Therapists in Lansing, MI and Nearby Locations

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

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Commerce Charter Township, Michigan

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Michigan

My goal is to provide a safe and confidential relationship where we can explore the issues that concern you and come up with ways to make your life enjoyable and high functioning. I have 19 years of experience working with diverse populations and a...
Sara Dupuis
Ph.D, LP, LMFT; AAMFT Approved Supervisor
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Lansing, Michigan

Relationships play an important role in our everyday lives. When relationships get off track, it can cause experiences of pain, depression and anxiety. As such, I work with individuals, couples and families to help relationships heal. I work across...
Kevin DeKam
LPC-Supervisor 1, MA
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Michigan

Kevin DeKam started West Michigan Wellness Group out of his desire to see people healed of past hurts and reconciled in their relationships. He understands how unpredictable your life’s journey can be and makes it his mission every day to walk...
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Michigan

I have been in practice over thirty years and am invested in seeing persons interested in understanding themselves in a full way. My expertise is in indepth exploration of how your mind works--both for and against your goals. Please see my website...
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Michigan

www.heartwalk-counseling.com
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Michigan

Over the past fifteen years as a therapist, one frequent obstacle I have come across is the commute people make for sessions. Having to take an extra hour (or more) of the day to commute, having to find child care, pick up kids from school, or find...
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Michigan

My approach to therapy is a strengths-based, person-centered focus on your goals. We will build upon what you know already works for you and enhance those skills and add positive elements to your outlook on life. We will work together to identify...
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Michigan, Colorado

Same therapy, different couch.... More than just a slogan, it is our promise to provide the same outpatient therapy from your own couch as we do from ours. We provide Accessible, affordable and evidence-based behavioral health treatment from the...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Michigan

I have been a social worker since 1986. In 2011 I sought additional certification in sexual health and in 2013 became certified as a sex therapist. I am currently in private practice and have recently started offering tele-therapy using...
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Michigan

Are you feeling anxious, stressed, and/or worried about your relationships with others? Have you experienced a life transition that is difficult? Are you wanting to gain emotional insight and healing to feel a greater sense of strength, courage and...
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Michigan

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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Michigan

My goal as a therapist is to help the client reach your potential to become that person who they truly want to be. I create an environment of empowerment and strength for each client as they explore ways to promote their most healthy self. I focus...
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Michigan

What would you do tomorrow if you woke up free from that little voice of doubt, anxiety, and self-loathing? As a therapist, I love to explore the answer to that question with you. It’s my belief that we all are deserving of living into our...
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Michigan

My passion for counseling stems from wanting to help each person learn to achieve their “Best Life”, using a person-centered approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I strongly believe that each person “Lives what they know” and sometimes...
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Michigan

The inherent dignity and worth of every individual are guiding principles in the advocacy and counseling support I’ve helped develop with p­­eople for over 25 years. Challenges we all encounter can overwhelm our regular functioning and cause...
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Michigan

Personal crises and problems offer an opportunity for growth and transformation. I believe that one of the most important aspects of therapy is allowing someone to share in the difficulties and thus undo the devastating loneliness that one can feel...
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Brooklyn, Michigan

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Michigan

I am a psychotherapist in practice since 1990. I work together with everyday people with regular struggles. I coach people who are feeling down, overwhelmed, anxious, conflicted, those that are shy or are coping with change and transitions, making...
Rueben Lopez
LPC 172
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Michigan

At times life can seem like a battle field, and our minds our most hostile enemy. Many of us are in conflict with both internal and external factors that exist in our lives. Sometimes we do not feel equipped or prepared to withstand these unseen...
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Michigan

Passion. Joy. Purpose. These are the three key ingredients that I bring to my work. My approach to therapy and coaching is engaging and interactive. Research shows that the relationship between the therapist and the client is the most important...
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Michigan

I believe that through a safe and judgment-free therapeutic relationship true growth, empowerment, and healing can occur in any individual's life. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have an extensive range of clinical experience providing...
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...
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Michigan

I believe that each person is an expert on their own unique experience. I view my role as being a guide in assisting people towards discovering and reaching their goals towards enhancing and enriching their lives. I use a strength-based,...
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Michigan

Life can present opportunities for personal growth that often feel painful or confusing. I am passionate about working with people to discover, build and strengthen skills to create a healthy mind and healthy relationships. I believe in providing a...

Mental Health Resources in Lansing, Michigan

The famous city of Lansing, Michigan serves as the state’s capital. It is best known for being home to Michigan State University as well as some renowned museums, such as the Museum of Natural History. Lansing is home to roughly 117,000 people according to 2017 statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. A characteristic of some people of the city is the population is growing slowly relative to neighboring areas. They feel as though it balances Lansing between suburban and city life, making it a prime example of Midwest living. Lansing reminds people of larger cities because of how abundant amenities, such as grocery stores and coffee shops, are. Also, if you are regularly in the mood to pick up your helmet and bike to your destination, you will be pleased to hear bike lanes are plentiful and neighborhoods are walkable.

Typically, the reason a family decides to move from one place to another has to do with a job opportunity. Raises in pay or new jobs altogether are the primary motivating factors. Lansing, Michigan is no different in that regard. However, employment is especially hard to come by; decent-paying employment is even harder. Moreover, those who can land a job are not always able to maintain it, as layoffs and other events are regular occurrences. Area Vibes states the city’s unemployment rate is 66% higher than the national average. The economic problems of Lansing are ancillary to another complex, long-lasting issue the city is facing. Experts are saying Lansing, in addition to the rest of the country, is going through a “mental health crisis.” Let’s go over, in detail, what that means, how the state of Lansing’s mental health got so poor, and what you can do to get in contact with a licensed therapist who can help if you are in need.

Unfortunately, the problem of skyrocketing rates of mental illness is not relegated to one city alone. An especially alarming study recently published by Johns Hopkins Medicine claims that 26% of American adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. When narrowing the view to a state level, the results do not improve. A recent study commissioned by Mental Health America ranks the state of Michigan amongst the top 50% of states regarding the prevalence of mental illness in addition to the lack of access to mental health care. In this context and for future reference, the term mental illness refers to any diagnosable psychiatric disorder ranging in severity. For example, generalized anxiety disorder or clinical depression. So, why is mental health such a problem in Lansing, specifically?

Firstly, as touched on before, Lansing’s economy is not prosperous. The average income per capita is roughly 32% lower than the national average, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Employment that pays a livable wage is becoming increasingly scarcer as time goes on. A resident of Lansing is 66% more likely to be jobless than the typical American. Of course, unemployment tends to breed poverty. Lansing is no exception in that regard. The poverty level in the city is a whopping 95% higher than the national average. Unfortunately, there is a significant relationship between poverty and mental health. Research tells us poverty both breeds and amplifies the experience of mental illness. A study published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration suggests that American adults living below the federal poverty level are more than two times as likely to suffer from a mental illness.

Moreover, it is no secret that education plays a crucial role in one’s life concerning mental health. As per statistics from local school districts, the city of Lansing suffers from a sub-par school system. The average test score of a Lansing student is almost 20% lower than the national average of 49%. Undoubtedly, the poor education many children are receiving in Lansing is negatively affecting the community’s mental health.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Lansing, Michigan

Many people are surprised to find out that plenty of Americans are finding it troublesome to seek out a suitable therapist. An alarming study from the National Institute of Mental Health suggests a majority (57%) of Americans who live with a mental health condition receive no form of treatment during any given year, regardless of the necessity to do so. Experts are blaming the nationwide shortage of mental health professionals who provide care to patients.

In the case of Lansing, in particular, officials are pointing fingers at poorly crafted policy, poverty, and stigma surrounding mental illness as being barriers to mental health care. The rate of individuals who lack any form of health insurance in Lansing is significantly higher than the national average, coming in at almost 12%, as per the U.S. Census Bureau. A good chunk of the people who lack health insurance is also low-income earners. This means that for many, the out-of-pocket expense of counseling simply is not an option.

Mental Health Resources in Lansing, Michigan

Fortunately, state and federal entities are starting to pay attention to the mental health crisis and are directing more funds geared toward tackling it. More organizations that focus on offering mental health care are opening frequently. Lansing residents have quite a few options available to them, including Lansing Psychological Associates who provide a bevy of services to those in need. A New Hope Mental Health Center does many of the same things and services both youths and adults in the community.