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Erin McDaid

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefBipolar disorderDepression
8 years of experience

Hi, I am Erin McDaid. I have been working for over eight years as a clinical therapist with adults, older adults, and older adolescents. I use a goal-oriented therapy style, focusing on areas of strength or need that are determined by the client. My style is no-nonsense and direct. I use a wide variety of skills and techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness therapy, narrative therapy, and motivational interviewing. I often assign homework for clients to complete between therapy sessions (however, I try not to make it complex or overwhelming). I do not believe in stereotyping, labeling, or stigmatizing people. I welcome working with people of all faiths, genders, sexual orientations, political affiliations, and ethnicities. At an initial interview clients should expect to discuss with me their background (how they grew up, what they have done since high school, any relationship status), their current symptoms, any drug or alcohol use or history, any legal history, and their hopes for what they will get from therapy. During this discussion I will work to clarify any questions that occur to me and to reassure the client that both the client and I are understanding the client’s needs and history. We will also discuss what the specific issues are that brought you to therapy. Be ready to be open and forthcoming. Clients may leave their initial session with a simple homework assignment that will begin to move them forward with their treatment.

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Jodi Luster

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,BCD,CAADC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoachingCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience

Hello and I’m so glad you are seeking support with your life. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker in Michigan, a Board Certified Diplomat and Certified Addictions Counselor, I have been in human service for over 20 years. I have worked with children age 3 to seniors over 100 years old. I've worked with individuals with a history of abuse/neglect, addiction, anxiety, chronic illness, depression, domestic violence, grief and loss and those spiritually seeking. My therapeutic expertise includes trauma informed care, cognitive behavioral and solution focused interventions, and motivational interviewing. All interventions stem from a person-centered holistic approach. My professional experience ranges from case management in community mental health, delinquency and youth residential facilities, Home Health Care and Hospice, starting numerous outpatient substance abuse programs, nonprofit executive leadership, business consulting and life/spiritual coaching. I believe in the celebration and acceptance of every person. We examine all aspects of a person’s life and help find what intersects. The overarching goal is balanced living and having tools at our disposal in order to become skillful at creating self-defined balance for ourselves whenever we face life challenges that take us off center. I use all that I have learned to help those who choose to receive it. Personally, I enjoy cooking, traveling, and adventure experiences like zip lining and skydiving and most importantly helping others find mental, physical and spiritual health. It would be an honor to assist you along your life’s journey. I wish you peace and fulfillment!

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Stephanie Petersen

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Hi there! Kudos to you for reaching out for support! I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Michigan and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Missouri, with over 12 years of experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds. I got my BSW from Oakland University and my MSW from Wayne State University. My past job experiences include medical social work in a hospital setting and home health. I have been working as a telehealth therapist based in Missouri since 2020. My areas of focus include issues relating to grief and loss, adjusting to illness, life changes, family/relationship conflict, stress and anxiety, self-esteem, and addiction. I am an eclectic therapist who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. I'm here to teach you coping skills to help you help yourself. Together we will explore your past experiences and analyze your thoughts to help you get to know yourself as much as possible. I will be your nonjudgmental cheerleader on your journey of overcoming personal challenges and reaching goals! When I'm not working, I love reading, traveling, movies, music, martial arts, gardening, and playing with my french bulldogs. YOLO is my personal motto! I applaud you for reaching out for support! I look forward to getting to know you and helping you live your best life :)

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Cassandra Tordosinsky

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC,CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

Most people face challenges in their life and I believe sharing those difficulties with a qualified person can be one of the best ways to overcome any obstacle. Whether the challenge is big or small, mental health therapy can help you find the answers you seek. Often, people just need to be heard and validated for their emotions or they want a sounding board off which to bounce possible decisions. Some might not want to share their thoughts and emotions with another person in their life for fear of being judged. Others may be dealing with issues related to anxiety, depression, addiction or PTSD. Whatever your reasons are for seeking therapy, I would like to walk with you on your journey to better mental and emotional health. My approach to therapy is person-centered, which means you have the power to find solutions that work best for you. You can expect me to listen and empower you to promote healing and change without judgement. Through a solution-focused lens, we will discover and use your strengths to accomplish your goals. In addition, I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) so that we can discover the relationships between your thoughts, feelings and behaviors and how these are contributing to any challenges you are facing today. My goal is to encourage you to become the best version of yourself in a judgment-free environment. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Michigan, I have loved working in both inpatient and outpatient settings over the past ten years. On a personal note, I am a small business owner and clients from my Authentic Living Counseling practice will also use this platform. I am passionate about helping people overcome mental health and addiction issues by assisting them in achieving their personal goals. I look forward to meeting you.

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Marcy Kirkland

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Family conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementCompassion fatigueADHD
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Master's Level Social Worker with over 20 years experience working with adults and children. I graduated with a mental health concentration from an accredited university and have acquired extensive experience working with people who have experienced depression and anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, as well as a multitude of others disorders that may have an impact on ones ability to function to their full potential. As a clinical therapist, I know that everyone comes with their own unique and personal experiences. I meet people where they are at in their life journey with a person centered and guided cognitive behavioral approach. I understand and respect that beginning the process of therapy is a courageous act for anyone, and that people are more than their problem or presenting situation. I believe that people have all they need to achieve their goals from within and that they just need someone to help access and utilize the tools and skills needed to overcome their presenting obstacles and challenges.

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Lacey Merchant

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSleeping disordersParenting issuesDepression
11 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan. I received my Master of Arts in Counseling from Spring Arbor University and I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University. I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals and families in a variety of settings. I have worked in mental health for the last 10 years. My areas of expertise include working with family conflicts, trauma, behavioral issues, autism, depression and anxiety. I love helping people to obtain their goals!

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Tracy Eagle

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
21 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & bipolar disorder. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Keisha Broyles

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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! I have years of professional experience serving with children, adolescents, families, and adults in various settings. I believe that all children (within the support of their familial unit) and adults have the power within themselves to evoke healing despite their race, socioeconomic status, gender identity, or zip code. I am a liberation-focused clinician who supports clients in freeing themselves from oppressive systems and conforming to oppressive thoughts. I am certified in Grief and Loss from the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children and in Telemental Health and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional via Evergreen Certifications. I enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life by utilizing an eclectic approach to various treatment modalities that evoke healing and wellness.

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Micah Beckman

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & bipolar disorder. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Lori Matheson

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
4 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) in Michigan. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, divorce, depression, post-partum adjustment, ADHD & coping with life changes. I believe you are the expert of your story and have many God-given strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Nashville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Nashville 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 Nashville 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 Nashville 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 Nashville, 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 Nashville 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 Nashville 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 Nashville 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 Nashville 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 Nashville 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 49073 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 Nashville 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 Nashville 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 Nashville, 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.

Nashville 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 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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