression Counseling Group
Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Beachwood, OH 44122
I am Hillary Schultz, a clinician and owner of Progression Counseling Group. Individual services are available to those ages 5 and up. Teletherapy and in person sessions available at our Beachwood and Willoughby Hills location. Same or next day appointments are available. We work with individuals to help increase self-awareness/insight, facilitate growth, decrease negative patterns of thinking and behavior, and provide tools for better coping, functioning, and problem resolution. Visit our website to see staff bios and find a clinician who may be a good fit for you.
I am Hillary Schultz, a clinician and owner of Progression Counseling Group. Individual services are available to those ages 5 and up. Teletherapy and in person sessions available at our Beachwood and Willoughby Hills location. Same or next day appointments are available. We work with individuals to help increase self-awareness/insight, facilitate growth, decrease negative patterns of thinking and behavior, and provide tools for better coping, functioning, and problem resolution. Visit our website to see staff bios and find a clinician who may be a good fit for you.
(216) 350-7242 View (216) 350-7242
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Miguel Hernandez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44113  (Online Only)
Something is not feeling right or going the way you would like it to in your life. Maybe its depression or anxiety, a relationship that has gone sour, maybe you feel stuck or confused, lost or just plain not content with how things are going. You would like a change, a goal to be reached, or to better understand yourself or someone else. I believe I can help with these types of challenges. Being a therapist is not just a job to me. The relationship of client and therapist gives me a feeling of profound awe and respect, and often love. I love my job and I love that maybe, just maybe, I can help you embody the change you are seeking.
Something is not feeling right or going the way you would like it to in your life. Maybe its depression or anxiety, a relationship that has gone sour, maybe you feel stuck or confused, lost or just plain not content with how things are going. You would like a change, a goal to be reached, or to better understand yourself or someone else. I believe I can help with these types of challenges. Being a therapist is not just a job to me. The relationship of client and therapist gives me a feeling of profound awe and respect, and often love. I love my job and I love that maybe, just maybe, I can help you embody the change you are seeking.
(440) 517-4405 View (440) 517-4405
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Amanda Mills
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Amanda Mills is a licensed professional clinical counselor who has been practicing since 2017. She received her master's degree in clinical counseling from John Carroll University and her bachelor's degree in psychology from Taylor University. She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient and intensive outpatient treatment, outpatient groups and private practice. She has training in mindfulness and CBT, certification in DBT and training in marriage and relationship counseling. Her specialties include depression and anxiety, relationships, life changes, grief, mood disorders and substance abuse disorders.
Amanda Mills is a licensed professional clinical counselor who has been practicing since 2017. She received her master's degree in clinical counseling from John Carroll University and her bachelor's degree in psychology from Taylor University. She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient and intensive outpatient treatment, outpatient groups and private practice. She has training in mindfulness and CBT, certification in DBT and training in marriage and relationship counseling. Her specialties include depression and anxiety, relationships, life changes, grief, mood disorders and substance abuse disorders.
(440) 737-3735 View (440) 737-3735
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Counseling That Works
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45226
I provide counseling for individuals and couples wanting to improve their quality of life. I provide educational materials and discuss learning new skills to be practiced between sessions. My background as a counselor is in Lifespan development, which includes extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults. For the past 25 years, I have been assessing, diagnosing and helping people live better lives by providing tools to cultivate the lives they want to create. I provide a warm, comfortable space for my clients to express their challenges and explore options that they are willing to try to create change.
I provide counseling for individuals and couples wanting to improve their quality of life. I provide educational materials and discuss learning new skills to be practiced between sessions. My background as a counselor is in Lifespan development, which includes extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults. For the past 25 years, I have been assessing, diagnosing and helping people live better lives by providing tools to cultivate the lives they want to create. I provide a warm, comfortable space for my clients to express their challenges and explore options that they are willing to try to create change.
(513) 817-0176 View (513) 817-0176
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Abigail Brewster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43240
I have provided clinical counseling, advocacy, and case management services, with a specialization in trauma. I also have experience working with individuals and families, providing parenting strategies and support, as well as exploring healthy relationship skills. I utilize Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (for children and adolescents), and EMDR. I focus on the existing strengths of my clients and encourage the use of those strengths to work toward identified goals. Empathy, compassion, integrity, and service drive my interactions with clients.
I have provided clinical counseling, advocacy, and case management services, with a specialization in trauma. I also have experience working with individuals and families, providing parenting strategies and support, as well as exploring healthy relationship skills. I utilize Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (for children and adolescents), and EMDR. I focus on the existing strengths of my clients and encourage the use of those strengths to work toward identified goals. Empathy, compassion, integrity, and service drive my interactions with clients.
(380) 201-9097 View (380) 201-9097
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Chloe M Davis-Hess
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45236
I enjoy working with individuals by helping them to cope with childhood trauma, relationships, stress and time management, transitional life stages, depression, and anxiety. I am also passionate about working with children and teenagers by helping them process the world around them and build a strong foundation for their future.
I enjoy working with individuals by helping them to cope with childhood trauma, relationships, stress and time management, transitional life stages, depression, and anxiety. I am also passionate about working with children and teenagers by helping them process the world around them and build a strong foundation for their future.
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Christina R Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Perrysburg, OH 43551
I enjoy working with clients who may be struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, emotional management, poor self-esteem, experiencing grief and loss; who are motivated and open to change and doing homework, and who desire to be a healthier version of themselves.
I enjoy working with clients who may be struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, emotional management, poor self-esteem, experiencing grief and loss; who are motivated and open to change and doing homework, and who desire to be a healthier version of themselves.
(614) 662-1846 View (614) 662-1846
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Adam Hawk
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43221
My ideal client is open about their issues and needs and motivated to work through them. My client's goal will be to build a foundation of good mental health that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives and use to improve their own lives as well as their family and friends. My ideal client comes to therapy because they want to be there and value what they can learn from their therapist and themselves.
My ideal client is open about their issues and needs and motivated to work through them. My client's goal will be to build a foundation of good mental health that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives and use to improve their own lives as well as their family and friends. My ideal client comes to therapy because they want to be there and value what they can learn from their therapist and themselves.
(614) 810-8070 View (614) 810-8070

How does your Therapist compare?

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Ohio who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
72% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
66% Coping Skills
65% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Ohio see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ohio?

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.