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

Jillian Schneider

LPC, CAADC, CCSAS
15 years experience
I can understand and relate to the hesitation with finding a therapist and starting therapy. My philosophy is that everyone at sometime in their life could benefit from therapy. I encourage an open, warm, and non-judgmental environment. I want you to be comfortable coming to session and taking the journey of healing and well-being together. I have a variety of experience working with different populations. I have been in the human service field for about... Read More
I can understand and relate to the hesitation with finding a therapist and starting therapy. My philosophy is that everyone at sometime in their life could benefit from therapy. I encourage an open, warm, and non-judgmental environment. I want you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Stephanie Morin

LMSW
11 years experience
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am an LMSW practicing in the state of Michigan. I received my BSW from Saginaw Valley State University and my MSW from Wayne State University. I have been working as a clinical social worker for over 11 years. I have worked in various settings including medical hospitals, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and outpatient therapy settings. I have experience working with needs related to depression, anxiety, anger... Read More
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am an LMSW practicing in the state of Michigan. I received my BSW from Saginaw Valley State University and my MSW from Wayne State University. I have been working as a clinical... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Lauryn Shugars

MA, LPC
6 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: 6 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

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

Jazmin Davis

LCSW, LMSW
7 years experience
Welcome! My name is Jazmin. I am a clinical social worker licensed in Michigan and Indiana with 6 years of experience working as a therapist. Let's face it, sometimes life gets messy. When we're faced with big decisions, difficult emotions, and rapid changes in our lives, it's hard to stay hopeful and even harder to remain objective about ourselves and our future. We ALL experience feelings like these from time to time. If you're feeling... Read More
Welcome! My name is Jazmin. I am a clinical social worker licensed in Michigan and Indiana with 6 years of experience working as a therapist. Let's face it, sometimes life gets messy. When we're faced with big decisions, difficult emotions,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Dawn Gaden

MA, LPC, NBCC
21 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), practicing for over 19 years. I have been in private practice as a sole practitioner for almost 2 year. I am certified in Complementary Medicine and Wellness, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and life coach. I bring to my clients a solution focused approach to health and wellness that merges coaching, mindfulness, and holistic health. I have a passion for positive psychology, the power of positive thinking and... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), practicing for over 19 years. I have been in private practice as a sole practitioner for almost 2 year. I am certified in Complementary Medicine and Wellness, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and life... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 21 years

Melissa Brabandt

MA, LPC, NCC
8 years experience
Hello! My name is Melissa Brabandt. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 8 years of experience working with clients living with anxiety and depression, as well as people having difficulty with life transitions and change. I firmly believe that people can live a healthy, happy, and productive life while learning to manage and overcome anxiety and low mood. I would love to help you develop skills to maneuver the waters of feeling... Read More
Hello! My name is Melissa Brabandt. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 8 years of experience working with clients living with anxiety and depression, as well as people having difficulty with life transitions and change. I firmly... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Jacquelyn Buffo

MS, LPC, CAADC
7 years experience
My name is Jacquelyn Buffo, but you can feel free to call me Jackie. I am born and raised in Michigan. My husband and I have 3 boys and we enjoy anything outdoors. In fact, we decided to leave the hustle and bustle of our large city and move to the countryside at the end of 2017. It was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made! I graduated from Michigan State University (go green!) with... Read More
My name is Jacquelyn Buffo, but you can feel free to call me Jackie. I am born and raised in Michigan. My husband and I have 3 boys and we enjoy anything outdoors. In fact, we decided to leave the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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.