Therapists in Livonia , MI and Nearby Locations

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David Sklar
MSW, Ph.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Michigan

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...
Steve Helsel
LPC 172
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Northville, Michigan

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Michigan

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...
Mary Ann Uhl
LPC 172
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Michigan

25 years of counseling adults who are interested in changing their lives to achieve a better self.
Amy Hanes
Psy.D.
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Clinton Township, Michigan

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Michigan

If you are experiencing difficulty coping with daily life, chronic issues, an event in your life, or with feeling you are not living a fulfilling life, Dr. Hanes is eager to work with you in a safe, non-judgmental, caring environment. Her role is to...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Michigan

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...
Leticia Berg
MA, TLLP
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Oak Park, Michigan

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Michigan

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Michigan

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Michigan

My career as a therapist began in the early 1970's as I spent four summers as a wilderness counselor for teens in Vermont, as I worked on my BA in Psychology. It continued as I worked with troubled adolescents in institutional settings, including...
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Clinton Township, Michigan

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Michigan

I have a passion to help people overcome obstacles and challenges that make it difficult to experience joy or security. Helping you to embrace change and change negative thinking patterns that inhibit growth and fulfillment. I have been blessed to...
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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...
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Plymouth, Michigan

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Michigan

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...
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West Bloomfield Township, Michigan

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Michigan

Josephine is a Licensed Masters Social Worker with a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She has over 20 years experience treating young adults and seniors using methods customized to the individual including:...
Meredith Rinna
LISW-S, LMSW
In-Person Sessions:

Monroe, Michigan

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Michigan, Ohio

I have over 20 years of experience working with adolescents and adults with a treatment focus on childhood/adult trauma and mind-body disorders. I also specialize in working with those who have a history of incarceration or who have worked within...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Michigan

Hi! My name is Jessica Van Cleave, I am a nationally board certified counselor and I am really glad you found me! The most important factor for success in counseling is the relationship. I believe this comes from trust and authenticity. So I must...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Michigan

Anyone can get out of alignment at any point in time. This can manifest physically, mentally, emotionally and/or spiritually. Similarly, the relationship you have with yourself and others can impact your quality of life. Through increased awareness,...
Annette Shimkus
LMSW, CAADC
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Rochester, Michigan

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Michigan

My career in Social Work began in home health care and psychiatric hospital settings. Both of those experiences gave me a good start in understanding the challenges that people face throughout their lives in dealing with health and mental health...
Monica Crawford
LPC, MS, NCC, MITS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Michigan

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...
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Clinton Township, Michigan

As we move through our lives, we often find ourselves having to cope with different situations, people, emotions, or thoughts. Whatever it is you find yourself struggling with, I am here to help. I work with my clients to create a comfortable,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Michigan

Are you having relationship problems and sexual difficulties? I specialize in working with individuals and couples seeking sex therapy and couples counseling* to improve intimacy, deal with desire discrepancy, and conflict. I work with women's...
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Clinton Township, Michigan

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Michigan

Thiera Lane is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Temporary Limited Licensed Psychologist (TLLP). She has earned Master’s Degrees from Oakland University and the University of Detroit Mercy and is currently accepting new clients. Thiera...
Alesha Cousar
LMHC, MA
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Hazel Park, Michigan

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Michigan

I am excited that you have decided to begin your Self Care Journey and/or work towards Strengthening your Relationships. Today is the perfect day to take control of your life. It is a great time to heal old wounds of Hurt, Guilt, and Disappointment....
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Plymouth, Michigan

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Michigan

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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Royal Oak, Michigan

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Michigan

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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Farmington Hills, Michigan

Accepting new clients! Are you struggling with shame, vulnerability and the feeling of 'never being good enough'? Do you feel disengaged from life, your loved ones, and sick of watching moments pass you by? Have you spent all your time making sure...

Mental Health in Livonia, Michigan

Livonia is a largely suburban city in 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 affect 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 of 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 in 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 for 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. 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 the 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 in hourly wages for mental health professionals, leaving average earnings below those commonly found in retail and food service industries.