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.


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

Jillian Schneider

LPC, CAADC, CCSAS
15 years experience
I can understand and relate to the hesitation with finding a therapist and starting therapy. My philosophy is that everyone at sometime in their life could benefit from therapy. I encourage an open, warm, and non-judgmental environment. I want you to be comfortable coming to session and taking the journey of healing and well-being together. I have a variety of experience working with different populations. I have been in the human service field for about... Read More
I can understand and relate to the hesitation with finding a therapist and starting therapy. My philosophy is that everyone at sometime in their life could benefit from therapy. I encourage an open, warm, and non-judgmental environment. I want you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Stephanie Morin

LMSW
11 years experience
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am an LMSW practicing in the state of Michigan. I received my BSW from Saginaw Valley State University and my MSW from Wayne State University. I have been working as a clinical social worker for over 11 years. I have worked in various settings including medical hospitals, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and outpatient therapy settings. I have experience working with needs related to depression, anxiety, anger... Read More
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am an LMSW practicing in the state of Michigan. I received my BSW from Saginaw Valley State University and my MSW from Wayne State University. I have been working as a clinical... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Lauryn Shugars

MA, LPC
6 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: 6 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

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

Jazmin Davis

LCSW, LMSW
7 years experience
Welcome! My name is Jazmin. I am a clinical social worker licensed in Michigan and Indiana with 6 years of experience working as a therapist. Let's face it, sometimes life gets messy. When we're faced with big decisions, difficult emotions, and rapid changes in our lives, it's hard to stay hopeful and even harder to remain objective about ourselves and our future. We ALL experience feelings like these from time to time. If you're feeling... Read More
Welcome! My name is Jazmin. I am a clinical social worker licensed in Michigan and Indiana with 6 years of experience working as a therapist. Let's face it, sometimes life gets messy. When we're faced with big decisions, difficult emotions,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Dawn Gaden

MA, LPC, NBCC
21 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), practicing for over 19 years. I have been in private practice as a sole practitioner for almost 2 year. I am certified in Complementary Medicine and Wellness, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and life coach. I bring to my clients a solution focused approach to health and wellness that merges coaching, mindfulness, and holistic health. I have a passion for positive psychology, the power of positive thinking and... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), practicing for over 19 years. I have been in private practice as a sole practitioner for almost 2 year. I am certified in Complementary Medicine and Wellness, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and life... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 21 years

Melissa Brabandt

MA, LPC, NCC
8 years experience
Hello! My name is Melissa Brabandt. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 8 years of experience working with clients living with anxiety and depression, as well as people having difficulty with life transitions and change. I firmly believe that people can live a healthy, happy, and productive life while learning to manage and overcome anxiety and low mood. I would love to help you develop skills to maneuver the waters of feeling... Read More
Hello! My name is Melissa Brabandt. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 8 years of experience working with clients living with anxiety and depression, as well as people having difficulty with life transitions and change. I firmly... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Jacquelyn Buffo

MS, LPC, CAADC
7 years experience
My name is Jacquelyn Buffo, but you can feel free to call me Jackie. I am born and raised in Michigan. My husband and I have 3 boys and we enjoy anything outdoors. In fact, we decided to leave the hustle and bustle of our large city and move to the countryside at the end of 2017. It was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made! I graduated from Michigan State University (go green!) with... Read More
My name is Jacquelyn Buffo, but you can feel free to call me Jackie. I am born and raised in Michigan. My husband and I have 3 boys and we enjoy anything outdoors. In fact, we decided to leave the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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 77.95 percent and a dropout rate of 10 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.