Therapists in Flint, MI and Nearby Locations

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

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Taking the first step to start therapy can be scary, yet with the support of a safe and nurturing environment, taking that first step can be empowering. Whether you have been thinking about starting therapy for years or recently decided to take the...
Melissa Engle
L.P.C, MA
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Royal Oak, Michigan

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If my clients had to describe me in 3 words, it would be these: authentic, trustworthy, and caring. I have over 22 years of experience as a mental health professional with advanced training in psychology, counseling and trauma-informed care. I...
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Life presents challenges to everyone, regardless of their circumstances. You often have no control of the challenges that come your way. Your only control is your response, which creates your experience. As a solutions-focused therapist, I...
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Although we have little control over the hand that life deals us, I believe in the hope that it is never too late to heal, to learn new and more effective behaviors…to create the life that you have always dreamed of living. What does it take to...
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Passion. Joy. Purpose. These are the three key ingredients that I bring to my work. My approach to therapy and coaching is engaging and interactive. Research shows that the relationship between the therapist and the client is the most important...
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My career as a therapist began in the early 1970's as I spent four summers as a wilderness counselor for teens in Vermont, as I worked on my BA in Psychology. It continued as I worked with troubled adolescents in institutional settings, including...
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Change involves risk. It is much easier to stay in a comfort zone or in a familiar rut than to reach out and take bold new steps. But the results are far worth the temporary pain or discomfort that accompanies new growth. Making the choice to attend...
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West Bloomfield, Michigan

Life is filled with successes and challenges.  As you navigate through you sometimes realize that your past experiences are interfering with your present moments.  As a survivor of childhood trauma, you might notice that you don’t feel...
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Royal Oak, Michigan

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Fear, Overwhelm, Stress and Anxiety are evidence of a well-intentioned struggle to control life from the outside in. Are you living your life from the outside in or the inside out? How would it be for you to finally take charge of the process of...
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Plymouth, Michigan

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I specialize in Anxiety, Trauma and Harm Reduction for Habits and Addictions (food, substances, gambling, etc). I use an eclectic approach to help uncover the possibilities and opportunities that exist within your unique path. Most clients leave...
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Huntington Woods, Michigan

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I bring a wide variety of experiences and different approaches to solving problems to my work as a therapist. I used to treat problems in the emergency room as a physician and then in hospice. I now bring that experience and a wide variety of...
Jean Agnello
MA, LLP
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Utica, Michigan

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It is hard to talk about oneself, however, This is my second career and my passion, Human Beings and our Behaviors. I work both in the office and Use Tel-therapy with Wentworth and Associates of Utica Mi. My Supervisor is Lawrence Wentworth PhD. I...
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Clinton Township, Michigan

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Opening up can be a difficult struggle, but I am confident that I provide a safe place where one can be their authentic self. As a compassionate and empathetic therapist, I have an innate ability to listen and make people feel heard. If you’re...
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The inherent dignity and worth of every individual are guiding principles in the advocacy and counseling support I’ve helped develop with p­­eople for over 25 years. Challenges we all encounter can overwhelm our regular functioning and cause...
David Sklar
MSW, Ph.D.
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Hello. My name is David Sklar and I live in Oak Park, Michigan along with my wife and 2 boys, 17 and 20. I have been a therapist for over 40 years. I work with a variety of clients. Please feel free to check out my blog on my website at...
Shirley Neal
L.P.C, MA
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Lansing, Michigan

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As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have worked over 9 years with clients on problems ranging from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family issues, work and health issues, sexuality issues and orientation, and grief, to name a few. I...
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Livonia, Michigan

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Life can be very challenging, so sometimes it takes assistance to become more self-aware and make the changes required to rise above the circumstances. When you come into my office, I will be there to support you through these difficult times and...
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Clinton Township, Michigan

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I have a passion to help people overcome obstacles and challenges that make it difficult to experience joy or security. Helping you to embrace change and change negative thinking patterns that inhibit growth and fulfillment. I have been blessed to...
Tim Cefai
Ph.D.
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I utilize an eclectic treatment approach that is supportive and goal-directed. I have been a practicing clinical psychologist for the past 25 years, working in the areas of psychotherapy, assessment, rehabilitation, and crisis counseling. I...
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Clinton Township, Michigan

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I earned my Masters degree from Wayne State University's Marriage and Family Therapy Program. I have worked extensively with adults, children and adolescents, specializing in assessment and individual and group therapy, while working in the Court...
Steve Helsel
LPC 172
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Northville, Michigan

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I provide individual Batterer’s Intervention (domestic violence) counseling sessions. These sessions are tailored for men ages 18+ who have been convicted of domestic violence. If you are struggling with anger and violence, then this program can...
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Facing challenges in life can be difficult; it can put us in an undesirable position of not knowing what to do or how to face it. I would like to help you during these moments to explore your feelings, look at your options, and support the choices...
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I am a strengths-based therapist who works collaboratively with children and their families to recognize their strengths and build upon them. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for every individual who is on their therapeutic journey. I have...
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Are you having relationship problems and sexual difficulties? I specialize in working with individuals and couples seeking sex therapy and couples counseling* to improve intimacy, deal with desire discrepancy, and conflict. I work with women's...

Mental Health Resources in Flint, Michigan

The recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is significant in the state of local mental health. Natural disasters cause unique mental health needs, and this holds for Flint. Psychologists have shown concern for the mental well-being of local people. Many continue to experience high levels of fear and anxiety, especially parents. Two-thirds of Flint households reported that one or more adults in the house have worsening mental health since October 2015.

While the water crisis has made for unique healthcare needs, there are other concerns in Flint as well. Statewide, Michigan ranks fourth nationally for the number of drug-related deaths. Substance abuse rates are at a high. Opioid abuse is an enormous problem. In addition, Genesee County is one of the top counties in the state for opioid abuse. In 2011, one public drug recovery facility admitted 1,274 young people for treatment. In 2014, Genesee County saw 56 overdose deaths, a rate of 13.63 per 100,000 people. Substance abuse is strongly connected to mental illness. Drug users are more likely to be mentally ill. Mentally ill persons are more likely to abuse drugs, tobacco, and alcohol.

Effects of Education, Divorce, Poverty, and Other Contributing Factors

Education rates in Flint are much lower than the national average, with only 11% of residents having a bachelor’s degree or higher. Meanwhile, 83% of the inhabitants are high school graduates. Education makes people much more likely to seek treatment for mental health conditions. Those who are less educated rarely seek care.

Poverty rates in Flint are extremely high. In fact, by some estimates, they are the highest in the United States. Poverty rates continued to climb up through 2016. A staggering 45% of residents live in poverty. The city also leads in child poverty, with 58% of those below age 18 living below the poverty line. This is enormous in comparison to the national average of 18% for children below the age of 18. Unemployment rates are low, at 4.3%. Considering local poverty rates, it can be assumed that of those employed, many do not earn a living wage.

Poverty is a significant factor in mental health crises. The poor are unlikely to seek mental health treatment. They are also more likely to suffer from related conditions, such as substance abuse.

Divorce rates in Flint are also high at 17%. Divorce can cause unique mental health care needs, including individual and family counseling.

On top of these factors, Flint’s water crisis has left residents anxious and stressed. This gives rise to a unique set of mental health care needs.

Mental Health Resources in Flint

There is an active push to provide care to those struggling during the water crisis. This might be because of anxiety or PTSD after losing pets or experiencing illness in the family. Many people feel frustrated and hopeless at the continuing state of Flint. The state government has developed new public programs to address these mental health needs. It sees these as an emergency response to help residents combat stress, anxiety, and depression. State Medicaid, for example, now includes more provisions for mental health care. There are also many new programs to help residents deal with trauma in a safe setting with a qualified professional.

These resources aim to address the mental health needs in response to the water crisis. However, Flint has many other mental health care facilities. The city is home to many therapists and counseling services, both public and private. On top of this, the local government provides a phone helpline that is accessible via text. Flint also has a mobile crisis unit. This service travels throughout the city and is available to residents at any time.

Many public mental health services charge fees based on patient income. This makes it possible for people to access care without suffering financially.

The Challenges of Finding Mental Health Care in Flint

Many people do not know where to start even once they know they need mental health care. It can be an overwhelming experience. Our mental health care directory makes it easy for you to compare services in your area. It is easy to find a qualified counselor in Flint. There is no need to wait for your insurance company to match you with a counselor you did not choose. Whatever your unique needs, our directory makes it possible for you to start care fast. Start with us today to find a qualified therapist in Flint, Michigan.