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Marcy Kirkland

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Family conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementCompassion fatigueADHD
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Master's Level Social Worker with over 20 years experience working with adults and children. I graduated with a mental health concentration from an accredited university and have acquired extensive experience working with people who have experienced depression and anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, as well as a multitude of others disorders that may have an impact on ones ability to function to their full potential. As a clinical therapist, I know that everyone comes with their own unique and personal experiences. I meet people where they are at in their life journey with a person centered and guided cognitive behavioral approach. I understand and respect that beginning the process of therapy is a courageous act for anyone, and that people are more than their problem or presenting situation. I believe that people have all they need to achieve their goals from within and that they just need someone to help access and utilize the tools and skills needed to overcome their presenting obstacles and challenges.

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Alison Hite

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
14 years of experience

I am a licensed social worker in Michigan with over 10 years of experiences working with individuals with mental health and substance abuse challenges. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, autism and ADHD. My counseling style is centered around forming a warm client-centered relationship. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, solution-focused, and motivation interviewing. I will tailor our treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

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Dr. stanley szczotka

Offering therapy in MI
License: PhD,MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesADHD
27 years of experience

Dr. Szczotka (Shotka) specializes in the growth and healing of the individual and the relationships that support us. Let's work through conflict and change for the better. *Scheduling disclaimer, I am currently only available on Sunday mornings and early afternoons. I apologize for my limited schedule. I am approaching my 3rd decade of experience working with individuals, couples, and parents. I believe that treatment must be oriented around insight and change. The first step to change is to develop a practical understanding of the problem and the "why?". The second step is to agree to work together to improve the problem by doing something different, the "how?". Understanding how to change, cope, and/or become a better or different you and different to others- partners, colleagues, children is not an easy task, but can start with healthy reflection, interpretation, and ultimately insight, understanding and change. This change can be accelerated through therapy. There is no "one size fits all" as we all have unique experiences, needs and differences that brought us to where we are at this moment, and then the next. You can expect to receive customized attention that strategically fits you and your lifestyle. I am also passionate about helping other clinicians build skills, launch and persistently improve their personal practice. Supervision of counselors allows me to keep my pulse on the next generation and is a welcome compliment to my other professional endeavors. My experience includes individual, marital, family and group therapy in both out-patient and in-patient care settings. I have taught undergraduate and graduate students at both college and university in the departments of psychology, counseling, education, and human resources. I am an occasional conference speaker and community panelist regarding issues of community health.

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Terri McKoy

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC, LCMHC, LPCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
9 years of experience

Welcome! Your landing here is on purpose and probably brings you incredible relief! During our lifetime, we have experiences that may cause us to unravel or become distracted from the course of life. I strive to establish a relationship where we can begin the journey to peace. "Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It just means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart"-Author Unknown The goal is to feel whole, safe with a positive self-perception. I have 20 years experience working in various settings (i.e. outpatient centers, communities, schools, correctional centers and collaborating with hospitals). I've been provided the opportunity to support teens, adults, and families who overcame a wide range of challenges and symptoms in both individual and group sessions. I have studied and trained in Reality-based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and certified in Grief Therapy. Im looking forward to meeting you. Let the journey begin! Specialty Areas: *Anxiety *Depression *Substance Use *Addictions *Grief *Acute Stress *Conflict Resolution

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Renate Galloway

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA, LPC, CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor from Michigan with over 8 years experience working in outpatient therapy and crisis. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, lgbt issues, self-harm, and bariatric patients, and bipolar disorder. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating others with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I have a great sense of humor and I am open to hearing about your quirks. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

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Rita Turner

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
21 years of experience

I am a warm , encouraging solution oriented therapist. I My expertise is in diagnosing and treatment of mental, behavioral and emotional disorders, including anxiety and depression. I believe a therapeutic relationship is based on trust, good will and respect that is conductive to client commitment and goal achievement.

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Heather Findley

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, family conflicts, & depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Angela Franklin

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyDepression
10 years of experience

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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Dr. Patrick Kamau

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyGriefCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan with more than 8 years of work experience. I have an MA in counseling and completed my doctoral degree in Counselor Education in December 2011. I have worked as a mental health professional, college counselor, pastoral care and counseling professional, adjunct professor of counseling, and a professional academic advisor. These experiences have provided me with a thoroughly integrated-broad perspective that enables me to respond to my client’s needs. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts, feelings, and topics of faith (with clients permission) can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Dr. Sybil M Curry

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan and North Carolina with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, depression, & coping with life changes. 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 counseling in Grand Beach

Finding the best therapist close by in Grand Beach 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 Grand Beach. 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 Grand Beach, 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 Grand Beach 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 Grand Beach 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 Grand Beach, elsewhere in Berrien, 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 Grand Beach area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Grand Beach 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 Grand Beach 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 Grand Beach 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 Grand Beach, 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 Grand Beach 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 Grand Beach 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 Grand Beach 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 Grand Beach 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 Grand Beach 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 49117 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 Grand Beach 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 Grand Beach 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 Grand Beach, 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.

Grand Beach has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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