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Colette Spaulding

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
15 years of experience

Sometimes it’s hard to reach out for help when life gets difficult. I’m so glad you did, and I hope I can play a role in supporting and encouraging you. I’d like to help you learn and use strategies to address your concerns and problems, and to achieve satisfaction, fulfillment, and peace of mind. The question I begin with is not “What is wrong with you?” but rather, “What has happened to you?” I want to establish a safe, nonjudgmental and compassionate space for my clients to share their personal stories and experiences. We will collaborate to weave together elements of patterns, strengths, and coping skills to increase self-awareness, improve relationships, and promote healing and growth. Maybe you are struggling with anxiety or depression, or experiencing the effects of past or current trauma or abuse. Perhaps you are adjusting to an important life event such as the loss of a loved one or a significant relationship, a career change, a health issue. Maybe you are having difficulties in a significant relationship. I hope to be instrumental in your engagement in the dynamic process of creating positive change. I offer compassion and flexibility, knowledge and experience. I think humor, as well, is so important! It is a way to acknowledge that, although life can be painful, there is also joy to be found. I have worked in the mental health field for 14 years. I am experienced and trained in evidence-based therapeutic modalities: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I have worked with survivors of abuse, domestic violence, and trauma. I have worked with individuals with mood disorders, OCD, anxiety and depression, co-occurring disorders, and anger issues. I approach each client as a whole person, not just a set of diagnoses, and we work as a team, to match interventions with your particular needs. I believe I have the skills and experience, and most importantly, the desire, to help you. Thank you for reaching out!

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David Foreit

Offering therapy in MI
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTParenting issuesAnger managementBipolar disorder
35 years of experience

Hi! My name is David. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been practicing for 35 years. I graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Ecology in 1983. From California State University at Fullerton I received a Master’s Degree in Counseling in 1985. I began counseling in a high school setting in Santa Ana, CA, under the supervision of a licensed Marriage Family and Child Counselor in 1983. I received my first counseling license in 1987. In 1990 I moved to Texas, where I provided in-home counseling services to children and their families, for 23 years. In 2013 I returned to my home state of Michigan, where I continue to practice today. I have addressed many issues with clients over the years, including: Anxiety/Depression ADHD/Impulsivity Anger/Rage Personality Disorder Clusters LBGTQ Issues And others It’s not uncommon to become confused in life, to need a little help deciding what’s best for you. But my guess is you are every bit as capable of finding the answers that are right for you as anyone else. And I’d like to help you find them. But I’d like to help you get to the point where you realize you don’t need me. That everything you need in life that’s important, you already have. And like most things you do in life, the more you practice them more proficient you’ll become. I take a Person-Centered approach to therapy. So how can I help you help yourself? Where would you like to start?

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Faizah Nasser

Offering therapy in MI
License: LCSW
Family conflictsParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
8 years of experience

Hi, My name is Faizah Nasser, I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been working in the field for 9 years now. I received my Master’s Degree at Wayne State University. I have worked with a wide variety of populations and in different settings. I have worked in an outpatient clinic, inpatient hospital, and schools providing individual and group therapy. I have experience with working with individuals with ADHD, Anxiety/stress, and Depression, and Parenting Skills. I usually take a client centered therapeutic approach, taking a client centered approach helps focus on the client and offer subtle guidance and encouragement to take control of your destiny. I believe that seeking help takes a lot of courage and is a step in the right direction. Therapy should be viewed as a positive approach to self care and promote emotional wellness. I would love to work with you to feel confident in your ability to tackle the challenges of everyday life you are facing. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Charlotte Chase

Offering therapy in MI
License: PhD,LPC
AddictionsGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoaching
5 years of experience

Often, we feel stuck in our current circumstances; that is, we are so accustomed to the "usual" way of living our lives that change seems impossible. My specialty is helping you identify what is problematic in your life, explore the feelings about it, and then devise a suitable action plan that addresses the problem and moves you beyond it. The problem is no longer insurmountable, and together we find an acceptable way to ease your mind. We also develop your coping skills, so you are more prepared to recognize additional challenges as they arise. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, Michigan license) and Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) with 20+ years in organizations working to identify performance problems among the workers, work, or workplace. My experience includes a private practice, work within employee assistance programs, and spiritual direction. Specialties: Life choices Career planning Stress & Anxiety Trauma Cancer diagnoses

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Sara LaBelle

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Therapist in Michigan with over 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger management, parenting problems, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and ADHD. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered therapy, and mindfulness. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Viergelie Liberal

Offering therapy in MI
Parenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Hello, I am a clinical social worker licensed in Florida. I enjoy working with people and I am dedicated to providing therapy and support that empowers my clients to see challenges as opportunities. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. It takes courage to seek counseling and to take the first steps towards change. If you're ready to take that step I'm here to support and encourage you. I look forward to working with you!

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Joan Ledford

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

My background includes working with children of all ages, young adults, and adults through age 104. I have experience helping clients living with anxiety, grief, stress, family conflicts, & parenting concerns. 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 help in identifying needs and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support you in that journey.

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Michelle Davis

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 13 years of professional clinical social work experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, ADHD, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, educational concerns, as well as helping people improve their mental health and wellness. I have experience using multiple therapeutic modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and a strengths based perspective. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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 so proud to begin this journey with you!

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Susan Jenczka

Offering therapy in MI
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maine, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan. I am authorized to work with clients residing in these states. I also hold credentials as a Music therapist, Board Certified and as a Fellow with the Association of Music and Imagery. I have been in private and agency practice for over 20 years. I believe every human has the capacity to grow in personhood, to find joy in life, and make meaning for her or himself. I also believe for every individual there are a myriad of factors challenging the growth of personhood, joy and meaning making in their lives. Former and current clients, in my practice, who were seeking guidance, assistance, and compassionate listening have expressed a sense of being supported and development of greater insight. My formal educational includes a BA in Music Education, MA Liberal Studies, PhD Arts in Human Development, CAS Counselor Education; MA in Music Therapy, Fellow - Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, Mandala Assessment and Spiritual Direction training/credentialing. I hold credentials in the states of Maine and Michigan as LCPC, and LPC respectively. My continuing education also includes ACES training, Trauma-Informed Care & Counseling, Domestic Violence & Intimate Partner Violence counseling training and Clinical Supervision training. I have practiced in the mental health field since 1996. In addition, I have extensive education and personal experience in Jungian studies including lectures, seminars, conferences and analysis from 1988 to the present. A depth orientation or, as sometimes stated, psychodynamic psychotherapy informs my counseling and supervisory practices. As a clinician and supervisor my role includes providing: - reflective listening - guidance when occasioned in goal setting - feedback for reflection related to skill development - support of creativity and development of problem solving - encouragement of insight development - motivation of personal resource development I have great respect for those who seek assistance on life's journey and look forward to being a supportive presence and resource for those who come to work with me.

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Christopher Genther

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesCoping 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, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & career difficulties. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Estral Beach

Finding the best therapist close by in Estral Beach 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 Estral Beach. 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 Estral Beach, 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 Estral Beach 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 Estral Beach 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 Estral Beach, elsewhere in Monroe, 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 Estral Beach area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Estral Beach 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 Estral Beach 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 Estral Beach 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 Estral Beach, 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 Estral Beach 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 Estral Beach 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 Estral Beach 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 Estral Beach 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 Estral Beach 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 48166 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 Estral Beach 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 Estral Beach 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 Estral Beach, 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.

Estral Beach 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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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

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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