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Lizabeth “Lizzie” Sperry

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
9 years of experience

Hello there! My name is Lizzie and I am a fully licensed therapist (LMSW, CCTP) in the State of Michigan, US and here on BetterHelp. I have been in practice for 10 years and I especially LOVE working with people from different places all over the world! I am truly excited to get the opportunity to get to know you and your story! I consider it a privilege when a person makes the choice to allow me a glimpse into their world. So, I thank YOU for making the brave decision to reach out. You will find that I have a very intentionally casual and laid-back style in therapy. Therapy doesn't have to be any harder than it already is! I am coming from a strength-based, relational and humanistic perspective as I believe that the most important component of the therapeutic process is the very relationship itself between client and therapist. In addition to the standard messaging back and forth in the main counseling room, the "meat and potatoes" of this process will be our live sessions. These sessions occur in real time and last for 45 minutes. They are scheduled by you ahead of time and you can find my weekly availability by checking out my schedule here on BetterHelp. I strive to be sure that my clients feel heard, respected, valued and supported by creating a safe devoid of judgement where I will meet you where you are, not drag you to where I or anyone else thinks you should be, and I hope to help you find some peace, some knowledge, some awareness, perhaps a different perspective, and most importantly, some healing. As I already said, I believe the relationship between client and therapist is key to effective work. Therapy is not an overnight fix. And if you are looking for a brief solution-focused approach, I'm not your girl. I believe that by taking the time and effort to build a foundation of trust, I will provide the understanding and empathy, the guidance, and the gentle challenges necessary to be sure that you meet (and even exceed, in some cases) your treatment goals. Buckle up because you are in for a bit of a wild ride when you enter therapy, but I would argue that it's worth it, and that you will come out on the other side of it not just a more balanced, more strength-focused, more positive and happier version of yourself, but also with the tools and shift in perspective to maintain that upward trajectory long after our work together has come to an end. I earned my Bachelor's Degrees in Biology and Criminal Justice and my Master's Degree in Social Work with a Clinical emphasis from Grand Valley State University. I am a Licensed Clinical Master's Level Social Worker and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with 10 years of professional experience counseling people of all ages from all different cultures/walks of life struggling with all manner of issues spanning from diagnosable mental health disorders, relationship and/or family issues, career difficulties, overall lack of motivation and/or direction in life, and/or just simply emotional imbalance, dysregulation and/or dis-ease. If we sound like a good fit, let's take the first steps toward figuring it all out. And if we are not a good fit, it's super simple to change therapists on this app with no awkwardness or discomfort at all!

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Marissa Ollech

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionADHD
15 years of experience

Hello! :) I am a Licensed Therapist in Michigan with over 15 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, Narcassistic abuse and Narcassism, Borderline Personaity Disorder parenting , career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, and a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy approach to counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek 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 am along for the ride all the way with you! So let's start this amazing and therapeutic path together!

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Jessika Doyle

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
7 years of experience

I'm a licensed clinical social worker with over 6 years of experience providing mental health services to individuals. I have worked with several different populations which include: infant's, pregnant mothers, at risk youth, and individuals nearing end of life. My goal when meeting with you is to form a supportive relationship that opens the door for healing and growth. I believe you are the expert in your life and I look forward to working as together as a team to accomplish your goals.When you work with me you will find a nonjudgmental and compassionate environment. I’m here to help you feel heard and to help you find skills that will help you cope with the everyday challenges that we all go through. Some of my specialties include: mood disorders, personality disorders, postpartum disorders, child/parent conflict, stress management and trauma. I’m an integrative therapist. My focus is to be person centered and to help find the right treatment that works for you and the issues that you face. I use several different types of treatment modalities which include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. Finding the right therapist can be challenging and stressful. Please do not hesitate to contact me and we can discuss how I might be able to help you accomplish your goals and get the support you need

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Mary Allen

Offering therapy in MI
License: L.M.S.W.,6801016830
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am a masters level social worker with almost forty years of experience in community mental health, providing assessments, crisis counseling, and extended counseling to people with a wide range of issues, from anxiety and depression to family and marital problems and on. I am warm, respectful, and client centered, and believe in the wisdom each of us holds within. As such I see my role as providing an environment to help uncover those answers. I'm also a practical counselor and can help teach you skills to cope with challenges you face. I realize that embarking on counseling is a big step. It takes courage to examine your life and painful issues, but so worth it! I enjoy helping people on their journey to increased self-awareness and life satisfaction.

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Colleen Mott

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Relationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
21 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in Michigan, with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem, work conflicts, and relationship issues. In addition, I have more than 25 years of experience in law enforcement, and so I am well-qualified to assist with the unique needs of first responder and law enforcement professionals. I am also a certified fitness instructor, and have assisted many clients in setting and reaching personal health and fitness goals, and addressing body image issues. I treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I take an active approach to helping my clients. You can expect me to provide a judgment-free, supportive experience in which you can freely express your thoughts, feelings, and concerns. I use an eclectic mix of several counseling modalities, depending on your unique and specific needs. I can interact with you in whatever manner you are most comfortable, and I have flexible availability. There are many ways to live a life, and it takes courage to work toward your best life. I look forward to working with you to reach this goal!

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Michael McWhirter

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience

As a seasoned therapist working well over thirty years helping a diversified population from school age children their families to working with mentally-ill patients and providing substance abuse treatment to individuals and group therapy providing these services as career is very full feeling. Those whom are in need of getting their life back together is always a challenge and can be very stressful. So therefore, the approach to counseling requires different methods to the person needs depending on what is going on in their lives. Working with individuals does require different approaches such as cognitive/supportive/confrontational therapy to reach their ability to function well. It's always hard to ask for Help and open up to someone whom you do not know but the benefits can be very rewarding. If I can be of professional assistance to you please reach out and we can work together on these changes.

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Tynese Vinson

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,LCSW,LPN
Depression
10 years of experience

I am a clinical therapist, sex therapist and licensed practical nurse. Licensed in Michigan and Kentucky with over 16 years experience working as a clinical therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression anxiety and relationship issues. My therapy style is warm and interactive treating our clients with compassion dignity and respect. My approach combines cognitive behavior, humanistic and psychodynamic. I can also provide hypnotherapy if that is an approach the client would like to explore. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your specific needs. It takes courage to change and to do what is necessary for that change to occur. I look forward to working with you

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Deloris Wattson Curry

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW, MBA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
30 years of experience

With over 30 years Clinical experience, I take pride in catering and immediate interest in assisting those with mental health concerns, relationship, personal issues and challenges that prevent one from adequately positioning themselves as viable citizens within the community. Immediate response and attention is given to Patients with a need to reduce repetitive inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations, a need to build positive relationships with peers/friends, spouse/family, coworkers and the like: while also having a need to feel free and accepted within their lives as a whole. I offer an array of counseling and motivational services that include but are not limited to: Individual and group therapy inclusive of substance abuse and employment issues, family and couples counseling while initiating spirituality, motivational and overall life encouragement components.

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Brooke Cooper

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
9 years of experience

I am fully licensed in Massachusetts & Michigan with 9 years as an independent social worker. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, and a host of underlying conditions. I work with 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, I hope you will join me. I tend to have more availability on weekends, but often have availability weeknights as well. If you have a request for a specific time not listed, I will try to work with you to find something that works. Please ask.

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Joan Brown

Offering therapy in MI
LGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
50 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 50 years of professional work experience as a Registered Nurse and Licensed Masters Social Worker. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. 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.

How to find counseling in Grass Lake

Finding the best therapist close by in Grass Lake 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 Grass Lake. 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 Grass Lake, 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 Grass Lake 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 Grass Lake 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 Grass Lake, elsewhere in Jackson, 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 Grass Lake area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Grass Lake 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 Grass Lake 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 Grass Lake 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 Grass Lake, 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 Grass Lake 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 Grass Lake 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 Grass Lake 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 Grass Lake 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 Grass Lake 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 49240 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 Grass Lake 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 Grass Lake 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 Grass Lake, 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.

Grass Lake 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

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