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Online therapy in Columbus

The internet has been a medium through which people reach across the world to communicate, now there is a form of therapy that is seeing an increase in popularity and it’s called Online Therapy. Many people who suffer from social anxiety, depression and other mental health issues feel as though they cannot leave their homes for fear of not being able to handle the situation and that is where online therapy comes in.

There are many forms of online therapy; these include text therapist, phone therapist and even webcam sessions. All of the methods provide the same benefits to people who choose this form of therapy, which include: convenience, confidentiality and anonymity (which helps with public fears about going to get help). All methods of online therapy help its patients overcome their fears to go out and get treatment, which was the first step to recovery.

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Mental Health in Columbus

In 2013, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services in Columbus had a total of 4,235 individuals who were receiving services. This included a total of 2,196 males, 1,529 females, and 1,063 unknown genders or not specified.

There is approximately 20 percent of the population is diagnosed with a mental illness.

There is at least 25 percent of the population that suffer from anxiety or depression, but it is undiagnosed or untreated every year.

12 percent of people who live in Columbus have some sort of unmet mental health need which means there is no care available to them. This contributes to 6 million days of restricted activity during any given period.

One in every ten youths under the age of 18 has had an episode where they were hospitalized due to their psychiatric disorders and/or behavioral issues. There are many factors that contribute to this rate including living conditions, household income levels, parental support, peer influences, neighborhood stability, and numerous others that can contribute to the overall well-being of youth.


One in every five youths under the age of 18 with a psychiatric disorder or behavioral problem does not receive the correct care that they need. This is often due to lack of insurance, which can make it difficult for many people.

Mental health disorders are the third most common cause of hospitalization after heart disease and cancer. 90 percent of adults who are hospitalized for their mental illness also have substance abuse problems, with only 20 percent receiving treatment for both issues.

Antisocial personality disorder (301.7) pathological gambling (307.2), nicotine dependence (305.1), and alcohol abuse (303.0).

Drug use disorders, which included amphetamine use disorder (amphetamine or other stimulant related disorders) (302.70); cannabis use disorder (marijuana/hashish related disorders) (304.30); cocaine use disorder – this category is composed of the following six individual codes: cocaine abuse code 293.84; hallucinogen code hallucinogen persisting perception disorder 292.89; inhalant code inhalant-related disorders 291.82; sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-related code sedative-, hypnotic-, or anxiolytic-related disorders 292.

Best Therapists in Columbus

Stephen Behnke, M.A., M.Ed., LISW-S

This therapist specializes in treating individuals of all age groups with a broad spectrum of clinical services that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and more.

Daniel J. Lee M.Div., LPC

This therapist specializes in working with people who have posttraumatic stress disorder as well as those struggling from anxiety or depression. In addition, he provides treatment to those experiencing problems with sexual addiction and substance abuse addiction.

Rebecca Fransway LMFT

Rebecca Fransway is a licensed marriage and family therapist along with being a certified sex therapist as well as a sex educator. She is also an assistant professor at the Ohio State University College of Social Work.

Caitlin Ryan LCSW

This therapist specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with issues related to their sexuality. Additionally, Caitlin Ryan offers gender affirmative therapy for people across the gender spectrum as well as family support services

Amy R. Wolfson, LMFT

Amy R. Wolfson is a licensed marriage and family therapist practicing within the areas of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma/PTSD, eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa), chronic pain conditions (such as fibromyalgia), insomnia, addiction (substance abuse or behavioral addictions such as sex addiction), LGBT issues including coming out and transgenderism; however she does not provide individual treatment for adult survivors of sexual abuse.

Beth Orens MA, LCCE, LMFT

Beth Oren specializes in working with children and adults on issues that include mood disorders (such as depression), anxiety, trauma/PTSD, marital distress, parenting issues, sexual addiction/pornography addiction. She also provides career counseling for artists who are struggling with the business side of their art.

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Common types of therapies in Columbus

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Columbus is where the therapist challenges your negative thoughts about you and the world. He tries to alter unwanted behaviors or treat disorders such as depression.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Second most common therapy approach in Columbus is which the therapists teach behavioral skills (mindfulness & emotion regulation) to help clients enhance motivation. DBT is often used for mental health issues including eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorder, self-harming notions.

Existential Therapy

3rd most common therapy treatment in Columbus focuses on self-actualization in the face of people’s challenges. Existential therapy aids clients in confronting hard and distressing truths about life and death.

Other therapy approaches include:

ACT Therapy in Columbus, Art Therapy in Columbus, Behavioral Therapy in Columbus, Contemplative Therapy in Columbus, Play Therapy in Columbus, EMDR Therapy in Columbus, Emotionally Focused Therapy in Columbus, Existential Therapy in Columbus, Experiential Therapy in Columbus, Gestalt Therapy in Columbus, Hypnotherapy Therapy in Columbus, Music Therapy Therapy in Columbus, Narrative Therapy in Columbus, Psychodynamic Therapy in Columbus, Psychoanalytic Therapy in Columbus, and Somatic Therapy in Columbus.


Psychologists or therapists in Columbus help people understand and handle different life problems and mental health issues.

They diagnose and treat mental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.

You should expect to pay between $100 and $250 for a face-to-face therapy session with a Columbus area therapist. Online therapy in Columbus is relatively affordable and therapists charge between $30 to $ 150. You can book both online and face-to-face sessions with a therapist in Columbus via MantraCare.

In case you are looking for free therapists or free therapy, you can choose to call the Columbus free helpline number. There are a few online therapy options that can be free or low-cost. At MantraCare, therapy can cost you as low as $10.

Anyone interested in working as a therapist or counselor in the Columbus area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work. Columbus also has some continuing education requirements, and every counselor or therapist is required to know all the rules and laws that pertain to their profession.

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