Each year, Farmington hosts a rubber duck race that raises thousands for charity. The duck race of life can be chaotic. When emotions run high, it’s hard to hold your course. Relationships falter while personal goals get left behind. You feel sad, anxious, and alone.

You fight to get ahead of your problems with no success. Your mental health issues hold you back from living the life that makes sense to you. Yet, you can develop the skills you need to manage your life. Talk to a counselor in the Farmington area to navigate your way to better mental health.

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Jess Quessenberry

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LMFT
LGBTTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
8 years of experience as a therapist

Starting therapy can be a scary thing. For some people they may see it as admitting to being broken or too weak to handle their problems on their own. Others may see therapy as a waste of time or money. In reality we just need help or feel like the world is just too confusing and scary to understand or cope with. That makes total sense if we stop and look at the world around us. Sometimes life hits us so hard that we don't know what to do next. And I am here to help you figure it out along the way. Quick facts about me: My chosen name is Jess (my name right now has to match my professional license on here) 33 years old, Married, I have 2 young children. Non-binary transfemme she/they Trauma and Abuse History Autistic/ADHD My own style of counseling is more casual and I tend to use humor quite a bit. There is nothing you could do or say to shock or offend me; so don't worry about that and use what ever language you like.

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Latasha Shannon

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW,CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
17 years of experience as a therapist

Hello Welcome to Better Help ! Congratulations you have just made a very important decision in your life and I'm glad that you did. We all have experienced issues, challenges and obstacles in our lives that at times has caused life to become more difficult to manage but with support, guidance and encouragement the path to happiness and success can be achieved and maintained for a lifetime. My name is Latasha Shannon, I am a Master's leveled Social Worker with a Clinical and Macro specialty as well as a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, I also earned a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology. I have 17 years of experience in providing individual psychotherapy, group therapy, assessments and interventions aimed at improving your overall mental health and/or challenges in maintaining recovery from substance abuse. I have worked in an substance abuse residential setting, at outpatient mental health and substance abuse agencies, at an inpatient psychiatric hospital and provided outreach behavioral health services to people in their homes, AFC settings, assisted living and nursing homes. I have expertise in working with older adults, adolescents, adults both men and women, my therapeutic approach varies based on your individual needs and comfort level, I specifically will utilize evidenced based therapy techniques such has dialectical behavioral therapy based modalities, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and psycho-dynamic theories to assist you with improving your thoughts, behaviors and clinical symptoms. Give it a try and let's take this journey together to achieve greatness along the way.

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Brian Shaffer

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MA, MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTGriefDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

Brian is a Licensed Professional Counselor with education, training and clinical experience in the fields of Mental Health, Addiction, Trauma, Grief, Loss and Bereavement and Spiritual Care. He provides counseling, assessment and intervention services that help clients meet their goals for a life in recovery. Brian has a passion for providing quality care, support and services to his clients through a person-centered approach that incorporates interventions from various theories and methodologies. He believes in helping clients process through past traumatic experiences that have contributed to current struggles with substance abuse and mental health symptoms. Brian also incorporates client’s spiritual beliefs into the treatment protocol in order to holistically address their needs. His extensive experience and passion for this field has helped guide individuals through the process of recovery in order to experience freedom from their past and a hope for their future.

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Dr. Hakeem Lumumba

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LPC
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
39 years of experience as a therapist

Greetings, my name is Dr. Hakeem Lumumba, PhD. I have been a therapist for over 30 years. I have had the privilege of working with a plethora of clients ranging from addiction, mental health concerns, to couple therapy. I believe in forming a collaborative relationship with my clients for the purpose of empowering them. I received my Doctor of Philosophy degree in Counseling from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. While working towards my Doctoral degree, my cognate was Psychology. At present, I am a Licensed Counselor and Social Worker in the State of Michigan. Recently, I have applied to become a Licensed Counselor in Alabama . In addition, I am a National Certified Counselor, a Master Addiction Counselor, an Approved Clinical Supervisor, and a Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (DOT/SAP). Besides my clinical experiences, I have been an educator for over 20 years at various institutions such as Wayne State University, Siena Heights University and the University of Phoenix. Finally, I am dedicated to the well being of my clients.

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April Brandon

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
7 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My name is April and I am a fully licensed counselor. I have worked with clients with a variety of issues including anxiety, PTSD, gender and sexual identity issues, abuse, narcissistic abuse, addiction, sex work issues and homelessness. I am also familiar with veteran issues. I'm a military Gold Star mother, so I'm familiar with loss, tragedy, the grieving process in learning how to hold the memories of our loved ones dear while continuing to find meaning in life. I'm also a mother to a wonderful young man, who is trans. Watching him go through the process of transformation to his true, authentic self was a wonderful experience to be a part of. Everyone deserves a safe place to explore their genuine self. I myself, go by she/her pronouns, and I will respect yours, if you care to tell me. My counseling style is open and nonjudgmental. I believe everyone deserves a safe place. I use acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, solution focus, and client centered approaches, among others, to suit each individuals needs. If you're ready to start working on some goals, or even considering how you might begin looking at some issues, I'm here to take those steps with you. I look forward to working with you!

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Sherie Posie

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MA LPC,Sherie Justine Posie
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Sherie Posie LPC. I am a fully Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Michigan. I have over 15 years of experience working in Mental Health, Psychology, Counseling and Human Services. Life can sometimes present us with challenges. They can range from employment and relationship issues to the loss of loved ones. There are times when having someone there to take that difficult journey with you is beneficial. I am here to do just that. I have experience working with teens, adolescents, adults, seniors, men, women, couples, and families. I specialize in mental health, grief, trauma, depression, panic and anxiety disorders, sexual abuse, domestic violence, issues affecting the LGBTQ community, homeless populations, and people of color. In my practice compassion and empathy are an integral part of the therapeutic process. Through therapy, I assist and guide my clients to develop and maintain strong cognitive and emotional wellness; All while coaching them through obstacles of adversity. The clients are the experts about their lives. I firmly believe that individuals have the Power to create the change they want and need in their lives. My desire is to be an agent of change by providing access to healing. No two people are exactly alike therefore we all process things differently. I use a combination of theoretical approaches to help meet my client’s needs. They include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person Centered, Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness Theory. Remember every day you wake up is a chance to start again. Let me accompany you on your journey to Rise like the Phoenix.

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Latina Johnson

Offering therapy in MI
AddictionsSleeping disordersSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, sleeping disorders, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, and coping with life changes. 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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Valerie Jackson

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
28 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 25 years of professional work experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, confidence and other mental health 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. 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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Heather Raitz

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changesCoachingADHD
9 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, coping with life changes, & executive and professional coaching. 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. 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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Anjalon ​W​i​m​b​u​s​h

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
22 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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. Please be aware that I will be checking my messages between 12 and 5pm daily. I apologize for the inconvenience if my response is delayed. I will send you a therapy disclaimer to sign prior to our first scheduled appointment.

How to find counseling in Farmington

Finding the best therapist close by in Farmington 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 in Farmington that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Farmington. 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, 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 in the Farmington region and in the state of Michigan. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Farmington or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 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, 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 area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Farmington 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 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 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Farmington 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 helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Farmington 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 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 Farmington 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.

Farmington therapists 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 Farmington 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 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in MI, therapists 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 48335 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Farmington 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Farmington.

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 from a therapist. A Farmington 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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, 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 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 to customer service 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:

48332, 48333, 48335, 48336

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