Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Youngstown, Ohio

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

Natalie Grabowski

LPCC
7 years experience
Hello! My name is Natalie Grabowski. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed in the state of Ohio. I gained my Master’s of Arts in Counseling from John Carroll University and my Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from Cleveland State University, both located in Ohio. I have been in the helping profession for over seven years, working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have worked with a wide variety of clients and issues, including... Read More
Hello! My name is Natalie Grabowski. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed in the state of Ohio. I gained my Master’s of Arts in Counseling from John Carroll University and my Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from Cleveland... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Lisa Fox

MA,LPCC-S
27 years experience
Life can be very difficult, at times, and situations develop when a person can feel "stuck" and have difficulty seeing a way out. I utilize an eclectic approach to counseling and aim to generate a comfortable environment which will eliminate that "under the microscope" feeling, some people tell me they fear when seeking counseling. I initiate counseling with person centered, solution oriented strategies, which will allow the client to begin... Read More
Life can be very difficult, at times, and situations develop when a person can feel "stuck" and have difficulty seeing a way out. I utilize an eclectic approach to counseling and aim to generate a comfortable... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:27 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

Monica Birsen

MA,LPCC-S
20 years experience
I work with clients on two levels. In the short-term I help clients examine thought and lifestyle patterns and behaviors and work to make changes through therapies such as CBT, DBT and other psychological approaches, so that you can both train your brain to think more positively, as well as build more positive experiences in to your life. In the long term, I can help you explore how your past... Read More
I work with clients on two levels. In the short-term I help clients examine thought and lifestyle patterns and behaviors and work to make changes through therapies such as CBT, DBT and other psychological approaches, so that you can... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:20 years

Diana Uthenwoldt

LISW
5 years experience
I am a mental health therapist that has really honed in my craft for focusing on trauma recovery and addiction, as well as police culture. I enjoy working with individuals who have been dually diagnosed with mental health issues and addiction to find healthier coping skills and ways to manage stress and trauma triggers. My goal as a therapist is to help clients find ways to be the person they want to be and build... Read More
I am a mental health therapist that has really honed in my craft for focusing on trauma recovery and addiction, as well as police culture. I enjoy working with individuals who have been dually diagnosed with mental health issues and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Rebecca Clinton

LCSW
10 years experience
Hello! I am so happy to meet you! A little about me: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years experience working with variety of populations from individuals, couples, children, and adolescents. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and counseling focusing on life challenges. My goal is to create a warm and comfortable environment allowing the therapeutic relationship to grow. I utilize cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)... Read More
Hello! I am so happy to meet you! A little about me: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years experience working with variety of populations from individuals, couples, children, and adolescents. My therapeutic approach is to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Dr. Laurie Navin

EdD,PCC-S
17 years experience
Thanks for reaching out! It's not always easy to ask for help, but we all need to feel supported and understood in times of crisis or when experiencing a problem that becomes overwhelming. By being your own advocate, you will be able to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to reach your full potential and have a fresh outlook on life. I specialize in treating adults and couples who are experiencing a... Read More
Thanks for reaching out! It's not always easy to ask for help, but we all need to feel supported and understood in times of crisis or when experiencing a problem that becomes overwhelming. By being your own advocate,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:17 years

Katie Reed

M.Ed.,PCC
15 years experience
Seeking help is one of the most difficult steps in making changes in our lives. Give yourself credit for taking that step. I am a licensed as a professional clinical counselor in the state of Ohio. I worked for five years in a community mental health setting, and have worked for 10 years in a small private group practice. I work from a primarily cognitive-behavioral perspective, but I pull techniques from other theories, such as... Read More
Seeking help is one of the most difficult steps in making changes in our lives. Give yourself credit for taking that step. I am a licensed as a professional clinical counselor in the state of Ohio. I worked for five... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Timothy Welch

LPCC,NCC,MAC
20 years experience
Hello! It can be a scary process to start therapy and I will do my best to respect who you are and what goals you are seeking. I believe therapy should be a two way street where you and I work together to decide what is best for you. Your current emotional struggle does not have to define your future. Working together, my hope is to help empower, encourage and educate you in finding resolution... Read More
Hello! It can be a scary process to start therapy and I will do my best to respect who you are and what goals you are seeking. I believe therapy should be a two way street where you and I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Youngstown, Ohio

Youngstown is a city in Ohio, and the seat of Mahoning County. Estimates published by the United States Census Bureau place the city’s population at just over 64,600 as of July 2017, a decrease of about 3.5% compared to figures noted in the 2010 Census survey. This change may reflect some of the economic difficulties the region faces, a situation that traces back to the 1980s and the closures of local steel production facilities that left tens of thousands without jobs.

Unfortunately, Youngstown is not trending positively in terms of employment. The average rate of pay also trails behind much of the country, further exasperating economic problems for many in the area. As result, the city is currently contending with one of the highest rates of poverty in the U.S. These are a few of the potential root causes of mental health issues affecting the city’s populace.

Education and Mental Health

An examination of the fiscal challenges facing any given area must often begin with an analysis of certain educational factors. Statistics reveal a number of alarming realities in this regard, including the following:

  • Youngstown trails the rest of the nation in terms of high school graduation rate (83% versus 87%).
  • The percentage of individuals with a bachelor’s degree reflects an even greater disparity, just 12% in Youngstown compared to 30% nationwide.
  • The city’s 17% high school dropout rate exceeds the U.S. average of 13%.

It’s likely no surprise that a lack of education often correlates with a lower rate of income. This, in turn, often serves to limit a person’s or family’s ability to attain beneficial goods and services, including those that might impact both physical and mental health.

Other findings indicate that education can influence a range of psychological factors. Social skills and networking are often improved through the pursuit of higher education. The development of more refined mental skills can also help to limit or reduce stress, one of the more notable contributors to poor mental health.

The Effects of Poverty in Youngstown, Ohio

A 20-year study put forward by the World Health Organization places the problem into sharp focus: those in poorer segments of the population are nearly twice as likely to suffer some form of mental illness than wealthier individuals. Common biproducts of poverty are said to contribute to this link, such as hunger, debt and substandard housing.

Youngstown is a city coping with an extraordinary challenge from this standpoint; some estimates place the poverty rate as high as 38%. While figures provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics do indicate that unemployment decreased between November ’17 and ’18, it remained about 50% higher than the countrywide average. Making matters worse, the recent closure of a major auto production plant seemed likely to further impact the population, leaving an additional 2% of the workforce without employment.

Even those in Youngstown who remain gainfully employed are still likelier to deal with some type of economic insufficiency. The city ranks in the top five in a number of troubling categories, including:

  • Lowest U.S. median income by city: No. 4 overall ($26,789)
  • Highest U.S. poverty rate by city: No. 5 overall ($35.2%)
  • Highest U.S. childhood poverty rate by city: No. 3 overall (53.5%)

Beneficial Resources in Youngstown

Mental health challenges can be very difficult to address, but it’s important to know that help is within reach. A range of resources are available to residents of Youngstown and surrounding areas. Here is a short list of local organizations to consider:

  • Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board offers a broad spectrum of services, including crisis management, elderly assistance and family-oriented programs.
  • Compass Family and Community Services provides a valuable resource, addressing domestic and sexual assault, homeless youth and substance abuse therapy.
  • Alta Behavioral Healthcare serves the mental health needs of children, teens and their families, with offices located in Youngstown, Boardman and Austintown.

Simplifying the Search

Finding the help you need may not be an overnight process, but the search is made easier with the right kind of roadmap. Consider the E-Counseling directory as a starting point in your mental health journey. It was made to help those in need connect with caring professionals in their areas, so get started on your path to mental wellness with confidence today.