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John Berst

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MA,NCC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Help me to understand your story. Help me to help you find the balance, joy and serenity we all crave. Join me on a journey that begins with your strength and courage in taking the first steps of thoughtful exploration into revealing your best self. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with over ten years experience in the state of Michigan, while my experience helping people goes back more than 30 years. I earned a Master's degree from Western Michigan University in 2010 as a way of bringing my years of diverse experience and training to the level of professional ethics and practices that is such an important part of state licensure. My training and education are ongoing and constant. This nurtures my enthusiasm and dedication to the art of counseling and my ability to be the best counselor I can be for my clients. My approach is person centered first, as I need to determine a plan based on you and your own unique story. Whether your concerns are fleeting or more pervasive and troubling, I can help you explore what will actually work for you. I prefer to stay grounded in practical, solution focused exploration and therapy. This can allow therapy to resonate while remaining grounded in the clients own experience and needs. I've worked with people of all ages from all walks of life and each experience has taught me to be a better counselor while finding what was universal to the human experience, and I continue to learn, adapt and grow, as a therapist, from the individual and specific experience that is that one person's story. Much of what it means to be human is universal to us all, yet each and every one of us is an original. I look forward to working with you.

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Norma Beatriz

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LMSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
41 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed psychotherapist in the states of Michigan and Maine and have worked as a counselor and life coach with individuals and families for over 30 years. My focus is on helping clients achieve satisfying relationships and greater joy in their lives regardless of what their experiences may have been in the past. I use an eclectic approach to therapy seeking to find and utilize the methods that are most comfortable and helpful to you. In addition to traditional modalities (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psycho Dynamic, Humanistic, etc.), I have extensive experience working with EFT (tapping) , Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. If you prefer a more traditional approach, that is what we will pursue, and if you are familiar with and interested in more energy based counseling that is available as well. It is of utmost importance to me that you feel valued and respected as an individual as you pursue the life that you want to live. Please note that I do not list all my availability on the online calendar, so if you try to schedule an appointment with me and don't see a suitable time, please let me know your schedule and I am confident that we can find a slot that will work for both of us.

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Jennifer Plesz

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): M.A.,CRC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in helping her clients overcome their individual obstacles and find new ways to reach their goals. Having overcome my own life-altering obstacles, coupled with my training and experience as a Counselor, have given me the tools to help others do the same. I have a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from Wayne State University, and several years of experience working with people from all backgrounds. I offer individual, couples, and family services to people of all ages. I specialize in depression, anxiety, relationships, communication, mood disorders, career and academic, stress, change or life, grief, and adjustment counseling

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Cara Gibson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, I'm Cara and I have practiced counseling for over 10 years. I have worked with those battling addiction, adults and adolescents who struggle with depression, anxiety and conflict resolution. I have experience working with adolescents, families, couples and individuals. My experiences include working in outpatient, residential and in-home counseling settings. I believe in listening to what the client needs and at the same time challenging them. I feel the way to do this is building a good rapport and to have open communication. I use more of a client based approach but am open to adjusting to what the client needs. There is a stigma around mental health which I feel needs to change. I believe every individual should seek counseling if they feel they need help and there should be no shame attached to receiving counseling services. I look forward to helping those who are looking to take the steps to better themselves.

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Kimberly Beard

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! Whether you are struggling with a temporary setback, or an ongoing problem, I can assist you. There is HOPE. It is my belief that, as human beings, we all face life challenges, be they relational, personal, emotional, spiritual, or physical, and our mental health affects how we respond to these challenges. I offer individual, couples, and family counseling for youth (age 10+) and adults. Together, we will discover new meaning in your experiences, while identifying opportunities for healing and growth. Therapy varies in length of time depending on your unique story, worldview, personality and needs. Establishing relationship is critical to successful therapeutic outcomes. My style of work with clients is interactive, collaborative, direct, and reflective of my focus on the transforming power of relationships. You will be an active participant in the therapeutic process. My theoretical approach is eclectic, solution oriented, and strength based. I believe that engaging in the process of psychotherapy with clients is a great honor. I value establishing a safe, honest, and trusting therapeutic relationship. If you are in need of a seasoned, genuine, non-judgmental, and respectful counselor, who seeks to empower you to overcome your challenges and transform your life, please contact me.

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Joanne (Jody) Girou

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW,SSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesADHD
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed MSW in the state of Michigan and have worked in the social work field for over 20 years working with children and adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of support needed in the areas of ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Parenting, Depression, Relationship Issues and Trauma. My therapy style is supportive, non-judgmental and relaxed. Seeking counseling is not always an easy thing to do, so I want my clients to feel at ease during our sessions. My approach includes many different styles of intervention, but most importantly it is person centered and I focus on using client's strength to help their healing. I look forward to working with you!

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Linda Stewart

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MA LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Practicing Counselor, (LPC). I have a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and my Bachelor’s is in Community Service – Family Counseling. I also have a Masters in Higher Education. I am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy. I have extensive experience with mental health treatments, but currently I lean toward a short-term, eclectic style of therapeutic delivery including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered, Brief Solution Focused, Narrative, Existential and Faith Based therapies in order to meet a broad scope of client needs. I have the ability to assess others needs effortlessly and instill hope for change. I am driven to help others better understand themselves, to navigate through life’s difficulties and overcome obstacles; to build capacity for wellbeing, love, peace, and happiness . . . which leads to productive, healthy, meaningful lives. I tend to favor Brief Solution Focused Therapy 4-8 sessions. However, at times a few more sessions are needed. I have a high level of empathy and compassion which stems from life’s experiences, and I strongly believe in providing unconditional positive regard to all clients. I am a person of Faith and will use Biblical principles only IF REQUESTED. I am able to separate my beliefs and views from others and value the differences. I do not impose my views, nor do I judge others’. I have proficiencies in Couples/relationship counseling and Career Counseling, i.e. career planning, academic planning, career assessments and Life Skills. I am a part-time therapist but I am able to open my schedule in order to accommodate you most of the time. I will respond to messages withing 24 hours. Please understand I am available during business hours, 9am -4 pm EST.

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Angela Franklin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 10 years of professional work experience. I obtained a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & depression. I am passionate about learning, listening and bringing balance and wellness to the lives of my clients. As a therapist, my aim is to help you better understand your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, what they mean and how they relate to your present day struggles and challenges. My role is to guide you as you take steps toward positive life changes, healing and a healthy mind. Together we will work to uncover and better understand the life challenges and day to day stressors that detract from your life and focus, by identifying and practicing coping skills that will make you stronger. You have made an important choice for your self-starting the process of exploring what brings you distress and wanting relief. We all have benefit from having someone to share our feelings with and help us make sense of the stresses we face. The treatment approaches that I use are evidence based treatments such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength Based Solution Focused Therapy, and Client Centered Therapy. 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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Stefanie Sabin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
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, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & 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. 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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Shaneise Wilson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Gibraltar

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Gibraltar 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 Gibraltar, elsewhere in Wayne, 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 Gibraltar 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 Gibraltar 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 Gibraltar 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 Gibraltar 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 Gibraltar online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Gibraltar, 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 Gibraltar 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 Gibraltar 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 Gibraltar 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 Gibraltar 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 Gibraltar 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 Gibraltar?

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

Gibraltar 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 Gibraltar 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 Gibraltar 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 48183 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 Gibraltar counselor?

Before seeing your Gibraltar 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 Gibraltar.

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 Gibraltar 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 Gibraltar 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 Gibraltar, 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.

Gibraltar 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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48173, 48183

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