Therapists in 48707

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Steven G Haupt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Bay City, MI 48707
I see a primary goal of psychotherapy as providing the individual with a sense of empowerment: the belief that you are able to control your own thoughts and actions and through that interact more effectively in social, personal, and occupational arenas. Therapy begins with establing a supportive therapeutic relationship, in which one feels accepted and validated. The specific methods I use vary depending on the nature of the problem and the needs of the client.
I see a primary goal of psychotherapy as providing the individual with a sense of empowerment: the belief that you are able to control your own thoughts and actions and through that interact more effectively in social, personal, and occupational arenas. Therapy begins with establing a supportive therapeutic relationship, in which one feels accepted and validated. The specific methods I use vary depending on the nature of the problem and the needs of the client.
(989) 488-6243 View (989) 488-6243
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Meredith Ries
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bay City, MI 48707  (Online Only)
We all go through various challenges in life, and some may be easier to navigate alone than others. Just like going to a doctor to maintain your physical health, meeting with a counselor can be a vital part of maintaining your mental health. Therapy can provide you with the tools necessary for working through challenges in your life. As well as improving your overall wellness, counseling can also help you with developing a better understanding of yourself. Throughout the counseling process, you can develop skills for improving your relationships, coping with life stressors, and emotional pressures.
We all go through various challenges in life, and some may be easier to navigate alone than others. Just like going to a doctor to maintain your physical health, meeting with a counselor can be a vital part of maintaining your mental health. Therapy can provide you with the tools necessary for working through challenges in your life. As well as improving your overall wellness, counseling can also help you with developing a better understanding of yourself. Throughout the counseling process, you can develop skills for improving your relationships, coping with life stressors, and emotional pressures.
(269) 883-1185 View (269) 883-1185
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Jenny L Schmitzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, SAP
Verified
Bay City, MI 48707
Finding the right therapist is essential, and beginning by developing a trusting and respectful relationship is where the journey begins between therapist and client. I believe that people can experience true healing and reconcile their past and their present. You can use what you learn to shed old patterns that no longer serve you. Communication is key, and in learning how to do this within yourself, you can create change to achieve a better quality of life.
Finding the right therapist is essential, and beginning by developing a trusting and respectful relationship is where the journey begins between therapist and client. I believe that people can experience true healing and reconcile their past and their present. You can use what you learn to shed old patterns that no longer serve you. Communication is key, and in learning how to do this within yourself, you can create change to achieve a better quality of life.
(989) 469-0833 View (989) 469-0833
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Amy McDonald
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CST
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bay City, MI 48707
You may be struggling with understanding why you are unable to connect intimately with your partner(s) or struggling with sexual difficulties following cancer or childbirth. Have you experienced religious based shame around sexuality? Have you experienced trauma that has left an impact on your emotional, sexual, and relational functioning? You are not alone! When we can find and operate from our authentic self, we can form meaningful relationships and heal and recover from traumatic experiences.
You may be struggling with understanding why you are unable to connect intimately with your partner(s) or struggling with sexual difficulties following cancer or childbirth. Have you experienced religious based shame around sexuality? Have you experienced trauma that has left an impact on your emotional, sexual, and relational functioning? You are not alone! When we can find and operate from our authentic self, we can form meaningful relationships and heal and recover from traumatic experiences.
(810) 638-9041 View (810) 638-9041
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Tanya S Douglas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC, CHT, QIDP, QMHP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Bay City, MI 48707  (Online Only)
It can be scary and intimidating when entering therapy. It is quite common that people can feel very vulnerable with the idea of sharing intimate details of their life. As a therapist, I believe it is a privilege to be invited into another person’s life. My philosophy is that I do not believe that people are broken, but rather each person is a unique individual who has, at some point, encountered struggles on the journey of being human. Therapy is often needed when those struggles become so intense that they impact the quality of life. Therapy is not about fixing people but rather learning, adapting and overcoming the challenges.
It can be scary and intimidating when entering therapy. It is quite common that people can feel very vulnerable with the idea of sharing intimate details of their life. As a therapist, I believe it is a privilege to be invited into another person’s life. My philosophy is that I do not believe that people are broken, but rather each person is a unique individual who has, at some point, encountered struggles on the journey of being human. Therapy is often needed when those struggles become so intense that they impact the quality of life. Therapy is not about fixing people but rather learning, adapting and overcoming the challenges.
(616) 236-2683 View (616) 236-2683

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Number of Therapists in 48707

< 10

Therapists in 48707 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
80% Relationship Issues
60% Grief
60% Divorce
60% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% Blue Care Network
60% Aetna

How Therapists in 48707 see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 48707?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.