Therapists in Pontiac, MI and Nearby Locations

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

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Clinton Township, Michigan

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I earned my Masters degree from Wayne State University's Marriage and Family Therapy Program. I have worked extensively with adults, children and adolescents, specializing in assessment and individual and group therapy, while working in the Court...
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...
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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,...
Deanne Gruenberg
LPC-Supervisor 1, MA
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Troy, Michigan

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I am a counselor (LPC-S) and LPC supervisor in Michigan and have been in private practice for the past 27 years. Adults and children alike are experiencing stress now more than ever. Relationships are being tested like never before. Helping clients...
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Commerce Township, Michigan

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Dr. David Manchel, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist who has been providing psychological treatment for over 25 years. His career has taken him to diverse settings, including both inpatient and partial day units of a psychiatric hospital, a...
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Rochester Hills, Michigan

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Michigan

Helping others has been a passion for me since I was young. When death and depression affected my family, I learned the power of support and encouragement. After graduating from High School, I attended a year of Bible School in New York to learn and...
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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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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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Clinton Township, Michigan

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Michigan

Opening up can be a difficult struggle, but I am confident that I provide a safe place where one can be their authentic self. As a compassionate and empathetic therapist, I have an innate ability to listen and make people feel heard. If you’re...
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Clinton Township, Michigan

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Michigan

Are you or a loved one experiencing emotional discomfort consisting of depression, anxiety or substance abuse? Finding the help you need to rid your life of mental anguish & reach your goals is important. I would be happy to assist you in your path...
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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...
Jean Agnello
MA, LLP
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Utica, Michigan

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It is hard to talk about oneself, however, This is my second career and my passion, Human Beings and our Behaviors. I work both in the office and Use Tel-therapy with Wentworth and Associates of Utica Mi. My Supervisor is Lawrence Wentworth PhD. I...
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...
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...
Ann Abbey
MA, LLP, RYT
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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...
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....
Samantha Piro
MA, LLPC, RYT200
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As a small child I believed myself to be “too sensitive” or “too emotional”. Everything and anything could easily upset me, whether it was from listening to music, hearing people argue, or being playfully teased. I began to adapt the belief...
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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...
Annette Shimkus
LMSW, CAADC
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Rochester, Michigan

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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...
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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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I am a clinical psychologist and owner of Viewpoint Psychology and Wellness. I have had extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I provide services in individual, group, family, and couples therapy. I specialize in the...
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...
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Clinton Township, Michigan

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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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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...

Mental Health in Pontiac, Michigan

Just slightly west and north of Detroit, Pontiac, Michigan is the county seat of Oakland County. The city is best known for being the home of General Motors, which supplied many of the jobs and economy throughout the 20th century. Founded in 1818, the city is the second in Michigan to be organized by European Americans.

The city is named after a famous Indian chief and was discovered as settlers looked north of Detroit for areas that weren’t barren or sterile. It is surrounded by Auburn Hills, Lake Angelus, Waterford Township, and Bloomfield Township. The area boomed mostly in the 1920s and has struggled economically as the world has changed.

The population is close to 60,000 people. This is down almost 10% from 2000 when the last census report was taken. Residents are often younger than the average in the rest of the state, and the median household income is significantly lower than the rest of Michigan’s. While the state and local city Detroit have struggled economically, the median income is still $52, 492, while the city’s is only $31,046. This means many residents live on smaller incomes than the rest of the state and the country.

Pontiac’s population is made up of almost 50% blacks, 26% whites, 18% Hispanic, and a combination of Asian, Native American, Pacific Islanders, and mixed races. The cost of living in Pontiac is much lower than the national average. Pontiac’s index is 87.8 while the country’s is 100. This may help to make up for some of the lower incomes in the city.

Of those 25 and older, less than 80% graduate high school and only 12% obtain a bachelor’s degree or higher. While the United States has hit a 50-year low when it comes to the unemployment rate at 3.7%, the city of Pontiac is much higher at 10%. The poverty rate of the city is 34.4%, with females age 18-24 most likely to be living in poverty. With smaller incomes and a higher unemployment rate, many residents go without basic services they need like health care and mental health care.

Crime rates in Pontiac are extremely high. The city’s index is 510.7 while the United States average is 291.8. Higher crime rates are often associated with neglect, alcohol and drug abuse, poverty, and low self-esteem. Many of these things are also linked to mental health, suggesting that there may be a correlation between crime rates, poverty, and mental illness.

The county has 284 mental health professionals for every 100,000 people, but many lack the insurance or funds to pay for treatment. The most likely to be insured are males from age 6-17 and females from age 45-54. Unfortunately, the occurrence of mental illness does not follow the trends of who has health insurance and who doesn’t.

Mental Health Resources in Pontiac, Michigan

There are free clinics and community health centers that provide low-cost or free mental health care, according to the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services. Despite the efforts of the city and state to counteract the problems many of the residents face, there is still a huge shortage of psychiatrists and mental health professionals throughout the country and it is often difficult to find help that is available, affordable and convenient.

With so many residents living in poverty and without jobs, it’s not just the treatment that they struggle to pay for. It’s transportation to and from appointments, the cost of prescription drugs, and access to affordable childcare. As most mental health treatment plans include some type of regular therapy and medication, it’s difficult for those without resources to stay healthy.