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David Rawlins

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC,ACS
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesDepression
12 years of experience

My name is David Rawlins, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. I have over a decade of experience in the field of mental health and currently operate a private counseling practice in Lake Orion, MI. I primarily work with adolescents and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, career issues, trauma related issues, and other life challenges. My approach is to develop a relaxed, non-threatening, and therapeutic relationship with my clients. I recognize that asking for help can be a very difficult concept and at the same time view it as a sign of strength. I provide a rapport with my clients that helps them to feel comfortable sharing and focus on the key issues at hand. I completed my master's degree in counseling at Argosy University - Nashville. I also have a bachelor's degree in psychology from Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI. My professional experience includes working in community mental health agencies, teaching counseling students, supervising counselors, and working with clients in my private practice. I have specialized training in working with people with a history of trauma and work to teach them skills to regain their ability to cope with stressful events. If you are searching for help, direction, or need help getting past an obstacle in your personal or professional life, I would welcome the opportunity to assist you.

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Jacquelyn Buffo

Offering therapy in MI
License: MS,LPC,CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

My name is Jacquelyn Buffo, but you can feel free to call me Jackie. I am born and raised in Michigan. My husband and I have 3 boys and we enjoy anything outdoors. In fact, we decided to leave the hustle and bustle of our large city and move to the countryside at the end of 2017. It was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made! I graduated from Michigan State University (go green!) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and Language Arts. I went on to pursue my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2009. I have been a licensed therapist for nearly 9 years. Prior to practicing as a professional counselor, I worked as a career counselor in Detroit for 3 years. After earning my graduate degree, I worked as an in-home therapist in the metro Detroit area. There, I counseled adults and children who were survivors of abuse, experiencing PTSD, and addiction issues. After I obtained my certification as an advanced drug and alcohol counselor in 2016, I became the primary counselor at an inpatient women’s specialty program. I provided therapeutic services to pregnant women and mothers suffering from substance abuse and mental health disorders. I was able to obtain my dream job as an adolescent and adult outpatient therapist with Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in 2016. HFHS provided me with an amazing opportunity to receive intensive training in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). I am currently in the process of obtaining my DBT certification and I co-lead an adolescent DBT skills group. My area of focus includes borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, addiction issues, interpersonal conflict, self-esteem and trauma. It is my personal and professional belief that creating a life worth living requires intention and skill; it doesn’t just happen. Life can be difficult at times and some of the difficulties we experience are out of our control. However, sometimes we cause the pain we experience due to lack of skill, intention or self-awareness. Through acceptance and change we can learn to maximize our happiness and create a life we love. Mindfulness is a cornerstone of my therapeutic approach, which is something I learned in my DBT training and practice daily. I am blessed to be able to provide services with BetterHelp because it makes therapy accessible to everyone. It can feel intimidating and scary to reach out for professional help and it can also be one of the best decisions you ever make. BetterHelp is a revolutionary platform that helps make therapy more approachable by reducing the fear that can accompany traditional face-to-face counseling. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit more about me, I look forward to hearing more about you.

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Leonard Uchendu

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
8 years of experience

Finding the right therapist who can meet your needs can be a daunting task. Therapy is about providing a safe place for self-exploration. Clients seek therapy because they want some answers to variety of issues like life transition, grief, loss, cognitive, behavioral and emotional issues. Perhaps, you want to change your thinking and behavior patterns, improve your mood, develop healthy coping and social skills. Well, my goal is to meet you where you, help you navigate some of the salient issues that you seek answers to. I do not have all the answers but I will surely be honest with and treat you with unconditional positive regard. I have worked with formerly incarcerated clients and several clients from underserved communities helping them address their wide range issues such as Anxiety, anger, depression life transition , addiction issues, suicide thoughts, relationship issues and sexual behavior problems. I will walk alongside with to help you find solutions to the answers you seek Learning is a life long learning. A journey to a thousand mile begins with a single step we take. You have taken that bold step towards your transformation. Your perspective and experiences will be incorporated in this therapeutic alliance. Let me be your partner in your rebound. I work flexible hours and mostly available in the evenings via telehealth. Specialty ADHD Addiction Anger Management Anxiety Behavioral Issues Bipolar Disorder Borderline Personality Chronic Impulsivity Chronic Pain Chronic Relapse Coping Skills Depression

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Scott Verner

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW-C
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am a therapist trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and am currently fully licensed in the state of Michigan with over 7 years of experience. I have worked with adult/children clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, autism, oppositional defiant disorder, cognitive impairments, relationship issues, parenting problems, OCD, and ADHD. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! Sincerely, Scott Verner, LMSW-C

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Dr. Darlene Groomes

Offering therapy in MI
License: PhD,LPC,CRC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemCareer difficulties
3 years of experience

I am a Michigan Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). I have had clinical experience working with clients who experience trauma, loss and grief, disability, family issues, and body image challenges. I am a youth mental health first aid provider and trainer in adult mental health first aid response. I offer individual, child, and family counseling. I provide a holistic approach to counseling by addressing physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. I ensure the highest quality care is provided through an integrative, client-centered approach. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to include cognitive-behavioral, psychoeducational, trauma-informed, mindfulness, and solution-focused. I promote personal growth by providing an atmosphere that is safe, accepting, and direct. I will hear you, validate your experience, and strive for your personal empowerment. If I am not the person to work with you, I will refer you to local area expertise where you may find a better-matched clinician.

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Joan Ledford

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

My background includes working with children of all ages, young adults, and adults through age 104. I have experience helping clients living with anxiety, grief, stress, family conflicts, & parenting concerns. 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 help in identifying needs and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support you in that journey.

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Watisha Sims

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
21 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress, worry, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, low motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Kayela Mize

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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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Margaret Becker

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

I am licensed in Michigan with 10 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 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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Suelan Battiste

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & career difficulties. 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 sign up for therapy is admirable. I look forward to walking alongside you throughout this process

How to find counseling in Pewamo

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Pewamo 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 Pewamo 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 Pewamo 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 Pewamo, 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 Pewamo 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 Pewamo 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 Pewamo 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 Pewamo 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 Pewamo 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 48873 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 Pewamo 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 Pewamo 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 Pewamo, 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.

Pewamo 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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