Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Columbus, Ohio

Find a therapist in Columbus, Ohio that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Columbus 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


Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio is not only the 14th most populated city in the United States, but it is also the biggest in the state. As the capital of Ohio, Columbus is routinely one of the most popular metropolitan areas in the region and is also one of the fastest-growing large cities in the United States.

Columbus doesn’t only have a large population, but as it continues to grow it is also developing a very diverse population as well. This population is no stranger to several different concerns, one of the most pressing being high school drop out rates. At 14 of the 17 high schools in Columbus, the drop out rate is more than 40 percent. Most of these schools are actually defined as “dropout factories” where more than 60 percent of students never make it to graduation day.

Unfortunately, these high dropout rates ultimately lead to issues with poverty and depression. In fact, there are many mental illnesses, problems with low self-esteem and drug and alcohol addiction. Those who drop out of high school also tend to struggle with finding stable employment and financial woes, which can lead to problems with stress and anxiety as well.

As problems like this continue to plague Columbus, more and more residents of Ohio’s capital need professional counseling services. A licensed therapist can help with issues ranging from anxiety and depression to severe addition. However, every person is different and requires different services from their therapist. Therefore, before you start looking for a licensed Columbus therapist, it is important to ask yourself a few questions in order to make sure you are finding the right professional for the job.

  • What is the main issue I’m seeking help for?
  • What are my goals for therapy?
  • Am I looking to be treated with drugs or medications, or do I just want a therapist I can talk with?
  • Do I prefer a male or female therapist?
  • Am I looking for a therapist to treat a specific issue, or do I want longer-term counseling to help support my life?
  • Am I someone who will drive or commute to see the right therapist? Or do I need someone who is as close by as possible to ensure that I go?
  • Do I feel like my issue requires specialized attention or a therapist with a certain degree or specialty (such as drug addiction)?

Take your time to really think about these questions and the answers that you come up with. This will help you get a better vision of who the right type of therapist for you is. Once you have an idea of the ideal therapist to help you with your mental health concerns, you should also check with your health insurance provider. You may be limited on which health professionals you can work with based on your health insurance.

The city of Columbus has already taken steps to address growing need for mental health professionals in Franklin County. This means, whether you are dealing with depression, anger issues or anything in between, it may be easier than you think to find the professional counseling that you need to overcome your challenges. Fortunately, with so many therapists serving the greater Columbus area, it is not only easier to find a therapist, but easier to find a therapist that works for you. Remember, this individual is instrumental to your success and to your overall mental health, so you want to take the time to make certain you have the right fit. This means, if the first therapist you meet with doesn’t feel right, you can continue to use our services until you find the right match.

As you start to look through our different therapist profiles, our blog posts and our bios about our professionals, you will start to get an idea of the different Columbus area therapists you can connect with through our service. Feel free to reach out and contact these experts to help you through your mental health crisis or just to start your ongoing therapist/patient relationship.

No matter what challenges you face, it is important to have a professional therapist on your side helping you through. Therefore we have created this comprehensive Columbus directory—to help make finding an experienced, licensed therapist easier than ever. With the help of a seasoned therapist, you can finally get the guidance and counseling you need to work through your problems and become a happier, healthier version of yourself.