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Evelyn Foreman

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

Hello: After working twenty years as a mental health professional(court psychologist, outpatient social work therapist), I have come to respect the courage it can take for anyone to conclude that they need to trust someone else to help them resolve some personal conflict in their own life and to then achieve their treatment goals weather they are short or long term. I look forward to working with those who have made the choice to move forward and achieve their goals to change their lives. I am more comfortable working using the phone and video features in the Better Help platform. It may be depression, anxiety, work related stress, impaired interpersonal relationships, family conflicts, or internal conflict related to just adjusting to the life you thought you would have by now. I am a good listener. Getting to know you requires that I am. My goal is to help you stay on track to achieve those goals you say are important. I will point out potential obstacles and help you gain clarity and direction but as you know, it is your life . If I can help you step back, survey your life, and ascertain what you see as hindering your goals and take your life from where it is to where you want it to be, I look forward to hearing from you.

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Tia Gitgood

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,LMSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGrief
10 years of experience as a therapist

I have seen first hand that life is hard. I have been encouraged to see the power of therapy across all settings and over all barriers. I have seen lives changed; I love my job. My name is Tia Gitgood. I am a Social Worker licensed in Michigan, Tennessee, and Georgia with over 10 years of experience. I have worked in various settings from in-home to community clinics. I received my Master's Degree in Social Work from Georgia State University. I utilize a mix of therapies. My priority is to help my client. I work to stay up to date on new research to ensure that if something can help, I know about it. I primarily utilize cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, and motivational interviewing. I believe the whole person must be treated. If you are not your emotional best, your body will tell you. I would love to take this journey to healing with you when you are ready.

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Alan Ellias

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): L.M.S.W.,Ed.S.
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesGriefDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

Hello and thanks for taking the time to learn a little bit about me, I am a LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker) in Michigan, in both clinical and macro areas with over 20 years of experience working part time as a psychotherapist. I received my Masters in Social Work from Wayne State University in 1995. While I work in the school system full time, in the past I worked at Commonground, first as a volunteer on the crisis line and later as a part time employee on emergency services. I also was employed at Counseling Alternatives as a part time therapist and had a small part time private practice after that. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also have some limited experience supporting people who have had physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is nonjudgmental, adaptable, warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I always remind clients that I am here to support you, help guide you when necessary, suggest possible options and open up your thinking on appropriate situations. Ultimately it is your life and you have to make the choices that make the most sense for you. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and rational-emotive counseling. I think your thoughts affect your feelings, which then affect your behaviors. Therefore, if you can change your thoughts, you can change how you feel and then how you act, which can have a profound impact on your life. It takes great courage to seek out help. Many people think it is a sign of weakness in themselves; I see it as a tremendous strength. We were not put on this earth to walk it alone. We all need support in our lives at different times...sometimes less, sometimes more. Wanting a more fulfilling and happier life is a great goal and finding the right therapist to take the journey with you can be the first step towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Alexandra Boehm

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! Welcome! I am glad you're here! My name is Alexandra Boehm, although I typically introduce myself as Alex. I am a clinical social worker licensed in the state of Michigan. I graduated with my MSW from Saginaw Valley State University in 2019 and have been practicing in the field of social work and counseling since 2019. I have experience in the inpatient and outpatient mental health settings with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship concerns, infertility, and family concerns just to name a few. I believe that all of us can benefit from having an outside source to share and process our challenges with! By sharing with someone outside of your close circle of friends or loved ones, I will be able to provide additional support and a different perspective to your presenting problem or challenge. My approach to therapy is person-centered, meaning that I meet you where you are with your current challenges while providing a safe space for you to share your truths. I recognize that sharing your personal truths can be very difficult, and here you have a space where you feel can be accepted and understood without judgment, while also working together to develop the tools to address these truths and the challenges they may present outside of therapy. Again, I am very happy that you've taken this step in your journey! Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!

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Mark Panasiewicz

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed therapist (LMSW) with 8 years of experience working with clients . I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, power and control issues, and trauma . I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy styled direct and to the point . I believe in treating anyone with respect, compassion and caring. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy with motivational interviewing . I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe in direct straight forward therapy. I have 8 years of working with Substance Use Disorder Clients, Domestic Violence and Trauma related. I'm a Veteran of the United States Airforce and have experience working with Veteran Clients.

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Dr. Annette McCain

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): PhD MA LPC LLP DOT SAP,Dr. Annette McCain PhD
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
40 years of experience as a therapist

I have been a licensed therapist and psychologist for over 30 years. My style of therapy is solution focused, warm and interactive. I believe in treating the whole person not just the issue at hand. I treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, being open and honest in my therapy. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy, alcohol/substance Abuse Bisexual/Gay/Lesbian, Depression, Developmental Disorders Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, EAP Management Referrals, Family Therapy, Gambling Addictions, Gender Identity/Transgender, Health Care Professional, Marital/Couples, , PTSD, Psychotic Disorders, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Offenders I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe that the journey of life is unique, and I will tailor your treatment around that uniqueness. It takes courage to reach out and say I need to talk with someone, and I will provide support and solutions to help you feel fulfilled. I look forward to working with you. Dr. Annette McCain, PHD, MA, LPC, LLP, DOT SAP

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Stephanie Fisher

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MHC ,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 9 years experience. My bachelors degree is in professional child and family development. I have worked with a wide range of clients and concerns. From relationship, to parenting problems, to foster care, bonding, high risk youth, trauma, loss, self-esteem, crisis management, to anxiety, work related issues, self harm, domestic violence, financial concerns animal assisted therapy. I am often described as caring, accepting, passionate and knowledgeable. I believe in building rapport with client is an essential key to opening up the lines of communication. I am a highly empathetic person who works hard to help others get to a better place. I believe that everyone has the right to find happiness. I love working with animals as well and in my private practice I usually have my therapy dog or one of my animals from our therapeutic ranch available for client support. I am a open and honest person and clients typically find that makes it easy to trust our relationship. I live in a small community which has allowed me to wear many hats. I actively serve on our community Volunteer Fire Department as a Fire Fighter, but mostly as a Licensed EMT. I truly enjoy helping people in their moments of need. I am excited to get to meet you and help you along your journey!

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Vanessa Stafford

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger management
40 years of experience as a therapist

If you're feeling that it's time to figure out the confusion or discord in your relationship... YOU"VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!☮ Hi! I'm Vanessa Stafford, a licensed master level clinician with over 40 years of professional experience in the State of Michigan. More importantly I am someone who sparks change in people's lives and relationships. I support individuals and couples who want to regain or feel fulfilled in their connection with their partner. My work is geared towards supporting clients in exploring their history and patterns of behavior that may be negatively impacting the relationship... uncovering behaviors they may not even be aware, while identifying tools that support and sustain a more positive relationship. I support clients in finding finding peace and balance. ☮ My training and experience is geared primarily towards helping clients who are coping with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse. I have extensive experience and training in helping couples in setting boundaries while finding peace, uncovering the "love she most desires and the respect he desperately needs", identifying past complex trauma that may be creeping into current relationships, and batterer intervention, just to name a few. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you hold the key for identifying your 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 this first step towards a change is a key indicator that you are ready and capable of advocating for change. My clients are very highly motivated and committed to making changes in their love life, and I enjoy supporting and providing techniques so that they can reach their potential and ultimately succeed! I know that your time and money is valuable so I work diligently to be as structured and goal-oriented as possible. If you are ready to put in the work, you will be amazed at how capable you are as you explore parts of yourself you never knew existed. I am here to support & empower you in your journey. I challenge you to take the next step by signing up for an available time on my portal. www.betterhelp.com/Vanessa-Stafford Thank you for seeking the support you need! Vanessa Stafford, LMSW

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Ashley Sorenson

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, bipolar disorder, & 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. 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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Stephanie ​B​a​l​d​w​i​n​ McGowan

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

How to find counseling in Ovid

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

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

Ovid 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 Ovid 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 Ovid 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 48866 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 Ovid 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 Ovid.

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 Ovid 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 Ovid, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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