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Amira Doucette

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA, LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
23 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 20 years' experience. I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees from University of Michigan and Oakland University, respectively. I furthered my formal education with a post-Master's degree specialization in mental health. In my work as a psychotherapist I encounter many people of various nationalities and socioeconomic standing. As I help them with their concerns, I repeatedly find the single most important conduit to change is the relationship we forge in therapy. In this relationship I am without judgment. I am respectful, understanding, and completely accepting. Although I use a variety of therapeutic methods, an eclectic approach that I tailor to the specific needs of each client, I do try to incorporate humor appropriately in my sessions, the key word being appropriately. Regardless of the presenting problem, whether it is one's depression, mania, anxiety, trauma, grief, or a relationship, sexual, acculturation, or emancipation issue, I have beneficial goals of my own for my clients: 1) to realize they are more than their problem, 2) to learn how to laugh at themselves and at what life confronts them with, and 3) to become more confident and capable human beings. Enough about me, I'm glad you for taking the first step toward a more fulfilling, lighthearted, and purposeful life. Welcome to our first session together.

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Rebecca Klein

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

Hello. My name is Rebecca. I've been a licensed therapist for twenty-five years. I completed my masters degree from the University of Michigan. My major is Interpersonal Practice. My experience has primarily involved adults of all ages in individual, group or family therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues, including anxiety and depression, relationship challenges, life transitions, lack of self esteem and confidence. I have extensive experience with numerous therapeutic modalities including dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, social skills, family systems and humanistic therapy. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan that will best address your personal and unique needs. My style of counseling is warm and interactive. I am inclusive and non-judgmental. I think that feeling comfortable and safe with your therapist is essential. In my experience, having an objective third party to talk to can assist clients to recognize and identify behavioral patterns that are no longer useful to them. When a person is able to identify behavioral challenges, they are able to adopt new skills that will lead to improvements to their personal and professional lives and to their overall well being. The decision to address mental health issues is a very healthy and proactive decision. It demonstrates a readiness that is required for long term substantial growth. I look forward to assisting you in the commitment that you are making to yourself. I have witnessed individuals create changes that have opened up their lives to new possibilities and renewed hope and joy.

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Dr. Chelsea Dumas

Offering therapy in MI
License: PsyD, LCP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
12 years of experience

My name is Chelsea and I am a clinical psychologist, licensed in the states of Illinois and Michigan. I completed my doctoral training in clinical psychology and have a Doctor of Psychology degree. I have worked with a variety of clients in my nine years of clinical work. My approach to therapy is a combination of Family-Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Client-Centered. This means that I like to understand how your environment (family, work, neighborhood, city, country, society) affect you and your ability to solve problems. I sometimes find it helpful to examine the relationships between your thoughts, feelings, and actions, and work to change unhelpful thoughts. I also like to go my client's pace and work on the goals that are most important to you. I have been lucky to work with many different people on several different goals. My specialty is working with individuals affected by substance use, including those currently using, trying to stop, those who have been in recovery for a long period of time, and the family and friends affected by substance use. I have major experience in treating depression, anxiety, and symptoms related to stressful events and trauma. I can also help with family/relationship issues, life transitions, sleep difficulty, body-image/ self-esteem and motivation. Asking for help is not any easy thing for anyone. I am always so humbled by my clients' bravery and the strength it takes to reach out. I am so excited for the opportunity to work with you!

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Laura Nagy

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
28 years of experience

My name is Laura Nagy. I have a Masters in Agency Counseling and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan, where I live with my husband and daughter. I have been working in the mental health field since 1995. I have background in crisis counseling, working with depression, anxiety, and OCD, to name a few. I have worked with folks who have concerns around relationship issues, work stressors, career challenges, parenting problems, and family struggles. I have worked with people suffering from PTSD and those who have struggled with suicidal ideation. I also have been certified in and have practiced Equine-Assisted Therapy. My therapy style is client-centered and solution-focused. I believe that you, the client, should set the goals for therapy. I am available to support, empower, and assist as best I can. I am likely to assign homework to be done in between our sessions, so that we can make the best of our time, and keep moving forward towards achieving your goals. I utilize a strengths-based style, focusing on the courage and strength it took for you to get to this point in your life. I also believe that assisting you in discovering your natural support system will give you the tools you need to continue building your own well-being. The strength that it took you to reach out for help should be commended. I would love to help you explore what life can give you with peace and a sense of well-being. Together, we can put together a solid set of tools to empower you to continue to make great strides towards wellness. I look forward to working with you.

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Carrie Zanoni

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

Change is a part of life we all experience. If the change is good we run to tell someone about it. When the change is not so good we often keep it to ourselves having no one else to turn to. These are times when having a therapist can make all the difference. My counseling approach is client centered. This allows for each person's interests, desires, and priorities to play an active role in their treatment planning. I support the idea that what a person chooses to do is directly related to what that person chooses to think. I use cognitive behavioral therapy to promote positive and lasting change. My desire is to be the person you can turn to for support and guidance. I will walk with you through your struggles. We will do this together. You will not walk alone.

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Constance Averill

Offering therapy in MI
License: PhD,LMSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
30 years of experience

ABOUT ME If you are exploring Betterhelp, it is likely that you are wanting to make some changes in your life. Finding the right therapist to help you achieve your goals is important. I want to provide you with information about me that will help you decide if my experience and style is right for you. I hold a Ph.D., in clinical social work and am dually licensed as both a clinical and macro social worker. I utilize a Strength Perspective (the things you are already good at) and multiple other theoretical perspectives to assist you in achieving your goals. Healing is a process and requires commitment, compassion, and non-judgment. I am passionate about meeting individuals and couples where they are (which means simply working on the goals you choose) and advocating for my clients. My specialty is working with people experiencing depression, anxiety, stress and trauma (physical, sexual, emotional and medical). Someone once asked me "How can you work with people in such pain and listen to all the horrible things people have endured". I responded by saying, "Oh, it's not like that! When I meet someone who is seeking counseling, I am meeting someone who has already decided they want a change in their life. I am meeting someone who is stronger than they realize and someone who is willing to share with me their journey of healing and growing. I love watching someone learn about their strengths and seeing them create a life they love and deserve". It's an honor. SPECIALITIES Stress Anxiety Depression Trauma (physical, sexual, emotional, medical) Domestic Violence Grief and Loss Couple Counseling CLINICAL APPROACHES Person Centered Therapy Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Rational Emotive Therapy Narrative Therapy Psychodynamic Therapy Solution Focused Therapy Trauma Therapy Strengths Perspective YEARS OF EXPERIENCE Over 30

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Molly Suhr-Krycka

Offering therapy in MI
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. I also have experience working with coping with life changes and dealing with new medical diagnoses. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Karen Owens

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsEating disordersParenting issuesDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, & parenting issues. 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.

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Steven Harris

Offering therapy in MI
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
34 years of experience

I live in California, but am licensed in Michigan/Florida with 34 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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.

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Teresa Embach

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

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, & bipolar disorder. 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.

How to find counseling in Bellevue

Finding the best therapist close by in Bellevue 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 Bellevue. 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 Bellevue, 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue, elsewhere in Eaton, 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 Bellevue area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue, 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 49021 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue, 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.

Bellevue 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

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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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