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Regina Ambs

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan and New Jersey. I have over 12 years experience in working with children, adults, families and individuals (including the LGBT community) seeking support on a variety of levels. A few of my preferred theoretical approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solutions Based Counseling. However, I have found that tailoring a treatment plan to the specific needs and concerns of each person is important for progress. I have experience in working with clients in the areas of anxiety, depression, transitional life challenges, family systems and relational concepts. I look forward to working with you and appreciate and respect your decision to pursue and engage in this counseling experience!

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Autumn Jones

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome to Better Help! Making the decision to explore your vulnerabilities with a mental health professional can be difficult. I applaud you for stepping out of your comfort zone and into change and rediscovery. My name is Autumn Jones and I believe that building trust by creating a clinical space free from judgment has allowed me to also create a professional connection and rapport. Some of my most important work has been helping people adjust to change while working through both physical and mental challenges resulting from depression, anxiety, trauma, poor self-image, adjusting to illness and stress. Although I am skilled at using various treatment modalities such as strengths-based therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness, I maintain flexibility depending on your needs and preferences. This approach enables me to follow your lead to help you meet your desired goals and expectations. I am a licensed clinical social worker in Michigan, California and Florida. I earned a dual degree in Psychology and Sociology and a master’s degree in Social Work. I have committed to a life of discovery and growth, which provided me with the opportunity to travel the world while meeting people with unique cultural differences and traditions. Over the past 13 years, much of what I have learned personally and professionally has been incorporated into my work. I look forward to working with you as you seek clarity and embrace growth. Please feel free to contact me anytime through Better Help. I usually check messages twice each day of the week. I offer messaging, live chat, phone and video sessions with availability during evenings and weekends.

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Nancy Chin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LPC, CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
26 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Nancy Chin, MS, LPC, CAADC, QMHP I bring a genuine sense of hope and optimism to each and every counseling session. Having 26 years of experience in counseling of addictions and now 10 years experience with mental health disorders helps me to educate and counsel on most any issue you may be experiencing. Having a master's degree of science in mental health counseling and being a licensed professional counselor, as well as being a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor and a certified trauma professional allows me to reach out and help many people. I have worked in the mental health field for the last 26 years as a mental health professional and the last 6 years as a supervisor of two programs in a community mental health setting, as well as being a therapist in the co-occurring and substance use disorders programs. I look forward to helping all that suffer from mental health disorders, addictions or trauma issues of any type.

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Karissa Thomas

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW, LCSW,SSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi there! My name is Karissa and I am a Clinical Social Worker located in Michigan. My goal is to make you feel heard and understood - in order to help empower you to work through whatever struggle or stressor you may be dealing with. I come to you unrehearsed, with a non-judgmental, curious and genuine approach. I believe that you are the expert of your own experience and your own needs. I am practical and straight-forward, while also demonstrating compassion. I am not afraid to laugh with you as we go through our therapeutic journey together. Your honesty, openness and willingness to be vulnerable will be beautiful components of this process together.

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Emily Mika

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW-Clinical,CDEM
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Thank you for visiting my site and congratulations on considering counseling! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience working with adults and older adults in multiple capacities. I have a Bachelor's degree in psychology, a graduate certificate in dementia/gerontology, and a Master's in Social Work with emphasis on clinical practice. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, end of life, adjustment, family dynamics, medical complexities, with a special focus in older adult issues including caregiving and dementia. I am passionate about helping people deal with the many transitions, expected and unexpected, that we live through. My counseling style is warm, interactive, laid-back, collaborative, and geared toward your needs. I full heartedly believe when someone is ready, counseling is the stepping stone to the other side. I am ready when you are! I consider the client/therapist relationship to be crucial and I truly care about your wellbeing. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and empowering you to set goals you see as most important since YOU are the expert in your life. My approach combines solution focused, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavior therapy counseling styles. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and encourage you and provide practical coping techniques to navigate life along the way. I look forward to working with you!

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Lisa Gray

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): M.A., LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi My name is Lisa I have been in the helping profession for the past 20 + years. I am honored to be in field that helps those who have been hit by some of life's hardest issues, and see them get back on track with their health, their emotions, their life goals. I work best with teens through seniors. Trauma, Grief, Loss, Suicide, Molestation, Intimacy issues...are just some of the areas we have had success. I work with those who are in sexual addiction, pornography issues, marital issues, hopelessness, those who feel they no longer have any meaning in life, or have been silenced by their family, their spouse, their authority figure at work or even in their religious hierarchy. My specialty is FREEDOM, RENEWED VALUE, & HOPE !

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Kathleen Gallagher

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementCompassion fatigue
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome ! I would like to introduce myself. I'm Kathleen Gallagher and I have been a Master's Level Clinician for the past 22 years. I received my Bachelor of Social Work degree from Eastern Michigan University and my Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University. I have worked in a Community Mental Health setting for 26 years with Children, Families and Adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, severe emotional disturbance and mental illness. I have also provided supervision to clinicians for the past 14 years. I practice in a person centered, strength based approach. I have extensive training in Trauma , Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Compassion Fatigue. I am have an interest in working with people who are experiencing compassion fatigue and/or burnout in their careers.

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Anna Yamaguchi-Gradilla

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 3 years of professional clinical experience. Outside of my clinical experience, I have 10 years of professional experience working with teenagers and young adults who have had to adjust to being in a new community, navigating changes, and becoming successful adults. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationships, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, coping with life changes, and career difficulties. 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!

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Watisha Sims

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress, worry, anxiety, addiction, trauma, low motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Katherine Layton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, I’m Kat! As a queer and neurodivergent clinical social worker with nearly a decade of experience in social services, I am passionate about partnering with individuals from marginalized identities and communities to navigate life’s complexities and reach their full potential. My practice is grounded in an anti-oppressive and anti-racist framework, ensuring our work honors your unique experiences and perspectives, as you are the expert in your life and story. I believe in the transformative power of informed consent, which means that your voice and choices are central to our journey. With a heart full of compassion and empathy, I support your self-determination and autonomy, helping you uncover the strength and wisdom you already possess. In our time together, fostering and establishing a healing relationship, we’ll create a safe and judgment-free space where you can explore and release thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may no longer serve your highest self. Whether you’re dealing with complex trauma, navigating challenging life circumstances, or simply seeking greater clarity and purpose, my approach blends the power of your story with effective strategies from narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. By working together, you’ll gain tools to reshape your narrative, cultivate healing-centered joy, and build a life that reflects your true values and desires. My experience in criminal defense and jail settings has equipped me with a deep understanding of resilience and the strength required to overcome significant obstacles created and sustained by external influences that lead us to feel powerless and complacent in our life’s trajectory. If you’re ready to embark on a transformative journey towards healing and empowerment, I’m here to walk with you every step of the way. Let’s uncover the incredible potential within you and create a life that is authentically yours. Reach out today, and let’s start your path to a brighter future together!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Dansville

Finding the best therapist close by in Dansville 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 in Dansville that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Dansville. 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 Dansville, 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 in the Dansville region and in the state of Michigan. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Dansville or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Dansville area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Dansville 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 Dansville, elsewhere in Ingham, or in the greater state of Michigan.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Dansville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Dansville 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 Dansville 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 Dansville 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Dansville online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Dansville, 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 Dansville psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Dansville 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 Dansville helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Dansville 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Dansville 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 in Dansville?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Dansville 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.

Dansville therapists 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 Dansville 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 Dansville 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in MI, therapists 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 48819 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Dansville counselor?

Before seeing your Dansville 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Dansville.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Dansville 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 with a Dansville counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Dansville, 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.

Dansville 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 during telehealth appointments?

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

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service 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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