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Brian Willshire

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a cradle Catholic who was ordained to the Permanent Deaconate in the Kalamazoo Diocese on April 13th, 2024 with my wife of 32 years. It has been my experience that most of our emotional problems occur from a lack of love. While there are certainly biological/psychological issues affecting behavior, the Sacraments can go a long way to healing our emotional wounds. Life is all about finding that balance between what we can control and what we can't. I would be happy to listen to you and help you find that balance through clearer thinking and by setting/communicating proper boundaries. Please note: You do not have to be a "practicing" Catholic in order to receive counseling services from me. I work with people from all faith traditions and people who have little or no faith. I only apply Catholic/Christian faith-based counseling to those who request it.

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Laura Nagy

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
28 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Laura Nagy. I have a Masters in Agency Counseling and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan, where I live with my husband and daughter. I have been working in the mental health field since 1995. I have background in crisis counseling, working with depression, anxiety, and OCD, to name a few. I have worked with folks who have concerns around relationship issues, work stressors, career challenges, parenting problems, and family struggles. I have worked with people suffering from PTSD and those who have struggled with suicidal ideation. I also have been certified in and have practiced Equine-Assisted Therapy. My therapy style is client-centered and solution-focused. I believe that you, the client, should set the goals for therapy. I am available to support, empower, and assist as best I can. I am likely to assign homework to be done in between our sessions, so that we can make the best of our time, and keep moving forward towards achieving your goals. I utilize a strengths-based style, focusing on the courage and strength it took for you to get to this point in your life. I also believe that assisting you in discovering your natural support system will give you the tools you need to continue building your own well-being. The strength that it took you to reach out for help should be commended. I would love to help you explore what life can give you with peace and a sense of well-being. Together, we can put together a solid set of tools to empower you to continue to make great strides towards wellness. I look forward to working with you.

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Kathaleen Bruce

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Social Worker (LMSW) in Michigan with over 20 years of experience. My career includes providing: support for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, court ordered services to parents in the form of supervised visitation and safe exchange , foster care and child protective services, In addition, I spent four years providing case management and supportive services through the Veteran's Administration to the homeless veteran program. Most recently I have provided behavioral health services in a pediatric practice, to children age three to young adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career and life transition challenges. I am nationally certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (for children 17 and younger). While my education and career experience is vast , I believe one of my most valuable assets is my personal life experiences. I am a Veteran, retiring from the military after 15 & 1/2 years of services. I am a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault. I intimately understand the pain, grief and loss watching a loved on battle the ravages of terminal illness, having lost an adult son to cancer. In addition, I have been a caregiver to my aging parents and am also intimately familiar with the challenges of ensuring the safety of our elderly while fiercely trying to protect their Independence and right to self determination. My therapy style is warm, and accepting. I quickly establish rapport with my clients, by communicating compassion, genuine interest and confidence that by working together, they can feel better. Whether the issues that brought them to seek help include how to cope with loss, life difficulties, pursuing their goals, or seeking ways to manage anxiety or getting a better night sleep. My approach includes cognitive-behavioral, supportive, motivational interviewing, relaxation, and mindfulness therapy. I work with you in the development of the treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I offer video as well as phone sessions. I do not offer live chat or messaging however. Seeking help can at times be difficult. When you are ready, it would be my honor to work with you to meet your goals, and to feel better.

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Constance Guthrie

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I believe everyone can benefit from therapy, especially in today's world. 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. I specialize in working with children and families. I do have experience with adolescents and adults as well. I address a wide range of issues such as managing depression, anxiety, grief, emotional-regulation, stress reduction, work-life balance, mindfulness, gratitude, and ADHD. I graduated from Oakland University with a bachelor's in social work, and from MSU with a master's in clinical social work. I am here to guide and help you to heal in a non-judgmental, open, and positive safe space. It would be a privilege to walk with you on your journey. 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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Mandy Rowley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Trauma and abuse
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a fully licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Michigan with 7+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse. 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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Joseph Arocho

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I focus on providing avenues for individuals to self-reflect in order to foster individual and personal growth through self-discovery. Ideally, individuals in everyone's lives come and go so to have the skills to self-regulate through stress is what I strive to help individuals find. My clinical background often explores family dynamics as well as personal life circumstances to gauge how best to approach resolving the stressor. The first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and is a vital step towards finding the improvement you are seeking in your life. Thanks for reaching out and I am excited to work with you!

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Heba Al-Mugotir

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Daina McAdams

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,CPS
Stress, AnxietyBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi There! Nice to meet you! My name is Daina McAdams, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan and Georgia. I help adults who feel stuck in a place of unhappiness or uncertainty. My clients include people who struggle with major life changes and adjustments, symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress management. A bit about my approach Sometimes, through our best efforts, life can become muddled, and we find ourselves stuck in a place of unhappiness or uncertainty. We all experience challenging times, whether it is due to depression, anxiety, or life stresses. Counseling can be a safe space to process these experiences and learn new strategies for coping with these challenges. I very much like a positive and person-centered approach, meaning you are in charge and we go at your speed. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral therapy, which uses soft challenging to reframe your thoughts, and Mindfulness, to help you be in the present moment. I currently see clients Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am-5pm

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Suelan Battiste

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & career difficulties. 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 is admirable. I look forward to walking alongside you throughout this process

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Kelly Sheets

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LPC-MHSP
AddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorder
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor and mental health service provider (LPC-MHSP) in TN. I have over 5+ years of experience in treating PTSD, specifically combat-related; substance use disorder; borderline personality disorder in men primarily; OCD; and other issues typically found in a mental health setting. I've spent the majority of my career working in a residential alcohol and drug program, which afforded me the opportunity to work with co-morbid disorders/issues that feed into addiction. I have assisted people in confronting personality issues, trauma, and have helped clients learn to balance their intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. I am also actively involved in research in a university setting. I received a Bachelors of Science in Clinical Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from East Tennessee State University. My therapy style is highly conversational and casual with a primary foundation in Existential therapy. I utilize other modalities as needed or as is appropriate to the individual and situation. I have a background in social psychology, which I find beneficial during therapy as the principles are often at the core of many behaviors and attitudes/beliefs. Understanding social psychological theories and how they present within individuals serves to normalize our human experiences by showing that we are not alone. I believe that every individual knows the best way to live their lives, but sometimes may need someone to provide insight, guidance, or serve as a sounding board for thought processes/emotions/fears. I have a specific interest and a research background in PTSD surrounding combat. Seeking help in general, but especially following a traumatic event, is courageous. The first step is reaching out and I am here to assist you in this experience.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Stanton

Finding the best therapist close by in Stanton can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Stanton that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Stanton. 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 Stanton, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Stanton region and in the state of Michigan. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Stanton or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Stanton area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Stanton 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 Stanton, elsewhere in Montcalm, or in the greater state of Michigan.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Stanton area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Stanton 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 Stanton 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 Stanton may not take health insurance, some in the state of Michigan may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Michigan you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Stanton online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Stanton, 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 Stanton psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Stanton 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 Stanton helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Stanton 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Stanton 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 in Stanton?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Stanton 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.

Stanton therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Stanton 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 Stanton therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in MI, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 48888 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Stanton counselor?

Before seeing your Stanton therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Stanton.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Stanton licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Stanton counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist 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 Stanton, 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.

Stanton 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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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