Therapists in Kalamazoo, MI and Nearby Locations

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

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Holland, Michigan

My greatest privilege is helping people find healing and wholeness as they work through the negative effects of hurt, anger and loss and the impact that these have had on their lives. It's through exploring what's behind the hurts & challenges that...
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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We only know what we know. There’s so much about life that we’re never taught, or the ways we were taught were unhelpful or harmful. I believe that every person has the ability to change, grow, and heal. We sometimes just need a little help....
Hiral Patel
Psy.D.
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Ada, Michigan

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Michigan

My therapy philosophy is based on the importance of treating individuals with dignity and respect. I believe that people are dynamic, and capable of change & restoration; consequently, I have a deep respect for their resilience and strength. My...
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Trisha is a licensed clinical social worker with over 13 years of experience in supporting individuals, youth and families in various capacities to include direct care, case management, crisis support, individual, family and group therapy. She has...
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Michigan

I began Caring Well Counseling after working in professional ministry for 6 years. In my own life, I have seen the need to have a powerful support system around me, and I am passionate to see other people develop connected and thriving lives where...
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Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to get to know more about me. My name is Jennifer, I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the State of Michigan. I earned a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and have been practicing in the...
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Michigan

You deserve to be at peace with your body. But after receiving a lifetime's worth of messages telling you to fit into a near impossible mold, negative body images can be difficult to change, and don't change over night. As a weight-neutral, body...
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

As a therapist, my goal is to work with you so that you may obtain consistency where needed, practice giving and receiving love with healthy boundaries and allow you the opportunity to become aware and create the discipline you need to become a...
Kelly Skrzypchak
LMSW, CAADC
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Michigan

Kelly Skrzypchak is joining Telebehavioral Health US, which is an online therapy platform. This group of therapists provides accessible, affordable and evidenced-based behavioral health treatment to clients from the comfort of their home. Kelly is...
Carol Rasche
L.P.C, MA
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Michigan

I envision life as a journey filled with opportunities and challenges. I have worked as a Behavioral Health Specialist for 20 years in hospitals and clinics. I have been a trauma therapist/case manager in a trauma unit of a psychiatric hospital. I...
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Holland, Michigan

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Michigan

Tom Grabill is a limited licensed marriage and family therapist (LLMFT) and an ordained pastor (MDiv). Tom received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Hope College, his MDiv from Western Theological Seminary and a master’s degree in...
DeWanda Gichemi
LMSW, MSW
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Michigan

With an expression of empathy and compassion, I believe that “a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” Helping individuals to lovingly heal in order to improve the quality of their lives is my humble contribution to the world. To promote...
Abigail Smith
LLPC, CAADC (Dp)
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Michigan

As an individual...YOU are good. Society, our environment, our relationships, and our own thoughts create messages that have an impact on how we view ourselves and the life we are living. Some of those messages create habits and coping mechanisms...
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Michigan

I Am a fifty,-six-year-old married woman. I have been in school therapy for 20 years and private practice for almost 5 years. I do a lot of work with kids ages 7 to 25. I also work with adults. I do a lot of work with learning how to manage and...
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Billie Walters is a clinical social worker who has been practicing therapy for over 6 years. In this time, Billie has expanded her learning to include energy healing & is attuned in Reiki I & II. Billie has also studied Core Shamanism & learned...
Debi Anson
LCSW, LMSW, CAADC
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Michigan, Colorado

ACCEPTING TELE-HEALTH CLIENTS IN MICHIGAN and COLORADO. The Journey to Your Internal Compass Starts with One Step. We cannot control what happens to us, but we can control how we respond. It takes courage to seek help for personal struggles. Therapy...
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Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Michigan

Licensed Master Social Worker Everyone struggles in one way or another at some time in their lives. It is how we grow and adapt to those struggles that define who we are and how we live the rest of our lives. I have partnered with clients for years...
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

Life can drag you out to sea, tumble you under the waves and leave you struggling for air. It might feel like all of your efforts barely keep your head above the water. Others are catching waves and having fun and yet there you are feeling beat up...
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Michigan

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to explore how I may be able to assist you in healing and creating the life you dream of. Please let me tell you about myself. Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Grand Valley State University in 1994...
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Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Michigan

Jennifer Jackson is a counselor who addresses family concerns, interpersonal relationships, and trauma recovery. Jennifer holds Master’s degrees in Communication Studies as well as Counseling Psychology and is trained in Brainspotting (a powerful...
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My role in others’ lives is a role that I carry with great conviction. Six of my seven children were adopted from the United States and South Korea, and the seventh is my biological child. On a personal level, I have dealt with grief, infertility,...
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Michigan

I have always believed that each person is unique with distinct life experiences that have contributed to making you the person you are today; no two people are the same and each person deserves to be listened to with compassion and in a...
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Michigan

Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to read this. Life transitions, like relationships, loss, a new child, school, your identity, are hard. These changes and times are unique to you. Many times it might feel like your past is unresolved and it's...
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Michigan

With over 15 years of combined experience working with diverse populations, I provide individual, couples, group and family therapy. I specialize in working with adolescents and their families who have mental health and emotional issues (anxiety,...

An Overview of Mental Health in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Equidistant from the major cities of Detroit and Chicago, Kalamazoo is located in the southwest region of Michigan. It shares its name with the county of which it is the seat of government. The relatively young median resident age of 26.4, compared to 39.7 years for Michigan as a whole, may be due to the presence of higher education institutions in the city: Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo College, and Western Michigan University. The Kalamazoo Mall, first built in 1959, is another notable feature.

The demographic makeup of Kalamazoo is predominantly white at 63.7 percent, followed by residents who identify as black at 21.1 percent. The next most populous group to consist of a single ethnicity is those who identify as Hispanic at 7 percent.

The estimated median household income for Kalamazoo in 2016 was lower than the statewide median of Michigan at $40,441 and $52,492, respectively.

According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, between 2012 and 2014 the percentage of adults reporting 14 or more days out of 30 of poor mental health, including emotional problems, stress, or depression, was 12 percent in Kalamazoo. This represented a 2 percent increase from 10 percent between 2011 and 2013. These numbers were similar in proportion to those reported by adults in Kalamazoo County, southwest Michigan, Michigan statewide, and the United States.

Factors Affecting Mental Health in Kalamazoo

As the opioid crisis continues to loom large across the country, substance abuse is one of the primary mental health concerns in Kalamazoo. Apart from substance abuse, several populations within the community of Kalamazoo have been identified as particularly vulnerable to mental health issues: youths, low-income individuals, and the black community.

Substance Abuse: Accidental drug-related overdoses killed more people in Kalamazoo County than motor vehicle accidents in 2016. Despite an overall reduction in opioid prescriptions written in Kalamazoo County of 23 percent between 2010 and 2015, the average of opioids prescribed is still higher than the national average. Accidental drug-related deaths, many involving opioids, have increased in Kalamazoo County from 2015 to 2017.

Youth: Most of the statistics available regarding mental health in Kalamazoo involve adults only, but this gives only a partial picture of the overall state. According to a local advocacy group, about 5,000 youths in Kalamazoo County have serious emotional disorders.

Race: In 2004 and 2005, Kalamazoo County conducted a Behavioral Risk Factor Survey. The telephone survey originally came from the Centers for Disease Control and asked respondents to rate their health, both physical and mental. The rationale behind the survey is that there is a high correlation between actual health status and self-reported health status.

The county broke down the data by demographics, including race and income, and found that 19.6 percent of black respondents reported 14+ days of poor mental health during the preceding month, compared with 10.1 percent of white respondents. When considering both mental and physical health, 23.9 percent of black respondents reported that poor health limited their activities, approximately twice the number of white respondents who reported activity limitation at 11.9 percent. Overall, while only 13.6 percent of white respondents rated their general health (physical and mental) as fair to poor, 18.1 percent of black respondents did so.

Low Income: The same study indicated that poor general health also correlated with low income, and the less money respondents made per year, the more likely they were to report poor mental health. Approximately one quarter (25.1 percent) of respondents making less than $20,000 per year reported 14+ days of poor mental health in the preceding month, while 14.3 percent of those making $20,000 to $34,999 per year reported the same. These percentages were significantly higher than the percentages for those making $35,000 a year or more.

Mental Health Resources in Kalamazoo

There is good news for those in Kalamazoo living with mental illness. In September 2018, the county received a 16 million dollar grant for the expansion of mental health services. The award will be divided evenly among four mental health facilities in Kalamazoo County:

  • Easterseals (Auburn Hills)
  • Health West (Muskegon Community Mental Health Authority)
  • Kalamazoo County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
  • West Michigan Community Mental Health Authority