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Crystal Pasciak

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a therapist

Hello and welcome to my page! All of us as therapists have lots of letters after our name, mine are LPC, NCC. You may wonder what it all means. Mine means that I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is also nationally certified. Meaning I can move more easily from my home state of Michigan if I choose to having met the requirements for almost every state in the US rather than just Michigan's requirements. I have been doing one on one counseling as well as family counseling for approximately 6 years now. I began my career working at a partial hospitalization program running group meetings for clients who were in crisis. I love it all, I love helping people figure out their issues or just how to help you best to improve your lives overall. I was a double major at Michigan State University in Psychology and Criminal Justice. I have a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and have completed almost all of the course work towards my PhD. I attend many seminars throughout the year in order to learn new methods, keep up to date on current research and medications as well as to meet new people and get fresh perspectives. I don't have one particular treatment approach that I exclusively use. I have found that each person is different and I need to be able to change and adapt to them. I do have favorites however and those are Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). I like CBT because it helps identify negative or faulty thinking and helps you see things more clearly in order to respond to them in a healthier way. I like SFBT because it focuses on solutions. You tell me what goal you want to reach and we work together to get you there. If you're ready to start, then I am too!

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Laverne Santangelo

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My name is Laverne Santangelo and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan. I am also a certified Wholistic Life Coach and Yoga Teacher. My experience and knowledge in the mental health field and helping professions is vast. I have volunteered and worked in some capacity of helping others to be the best they can be for 25yrs. I am a veteran. I retired from the Army National Guard with 23 years of honorable service I have had my own personal experiences with mental health and I grew up in a family with close friends and loved ones who struggled with addiction. I understand what is like to seek treatment, face stigmas and overcome barriers to treatment. I have worked in a variety or treatment settings which has developed and enhanced my clinical knowledge throughout the years. I have worked with women who struggled with shame, guilt and forgiveness after an abortion. I spent several years working inpatient with individuals struggling with substance use and also helping their families understand addiction. I have created and facilitated groups to help women smoothly navigate the numerous seasons of life. I have worked several years in community mental health treating individuals who have severe mental illness and substance use. I have added life coaching to my practice to help individual achieve personal goals and desires. I am also a certified in Trauma-Informed Yoga. I am passionate about my clients reaching achieving balance and wellness in all areas of their life! Our minds, bodies and souls can become healthy from counseling, coaching and positive regard. I used person-centered planning to develop a treatment plans I will work closely with my clients to seek the answers and solutions to whatever stage of life or issue they are experiencing. “I will meet you where you'r at!” I use Cognitive Behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and holistic approaches to help you on your journey to stability and wellness.

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Thomas Osborn

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorder
15 years of experience as a therapist

Greetings, I am a licensed clinical Social Worker with over 14 years of experience working with adults, families, and couples. I have worked with individuals and families from many different backgrounds experiencing a wide range of concerns including, depression, mood disorders, anxiety, gender dysphoria, relationship problems, sexual orientation, and various traumas. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Clinical/Community Psychology in 2005 and my Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2014. I am licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in the State of Michigan. I have experience working in hospitals, outpatient clinics, substance use, hospice, an in-home case management. My counseling style is to approach each person with compassion, respect, and empathy. I enjoy helping people navigate the challenges of life by creating a safe, respectful, and judgement free space. I believe that people are the expert of their own experiences and will work with you to discover your own path toward growth and healing. I look forward to providing you with the support, compassion, respect, and empathy you need to grow and heal on your journey.

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Hali Seaney

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
7 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Hali Seaney. I have my Master’s in Social Work from Michigan State University. Over the years I have gained much experience with anxiety, depression, trauma, the effects of abuse and neglect, brain education/development, and family issues. I have worked with individuals of all ages and different walks of life. My counseling approach is warm and welcoming. I strive to help individuals feel specially cared for and understood. I know it can be difficult and uncomfortable at times to begin counseling and telling your story, so I meet people where they are at and go at their own pace. I look forward to meeting you!

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Nicole Wilbur

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LMSW Clinical and Macro,SSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefADHD
17 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Social Worker licensed in Michigan with over 17 years of experience working in the hospital setting as well as in homecare, hospice, palliative care, brain injury and schools. I have enjoyed working with clients individually as well as in groups in addition to providing continuing education to professionals and other workshops and supportive resources to community members. I have worked with clients of all ages with a variety of concerns including challenges associated with ADHD, Autism, Learning and other Disabilities as well as clients struggling with Anxiety, Depression and other mental health diagnoses. Additionally, I have worked with many people who have experienced physical and/or emotional trauma or abuse and those that have struggled with substance abuse. My therapeutic style is warm and interactive. My approach combines a variety of methods including the use of mindfulness strategies, cognitive behavioral and mind-body techniques as a few examples, based on your personality, needs and goals. Our conversations and your treatment plan will be tailored to meet your unique needs. We will work toward identifying and utilizing your personal strengths to their maximum potential and improving any areas that may benefit from additional practice and support. I work with my clients to help identify the ways in which these challenges can impact communication, family and relationships, and when appropriate, focus on strategies and tools that positively impact communication and help improve relationships as well. It can be very difficult to take the first steps to make adjustments in our lives that move us toward the positive changes we would like to see. I am looking forward to working with you on this journey!

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Leah Little

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW,CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a therapist

Leah Little, LMSW, CAADC is a fully licensed clinical social worker in the states of Michigan and Illinois, and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. She obtained her MSW from the University of Michigan, with a concentration in mental health and interpersonal practice. Her graduate training was conducted at Michigan Medicine, in the Psychiatric Emergency Services. During this internship, she obtained extensive training in various evidence-based treatments, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Later in her career, while in government service with the U.S. Veteran’s Health Administration, Leah was trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET). Leah has over a decade of work experience providing individual, family, and group therapy to adolescents and adults in community non-profit, hospital, and private practice settings. Her areas of treatment focus include life transitions, grief/loss, relationship or family issues, general stress, depression, anxiety, ADHD, addiction, or coping with past trauma. Leah strives to create a safe, welcoming atmosphere where you can openly share thoughts and feelings, talk about your dreams and goals, be unashamed to cry, and maybe even laugh a little.

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Kari Jordan

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
3 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, my name is Kari Jordan. I am a Licensed Clinical Master of Social Work in Michigan. I have been working as a clinician, providing therapy services, for three years. I have worked in the field of social services for seven years and have experience with both teens and adults. Some of the areas I have worked include trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, crisis intervention, behavior stabilization, medical integration and behavioral health, substance use disorder, homelessness, LGBTQ+, domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual reactivity, juvenile offenders, criminal justice, women’s issues and child welfare. I am passionate about working with people to provide adequate support. I view the professional relationship as one where we can build trust through transparency and dedication. Through this process I will be there to guide and support clients as they navigate situations which may be unfamiliar and teach skills, they can use for years to come. I work with each individual client to tailor the treatment to their specific needs and goals. I believe everyone is capable of the change they would like to make but may not always have the adequate support to make the change. As a therapist, I will provide the support and guidance to aid each client in making their desired change. If you are looking to make a change in your life, let's work toward making the change together!

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Dr. Gloria Aquino Sosa

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): Ph.D., LPC-MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
24 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor in Michigan with over 25 years of experience working as a psychotherapist, academic and personal counselor, and life strategist. I am a musician who has played in working rock bands for the last 16 years I have worked with clients who have experienced career disillusionment, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, career challenges, general anxiety and social awkwardness, and feelings of emptiness. I have also worked with many who have experienced and survived physical trauma and/or emotional abuse, as well as severe and persistent mental illness. My therapy style is sincere, person-centered, authentic, and interactive. I have primarily served BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and Bilingual (Spanish) persons navigating many issues including immigration (both documented and undocumented persons), complex systems of oppression and discrimination, and intercultural issues. I've also worked with persons who are in adulthood traversing early and mid-life changes and problems of everyday life. The cornerstone of any human interaction is mutual respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and focusing on those will help us move toward self-awareness to improve how we face and address the challenges of this ever-changing world. My therapeutic approach combines relational cultural therapies with strengths-based, narrative, humanistic, and psychodynamic therapies. We will work together to create a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs and goals for growth and awareness. Taking the first step toward leading a more fulfilling and gratifying life takes courage. You are taking that step by reaching out and seeking a thought partner to work through the areas you are most ready to address, and I am ready to work with you towards finding more of your inner power and strength. I look forward to hearing from you so we can get started on your personal journey!

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Salome Campbell

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Feeling respected and accepted are essential characteristics in a working relationship. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I use different methods of therapy. 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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Brian Lingle

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I also have professional experience and am credentialed to work with combat military veterans with post-traumatic stress and moral injury. 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!

How to find counseling in Kingston

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Kingston 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 Kingston 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 Kingston 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).

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

Therapists in Kingston, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Kingston 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 Kingston 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?

BetterHelp's verified Kingston 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 Kingston 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 Kingston 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.

Kingston 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 Kingston 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 Kingston 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 48741 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 Kingston 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 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 Kingston.

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 from a therapist. A Kingston 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 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 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 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 Kingston, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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.

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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