I. Therapists in Columbus, OH

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There are no therapists currently located in Columbus, OH. The following therapists are located in OH.

Jody Davis

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching

Isabel Sanchez Cummings

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Languages: English, Spanish

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue

Julie Wrocklage

  • 6 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Columbus, Ohio
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Culturally Sensitive, Emotionally Focused, Humanistic, Narrative, Person-Centered (Rogerian), Relational

State Licenses: Missouri and Ohio

Tabitha Davis

Areas of focus: Addiction, Aging, Anger Management, Asperger's, Attachment Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bullying/Harassment, Career Counseling, Dementia, Depression, Developmental Disability, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Education/Personal Development, Elder Abuse, Factitious Disorders (Munchausen Syndrome), Gender Identity, Grief, Learning Disabilities, Life Transitions, Memory Problems, Men's Issues, Multicultural Issues, OCD, Pain Management, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Psychosomatic, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Suicidal Thoughts, Tourette's Disorder, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Attention and Memory Testing, Behavioral, Biofeedback, Body Centered Psychotherapy, Body Work (Massage & Touch Therapy), Coaching, Cognitive Testing, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Discernment Counseling, Dream Work or Analysis, Education Consultation, EMDR, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping), Emotionally Focused, Energy Therapy, Ericksonian, Evaluation/Diagnostic, Existential Psychotherapy, Expressive Therapy, Family-Based Treatment (FBT), Feminist, Focusing, Forensic Psychology, Geriatric Consultation, Gestalt, Gottman Method, Havening Technique, Holistic, Human Givens, Humanistic, Hypnotherapy, Information and Referral, Integrative, Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Long-Term, Low-Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS), Meditation/Relaxation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Neurofeedback, Neuro-Linguistic, Neuropsychological Testing or Consultation, Nutrition Counseling, Parent Guidance, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Psycho-Educational, Psychodynamic, Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Redecision Therapy, Relational, Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), Satir, Sex Therapy, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support, Somatic, Spiritual Counseling, Sports Psychology, Systemic, Transactional Analysis (TA), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation

Leslie Szasz

  • 10 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Columbus, Ohio
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Areas of focus: Dementia, Developmental Disability, Factitious Disorders (Munchausen Syndrome), Firesetting, Forensic, Immigration/Newcomer, Infertility, Learning Disabilities, Multicultural Issues, Neurological, Pain Management, Postpartum, Psychosomatic, Runaways, Selective Mutism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Tourette's Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues

Languages: English, Hungarian

Treatment Approaches: Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT), Advocacy, Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Art Therapy, Behavioral, Biofeedback, Body Centered Psychotherapy, Case Management, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Contemplative, Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Dialectical (DBT), Discernment Counseling, Dream Work or Analysis, Education Consultation, EMDR, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping), Emotionally Focused, Energy Therapy, Ericksonian, Evaluation/Diagnostic, Expressive Therapy, Family-Based Treatment (FBT), Feminist, Focusing, Forensic Psychology, Genetic Counseling, Geriatric Consultation, Gestalt, Gottman Method, Holistic, Humanistic, Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Intervention, Jungian, Long-Term, Mediation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Music Therapy, Narrative, Neurofeedback, Neuro-Linguistic, Neuropsychological Testing or Consultation, Nutrition Counseling, Outreach, Parent Guidance, Prevention, Psycho-Educational, Psychoanalytic, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, Psychodynamic, Redecision Therapy, Relational, Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), Schema Therapy, Sex Therapy, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support, Somatic, Spiritual Counseling, Sports Psychology, Supervised Visitation, Thought Field Therapy (TFT), Transactional Analysis (TA), Transpersonal Psychology, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation

State License: Ohio

Ohio Domestic Violence Network

Areas of focus: Anger Management, Child Abuse and Neglect, Elder Abuse, Sexual Abuse

Languages: English, Japanese, Spanish

Treatment Approaches: Advocacy, Crisis Intervention, Feminist, Information and Referral, Prevention

II. The Best Therapists in Columbus, OH

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Online Therapy reviewed 15 therapists based on eight key factors, including experience, qualifications, cost, and accessibility. These factors can help guide you toward choosing the best therapist for your personal mental health needs.

Choosing the Best Columbus, OH Therapists

Credentials

In Ohio, therapists must hold a master’s degree from an approved clinical mental health counseling program, get a passing score on the National Counselor Examination, and log thousands of hours of face-to-face counseling experience.

Accessibility

The therapists on this list were selected to meet a broad range of mental health needs. Online Therapy evaluated them based on their specializations and therapeutic approach to care. Preferred therapists also offer flexible counseling options, including online therapy and phone sessions, so you can find therapy that works with your busy schedule.

Cost

Therapy in Columbus can be affordable even if you’re on a budget. These therapists were evaluated based on cost per session, the health insurance plans they accept, and a sliding scale option that lets you pay what you can afford.

Lora Scharf Hanna: LISW, CHT | Best for hypnotherapy

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Website
855-939-2014

Lora Hanna is a certified practitioner of interactive guided imagery, a technique that assists clients in finding insights hidden within their subconscious mind. One of her main areas of focus is hypnotherapy for smoking cessation, phobias, regression, and stress management. Lora offers talk therapy for clients of all ages. Her life coaching services teach clients how to reach their goals while developing a healthy work-life balance.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Hypnosis and Guided Imagery
Stress
Anxiety
Medical Mutual
OSU, Ohiohealth
UnitedHealthcare
Out of Network
Cost per Session:
$110 – $120
No Yes

Jenny Campagna: M.S.Ed., LPCC-S, LCDC, III | Best for caregiver support

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Website
614-421-7639

Jenny Campagna has years of experience treating the mental health of clients in caregiving roles. She understands the struggles family caregivers face and helps them deal with issues such as anxiety, depression, and feelings of burnout. Jenny is also trained in chemical dependency counseling and helps clients overcome issues related to substance abuse. She offers therapy for adults, kids, and small groups.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Grief
Life Transitions
CareSource
Flexible Spending
Medical Mutual
Out of Network
Cost per Session:
$125 – $190
Yes Yes

Adam Wills: M.S.W., LISW-S | Best for mindfulness-based therapy

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Website
614-321-9128

Adam Wills uses a holistic approach to therapy that teaches patients how to overcome anxiety, obsessive thoughts, anger, and problematic behaviors. His approach includes meditation and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), which is a proven treatment for PTSD and other types of trauma. Aside from individual therapy, he also offers couples counseling that can teach partners conflict resolution skills and ways to communicate more effectively.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Addiction
Grief
Spirituality
N/A Cost per Session:
$60 – $120
Yes Yes

Nancy Schleich: LISW-S | Best for marriage and premarital counseling

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Website
614-235-0728

Nancy Schleich has more than 40 years of experience working with individuals, married couples, and partners planning to marry. She helps couples discuss their needs and expectations in the relationship and can guide them toward uncovering destructive patterns that can damage feelings of love. She also specializes in treating ADD, sex addiction, and narcissism.

What patients say: “I get more work done in one session with Nancy than I did in months of therapy with other counselors.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Marital and Premarital
Relationship Issues
Men’s Issues
GEHA
Optum
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session:
$130
No Yes

Erin McHam: M.A., LPCC | Best for personal development

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Website
614 481-6780

Erin McHam offers a nonjudgmental place for clients to talk about mental health, relationship issues, and personal goals for their lives. She provides people with tools for inner growth and can help them with anxiety and low self-esteem. Erin is especially experienced in therapy for new mothers who are struggling with symptoms of postpartum depression. Couples counseling is also available.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Relationship Issues
Out of Network Cost per Session:
$120 – $130
No Yes

Mike Schaefer: M.S.Ed., PCC | Best for life transitions

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Website
614-262-0281

People who are going through difficult changes in life may benefit from talk therapy with Mike Schaefer. His compassionate approach to counseling guides clients through challenging periods such as divorce, job loss, career changes, and the death of a loved one. Mike also has experience with mood disorders, including psychosis, OCD, anxiety, and emotional disturbances.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Life Stage Transition
Mood Disorders
Anxiety
Not provided Fee for regular session (45-55 min) $90 Yes Yes

Susanne G. Perry: M.A., LPC | Best for grief counseling

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Website
614 530 0169

Susanne Perry’s major focus is on helping clients cope with the pain caused by upsetting experiences. Her primary therapeutic approach is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which gives clients insights into their thoughts and behaviors that may be holding them back from happiness.

What patients say: “Excellent experience. A wonderful professional, a warm human being that truly cares for her clients.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Coping Skills
Trauma and PTSD
Not provided Cost per Session:
$90
No Yes

Judi Welsh: LPCC-S | Best for trauma recovery

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Website
614-407-4551

Through her practice, Mosaic Clinical Counseling, Judi Welsh treats trauma-related issues that affect individuals and their families. Judi is certified to help those with complex PTSD and is trained in EMDR. She also works with couples experiencing relationship conflicts and who are trying to heal extended family divisions. Mosaic Clinic Counseling accepts a variety of insurance plans.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Depression
Anxiety
Aetna
Anthem
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
CareSource
GEHA
I do not accept Medicare, Cigna, and Buckeye
Medical Mutual
Optima
Optum
UnitedHealthcare
Out of Network
Cost per Session:
$125
No Yes

Lisa Lubkeman: LISW | Best for eating disorders

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Website
614-404-2088

Lisa devotes her counseling expertise to individuals and their families who are dealing with eating disorders. She uses a variety of techniques to achieve healing, including CBT, DBT, Schema Therapy and Crisis Intervention. Lisa has experience working with individuals preparing for and in the aftermath of gastric bypass surgery.  She provides assessments and evaluations for mental health disorders.

What patients say: “I was referred to Lisa by two doctors and a nutritionist when I began my bariatric surgery journey. I didn’t think I needed therapy but how wrong I was. Lisa is the ultimate professional with a kind heart.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Eating Disorders
Obesity
Depression
Aetna
Aetna/OSU Student Health Plan
Anthem
Beacon
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
Coresource/OSU Employees
Humana
Medical Mutual
Optum
UMR
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session:
$70 – $150
No Yes

Sarah E. Klein: M.A., LPCC | Best for women's issues

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Website
614-733-9790

Sarah Klein enjoys working with women and helping them overcome problems with their relationships, body image, and self-esteem. She also specializes in therapy for trauma and feelings of loss and inadequacy due to life transitions. Sarah’s therapeutic approaches include mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and EMDR. Christian-focused counseling is offered upon request.

What patients say: “If you find yourself ready to heal, Sarah Klein is the most phenomenal human to help you along your journey.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Anxiety
Depression
Anthem
CareSource
Medical Mutual
MultiPlan
OSU Health Plan/NGS CoureSource
Re: Medical Mutual – EXCLUDES HMO Narrow Network
Out of Network
$120 per Individual 60 minute Psychotherapy Session No Yes

Steve Graef: Ph.D. | Best for mental coaching

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Website

Dr. Graef’s practice, Mindurance, is dedicated to helping clients develop mental fitness through intensive personal coaching sessions. His coaching includes tips for goal setting and self-motivation in areas such as careers, sports, and education. Clients have access to live group presentations, and self-study programs are available for those with busy schedules.

What patients say: “Dr. Steve helped me get more out of myself than I thought was possible.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Sports Performance
Anxiety
Depression
Not provided Cost per Session:
$300 – $500
Yes Yes

Clarence Sherrod: M.A.C.M., LPCC | Best for spiritual-based counseling

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Website
614-695-5599

Clarence Sherrod provides therapy for mood disorders, ADD, adjustment issues, and autism spectrum disorders. He offers spiritual-based counseling and guidance that can help clients understand issues according to their personal beliefs and faith. He also specializes in compassionate counseling for those in the LGBTQ+ community.

What patients say: “He is a phenomenal counselor that offers a comfortable and safe environment for all.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Depression
Grief
Anthem
BlueCross and BlueShield
Buckeye
CareSource
Medicaid
Medical Mutual
Molina
Optum
Optum
Oscar Behavioral Health
Paramount
Paramount Advantage
TRICARE
TriWest Healthcare Alliance
UnitedHealthcare
Out of Network
Cost per Session:
$90 – $100
No Yes

April D. Moore: LPCC-S, NCC | Best for behavioral and emotional disturbances

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380-207-1119

April Moore works with clients to discover the root cause of their problems and walks alongside them on the path to recovery. She treats a number of behavioral issues, including substance abuse, self-harm, excessive anger, and chronic impulsivity. April is also experienced with issues related to borderline and antisocial personality disorders. Her one-on-one consultations and supportive group sessions are open to clients aged 14 and up.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Behavioral Issues
Emotional Disturbance
Addiction
Aetna
Anthem
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
CareSource
Cigna
Medical Mutual
MultiPlan
Ohiohealthy
Optum
UnitedHealthcare
Out of Network
Custom Quote No Yes

Amy Shervin: LISW-S | Best for mind-body counseling

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Website
614 450-1964

Amy Shervin understands the emotional toll that chronic illness and health crises can take on clients and their loved ones. Her EMDR-based approach is aimed at helping individuals reframe upsetting thoughts in a more positive way. Amy’s other areas of focus include event trauma counseling and support for survivors of physical and emotional abuse.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Anxiety
Trauma and PTSD
Aetna
Anthem
Humana
Medical Mutual
Out of Network
Cost per Session:
$100+
No Yes

Sarah Hatch: M.A. | Best for LBGTQ+ therapy

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Website
614.824.9590

Sarah Hatch gives clients in the LBGTQ+ community a safe place to discuss family conflicts, religious trauma, and other problems they’re struggling with in their lives. She views therapy as a transformative experience that can help clients think positively even in the face of life’s difficulties. Sarah conducts gender affirmation assessments and can provide referral letters for hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Transgender
Grief
Stress
Anthem
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Medical Mutual
Optum
UMR
UnitedHealthcare
Out of Network
Cost per Session:
$100 – $160
No Yes

III. What You Should Know About Columbus Therapy

How are Columbus therapists licensed?

Licensed counselors in Columbus must obtain a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling or other approved and accredited degree program. Before obtaining a license, counselors must complete two years and 3,000 hours of supervised patient experience, as well as 150 hours of supervised training experience with an LPCC-S. Counselors must also have a passing score on the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Exam (NCMHCE).

How much does therapy cost in Columbus?

On average, therapy in Columbus costs $100 to $150 per session. Prices depend on factors such as session duration and the purpose of your visit. For example, services such as couples counseling and after-hours emergency therapy are usually more expensive. Rates can be lower if the therapist offers a sliding scale payment option. Health insurance sometimes covers the cost of care, although insurance isn’t accepted by every therapist in Columbus.

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