In life, we all need safety. We want to feel safe in our homes or any other place where we may want to reside. However, life is sometimes not safe. We may feel like we’re in danger, and it doesn't matter if we really are in danger or not. As long as your mental state says otherwise, it can be difficult convincing someone they’re safe. 

A counselor based in Farmington Hills can help. If you live here, you're living in one of the safest places in Michigan. However, if your anxiety says otherwise, you may not believe that. A counselor can convince you that you are safe and loved. 

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Angela Liebenthal

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counseling in Michigan. I have 10 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, parenting concerns, career and educational challenges. I also have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma and abuse. My counseling style is supportive. I believe every individual is on their own journey and can benefit from the guidance and support of having a counselor to meet their highest level of potential and their individual goals. I believe in treating every individual with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is Solution Focused to assist the individual make their own decisions and develop a solution with the support of their counselor. I will modify the treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek counseling and I am looking forward to helping you on your journey to live a a fulfilling and happy life. When you are ready to take that first step I am here to support and guide you.

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Dr. Kenneth Mckellar

Offering therapy in MI
License: PhD,LPC-S,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issues
22 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, addictions, and Sexual Identity and Sexual Lifestyle choices, including consensual non monogamy . I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have also worked with Veterans, Active Duty and Retired Military Members and their Families. My counseling style is non-directive and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor 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 a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Diavet Hoye

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW-Clinical
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

Hello, my name is Diavet Hoye, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Michigan. I have over 20 years of experience assisting clients with a wide range of concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, anger management, grief and loss, domestic violence, improving one's self-esteem and self-care, adjusting to life changes, and improving communication skills. In my 20-plus-year career as a clinical social worker. I have had the privilege of assisting many individuals from all walks of life, individuals who were experiencing chronic homelessness, victims, and survivors of childhood abuse, sexual violence, experiencing complicated grief and loss, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bipolar and Borderline personality disorder and those suffering from other mental health challenges. I use evidence-based modalities consisting of Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Radical Acceptance, Strength-Based, and Solution Focused therapies. My current and formal clients have found me to be supportive, encouraging, non-judgmental, empathetic, open, and respectful of the opinions of others. It is my sincere hope you will allow me the opportunity to walk alongside you through your journey to a healthier you.

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Wendy Hooker

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
24 years of experience

Greetings, My name is Wendy, and I am a clinical social worker in the state of Michigan. For the past 20 years I have had the pleasure of helping individuals with neurocognitive disorders. Consequently, coping and managing the ill effects associated with emotional, cognitive, and physical impairments are challenging to the individual as well as their families. My expertise is in assisting clients adjust and navigate the dynamics of the family and the maze of medical decisions. Social and family issues can contribute to stress and anxiety which can be exhausting. Counseling with Interventions aimed to increase self-awareness and self-understanding (Emotional Intelligence) with Positive Psychology will minimize negativity in one’s thinking and behavior, to develop a more optimistic attitude that will enhance, rather than disrupt one’s life. As a positive therapist and counselor, the use a variety of exercises and interventions has helped my clients identify their own positive traits and strengths to function in a healthy productive matter. As life altering events and everyday stressors affect us all, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused therapy and techniques have found to be useful and practical. Additionally, my training as an interest-based mediator, is congruent with my motivational, and client-centered approach to living and healing. The goals of my practice include increasing self-awareness, improving the client’s ability to use self-direction to make desired changes, increasing clarity, improving self-esteem, and boosting the client’s self-reliance. Therefore, understanding how each member of a family is unique, helps to renegotiate, and maneuver life’s challenges. Likewise, it is important to understand that events in life occur with or without warning but understanding the importance of resilience improves one’s ability to thrive. I am looking forward to working with you.

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Twinet Parmer

Offering therapy in MI
License: Ph.D., LPC, CST
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issues
25 years of experience

In an ever-changing world, we are often personally challenged by experiences that question our fundamental ability to manage our daily lives. I create a climate, utilizing various approaches such as wellness, family systems, behavioral, and sex therapy. The goal is to assist you from your cultural perspective in understanding and coping with who you are in all aspects of your life I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling from the University of Iowa with a specialization in marriage and family counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Sex Therapist (CST), and Divorce/Domestic Mediator. Over my thirty-year career I have worked as a professor in higher education, training counseling students at several universities. In addition to being a professor, I have worked in private practice, counseling clients with various issues from a cultural and diverse perspective. I am able to discuss personal issues presented in counseling, educate about sexuality, family issues, and mediate relationship problems. I would like to work with you. I invite you to join me.

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Dr. Michele Clark

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
20 years of experience

Congratulations on taking steps towards a more fulfilling, happier and inspired life! My name is Michele Clark and I am an individual and family counselor licensed in Michigan with 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical/sexual trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive, which I refer to as “care-apy”. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I provide a judgment free space and do not believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, solution-focused, motivational interviewing and mindfulness counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to make changes in your life in order to live the life you deserve. If you choose to work with me, I will support and empower you to succeed in your life goals!

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Grace Mallett

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Elaina Gardner

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Kelli Warren

Offering therapy in MI
Self esteem
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Carraus Harden

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 4 years of professional work experience. I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and families I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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.

How to find counseling in Farmington Hills

Finding the best therapist close by in Farmington 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 Farmington 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 Farmington 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 Farmington 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 Farmington 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 Farmington 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 Farmington Hills area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Farmington 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 Farmington 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 Farmington 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 Farmington 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 Farmington 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 Farmington 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 Farmington 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 Farmington 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 Farmington 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 48335 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 Farmington 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 Farmington 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 Farmington 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.

Farmington 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 Farmington Hills:

48331, 48334, 48335, 48336

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