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.


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

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.