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Ananda Jatel

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience

I am glad that you decided to take the first steps to seek help and healing. It takes courage to reach out! The therapeutic process can be life changing as you gain a better understanding of yourself. Our thoughts, feelings and behaviors have a big impact on the quality of our day to day life. Through building a therapeutic relationship, I can help guide you through the journey of positive change which can be a very rewarding experience for you. I believe that it is important to create an environment that is free of judgment so that you can feel safe expressing yourself. The way we form our identity is complex, many roles play a factor including our environment, family of origin, current relationships and lifestyle. Through the journey of life, events both positive and painful help to mold us. Exploring grief, relationship dynamics, challenging responsibilities and exploring difficult adjustments can foster guided growth. The holistic approach can be key to creating a stronger, happier, healthier you. ​ I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Michigan with over 6 years of experience in the field. I have worked with people from a wide range of backgrounds that seek support for a variety of reasons. I am informed in several modalities including TLC trauma techniques, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, attachment theory, solution focused, strength based, cognitive behavioral techniques and dialectical behavioral techniques. I will use a combination of techniques to create the most effective strategies to help you. I look forward to working with you!

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Laverne Santangelo

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

Hello! My name is Laverne Santangelo and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan. I am also a certified Wholistic Life Coach and Yoga Teacher. My experience and knowledge in the mental health field and helping professions is vast. I have volunteered and worked in some capacity of helping others to be the best they can be for 25yrs. I am a veteran. I retired from the Army National Guard with 23 years of honorable service I have had my own personal experiences with mental health and I grew up in a family with close friends and loved ones who struggled with addiction. I understand what is like to seek treatment, face stigmas and overcome barriers to treatment. I have worked in a variety or treatment settings which has developed and enhanced my clinical knowledge throughout the years. I have worked with women who struggled with shame, guilt and forgiveness after an abortion. I spent several years working inpatient with individuals struggling with substance use and also helping their families understand addiction. I have created and facilitated groups to help women smoothly navigate the numerous seasons of life. I have worked several years in community mental health treating individuals who have severe mental illness and substance use. I have added life coaching to my practice to help individual achieve personal goals and desires. I am also a certified in Trauma-Informed Yoga. I am passionate about my clients reaching achieving balance and wellness in all areas of their life! Our minds, bodies and souls can become healthy from counseling, coaching and positive regard. I used person-centered planning to develop a treatment plans I will work closely with my clients to seek the answers and solutions to whatever stage of life or issue they are experiencing. “I will meet you where you'r at!” I use Cognitive Behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and holistic approaches to help you on your journey to stability and wellness.

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Audrey Jackson

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW-C
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
10 years of experience

Thank you for contacting me through the Better Help online counseling program. My name is Audrey Jackson and I am a licensed clinical social worker from Michigan. I enjoy helping others find their purpose and to use the best tools to sustain their life goals. My clinical focus is anxiety and depression. I am skilled in counseling elderly adults, foster care families, and adult age men and women. I have worked in a telehealth setting, community mental health, residential programs, job training, and elderly home environments. I am sensitive to special circumstances that affect women such as domestic relationships, as well as the social stresses that impact male responses to the environment. SPECIALTIES My professional training is clinical social work with an emphasis on health education related to anxiety and depression and helping to improve health related outcomes. Cognitive behavior therapy is a centered approach of my counseling. I believe that individual thinking has a significant effect on personal choices. Learning to improve the quality of thoughts can result in greatly improved personal choices. Cognitive function is important in dealing with everyday stress, anxiety, and depression. I use a client strengths approach that allows individuals to identify their own goals and support for the skills building or resources they need to achieve their goals. Interventions include anger management, psychotherapy including analysis of prior family or interpersonal dynamics, and trauma sensitive counseling. Years of experience: I began my social work career in 1985. I graduated from the University of Michigan School of Social Work in 1983. Licensing: I am licensed as a clinical masters social worker in Michigan. License #680110568 I am also experienced in providing support for housing insufficiency, food insufficiency, liaison for local DHHS agencies, severely mentally impaired individual counseling, panic disorder, drug and alcohol assessment, self-harm reduction, and social anxiety. Let's get started on your successful journey!

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Kristin Fox-Klingensmith

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
22 years of experience

Hello, my name is Kristin and I have over 22 years experience working in the mental health field. Over the years I have worked in a variety of settings including a community mental health agency, a psychiatric hospital, an outpatient clinic, and also providing therapy in county jails. This experience has enable me to work with a broad range and intensity of clinical issues. I have the most experience working with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship issues, and addictions. My counseling style is warm, interactive and encouraging. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, person-centered and psychodynamic therapy. We will work together as a team to identify your treatment goals and objectives and I will support you on your path to positive change. I believe the therapeutic relationship is really the key to a successful counseling experience. I have participated in treatment myself in the past to navigate some of life challenges, so I can appreciate the fact that reaching out for help can be a challenge. Unfortunately, there is still so much stigma around having mental health issues and the process for getting help can be overwhelming and intimidating. However, I also know from experience how much life can change for the better when you find support and take steps towards taking care of yourself! I primarily use evidence based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I applaud you for taking this first step in reaching out for help to build a better life for yourself. I look forward to working with you!

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Rachel Lefkowitz

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

"You cant go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." - CS Lewis My name is Rachel Lefkowitz and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Michigan (LMSW). I have been practicing for nearly 10 years and have experience in an array of clinical settings, including: behavioral/mental health, care management, addiction, crisis management, child and family counseling, and medical care management. In my approach to counseling, the client is the expert; he or she knows themselves better than anyone else. Often times, cognitive distortions may result in flawed beliefs about ourselves and others, which in turn may spiral into self-destructive behaviors and thoughts . Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I am able to help clients discover patterns of thinking and behavior that are rooted in unhealthy views of self, others, and the world around them. Together, we begin to challenge those beliefs, and reframe our thinking in order to live a healthier, more meaningful, and more intentional life. As an empathic, compassionate, and committed professional, I provide a non-judgmental environment where you can be your authentic self. It is my goal to help you find strategies to cope with life challenges as they arise so that you can live a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Denise Warnack

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA, LPC CAADC
AddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementBipolar disorderCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I have been working as a Professional Counselor since 1999. I have worked with Substance Abuse and Mental Health clients while working at a Community Agency. I also have experience in Telehealth Therapy. I believe I will be helpful in motivating clients who are seeking guidance to work toward positive change in their lives.

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LaFarra Hemphill

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Hello, I am a fully licensed clinical social worker, with over 10 years of experience working with children, adult and families. I have experience with work with patients in crisis settings, individual therapy and family based therapy in the home. My job is to advocate and support you the patient, while providing compassion, encouragement and motivation. Look forward to working with you soon. Truly, LaFarra

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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.

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Rebecca ​S​t​.​ ​J​a​m​e​s

Offering therapy in MI
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I believe the most important piece of a successful outcome in therapy is building a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. I am passionate about serving and empowering people to become their best selves. I have worked with people challenged by depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, abuse, grief, and many other life stressors. My approach is client centered and strengths based, drawing heavily from Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and some Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, among others. In working alongside clients, I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, positive, respectful, and safe. I believe that you are the expert of your own story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming challenges. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can be hard and scary, and it takes courage. I am proud of you for taking this step toward healing. I am excited to meet you and work together to identify your goals and make plans to achieve them!

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Ramon Santos

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

I am licensed in New York with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 Clarksville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Clarksville 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 Clarksville 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 Clarksville 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 Clarksville, 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 Clarksville 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 Clarksville 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 Clarksville 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 Clarksville 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 Clarksville 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 48815 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 Clarksville 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 Clarksville 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 Clarksville, 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.

Clarksville 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

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.

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