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LaKeisha Blackwell

Offering therapy in MI
License: B.A. Criminal Justice,MA Counseling
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience

Thank you for taking the time to work on you. It is my pleasure to walk along side of you on this journey. Compassion, empathy and genuine love for people propels me to utilize the therapeutic process to listen, encourage, empower and uplift. My professional experience includes working with young adults in transition, adults and families in various settings from community mental health to providing home-based services. Psychotherapy Specializations include: substance use disorders, work stress, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, sexual abuse/sexual assault, anxiety, relationships, trauma, PTSD, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), social communication issues, career transition, childhood abuse and neglect, psychosis, and working with children and adolescents. Cultural diversity and sensitivity is important to effectively assist clients. My experience includes working with individuals across all socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, religious, and racial backgrounds. My human service experience expand over 20 years and includes working with adoptive and biological parents, training potential foster parents, family reunification, utilization review, individual therapy, substance abuse disorder, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, training law enforcement and school safety officers on recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental illness, program development and implementation, community outreach, writing and implementing policy, community outreach and home-based therapy. Counseling Techniques: Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and grief therapy. It is my professional opinion that weekly live sessions (chat, phone, video) are most effective for clients to progress towards their goals. I look forward to working with you as you work through challenges and discover your inner strength during the process.

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Julia Davis

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMFT,MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepression
11 years of experience

Welcome to my page! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Michigan, California, and Washington with a decade of experience assisting others to relieve distress and promote and restore positive relationships. I have worked with adults and children helping them overcome anxious thoughts and behaviors, process past experiences, and support healthy living. Being supportive of healthy choices and remaining true to oneself is a process therapy can nurture. Creating meaningful connections and a more satisfying life experience can be achieved with healthy conversation that gives you permission to be yourself and connect with others authentically. With an open mind and a non-judgmental treatment approach, we create the space to collaboratively meet your goals. You can also find me on IG @boundariesexplained where I share some insights we expand upon in the global Better Help groups. I am passionate about secure attachment, nonviolent communication, the connection between boundaries and anxiety, speaking up and reducing emotional paralysis and communication skills to reduce anxiety. Life in all its processes and nuances is unique for each of us. I am here to help, guide, listen and support you in meeting your goals. Together we can identify these and explore ways to meet them. Schedule: I am available Tues and Thurs 9-4 EDT only.

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Hilary Hitte

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Hello! I am a licensed counselor in Michigan with my MSW and BS in Psychology. I have over 10 years experience working with survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. I have worked with my clients on a range of concerns beyond the trauma and abuse to include: communication, coping and grief, healthy relationships, self-esteem, goal-setting and development, and co-occurring life experiences (such as care-giving for a loved one). My primary approach is to meet my clients where they are in the their process with respect, compassion, empathy, and non-judgement. My counseling approach is mostly cognitive behavioral, with mindfulness and trauma-focused as needed; however, I have training in other counseling modalities that can be applied to meet individual needs. Seeking help and support takes courage, and is no small feat, and I am prepared to be on your side and provide that help and support while we work together through this journey. I look forward to working with you.

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Dr. Blandina Rose-willis

Offering therapy in MI
License: PhD
Career difficulties
3 years of experience

My counseling activities began with working with ex-offenders and ex-addicts who were seeking jobs. Clients’ issues ranged from job seeking skills to self-esteem issues, to appropriate job-related functions. I then moved on to university counseling, where my skills were applied to students who were struggling to effectively complete classes and move on. In some cases, career decisions changed or needed to be explored. I then moved to community college counseling, where issues included homelessness, prostitution, self-esteem, post-war trauma, career clarification, single parenthood, feelings of worthlessness, and many other areas. I had success with these clients, despite carrying a huge caseload and fighting burnout. Upon completion of my PhD, I became an administrator and used my counseling skills to supervise staff and departments, teach and model effective communication skills and problem-solve. In all of these roles, listening was my most effective skill. I strongly believe that every person deserves a counselor who will give them unconditional positive regard, the watchwords of client-centered counseling. Clients should also know that I believe in the healthy personality, that individuals, when provided support and options, will forge their way forward and solve their issues and continue with new life skills to use. I would consider myself a holistic person in that I believe that all aspects of the psyche and body work together — health, spirit, mental wellness, sexuality, exercise and self care all come together to create the person working to become. I believe we are all becoming. When I opened my counseling practice, I was focused on diversity consulting and community health and wellness. I believe that communities need counseling, too. I also had a small clientele, most of whom were experiencing some form of depression based on marital issues, a sense of being overwhelmed, and/or needing support in making some health and diet changes. In addition to individual counseling, I also conducted various forms of counseling groups. My group work is a strength over the course of my career. Most recently I conducted a workshop for teachers on LGBTQ legal and social issues, and found that a great deal of individual counseling could have been incorporated with that group going forward. So much to do, so little time.

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Mamie Routhier

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
28 years of experience

I have 25 + years working with adults, kids, teens and families with a wide range of concerns. My experience includes supporting parents with: foster/adoptive children, children with autism, children with mental health concerns and/or behavioral problems. I also have many years of experience working with trauma, including sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence and severe violence. In addition, I have experience with depression, anxiety, and overcoming poverty. My approach is very eclectic, but is mostly humanistic and sometimes cognitive and/or behavioral. I see my role as supporting people in whatever direction life takes them or helping them over the bumps in life, even the big bumps. I tend to use a direct and pragmatic approach. My style is very interactive, sensitive, and compassionate. I look forward to working with you.

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Tiffany Washington

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficulties
19 years of experience

Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile! If you are tired of old toxic patterns impacting your growth, life and overall mood and want clarity and resources you’ve come to the right page! My name is Tiffany Washington, and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Career Strategist who has prided myself on creating an environment in which my clients feel safe to explore what they might perceive as unsafe topics, uncomfortable events and experiences. I received my Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Marygrove College in Detroit Michigan and a Masters of Social Work Degree from Wayne State University. I have been a fully licensed Social Worker with the State of Michigan since 2011. I have been in the field of Social Work for 18 years and my specialties include Career Strategy / Transitions and Substance Abuse. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including health and wellness, women's issues, depression, anxiety, relationships challenges, and stress management. Over the years, a lot of my work has centered around motivating people to navigate hard decisions. I also specialize in Life Management skills programming with people who are transitioning out of or into different stages of life and need a fresh start. My counseling style is solution based, strengths driven, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and empathy. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness approach, motivational interviewing. Your sessions will be a unique experience to you and will be designed with your goals at the core. My passion is to work with individuals who need support and advocacy while they address areas in their lives they want to improve, change and/or develop. My primary goal is to help facilitate an environment where people feel safe to explore their hopes, dreams and ultimately themselves. I look forward to working with you!

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Darlene Hawkins-Bland

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & 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.

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Dr. Elaine Beauchamp

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

Great to Meet You, I am licensed in Michigan and the U.S. Virgin Islands with over 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in assisting clients in dealing with mood management related to adjustments and transitions in everyday life. I think it's important to approach each situation from an integrated healthcare approach which means looking at all aspects of the individual's situation on an Emotional, Physical, Psychological, and Spiritual basis. I feel it's crucial to have a safe space to share without feelings of being judged or needy. I am looking forward to talking with you and sharing more about how I can assist you with your present concerns.

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Elaine Noland-Sepko

Offering therapy in MI
License: LCPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
12 years of experience

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Marriage Couples and Family Counseling, with an emphasis in Crisis and Trauma Counseling. My experience ranges with many different age groups, an I have worked with a diverse client base over the past 12 years. I started off working with Survivors of Sexual Trauma, Domestic Violence, and Human Trafficking. I have worked with children, adolescents, Teens, young adults, adults and the Elderly, providing Individual Therapy, Family Therapy and Couples Therapy, with extensive experience in Group Therapy for adolescents and adults. As well as individual and group therapy for adolescents with substance abuse/addictions. I am currently adding in a focus of Perinatal Mental Health. As I have continued in this field, I have educated myself as much as possible to be able to work with different cultures, races and minorities in order to better serve more populations of individuals who may not have been able to receive the help and the support they need. My Theoretical Foundation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, however, I integrate other Theories and interventions in order to meet the individual needs of clients. These include Narrative Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Social Learning Theory and Gottman's Sound Relationship House Theory. I am trained in TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My approach is Client Centered, with my focus being on the Client and the Client's needs. I work with the Client to identify goals, and work together with the the client to achieve these goals. As a Therapist, I listen, I help identify challenges, process feelings, and help problem solve and then Client takes action to create change. This is not easy, and trusting this process can be difficult, and I never ask my clients to do anything that I would do myself. I am a trauma survivor and because of my experience, I chose to be therapist in order to help others, because it can be difficult to understand the feelings that accompany trauma unless you have lived through a traumatic event yourself. My hope is to create a safe space where Clients can seek help, feel listened to, feel respected, and hopefully find answers and learn new things to help them cope with the challenges that they have been facing. I am flexible throughout the day with my work schedule which can change from day to day. I do not work on the weekends, and will not be able to answer any messages until Monday. Please let me know what works with your schedule and I will do my best to accommodate you. In some cases I may be able to book sessions the same week of enrollment. Not always and appointments may be a week out. I do have set times in the evenings and weekends for appointments that are consistent. I check my messages multiple times throughout the day, and will respond as quickly as my schedule allows. At times I am very busy and cannot answer right away. I will answer as soon as I can, generally within 24-48 hours. Please know that when I respond, it does not mean I am available for a back and forth chat in the portal. I am responding as quickly as I can between sessions and I am not able to answer each message immediately. If you have an emergency please reach out to your local services for immediate assistance. As I am not able to respond to emergencies or immediate needs. I want to make sure you have the help you need right away.

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Deana Fisher

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
40 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 Ecorse

Finding the best therapist close by in Ecorse 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 Ecorse. 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 Ecorse, 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 Ecorse 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 Ecorse 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 Ecorse, 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 Ecorse area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Ecorse 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 Ecorse 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 Ecorse 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 Ecorse, 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 Ecorse 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 Ecorse 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 Ecorse 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 Ecorse 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 Ecorse 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 48229 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 Ecorse 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 Ecorse 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 Ecorse, 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.

Ecorse 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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