Livonia, Michigan Therapists

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Livonia, Michigan

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Life can be very challenging, so sometimes it takes assistance to become more self-aware and make the changes required to rise above the circumstances. When you come into my office, I will be there to support you through these difficult times and...
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Plymouth, Michigan

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I was trained in the humanistic tradition and graduated from Michigan School of Professional Psychology in 2014. While there, I worked at Common Ground Crisis Center. I then moved on to clinical practice and opened my own practice in 2018, where I...
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Plymouth, Michigan

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I specialize in Anxiety, Trauma and Harm Reduction for Habits and Addictions (food, substances, gambling, etc). I use an eclectic approach to help uncover the possibilities and opportunities that exist within your unique path. Most clients leave...
Tima Tucker
LMSW-C, CCTP, EAS-C
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Canton, Michigan

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Tima Tucker is a State Licensed Psycho-therapist holding a graduate degree from Wayne State University in Clinical Social Work and an undergraduate degree from Wayne State University in Clinical Psychology. With more than 11 years experience in...
Monica Crawford
LPC, MS, NCC, MITS
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I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and hold a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Psychology. As a professional, I have been working with children and families in various capacities since 2006. I have been employed in the...
Steve Helsel
LPC 172
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Northville, Michigan

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I provide individual Batterer’s Intervention (domestic violence) counseling sessions. These sessions are tailored for men ages 18+ who have been convicted of domestic violence. If you are struggling with anger and violence, then this program can...
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Farmington Hills, Michigan

Are you struggling to connect with your child? Experiencing difficulty navigating whether or not 'it's just a phase' or if their behavior is something more significant? Not sure where to turn because you feel like you've exhausted every consequence...
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Farmington Hills, Michigan

I assist clients who suffer with Depression, Grief/Loss, Anxiety, ADHD, Relationship Problems, Trauma, and Life Transitions. I am also a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, with expertise in helping families support their child's developmental...
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I have received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University and I am currently employed at Bright Spot Counseling in Farmington Hills, as well as at the Jewish Family Services of Detroit, at their Oak Park and West Bloomfield...
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I received my clinical psychology PhD in 1999 from Long Island University after a rigorous, seven year clinical training program. . Post graduate school, I spent the first two years of my career working in a school setting conducting private therapy...
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Farmington Hills, Michigan

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I know that the change process requires bravery, patience and letting go of some control. In 2005, I moved to Thailand to find new ways to manage anxiety and confront fears while living with monks, in farming villages and traveling. This experience...
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My approach to therapy is to help you increase your overall functionality by providing a supportive, safe and confidential environment to discuss feelings and issues, to deal with what we find, and move toward something better for you. Having many...
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Taking the first step to start therapy can be scary, yet with the support of a safe and nurturing environment, taking that first step can be empowering. Whether you have been thinking about starting therapy for years or recently decided to take the...
David Sklar
MSW, Ph.D.
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Hello. My name is David Sklar and I live in Oak Park, Michigan along with my wife and 2 boys, 17 and 20. I have been a therapist for over 40 years. I work with a variety of clients. Please feel free to check out my blog on my website at...
Leticia Berg
MA, TLLP
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Oak Park, Michigan

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Hi, I'm Leticia Berg. I am a psychotherapist working in private practice at Arbor Wellness Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan and at the Relationship Institute in Royal Oak, Michigan. I am currently conducting all therapy session via online video. I...
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Huntington Woods, Michigan

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I bring a wide variety of experiences and different approaches to solving problems to my work as a therapist. I used to treat problems in the emergency room as a physician and then in hospice. I now bring that experience and a wide variety of...
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Ferndale, Michigan

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I have a lot of professional and experiential learning. I began volunteering with the Columbus AIDS Task Force in Columbus, OH at the age of 18, my first glimpse into the social services. From there, I became a Sexual Assault Response Network (SARN)...
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Royal Oak, Michigan

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Fear, Overwhelm, Stress and Anxiety are evidence of a well-intentioned struggle to control life from the outside in. Are you living your life from the outside in or the inside out? How would it be for you to finally take charge of the process of...
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Royal Oak, Michigan

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I have a unique and diverse background that affords me the ability to relate to many people in many situations. I have worked in a number of businesses over time, culminating in the ownership of a 500 employee company before retiring at the age of...
Alison Maples
L.P.C, MA, ATR
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Royal Oak, Michigan

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As a counselor and an art therapist, I try to integrate the two separate disciplines, but can also separate them for those who aren’t interested in both. My goal is to connect with others and get a better understanding of them as a whole being to...
Melissa Engle
L.P.C, MA
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Royal Oak, Michigan

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If my clients had to describe me in 3 words, it would be these: authentic, trustworthy, and caring. I have over 22 years of experience as a mental health professional with advanced training in psychology, counseling and trauma-informed care. I...
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Royal Oak, Michigan

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Many of the issues that we struggle with, including anxiety, depression, negative habits, and chronic pain, arise due to feeling a disconnection between our authentic selves and how we’re living our lives. I’m here to to help you close that gap,...
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It feels like no matter how hard you try you will never be good enough. Others see you as successful, but you think you are hardly getting by. You wish you felt a broader sense of connection in your relationships, but it feels scary to be authentic...
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West Bloomfield, Michigan

Life is filled with successes and challenges.  As you navigate through you sometimes realize that your past experiences are interfering with your present moments.  As a survivor of childhood trauma, you might notice that you don’t feel...

An Overview of Mental Health in Livonia, Michigan

Livonia is a largely suburban city southeast Michigan. It is located within Wayne County, the largest in the state, and its population was reported at just over 94,000 in the 2017 U.S. Census Bureau survey. The city itself is among the ten most populous in the state.

Many different mental health issues effect those living in Livonia, ranging from anxiety to various forms of depression. These challenges can stem from numerous factors, including socioeconomic, geographic and even weather-related traits of this midwestern city.

Temperature and Climate Concerns

Like most of Michigan, Livonia is colder and experiences harsher winters than most other American states. On average, nearby cities including Grand Rapids and Flint are among the cloudiest locations in the midwestern United States. It’s also home to high levels of rainfall and particularly biting temperatures, with a year-round average temperature just below 49 degrees Fahrenheit. In January, this number drops to around 23.5 degrees, well below the freezing threshold.

More clouds and less sun typically correlate with colder, darker winters overall. Shorter daylight hours have been established as a primary factor in seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a specific type of depression that affects an estimated 4-6% of the nation. While more people experience symptoms during the winter months, SAD is not a condition exclusive to the colder seasons. It can, however, frequently be overlooked or misdiagnosed.

The Danger of Diagnostic Shortcomings

The National Center for Biotechnology Information illustrates the dual threats of underdiagnosing and providing insufficient treatment for particular disorders, SAD included. Difficulties exist both in how specifically patients are surveyed, as well as separating a specific problem like SAD from other common conditions where symptom overlap can occur. These can include mental health issues such as:

  • Attention-deficit disorder
  • Bipolar depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Substance abuse

Socioeconomic Factors in Livonia

Although Livonia’s population is predominantly Caucasian (91.2%), Latin and African-American communities together accounted for about 6.5% of the city’s makeup as of 2017. These minority groups represent the two highest figures with regard to high school dropout rates. Further disparity is reflected in the city’s average income levels, wherein Latin and Hispanic families ($79,917 per year) and black households ($73,508) ranked well below the overall family average of $86,130.

The link between education and earning potential sheds light on the effects of the divide illustrated by these statistics. A study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine describes the relationship between low income levels and depression, highlighting the prevalence of mental health challenges suffered by those living near or below the poverty line.

One of the most prominent issues facing many cities in America is a basic lack of available mental health services. In fact, a 2016 report published by the Health Resources and Services Administration noted a troubling trend: workers in this sector are becoming more scarce when compared to public needs. The study estimates that the number of available therapists in the country will continue to fall short of demand, with a shortage of a quarter-million professionals projected by the year 2025. Unfortunately, this number reflects the reality in much of Michigan state as well.

In October 2018, the Michigan Assisted Living Associate reported a distinct concern regarding the state’s mental health workforce. An annual turnover rate of 37% has resulted in an alarming dearth of available therapists, a problem likely stoked by the field’s modest earning potential. Entry-level workers are expected to earn less than $10.50 per hour, with fewer full-time positions currently hiring compared to part-time.

Recruitment problems would appear to be compounded by poor funding. Though state legislature approved an additional $64 million for the fiscal year 2018, the impact is expected to be modest. It equates to an approximate 50-cent increase to hourly wages for mental health professionals, leaving average earnings below those commonly found in retail and food service industries.

Help is Available in Livonia

While the number of available mental health professionals is a concerning statistic, it shouldn’t dissuade you from seeking the assistance you need. The E-Counseling directory makes it easier than ever to find qualified therapists in your area, with helpful breakdowns of each professional’s experience, areas of focus and contact information. Find practitioners who specialize in a wide range of conditions, from stress and grief management to marriage and family counseling. Take the first step today and start creating the life you want to live.