Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Kalamazoo, Michigan

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.


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

Jeanne Steuer

LMSW,ACSW
7 years experience
Welcome to Better Help! My name is Jeannie, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Michigan. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Interpersonal Practice, from Wayne State University in 2013. I've worked in a variety of settings with individuals and families who have a range of personal issues such as stress/anxiety, depression, family problems, relationships, parenting concerns, life transitions, mental health disorders, trauma, and more. I feel that one... Read More
Welcome to Better Help! My name is Jeannie, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Michigan. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Interpersonal Practice, from Wayne State University in 2013. I've worked in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Erin McDaid

LMSW
6 years experience
Hi, I am Erin McDaid. I have been working for over three years as a clinical therapist with adults, older adults, and older adolescents. I use a goal-oriented therapy style, focusing on areas of strength or need that are determined by the client. My style is no-nonsense and direct. I use a wide variety of skills and techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness therapy, trauma-informed therapy, and motivational interviewing. I often assign homework for clients... Read More
Hi, I am Erin McDaid. I have been working for over three years as a clinical therapist with adults, older adults, and older adolescents. I use a goal-oriented therapy style, focusing on areas of strength or need that are determined... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Sondra Kern

4 years experience
If you are looking for someone to listen nonjudgmentally, support you and empower you, I am here to help. I am a licensed professional counselor in Michigan with experience treating clients of all ages who struggle with various mental health issues. I have helped clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, OCD, relationship issues, bipolar disorder and parenting issues. I have experience offering intense in-home services with people who have severe and... Read More
If you are looking for someone to listen nonjudgmentally, support you and empower you, I am here to help. I am a licensed professional counselor in Michigan with experience treating clients of all ages who struggle with various... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Judith Pfaff

LPC,LBSW
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Judy. I am Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Michigan. I have worked with people with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My approach utilizes empathy, acceptance, and genuineness. I try to enter your world and perspective without judgement so that you are... Read More
Hello! My name is Judy. I am Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Michigan. I have worked with people with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, I also helped many... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Carrie DuPont

PhD,LPC,LMFT
9 years experience
I have been a counselor for about 9 years. During this time, I have assisted people from diverse backgrounds conquer many different challenges. I have extensive training in addictions and training in family therapy. I am also experienced working with past trauma, anxiety, and life adjustment issues. I believe that my diverse education and training allows me to work with clients holistically, considering the many unique and different aspects of the individual and their situation.... Read More
I have been a counselor for about 9 years. During this time, I have assisted people from diverse backgrounds conquer many different challenges. I have extensive training in addictions and training in family therapy. I am also experienced working with... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Lindsay Humphrey

LMSW
4 years experience
Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. Since you have taken the brave first step in seeking help through the challenges you face, it is now important to find the right therapist. That is because having a strong relationship with your therapist helps to increase the progress that you will make. Below you will find information about my experience and my approach in therapy to better assist you in... Read More
Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. Since you have taken the brave first step in seeking help through the challenges you face, it is now important to find the right therapist. That is because... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Cheryl Salas

M.MFT,LMFT
18 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 17 years of experience working with couples, individuals, families and groups in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have worked with clients dealing with a wide range of concerns including spiritual issues, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, stress, career challenges, and divorce recovery. I have also done a lot of premarital work, communication training and have counseled women struggling with eating disorders. My... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 17 years of experience working with couples, individuals, families and groups in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have worked with clients dealing with a wide range of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Barbara Baryo

LPC,CAADC
5 years experience
Hi! My name is Barb. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) (2009) and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) (2019) both within the State of Michigan. My expertise is working with diverse populations in the areas of adolescent and adult substance use and addiction, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, crisis management, anger management, marriage and relationship conflict, spirituality, and self-worth and self-esteem. My experience includes three years working in residential and... Read More
Hi! My name is Barb. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) (2009) and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) (2019) both within the State of Michigan. My expertise is working with diverse populations in the areas of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Equidistant from the major cities of Detroit and Chicago, Kalamazoo reposes 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 make-up 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.

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

An Overview of Mental Health In Kalamazoo

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, there are several populations within the community of Kalamazoo that 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 own 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 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 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

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