Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Hamilton, Ohio

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

Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee, LPCC

Hi. Sometimes asking for help is the bravest move you can make. You don't have to go it alone. My name is Mandy. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio. I have over 20 years experience in the helping professions. My experience includes counseling adults, teens, and children as well as couples and families. I have experience in both individual and group counseling. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Melech Mann

Melech Mann, MSW, LISW, EMDR, trained

I am an independently licensed master of social work with a passion for working with children, adults and building people. I am EMDR trained and currently undergoing supervision with this therapeutic model. In addition, I studied and practiced Narrative Therapy for a year I am a certified Narrative Therapy trained. I have experience working with all members of the family unit and providing many and diverse practical short term and long term tools to Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Hebrew
  • Experience: 7 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. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Nancy DiStefano

Nancy DiStefano, LISW-S

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 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, stress management, chronic illness and pregnancy/infant loss/infertility. I create an empathetic, supportive environment to Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Melissa Fowler

Melissa Fowler, M.Ed., LPCC-S

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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 Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Tamera Anderson

Tamera Anderson, LISW

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Heath Ridenbaugh

Heath Ridenbaugh, LPCC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 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 Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Hamilton, Ohio

Hamilton, Ohio provides a unique place to live, work, and play. Founded in 1791, the city has won several excellence awards in economic development and has won several awards for meeting maintenance standards for trees along streets and in parks, exhibiting commitment to innovation and environmental care.  The city provides resources to help people find, apply for, and get local jobs. Lastly, the city provides a variety of entertainment for guests and visitors alike.

The mental health concerns that hide behind the scenes are often not evident in the fun activities around town. The city has something for everyone, from arts and theatre to sports to events and festivals. Spend an evening watching the Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra after a relaxed day of exploring the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum. Visit a sports complex like Joyce Park, or try your hand at golf at one of the many beautiful courses. Annual events include Operation Pumpkin, Great Miami River Days, Antique and Classic Car Parade, and numerous Art Fairs.

Once leaving the fairy-tale of fun and exploration in the city, however, Hamilton, Ohio, reveals itself as a city with many mental health risk factors and concerns. As the eleventh largest city in the state, Hamilton’s population is estimated to be over 62,000 in 2019. Major concerns include poverty, divorce, and crime. Resources exist to help those who struggle mentally, yet barriers may prevent seeking or accessing the help.


The poverty rate of the city 22 percent, with a median income of just 40,000 dollars. Data shows that 100 percent of Islanders live below the poverty level, with the next races most likely to live in poverty being Black at 41 percent and Hispanic at 32 percent. Poverty is a risk factor for adverse health, including lower school achievement, worse behavioral and attention-related outcomes, and higher rates of mental health concerns. Not only that, but the populations most likely to be affected by poverty in Hamilton bring about their own difficulties and struggles with mental illness.

  • Islanders often have less education and a lack of awareness concerning different mental and emotional challenges, while treatment barriers affect diagnosis and treatment.
  • Black people struggle with social stigma within their communities, as well as racial bias from counselors and therapists. Professionals of color are much more likely than white professionals to help those of minority racial and ethnic groups.
  • Hispanics commonly suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, major depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and alcoholism

The largest demographic living in poverty is female age 18 to 24, with the next largest demographic in poverty being female age 25 to 34. This risk factor can combine with other stresses of living situations to multiply into numerous mental health concerns.


Over 16 percent of Hamilton’s population is divorced and not remarried. Research shows that divorce may affect not only the people who are getting the divorce, but also several of their loved ones. The loss of a significant relationship is a risk factor for mental illness. The experience might be traumatic, leaving individuals vulnerable to disorders such as depression and anxiety. Anger and aggression may also materialize as ways for the individual to handle difficult emotions.


Crime may be a result of mental health or a risk factor of developing a disorder. The overall crime in Hamilton is over 70 percent higher than both the Ohio average and the United States average. Hamilton received the following ranks for respective crime per 100,000 residents.

  • Third for the highest number of rapes
  • Ninth for the highest number of thefts
  • 19th for the highest number of burglaries
  • 22nd for the highest number of arson incidents
  • 33rd for the highest crime index

Some mental and emotional concerns are risk factors for committing violence: substance use disorders, personality disorders, psychotic thoughts, social stress, personal crisis or loss, and early exposure to violence.

In other instances, violence is a risk factor for developing mental health concerns. This risk may be restated as the trauma of victimization. Immediate struggles that may follow a violent event are shock, denial, disbelief, and anger. Questions may arise, and stressful emotions might include fear, despair, self-pity, and guilt or shame. Recovery could include treatment for PTSD, with symptoms of irregular sleep, intrusive thoughts or flashbacks, anxiety, and angry outbursts.


This website offers options to the residents of Hamilton, Ohio by providing a variety of online resources, as well as a directory of trusted therapists who are eager to improve mental health.