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Althea Denard

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteem
30 years of experience

I am here to provide support to you in navigating through life challenges. I commend your courage and willingness to seek assistance. I welcome the opportunity to listen empathically to your concerns and assist you with strategies to achieve your identified goals. I am licensed in the state of Michigan with 30 years of experience. My work has been in a variety of settings; outpatient therapy, home care, medical, and school systems. Focus areas have included but are not limited to trauma, anxiety, emotional disorders, grief and loss, conflict resolution, self-esteem, crisis intervention, parenting, and relationship issues. My practice is built on COURAGE and HOPE: The Opportunity to Heal, Restore and Empower for a healthier you.

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Carol Phillips

Offering therapy in MI
License: MSW,LMSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

My name is Carol Phillips. I am a fully licensed masters level social worker (LMSW) in the state of Michigan. I have been practicing social work for twenty years. When I was young, a social worker helped me during a time of need. I decided to dedicate my life to helping others like she did. I have worked in a variety of locations including hospitals, emergency rooms, prisons, outpatient mental health clinics, crisis centers, and an insurance company. I have worked with people of all ages and life circumstances. I will take all of these different experiences into my work with you. I have specialized training in trauma informed treatment. I use CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) which focuses on the connection between thoughts, feelings, and actions. I have also been trained in motivational interviewing, which means that I will always respect you as the authority on you. I am not here to tell you how to solve your problems, but instead, to go on a journey together that will allow you to discover how to live your best life and come up with the solutions that work best for you.

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Cassandra Tordosinsky

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

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

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Jade Dodde

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a social worker licensed in the State of Michigan. I have been working in the community mental health field for six years. My everyday job is working with individuals with severe mental illness and individuals with immediate mental health crises. Clients I work with often have a range of concerns such as; anxiety, depression, adjusting to a new culture, Bipolar Disorder, substance abuse, family-related concerns, and individuals with self-harming behaviors or suicidal ideations. My counseling style is down-to-earth and interactive. I believe that individuals are experts in their own lives and enjoy helping individuals obtain these skills. I believe in treating all individuals with respect and compassion. I look at every interaction as an opportunity to learn from one another. My practice is a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, solution-focused, and teaching healthy coping skills (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.) When working together, I empower individuals to take the lead in their treatment by setting up therapeutic goals that are time-bound, achievable, and measurable. It takes courage to make a change and leap out of your comfort zone. It takes strength and resilience to implement these changes. I look forward to helping you make that leap and empowering you to be the happiest and healthiest version of yourself!

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Kathryn Fortune-Gallagher

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW, ACSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
30 years of experience

I have been a social worker in the area of education and in clinical therapy for nearly 30 years. I have years of experience working with individuals with learning handicaps, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem issues, and codependency. I also provide Christian counseling and teen counseling. I am trustworthy and not judgmental. My main therapeutic style is solution focused. If you are looking for a reliable and conscientious therapist, then look no further! I look forward to working with you.

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Donna Khan

Offering therapy in MI
License: LCSW,ACSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

Hi. Thank you for reading my profile. I am passionate about what I do and have been from the minute I graduated with my Bachelors and Masters degree in social work Wayne State University in 1994. I am based out of Detroit Michigan. My goal has always been to provide help to those who need guidance, resources or just someone to listen. I work with individuals, couples and families. My practice has included inpatient medical social work and outpatient social work in a clinic setting. The approaches I use includes client centered therapy, strength focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solutions focused therapy and motivational enhancement. My specialties include depression, stress and anxiety management, family conflict, relationship issues, grief and anger, women’s issues, coping with life and career changes, I have developed workable solutions for reoccurring issues and problems. I have guided clients in the development of skills and strategies to deal with what life throws at us. Reaching out for help is the first step towards change. I treat all clients with respect and compassion. I strive to establish a positive therapeutic relationship that helps to motivate change at your own pace. I look forward to working with you.

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Quiana Davis

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficulties
5 years of experience

I am licensed with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping youth and young adults with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem and confidence, & life goals. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support in that process.

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Brandon Mitchell

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arizona and Michigan with 3 years of professional work experience providing individual therapy. I have been in the social work field for a total of 10 years, with experience in primary care, school social work, private practice, and University settings. My experience comes from helping clients with stress, anxiety, LGBT+ related issues, relationship issues, & depression. My approach to therapy includes using modalities such as cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy. I am trained and experienced in using both approaches and will tailor our sessions to meet your individual needs and goals. I believe the therapy space should be safe and open for you to share as we build our therapeutic relationship, and I will respect your decision to work on what's most important for you. I am passionate about supporting others on their journey towards living a wholesome life, and believe in creating a non-judgmental space to move from surviving to thriving. I know firsthand how difficult it can be to reach out and ask for help. That's why I like to make the process of starting your journey an easy one. If you are ready to make that step, I am here to empower you.

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Nicole Boyd

Offering therapy in MI
Trauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
21 years of experience

Hello, my name is Nicole Boyd. I am a licensed social worker in Michigan, and I also have a masters in counseling. I have 32 years of professional experience working with adolescents and families. I have been an individual therapist, group therapist and/or clinical director for 21 of those 32 years. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. This past year, I have been working with children ages 3-8 that struggle with mental health issues and developmental delays. 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 can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Rochellda Alexander

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, and perinatal anxiety and mood disorders. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Plymouth

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth, 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 48170 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth, 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.

Plymouth 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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