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Erin Mercer

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hello! I'm Erin Mercer and I would be happy to help you in whatever area of your life that brought you to Better Help. First, let me tell you a little bit about myself, so that you can see if I am the right fit for you. I am a LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and also have a MA in Counseling from Wayne State University and have a NT (School Counseling) certification in Michigan. Credentials aside, I have always had a knack for helping others work through their issues. I began my career teaching, but soon realized that helping both students and their parents with the social/emotional aspect of school was where I felt my strengths were, so I went back to get the credentials needed to do what I love doing. In my personal life and in counseling sessions, I am the go-to person if you want someone who is down-to-earth and warm so that you feel comfortable sharing whatever is troubling you. I have experience counseling in areas such as relationships (family, friends and couples), anxiety/depression, stress, life changes and parenting. First and foremost, I do take a person-centered approach to counseling. This means that during sessions, I will be genuine and honest with my feelings, so that clients will feel comfortable doing the same. I also will create a positive environment of unconditional support and understanding so that clients can grow in their own self-awareness. I also use techniques from various theories depending on what an individual client would like to accomplish during sessions. These techniques are nothing to be nervous about; just maybe some journaling, role playing an upcoming difficult situation or a little "homework" of something small to try before the next session. Just remember that my main goal is for you to be comfortable throughout the counseling journey.

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Jeffrey Gowing

Offering therapy in MI
License: MS, MA,NCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am a board-certified licensed professional counselor. I earned my Baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice with an additional major in Psychology at Michigan State University, a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, and a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. Counseling is a process that requires hard work and a commitment from both the counselor and the client. For counseling to be beneficial, it is important that you make a personal commitment to the processes of healing and personal growth. Consistent attendance to regularly scheduled sessions is crucial to the success of the process. I believe that most situations can be improved by looking at how an individual processes information. I help my clients to look at how their thoughts and perceptions can influence how they react to situations, how this may have an impact on the physical symptoms they feel, and affect their overall emotion. I am a member of the American Counseling Association, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the World Professional Association of Transgender Health. I have served on the board of the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE; a division of the American Counseling Association).

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Kathryn Hill

Offering therapy in MI
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteem
5 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in Michigan with over 5 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adult individuals. I have worked with clients who experience a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and relationship issues. I also have helped people who have experienced trauma and emotional abuse. My purpose in this role is to help you feel heard and understood. I believe that this is the foundation to positive self-development and healing. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe that everyone has worth and unique value to this world. I treat individuals with respect and compassion. I don’t believe in stigmatizing labels. My therapeutic approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, as well as solution-focused therapy techniques. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to speak about pain and fear and I am here to honor individuals as they take the next steps in healing. I am here to see you, hear you and to whole-hearted support your journey to self-empowerment. I look forward to working with you!

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Jon Weber

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

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Michigan with 6 years of experience. I have experience working with a diverse population at a residential inpatient treatment center. I am experienced in assisting people overcome their addictions, trauma, depression and anxiety. I have assisted people with severe substance use disorder, PTSD, major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and ADHD. My therapy style is person centered and trauma informed. I am empathetic, compassionate and a good listener. I have experience in a variety of modalities including DBT, Seeking Safety and motivational interviewing. We will collaborate to develop goals and objectives based on your unique strengths, needs and abilities. I will assist in developing safe coping skills that will empower you to take control of your overall health. Asking for help is a sign of strength not weakness. I appreciate the courage it takes to seek therapy. I look forward to working with you and be assured we will work at a pace that is comfortable for you.

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Rossetta Eldred

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW-C
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

Hello! My name is Rossetta Eldred and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LMSW-C) in the state of Michigan. I have experience working with addictions, substance use issues, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders and recovery from trauma. I am compassionate and empathetic. My style is client centered, solution focused and I use a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach. I believe that if we can change our thinking, we can change our behavior, and ultimately change our lives for the better. I think that partnering with a therapist to help you negotiate your life challenges is one of the best decisions you can make for yourself. I know that reaching out for help can be difficult. I am proud of you for searching out a therapist! I look forward to meeting you!

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Keisha Broyles

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I have years of professional experience serving with children, adolescents, families, and adults in various settings. I believe that all children (within the support of their familial unit) and adults have the power within themselves to evoke healing despite their race, socioeconomic status, gender identity, or zip code. I am a liberation-focused clinician who supports clients in freeing themselves from oppressive systems and conforming to oppressive thoughts. I am certified in Grief and Loss from the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children and in Telemental Health and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional via Evergreen Certifications. I enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life by utilizing an eclectic approach to various treatment modalities that evoke healing and wellness.

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Dr. Stephanie Bobbitt

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hello! I am Dr. Stephanie Bobbitt, and I am licensed in Michigan with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I have experience working with adolescents and adults, in both educational and mental health focused settings. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage, and I appreciate your vulnerability. In many instances, I use guided meditations and visualization throughout my practice to help you explore yourself and your experiences. I look forward to getting to know you!

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Alicia Hensley

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Alicia Hensley and I have 17 years of experience working with individuals and families as a Licensed Social Worker. I have extensive experience working with grief/loss, caregiver support/education, loss of independence, aging concerns, infertility, anxiety, and more. With a Masters in Social Work from Michigan State University I am well qualified to help you on your therapy journey to reach your goals. I utilize a variety of practices in our sessions that are individualized to meet your needs. I offer therapy sessions in the comfort of your own home. Person-centered approach and meeting you where you are at is of utmost importance to me. I offer holistic options, mindfulness, CBT, and Christian perspectives (if this is identified as being important to you). I strive to individualize sessions to meet your specific goals. Developing a trusting and caring relationship is key to the therapy process. I believe in identifying your strengths and methods that will work specifically for you to find a balance in whatever struggle you are facing. Reaching out for help is the first step, I look forward to working with you to achieve a healthy outlook for your future.

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Morgan Alexander

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

Hi, I'm Morgan... and you are SO welcome here! I became a therapist because I believe everyone deserves to have someone who is always in their corner. I have 3 years of experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. Some of my treatment modalities include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Strengths-Based Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. Outside of our sessions, I work in a local school district as a counselor and absolutely love it. When off the clock, you can find me spending time with my husband and dog, delving into my hobby farm, baking/cooking, and listening to my favorite true crime podcasts. I received my Master of Social Work at Michigan State University and my Bachelor of Social Work at Cornerstone University. Kudos to you for reading this far and having the courage to start your journey towards healing - now let's get started!

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Whitney Leininger

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Master's Social Worker based in Southwestern Michigan. I have experience providing direct mental health and behavioral services to children and adults experiencing anxiety; depression; relationship and family issues; personality and mood disorders; stress related to sexual orientation and gender identity; employment related stress; navigating grief and loss; motivation, self esteem, and confidence; fostering self-compassion; & coping with expected and unexpected life changes. . I have provided treatment and services in a variety of settings, including the community, schools, in-home, and residential treatment facilities. I believe our therapeutic relationship is one built upon mutual respect between equals with our own lived experiences. My style and approach utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Solution-Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and a variety of approaches that may include mindfulness practice, journaling, worksheets, and reflection. I will collaborate with you to develop a therapeutic relationship focused on achieving your desired outcome, whether that is improved insight, support, symptom relief, problem-solving, developing adaptive coping skills, or something else. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. It is my pleasure to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Lathrup Village

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lathrup Village 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 Lathrup Village 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 Lathrup Village 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 Lathrup Village, 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 Lathrup Village 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 Lathrup Village 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 Lathrup Village 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 Lathrup Village 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 Lathrup Village 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 48076 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 Lathrup Village 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 Lathrup Village 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 Lathrup Village, 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.

Lathrup Village 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.

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