Mental Health Problems

At what point is everyday stress and anxiety too much?

You don’t have to feel that way! With help from Meridian, you can learn to handle the anxiety and stress life is giving you.



Our counselors are trained in EMDR therapy, which is an evidenced-based therapy that can help with:

  •   Depression
  •   Anxiety /Panic
  •   Stress
  •   Major life changes (divorce, death, birth, adoption, etc.)
  •   Complicated grief
  •   Phobias
  •   PTSD and other trauma
  •   Personality disorders
  •   Pain disorders
  •   Disturbing memories


What is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way the brain processes information. With EMDR, a person no longer relives the images, sounds and feelings when the event is brought to mind. You still remember what happened, but it is less upsetting. Many types of therapy have similar goals. However, EMDR appears to be similar to what occurs naturally during dreaming or REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Therefore, EMDR can be thought of as a therapy that helps a person see disturbing material in a new and less distressing way.


FAQs About EMDR Therapy

Who would benefit?

Individuals may be self-referred or referred by family, friends, community organizations or other programs within Meridian HealthCare. This service can include counseling for individuals, families or couples. Anyone who is in need of assistance in coping with a stressor can benefit from receiving this service.

What is the benefit?

The counselor and individual work collaboratively to resolve the individual’s issues and enhance his or her overall well-being. Meridian employees are among the most qualified in the area. They support a strength-based empowerment model that encourages and allows for positive change and growth while focusing on the individual’s strengths throughout counseling.

How long is the program?

This program offers time-limited services that provide realistic, reasonable relief as quickly as possible. The duration of this type of counseling can range from 8 to 12 sessions, depending on each individual’s need. These sessions are typically 50 minutes long.

What is the cost?

Meridian accepts Medicaid, private insurance, and self-pay, which is based on a sliding fee scale according to your income. There is a limited amount of funds available for residents without a payer source, based on their location.


How to refer?


If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call our Boardman or Howland location. For more information about life stressors or to talk to a counselor, please call the Boardman or Howland location and ask for our Mental Health Program Manager.

Community Organizations (i.e., Doctors, Case Managers, Social Workers, Counselors, etc.)

If you need to set up an appointment for an individual in your care, please call our Boardman or Howland location. For questions or more information, please ask to speak to our Mental Health Program Manager.


Meridian HealthCare also offers a Co-Occurring Treatment Program to address addiction and mental health issues simultaneously.



Boardman Office
8255 South Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44512
(330) 318-3830

Howland Office
1950 Niles-Cortland Rd., NE
Warren, OH 44484
(330) 318-3911