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Karen Mueller

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, fully licensed by the states of Michigan and Maine, with over 20 years of experience working as a clinical therapist. I have worked with clients of all ages and stages of life with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, grief, relationships, career challenges, trauma, conflict resolution, health and wellness, LGBTQ issues, and more. My counseling style is positive, warm, and interactive. I believe in treating all clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, without judgement, creating a safe place for you to work on your challenges and struggles. My approach is cognitive-behavioral and solution focused, while also incorporating other techniques such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I also have training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Above all I customize counseling and treatment based on the individual needs of the client. Change takes courage! If you are ready to take that step, I can help! I am here to support and empower you towards the change you desire. I am looking forward to working with you!

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Jennifer Barajas

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
14 years of experience as a therapist

Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to get to know more about me. My name is Jennifer, I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the State of Michigan. I earned a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and have been practicing in the mental health field for over ten years. I have worked in a variety of settings; schools, prisons, home-based, outpatient, crisis response, addiction centers and private practice. I have the most experience working with complex trauma/abuse issues, PTSD, anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, couples and communication issues, family conflict, and complex sexual issues . I also have experience working with multicultural, physically disabled, youth, elderly, and LGBT populations. I use a person-centered, holistic, multicultural, and eclectic approach in treatment, providing you with the best care tailored to your needs. I use evidence-based techniques including cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, seeking safety, negative core beliefs replacement, “classical” counseling and solution-focused counseling. I would describe myself direct, but I am always empathetic, non-judgmental and supportive. I can push you past your comfort zone to resolve the goals you have set for yourself in therapy to assist you in creating a new healthy lifestyle! Working together we can accomplish your goals. We will use a combination of worksheets, assessments, and other tools to enhance your experience with online counseling. Monthly I send out "Monthly Skills" and "Weekly Tips" to be used to also enhance your experience, some of these skills and tips may apply to you and others may not. They are sent to all of my clients to help promote healthy mental well being. Please note that video or phone sessions are the most productive ways to achieve your therapeutic goals, but you are welcome to tailor your therapy needs to what best meets your needs. Thank you again, I look forward to meeting you and beginning your journey of self-awareness and healing. My office hours are as follows: Monday and Thursday 7 am to 8 am EST (phone sessions only) and Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm (video and phone sessions) Jennifer Barajas, MS, LPC

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Sheila Gault

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC,CMWC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, My name is Sheila. The journey of life can be challenging. There are times in life when we face changes and challenges that are difficult to cope with on our own. Reaching out to find someone to help can be hard. Thank you for honoring yourself and seeking support. My goal is to provide a holistic perspective with individuals that facilitates healing emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances, leading to distress and pain. I am passionate about assisting others through the difficult trials in their lives, providing support through the challenge’s life brings, and celebrating the successes that the journey of life provides. I value the promotion of empowerment, life enrichment and authentic living for every person that I interact with. I believe in utilizing integrative counseling techniques that combines modern psychotherapy with ancient traditional wisdom teachings and alternative holistic modalities to empower emotional wellness, self-actualization, mental well-being. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Complementary Medicine Wellness Counselor. With over 20 years of experience with adults in adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, domestic violence, grief and loss, life transitions, self-esteem, stress management, self-awareness, self-actualization and authentic living. I am a friendly, compassionate and caring person and provide counseling from the heart to work with you toward reaching your unique goals. My style is unconditional positive regard, use of life affirming language and an integrative approach combining contemporary psychotherapy, ancient wisdom teachings, spiritual counseling, positive psychology, mindfulness, dialectic behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and holistic counseling and consulting. I believe that every individual has the power in their life to facilitate healing through self-awareness, self-actualization, authentic living and finding their personal truth. I would be honored to have the opportunity to be a part of your journey. Many Blessings, Sheila M. Gault, LPC, NCC, CMWC

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Nancy Chin

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LPC, CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
26 years of experience as a therapist

Nancy Chin, MS, LPC, CAADC, QMHP I bring a genuine sense of hope and optimism to each and every counseling session. Having 26 years of experience in counseling of addictions and now 10 years experience with mental health disorders helps me to educate and counsel on most any issue you may be experiencing. Having a master's degree of science in mental health counseling and being a licensed professional counselor, as well as being a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor and a certified trauma professional allows me to reach out and help many people. I have worked in the mental health field for the last 26 years as a mental health professional and the last 6 years as a supervisor of two programs in a community mental health setting, as well as being a therapist in the co-occurring and substance use disorders programs. I look forward to helping all that suffer from mental health disorders, addictions or trauma issues of any type.

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Paula Mardit

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MA
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor living in Michigan. I hold degrees in both Special Education (B.S., Wayne State University) and in Counseling (M.A., Oakland University). As a counselor, my approach focuses primarily on cognitive behavioral therapy and on solution-oriented therapy. Some of the issues I can help with include depression; anxiety; stress management; relationship difficulties; parenting challenges; divorce; grief and loss; and trauma. I specialize in working with adolescents 12+ and with adults of all ages. With well over a decade of experience in counseling, my additional experience in special education has offered unique insight into autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, cognitive impairment, and learning disabilities. In case you or a loved one are struggling with these issues, I can tailor my approach accordingly. At our initial visit, you’ll be welcome to say as much about yourself as you feel comfortable sharing. If you already have an idea of what you might like to achieve through our work together, that would be helpful for me to know… but in case you are not sure yet, that’s ok too – we can figure it out together! Regardless of how much or how little experience you may already have in therapeutic settings, I aim to help you identify and focus on concrete, achievable goals which I hope will lead to positive outcomes in your life. In addition to standard Monday-Friday daytime hours, I can accommodate clients seeking evening appointments until as late as 8pm EST. Weekends between 9am and 2pm EST are likewise possible.

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Fran Adler

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
25 years of experience as a therapist

Hi! My name is Fran Cowen Adler and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the State of Michigan. I’ve worked as a therapist in a variety of private and group settings since earning my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1998. In the 25 years I’ve been in practice I’ve worked with teens, couples, families, Pride/LGBTQ clients, and individuals as young as 3 and as old as 80. I’ve helped people with depression; anxiety; stress; problems at work or at home; issues with family members or friends; relationship challenges; difficulty making decisions or finding satisfying work; struggles adjusting to change; grief over the death of a loved one or other significant loss. In other words, I work with individuals in emotional pain, a condition that simply comes with living life as a human being. If you’ve never seen a therapist before, you’ve probably had the experience of feeling better after talking with a trusted and compassionate family member or friend. One advantage of seeing a therapist is that this person exists outside of your personal life. You don’t need to be concerned about things like confidentiality. Sharing your thoughts and feelings with a nonjudgmental professional in a safe atmosphere of acceptance and support can be enormously helpful and therapeutic. Over these two decades of practice it has been my pleasure, honor, and privilege to help many people navigate their way forward through particularly challenging times. Thank you for your interest, and I hope to hear from you soon!

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Grace Wolbrink

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Trauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
30 years of experience as a therapist

Hello and Welcome! I’m Grace! A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Military Family and Life Counselor (MFLC) in Michigan with thirty-plus years of experience as a Medical Social Worker, out-patient therapist, and Critical Incident Stress Management behavioral health specialist. I have worked nationally and internationally in hospital settings, military installations, and meeting people in the communities where they live. Aspects of my training include; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Therapeutic Storytelling, Solution Focused Therapy, Art Therapy, Psychodrama, and Wellness. My approach is eclectic but often narrative or story-based in style. My goal is to support you in identifying your strengths, increasing your skill sets, and taking a deeper dive into your life’s goals and intentions as a cornerstone for change. Thank you for taking the first step. If you are ready to take the next step, I look forward to working with you. Looking forward to continuing the conversation!

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Melissa Clay

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW-Clinical
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience as a therapist

I have been a licensed therapist for 3 years. My education is clinical social work from Indiana Wesleyan University. I offer solution-focused, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic modalities. My personal history brought me to this field later in life and my own life experiences add depth to my practice and understanding of the hardships and circumstances many of us face. I believe therapy should be available to everyone and everyone needs therapy at some time in life. I use warmth, compassion, empathy, honesty, and dignity in every session. I believe we all have something to offer we just need some support in finding our self at times. I look forward to working with you!

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Bernice Diop

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW,LMFT,ACSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
40 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed as a Clinical Social Worker and as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My experience spans multiple years in various settings, such as outpatient, inpatient settings, homebound and community. I am an attentive listener, focused on helping individuals to feel comfortable in taking that initial step in asking for help. Areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, grief, interpersonal conflict, workplace issues, and anger management. Commonly used approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, a modified EMDR approach, and a broad range of strategies suitable to meet specific needs.

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Julea Ward

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCareer difficulties
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence building. I believe that you possess many strengths and can discover even more as you work towards 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 Metamora

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

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

Metamora 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 Metamora 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 Metamora 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 48455 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 Metamora 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 Metamora.

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 Metamora 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 Metamora, 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.

Metamora 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

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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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