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
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

David Spann

LISW, LCSW, LICDC
29 years experience
Welcome to the process! Mr. Spann has a unique blend of education and experience providing opportunities for those he serves to experience emotional and spiritual growth and change, and freedom from obstacles to growth due to trauma, mental health, anxiety, persistent mental illness or chemical dependency disorders. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Psychology and his Master's degree from Florida Gulf Coast University. His clinical experience in outpatient, residential... Read More
Welcome to the process! Mr. Spann has a unique blend of education and experience providing opportunities for those he serves to experience emotional and spiritual growth and change, and freedom from obstacles to growth due to trauma, mental health, ... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 29 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

Heath Ridenbaugh

LPCC
3 years experience
Hey there! My name is Heath I appreciate your courage to seek out help. I have enjoyed working in the mental health field for 6 years now and I'm licensed in the State of Ohio. I have experience with children, adolescents, and adults from all backgrounds. I have experience working with an array of issues including depression, anxiety, anger control, and co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance use). I also have some experience working with... Read More
Hey there! My name is Heath I appreciate your courage to seek out help. I have enjoyed working in the mental health field for 6 years now and I'm licensed in the State of Ohio. I have experience with children, adolescents,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Jessica Nye

MS, LPCC
5 years experience
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,... Read More
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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

Marian Stuckey

LISW-S
6 years experience
The choice to seek therapy is a very important one, one that shows you are ready to go on a journey of self discovery, growth, and change. I believe that my clients are each unique and creative individuals who can achieve success in their lives. Sometimes we all just need a little support, a trusted person to help. Therapy works because we are utilizing our intrinsic need to connect with others and release... Read More
The choice to seek therapy is a very important one, one that shows you are ready to go on a journey of self discovery, growth, and change. I believe that my clients are each unique and creative individuals who... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Tamera Anderson

LISW
5 years experience
Hi! My name is Tamera Anderson and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio. I graduated with my Masters of Social Work from Miami Oxford University in 2016. I have 5 years of experience working in community based agencies, helping to empower children, adolescents and adults experiencing life stressors, emotional challenges and more . I recognize a lot of challenges and emotions individuals face could stem from their... Read More
Hi! My name is Tamera Anderson and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio. I graduated with my Masters of Social Work from Miami Oxford University in 2016. I have 5 years of experience... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Natalie Grabowski

LPCC
4 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 four 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: 4 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.