Elyria, Ohio Therapists

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Painesville, Ohio

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Ohio, South Carolina

I am here to help! I know life can have many challenges, and I approach in helping you with those difficulties by teaching you skills and helping you approach life mindfully. I incorporate meditation and yoga for those who want to combine mental...
Doris Rhodes
MA, LPC
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Ohio

I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor since 2017; providing professional counseling services to clients in the greater Cleveland area. In the current environment, utilizing online platforms for counseling; I am able to provide my Clinical Services...
Robin Leichtman
LPCC-S 2, Ph.D.
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Lyndhurst, Ohio

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Ohio

Robin is a licensed independent therapist providing mental wellness counseling by way of a positive, holistic approach. She believes that counseling is a collaborative effort in which she supports individuals in improving the quality of their life....
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Ohio

I am Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Ohio. I have a Masters of Divinity and a MA in Professional Counseling. I am a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). In therapy, I focus...
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Ohio

Dr. Faur is a licensed psychologist in Ohio specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders, PTSD and depression. She gained diverse experience working with children, adolescents and adults during graduate training, fellowship in Psychiatry at...
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Ohio

Are you experiencing difficulties and feel STUCK? Do you feel like you need someone to help you figure out how to move forward? I have been a therapist for over 10+ years and have focused on helping clients' develop personal goals and accountability...
Patrick Santilli
LPCC 15, MS
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Ohio

My inquisitive approach to treatment helps you focus on what you can control and find a balance in your life through introspection, understanding, and patience. I have prior training in dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy...
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Beachwood, Ohio

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Ohio, Maine

Over 25 years of clinical, supervisory and management experience in the behavioral healthcare field. Publications in the field of mental health, NAMI Professional of the Year in 1997. Work with a range of behavioral health needs and challenges....
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Middleburg Hts, Ohio

In spite of your best efforts, life can sometimes overwhelm you. Whether problems are recent or longstanding, I can help. My 25 years in the profession has afforded me knowledge and experience with a broad range of issues. My practice emphasizes the...
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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Ohio

Christina Hoehn-Shackelford earned a Master of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy/Community Counseling from the University of Akron and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Legal Studies from Heidelberg University (formerly...
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Ohio

Dr. Teresa Rogers (she/her) is the owner of The Relationship Center in North Canton, OH. She is a graduate from the University of Akron with a Doctorate of Philosophy, specializing in marriage and family therapy. Dr. Rogers is a licensed Independent...
Rodney Long
MSSA, LSW
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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Ohio

Hi! My name is Rodney Long and I’m a local therapist, writer, and speaker. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Malone University and my master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University. You can read about my background here, in an article...
Laurie Mandel
MSN, CNP, PMHNP
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Ohio

*ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS * I am dedicated to providing you comprehensive, empathetic, personalized care. I believe in the connection between mental and physical health and wellness. I want to help you develop a growth mindset. Let's work together to...
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Stow, Ohio

I am here to guide you on the path of Self-Healing and mental wellness. Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Ohio

I have an affinity for working with college students and young adults. I blame it on my past experience as an educator at my local high school! I fully understand the stressors that being a student can bring and I want to help YOU not just survive...
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Rocky River, Ohio

Navigation through life, love, relationships and it's ebbs and flows can be challenging. The issues of life and love are complex and can make us experience symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety to name a few. I help guide couples and...
Brian Nowak
LPCC-S 2
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Parma, Ohio

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Ohio

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC) in the State of Ohio. I have worked in both mental health agencies and drug treatment facilities, since I graduated from the...
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Ohio

Ellen has 30 years of experience working with clients. Her style is more coaching than therapy. The pillars of her work are: - You have all of the answers inside of you. I can show you how to uncover your blocks to find them. - Your thoughts create...
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Elyria, Ohio

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Ohio

Shelle’ Monique Mathis is a native of Elyria, a mother of two beautiful children, and an ’83 graduate of Elyria High School. She obtained a certificate as a Paralegal from Tri-City Community college, an Associates of Arts degree from Lorain...

An Overview of Mental Health in Elyria, Ohio

Located in northeastern Ohio at the forks of the Black River, Elyria is located 23 miles southeast of Cleveland. Elyria is the county seat of Lorain County and had an estimated population of 53,881 as of 2019. Its name is a play on Illyria, the ancient name for the Balkan states used in Greece and Rome, and Ely, the surname of the city’s founder. Elyria is known for its parks, particularly Cascade Park, the largest and most popular. The Black River flows through it, forming the picturesque East Falls.

Demographic Information

The number of adults in Elyria who have a high school diploma or equivalent is 87.1%, nearly equivalent to the national figure of 87.7%. However, the number of adults who have at least a bachelor’s degree is only 15.4%, approximately half the rate for the United States, which is 31.5%.

Seventy-three percent of the population of Elyria identify as Caucasian, while 15.3% identify as African American, 5.7% percent are Latino, and 6% identify as two or more races. Female residents outnumber males by approximately 4%.

In 2017, the median household income in Elyria was $42,067 per year. This is significantly less than the figures for the state of Ohio, the United States, and Lorain County. The poverty rate in Elyria is approximately 22%, about twice what it is for the United States as a whole. The crime rate in Elyria is 44% higher than in the rest of Ohio. The last 10 to 15 years have seen a significant increase in burglaries, thefts, and robberies.

Mental Health Status in Elyria

At the state level, serious mental illness is a significant problem in Ohio, affecting 5.13% of the population. The rate of adults who have experienced a major depressive episode in Elyria is high at 7.85%. At the local level, the Cleveland-Elyria area ranked number 13 on a list of the 15 cities in the United States with the highest depression rates in a study published in 2019. Other cities in Ohio that made the list include Columbus at number nine and Cincinnati at number two.

Vulnerable Populations in Elyria

A 2015 community health assessment yielded some interesting, and sometimes surprising, information regarding which populations may be at greatest risk for mental health issues in Elyria. For example, income did not appear to be a significant indicator among Lorain County adults who reported feeling sad, blue, or depressed for two or more consecutive weeks. Twenty percent of people with an income of less than $25,000 per year reported feeling sad, etc. for a prolonged period of time, equal to the percentage among people who made $25,000 or more annually.

Middle-aged people, i.e., those aged 30 to 64, were the most likely of any age group to report prolonged periods of sadness at 21%. The least vulnerable age group appears to be people age 65 and older, only 8% of whom reported prolonged sadness. On the basis of where people live, suburban dwellers in Lorain County were more likely to report prolonged sadness than those in urban or rural areas.

Twenty-one percent of female residents of Lorain County reported prolonged periods of feeling sad, blue, or depressed, compared with only 17% of male residents. However, there are 3.5 male deaths from suicide for every female suicide. The discrepancy suggests that male residents may experience equal or greater levels of sadness or depression, but they may be reluctant to report it.

Alcohol and Drug Use

One of the most significant mental health issues facing Ohio, including Elyria, is substance use disorder, which affects a moderate to moderately high 7.88% of the population over 12 years of age. Opioid use is a major problem in Ohio, where there were 33 deaths from opioid overdose per 100,000 people in 2016. In 2018 in Lorain County, 17.3% of the population engaged in excessive drinking, which likely contributed to 46.4% of driving deaths that involved alcohol impairment.

Access to Mental Health Services

In Ohio, 47.1% of adults with mental illness receive help. There are 561 patients for every mental health provider in the state, which is moderate when compared to neighboring states.

For those experiencing acute mental health issues in Elyria, help is available from the following sources:

  • Lorain County Board of Mental Health: 800-888-6161
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Elyria Police Department: 440-323-3302
  • The LCADA Way (drug rehab): 440-989-4900

Despite the challenges sometimes involved in finding it, help is available to those in Elyria who need it.