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Pam Grzech

Offering therapy in MI
License: RN, BSN, LMSW
Trauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
30 years of experience

Hello and Welcome! Seeking counseling and opening up to a total stranger takes courage and can be scary. Give yourself a pat on the back for coming here. My approach is client-centered, which means it’s all about you. I do not have a pre-conceived agenda or formula. I will listen to your concerns and ask you what your goals are, and we’ll start there. If you aren’t even sure about your goals, that’s ok too, we’ll work together to sort things out. My approach is warm, caring and genuine. I will not give pat answers or advice. You probably have already heard them all. Instead, I will work with you to look at what needs to change and provide support as you work on those changes. We will work together as you work on the issues that brought you here. I have experience with many areas of concern, such as depression, stress, family issues, coping with health issues, abuse and trauma, grief and loss. I have a vast background in child mental health and working/consulting with parents who seek help with parenting. I am also a Registered Nurse (although this is not a medical site). I mention I’m a nurse as the two careers have given me amazing opportunities to work with people in a wide variety of settings. The best part of my Nursing career was Hospice nursing, where I learned to be a great listener as I walked with families through some of their most difficult moments. I have a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, and I currently live in Michigan. You can message me anytime of the day/night through the BetterHelp site. I check messages 3-4 times a day Monday through Friday and will get back to you as soon as possible. Having said that, please let me know if my schedule does not fit your needs and I will try to work out a time that works for the both of us.

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Kerre Nitz

Offering therapy in MI
License: M.Div,MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

Hi! My name is Kerre Nitz. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a national license by the state of Michigan. I am currently located in Saginaw, Michigan. I have about 5 years of experience working in the helping profession in an inpatient setting, being a school counselor, working as a hospital crisis therapist and an outpatient individual therapist. I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling along with a Certificate in Trauma Studies from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I also hold a Master’s of Divinity degree from Regent University in church and ministry. I have worked with a wide variety of populations including school age children, teens/adolescents, adults and older adults with a wide range of concerns and presenting issues. I currently specialize in depression, self-esteem and body image, grief & loss, anxiety, psychosis, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, anger management, stress management, adjustment disorders and crisis counseling. The foundation of my treatment approach is building a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients through unconditional positive regard, trust and creating a safe space for my clients. I utilize the therapeutic approach models of client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy, mindfulness, narrative therapy, gestalt therapy, motivational interviewing and attachment theory . My focus will be calling out your strengths, abilities and skills to help you achieve greatness, success and become the “best” version of yourself. My goal is for you to overcome any obstacle, hurtle or barrier that may be standing in your way of walking in the fullness of your calling. When we discover our purpose and can walk confidently through life the impossible can become possible. I am excited to start this journey of healing, wholeness and discovery as we walk together on this therapy path.

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Ivy Kowalski

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
10 years of experience

Hello! My name is Ivy and welcome to BetterHelp! Finding a therapist can be somewhat of an overwhelming experience for some and I do believe it is important that you find the right fit for you, as I have also been down this road myself and it took me some time to find the right fit too! As a therapist, I believe it is a privilege to be invited into someone's journey. I hope to provide a space for you that feels safe, supportive, and non-judgmental, where you feel heard. This will hopefully allow you to make progress during our time together. A little background on me- I am a Licensed Professional Counselor through the state of Michigan. I have been working in the field of mental health for approximately ten years with a diverse group of individuals of all ages from varying backgrounds and circumstances. I have experience working with children and families, adolescents, and adults with pervasive mental illness, such as schizophrenia. I have also worked with victims/survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. My therapeutic approach really depends on you and your identified needs. I believe attachment style and unresolved trauma can play a large role in our relationship with ourselves and others and symptoms of depression and anxiety may be a secondary result. I believe in getting to the root of the issue, as this is where I believe healing can begin. I hope that you feel safe to reach out with any questions you might have for me. And please know that it is ok if you decide that I am not the right fit for you, as I want you to work with someone who you feel comfortable sitting alongside. Just know you have taken a step in a positive direction!

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Meghan Tafel

Offering therapy in MI
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
13 years of experience

Hello! My name is Meghan Tafel, and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Michigan. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan in 2000. Since then, I have worked in various capacities throughout my career, including therapist, educator, school counselor and victim advocate in the court system, and mother. Each of these opportunities have provided me with a broad spectrum of experience working with various clients. I have extensive experience working with clients effected by physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, and those that have been victims of other violent crimes. I have experience with concerns relating to anxiety, ADHD, behavioral concerns, depression, family conflict, grief and loss, obsessions and compulsions, peer relationships, self-esteem, and trauma. In my work with clients, I utilize an eclectic style of practice, which means, I will work to find the strategies that work best for you. Most of the time, I tend to incorporate psychodynamic, strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused therapy strategies in my work with clients. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, I am passionate about helping people. I love seeing how people can grow from challenging experiences, and, I absolutely love being a part of that process. I would be honored to help you become a healthier and happier person!

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Tressa Henson

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience

Seeking to work with individuals who wish to better their situations whether that be work-related and career concerns, stress and anger management, parenting and family issues, relationship and mental health concerns. Over my 15 year span of providing best practices and guidance with the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy, individuals are able to design a treatment plan to meet their needs. I incorporate a holistic presence that is respectful and engaging throughout the process. My compassion, education, and unconditional positive regard encourage health, wellness, and growth. I look forward to working with you!

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Lisa Warden

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,CAADC,ICAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
16 years of experience

Hello! My name is Lisa Warden and I am a licensed Social Worker. I am aware of the mind-body connection and how we can use our body to heal our mind. I’ve worked most of my career with helping those in recovery from Trauma, addictions, and personality related issues. I look forward to working with you!

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Jessica McCall-Kailimai

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Sandra Corbin

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
17 years of experience

Hello! My name is Sandra. I am a licensed therapist (LMSW) in Michigan with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, intimacy, parenting issues & anger management. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming anything that challenges you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I look forward to our time together!

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Toni Hernalsteen

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 15 years of professional work experience working with individuals, couples and groups. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, depression, life stressors, relationships and aging. I hold additional credentials in Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of MI (CAADC). I am creative, enjoy thinking outside the box when working with clients to locate the motivation and assist them in persevering. Therapeutic interventions utilized include, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Family Systems Therapy and Client Centered. Having received additional training in Eye Movement Desentization Reprocessing, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. You will find that I am an active listener with a commitment to assist you in your goals. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I strive to create a safe place to reflect and build your understanding of yourself. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! ***At this time I am only able to accommodate clients that can schedule sessions Monday - Friday (7 am - 4 pm). Evening and weekend appointment times are currently full.

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michael schneider

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, depression, & coping with life changes. I focus on helping people change themselves for the better. I use specific, short-term, solution-focused treatment techniques based on insight and behavioral change. I work with a wide range of presenting problems and mood disorders including depression / grief, anxiety/phobias, anger management, adjustment, bipolar and obsessive-compulsive disorders. I focus on rapport and utilization of a client's strengths as a therapeutic foundation. My role is to facilitate real change in people by helping them to hear what they need to hear, in a way that they are able to accept it, even if it is difficult. This acceptance of reality is critical to creating permanent positive changes in people's lives. I believe that the mind and body are deeply connected, and that optimal mental health cannot be achieved without proper nutrition and physical health. I also believe in the power of the conscious as well as the unconscious mind to relieve symptoms and make lasting changes.

How to find counseling in Potterville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Potterville 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 Potterville 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 Potterville 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 Potterville, 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 Potterville 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 Potterville 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 Potterville 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 Potterville 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 Potterville 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 48876 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 Potterville 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 Potterville 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 Potterville, 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.

Potterville 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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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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