Harper Woods is a newer city, but no less important. The city has contributed to the recent cultural history of the Detroit Metro area, and still hosts the Eastland Center, one of the first malls in the Midwest. Being close to a major metropolitan city has its challenges, but it doesn’t necessarily make things easier.

If you are in Harper Woods, there is hope for you to get the help you need. Area counselors are available to help you with whatever problems you may be facing, either as a result of living in these tumultuous times, or as a result of more personal situations.

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Eva "Melissa" Gadd

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

Hi there, my name is Melissa and I'd love to be a support to you! I earned my Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan over 20 years ago and have worked in a variety of settings both as a medical social worker and as a therapist. I truly enjoy the strong relationships that I have built and consider myself lucky to enjoy my work every day. I have worked with a wide range of people experiencing a variety of struggles, including depression and anxiety, grief and loss and life changing transitions. These transitions may include from school to work, marriage or divorce, the birth of a child or an empty nest and changes in personal health or caregiving for a loved one. I utilize a variety of approaches to help you achieve your goal, tapping into your personal strengths and offering support and acceptance. I feel that working in a Person In Environment perspective can be validating and help people achieve their goals quicker. I also employ techniques such as Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, recognizing that what works for one person may not work for everyone. I am excited to be a part of BetterHelp, with this platform allowing validation and support to be available to everyone, even with the hectic lifestyles many lead. I look forward to working together soon!

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Virginia June

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
28 years of experience

Hello, my name is Virginia June and I am a licensed, clinical social worker in Michigan. My specialty is addiction and behavioral health and have worked at world class addiction treatment facilities for over 28 years. I have a private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan. My clinical theoretical model is psycho-dynamic theory but I find most individuals prefer Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Brief therapy. I work with the LGBTQ community and have been trained in EMDR therapy. Grief and Loss is also my specialty as I was trained under Elizabeth Kubler-Ross MD. (She developed the five stages of grief and loss and brought the hospice movement to the US). If you find yourself "stuck" and in need of someone to talk to, I would love to meet you! Sometimes life can throw us curve balls, and then it is up to us to learn how to hit them out of the ballpark! I look forward to speaking with you and working as a team!

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Dr. Hakeem Lumumba

Offering therapy in MI
License: PhD,LPC
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
39 years of experience

Greetings, my name is Dr. Hakeem Lumumba, PhD. I have been a therapist for over 30 years. I have had the privilege of working with a plethora of clients ranging from addiction, mental health concerns, to couple therapy. I believe in forming a collaborative relationship with my clients for the purpose of empowering them. I received my Doctor of Philosophy degree in Counseling from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. While working towards my Doctoral degree, my cognate was Psychology. At present, I am a Licensed Counselor and Social Worker in the State of Michigan. Recently, I have applied to become a Licensed Counselor in Alabama . In addition, I am a National Certified Counselor, a Master Addiction Counselor, an Approved Clinical Supervisor, and a Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (DOT/SAP). Besides my clinical experiences, I have been an educator for over 20 years at various institutions such as Wayne State University, Siena Heights University and the University of Phoenix. Finally, I am dedicated to the well being of my clients.

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Jonathan Rosengren

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

Hello! My name is Jonathan. I am a licensed Clinical Social worker (LMSW) in the State of Michigan. I have over 7 years of experience working as a mental health therapist with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, difficult emotions, trauma, the loss of a loved one, relationship issues, addiction, parenting problems, and career challenges. I enjoy helping people discover greater self-worth, life purpose, and happiness. My counseling 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 Acceptance-Commitment, Dialectical-Behavioral, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, and Motivational counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life. You can take the first steps toward growth and positive change. If you are ready to get started, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Kimberly Beard

Offering therapy in MI
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

Welcome! Whether you are struggling with a temporary setback, or an ongoing problem, I can assist you. There is HOPE. It is my belief that, as human beings, we all face life challenges, be they relational, personal, emotional, spiritual, or physical, and our mental health affects how we respond to these challenges. I offer individual, couples, and family counseling for youth (age 10+) and adults. Together, we will discover new meaning in your experiences, while identifying opportunities for healing and growth. Therapy varies in length of time depending on your unique story, worldview, personality and needs. Establishing relationship is critical to successful therapeutic outcomes. My style of work with clients is interactive, collaborative, direct, and reflective of my focus on the transforming power of relationships. You will be an active participant in the therapeutic process. My theoretical approach is eclectic, solution oriented, and strength based. I believe that engaging in the process of psychotherapy with clients is a great honor. I value establishing a safe, honest, and trusting therapeutic relationship. If you are in need of a seasoned, genuine, non-judgmental, and respectful counselor, who seeks to empower you to overcome your challenges and transform your life, please contact me.

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Lisa Warden

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

Hello! My name is Lisa Warden and I am a licensed Social Worker. I am aware of the mind-body connection and how we can use our body to heal our mind. I’ve worked most of my career with helping those in recovery from Trauma, addictions, and personality related issues. I look forward to working with you!

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Alicia Burkhard

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am a therapist with seven years of experience providing therapy to individuals with mental illness and those struggling with life changes or difficult circumstances. I received my Bachelors degree in Social Work from Central Michigan University, and my Masters degree from Michigan State University. I then was able to gain experience as a therapist in the community mental health setting as both a clinician treating severely and persistently mentally ill individuals, and also as an administrator. Through my years of service, I was able to gain knowledge on interventions to treat depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting struggles, personality disorders, trauma, and substance abuse disorders. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. Different interventions that I am trained in include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma focused interventions and Motivational Interviewing, among others. I will tailor our treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek assistance for your mental health, and to take the first steps towards 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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Shannon Julianne Toy

Offering therapy in MI
License: M.Ed,LMSW-C,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
4 years of experience

Hello! My name is Shannon Toy, but I prefer to go by my middle name, Julianne. I live in Virginia, but hold licensed in 3 states. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia, a Licensed Certified Social Worker- Clinical (LCSW-C) in Maryland, and a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in Michigan. I have experience working with a wide variety of clients all the way from birth to elder care. I have worked in many different settings including homes, the community, courts, jails, hospitals, schools, and offices. I also have experience doing teletherapy in multiple different formats. I have 4 years of therapy experience, but before that I worked as a case manager, and volunteered with at risk youth and individuals with developmental disabilities for many years. I have worked as a crisis therapist to provide brief therapy and to provide interventions with individuals with at imminent risk, and have done both individual and group counseling. My counseling style is solutions focused, and strengths based rather than problem focused. I am a true believer in client centered care, and believe that you should be included in every step of your care. Working with me means that I will advocate for you and work WITH you to empower you to live a happier and healthier life. If you are ready to take the next steps to finding your version of a happier and healthier life, I am here to support you. I look forward to hearing from you, and can't wait to get started!

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Stephanie Cole-Conway

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 15 years of professional work experience. I have a great deal of experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & depression, as well as many other struggles. 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. I strive to create an environment where my clients feel supported and comfortable to say anything that they are feeling or thinking without the fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you and give you new tools in that process.

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Derrick Freyman

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
11 years of experience

Sometimes we all need somebody to genuinely meet us where we are at in life with radical acceptance and compassion for who we are and where we want to go from here. But searching for the right person to connect with can be a daunting prospect, especially if you or your loved ones have been met with societal rejection and systematic oppression. As such, my primary goal in therapy is to cultivate an inclusive, warming environment where you can safely and freely express your authentic self, which is why you deserve to know a little about me as well. My legal name is Derrick Freyman, LMSW-C, but my chosen name is Freddie Wyatt. I am a non-binary, queer therapist dedicated to upholding gender-affirming, sex-positive, and social justice values both in my practice and my personal life. I earned my MSW from Michigan State University, and with over 10 years of experience serving teens, adults, and couples in academic and private practice settings, I specialize in helping people navigate challenges of living with trauma, anxiety, dysphoria, neurodiversity, and relationship difficulties. My approach is tailored based on your individual goals and preferences, and I offer an integrated perspective, drawing on trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness-based Dialectical Behavioral Therapy within an existential-humanistic framework. When I’m not in session, I love to explore the Ann Arbor/Ypsi area with my spouse and our dog. I enjoy a variety of music and media, and I try hard to make time for reading, writing, and meditating. If you are interested in setting up a time to talk before committing to a full session, feel free to send me a message about scheduling a free consultation.

How to find counseling in Harper Woods

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Harper Woods 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 Harper Woods 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 Harper Woods 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 Harper Woods, 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 Harper Woods 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 Harper Woods 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 Harper Woods 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 Harper Woods 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 Harper Woods 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 48225 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 Harper Woods 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 Harper Woods 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 Harper Woods, 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.

Harper Woods 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.

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