Are you struggling to get out of bed in the morning, unable to concentrate, and having trouble making decisions? These can all be signs of a mental health disorder called depression and it can wreak havoc on your life if you do not get treatment. Luckily, there are many dedicated therapists in Hamtramck who can help. 

The City of Hamtramck was named after the first American commander at Fort Shelby, Jean Francois Hamtramck. They hold many festivals every year such as Planet Ant Film Festival, Hamtramck Labor Day Festival, the St. Florian Strawberry Festival, and more. However, you will not want to attend if you have depression, so it is best for you to get treatment today.

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Leonard Uchendu

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
8 years of experience

Finding the right therapist who can meet your needs can be a daunting task. Therapy is about providing a safe place for self-exploration. Clients seek therapy because they want some answers to variety of issues like life transition, grief, loss, cognitive, behavioral and emotional issues. Perhaps, you want to change your thinking and behavior patterns, improve your mood, develop healthy coping and social skills. Well, my goal is to meet you where you, help you navigate some of the salient issues that you seek answers to. I do not have all the answers but I will surely be honest with and treat you with unconditional positive regard. I have worked with formerly incarcerated clients and several clients from underserved communities helping them address their wide range issues such as Anxiety, anger, depression life transition , addiction issues, suicide thoughts, relationship issues and sexual behavior problems. I will walk alongside with to help you find solutions to the answers you seek Learning is a life long learning. A journey to a thousand mile begins with a single step we take. You have taken that bold step towards your transformation. Your perspective and experiences will be incorporated in this therapeutic alliance. Let me be your partner in your rebound. I work flexible hours and mostly available in the evenings via telehealth. Specialty ADHD Addiction Anger Management Anxiety Behavioral Issues Bipolar Disorder Borderline Personality Chronic Impulsivity Chronic Pain Chronic Relapse Coping Skills Depression

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Nikkia Matthews

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I have been a Licensed Clinical Therapist since 2012. I specialize in treatment for adolescents and young adults, relationship exploration for couples, pre-marital counseling, family issues, women’s issues, life adjustment issues and trauma. There are times where you will need to navigate life’s challenges - this is where I can partner with you. I am experienced in treating symptoms of anxiety, depression, life cycle changes, PTSD, trauma, and guiding clients through life skill building. My mode of therapy includes a hands-on and holistic approach, as well as the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Theory, Strength-Based Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Expressive Art & Music Inspired Therapy and Life Skill Building. It is important to heal your mind, body and spirit collectively. Are you ready to uncover, face and reconcile your past trauma or resolve conflict with important people in your life? Then maybe the time is now to make the first step. You can do it! Therapy offers many opportunities to become a lifelong learner of oneself. It creates a path of evolved thinking and new behaviors to apply as you walk along your journey toward your best self. As your therapist, I am committed to walking alongside you, until you are ready to fly.

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Julia Smith

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

Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor for the states of Michigan and New Mexico. With over 25 years of experience, I have a wide scope of experience in community counseling, private practice, residential, partial hospitalization, and military settings. I am well-versed in working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. My specialties include issues associated with anxiety, depression, self-development, relationship issues, grief & loss, AD/HD, military, career, and life changes. My counseling style is respectful, empathic, genuinely caring, and interactive. I incorporate cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness strategies with acceptance and attachment-based therapies. I cultivate a trusting climate and work with you to create a plan that suits your own unique needs. Thank you for taking the time to learn about me; I welcome the opportunity to talk with you.

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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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Louise Laine

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

Life throws us curveballs when we least expect it! We are all fallible human beings doing our best to navigate the constant current of change and challenges. My experience is varied. In my 25 years as a mental health professional I have worked in the areas of private practice , education and career settings. My Therapeutic Lens is evidence-based , co-active and rooted in positive psychology. This means the dialogue and focus of sessions is led by the client and proceeds at their comfortable pace. It is by this unique client-counselor alliance that an individual not only regains balance but thrives to become their best selves! As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor(NCC) I am committed to listening, caring and collaborating in this personal connection together!

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Florine Whitley

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

My name is Florine and I'm a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with 8 years of experience working in the field. Most of my experience has been primarily working with older adults in the community and acute hospital setting . I have experience with helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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. My therapy style is warm, compassionate, and interactive. I like to use a person-centered approach to allow for a pace that works best and most comfortable for my clients. I aim for treatment plans that are unique and specific toward your preferred goals. I combine a person-centered approach with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy, psychodynamic, and motivational interviewing as it corresponds to each client. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I encourage honesty and allow for a free open space to express your feelings and emotions. I am here to support & empower you as you explore this journey. I look forward to meeting you!

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Kyra Bradley

Offering therapy in MI
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, 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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Michelle Ivey

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Michelle is a LMSW and IMH-E. She received a Master's Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University. She is rostered with the State of Michigan to provide Child Parent Psychotherapy and has a Level II Endorsement in Infant Mental Health. Michelle enjoys working with adults, adolescents, and children. She has experience working with depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, severe mental illness, ADHD, and PTSD. Michelle truly enjoys working with people. She approaches treatment from a Strength-Based perspective and sees individuals as creative and resilient when they face adverse conditions. She hopes to help others realize their full potential and live the most fulfilling life possible. She has been working in the field of social work for 25 years. Michelle loves spending time with her girls and all their family pets. 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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Mary Harwood-Coughlin

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepression
28 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 28 years of professional work experience. I started my career with a bachelors in Social Work, through Saginaw Valley State University. For the next 10 years I worked in case management and obtained my masters in Social Work, through Grand Valley State University. I have experience in helping clients, from young adulthood to older ages, with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with depression. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Sarah Feeley

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

Congratulations on making it this far! You have already taken the first steps to make a change, and I’m proud of you. My intent as your therapist is to provide a nonjudgemental and optimistic safe space. The plan is to work together on identifying and addressing your mental health concerns. I will meet you where you are at in your journey, and build from there. Life can be overwhelmingly difficult, and can sometimes even feel impossible to manage. We will work together to navigate these feelings, increase coping skills, and reduce symptoms utilizing a person-centered, and strengths-based perspective. I am licensed in Michigan, and attended Wayne State University in Detroit for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work. I have 6 years of professional experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, self-esteem, trauma and abuse, anger management, emotional dysregulation, & parenting issues. If you are struggling with any of these, I may be the right fit for you. I utilize an eclectic approach including aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), & motivational interviewing. I also provide clients with resources and tools as we continue with your journey, as my ultimate goal as your therapist is to help you help yourself.

How to find counseling in Hamtramck

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hamtramck 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 Hamtramck 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 Hamtramck 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 Hamtramck, 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 Hamtramck 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 Hamtramck 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 Hamtramck 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 Hamtramck 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 Hamtramck 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 48211 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 Hamtramck 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 Hamtramck 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 Hamtramck, 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.

Hamtramck 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 Hamtramck:

48211, 48212

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