Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Taylor, Michigan

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

Stephanie Morin

LMSW
11 years experience
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am an LMSW practicing in the state of Michigan. I have been working in the mental health field for 10 years with children, adolescents and adults with various backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with survivors of trauma. I also have worked with clients experiencing issues with depression, anxiety, stress, family issues and anger. I provide a welcoming environment and I believe in treating everyone with respect. My... Read More
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am an LMSW practicing in the state of Michigan. I have been working in the mental health field for 10 years with children, adolescents and adults with various backgrounds. I have extensive experience... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Krystal Smith

MSW, LCSW-C
11 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) with desire to serve others with compassion. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, groups, families, and couples using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each individual. I earned my Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Psychology from North Carolina State University and attained my Master’s of Social Work Degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. I have experience in various settings... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) with desire to serve others with compassion. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, groups, families, and couples using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each individual. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Jennifer Flanders

LMSW
4 years experience
You're in the right place and I'm glad you're here. I'm Jennifer. Thank you for considering exploring what's getting in the way of you living the life you've imagined. I use a collaborative approach where I walk beside you through this process. You'll feel less alone and you have a trusted person to help you carry your burdens. For the past five years, I've worked with those who experience psychosis, bipolar... Read More
You're in the right place and I'm glad you're here. I'm Jennifer. Thank you for considering exploring what's getting in the way of you living the life you've imagined. I use a collaborative approach where I walk... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 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

Lauryn Shugars

MA, LPC
5 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: 5 years

Nadine Collier

MA, LPC
20 years experience
The road of life is full of twists and turns. Sometimes we lose our way and find ourselves wandering farther from our intended destination. At other times, we may find ourselves being forced to take an alternate path. My desire is to equip you with the skills needed to navigate that road successfully. Together we will discover the obstacles in life that cause you to stumble and find practical ways to overcome them. I am a... Read More
The road of life is full of twists and turns. Sometimes we lose our way and find ourselves wandering farther from our intended destination. At other times, we may find ourselves being forced to take an alternate path. My desire... 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

Darrin Oliver

LMSW
17 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a master’s degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University. I have worked with adults, families, couples, children and adolescents for more than 20 years in many different settings (residential treatment, education, individual counseling, equine and adventure therapy). I enjoy skateboarding, ice hockey, playing music and riding horses. I strive to create a compassionate and safe environment where clients can experience lasting change and... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a master’s degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University. I have worked with adults, families, couples, children and adolescents for more than 20 years in many different settings (residential treatment,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Dawn Gaden

MA, LPC, NBCC
21 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), practicing in Michigan for over 18 years. My experience comes from a range of opportunities such a county jail working with inmates and addiction, private practice setting, as well as non profit counseling offices. I have been in private practice as a sole practitioner for over one year. I am certified in Complementary Medicine and Wellness, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and life coach. I bring to my clients... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), practicing in Michigan for over 18 years. My experience comes from a range of opportunities such a county jail working with inmates and addiction, private practice setting, as well as non profit counseling... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 21 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Taylor, Michigan

Taylor, Michigan, is an urban area located approximately 18 miles southwest of Detroit in Wayne County. This bedroom community had a population of 61,276 people as of 2016. The majority of the residents classified themselves as White alone (75.6 percent). The next largest group was Black alone (17.5 percent) and Hispanic (5.9 percent). Most households in Taylor (68.5 percent) classified themselves as families. Taylor is often referred to by its nickname “Taylortucky” because so many residents have roots in the deep south. Today most residents of Taylor were born in Michigan, and the foreign-born population is small.

Taylor has much to offer the people who live there, including the nationally recognized Heritage Park. History meets recreation here where old farmhouses and homes dating back to the 1800s sit side by side with modern sports fields, swimming pools, and a lake for catch-and-release fishing. The Taylor Sportsplex offers a skating rink for hockey and figure-skating and a physical fitness program for homeschooled students. Mild summers allow for plenty of time outdoors; temperatures rarely climb out of the 80s even at the height of summer.

As of 2016, the estimated median household income in Taylor, Michigan, was $43,313, somewhat lower than the same figure for the state as a whole ($52,492). The cost of living index in Taylor is lower than the average for the United States at 88.5 compared to 100. The crime index is slightly higher than for the United States, with 299.4 incidents per 100,000 in the population as compared to 279.3 for the country. The vast majority of the offenses were thefts of property.

Many residents of Taylor face socioeconomic challenges daily. Associated with the lower household income, 19.8 percent of the population lived in poverty as of 2017, and an estimated 8.9 percent of the population of Taylor under the age of 65 has no health insurance. This is despite a low unemployment rate of 4.5 percent as of May 2018.

Even for those who do have health insurance coverage, copays and deductibles are difficult if not impossible to pay, and benefits for mental health services are often limited. All of these factors create an environment where mental health services are difficult to obtain. Many people in need are unable to get help until they reach a point of mental health crisis and make their way to the emergency room, overburdening an already overloaded system.

Community Health Needs Assessment of Taylor, Michigan

In 2016, Beaumont Health, the largest health care system in the state, published a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to comply with the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The city of Taylor was included in the CHNA. Public health indicators were compared to state and federal benchmarks. Taylor and the surrounding area were lacking in several areas when compared to those goals.

  • Access to healthcare: This category included factors such as lack of health insurance, an inability to pay out of pocket for care, and a high ratio of providers to patients.
  • Substance abuse: Death due to drug overdose and excessive drinking, classified as mental health conditions, all failed to stay below benchmark numbers.
  • Mental health: The number of residents reporting poor mental health days, rates of depression, the suicide rate, and the number of respondents reporting a lack of social and emotional supports were all higher than expected for a population of this size.

In response to these challenges, Beaumont Health implemented some targeted interventions.

  • Almost 2,000 residents attended 10 educational presentations on the topic of mental health and how to access needed services.
  • A program called Developing Meaningful Connections was implemented to serve those with dementia and their caregivers. The project expanded to include anyone experiencing mental health stressors.
  • Beaumont Health sponsored events targeted to suicide prevention. The No Bullying Live Empowered (NoBLE) recognizes the long-term health consequences of bullying and works to prevent it.

Where to Find Help When You Need It in Taylor, Michigan

If you’re looking for mental health services for yourself or someone you love, E-Counseling.com offers an anonymous online directory to help you find the assistance you need. You can browse anonymously through a list of professionals that includes pictures, qualifications, specialties, and a statement written by the counselor or therapist to give you an idea of how they approach the therapeutic relationship.