Your mental state can make you feel as though you're stranded in the middle of nowhere with no vehicle to take you to your destination. Depression, anxiety, and stress can prevent you from going to where you need to go. A counselor based in Flint can help you. 

Flint is known as the vehicle city. In life, we need vehicles to make it to our destinations. A counselor can be that vehicle who helps you make it to your destination and braves all the elements life throws at it. Speak to a counselor today.

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Pamela Knaffle

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

Hello! My name is Pam Knaffle and I am a licensed Master Social Worker in the State of Michigan. I obtained my undergraduate degree in social work from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan in 2007. In 2009, I obtained my graduate degree from Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan. During my 11 years of counseling, I have worked with clients from 0-100 years of age. What that means is that I have worked in a variety of settings including: in-home services for early childhood emotional and mental health, adult medical in home health, school based services, group home residential services for foster children, nursing home medical social work, domestic violence and private practice which included all age ranges and severity of clinical issues. Most of my experience includes working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, career challenges, mood disorders, stress, grief and loss, and learning disabilities. My approach to therapy is client centered. I personally want to express my gratitude to you for acknowledging and accepting you are dealing with something that is out of your control and seeking the assistance to move forward. Admitting and seeking help are two of the hardest decisions someone can make, and you are a strong person for taking this step. Being a client centered therapist means you (the client) are the expert on your own life and determine the direction and depth of therapy. I specialize in multiple modalities that are strengths-based and solution-focused. Some of the modalities include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Using the techniques from these modalities, I assist clients in exploring their feelings, behaviors (how they are helping or aiding in their dysfunctional thoughts and destructive actions and beliefs), relationships, grief and loss, stress and learning disabilities. As clients go through their therapy, they will learn mindfulness, relaxation techniques, emotion regulation, and empowerment of their own lives. Outside of my work as a therapist, I enjoy spending time with my husband, two daughters and dog. Extra-curricular activities include power boating, basketball and traveling. Again, I want to express my sincere appreciation for you in taking this first step to get back to a healthy emotional and mental status. I provide a warm, non-judgmental environment and am easy to talk too. I look forward to working with and guiding you towards your emotional and mental health goals. Specialties: • Stress • Anxiety • Depression • Self-Esteem • Coping with life changes

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Audrey Jackson

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW-C
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
10 years of experience

Thank you for contacting me through the Better Help online counseling program. My name is Audrey Jackson and I am a licensed clinical social worker from Michigan. I enjoy helping others find their purpose and to use the best tools to sustain their life goals. My clinical focus is anxiety and depression. I am skilled in counseling elderly adults, foster care families, and adult age men and women. I have worked in a telehealth setting, community mental health, residential programs, job training, and elderly home environments. I am sensitive to special circumstances that affect women such as domestic relationships, as well as the social stresses that impact male responses to the environment. SPECIALTIES My professional training is clinical social work with an emphasis on health education related to anxiety and depression and helping to improve health related outcomes. Cognitive behavior therapy is a centered approach of my counseling. I believe that individual thinking has a significant effect on personal choices. Learning to improve the quality of thoughts can result in greatly improved personal choices. Cognitive function is important in dealing with everyday stress, anxiety, and depression. I use a client strengths approach that allows individuals to identify their own goals and support for the skills building or resources they need to achieve their goals. Interventions include anger management, psychotherapy including analysis of prior family or interpersonal dynamics, and trauma sensitive counseling. Years of experience: I began my social work career in 1985. I graduated from the University of Michigan School of Social Work in 1983. Licensing: I am licensed as a clinical masters social worker in Michigan. License #680110568 I am also experienced in providing support for housing insufficiency, food insufficiency, liaison for local DHHS agencies, severely mentally impaired individual counseling, panic disorder, drug and alcohol assessment, self-harm reduction, and social anxiety. Let's get started on your successful journey!

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Anjanette Davenport Hatter

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoachingCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

I am a licensed social worker in Michigan with 20 plus years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, racial battle fatigue, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & executive and professional coaching. I believe in providing enthusiastic authentic therapeutic strategies rooted in racial equity that promote self-care, self-compassion and self-advocacy. I also 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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Bernell Hornsby

Offering therapy in MI
LGBTTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Anna Yamaguchi-Gradilla

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 3 years of professional clinical experience. Outside of my clinical experience, I have 10 years of professional experience working with teenagers and young adults who have had to adjust to being in a new community, navigating changes, and becoming successful adults. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationships, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, coping with life changes, and 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!

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Stasa Todorovic

Offering therapy in MI
Relationship issuesFamily conflicts
7 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in Texas and Michigan with 7 years of professional work experience. I like to start by understanding the person and their perception on where they are at a given moment, while at the same time opening up new possibilities by discovering a different meaning of the people and events that surround us. I am experienced in working with diverse populations and ages. The most common challenges that I help my clients address are communication /relationship issues, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, loss. Sometimes a mere desire of getting to know yourself better can be a beginning of a journey where my presence can be an important support to reaching your goals, or better ability of facing life's challenges. 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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Eileen Bradychok

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
36 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with over 36 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, familial conflict issues, motivation, & self esteem issues. 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 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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Teirani Thomas

Offering therapy in MI
Trauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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!

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Daina McAdams

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC,CPS
Stress, AnxietyBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hi There! Nice to meet you! My name is Daina McAdams, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan and Georgia. I help adults who feel stuck in a place of unhappiness or uncertainty. My clients include people who struggle with major life changes and adjustments, symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress management. A bit about my approach Sometimes, through our best efforts, life can become muddled, and we find ourselves stuck in a place of unhappiness or uncertainty. We all experience challenging times, whether it is due to depression, anxiety, or life stresses. Counseling can be a safe space to process these experiences and learn new strategies for coping with these challenges. I very much like a positive and person-centered approach, meaning you are in charge and we go at your speed. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral therapy, which uses soft challenging to reframe your thoughts, and Mindfulness, to help you be in the present moment. I currently see clients Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am-5pm

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Nicole Boyd

Offering therapy in MI
Trauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
21 years of experience

Hello, my name is Nicole Boyd. I am a licensed social worker in Michigan, and I also have a masters in counseling. I have 32 years of professional experience working with adolescents and families. I have been an individual therapist, group therapist and/or clinical director for 21 of those 32 years. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. This past year, I have been working with children ages 3-8 that struggle with mental health issues and developmental delays. 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!

How to find counseling in Flint

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Flint 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 Flint 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 Flint 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 Flint, 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 Flint 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 Flint 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 Flint 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 Flint 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 Flint 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 48556 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 Flint 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 Flint 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 Flint, 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.

Flint 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.

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 Flint:

48501, 48502, 48503, 48504, 48505, 48506, 48507, 48531, 48550, 48551, 48552, 48553, 48555, 48556, 48557

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