Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in St. Clair Shores, Michigan

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

The city of St. Clair Shores was home to French settlers in the early 1700s, when it was called L’anse Creuse. Later, in the 1800s, it became part of a town ship, and it was recognized as the largest village in the United States. After World War II, the resort community developed into a suburban city, incorporating as such in 1951. It is now 96 percent residential with a variety of public services and activities. People seem to enjoy their community, yet a range of mental health concerns hide amongst the residents.

If you are a new citizen of this city or a visitor, though, you may see the abundance of enjoyable activities rather than the health obstacles. St. Clair Shores is home to many aesthetically pleasing buildings and activities, as well as natural beauty. Interesting areas that reflect on history and the character of the city include the Arsenal of Democracy Museum, the Selinski-Green Farmhouse Museum, and the Crocker House Museum. Enjoy the architectural complexity of St. Lazarus Servian Orthodox Church and the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House. Then head outdoors to explore the magnificent nature at Weigand Park, Lake St. Clair Metropark, and Belle Isle Park.

Understanding the statistical make-up of the city is the first step to comprehending the mental health concerns that exist. The population of around 60,000 people is almost exclusively white, with almost 92 percent of residents being Caucasian alone. Educational achievement drastically drops off after high school, and close to nine percent of people live in poverty. The physical, behavioral, and social health concerns all contribute to the mental obstacles that residents battle. Additionally, barriers to health care make it hard to receive needed treatment.

Physical Health

Mental health concerns may lead to, follow, or be comorbid with physical fitness struggles. With a median age of 45, this city has an older population than that of the average United States city. Health conditions plague the older population as well as the younger residents of the city.

  • Respiratory chronic conditions are more prevalent in the city than in the rest of Michigan or the United States.
  • The obesity rate of adults is 33 percent, which is great than state or national rates.
  • Over 32 percent of adults suffer from chronic pain.
  • At about 40 percent, the rate of depression reported by youths in the last year is much higher than the state or national rates.
  • Only about one third of adults with poor mental health take medication or receive treatment.

It is evident that mental concerns come alongside physical difficulties. Surprisingly, over 90 percent of adults in the area believe treatment helps people with mental illnesses, yet so few receive the treatment that they need.

Behavioral Health

Average test scores in St. Clair Shores, Michigan are ten percent lower than the national scores. Though almost 90 percent of students complete high school, less than 25 percent complete a bachelor’s degree and less than two percent earn a doctorate degree. Behavioral health risk factors accompany this drop-off in education to lead to mental health concerns.

The first risk factor is the inadequate fruits, vegetables, and exercise that children and adults in the area receive daily. Later mental struggles in the adult population include higher rates of smoking, heavy drinking, and binge drinking than the state and national rates. Substance abuse issues include both prescription drugs and illicit drugs, such as heroin and methamphetamine. These problems are considered top behavioral and mental illness concerns in the city.

Social Health

Several social indicators affect the mental health of the city.

  • The unemployment rate of almost five percent is higher than state and national rates.
  • There is a greater number of confirmed victims of child abuse per capita than in the United States.
  • Many children live with insufficient finances with almost half of students needing reduced price lunches and half of zero to four-year-old children receiving WIC assistance.
  • One in seven residents live in poverty, including one in five children under age 18 living in poverty.

Barriers to Health Care

Barriers to health care include cost and lack of insurance. Additionally, inadequate transportation keeps people from getting needed help. Lack of awareness about mental health and services may keep some from treatment. Lastly, cultural barriers include fear of the system and a public misperception of the undeserved.

Solution

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