Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Southfield, Michigan

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

Laura Jennings

LMSW
3 years experience
Life is a journey – It brings together beauty, joy, sorrows, trauma, and more challenges than we could ever anticipate. We come into this life needing to be loved, protected, and nurtured. I believe that doesn’t change as we go throughout our lives, but many of us experience situations and relationships that shake us to our core. Often, we come out asking who we are, where we are going, and why we exist.... Read More
Life is a journey – It brings together beauty, joy, sorrows, trauma, and more challenges than we could ever anticipate. We come into this life needing to be loved, protected, and nurtured. I believe that doesn’t change as... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Stephanie Morin

LMSW
11 years experience
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am an LMSW practicing in the state of Michigan. I have been working in the mental health field for 10 years with children, adolescents and adults with various backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with survivors of trauma. I also have worked with clients experiencing issues with depression, anxiety, stress, family issues and anger. I provide a welcoming environment and I believe in treating everyone with respect. My... Read More
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am an LMSW practicing in the state of Michigan. I have been working in the mental health field for 10 years with children, adolescents and adults with various backgrounds. I have extensive experience... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Krystal Smith

MSW, LCSW-C
11 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) with desire to serve others with compassion. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, groups, families, and couples using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each individual. I earned my Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Psychology from North Carolina State University and attained my Master’s of Social Work Degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. I have experience in various settings... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) with desire to serve others with compassion. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, groups, families, and couples using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each individual. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Lauryn Shugars

MA, LPC
5 years experience
Welcome! I am here to help support you through whatever you are experiencing or going through. I believe that each of us can attain greater health and wholeness by attending to and integrating mind, body, and spirit, attuning to our inner wisdom and building on our unique strengths. I strive to create a space that is warm, collaborative and inquisitive. I am your ally and facilitator in this process, helping you navigate through this... Read More
Welcome! I am here to help support you through whatever you are experiencing or going through. I believe that each of us can attain greater health and wholeness by attending to and integrating mind, body, and spirit, attuning to our... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Dr. Melissa Oleshansky

PhD, RYT
20 years experience
It takes a really strong person to seek out therapy. My name is Dr. Melissa Oleshansky. You can call me "Dr. O." I am a Fully Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist, Life Coach, and Certified and Registered Hatha Yoga Instructor in the state of Michigan. I have been practicing psychology and health promotion for over 20 years. I have earned a PhD in clinical health psychology and two Masters Degrees, one in clinical psychology and... Read More
It takes a really strong person to seek out therapy. My name is Dr. Melissa Oleshansky. You can call me "Dr. O." I am a Fully Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist, Life Coach, and Certified and Registered Hatha Yoga Instructor in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Jennifer Flanders

LMSW
4 years experience
You're in the right place and I'm glad you're here. I'm Jennifer. Thank you for considering exploring what's getting in the way of you living the life you've imagined. I use a collaborative approach where I walk beside you through this process. You'll feel less alone and you have a trusted person to help you carry your burdens. For the past five years, I've worked with those who experience psychosis, bipolar... Read More
You're in the right place and I'm glad you're here. I'm Jennifer. Thank you for considering exploring what's getting in the way of you living the life you've imagined. I use a collaborative approach where I walk... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Nadine Collier

MA, LPC
20 years experience
The road of life is full of twists and turns. Sometimes we lose our way and find ourselves wandering farther from our intended destination. At other times, we may find ourselves being forced to take an alternate path. My desire is to equip you with the skills needed to navigate that road successfully. Together we will discover the obstacles in life that cause you to stumble and find practical ways to overcome them. I am a... Read More
The road of life is full of twists and turns. Sometimes we lose our way and find ourselves wandering farther from our intended destination. At other times, we may find ourselves being forced to take an alternate path. My desire... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Michelle Solo

LMSW, CAADC, ACSW
22 years experience
Welcome, and kudos for taking this step in self-care. For some, reaching out for support comes easily; for others it is a scary step that they are unsure of. Either way, as a Clinical Therapist, I am inspired by every individual who makes the choice to utilize this resource because there is no reason for anyone to “go it alone” in this world. My name is Michelle and I am a licensed Clinical... Read More
Welcome, and kudos for taking this step in self-care. For some, reaching out for support comes easily; for others it is a scary step that they are unsure of. Either way, as a Clinical Therapist, I am inspired by... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22 years

Darrin Oliver

LMSW
17 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a master’s degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University. I have worked with adults, families, couples, children and adolescents for more than 20 years in many different settings (residential treatment, education, individual counseling, equine and adventure therapy). I enjoy skateboarding, ice hockey, playing music and riding horses. I strive to create a compassionate and safe environment where clients can experience lasting change and... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a master’s degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University. I have worked with adults, families, couples, children and adolescents for more than 20 years in many different settings (residential treatment,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Dawn Gaden

MA, LPC, NBCC
21 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), practicing in Michigan for over 18 years. My experience comes from a range of opportunities such a county jail working with inmates and addiction, private practice setting, as well as non profit counseling offices. I have been in private practice as a sole practitioner for over one year. I am certified in Complementary Medicine and Wellness, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and life coach. I bring to my clients... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), practicing in Michigan for over 18 years. My experience comes from a range of opportunities such a county jail working with inmates and addiction, private practice setting, as well as non profit counseling... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 21 years

David Klein

ACSW, LMSW.
30+ years experience
The services I offer through Change is Coming include working with individuals who experience ADD/ADHD, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Depression, Divorce, Drug Abuse, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Men's Issues, Narcissistic Personality, Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Stress, Substance Abuse and much more. Read More
The services I offer through Change is Coming include working with individuals who experience ADD/ADHD, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Depression, Divorce, Drug Abuse, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Men's Issues, Narcissistic Personality, Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Stress, Substance Abuse and much more. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30+ years

An Overview of Mental Health in Southfield, Michigan

Southfield, Michigan is a suburb in northern Detroit. It’s located within Oakland County and is part of the Detroit metropolitan area. As of 2017 estimates, the population is approximately 73,208. It is the business and commercial hub of the Detroit area. There are more than 100 Fortune 500 companies with offices in Southfield.

While Southfield may be known as “The Center of it All,” the population is not immune to struggles. In fact, mental illnesses, substance use, and suicide are pervasive problems in the area. According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), mental health is the top 5th health concern among survey respondents in Oakland County. It’s important to understand the data about mental health in Southfield and what resources are available to those who need help.

An Overview of Mental Health in Southfield, Michigan

The following statistics show that serious mental illnesses and suicide are major concerns in Southfield, Oakland County, and Michigan as a whole.

  • 4 percent of the Oakland County population reported having poor mental health in the past month from 2012 to 2014. The rate for poor mental health was 12.6 percent in all of Michigan.
  • The suicide rate in Oakland County and statewide from 2012 to 2014 was 12.8 percent.
  • 9 percent of adults in the Detroit metro area suffered from major depression in the past year. This is higher than the national rate of 6.6 percent.
  • In Michigan, 4 percent of adults had a serious mental illness from 2013 to 2014.
  • 5 percent of Michigan adults had serious suicidal thoughts from 2013 to 2014.
  • The suicide rate in Michigan has increased 33 percent since 1999.
  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in Michigan.

This data from the MDHHS and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that people in Southfield deserve effective mental health treatment.

A Look at Substance Use in Southfield, Michigan

The National Institute on Drug Abuse notes that substance use disorders often co-occur with other mental illnesses and disorders. Therefore, it is crucial to analyze the behaviors and patterns relating to alcohol and drugs in the Southfield area.

According to SAMHSA, 10.1 percent of people 12 years and older in the Detroit metro area had a substance use disorder in the last year. This is notably higher than the national percentage of 9.0. Additionally, 25.6 percent of the same age group in the Detroit area struggle with binge drinking. Again, this is higher than the nationwide rate of 23.2 percent. Shockingly, 91.8 percent of people in Michigan who abuse or are dependent on alcohol did not receive treatment. Similarly, 81.7 percent did not get treatment for using illegal drugs.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Southfield, Michigan

Access to mental health services is a concern across the country. In fact, most people don’t receive treatment for mental illnesses and disorders in this country. This rings true in the Southfield area as well. A majority of survey respondents in Oakland County said they “don’t know” whether it is easy to access mental health treatment. One major factor that prevents some Southfield residents from accessing mental health services is lack of health insurance. Nearly 9 percent of the Southfield population doesn’t have coverage.

Mental Health Resources in Southfield, Michigan

The good news is that it’s not all doom and gloom for those struggling with mental illnesses in Southfield. There are several reasons to be optimistic about access to treatment. For every 100,000 individuals in Southfield, there are 284 mental health professionals. This is even more than the 146 primary care physicians per 100,000 people. Plus, 40 percent of MDHHS survey respondents somewhat agree or agree that mental health services are easy to access.

There are a variety of mental health care providers in Southfield and across Michigan. The MDHHS explains that there are various free clinics, community health centers, and community programs. It is refreshing that there are so many low-cost options to access mental health care.

Directory of Therapists in Southfield, Michigan

One great mental health resource for Southfield residents is E-Counseling.com. We designed our directory of mental health services providers to make it easy to find a therapist.