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Alta Davis

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA, LPC,CGC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Grief Counselor with over 20 years of experience in assisting individuals with the issues of life. I have a MA in counseling and a Doctorate in Ministry. I have worked in a hospital setting as well as private practice with a variety of experience in Mental health issues. My therapeutic approaches include but are not limited to Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy to help identify and explore effective solutions and coping skills. I Work with individuals to encourage and support with a listening ear of compassion in a nonjudgmental environment. This journey of life can be very difficult at times, but it helps to know that someone will walk with you in a caring and safe space. I am here for you.

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Kristin Ansel

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefAnger managementSelf esteem
10 years of experience

Greetings! I am a certified counselor who works with clients on issues such as communication, control, relationships with self and others, planning and decision-making, self-esteem, coping with changes, and substance abuse. I'm person-centered in my style . I respect my clients and they determine what topics we cover in therapy and how deeply they want to delve into their issues. No matter who you are or where you've been in life, you are important. Your thoughts, feelings and beliefs are valuable guides in the therapeutic process and I am here to help you and support you. I draw from treatment models such as strengths-based, solution focused lens where my clients and I work together to develop a treatment plan that accomplishes my clients goals. Through cognitive-behavioral therapy I assist clients in exploring relationships between, thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Through CBT, clients reveal the dysfunctional thoughts that lead to self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. I support clients as they try new communication styles, coping mechanisms, mindfulness work, and emotional regulation. Clients can practice how they address issues with loved ones in my presence and I will provide honest feeback. I live outside of Detroit, Michigan. My hobbies include cooking, yoga, traveling to new places, hiking with my husband and our two dogs. I've experienced many therapies and have had several therapists myself. I enjoy learning about myself and others. Finding the right therapist takes time and courage. With that being said, if you feel you are ready to take the next steps toward a life you enjoy, I am here to support you and walk alongside you celebrating your accomplishments and encouraging through the light and dark times. Change takes time and effort, but it is worth it. I check messages Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST I will reply to you promptly.

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Julie Gallivan

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor with a background in human services, education, and social work. I have worked with individuals struggling with the grief and loss of a loved one, domestic violence, trauma, diagnosed personality disorders, anxiety and depression, poverty and homelessness, human trafficking victims, and individuals experiencing chronic pain. Although my experiences are diverse, I have learned two overarching truths: human suffering is universal AND there is always hope. My style of treatment is person-centered and eclectic. I know that "one-size-fits-all" is never true with mental health treatment. Each client has a unique story and therapeutic goals are developed cooperatively with that in mind. You are the expert on you. I am often described as a warm and empathetic listener, but I am also willing to provide reflective feedback during "stuck" moments in treatment. If you are ready to move towards a path of healing, hope, and wholeness, contact me and we will begin this journey together.

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melissa lininger

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyGrief
6 years of experience

I graduated from Michigan State University with my MSW. After graduating I spent 6 years in Hospice providing grief counseling, stress management, and caregiver support to family members. I have recently transitioned to primary working with individuals with chronic pain and have been doing so since May of 2021. I genuinely want to work in collaboration with my patient's to meet their goals and needs to manage chronic pain, anxiety, depression and trauma. The current modalities that I use with patient's are Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), Cognitive Behavior therapy, and and EMDR, as well as relaxation therapy. I believe that the client-therapist relationship is the most important aspect of therapy and work hard to get to know you as a person to organize your treatment plan that meets your needs and update the treatment plan as needed. Thank you for taking the first step. It can be hard to reach out for help when we need it the most. Look forward to working with you. :)

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Joanne (Jody) Girou

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,SSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesADHD
22 years of experience

I am a licensed MSW in the state of Michigan and have worked in the social work field for over 20 years working with children and adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of support needed in the areas of ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Parenting, Depression, Relationship Issues and Trauma. My therapy style is supportive, non-judgmental and relaxed. Seeking counseling is not always an easy thing to do, so I want my clients to feel at ease during our sessions. My approach includes many different styles of intervention, but most importantly it is person centered and I focus on using client's strength to help their healing. I look forward to working with you!

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Andrew Breen

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
13 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, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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. 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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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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Covita Ankney

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 6 years of professional work experience. Since getting my MSW from Ferris State University in 2018, I have worked at Community Mental Health, as well as a school and medical family practice providing short-term and long-term therapy. I help clients manage mood disorders, stress, anxiety, trauma, and/or abuse. I take a skills-based approach with treatment, so I focus on providing practical tools to help each client access fulfillment and peace. I will meet you where you’re at with a non-judgmental stance and help you formulate goals that meet your own needs.

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Mary Povolo

Offering therapy in MI
AddictionsRelationship issuesParenting issues
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, & parenting 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Kristy Nelson

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Lake Odessa

Finding the best therapist close by in Lake Odessa 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 Lake Odessa. 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 Lake Odessa, 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 Lake Odessa 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 Lake Odessa 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 Lake Odessa, 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 Lake Odessa area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lake Odessa 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 Lake Odessa 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 Lake Odessa 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 Lake Odessa, 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 Lake Odessa 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 Lake Odessa 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 Lake Odessa 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 Lake Odessa 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 Lake Odessa 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 48849 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 Lake Odessa 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 Lake Odessa 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 Lake Odessa, 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.

Lake Odessa 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 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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