Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Lorain, Ohio

Find a therapist in Lorain, Ohio that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Lorain 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

Meredith Roudebush-Albaugh

MSW,LCSW
13 years experience
Reaching out for support during a difficult time can be challenging and even scary. I commend you for your courage in reaching out! I consider it a great honor to have the opportunity to walk alongside the individuals I work with in therapy during what are often times the most painful or challenging times in their lives. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with my Master's in Clinical Social Work in 2006 and I have... Read More
Reaching out for support during a difficult time can be challenging and even scary. I commend you for your courage in reaching out! I consider it a great honor to have the opportunity to walk alongside the individuals I work... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Brandalyn Kemp

LPCC
10 years experience
I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in Ohio with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I use two treatment approaches CBT and Narrative Therapy. CBT (Cognitive Behavioral... Read More
I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in Ohio with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 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

Dr. Julie McCune

M.A.,Ph.D.,L.P.C.C.-S.
20 years experience
I am a warm, compassionate, empathic counselor, who accepts clients where they are at, without any judgment. I have a master's degree in Counseling and a doctoral degree (Ph.D) in Clinical Psychology and I am currently a Licensed Practical Clinical Counselor with a Supervisory Endorsement. (L.P.C.C.-S). I specialize in the areas of: family conflicts, relationship issues, anxiety/ depression/stress, grief and loss issues, trauma/abuse related concerns, coping with divorce, separation and healing from... Read More
I am a warm, compassionate, empathic counselor, who accepts clients where they are at, without any judgment. I have a master's degree in Counseling and a doctoral degree (Ph.D) in Clinical Psychology and I am currently a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Gregory Pollock

M.Ed.,L.P.C.C.-S.
24 years experience
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am Gregg and I am a Professional Clinical Counselor licensed to practice in the State of Ohio. I have 24 years of experience in a variety of different settings including outpatient, inpatient, and residential focusing on the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. I have a worked with a wide range of clientele focusing on issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Panic, OCD, marital/relationship... Read More
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am Gregg and I am a Professional Clinical Counselor licensed to practice in the State of Ohio. I have 24 years of experience in a variety of different settings including outpatient,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:24 years

Dr. Ishan Yang

Ph.D.,IMFT
8 years experience
Hello! My name is I-Shan Yang. I am a Independent Marriage and Family Therapist (IMFT) in the state of Ohio. I have been working in the field of mental health since 2011. My previous work experience including working in college clinics, medical settings (for both adult and pediatric mental health), community agencies and private practice. I primarily work with people who struggle with depression, anxiety and stress-related issues. I also worked with... Read More
Hello! My name is I-Shan Yang. I am a Independent Marriage and Family Therapist (IMFT) in the state of Ohio. I have been working in the field of mental health since 2011. My previous work experience including working in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Geralyn Cleary

MSW,LISW-S,LCDCIII
16 years experience
Hello! My name is Geralyn Cleary and I'm a Licensed Independent Social Worker which allows me to perform assessment, diagnosis and psychotherapy in The State of Ohio. I am also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I earned a Master of Social Work from The University of Cincinnati after graduating Magna Cum Laude as a Bachelor of Social Work in 1994. I have been providing behavioral health services for over 15 years. I... Read More
Hello! My name is Geralyn Cleary and I'm a Licensed Independent Social Worker which allows me to perform assessment, diagnosis and psychotherapy in The State of Ohio. I am also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I earned a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 years

Conida Hawk

MA,EdS,LPCC-S
21 years experience
I am a licensed therapist in Ohio with over 21 years of experience. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including women's issues, men's issues, parent-child conflict, depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, grief/loss, self esteem, relationship conflict, abuse, stress management, and anger management. My goal is to provide a safe, confidential environment for you to examine the aspects of your... Read More
I am a licensed therapist in Ohio with over 21 years of experience. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including women's issues,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:21 years

Judi Fischer

PCC-S
20 years experience
Hello and welcome! You are taking an important step for help and I look forward to getting to know you! I also want you to know a little about me, to be certain I am the counselor best suited for your needs. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisory Designation and licensed by the State of Ohio. I have experience working in the mental health field for over 20 years,... Read More
Hello and welcome! You are taking an important step for help and I look forward to getting to know you! I also want you to know a little about me, to be certain I am the counselor best suited... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Lorain, Ohio

Located where the Black River flows into Lake Erie, residents of Lorain, Ohio are able to enjoy daily breathtaking views of these two beautiful bodies of water. The city is a part of Lorain County and has a total population of 63,841 people. The racial makeup of the city includes 52.6 percent white alone residents, 29.4 percent Hispanics, and 16.5 percent African Americans.

Although Lorain’s cost of living index is at 90, which is better than the national average, this city is trying to overcome the immense stress and hardship brought by the deindustrialization of the Midwest. While Lorain was once home to the Ford Motor Company Lorain Assembly Plant, United States Steel Corporation, and the American Ship Building Company Lorain, these businesses no longer exist in the city.

As a result, many people lost their jobs chose to leave the city, while others remained and witnessed the effects of urban decay. In the aftermath of the hardship, Lorain’s population has declined and 25.4 percent of the community is living in poverty.

In the face of unemployment, poverty, and the degradation of one’s city, individuals are especially prone to dealing with various mental health issues. The 2016 Lorain County Community Health Assessment findings revealed that 20 percent of adults in the county felt sad, blue, or depressed for two weeks or more in 2015. When asked to identify the source of their depression, stress, or anxiety, residents chose financial stress, job stress, and poverty as the top three causes.

The Trouble Finding a Suitable Therapist in Lorain, Ohio

Unfortunately, in spite of these mental health concerns, there are many people struggling within the community who do not receive treatment. From those surveyed, 11 percent of adults had used a program to help themselves or a loved one find relief for emotional problems such as depression and anxiety. Those who chose not receive help listed not considering a program, being concerned about the perception of others, and a lack of affordability as the top three reasons they didn’t go.

These three reasons listed by residents correspond with common reasons adults throughout the United States don’t receive treatment for their mental illnesses. Those who don’t have insurance or can’t afford to pay for mental health treatment won’t access the help they need, and many people struggle to get past the stigma surrounding mental health.

Notably, the main cause of not receiving help was connected to a lack of awareness of programs available to help them. By connecting residents in Lorain, Ohio with providers in their area and emphasizing that seeking help is a proactive step in helping them achieve a better quality of life, more individuals may receive the treatment they need.

The Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Lorain, Ohio

The consequences of people not receiving treatment for whatever reason are severe and unfortunate. Here is how residents of Lorain, Ohio and the surrounding county are negatively impacted:

  • Suicide: When one feels entirely hopeless and helpless in their situation, they might decide that suicide is the answer. Several mental illnesses include suicidal thoughts as a symptom. In 2015, 3 percent of adults considered suicide, and 1 percent of the population died due to suicide. Statistics also reveal that 6 percent of youths attempted suicide in 2015.
  • Incarceration: Unfortunately, 15 percent of men and 30 percent of women in jails have a severe mental illness. Lorain, Ohio has especially high crime rates which is an increasing trend. The rate of violent crimes in Lorain exceed the national average by 2.5 percent and the state average by 35.18 percent. The rate of property crimes exceeds the national average by 58.57 and the state average by 47.04 percent.
  • Divorce: The overall divorce rate in Lorain in the last year was 4 percent. While divorce can also be considered a trigger for mental health concerns, especially depression, one’s mental illnesses can also adversely affect their marriage and lead to a divorce. For this reason, seeking out a therapist after a divorce can be very helpful.

Find a Therapist with E-Counseling

Fortunately, your or your loved one’s experience with mental illness doesn’t end here. While these negative outcomes can occur, connecting with a therapist in your area can help tremendously. Check out the therapist directory on E-Counseling and start the process today!