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.


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

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

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

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

Judith Andrews

MSW,CSW
17 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Nationally Certified Counselor and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I have over 15 years of experience as a therapist. In college I studied Anthropology, Economics, and Sociology and went on to graduate with Honors with a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work specializing in Individual and Family Therapy. I have experience working with a wide variety of people experiencing stress, anxiety,... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Nationally Certified Counselor and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I have over 15 years of experience as a therapist. In college I studied Anthropology, Economics,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:17 years

Karlene Harrison

MSW,LMSW
15 years experience
I am a fully licensed clinical social worker with a Masters Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. I have over 15 years clinical experience in a wide range of settings and with diverse clientele. I work with teens, adults, elders, couples and families from all backgrounds. Common presenting problems include depression, anxiety, guilt, grief, relationship conflict, and communication barriers. I have extensive experience working with clients facing loss, grief, and life... Read More
I am a fully licensed clinical social worker with a Masters Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. I have over 15 years clinical experience in a wide range of settings and with diverse clientele. I work with... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Sharon Sumler

LMSW
20 years experience
Hi! My name is Sharon Sumler, and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) from the state of Michigan and currently working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California where I currently live. In 2003, I have earned my Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University and in 2013, my certificate in Geriatrics both from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. I have... Read More
Hi! My name is Sharon Sumler, and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) from the state of Michigan and currently working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California where I currently... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 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.