Resources Provided by the Ohio Psychological Association

COVID-19's Impact on Mental Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include:

  • Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns
  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
  • Worsening of chronic health problems
  • Worsening of mental health conditions
  • Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs

If you or a loved one needs to talk to a mental health professional, click here.


Top 10 Reasons to Call a Psychologist 

Stigma around mental health issues is a harsh reality, and often perpetuates a cycle of shame and avoidance to seeking help. 

Did you know...

  • 43 Million Americans have a mental health condition
  • Over 1.7 million youth with major depressive episodes DO NOT receive treatment
  • 56% of American adults with a mental illness DO NOT receive treatment

Watch to learn why it may be time to call a psychologists.

To find a psychologist in your area, visit, or call the Ohio Psychological Association at 614.224.0034 today!

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Cost of treatment is varied based on individual practitioners, insurance, and level of education.

Opioid Crisis: Psychologists Can Make A Difference

Do You Know the Difference Between These Mental Health Professionals?

Click on the tabs below to learn the difference between and psychologist, licensed clinical counselor, social worker and a psychiatrist.

Training and Education

Doctoral degree in psychology, usually 5-7 years graduate training including internship Master's degree in counseling, usually 2 years graduate education, training including a year of supervised practice Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral degree in social work, usually 1-2 years graduate education (for master's level), training including a year of supervised practice Medical doctor (MD or OD), usually 8 years graduate training which includes a residency

Quick Links to Additional Mental Health Resources

Ohio Psychological Association | 395 East Broad Street, Suite 310 | Columbus, Ohio 43215
P: 614.224.0034 | 800.783.1983    F: 614.224.2059