When individuals in Saint Clair Shores, MI look for support with mental health concerns, they often seek professionals who provide a compassionate environment. Such settings can help foster personal growth and allow individuals to work through issues like family conflict or heal from past wounds.

Therapists serving the Metro Detroit area tend to focus on building a strong rapport with their clients, which is crucial in achieving effective therapeutic outcomes. This supportive relationship can help individuals initiate positive changes in various aspects of life, including physical health, mental and emotional well-being, and their view of themselves and the world around them. Therapy conducted in this region may involve individuals, couples, or families, emphasizing the importance of a supportive network from your loved ones during the healing process.

Please see the therapist profiles below for more information on the different therapists available online.

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Ula Rutan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,IMH-E
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, my name is Ula and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan. I would describe myself as easy-going and down-to-earth with a good sense of humor. My mission is to help others experience being seen, heard, and understood. In doing this, I hope to empower individuals to find ways to grow to their full potential. In order to provide therapy to others, I attended Siena Heights University to earn a master's degree in community counseling. For about seven years, I have been working with individuals and families with a variety of challenges such as family conflict, trauma, depression and anxiety, stress-related issues, communication challenges, self-esteem, and much more. I utilize an eclectic approach to counseling to meet the unique needs of individuals that support them to work on their mental health goals. These evidence based approaches include Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I truly look forward to helping you!

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Dianne Mishra

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW
Parenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Dianne Mishra. I am Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the State of Michigan with over 25 years of experience working with individuals, children, teens, and families. I earned my Bachelors degree in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Michigan and my Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University. During this past year, we have all suffered greatly due to the pandemic. I want to help in any way that I can during this time in your life journey. Whether it is adjusting to home schooling your children, dealing with grief and loss issues, parenting issues, career changes, adjusting to parenthood, dealing with infertility issues, relationship issues, or just needing someone to talk to, I am here! I take a strength-based solution-focused approach to counseling. I want to empower you to make any changes that you feel need to be made in your life and to inspire you to accomplish things that you never thought you could or were afraid to try! Your personal situation and goals will guide what approach we will take during our sessions. Please know that if you choose me as your counselor, I will work my hardest to help address the issues that brought you to BetterHelp and increase the quality of your life!

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Amy Seligson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesParenting issues
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have long dreamed of becoming a therapist due to the positive impact therapy has had on my life. As a young girl, my mother took me to a counselor to help me process my parents' separation, prior to their divorce. There was quite a significant change for me in many ways as I was aided through the painful transition in my family. It was during this time that I started to realize the impacts counseling had on my life. It also began to grow a need within me to serve others in much the same way I had received. Recognizing the importance of my first counseling experience, I continued to seek counseling on and off throughout the years myself. I truly believe that I would be a different person, potentially lost in a dark place, were not for therapy. Because of the positive impacts therapy have had on me during my life, it is my passion to pay that forward and positively impact those in need of help and guide those in need of new paths. I graduated from Wayne State University with a Masters in Counseling. My professional roles have included special education teacher, and counselor. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, teens, and parents. My education and career path, coupled with my life experiences have molded me into the person and counselor I am today. ​

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Leslie Evans

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I first want to congratulate you for taking this step. It takes courage to reach out and to seek help. I commend you for your actions here today. Self-care is necessary and is not selfish. I am a licensed professional counselor in the States of Alabama and Michigan. I have 10 + years of mental health counseling experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families; with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, ADHD, stress, trauma, and relationship issues. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person-center, and solution focused therapy. 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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Louise Laine

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Life throws us curveballs when we least expect it! We are all fallible human beings doing our best to navigate the constant current of change and challenges. My experience is varied. In my 25 years as a mental health professional I have worked in the areas of private practice , education and career settings. My Therapeutic Lens is evidence-based , co-active and rooted in positive psychology. This means the dialogue and focus of sessions is led by the client and proceeds at their comfortable pace. It is by this unique client-counselor alliance that an individual not only regains balance but thrives to become their best selves! As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor(NCC) I am committed to listening, caring and collaborating in this personal connection together!

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Dr. Scott Shaw

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
24 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan (LPC & LMSW), Connecticut (LPC), Virginia (LPC), Texas (LPC), South Carolina (LPC Telehealth), and Florida (LMHC-Telehealth) with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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thomas crepeau

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
GriefBipolar disorderCoping with life changesADHD
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Are you feeling stuck in your current situation? Do you have the desire for change, but not quite sure where to begin? Do you feel like you're traveling this road alone? Hi, my name is Tom. I am here to help. Sometimes, we just need a little guidance, or a fresh perspective. Talk therapy is a way to learn new coping skills, identify and express our thoughts and feelings, improve relationships, just to name a few examples. I am licensed in Michigan with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, bipolar disorder, & coping with life changes. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (adhd). 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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Kapree Jones

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome, I would like to commend you for making the first step in seeking support and change. Give yourself a pat on the back. It took much courage to get this far. As a licensed professional counselor, certified in working with Diverse populations, I empower, support, and provide guidance to groups and individuals to help them overcome personal obstacles through teletherapy. I will use a variety of theories and interventions to facilitate in helping you heal and achieve your personal goals. I have worked with adults, teens, and children in helping identify behaviors and thought patterns that interfere with meeting their goals. I work with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, ADHD, defiance, trauma, co-parenting, relationship issues, behavioral issues, transition issues, attachment issues, and grief. As a therapist in Michigan for the past 6 years; I understand everyone’s journey is different. Allow me to walk with you as we explore the different ways to achieve treatment goals based on the changes that you’d like to make in your life. The practice is dynamic and impactful. You are not alone; We are in this together! Your growth is important to me.

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Teirani Thomas

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Trauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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!

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Ashley Huffman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Saint Clair Shores

Finding the best therapist close by in Saint Clair Shores can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Saint Clair Shores that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Saint Clair Shores. 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 Saint Clair Shores, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Saint Clair Shores region and in the state of Michigan. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Saint Clair Shores or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Saint Clair Shores area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Saint Clair Shores 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 Saint Clair Shores, elsewhere in Macomb, or in the greater state of Michigan.

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

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Saint Clair Shores 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 Saint Clair Shores 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 Saint Clair Shores may not take health insurance, some in the state of Michigan may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Michigan you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Saint Clair Shores online therapy platform verified?

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

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Saint Clair Shores 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 Saint Clair Shores helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

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

BetterHelp's verified Saint Clair Shores therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

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

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Saint Clair Shores therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Saint Clair Shores?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Saint Clair Shores 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.

Saint Clair Shores therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Saint Clair Shores 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 Saint Clair Shores therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in MI, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 48080 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Saint Clair Shores counselor?

Before seeing your Saint Clair Shores therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Saint Clair Shores.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Saint Clair Shores licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Saint Clair Shores counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

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

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Saint Clair Shores, 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.

Saint Clair Shores has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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48080, 48081, 48082

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