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Sharon Calhoun

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
35 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed by the state of Michigan. I have over 35 years of experience counseling clients, with depression, anxiety, addiction, lifestyle adjustments, trauma, and grief/loss. I have worked in Community Mental Health, Outpatient Therapy, Residential Addiction Treatment and in a Maximum Security Prison. Also, I have worked as an Adjunct College Professor. As a therapist, I value being emphatic, attentive, and respectful to all races, religions, and sexual orientations. I realize that beginning therapy may be unsettling. Yet, it is a testament to your courage and self-determination to begin therapy to address experiences, that are often painful or difficult to share with family and friends. As therapy is a collaborative journey, I will commit to joining with you through the change process. In our first session, I would like you to get to know me. We all live in a fast paced world and at times we need someone to listen to our story and be empathetic. I am compassionate about helping people, as being human, I have had my own struggles and disappointments. However, I will not just listen to you, but I will provide you with best practice interventions in my therapeutic approach. And, I will provide an atmosphere where you are comfortable with sharing your concerns. I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy to identify problem areas you would like to change, and then use Solution-Focused Therapy to set goals to achieve those changes. Continuing throughout therapy, I will utilize Motivational Interviewing to keep your focus upon ways your life can be better, with working through your challenges in therapy. Also, I am comfortable with providing therapy, using Christian Principles in concert with my Therapeutic Modalities. It is an honor and privilege to use my talents and education, in a profession, that I am passionate about. I look forward to working with you!

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Sheila Gault

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC,NCC,CMWC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hello, My name is Sheila. The journey of life can be challenging. There are times in life when we face changes and challenges that are difficult to cope with on our own. Reaching out to find someone to help can be hard. Thank you for honoring yourself and seeking support. My goal is to provide a holistic perspective with individuals that facilitates healing emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances, leading to distress and pain. I am passionate about assisting others through the difficult trials in their lives, providing support through the challenge’s life brings, and celebrating the successes that the journey of life provides. I value the promotion of empowerment, life enrichment and authentic living for every person that I interact with. I believe in utilizing integrative counseling techniques that combines modern psychotherapy with ancient traditional wisdom teachings and alternative holistic modalities to empower emotional wellness, self-actualization, mental well-being. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Complementary Medicine Wellness Counselor and Nondenominational Spiritual Minister. With over 20 years of experience with adults in adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, domestic violence, grief and loss, life transitions, self-esteem, stress management, self-awareness, self-actualization and authentic living. I am a friendly, compassionate and caring person and provide counseling from the heart to work with you toward reaching your unique goals. My style is unconditional positive regard, use of life affirming language and an integrative approach combining contemporary psychotherapy, ancient wisdom teachings, spiritual counseling, positive psychology, mindfulness, dialectic behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and holistic counseling and consulting. I believe that every individual has the power in their life to facilitate healing through self-awareness, self-actualization, authentic living and finding their personal truth. I would be honored to have the opportunity to be a part of your journey. Many Blessings, Sheila M. Gault, LPC, NCC, CMWC

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Amy Klein

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,CAADC,Reiki Master, Yoga 200 hr teacher
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
13 years of experience

I have been doing individual, group, and family therapy since I received my MSW degree in 2007, but I've worked in the field of social work since right out of high school. In my therapy practice, I draw from a wide variety of personal and career experiences which have taught me to hold emotional space and cultivate safety and unconditional positive regard for my clients. I began as a VISTA volunteer at a YWCA on the border of Detroit. After completing my BSW at Wayne State University I was hired into a program that provided in-home family therapy and case management for parents that were involved with CPS. Then I joined the Peace Corps and served in Kingston, Jamaica as a youth-at-risk volunteer. I completed my MSW degree at Western Michigan University after I returned to the US, and have worked in a variety of settings as a clinical therapist since then, including a Native tribe, a medium-security prison, rural schools, and within a medical clinic setting. I also teach yoga and am a reiki master, and I practice Native Tradition. My current perspective on counseling is that humanity is going through a massive evolution of consciousness. I am an empath which also informs my therapeutic approach. I enjoy blending scientific facts and ancient wisdom with storytelling when working with my clients. I live in a cottage in the woods, close to Lake Michigan, and I spend as much time in nature as possible. I care deeply about people and while I have many hobbies, mental health therapy has always been my passion. My family is full of mental illness, addiction, narcissism, and abuse and as a child I dreamed of being happy and helping others find their happiness too. I believe we all have an inner compass that can guide us. Mindfulness, CBT techniques, yoga, philosophy, art, music, and humor make up the majority of my approach with clients in an attempt to spark that connection with your inner compass.

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Rachael McKinnon

Offering therapy in MI
License: lmsw
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
10 years of experience

I am a licensed Master Social Worker with over 9 years of experience working as a psychotherapist, working in the field of Social Work for the past 15 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, mood disorders, personality disorders, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, grief/loss, effects of past trauma, disturbances with all areas of wellness, lack in motivation, stress management, anger management, OCD and ADHD. My counseling style is warm, nonjudgmental, motivational, and interactive. I believe in professional behavior of respect, sensitivity, compassion, empathy, and confidentiality and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, dialectical-behavioral, trauma based - IFS, solution focused. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support you. Evidence based therapy approaches are proven to not only reduce and manage these difficult areas of concern but also work to empower individuals with insight, coping skills, problem solving skills, self control, and self advocacy to carry you on in your journey of life. I will dialog with you and together we will develop a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Jasmine Young

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

I am a licensed social worker located in Michigan and have been practicing for over five years. Over the course of my career, I have worked with a diverse range of populations and have helped individuals address numerous concerns people come across every day including anxiety, depression, identity questions, adversity, and trauma. I believe in developing an alliance with each and every one of my clients. Developing our relationship helps with connecting with one another, building trust, and creating a plan to address all of your needs during our sessions. Each session will be a safe, open, and non-judgmental atmosphere where you can be at ease to discuss your concerns. I have worked with individuals at all stages of life -- from children to those at the end of life. I believe in seeing the whole person and meeting you where you are. I know each person has a set of unique experiences that has contributed to the person they are today. We will develop a course of action to address all of your concerns and propel you forward by processing your past traumas and current experiences and developing the most appropriate coping skills to help you with building a happy, healthy, and productive life. I understand it can be difficult to be vulnerable, but I applaud your willingness to take the first step and seek help. I have the desire to empower you to continue on your path of resilience and toward peace and mental clarity.

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Kristen Taylor

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepression
5 years of experience

I want to help you gain control in your everyday life. I want to help you work on your future self today! I love helping women and children become healthier both mentally and physically though holistic person centered counseling and life coaching!

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Christina Vanchina

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Denise Mosby-Lewis

Offering therapy in MI
Trauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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.

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Stefanie Sabin

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & 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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Susan Dice

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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 Vermontville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Vermontville 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 Vermontville 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 Vermontville 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 Vermontville, 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 Vermontville 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 Vermontville 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 Vermontville 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 Vermontville 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 Vermontville 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 49096 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 Vermontville 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 Vermontville 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 Vermontville, 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.

Vermontville 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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