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James "Jim" Dailey

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. If you have questions about anything you see here please feel free to contact me. My name is Jim Dailey. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Michigan. I have worked in the field of social work since 2009. My work has included conditions/topics such as: depression, anxiety, traumatic brain injury, aging, chronic illness, self esteem, coping with life changes, and grief & loss. I have worked with a diverse group of clients over the years. In my opinion, the best part about social work is the opportunity to build a therapeutic alliance with people of different backgrounds. I am excited about the possibility of working with you. I would describe my therapy style as supportive; judgment free. My peers have described me as having a calming presence. My clients have been comfortable opening up to me about life experiences. I offer a safe space to vent feelings of stress, anxiety, anger. My job is to reflect these feelings as you work through them. Silence is also welcomed during a session. Sometimes we need more time to collect our thoughts. We are living in times of uncertainty and we may feel completely different from one day to the next. I will meet you where you're at. In terms of therapy types, I utilize: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solutions-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Relaxation Therapy. My clients have reported feeling more at ease after doing relaxation exercises such as guided breathing/progressive muscle relaxation. I want you to know that I take confidentiality very seriously. I adhere to the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics. Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions about privacy or anything else related to web-based therapy. Thanks again

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Heidi Shock

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
AddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

Hello! My name is Heidi Shock and I am a mental health and substance abuse therapist with over fourteen years experience with high-risk clients primarily in the criminal justice system. I have a undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master's degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. I provide a laid-back, non-judgmental and safe space that helps individuals open up about issues creating barriers in their lives. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, abuse, mood disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse, ADHD, grief/loss, etc. I have worked with individuals of all demographics, age ranges from teens-older adults. My therapeutic approach combines Client-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative and Rational-Emotive Therapy. It takes courage to take those first steps toward the changes you want to see happen in your life. 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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Evelyn Reilly

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan. I earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Oakland University in 2017, and have since been working with clients with a variety of concerns. I have experience working with depression and anxiety, trauma, and adjustment to life stressors. I employ a client-centered, strengths-based approach, incorporating skills from cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, existentialism, and psychodynamic theory in order to meet each person’s therapy needs. My goal as a therapist is to assist clients in discovering and utilizing their strengths to implement positive change in their lives. I am here to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to work through whatever challenges life has thrown your way. I look forward to meeting you!

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Janice Miles

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
14 years of experience

Ms. Janice R. Miles is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, her Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hofstra University, and her Masters of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. In addition, she is a Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, a Certified Family Trauma Professional, and a member of AAMFT and AASECT. Janice has worked in various settings, including in-home, inpatient, and outpatient locations, with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, parenting skills, relationship issues, sexuality, and much more. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, sex therapy, and other evidence-based treatment modalities to accommodate the client’s specific goals. Janice provides a supportive, judgment-free approach to therapy to create a strong therapeutic relationship and promote effective change in the lives of her clients. Janice’s core values center around family, knowledge, and happiness. She believes, if we gain a clear understanding of our families, we can understand ourselves better. This knowledge can help to identify what motivates us and how we can evoke positive change, i.e. once we know better, we can do better. This together helps lead us to live a happier and healthier life; our best life.

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Elizabeth DelReal

Offering therapy in MI
License: LLMSW,CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

I am an individual therapist working out of the state of Michigan. I worked for several years in an outpatient setting working with individuals who were struggling with issues of addiction. I am currently working with both addictions and mental health. I feel that it is important to establish an open, honest, trusting, relationship as we are working on issues that may be sensitive. I use a person center approach and tailor treatment to meet the individual needs.

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Jessica Brown

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts and parenting issues. I have worked with hundreds of teenagers and couples struggling with infertility specifically over the years. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that can challenge you. It takes vulnerability and 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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April Hitchcock-Fofana

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Social Worker in Michigan with over 15 years of clinical experience in the mental health world. I specialize in managing anxiety, depression, anger, low self esteem, grief and loss, relationships, life transitions, and trauma. Feelings can hit hard and be confusing. Trauma and/or negative experiences can alter our brain in ways that make us more vulnerable to intense, negative emotions. This can create a state of mindlessness throwing our awareness and acceptance off balance. We can become more reactive and at times dissociate from experiences, not truly enjoying life and unable to recall certain memories. This can hurt our relationships and impact our work or school performance. I can teach you the skills to understand yourself and reclaim your emotional stability. The journey is unique and not linear, but with time and patience, I will help you build resilience and teach you new ways to cope with overwhelming emotions.

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Michele Marsh

Offering therapy in MI
AddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with life changes. 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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Marisela Cuellar-VanHouten

Offering therapy in MI
Trauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 30 years of professional work experience of which 10 have been with providing individual therapy. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, bipolar disorder, chronic illness/pain, caregiver burnout, dementia & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am an LGBTQ+ ally and am mindful of the role a person's culture plays in their treatment. 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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Autumn Jarvis

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan with over 10 years of professional work experience. My undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science in Vocational Rehabilitation with concentrations in Substance Abuse, Criminal Justice and Psychiatric Rehabilitation. My master's degree is in Social Work (MSW). I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I have worked in a variety of settings to include community Mental Health, County Work, Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital, Veteran's Affairs and various outpatient clinic settings. 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. My passions outside of work are spending time with my son, my two dogs, coffee, reading, CrossFit, running (all the miles), Green Bay Packers, food (favorites include pizza, pickles, olives and cheese curds) and spending time with positive people in my life. *Please note this is outside my full-time role as a therapist. So if you do not see availability please reach out and I will do my best to accommodate.

How to find counseling in Saranac

Finding the best therapist close by in Saranac 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 Saranac. 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 Saranac, 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 Saranac 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 Saranac 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 Saranac, 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 Saranac area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Saranac 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 Saranac 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 Saranac 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 Saranac, 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 Saranac 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 Saranac 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 Saranac 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 Saranac 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 Saranac 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 48881 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 Saranac 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 Saranac 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 Saranac, 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.

Saranac 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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