Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Novi, Michigan

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


Steven Berman

MAPC,MAAC,LPC,NCC,CAADC,CCTS,CFTP
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in the state of Michigan. I have dual master's degrees from the University of the Cumberlands. As a therapist, my goal is to assist my clients in working through issues that negatively affect them in their daily lives. I have experience working with a variety of clients with many different issues. I have extensive experience working with clients on... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in the state of Michigan. I have dual master's degrees from the University of the Cumberlands. As a therapist, my goal is to assist... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Karen Perez

PsyD,PhD,LPC,LLP
20 years experience
Psychotherapy can be an effective tool in providing you with the necessary support and training to overcome the challenges you face. By seeking therapy, you are taking responsibility and action to change what no longer works in your life. Many studies have shown throughout the years that psychotherapy is an effective form of treating and managing mental illnesses and other emotional disorders. As an experienced licensed professional counselor, it is my honor to assist you in... Read More
Psychotherapy can be an effective tool in providing you with the necessary support and training to overcome the challenges you face. By seeking therapy, you are taking responsibility and action to change what no longer works in your life. Many... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Erin McDaid

LMSW
6 years experience
Hi, I am Erin McDaid. I have been working for over three years as a clinical therapist with adults, older adults, and older adolescents. I use a goal-oriented therapy style, focusing on areas of strength or need that are determined by the client. My style is no-nonsense and direct. I use a wide variety of skills and techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness therapy, trauma-informed therapy, and motivational interviewing. I often assign homework for clients... Read More
Hi, I am Erin McDaid. I have been working for over three years as a clinical therapist with adults, older adults, and older adolescents. I use a goal-oriented therapy style, focusing on areas of strength or need that are determined... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Whitney Jenerette

MS,LPC
4 years experience
Hello! My name is Whitney Jenerette and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Doctoral student in Counseling Education and Supervision with skills and training in evidence-based practices. I primarily use Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy that focus on the unique needs of the individual. During my 4 years of experience, I have specialized experience in several areas including depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma especially in urban settings. I... Read More
Hello! My name is Whitney Jenerette and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Doctoral student in Counseling Education and Supervision with skills and training in evidence-based practices. I primarily use Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy that... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Laverne Santangelo

LPC
10 years experience
Hello! My name is Laverne Santangelo and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan. I am also a certified Wholistic Life Coach and Yoga Teacher. My experience and knowledge in the mental health field and helping professions is vast. I have volunteered and worked in some capacity of helping others to be the best they can be for 25yrs. I am a veteran. I retired from the Army National Guard with 23 years of... Read More
Hello! My name is Laverne Santangelo and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan. I am also a certified Wholistic Life Coach and Yoga Teacher. My experience and knowledge in the mental health field and helping professions is vast.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Karlene Harrison

MSW,LMSW
15 years experience
I am a fully licensed clinical social worker with a Masters Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. I have over 15 years clinical experience in a wide range of settings and with diverse clientele. I work with teens, adults, elders, couples and families from all backgrounds. Common presenting problems include depression, anxiety, guilt, grief, relationship conflict, and communication barriers. I have extensive experience working with clients facing loss, grief, and life... Read More
I am a fully licensed clinical social worker with a Masters Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. I have over 15 years clinical experience in a wide range of settings and with diverse clientele. I work with... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Kristine Edwards

MA,LPCC
14 years experience
Do you find you are missing your voice? That you have spent your whole life identifying as someone else's "something" - whether that be someone's spouse, partner, friend, co-worker, mother, leader, etc... Do you know what drives you or what you are passionate about?? This is where I come in...let's work together to find your voice... your direction. Whether you are an individual person or part of a couple trying to find that synergy you... Read More
Do you find you are missing your voice? That you have spent your whole life identifying as someone else's "something" - whether that be someone's spouse, partner, friend, co-worker, mother, leader, etc... Do you know what drives you or what... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:14 years

Shawn Eaton

LMSW,CAADC
4 years experience
My work hours are Monday-Friday from approximately 9AM-6PM. I check and respond to messages mid morning, and again in the mid afternoon. Unless marked “Urgent,” I will generally not respond to messages sent after 5:30PM Friday, through Sunday night. My live session schedule is available under the “Schedule” tab, and is subject to change. Please feel free to ask questions. If you have an emergency, please call 911. I am a... Read More
My work hours are Monday-Friday from approximately 9AM-6PM. I check and respond to messages mid morning, and again in the mid afternoon. Unless marked “Urgent,” I will generally not respond to messages sent after 5:30PM Friday, through Sunday... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Rebecca Navarre

LMSW,LCSW,LifeCoach
12 years experience
I have extensive training and education in Neuropsychology with emphasis on brain functioning and processes. We can get to the bottom of what is causing your struggles and work on a collaborative strategy to resolve it. Are you dealing with unresolved childhood issues or trauma? Do you have trouble in social situations? Do you often feel isolated and alone? Is your anxiety and depression dominating your daily routine? I work with individuals who struggle with... Read More
I have extensive training and education in Neuropsychology with emphasis on brain functioning and processes. We can get to the bottom of what is causing your struggles and work on a collaborative strategy to resolve it. Are you dealing with... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:12 years

Sharon Sumler

LMSW
20 years experience
Hi! My name is Sharon Sumler, and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) from the state of Michigan and currently working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California where I currently live. In 2003, I have earned my Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University and in 2013, my certificate in Geriatrics both from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. I have... Read More
Hi! My name is Sharon Sumler, and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) from the state of Michigan and currently working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California where I currently... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Novi, Michigan

People of nearly every age, race, and origin can suffer from mental health problems. These issues can strike either without warning or present at an early age if the individual has a family history of disorders like anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia. If left untreated, these problems can lead to destructive behaviors including drug and alcohol abuse, self-harm and suicidal thoughts or actions. Even people who live in areas that have been noted for their positive atmosphere, such as Novi, Michigan, can suffer from poor mental health; however, before help can be sought, it is important to understand what might be causing some of these problems and how to spot the symptoms before they have a severely negative impact on those experiencing them.

Economic Factors That May Affect Mental Health in Novi

Most of Novi, Michigan’s 58,416 residents enjoy a life of plenty. The area is known for its wide range of amenities, good schools and has a low unemployment rate of 2.2 percent, which is two percent lower than the national average. This means that most people in the city who want to work have jobs in management and the automotive, educational and manufacturing sectors. However, despite job availability and a wide array of opportunities, some economic factors in Novi may be affecting people’s mental health.

One of the most puzzling bits of data concerning Novi is that despite the low unemployment rate, 7.2 percent of people in the city live in poverty. Many of those who experience poverty are disabled, with females experiencing this issue more than men. While some of these disabled individuals may qualify for government assistance, those who do not have access to such help may struggle with a variety of mental health issues that include:

  • Chronic depression
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Suicidal thoughts and actions

Those in Novi who are working are generally not immune to experiencing mental health problems. The cost of living in the city is quite higher than in other parts of the state, and while the average income of a Novi resident is over $16,000 greater than other Americans, this may be causing anxiety and depression for those who are not happy in their jobs or who feel pressure to maintain the economic stability of their families. This may be contributing to the high suicide rate among Michigan men, who are typically the breadwinners of a family.

Environmental Factors and Mental Health in Novi

While Novi boasts many positive aspects for its residents, there may be several environmental factors causing or affecting poor or unstable mental health. For example, there are only 177 sunny days in the city, while there are over 200 nationwide, and the long, bitterly cold winters can affect people’s moods and make them feel depressed, lethargic or sad. The area also sees a large amount of snow each year, 15 inches more annually than the rest of the nation.

While the majority of people living in Novi are Caucasian, there are also those of African-American, Asian and Latino descent that reside in the city as well. However, these populations are small and very few other languages than English are spoken in most households. This may cause non-whites to feel isolated or misunderstood, with very few resources available to them when it comes to meeting others who share their culture.

The Challenges of Finding Mental Health Treatment in Novi

There are several factors that may be preventing people in Novi from seeking the mental health care they require. While the number of therapists and other professionals in this area are plentiful, not every resident has access to insurance that covers their treatment. Young people who are still dependent on their parents are the most commonly covered, but older residents struggle with coverage problems such as:

  • Limited federal funding for mental health treatment
  • Costly out-of-pocket copays
  • Plans that change or reduce coverage often

Novi veterans may also be at risk for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and other issues, especially for those who served in the Vietnam War. There are more Vietnam vets in Novi than from any other military conflict, and these individuals can be prone to a variety of mental illnesses that may lead to risky behavior and suicide. Some of these veterans may not be able to reach assistance because of the severity of their problems, poverty or disability.