Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Detroit, Michigan

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

Anne Douglas

Anne Douglas, MS, LMFT, AAMFT-Fellow

I am a psychotherapist who is licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am a graduate of Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and The Institute for Psychoanalysis (Chicago). While obtaining my graduate degrees and certifications at Northwestern, I was awarded with an Honorarium to lecture and teach a 300 student psychology course at Northwestern because of my expertise in counseling. In addition, I have served as a faculty member at Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 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 Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Samantha Coyne

Samantha Coyne, LMSW

I am a licensed Master's Social Worker (Clinical Therapist). I have worked with individuals and families for seven years. I began my social work career working as a mentor with underprivileged youth. I continued on with school social work, working with special needs children and eventually moving onto therapy for community mental health agencies as well as working in several private practices. Additionally, I have experience providing mental health and behavioral assessments and case management Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 0 years

Dr. Melissa Oleshansky

Dr. Melissa Oleshansky, PhD, RYT

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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 life changes, sleep difficulties, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Nadine Collier

Nadine Collier, MA, LPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Amanda Ienna

Amanda Ienna, LMSW

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker who resides in the Metro-Detroit area and have been practicing in the mental health field for 8 years. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents, along with their parents and families, in addition to working with adults and seniors. I have helped clients work through difficult challenges, such as grief and loss, job changes, trauma and other significant life changes as well as helping people learn Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Judy Goldsmith

Judy Goldsmith, MSW, LMSW

I am a social worker with 29 years of experience. My undergraduate degree is in Business and Psychology, and I have a master's degree in social work. For the last 12 years my primary area of focus has been working with individuals, couples,and families in the area of relationship and family issues and the challenges and opportunities associated with being in a family system. My approach to helping people is eclectic...which means I tailor Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 29 years

Theresa Gibson

Theresa Gibson, LMSW, SSW

I am an empathic therapist with many years of experience working with children, families, and individuals struggling with issues of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Attention Deficit, Autism Spectrum, among others. I strive to be both compassionate and empathic while helping the client along their journey of healing. I am able to use a variety of clinical approaches which the client can select according to their own comfort level from medical model to Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Darrin Oliver

Darrin Oliver, LMSW

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Detroit, Michigan

Mental Health in Detroit

Known as one of the cultural centers of the Midwest due to its contribution to music, art, and architecture, Detroit is the largest city in Michigan. Nationwide, it is the 23rd most populous city with 673,104 living there as of 2017- although if you count the metropolitan area it is home to more than 4.3 million. Unfortunately, these figures reflect a sharp decline in Detroit’s population over the past few decades. The disappearance of manufacturing and industrial jobs has had a huge impact on the region.

This has had widespread effects for not only those who worked in those fields but also to the city due to the dwindling population that left many homes and commercial buildings abandoned. High rates of poverty and additional problems are real issues for the city, sometimes leading to other concerns. It is all too common for mental health to be affected by social problems. This disruption in the city’s economy has left many residents in poverty and in turn at risk for mental health issues due to worry and stress.

Tackling the City’s Mental Health Concerns

A report from the CDC reported that between the years of 1999 and 2016 the suicide rate in Michigan increased by 33 percent. With Detroit being the major population center of the state, it is a primary place to start tackling this problem. According to this same report by the CDC, factors that contribute to this problem are relationship issues, substance abuse, and other health problems. Being able to provide resources for those who may be at risk for suicide and give them access to the physical and mental health care they may need is an important first step in tackling this growing problem. Having the chance to connect with qualified mental health professionals within Metro Detroit will play a pivotal role in stopping this troublesome trend.

If you are seeking help and guidance for issues including stress, depression, or other conditions that are adversely affecting your daily life, we can help with your search for a therapist or mental health professional in Detroit. Our goal is to help connect you with a professional that fits in with your life and schedule.

Although it can be difficult to admit you need help, asking for support is a brave step forward toward a better future. When the time is right for you to find a therapist in the Detroit area we want to be there to make the search easy. The beginning of your search should start with questions about what your own needs are and what you are hoping to get out of the process.

Beginning Your Search

To find someone who can help you, you first need to consider why it is you are looking for additional assistance and what you want to accomplish with a professional. If you can pinpoint the issues you are dealing with, or at least provide a picture of your unique circumstances, a therapist or other mental health professional will be better able to assist and suggest different methods of treatment. And because you will be working so closely with the mental health professional, thinking about your communication preferences and styles may also be a good thing to think about ahead of time. Here is a list of questions you can start with- these are by no means comprehensive but provide a good starting point:

  • What kind of experience do you want to have and what are you trying to gain by speaking with a professional?
  • Does the gender of the therapist matter to you? Are you more comfortable with a male or a female, or does it even matter to you?
  • What length of time do you have to devote to the process?
  • Are you suffering from a very specific problem (such as an eating disorder) that might be better to see a specialist about?

These questions will hopefully shed some light on what you do and don’t need. It will help narrow down your search for the right mental health professional for you which is such a critical part of developing the rapport needed to work together.

Therapy and Your Insurance Provider

Sometimes the specific therapist you see may be dictated by the health insurance coverage that you have. For example, your provider might have a network of mental health professionals that you will need to choose from if you want the provider to cover any or all the costs. Therefore, it is a good idea to reach out to your health insurance company to ask which therapists and services are accessible within the rules of your own health plan.

How Can Help You Connect with a Detroit Mental Health Professional

Through our powerful site search, can help you find the right mental health professionals and services you may need. We have pages of detailed profiles and bios outlining qualified professionals you can work with. When you find someone you think may be well-matched to your needs and communication style it is worth contacting them and asking any additional questions you might have at the time. A quick phone interview with the prospective therapist will give you a sense of whether they may be the ideal candidate. It will be wonderful for you to know that there is someone you can talk to when going through tough circumstances.

Finding the right mental health professional could be the first step to improving your quality of life.