In life, it can be a commute to reach your destination. Your anxiety or depression can make your life even more of a struggle, and so can the fact that reaching your goals can be hard. A counselor based in Dearborn Heights can help you. 

Dearborn Heights is a bedroom community, where people live, but work elsewhere. If you live here, you may have a commute for your job, and can be busy. Online counseling can help the busy person in all of us. Talk to one today and see what you can do. 

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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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Chandra Betts

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,MAEd
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with a specialization in clinical practice. I have been a social worker for over 10 years and I have experience providing therapy services to individuals, groups, and families. I have worked with many people experiencing life transitions, coping with the effects of trauma, and who are living with grief and loss. I have also worked with many people who are survivors of domestic violence and other forms of abuse. In addition, I have extensive experience with helping people cope with stress and anxiety. Some counseling approaches I often use are cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic therapy. At the forefront of my practice is the respect for the dignity and worth of each individual. I am an excellent listener who has a non-judgmental approach to my interaction with others. I know that seeking help can be a difficult experience, but I do my best to help you navigate through your healing journey. Congratulations on taking the first step to becoming happy, healthy and whole! I look forward to working with you.

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Kimberly Smith

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMHC,LPC,MAC
AddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
13 years of experience

Greetings! I am a mental health counselor licensed in Florida and Michigan with over 13 years of experience; I have worked in a variety of settings including community health, inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and substance abuse facilities, and corrections. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addictions, trauma, and LGBT-related issues. I earned my Bachelor's of Arts in History and Psychology at Florida State University as well as my Master's of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy at Webster University in Jacksonville, Florida. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral, and solution-focused counseling. I will collaborate with you to develop a plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to make the first step in order to make a change toward a more fulfilling and happier life. If you are ready to take that step and put in the work, I am here to support and empower you! I look forward to working with you!

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Shiela Little

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,PhD(c)
Relationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoaching
20 years of experience

I understand how hard it is when your life, relationship, career, or business isn’t moving forward the way you want. So many people feel stuck, overwhelmed, self-sabotaging, and procrastinating, but they don’t know why or what’s blocking them from doing what they know they need to do. Worse, they have no one to help them heal, gain clarity, and hold them accountable to create the forward momentum they desire. Sound familiar? Hello, I am Shiela Little, Founder & CEO of Shaping Solutions. As a clinical therapist and business psychologist, I have honed in on critical factors that help people attain success in their life, relationship, and career. For the past 20 years, I have helped coach thousands of clients just like you heal, learn how to stop self-sabotaging and procrastinating, identify their needs, and start asking for what they want. When you learn to overcome the obstacles holding you back, you can gain new purpose and meaning in your life and get what you are worth. I believe you are worthy and deserve a better life than you have today! When you heal with me, you will start the journey to see what key areas of your life keep you stuck. Are you ready to shift your mindset and build the skillsets required to start building the life you always imagined but never thought was possible? It’s time to take action! I will hold you accountable so you can start creating a life you will love. Book your appointment... I am looking forward to speaking with you soon.

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Brian Ashley

Offering therapy in MI
License: Master of ArtsProfessional Counselor,LPC,NBCC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issues
24 years of experience

I am a Licensed practicing counselor in the State of Michigan and a licensed National Board Certified Counselor. I have been in practice for twenty four years. I work with individuals experiencing addiction issues as well as anxiety, depression, anger and marital problems. Working in the business sector for a number of years helps me also relate to both sides of an individual's life. My goal is to help my client to move toward becoming a healthy and complete person.

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Andrea Honey

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, chronic illness, traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord and brain injuries, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem and confidence, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Helema Ballard

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Vanessa Stafford

Offering therapy in MI
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger management
40 years of experience

If you're feeling that it's time to figure out the confusion or discord in your relationship... YOU"VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!☮ Hi! I'm Vanessa Stafford, a licensed master level clinician with over 40 years of professional experience in the State of Michigan. More importantly I am someone who sparks change in people's lives and relationships. I support individuals and couples who want to regain or feel fulfilled in their connection with their partner. My work is geared towards supporting clients in exploring their history and patterns of behavior that may be negatively impacting the relationship... uncovering behaviors they may not even be aware, while identifying tools that support and sustain a more positive relationship. I support clients in finding finding peace and balance. ☮ My training and experience is geared primarily towards helping clients who are coping with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse. I have extensive experience and training in helping couples in setting boundaries while finding peace, uncovering the "love she most desires and the respect he desperately needs", identifying past complex trauma that may be creeping into current relationships, and batterer intervention, just to name a few. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you hold the key for identifying your strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take this first step towards a change is a key indicator that you are ready and capable of advocating for change. My clients are very highly motivated and committed to making changes in their love life, and I enjoy supporting and providing techniques so that they can reach their potential and ultimately succeed! I know that your time and money is valuable so I work diligently to be as structured and goal-oriented as possible. If you are ready to put in the work, you will be amazed at how capable you are as you explore parts of yourself you never knew existed. I am here to support & empower you in your journey. I challenge you to take the next step by signing up for an available time on my portal. www.betterhelp.com/Vanessa-Stafford Thank you for seeking the support you need! Vanessa Stafford, LMSW

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Suzanne Boak

Offering therapy in MI
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, military related challenges, military couples/family, as well as coping with grief and loss. 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. 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 and empower you in that journey.

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Jessica Bates

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

I am licensed in North Carolina and Iowa with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with grief and loss, 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. 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.

How to find counseling in Dearborn Heights

Finding the best therapist close by in Dearborn Heights 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 Dearborn Heights. 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 Dearborn Heights, 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 Dearborn Heights 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 Dearborn Heights 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 Dearborn Heights, elsewhere in Wayne, 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 Dearborn Heights area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Dearborn Heights 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 Dearborn Heights 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 Dearborn Heights 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 Dearborn Heights, 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 Dearborn Heights 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 Dearborn Heights 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 Dearborn Heights 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 Dearborn Heights 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 Dearborn Heights 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 48127 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 Dearborn Heights 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 Dearborn Heights 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 Dearborn Heights, 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.

Dearborn Heights 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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48125, 48127

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