Michigan is known for its Great Lakes and for Kellogg Cereal. Your life can be compared to a bowl of cereal. Sometimes, the cereal is great and a part of a balanced breakfast. Other times, you forgot the milk, or the cereal gets too soggy. 

 

A counselor can be like the best breakfast you’ve had, giving you motivation and the nutrition you need to start the day. Pour yourself a heaping bowl of good mental health today. 

 

This is Traci Baxendale Ball's avatar and link to their profile
Michigan
LMSW, CAADC
Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders
Years of Experience: 25

Welcome! You will already know from what you have read on Better Help that I am a licensed professional with a graduate degree. I maintain a full time private practice and I cherish the work that I do. When you work with me..... I'll help you feel at ease quickly, so that we can get those issues that brought you here resolved. I focus on providing you the expert help you deserve, with a warm and caring approach that takes into account who you are as a person.....not just what problems you are having. It's counseling with a heart :) I've been working in this fi...

This is Theresa Gibson's avatar and link to their profile
Michigan
LMSW, SSW
Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 18

I am an empathic therapist with many years of experience working with children, families, and individuals struggling with issues of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Attention Deficit, Autism Spectrum, among others. I strive to be both compassionate and empathic while helping the client along their journey of healing. I am able to use a variety of clinical approaches which the client can select according to their own comfort level from medical model to solution focused, to spiritual or Christian counseling, to holistic and energy work, along with traditio...

This is Barbara Dunn's avatar and link to their profile
Michigan
MA, LPC,
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

Do you struggle with anxiety or depression? Are you trying to adjust to big changes in your life? Are you stressed and just can’t seem to shake it? I can help. My name is Barb Dunn and I am a licenced professional counselor and am nationally certified. With 14 years of experience, I have helped many who have hit a bump in the road of life. I work with teens and adults who are looking for a better outcome for themselves. Because of my experience working with teens, I am well prepared to help with parenting issues. I am an easy going person with a sense ...

This is Cheryl Salas's avatar and link to their profile
Michigan
M.MFT LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 18

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 17 years of experience working with couples, individuals, families and groups in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have worked with clients dealing with a wide range of concerns including spiritual issues, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, stress, career challenges, and divorce recovery. I have also done a lot of premarital work, communication training and have counseled women struggling with eating disorders. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with r...

This is Austin  Gonzalez's avatar and link to their profile
Michigan
LMSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello and welcome! I am Austin Gonzalez, a Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Michigan. I graduated from Grand Valley State University for both my undergraduate and graduate studies. I have more than six years of experience working in counseling; I specialize in trauma and utilize techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, and Mindfulness. I have worked in both the community mental health and private practice settings, which has provided me with a range of experience working with people from various backgrounds. M...

This is Monica King's avatar and link to their profile
Michigan
LMSW,ACSW
Specialties: Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I offer an open, conversational, and professionally directed approach to individuals and couples seeking therapy for issues including career & work difficulties, depression, anxiety, family issues, as well as sexuality, broken relationships, support for lifestyle changes for clients with medical issues such as diabetes, heart disease and life transitions. The therapeutic relationship is useful to help you learn new ways of understanding yourself and others & forging relationship changes. Throughout our conversation, we will work to understand areas of conflict...

This is Sarah Veliz's avatar and link to their profile
Michigan
LMSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

My name is Sarah Veliz and I am a LMSW who has been practicing for about 10 years. I feel that all individuals can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives. I specialize in working with people who are having difficulty adjusting to transitions in their life or who are dealing with depression or anxiety. Recently, I have worked with Senior's and their families as they handle life transitions during the aging process. I have also worked with youth in foster care along with their foster parents. Additionally, I have spent quite a bit of time in healthcar...

This is Amanda Ienna's avatar and link to their profile
Michigan
LMSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker who resides in the Metro-Detroit area and have been practicing in the mental health field for 8 years. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents, along with their parents and families, in addition to working with adults and seniors. I have helped clients work through difficult challenges, such as grief and loss, job changes, trauma and other significant life changes as well as helping people learn to manage mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, ADHD and PTSD. In addition, I have had the opportun...

This is Pamela Walker's avatar and link to their profile
Michigan
LMSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 20

I want my clients to live their best life. I want them to be whole spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. That's why I obtained a Master's degree in Social Work and for 40 years studied and mastered the concepts of the mind-body connection. I have been a Master Social Work Professional for 30 years. I believe nothing that happens to us occurs in a vacuum. What manifests in our lives resulted from sustained thought and emotion then became physical and behavioral. Resolve the thoughts and emotions, change the behavior. Teaming with and standing for m...

This is Tim LaGro's avatar and link to their profile
Michigan
LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello and thanks for thinking about the possibility of choosing me to work with you. It takes a lot of courage to reach out to a total stranger and trust them with some of the most intimate details of your life. I do not take my responsibilities lightly and consider it a great privilege to take this journey with you. A little bit of my life history to help you know where I come from. I grew up in a small town in the Midwest as the oldest of five siblings with very loving parents. I had a very oppositional streak in me that caused my parents much distr...

This is Laura Harrington's avatar and link to their profile
Michigan
LMSW
Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years experience working as a therapist in a mental health setting. I also have extensive experience in crisis response and victim advocacy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, substance use, marital issues, and parenting and family issues. I have also provided therapy and crisis support to victims of sexual and domestic violence. My therapy style is warm and engaging, yet direct and honest. I believe that the honesty and connection between therapist and client is th...

This is Jessica Short-Slack's avatar and link to their profile
Michigan
LMSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Hello and welcome! What a wonderful and courageous step you have made! My name is Jessica Slack, I am a clinical therapist and a licensed master of social work (LMSW) through the state of Michigan. I acquired both my bachelors and masters of social work through the University of Michigan, and have been practicing as a counselor for individuals, couples, and families for the past 8 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including personality disorders, mood disorders (including bipolar disorder and depression), anxiety disorders, OCD, ADHD,...

This is Andra Williams's avatar and link to their profile
Michigan
BSN,MA,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

In my role as your counselor, I approach you with kindness, warmth, and genuineness. Meeting you where you are and "being real" is the core of my professional identity. I believe all individuals have within them what they need to produce effective change. I see my role as your counselor as helping you discover your strengths and use those to guide you toward optimal mental health and a fulfilling, happier life. I do this using techniques and approaches from dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and motivational interviewing where focus is gi...

This is Susan Stendel's avatar and link to their profile
Michigan
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Welcome to counseling. Thank you for taking the time to reach out for help with some of the life issues you are experiencing. Counseling is a partnership between the client and the therapist. This is a journey that I look forward to taking with you. We will be working together to make positive changes in your life. I am a licensed professional counselor and nationally certified counselor in the State of Michigan. I have had the privilege of spending the last 15 years doing what I love – counseling! My counseling philosophy is solution-focused integrating...

This is Jenna Brackett's avatar and link to their profile
Michigan
LMSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a fully licensed clinical social worker. I have been a practicing family and trauma therapist for three years. I specialize in assisting parents of traumatized children, including foster care and adoption issues. Additionally, I work in helping to reduce stress and anxiety after a stressful life experience. Previously, I have worked with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and Adjustment related disorders. , I practice with a down to earth and relational approach with my clients. I believe that the change process is often sparked by relationship and human conne...

This is Donna Glaser's avatar and link to their profile
Michigan
MA,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 22

Hello! First off, congratulations on taking this next step forward! If you’re here, it’s probably not because you’re feeling great about life at the moment. In fact, you might be feeling pretty miserable. The good news is that we can make that misery work for you! (It ought to be good for something, right?) Strangely enough, emotional pain is often what forces us to finally take steps in dealing with our problems, whatever they might be. Many of us stay stuck in our problems--and therefore our pain--far, far longer than we need to. Change is hard. Maybe it’s ...

This is Victoria Orbe's avatar and link to their profile
Michigan
LMSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, my name is Victoria Orbe and welcome to my BetterHelp profile! You are not alone. Whatever brought you to BetterHelp I am here to support you in your life, mental health, wellness, and happiness. Here is a little bit more about me and what I can offer you! I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan and am now a licensed therapist practicing in SouthWest Michigan. I work with all individuals from diverse backgrounds with depression, anxiety, identity/ self-esteem issues, addiction/recovery, trauma, and family relation issues. I...

This is Lizzie Sperry's avatar and link to their profile
Michigan
LMSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Nothing changes if nothing changes. My name is Lizzie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I strive to make clients feel comfortable and supported by using a casual, strength-based and trauma informed approach to therapy. Together, we will identify and challenge problematic thinking and unwanted behaviors. Let's walk down this path of discovery and healthy change as I believe that our most difficult times can strengthen us and can often be the catalyst we need for lasting change. I strongly believe that the most important component of therapy is the ...

This is Laura Havey's avatar and link to their profile
Michigan
LCSW
Specialties: Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

Clients often seek out therapy because they are experiencing significant discomfort in their lives. I feel that this discomfort is often a healthy way of letting us know that we may be open to change. Change begins with recognizing our patterns of behaving and relating to others in our lives, and examining patterns of behavior that may not be in our best interest. I think this is best done in a caring and encouraging environment where the client feels heard, respected, and understood. I strive to be client focused and responsive to my client's changing needs durin...

This is Alyssa Stone's avatar and link to their profile
Michigan
LMSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! I am Alyssa and I’m located in Michigan where I have been a licensed clinical social worker for 7 years. I started my career in 2012, working with people who are incarcerated in the state prison while struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, guilt, and extremely stressful circumstances. I have a non-judgmental approach to each individual that I work with, with the hope to create a safe environment where discussion of any and all thoughts, feelings, and actions are welcome. My unique and specific interest is working with people who struggle with anx...

What Can Therapists In Michigan Help You With?

A therapist in Michigan can practice anything from marriage and family counseling to CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and can help with depression, stress, or anxiety.

They can help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or deal with your past. Around 5051808 people are living in Michigan, and because an estimated one in four people are dealing with some form of mental illness nationally, it is likely that you or someone you know could benefit from the support of a licensed counselor.

Why Are Many Residents In The State Of Michigan Working With A Licensed Counselor?

The reasons people choose to see a psychologist vary, of course, but there are a number of reasons why starting therapy sessions on our platform can help you. Whether you live in the city of or in the Washington county, we can match you with a licensed therapist who can suit your needs.

Take a look at our extensive network of counselors and online psychologists in Michigan who are ready to help you get happy!