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Mary Allen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): L.M.S.W.,6801016830
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Dr. Lucetry Dalton-Trusty

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” ~David Richo Good day! My name is Dr. Lucetry B. Dalton and I am fully licensed clinical psychologist in the great mitten state of Michigan, where I was born & raised. I offer virtual telehealth psychotherapy services utilizing an evidence-based integrative therapeutic approach based on the individualized clinical need of the patient. My sessions tend to be very interactive, engaging, and collaborative with a touch of humor and fun as appropriate. I enjoy learning just as much from my patients as they learn from me and I offer a safe, secure, trusting, & judgement free zone to my patients where they can be their true authentic selves and say whatever is on their mind, as they will get the same in return from me. I typically suggest "therapeutic homework assignments" that are often brief & enjoyable in nature, but also challenging with the purpose of encouraging the patient to engage in some deep self-reflection, critical thinking, & cognitive reframing in addition to learning to view situations and people from various perspectives. Although patients may present with similar presenting problems, I do not treat no two people exactly the same and my therapeutic approach is tailored to each individual based on their personality, interests, & clinical need. I have over 10 years experience working in the mental health field as a clinician in various states (NC, DC, MD, PA to name a few) where I have resided throughout my education, training, & career. My experience involves year of providing mental health services to individuals across the lifespan of various cultures & backgrounds, which include but not limited to children/adolescents, adults, elderly, couples, & family as well as members of various ethnicities & minority communities. "We are here to listen…not to work miracles… We are here to help people discover what they are feeling, not to make the feelings go away… We are here to help people identify their options, not to decide for them what they need to do… We are here to discuss steps with people, not take steps for them… We are here to help people discover their own strength, not to rescue them and still leave them vulnerable… We are here to help people learn to choose, not to make it unnecessary for them to make difficult choices… We are here to provide support for change…" ~ Anonymous

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Cassie Bueker

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LPC , MA, CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor providing counseling services in the State of Michigan. I have over 10 years experience assisting individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, family dynamics, parenting concerns, grief and loss, trauma, and addictions. My goal is to motivate, encourage, and support clients in achieving personal goals. In my free time I enjoy reading, biking, the lake and spending quality time with friends and family.

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Chelsey Diaz

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed clinical social worker in Michigan with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. Working with teens and young adults is an area in which I specialize and enjoy greatly. I also specialize in multicultural issues, especially within the Latinx community. 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 - I am excited to start working with you! I offer evening and weekend sessions. I work with clients to find accommodating times for us both, therefore you may not see "availability" within my calendar as I tailor this experience to fit your needs and schedule!

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Alisa Denilson Ikenwude

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Michigan with over 12 years of professional work experience. I graduated in 2010 with a Masters degree in Counseling. I have worked primarily with women within the judicial system as well as non-profit organizations. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also specialize in trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared within a judgment free zone. I adopted the philosophy, from my mentor, that people are precious. Every person is unique and created for a purpose. I do not believe anyone is a failure. All humans make mistakes but our past does not have to determine our future. So, together we will work to focus on creating a better future. Taking this first step of acknowledging you need help to move forward to a healthier and happier self can take courage, and I am so proud of you for getting started. I will be here to support you through the process. Please take a moment to review my calendar and select a time that works for you. In the event you do not see a slot that you prefer, I may be available for sessions outside of my normal scheduled times, upon request. I look forward to our journey together!

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thomas crepeau

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
GriefBipolar disorderCoping with life changesADHD
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Are you feeling stuck in your current situation? Do you have the desire for change, but not quite sure where to begin? Do you feel like you're traveling this road alone? Hi, my name is Tom. I am here to help. Sometimes, we just need a little guidance, or a fresh perspective. Talk therapy is a way to learn new coping skills, identify and express our thoughts and feelings, improve relationships, just to name a few examples. I am licensed in Michigan with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, bipolar disorder, & coping with life changes. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (adhd). 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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Shondra Motloch

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Relationship issues
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Brooke Cooper

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Megan Mackety

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! I am so glad you are taking the first step to find happiness and well being. I am an LMSW with 15 years of professional experience. My main focus is on building connection and trust. I want to make sure you feel safe and heard as we build a therapeutic rapport. I am here to act as a sounding board to work through all those things that come up as we move through life. You are the expert on yourself. All of us deal with sadness and worry, but sometimes those feelings can become overwhelming and lead to anxiety and depression. Through techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and solution focused work we can design a plan that meets your individual goals with strategies that make sense in your life. Often past trauma, feelings of anger and resentment and self-esteem issues are important factors to address to work through in order to reach your goals. I would love to be there to help support and empower your journey.

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Kelly Sheets

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LPC-MHSP
AddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorder
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor and mental health service provider (LPC-MHSP) in TN. I have over 5+ years of experience in treating PTSD, specifically combat-related; substance use disorder; borderline personality disorder in men primarily; OCD; and other issues typically found in a mental health setting. I've spent the majority of my career working in a residential alcohol and drug program, which afforded me the opportunity to work with co-morbid disorders/issues that feed into addiction. I have assisted people in confronting personality issues, trauma, and have helped clients learn to balance their intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. I am also actively involved in research in a university setting. I received a Bachelors of Science in Clinical Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from East Tennessee State University. My therapy style is highly conversational and casual with a primary foundation in Existential therapy. I utilize other modalities as needed or as is appropriate to the individual and situation. I have a background in social psychology, which I find beneficial during therapy as the principles are often at the core of many behaviors and attitudes/beliefs. Understanding social psychological theories and how they present within individuals serves to normalize our human experiences by showing that we are not alone. I believe that every individual knows the best way to live their lives, but sometimes may need someone to provide insight, guidance, or serve as a sounding board for thought processes/emotions/fears. I have a specific interest and a research background in PTSD surrounding combat. Seeking help in general, but especially following a traumatic event, is courageous. The first step is reaching out and I am here to assist you in this experience.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Highland Park

Finding the best therapist close by in Highland Park can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Highland Park that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Highland Park. 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 Highland Park, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Highland Park region and in the state of Michigan. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Highland Park or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Highland Park area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Highland Park 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 Highland Park, elsewhere in Wayne, or in the greater state of Michigan.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Highland Park area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Highland Park 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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park may not take health insurance, some in the state of Michigan may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Michigan you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Highland Park online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Highland Park, 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 Highland Park psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Highland Park 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 Highland Park helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Highland Park therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Highland Park therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Highland Park?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Highland Park 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.

Highland Park therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Highland Park 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 Highland Park therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in MI, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 48203 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Highland Park counselor?

Before seeing your Highland Park therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Highland Park.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Highland Park licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Highland Park counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Highland Park, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

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

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

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

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