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Susan Shadley

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesBipolar disorderDepression
5 years of experience

As a clinical social worker and therapist, I strive to create an environment of emotional safety in which we can identify and explore the internal conflicts and patterns of maladaptive behavior that leave you feeling distressed or dissatisfied. I want to assist you in gaining insight, skills and passion to achieve your most fulfilling life. I pride myself on building a relationship of mutual respect, understanding, compassion and validation while honoring your preferences and strengths as we work to resolve the issues that brought you to therapy.   I provide individual and couple services specializing in adjustment difficulties, relationship issues, anger management, impulse control concerns, depression, anxiety, addictions and trauma. I also have experience with military life and culture. I have worked with veterans and military families. I believe I have an understanding of the unique experiences military members and their families often face. My therapeutic approach will cater to your specific needs with an integrative approach pulling from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and mindfulness-based theories. We will work together using these frameworks to develop a plan that is unique to you and focuses on those areas of importance to you. I believe everyone has the ability to change and I want to help you through the process.

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Victoria Orbe

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience

Hello, my name is Victoria Orbe and welcome to my BetterHelp profile! You are not alone. Whatever brought you to BetterHelp I am here to support you in your life, mental health, wellness, and happiness. Here is a little bit more about me and what I can offer you! I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan and am now a licensed therapist practicing in SouthWest Michigan. I work with all individuals from diverse backgrounds with depression, anxiety, identity/ self-esteem issues, addiction/recovery, trauma, and family relation issues. I use an empowerment and empathetic approach to therapy. I integrate multiple evidence-based modalities such as cognitive/dialectical therapy (DBT/CBT), trauma focused, brief therapy, mindfulness, positive psychology, and solution-focused therapy. Treatment should always be catered your uniqueness and I never use a “cookie cutter” approach. I believe success in therapy is dependent on the relationship you have with your counselor, I highly value respect and being non-judgemental with clients. I would be a good match if you are looking for a mental health provider of color, LGBTQ identified, and/or who has had personal experience “on the other side” as a client. Reaching out for help isn’t easy, but this can be a first step in taking an active role in the direction of your life. I will support you in your personal growth, coping skill development, and explore your existing strengths. I am passionate and dedicated to mental health and social justice and creating a safe and celebratory space in treatment. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and how I plan to support you on this journey we call life. Hope to hear from you soon (:

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Sharon Sumler

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

Hello, my name is Sharon, I am a Licensed Clinical and Macro Master Social Worker (LMSW) from the state of Michigan and currently reside in Southern California. I am also a Certified Anxiety Treatment Profession in Social Distancing. I have 16 years (and counting) of experience with working with family, children, teens, adults and couples. I believe that growth comes through challenging experiences that ultimately forces us to learn how to move forward in life and to re-evaluate our self-worth. I have had my own personal struggles in life, medically and emotionally, and have learned to work at overcoming them. I am a very understanding person and know that we all need someone to talk to and to find comfort in without being judge, and that is the reason I would like to be that person for you. I look forward with working with you!

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Glenn House

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger management
8 years of experience

Hi, I am Glenn. Decades of working with people as a teacher, salesman, builder, and counselor have confirmed what I was taught in graduate school. The most powerful instrument I have in promoting change and healing is my relationship with a client. The Covid-19 restrictions have taught me that I can achieve healing relationships through on-line video platforms. I can continue to use Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and many other treatments that are evidence-based. I am well experienced in working with Children and Adolescents with years of experience treating them and their families in their homes. I have been extensively trained in treating trauma reactions in children and adults. I hold a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University and am fully prepared to integrate science and faith to the degree that you are comfortable in order to gain success and healing. My license is as a Professional Counselor in Michigan. If I could help you with depression, anxiety, parenting, relational issues, or reactions to trauma, I would appreciate the opportunity.

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Victoria Haltom

Offering therapy in MI
License: MSW,LMSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

Thank you for reviewing my profile and considering seeking guidance, to maneuver your way through the life challenges you are facing. It is of utmost importance that the therapist you choose to share your concerns with provides a safe and trusting environment that is void of judgment or negative consequences. If you decide to choose me as your therapist, I can assure you that I will be respectful of your time and invest my time and expertise, to create a beneficial partnership, that leads to addressing your concerns and results in improving your life. Below you will find an overview of my therapeutic experience and approach that I hope will assist you in making your decision and choice of a therapist. I am a licensed Master of Social Work in the state of Michigan. I received my degree from the University of Southern California in 2012. I have been providing individual and couples therapy, through out patient settings, and through Telecounseling, since 2015. Previous to 2015, I provided case management services in a senior independent living facility and have extensive experience with helping seniors access resources to improve and enhance their lifestyle. My therapeutic style is quite eclectic and includes a variety of modalities to address mental health challenges such as; anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, personality disorders, phobias, chronic illness, developing skills to improve ways of communicating, caregiver stress and assisting with coping strategies to reduce life stressors and improve overall life satisfaction. Therapeutic Modalities include: Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Grief and Loss, Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, Anger Management, Conflict Resolution, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy, and the use of Mindfulness, Breath Work and Relaxation Techniques Sometimes People Need Help… Changes in life are always occurring but sometimes change can make us feel overwhelmed and unable to function the way we would like to. Sometimes change is unexpected and can negatively effect our ability to function in our job, carry out daily routines or manage our personal affairs. Sometimes medical challenges with ourselves and/or with others can require unexpected changes in our lifestyle. Sometimes conflict with spouses, significant others, family members, friends, or co-workers can cause unwanted or unmanageable feelings and emotions. Sometimes life challenges can make us question our self-worth or have a negative impact on how we feel about life. Sometimes difficulties in our life contribute to the development of thoughts, behaviors and habits that are not healthy for us. Professional help can bring awareness to what is not working in our lives and assist in developing healthier ways of thinking, doing and behaving. Sometimes we feel totally alone and just can’t seem to find the answer or solution we need to feel better on our own… Sometimes We Just Need Help Therapy provides hope and can ease the difficulties that often present themselves as we journey through life. I look forward to partnering with you in that process.

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Grace Wolbrink

Offering therapy in MI
License: LCSW
Trauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

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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Joanne (Jody) Girou

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,SSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesADHD
22 years of experience

I am a licensed MSW in the state of Michigan and have worked in the social work field for over 20 years working with children and adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of support needed in the areas of ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Parenting, Depression, Relationship Issues and Trauma. My therapy style is supportive, non-judgmental and relaxed. Seeking counseling is not always an easy thing to do, so I want my clients to feel at ease during our sessions. My approach includes many different styles of intervention, but most importantly it is person centered and I focus on using client's strength to help their healing. I look forward to working with you!

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Stacey Webb

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio and Michigan with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Sherrhonda Denice

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
29 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 29 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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!

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Judith Hill

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

 Anxiety  Depression  PTSD  Individual counseling  Marriage counseling  Discovering purpose  Pornography addictions  Narcissistic relationships  Grief and loss  Substance Use Disorders Often, people desire a spiritual perspective in their journey though therapy. As a mature, seasoned Christian, I can help you experience God’s wisdom, power, and love in a non-judgmental approach as you heal, grow, and master your life. If you are struggling with substance use issues, I help you navigate the situations, emotions, and relationships in your life that are complicated and impacted by substance use and help you find your best self as you progress through the stages of your recovery. Areas of counseling experience include substance use, anxiety, narcissistic relationships, family relationships, shame, low self-esteem, grief and loss, couples counseling, sexuality, the effects of pornography on individuals and/or partners, PTSD, and re-entry after incarceration. I am licensed in the states of Michigan and Arizona as a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have a degree in secondary education (endorsed for grades 5-12), and I am a certified substance use disorder therapist (CAADC); I am experienced with teens, adults, and seniors.

How to find counseling in Parma

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Parma 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 Parma 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 Parma 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 Parma, 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 Parma 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 Parma 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 Parma 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 Parma 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 Parma 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 49269 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 Parma 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 Parma 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 Parma, 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.

Parma 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.

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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

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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