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Eric Weaver

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience

Hello there! My name is Eric and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been working as a counselor since 2011 following graduating with my Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. I began working in the field as a therapist on an inpatient psychiatric unit leading groups and providing individual counseling for several years before transitioning to providing telephonic support and crisis interventions. Through these experiences I have worked with a wide array of individuals from all walks of life to better understand and cope with mental health concerns, specific diagnosis, and life stress. In therapy my primary style is implementing a person-centered approach to meet you where you are at in this moment, to get a sense of who you are and a basic "snapshot" of the present, discussing and getting an understanding of the current situation that you are experiencing, how it is impacting you and how this led you to seek additional supports and services, then working together to come up with a "game plan" moving forward. As we move forward I often utilize pieces and ideas from Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and as a future-oriented piece Positive Psychology. By working together to set realistic goals and start the process of building up coping skills and strategies moving forward, my hope is that we can walk side-by-side into what hopefully can be a better and healthier future for you. I look forward to hearing from you and working together in the near future!

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Shell Freeman

Offering therapy in MI
License: LCSW, MSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteem
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist licensed in Michigan with over 7 years of experience working as a mental health therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD , Borderline Personality Disorder and Mood Disorders. I am also experienced in assisting people who have experienced physical trauma , emotional abuse and the difficulties of navigating the LGBTQ "coming out process". My therapeutic style is genuine and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy , psychodynamic and rational-emotive . I am experienced in developing adaptable treatment plans to meet unique and specific needs, I believe in collaborative work with clients where we both find solutions and answers that are meaningful. It takes courage and strength and to seek a life worth living and take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you with both acceptance and guidance. I look forward to working with you!

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Jasmine Stephens

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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. 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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Dianne Mishra

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Parenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
23 years of experience

Hello! My name is Dianne Mishra. I am Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the State of Michigan with over 25 years of experience working with individuals, children, teens, and families. I earned my Bachelors degree in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Michigan and my Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University. During this past year, we have all suffered greatly due to the pandemic. I want to help in any way that I can during this time in your life journey. Whether it is adjusting to home schooling your children, dealing with grief and loss issues, parenting issues, career changes, adjusting to parenthood, dealing with infertility issues, relationship issues, or just needing someone to talk to, I am here! I take a strength-based solution-focused approach to counseling. I want to empower you to make any changes that you feel need to be made in your life and to inspire you to accomplish things that you never thought you could or were afraid to try! Your personal situation and goals will guide what approach we will take during our sessions. Please know that if you choose me as your counselor, I will work my hardest to help address the issues that brought you to BetterHelp and increase the quality of your life!

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Lacey Merchant

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSleeping disordersParenting issuesDepression
11 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan. I received my Master of Arts in Counseling from Spring Arbor University and I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University. I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals and families in a variety of settings. I have worked in mental health for the last 10 years. My areas of expertise include working with family conflicts, trauma, behavioral issues, autism, depression and anxiety. I love helping people to obtain their goals!

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Susan Gill

Offering therapy in MI
License: MSW,LCSW,CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
25 years of experience

Your mental health is important and I can be available, for a session within 24 hours of your contact, outside of the hours between 9 pm and 7 am. I am a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Michigan, with over twenty five years of experience, working with individuals from all walks of life. I have worked in hospitals, community mental health offices, substance abuse treatment centers, and in the homes of hospice patients. I have assisted individuals with depression, anxiety, and abuse issues. I hold a special certification in substance abuse. It is a CAADC - Michigan Certification for Advanced Addiction Counselor . Many adult survivors of childhood abuse look for ways to numb themselves in toxic ways. I can help you heal from this trauma that may still impact you as an adult. It is understandable to respond with anxiety, anger or a general feeling of depression. You don't have to settle for this. My communication style is kind and warm. I don't stigmatize and make assumptions. I treat others in a respectful manner, just the way, I would like to be treated. My style is to connect with you and look for patterns of behaviors that don't work and need to change. We work together to figure out, what would work best for you, so you can have the life you want. I will offer you support for appropriate change. I appreciate you reaching out for help. Everyone needs help at some point in their lives. It isn't easy to make change but we can do it together. At this time, due to licensing requirements, I am limiting myself to clients from the State of Michigan. Thanks, Susan Gill, MSW, LCSW, CAADC.

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Christine Badour

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,CAADC-DP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorder
4 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Michigan with over 4 years of experience working as a clinical therapist and intervention specialist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, communication concerns, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, career challenges, ADHD, trauma, and PTSD. I also have helped many people who struggle with addiction including, but not limited to, substance use. My therapy style is warm, engaging, and person-centered. I believe you are the expert on yourself and my role in this therapeutic relationship is to support you. Each client has their own individual characteristics and I utilize a variety of approaches to tailor a unique plan with each client. My practice theories include; cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, mindfulness, strength-based, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, attachment theory, and didactic. The approach I take towards the therapeutic relationship is heavy with compassion, supportive like a friendship, filled to the brim with positive regard for you, and desire for you achieve the absolute best things out of life. "Compassion is not a relationship between a healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our darkness well, can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity." -- Pema Chödrön I am here to support and encourage you. I look forward to working together!

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Brandon Alford

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW-Clinical,C-DBT
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issues
9 years of experience

Engaging in therapy means establishing a partnership that is safely challenging, radically accepting, warmly affirming, and life changing. My practice is rooted in radical empathy, affirmation, safety, warmth, reflection, and the dynamic exchange between client and therapist. Utilizing DBT, CBT, REBT, Gestalt Therapy, Mindfulness, and other strategies, I work with clients to help them construct their best selves, while considering their greater socioemotional environments and contexts. The client is the true architect of this process, and I approach therapy with this as a leading principle. I base my practice on the importance of the therapeutic alliance, and I employ warmth, radical empathy, radical acceptance, and a wide range of therapeutic techniques to provide my clients with the safe, reflective, productive, and dynamic space necessary to facilitate real change. Deeply rooted in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, I also integrate elements of Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, and other modalities that engage the person in their environment. I have extensive training and competency working with individuals with diverse SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression), and I provide training and support on cultural competency with this population to partners across the state. I am a native Arkansan, and earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW) from the University of Arkansas. I then earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Michigan, and have remained in Michigan ever since. I try to make it home as often as I can to enjoy the beauty of the Ozarks, and am learning to enjoy the beauty, diversity, and energy of Michigan as well!

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Nancy Willis

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Delores Mayen

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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!

How to find counseling in Bingham Farms

Finding the best therapist close by in Bingham Farms 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 Bingham Farms. 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 Bingham Farms, 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 Bingham Farms 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 Bingham Farms 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 Bingham Farms, elsewhere in Oakland, 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 Bingham Farms area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bingham Farms 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 Bingham Farms 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 Bingham Farms 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 Bingham Farms, 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 Bingham Farms 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 Bingham Farms 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 Bingham Farms 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 Bingham Farms 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 Bingham Farms 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 48025 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 Bingham Farms 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 Bingham Farms 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 Bingham Farms, 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.

Bingham Farms 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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