Springfield, Michigan is a nature lover’s paradise where you can walk, run, bicycle, or skate for miles on the path that connects to the City of Battle Creek pathway system. For those who are more into plants and animals, the Leila Arboretum and the Binder Park Zoo immerse you in wildlife and flora. Occasionally, for many individuals, a weakened mental health state robs them of the ability to enjoy the beauty of their surroundings.

You don’t have to miss the changing of the seasons or the chatter of living things. Licensed mental health professionals in the Springfield area are available to help spring you back to life. Reach out to a therapist to get started.

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Nadine Collier

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
25 years of experience

The road of life is full of twists and turns. Sometimes we lose our way and find ourselves wandering farther from our intended destination. At other times, we may find ourselves being forced to take an alternate path. My desire is to equip you with the skills needed to navigate that road successfully. Together we will discover the obstacles in life that cause you to stumble and find practical ways to overcome them. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in West Michigan with over 20 years of experience. I often take a Cognitive Behavioral Theoretical (CBT) or Mindfulness Based therapeutic approach. However, I embrace the fact that we are each unique individuals and have an eclectic "tool bag" to assist clients in their personal journeys. I have expertise in the areas of stress, anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, relationship issues, parenting, and career development, I provide a confidential and non-judgmental environment in which you can safely explore the issues you face. I strive to give you the tools you need, not just to cope, but to proactively deal with daily challenges. I look forward to assisting you!

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Carmen Grace

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,LISW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

It can be scary when memories of abuse and trauma refuse to stay in the past and insist on interfering with your present. There is a frustration and confusion that comes when you want to be close to others, but you've also learned that people and the world aren't safe. I am an individual, family and adolescent counselor licensed in Michigan and Ohio with 6+ years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including, trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, emotional abuse and anger management. I love helping individuals find their voice and reclaim the narrative of their lives in beneficial ways. My counseling style is warm and attentive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am skilled in creating treatment plans that will help you meet your individual needs. It takes a tremendous amount of bravery to seek a more fulfilling and happier life, and I commend you on taking the first steps towards a change. I look forward to working with you!

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Paula Mardit

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor living in Michigan. I hold degrees in both Special Education (B.S., Wayne State University) and in Counseling (M.A., Oakland University). As a counselor, my approach focuses primarily on cognitive behavioral therapy and on solution-oriented therapy. Some of the issues I can help with include depression; anxiety; stress management; relationship difficulties; parenting challenges; divorce; grief and loss; and trauma. I specialize in working with adolescents 12+ and with adults of all ages. With well over a decade of experience in counseling, my additional experience in special education has offered unique insight into autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, cognitive impairment, and learning disabilities. In case you or a loved one are struggling with these issues, I can tailor my approach accordingly. At our initial visit, you’ll be welcome to say as much about yourself as you feel comfortable sharing. If you already have an idea of what you might like to achieve through our work together, that would be helpful for me to know… but in case you are not sure yet, that’s ok too – we can figure it out together! Regardless of how much or how little experience you may already have in therapeutic settings, I aim to help you identify and focus on concrete, achievable goals which I hope will lead to positive outcomes in your life. In addition to standard Monday-Friday daytime hours, I can accommodate clients seeking evening appointments until as late as 8pm EST. Weekends between 9am and 2pm EST are likewise possible.

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Jessica Beane

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC,CAADC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience

Welcome. Since you are here looking at profiles, I would guess you are struggling with some area of your life. I’m glad you are here and this is a BRAVE thing you are doing. A little about me and how I can help. My name is Jessica Beane and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in Michigan. I earned a BA at Wayne State University (2004) in psychology and a minor in sociology. I obtained my MS from University of Phoenix (2014) in Mental Health Counseling. I have over 10 years experience working in the mental health field. I started out working in a residential center for teenage girls as a youth counselor/direct care aid, rehabilitation specialist at a clubhouse, and a case manager in a Community Mental Health (CMH) agency. I have a variety of experience with different populations including teenagers all the way to the elderly. I have worked with individuals from the inner city, suburbs, and rural areas. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, Bipolar, PTSD, trauma, abuse, rituals, OCD, relationships issues, domestic violence, substance use/addictions, and self esteem issues. My therapeutic style begins with developing rapport with a client. This is extremely important because individuals like yourselves will be sharing intimate details of their lives and need to feel safe. I use an integrated model overall because I find it important to have a large tool box when working with people. CBT and motivational interviewing are two models I use the most. I believe the importance of learning how thoughts affect feelings which trigger behaviors. I also find it useful and beneficial to assist clients in getting motivated for change. My belief is that everyone deserves inner peace and happiness. I hope to walk with you along this journey and help you feel better and be your truest self. Progress over perfection is key and we can do hard things. Please let me know if you have any questions. I am excited to hear from you and start this journey. I understand finding the right fit is so important and can take time. I am here to assist in any way possible. Remember you CAN do hard things. Keep being BRAVE.

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Jennifer Zahler

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW Macro,LMSW Micro,School Social Worker
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
4 years of experience

I have been a social worker for 23 years. The majority of my career was spent in trauma and loss, foster care and special needs adoption. I have experience with young adults who have grown up in the foster care system, both those who were adopted and those who aged out of the system. I also have extensive experience in grief and loss issues following the loss of a loved one having counseled adults and children in that area. I am currently a full-time school social worker and have experience dealing with typical siblings of non-typical siblings and the issues this brings into a family, even after adulthood. I have experience helping couples deal with fertility issues, grief and loss, and the loss of a child. I have also worked with parents following the death of an older child, or an adult child who passed away. My background is varied, as are my beliefs and practice areas. I personally, am a person of faith, however come from a politically and societal liberal base. I think many of us fit into this, although it can feel very isolating in today's climate. I have successfully worked with adults of all faith, or no faith basis at all depending on what my client was most comfortable with. I have experience working with people of faith who have gone through divorce or blended family issues. I would say I am LGBTQ friendly, but would never pass myself on as an expert, much of my experience in this area with adults has been as a trusted friend or family member. My professional experience has been with kids and young adults. My practice tends to lean toward solution focused therapy. Where are you, and where would you like to be? What changes needed to be made to get there? What will it look like when we get there so we know we arrived? I enjoy helping clients identify their needs, goals and their strengths to help reach those goals.

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Katie Smith

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

I am licensed in Michigan with 5 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 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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Mary Povolo

Offering therapy in MI
AddictionsRelationship issuesParenting issues
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, & 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!

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Heba Al-Mugotir

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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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Rachel Grigoryan

Offering therapy in MI
LGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Michigan with 8 years of experience providing therapy. I have experience ranging from child welfare cases to severe and persistent mental illness (and everything in between.) My main areas of focus are in helping people who are experiencing women's issues such as motherhood issues, postpartum mood disorders, relationship issues, domestic violence, and sexual assault, and other life transitions and challenges. I also have significacnt experience working with members of the LGBT*Q+ community to resolve issues of trauma, internalized homophobia, familial abandonment, and the complexities of being queer in a heteronormative culture. I take a trauma focused approach and utilize narrative, emotionally focused, feminist therapy to help you feel in control of your own life again. I believe that everyone is an expert in their own experience, and my role as a therapist is simply to help you interpret the map to your destination. I will tailor our communication and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs, whether they be big or small. Starting therapy is a huge step toward your healing journey, and I'm so glad you're here. Let's connect so we can empower you for a better tomorrow, together.

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Darryl Plunkett

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

How to find counseling in Springfield

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Springfield 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 Springfield 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 Springfield 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 Springfield, 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 Springfield 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 Springfield 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 Springfield 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 Springfield 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 Springfield 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 49037 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 Springfield 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 Springfield 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 Springfield, 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.

Springfield 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 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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