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Stephanie Morin

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am an LMSW practicing in the state of Michigan. I received my BSW from Saginaw Valley State University and my MSW from Wayne State University. I have been working as a clinical social worker for over 15 years. I have worked in various settings including medical hospitals, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and outpatient therapy settings. I have experience working with needs related to depression, anxiety, anger management, self esteem, relationship issues, LGBTQ and trauma/abuse. I provide a welcoming environment and I believe in treating everyone with respect. I am a firm believer that you are the expert of your life. I am here to guide you and empower you to use your skills to help you live your best life! I approach treatment using a Cognitive Behavioral and Strengths Based approach. I know it can be difficult to reach out for help and I am happy to be a part of your journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Jasmine Young

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience

I am a licensed social worker located in Michigan and have been practicing for over five years. Over the course of my career, I have worked with a diverse range of populations and have helped individuals address numerous concerns people come across every day including anxiety, depression, identity questions, adversity, and trauma. I believe in developing an alliance with each and every one of my clients. Developing our relationship helps with connecting with one another, building trust, and creating a plan to address all of your needs during our sessions. Each session will be a safe, open, and non-judgmental atmosphere where you can be at ease to discuss your concerns. I have worked with individuals at all stages of life -- from children to those at the end of life. I believe in seeing the whole person and meeting you where you are. I know each person has a set of unique experiences that has contributed to the person they are today. We will develop a course of action to address all of your concerns and propel you forward by processing your past traumas and current experiences and developing the most appropriate coping skills to help you with building a happy, healthy, and productive life. I understand it can be difficult to be vulnerable, but I applaud your willingness to take the first step and seek help. I have the desire to empower you to continue on your path of resilience and toward peace and mental clarity.

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Tracie Zacharek

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC,CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am Tracie Zacharek, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have been a therapist with over ten years of experience providing direct counseling services in both an individual and group settings. I have worked with teens and adults who are facing any number of stressors, anxiety, depression, sleep issues just to name a few. In the therapeutic setting therapists sit across from the client but in our time together I would like you to consider me sitting beside you taking in and understanding your view of the world and how you interact in it so I can gain the best insight I can to help you as much as I can. My approach to therapy is finding the best tools to help you which mean I may pull from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy to get where we need to go. I look forward to helping you, welcome all questions you have in the process and I'm proud of you for taking the steps to work on becoming the you you're meant to be!

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Kathrine Flavin

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC,CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor and certified addiction and drug counselor in Michigan with over 10 years of experience working as a mental health and addiction counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and addiction. My therapy 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 combines cognitive-behavioral, person-centered therapy, solution-focused and motivational interviewing. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. 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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Donna Khan

Offering therapy in MI
License: LCSW,ACSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

Hi. Thank you for reading my profile. I am passionate about what I do and have been from the minute I graduated with my Bachelors and Masters degree in social work Wayne State University in 1994. I am based out of Detroit Michigan. My goal has always been to provide help to those who need guidance, resources or just someone to listen. I work with individuals, couples and families. My practice has included inpatient medical social work and outpatient social work in a clinic setting. The approaches I use includes client centered therapy, strength focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solutions focused therapy and motivational enhancement. My specialties include depression, stress and anxiety management, family conflict, relationship issues, grief and anger, women’s issues, coping with life and career changes, I have developed workable solutions for reoccurring issues and problems. I have guided clients in the development of skills and strategies to deal with what life throws at us. Reaching out for help is the first step towards change. I treat all clients with respect and compassion. I strive to establish a positive therapeutic relationship that helps to motivate change at your own pace. I look forward to working with you.

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Tynese Vinson

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,LCSW,LPN
Depression
10 years of experience

I am a clinical therapist, sex therapist and licensed practical nurse. Licensed in Michigan and Kentucky with over 16 years experience working as a clinical therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression anxiety and relationship issues. My therapy style is warm and interactive treating our clients with compassion dignity and respect. My approach combines cognitive behavior, humanistic and psychodynamic. I can also provide hypnotherapy if that is an approach the client would like to explore. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your specific needs. It takes courage to change and to do what is necessary for that change to occur. I look forward to working with you

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Peter Harvey

Offering therapy in MI
License: M.A.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I have been a therapist for many years. I have worked in private practice with individuals, couples, and families. My approach is to present myself as a real person who has been through his own life challenges who also has professional training and experience. I use a variety of therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, family therapy, and others. I choose the ones that seems to best fit the client and the situation. I think that developing a relationship with a client can help promote trust and confidence. I’ve gotten great satisfaction in helping numbers of individuals, couples, and families to move forward and thrive. Most recently, my work has been focused on individuals with depression, anxiety, and challenging life changes.

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Kimberly Clemons

Offering therapy in MI
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with a little over 10 years of professional work experience. 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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Elizabeth Lucarelli

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am an independently licensed clinical social worker who is licensed in both Florida (LCSW) and Michigan (LMSW-Clinical and Macro). I have over 15 years of professional experience working with both individuals and families in addition to macro level systems/teams. I have worked with clients through the whole continuum of life from birth to death. My clinical knowledge includes mental health diagnosis, treatment planning, brief interventions, and ongoing psychotherapy. I have worked with clients across multiple settings including while in the hospital, outpatient clinics, and in the home. I have 10 years of experience working with veterans and their caregivers/families. My experience includes working with veterans through their full veteran life span from the transition from active duty through end of life. Additionally, I have experience and training in working with individuals in crisis, treatment of adolescents, and those facing child welfare concerns. My clinical approach is solution focused. I assist my clients with developing a robust “tool box” of coping skills and mindfulness exercises to help navigate our challenging world. My clinical practice includes helping clients with depression, adjustment to illness, stress and anxiety, and coping with grief and loss. I work with clients to them navigate and cope with life’s changes and challenges. My goal is always to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment, where my clients feel supported, and leave feeling empowered. I always to start where my client is and help them work towards their identified goals. I offer empathy, support, guidance, and a listening ear when needed. I help my clients develop tools to help navigate and cope with the stressors that life may bring. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage and strength. I am here to support you in that process.

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Maria Smartt

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

Hello! My name is Maria and I'm an independently licensed Social Worker in Michigan and Ohio with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, trauma, abuse, parenting issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I'll tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step toward seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I'm here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Athens

Finding the best therapist close by in Athens 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 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 Athens. 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 Athens, 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. 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 Athens 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 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 Athens area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Athens 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 Athens 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 Athens 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 BetterHelp or clinicians 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).

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

Therapists in Athens, 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 psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a 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, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Athens 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 Athens 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 Athens 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 Athens 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?

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 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 Athens 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 lot of people in MI, providers 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 49011 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 can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Athens 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 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 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 Athens 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 Athens, 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.

Athens 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?

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 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:

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