Eaton Rapids, Michigan residents often refer to their city as the “Island City” because the city’s business district is situated on an island in the middle of the river and it has bridges on the north, south, east, and west ends of the island. Eaton Rapids also has three-foot bridges for easy access to the downtown area. Troubled waters creep up on all of us at one time or another and it can be difficult to sort things out.

You certainly don’t have to isolate yourself on a solitary island while you’re trying to figure out how to get to a place of mental stability, health, and wellness. All you need to do is to match up with an Eaton Rapids area licensed mental health counselor who can help put you on sound footing.

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Lizabeth “Lizzie” Sperry

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
9 years of experience

Hello there! My name is Lizzie and I am a fully licensed therapist (LMSW, CCTP) in the State of Michigan, US and here on BetterHelp. I have been in practice for 10 years and I especially LOVE working with people from different places all over the world! I am truly excited to get the opportunity to get to know you and your story! I consider it a privilege when a person makes the choice to allow me a glimpse into their world. So, I thank YOU for making the brave decision to reach out. You will find that I have a very intentionally casual and laid-back style in therapy. Therapy doesn't have to be any harder than it already is! I am coming from a strength-based, relational and humanistic perspective as I believe that the most important component of the therapeutic process is the very relationship itself between client and therapist. In addition to the standard messaging back and forth in the main counseling room, the "meat and potatoes" of this process will be our live sessions. These sessions occur in real time and last for 45 minutes. They are scheduled by you ahead of time and you can find my weekly availability by checking out my schedule here on BetterHelp. I strive to be sure that my clients feel heard, respected, valued and supported by creating a safe devoid of judgement where I will meet you where you are, not drag you to where I or anyone else thinks you should be, and I hope to help you find some peace, some knowledge, some awareness, perhaps a different perspective, and most importantly, some healing. As I already said, I believe the relationship between client and therapist is key to effective work. Therapy is not an overnight fix. And if you are looking for a brief solution-focused approach, I'm not your girl. I believe that by taking the time and effort to build a foundation of trust, I will provide the understanding and empathy, the guidance, and the gentle challenges necessary to be sure that you meet (and even exceed, in some cases) your treatment goals. Buckle up because you are in for a bit of a wild ride when you enter therapy, but I would argue that it's worth it, and that you will come out on the other side of it not just a more balanced, more strength-focused, more positive and happier version of yourself, but also with the tools and shift in perspective to maintain that upward trajectory long after our work together has come to an end. I earned my Bachelor's Degrees in Biology and Criminal Justice and my Master's Degree in Social Work with a Clinical emphasis from Grand Valley State University. I am a Licensed Clinical Master's Level Social Worker and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with 10 years of professional experience counseling people of all ages from all different cultures/walks of life struggling with all manner of issues spanning from diagnosable mental health disorders, relationship and/or family issues, career difficulties, overall lack of motivation and/or direction in life, and/or just simply emotional imbalance, dysregulation and/or dis-ease. If we sound like a good fit, let's take the first steps toward figuring it all out. And if we are not a good fit, it's super simple to change therapists on this app with no awkwardness or discomfort at all!

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Ivy Kowalski

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
10 years of experience

Hello! My name is Ivy and welcome to BetterHelp! Finding a therapist can be somewhat of an overwhelming experience for some and I do believe it is important that you find the right fit for you, as I have also been down this road myself and it took me some time to find the right fit too! As a therapist, I believe it is a privilege to be invited into someone's journey. I hope to provide a space for you that feels safe, supportive, and non-judgmental, where you feel heard. This will hopefully allow you to make progress during our time together. A little background on me- I am a Licensed Professional Counselor through the state of Michigan. I have been working in the field of mental health for approximately ten years with a diverse group of individuals of all ages from varying backgrounds and circumstances. I have experience working with children and families, adolescents, and adults with pervasive mental illness, such as schizophrenia. I have also worked with victims/survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. My therapeutic approach really depends on you and your identified needs. I believe attachment style and unresolved trauma can play a large role in our relationship with ourselves and others and symptoms of depression and anxiety may be a secondary result. I believe in getting to the root of the issue, as this is where I believe healing can begin. I hope that you feel safe to reach out with any questions you might have for me. And please know that it is ok if you decide that I am not the right fit for you, as I want you to work with someone who you feel comfortable sitting alongside. Just know you have taken a step in a positive direction!

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Dr. Annette Solomon

Offering therapy in MI
License: Psy.D.
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
20 years of experience

Hello, my name is Dr. Annette Solomon and I look forward to working with you. Congratulations... you’ve taken the first steps toward improving your mental health and well-being. It takes tremendous strength and courage to ask for assistance and I’m honored to be a part of your process. I am a licensed psychologist with over 18 years of training and professional experience. I’ve always loved working in the helping field, thus, in 2003, I received my doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Wright State University- School of Professional Psychology (SOPP). Over the years I’ve specialized in culturally competent therapy with individuals who have challenges with a variety of disorders and/ or life concerns such as addictions, trauma and abuse, diversity issues, and being diagnosed with chronic medical conditions (HIV/ AIDS, spinal cord injuries, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.). I also have experience working with our Veteran population and being a part of diverse medical teams. My interaction and professional style is warm, compassionate, and strength- based. I utilize motivational interviewing along with cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and solution-focused techniques to help you achieve your goals. We will discuss and document an individualized treatment plan based on empirically supported techniques.

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Julienne Manees

Offering therapy in MI
License: LCSW,MSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience

Hi! My name is Julienne, but I prefer to be called Jewel! I have a Master's degree in Social Work and am fully licensed. I have been serving families and individuals as a Social Worker and Case Manager for almost 9 years and have worked with many different populations and types of people. I am experienced in working with individuals of all ages who have mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders, including those who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse. My treatment approach is the cognitive behavioral therapy model, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. My goal is to enhance the overall well-being and safety of each individual I serve and to help them meet their needs, as well as helping individuals cope with the challenges they are facing in their every day lives.

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Brittany Peterek

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
4 years of experience

Clients tell me that I have a compassionate, caring approach that makes them feel instantly calm and safe. I focus on the person as whole, as all parts of you and your life impact you on an individual base. I will incorporate holistic and cognitive approaches to focus on your strengths and facilitate overall self growth. I will meet you where you are and together we will identify the challenges that caused you to reach out. We will work together for you to develop positive ways to cope and create a better understanding of yourself. I am genuine and authentic. I will hear you and see you, allowing you to feel heard and empowered. It is brave for you to reach out and I am looking forward to working along side of you.

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Naomi Silverman

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

I am a licensed masters level Clinical Social Worker in Michigan with 34 years of professional work experience. I have extensive experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence issues. I work well with older adolescents, adults and seniors. 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. I realize that taking the first step to seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Destini Haggen

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTDepression
4 years of experience

Hi there! My goal is to provide you support and help you reach your goals. I have professional work experience with multicultural individuals. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anger, addiction anxiety & depression. As a solution-focused therapist 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started however you should be more proud of yourself!

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Alicia Damgard

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan with 6 years of professional work experience within a school and private practice setting. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression. I utilize knowledge and skills from Cognitive Behavioral Theory, and also have an interest in Somatic Experiencing to help understand how the body sends us messages about how we are feeling emotionally. 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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Kimberly Groce

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, career difficulties, & depression. 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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Delores Mayen

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

I am licensed in Michigan with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Eaton Rapids

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Eaton Rapids 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 Eaton Rapids 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 Eaton Rapids 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 Eaton Rapids, 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 Eaton Rapids 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 Eaton Rapids 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 Eaton Rapids 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 Eaton Rapids 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 Eaton Rapids 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 48827 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 Eaton Rapids 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 Eaton Rapids 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 Eaton Rapids, 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.

Eaton Rapids 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.

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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.

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