Bethany  Merold
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Bethany Merold

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Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Ohio Accepting Online
Updated January 17, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • ADHD
  • Attachment issues
  • Mood disorders
  • Life purpose & meaning

Professional statement

Bethany Merold is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio. She works with adults with a wide range of clinical concerns. Bethany's clients often struggle with issues surrounding trauma and other experiences that negatively influence their identity, self-worth, and attachment style. She specializes in treating PTSD, borderline personality disorder, and neurodivergence including ADHD and adult autism since these issues often result in distortions in how one views themselves.

Bethany's approach to treatment is founded on the perspective that all thoughts, feelings, and behaviors serve a purpose for our continued functioning. When they are no longer necessary for functioning, they naturally resolve themselves. Therefore, to treat symptoms, Bethany uses therapies that heal the underlying issues that make them necessary to begin with. This approach provides permanent healing and removes the shame and struggle many clients feel with treatments that require them to fight against their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

To accomplish these goals, Bethany relies on Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). In IFS, Bethany guides clients to get to know the parts of themselves that try to protect them and help them function. She helps clients to heal any emotional burdens that may be causing these parts to serve their role in a dysfunctional way. EMDR assists and amplifies this process by using bilateral stimulation to activate the way our body naturally heals psychological issues and remove any barriers to healing.

A graduate of The Ohio State University and Ashland Theological Seminary, Bethany has enjoyed being a therapist for more than 7 years. She worked in various counseling settings prior to starting her own practice in 2023. Seeing the profound impacts IFS has had in her clients' lives renewed her passion for counseling, and amplifies her desire to help people heal every day.


Message to clients

One of my greatest joys is to see people heal emotional wounds, learn to love and value themselves, and build a life that they love living. As a therapist, my role is to help guide you through the healing process in the most effective and empowering way possible. I believe counseling, though inherently challenging, should have as much ease and compassion as possible. This is why I prioritize treatment strategies that work with your natural healing mechanisms rather than forcing you to constantly fight against your thoughts and feelings or rigidly implement coping strategies. I prefer to avoid strategies that only treat symptoms, and have the potential to increase feelings of hopelessness or shame. My goal is to help you compassionately heal the root issue so the unwanted thoughts, feelings, or behaviors are no longer necessary. When the underlying wounds are healed, the symptoms naturally resolve themselves leading to a drastically improved life in the easiest way possible.

To get answers about my experience, strategies, approach, or FAQ's, you can check out my website.

If you'd like to get started working with me, click the "Get Started" button on the counseling section of my website to fill out a short form, and I will contact you as soon as possible for the next steps.

If you have more questions, feel free to message me.

I look forward to helping you fall back in love (or for the first time!) with yourself and your life!


Specialties

Trauma - Permanently healing emotional wounds caused by threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse; nervous system regulation to increase feelings of safety and decrease emotional distress; reprocessing of traumatic memories

Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns, attachment style, and self-defeating behaviors; healing emotional wounds that negatively impact view of self and others; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation; development of healthy relationship skills

ADHD - Learning how to stop fighting your ADHD and start working with the characteristics; healing negative self-perceptions caused by being neurodivergent in a neurotypical society; learning strategies to regulate your nervous system and manage your life

Attachment issues - Understanding your attachment style and how it impacts your relationships; healing emotional wounds that cause anxious, avoidant, or disorganized attachment style; discovering how your attachment style impacts your relationship to yourself and your feelings; learning securely attached behaviors to improve the quality of your relationships

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits; resolving any beliefs that may impair clients' sense of identity and purpose




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Bethany Merold is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $25 - $150

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Ohio)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 4:30pm
  • Tue 9am - 11:30am & 2pm - 5pm
  • Wed 9am - 4:30pm
  • Thu 9am - 11:30am & 2pm - 5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years


Ashland Theological Seminary, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2019
The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science in Social Work, 2015


Licensure

Ohio: E.2102289


Languages

English