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Angela VanSchoick

Offering therapy in MI
License: LMSW,LCSW
Self esteemCareer difficultiesCoaching
3 years of experience

Congratulations on taking that first step, it's usually the hardest one to take. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in Michigan and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Colorado. I have over 14 years experience working with professionals dealing with life stressors and over 5 years providing support and coaching. A main focus in my treatment is establishing a therapeutic alliance with the client. I believe having a good connection helps facilitate effective counseling and provides the best outcomes. I am supportive, compassionate, and am present. I make sure to meet each individual where they are at and actively listen to and respect where they would like to see themselves in the future with the help of therapy. I have found that there are times when all of us need an ear to lean on - I am an expert at being that ear. There are areas of our lives that we may find we are stuck or just need to sound it out - and our family and friends have heard it so many times that they tend to agree with us, rather than provide new insights. My wish is to be able to provide those insights for you to break through whatever may be holding you back - be it work situations, self-concept issues, or clouded thinking. I have successfully used cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), emotional freedom techniques (EFT), and self-assessments and questioning to help others move through blocks and obtain greater clarity in their lives.

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Daphne Jones-Gooden

Offering therapy in MI
License: MA, LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
10 years of experience

Life can be challenging for everyone. Hello, my name is Daphne Jones-Gooden I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Michigan for 10 years. During my career as a mental health professional, I have worked with a diverse population including adults, teens, adolescence, school age children and families. As a psychotherapist I specialize in treating issues regarding anxiety, depression, caregiver’s issues, ADHD behaviors, self-esteem, life transitions, parenting, and family issues. Utilizing cognitive behavior, motivational interviewing, solution focused, and family theories; the client is able to gain progression while navigating their therapeutic journey. I believe the therapeutic journey is a professional relationship where the client establishes chosen goals; and both the client and therapist work together to achieve therapeutic outcomes. I look forward in partnering with you to address the challenges that have hindered progression in your life.

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Sara LaBelle

Offering therapy in MI
License: LPC,CMHP,QIDP
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Therapist in Michigan with over 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger management, parenting problems, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and ADHD. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered therapy, and mindfulness. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with 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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Kimberly Butler

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteem
25 years of experience

Greetings! My name is Kimberly Butler. I am a Supervising Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the States of Ohio and Michigan with over 35 years of experience in the helping field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues and transitions, parenting , career challenges, sexual abuse, trauma, grief, eating disorders as well as emotional abuse. Counseling 11 years in a group home for unwed mothers provided me with a wide range of experiences, including adoption. I have spent the last 24 years in private practice. Nearly 40 years of marriage and the raising of 8 children has added much substance to that experience giving me many opportunities to learn to show compassion and empathy. I believe in treating all people with respect and dignity. and do my best to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and client centered therapy. I look forward to tailoring our dialog and your treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Know there is someone willing to walk with you as you begin your journey to healing and health. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Kathleen Jager

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 25 years of professional work experience. I specialize in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma recovery & coping with grief and loss. Regardless of the specific reason you are seeking support, coping with life transitions, stress and change is just part of the human experience and everyone can use a little help sometimes. 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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Beverley Fong

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Hello there! I am licensed clinical social worker in California with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & 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. It takes courage to take the first steps towards change. We'll work together to equip you to manage the road ahead. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. Availability Note: I am available for LiveChat and Phone Sessions Monday-Thursday during regular PST business hours.

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Diane Chapin

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepression
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship and marriage issues, family conflicts, & bipolar disorder. I have specialized training and experience in EMDR and DBT. I have been married for 46 years and am a retired military wife and have worked with veterans and families preparing for deployment and returning home. My husband and I have also worked side by side in the pastorate. I love to read and take walks in the woods. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Dr. Robb Kerr, PhD

Offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
34 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan with 34 years of clinical and academic experience. I received an MA (Counseling) from EMU, PsyS (Clinical Psychology & Education) from The Michigan School of Psychology and a PhD (Counseling Psychology) from the The Union Institute. In addition, I have 4 years of specialized & advanced training (certificate in Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with children, adults and adolescents) from the Samaritan Institute and the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. I have experience in helping and treating clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Dr. Natasha Dominguez

Offering therapy in MI
AddictionsRelationship issuesDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist in Michigan and Hawaii with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & anger management. I work with my clients by creating an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Williamston

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Williamston 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 Williamston 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 Williamston 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 Williamston, 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 Williamston 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 Williamston 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 Williamston 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 Williamston 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 Williamston 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 48895 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 Williamston 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 Williamston 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 Williamston, 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.

Williamston 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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