Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Farmington Hills, Michigan

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

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

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

Scott Steenbergh

MSW, LMSW, CAADC
3 years experience
I have been employed in the healthcare field since early 2012 and has held various roles in several health systems ranging from Direct Care, to Population Health Management and Managed Care Utilization. The bulk of my experience has been in the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders across a broad continuum of care. I have faith in the idea that people can, and do change. In my experience, change is not... Read More
I have been employed in the healthcare field since early 2012 and has held various roles in several health systems ranging from Direct Care, to Population Health Management and Managed Care Utilization. The bulk of my experience has been in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Traci Baxendale Ball

LMSW, CAADC
25 years experience
Welcome! You will already know from what you have read on Better Help that I am a licensed professional with a graduate degree. I maintain a full time private practice and I cherish the work that I do. When you work with me..... I'll help you feel at ease quickly, so that we can get those issues that brought you here resolved. I focus on providing you the expert help you deserve, with a... Read More
Welcome! You will already know from what you have read on Better Help that I am a licensed professional with a graduate degree. I maintain a full time private practice and I cherish the work that I do. When... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Jacquelyn Buffo

MS, LPC, CAADC
7 years experience
My name is Jacquelyn Buffo, but you can feel free to call me Jackie. I am born and raised in Michigan. My husband and I have 3 boys and we enjoy anything outdoors. In fact, we decided to leave the hustle and bustle of our large city and move to the countryside at the end of 2017. It was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made! I graduated from Michigan State University (go green!) with... Read More
My name is Jacquelyn Buffo, but you can feel free to call me Jackie. I am born and raised in Michigan. My husband and I have 3 boys and we enjoy anything outdoors. In fact, we decided to leave the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Melissa Brabandt

MA, LPC, NCC
8 years experience
Hello! My name is Melissa Brabandt. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 8 years of experience working with clients living with anxiety and depression, as well as people having difficulty with life transitions and change. I firmly believe that people can live a healthy, happy, and productive life while learning to manage and overcome anxiety and low mood. I would love to help you develop skills to maneuver the waters of feeling... Read More
Hello! My name is Melissa Brabandt. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 8 years of experience working with clients living with anxiety and depression, as well as people having difficulty with life transitions and change. I firmly... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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

Aja Temple

PhD
14 years experience
I assist clients who suffer with Depression, Grief/Loss, Anxiety, ADHD, Relationship Problems, Trauma, and Life Transitions. I am also a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, with expertise in helping families support their child's developmental and/or neuro-biological condition, learning/behavioral concern, or other situation. Read More
I assist clients who suffer with Depression, Grief/Loss, Anxiety, ADHD, Relationship Problems, Trauma, and Life Transitions. I am also a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, with expertise in helping families support their child's developmental and/or neuro-biological condition, learning/behavioral concern, or other situation. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Madison Marcus-Paddison

LMSW
9 years experience
Nearly a decade of experience in both the mental health field and in the school setting has afforded me the opportunity to work with individuals and families coping with anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief and family conflict. Read More
Nearly a decade of experience in both the mental health field and in the school setting has afforded me the opportunity to work with individuals and families coping with anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief and family conflict. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Ginger Houghton

LMSW, CAADC
10 years experience
Ginger knows that the change process requires bravery, patience and a great partner. In 2005, she moved to Thailand to find new ways to manage anxiety and confront fears while living with monks, in farming villages and traveling. This experience was a catalyst for Ginger; she completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work to help others find change without having to uproot their lives. Read More
Ginger knows that the change process requires bravery, patience and a great partner. In 2005, she moved to Thailand to find new ways to manage anxiety and confront fears while living with monks, in farming villages and traveling. This experience was a catalyst for Ginger; she completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work to help others find change without having to uproot their lives. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Farmington Hills, Michigan

A community of 81,154 people and the second-largest city in Oakland County, Farmington Hills, Michigan is an upscale northwestern suburb of Detroit and 20 miles from Ann Arbor. According to Census Bureau estimates from 2017, it is the 12th largest city in the state of Michigan.

In 2015, online financial news publication 24/7 Wall St ranked Farmington Hills 14th in a list of the best cities to live in the United States. Despite its proximity to the Detroit Metropolitan Area, Farmington Hills also ranks consistently as one of the safest U.S. cities.

Farmington Hills Demographics

The median age of residents is 45.1 years, which is slightly higher than the median for the state of Michigan at 39.7 years. Ethnically, the majority of Farmington Hills residents are white at 62.9 percent. The next most represented races are black/African American at 19.6 percent and Asian at 11.7 percent. People identifying as Hispanic represent 2.8 percent of the population of Farmington Hills, and 2.7 percent identify as two or more races.

Farmington Hills is a prosperous area. Its estimated median household income of $71,100 outstrips the median for the entire state of Michigan, estimated at $52,492. Sixty percent of the Farmington Hills population who lives in poverty is white, though that may be because it is the most represented ethnic group. However, the poverty rate of Farmington Hills is relatively low at approximately 8 percent in 2016, compared to about 12 percent for the entire country in the same year.

Approximately 52.4 percent of the Farmington Hills population is female. Female students are most likely to graduate from one of the community’s two institutions of higher learning: Dorsey Business Schools and the Michigan School of Professional Psychology. The two institutions together graduated a total of 101 females and only 14 males in 2015. Ironically, female residents also represent the largest demographic living in poverty.

In 2016, nearly twice as many people in Farmington Hills, at about 29 percent, held a bachelor’s degree than in Michigan as a whole at about 17 percent.

Mental Health Concerns in Farmington Hills

Based on the available data, Farmington Hills is a relatively healthy community both physically and mentally. Nevertheless, every community has its mental health concerns, and Farmington Hills is no exception.

Geography and Climate: With its northerly location and stormy winter weather, Oakland County, where Farmington Hills is located, counts seasonal affective disorder as one of its most common mood disorders. Seasonal affective disorder often correlates with the change of seasons from spring and summer to autumn and winter and is characterized by symptoms of hopelessness, social withdrawal, daytime fatigue, carbohydrate craving and weight gain.

Drug Abuse: Though information for specifically for Farmington Hills is not available, drug abuse is a fairly significant problem for the state of Michigan, with 24.4 drug overdose deaths per 100,000 people in 2016 and 18.5 of them specifically related to opioid use.

Risky Behaviors: HIV diagnoses are relatively high in Oakland County, with 180.2 diagnoses per 100,000 in 2017. Oakland County also demonstrates a moderate to moderately high number of chlamydia diagnoses with 283.4 per 100,000 people.

Divorce Rate: In 2017, there were 7,127 marriages in Oakland County and 3,404 divorces. In other words, for every two marriages that took place in the county there was one divorce. The divorce rate for Oakland County was 5.4 divorces for every 1,000 people, approximately equal with the statewide rate of 5.6.

Mental Health Resources in Farmington Hills

The fact that the Michigan School of Professional Psychology is located in Farmington Hills suggests that the community values and understands the importance of mental health. However, it is not known what mental/behavioral health services, if any, are available from the school itself.

For those who may not be able to afford the costs of treatment, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has put together an online resource for finding free or low-cost mental health care anywhere in the state.

There are both inpatient and outpatient mental health programs located in or near Farmington Hills:

Inpatient Programs:

Outpatient Programs:

You Are Not Alone

If you are living with mental illness in Farmington Hills, Michigan, there is no need for you to suffer alone and in silence. Help finding a local therapist or counselor is available through the E-Counseling.com directory.