Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Royal Oak, Michigan

Find a therapist in Royal Oak, Michigan  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Royal Oak 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

Shawnda Dewberry

MSW,LCSW
7 years experience
Struggling to keep your hope? Life challenges weighing? or maybe you're feeling lost, not sure of your purpose or trying to figure out who you are after divorce, breakup or even career change. What's holding you back? Hoping to "rediscover redefine and Replant" (3 R's) If so, then we should talk. . My name is Shawnda Dewberry, LMSW. For the past 7 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I have worked with a... Read More
Struggling to keep your hope? Life challenges weighing? or maybe you're feeling lost, not sure of your purpose or trying to figure out who you are after divorce, breakup or even career change. What's holding you back? Hoping to "rediscover... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Dr. Carrie DuPont

PhD,LPC,LMFT
9 years experience
I have been a counselor for about 9 years. During this time, I have assisted people from diverse backgrounds conquer many different challenges. I have extensive training in addictions and training in family therapy. I am also experienced working with past trauma, anxiety, and life adjustment issues. I believe that my diverse education and training allows me to work with clients holistically, considering the many unique and different aspects of the individual and their situation.... Read More
I have been a counselor for about 9 years. During this time, I have assisted people from diverse backgrounds conquer many different challenges. I have extensive training in addictions and training in family therapy. I am also experienced working with... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 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

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

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

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

An Overview of Mental Health in Royal Oak, Michigan

A suburb of Detroit, Royal Oak is a city of approximately 59,000 people as of 2017 population estimates. It is located in Oakland County and warrants a high livability score on the basis of housing, employment, education, crime, and amenities in the area. Its amenities, as well as its proximity to the Detroit metropolitan area, draws multitudes of motorcycle enthusiasts to downtown Royal Oak during the summer every year.

A Slice of Life in Royal Oak, Michigan

Royal Oak is a remarkably well-educated city. The percentage of adults with a high school diploma is 96.4 percent, higher than the national percentage of 87.3 percent. Even more impressive, more than half of the adults in Royal Oak, 56 percent, hold at least a bachelor’s degree. Most cities hover right around the national benchmark of 30.9 percent, but Royal Oak far exceeds it.

Royal Oak is also a fairly prosperous city. It has a low poverty rate of approximately 7 percent, compared with the national percentage of 12.3 percent. As of 2016, the median household income in Royal Oak was $68,504, higher than the national median of $55,322 and the Michigan statewide median of $50,803. Estimated median home value in Michigan as of 2016 was $147,100; in Royal Oak it was $205,300 for the same year.

The crime rate in Oakland County is quite low, especially compared with Wayne County to its south, with a rate of 3.4 homicides per 100,000 people in 2017 and 195.5 other violent crimes. The overall crime index  in Royal Oak is very low compared the national average.

However, one area where Royal Oak falls short is in diversity. Approximately 87 percent of the population identifies as white. The next most populous racial demographics are Asian Americans and African Americans with 3.8 percent and 3.3 percent of the population, respectively. People identifying as Hispanic/Latino make up 2.6 percent of the population.

An Overview of Mental Health in Royal Oak

It is very difficult to find mental health statistics pertaining specifically to Royal Oak, or even to Oakland County. At the statewide level, depression and/or anxiety are among the most prevalent chronic diseases diagnosed in Michigan, second only to hypertension. A study published in 2013 uncovered the following statistics as it relates to mental health in Michigan:

  • The number of respondents who reported ever having received a diagnosis of anxiety and/or depression was one in four.
  • The prevalence of Michiganders ever diagnosed with depression was 20 percent, higher than the national percentage of 18 percent.
  • The average number of days when poor mental health interfered with normal activities was five, approximately twice the reported number of days that other chronic conditions, such as asthma, coronary artery disease, diabetes, or hypertension, interfered with normal activities. However, it is not clear whether this figure represents five poor mental health days per month or per year.

Access to Care in Royal Oak

According to the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, the state’s public mental health system is one of the most advanced and comprehensive in the country. However, it has struggled to in recent years due to underfunding, resulting in a system that is inadequate to meet the growing demand for mental health services.

The CMHA claims that the Michigan state government has failed to meet federal requirements for funding the public mental health system risk reserves for over 20 years, as well as inappropriately demanding that the Medicaid gap be closed with the use of county funds, leaving local systems drained. Inadequate funding has caused closures of mental health facilities throughout the state for at least the past 25 years.

In Royal Oak there is one mental health provider for approximately every 352 citizens. This makes Royal Oak one of the cities in the state with the best access to care. Nevertheless, nearly half of primary care physicians in the area still report that access to mental health services in the region is inadequate to meet the need:

  • 48 percent of Royal Oak primary care physicians report inadequate access to substance abuse services
  • 49 percent of Royal Oak primary care physicians report inadequate access to child mental health services
  • 43 percent of Royal Oak primary care physicians report inadequate access to adult mental health services