Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Rochester Hills, Michigan

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


Angela Cook-Hoekwater

MA,LPC
11 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Michigan with over 10 years of experience working as a trauma counselor and creativity coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief and LGBT. I also helped many people who have experienced physical, including sexual, trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Michigan with over 10 years of experience working as a trauma counselor and creativity coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 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

LaKeisha Blackwell-Wright

B.A.,Criminal,Justice,MA,Counseling
10 years experience
Thank you for taking the time to work on you. It is my pleasure to walk along side of you on this journey. Compassion, empathy and genuine love for people propels me to utilize the therapeutic process to listen, encourage, empower and uplift. My professional experience includes working with young adults in transition, adults and families in various settings from community mental health to providing home-based services. Psychotherapy Specializations include: substance use disorders, work... Read More
Thank you for taking the time to work on you. It is my pleasure to walk along side of you on this journey. Compassion, empathy and genuine love for people propels me to utilize the therapeutic process to listen, encourage,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

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

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

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

Paulette Niemiec

M.A.,L.P.C.
18 years experience
I would like to take some time to introduce myself to you. I have been working as a professional counselor for over 18 years. I have obtained a Masters Degree from Eastern Michigan University in psychology counseling and hold a license in the State of Michigan as a professional counselor. I provide both individual and couples therapy. Couples: Since lack of communication is the number one reason people divorce in this country,... Read More
I would like to take some time to introduce myself to you. I have been working as a professional counselor for over 18 years. I have obtained a Masters Degree from Eastern Michigan University in psychology counseling and hold a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Nichole Garcia

LMSW
7 years experience
Hello! My name is Nichole Garcia and I am a licensed masters social worker, LMSW. I have been working in the field for about 7 years and started out working with children and teens at a residential shelter in 2012. I also have experience working with adults with bipolar disorder, anger issues, trauma and abuse, personality disorders, ADHD, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, the LGBTQ population, relationship issues, and many more. I have worked... Read More
Hello! My name is Nichole Garcia and I am a licensed masters social worker, LMSW. I have been working in the field for about 7 years and started out working with children and teens at a residential shelter in 2012.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

DeWan McPherson

MA,LPC
9 years experience
Thank you for taking the time to read my Bio. I have been a practicing therapist for over 9 years. I received my master’s from Central Michigan University and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan. I use an eclectic approach, which means that I tailor my approach to each individual client to make sure I always meet each person where they are. My non-judgmental style helps clients reach goals,... Read More
Thank you for taking the time to read my Bio. I have been a practicing therapist for over 9 years. I received my master’s from Central Michigan University and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Jennifer Fritz

PhD,LMSW
20 years experience
Welcome! My name is Jennifer Fritz and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my MSW and PhD from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I am licensed in the state of Michigan and enjoy working with people of all ages. The first step in making a change is doing exactly what you are doing by being here. I am looking forward... Read More
Welcome! My name is Jennifer Fritz and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my MSW and PhD from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I am licensed in the state of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Rochester Hills, Michigan

Rochester Hills is a city of about 74,200 people, according to estimated figures published by the United States Census Bureau. It is located in the northeast section of Oakland, a county that resides in the southeast region of Michigan state. Though not necessarily known for bustling industry or commercial activity, the city’s rates of poverty and unemployment (each just over 5% as of 2017) both fall well below national averages in the U.S. (about 14% and 12% respectively). Like all cities, however, the residents of Rochester Hills do face their share of challenges from the standpoint of mental health.

The city’s geographic location plays a large part in its typical weather, which is generally colder and more overcast when compared to average U.S. expectations. Separately, Rochester Hills also has challenges in terms of drug abuse; reports published in 2018 showed an alarming rate of fatalities resulting from overdose incidents. When viewed together, it’s clear to see that although this Michigan city boasts a largely successful population, many within it do experience distinct mental health difficulties.

The Climate’s Influence on Mood and Mentality

In recent years, more focus has been placed on the effects of weather and climate-related factors with respect to mental health. Often, concerns are centered on more extreme winter elements and a lack of sunlight, the latter of which in particular has been attributed to depressive moods in many people. In more severe cases, insufficient amounts of sunlight can even result in diagnosis of a condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Persons with SAD tend to experience depressive symptoms when the amount of available sunlight is limited. It’s thought that diminished serotonin levels contribute to this condition, as well as lowered levels of vitamin D. Regardless of the science, it appears likely that SAD plays a very real part in many populations’ overall dispositions.

Rochester Hills faces an uphill battle when discussing this particular problem, as reflected by some of its core climate statistics:

  • The city experiences about 8.5 more inches of snowfall per year than the U.S. on average (34.2 citywide versus 25.8 nationwide).
  • The U.S. averages about 205 sunny days annually; by comparison, Rochester Hills experiences only about 179 such days—less than half of the calendar year overall.
  • A local UV index of 3.2 is decidedly lower than the 4.3 national norm.

While overexposure to ultraviolet light is thought to be harmful in most cases, too little exposure does not appear to be ideal either.

The Dangers of Addiction

Another frequent talking point in many parts of America is the frequency of powerful opioids being prescribed for pain management. This development has been classified in numerous ways by many different media entities: as a public health threat, an epidemic or even a genuine crisis. Regardless of how you choose to regard the situation, statistics clearly show a large spike of overdose deaths stemming from synthetic opioid use in the 21st century.

Rochester Hills’ home county is, unfortunately, not exempt from this phenomenon. An article published by the Oakland Press in August of 2018 notes that drug overdoses far outpaced homicides and traffic-related fatalities in 2017. When observing data that extends as far back as 2008, it also becomes evident that the divide is becoming worse year by year.

Help is Available Near Rochester Hills

While any city’s challenges can illustrate a bleak or even overwhelmingly negative picture, it’s important to recognize the beneficial resources that are available. Oakland County is home to a number of clinics and outreach organizations, including:

  • Common Ground, a group offering crisis intervention and recovery assistance to both children and adults, 24 hours a day, every day.
  • HAVEN provides help to individuals who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence.
  • Easter Seals of Michigan offers an array of services, ranging from family and child-focused programs to those geared toward adults, seniors and veterans.

Additional Mental Health Resources

Every individual has his or her own distinct needs, and finding the right type of mental health assistance is essential to a smooth recovery process. The E-Counseling directory was made with this very need in mind, and is designed to help connect people with qualified therapists in their areas. Give it a try today and begin on your path to a better tomorrow.