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.


Laura Jennings

LMSW
3 years experience
Life is a journey – It brings together beauty, joy, sorrows, trauma, and more challenges than we could ever anticipate. We come into this life needing to be loved, protected, and nurtured. I believe that doesn’t change as we go throughout our lives, but many of us experience situations and relationships that shake us to our core. Often, we come out asking who we are, where we are going, and why we exist.... Read More
Life is a journey – It brings together beauty, joy, sorrows, trauma, and more challenges than we could ever anticipate. We come into this life needing to be loved, protected, and nurtured. I believe that doesn’t change as... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Jillian Schneider

LPC, CAADC, CCSAS
15 years experience
I can understand and relate to the hesitation with finding a therapist and starting therapy. My philosophy is that everyone at sometime in their life could benefit from therapy. I encourage an open, warm, and non-judgmental environment. I want you to be comfortable coming to session and taking the journey of healing and well-being together. I have a variety of experience working with different populations. I have been in the human service field for about... Read More
I can understand and relate to the hesitation with finding a therapist and starting therapy. My philosophy is that everyone at sometime in their life could benefit from therapy. I encourage an open, warm, and non-judgmental environment. I want you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Lauryn Shugars

MA, LPC
6 years experience
Welcome! I am here to help support you through whatever you are experiencing or going through. I believe that each of us can attain greater health and wholeness by attending to and integrating mind, body, and spirit, attuning to our inner wisdom and building on our unique strengths. I strive to create a space that is warm, collaborative and inquisitive. I am your ally and facilitator in this process, helping you navigate through this... Read More
Welcome! I am here to help support you through whatever you are experiencing or going through. I believe that each of us can attain greater health and wholeness by attending to and integrating mind, body, and spirit, attuning to our... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Dr. Melissa Oleshansky

PhD, RYT
20 years experience
It takes a really strong person to seek out therapy. My name is Dr. Melissa Oleshansky. You can call me "Dr. O." I am a Fully Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist, Life Coach, and Certified and Registered Hatha Yoga Instructor in the state of Michigan. I have been practicing psychology and health promotion for over 20 years. I have earned a PhD in clinical health psychology and two Masters Degrees, one in clinical psychology and... Read More
It takes a really strong person to seek out therapy. My name is Dr. Melissa Oleshansky. You can call me "Dr. O." I am a Fully Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist, Life Coach, and Certified and Registered Hatha Yoga Instructor in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Michelle Solo

LMSW, CAADC, ACSW
22 years experience
Welcome, and kudos for taking this step in self-care. For some, reaching out for support comes easily; for others it is a scary step that they are unsure of. Either way, as a Clinical Therapist, I am inspired by every individual who makes the choice to utilize this resource because there is no reason for anyone to “go it alone” in this world. My name is Michelle and I am a licensed Clinical... Read More
Welcome, and kudos for taking this step in self-care. For some, reaching out for support comes easily; for others it is a scary step that they are unsure of. Either way, as a Clinical Therapist, I am inspired by... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22 years

Jazmin Davis

LCSW, LMSW
7 years experience
Welcome! My name is Jazmin. I am a clinical social worker licensed in Michigan and Indiana with 6 years of experience working as a therapist. Let's face it, sometimes life gets messy. When we're faced with big decisions, difficult emotions, and rapid changes in our lives, it's hard to stay hopeful and even harder to remain objective about ourselves and our future. We ALL experience feelings like these from time to time. If you're feeling... Read More
Welcome! My name is Jazmin. I am a clinical social worker licensed in Michigan and Indiana with 6 years of experience working as a therapist. Let's face it, sometimes life gets messy. When we're faced with big decisions, difficult emotions,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Dawn Gaden

MA, LPC, NBCC
21 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), practicing for over 19 years. I have been in private practice as a sole practitioner for almost 2 year. I am certified in Complementary Medicine and Wellness, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and life coach. I bring to my clients a solution focused approach to health and wellness that merges coaching, mindfulness, and holistic health. I have a passion for positive psychology, the power of positive thinking and... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), practicing for over 19 years. I have been in private practice as a sole practitioner for almost 2 year. I am certified in Complementary Medicine and Wellness, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and life... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 21 years

Scott Steenbergh

MSW, LMSW, CAADC
3 years experience
I have been employed in the healthcare field since early 2012 and has held various roles in several health systems ranging from Direct Care, to Population Health Management and Managed Care Utilization. The bulk of my experience has been in the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders across a broad continuum of care. I have faith in the idea that people can, and do change. In my experience, change is not... Read More
I have been employed in the healthcare field since early 2012 and has held various roles in several health systems ranging from Direct Care, to Population Health Management and Managed Care Utilization. The bulk of my experience has been in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Jacquelyn Buffo

MS, LPC, CAADC
7 years experience
My name is Jacquelyn Buffo, but you can feel free to call me Jackie. I am born and raised in Michigan. My husband and I have 3 boys and we enjoy anything outdoors. In fact, we decided to leave the hustle and bustle of our large city and move to the countryside at the end of 2017. It was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made! I graduated from Michigan State University (go green!) with... Read More
My name is Jacquelyn Buffo, but you can feel free to call me Jackie. I am born and raised in Michigan. My husband and I have 3 boys and we enjoy anything outdoors. In fact, we decided to leave the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Traci Baxendale Ball

LMSW, CAADC
25 years experience
Welcome! You will already know from what you have read on Better Help that I am a licensed professional with a graduate degree. I maintain a full time private practice and I cherish the work that I do. When you work with me..... I'll help you feel at ease quickly, so that we can get those issues that brought you here resolved. I focus on providing you the expert help you deserve, with a... Read More
Welcome! You will already know from what you have read on Better Help that I am a licensed professional with a graduate degree. I maintain a full time private practice and I cherish the work that I do. When... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 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.