Do you seem to get angrier than usual over little things? Are your loved ones almost afraid to talk to you because you are likely to take your emotions out on them? This may be a sign of an anger disorder that is not your fault, but can be treated. There are licensed mental health counselors in and around Auburn Hills that can help with these issues, among many others.

Although Auburn Hills was founded in 1821, it did not get its name until 1983 when Pontiac Township merged with Auburn Heights. Speaking to an Auburn Hills area counselor can help you feel more at ease when talking to others and will help you form better relationships. 

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Monique Giannetti

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
7 years of experience

You lie awake at night analyzing every mistake you’ve ever made. You wake up, and can’t fall back to sleep because the thought of tomorrow is overwhelming. You’re distracted during the day because all of the things you have to do are running through your head. Your sink is full of dishes, laundry is piled up, and you just can’t find the motivation to clean. You’re constantly waiting until the last minute to do things. You can’t seem to find consistency in your life. You feel alone, even if you’re surrounded by people. You’re irritable. You cancel plans with friends. You feel lost. You want to find your purpose in life. You’re thinking about therapy with the hope it will help you feel less stressed about everyday life. That it will help you find purpose and peace. When you wake up you will feel confident about your day because you have the tools to handle whatever you may face. You’ll no longer be paralyzed by the need to be “perfect.” Not only do I have experience in guiding people to accomplish those goals, I truly understand how you feel. I look forward to working with you.

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Rebecca Klein

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

Hello. My name is Rebecca. I've been a licensed therapist for twenty-five years. I completed my masters degree from the University of Michigan. My major is Interpersonal Practice. My experience has primarily involved adults of all ages in individual, group or family therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues, including anxiety and depression, relationship challenges, life transitions, lack of self esteem and confidence. I have extensive experience with numerous therapeutic modalities including dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, social skills, family systems and humanistic therapy. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan that will best address your personal and unique needs. My style of counseling is warm and interactive. I am inclusive and non-judgmental. I think that feeling comfortable and safe with your therapist is essential. In my experience, having an objective third party to talk to can assist clients to recognize and identify behavioral patterns that are no longer useful to them. When a person is able to identify behavioral challenges, they are able to adopt new skills that will lead to improvements to their personal and professional lives and to their overall well being. The decision to address mental health issues is a very healthy and proactive decision. It demonstrates a readiness that is required for long term substantial growth. I look forward to assisting you in the commitment that you are making to yourself. I have witnessed individuals create changes that have opened up their lives to new possibilities and renewed hope and joy.

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Carolina Dudley

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
7 years of experience

My name is Carolina Dudley and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker in the State of Michigan and Ohio. I've worked in my field for almost 16 years in various settings (court ordered juvenile placement, sobriety court, Hospital inpatient and outpatient, hospice care and community) and with various populations and ages. My therapeutic counseling style is compassionate and encouraging. I encourage openness and trust. Deciding to participate in therapy can be feel scary to most people as it is difficult to share very intimate details of our lives. I want to be the first one to commend you for deciding to take that chance and to allow me to embark in this path with you.

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Jessica Beane

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC,CAADC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience

Welcome. Since you are here looking at profiles, I would guess you are struggling with some area of your life. I’m glad you are here and this is a BRAVE thing you are doing. A little about me and how I can help. My name is Jessica Beane and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in Michigan. I earned a BA at Wayne State University (2004) in psychology and a minor in sociology. I obtained my MS from University of Phoenix (2014) in Mental Health Counseling. I have over 10 years experience working in the mental health field. I started out working in a residential center for teenage girls as a youth counselor/direct care aid, rehabilitation specialist at a clubhouse, and a case manager in a Community Mental Health (CMH) agency. I have a variety of experience with different populations including teenagers all the way to the elderly. I have worked with individuals from the inner city, suburbs, and rural areas. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, Bipolar, PTSD, trauma, abuse, rituals, OCD, relationships issues, domestic violence, substance use/addictions, and self esteem issues. My therapeutic style begins with developing rapport with a client. This is extremely important because individuals like yourselves will be sharing intimate details of their lives and need to feel safe. I use an integrated model overall because I find it important to have a large tool box when working with people. CBT and motivational interviewing are two models I use the most. I believe the importance of learning how thoughts affect feelings which trigger behaviors. I also find it useful and beneficial to assist clients in getting motivated for change. My belief is that everyone deserves inner peace and happiness. I hope to walk with you along this journey and help you feel better and be your truest self. Progress over perfection is key and we can do hard things. Please let me know if you have any questions. I am excited to hear from you and start this journey. I understand finding the right fit is so important and can take time. I am here to assist in any way possible. Remember you CAN do hard things. Keep being BRAVE.

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Steven Murray

Offering therapy in MI
License: Ph.D. LP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
48 years of experience

Hi, I am Dr. Steve Murray, a licensed Clinical Psychologist and licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Michigan. I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Detroit. I have worked in the field of mental health for 48 years in various settings (hospital, clinic, group home, school). I have provided therapy to all ages, diverse socioeconomic status, and to individuals with a wide range of mental health issues ranging from stress reactions, adjustment life change issues, mood and anxiety issues, trauma, intellectual concerns, criminal forensic matters, and individuals with very serious chronic mental illness diagnoses. My training has been diverse, including psychodynamic, behavior modification, and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). My current theoretical approach is CBT generally, with a mix of other points of view. I view myself as a coach and cheerleader to provide support, encouragement, new perspectives, and at times, direction. I view therapy as a means for people to make progress in the areas of their life which they choose and not for the purpose of judgement and/or embarrassment. I like to think I have a great sense of humor and believe that positive humor is a great means to achieve a more healthy outlook and better health. I love science and technology, which is especially personal for me as I am blind and would never want to part with my computer and smartphone as they allow me independence. I have an undergraduate degree in Instrumental Music from Central Michigan University. I promote music for pleasure and health. Nature walks and reading are high on my list of healthy activities. I also have an active interest in current events of all sorts.

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Julie Puggini

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
25 years of experience

I am a warm, empathic, and compassionate therapist. I listen without judgment and am honored to help people achieve their goals. I want to impart hope, help heal old wounds, and provide a new way of understanding and navigating through life when faced with challenges. Through therapy you will be able to develop more strength, enhance your skills, nurture your inner-self and feel empowered. I have been a private practice practitioner, professor, and career counselor for over 20 years. Many of my patients have come to me for assistance with stress, life transitions, career transitions, sex therapy, relationship issues, and self-esteem difficulties. I enjoy utilizing neurobiology and psychodynamic psychotherapy to create discovery and understanding of the brain's neural operating systems and subsequent behavior patterns to assist with lasting changes. It is a wonderful journey to self discovery and personal growth. We will work together to create self-awareness, strengthen confidence, and model new patterns that create the way to living your best life and ultimately, peace of mind.

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Dr. Darlene Groomes

Offering therapy in MI
License: PhD,LPC,CRC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemCareer difficulties
3 years of experience

I am a Michigan Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). I have had clinical experience working with clients who experience trauma, loss and grief, disability, family issues, and body image challenges. I am a youth mental health first aid provider and trainer in adult mental health first aid response. I offer individual, child, and family counseling. I provide a holistic approach to counseling by addressing physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. I ensure the highest quality care is provided through an integrative, client-centered approach. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to include cognitive-behavioral, psychoeducational, trauma-informed, mindfulness, and solution-focused. I promote personal growth by providing an atmosphere that is safe, accepting, and direct. I will hear you, validate your experience, and strive for your personal empowerment. If I am not the person to work with you, I will refer you to local area expertise where you may find a better-matched clinician.

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Jamie Haddon

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementADHD
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Maddison Nowicki

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflicts
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & family conflicts. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Maria Alderman

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 6-7 years of professional work experience. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Auburn Hills

Finding the best therapist close by in Auburn Hills can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Auburn Hills. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Auburn Hills, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Auburn Hills or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Auburn Hills area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Auburn Hills, elsewhere in Oakland, or in the greater state of Michigan.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Auburn Hills area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Auburn Hills therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Auburn Hills due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Auburn Hills may not take health insurance, some in the state of Michigan may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Michigan you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Auburn Hills, Michigan working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Auburn Hills above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Auburn Hills helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Auburn Hills therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Auburn Hills therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Auburn Hills therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in MI, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 48326 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Auburn Hills counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Auburn Hills licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Auburn Hills, Michigan can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Auburn Hills has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Auburn Hills:

48321, 48326

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