"Where flowers bloom, so does hope."


~Lady Bird Johnson


Shelly M. Johnson, LPCC-S. LICDC

Inspiring Hope Counseling is conveniently located in the downtown area of Bryan, Ohio. It is a private mental health practice, employing independently licensed professionals. It's owner, Shelly M. Johnson, is independently licensed to provide dual services in both Professional Clinical Counseling and Chemical Dependency Counseling. She is trained to provide a range of therapeutic services for children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. 


One-on-one mental health and addiction therapy in a safe, caring, and confidential environment.


We specialize in therapy with children 5 - 18 years of age.


Supportive therapy for couples who are seeking improved intimacy and understanding.


Contact Us

Ready to schedule an appointment or just have questions? Let us know and we will get back with you shortly.

113 S. Beech St., Bryan, OH  43506
Email: info@inspiringhopecounseling.org
Tel: 419-633-3333
Fax: 419-754-2255

Frequently asked questions

How do I schedule an appointment?

To begin meeting with a therapist, you must first schedule an intake appointment. An intake is an opportunity to discuss your presenting concerns with a therapist based on your needs. On the day of your appointment, you must arrive 15 minutes early to fill out standardized forms. When you are finished with your forms, you will then meet with a therapist. In session, your counselor will likely ask questions about your mental health history, family, background, and current functioning, to develop the most appropriate plan with you. An intake appointment typically lasts 45-60 minutes. You can schedule an appointment by calling our office at 419-633-3333.

What can I expect from counseling?

The counseling relationship is a unique one, accompanied by certain rights, responsibilities, and protections. For those considering counseling, this section provides an overview of the counseling process: what to expect from counseling, what your role is in counseling, and what the guidelines are concerning confidentiality.

You will be working with a licensed professional counselor, who is trained to provide a range of therapeutic services for children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. You can expect to meet with someone who is interested in listening to your concerns and in helping you develop a better understanding of them so that you may deal with them more easily and effectively.

Because counselors have different strategies as to how to assist you, they may differ on how much talking they do in sessions, whether they ask you to do homework, and their focus of discussion. If you have any questions about your therapy, by all means ask.

Your counselor will maintain strict confidentiality except under unusual circumstances. If you have any questions about the limits of confidentiality, please bring them up with your counselor. Within the context of the therapeutic relationship (the professional relationship between the client and the therapist), you have certain responsibilities that when adhered to, may help you work more effectively toward meeting your therapeutic goals. Therapy is an interactive process and in order for therapy to be successful, you will need to provide complete accurate information, attend regularly scheduled sessions and work on things being discussed.

Please communicate with your counselor about any improvements (or not) you become aware of regarding your concerns. Your feedback is important and can help your counselor adapt his/her approach to better meet your needs.

Do you need a referral for services?

No, not currently.

Do you take insurance?

Our office offers a flat fee schedule for cash paying clients and also collects from most insurance companies including Medicaid. Unfortunately, we are unable to collect from Medicare at this time. You may call the office at 419-633-3333 and talk to our staff about your individual needs.

What forms of payment are accepted?

Cash, card, or check. (Make checks payable to Inspiring Hope Counseling or IHC)

When is payment due?

Cash payment, deductibles and co-payments are due prior to session.

Can I receive a reminder for my appointment?

Yes! IHC sends out email reminders two days before your appointment.

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