About Me

If you are looking for someone to listen nonjudgmentally, support you and empower you, I am here to help. I am a licensed professional counselor in Michigan with experience treating clients of all ages who struggle with various mental health issues. I have helped clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, OCD, relationship issues, bipolar disorder and parenting issues. I have experience offering intense in-home services with people who have severe and persistent mental illness. Also, my experience includes inpatient psychiatric hospitalization services as well as outpatient therapy. I use a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and solution-focused therapy to best help the struggles you are facing. I will always tailor the therapy to your needs to help you feel supported.

I use a compassionate, nonjudgmental approach to make sure you feel you have a safe place to talk. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6401015467 (Expires: 2025-07-09)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sondra Kern. 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 by T.A. on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Sondra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I've dealt with several therapists. Sondra is the FIRST one I've opened up with and actually felt progress. She is amazing and heartfelt. Loved my experience with her!

Written by M.E. on Dec 10, 2021 after therapy with Sondra for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Sondra has been really great for me during the past year and a half or so that I have been seeing her. She has been a great person to talk to while dealing with childhood/family trauma and help with difficult relationships. She is always very kind, a great listener, and gives helpful suggestions for reframing the way I think about things. She asks great questions and provides the opportunity to dive deeper into things and the opportunity to change my way of thinking. Would definitely recommend Sondra to anyone.

Written by L.O. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Sondra for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Sondra has been great! This is my first time doing therapy and she has made me feel very comfortable. I've only been with her for a few weeks and I already feel like she has helped me a lot. I am very happy that I was matched with her!

Written by T.A. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Sondra for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I liked working with Sondra. She is a great listener and encourager.

Written by M.A. on Jun 11, 2021 after therapy with Sondra for 1 year and 1 month

She is amazing

Written by L.S. on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Sondra for 1 week on issues concerning self esteem

Only met for a short while but I feel I made good progress in that time, just being aware of my circumstances in childhood. Putting words to experiences.

Written by C.H. on Mar 14, 2021 after therapy with Sondra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Sondra listened to me vent about my problems and gave sound advise as to improving my marriage. I am very thankful for her expertise.

Written by M.E. on Dec 15, 2020 after therapy with Sondra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Sondra Kern has been kind and empathetic. She is willing to lend an ear and offer strategies to help my anxiety and self-critical outlook.

Written by A.N. on Dec 03, 2020 after therapy with Sondra for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Sondra has helped me through this very isolating time. I was starting to experience burnout, pre pandemic, but it got much worse when jobs went remote. That's when I started therapy and started talking to Sondra. I don't know what I would do if I wasn't able to sort out my thoughts with her. She helps me make sense of things and provides coping strategies, offers suggestions on steps I might want to look into taking. Things aren't always resolved or fixed, but I feel better after talking to her about them, less anxious. I have a lot to thank her for.

Written by K.A. on Sep 22, 2020 after therapy with Sondra for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Sondra is fantastic! I would highly recommend her! She is so empathetic, and very knowledgeable. I feel like I’m on a journey with a guide who is extremely empathetic & 1000% qualified.
She’s the best!

Written by M.A. on Jul 15, 2020 after therapy with Sondra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sondra is sweet, understanding and patient! She is able to quickly get to the root of what I’m trying to say and has offered many helpful tools to help me with anxiety and mindfulness.

Written by R.A. on Jul 11, 2020 after therapy with Sondra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Sondra is a truly amazing therapist who has helped me a lot! I would highly recommend her!

Written by A.L. on May 27, 2020 after therapy with Sondra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I'm very happy to have taken this step and started therapy. Sondra is so helpful and makes me think about things that I don't. Im very thankful for this opportunity.

Written by A.A. on May 18, 2020 after therapy with Sondra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

So far although the relationship is new. I feel Sondra is doing a good job at making me feel like my voice is being heard and that she cares.

Written by L.O. on May 18, 2020 after therapy with Sondra for 2 weeks

I find her personable and listens to my concerns and responds with the intent to help me through my current crisis. I feel more and more comfortable with her with each session we have.

Written by E.Z. on May 03, 2020 after therapy with Sondra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

So far we've only had two live sessions, but Sondra has been very supportive and I appreciate her help. She's also been very good about responding to my messages in between sessions.

Written by C.L. on Mar 22, 2019 after therapy with Sondra for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

My therapy with Sondra has been amazing. She takes what seems chaotic in my head and gives me new direction each week. Mental health is a topic they don’t teach in school, so you don’t know what you don’t know. The goals and worksheets she has provided has really made managing my mental health an easy process. Exactly what I need!

Written by D.A. on Dec 20, 2018 after therapy with Sondra for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and bipolar disorder

Sondra has been great and takes the time to listen and follow up. I'm in a difficult spot with my moods however whenever I have reached out she has always been courteous, friendly and knowledgeable.

Work with me!