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.


Nichol Stasko

PCC
7 years experience
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to learn about me, reaching out for help is sometimes the hardest step. I am a Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio with 13 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with individuals, ages 3 to adult in a variety of settings, with a broad range and severity of clinical issues, including complex trauma/abuse, adjustment, anxiety, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder... Read More
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to learn about me, reaching out for help is sometimes the hardest step. I am a Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio with 13 years of experience in the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Cherie Shanko

LISW
3 years experience
My name is Cherie Shanko and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I graduated from The Ohio State University in 2016 with a Masters degree in Social Work. I enjoy working with both mental health and substance use issues. I use a holistic, trauma-informed approach with clients, addressing the many issues in life that make a person uniquely them. I believe it is important to consider how thoughts, feelings, behaviors and social connections influence... Read More
My name is Cherie Shanko and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I graduated from The Ohio State University in 2016 with a Masters degree in Social Work. I enjoy working with both mental health and substance use issues.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Alexa Adkins

MA, LPCC, LICDC
3 years experience
Hello, my name is Alexa Adkins. I am a licensed profession clinical counselor and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor. I received a bachelor's degree in psychology from The Ohio State University and a master's degree in clinical mental health counselor from Easter Michigan University. During my internship hours, I was able to work and gain experience in a private practice/ college counseling setting in addition to working in an elementary school. For the last... Read More
Hello, my name is Alexa Adkins. I am a licensed profession clinical counselor and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor. I received a bachelor's degree in psychology from The Ohio State University and a master's degree in clinical mental health... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Brittany Fleischer

MAEd., LPCC-S
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in both Ohio and Kentucky. I have been providing counseling services for 5 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a wide variety of struggles including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, severe and persistent mental health symptoms, relational and family concerns, and substance abuse issues. My approach to counseling in... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in both Ohio and Kentucky. I have been providing counseling services for 5 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Melissa Fowler

M.Ed., LPCC-S
6 years experience
Welcome to my profile. Thank you for looking into getting help, this is the first step for overall wellness and it takes a lot of courage. I would like to tell you a little bit about myself before we get started on our journey to wellness. I graduated from a state college in Ohio with both my BA and master’s degrees. I am licensed in mental health counseling for all ages... Read More
Welcome to my profile. Thank you for looking into getting help, this is the first step for overall wellness and it takes a lot of courage. I would like to tell you a little bit about myself before... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Matthew McGuire

LISW
6 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Dr. Taryn Stevenson

LMHC, PhD
14 years experience
Everyone has the ability to have joy and happiness, we just need to learn how! I help my clients by taking a positive approach to their lives. I understand the stressors and depression that daily life and trauma has on each individual, as well as their family. It is my goal to find a way out out of this circle and create a meaningful life. I have been working with people while utilizing a... Read More
Everyone has the ability to have joy and happiness, we just need to learn how! I help my clients by taking a positive approach to their lives. I understand the stressors and depression that daily life and trauma has on... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Nancy DiStefano

LISW-S
30 years experience
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker from the State of Ohio. My passion is helping people get to where they want to be. With over 30 years experience in the mental health and addiction fields, I have done therapy with individual adults, couples, families, children and adolescents to meet whatever issues they are struggling with. I have expertise in depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship and addiction issues. I am experienced in mental health issues,... Read More
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker from the State of Ohio. My passion is helping people get to where they want to be. With over 30 years experience in the mental health and addiction fields, I have done... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Tim LaGro

LMHC
7 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Sirena Robinson-Luczak

MSW, LISW-S, LICDC
5 years experience
Hi! My name is Sirena and I'm a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I graduated from Ohio State with my Bachelor's Degree in 2008, from Capital University Law School with my JD in 2011 and from Ohio University with my Master's in Social Work in 2014. Since then, I have practiced extensively with a variety of populations. I primarily work with adults, and have a lot of experience in trauma processing, couples work, and working with... Read More
Hi! My name is Sirena and I'm a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I graduated from Ohio State with my Bachelor's Degree in 2008, from Capital University Law School with my JD in 2011 and from Ohio University with my Master's... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Kate Kalejs

LMFT
2 years experience
I work with couples and individuals. I see couples of all configurations and also offer pre-marital counseling. I work with individuals to meet their goals and build self confidence they need to move out of fear and into a life designed true to them. Read More
I work with couples and individuals. I see couples of all configurations and also offer pre-marital counseling. I work with individuals to meet their goals and build self confidence they need to move out of fear and into a life designed true to them. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 2 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.