Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Find a therapist in Ann Arbor, Michigan that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Ann Arbor, Michigan to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Dr. Karen Perez

PsyD,PhD,LPC,LLP
20 years experience
Psychotherapy can be an effective tool in providing you with the necessary support and training to overcome the challenges you face. By seeking therapy, you are taking responsibility and action to change what no longer works in your life. Many studies have shown throughout the years that psychotherapy is an effective form of treating and managing mental illnesses and other emotional disorders. As an experienced licensed professional counselor, it is my honor to assist you in... Read More
Psychotherapy can be an effective tool in providing you with the necessary support and training to overcome the challenges you face. By seeking therapy, you are taking responsibility and action to change what no longer works in your life. Many... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Steven Berman

MAPC,MAAC,LPC,NCC,CAADC,CCTS,CFTP
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in the state of Michigan. I have dual master's degrees from the University of the Cumberlands. As a therapist, my goal is to assist my clients in working through issues that negatively affect them in their daily lives. I have experience working with a variety of clients with many different issues. I have extensive experience working with clients on... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in the state of Michigan. I have dual master's degrees from the University of the Cumberlands. As a therapist, my goal is to assist... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

LaKeisha Blackwell-Wright

B.A.,Criminal,Justice,MA,Counseling
10 years experience
Thank you for taking the time to work on you. It is my pleasure to walk along side of you on this journey. Compassion, empathy and genuine love for people propels me to utilize the therapeutic process to listen, encourage, empower and uplift. My professional experience includes working with young adults in transition, adults and families in various settings from community mental health to providing home-based services. Psychotherapy Specializations include: substance use disorders, work... Read More
Thank you for taking the time to work on you. It is my pleasure to walk along side of you on this journey. Compassion, empathy and genuine love for people propels me to utilize the therapeutic process to listen, encourage,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Erin McDaid

LMSW
6 years experience
Hi, I am Erin McDaid. I have been working for over three years as a clinical therapist with adults, older adults, and older adolescents. I use a goal-oriented therapy style, focusing on areas of strength or need that are determined by the client. My style is no-nonsense and direct. I use a wide variety of skills and techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness therapy, trauma-informed therapy, and motivational interviewing. I often assign homework for clients... Read More
Hi, I am Erin McDaid. I have been working for over three years as a clinical therapist with adults, older adults, and older adolescents. I use a goal-oriented therapy style, focusing on areas of strength or need that are determined... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Laverne Santangelo

LPC
10 years experience
Hello! My name is Laverne Santangelo and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan. I am also a certified Wholistic Life Coach and Yoga Teacher. My experience and knowledge in the mental health field and helping professions is vast. I have volunteered and worked in some capacity of helping others to be the best they can be for 25yrs. I am a veteran. I retired from the Army National Guard with 23 years of... Read More
Hello! My name is Laverne Santangelo and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan. I am also a certified Wholistic Life Coach and Yoga Teacher. My experience and knowledge in the mental health field and helping professions is vast.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Nichole Garcia

LMSW
7 years experience
Hello! My name is Nichole Garcia and I am a licensed masters social worker, LMSW. I have been working in the field for about 7 years and started out working with children and teens at a residential shelter in 2012. I also have experience working with adults with bipolar disorder, anger issues, trauma and abuse, personality disorders, ADHD, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, the LGBTQ population, relationship issues, and many more. I have worked... Read More
Hello! My name is Nichole Garcia and I am a licensed masters social worker, LMSW. I have been working in the field for about 7 years and started out working with children and teens at a residential shelter in 2012.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

DeWan McPherson

MA,LPC
9 years experience
Thank you for taking the time to read my Bio. I have been a practicing therapist for over 9 years. I received my master’s from Central Michigan University and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan. I use an eclectic approach, which means that I tailor my approach to each individual client to make sure I always meet each person where they are. My non-judgmental style helps clients reach goals,... Read More
Thank you for taking the time to read my Bio. I have been a practicing therapist for over 9 years. I received my master’s from Central Michigan University and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Judith Andrews

MSW,CSW
17 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Nationally Certified Counselor and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I have over 15 years of experience as a therapist. In college I studied Anthropology, Economics, and Sociology and went on to graduate with Honors with a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work specializing in Individual and Family Therapy. I have experience working with a wide variety of people experiencing stress, anxiety,... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Nationally Certified Counselor and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I have over 15 years of experience as a therapist. In college I studied Anthropology, Economics,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:17 years

Karlene Harrison

MSW,LMSW
15 years experience
I am a fully licensed clinical social worker with a Masters Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. I have over 15 years clinical experience in a wide range of settings and with diverse clientele. I work with teens, adults, elders, couples and families from all backgrounds. Common presenting problems include depression, anxiety, guilt, grief, relationship conflict, and communication barriers. I have extensive experience working with clients facing loss, grief, and life... Read More
I am a fully licensed clinical social worker with a Masters Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. I have over 15 years clinical experience in a wide range of settings and with diverse clientele. I work with... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Sharon Sumler

LMSW
20 years experience
Hi! My name is Sharon Sumler, and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) from the state of Michigan and currently working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California where I currently live. In 2003, I have earned my Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University and in 2013, my certificate in Geriatrics both from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. I have... Read More
Hi! My name is Sharon Sumler, and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) from the state of Michigan and currently working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California where I currently... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

An Overview of Mental Health resources in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor is a charming Big Ten university town located in the state of Michigan. The University of Michigan is the city’s largest employer, but there is also a plethora of well-paying jobs in the local medical sector, as well as in the high tech sphere. While other areas of Michigan have struggled following the 2008-2009 economic recession, Ann Arbor has thrived.

The city currently has a population of approximately 120,000, a roughly 10,000 person increase from the U.S. Census. This surge in population reflects the fact that Ann Arbor is an attractive location for many people to live. Although the city has become more diverse with time, it is significantly more white than much of Michigan. The current population is roughly 73 percent white and Asians represent the single largest ethnic group.

Even though there is some crime in Ann Arbor (like in any metropolitan area), the city is largely seen as being very safe.

Ann Arbor Mental Health

Recent statistics suggest that the median household income in Ann Arbor is approximately $58,000 per year. This figure is almost exactly in line with national averages of $56,500. It is interesting to note that even though the median household income in Ann Arbor is relatively robust, there is a significant level of poverty. Roughly 1 out of 4 individuals in Ann Arbor is living in poverty. This is a startling figure. It is important to remember that poverty is often linked to additional stress and anxiety, and other mental health challenges. One potential explanation for these seemingly disproportionately high poverty rates could be the large number of students and graduate students living in the community that have low-paying jobs.

It is worthwhile to note that many residents of Ann Arbor hold college degrees, and many also have completed graduate work. Although it is not a perfect indicator of mental health, well educated individuals are often more willing to embrace mental health assistance (in various forms) if they feel they are struggling, compared with their less educated peers. This suggests that mental health may be better in Ann Arbor than it is in other communities.

Mental Health Statistics

            Alarming new statistics have emerged recently for Michigan. The CDC reported that over the last two decades suicide rates have soared in Michigan, increasing more than 40 percent  Perhaps not surprisingly, this surge in suicides coincides with the state’s economic downturn. Often economic uncertainty triggers anxiety and other mental health challenges. And, what is happening in Michigan should not be surprising.

Divorce rates in Michigan are also high, with statistics showing that more than 65 percent of first marriages end in divorce . Divorce is a multi-dimensional issue, but economic challenges likely contribute to stress and increase the likelihood of a person divorcing. Divorce itself can also dramatically increase stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms, spurring a downward spiral.

Mental Health Resources in Ann Arbor

Given that Ann Arbor is the home of the University of Michigan, which has a highly respected medical center, Ann Arbor has more mental health professionals available for patients than does many similarly sized towns. Many Ann Arbor organizations recognize that some people, particularly those who are vulnerable, are priced out of many mental health services; and, this has dangerous consequences. In response to this, the Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan (located at Eastern Michigan University) has launched special pricing programs to increase accessibility.

Because there are a relatively large number of mental health professionals in the community, it is possible for patients to search for and find a provider who they are comfortable with. It is also possible for patients to find providers who specialize in unique problems and who offer highly individualized approaches.

Moving forward, hopefully, the number of providers in the city will continue to increase, ensuring that everyone who could benefit from health assistance would be able to find a provider who met their needs at a price they could afford.

Our Therapist Directory

Our therapist directory provides a unique and helpful tool for people who are looking for mental health assistance, putting this assistance only a fingertip away.

We have carefully collected and analyzed data about providers who are currently operating in Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities. Equipped with this data, a potential patient can pick a provider who shares their same values and approach, ideally increasing patient outcomes.

The goal is for patients to find providers with a personality that matches will with theirs who is simultaneously able to provide cutting-edge advice on what practices and treatment methodologies may or may not work.

Feel free to use our therapist directory.