Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Dayton, Ohio

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


Brittany Fleischer

MAEd.,LPCC-S
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been providing counseling services for 6 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 each and every session is one... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and have been providing counseling services for 6 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... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Natalie Grabowski

LPCC
7 years experience
Hello! My name is Natalie Grabowski. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed in the state of Ohio. I gained my Master’s of Arts in Counseling from John Carroll University and my Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from Cleveland State University, both located in Ohio. I have been in the helping profession for over seven years, working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have worked with a wide variety of clients and issues, including... Read More
Hello! My name is Natalie Grabowski. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed in the state of Ohio. I gained my Master’s of Arts in Counseling from John Carroll University and my Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from Cleveland... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Lisa Fox

MA,LPCC-S
27 years experience
Life can be very difficult, at times, and situations develop when a person can feel "stuck" and have difficulty seeing a way out. I utilize an eclectic approach to counseling and aim to generate a comfortable environment which will eliminate that "under the microscope" feeling, some people tell me they fear when seeking counseling. I initiate counseling with person centered, solution oriented strategies, which will allow the client to begin... Read More
Life can be very difficult, at times, and situations develop when a person can feel "stuck" and have difficulty seeing a way out. I utilize an eclectic approach to counseling and aim to generate a comfortable... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:27 years

Stanley Fireman

M.,Ed,LISW-S
40 years experience
I have experience in clinical counseling for over 40 years in private practice and in hospitals. During the last 20 years, I worked in multiple hospital outpatient clinics all part of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where I treated patients with Pain Management issues, anger management, depression, anxiety, abuse, domestic violence, opiate dependence/addiction, alcohol dependency, family systems, and stressors that affect life changes and other situations that... Read More
I have experience in clinical counseling for over 40 years in private practice and in hospitals. During the last 20 years, I worked in multiple hospital outpatient clinics all part of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:40 years

Monica Birsen

MA,LPCC-S
20 years experience
I work with clients on two levels. In the short-term I help clients examine thought and lifestyle patterns and behaviors and work to make changes through therapies such as CBT, DBT and other psychological approaches, so that you can both train your brain to think more positively, as well as build more positive experiences in to your life. In the long term, I can help you explore how your past... Read More
I work with clients on two levels. In the short-term I help clients examine thought and lifestyle patterns and behaviors and work to make changes through therapies such as CBT, DBT and other psychological approaches, so that you can... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:20 years

Diana Uthenwoldt

LISW
5 years experience
I am a mental health therapist that has really honed in my craft for focusing on trauma recovery and addiction, as well as police culture. I enjoy working with individuals who have been dually diagnosed with mental health issues and addiction to find healthier coping skills and ways to manage stress and trauma triggers. My goal as a therapist is to help clients find ways to be the person they want to be and build... Read More
I am a mental health therapist that has really honed in my craft for focusing on trauma recovery and addiction, as well as police culture. I enjoy working with individuals who have been dually diagnosed with mental health issues and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Rebecca Clinton

LCSW
10 years experience
Hello! I am so happy to meet you! A little about me: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years experience working with variety of populations from individuals, couples, children, and adolescents. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and counseling focusing on life challenges. My goal is to create a warm and comfortable environment allowing the therapeutic relationship to grow. I utilize cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)... Read More
Hello! I am so happy to meet you! A little about me: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years experience working with variety of populations from individuals, couples, children, and adolescents. My therapeutic approach is to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Dr. Laurie Navin

EdD,PCC-S
17 years experience
Thanks for reaching out! It's not always easy to ask for help, but we all need to feel supported and understood in times of crisis or when experiencing a problem that becomes overwhelming. By being your own advocate, you will be able to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to reach your full potential and have a fresh outlook on life. I specialize in treating adults and couples who are experiencing a... Read More
Thanks for reaching out! It's not always easy to ask for help, but we all need to feel supported and understood in times of crisis or when experiencing a problem that becomes overwhelming. By being your own advocate,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:17 years

Katie Reed

M.Ed.,PCC
15 years experience
Seeking help is one of the most difficult steps in making changes in our lives. Give yourself credit for taking that step. I am a licensed as a professional clinical counselor in the state of Ohio. I worked for five years in a community mental health setting, and have worked for 10 years in a small private group practice. I work from a primarily cognitive-behavioral perspective, but I pull techniques from other theories, such as... Read More
Seeking help is one of the most difficult steps in making changes in our lives. Give yourself credit for taking that step. I am a licensed as a professional clinical counselor in the state of Ohio. I worked for five... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Timothy Welch

LPCC,NCC,MAC
20 years experience
Hello! It can be a scary process to start therapy and I will do my best to respect who you are and what goals you are seeking. I believe therapy should be a two way street where you and I work together to decide what is best for you. Your current emotional struggle does not have to define your future. Working together, my hope is to help empower, encourage and educate you in finding resolution... Read More
Hello! It can be a scary process to start therapy and I will do my best to respect who you are and what goals you are seeking. I believe therapy should be a two way street where you and I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Dayton, Ohio

The greater Dayton Ohio area is home to some 500,000 people, and like many places across the United States, mental health is a hot topic. With such a large demographic, it’s no wonder that dayton residents feel the effects of anxiety and depression as elsewhere, but perhaps also because of a largely service-based economy.

Known as one the family-friendliest places in the country to visit and live, Dayton boasts a plethora of service-based industries including healthcare, aerospace, government and legal sectors. Rich in history dating back to the late 1700’s and founded on April 1st, 1796 Dayton is the birthplace of speeding tickets, the Wright Brothers, and soapbox derbies. The city is also home to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and the National Aviation Hall of Fame.

Mental Health Statistics for Dayton

A positive self-esteem, feelings of self-worth, confidence and an overall feelings of well-being are key indicators of good mental health. Sadly, Dayton area residents and community stakeholders consider the overall mental health of the community to be inadequate and inaccessible. Montgomery County residents describe individuals with mental illness as hidden and vulnerable part of the population, mostly due to stigma, access, cost and time.

According to the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, (HPIO) 29 percent of the county’s population are not being served and that 20 percent of the population could not see a professional because of the expense. These numbers are higher than the national average of 16.9 percent and 14.4 percent for all of Ohio.

The most common reasons residents seek help from a mental health professional in Montgomery County are: ADHD, Opioid Dependence, Mood Disorder, Alcohol Dependence, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Psychotic Disorder, Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder.

What Makes Dayton Different About Mental Health?

Various factors are thought to create the overall mental health in Dayton, OH. A distinct absence of high paying jobs is considered to be one of them. Compared to the rest of Ohio, Dayton has a significantly lower median income, by almost as much as 50 percent. Poverty has become an issue in the area with nearly 35 percent of its residents living in poverty.

  • Financial insecurity is a known cause of anxiety, depression and substance abuse disorders.
  • The median household income of Dayton is just $26,000 a year. The national average is $59,000.
  • 5 percent of the population lives in poverty.
  • A survey noted access, specifically the cost, as one of the primary reasons residents don’t seek help.
  • Suicides in Dayton for ages 8 to 17 – 80; ages 18 to 25 – 225 (2017)

Divorce Rate in Dayton, Ohio

Dayton ranks #16 in the nation for number of divorces annually. In fact, 15.7 percent of the population gets divorced each year. Though this number is significantly lower than the national average of a whopping 50 percent, it seems Dayton can be a tough place to keep a marriage together. Poverty and lack of career opportunity is suspected of causing many of the divorces as, nationwide, financial distress is known as the number one cause of failed marriages.

The good news is, there are plenty of marriage counselors available for the 29 percent of the population that is married. It seems that the word is out on the streets that marriages in Dayton don’t last as nearly 50 percent of the population has never been married. Those seeking to get hitched may consider visiting with a trained professional before tying the knot to avoid getting divorced later.

Mental Health Resources in Dayton, OH

There are hundreds of mental health professionals in Montgomery County serving residents of Dayton. Although Ohio in general presents a high rate of mental health issues, there is a distinct lack of resources available to those living in poverty or whom don’t have sufficient medical health insurance coverage.

Challenges of Finding a Mental Health Professional in Dayton

There are approximately 140 mental health providers serving Dayton, OH. Nearly all have a profile and presence online. Social review directories like Yelp,  Dex and YP all have patient reviews for each professional. High ratings are the norm rather than the exception for a variety of factors. This unknown quotient can make it difficult to decide which therapist may be right for you.

Finding a professional you can soundly relate with in Dayton, Ohio traditionally requires  getting a referral and then wading through reams of paperwork, all before your first session. Only then will you be able to decide if that mental health professional is a good fit for you.

We’ve put together a comprehensive directory of leading therapists, counselors and psychiatrists in Dayton to help you make an informed decision about your care. We supply education and training they have completed as well as some background info on their experience and expertise, not to mention a bit about themselves on a personal note, which is great for being able to relate.

It’s important to find a counselor who’s a good fit for you, who can guide you past life’s more problematic moments and help you get back to being the person you’ve always wanted to be.