In life, being headstrong and able to take all that life throws at you is important. However, anxiety, depression, and just feeling down about yourself may try to change your mind. In a situation such as this, it can be a challenge to figure out who to talk to. Luckily, there is someone who can help. That someone is a counselor from Westland.

Westland is an All-American city, and if you're having problems, it’s your right as a citizen to talk to someone about them. Speak to a counselor and you can come up with a plan of what to do. Odds are, you can reach your goals. 

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Jean Snyder

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
20 years of experience

Hello. I have been working with people as a Licensed Professional Counselor and as an Occupational Therapist for the past 26 years. This means that I not only believe in the healing properties that can be found with sharing thoughts and feelings in a supportive, non-judgmental relationship, but I also strongly believe in the importance of integrating purposeful activity into our work together. I like to foster an environment in which we can work together as a team. YOU are the expert in your life, and therapy can help you to make the best decisions to get your life back on track. To this end, I will often give people assignments to complete between sessions. It might be something to read, an exercise designed to get you thinking, or a task to get you to examine your thoughts or feelings. It all depends on what goals you have chosen to work on during our time together. Some specific areas I can help you with are feelings of depression and anxiety, managing stress, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse concerns, difficulty with your career or relationships, chronic heath issues, caregiver burnout or stress, issues related to a history of abuse, mood swings, low self esteem and grief. I understand how very difficult it can be to reach out for help and am so glad that you have made this positive step for yourself. I would very much like the opportunity to make this journey with you.

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Kimberly Taylor

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience

Adult Profile MA in Counseling from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan (2008) BA in Spanish and Secondary Teaching from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2000) Biography: My name is Kimberly Taylor and I have 10 years working as a licensed professional counselor (LPC). I graduated in 2008 with a Master of Arts Degree in Mental Health, School Counseling and Substance Use Counseling from Wayne State University. I specialize in working with Depression, Anxiety, Codependency, Women’s Issues, Pre-teens, Adolescents, Victims of Domestic Violence, Identity, Spirituality, Christian Counseling and Life Transitions. I create a tailored experience and counsel from multiple theoretical frameworks. These techniques include: Mindfulness, CBT, DBT, Trauma-Focused Therapy. I am also adept at Holistic counseling, which is blending Mind, Body and Spirit techniques with traditional therapeutic approaches. I am a well-rounded practitioner, in that I have counseled in a variety of settings, such as: community mental health; substance use facilities; schools; Spanish-speaking agencies; refugee shelters; integrative health clinics and private practice. In addition, my background as a K-12 school counselor allows me to relate to the needs of Pre-Teens and Adolescents. What makes me unique as a counselor is the perspective I have gained as a “wounded healer.” It is my desire to share the wisdom from overcoming my own early life struggles to uplift others. In my practice I strive to give my clients the type of experience that I would want, such as being truly heard; not feeling judged and feeling accepted regardless of race, sexuality or religion.It is also a part of my mission to unmask the stigma of mental health in our country and make treatment more accessible ALL PEOPLE.

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Dr. Christopher Curtis

Offering therapy in MI
License: EdD, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience

I believe that everyone has the ability to improve and to enhance their sense of hope, peace, wellbeing and balance in life. It is my privilege to work collaboratively in a nonjudgemental and accepting space to support and empower individuals in the process of personal exploration and development. Through the consideration of thoughts, feelings, behaviors, responses and inner dialogue we can work together to improve your current state. My approach to therapy draws on a variety of Cognitive Behavior Therapy approaches with a strong emphasis on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have received training directly from Albert Ellis, the founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. I have had training in Reality Therapy and Choice Theory directly from William Glasser, founder of Reality Therapy and Choice Theory. Over 20 years of working with people has taught me that the most important goal is to provide you with the tools and strategies to help you help yourself. Together we can help you to make the changes you want to make no matter what your current starting point is. Let's start a conversation and get the journey underway.

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Jon Weber

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Michigan with 6 years of experience. I have experience working with a diverse population at a residential inpatient treatment center. I am experienced in assisting people overcome their addictions, trauma, depression and anxiety. I have assisted people with severe substance use disorder, PTSD, major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and ADHD. My therapy style is person centered and trauma informed. I am empathetic, compassionate and a good listener. I have experience in a variety of modalities including DBT, Seeking Safety and motivational interviewing. We will collaborate to develop goals and objectives based on your unique strengths, needs and abilities. I will assist in developing safe coping skills that will empower you to take control of your overall health. Asking for help is a sign of strength not weakness. I appreciate the courage it takes to seek therapy. I look forward to working with you and be assured we will work at a pace that is comfortable for you.

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Lashonda Smith

Offering therapy in MI
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefCareer difficultiesDepression
5 years of experience

LaShonda K. Smith is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist licensed in Michigan with over 13 years experience working as a Therapist and Medical Case Management. LaShonda is a Licensed Master Social Worker who focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is the relationship between beliefs, thoughts, feelings and the behaviors that follow. LaShonda has experience counseling individual dealing with histories of trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief/loss, health and lifestyle issues. LaShonda's therapeutic approach focuses on encouraging and assisting clients to develop perseverance and increase their self-worth through evidence based social work modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solutions- Focused Therapy. If you are ready to take the next steps to begin living a more fulfilling and self-empowered lifestyle, LaShonda is committed to helping guide you along the way. LaShonda is looking forward to servicing you via live chat, messaging, and secure video sessions!! Thank you!

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Terri Colbert

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
29 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 29 years of professional work experience. I received my MSW from Wayne State University. Over the past 29 years, I have worked in foster care, juvenile and adult justice systems, Hospice, adjunct professor, and public education settings. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, 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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Madeline Lucille "Lucy" Kelley

Offering therapy in MI
Relationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, motivation, self esteem and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. 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 seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Veryl Williams

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoaching
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona and Michigan with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & depression. 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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Autumn Jarvis

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan with over 10 years of professional work experience. My undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science in Vocational Rehabilitation with concentrations in Substance Abuse, Criminal Justice and Psychiatric Rehabilitation. My master's degree is in Social Work (MSW). I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I have worked in a variety of settings to include community Mental Health, County Work, Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital, Veteran's Affairs and various outpatient clinic settings. 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. My passions outside of work are spending time with my son, my two dogs, coffee, reading, CrossFit, running (all the miles), Green Bay Packers, food (favorites include pizza, pickles, olives and cheese curds) and spending time with positive people in my life. *Please note this is outside my full-time role as a therapist. So if you do not see availability please reach out and I will do my best to accommodate.

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Joseph Sanders

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
27 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, South Carolina and Tennessee with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbtq+ related issues, & trauma and abuse. 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 Westland

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Westland 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 Westland 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 Westland 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 Westland, 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 Westland 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 Westland 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 Westland 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 Westland 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 Westland 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 48185 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 Westland 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 Westland 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 Westland, 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.

Westland has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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

48185, 48186

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