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

Stephanie Morin, LMSW,

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 Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 10 years


Stephanie Wambold

Stephanie Wambold, LMSW,

Welcome! My name is Stephanie Wambold. I am a masters-level clinical social worker licensed to practice in the state of Michigan and have over six years of experience as a therapist helping others who may be struggling with their mental health and overall well-being. I have successfully helped clients with a variety of concerns and issues, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, mood swings, grief and loss, abuse, chronic illness, trauma, major Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 6 years


Lauryn Shugars

Lauryn Shugars, MA, LPC,

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 difficult time. We Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 5 years


Donald McAvinchey

Donald McAvinchey, LCSW,

I've been working with clients now since the 1980's, having worked with thousands of people over the years. I'm most invested in helping people to find their own strengths that have become hidden under the problems they're wrestling with, and, perhaps like you may be feeling, where they've tried lots of different solutions and feel pretty frustrated and stuck right about now. If we do move into working together, we'll talk about what these problems are doing to impact your Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 35 years


Pamela Walker

Pamela Walker, LMSW, LCSW,

I want my clients to live their best life. I want them to be whole spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. That's why I obtained a Master's degree in Social Work and for 40 years studied and mastered the concepts of the mind-body connection. I have been a Master Social Work Professional for 30 years. I believe nothing that happens to us occurs in a vacuum. What manifests in our lives resulted from sustained thought and emotion then became physical and behaviora Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 20 years


Elizabeth Carr

Elizabeth Carr, LPC, NCC,

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that has been practicing in both Texas and Michigan for over 5 years. I work in private practice, school and community mental health based environments, with individuals and families. I earned a Masters degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University in 2012 began my counseling work partnering with parents of children diagnosed with ADHD, anxiety and high functioning Autism. Through this work, that Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 6 years


Faith Becker

Faith Becker, LPC, NCC,

Welcome! I am an independently practicing Licensed Professional Counselor. In addition to my services here, I am also in private practice, working with an array of clients differing in ages and need. My past work experience has included working at Eating Recovery Center of Dallas, in which I treated eating disorders. In addition, I have worked in many schools both in Dallas as well as Detroit. Through private practice, I work with individuals, families Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 3 years


Camille  Woods

Camille Woods , LMSW, SSW,

Hi! Do you struggle with relationships? Do you want your marriage to be better? Do you struggle with depression or anxiety and just want to be happy? Are you having trouble adjusting to a new situation? A divorce, a marriage, a move, living with in-laws or parents? Have you suffered a major loss and are trying to get back on your feet? If you work with me, I can help you with the issues mentioned above. My name is Camille Woods. I am a licens Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 7 years


Cheryl Salas

Cheryl Salas, M.MFT, LMFT,

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 17 years of experience working with couples, individuals, families and groups in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have worked with clients dealing with a wide range of concerns including spiritual issues, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, stress, career challenges, and divorce recovery. I have also done a lot of premarital work, communication training and have counseled women struggling with eating disord Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 18 years


Alicia Fiske

Alicia Fiske, LMSW,

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker, and have been working with families and individuals for over 6 years. I have successfully guided many people through trauma, anxiety, depression, and various others struggles. I believe that everyone is their own expert, and sometimes they simply need guidance. I am a strength-based therapist and often utilize CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused therapy, but we will work together to decide the best model of treatment for Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 4 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.