In life, you need to find your passion. This can be a challenge for many, as often, we don’t know what we’re good at. Depression, anxiety, and various other problems with life can be a challenge. However, there is hope. Your passion can be found, and a counselor based in Jackson can help you. 

Jackson is known as the City With Soul. If you live here, you have a way to show off your skills and talents. A counselor can help, but you must speak to one first if you want to be able to show your skills. Talk to a counselor to learn more.

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Sherri Round

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC,QMHP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Hello and Welcome! My name is Sherri Round and I am a licensed Professional Counselor in the Detroit Metropolitan area. It takes a lot of courage to ask for help and seek therapy, however, once you do, it can be the beginning of your healing process. Many years ago, I was involved in a terrible automobile accident and sustained a spinal cord injury, As a result, I was diagnosed a hemiplegic (Left side paralysis). My family was told with that type of injury, I would not survive. I never questioned His grace, just what He needed me to do? I was devastated, sad, and felt alone. Life isn't easy, but as we navigate through different life challenges, sometimes we need a little help and with God's grace and mercy we inspire others. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for many years in the state of Michigan. I respect everyone's journey and I believe that compassion, respect, and genuineness are all important in building a healthy therapeutic relationship. I have worked with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, physical disability, and major life transitions. For the past four years, working at Team Wellness Center, an outpatient mental health facility, allows me to assist individuals who struggle with severe mental health concerns. In May 2018, Behavioral Health Professionals, Inc.. (BHP) awarded the Outstanding Provider Award to me for working with individuals with depression. I enjoy helping individuals who struggle with severe mental and physical limitations. I facilitate a weekly group "No Limits" for persons living with physical and or mental limitations to increase knowledge and awareness. The group enables us to create an environment and share stories of resilience and of the healing processes. Engage...Educate, Motivate, and Communicate!My approach to therapy is holistic providing physical and spiritual health and well-being which can be a huge component in feeling whole again. My therapeutic approach is humanistic and based on my client's ability to reach their full potential. Everyone's circumstances and situations are different, so my approach would be tailored to you and your goals. My hope is that you will take the next steps so that we can begin the process of bringing about healing, and change to your situation. As your therapist, I will work with you in processing difficult feelings and emotions, setting goals that are important to you, and help guide you as you work through them. If you're ready, I'm here to support you. I look forward to working with you! SPECIALTIES Grief and Loss Self esteem Anxiety Depression Christian Counseling I also have experience in Stress, End-of-Life, Trauma, Anger Management, Coping with Life Changes, Compassion fatigue

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Lisa Hess

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.” ~Louisa May Alcott Once you understand yourself better, you begin to navigate your world with confidence. Your most challenging periods in life can lead to tremendous growth. I value relationships that reflect warmth, honesty, compassion, and humor. As your therapist, I intend to bring these qualities to each of our sessions. I know, from personal experience, that giving voice to your fears and doubts in a supportive environment can be life-changing. This very human experience can remind us of our ability for extraordinary things and our capacity for kindness. Once we find more patience and empathy for ourselves, we can give those things more freely to others. It’s amazing how different the world looks when we feel differently about ourselves. Let’s discover solutions that work for you. I look forward to working you.

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Joslyn Harris

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
DepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hi! My name is Joslyn I am a fully licensed Masters level Social Worker in the state of Michigan. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University in 2016 and my Masters of Social Work degree from Wayne State University in 2017 with a focus on interpersonal practice. I have experience with working with individuals, families, and geriatric individuals; including persons with developmental disabilities and various mental health backgrounds. I use a person-centered, strengths based approach to therapy as well as an integrative solution focused approach to create a safe and comfortable environment where we can explore issues related to anxiety, depression, life style, relationship and family concerns. I believe growth comes through challenging experiences that can force us to learn how to navigate life and re-evaluate our experiences and self-worth. I believe in utilizing a client's own strengths and building upon those strengths to assist them in reaching their goals. I assist my clients in feeling more connected to themselves, to be more true to themselves through understanding their past and present experiences, and to have more prosperous, meaningful relationships with the people in their lives.

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Dr. Nini Green

Offering therapy in MI
License: PhD,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
24 years of experience

We are all humans with human experiences and challenges. Are you finding yourself sometimes feeling misunderstood by others and feeling like you have to wear a mask to hide who you really are? Having trouble getting along with others while feeling a deep sense of loneliness. Are you feeling life is against you and not going your way. Is your past traumas/unresolved issues creeping up and interfering with your present life. Are you sick of feeling sick and tired? If so, it sounds like it’s time to focus on your overall wellbeing. I have twenty plus years of experience counseling diverse individuals, families, and couples with life hardships and my goal is to guide you to live a healed authentic life. I will assist and challenge you with developing skills and the confidence you need to live the unapologetic life you desire by having non-judgmental genuine conversations about your fears and concerns. However, I will not coddle you because I believe that enables unhealed/unhealthy thinking and behaviors. Only want clients who are serious and committed to wanting therapy; not those who are just curious or unsure about starting therapy. Otherwise, the time is now, healing is possible.

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Robin Morgan

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Family conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Greetings, My name is Robin Morgan, LMSW I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, Autism, Emotional Impairment, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. 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 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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Pamela Gutierrez

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changesADHD
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & 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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Katie Estelle

Offering therapy in MI
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

Hello! I am licensed therapist in Michigan with 11 years of social work, the last 3 of which have been in school-based and individual therapy work. I have a private practice in Michigan, Eunoia Therapy Collective, in which I support individuals and couples through changes related to pregnancy, loss, transitions, trauma, parenting, and through parts work. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Tiffani Corbett

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAnger management
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety & anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I also 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 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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Kathryn Fouchey

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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. 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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Justin Ashurst

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida and Michigan with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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.

How to find counseling in Jackson

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson, 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 49204 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson, 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.

Jackson 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 Jackson:

49201, 49202, 49203, 49204

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