Are you having a hard time getting your child to go to school? Are they getting in trouble at school or having trouble concentrating? These can be signs of a mental health condition called attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While they have some of the best schools in the state, sometimes it is hard for the teachers to see the signs of this common disorder. 

Luckily, the City of Birmingham, Michigan also has some of the best mental health care providers in the state. Many of them specialize in diagnosing and treating ADHD. If your child is suffering, it is time to contact one of the Birmingham counselors.

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Robert Beckett

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
11 years of experience

Hello! My name is Rob Beckett. I am a professional counselor (LPC) and School Counselor (NT) licensed in the stated of Michigan with well over a decade of clinical experience. I graduated from Cornerstone University with a double major in Psychology and Family Studies. I completed my Master’s Degree in Professional and School Counseling at Central Michigan University in 2008. My professional experience includes working with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety and OCD, partner/marital issues, intimacy and sex-related issues, parenting concerns, anger, separation and divorce, adolescent/teen issues, career challenges, trauma, physical abuse, LGBTQ issues, NSSI and suicidality, chronic health issues, ADHD, etc. I have had the privilege of working with clients with many diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe the therapeutic process is collaborative and founded in relationship. Unconditional positive regard, compassion, encouragement, appropriate humor, and a space that is safe for the client to explore are staples of my approach. I will tailor our dialogue 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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Dr. Courtney Washington

Offering therapy in MI
License: EdD,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.” ― Roopleen Hello! I am Dr. Courtney Y. Washington (Doctor C), and I encourage you to invite change in your life. Welcome to taking the first step into a brighter future for yourself: I commend you. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, and I have been providing counseling services for over 10 years to many adults, families and couples. I enjoy working with a diverse population, and I am able to provide counseling services to fit the individual need of the client served. I have worked in the specialty areas of: depression, stress & anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem, pre-marital, marital, couples, families, anger management and mental health including Bi-Polar and Schizophrenia. My primary focus is to first build rapport, establish desired goals, and work with you to achieve those goals. Through the achievement of these goals, I will work to diminish any worry, stress, or anxiety that you may face and will assist with building coping and relaxation skills. It takes time to achieve your goals, and I am here to work with you throughout your needed time frame, and will work to give you all the needed tools to help you remain successful after counseling is complete. I am looking forward to meeting and working with you. Here is to a great and bright future ahead! -Doctor C “Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.” ― Shannon L. Alder

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Michelle Trupiano

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC,ATR
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor and registered art therapist in Michigan. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2015 and have worked in numerous environments including community clinics, nursing homes, and an inpatient hospital. I have experience working with adults and adolescents in both individual and group settings. Specific areas of experience include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, stress management, and self-esteem. I believe strongly that the most important aspect of successful therapy is a positive therapeutic relationship. I strive to understand each of my client's values, interests, and perspectives. My main goal is to be a compassionate source of encouragement and support. I recognize that each person is unique and has their own preferences and needs during counseling. For this reason, I seek and value input from clients regarding what they feel works or doesn't for them. My treatment approach is often a combination of person-centered, strength-based, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. However, I work from a mix of different theories, depending on the needs of the individual. Goals are an important part of any therapy process, and I understand a client's goals may change as we work together. I constantly encourage my clients to examine their progress and take pride in their strengths and accomplishments. I believe that we often have the answers to our struggles and concerns within ourselves, and simply may need guidance with finding them. My goal is to help my clients navigate through uncertain or difficult times and develop a better understanding of themselves. It takes courage and motivation to seek help, and I am honored to assist and support others in their journeys.

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Eunice Miller Muhammad

Offering therapy in MI
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
32 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker who is passionate about helping others remove internal distress so they can achieve mental wellness. I have over 20 years of experience working in the states of Illinois and Michigan as a therapist. I help you apply tools that empower you and use evidence-based, practice informed interventions to bring your quick relief. I have worked with clients who have presented concerns about depression, anxiety, improving relationships, negative self-image, lack of confidence, post-traumatic stress, grief/loss, abandonment, being bullied, sexually abused, emotionally abused, object or discrimination/prejudicial practices and workplace distress. When you work with me, I want you to feel safe and understood. This is the first goal. Understanding your perception of the problem, what areas of your life is it negatively affecting and what has been beneficial to help you cope is the next direction I take. I am then able to share key information about your treatment process. Follow up sessions address thoughts, feelings and beliefs that create barriers to improving and we develop strategies to remove those barriers. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, emotion focused, acceptance and commitment, solution-focused, trauma focused and attachment-based interventions. I move at a pace that is comfortable for you and that supports your ability to make meaningful change. If you want to work with a therapist whose priority is to understand your experience in a struggle, does not come across as the expert of "you", is patient with your change process and who can create a safe space for you to explore concerns, I would be honored to work with you.

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Valerie Harris

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Relationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

My career began with me providing home-based clinical services to adoptive and foster families of children exhibiting a wide range of emotional and behavioral difficulties. After working with children and families I transitioned to provided therapy and case management to returning citizens. I’ve most recently worked as a Rehabilitation Counselor providing therapeutic services and interventions to individuals with seen and unseen disabilities. I have worked with clients of all ages, ethnicity, and cultural backgrounds, with a wide range of concerns including depression, abuse, trauma, anxiety, ADHD relationship issues, substance use, and career challenges. I believe in honoring everyone unique differences as it allows for growth and increased knowledge. My therapeutic approach focuses on empowering and encouraging individuals through evidence based social work treatment modalities including Cognitive-Behavioral, Motivational and Psychodynamic Therapy. I offer live video, phone, and messaging sessions. I usually check messages three times a day, seven days per week. Please note that what you see in my calendar may not reflect my only availability, so you always want to check that out with me through messaging first. I look forward to meeting you.

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Dr. Jamie Marshall

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 20 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. 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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Chris Coatney

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with over 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping individual clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & anger management. I also have experience working with 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. Please message me first prior to scheduling a session so that I can ensure my style of counseling fits your needs. Thank you~

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Carole Calvert-Baxter

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
17 years of experience

Making a decision to work with a personal counselor can be a little daunting. Getting the right fit in a counselor and finding the right form of communication is essential to building an environment of confidentiality, openness and safety in order to achieve your goals. In my 25 years as a health care executive and 17 years as a licensed counselor in the State of Michigan I have learned that creating a safe environment is essential for meaningful communication and personal progress. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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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Lekeisha Newbold

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
4 years of experience

Counseling Philosophy and Services I believe in a holistic and strength-based approach to counseling. The therapy process, in my opinion, is most beneficial when it involves exploring and integrating emotional, physical, social, spiritual needs, and values. Strength-based therapy highlights your abilities, talents, and positive qualities. One can use existing strengths and resources to promote personal growth, resilience, and well-being. I am licensed in Michigan with 5 years of professional work experience as a mental health clinician. Two of those years I worked as a home-based clinician serving children with severe emotional disturbances and their families. I have over 10 years of professional experience working with women during prenatal and postnatal transitions. I enjoy serving individuals across the lifespan. 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. I identify as a Christian counselor that offers both strictly clinical counseling and clinical counseling from a Christian viewpoint. My counseling services address issues or concerns including: Anxiety Depression (Including Postpartum Depression) Family Issues (conflict resolution, communication skills, setting appropriate boundaries) Life Transitions, Changes, and Adjustments Grief and Loss Parenting Parenting a Special Needs Child Spirituality

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Stephanie Dixon

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

Welcome! I am excited that you have decided to take the next step in your mental health journey. I am Stephanie, a Licensed Master Social Worker with a clinical designation (LMSW). I have over 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, anxiety, coping with life changes, caregiver fatigue, Alzheimer's and Dementia, individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and adjustment 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 and I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Birmingham

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham, 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 48009 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham, 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.

Birmingham 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.

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

48009, 48012

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