This is Cathy Smith's avatar and link to their profile

Cathy Smith

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA ,LLP,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
18 years of experience

Having graduated with undergrad degrees in Sociology (Criminology) and Spanish, I began working in a residential treatment home for youth with emotional and mental illnesses. My early work there, sparked my interest in psychology and counseling. After starting our family, I returned to school to earn a teaching certificate and a Masters degree in Special Education. After many years of teaching in a variety of settings; institutional, public, private and alternative education, I felt I really wanted more time to listen to and talk with my students. Because of this, I returned to the university once more to complete a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, earning licensure as a Limited License Psychologist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Relationship is the key to effective counseling just as it is to effective teaching. Being open to learning about the life of your client; their ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual preference, work, and belief systems is important as a therapist. Knowing your own limitations is also necessary. Life is very difficult at times, especially in these times! Helping clients to live their best lives is very important work. I use a variety of methods in working with clients. My clients’ ages have ranged from four years to seventy nine years. I work with people with depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, trauma, sexual and physical abuse, parenting problems, and even learning disabilities and people on the autism spectrum. Motivational interviewing, client centered work, solution focused, psychoeducational work, mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are tools that I use, based on what the client wants to achieve and their individual needs. Permeating all that I do is a strength based approach to looking at the person, always building on and utilizing their own strengths to partner with them to become healthy and happier.

This is Kristen Moore's avatar and link to their profile

Kristen Moore

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
3 years of experience

Hello ! My name is Kristen Moore, MSW, LMSW and welcome to my page! I am currently a Licensed Master’s level Social Worker in the state of Michigan. I have been working in the social work profession for over seven years, as a therapist for three. I have experience counseling clients and families in various settings; an LGBTQIA community center, during crisis in emergency rooms, hospitals at end of life and in mental health clinics. I have had the privilege of interacting with people of various ages, in various stages of their lives, with varying backgrounds and life experiences; from teens to 80s and beyond! I follow an eclectic style of therapy, and pull upon the needs of the client to determine which methods may be most beneficial. At the same time, I know not everyone fits the same mold ! Therapy should be a unique experience for each individual. The methods I follow include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, and a psychodynamic approach, including looking at core beliefs and attachment styles. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, adjustments to life events, job stress, family conflict, relationship issues, substance use. I also have experience in advance care planning, working with caregivers and families of people who suffer with chronic illness, grief and loss. My style is flexible to your needs. My goal is to create a safe and open space for my clients. This is a shared journey between the two of us. I admire you taking this big step, your courage, vulnerability and openness to self-reflection and wanting to work toward change in your life. Thank you for allowing me along the journey! I am here for YOU and I look forward to our time together. *Please note, I do not provide legal/court documentation, diagnosis, assessment, treatment reports, or letters for ANY clinically-related purpose. Clients who need such things will need to see an in-person provider*

This is Evelyn Reilly's avatar and link to their profile

Evelyn Reilly

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan. I earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Oakland University in 2017, and have since been working with clients with a variety of concerns. I have experience working with depression and anxiety, trauma, and adjustment to life stressors. I employ a client-centered, strengths-based approach, incorporating skills from cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, existentialism, and psychodynamic theory in order to meet each person’s therapy needs. My goal as a therapist is to assist clients in discovering and utilizing their strengths to implement positive change in their lives. I am here to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to work through whatever challenges life has thrown your way. I look forward to meeting you!

This is Michelle Taverner's avatar and link to their profile

Michelle Taverner

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteem
11 years of experience

Let's work together to get you out of that rut and onto the path you were meant to walk! I've been there myself and now I want to help others find God's plan for your life--and you were not meant to be stuck, but to prosper and succeed. I've been a therapist, a group leader, and worked with a variety of ages and populations in the field for 14 years, using primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (put simply, your thoughts affect your behavior and emotions) and a client-centered approach. If you're ready to take that step, I'm here to walk alongside you.

This is Holly Rozek's avatar and link to their profile

Holly Rozek

Offering therapy in MI
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
25 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) licensed though the state of Michigan with over twenty years of experience working with people making change in their life. I have worked with people challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, and life changing situations. My approach is solution focused, client centered, and strengths based drawing heavily from Cognitive Behavioral Theory. When working with clients I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, positive, respectful, and safe. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in doing great things and 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! I am excited to meet you and work together to identify your goals and make plans to achieve them! I look forward to working with you!

This is AbdulRasheed Muhammad's avatar and link to their profile

AbdulRasheed Muhammad

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
20 years of experience

I would bring to BetterHelp, 37 years of professional experience as a chaplain, clinical social worker, social work supervisor, and behavioral health program manager. My medical military assignments included Walter Reed, Madigan Army Medical Centers, and the U.S. Army Public Health Command. Prior to military service, I was employed as a social work supervisor, and social worker in multiple settings, including; Outpatient. substance abuse, Inpatient. and Outpatient, mental health and dual diagnosis treatment. I’ve been a Macro Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Michigan since 1986. Co-Author and Contributor: "Diversity in Human Interaction: The Tapestry of America”, 2004, Oxford Press Publication. Served as a member of the VA/DOD Integrated Mental Health Strategy (IMHS) leadership team for Strategic Action (SA) #23 on Chaplains’ Roles in the VA and DOD; published an article in the Journal for Healthcare Chaplaincy, March 2013. I served as one of the Army’s national strategic planners and trainers on suicide awareness and prevention programs. I'm currently employed part-time as a mental health chaplain with the Department of Veteran Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, VA San Diego Healthcare System, La Jolla, CA. I'm also a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Social Work at Capella University.

This is Barbara Haslip's avatar and link to their profile

Barbara Haslip

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemBipolar disorder
22 years of experience

Hello…I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working as a Therapist and Medical Social Worker, with a variety of populations, such as seniors, adults, teens, couples, families, LGBT, and substance abuse groups. I have worked with client concerns regarding depression, bipolar disorder, stress and anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, family issues, substance abuse, suicidal ideations, grief and loss, workplace, domestic violence, and various other mental, emotional, physical health concerns. I will make your treatment goals specific and obtainable to your treatment needs. My counseling style is open, warm, empathetic and compassionate. I will treat you with respect and dignity. My goal is being cognizant of clients needs, yet being direct and straightforward as warranted. I have successful experience in working with diverse populations and providing psychotherapy for seniors, adults, and teens. It take a great deal of courage to seek professional counseling, and even more courage to follow through. If you are ready to take the next steps to begin living a more fulfilling and empowered life, I look forward to assisting you. Clinical Approaches: Client Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Therapy, Supportive Counseling. Specialties: Depression Stress, Anxiety Bipolar Disorder Grief and Loss Motivation Substance Abuse Relationship Issues Family Conflicts Couples Years of experience: 20

This is Tiniece Johnson 's avatar and link to their profile

Tiniece Johnson

Offering therapy in MI
Trauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Susan Dice's avatar and link to their profile

Susan Dice

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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.

This is Fadra Baker's avatar and link to their profile

Fadra Baker

Offering therapy in MI
LGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
3 years of experience

Hello! My name is Fadra (Fay-druh) Baker and I am licensed social worker in Michigan with 3 years of professional work experience as a therapist and over 8 years of professional work experience in the social work field. I began my career working in suicide prevention and crisis intervention and now primarily work with adolescents and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and borderline personality disorder at a private practice that I recently opened where I specialize in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I am very passionate about LGBTQIA+ issues, equality for all people, and social justice. 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! What you can expect working with me: -Homework/Worksheets -Being Challenged (in a good way) -A therapist who is relatable and professional

How to find counseling in Charlotte

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Charlotte 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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte, 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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte 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 48813 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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte, 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.

Charlotte 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

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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Charlotte.

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


Find the right therapist for your needs
Match with a qualified therapist