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.


Nichol Stasko

PCC
8 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 14 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 14 years of experience in the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

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

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

Dr. Dwonna Thompson Lenoir

Psy.D., LPCC-S
19 years experience
I am committed to helping people find the strength inside themselves to triumph in relationships, overall functioning and living a balanced life. I have worked with various populations, including adults, families and other specialized groups. Clients have presented with issues such as anxiety, depression, communication problems, marital concerns, parenting, ADHD, eating disorders, grief/loss, self-injury and social skills development. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I believe in the... Read More
I am committed to helping people find the strength inside themselves to triumph in relationships, overall functioning and living a balanced life. I have worked with various populations, including adults, families and other specialized groups. Clients have presented with issues... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 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

Erica Bankston

MSW, LISW-S
10 years experience
Hello! I appreciate you stopping by and would love to partner with you to help you grow into a healthier and happier you. My name is Erica Bankston and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio. I received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University with a minor in Human Development and Family Science. I also hold a Master of Social Work degree from Indiana University-Purdue... Read More
Hello! I appreciate you stopping by and would love to partner with you to help you grow into a healthier and happier you. My name is Erica Bankston and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Julie Goch

LPCC
10 years experience
I bring over 15 years of experience in working with children, adolescents and adults in both individual, family and group settings and will focus on self-awareness, In my sessions, I focus on empowerment, motivation for change, regulating emotions and behavior changes. I utilize Solution-Focused, Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral teaching you coping skills to address a variety of mental health concerns. I have a particular interest in assisting clients with anger management, ADHD,... Read More
I bring over 15 years of experience in working with children, adolescents and adults in both individual, family and group settings and will focus on self-awareness, In my sessions, I focus on empowerment, motivation for change, regulating emotions and behavior... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Celeste Bozeman

M.Ed, LPCC-S, NBCC
14 years experience
I am a mental and behavioral health professional clinical therapist licensed in Ohio with over 12 years of experience working as a mental and behavioral health and career/life coach. I have provided counseling services to clients from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities with a wide range of concerns including addictions, anxiety, anger issues, depression, racial identity, substance abuse, PTSD/trauma, domestic violence, family conflict, self-esteem problems, self-harming issues, abuse (sexual, emotional, financial, mental, physical, and spiritual),... Read More
I am a mental and behavioral health professional clinical therapist licensed in Ohio with over 12 years of experience working as a mental and behavioral health and career/life coach. I have provided counseling services to clients from diverse backgrounds... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Kara Peterson

LPCC-S
3 years experience
Hi! My name is Kara Peterson and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the Dayton, Ohio area with a supervisory endorsement. I have worked in the field for over 7 years - with clients of all ages and backgrounds and with various needs. My counseling approach is welcoming while challenging. I use a combination of supportive, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and strengths based approaches and will tailor my approach based on your needs.... Read More
Hi! My name is Kara Peterson and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the Dayton, Ohio area with a supervisory endorsement. I have worked in the field for over 7 years - with clients of all ages and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 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.