Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse
Years of experience: 15

(NOTE: Right now I am only accepting new clients that either can schedule during day time hours OR are text only clients) My name is Valerie Glass. I have worked as a therapist in a variety of settings for nearly 20 years. I currently hold a doctorate in marriage and family therapy and also work teaching students who are studying to become therapists. I have extensive experience working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, relationship issues, and family issues. In addition, I specialize in LGBTQ clients and women's issues. ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 19

I am a professional counselor and I have been practicing for over 20 years. I have worked with many areas including anxiety, stress, self esteem depression and life transitions. I graduated with my B.S. from Oakland University and my Masters in Counseling also came from Oakland University. I believe that life will always have it's struggles and that we can all benefit from counseling. Life can throw things at us that we are not prepared for and I can be that person to help you through life's challenges. I am a great listener, compassionate and empathetic....

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of experience: 15

Hello, My name is Ardean. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 11 years of experience working as a chaplain and 15 years as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, spiritual problems, life and career challenges, I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach comb...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 10

Hello, and welcome! I’m glad you are here. My name is Kim, and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Michigan. I have been on the social work scene for 20 years, after a short career in the nursing field, and graduated with an MSW degree in 2002 from Grand Valley State University. I have a wide and varied background, from working in geriatrics in a health care setting to crisis counseling with high risk clients. For the last 5 years, I have been working with limited license social workers in a supervisory role as they work toward full li...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 5

I graduated from Liberty University's School of Behavioral Sciences. I hold a license as a MA Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan. My Bachelor’s degree was obtained from Liberty University in Religion along with minors in Christian Counseling and Psychology. In addition, I received a MA in Divinity with a focus on Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University School of Divinity. My work experience, for the past three years, includes working as a clinical therapist in private practicing agencies and currently as a clinical therapist with Macomb Count...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 7

I specialize in treating individuals with perinatal mental health concerns, anxiety/depression, life transitions, self-esteem, pain, and personality pathology. I offer individual treatment services for those who are experiencing difficulties and impaired functioning in handling life's challenges. You will work one on one with me, and we will focus on identified treatment goals. I also offer group treatment to provide the support that you may not otherwise have access to during your healing journey. I facilitate group therapy for various problems and populations ba...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 9

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan with over 8 years of experience working with a diverse population. I have worked with clients with a multiple of different mental health challenges which includes low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting issues and other family conflict. I have also worked with clients with a history of trauma, bipolar and schizoaffective diagnoses. My therapeutic style is eclectic and person-centered. My approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused, motivational inte...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 24

I am a licensed therapist in Michigan with over 20 years of professional work experience. My work experience includes helping others with stress, anxiety, grief and loss, depression, and self-esteem. I use eclectic therapy approaches to specifically address the problem area. 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. I have an extensive histor...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of experience: 5

I am licensed in Michigan with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence building. I believe that you possess many strengths and can discover even more as you work towards overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage, and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of experience: 28

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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 7

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan with more than 8 years of work experience. I have an MA in counseling and completed my doctoral degree in Counselor Education in December 2011. I have worked as a mental health professional, college counselor, pastoral care and counseling professional, adjunct professor of counseling, and a professional academic advisor. These experiences have provided me with a thoroughly integrated-broad perspective that enables me to respond to my client’s needs. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment whe...

Specialties: Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 4

I am licensed in Michigan with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence & 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. 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 6

I am licensed in Michigan with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 14

I am licensed clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Advanced Addiction Counselor with 14 years of professional work experience. I specialize in helping clients with coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, relationship issues, anger management, increase motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 10

I am licensed in Michigan with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 Allen

Finding the best therapist close by in Allen can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Allen 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 Allen. 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 Allen, 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, these professionals 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 Allen 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 Allen counselors 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 Allen area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Allen
  • DBT in Allen
  • Substance use therapy in Allen
  • Couples therapy in Allen

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Allen, 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 Allen, elsewhere in Hillsdale, 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 Allen area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Allen 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 Allen 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 in Allen: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Allen: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Allen: $100
  • Therapy in Allen: $80

While many psychologists in Allen may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Allen and elsewhere throughout the state of Michigan you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Allen, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Allen above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Allen 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Allen 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 Allen 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 Allen therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Allen counselor 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 almost one million people in Allen, MI, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 49227 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 in Allen can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Allen 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Allen 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 Allen, 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.

Allen has many professionals 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. In Allen, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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 with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Allen.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Allen:

49227