Southgate is the Dining Capital of Downriver, according to those in and around Michigan. The title started when the Mayor of Southgate stated that there were so many restaurant chains in town that they should be the dining capital. There are more than 40 places to eat in town from Chinese to Italian, Greek to Mexican. 

For most people eating is just a way to stay alive and healthy while others who have eating disorders can have trouble controlling their eating habits. If you think you may have an eating disorder, there are many counselors in Southgate available to help you with this sensitive issue. Contact one of these dedicated professionals today. 

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Jeffrey Gowing

Offering therapy in MI
License: MS, MA,NCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am a board-certified licensed professional counselor. I earned my Baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice with an additional major in Psychology at Michigan State University, a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, and a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. Counseling is a process that requires hard work and a commitment from both the counselor and the client. For counseling to be beneficial, it is important that you make a personal commitment to the processes of healing and personal growth. Consistent attendance to regularly scheduled sessions is crucial to the success of the process. I believe that most situations can be improved by looking at how an individual processes information. I help my clients to look at how their thoughts and perceptions can influence how they react to situations, how this may have an impact on the physical symptoms they feel, and affect their overall emotion. I am a member of the American Counseling Association, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the World Professional Association of Transgender Health. I have served on the board of the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE; a division of the American Counseling Association).

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Evelyn Foreman

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
25 years of experience

Hello: After working twenty years as a mental health professional(court psychologist, outpatient social work therapist), I have come to respect the courage it can take for anyone to conclude that they need to trust someone else to help them resolve some personal conflict in their own life and to then achieve their treatment goals weather they are short or long term. I look forward to working with those who have made the choice to move forward and achieve their goals to change their lives. I am more comfortable working using the phone and video features in the Better Help platform. It may be depression, anxiety, work related stress, impaired interpersonal relationships, family conflicts, or internal conflict related to just adjusting to the life you thought you would have by now. I am a good listener. Getting to know you requires that I am. My goal is to help you stay on track to achieve those goals you say are important. I will point out potential obstacles and help you gain clarity and direction but as you know, it is your life . If I can help you step back, survey your life, and ascertain what you see as hindering your goals and take your life from where it is to where you want it to be, I look forward to hearing from you.

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Heather Horvath

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Oh the healing power of therapy! I feel passionate that everyone has a unique life story, and that some of life's chapters deserve a closer look to bring about improved coping, healing, and positive change. My approach is eclectic and trauma informed. I draw upon reality theory and the study of behaviors and neurocognitive development. I use CBT, mindfulness, and other practices as appropriate. The goals of therapy and the techniques used are based on each client's individual needs. I am proud to be working with community agencies, corrections and families for over 15 years. I have experience with At-risk families involved with the child welfare system, Severely Emotionally Disturbed, Inmate rehabilitation, Anger issues, clients with traumatic brain injuries and support persons, clients adjusting to significant changes in functional status due to illness, injury, aging, geriatric mental health and childcare mental health consultation. I have special training in Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Work, Grief and Loss Therapy, Traumatic Brian Injury, Health and Rehabilitation, Inmate Rehabilitation, Geriatric Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Anger Management

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Kevin Bagwell

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPCS
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience

Hi! I am a professional counselor licensed in the state of Michigan and certified in Michigan as a supervisor of limited licensed counselors working toward full licensure. I have worked in the human services field for 25 years and specifically as a therapist for the last 19 after procuring a Master of Sciences degree in Counseling from National Louis University in 2001. I have had the honor to work with clients in non profits, Community Mental Health, Vanderbilt University Psychiatric and private practice. I have significant training and experience providing therapy for folks with family relational problems, depression, trauma(including adults with history of or present experience with sexual/ physical abuse or neglect, and domestic violence), ADHD, addictions and OCD. I have also worked with psychosis counseling and diagnosis/ referral to psychiatric assessment. I believe in the importance of warmth, unconditional positive regard and developing a therapeutic bond based in trust and respect for counseling to be most effective. I utilize an eclectic approach based on an individuals needs and goals utilizing such therapies as Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, Existential Based, Family Systems and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Please know you are doing the right thing and research reveals that simply taking actions to address our problems can lead to significant benefit in the process of healing. It is encouraging to know this is the case each time one takes this first step and I look forward to helping guide you through "your' healing process.

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Diavet Hoye

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW-Clinical
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

Hello, my name is Diavet Hoye, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Michigan. I have over 20 years of experience assisting clients with a wide range of concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, anger management, grief and loss, domestic violence, improving one's self-esteem and self-care, adjusting to life changes, and improving communication skills. In my 20-plus-year career as a clinical social worker. I have had the privilege of assisting many individuals from all walks of life, individuals who were experiencing chronic homelessness, victims, and survivors of childhood abuse, sexual violence, experiencing complicated grief and loss, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bipolar and Borderline personality disorder and those suffering from other mental health challenges. I use evidence-based modalities consisting of Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Radical Acceptance, Strength-Based, and Solution Focused therapies. My current and formal clients have found me to be supportive, encouraging, non-judgmental, empathetic, open, and respectful of the opinions of others. It is my sincere hope you will allow me the opportunity to walk alongside you through your journey to a healthier you.

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Dr. Cheri Anderson

Offering therapy in MI
License: PhD, LPC, ICGC II
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
28 years of experience

My name is Dr. Cheri Anderson and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan with over 20 years of experience as a mental health psychotherapist and an International Certified Gambling Counselor. I have a PhD in Counseling and Clinical Supervision from Wayne State University. I am trained to use Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) with trauma clients. I provide counseling services to individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing emotional pain. I also provide Christian counseling by addressing emotional pain from a Biblical perspective- if requested by the client. I work with clients who are struggling with a variety of issues, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, low-self esteem, technology addictions, gambling addiction, marital issues, boundary issues, relationship issues, anger management, occupational burnout, post-traumatic stress, adjusting to college, conflict resolution, and life after COVID-19, I use a cadre of therapeutic modalities: client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), behavioral therapy, & EMDR. I meet clients where they are and I provide compassionate and caring emotional support. I provide clients with personalized treatment plans that help them reach their intrapersonal goals that lead towards emotional healing. Please keep in mind that emotional healing begins when you share your story. I look forward to hearing your story and helping you along your journey to emotional healing.

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thomas crepeau

Offering therapy in MI
GriefBipolar disorderCoping with life changesADHD
10 years of experience

Are you feeling stuck in your current situation? Do you have the desire for change, but not quite sure where to begin? Do you feel like you're traveling this road alone? Hi, my name is Tom. I am here to help. Sometimes, we just need a little guidance, or a fresh perspective. Talk therapy is a way to learn new coping skills, identify and express our thoughts and feelings, improve relationships, just to name a few examples. I am licensed in Michigan with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, bipolar disorder, & coping with life changes. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (adhd). I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Melissa "Missy" Taylor

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan and North Carolina with a LPC. I have 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Misty Rohloff-Ferry

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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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Marci Spector

Offering therapy in MI
AddictionsGriefEating disordersParenting issuesSelf esteem
21 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, eating disorders, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage, and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Southgate

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Southgate 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 Southgate 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 Southgate 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 Southgate, 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 Southgate 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 Southgate 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 Southgate 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 Southgate 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 Southgate 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 48195 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 Southgate 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 Southgate 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 Southgate, 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.

Southgate 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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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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