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.

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. My inquisiti Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 6 years


Erica Innocent

Erica Innocent , Licensed, Independent, Social, Worker, with, Supervision, Endorsement, (LISW-S), Licensed, Independent, Certified, Social, Worker, (LICSW),

Erica is a Licensed Social Worker (Licensed in the states of Ohio (LISW-S) and Alabama (LICSW)), who has been working in a therapeutic environment with children, adults and families for the past five years. Erica uses a humanistic approach to assist clients to achieve their highest potential during difficult times in their lives. Drawing on a client's own personal strengths, Erica's goal is to empower clients achieve self actualization in order to improve their current life Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 5 years


Elizabeth Shartle

Elizabeth Shartle, MA, PCC-S,

I am a licensed clinical counselor in Ohio. For over ten years, I have worked with adults with addiction, anxiety, grief and depression. Many of my clients experienced past trauma, family conflicts, and issues with motivation and self-esteem. My vision of counseling is to come along side the person who is hurting to offer an understanding ear, a theoretical shoulder to cry on, and a word of encouragement. I am not the expert with all the answers. I am the objective liste Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 10 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


Sharon Ulrich

Sharon Ulrich, LPCC, MFT,

Thanks for visiting my page! I'm an experienced Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist. I specialize in self-esteem, relationships and grief and loss. In couples therapy and individual relationship work, I help people to build effective and healthy communication, conflict management skills, increase intimacy, and work through relationship traumas. I work frequently with people struggling with anxiety, depression, stre Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 10 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, anxiety disorders, trauma, and pe Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 5 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. I've worked with indi Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 5 years


Stephanie Beebe

Stephanie Beebe, MSW, LISW-S,

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Ohio with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have a strong background in family preservation and educational advocacy. If you are a parent or individual looking for help, I am the therapist for you. My counseling style is open and int Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Spanish,
  • Experience: 20 years


James Bunch

James Bunch, LPCC,

I have six years of experience counseling clients with a variety of struggles, personalities, and life experiences as well as counseling in group settings. Each counseling experience brings challenges and victories and I consider it an honor and privilege to come alongside individuals or couples in need. I personally see my role as counselor as an opportunity to serve. With this in mind my goal is to listen, to understand and to dive in with my client and fight alongside i Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 6 years


Meghan Griffin

Meghan Griffin, LPCC,

Thank you for taking the time to view my bio! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Ohio and have been practicing since 2004. I worked in the college setting beginning in 2004, working with both traditional college age students as well as adult students. I have also been active in the online sector of therapy since November 2017. I have experience with a variety of issues that impact clients including, relationship issue Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 14 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.