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Janet Ready

Offering therapy in MI
License: LCSW,LAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

Hello, My name is Janet and I have been a bilingual (Spanish/English) therapist for over 20 years. I have experience working with people who struggle with many life issues, including some of the following: anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, relationship issues, substance abuse, OCD, ADHD and many more. My counseling style is warm and communicative. I would like to hear about you and the issues you would like to discuss. My approach combines mindfulness with a person-centered focus and cognitive behavioral therapy. Through dialogue we'll partner to create a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Thank you for reaching out. This could be the first step in working toward a stronger you! If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support you when you need it. Please introduce yourself and let me know when you would like to start talking. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Dr. Patricia Frueh

Offering therapy in MI
License: PsyD,LP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
28 years of experience

Hi, my name is Dr. Patricia Frueh, (my friends and clients call me Pat), and I am a clinical psychologist licensed in Michigan with over 25 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. As a therapist, I believe our relationship is key in helping you, so you will find that I have a warm and respectful style, often seeing the humor in things. I want our work together to be a safe place where you feel comfortable voicing whatever you need to say. I listen, too, for your strengths and natural resilience, believing that those perspectives sometimes get lost when you're suffering. I have worked with clients who have expressed a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems and habit challenges. I have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse too. I incorporate many aspects of positive psychology in my approach, as well as psychology research about happiness. Depending on your needs, I may incorporate cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and trauma-informed counseling approaches. I am also a Certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher, so I may use ACT and/or DBT interventions, (both incorporate mindfulness). I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Alcione Wright

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

Hello, I am Dr. Alcione Wright. I hold a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and a Masters degree in social work including 20 years of clinical and medical social work in the state of Michigan. My treatment approaches include Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, Emotional Freedom, and Mindful Therapy. I work in a personal and warm manner focusing on the emotional and psychological needs of my clients. My approach to treatment is multidimensional and focuses on personal well-being physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I feel that healing requires an integration of the mind, body, and soul. In harmony, these three elements help overcome daily stressors, provide a positive approach to life, and an appreciation of our own physical being. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, wellbeing, aging, geriatric mental health, and end-of-life issues. Psychological, physical, and spiritual experiences can be difficult to process alone. I can help guide you through these sometimes difficult challenges and integrate transcendent experiences into everyday life. Specialties Life changes Anxiety Stress Depression Grief End-of-life Transcendent experiences Also experienced in: Mental health in later life, wellbeing and aging, life transitions, chronic pain and stress, end-of-life decisions. Clinical approaches Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Positive Psychology, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Mindfulness Therapy.

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Sarah Gillespie

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefDepressionCoaching
25 years of experience

Welcome! I am a Psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I am grateful I have been able to do what I love during that time. I specialize in helping people achieve their goals- whether those goals are related to improving their mood, developing greater self-confidence, or enhancing their leadership capabilities. I use a strength-based approach where we focus on using your strengths to help you achieve those goals. Are you tired of dwelling on what you feel isn't working? The good news is, you can achieve all your goals by focusing on what IS working! And I can help you do it. You will find my approach to be direct, supportive, compassionate, and non-judgmental. This is your journey and I am here to support you on that journey. I can help problem-solve when you run into obstacles and help you celebrate your successes. I will not shy away from providing you feedback when asked, but I also respect the choices you make. I look forward to meeting with you soon!

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Christine Badour

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,CAADC-DP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorder
4 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Michigan with over 4 years of experience working as a clinical therapist and intervention specialist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, communication concerns, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, career challenges, ADHD, trauma, and PTSD. I also have helped many people who struggle with addiction including, but not limited to, substance use. My therapy style is warm, engaging, and person-centered. I believe you are the expert on yourself and my role in this therapeutic relationship is to support you. Each client has their own individual characteristics and I utilize a variety of approaches to tailor a unique plan with each client. My practice theories include; cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, mindfulness, strength-based, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, attachment theory, and didactic. The approach I take towards the therapeutic relationship is heavy with compassion, supportive like a friendship, filled to the brim with positive regard for you, and desire for you achieve the absolute best things out of life. "Compassion is not a relationship between a healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our darkness well, can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity." -- Pema Chödrön I am here to support and encourage you. I look forward to working together!

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Brian Ashley

Offering therapy in MI
License: Master of ArtsProfessional Counselor,LPC,NBCC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issues
24 years of experience

I am a Licensed practicing counselor in the State of Michigan and a licensed National Board Certified Counselor. I have been in practice for twenty four years. I work with individuals experiencing addiction issues as well as anxiety, depression, anger and marital problems. Working in the business sector for a number of years helps me also relate to both sides of an individual's life. My goal is to help my client to move toward becoming a healthy and complete person.

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Mark Olexa

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
38 years of experience

My therapy experience is working with life concerns regarding personal growth, spiritual growth, relationships, emotions, behaviors, mood swings, addictions or life controlling issues. My therapy style is a blend of motivational counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy and reality therapy depending on the needs of the client. Techniques include individual counseling (talk therapy), substance use disorder recovery planning and relapse prevention skills, facilitation of decision-making and goal setting. In addition, homework exercises maybe given as needed. If there are any significant legal, financial, medical or other areas outside of my expertise, I will refer you to the appropriate independent professional.

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Marcas Bradley

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Montana, Michigan, California, Idaho, and Delaware with 20+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I also have experience working with 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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Robert Kaiser

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Natasha Dominguez

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist in Michigan and Hawaii with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & anger management. I work with my clients by creating an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Lapeer

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lapeer 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 Lapeer 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 Lapeer 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 Lapeer, 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 Lapeer 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 Lapeer 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 Lapeer 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 Lapeer 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 Lapeer 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 48446 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 Lapeer 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 Lapeer 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 Lapeer, 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.

Lapeer 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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