Livonia, Michigan Therapists

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David Sklar
MSW, Ph.D.
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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...
Mary Ann Uhl
LPC 172
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Michigan

25 years of counseling adults who are interested in changing their lives to achieve a better self.
Alison Maples
L.P.C, MA, ATR
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Royal Oak, Michigan

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Michigan

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...
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Troy, Michigan

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Michigan

I celebrate the part of you that is recognizing that you are ready to release that which no longer serves you and evolve into a happier and healthier version of yourself! My goal is to provide you a safe space (in my office or virtually) where you...
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Troy, Michigan

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Michigan

I am a mental health professional serving the Metro-Detroit area for the last 8 years. My passion and niche is in helping both men and women who have experienced traumatic or stressful life events get back to a place in life where they feel like...
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Clinton Township, Michigan

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Michigan

I am here to serve and guide you in your journey. The key to overcoming grief, betrayal, lack of trust, life stressors, depletion, isolation, overbearing thoughts and apathy is having a person in your corner that can truly empathize and support you....
Alesha Cousar
LMHC, MA
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Hazel Park, Michigan

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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....
Ann Abbey
MA, LLP, RYT
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Michigan

Does that voice in your head keep you up at night? Do you ever replay the events of the day, wondering what you could have done, should have done, differently? At times, it may seem impossible to do it all and you may feel helpless to slow down the...
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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...
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Michigan

I help people: People who are feeling stuck, stressed, anxious, worried, upset or burned out. People who are dealing with a variety of difficult emotions and circumstances. I also have experience in women’s issues and helping people who cope with...
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Michigan

I am a psychotherapist with over 25 years experience in the mental health field. I am EMDR trained, and a certified trauma professional. I offer a combination of warmth, and solution focused treatment. I specialize in working with Eating Disorders,...
Steve Helsel
LPC 172
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Northville, Michigan

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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...
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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,...
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Farmington Hills, Michigan

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Michigan

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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Utica, Michigan

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Michigan

Alicia Jackson has been in Mental Health field for 12 years. She's a proud graduate of Wayne State University, with a Master's in Counselor Education concentrating in School and Community Counseling. She is a certified School Counselor and has...
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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...
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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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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...
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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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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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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...
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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...
Tima Tucker
LMSW-C, CCTP, EAS-C
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Canton, Michigan

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Michigan

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...
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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...

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.