Frankenmuth, Michigan is known as Michigan’s Little Bavaria. Frankenmuth is such a charming, welcoming place that they invite everyone to visit the town to recharge, renew, and refresh their spirits. Frankenmuth provides an affordable getaway that immerses you in European influence all year round. There are bound to be times that your emotional energy is low and you just don’t feel up to participating in the festivities.

There’s an easy way to say Auf Wiedersehen (goodbye) to feeling blue. Frankenmuth is more than wiener schnitzel and lederhosen. Confidential mental health professionals in the Frankenmuth area are standing by and ready to help you recharge your batteries.

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Ananda Jatel

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am glad that you decided to take the first steps to seek help and healing. It takes courage to reach out! The therapeutic process can be life changing as you gain a better understanding of yourself. Our thoughts, feelings and behaviors have a big impact on the quality of our day to day life. Through building a therapeutic relationship, I can help guide you through the journey of positive change which can be a very rewarding experience for you. I believe that it is important to create an environment that is free of judgment so that you can feel safe expressing yourself. The way we form our identity is complex, many roles play a factor including our environment, family of origin, current relationships and lifestyle. Through the journey of life, events both positive and painful help to mold us. Exploring grief, relationship dynamics, challenging responsibilities and exploring difficult adjustments can foster guided growth. The holistic approach can be key to creating a stronger, happier, healthier you. ​ I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Michigan with over 6 years of experience in the field. I have worked with people from a wide range of backgrounds that seek support for a variety of reasons. I am informed in several modalities including TLC trauma techniques, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, attachment theory, solution focused, strength based, cognitive behavioral techniques and dialectical behavioral techniques. I will use a combination of techniques to create the most effective strategies to help you. I look forward to working with you!

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Robin Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

There are times in our life where we reach a point that we realize something may not be manageable anymore or has gotten bigger than we anticipated. Often people may be feeling stuck or out of control. Whether it's improving your mood, setting boundaries with others, adjusting to a new phase of life, exploring past trauma or your substance use coming into therapy is taking the first step to implementing change. Therapy provides a safe space where you can explore what is going on and challenge yourself. You oversee your therapy and I follow your lead. I am there to guide you. We will go through the process together. My style is direct and transparent. I try to create a warm and relaxed atmosphere using respect, empathy, humor, compassion and confrontation. I utilize a combination of traditional and alternative treatment techniques. Therapies offered: DBT based skills, emotion regulation, healthy relationship skills, coping skills, CBT, spirituality, talk therapy, client centered therapy, grounding, anchoring and relaxation techniques. My hours of availability are mainly M-F during the day. If you have other needs we can discuss this and possibly work something out. I am available for "chat sessions" on some evenings or weekends. The issues and my specialty areas are but not limited to: • Anger Management • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Borderline Personality • Coping Skills • Divorce • Domestic Violence/Abuse • Grief • Internet Addiction • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) • Relationship Issues • Self Esteem • Self-Harming • Sexual Abuse • Spirituality • Trauma • Women's Issues Mental Health • Mood Disorders Sexuality • Bisexual • Gay • Lesbian Qualifications • Years in therapy / Practice: 13 Years • School: Eastern Michigan University • Year Graduated: 1999 • License and State: LMSW Michigan, LICSW Massachusetts

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Michelle Templeton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, my name is Michelle Templeton and I am a licensed therapist in Michigan. I attended The University of Michigan for my graduate degree and loved every minute of it. I have a passion for helping people and believe in the goodness of people. I have worked with clients for more than 10 years on finding the best within themselves while also building their strength to love themselves again. I believe therapy should be realistic and empowering. I am committed to helping my clients reach their potential in mental, emotional, and social growth. I am here to work with you in a safe nonjudgmental space to identify and work on your goals. I specialize in anxiety, depression, chronic health problems, crisis management, grief, and loss. My therapy style is honesty and openness and I will work as hard as you through this process.

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Brooke Moore

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Michigan with over 3 years of experience working as a clinical therapist and intervention specialist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, communication concerns, bipolar disorder, career challenges, ADHD, trauma, and PTSD. I believe that you are the expert of your life. I will help you find ways to utilize your strength to overcome your struggles and move you from your current situation to where you want to be. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and heavily client centered. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion It takes courage to seek treatment for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a 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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Sheila Krieger

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseCareer difficulties
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Theresa Williams

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
24 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed therapist in Michigan with over 20 years of professional work experience. My work experience includes helping others with stress, anxiety, grief and loss, depression, and self-esteem. I use eclectic therapy approaches to specifically address the problem area. 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. I have an extensive history of working with teens and I also provide faith-based counseling as well. I anticipate meeting with you.

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Allison Johnston

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Allison is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 8 years experience. Her education background includes a variety of topics including corrections, substance abuse, career counseling, and child/adolescent counseling. Her work experience includes adolescent and young adult outpatient counseling, and working with individuals involved with the criminal justice system. Allison has experience helping clients with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and various other mental health and challenges. Allison uses a person-centered approach, along with cognitive-behavioral therapy. She understands the importance the therapeutic relationship has on achieving client goals. Allison will help the clients challenge their thought patterns and gain confidence their problem solving skills. She will work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Allison is aware that taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage, and she is here to support you in that process.

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M​a​t​t​h​e​w Kuzma

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Family conflictsTrauma and abuse
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts & trauma and abuse. 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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Madeline Lucille "Lucy" Kelley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Relationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, motivation, self esteem and confidence, career difficulties, & 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 seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Devyn McDonald

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Frankenmuth

Finding the best therapist close by in Frankenmuth 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 Frankenmuth 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 Frankenmuth. 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 Frankenmuth, 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 Frankenmuth 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 Frankenmuth 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 Frankenmuth area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Frankenmuth 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 Frankenmuth, elsewhere in Saginaw, or in the greater state of Michigan.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Frankenmuth area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Frankenmuth 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 Frankenmuth 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 Frankenmuth 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Frankenmuth online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Frankenmuth, 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 Frankenmuth psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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 therapist, including the therapists in Frankenmuth 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 Frankenmuth 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 with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Frankenmuth 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Frankenmuth 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 in Frankenmuth?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Frankenmuth 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.

Frankenmuth 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 Frankenmuth 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 Frankenmuth 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 48734 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 Frankenmuth counselor?

Before seeing your Frankenmuth 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 Frankenmuth.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 Frankenmuth 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 Frankenmuth 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 with a therapist 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 therapist 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 Frankenmuth, 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.

Frankenmuth 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 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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48734, 48787

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