Living in a small town like Grand Blanc can be rewarding. In a town like this friendly people, a close community, and small-town charm is a lot to be thankful for. But for many Grand Blanc residents who are struggling with mental wellness issues, living a full life in this small town is too challenging.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to a Grand Blanc-area mental health professional to get the support you need to deal with a variety of issues including overwhelming stress, complicated relationships, family issues, mental illness, addiction, loss, trauma, and anything in between.

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Kendra Docker

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan with over 15 years of experience. My counseling techniques are rooted in the Humanistic tradition. My focus is on you, my client. I am committed to being genuine and empathic as we explore your unique path. I will encourage the examination of what has led you to counseling and foster in you the empowerment to change your beliefs that may be inhibiting your happiness. I will view you with unconditional self worth and value regardless of your condition, past behaviors, or feelings. I will communicate clearly and openly with you and we will collaboratively develop a therapeutic path. Our therapeutic relationship will provide a climate which will permit you the utmost safety and freedom which will enhance your ability to become or re-discover your true authentic self. I am a believer in the mind, spirit and body connection and will help you explore every facet of your concerns.

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Kyle Thompson

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Feeling stuck? Maybe in a rut and not sure which way to turn? We all feel this way from time to time and sometimes we all need a little help to get back on the right track. I believe that we all have the innate ability to reach our highest potential, live life to the fullest, and be the happiest we can be. Let me help you discover your real you! I specialize in working with adults with anxiety, depression, and mood disorders and with people going through personal transitions of all kinds. With a holistic background that is rooted in yoga and meditation traditions, I believe in treating the whole person. I typically use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and yoga based relaxation and stress reduction techniques in my practice. I am an experienced yoga teacher and have been teaching yoga since 2003. Yoga has often been described as the world's oldest model of personal change. Integrating these ancient techniques with modern therapy approaches, I offer yoga based psychotherapy, stress reduction, and relaxation strategies.

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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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Patrick Murphy

Offering therapy in MI
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyDepression
3 years of experience

I am a Michigan-based outpatient therapist who has been in the field since 2018. I work with clients of all ages, who predominantly struggle with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anger, and I do so from a trauma-informed perspective. I accomplish this by coming alongside my clients as a fellow traveler on the road to wellness. As we explore these and other symptoms together, I assist my clients with developing a personalized array of tools to overcome their mental health challenges. Therapy is only effective as an equal partnership. You are the world's leading expert on yourself. It is my job as your therapist to be in your corner, helping you address these challenges with all the knowledge, research, education, and skill that I can provide. If you feel ready to embark on this road, I am ready to come alongside and help.

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Elaina Shock

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

I am licensed in Michigan with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Dr. Carol Schwartz

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesCoping with life changes
33 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 33 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, & coping with life changes. I believe that you and I working together can make solving most issues easy. But it is necessary to take the first step to sign up for therapy. I have had experience with people new to therapy and those people who have had years of therapy. Therapy is a positive approach to any problem. Although I have had experience with many issues, anxiety and depression are areas where zi have worked with people of all ages from children to older adults. I believe that it is easy to talk to me and my clients have had much success in solving their issues. So I hope you will sign up and so we can meet.

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Trudy Adler

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 16 years of interpersonal practice and 6 years of research and administrative expertise. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, healthy lifestyle management and development, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, building confidence, & coping with life changes. I utilize a strengths based approach that typically uses tools readily available to you. 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. You are not alone! I am here to support & empower you on the journey. I look forward to partnering with you!

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West Loveland

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesCoaching
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan, and Missouri with 9 years of clinical professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relational and marital issues, pre-marital, trauma and abuse, & career difficulties and consulting. 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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Tiana Kennedy

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting 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. 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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Dale Potter

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 15 years of professional work experience. I see myself as a Wabi-Sabi, eclectic therapist who often works to see creative, outside the box though towards discovery. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, post Christian and Progressive spiritual exploration, ACE's, trauma and abuse, & depression, specialeducationand dyslexia, life transition. 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 Blanc

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Grand Blanc 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 Blanc 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 Blanc 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 Blanc, 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 Blanc 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 Blanc 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 Blanc 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 Blanc 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 Blanc 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 48439 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 Blanc 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 Blanc 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 Blanc, 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 Blanc 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Grand Blanc:

48439, 48480

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