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Dr. Sandra McClennen

Offering therapy in MI
License: PhD,LP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
35 years of experience

I am licensed as a psychologist in independent practice by both Michigan, where I lived most of my life, and Ohio, where I now live. I also provide supervision for psychologists with a Master’s degree. For many years, I have helped people deal with the difficult emotions of anxiety, stress, frustration and anger, sadness and grief and sometimes depression, and who may experience occasional or constant difficulty communicating with each other. I have helped parent and child or adult child communicate better, siblings communicate better, and couples communicate better. I believe that every person has value and that blame is toxic and is best avoided. I help people stop “beating themselves up.” I will not judge you. Rather, together we can explore ways to think differently about what is causing you distress and emotional pain, whether it is yourself, others, your environment, recent events, or all of the above. I have a humanistic philosophy and often use the tools offered by cognitive behavior therapy. I also find that teaching mindfulness and meditation helps many people. Learning to recognize and accept your emotions but using thinking rather than immediately acting on your emotions works better than burying them. I promise to listen carefully and to respect you. I look forward to working with you.

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Ryan Huling

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I welcome you and commend you for seeking help as I know it can be challenging to do so. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan, having graduated from Western Michigan University with a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have 6 years experience as a therapist. I am also a husband and a father of 3. I have a love for the outdoors and learning new things. I am also an avid fan of hard rock music. I would describe therapy as an organic process, much like a relationship. As with any relationship it takes time to develop and requires honesty and vulnerability on behalf of both parties in order to grow. It can be hard to take that first step and ask for help. My focus is to meet you where you are in your journey and support you as you face life's challenges. I am here to work with you to aid in greater self awareness, utilize strengths to solve problems and discover hope. The process of change can be both challenging and rewarding. I am excited to have the privilege to join you on your path and help you discover the next steps.

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Cynthia Gladyness

Offering therapy in MI
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefDepression
26 years of experience

Ms. Cynthia is a Licensed Professional Social Worker, with the State of Michigan. She has been providing mental health counseling and support for over 20 years. She uses an Integrative approach, with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapy. Her counseling experience is primarily with adults, couples, families and groups who have social, emotional, and mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, anger, grief, trauma, self-esteem, self-harm, and suicidal ideation. Her core beliefs, values, feelings of self-worth, esteem, and identity are deeply grounded in her faith and spirituality. Ms. Cynthia works in her private practice, she is a dedicated spouse, mother, leader, coach and mentor. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with family and friends, regular meditation, rest, reading, watching TV, movies, and other forms of entertainment. Ms. Cynthia has a Masters of Social Work from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Aquinas College.

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Patrick Murphy

Offering therapy in MI
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyDepression
3 years of experience

I am a Michigan-based outpatient therapist who has been in the field since 2018. I work with clients of all ages, who predominantly struggle with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anger, and I do so from a trauma-informed perspective. I accomplish this by coming alongside my clients as a fellow traveler on the road to wellness. As we explore these and other symptoms together, I assist my clients with developing a personalized array of tools to overcome their mental health challenges. Therapy is only effective as an equal partnership. You are the world's leading expert on yourself. It is my job as your therapist to be in your corner, helping you address these challenges with all the knowledge, research, education, and skill that I can provide. If you feel ready to embark on this road, I am ready to come alongside and help.

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Shelly Goodman

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefCareer difficultiesDepression
11 years of experience

I am a fully licensed Masters Level Clinician and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor for ten (10) years. I obtained my Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at Michigan State University. I enjoy working with teenagers, young adults and adults. I specialize in the following Anxiety, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Depression, Grief, PTSD and Substance abuse.

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Nicole Flores

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping teens with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with adolescents 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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Jensen VanPamel

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyGrief
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, relational challenges, & coping with grief and loss. 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!

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Dr. James Franklin

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyDepression
40 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & depression. 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 happier and more fulfilling life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Michele Gouin

Offering therapy in MI
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan and Nevada with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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!

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Madeline Lucille "Lucy" Kelley

Offering therapy in MI
Relationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, motivation, self esteem and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. 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 seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Clio

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Clio 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 Clio 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 Clio 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 Clio, 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 Clio 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 Clio 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 Clio 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 Clio 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 Clio 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 48420 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 Clio 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 Clio 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 Clio, 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.

Clio has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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