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Top 10 counselors in Columbus, OH

Clients agree: these therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Balanced Minds Mental Health & Wellness, LLC

Balanced Minds Mental Health & Wellness, LLC

5.0(4)
Offers online services
20 hires on Thervo
3+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Lauren S. says, "Very easy to get started. User friendly online website to check billing documents and schedule. Teri is easy to get ahold of. I connected with Teri very quickly and feel comfortable during each session. " Read more
Kelleys Crystal Massage

Kelleys Crystal Massage

New on Thervo
4+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Hello I'm kelley a great massage therapist. I offer a great way to relax and take away your days stress. 614-407-4160 Kelleyscrystalmassage.com
Massages By Larry

Massages By Larry

4.0(1)
1 hire on Thervo
44+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Veta M. says, "He was very professional yet personable. It was a very good experience. " Read more
A Relaxing Touch

A Relaxing Touch

New on Thervo
4+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
I love sharing the relaxing healing of touch ❣️ Getting to help other destress
David Galik, LPCC

David Galik, LPCC

5.0(3)
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
29+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Kathy C. says, " “I found David during the darkest period of my life. He listened without judgment and gently guided me toward emotional and spiritual health. David sincerely cares about his clients and treats each with respect and kindness. He tailors his counseling around the needs of the individual rather than using a cookie-cutter approach with everyone. He literally brought me out of the darkness and gave me the tools I need to make sure I never go back there. He is a truly gifted counselor and human being.”" Read more
Still Waters Counseling, LLC

Still Waters Counseling, LLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
12+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Jill B. says, "Very knowledgeable and personable. " Read more
Chaplain Carla Cherry

Chaplain Carla Cherry

New on Thervo
Offers online services
Serves Columbus, OH
I enjoy meeting people where they are. I engage in conversation at a comfortable pace and sensitive to the needs of others. Same as above.
LPCC-S. MA

LPCC-S. MA

New on Thervo
Offers online services
23+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
My history of counseling services with a LPCC-S. MA and PhD. My wife and I moved to Columbus Ohio.
Emerald Energies Wellness

Emerald Energies Wellness

New on Thervo
11+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Reiki and Himalayan Singing Bowls Sound Bath. Reiki is a Japanese technique for relaxation that also promotes healing. Sneha has been practicing Usui and Narayan Reiki for over seven years. Located in Dublin, OH. Reiki is a safe, gentle, non-invasive form of natural energy - based technique. The Reiki practitioner channels the universal life force energy to the client so as to balance and improve the flow of energy in the client's body to support the client's physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being. The Himalayan Singing Bowls are crafted with seven metals especially designed to bring the mind, body and soul into harmony. The ...
New Wings Counseling

New Wings Counseling

New on Thervo
Offers online services
13+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Hello! I'm Jenise Harmon, and I'm a psychotherapist who works with adults and teens who struggle with mood disorders, relationships, LGBTQ issues, and more! I've been in private practice for over 11 years. Check out my website for more information: www.newwingscounseling.com. I offer a free 10 minute video or phone chat, and would love to answer any questions you might have.

Your counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does counseling cost?

Counseling costs $100 to $250 per session if not covered by insurance, depending on your location, type of counseling, and the counselor's specialty. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like New York and San Francisco. The average cost of counseling with insurance is $20 to $60 per session for the copay.

Online counseling costs $50 to $110 per week through websites that offer a membership plan. Plans on the lower end of the price range are typically limited to support via text or email messaging only, while plans at the higher end of the range include scheduled video sessions with a licensed counselor or therapist.

Marriage counseling costs $120 to $250 per session for in-person therapy or $90 to $230 per session for online therapy.

Can you use an HSA or FSA for counseling?

You can only use your HSA or FSA for counseling if you have a billable diagnosis—such as depression or bipolar disorder—and the therapy is deemed medically necessary. You can't use your HSA or FSA for marriage or family counseling, grief counseling, or therapy for stress management.

What are the types of counselors?

Counselors have a master's degree in psychology and are trained and licensed to practice psychotherapy. A counselor may be licensed or certified in a specific area:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs)
  • Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Registered Child Therapist RPT)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

What does a counselor do?

A counselor can help you navigate challenging life situations, understand your emotions, strengthen your self-esteem, and improve your communication and coping skills. They provide support through difficult times and guide you in making the necessary changes in thinking and behavior to improve your mental and emotional health.

Counselors can help you with a variety of problems:

  • Depression and mood changes
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Grief or loss
  • Anxiety, stress, and panic attacks
  • Self-esteem and body image concerns
  • Eating disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anger management
  • Addiction
  • Gender or sexual identity concerns

Can counselors prescribe medication?

Counselors are licensed psychologists but not medical doctors, and in most parts of the U.S. they are not allowed to prescribe medication. Only Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico allow counselors to prescribe medication, and counselors in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Psychiatrists are medical doctors and can prescribe medication, but they typically do not provide talk therapy or counseling services.

Can counselors diagnose ADHD, autism, or other mental health conditions?

A licensed counselor can give a mental health diagnosis in all states except Indiana and Maine. However, the counselor must refer clients to a psychiatrist or other medical doctor if the condition requires medication. Consult a counselor near you if you have concerns about ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, bipolar disorder, or other mental health conditions.

How can I choose the best counselor near me?

When searching for a counselor, it's important to choose one who makes you feel comfortable, safe, and respected. Follow these tips to find the best counselor for you:

  • If you have a specific concern—such as depression, stress, or relationship issues—look for counselors who specialize in that area.
  • Ask your medical provider for recommendations.
  • Read reviews from other clients on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the counselor accepts your insurance or offers a sliding-scale rate.
  • Ask about telemedicine and virtual visit options.
  • Schedule an initial consultation to make sure you're happy with the counselor's communication style and empathy.

What questions should I ask counselors?

Ask these questions to help you choose a counselor who will help you achieve the best results:

  • How long have you been practicing, and what are your certifications?
  • What areas of counseling do you specialize in?
  • What is your philosophy as a counselor?
  • What therapeutic approaches do you typically use?
  • What does a typical session look like?
  • Are you more directive or guiding as a counselor?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • Do you offer virtual / telemedicine appointments?
  • Do you accept my insurance? Do you bill the insurance company directly?
  • Do you offer sliding-scale rates for clients without insurance?

Reviews for Columbus counselors

Recent success stories from people in the Columbus area.
Andy C.
Teri has been great! I have always been hesitant about starting up with a counselor, but she has made me feel comfortable and I find it really easy to tell her things that I couldn't open up to anyone else about
Balanced Minds Mental Health & Wellness, LLC
David J.
David Galik, LPCC
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