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David Foreit

Offering therapy in MI
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTParenting issuesAnger managementBipolar disorder
35 years of experience

Hi! My name is David. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been practicing for 35 years. I graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Ecology in 1983. From California State University at Fullerton I received a Master’s Degree in Counseling in 1985. I began counseling in a high school setting in Santa Ana, CA, under the supervision of a licensed Marriage Family and Child Counselor in 1983. I received my first counseling license in 1987. In 1990 I moved to Texas, where I provided in-home counseling services to children and their families, for 23 years. In 2013 I returned to my home state of Michigan, where I continue to practice today. I have addressed many issues with clients over the years, including: Anxiety/Depression ADHD/Impulsivity Anger/Rage Personality Disorder Clusters LBGTQ Issues And others It’s not uncommon to become confused in life, to need a little help deciding what’s best for you. But my guess is you are every bit as capable of finding the answers that are right for you as anyone else. And I’d like to help you find them. But I’d like to help you get to the point where you realize you don’t need me. That everything you need in life that’s important, you already have. And like most things you do in life, the more you practice them more proficient you’ll become. I take a Person-Centered approach to therapy. So how can I help you help yourself? Where would you like to start?

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Evelyn Foreman

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
25 years of experience

Hello: After working twenty years as a mental health professional(court psychologist, outpatient social work therapist), I have come to respect the courage it can take for anyone to conclude that they need to trust someone else to help them resolve some personal conflict in their own life and to then achieve their treatment goals weather they are short or long term. I look forward to working with those who have made the choice to move forward and achieve their goals to change their lives. I am more comfortable working using the phone and video features in the Better Help platform. It may be depression, anxiety, work related stress, impaired interpersonal relationships, family conflicts, or internal conflict related to just adjusting to the life you thought you would have by now. I am a good listener. Getting to know you requires that I am. My goal is to help you stay on track to achieve those goals you say are important. I will point out potential obstacles and help you gain clarity and direction but as you know, it is your life . If I can help you step back, survey your life, and ascertain what you see as hindering your goals and take your life from where it is to where you want it to be, I look forward to hearing from you.

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Judith Hauser

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
10 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker-LMSW in Michigan with ten years experience in dealing with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, self-esteem, coping with life changes, parenting issues, and ADHD. I provide a non judgmental atmosphere where the client is empowered to use their disclosed or hidden potential, and successes in life to reach their goals. I believe every client has untapped strength to reach his/her potential, and am eager to lead them to their path of discovery. I use the clinical approaches of client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, and Solution focused therapy. I also have a Certificate in Social Work Practice with Family and Couples. I recognize the strength of reaching out for help and would feel privileged to get to know you, and help you to work towards fulfilling your goals. Specialties: Anxiety Stress Anger management Self esteem Parenting issues ADHD Also experienced in: Relationship issues, grief, depression, family conflicts, coping with life changes, aging and geriatric issues, caregivers issues and stress. Clinical Approaches: Client-Centered therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy . Licensing: LMSW#6801090577(expires 4/30/21) Years of Experience: 10

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LaFarra Hemphill

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Hello, I am a fully licensed clinical social worker, with over 10 years of experience working with children, adult and families. I have experience with work with patients in crisis settings, individual therapy and family based therapy in the home. My job is to advocate and support you the patient, while providing compassion, encouragement and motivation. Look forward to working with you soon. Truly, LaFarra

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Joan Placido

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
28 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I also have experience working with 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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Ileah-Mare Smith-Allen

Offering therapy in MI
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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. 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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Micah Beckman

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & bipolar disorder. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue 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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Brooke Lippert

Offering therapy in MI
AddictionsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I also have experience working with 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. 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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Ryan Porter

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficultiesCompassion fatigue
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & career difficulties. 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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Olivia Mielke

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Manchester

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester, 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 Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester 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 48158 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 Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester, 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.

Manchester 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

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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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