Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Dearborn, Michigan

Find a therapist in Dearborn, Michigan  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Dearborn 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

Stephanie Morin

LMSW
11 years experience
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am an LMSW practicing in the state of Michigan. I have been working in the mental health field for 10 years with children, adolescents and adults with various backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with survivors of trauma. I also have worked with clients experiencing issues with depression, anxiety, stress, family issues and anger. I provide a welcoming environment and I believe in treating everyone with respect. My... Read More
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am an LMSW practicing in the state of Michigan. I have been working in the mental health field for 10 years with children, adolescents and adults with various backgrounds. I have extensive experience... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Krystal Smith

MSW, LCSW-C
11 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) with desire to serve others with compassion. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, groups, families, and couples using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each individual. I earned my Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Psychology from North Carolina State University and attained my Master’s of Social Work Degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. I have experience in various settings... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) with desire to serve others with compassion. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, groups, families, and couples using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each individual. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 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

Lauryn Shugars

MA, LPC
5 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: 5 years

Jennifer Flanders

LMSW
4 years experience
You're in the right place and I'm glad you're here. I'm Jennifer. Thank you for considering exploring what's getting in the way of you living the life you've imagined. I use a collaborative approach where I walk beside you through this process. You'll feel less alone and you have a trusted person to help you carry your burdens. For the past five years, I've worked with those who experience psychosis, bipolar... Read More
You're in the right place and I'm glad you're here. I'm Jennifer. Thank you for considering exploring what's getting in the way of you living the life you've imagined. I use a collaborative approach where I walk... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Nadine Collier

MA, LPC
20 years experience
The road of life is full of twists and turns. Sometimes we lose our way and find ourselves wandering farther from our intended destination. At other times, we may find ourselves being forced to take an alternate path. My desire is to equip you with the skills needed to navigate that road successfully. Together we will discover the obstacles in life that cause you to stumble and find practical ways to overcome them. I am a... Read More
The road of life is full of twists and turns. Sometimes we lose our way and find ourselves wandering farther from our intended destination. At other times, we may find ourselves being forced to take an alternate path. My desire... 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

Darrin Oliver

LMSW
17 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a master’s degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University. I have worked with adults, families, couples, children and adolescents for more than 20 years in many different settings (residential treatment, education, individual counseling, equine and adventure therapy). I enjoy skateboarding, ice hockey, playing music and riding horses. I strive to create a compassionate and safe environment where clients can experience lasting change and... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a master’s degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University. I have worked with adults, families, couples, children and adolescents for more than 20 years in many different settings (residential treatment,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Dawn Gaden

MA, LPC, NBCC
21 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), practicing in Michigan for over 18 years. My experience comes from a range of opportunities such a county jail working with inmates and addiction, private practice setting, as well as non profit counseling offices. I have been in private practice as a sole practitioner for over one year. I am certified in Complementary Medicine and Wellness, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and life coach. I bring to my clients... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), practicing in Michigan for over 18 years. My experience comes from a range of opportunities such a county jail working with inmates and addiction, private practice setting, as well as non profit counseling... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 21 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Dearborn, Michigan

Dearborn is the 8th-largest city in Michigan, with a population of approximately 94,491 according to U.S. Census data. The city is 90.1% white, but 30% of the population is Arab-American or of Arab descent, which makes it a more diverse community than many comparably-sized Midwestern cities.

Dearborn’s median household income of $48,421 is 18% below the American median income, and approximately 29% of residents are living below the poverty line. Census data also shows that 9.4% of Dearborn’s residents under the age of 65 are living with a disability, and 11.4% of residents do not have health insurance. Compounding these problems, Wayne County where Dearborn is located is the most food insecure county in Michigan according to the national nonprofit Feeding America. At a rate of 22%, this means that roughly 1 of every 5 county residents struggles to access sufficient food on a daily basis. This combination of financial and health challenges leaves residents at higher risk of chronic problems like depression and anxiety.

Mental Health Concerns

According to Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Survey data for 2016, Michigan faces a number of health problems often linked to mental health challenges. More than 23% of Michigan’s adult population was classified as overweight or obese, 20% of adults are regular smokers, and 23% have been told that they have more than one of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, current asthma, COPD, cancer, arthritis, kidney disease, and/or depression. As smoking has been linked to a higher likelihood of drug use or relapse after withdrawal, the high percentage of smokers is a red flag for public health.

Michigan adolescents report higher levels of depression than the national average, and higher levels of suicidal ideation. Additionally, these adolescents have higher rates of substance abuse, and are less likely to see recreational drug use as a problem than their peers nationally. This is in line with data for adults showing higher levels of substance abuse and dependence among Michigan adults than the general American population. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services reporting system, Michigan has much higher levels of program readmission for substance abuse than the country as a whole, suggesting that a variety of factors beyond treatment affect long-term success. In addition to the issues addressed so far, these factors include:

  • Homelessness/Housing Insecurity
  • Transportation
  • Language barriers
  • Employment Issues/Unemployment
  • Lack of insurance

While Dearborn is a majority-white municipality, 49% of residents speak a language other than English in the home. Residents whose English is limited face all of the challenges listed above, and the added burden of communication difficulties.

Mental Health Resources

Michigan House Speaker, Representative Tom Leonard, has made mental health issues a priority for the state legislature. A task force on mental health was convened in July of 2017, to examine the needs of Michigan residents, the resources available to them, and the barriers to access that may prevent people from getting the treatment they need.

A lack of treatment facilities has put significant pressure on hospital emergency departments. In 2016, Michigan hospitals recorded 52,671 emergency visits for mental health issues. As in many places, the ratio of mental health providers to residents in Michigan is approximately 1:9,000, putting access out of reach for many people.

Finding Mental Health Services in Dearborn

While there are many challenges facing Dearborn residents who need mental health services, providers are available. Community health centers run by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services offer free and low-cost services to residents who meet income eligibility standards. There are also a number of counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists practicing locally. Local universities including Wayne State University and the University of Michigan – Dearborn offer mental health services to local residents at low cost through local and on-campus clinics, and there are a variety of individual and group practices in the area.

E-Counseling Options

While a local counselor or therapist may be the preferred solution, finding one may be difficult because of location, transportation or language challenges, or scheduling issues. In these circumstances, E-counseling can be a valuable directory. This online resource provides Dearborn residents with a user-friendly, integrated search tool to help them find all of the options that may be available to them. E-counseling offers access to a directory of local, qualified practitioners, with information about their background, areas of specialization, and years of experience, allowing searchers to locate appropriate possibilities quickly and efficiently.