Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Westland, Michigan

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

Jo Richardson

LMSW
10 years experience
Hello! Some of the hardest times in life are when we realize we need help or when we know we need to make some changes. What can be even more difficult is seeking out help and actually asking for it. That act takes so much insight and bravery! I would be honored to assist on your journey and provide the support you require! The following will explain a little about me, my education, my experiences,... Read More
Hello! Some of the hardest times in life are when we realize we need help or when we know we need to make some changes. What can be even more difficult is seeking out help and actually asking for it.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 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

Audrey Gilliatt

LMSW
16 years experience
During these trying times it is more important than ever to process our feelings, emotions, fears and worries in a safe and nonjudgmental place. Our mental health does affect our physical health - and we need both as strong as possible to navigate the days ahead. I am here to help. Greetings. My name is Audrey Gilliatt, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 15 years... Read More
During these trying times it is more important than ever to process our feelings, emotions, fears and worries in a safe and nonjudgmental place. Our mental health does affect our physical health - and we need both as strong... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 years

Yvonne McClean

LCSW
20 years experience
Hi, my name is Yvonne McClean, LCSW, and I enjoy helping people find their strength, passion, and balance. I provide individuals looking for mental health and counseling services, a safe, nonjudgmental space to express their thoughts, concerns, and to process through life challenges. I primarily use person-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, and a solution-focused approach. I take the time to get to know and study how you think, to help you identify your strengths, and... Read More
Hi, my name is Yvonne McClean, LCSW, and I enjoy helping people find their strength, passion, and balance. I provide individuals looking for mental health and counseling services, a safe, nonjudgmental space to express their thoughts, concerns, and to process... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 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

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

Dr. Roxanna Duntley-Matos

MA,LMSW,PhD
20 years experience
Welcome to betterhelp! I am a community engaged cultural anthropologist, micro (clinical) and macro (community organizing) licensed social worker in Michigan with over 20 years of experience as a therapist. I collaborate with English and Spanish-speaking therapeutic colleagues who have a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, trauma, grief, and cultural adaptation. I am a former MI Governor appointed Board member of the Children's Trust Fund... Read More
Welcome to betterhelp! I am a community engaged cultural anthropologist, micro (clinical) and macro (community organizing) licensed social worker in Michigan with over 20 years of experience as a therapist. I collaborate with English and Spanish-speaking therapeutic colleagues who... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:20 years

Judith Peterson

MA,LPC
20 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan with over 18 years of experience working as a therapist in various settings. My clients have experienced measurable support with issues pertaining to anxiety and depression, stress management, ADHD, adjustment disorders, anger management, relationship/family dynamics, and goal setting. My counseling style is motivational, practical, and solution-focused. Typically I use psycho-education, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic approaches in counseling. You can expect to receive services that meet... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan with over 18 years of experience working as a therapist in various settings. My clients have experienced measurable support with issues pertaining to anxiety and depression, stress management,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Westland, Michigan

Located on the west side of the Detroit metropolitan area, Westland, Michigan is in the heart of the Great Lakes state. Westland enjoys all the advantages and disadvantages of being part of the largest metro area in Michigan. The area has historically relied heavily on the automotive industry, and manufacturing still accounts for nearly 7,000 employees in the city limits. However, despite there are many factors that contribute to mental health issues in the area. Learn about the typical challenges in Westland and Wayne County, and learn how you can find an experienced therapist in the area.

An Overview of Mental Health in Westland, Michigan

Located on the west side of the Detroit metropolitan area, Westland, Michigan is in the heart of the Great Lakes state. Westland enjoys all the advantages and disadvantages of being part of the largest metro area in Michigan. The area has historically relied heavily on the automotive industry, and manufacturing still accounts for nearly 7,000 employees in the city limits. However, despite there are many factors that contribute to mental health issues in the area. Learn about the typical challenges in Westland and Wayne County, and learn how you can find an experienced therapist in the area.

Mental Health Challenges in Westland and Wayne County

Nationwide, approximately 26 percent of American adults suffer from a mental illness every year, and many mental disorders are reported at even higher percentages in Michigan. These challenges can not only severely affect your quality of life, but are typically paired with other harmful behaviors and addictions. Common mental health issues in the nation include

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Phobias

Michigan, home to 7.8 million adults, is estimated to have approximately 171,000 individuals who live with bipolar disorder, and 86,000 who live with schizophrenia. The entire state is falling behind in the number of psychiatric beds available to the public, ranking only 47 out of all 50 states. It is recommended that each state provide a minimum of 50 beds for every 100,000 people in the state. Michigan falls far below that standard, so it can be difficult to receive treatment in the event of severe mental illness requiring hospitalization.

In the Detroit metro area, 6.9 percent of adults suffered from a major depressive episode in 2011. This rate is slightly above the national average of 6.6 percent. Depression can be linked to a large variety of factors, including low income, substance abuse and alcohol dependency. These additional challenges can either be signs that an individual is experiencing major depression, or they can lead to a depressive episode. Understanding how these additional factors affect Westland is a key part in understanding the mental health challenges faced by many residents.

Substance abuse in the Detroit metro area, including Westland, was 10.1 percent in 2011. In addition, the number of drug overdose deaths reached over 24 out of 100,000 individuals throughout the state. If you or a loved one is struggling with a drug addiction, don’t wait to contact a licensed therapist in your area. Getting help for an addiction, as well as depression or any other mental illness, can dramatically improve your quality of life.

Two important factors that are linked with the mental health of Westland are the graduation rates and rate of poverty. Dropping out of high school or living in poverty are two situations that are strongly correlated with having difficulties with depression, anxiety or other mental health challenges. The Wayne Memorial High School, serving both Wayne and Westland, has a graduation rate of 86 percent. Low graduation rates and high rates of dropping out are compounded by the 14.9 percent of poverty in Westland. With a population over 82,000, this leaves thousands of residents living in poverty.

Divorce Rates in Wayne County

In 2017, the divorce rate in Wayne County was 4.7 out of every 1,000 residents, or over 4,000 divorces that year. Thankfully, the divorce rate has been steadily dropping throughout the state. There are a variety of factors that contribute to a divorce, and many strong emotions that surround both individuals going through a divorce. If you or a loved one are experiencing a divorce, or have gone through a recent divorce, a trained mental health worker could help. Depression and high levels of anxiety can be common, not only in the individuals going through the divorce, but also in friends and family members.

Westland, Michigan Mental Health Resources

If you have felt any strong feelings of depression, anxiety or thoughts of suicide, look for mental health resources in your area. Thanks to the E-Counseling directory, you’ll be able to find highly trained mental health workers in Westland, Michigan. Whether you’re experiencing these emotions or are undergoing some challenges often associated with mental health issues, talk to a trained counselor, and learn how you can improve your mental and emotional health.