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.


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

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

Jo Richardson

LMSW
10 years experience
Hello! Some of the hardest times in life are when we realize we need help or when we know we need to make some changes. What can be even more difficult is seeking out help and actually asking for it. That act takes so much insight and bravery! I would be honored to assist on your journey and provide the support you require! The following will explain a little about me, my education, my experiences,... Read More
Hello! Some of the hardest times in life are when we realize we need help or when we know we need to make some changes. What can be even more difficult is seeking out help and actually asking for it.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 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

Audrey Gilliatt

LMSW
16 years experience
During these trying times it is more important than ever to process our feelings, emotions, fears and worries in a safe and nonjudgmental place. Our mental health does affect our physical health - and we need both as strong as possible to navigate the days ahead. I am here to help. Greetings. My name is Audrey Gilliatt, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 15 years... Read More
During these trying times it is more important than ever to process our feelings, emotions, fears and worries in a safe and nonjudgmental place. Our mental health does affect our physical health - and we need both as strong... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 years

Yvonne McClean

LCSW
20 years experience
Hi, my name is Yvonne McClean, LCSW, and I enjoy helping people find their strength, passion, and balance. I provide individuals looking for mental health and counseling services, a safe, nonjudgmental space to express their thoughts, concerns, and to process through life challenges. I primarily use person-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, and a solution-focused approach. I take the time to get to know and study how you think, to help you identify your strengths, and... Read More
Hi, my name is Yvonne McClean, LCSW, and I enjoy helping people find their strength, passion, and balance. I provide individuals looking for mental health and counseling services, a safe, nonjudgmental space to express their thoughts, concerns, and to process... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 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

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

Dr. Roxanna Duntley-Matos

MA,LMSW,PhD
20 years experience
Welcome to betterhelp! I am a community engaged cultural anthropologist, micro (clinical) and macro (community organizing) licensed social worker in Michigan with over 20 years of experience as a therapist. I collaborate with English and Spanish-speaking therapeutic colleagues who have a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, trauma, grief, and cultural adaptation. I am a former MI Governor appointed Board member of the Children's Trust Fund... Read More
Welcome to betterhelp! I am a community engaged cultural anthropologist, micro (clinical) and macro (community organizing) licensed social worker in Michigan with over 20 years of experience as a therapist. I collaborate with English and Spanish-speaking therapeutic colleagues who... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:20 years

Judith Peterson

MA,LPC
20 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan with over 18 years of experience working as a therapist in various settings. My clients have experienced measurable support with issues pertaining to anxiety and depression, stress management, ADHD, adjustment disorders, anger management, relationship/family dynamics, and goal setting. My counseling style is motivational, practical, and solution-focused. Typically I use psycho-education, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic approaches in counseling. You can expect to receive services that meet... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan with over 18 years of experience working as a therapist in various settings. My clients have experienced measurable support with issues pertaining to anxiety and depression, stress management,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 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.