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Erin Mercer

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! I'm Erin Mercer and I would be happy to help you in whatever area of your life that brought you to Better Help. First, let me tell you a little bit about myself, so that you can see if I am the right fit for you. I am a LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and also have a MA in Counseling from Wayne State University and have a NT (School Counseling) certification in Michigan. Credentials aside, I have always had a knack for helping others work through their issues. I began my career teaching, but soon realized that helping both students and their parents with the social/emotional aspect of school was where I felt my strengths were, so I went back to get the credentials needed to do what I love doing. In my personal life and in counseling sessions, I am the go-to person if you want someone who is down-to-earth and warm so that you feel comfortable sharing whatever is troubling you. I have experience counseling in areas such as relationships (family, friends and couples), anxiety/depression, stress, life changes and parenting. First and foremost, I do take a person-centered approach to counseling. This means that during sessions, I will be genuine and honest with my feelings, so that clients will feel comfortable doing the same. I also will create a positive environment of unconditional support and understanding so that clients can grow in their own self-awareness. I also use techniques from various theories depending on what an individual client would like to accomplish during sessions. These techniques are nothing to be nervous about; just maybe some journaling, role playing an upcoming difficult situation or a little "homework" of something small to try before the next session. Just remember that my main goal is for you to be comfortable throughout the counseling journey.

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Joye Pascall

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MA. LPC
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

Good Afternoon, my name is Joye M. Pascall and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I would like to commend you on taking the first step in dealing with the issue(s) that brought you into counseling. Many times, we are unaware of what options are available to help to navigate through difficult situations. I have many years of clinical experience in individual, group, couple and family counseling. A few of my specialty areas include anger management, relationship problems, depression, work-related issues, trauma, and first responder stress, substance abuse, co-dependency, and marriage therapy. Being a very client invested therapist, I will work with you with professionalism and enthusiasm to help you on your life journey. In exchange, you will have to attend sessions and apply the changes in your life to become healthier. The goals that are put in place will be developed to help you work through your issues. We will look at different ways to cope which may include techniques such as positive visualization, journaling, and effective communication, Brief Solution- Focused and or Cognitive therapy approaches are my preferred counseling styles. Again, thanks for taking this important step and choosing myself as your therapist.

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Michael Harbson

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): Licensed Master of Social Work, State of MIchigan,Master in Social Work
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am a career psychotherapist of 30 years working with adults in outpatient therapy. I am licensed to practice psychotherapy in the State of Michigan. I am skilled at motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused brief therapy, guided imagery, mindfulness and Stages of Change process. I am comfortable working with various presenting problems including depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, gender identity and other issues including substance use/abuse recovery. I am an empathic, verbal, interactive therapist who is sensitive to others thoughts, feelings, cultural identities and lifestyle choices. Whether your goal is insight, symptom relief or restoration of functioning I will pair with you to develop a person-centered plan to put you on course to managing life’s challenges.”

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Dana Nagelkirk

Offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW
Stress, AnxietyBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed social worker with 4 years experience working in the mental health field. I worked 3 years as a case manager in the field of community mental health working adults with severe mental illness. I also having experience working as a therapist serving adults with severe mental illness and assisting clients in developing skills to help them better manage their symptoms. I have experience working with client's diagnosed with anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, Post traumatic stress disorder, Schizoaffective disorder, and others. I have also have experience assisting clients process and cope with life stressors such as coping with loss, navigating stressors of homelessness, coping with long term disabilities, and more. I have also completed an educational certificate in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy and specialized in trauma across the life span in my graduate level studies. When I was completing my MSW internship, I worked with foster care children processing trauma. I utilized play therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to help them build skills for managing symptoms and processing events from their past. I enjoy working with children and adults in the counseling setting and have experience working with children and adults from a variety of backgrounds. My counseling style is warm, easy going, and I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I have a gentle spirit and strive to create a counseling environment where my clients feel safe, welcomed, and secure. I enjoy using cognitive behavioral approaches in counseling and also have experience with Motivational Interviewing and trauma-focused therapy. I strive to tailor the treatment plan and goals to meet your unique and specific needs. Everyone is different and finds different things beneficial. I also am a Christian and my faith in God is the center of my life. I think there is a lot of wisdom found in the Word of God that can be applied to the therapy setting and utilized as a strength and asset in the therapeutic process. I also enjoy reading nonfiction Christian books focusing on topics such as anxiety, depression, the power of our thoughts, forgiveness, and others. I enjoy utilizing these things along with scriptures and prayer as a tool when it is appropriate and desired by the client. If clients desire, I would love to find ways to incorporate this into the therapy setting. I understand everyone has a different view on faith so I am respectful if people do not want this incorporated into sessions. It takes courage to seek help and I understand it is not always easy. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Matthew Vanderhyde

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
13 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping adults with stress and anxiety, anger management, depression and other mood disorders, personality disorders, and addictions. I am trained in EMDR and working toward certification. I also have experience utilizing motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. 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.

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Tiffany Ruff

Offering therapy in MI
LGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changesCoaching
7 years of experience as a therapist

Hello!, My name is Tiffany. I am licensed in Michigan with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, lgbtq+ related issues, family conflicts, goal setting, as well as trauma and abuse. I also have specialized skillset for working with at risk youth and returning citizens. 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.

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Janet Langtry

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
22 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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. 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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Stephani Weber

Offering therapy in MI
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Robert Kaiser

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Rebecca New-Edson

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoaching
30 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & depression. I have a Master's in Clinical Counseling and my PhD is in Family Ecology and Family Systems. 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. 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 Riverview

Finding the best therapist close by in Riverview 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 in Riverview that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Riverview. 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 Riverview, 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 in the Riverview region and in the state of Michigan. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Riverview or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Riverview 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 Riverview, 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 Riverview area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Riverview 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 Riverview 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 Riverview 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Riverview, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Riverview 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 Riverview helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Riverview 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 Riverview 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 Riverview 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.

Riverview therapists 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 Riverview 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 Riverview 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in MI, therapists 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 48193 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Riverview 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Riverview.

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 from a therapist. A Riverview 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Riverview, 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.

Riverview 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

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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 to customer service 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.

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