Robert (Doug) Chalmers

LPC

About me

Robert (Doug) Chalmers, MA, LPC, NCC

Doug Chalmers obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Eastern Michigan University on April 28, 1990, and his Master of Arts – Counseling Degree from Oakland University on August 20, 2011. Doug is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has also received his National Certified Counselor (NCC) Credential from the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Doug's work experience includes work as a Behavioral Health Specialist for a large medical practice, where he engaged in individual counseling in a collaborative person centered medical home model. Doug has also been a Clinical Supervisor with Catholic Charities, worked as both a therapist and Assistant Clinical Supervisor in community mental health working with severe and persistent mental illness in adults, has worked in crisis stabilization programs and private practice. Doug is person centered and focuses on use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential techniques and the mind-body connection. Treatment from a Christian perspective can be incorporated into your treatment, if you desire.

In his spare time, Doug enjoys music of all genres, reading, the peace and quiet of the outdoors, exercise, and gardening.

Making the decision to see a therapist is a very courageous act, and I applaud you for making the choice to seek help. I provide a very relaxed and calming atmosphere where my clients can engage in the work they need to do to effect substantive change in their lives. All of us have a tool shed full of tools which we typically use on a daily basis to cope with day-to-day stress and problems. Sometimes, however, life becomes too much, and when it does, we typically forget about the tools we have, or we lose the entire shed. My job is not to tell you what to do with your life - I do not have to live with your decisions. My job is to remind you of the tools you already have in your shed, and provide even more tools so that you can manage much more effectively and life become less distressing and intimidating. To that end, I will help you identify strategies and skills which work for you. I will help you look at things from a different perspective and may even challenge some of your long held thinking and beliefs. The therapist may be the expert on therapy, but you are the expert on you. I provide the "buffet table" of options, but you use your expertise to pick and choose "what you will eat".








Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Co-morbidity , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MI LPC 6401012717


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Robert (Doug) Chalmers. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Dec 05, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Hi Doug,

I appreciate your help with assisting me with learning how to use my toolbox and will be sure to continue to improve on my happiness first before anyone else's. I hope you enjoy the rest of your year.

" Facts don't care about your feelings"

Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Doug is professional, sensitive and kind. He’s also to the point enough to help me move through challenges I’m facing with an occasional gentle nudge. The questions he asks are spot on and help me reflect. I’ve been able to make some difficult and pivotal life decisions with Doug’s support. I also appreciate how he sends follow up videos recapping my sessions. This is over and above expectations. It helps me know I’ve been heard, and helps me move forward. Doug is more than a therapist. He’s a life coach. I’ve had therapy before but this is some of the best!

Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Robert assisted me through a very rough period and offered great support and understanding. Knowing he was there for me aided greatly. I will always be thankful.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Doing good.

Written on Aug 28, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

My therapist is very intuitive and is able to
decipher my words even when I can’t express myself fully. He is very supportive and on my side. He helps me to take each progressive step without rushing. When I fall back he picks me up.

Written on Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I wholeheartedly endorse Doug.. He is a great listener, gives great advice on helping you deal with the situations you are going through. He has really helped me with lifting my self esteem and self worth which has had an amazing effect on my life and day to day relationships. I feel so much more positive about myself these days thanks to the work I have done with him.

Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

He has helped me SO much.

Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

It feels good to feel good again. I haven't felt this way in a long time. Thank you, Doug!

Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Listens to my concerns and give a me ways to deal would recommend :)

Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 3 months on issues concerning grief

Robert (Doug) Chalmers is very attentive and kind. He is easy to talk to and offers valuable insight and suggestions. He always follows up after each session with a short video or 2 summarizing the session, provides additional support, encouragement, and suggestions for next session. He invites feedback if he “misses the mark” in his perception. I have found this platform and his service to be very valuable.

Written on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Since the beginning of my experience with Doug, I have gone out of my way and done everything I could to champion the act of going to therapy through any medium, be it through an app or in person. Doug has been extremely helpful in my journey towards rehabilitation and I feel closer to achieving this goal through the weeks spent speaking with him. Whether it's a patient, listening ear or a dose of reality, Doug has exceeded every expectation I had at the beginning of my journey with therapy.

Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Doug is very detailed, He cares about the person he is working with. He is very knowledgeable in this field.

Written on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Robert is quick to respond and gives me a sense of support. He challenges my mindset and though I don’t always agree with him, he gives me a new way to think about things.

Written on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

I really appreciate Doug, he is knowledgeable, patient and caring. Whenever I am really down all he has to do is say two words and my spirits rise. I thank God for him everyday,

Written on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Doug is amazing ! He gets down to the point quickly and helps you decipher through memories and guides you through how to manage those memories. He teaches you alot during therapy sessions. Also, the video recaps after each session are so convenient!

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Thank you.

Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Doug has a knack for tuning out the noise and getting to the crux of the issue.
Once there, helps you identify ways to solve it.

Written on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

He's very thorough and goes the extra mile, a great listener, easy to work with.

Written on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

I started sessions with Robert several months ago Back then i felt lost, irritated and couldn't make sense of things .Thankfully i was matched with Robert. From our first session Robert really showed alot of interest and empathy for my issues, He asked the questions i needed to be asked . There is no judgment been made more like encouragement and support . I enjoyed all the sessions and always came away feeling empowered . I will use the tools Robert got me to remember i always had and for that i will always be so grateful . I highly recommend Robert as a therapist and he will definitely help you through your journey. Thank you again Robert for every session, for every question and for every supportive smile .
Kindest regards
Linda Quigley

Written on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

He was very patient and encouraging.

Written on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Great therapist! Extremely professional, open-minded and fille

Written on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

It has been a absolute pleasure working with Doug. He makes it extremely easy to express yourself in a way that allows you to feel comfortable. The strategies and techniques we went through really did help and I plan to continue using them going forward. Stand up gentleman! Thank you Doug.

Written on Jan 02, 2022 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I appreciate that he listens to me and offers different ways to look at the situation.

Written on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

He’s a life saver, deserves all the praise he can get.

Written on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I spent several video sessions with Doug and got a lot out of each and every one of them. Doug is an excellent and active listener and a very direct communicator (which I really appreciated). For me, I don't want to be told what anyone thinks I want to hear. I want constructive feedback and tools that can really help me. Doug delivered on both fronts!

As life becomes increasingly complex, it is imperative that we all be able to sort through that complexity, stay true to who we and hold close the people and values that are most important to us. I encourage everyone to seek out therapy if you are struggling and recommend Doug highly as a therapist.

Written on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

He has been a lot of help! Really took the time to listen to what is the root of all my stress and gave me a lot of helpful tips. He gave me confidence in myself again that I can do this.

Written on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Doug thought me so much in little to no time at all, he has helped me get through a chapter in my life and without his wise and funny videos he’d often send, I don’t know where I’d be right now. Even when Doug was on holiday and had said he wouldn’t be taking messages for a few days, he always had the time to check in and even answer any questions I had. I consider Doug a friend now and not just a therapist. I would 110% recommend this man to anyone who is feeling a bit lost right now or needs some direction in their lives.

Written on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Excellent care so far

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