Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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


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

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

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

Laura Harrington

LMSW
7 years experience
I am a Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years experience working as a therapist in a mental health setting. I also have extensive experience in crisis response and victim advocacy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, substance use, marital issues, and parenting and family issues. I have also provided therapy and crisis support to victims of sexual and domestic violence. My therapy style is warm and... Read More
I am a Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years experience working as a therapist in a mental health setting. I also have extensive experience in crisis response and victim advocacy. I have worked with clients with a wide range... 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

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

Jessica Short-Slack

LMSW
8 years experience
Hello and welcome! What a wonderful and courageous step you have made! My name is Jessica Slack, I am a clinical therapist and a licensed master of social work (LMSW) through the state of Michigan. I acquired both my bachelors and masters of social work through the University of Michigan, and have been practicing as a counselor for individuals, couples, and families for the past 8 years. I have worked with clients with a wide... Read More
Hello and welcome! What a wonderful and courageous step you have made! My name is Jessica Slack, I am a clinical therapist and a licensed master of social work (LMSW) through the state of Michigan. I acquired both my bachelors... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 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

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 in Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Dearborn Heights, Michigan is located in Wayne County. It is part of the larger Detroit metropolitan area. In fact, Dearborn Heights is just 15 miles west of Detroit. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the 2017 population was 55,758, down from 57,774 at the 2010 census.

The biggest industries in Dearborn Heights are manufacturing, health care and social services, and retail trade. Average household income is $48,421.

Many Dearborn Heights residents struggle with mental illnesses and receiving treatment for them. This is evident in the fact that suicide rates in Wayne County are rising. There are many factors contributing to this problem, including substance abuse, obesity, and lack of health insurance coverage.

An Overview of Mental Health in Dearborn Heights, Michigan

  • 9 percent of adults in Michigan reported having poor mental health for at least two weeks.
  • Michigan adults are at a higher risk of being depressed than the nationwide average. 20.5 percent of Michiganders have been diagnosed with depression in comparison to 19% of all U.S. adults.
  • There were 214 suicides in Wayne County in 2014.
  • Michigan’s suicide rate is 13.1 per 100,000 residents, marginally higher than the national average of 13.0.
  • Approximately 336,000 adults in Michigan had a serious mental illness within 2013-2014.
  • Roughly 231,000 adults in the Detroit metropolitan area suffered from a major depressive episode in the previous year.
  • There were 1,139 deaths by suicide in Michigan in 2006.
  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death in Michigan among those aged 15 to 24.

Substance Use

In order to fully understand mental disorders in Dearborn Heights, it is necessary to examine the rate of substance abuse. This is because mental illnessess and addiction often co-occur. In fact, out of the 20.2 million adults who had a substance use disorder in 2014, 7.9 million of them had a mental illness. Plus, more Michigan residents use illegal drugs than the national average.Here are some numbers regarding substance abuse among people in Michigan aged 12 and older.

  • 7 percent report using illegal drugs every month.
  • 1 percent abused or were dependent on alcohol from 2013-2014.
  • 5 percent abused or were dependent on illegal drugs from 2013-2014.
  • 4 percent reported excessive alcohol use.
  • 1 percent of people in the Detroit metropolitan area had a substance use disorder in the previous year.
  • 4 percent of people in the Detroit metropolitan area participated in binge drinking in the previous month, much higher than the national average of 23.2 percent.
  • Drug-related visits to the emergency room in Detroit sharply rose 129 percent from 2004 to 2011.

It is necessary to invest in treating and preventing substance use disorders to address the mental health problems in Dearborn Heights.

Obesity

Physical health often impacts mental health, especially when it comes to weight. The American Psychological Association says that obesity often goes hand-in-hand with depression. In fact, a study showed that obese women had a 37 percent increase in depression. Here are some stats to demonstrate the issue of obesity in Dearborn Heights:

  • 34 percent of Wayne County adults have a BMI of at least 30, compared to 31 percent of all Michigan adults.
  • 12 percent of Wayne County adults have received a diabetes diagnosis.
  • Even though 94 percent of individuals in Wayne County have access to areas for exercise, 26 percent say they do not partake in leisurely exercise.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Dearborn Heights, Michigan

It is difficult for many residents to access mental health treatment. This is partially due to a lack of health insurance. Sadly, 10.8 percent of Dearborn Heights residents do not have any health insurance. For all of Wayne County, the uninsured rate is 17 percent. Additionally, 19.2 percent of Dearborn Heights residents live below the poverty line.

Mental Health Resources in Dearborn Heights, Michigan

The good news is that there are plenty of resources available in Dearborn Heights. There are 239 mental health professionals per 100,000 residents.

One easy way to get connected to a mental health provider is via E-Counseling.com. Our online directory of therapists in Dearborn Heights makes access to mental health treatment easy for everyone.