Therapists in Sterling Heights, MI and Nearby Locations

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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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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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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Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Passion. Joy. Purpose. These are the three key ingredients that I bring to my work. My approach to therapy and coaching is engaging and interactive. Research shows that the relationship between the therapist and the client is the most important...
Hillary Nusbaum
LCSW, LMSW
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Bloomfield Township, Michigan

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I have been doing private practice for almost 10 years. Specifically, I serve children, ages 5-18, who suffer from adverse childhood experiences (trauma), anxiety, emotional disturbance, and stress management. I also work with children and adults in...
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Huntington Woods, Michigan

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I bring a wide variety of experiences and different approaches to solving problems to my work as a therapist. I used to treat problems in the emergency room as a physician and then in hospice. I now bring that experience and a wide variety of...
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...
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Commerce Charter Township, Michigan

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My goal is to provide a safe and confidential relationship where we can explore the issues that concern you and come up with ways to make your life enjoyable and high functioning. I have 19 years of experience working with diverse populations and a...
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It feels like no matter how hard you try you will never be good enough. Others see you as successful, but you think you are hardly getting by. You wish you felt a broader sense of connection in your relationships, but it feels scary to be authentic...
Steve Helsel
LPC 172
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Northville, Michigan

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I provide individual Batterer’s Intervention (domestic violence) counseling sessions. These sessions are tailored for men ages 18+ who have been convicted of domestic violence. If you are struggling with anger and violence, then this program can...
Samantha Piro
MA, LLPC, RYT200
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As a small child I believed myself to be “too sensitive” or “too emotional”. Everything and anything could easily upset me, whether it was from listening to music, hearing people argue, or being playfully teased. I began to adapt the belief...
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Livonia, Michigan

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Life can be very challenging, so sometimes it takes assistance to become more self-aware and make the changes required to rise above the circumstances. When you come into my office, I will be there to support you through these difficult times and...
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...
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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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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...
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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Commerce Township, Michigan

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Dr. David Manchel, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist who has been providing psychological treatment for over 25 years. His career has taken him to diverse settings, including both inpatient and partial day units of a psychiatric hospital, a...
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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...
Annette Shimkus
LMSW, CAADC
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Rochester, Michigan

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My career in Social Work began in home health care and psychiatric hospital settings. Both of those experiences gave me a good start in understanding the challenges that people face throughout their lives in dealing with health and mental health...
Ann Abbey
MA, LLP, RYT
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Does that voice in your head keep you up at night? Do you ever replay the events of the day, wondering what you could have done, should have done, differently? At times, it may seem impossible to do it all and you may feel helpless to slow down the...
Mary Ann Uhl
LPC 172
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25 years of counseling adults who are interested in changing their lives to achieve a better self.
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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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Grosse Pointe, Michigan

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DERRICK MILLER, LMSW, received his master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Interpersonal Practice in Mental Health from the University of Michigan. He completed his clinical training through Henry Ford Behavioral Health and has...
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Farmington Hills, Michigan

I assist clients who suffer with Depression, Grief/Loss, Anxiety, ADHD, Relationship Problems, Trauma, and Life Transitions. I am also a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, with expertise in helping families support their child's developmental...
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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...

Mental Health Care in Sterling Heights Michigan.

Sterling Heights is 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 the state funding formula to determine funding changed due to Michigan’s regional funding redistribution program. These cuts have been 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 advises 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 an 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 Heights’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 in 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 of 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.