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.


Nichol Stasko

PCC
7 years experience
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to learn about me, reaching out for help is sometimes the hardest step. I am a Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio with 13 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with individuals, ages 3 to adult in a variety of settings, with a broad range and severity of clinical issues, including complex trauma/abuse, adjustment, anxiety, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder... Read More
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to learn about me, reaching out for help is sometimes the hardest step. I am a Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio with 13 years of experience in the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Cherie Shanko

LISW
3 years experience
My name is Cherie Shanko and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I graduated from The Ohio State University in 2016 with a Masters degree in Social Work. I enjoy working with both mental health and substance use issues. I use a holistic, trauma-informed approach with clients, addressing the many issues in life that make a person uniquely them. I believe it is important to consider how thoughts, feelings, behaviors and social connections influence... Read More
My name is Cherie Shanko and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I graduated from The Ohio State University in 2016 with a Masters degree in Social Work. I enjoy working with both mental health and substance use issues.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Alexa Adkins

MA, LPCC, LICDC
3 years experience
Hello, my name is Alexa Adkins. I am a licensed profession clinical counselor and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor. I received a bachelor's degree in psychology from The Ohio State University and a master's degree in clinical mental health counselor from Easter Michigan University. During my internship hours, I was able to work and gain experience in a private practice/ college counseling setting in addition to working in an elementary school. For the last... Read More
Hello, my name is Alexa Adkins. I am a licensed profession clinical counselor and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor. I received a bachelor's degree in psychology from The Ohio State University and a master's degree in clinical mental health... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

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

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

Dr. Taryn Stevenson

LMHC, PhD
14 years experience
Everyone has the ability to have joy and happiness, we just need to learn how! I help my clients by taking a positive approach to their lives. I understand the stressors and depression that daily life and trauma has on each individual, as well as their family. It is my goal to find a way out out of this circle and create a meaningful life. I have been working with people while utilizing a... Read More
Everyone has the ability to have joy and happiness, we just need to learn how! I help my clients by taking a positive approach to their lives. I understand the stressors and depression that daily life and trauma has on... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 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

Tim LaGro

LMHC
7 years experience
Hello and thanks for thinking about the possibility of choosing me to work with you. It takes a lot of courage to reach out to a total stranger and trust them with some of the most intimate details of your life. I do not take my responsibilities lightly and consider it a great privilege to take this journey with you. A little bit of... Read More
Hello and thanks for thinking about the possibility of choosing me to work with you. It takes a lot of courage to reach out to a total stranger and trust them with some of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Sirena Robinson-Luczak

MSW, LISW-S, LICDC
5 years experience
Hi! My name is Sirena and I'm a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I graduated from Ohio State with my Bachelor's Degree in 2008, from Capital University Law School with my JD in 2011 and from Ohio University with my Master's in Social Work in 2014. Since then, I have practiced extensively with a variety of populations. I primarily work with adults, and have a lot of experience in trauma processing, couples work, and working with... Read More
Hi! My name is Sirena and I'm a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I graduated from Ohio State with my Bachelor's Degree in 2008, from Capital University Law School with my JD in 2011 and from Ohio University with my Master's... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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!