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Jessica Mangan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LLP,LPC NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issues
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello there! First off, great job at taking the first step for support! I’ve been in your shoes and I know how this part feels – a bit of worry mixed with excitement and hope and perhaps some fear of the unknown. My name is Jess and I am glad you’re here. I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University in 2005 and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Limited License Psychologist in Michigan. I’ve worked in a variety of settings from crisis units, to mental health centers to correctional facilities. I have been in leadership and a staff trainer in addition to my clinical practices. I truly enjoy seeing people get through their struggles and come out on the other side as healthier and happier individuals. Much of my career has been centered around helping those with sexual addictions, substance use, anxiety/stress and trauma/abuse. My therapeutic style is open and honest and involves helping you to arrive at gaining insight, increasing strategies, and finding tools that you can begin using immediately to make positive change in your life. I use evidence based techniques including solution-focused counseling, cognitive-behavioral therapy, psycho-educational techniques, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and a humanistic approach to helping my clients. Most important, I strive to build a therapeutic relationship with you, in order to maintain a relaxed and welcoming environment that allows you to be who you are and get the most out of your therapy. Thanks for taking the first step, I’d love it if you’d let me help you with the next.

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Kerre Nitz

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): M.Div,MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! My name is Kerre Nitz. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a national license by the state of Michigan. I am currently located in Saginaw, Michigan. I have about 5 years of experience working in the helping profession in an inpatient setting, being a school counselor, working as a hospital crisis therapist and an outpatient individual therapist. I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling along with a Certificate in Trauma Studies from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I also hold a Master’s of Divinity degree from Regent University in church and ministry. I have worked with a wide variety of populations including school age children, teens/adolescents, adults and older adults with a wide range of concerns and presenting issues. I currently specialize in depression, self-esteem and body image, grief & loss, anxiety, psychosis, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, anger management, stress management, adjustment disorders and crisis counseling. The foundation of my treatment approach is building a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients through unconditional positive regard, trust and creating a safe space for my clients. I utilize the therapeutic approach models of client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy, mindfulness, narrative therapy, gestalt therapy, motivational interviewing and attachment theory . My focus will be calling out your strengths, abilities and skills to help you achieve greatness, success and become the “best” version of yourself. My goal is for you to overcome any obstacle, hurtle or barrier that may be standing in your way of walking in the fullness of your calling. When we discover our purpose and can walk confidently through life the impossible can become possible. I am excited to start this journey of healing, wholeness and discovery as we walk together on this therapy path.

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Cathy Smith

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MA ,LLP,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Having graduated with undergrad degrees in Sociology (Criminology) and Spanish, I began working in a residential treatment home for youth with emotional and mental illnesses. My early work there, sparked my interest in psychology and counseling. After starting our family, I returned to school to earn a teaching certificate and a Masters degree in Special Education. After many years of teaching in a variety of settings; institutional, public, private and alternative education, I felt I really wanted more time to listen to and talk with my students. Because of this, I returned to the university once more to complete a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, earning licensure as a Limited License Psychologist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Relationship is the key to effective counseling just as it is to effective teaching. Being open to learning about the life of your client; their ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual preference, work, and belief systems is important as a therapist. Knowing your own limitations is also necessary. Life is very difficult at times, especially in these times! Helping clients to live their best lives is very important work. I use a variety of methods in working with clients. My clients’ ages have ranged from four years to seventy nine years. I work with people with depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, trauma, sexual and physical abuse, parenting problems, and even learning disabilities and people on the autism spectrum. Motivational interviewing, client centered work, solution focused, psychoeducational work, mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are tools that I use, based on what the client wants to achieve and their individual needs. Permeating all that I do is a strength based approach to looking at the person, always building on and utilizing their own strengths to partner with them to become healthy and happier.

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Anita Tanner

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW,ACSW,BCD
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
40 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Everyone has a struggle or a suffering of some kind or an area of our life we can improve upon. My specialty is working with middle-aged and older adults who are navigating grief and loss, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and life transitions. Let's work together to help you to move your life in a positive direction and achieve emotional wellbeing!

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Mari Broman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
35 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my name is Mari and I have been a therapist for almost 30+ years. I am a graduate of Wayne State University, both for my Bachelors, and Masters Degree in Social Work. In my work experience I have explored a variety of issues with individuals and families that would include: Anger Management Issues Financial Stressors Self Esteem problems Depression Issues Anxiety Problems Aging Issues Health Problems Grief and Loss Issues Relationship Issues : Adults and Children I have always found it exciting as a therapist to enter into a helping situation by Understanding it, then Processing it, Exploring its intensity, then setting some goals to problem solve the issue(s). I specialize in solution focused counseling and coaching, Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, reality orientation treatment, and here and now work. I look forward to working with you if you enjoy a focused journey to solutions. I will offer a climate of non-judgement, respect, interest and acceptance in you as a thinker and problem solver in your life. I believe you have the answers they just need to be coaxed out and used. I am here to empower you in solutions to your stressors.

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Joslyn Harris

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW
DepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! My name is Joslyn I am a fully licensed Masters level Social Worker in the state of Michigan. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University in 2016 and my Masters of Social Work degree from Wayne State University in 2017 with a focus on interpersonal practice. I have experience with working with individuals, families, and geriatric individuals; including persons with developmental disabilities and various mental health backgrounds. I use a person-centered, strengths based approach to therapy as well as an integrative solution focused approach to create a safe and comfortable environment where we can explore issues related to anxiety, depression, life style, relationship and family concerns. I believe growth comes through challenging experiences that can force us to learn how to navigate life and re-evaluate our experiences and self-worth. I believe in utilizing a client's own strengths and building upon those strengths to assist them in reaching their goals. I assist my clients in feeling more connected to themselves, to be more true to themselves through understanding their past and present experiences, and to have more prosperous, meaningful relationships with the people in their lives.

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Sara Rayes

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I completed my Masters of Social Work at Wayne State University. I am a fully licensed clinical social worker. I have been working with individuals, couples and families since 2018. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy but have experience with other therapy styles as well. I have worked with people who experience MDD, GAD, BPD, ADHD, PTSD, DMDD and symptoms that may not meet full diagnostic criteria but are still looking for therapy. I aim to provide client-led, strengths-based services. I want you to feel welcomed, comfortable and in charge of your mental health. I can provide structured sessions with home-work to complete between sessions or more relaxed and flexible appointments that do not follow a set agenda. Your health and safety is my number one concern. Looking forward to meeting you!

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Dr. Zsalanda Richardson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCompassion fatigueADHD
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker and an endorsed Infant Mental Health professional in Michigan with over 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, ADHD, depression, trauma, abuse, motivation, self esteem, confidence, parenting skills, postpartum depression, compassion fatigue (due to work related issues and life stressors), and professional development through reflective supervision for professionals working in the early childhood sector. You are the hero in your own story despite what life has thrown at you. This step you are taking for your own mental health is a huge one and takes a lot of courage. You should feel proud of yourself.

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Amanda Rice

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficulties
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with career difficulties. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our conversations 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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Melissa Mousel

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoaching
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with increasing positive mental health, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts & motivation, self-esteem, confidence, employment and everything in-between. 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. Contact me

How to find a therapist for counseling in Keego Harbor

Finding the best therapist close by in Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor. 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 Keego Harbor, 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor, elsewhere in Oakland, 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Keego Harbor, 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Keego Harbor 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.

Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor 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 48320 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 Keego Harbor counselor?

Before seeing your Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor.

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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor 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 Keego Harbor, 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.

Keego Harbor 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

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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