Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Cleveland, Ohio

Find a therapist in Cleveland, Ohio that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Cleveland to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

Melech Mann

Melech Mann, MSW, LISW, EMDR, trained

I am an independently licensed master of social work with a passion for working with children, adults and building people. I am EMDR trained and currently undergoing supervision with this therapeutic model. In addition, I studied and practiced Narrative Therapy for a year I am a certified Narrative Therapy trained. I have experience working with all members of the family unit and providing many and diverse practical short term and long term tools to Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Hebrew
  • Experience: 7 years


Patrick Santilli

Patrick Santilli, M.S.Ed., LPCC

Are struggling with common or complex life stressors? Do you find yourself experiencing difficulty adjusting to past or current life changes? Do you value living a balanced life? Are you interested in finding some direction or understanding in your life? Are your emotions or behaviors causing stress or conflict? Understanding the importance of the health of one's body and mind, I am dedicated to attaining a balance between the two by focusing on overall wellness. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Tim LaGro

Tim LaGro, LMHC

Hello and thanks for thinking about the possibility of choosing me to work with you. It takes a lot of courage to reach out to a total stranger and trust them with some of the most intimate details of your life. I do not take my responsibilities lightly and consider it a great privilege to take this journey with you. A little bit of Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Matthew McGuire

Matthew McGuire, LISW

Creating a space for self acceptance and validation is a big first step of what I intend to facilitate as a therapist. If you feel something, then it is valid. With these principles as the back drop, we are able to begin the difficult, but worthwhile work of therapy: making the subconscious parts of ourselves more conscious. From a treatment modality perspective, I utilize CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Dr. Julie McCune

Dr. Julie McCune, M.A., Ph.D., L.P.C.C.-S.

I am a warm, compassionate, empathic counselor, who accepts clients where they are at, without any judgment. I have a master's degree in Counseling and a doctoral degree (Ph.D) in Clinical Psychology and I am currently a Licensed Practical Clinical Counselor with a Supervisory Endorsement. (L.P.C.C.-S). I specialize in the areas of: family conflicts, relationship issues, anxiety/ depression/stress, grief and loss issues, trauma/abuse related concerns, coping with divorce, separation and healing from Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years


Jessica Nye

Jessica Nye, MS, LPCC

At some point in our lives, we are faced with unexpected challenges. For some people, these challenges can seem overwhelming and the burden can be too much to carry alone. My job is to assist you in lifting these burdens and train you in developing a personal inner strength. I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in Ohio. I have over five years of experience working with a wide range of issues including depression, mood disorders, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Karen  Willinger

Karen Willinger, MA, LPCC-S

I am a Clinical Counselor licensed in the state of Ohio and Michigan. I am a graduate of the University of Toledo with a Bachelor degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Community Counseling. It is required by the state board that I have an initial video session and periodically hold a video session for my clients even if they prefer email services. I apologize for any inconvenience. I have Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Joy Nowlin

Joy Nowlin, MA, LPCC

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio, is a native of Columbus, Ohio, and a graduate of The Ohio State University. My passion and calling to help others motivated myself to pursue and earn a Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Cincinnati Christian University. Through an understanding of mental health, the brain, and developmental and relational trauma, I assist individuals using primarily a cognitive-behavioral therapy approach in my work. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Heath Ridenbaugh

Heath Ridenbaugh, LPCC

Hey there! My name is Heath I appreciate your courage to seek out help. I have enjoyed working in the mental health field for 6 years now and I'm licensed in the State of Ohio. I have experience with children, adolescents, and adults from all backgrounds. I have experience working with an array of issues including depression, anxiety, anger control, and co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance use). I also have some experience working with Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


William Besterman IV

William Besterman IV, LCSW, LISW

I am a social worker in Florida with 5 years experience. I have worked with crisis and suicide prevention for the past few years. My specialties include substance abuse counseling and grief and loss counseling. I find that I am able to understand my clients in ways that others cannot. With a technique that incorporates finding one's own Inner Strength and uncovering things that they do not know about themselves. It is important to realize Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Mental Health Concerns and Care Resources in Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love courageously  shared publicly that he struggles with mental illness. Love’s announcement was significant as it shined a light on the issue of mental health, an issue that Cleveland knows all too well. Here is a brief profile of the ways that the city is responding to the growing mental health needs of its community.

The Opioid Crisis

While the opioid crisis is a national issue, Cleveland was hit particularly hard. During the first four months of 2017, Cuyahoga County authorities reported 192 deaths from overdoses. For the first 9 months of 2017, the county was averaging 50 overdoses per month. The beginning of 2018 brought some relief when the county experienced a slight dip in overdoses.

In reaction to the large number of deaths from overdosing, the Cleveland police started the Heroin Involved Investigation unit in 2014.  The unit is staffed by seven full-time detectives who investigate drug deaths. The unit has also partnered with local detox centers so that they can direct those who are willing to seek help.

Cleveland Municipal Court-Mental Health Docket

Cleveland’s mental health docket operates in cooperation with area mental health agencies to provide intensive supervision of offenders who have been clinically diagnosed with a mental illness or who are developmentally disabled.  Along with supervision, the docket provides  referrals to behavioral services and case management. With more than 15,000 of Ohio’s jailed population having mental illness or substance abuse issues, it is hoped that providing resources will help prevent these individuals from re-offending.

Community Organizations

The Center for Families and Children is an organization that has 25,000 clients who are taking advantage of its programs and services for improving their lives. The organization offers programs and services for those who are experiencing issues with health and wellness as well as educational programs and job development.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Cleveland (AMIGC) has a workshop that gives participants an opportunity to get a glimpse of what a person with mental illness experiences.

Local hospitals have partnered with Ascent ED, an organization that provides peer-support counselors. When an addict is brought to the hospital, a peer-support counselor will stay with them while they are hospitalized.

Policy Changes in Cleveland

Ohio’s Medicare recipients who seek mental health services no longer can be treated differently from those who seek medical services. Because of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equality Act of 2008, those who seek mental health services will follow the same Medicare guidelines that are established for medical services. The co-pay for mental health services must be the same as for medical services as do prior-authorization requirements, limits on hospitalization, or counseling.

Due to a mandate by the justice department, Cleveland police developed new polices for dealing with the mentally ill during crisis interventions. Among the changes include a goal for directing mentally ill individuals toward getting professional help as opposed to jailing them as well as using the least force as possible.

E-Counseling Solves the Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Cleveland

E-Counseling offers people suffering from mental health issues a road-map to treatment. It is so important the people be able to access the information they need to get help. Our goal is to provide a one-stop shop to find a mental health professional. We offer a user-friendly way of finding and securing mental health treatment for the people of Cleveland.