Hastings is the county seat of Barry County, Michigan and has a population of just under 7300 people. The town is part of the Grand Rapids-Wyoming metropolitan area and was founded by Dibble, Kingsbury, and Kendall in 1836. Hastings was named after Eurotas P. Hastings, who was the Detroit banker who sold them the lots.

Sometimes you may need some extra support, or you may have questions about your mental or emotional health. There are many counselors and therapists in the Hastings area who are experienced in all types of mental health. Contact one of them today to make an appointment.

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Jade Dodde

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a social worker licensed in the State of Michigan. I have been working in the community mental health field for six years. My everyday job is working with individuals with severe mental illness and individuals with immediate mental health crises. Clients I work with often have a range of concerns such as; anxiety, depression, adjusting to a new culture, Bipolar Disorder, substance abuse, family-related concerns, and individuals with self-harming behaviors or suicidal ideations. My counseling style is down-to-earth and interactive. I believe that individuals are experts in their own lives and enjoy helping individuals obtain these skills. I believe in treating all individuals with respect and compassion. I look at every interaction as an opportunity to learn from one another. My practice is a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, solution-focused, and teaching healthy coping skills (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.) When working together, I empower individuals to take the lead in their treatment by setting up therapeutic goals that are time-bound, achievable, and measurable. It takes courage to make a change and leap out of your comfort zone. It takes strength and resilience to implement these changes. I look forward to helping you make that leap and empowering you to be the happiest and healthiest version of yourself!

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Dr. Sarah Golden

Offering therapy in MI
License: Ph.D.,LPCC (CA),LPC (MI)
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Welcome! I am happy you are here and have chosen to reach out for support. I know it can be challenging to take that first step. That takes courage! My name is Dr. Sarah Golden, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of California and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Michigan. I am a National Certified Counselor. I earned my graduate degree in Counselor Education and my Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. I have worked in the counseling profession in a variety of capacities as a counselor and a consultant. As we start working together, I hope to create a space where you can talk and feel heard. We will collaboratively help you navigate some of the challenges and feelings you've expressed and identify some goals you have for counseling. My style is to create a safe, collaborative, and warm environment for clients to explore their thoughts, experiences, and challenges while working toward their personal goals. My counseling approach is integrated and combines a person-centered, humanistic, CBT, mindfulness practices, and solution-focused approach. I look forward to starting this journey with you!

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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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Dr. Thiera Clifford

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC,TLLP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I specialize in treating individuals with perinatal mental health concerns, anxiety/depression, life transitions, self-esteem, pain, and personality pathology. I offer individual treatment services for those who are experiencing difficulties and impaired functioning in handling life's challenges. You will work one on one with me, and we will focus on identified treatment goals. I also offer group treatment to provide the support that you may not otherwise have access to during your healing journey. I facilitate group therapy for various problems and populations based on needs within the practice. Together we will focus on identified treatment goals and address specific personal projects, general conditions, and transitions in life by examining what is going on in the here and now. My goal is to assist you in exploring and discovering what obstacles or challenges life may bring and develop sound coping skills to improve your overall quality of life. In addition to therapeutic treatment, our work may include communication skills, confidence & personal power, inner peace, and organization & productivity. My mission is to build mental healthiness by empowering the mind through psychoeducation, mindfulness, and therapeutic treatment. I believe in the power of mindfulness to enhance the therapeutic process and developing the skills needed to encourage positive life changes. Ultimately, I focus on the individual to provide a specialized therapeutic experience.

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Anjanette Davenport Hatter

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoachingCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

I am a licensed social worker in Michigan with 20 plus years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, racial battle fatigue, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & executive and professional coaching. I believe in providing enthusiastic authentic therapeutic strategies rooted in racial equity that promote self-care, self-compassion and self-advocacy. I also believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Brittany Carpenter

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan and Ohio with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Michael Till

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
28 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan, Illinois, and Missouri with 29 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, problem-solving, conflict-resolution, marital and couples therapy, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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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Ann Kuecken

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
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, trauma and abuse, anger management, & 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. 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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Michael Barrett

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefAnger managementDepression
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, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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David English

Offering therapy in MI
License: Ed.S., LPC, LLP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsGriefDepression
35 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 35+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, unresolved trauma issues, coping with addictions, family/relationship conflicts, & coping with grief and loss issues. I have a specific interest in Men's Issues and assisting them in divorce/relationship loss and recovery. I also have a specific interest and skill set in assisting emotionally and mentally damaged victims of close loved one's with moderate to severe personality disorders to set very firm, healthy and defined boundaries, or if need be, move on and away from their toxic personality disorder partner's and/or family members. 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.

How to find counseling in Hastings

Finding the best therapist close by in Hastings 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 Hastings. 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 Hastings, 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 Hastings 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 Hastings 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 Hastings, elsewhere in Barry, 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 Hastings area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hastings 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 Hastings 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 Hastings 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 Hastings, 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 Hastings 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 Hastings 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 Hastings 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 Hastings 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 Hastings 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 49058 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 Hastings 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 Hastings 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 Hastings, 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.

Hastings 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.

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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.

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