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

Jillian Schneider

LPC, CAADC, CCSAS
15 years experience
I can understand and relate to the hesitation with finding a therapist and starting therapy. My philosophy is that everyone at sometime in their life could benefit from therapy. I encourage an open, warm, and non-judgmental environment. I want you to be comfortable coming to session and taking the journey of healing and well-being together. I have a variety of experience working with different populations. I have been in the human service field for about... Read More
I can understand and relate to the hesitation with finding a therapist and starting therapy. My philosophy is that everyone at sometime in their life could benefit from therapy. I encourage an open, warm, and non-judgmental environment. I want you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Stephanie Morin

LMSW
11 years experience
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am an LMSW practicing in the state of Michigan. I received my BSW from Saginaw Valley State University and my MSW from Wayne State University. I have been working as a clinical social worker for over 11 years. I have worked in various settings including medical hospitals, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and outpatient therapy settings. I have experience working with needs related to depression, anxiety, anger... Read More
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am an LMSW practicing in the state of Michigan. I received my BSW from Saginaw Valley State University and my MSW from Wayne State University. I have been working as a clinical... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Lauryn Shugars

MA, LPC
6 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: 6 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

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

Jazmin Davis

LCSW, LMSW
7 years experience
Welcome! My name is Jazmin. I am a clinical social worker licensed in Michigan and Indiana with 6 years of experience working as a therapist. Let's face it, sometimes life gets messy. When we're faced with big decisions, difficult emotions, and rapid changes in our lives, it's hard to stay hopeful and even harder to remain objective about ourselves and our future. We ALL experience feelings like these from time to time. If you're feeling... Read More
Welcome! My name is Jazmin. I am a clinical social worker licensed in Michigan and Indiana with 6 years of experience working as a therapist. Let's face it, sometimes life gets messy. When we're faced with big decisions, difficult emotions,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Dawn Gaden

MA, LPC, NBCC
21 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), practicing for over 19 years. I have been in private practice as a sole practitioner for almost 2 year. I am certified in Complementary Medicine and Wellness, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and life coach. I bring to my clients a solution focused approach to health and wellness that merges coaching, mindfulness, and holistic health. I have a passion for positive psychology, the power of positive thinking and... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), practicing for over 19 years. I have been in private practice as a sole practitioner for almost 2 year. I am certified in Complementary Medicine and Wellness, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and life... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 21 years

Melissa Brabandt

MA, LPC, NCC
8 years experience
Hello! My name is Melissa Brabandt. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 8 years of experience working with clients living with anxiety and depression, as well as people having difficulty with life transitions and change. I firmly believe that people can live a healthy, happy, and productive life while learning to manage and overcome anxiety and low mood. I would love to help you develop skills to maneuver the waters of feeling... Read More
Hello! My name is Melissa Brabandt. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 8 years of experience working with clients living with anxiety and depression, as well as people having difficulty with life transitions and change. I firmly... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Jacquelyn Buffo

MS, LPC, CAADC
7 years experience
My name is Jacquelyn Buffo, but you can feel free to call me Jackie. I am born and raised in Michigan. My husband and I have 3 boys and we enjoy anything outdoors. In fact, we decided to leave the hustle and bustle of our large city and move to the countryside at the end of 2017. It was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made! I graduated from Michigan State University (go green!) with... Read More
My name is Jacquelyn Buffo, but you can feel free to call me Jackie. I am born and raised in Michigan. My husband and I have 3 boys and we enjoy anything outdoors. In fact, we decided to leave the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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.