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Alta Davis

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA, LPC,CGC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Grief Counselor with over 20 years of experience in assisting individuals with the issues of life. I have a MA in counseling and a Doctorate in Ministry. I have worked in a hospital setting as well as private practice with a variety of experience in Mental health issues. My therapeutic approaches include but are not limited to Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy to help identify and explore effective solutions and coping skills. I Work with individuals to encourage and support with a listening ear of compassion in a nonjudgmental environment. This journey of life can be very difficult at times, but it helps to know that someone will walk with you in a caring and safe space. I am here for you.

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Lisa Draper

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Welcome one and all! Let me introduce myself. I am Lisa. I'm a mother of four and grandmother of five. All exceptionally wonderful souls! I have lived a diverse life since leaving the nest in 1984 and serving my first tour of duty in the U.S. Army. I am a 14 year veteran with combat experience in Iraq in 2007. I also have over 5 years experience as a Corrections Deputy here in Michigan. I remain as a volunteer Firefighter after leaving a full time position as a Paramedic/Firefighter. Now, here I am a fully licensed professional counselor in Michigan (LPC). I have 3 years experience in working with adults with Substance Use Disorder where we see a vast majority also have issues dealing with depression, anxiety and traumatic past issues along with a myriad of other problems that leave people feeling stuck and unable to move forward. I approach each session as another extension of a journey. A journey that I want to be a part of as a partner walking beside you; and, not pushing you from behind nor dragging you along from in front.

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Marguerite Morgan

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW/PhD,CAADC,IMH-E (II)
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
28 years of experience

Ms. Morgan is a Licensed Social Worker and a Certified Addiction Counselor with the State of Michigan. She has provided mental health counseling for 30 years. She uses an Integrative Counseling approach, with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Ms. Morgan's integrates cultural sensitivity, biblical wisdom, principles of recovery, realistic hope, stress management and positive psychotherapy, with a results oriented framework. Core beliefs, values, feelings of self-worth, esteem and identity are deeply grounded in her faith and spirituality. Her counseling is primarily with women facing mental health challenges, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideations and substances use disorders. She specializes in maternal mental health challenges, including perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and maternal grief and loss. Ms. Morgan is a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and church leader, who enjoys sewing and cooking. She earned a Masters of Social Work from Western Michigan University.

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Holly Wixon

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,CAADC,CCS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
11 years of experience

I am a substance use therapist licensed in the State of Michigan with over 8 years of experience. While substance use is my expertise, I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, relationship and career challenges. I have also worked with a wide range of clientele from children to adults, individuals to families. My goal as your therapist is to create a safe space, empowering you with the tools to achieve your goals. I want my clients to feel supported, encouraged, and cared for. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, humanistic, and solution-focused - a combination that allows you to feel heard and allows me to truly understand you. I am a strong believer in person-centered treatment, a collaborative process where we create a plan that meets your specific needs and desires. I know taking this first step can be intimidating; I applaud your strength and I am here to walk alongside you as you work towards change.

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Nina Niemetta

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionADHD
13 years of experience

I am a fully licensed social worker in the state of Michigan with 13 years of experience. I earned by MSW degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and have worked with adults, families, and parents with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, mood disorders, ADHD, parenting, behavioral issues, trauma, abuse, spiritual issues, relationship boundary issues, loneliness, life transitions and family issues. My approach is empathetic, non-judgmental, person-centered, solution-focused, and progress-driven. I also believe in a holistic approach of treating the body, mind and soul, and helping you find a balance to your life. Everyone will face challenges in life, it's a given. However, through counseling you can learn effective coping strategies, manage symptoms, live life to the fullest and become the best version of yourself.

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Trinda Martin

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA, LPC,EMT-P
Stress, AnxietyGriefCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan. My choice of approach to counseling is dependent on what works best for you. Every person is unique and is ultimately the expert in their own life. I believe the body and mind are intricately connected and need to be examined together to accurately assess and reach a resolution for life's demands. Counseling is my second career, my first was as a paramedic. I'm also an animal lover and believe pet therapy can be very beneficial. I look forward to assisting you with navigating life's challenges.

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Janice Miles

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
14 years of experience

Ms. Janice R. Miles is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, her Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hofstra University, and her Masters of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. In addition, she is a Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, a Certified Family Trauma Professional, and a member of AAMFT and AASECT. Janice has worked in various settings, including in-home, inpatient, and outpatient locations, with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, parenting skills, relationship issues, sexuality, and much more. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, sex therapy, and other evidence-based treatment modalities to accommodate the client’s specific goals. Janice provides a supportive, judgment-free approach to therapy to create a strong therapeutic relationship and promote effective change in the lives of her clients. Janice’s core values center around family, knowledge, and happiness. She believes, if we gain a clear understanding of our families, we can understand ourselves better. This knowledge can help to identify what motivates us and how we can evoke positive change, i.e. once we know better, we can do better. This together helps lead us to live a happier and healthier life; our best life.

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Geri Burgess

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

I am licensed in Michigan with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety. 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. Please view my profile on Psychology Today to learn more.

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Toni Hernalsteen

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 15 years of professional work experience working with individuals, couples and groups. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, depression, life stressors, relationships and aging. I hold additional credentials in Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of MI (CAADC). I am creative, enjoy thinking outside the box when working with clients to locate the motivation and assist them in persevering. Therapeutic interventions utilized include, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Family Systems Therapy and Client Centered. Having received additional training in Eye Movement Desentization Reprocessing, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. You will find that I am an active listener with a commitment to assist you in your goals. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I strive to create a safe place to reflect and build your understanding of yourself. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! ***At this time I am only able to accommodate clients that can schedule sessions Monday - Friday (7 am - 4 pm). Evening and weekend appointment times are currently full.

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Kelly Hayes

Offering therapy in MI
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteem
30 years of experience

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker in Michigan with over 30 years of experience working as a child and family counselor, Special Education Social Worker, Behavioral Intervention Specialist, and life coach. I have worked with clientele with a wide range of concerns including, early childhood trauma leading to: relationship challenges, abandonment and attachment issues, as well as anxiety, depression, fear/guilt. marital issues/concerns, and issues relating to substance use. My experience has also centered around clientele living with OCD, AD/HD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delays, Emotional Impairments, Behavioral challenges due to Learning Disabilities, School phobias, and severe aggression. My therapy approach focuses on building positive, strength-based relationships. I believe in creating an open, honest and direct line of communication with active listening and encouragement to share thoughts and feelings in a safe non-threatening environment. Together we will create an individualized plan tailored to meet your specific needs. Kelly

How to find counseling in Keego Harbor

Finding the best therapist close by in Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor. 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 Keego Harbor, 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor, elsewhere in Oakland, or in the greater state of Michigan.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor, 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor 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 48320 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor, 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.

Keego Harbor 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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