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.

David Spann

LISW, LCSW, LICDC
29 years experience
Welcome to the process! Mr. Spann has a unique blend of education and experience providing opportunities for those he serves to experience emotional and spiritual growth and change, and freedom from obstacles to growth due to trauma, mental health, anxiety, persistent mental illness or chemical dependency disorders. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Psychology and his Master's degree from Florida Gulf Coast University. His clinical experience in outpatient, residential... Read More
Welcome to the process! Mr. Spann has a unique blend of education and experience providing opportunities for those he serves to experience emotional and spiritual growth and change, and freedom from obstacles to growth due to trauma, mental health, ... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 29 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. Nancy Delaney

PhD, PC
30 years experience
Welcome to my profile page! My official title is Dr. Nancy Delaney, PhD, PC. Please call me Nancy. I believe that mutual respect and a comfortable relationship is essential to helping you successfully achieving goals and grow as a person. My clients describe me as down-to-earth and easy to talk to. That's what I work to achieve. Counseling can be challenging, confusing and scary at times. My priority... Read More
Welcome to my profile page! My official title is Dr. Nancy Delaney, PhD, PC. Please call me Nancy. I believe that mutual respect and a comfortable relationship is essential to helping you successfully achieving goals and grow... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

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

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

Tamera Anderson

LISW
5 years experience
Hi! My name is Tamera Anderson and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio. I graduated with my Masters of Social Work from Miami Oxford University in 2016. I have 5 years of experience working in community based agencies, helping to empower children, adolescents and adults experiencing life stressors, emotional challenges and more . I recognize a lot of challenges and emotions individuals face could stem from their... Read More
Hi! My name is Tamera Anderson and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio. I graduated with my Masters of Social Work from Miami Oxford University in 2016. I have 5 years of experience... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Natalie Grabowski

LPCC
4 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 four 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: 4 years

Jennifer Marando

MA, LPCC-S
24 years experience
I believe that each one of my clients is unique therefore I use an eclectic counseling style to help you work towards your individual goals. I follow evidenced based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client Centered, Solution Focused, and Motivational Interviewing. I will incorporate numerous theories and techniques throughout a session depending on what we are working on and how you feel they fit with your needs. Most importantly, I am here... Read More
I believe that each one of my clients is unique therefore I use an eclectic counseling style to help you work towards your individual goals. I follow evidenced based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client Centered, Solution Focused,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 24 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.