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Samantha Dehring

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW,CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

A Master-level Social Worker, and clinical mental health and substance abuse therapist, with special certification from The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute’s Advanced Training in Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program, and honorably discharged 1LT Behavioral Health Science Officer of the Michigan National Guard. People are more than a mere diagnosis or behavior. They are a vast sum of their mind, body and spirit, of memories, heredity, beliefs, environment, experiences, emotions, strengths, weaknesses, fears, hopes, dreams and desires, successes and failures. This sum of body, mind and spirit combines to form the root system of either growth and progress or toxicity and stagnation in the present. I aim to provide a gateway to self-awareness, sobriety, empowerment, freedom from addiction and a kaleidoscope of mental illnesses. I won’t pathologize you, but instead seek to understand you from a multi-faceted lens to help you better achieve your goals and improve the quality of your life. I am interested in you, and in raising you to your highest standard, in helping you overcome your pain, grief, addiction, fear or sense of powerlessness. I often learn just as much from my patients as they learn about themselves throughout the therapeutic process. I am human and prone to err; however, I am not above learning unfamiliar concepts, ideologies, philosophies, practices or preferences. I am committed to educating myself on any sphere of identity which my patients hold as valuable in order to enrich the therapeutic alliance and foster a deeper sense of rapport. In order to truly help another, I believe, strongly, it is the principal job of the therapist to take the time and rigor to truly understand the patient's world, perspective, value system and belief structure. This is integral to the treatment process.

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Melissa Clay

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

I have been a licensed therapist for 3 years. My education is clinical social work from Indiana Wesleyan University. I offer solution-focused, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic modalities. My personal history brought me to this field later in life and my own life experiences add depth to my practice and understanding of the hardships and circumstances many of us face. I believe therapy should be available to everyone and everyone needs therapy at some time in life. I use warmth, compassion, empathy, honesty, and dignity in every session. I believe we all have something to offer we just need some support in finding our self at times. I look forward to working with you!

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Wesley Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Counselor License Type(s): Ma lpc caadc
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsGriefDepression
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, My name is Wesley Johnson and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan. I am also certified as a therapist. I have 25 plus years of working with people from all cultures. In the past, I have worked with the auto industries as a EAP therapist , private practice and with local agencies to help , individuals and families. I have experience in working with a wide range of concerns and mental health issues, but a few examples are trauma/abuse, ADHD, anxiety/depression, gambling, relationships issues, grief/loss, parenting concerns and life changes. I love people of all ages and backgrounds and feel that I have a calling to help anyone work through difficult times and situations. Showing compassion, acceptance and understanding are only a few of my qualities. I am easy to talk with and aim to create a safe and non-judging environment for you. My counseling approach ranges from cognitive-behavioral, solutions focused, trauma focused cognitive behavior and reality. However, I focus on the client and tailor what is necessary to help you accomplish your goals in therapy. Can't wait to take your first steps with you in making a positive change in your life. This is journey that I am committed to take with you as you seek to live a more happy, meaningful and fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you! SPECIALTIES Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Also experienced in: Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , etc. Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy Years of Experience: 25+ SERVICES OFFERED MESSAGING LIVE CHAT PHONE VIDEO LICENSING LPC # LPC #

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Casandra (Cassie) Starback

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Michigan with over 20 years of professional work experience in gerontology, with a focus on supporting individuals and families living with dementia. I have gained knowledge and experience in working with older adults and caregivers through a variety of practice settings, such as clinics, residential care communities and community organizations, such as the Alzheimer's Association. I am passionate about helping clients understand and cope with aging issues associated with stress, grief and loss, anxiety, and depression. I incorporate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and self-compassion into my approach to create a space for healing and to help clients move forward with challenges toward values-based experiences. Living with change and uncertainty related to life transitions and caregiving can be difficult. Building inner strength and resources within a support network can help you along the way. I believe that you are the expert of your experience and would appreciate the opportunity to learn together how best to assist you in working through things that challenge you. Taking mindful steps toward living a fulfilling life can take courage. Thank you for getting started. I look forward to connecting with you! Cassie

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Theresa Williams

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
24 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed therapist in Michigan with over 20 years of professional work experience. My work experience includes helping others with stress, anxiety, grief and loss, depression, and self-esteem. I use eclectic therapy approaches to specifically address the problem area. 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. I have an extensive history of working with teens and I also provide faith-based counseling as well. I anticipate meeting with you.

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Tracy Eagle

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & bipolar disorder. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Giancarlo Pia

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesDepression
19 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 14+ years of professional experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, recovering from trauma, & parenting challenges & needs. I also have also worked significantly with members of the LGBTIA community and with those who identify as gender fluid or non-binary. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming the things that challenge you. 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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Dr. Carol Schwartz

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesCoping with life changes
33 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan with 33 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, & coping with life changes. I believe that you and I working together can make solving most issues easy. But it is necessary to take the first step to sign up for therapy. I have had experience with people new to therapy and those people who have had years of therapy. Therapy is a positive approach to any problem. Although I have had experience with many issues, anxiety and depression are areas where zi have worked with people of all ages from children to older adults. I believe that it is easy to talk to me and my clients have had much success in solving their issues. So I hope you will sign up and so we can meet.

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Brooke Cooper

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am fully licensed in Massachusetts & Michigan with 9 years as an independent social worker. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, and a host of underlying conditions. I work with 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, I hope you will join me. I tend to have more availability on weekends, but often have availability weeknights as well. If you have a request for a specific time not listed, I will try to work with you to find something that works. Please ask.

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Nicole Boyd

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MI
Trauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my name is Nicole Boyd. I am a licensed social worker in Michigan, and I also have a masters in counseling. I have 32 years of professional experience working with adolescents and families. I have been an individual therapist, group therapist and/or clinical director for 21 of those 32 years. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. This past year, I have been working with children ages 3-8 that struggle with mental health issues and developmental delays. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Yale

Finding the best therapist close by in Yale 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 Yale 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 Yale. 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 Yale, 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 Yale 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 Yale 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 Yale area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Yale 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 Yale, elsewhere in St. Clair, 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 Yale 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 Yale 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 Yale 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 Yale 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 Yale online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Yale, 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 Yale 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 Yale 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 Yale 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 Yale 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 Yale 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 Yale?

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

Yale 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 Yale 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 Yale 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 48097 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 Yale counselor?

Before seeing your Yale 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 Yale.

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 Yale 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 Yale 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 Yale, 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.

Yale 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.

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