Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Parma, Ohio

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

Melissa Russiano

Melissa Russiano, LCSW, LISW

25 years experience
Greetings and welcome to Better Help! It takes a lot of courage to ask for help and just by coming to this site, you've taken the first step towards change. As a counselor I am here to support and empower you as you take that step. Whether you work with me or another counselor, I hope you find what you are looking for. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Tennessee with Read More...
Greetings and welcome to Better Help! It takes a lot of courage to ask for help and just by coming to this site, you've taken the first step towards change. As a counselor I am here to support and empower Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


Melissa Fowler

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


Brittany Fleischer

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


Matthew McGuire

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


Jessica Nye

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


Heath Ridenbaugh

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


Nancy DiStefano

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


Elizabeth Shartle

Elizabeth Shartle, MA, PCC-S

10 years experience
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 understanding and encouragement. I am not the expert on your story. I listen and help you figure out a plan Read More...
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 Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


James Bunch

James Bunch, LPCC

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


Stephanie Beebe

Stephanie Beebe, MSW, LISW-S

20 years experience
I am a clinical social worker licensed in Ohio with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have a strong background in family preservation and educational advocacy. If you are a parent or individual looking for help, I am the therapist for you. My counseling style is Read More...
I am a clinical social worker licensed in Ohio with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 20 years


An Overview of Mental Health Resources in Parma, Ohio

Located on the southern border of Cleveland, Parma, Ohio is only minutes away from one of the largest cities in Ohio that is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is the birthplace of oil. Parma itself is the seventh largest city in Ohio and has an estimated population of 79,167 people. Since its beginnings, the city has been home to inhabitants with primarily German, Polish, Italian, Slovakian, and Irish backgrounds. In fact, one of the boasted highlights of Parma are the culturally rich Ukrainian Village and Polish Villages. The city also includes The Shoppes at Parma shopping which is a 765,000 square foot shopping center that includes a wide variety of popular shops, restaurants, and other various business.

When it comes to finances, the city of Parma is not faring well in several aspects when compared to the rest of the nation. The median income of the city is $52,611 and the unemployment rate is 4.9 percent   which is worse than both the state and country averages. However, in spite of these statistics, Parma still has a lower population of individuals living below the poverty line at 9.3 percent compared to 14 percent of people living in poverty in the entire state.

Unfortunately, like the rest of Ohio, Parma has many residents who suffer from mental health issues. Notably, 7.9 percent of people under the age of 65 living in the city do not have health insurance, which often results in the mentally ill not seeking or receiving the care they need. Taking a closer look at the issues with mental health in Parma will help in addressing how to better connect people with the resources they need to improve their quality of life.

Mental Health Statistics in Ohio

According to the most recent statistics released by Mental Health in America, Ohio ranks 28th for the nation when it comes to the prevalence of mental illness and access to care for adults. While the state is faring better than the majority of the country in this aspect, the youth of Ohio rank as the 11th worst nationally in the same regards. The state also has a prevalence rate of 4.64 percent for adults with serious thoughts of suicide, which is much higher than the rest of the country.

One of Ohio’s most concerning, wide spread mental health issue is substance abuse by both adults and youths. In fact, Ohio has the second highest rate of drug overdose deaths at 39.1 percent, which is over double the national rate. Alcohol accounts for a majority of the state’s substance abuse problems with 20 percent of adults admitting to binge drinking. Ohio is also known for its severe, growing problem with Opioid use which is what causes many of the reported overdoses.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Parma, Ohio

Nationwide, approximately 56.4 percent of adults did not receive care for their mental illness. The state of Ohio had 946,000 adults with mental illness who did not receive treatment.  There are many factors that may contribute to this high number of untreated individuals including:

  • limited accessibility
  • insufficient knowledge of resources
  • a lack of funds, poverty, or homelessness
  • no insurance or coverage of services
  • avoidance due to the stigma surrounding mental illness

Unfortunately, many of the issues we’ve already discussed are directly impacted by the mentally ill population not receiving treatment including a high unemployment rate, a large number of opioid deaths, increased suicide rates, homelessness, and major substance abuse issues. The city also has a very low college graduate rate with only 20.7 percent of the population having obtained a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Mental Health Resources in Parma, Ohio

Resident living in Parma, Ohio and surrounding areas are not alone in their struggle. There are a large number of resources and groups out there that service a wide range of issues including substance abuse, homelessness, mentally ill youth, suicide prevention, and anxiety and depression. There are also many programs out there designed to assist minority groups and individuals living in poverty to access the resources they need.

One of the first steps in receiving the care you need in Parma, Ohio is to find a therapist who can work with you to help address your mental health issues. E-Counseling’s therapist directory is an invaluable resource for connecting with a therapist in your area as easily and quickly as possible.