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Pamela Walker

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteem
20 years of experience

I want my clients to live their best life. I want them to be whole spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. That's why I obtained a Master's degree in Social Work and for 40 years studied and mastered the concepts of the mind-body connection. I have been a Master Social Work Professional for over 30 years. I believe nothing that happens to us occurs in a vacuum. What manifests in our lives resulted from sustained thought and emotion then became physical and behavioral. Resolve the thoughts and emotions, change the behavior. Teaming with and standing for my clients through the therapeutic process, we decide together where to start and where to end, marking milestones along the way. To enhance the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I whole-heartedly endorse the use of the Emotional Freedom Technique, or Tapping. It is a simple, energy-balancing technique endorsed by the American Psychological Association. Tapping makes change easier. My clients rediscover humor, fun, inner strength, confidence and self worth. You ready?

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Althea Denard

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteem
30 years of experience

I am here to provide support to you in navigating through life challenges. I commend your courage and willingness to seek assistance. I welcome the opportunity to listen empathically to your concerns and assist you with strategies to achieve your identified goals. I am licensed in the state of Michigan with 30 years of experience. My work has been in a variety of settings; outpatient therapy, home care, medical, and school systems. Focus areas have included but are not limited to trauma, anxiety, emotional disorders, grief and loss, conflict resolution, self-esteem, crisis intervention, parenting, and relationship issues. My practice is built on COURAGE and HOPE: The Opportunity to Heal, Restore and Empower for a healthier you.

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Jeanne Steuer

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Welcome to Better Help! My name is Jeannie, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Michigan. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Interpersonal Practice, from Wayne State University in 2013. I've worked in a variety of settings with individuals and families who have a range of personal issues such as stress/anxiety, depression, family problems, relationships, parenting concerns, life transitions, mental health disorders, trauma, and more. I feel that one of the most important aspects of getting help is having a connection and trust with the person you select to share your inner most personal challenges. I would like to be that person for you. My counseling style is gentle, compassionate, engaging and non-judgmental. I am culturally sensitive. I focus on you and what you have to say to help you move forward. I utilize a blend of Evidence Based Therapies such as Client Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you become empowered and find your inner strength. I am passionate about your success in therapy. I will ensure to personalize our conversations and treatment plan to meet your specific needs and desires. Together, we will find your way. You may message me anytime through Better Help. The frequency with which you can have contact with me to work through day to day emotions and problem solving is your decision. I have found it beneficial to clients to be able to have access to their therapist when needed in addition to a regular schedule. Some weeks are just tougher than others. I usually check messages twice each day, seven days per week. I offer live chat, phone sessions, and messaging. Please note that what you see in my calendar may not reflect my only availability so you always want to check that out with me through messaging first. Thank you for reaching out and taking the first step towards feeling better. We can face challenges and celebrate your goals together! I look forward to working with you.

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Colleen Mott

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Relationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
21 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in Michigan, with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem, work conflicts, and relationship issues. In addition, I have more than 25 years of experience in law enforcement, and so I am well-qualified to assist with the unique needs of first responder and law enforcement professionals. I am also a certified fitness instructor, and have assisted many clients in setting and reaching personal health and fitness goals, and addressing body image issues. I treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I take an active approach to helping my clients. You can expect me to provide a judgment-free, supportive experience in which you can freely express your thoughts, feelings, and concerns. I use an eclectic mix of several counseling modalities, depending on your unique and specific needs. I can interact with you in whatever manner you are most comfortable, and I have flexible availability. There are many ways to live a life, and it takes courage to work toward your best life. I look forward to working with you to reach this goal!

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Rachel Rhodes

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,CPS
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
5 years of experience

Welcome! I am Rachel Rhodes and I believe that you can achieve your goals when you discover your true authentic self and have self-love. Representation matters and I am here to help clients achieve their mental health, personal, and professional goals. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Michigan with over 10 years of experience serving the needs of children, individuals, and families in various capacities. Most of my experience has been in Substance Use Disorders Prevention and Outpatient Therapy. My therapeutic approach focuses on encouraging, using Solution Focused modalities, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients develop resilience and discover the negative thought processes that are holding them back. I am excited to have you and will be here for you!

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Patrick Murphy

Offering therapy in MI
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyDepression
3 years of experience

I am a Michigan-based outpatient therapist who has been in the field since 2018. I work with clients of all ages, who predominantly struggle with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anger, and I do so from a trauma-informed perspective. I accomplish this by coming alongside my clients as a fellow traveler on the road to wellness. As we explore these and other symptoms together, I assist my clients with developing a personalized array of tools to overcome their mental health challenges. Therapy is only effective as an equal partnership. You are the world's leading expert on yourself. It is my job as your therapist to be in your corner, helping you address these challenges with all the knowledge, research, education, and skill that I can provide. If you feel ready to embark on this road, I am ready to come alongside and help.

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Kirstin Davis

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am therapist in Michigan that has previously worked in Texas with NFL players with traumatic brain injuries as well as adults and adolescents in neuropsychology. I have worked with many different issues and have over 10 years of experience between interning in therapy and working as an actual therapist. I'm in my early thirties and love to be a role model to adolescents. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, and life management. I enjoy listening to people's stories and problems and finding new angles to tackle them from. My therapy style is meeting you where you're at. I don't judge at all and I will work with you to help you get what you're striving for. I'm not here to give you advice but to rather navigate who you are and how we can get you to your fullest potential. I take your mental health seriously and can tell that you do too, otherwise you wouldn't be reading this. Hoping to build a strong therapeutic alliance with you and help you have the best life. Also, I do not prefer video sessions, I will do them in some cases, and usually the first sessions, but then prefer therapy over voice as I travel frequently. Please only select me as a therapist if you’re comfortable with this.

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Teresa Clarkson

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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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Ashley Sorenson

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, bipolar disorder, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Richard Navis

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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!

How to find counseling in Clawson

Finding the best therapist close by in Clawson 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 Clawson. 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 Clawson, 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 Clawson 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 Clawson 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 Clawson, 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 Clawson area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Clawson 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 Clawson 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 Clawson 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 Clawson, 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 Clawson 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 Clawson 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 Clawson 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 Clawson 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 Clawson 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 48017 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 Clawson 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 Clawson 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 Clawson, 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.

Clawson 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.

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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

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.

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