In life, we all need safety. We want to feel safe in our homes or any other place where we may want to reside. However, life is sometimes not safe. We may feel like we’re in danger, and it doesn't matter if we really are in danger or not. As long as your mental state says otherwise, it can be difficult convincing someone they’re safe. 

A counselor based in Farmington Hills can help. If you live here, you're living in one of the safest places in Michigan. However, if your anxiety says otherwise, you may not believe that. A counselor can convince you that you are safe and loved. 

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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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Danielle Stokely

Offering therapy in MI
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am licensed in New York, Florida, and Michigan with over 25 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach with individuals of all ages. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting stress, and career challenges. I have also helped many people who have experienced family and generational trauma as well as grief and loss. My counseling style is warm, reflective, and encouraging. I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion, and openness. I believe everyone is doing the best they can. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, rational-emotive, dialectical behavior therapy with a blend of mindfulness, energy psychology (tapping and EFT), and psycho-education. I will tailor our time together and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to step forward and seek help for a more fulfilling and happier life. 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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Kathryn Fortune-Gallagher

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW, ACSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
30 years of experience

I have been a social worker in the area of education and in clinical therapy for nearly 30 years. I have years of experience working with individuals with learning handicaps, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem issues, and codependency. I also provide Christian counseling and teen counseling. I am trustworthy and not judgmental. My main therapeutic style is solution focused. If you are looking for a reliable and conscientious therapist, then look no further! I look forward to working with you.

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Leah Little

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Leah Little, LMSW, CAADC is a fully licensed clinical social worker in the states of Michigan and Illinois, and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. She obtained her MSW from the University of Michigan, with a concentration in mental health and interpersonal practice. Her graduate training was conducted at Michigan Medicine, in the Psychiatric Emergency Services. During this internship, she obtained extensive training in various evidence-based treatments, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Later in her career, while in government service with the U.S. Veteran’s Health Administration, Leah was trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET). Leah has over a decade of work experience providing individual, family, and group therapy to adolescents and adults in community non-profit, hospital, and private practice settings. Her areas of treatment focus include life transitions, grief/loss, relationship or family issues, general stress, depression, anxiety, ADHD, addiction, or coping with past trauma. Leah strives to create a safe, welcoming atmosphere where you can openly share thoughts and feelings, talk about your dreams and goals, be unashamed to cry, and maybe even laugh a little.

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Scott Verner

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW-C
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am a therapist trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and am currently fully licensed in the state of Michigan with over 7 years of experience. I have worked with adult/children clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, autism, oppositional defiant disorder, cognitive impairments, relationship issues, parenting problems, OCD, and ADHD. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. 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! Sincerely, Scott Verner, LMSW-C

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Tracy Bobo

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

Tracy is a Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the area of emotional health with children, adolescents and adults. She works from a person centered and strengths focused perspective believing each person is the expert on their own story. Tracy has experience treating depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse issues and helping others successfully go through life changes. Her therapeutic style is eclectic with experience and knowledge in Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused and Existential Therapy. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to that that step she is here to support and empower you. Should you feel in need of urgent help or that you are in crisis please call 1-800-273-TALK or 911 for immediate help. This forum does not provide any type of emergency services.

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Marcius Brock

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I have 25+ years within educational settings from children to adults. Former teacher, coach and university student services manager. I have a strong, intuitive focus on assessing needs and outlining behaviors. I am a personable active listener and results-based professional that primary objective is to assist clients in finding their needs and to illuminate their options that will hopefully lead to the positive, healthy and lasting life outcomes they desire.

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Patrick Murphy

Offering therapy in MI
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyDepression
3 years of experience

I am a Michigan-based outpatient therapist who has been in the field since 2018. I work with clients of all ages, who predominantly struggle with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anger, and I do so from a trauma-informed perspective. I accomplish this by coming alongside my clients as a fellow traveler on the road to wellness. As we explore these and other symptoms together, I assist my clients with developing a personalized array of tools to overcome their mental health challenges. Therapy is only effective as an equal partnership. You are the world's leading expert on yourself. It is my job as your therapist to be in your corner, helping you address these challenges with all the knowledge, research, education, and skill that I can provide. If you feel ready to embark on this road, I am ready to come alongside and help.

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Louis Oswald

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
35 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & 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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Fadra Baker

Offering therapy in MI
LGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
3 years of experience

Hello! My name is Fadra (Fay-druh) Baker and I am licensed social worker in Michigan with 3 years of professional work experience as a therapist and over 8 years of professional work experience in the social work field. I began my career working in suicide prevention and crisis intervention and now primarily work with adolescents and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and borderline personality disorder at a private practice that I recently opened where I specialize in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I am very passionate about LGBTQIA+ issues, equality for all people, and social justice. 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! What you can expect working with me: -Homework/Worksheets -Being Challenged (in a good way) -A therapist who is relatable and professional

How to find counseling in Farmington Hills

Finding the best therapist close by in Farmington Hills 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 Farmington Hills. 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 Farmington Hills, 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 Farmington Hills 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 Farmington Hills 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 Farmington Hills, elsewhere in Oakland, 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 Farmington Hills area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Farmington Hills 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 Farmington Hills 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 Farmington Hills 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 Farmington Hills, 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 Farmington Hills 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 Farmington Hills 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 Farmington Hills 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 Farmington Hills 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 Farmington Hills 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 48336 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 Farmington Hills 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 Farmington Hills 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 Farmington Hills, 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.

Farmington Hills 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Farmington Hills:

48331, 48334, 48335, 48336

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