Therapists in Bay County, MI

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Photo of Maryann M Dexter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bay County, MI
Maryann M Dexter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bay City, MI 48706  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you need help untangling your thoughts? Would you like to talk through some issues and get a new perspective? Maybe I can help, I have gained knowledge and experience by working with clients for a variety of reasons; depression, anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma, abuse, PTSD, and relationship difficulties. I have helped people through difficult transitions like separation, divorce, or the loss of a loved one.
Do you need help untangling your thoughts? Would you like to talk through some issues and get a new perspective? Maybe I can help, I have gained knowledge and experience by working with clients for a variety of reasons; depression, anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma, abuse, PTSD, and relationship difficulties. I have helped people through difficult transitions like separation, divorce, or the loss of a loved one.
(989) 394-1747 View (989) 394-1747
Photo of Margie Bach, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bay County, MI
Margie Bach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Bay City, MI 48708
Beginning the counseling journey is a brave and affirming investment in yourself. I am here to support you in your journey and help guide you towards your goals whatever they may be. Therapy is a safe place for healing and growth that requires a collaborative relationship that is honest, non-judgmental, and authentic. Discovering a life full of meaning can feel overwhelming. I believe that therapy is a place to create a space to appreciate who we are, reflect on past experiences, be mindful of present circumstances and discover where you want to be.
Beginning the counseling journey is a brave and affirming investment in yourself. I am here to support you in your journey and help guide you towards your goals whatever they may be. Therapy is a safe place for healing and growth that requires a collaborative relationship that is honest, non-judgmental, and authentic. Discovering a life full of meaning can feel overwhelming. I believe that therapy is a place to create a space to appreciate who we are, reflect on past experiences, be mindful of present circumstances and discover where you want to be.
(989) 373-7480 View (989) 373-7480
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Beelman Therapy Services, PLLC
Licensed Master Socia Worker, MS, LMSW, PA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bay City, MI 48706
Hello! I’m Kelly, the sole owner and operator of Beelman Therapy Services, PLLC. My career background is unique, as I have vast experience working as a prescribing Psychiatric Physician Assistant, as well as over three years working as a clinical therapist in the outpatient setting.
Hello! I’m Kelly, the sole owner and operator of Beelman Therapy Services, PLLC. My career background is unique, as I have vast experience working as a prescribing Psychiatric Physician Assistant, as well as over three years working as a clinical therapist in the outpatient setting.
(989) 312-3055 View (989) 312-3055
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Rachel Lightfoot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Auburn, MI 48611
I have 11+years of experience working directly in the mental health field, 4+ years as an individual therapist. I utilize a whole person wellness (mind-body-spirit) approach to decrease symptoms of trauma and emotional distress. Learn to identify the tools you already use and work to find new ones. I am fully trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy).
I have 11+years of experience working directly in the mental health field, 4+ years as an individual therapist. I utilize a whole person wellness (mind-body-spirit) approach to decrease symptoms of trauma and emotional distress. Learn to identify the tools you already use and work to find new ones. I am fully trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy).
(989) 391-3452 View (989) 391-3452
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The Women's Counselor Elizabeth Scott
Counselor, LLC, NCC, MA-PA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bay City, MI 48706
Help for Today & Bright Hope for Tomorrow! It's wonderful to heal and I'm here to help you in three areas: 1. Sensorimotor & Somatic Psychotherapy; EMDR, Brainspotting, EFT, and Natural Biofeedback for PTSD, Abuse, Complex Trauma, and Adverse Childhood Experiences. 2. Formal testing for ADHD and Executive Functioning (attentional control, working memory, inhibition, and problem-solving). 3. Integrative Nutritional Therapies for Psychological and Physical Health.
Help for Today & Bright Hope for Tomorrow! It's wonderful to heal and I'm here to help you in three areas: 1. Sensorimotor & Somatic Psychotherapy; EMDR, Brainspotting, EFT, and Natural Biofeedback for PTSD, Abuse, Complex Trauma, and Adverse Childhood Experiences. 2. Formal testing for ADHD and Executive Functioning (attentional control, working memory, inhibition, and problem-solving). 3. Integrative Nutritional Therapies for Psychological and Physical Health.
(989) 625-9800 View (989) 625-9800
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Melissa S Kaekel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC, CVE
Verified
Bay City, MI 48706  (Online Only)
I work with individuals who need help with mood/depression, grief/loss (including pet loss), anxiety, and stress. My client history includes medical professionals and first responders experiencing burnout. I have a long history of working with military veterans and PTSD. I specialize in disability and work-related problems.
I work with individuals who need help with mood/depression, grief/loss (including pet loss), anxiety, and stress. My client history includes medical professionals and first responders experiencing burnout. I have a long history of working with military veterans and PTSD. I specialize in disability and work-related problems.
(989) 662-1437 View (989) 662-1437
Photo of Kelly Thompson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bay County, MI
Kelly Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Bay City, MI 48708
You not only have permission to live an empowered and inspired life, but the right. Though between challenging circumstances, deprived mental/emotional health and limiting beliefs, it is easy to find yourself stuck and far away from the thriving, full life you know you are meant to lead. Whether it is dealing with past hurts or coming to terms with a present circumstance, I can offer a supportive, whole person approach through various therapeutic modalities.
You not only have permission to live an empowered and inspired life, but the right. Though between challenging circumstances, deprived mental/emotional health and limiting beliefs, it is easy to find yourself stuck and far away from the thriving, full life you know you are meant to lead. Whether it is dealing with past hurts or coming to terms with a present circumstance, I can offer a supportive, whole person approach through various therapeutic modalities.
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Aspiring to Change Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified
Bay City, MI 48706
We work with clients struggling with substance abuse, trauma, and mental health issues. We have years of experience working with adolescents and adults, providing individual, family, and marital counseling. We have a wide range of experience working with juveniles, sexual offenders, and abuse/neglect clients.
We work with clients struggling with substance abuse, trauma, and mental health issues. We have years of experience working with adolescents and adults, providing individual, family, and marital counseling. We have a wide range of experience working with juveniles, sexual offenders, and abuse/neglect clients.
(989) 303-3984 View (989) 303-3984
Photo of Sabrina Lee Savage, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bay County, MI
Sabrina Lee Savage
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bay City, MI 48706
The best way to predict our future is to create it (Peter Drucker). Life will ultimately get us down, even when things appear fine. I can help you create a better future by helping you overcome anxiety, depression, substance use, couples' conflict, shame, body image issues, unresolved traumas, and much more.
The best way to predict our future is to create it (Peter Drucker). Life will ultimately get us down, even when things appear fine. I can help you create a better future by helping you overcome anxiety, depression, substance use, couples' conflict, shame, body image issues, unresolved traumas, and much more.
(989) 800-1909 x1 View (989) 800-1909 x1
Photo of Gloria Waugh, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bay County, MI
Gloria Waugh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified
Bay City, MI 48708
Gloria Waugh is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her undergraduate degree in Family Life Education from Spring Arbor University and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Spring Arbor University. She began her career working as an outpatient clinician treating children, teens, adults and families with diverse diagnosis including severe and persistent mental illnesses, mood disorders, bi-polar, schizophrenia, depression, anger, anxiety, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorders, chronic pain, PMDD, personality disorders and co-occurring disorders.
Gloria Waugh is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her undergraduate degree in Family Life Education from Spring Arbor University and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Spring Arbor University. She began her career working as an outpatient clinician treating children, teens, adults and families with diverse diagnosis including severe and persistent mental illnesses, mood disorders, bi-polar, schizophrenia, depression, anger, anxiety, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorders, chronic pain, PMDD, personality disorders and co-occurring disorders.
(989) 303-3879 View (989) 303-3879
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Rick Mastroianni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW , CAADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bay City, MI 48706  (Online Only)
Rick Mastroianni LMSW, CAADC We all have rough patches from time to time and can use an impartial person to help get us back on track, and that is what Rick can do for his clients. Rick is well versed in traversing life's obstacles and assisting in overcoming many different types of challenges. With over 20 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and couples. Rick specializes in working with borderline personality disorder, substance use disorder, and self-harm client Rick has experience working for multiple CMH’s in both Michigan and Nevada. Rick has worked in the emergency room providing emergency psychiatric care.
Rick Mastroianni LMSW, CAADC We all have rough patches from time to time and can use an impartial person to help get us back on track, and that is what Rick can do for his clients. Rick is well versed in traversing life's obstacles and assisting in overcoming many different types of challenges. With over 20 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and couples. Rick specializes in working with borderline personality disorder, substance use disorder, and self-harm client Rick has experience working for multiple CMH’s in both Michigan and Nevada. Rick has worked in the emergency room providing emergency psychiatric care.
(517) 300-2618 View (517) 300-2618
Photo of Allison Ames, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bay County, MI
Allison Ames
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bay City, MI 48706  (Online Only)
You notice your emotions are all over the place and you don’t know how to control them. Your head might be spinning with worry about the past and the future. When things get difficult and things we have to do pile up we can lose sight of the moments that help us stay balanced or steady. You are not alone. Therapy can help you get feeling like yourself again. Through teletherapy, you will receive the same high quality care you would get in an office from the comfort of your own surroundings. Schedule your FREE consultation to learn more and see if it may be a good fit for you https://www.synergyetherapy.com/allison-ames-consultation/
You notice your emotions are all over the place and you don’t know how to control them. Your head might be spinning with worry about the past and the future. When things get difficult and things we have to do pile up we can lose sight of the moments that help us stay balanced or steady. You are not alone. Therapy can help you get feeling like yourself again. Through teletherapy, you will receive the same high quality care you would get in an office from the comfort of your own surroundings. Schedule your FREE consultation to learn more and see if it may be a good fit for you https://www.synergyetherapy.com/allison-ames-consultation/
(989) 200-4739 View (989) 200-4739
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Heather Notter MA
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Auburn, MI 48611
Not accepting new clients
I have over two decades of clinical experience specializing in treating children, teens, and families. Being a child therapist isn't just a career for me, it's my calling, and I'm passionate about what I do. Life often moves at a mind-numbing pace for today's kids and families, and it can quickly become overwhelming. Children are not merely small adults who benefit from adult-sized therapy though, they require a therapist with treatment approaches that are tailored specifically for them.
I have over two decades of clinical experience specializing in treating children, teens, and families. Being a child therapist isn't just a career for me, it's my calling, and I'm passionate about what I do. Life often moves at a mind-numbing pace for today's kids and families, and it can quickly become overwhelming. Children are not merely small adults who benefit from adult-sized therapy though, they require a therapist with treatment approaches that are tailored specifically for them.
(989) 285-3673 View (989) 285-3673
Photo of Cassie Herzberger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bay County, MI
Cassie Herzberger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Bay City, MI 48708
I strive to create a safe space for my clients to be their authentic selves. Everyone has their own unique journey, so I believe in letting my clients lead the way to ensure we stayed focused on your wants, needs and therapeutic goals. Overall well-being starts with personal growth and exploration. Let's identify both current and past experiences that are creating barriers to you becoming the version of yourself that you want to be.
I strive to create a safe space for my clients to be their authentic selves. Everyone has their own unique journey, so I believe in letting my clients lead the way to ensure we stayed focused on your wants, needs and therapeutic goals. Overall well-being starts with personal growth and exploration. Let's identify both current and past experiences that are creating barriers to you becoming the version of yourself that you want to be.
(989) 637-2219 View (989) 637-2219
Photo of Choose Your Change Counseling, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bay County, MI
Choose Your Change Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Auburn, MI 48611
I hold a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI. I have more than 22 years experience working in the mental health field including crisis intervention, domestic violence, grief, and severe and persistent mental illness both inpatient and outpatient treatment. I seek supervision from other experienced therapists as part of my desire to bring you the best possible care. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Michigan (64001007414).
I hold a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI. I have more than 22 years experience working in the mental health field including crisis intervention, domestic violence, grief, and severe and persistent mental illness both inpatient and outpatient treatment. I seek supervision from other experienced therapists as part of my desire to bring you the best possible care. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Michigan (64001007414).
(989) 662-1059 View (989) 662-1059
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Doug Vanderlaan
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Bay City, MI 48708
I understand individuals and families are experiencing life at a mind-numbing pace. Stress-filled, chaotic living takes a toll on intimacy, relationships, as well as spiritual, physical and mental health. As a professional counselor, I know how to help individuals and families find success with life, and their relationships. My counseling service is intended to help people cope with and overcome painful emotions and/or unhealthy behaviors associated with depression, anxiety, anger, grief and loss, marital problems, divorce recovery and parent/child conflict.
I understand individuals and families are experiencing life at a mind-numbing pace. Stress-filled, chaotic living takes a toll on intimacy, relationships, as well as spiritual, physical and mental health. As a professional counselor, I know how to help individuals and families find success with life, and their relationships. My counseling service is intended to help people cope with and overcome painful emotions and/or unhealthy behaviors associated with depression, anxiety, anger, grief and loss, marital problems, divorce recovery and parent/child conflict.
(989) 315-8015 View (989) 315-8015
Photo of Gary Roth, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bay County, MI
Gary Roth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bay City, MI 48706
Hello! My name is Gary Roth. I received a BA in psychology from the University of Michigan in 1980 and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Central Michigan University in 1986.I have worked in many different positions throughout my career. I have extensive experience treating kids from ages 5-18 with behavioral and mental health issues. I also have experience treating chronic mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma disorders, and bipolar disorder. In recent years, I have had the pleasure of working with older adults struggling with health issues and adjusting to retirement.
Hello! My name is Gary Roth. I received a BA in psychology from the University of Michigan in 1980 and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Central Michigan University in 1986.I have worked in many different positions throughout my career. I have extensive experience treating kids from ages 5-18 with behavioral and mental health issues. I also have experience treating chronic mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma disorders, and bipolar disorder. In recent years, I have had the pleasure of working with older adults struggling with health issues and adjusting to retirement.
(989) 359-8713 x1 View (989) 359-8713 x1
Photo of Samantha Schalk, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bay County, MI
Samantha Schalk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Bay City, MI 48706
I have been a therapist for over 15 years. Before opening my own practice, I had the opportunity to work as a supervisor at a busy mental health and substance treatment facility. Wanting to focus on the clients and get back to what I love about providing treatment, I decided to pursue private practice. I specialize in working with anxiety, trauma issues, grief issues, and relationship problems.
I have been a therapist for over 15 years. Before opening my own practice, I had the opportunity to work as a supervisor at a busy mental health and substance treatment facility. Wanting to focus on the clients and get back to what I love about providing treatment, I decided to pursue private practice. I specialize in working with anxiety, trauma issues, grief issues, and relationship problems.
(989) 785-9387 View (989) 785-9387
Photo of Lorene Wamsley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bay County, MI
Lorene Wamsley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bay City, MI 48706
One of the most important tools for successful therapy is the relationship between clinician and client. I believe in creating a judgment free atmosphere through empathetic listening skills and positive regard for the client. I utilize an eclectic combination of Person Centered, Strengths Based, CBT, DBT, Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Reflective Listening, Emotional Processing, and EMDR to work with individuals from childhood to retirement in addressing issues with anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism, gender dysphoria, LGBTQIA+, trauma, grief, self-esteem, self-harm, and substance use/addiction.
One of the most important tools for successful therapy is the relationship between clinician and client. I believe in creating a judgment free atmosphere through empathetic listening skills and positive regard for the client. I utilize an eclectic combination of Person Centered, Strengths Based, CBT, DBT, Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Reflective Listening, Emotional Processing, and EMDR to work with individuals from childhood to retirement in addressing issues with anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism, gender dysphoria, LGBTQIA+, trauma, grief, self-esteem, self-harm, and substance use/addiction.
(989) 220-3060 x1 View (989) 220-3060 x1
Photo of June M Picard, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bay County, MI
June M Picard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bay City, MI 48706
My role as a counselor is to teach skills that people can use to change their lives and to give encouragement, support, and hope, for whatever you are dealing with. What do you want your life to be about? Everything is possible when you learn how to remove the barriers blocking your way to becoming who you really are. I teach specific skills that you will use for the rest of your life.
My role as a counselor is to teach skills that people can use to change their lives and to give encouragement, support, and hope, for whatever you are dealing with. What do you want your life to be about? Everything is possible when you learn how to remove the barriers blocking your way to becoming who you really are. I teach specific skills that you will use for the rest of your life.
(989) 863-4348 View (989) 863-4348

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Number of Therapists in Bay County, MI

80+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Bay County, MI who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
93% Depression
76% Trauma and PTSD
74% Coping Skills
74% Self Esteem
73% Stress
65% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% Blue Care Network
53% Aetna

How Therapists in Bay County, MI see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
17% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bay County?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.