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.


Stephanie Morin

LMSW
11 years experience
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am an LMSW practicing in the state of Michigan. I received my BSW from Saginaw Valley State University and my MSW from Wayne State University. I have been working as a clinical social worker for over 11 years. I have worked in various settings including medical hospitals, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and outpatient therapy settings. I have experience working with needs related to depression, anxiety, anger... Read More
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am an LMSW practicing in the state of Michigan. I received my BSW from Saginaw Valley State University and my MSW from Wayne State University. I have been working as a clinical... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 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

Trish Brown

MA, LPC, NCC
12 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, born, raised, and living in Michigan. At a young age, my life was forever changed by an incredible Counselor. I found my personal experience with the therapeutic process so inspiring, that I decided to strive for a professional life where I can provide the same for others. Counseling can offer a person clarity, unconditional validation, guidance, new perspective, and non judgmental feedback that is completely intended to... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, born, raised, and living in Michigan. At a young age, my life was forever changed by an incredible Counselor. I found my personal experience with the therapeutic process so inspiring, that I decided to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

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

Audrey Berdeski

MA, LPC
11 years experience
I am a counselor licensed in Michigan with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My... Read More
I am a counselor licensed in Michigan with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also... 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

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

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

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

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.