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Joye Pascall

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA. LPC
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience

Good Afternoon, my name is Joye M. Pascall and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I would like to commend you on taking the first step in dealing with the issue(s) that brought you into counseling. Many times, we are unaware of what options are available to help to navigate through difficult situations. I have many years of clinical experience in individual, group, couple and family counseling. A few of my specialty areas include anger management, relationship problems, depression, work-related issues, trauma, and first responder stress, substance abuse, co-dependency, and marriage therapy. Being a very client invested therapist, I will work with you with professionalism and enthusiasm to help you on your life journey. In exchange, you will have to attend sessions and apply the changes in your life to become healthier. The goals that are put in place will be developed to help you work through your issues. We will look at different ways to cope which may include techniques such as positive visualization, journaling, and effective communication, Brief Solution- Focused and or Cognitive therapy approaches are my preferred counseling styles. Again, thanks for taking this important step and choosing myself as your therapist.

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Eric Weaver

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience

Hello there! My name is Eric and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been working as a counselor since 2011 following graduating with my Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. I began working in the field as a therapist on an inpatient psychiatric unit leading groups and providing individual counseling for several years before transitioning to providing telephonic support and crisis interventions. Through these experiences I have worked with a wide array of individuals from all walks of life to better understand and cope with mental health concerns, specific diagnosis, and life stress. In therapy my primary style is implementing a person-centered approach to meet you where you are at in this moment, to get a sense of who you are and a basic "snapshot" of the present, discussing and getting an understanding of the current situation that you are experiencing, how it is impacting you and how this led you to seek additional supports and services, then working together to come up with a "game plan" moving forward. As we move forward I often utilize pieces and ideas from Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and as a future-oriented piece Positive Psychology. By working together to set realistic goals and start the process of building up coping skills and strategies moving forward, my hope is that we can walk side-by-side into what hopefully can be a better and healthier future for you. I look forward to hearing from you and working together in the near future!

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Amanda Scott

Offering therapy in MI
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
25 years of experience

Hello and congratulations on your first step to feeling better! My name is Mandy, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker in the state of Michigan with 25 plus years of diverse experience. Nine of those years was spent as an active-duty military social worker with the United States Navy including 6 months in a combat zone. I am experienced in working with military service members, their families, and veterans. I’ve also spent 15 plus years working in hospital settings, providing counseling around adjustment to illness, and supporting those who are undergoing very arduous situations. Other areas of focus include the challenges that come along with aging as well as the benefits of, and impact of nutrition. I am supportive, empathetic, and passionate about helping others. My therapy style embraces a combination of methods including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy and a psychoanalytic therapy. However, some individuals may benefit from a more practical, coaching type approach where there is less emphasis on psychodynamic exploration and more emphasis on making concrete changes to lifestyle. No matter where you are in life, I look forward to working with you to help restore peace, joy, and quality of life. SPECIALTIES: Military Veterans & Service Members Depression & Anxiety Trauma and Abuse ADHD & ADD Social Anxiety & Low Self Esteem CLINICAL APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Motivational Interviewing Psychoanalytic Therapy Solution focused Therapy Client Centered Therapy SPECIALTIES: Military Veterans & Service Members Depression & Anxiety Trauma and Abuse ADHD & ADD Social Anxiety & Low Self Esteem CLINICAL APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Motivational Interviewing Psychoanalytic Therapy Solution focused Therapy Client Centered Therapy

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Dr. Rebecca Wiersma

Offering therapy in MI
License: PhD,LMSW
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesBipolar disorderDepression
11 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker. I also have a doctorate degree in philosophy with an emphasis on social work practice. I have over a decade of experience working in the mental health field assisting individuals of all ages with a wide range of concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, emotional/behavioral challenges, attachment or parenting concerns, etc.). I believe that there is not a one-size-fits all type of treatment and that it is important to tailor services to fit each individual. Therefore, I use a client-centered approach while utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques to address the presenting concerns. These clinical approaches include cognitive behavioral, psycho-educational, mindfulness, attachment therapy, and more. I look forward to working with you!

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Stasa Todorovic

Offering therapy in MI
Relationship issuesFamily conflicts
7 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in Texas and Michigan with 7 years of professional work experience. I like to start by understanding the person and their perception on where they are at a given moment, while at the same time opening up new possibilities by discovering a different meaning of the people and events that surround us. I am experienced in working with diverse populations and ages. The most common challenges that I help my clients address are communication /relationship issues, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, loss. Sometimes a mere desire of getting to know yourself better can be a beginning of a journey where my presence can be an important support to reaching your goals, or better ability of facing life's challenges. 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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Darlene Hawkins-Bland

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Patrece Lucas

Offering therapy in MI
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with exploring and elevating their self esteem and self worth, interpersonal relationship issues, family & friend conflicts, parenting issues, career difficulties, and racial trauma. I work with my clients to create an open and safe culturally specific environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I personally know how much courage it takes to say “I am not okay” and seek out a more fulfilling and happier life. I am proud of you for taking the first steps towards preparing for and manifesting the life you envision for yourself. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Justin Kuhl

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, & depression. I am a licensed and ordained pastor in the Missionary Church denomination. I believe in the authority of scripture and believe that God's word gives us everything we need to find spiritual and mental peace and health. I use counseling techniques to help communicate those truths and bring your life in line with traditional scriptural Christian beliefs. It takes courage to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to help you find Strength for today and Hope for tomorrow.

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Amanda Eidemiller

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

I am licensed in Michigan with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Elizabeth Chambers

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan and South Carolina with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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.

How to find counseling in Ionia

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Ionia 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 Ionia 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 Ionia 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 Ionia, 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 Ionia 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 Ionia 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 Ionia 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 Ionia 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 Ionia 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 48846 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 Ionia 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 Ionia 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 Ionia, 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.

Ionia 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.

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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