If you're navigating mental health concerns or looking to strengthen your mental health by finding a therapist, Detroit, MI has a few options to consider. 

Finding the right therapist in the metro Detroit area with an appointment opening that works with your schedule can be challenging. With BetterHelp, you can find a Detroit-based therapist skilled in a variety of therapeutic techniques from the comfort of your own home or anywhere you have an internet connection. Whether you want to work with a fully licensed clinical psychologist or social worker licensed to provide counseling services, a BetterHelp therapist can give you the support you need and guide you through the transformation process. Whether you want to attend sessions alone or with a loved one, with BetterHelp and its sister site, Regain, you can participate in therapy for individuals, couples, and families. If you’re ready to start working with a therapist who will provide compassionate care for your whole person, consider one of the Detroit-based therapists below.

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David Rawlins

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC,ACS
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesDepression
12 years of experience

My name is David Rawlins, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. I have over a decade of experience in the field of mental health and currently operate a private counseling practice in Lake Orion, MI. I primarily work with adolescents and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, career issues, trauma related issues, and other life challenges. My approach is to develop a relaxed, non-threatening, and therapeutic relationship with my clients. I recognize that asking for help can be a very difficult concept and at the same time view it as a sign of strength. I provide a rapport with my clients that helps them to feel comfortable sharing and focus on the key issues at hand. I completed my master's degree in counseling at Argosy University - Nashville. I also have a bachelor's degree in psychology from Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI. My professional experience includes working in community mental health agencies, teaching counseling students, supervising counselors, and working with clients in my private practice. I have specialized training in working with people with a history of trauma and work to teach them skills to regain their ability to cope with stressful events. If you are searching for help, direction, or need help getting past an obstacle in your personal or professional life, I would welcome the opportunity to assist you.

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Kristine Edwards

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

Do you find you are missing your voice? That you have spent your whole life identifying as someone else's "something" - whether that be someone's spouse, partner, friend, co-worker, mother, leader, etc... Do you know what drives you or what you are passionate about?? This is where I come in...let's work together to find your voice... your direction. Whether you are an individual person or part of a couple trying to find that synergy you remember, but can no longer find. Come on...let's start this journey together. I am your partner... I am a facilitator of change and together we do this counseling thing! Human to Human...you and me. I am YOUR change agent. YOUR advocate. YOUR partner in this process. I am here to help you identify things that challenge you, discourage you, scare you...and then we find ways to bust through what you think is holding you back or keeping you from reaching your goals. Which we will identify - TOGETHER!

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Daphne Jones-Gooden

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA, LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
10 years of experience

Life can be challenging for everyone. Hello, my name is Daphne Jones-Gooden I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Michigan for 10 years. During my career as a mental health professional, I have worked with a diverse population including adults, teens, adolescence, school age children and families. As a psychotherapist I specialize in treating issues regarding anxiety, depression, caregiver’s issues, ADHD behaviors, self-esteem, life transitions, parenting, and family issues. Utilizing cognitive behavior, motivational interviewing, solution focused, and family theories; the client is able to gain progression while navigating their therapeutic journey. I believe the therapeutic journey is a professional relationship where the client establishes chosen goals; and both the client and therapist work together to achieve therapeutic outcomes. I look forward in partnering with you to address the challenges that have hindered progression in your life.

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Chrystal Westbrook

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA, LPC,NCC,CCS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
13 years of experience

I work with individuals and couples in building their toolbox with skills and techniques useful in their daily lives. An unhealthy relationship has a negative impact on the mental and the emotional health, as a license counselor and sex therapist, I work to help couples rebuild their trust in order to impactfully communicate, enhancing the relationship overall. Sexual dysfunction, desire and intimacy concerns, body imaging, chronic pain and illness issues, are some areas I have worked with as a sex therapist. In my experience as a mental health counselor, in the state of Michigan over the last 10 years, some of my areas of focus include: anxiety, depression, stress related issues, domestic violence and sexual trauma. Providing a warm, supportive and judgement free environment, allows my clients to feel safe to explore challenges and issues they may face. I use clinically tested, evidence-based techniques to help individuals and couples overcome obstacles, I tailor my approach based on the need of the individual or couple. My approach combines models like Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness, Imago, Solution-Focused, Good-Enough Sex Model and Psychodynamic model. You have made the most important step, by reaching out, let us take the next step together. I can help you discover the tools within you, to cope and to make the changes necessary, to have the life you desire.

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Melanie Sharp

Offering therapy in MI
License: MSW,LMSW-Clinical
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW-C), with a Clinical specialization in Michigan, with over 17+ years of experience working as a therapist/social worker. My mission is to provide a full-spectrum of counseling services to address issues throughout the lifespan from childhood, adulthood and thru the end of the life cycle. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, the aging process and self-esteem challenges. I desire to provide caring, empathetic and goal-oriented care in a supportive environment. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and motivational interviewing. I will support our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to advocate for, and support, you. Let's Take This Journey Together! I look forward to working with you!

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Kim Keller

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,CAADC,CCS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

For the past 14 years, I have had the privilege of supporting people on their healing journeys. I specialize in addiction and mental health therapy and have a down to earth approach to the counseling relationship. You are the expert of your own life, and I believe you have all the necessary skills to get where you want to go. My job is to help you get there through empathy, challenging negative thinking patterns, and ultimately accepting and embracing your individualism. If you've ever felt like you're missing something, the instruction manual to life that you were never given, I hope to help you find your answers. If you find yourself suffering from extreme emotions, repeating patterns you know are toxic for you, and you don't know how to cope or change, that's what I'm here for. If the whole world seems to be falling apart, and to deal with the fear, you or someone you love are trying to manage through unhealthy addictions, I can guide you to new skills for more flexibility. You wish you could just breathe, that things didn't seem so hard. You want to achieve goals you set for yourself and your future. You hope to rebuild damaged relationships and create healthy new ones. You want to deal with your stress instead of staying numb. You want to feel like it's worth getting up everyday and that your life has purpose and fulfillment. I have worked with several people having these thoughts and feelings and have experienced much of the same myself. I am passionate about helping others work through these challenges and making sure you know you're not alone.

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Emily Ruby

Offering therapy in MI
Parenting issues
7 years of experience

I am a counselor in Michigan with over 7 years of experience working with children and families in an educational setting. In working with families, I have coached parenting skills, helped provide techniques for managing anger and anxiety. My therapy style is very client centered. All people are worthy of respect, compassion and empathy. I pull from many different techniques to (solution focused, cognitive-behavioral) to help find what works best for you. My goal is to provide a safe and open place where you can share your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment. If you are looking for Christian counseling- we can explore how God's word connects to making positive changes in your life. It takes courage to take the first step towards making change in your life, so be proud of yourself! I look forward to working with you!

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Pamela Gray

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Jose Gomez

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

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Betsy Love

Offering therapy in MI
Relationship issuesGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana and Michigan with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

How to find counseling in Detroit

Finding the best therapist close by in Detroit 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 Detroit. 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 Detroit, 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 Detroit 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 Detroit 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 Detroit, elsewhere in Wayne, 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 Detroit area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Detroit 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 Detroit 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 Detroit 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 Detroit, 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 Detroit 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 Detroit 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 Detroit 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 Detroit 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 Detroit 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 48268 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 Detroit 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 Detroit 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 Detroit, 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.

Detroit 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 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 Detroit:

48201, 48202, 48203, 48204, 48205, 48206, 48207, 48208, 48209, 48210, 48211, 48212, 48213, 48214, 48215, 48216, 48217, 48219, 48221, 48222, 48223, 48224, 48226, 48227, 48228, 48231, 48232, 48233, 48234, 48235, 48238, 48239, 48243, 48244, 48255, 48260, 48264, 48265, 48266, 48267, 48268, 48269, 48272, 48275, 48277, 48278, 48279, 48288

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