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Rahiem Hampton

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
14 years of experience

I am a mental health counselor in the state of Michigan, with 10 years of experience working in community mental health. I have worked with individuals dealing with diagnosis such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety. The age ranges are from 18 and up. My approach is one that is warm and welcoming. I look forward to helping each person find the best they have inside them. I believe through good rapport and respect for each other we can help find the best path to your best life. It is my belief that at this time you are at your strongest because you are seeking help, which can be the hardest thing anyone can do. I look forward to working with you.

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Chalice Kopacki

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,MPA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

To start, you are to be commended for seeking out a helping hand in the midst of a busy and hectic life. It takes a great amount of courage to reach out to others for support and I am glad you found your way here. I am a licensed clinically trained Social Worker. I have been practicing for 15 years now in varying degrees. My focus has been working with adults however I also have worked with children and families. I have been in the healthcare, hospice, academic and mental health field for several years however have focus primarily on counseling for the past four years. In addition I am also a professor and academic advisor and have worked with college students in assisting with career choices, job searching, and interviewing skills. Overall I have a passion for helping others by walking along side and providing ongoing support, encouragement, and a listening ear. I am a non-judgmental person at heart and truly feel that we all are only one situation away from needing a helping hand ourselves. If you feel that I would be a good fit for you and your situation please reach out. I pride myself in having a quick response rate and I value your time. I would enjoy the opportunity to work with you!

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Tracey Manning

Offering therapy in MI
License: M.A., LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
13 years of experience

Hello! My name is Tracey and I am a License Professional Counselor with a Master's of Art in Community Counseling. During the past 11 years, I’ve worked with many populations including abused and neglect youth, couples and families, as well as active duty service members and veterans. Over the years, I’ve also worked with hundreds of individuals to resolve concerns related to anxiety, depression, suicidality, varies forms of trauma, grief and loss, problematic sexual behavior in children and youth, domestic and family violence, and relationship and marital concerns. My therapeutic approach is client-centered in that I believe my client’s needs matter and that my client is the authority in their own lives and in our sessions. I believe my role in the therapeutic relationship is to assist my client through the development of self-awareness and skill-building. I facilitate this effort by seeking to deeply understand and quickly identify the unmet needs, intentions and motivations behind my client’s problematic behaviors or presenting issues. I am eclectic in my use of treatment modalities as I see the merits and benefits of many different styles and approaches, however I specialized in trauma-informed therapies such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). By reading this page you have shown that you are ready and willing to take action towards creating the experiences you desire. So, congratulations on taking steps toward your healing and growth! I look forward to working with you soon.

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Florine McClain

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
5 years of experience

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 County Community Mental Health (CMH). In both, I have assisted children, adolescents, and adults who seek counseling due to personal situations and/or mental health disorders. Your counseling service will consist of a relationship based on trust and respect. We will work together to identify goals for counseling and move toward meeting those goals using Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy among other theories. The counseling session will include exploring your thoughts, feelings, personal history, communication styles, attitudes, and beliefs about self and others. At times, counseling may be uncomfortable and/or stir emotions resulting in an emotional response. Allow the response to manifest as it is a powerful part of healing. I look forward to walking alongside this journey of growth, change, and empowerment with you. I am the proud parent of two young adults. I enjoy laughing, peace, cooking with my kids, shopping, traveling, and occupying my time with mindless activities to refresh my brain. I am an advocate of self-care.

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Roxanne Mitchell

Offering therapy in MI
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
7 years of experience

Hello, My name is Roxanne. I am a Motivated Mental health professional striving to assist others in overcoming their personal obstacles. Skilled at advocating for clients working through mental health issues and other challenging dynamics, impacting their daily functioning. Proficient at making critical decisions during crisis situations. My goal is to work in collaboration with my clients to identify their strengths and effectively engage, assess, and provide appropriate client centered, therapeutic interventions. that assist clients in reaching their life goals. I have considerable knowledge of mental illness, severe emotional disturbance, developmental disabilities, Depression, Anxiety, first responder trauma, LGBTQ+ clients and their families, Crisis Interventions, Dual diagnosis, Domestic Violence, Suicidal ideation, and Family Systems treatment. I utilize an eclectic approach to treatment. Most important to me, is building a strong, trusting therapeutic relationship with clients, to identify interventions that are best suited to the client's strengths and personality. I look forward to working with you!

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Brittany Peterek

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
4 years of experience

Clients tell me that I have a compassionate, caring approach that makes them feel instantly calm and safe. I focus on the person as whole, as all parts of you and your life impact you on an individual base. I will incorporate holistic and cognitive approaches to focus on your strengths and facilitate overall self growth. I will meet you where you are and together we will identify the challenges that caused you to reach out. We will work together for you to develop positive ways to cope and create a better understanding of yourself. I am genuine and authentic. I will hear you and see you, allowing you to feel heard and empowered. It is brave for you to reach out and I am looking forward to working along side of you.

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Leah Little

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Leah Little, LMSW, CAADC is a fully licensed clinical social worker in the states of Michigan and Illinois, and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. She obtained her MSW from the University of Michigan, with a concentration in mental health and interpersonal practice. Her graduate training was conducted at Michigan Medicine, in the Psychiatric Emergency Services. During this internship, she obtained extensive training in various evidence-based treatments, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Later in her career, while in government service with the U.S. Veteran’s Health Administration, Leah was trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET). Leah has over a decade of work experience providing individual, family, and group therapy to adolescents and adults in community non-profit, hospital, and private practice settings. Her areas of treatment focus include life transitions, grief/loss, relationship or family issues, general stress, depression, anxiety, ADHD, addiction, or coping with past trauma. Leah strives to create a safe, welcoming atmosphere where you can openly share thoughts and feelings, talk about your dreams and goals, be unashamed to cry, and maybe even laugh a little.

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Deloris Wattson Curry

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW, MBA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
30 years of experience

With over 30 years Clinical experience, I take pride in catering and immediate interest in assisting those with mental health concerns, relationship, personal issues and challenges that prevent one from adequately positioning themselves as viable citizens within the community. Immediate response and attention is given to Patients with a need to reduce repetitive inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations, a need to build positive relationships with peers/friends, spouse/family, coworkers and the like: while also having a need to feel free and accepted within their lives as a whole. I offer an array of counseling and motivational services that include but are not limited to: Individual and group therapy inclusive of substance abuse and employment issues, family and couples counseling while initiating spirituality, motivational and overall life encouragement components.

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Mandy Rowley

Offering therapy in MI
Trauma and abuse
3 years of experience

I am a fully licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Michigan with 7+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Stephanie Procell

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan and New York with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

How to find counseling in Battle Creek

Finding the best therapist close by in Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek. 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 Battle Creek, 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 Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek, 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 Battle Creek area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek, 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 Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek 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 49015 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 Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek, 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.

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

49015, 49016, 49018, 49037

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