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Dr. Jillian Graves

Offering therapy in MI
License: PhD,LMSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger management
21 years of experience

Hello. I am Dr. Jillian Graves, a licensed clinical social worker (LMSW), in the state of Michigan. I have experience working with adults, adolescents and families in both group and individual sessions. I have the most experiencing working with anger management, trauma, anxiety, parenting issues, mood disorders and workplace issues. I earned my MSW at Smith College and then went on to earn a Ph.D. in social work at Bryn Mawr, where my dissertation work focused on emerging adult (18-29-year-old) siblings of people with schizophrenia. As you might guess, working with siblings of people with mental illness and adolescent and young adult development are specialties of mine as well. I believe that the most important work in therapy is the relationship. Establishing trust and solid communication is important and with that in mind, therapy is a collaborative process where I am here to help you set goals, provide support and offer insight. I have an eclectic approach to therapy, using approaches such as psychodynamic theory (including attachment theory), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, solution-focused treatment and narrative approaches. Making meaning, improving communication and understanding the ways that our personal histories shape us are important areas to focus on in therapy as well. Beginning therapy is difficult but I will be here to work with you every step of the way and if you have additional questions for me, please do not hesitate to ask. I look forward to working with you.

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Alicia Clement

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I have a passion to help people work through issues and concerns so they can live a healthy and well balanced life. During life transitions, changes and development, one may be presented with many challenges. These challenges may impact us as individuals as well as our family systems, peer groups, school and/or careers. Often times individuals and families can benefit from working with a therapist through these bumps in the road. My experience as a school counselor and licensed professional counselor provide me a unique and comprehensive understanding of the stress, anxiety and depression that can often occur during these transitions as well. I am dedicated to helping clients develop healthy coping skills to manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors. During the counseling process we will explore problem-solving techniques, develop decision-making skills and collaboratively create cognitive and behavioral plans. I have a Master of Arts degree (MA) in Counseling Education and a Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in Psychology. I have over ten years experience as a school counselor and academic behavior interventionist in secondary schools. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). As an experienced counselor, I am qualified to address all academic and career needs as well as personal, social, emotional, and parental needs.

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Catherine Mather-Colcernian

Offering therapy in MI
License: Counseling
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Welcome! Thank you for having the courage to change and grow through counseling. I am an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Michigan. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology and English from Central Michigan University, a Masters in Guidance and Counseling Community Mental Health from Oakland University and a Specialization in School Counseling. My approach is person centered. I understand that we all bring our one of a kind experience to the counseling process. Your uniqueness and individuality will be respected and honored in a safe, caring environment. My expertise is in situational anxiety and depression, self-confidence building, behavior change, and motivational understanding. If your striving for deeper understanding of yourself and others, reduction of stress and anxiety, and a happier more fulfilled life please schedule an appointment with me. I use a client centered approach, Mindfulness, Emotional Freedom Techniques. and CBT coupled with solution based counseling. I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. You will be listened to with deep respect, compassion, and sensitivity. If you are afraid that you cannot change or grow, I will help you understand that this is possible. You may discover areas of strength that you were unaware of. Clients says that I provide a safe, warm, insightful and caring environment for them. My specialities are: Stress and Anxiety Developing Self-Confidence Highly Sensitive People Relationship Building Emotional Freedom Technique Mindfulness I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Kristi Hottenstein

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC,NCC,Ph.D.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

Whether you’re experiencing difficult times or new adventures, I’m here to help. I have been a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan since 2009. I am the practitioner/owner of Compass Counseling & Coaching, PLLC, a member of the Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association and was appointed to their board in 2021. I have a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Toledo, a masters in Counseling from the University of La Verne and a bachelors in Sociology from Alma College. I provide counseling for individuals, couples, and teens, as well as provide college selection coaching. I have a very holistic approach to counseling because no two people are the same. I see each client as an individual requiring their own unique approach. I use a variety of counseling techniques, encouraging self-awareness and the acceptance of one’s own responsibilities in their personal journey. I believe the more we know ourselves, the better we can respond to situations.

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Kelly Drake

Offering therapy in MI
License: Micro/Macro Clinical Social Worker,LMSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
23 years of experience

I am a Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years experience with assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. My educational foundation include such theories as, family systems, psychodynamic, free association, and strength based concepts. The first ten years of my career focused on suicide assessment, and trauma treatment of children ages 4-17. Many of these children had severe mental illness and came from abusive homes, and from a diverse population all over the Detroit, MI area. I worked for many different community mental health agencies as well as school systems throughout this time. I wanted to join the Army after college, but was told by an Army recruiter that I would not pass the physical test due to a bad knee. After some time and investigation, I decided to join the Army as an Officer and Social Worker. The next ten years of my Active Duty career would focus on suicide risk assessment, and trauma treatment of Soldiers and their families. The military wanted a solution focused approach to treatment of Soldiers, and I would eventually adapt to this support using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy concepts to treat nightmares and sleep. I was also trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy as evidence based approach for PTSD treatment. My style is calm, collected, and perceptive. I have accurate empathy to offer, and practice with respect and dignity and privacy. I will go at your pace, but will not bullshit you about what needs to happen for change. Change comes through the relationship, and this is not the same as advice you can get from a friend. Social Work is a purpose for me, not just a job or means to some other end. I want to thank you all ahead of time for giving me the chance to know you, letting me into the most vulnerable places of your life!

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Peter Harvey

Offering therapy in MI
License: M.A.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I have been a therapist for many years. I have worked in private practice with individuals, couples, and families. My approach is to present myself as a real person who has been through his own life challenges who also has professional training and experience. I use a variety of therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, family therapy, and others. I choose the ones that seems to best fit the client and the situation. I think that developing a relationship with a client can help promote trust and confidence. I’ve gotten great satisfaction in helping numbers of individuals, couples, and families to move forward and thrive. Most recently, my work has been focused on individuals with depression, anxiety, and challenging life changes.

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Connie Owens

Offering therapy in MI
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
23 years of experience

Hi, my name is Connie Owens and I am a licensed therapist with more than 20 years of experience in helping others. During these 2+ decades, I have obtained a medical license to practice in multiple states and learned that while being evidence-based trained is helpful it is better to be evidence-based informed. It is a fact that we are each unique and that what works for one may not work for another. That is why I utilize a Holistic Approach; I fully understand that to heal the whole you, we must treat the whole you. In all facets of therapy, we will address the 4 human interdependent parts; Mind, Body, Soul, and Spirit. I have experience in various areas from birth-death (or Hospice). I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Therapist with several years of experience in helping others overcome trauma. And, it is hard these days not to mention trauma without discussing Narcissistic Abuse, which I also specialize in. I have helped hundreds of women and men not only break free from Narcissistic Abuse but also break the cycle so it does not happen again. Additionally, I also have many years of experience in Christian Counseling, Substance Use Disorders, Relationship Issues, Grief and Loss, Mental Health, Individual Therapy, and Group Therapy. More recently (although I have implemented these principles all along) I have wrapped up my Certification in Functional Nutrition and can now add to my resume that I am a Board Certified Holistic Mental Health Practitioner. Nutrition is only 1 area of focus with me. Your mental health is affected by everything you are exposed to so together we will address those things and come up with a plan that works for you so you can live your best quality of life. My approach is gentle, yet direct. I will always meet you where you are and respect all of your beliefs and values. 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. My overall treatment approach is a Holistic Approach that utilizes CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic, Motivational Interviewing, and Biblical Principles and Truths for those looking for Christ -Centered Therapy- AKA an Eclectic Approach. It takes courage to ask for help and commit to make changes, to improve your quality of life. I get that, so when you're ready I am here to empower you in your healing journey by supporting you and teaching you how to do it. One thing I'd like you to remember is-If you put in the work you will get the results.

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Monique Finnister

Offering therapy in MI
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Lori Matheson

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
4 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) in Michigan. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, divorce, depression, post-partum adjustment, ADHD & coping with life changes. I believe you are the expert of your story and have many God-given strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Jeanne Klusman

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida and Michigan with 15 years of professional work experience. I'm passionate about guiding individuals on their unique paths to positive change. I believe that within each of us lies the potential to cultivate greater happiness, healthier relationships, and a more fulfilling life. I believe that you are the expert on your own life, and my role is to provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. A few of the areas I can help you with are anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, low self-esteem/confidence, stress management/burnout, life transitions/adjustments, and personal growth and development. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My approach to therapy is collaborative. I draw on evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy to tailor our sessions to your specific needs and preferences. I believe in creating a personalized plan that empowers you to take control of your mental well-being and achieve lasting positive change. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. Together, we'll work to identify your goals and aspirations, develop coping mechanisms for stress and challenges, strengthen your self-compassion and resilience, and unlock your inner strength and build a brighter future. If you're ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and positive transformation, I'm here to guide and support you.

How to find counseling in Durand

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Durand 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 Durand 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 Durand 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 Durand, 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 Durand 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 Durand 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 Durand 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 Durand 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 Durand 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 48429 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 Durand 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 Durand 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 Durand, 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.

Durand 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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