Problems with depression can leave you feeling like a tree with no leaves. You may remember what it feels like to be full of happiness and love but it will seem like a distant memory. Your current life may feel empty and cold in comparison to your past. When you are in a situation like this, it can feel as if you will never return to the way that things once were.

Making the decision to contact a Huntington Woods-area online counselor will be helpful. Their therapy techniques and expert advice will change things for you. You can start to feel full of life again and the tree of your life will be green and full before you know it. Getting over depression may not be easy at first but it will be far simpler when you have the help of dedicated professionals. Contact an online counselor and you can speak to them whenever it is convenient for you.

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Rahiem Hampton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a mental health counselor in the state of Michigan, with 10 years of experience working in community mental health. I have worked with individuals dealing with diagnosis such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety. The age ranges are from 18 and up. My approach is one that is warm and welcoming. I look forward to helping each person find the best they have inside them. I believe through good rapport and respect for each other we can help find the best path to your best life. It is my belief that at this time you are at your strongest because you are seeking help, which can be the hardest thing anyone can do. I look forward to working with you.

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David Rawlins

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,ACS
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Margaret Millhench

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! My name is Margaret Millhench. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Michigan for seven years. I have worked with college students and clients on a part-time basis from home. The presenting issues have included anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, career difficulties, relationship struggles and life changes to name a few. I also helped many women experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault. My counseling style is humanistic and person centered with a holistic approach using the body with the mind. Emotional blocks are held in the body from past traumas. In the beginning, depending on your real needs and readiness, we would work to develop trust and support with coping skills. I would use centering and grounding techniques to help create a sense of safety. Eventually, I would use psycho-dynamic, somatic and mindfulness techniques to help express the language of the body. I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. Treatment would follow your real needs. I hope to have the opportunity to meet you! Margaret

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Courtney Paladino

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker in Michigan and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children both in individual and group settings. I also have experience working with couples and families. I have worked in Behavioral Health for 15 years, including outpatient mental health, substance use, prisoner re-entry, private practice and veterans. Some clinical issues I have the most experience in include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, parenting issues, postpartum depression and stress management. My main focus in treatment is establishing a therapeutic relationship with the person first and foremost as I believe having a good connection helps facilitate effective counseling and provides the best outcomes. I am supportive, compassionate, and present with individuals both in difficult times as well as times of achievement and growth. I make sure to meet each individual where they are at and actively listen to and respect where they would like to see themselves in the future through therapy. I believe in working collaboratively with individuals on their treatment goals is a top priority throughout treatment. I encourage open communication when discussing therapeutic techniques and approaches that work best for the person so as to ensure the best therapeutic experience. My counseling style combines client centered, cognitive-behavioral, trauma focused and solution-focused approaches to help individuals achieve their goals. We will work on your strengths and coping skills that can be used to help work through various issues that you may be experiencing. I value all individual therapeutic relationships and fully empathize with the different emotions a client may experience throughout treatment. I believe that each individual has the ability to overcome any issue or barrier but that sometimes having additional support through therapy can help one to better gain and utilize the coping skills and strengths they have already learned. . Taking steps in creating a happier and healthier you can be a big change and I would be honored to help you in your journey!

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Michele Stewart

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LMSW
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
31 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a mental health therapist licensed with a masters degree in Michigan with over 25 years of experience working as a crisis intervention and clinical social worker . I have worked with adult clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, homelessness, domestic violence, grief/loss, emotional abuse, and career challenges. My therapy style is personable ,genuine, and interactive. I believe in treating my clients and anyone with kindness, respect, and attentiveness. My therapeutic approach combines cognitive, motivational interviewing , and patient centered techniques. I do not believe in stigmatizing labels . I also involve my clients in the treatment plan with my professional recommendation and guidance. I am here to support, empower, and provide therapy to my future clients who want to live and achieve a happier and more fulling life. I will guide you along the way and provide ongoing hope and encouragement. I look forward to working with you soon.

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Dennis Forfa

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

When you feel like you're spinning your wheels, therapy can provide traction you need to get your life moving forward. Therapy can help you learn how to stop struggling with creative stagnation, worry, self-doubt, lack of motivation, loneliness, homesickness, or the pain of loss. Therapy can help get you unstuck from repeated struggles with yourself and difficulties with others. In our meetings, you and I will work together to identify roadblocks that keep holding you back. I will assist you in creating permanent strategies for getting past those roadblocks, empowering you to: * Navigate life's transitions with clarity and intention * Strengthen relationships, improve communication skills, and cultivate more meaningful connections * Unleash your creativity and problem-solving abilities by exploring new perspectives, embracing your unique talents, and tapping into your deepest artistry * Embody your core values and show up for life with integrity and purpose * Process grief and come to peace with losses * Foster resilience and mental toughness to face challenges with determination * Explore fatherhood concerns and men's issues, so you can embrace your roles and thrive Together, we will work on unlocking your potential to build a more complete, fulfilling, dynamic, and purposeful life. I am available for live sessions (video or phone) from early morning through afternoon on weekdays. Early risers, take note! Depending on the day, I may have morning appointments available as early as 4:00 AM Pacific/5:00 AM Mountain/6:00 AM Central/7:00 AM Eastern. I am licensed to provide therapy when you are physically located in California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or Vermont.

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Allison Johnston

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Allison is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 8 years experience. Her education background includes a variety of topics including corrections, substance abuse, career counseling, and child/adolescent counseling. Her work experience includes adolescent and young adult outpatient counseling, and working with individuals involved with the criminal justice system. Allison has experience helping clients with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and various other mental health and challenges. Allison uses a person-centered approach, along with cognitive-behavioral therapy. She understands the importance the therapeutic relationship has on achieving client goals. Allison will help the clients challenge their thought patterns and gain confidence their problem solving skills. She will work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Allison is aware that taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage, and she is here to support you in that process.

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Alexis Mitchell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Self esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence & coping with life changes. 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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Maria Smartt

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Maria and I'm an independently licensed Social Worker in Michigan and Ohio with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, trauma, abuse, parenting issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I'll tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step toward seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I'm here to support you in that process.

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Sa’Aire Salton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Trauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan and Wisconsin with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Huntington Woods

Finding the best therapist close by in Huntington 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 in Huntington Woods that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Huntington 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 Huntington 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 in the Huntington Woods region and in the state of Michigan. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Huntington Woods or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Huntington 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 Huntington Woods 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 Huntington Woods, elsewhere in Oakland, or in the greater state of Michigan.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Huntington Woods area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Huntington 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 Huntington 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 Huntington 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Huntington Woods online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Huntington 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 Huntington Woods psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Huntington 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 Huntington Woods helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Huntington 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Huntington 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 in Huntington Woods?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Huntington Woods 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.

Huntington Woods therapists 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 Huntington Woods 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 Huntington 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in MI, therapists 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 48070 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Huntington Woods counselor?

Before seeing your Huntington Woods 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Huntington Woods.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Huntington 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 with a Huntington Woods counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Huntington 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.

Huntington 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service 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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