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.

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

Stephanie Morin

LMSW
11 years experience
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am an LMSW practicing in the state of Michigan. I have been working in the mental health field for 10 years with children, adolescents and adults with various backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with survivors of trauma. I also have worked with clients experiencing issues with depression, anxiety, stress, family issues and anger. I provide a welcoming environment and I believe in treating everyone with respect. My... Read More
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am an LMSW practicing in the state of Michigan. I have been working in the mental health field for 10 years with children, adolescents and adults with various backgrounds. I have extensive experience... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Krystal Smith

MSW, LCSW-C
11 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) with desire to serve others with compassion. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, groups, families, and couples using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each individual. I earned my Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Psychology from North Carolina State University and attained my Master’s of Social Work Degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. I have experience in various settings... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) with desire to serve others with compassion. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, groups, families, and couples using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each individual. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Lauryn Shugars

MA, LPC
5 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: 5 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

Jennifer Flanders

LMSW
4 years experience
You're in the right place and I'm glad you're here. I'm Jennifer. Thank you for considering exploring what's getting in the way of you living the life you've imagined. I use a collaborative approach where I walk beside you through this process. You'll feel less alone and you have a trusted person to help you carry your burdens. For the past five years, I've worked with those who experience psychosis, bipolar... Read More
You're in the right place and I'm glad you're here. I'm Jennifer. Thank you for considering exploring what's getting in the way of you living the life you've imagined. I use a collaborative approach where I walk... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Nadine Collier

MA, LPC
20 years experience
The road of life is full of twists and turns. Sometimes we lose our way and find ourselves wandering farther from our intended destination. At other times, we may find ourselves being forced to take an alternate path. My desire is to equip you with the skills needed to navigate that road successfully. Together we will discover the obstacles in life that cause you to stumble and find practical ways to overcome them. I am a... Read More
The road of life is full of twists and turns. Sometimes we lose our way and find ourselves wandering farther from our intended destination. At other times, we may find ourselves being forced to take an alternate path. My desire... 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

Darrin Oliver

LMSW
17 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a master’s degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University. I have worked with adults, families, couples, children and adolescents for more than 20 years in many different settings (residential treatment, education, individual counseling, equine and adventure therapy). I enjoy skateboarding, ice hockey, playing music and riding horses. I strive to create a compassionate and safe environment where clients can experience lasting change and... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a master’s degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University. I have worked with adults, families, couples, children and adolescents for more than 20 years in many different settings (residential treatment,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Dawn Gaden

MA, LPC, NBCC
21 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), practicing in Michigan for over 18 years. My experience comes from a range of opportunities such a county jail working with inmates and addiction, private practice setting, as well as non profit counseling offices. I have been in private practice as a sole practitioner for over one year. I am certified in Complementary Medicine and Wellness, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and life coach. I bring to my clients... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), practicing in Michigan for over 18 years. My experience comes from a range of opportunities such a county jail working with inmates and addiction, private practice setting, as well as non profit counseling... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 21 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.