Owosso is home to Curwood Castle, the writing studio of famous American author James Oliver Curwood. The mansion built like a castle is now a museum dedicated to the author as well as Thomas E. Dewey. The Curwood festival is something Owosso residents look forward to every year when the streets become a fair with parades, rafting, carnivals, live music, and a medieval reenactment.

If you’re tired of waiting for the carnival ride of your life to come around so you can hop on, it’s time to talk to a local therapist about defining your life and moving forward. You don’t have to write your worries away when you can talk them out with a professional therapist waiting for you.

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Dr. Courtney Washington

Offering therapy in MI
License: EdD,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.” ― Roopleen Hello! I am Dr. Courtney Y. Washington (Doctor C), and I encourage you to invite change in your life. Welcome to taking the first step into a brighter future for yourself: I commend you. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, and I have been providing counseling services for over 10 years to many adults, families and couples. I enjoy working with a diverse population, and I am able to provide counseling services to fit the individual need of the client served. I have worked in the specialty areas of: depression, stress & anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem, pre-marital, marital, couples, families, anger management and mental health including Bi-Polar and Schizophrenia. My primary focus is to first build rapport, establish desired goals, and work with you to achieve those goals. Through the achievement of these goals, I will work to diminish any worry, stress, or anxiety that you may face and will assist with building coping and relaxation skills. It takes time to achieve your goals, and I am here to work with you throughout your needed time frame, and will work to give you all the needed tools to help you remain successful after counseling is complete. I am looking forward to meeting and working with you. Here is to a great and bright future ahead! -Doctor C “Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.” ― Shannon L. Alder

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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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DeWan McPherson

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Thank you for taking the time to read my Bio. I have been a practicing therapist for over 9 years. I received my master’s from Central Michigan University and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan. I use an eclectic approach, which means that I tailor my approach to each individual client to make sure I always meet each person where they are. My non-judgmental style helps clients reach goals, while feeling empowered and capable to continuing to utilize skills learned during therapy long after counseling is done. I encourage all individuals to set the pace of counseling, determine what their goals are and change them as they see fit. I look forward to supporting and empower you along your journey towards your goals. At this time, I provide services for, individuals, adolescent's, and LGBTQIA, to help them work through life issues that may have hindered their quality of life. Thank you again and I look forward to hearing from you!.

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Sheri Pate

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMFT,MA in Counseling Psychology
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
16 years of experience

I believe it is really important to accept yourself where you are right now and I want you to know that I accept you as you are. One of my favorite ways of coping is through Mindfulness Exercises. This practice helps people manage stress and uncomfortable thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness techniques can bring you into the present moment and clear the way for new ways of thinking, managing challenges and relating to others. As a LMFT, my mission is to connect clients to their fullest potential and teach them ways to bring meaning, joy and success into their lives. Since 2002, I have led mindfulness and visualization that have helped clients make these positive changes in their lives. I also use techniques drawn from Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Through exploring your situation further and getting to know you better as a whole person (including your strengths), I will be able to help you feel more enjoyment and satisfaction with your life. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology from UCLA and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from CLU. I grew up in Los Angeles in a very racially diverse neighborhood and learned early in life to accept and respect others. I am Hispanic Caucasian and a first generation college graduate. I enjoy leading mind-body practices for personal, spiritual and sports performance development. From 2011-2022, I lead yoga, meditation and mindfulness groups all around the country both in person and virtually during the pandemic. Through collaboration with other leaders, I have learned the latest technology and techniques in optimal health and performance and use these exercises with my clients. I also created an awareness card game called Witness Cards to help clients easily and comfortable identify areas for growth and change. Most enjoyable for me is empowering clients to accept themselves as they are and when they are ready make changes in a comfortable confident way. Through guided imagery, deep relaxation and awareness exercises, I help clients connect to their own unique gifts and personal calling.

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Michael McWhirter

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience

As a seasoned therapist working well over thirty years helping a diversified population from school age children their families to working with mentally-ill patients and providing substance abuse treatment to individuals and group therapy providing these services as career is very full feeling. Those whom are in need of getting their life back together is always a challenge and can be very stressful. So therefore, the approach to counseling requires different methods to the person needs depending on what is going on in their lives. Working with individuals does require different approaches such as cognitive/supportive/confrontational therapy to reach their ability to function well. It's always hard to ask for Help and open up to someone whom you do not know but the benefits can be very rewarding. If I can be of professional assistance to you please reach out and we can work together on these changes.

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Sandra Brooks

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

Life's journey is a road that is sometimes smooth, bumpy, with twists and turns, roadblocks, detours, and open skies. As we travel, we may need a guide to help us navigate. My 30 years of professional experience has given me an opportunity to help others move forward. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, communication, past trauma and other roadblocks, I can help. Also, I have led DBT and Anger Management groups for ten years. I have a Master's Degree and am licensed in the State of Michigan. I look forward to working with you.

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Dr. Carol Schwartz

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesCoping with life changes
33 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 33 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, & coping with life changes. I believe that you and I working together can make solving most issues easy. But it is necessary to take the first step to sign up for therapy. I have had experience with people new to therapy and those people who have had years of therapy. Therapy is a positive approach to any problem. Although I have had experience with many issues, anxiety and depression are areas where zi have worked with people of all ages from children to older adults. I believe that it is easy to talk to me and my clients have had much success in solving their issues. So I hope you will sign up and so we can meet.

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Alicia Damgard

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan with 6 years of professional work experience within a school and private practice setting. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression. I utilize knowledge and skills from Cognitive Behavioral Theory, and also have an interest in Somatic Experiencing to help understand how the body sends us messages about how we are feeling emotionally. I work with my clients to create 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!

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Ginger Drake

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC
Addictions
11 years of experience

I am a fully licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan. My experience has been predominantly with men and women struggling with substance abuse and addiction. I have tried many theoretical orientations over the years. Currently, however, I am pursuing certification in biblical Christian counseling, which draws exclusively from biblical information and principles. I have found that this is by far the most effective approach when an individual is looking to make authentic change. And believe me, I have looked! Thanks!

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Gina Kirby

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
28 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 28 years of professional counseling experience. I have a background in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQIPA2S+ related issues, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Asking for help takes courage and I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Owosso

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Owosso 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 Owosso 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 Owosso 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 Owosso, 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 Owosso 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 Owosso 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 Owosso 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 Owosso 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 Owosso 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 48867 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 Owosso 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 Owosso 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 Owosso, 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.

Owosso 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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