In life, you can feel like you're at the center of it all. Be it the center of depression, anxiety, or if you're the center of the problems surrounding you. Sometimes, you want to get away from the spotlight and speak to someone who cares. A counselor based in Southfield can help. 

Southfield has a motto, which is “The center of it all.” Being at the center can be a challenge, but it can be good as well. You can be at the center of your well-being and your ambitions. By speaking to a counselor, you can accomplish these goals and more.

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Monica King

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,ACSW
Relationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
35 years of experience

I offer an open, conversational, and professionally directed approach to individuals and couples seeking therapy for issues including career & work difficulties, depression, anxiety, family issues, as well as sexuality, broken relationships, support for lifestyle changes for clients with medical issues such as diabetes, heart disease and life transitions. The therapeutic relationship is useful to help you learn new ways of understanding yourself and others & forging relationship changes. Throughout our conversation, we will work to understand areas of conflict and difficulty in new ways allowing you to make clearer decisions with more confidence and grace. As a versatile clinician, I enjoy working with all people. Whether it is Individual or relationship therapy, coaching services, addressing couple or family issues, Parenting consultation, or working with you on your own concerns and examining old beliefs and habits that have been holding you back ~ I welcome patients' stories and enjoy helping them find their own courage, core strengths and desires. As a psychotherapist doing therapy in Ann Arbor some 25+ years, it still is a privilege to witness a patient's process as they discover how to express their truest selves. I love this work and consider it a great gift to be invited to witness your work and to assist you in your process to create more health and happiness in your life.

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Pamela Walker

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteem
20 years of experience

I want my clients to live their best life. I want them to be whole spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. That's why I obtained a Master's degree in Social Work and for 40 years studied and mastered the concepts of the mind-body connection. I have been a Master Social Work Professional for over 30 years. I believe nothing that happens to us occurs in a vacuum. What manifests in our lives resulted from sustained thought and emotion then became physical and behavioral. Resolve the thoughts and emotions, change the behavior. Teaming with and standing for my clients through the therapeutic process, we decide together where to start and where to end, marking milestones along the way. To enhance the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I whole-heartedly endorse the use of the Emotional Freedom Technique, or Tapping. It is a simple, energy-balancing technique endorsed by the American Psychological Association. Tapping makes change easier. My clients rediscover humor, fun, inner strength, confidence and self worth. You ready?

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Jennifer Barajas

Offering therapy in MI
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
14 years of experience

Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to get to know more about me. My name is Jennifer, I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the State of Michigan. I earned a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and have been practicing in the mental health field for over ten years. I have worked in a variety of settings; schools, prisons, home-based, outpatient, crisis response, addiction centers and private practice. I have the most experience working with complex trauma/abuse issues, PTSD, anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, couples and communication issues, family conflict, and complex sexual issues . I also have experience working with multicultural, physically disabled, youth, elderly, and LGBT populations. I use a person-centered, holistic, multicultural, and eclectic approach in treatment, providing you with the best care tailored to your needs. I use evidence-based techniques including cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, seeking safety, negative core beliefs replacement, “classical” counseling and solution-focused counseling. I would describe myself direct, but I am always empathetic, non-judgmental and supportive. I can push you past your comfort zone to resolve the goals you have set for yourself in therapy to assist you in creating a new healthy lifestyle! Working together we can accomplish your goals. We will use a combination of worksheets, assessments, and other tools to enhance your experience with online counseling. Monthly I send out "Monthly Skills" and "Weekly Tips" to be used to also enhance your experience, some of these skills and tips may apply to you and others may not. They are sent to all of my clients to help promote healthy mental well being. Please note that video or phone sessions are the most productive ways to achieve your therapeutic goals, but you are welcome to tailor your therapy needs to what best meets your needs. Thank you again, I look forward to meeting you and beginning your journey of self-awareness and healing. My office hours are as follows: Monday and Thursday 7 am to 8 am EST (phone sessions only) and Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm (video and phone sessions) Jennifer Barajas, MS, LPC

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Kathleen Cooley

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
40 years of experience

Hi! I have been in various work places as a Social Worker for 40 years and I retired, but wish to do this part time. Firstly, I realize it can be scary reaching out to a counselor if one has not done so. It is important that people feel safe and listened to as they share their life experiences. I love meeting people and assisting with the concerns they bring to the table. My style of work is overall eclectic but I mainly use Cognitive/ Behavioral techniques and Reality Therapy. I throw in many other techniques as needed. I was recently trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy, which is the treatment of choice for PTSD. I have worked with children in a school setting, adolescents in college, and adults; severely mentally ill to people with adjustment difficulties. It is important not to minimize your own concerns. If you are researching this site, there is probably something you need. Please reach out. I have experience with sexual and other abuses, suicidality, grief and loss, relationships, depression and anxiety and many other concerns. I have experience with Selective Mutism as well, which is not very well known. I really would like to work with people in a video/zoom/ type of manner as I believe it is important to be able to see each other. I certainly would be available to text and phone as well, but prefer face to face. I so look forward to meeting whomever comes my way. Thank you. - Kathy

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Dr. Diane Fuselier-Thompson

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW, PhD
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
20 years of experience

I have been a licensed clinical therapist for 20+ years. My background in medical social work practice working primarily in hospitals and community mental health centers to engage patients in a range of modalities to address issues of adjustment to chronic illness, diagnoses of cancer, caregiver fatigue, family dynamics, anxiety and depression. My counseling style is patient centered and culturally responsive to understand social and cultural factors that impact our everyday behavior, cultural identity and responses to psycho social stressors. My therapeutic approach includes Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), person-centered planning and solution focused outcomes to address your holistic health and optimal mind-body functioning. I look forward to working together to achieve goals of a healthy lifestyle for yourself and family.

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Dr. Rebecca Wiersma

Offering therapy in MI
License: PhD,LMSW
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesBipolar disorderDepression
11 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker. I also have a doctorate degree in philosophy with an emphasis on social work practice. I have over a decade of experience working in the mental health field assisting individuals of all ages with a wide range of concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, emotional/behavioral challenges, attachment or parenting concerns, etc.). I believe that there is not a one-size-fits all type of treatment and that it is important to tailor services to fit each individual. Therefore, I use a client-centered approach while utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques to address the presenting concerns. These clinical approaches include cognitive behavioral, psycho-educational, mindfulness, attachment therapy, and more. I look forward to working with you!

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Tone Holland

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesDepression
5 years of experience

Hello. Thank you for visiting my page. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has experience in a variety of counseling settings, including working with adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I have experience in addictions counseling as well. I have worked in both K-12 schools as well as counseling agencies. I provide a client-centered approach to counseling by addressing your social, emotional, mental, and physical needs. I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy, so I congratulate you for taking this step. My approach to therapy is collaborative and client-centered to ensure ensure the highest quality care is provided to you. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques, including cognitive-behavioral, positive psychology, talk therapy, solution-focused, psychoeducational, trauma-informed, mindfulness, and more. I promote your growth and healing by offering a safe, accepting, non-judgmental atmosphere where you can feel comfortable, validated, and empowered to be all that you want to be. I can't wait to meet you and to help you start and succeed in this amazing journey.

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Phillip Jackson

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyDepression
40 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety. 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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Gina Kirby

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
28 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 28 years of professional counseling experience. I have a background in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQIPA2S+ related issues, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Asking for help takes courage and I am here to support you in that process.

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Dale Potter

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 15 years of professional work experience. I see myself as a Wabi-Sabi, eclectic therapist who often works to see creative, outside the box though towards discovery. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, post Christian and Progressive spiritual exploration, ACE's, trauma and abuse, & depression, specialeducationand dyslexia, life transition. 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.

How to find counseling in Southfield

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Southfield 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 Southfield 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 Southfield 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 Southfield, 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 Southfield 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 Southfield 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 Southfield 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 Southfield 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 Southfield 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 48037 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 Southfield 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 Southfield 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 Southfield, 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.

Southfield 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Southfield:

48033, 48034, 48037, 48075, 48076, 48086

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