Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Flint, Michigan

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.


Dr. Karen Perez

PsyD,PhD,LPC,LLP
20 years experience
Psychotherapy can be an effective tool in providing you with the necessary support and training to overcome the challenges you face. By seeking therapy, you are taking responsibility and action to change what no longer works in your life. Many studies have shown throughout the years that psychotherapy is an effective form of treating and managing mental illnesses and other emotional disorders. As an experienced licensed professional counselor, it is my honor to assist you in... Read More
Psychotherapy can be an effective tool in providing you with the necessary support and training to overcome the challenges you face. By seeking therapy, you are taking responsibility and action to change what no longer works in your life. Many... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Steven Berman

MAPC,MAAC,LPC,NCC,CAADC,CCTS,CFTP
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in the state of Michigan. I have dual master's degrees from the University of the Cumberlands. As a therapist, my goal is to assist my clients in working through issues that negatively affect them in their daily lives. I have experience working with a variety of clients with many different issues. I have extensive experience working with clients on... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in the state of Michigan. I have dual master's degrees from the University of the Cumberlands. As a therapist, my goal is to assist... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Jo Richardson

LMSW
10 years experience
Hello! Some of the hardest times in life are when we realize we need help or when we know we need to make some changes. What can be even more difficult is seeking out help and actually asking for it. That act takes so much insight and bravery! I would be honored to assist on your journey and provide the support you require! The following will explain a little about me, my education, my experiences,... Read More
Hello! Some of the hardest times in life are when we realize we need help or when we know we need to make some changes. What can be even more difficult is seeking out help and actually asking for it.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Laverne Santangelo

LPC
10 years experience
Hello! My name is Laverne Santangelo and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan. I am also a certified Wholistic Life Coach and Yoga Teacher. My experience and knowledge in the mental health field and helping professions is vast. I have volunteered and worked in some capacity of helping others to be the best they can be for 25yrs. I am a veteran. I retired from the Army National Guard with 23 years of... Read More
Hello! My name is Laverne Santangelo and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan. I am also a certified Wholistic Life Coach and Yoga Teacher. My experience and knowledge in the mental health field and helping professions is vast.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Audrey Gilliatt

LMSW
16 years experience
During these trying times it is more important than ever to process our feelings, emotions, fears and worries in a safe and nonjudgmental place. Our mental health does affect our physical health - and we need both as strong as possible to navigate the days ahead. I am here to help. Greetings. My name is Audrey Gilliatt, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 15 years... Read More
During these trying times it is more important than ever to process our feelings, emotions, fears and worries in a safe and nonjudgmental place. Our mental health does affect our physical health - and we need both as strong... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 years

Yvonne McClean

LCSW
20 years experience
Hi, my name is Yvonne McClean, LCSW, and I enjoy helping people find their strength, passion, and balance. I provide individuals looking for mental health and counseling services, a safe, nonjudgmental space to express their thoughts, concerns, and to process through life challenges. I primarily use person-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, and a solution-focused approach. I take the time to get to know and study how you think, to help you identify your strengths, and... Read More
Hi, my name is Yvonne McClean, LCSW, and I enjoy helping people find their strength, passion, and balance. I provide individuals looking for mental health and counseling services, a safe, nonjudgmental space to express their thoughts, concerns, and to process... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Paulette Niemiec

M.A.,L.P.C.
18 years experience
I would like to take some time to introduce myself to you. I have been working as a professional counselor for over 18 years. I have obtained a Masters Degree from Eastern Michigan University in psychology counseling and hold a license in the State of Michigan as a professional counselor. I provide both individual and couples therapy. Couples: Since lack of communication is the number one reason people divorce in this country,... Read More
I would like to take some time to introduce myself to you. I have been working as a professional counselor for over 18 years. I have obtained a Masters Degree from Eastern Michigan University in psychology counseling and hold a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Jennifer Fritz

PhD,LMSW
20 years experience
Welcome! My name is Jennifer Fritz and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my MSW and PhD from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I am licensed in the state of Michigan and enjoy working with people of all ages. The first step in making a change is doing exactly what you are doing by being here. I am looking forward... Read More
Welcome! My name is Jennifer Fritz and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my MSW and PhD from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I am licensed in the state of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Dr. Roxanna Duntley-Matos

MA,LMSW,PhD
20 years experience
Welcome to betterhelp! I am a community engaged cultural anthropologist, micro (clinical) and macro (community organizing) licensed social worker in Michigan with over 20 years of experience as a therapist. I collaborate with English and Spanish-speaking therapeutic colleagues who have a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, trauma, grief, and cultural adaptation. I am a former MI Governor appointed Board member of the Children's Trust Fund... Read More
Welcome to betterhelp! I am a community engaged cultural anthropologist, micro (clinical) and macro (community organizing) licensed social worker in Michigan with over 20 years of experience as a therapist. I collaborate with English and Spanish-speaking therapeutic colleagues who... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:20 years

Judith Peterson

MA,LPC
20 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan with over 18 years of experience working as a therapist in various settings. My clients have experienced measurable support with issues pertaining to anxiety and depression, stress management, ADHD, adjustment disorders, anger management, relationship/family dynamics, and goal setting. My counseling style is motivational, practical, and solution-focused. Typically I use psycho-education, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic approaches in counseling. You can expect to receive services that meet... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan with over 18 years of experience working as a therapist in various settings. My clients have experienced measurable support with issues pertaining to anxiety and depression, stress management,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

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 true for Flint. Psychologists have shown concern for the mental wellbeing 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 health care 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, at only 11 percent of residents having a bachelor’s degree or higher. Meanwhile, 83 percent 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. Forty-five percent of residents live in poverty. The city also leads in child poverty, with 58 percent of those below age 18 living below the poverty line. This is enormous in comparison to the national average of 18 percent for children below the age of 18. Unemployment rates are low, at 4.3 percent. 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 percent. 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 in 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 on 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.