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Janet Ready

Offering therapy in MI
License: LCSW,LAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

Hello, My name is Janet and I have been a bilingual (Spanish/English) therapist for over 20 years. I have experience working with people who struggle with many life issues, including some of the following: anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, relationship issues, substance abuse, OCD, ADHD and many more. My counseling style is warm and communicative. I would like to hear about you and the issues you would like to discuss. My approach combines mindfulness with a person-centered focus and cognitive behavioral therapy. Through dialogue we'll partner to create a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Thank you for reaching out. This could be the first step in working toward a stronger you! If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support you when you need it. Please introduce yourself and let me know when you would like to start talking. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Cheryl Salas

Offering therapy in MI
License: M.MFT LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteem
18 years of experience

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience working with couples, individuals, families and groups in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have worked with clients dealing with a wide range of concerns including spiritual issues, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, stress, career challenges, and divorce recovery. I have also done a lot of premarital work, communication training and have counseled women struggling with eating disorders. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach is eclectic and includes cognitive-behavioral, paradoxical, empathic listening and family of origin work. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs, working to find a pace that both challenges you to reach the goals you desire to achieve, while also helping you to feel heard, understood and as comfortable as possible. It takes a great deal of courage to reach out for help in order to have a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take those steps, I am excited to help support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Bri Harless

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC,CAADC
AddictionsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I have a master’s degree in Counseling with a focus on professional counseling and marriage and family therapy. Since 2009 I have worked providing individual, couples, and group counseling. I spent the first half of my career working with individuals and families affected by substance use and the last several years I have worked in a private practice setting helping people with a variety of mental health concerns. While there are very few issues I have not worked with, I have spent a significant amount of time with those working to overcome depression, anxiety, ADHD, substance use disorders, PTSD, stage of life adjustments, and parenting stressors. My experience over the last 11 years has taught me to know my clients first. There are several theoretical approaches to providing counseling, but there is no one size fits all approach. My first goal is to know my clients and what might suit them best. I view my role as a guide, a helper, a teacher. I believe each individual and their autonomy is to be respected. Every tool used in therapy should be something you can use in a way that fits your life. I believe every person has what it takes to overcome the trials they face in life. I know reaching out for help can be uncomfortable for a variety of reasons, but I’m glad you took the step. I have hope we can work together to make it worth your investment. I look forward to getting started.

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Pamela Knaffle

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

Hello! My name is Pam Knaffle and I am a licensed Master Social Worker in the State of Michigan. I obtained my undergraduate degree in social work from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan in 2007. In 2009, I obtained my graduate degree from Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan. During my 11 years of counseling, I have worked with clients from 0-100 years of age. What that means is that I have worked in a variety of settings including: in-home services for early childhood emotional and mental health, adult medical in home health, school based services, group home residential services for foster children, nursing home medical social work, domestic violence and private practice which included all age ranges and severity of clinical issues. Most of my experience includes working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, career challenges, mood disorders, stress, grief and loss, and learning disabilities. My approach to therapy is client centered. I personally want to express my gratitude to you for acknowledging and accepting you are dealing with something that is out of your control and seeking the assistance to move forward. Admitting and seeking help are two of the hardest decisions someone can make, and you are a strong person for taking this step. Being a client centered therapist means you (the client) are the expert on your own life and determine the direction and depth of therapy. I specialize in multiple modalities that are strengths-based and solution-focused. Some of the modalities include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Using the techniques from these modalities, I assist clients in exploring their feelings, behaviors (how they are helping or aiding in their dysfunctional thoughts and destructive actions and beliefs), relationships, grief and loss, stress and learning disabilities. As clients go through their therapy, they will learn mindfulness, relaxation techniques, emotion regulation, and empowerment of their own lives. Outside of my work as a therapist, I enjoy spending time with my husband, two daughters and dog. Extra-curricular activities include power boating, basketball and traveling. Again, I want to express my sincere appreciation for you in taking this first step to get back to a healthy emotional and mental status. I provide a warm, non-judgmental environment and am easy to talk too. I look forward to working with and guiding you towards your emotional and mental health goals. Specialties: • Stress • Anxiety • Depression • Self-Esteem • Coping with life changes

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Samantha Hughes

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyGriefEating disordersDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Hello, and welcome! My name is Samantha Hughes, and I am a Professional Counselor licensed in the State of Michigan. I have over 5 years of experience working as a therapist. During that time, I have worked a variety of individuals, and helped them through a wide range of issues. My therapeutic approach is one of walking beside you on your journey of self discovery, growth, understanding, and breakthroughs. 1) We will dive deep into your history and figure out what got you where you are now, and where you would like to be instead. 2) We will discuss what it takes to get you where you want to be, by setting and tracking therapeutic goals. 3) We will work through each of those goals together, all while handling the thoughts, emotions, fears and wins that come up for you throughout the process. Other therapy information: I strive to empower my clients to make progress and growth in their lives through the therapeutic counseling process. The therapy I provide is goal-oriented, which means that we will work together to create goals and a roadmap for how to get you from where you are now, to where you really want to be. You will be in the drivers’ seat the entire way, with me in the passenger seat, navigating. In this way, we will work towards goals that YOU set, and with a plan that YOU feel will be most helpful in your situation. I would describe my therapeutic style as sensitive, caring, and empathetic. I am thoughtful, respectful, and I believe that you are the expert in your own life - you live in it, after all! I approach therapy from a Strengths Based perspective, which means that I actively look for and draw out the things that others are good at -- things that I will I lovingly refer to as your "superpowers". This means that instead of constantly looking for flaws, we find and celebrate where you are already doing well, and build upon those areas to ultimately help you achieve your goals. No matter what you are struggling with, it is important that you know you are not alone in this journey. I will be here for you every step of the way. As a therapist I value: -a safe and encouraging atmosphere -finding strengths in others, and solutions to problems -the healing power of the therapeutic relationship -unconditional positive regard for the client I offer live sessions, as well as asynchronous messaging throughout the week. Messaging mirrors collaborative journaling, a well-researched process known to encourage mindfulness, self-reflection, and healing. The act of writing things down presents a powerful medium through which intuition speaks and insight emerges. It allows clients to own their feelings, reflect upon their situation, AND still connect with an expert. Plus, you can send me a message anytime! If you want to work toward feeling your best, and learn your superpowers along the way, come join me in the therapeutic process. With care and understanding, Samantha Hughes, MA, LPC, NCC

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Pilar Meyer-Dunning

Offering therapy in MI
License: LCSW,LMSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigue
16 years of experience

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Chelsey Diaz

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed clinical social worker in Michigan with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. Working with teens and young adults is an area in which I specialize and enjoy greatly. I also specialize in multicultural issues, especially within the Latinx community. 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 - I am excited to start working with you! I offer evening and weekend sessions. I work with clients to find accommodating times for us both, therefore you may not see "availability" within my calendar as I tailor this experience to fit your needs and schedule!

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Brian Spurling

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,SCL,LPC
Career difficultiesCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigueADHD
3 years of experience

I earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Spring Arbor University in 2017. I am currently an elementary/middle school counselor (since 2018) and bring the insight and experience that comes from working with children in an urban public school setting. Counseling is a holistic and personal experience. In our sessions, I will create a safe environment in which we will explore current experiences, thoughts, and behaviors. We will explore opportunities for change and growth. I will ask you to be an involved participant and will suggest activities and media for you to participate in. You are free to discontinue therapy at any time, but I would like this to be a mutual decision between us. I may choose to discontinue therapy if you get violent, abusive, engage in illegal activity in the office, or if you refuse to participate in therapy. In these cases, I will inform you in a letter or e-mail and will include referrals.

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Dr. Dorothy Jenkins

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
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, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Patricia Palmer

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

My name is Patricia Palmer, I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Michigan. I graduated in 2009 from Siena Heights University with a master's degree in counseling. I have worked in various settings and use many different counseling styles, approaches, and techniques to help my clients reach their highest potential. I am a strength-based provider, and want to assist those in need find a way to create peace and harmony in their lives. Throughout my career, I have worked with children to older adults, individuals, couples, and families. I am able to assist clients with: anxiety, emotional concerns, supportive counseling needs, trauma or traumatic event processing, stress management, family/friendship/couples communication or intimacy struggles, acknowledging diagnoses, or overall unwanted thoughts and feelings. I believe that there is no problem too big for you to learn to take back control. I hope to help you or your loved ones move forward in life and have the courage, tools, and strength to see every day as an opportunity for change, growth, and possibility. Let me help you shine your light!

How to find counseling in Concord

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Concord 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 Concord 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 Concord 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 Concord, 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 Concord 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 Concord 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 Concord 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 Concord 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 Concord 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 49237 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 Concord 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 Concord 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 Concord, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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