Pontiac, Michigan Therapists

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Hillary Nusbaum
LCSW, LMSW
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Bloomfield Township, Michigan

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I have been doing private practice for almost 10 years. Specifically, I serve children, ages 5-18, who suffer from adverse childhood experiences (trauma), anxiety, emotional disturbance, and stress management. I also work with children and adults in...
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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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West Bloomfield Township, Michigan

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Hey Mama... Tired of faking it? It's OK to not be OK! Quarantine sucks... Quarantine with kids and possibly working from home, seriously? SO STRESSFUL! If you need support and a sane adult to talk to - I'm here! No expectations. No judgement. No...
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West Bloomfield Township, Michigan

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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:...
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Rochester Hills, Michigan

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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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Troy, Michigan

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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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I strive to build a strong therapeutic relationship with clients, while making all individuals feel comfortable and accepted. I use evidence based treatments to assist in building coping skills, processing thoughts and feelings and empowering...
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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Troy, Michigan

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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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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...
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...
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...
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...
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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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Commerce Township, Michigan

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Liz is passionate about helping people with a variety of issues including: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, substance abuse, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, mental illness, and self-esteem. She uses a wide range of treatment methods...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...

An Overview of 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 ten percent 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 percent blacks, 26 percent whites, 18 percent 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 percent graduate high school and only 12 percent 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 percent, the city of Pontiac is much higher at ten percent. The poverty rate of the city is 34.4 percent, 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.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Pontiac, Michigan

Mental illness can be situational or a lifetime condition. You may be going through a tough time like a divorce a death or a job loss, or you may find that you are chronically depressed or anxious. Every person is different, but the suffering that mental illness brings doesn’t discriminate between race, gender or age. At E-Counseling, we want to help you find a suitable therapist as quickly as possible when you are ready to reach out for help. Browse our directory today to find someone who can help you.