Battle Creek, Michigan Therapists

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

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Kalamazoo, Michigan

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I work with clients who have various types of trauma, and its effects on the individual and their environment. My experience in the field began with providing therapy for adults with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental heath disorders. I...
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Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Jennifer Jackson is a counselor who addresses family concerns, interpersonal relationships, and trauma recovery. Jennifer holds Master’s degrees in Communication Studies as well as Counseling Psychology and is trained in Brainspotting (a powerful...
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Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Licensed Master Social Worker Everyone struggles in one way or another at some time in their lives. It is how we grow and adapt to those struggles that define who we are and how we live the rest of our lives. I have partnered with clients for years...
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Kalamazoo, Michigan

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When people have experienced loss, trauma, abuse, chronic stress, addiction or disconnection from others they may develop unhealthy patterns of responding. We can transform many of these patterns through increasing our own awareness. We all carry...
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Billie Walters is a clinical social worker who has been practicing therapy for over 6 years. In this time, Billie has expanded her learning to include energy healing & is attuned in Reiki I & II. Billie has also studied Core Shamanism & learned...
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Hi! My name is Jessica Van Cleave, I am a nationally board certified counselor and I am really glad you found me! The most important factor for success in counseling is the relationship. I believe this comes from trust and authenticity. So I must...
Sara Dupuis
Ph.D, LP, LMFT; AAMFT Approved Supervisor
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Lansing, Michigan

Relationships play an important role in our everyday lives. When relationships get off track, it can cause experiences of pain, depression and anxiety. As such, I work with individuals, couples and families to help relationships heal. I work across...
Shirley Neal
L.P.C, MA
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Lansing, Michigan

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As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have worked over 9 years with clients on problems ranging from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family issues, work and health issues, sexuality issues and orientation, and grief, to name a few. I...
Kevin DeKam
LPC-Supervisor 1, MA
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Kevin DeKam started West Michigan Wellness Group out of his desire to see people healed of past hurts and reconciled in their relationships. He understands how unpredictable your life’s journey can be and makes it his mission every day to walk...
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East Lansing, Michigan

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“A therapist is someone who joins you in your deepest darkness with a flashlight to help you find your way out.” My approach to therapy is relationship focused, as I believe our work is only possible through a strong, therapeutic foundation. I...
Leslie Auld
LCSW, LMSW
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Everyone experiences difficulties in life from time to time. Every relationship has its painful moments. It is simply part of being human. When it is happening to YOU, it can seem daunting to know how to cope or make changes you want to make in your...
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East Lansing, Michigan

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“I believe that we are the experts into our futures and how we obtain the goals we desire. Although we are the experts, we at times need guidance and support throughout our journey.” As your therapist my intention is to provide to you that push...
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My approach to therapy is person-centered, in which I offer clients deep empathic listening, nonjudgmental acceptance, and therapeutic genuineness. My goal as a therapist is to create a comfortable, collaborative relationship with my clients, and...
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I strive to create a safe environment for clients to present and work through their concerns at their own pace. My therapeutic approach is client-centered which allows for me to help guide clients through any issues they may be experiencing. I have...
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Although we have little control over the hand that life deals us, I believe in the hope that it is never too late to heal, to learn new and more effective behaviors…to create the life that you have always dreamed of living. What does it take to...
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Life can present opportunities for personal growth that often feel painful or confusing. I am passionate about working with people to discover, build and strengthen skills to create a healthy mind and healthy relationships. I believe in providing a...
Tim Cefai
Ph.D.
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I utilize an eclectic treatment approach that is supportive and goal-directed. I have been a practicing clinical psychologist for the past 25 years, working in the areas of psychotherapy, assessment, rehabilitation, and crisis counseling. I...
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Change involves risk. It is much easier to stay in a comfort zone or in a familiar rut than to reach out and take bold new steps. But the results are far worth the temporary pain or discomfort that accompanies new growth. Making the choice to attend...
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I am a caregiver by nature and I support individuals to grow emotionally and spiritually, at their own pace. Our authentic self is within each of us, waiting to blossom. My role as a therapist is to promote self-determination by supporting you to...
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My passion for counseling stems from wanting to help each person learn to achieve their “Best Life”, using a person-centered approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I strongly believe that each person “Lives what they know” and sometimes...
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Life presents challenges to everyone, regardless of their circumstances. You often have no control of the challenges that come your way. Your only control is your response, which creates your experience. As a solutions-focused therapist, I...
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The inherent dignity and worth of every individual are guiding principles in the advocacy and counseling support I’ve helped develop with p­­eople for over 25 years. Challenges we all encounter can overwhelm our regular functioning and cause...
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My orientation is strength-based; I seek to create a working alliance of safety and trust. I am trained in a number of clinical methods, notably trauma-based treatment. I am non-judgmental, goal-oriented, child-centered, and I believe in the...
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My work, life experience, and most of all being a first generation Latina woman here in the United States has enabled me to work in a supportive and sensitive, yet professional and thorough manner with a diversity of clients with a wide range of...

An Overview of Mental Health in Battle Creek, Michigan

Commonly known as Cereal City, Battle Creek is home to 51,000 residents, Kellogg Community College and an economy centered on manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Residents of Battle Creek face a number of factors that contribute to mental health issues. Find out how these factors relate to mental health and how you can access local mental health services for you or a loved one today.

Mental Health in Michigan

Battle Creek and all of Calhoun County face a number of mental health challenges. Here is a quick overview of mental health throughout Battle Creek, Calhoun County, and Michigan:

  • 24% of residents in Calhoun County reported experiencing a depressive disorder
  • 16% of Calhoun County residents reported poor mental health
  • 18% of Calhoun County reported binge drinking at least once in the previous month
  • 4% of Calhoun County high school students felt sad or helpless every day for two weeks in a row
  • 5% of residents in Michigan had serious thoughts of suicide
  • 4% of Michigan residents experienced a serious mental illness

These percentages are all above the national average. Unfortunately, there are approximately 431 patients throughout Michigan for every mental health provider, so it can be difficult to connect with qualified resources in Battle Creek.

There are many factors that contribute to these local and statewide mental health issues. Find out how to spot the signs of mental illness in you or a loved one and discover contributing factors in Battle Creek that relate to mental health issues.

Contributing Factors

There are many mental health conditions that can affect your health and quality of life. Here are just a few factors that can increase the risk of mental illness:

  • Traumatic experiences
  • Poverty
  • Stressful situations
  • Alcohol and drug use

Approximately 22.6% of residents in Battle Creek live at or under the poverty level. Living in poverty can not only increase anxiety and depression but can also restrict access to mental health services. There are many factors that relate to poverty in Battle Creek. The median household income is $39,679, which is far below the national average of $60,336. The median property value in the area is $80,700, which is also below the national average. These factors can create stressful situations, particularly if an individual is already dealing with a mental health issue.

18.6% of adults in Calhoun County report drinking to excess. Throughout the state, there were 24 deaths per 100,000 people in 2016. Alcohol and drug use are linked with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. If you or a loved one is drinking to excess or using illegal substances, connect with a crisis service immediately to seek professional assistance.

Divorce and the loss of a job or home are all common stressful situations that are linked with mental health disorders. These stressful situations not only affect the individuals involved but also friends and family. Divorce is a painful journey that can be accompanied by feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, and depression. Thankfully, there are many local and national resources available for individuals dealing with stressful life situations in Battle Creek.

Mental Health Resources in Battle Creek

Contact one of these emergency hotlines immediately if you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health crisis. Domestic violence, substance abuse, depression and thoughts of suicide can all require prompt intervention and protection. Contact one of these services for more information:

Don’t let a lack of local resources or health insurance prevent you from receiving professional guidance and emergency services. Choose a local or national emergency resource to assist you in connecting with a local, long-term mental health resource.

Find a Qualified Mental Health Service in Battle Creek

Connect with a qualified, experienced mental health service or therapist in Battle Creek today. Browse an online database to review a number of local services to determine the best service for you or a loved one. Enjoy professional services that target the specific mental health issue you’re dealing with, or work with a therapist to learn more about possible mental health issues.