Sterling Heights, Michigan Therapists

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

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Utica, Michigan

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Alicia Jackson has been in Mental Health field for 12 years. She's a proud graduate of Wayne State University, with a Master's in Counselor Education concentrating in School and Community Counseling. She is a certified School Counselor and has...
Jean Agnello
MA, LLP
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Utica, Michigan

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It is hard to talk about oneself, however, This is my second career and my passion, Human Beings and our Behaviors. I work both in the office and Use Tel-therapy with Wentworth and Associates of Utica Mi. My Supervisor is Lawrence Wentworth PhD. I...
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Clinton Township, Michigan

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I am here to serve and guide you in your journey. The key to overcoming grief, betrayal, lack of trust, life stressors, depletion, isolation, overbearing thoughts and apathy is having a person in your corner that can truly empathize and support you....
Amy Hanes
Psy.D.
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Clinton Township, Michigan

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If you are experiencing difficulty coping with daily life, chronic issues, an event in your life, or with feeling you are not living a fulfilling life, Dr. Hanes is eager to work with you in a safe, non-judgmental, caring environment. Her role is to...
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Clinton Township, Michigan

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Are you tired or stressed out about your current situation? Do you have some parenting issues with your children? Do you wish you could change some things about your life? Then, consider private practice with a therapist who has knowledge and...
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Clinton Township, Michigan

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Opening up can be a difficult struggle, but I am confident that I provide a safe place where one can be their authentic self. As a compassionate and empathetic therapist, I have an innate ability to listen and make people feel heard. If you’re...
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Clinton Township, Michigan

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I earned my Masters degree from Wayne State University's Marriage and Family Therapy Program. I have worked extensively with adults, children and adolescents, specializing in assessment and individual and group therapy, while working in the Court...
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Anyone can get out of alignment at any point in time. This can manifest physically, mentally, emotionally and/or spiritually. Similarly, the relationship you have with yourself and others can impact your quality of life. Through increased awareness,...
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Clinton Township, Michigan

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Dalton is a Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP) and earned her Master’s degree from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology, in addition to being a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). Dalton is currently accepting new...
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Clinton Township, Michigan

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Thiera Lane is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Temporary Limited Licensed Psychologist (TLLP). She has earned Master’s Degrees from Oakland University and the University of Detroit Mercy and is currently accepting new clients. Thiera...
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Clinton Township, Michigan

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Are you or a loved one experiencing emotional discomfort consisting of depression, anxiety or substance abuse? Finding the help you need to rid your life of mental anguish & reach your goals is important. I would be happy to assist you in your path...
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Clinton Township, Michigan

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I have a passion to help people overcome obstacles and challenges that make it difficult to experience joy or security. Helping you to embrace change and change negative thinking patterns that inhibit growth and fulfillment. I have been blessed to...
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Clinton Township, Michigan

As we move through our lives, we often find ourselves having to cope with different situations, people, emotions, or thoughts. Whatever it is you find yourself struggling with, I am here to help. I work with my clients to create a comfortable,...
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Lisa is a graduate of Oakland University with a Master's degree in Counseling. Lisa dedicated several years counseling "at-risk" teens as a school counselor. Her compassion, talent, and effectiveness led to a role in providing professional support...
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Troy, Michigan

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I celebrate the part of you that is recognizing that you are ready to release that which no longer serves you and evolve into a happier and healthier version of yourself! My goal is to provide you a safe space (in my office or virtually) where you...
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I strive to build a strong therapeutic relationship with clients, while making all individuals feel comfortable and accepted. I use evidence based treatments to assist in building coping skills, processing thoughts and feelings and empowering...
Deanne Gruenberg
LPC-Supervisor 1, MA
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Troy, Michigan

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I am a counselor (LPC-S) and LPC supervisor in Michigan and have been in private practice for the past 27 years. Adults and children alike are experiencing stress now more than ever. Relationships are being tested like never before. Helping clients...
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Troy, Michigan

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I am a mental health professional serving the Metro-Detroit area for the last 8 years. My passion and niche is in helping both men and women who have experienced traumatic or stressful life events get back to a place in life where they feel like...
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I help people: People who are feeling stuck, stressed, anxious, worried, upset or burned out. People who are dealing with a variety of difficult emotions and circumstances. I also have experience in women’s issues and helping people who cope with...
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Rochester Hills, Michigan

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Helping others has been a passion for me since I was young. When death and depression affected my family, I learned the power of support and encouragement. After graduating from High School, I attended a year of Bible School in New York to learn and...
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Royal Oak, Michigan

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Fear, Overwhelm, Stress and Anxiety are evidence of a well-intentioned struggle to control life from the outside in. Are you living your life from the outside in or the inside out? How would it be for you to finally take charge of the process of...
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Royal Oak, Michigan

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I have a unique and diverse background that affords me the ability to relate to many people in many situations. I have worked in a number of businesses over time, culminating in the ownership of a 500 employee company before retiring at the age of...
Alison Maples
L.P.C, MA, ATR
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Royal Oak, Michigan

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As a counselor and an art therapist, I try to integrate the two separate disciplines, but can also separate them for those who aren’t interested in both. My goal is to connect with others and get a better understanding of them as a whole being to...
Melissa Engle
L.P.C, MA
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Royal Oak, Michigan

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If my clients had to describe me in 3 words, it would be these: authentic, trustworthy, and caring. I have over 22 years of experience as a mental health professional with advanced training in psychology, counseling and trauma-informed care. I...

Overview of Mental Health Care in Sterling Heights Michigan.

Sterling Heights situated in Macomb County Michigan approximately 16 miles from central Detroit. Between 2015 and 2018 there have been nearly $30 Million in cuts to Mental Health Services in Macomb County, Michigan. The cuts were due to the way state funding formula to determine funding changed due to Michigan’s regional funding redistribution program. These cuts have said to have caused a spike in violent crimes perpetrated by people suffering from untreated mental illness or substance addiction. Cuts to mental health services have shifted the duty of care to emergency rooms, community hospitals, law enforcement agencies as well as the families and carers of those affected. Without adequate support, those caring for the mentally ill may experience higher levels of stress, anxiety, worry, and depression.  The cuts have also caused a spike in suicide rates with local news documenting a spate of copycat suicides. From August to October 2018 there have been three separate incidents of mentally ill people jumping off an overpass located in the town.

Mental health resources in Sterling Heights

In the event of a mental health crisis, the Macomb County Emergency Response Group crisis team advise people to travel to the nearest hospital with a psychiatric care unit. The behavioral center of Michigan, located in Warren treats acute psychiatric cases where the patient is threatening to harm themselves or others. (The Behavioral Center of Michigan, 2007) Psychiatric services for non life-threatening mental health problems like substance abuse, autism and child emotional disturbances are available from the Macomb County Community Mental Health department.

There are some psychiatric and counseling services on offer ranging from traditional talking therapies to an organization that provides people with service dogs trained to treat conditions such as depression, anxiety, and panic attacks.

Socioeconomic factors and their impact on mental health in Sterling Heights.

Poverty

According to the census 12.6% of people living in Sterling Heights live below the poverty line.  These figures are above the US overall poverty rate of 12.3%.  Therefore poverty disproportionately affects those living in Sterling Heights. Poverty can be both the cause and the consequence of mental illness as it is often co-morbid with pressure points and transitions throughout life; homelessness, redundancy and family breakdown are all causes and effects of poverty and can coexist with mental illness.  The psychological burden of poverty-induced worry and stress placed on the brain can make it harder to study, learn new skills or search for a new job.  The stress caused by poverty can also limit a person’s attention span, causing them to dismiss positive, goal orientated lifestyle choices in favor of short-sighted, risky decisions. Negative lifestyle choices can adversely affect and individual’s economic and mental state.

Displacement

Sterling Heights is home to many first and second generation immigrant communities. Although the prevalence of common mental illness is usually lower in immigrant communities than in the general population, over time the instances of mental illness can reach similar levels to those seen in the general population. Many immigrants to Sterling Heights are refugees; trauma, fear, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety can adversely affect refugee communities. However pre-existing conventions within immigrant communities coupled with changing immigration policies can prove to be a barrier to accessing mental health services. Immigrant communities may also be at a significant disadvantage navigating the US’s often complex mental health system. The treatment of mental illness also varies from culture to culture, and cultural sensitivities can often influence what type of help a person receives. Often these barriers can be overcome and the outcomes improved with the use of trained interpreters and culture brokers to help overcome linguistic and cultural differences. However, with Sterling Height’s limited budget such services are scarce.

Environmental and geographic factors.

Tornado activity in Sterling Heights is 21% greater than the overall US average. A survey of tornado survivors carried out in April 2011 discovered that in the wake of a violent tornado 66% of affected individuals require crisis counseling and a further 21% of affected individuals will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, long after the disaster. consequences of bad weather. However, adverse weather, particularly tornadoes can impact Stress, anxiety, acute stress reaction and the ability to self-regulate.

Difficulties of finding a counselor in Sterling Heights

Mental health is a complex and nuanced subject. Almost everyone will have a mental illness at some point. However, not everyone is fortunate enough to find a counselor with the skills, knowledge, and sensitivity to deal with the complex array social, cultural or existential factors that influence a person’s mental well-being. In communities that have been ravaged by cuts to mental health funding, it is even more unlikely that we will find the right counselor when we need them the most, making online therapy a great option for those in need of help.