Teletherapy for Charlevoix, MI

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Thalia M Ferenc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LMSW, DCSW
Verified Verified
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Help for Emotional, Behavioral and Relationship Problems. Serving adults, children age 9 and over, couples and families, from my private practice located halfway between Charlevoix and Petoskey. I currently provide a choice of in-person or teletherapy. I utilize an integrative blend of therapy orientations, tailoring treatment to each individual's needs. You are unique. Your therapy should be, too.
Help for Emotional, Behavioral and Relationship Problems. Serving adults, children age 9 and over, couples and families, from my private practice located halfway between Charlevoix and Petoskey. I currently provide a choice of in-person or teletherapy. I utilize an integrative blend of therapy orientations, tailoring treatment to each individual's needs. You are unique. Your therapy should be, too.
(231) 335-3616 View (231) 335-3616
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Elizabeth Simpson
Marriage & Family Therapist, Elizabeth Simpson, LMFT
Verified Verified
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Waitlist for new clients
I help people address mental health issues through a combination of highly individualized therapy and lifestyle interventions. I have extensive experience treating depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and trauma. I help people better understand how their attitudes and behaviors are influenced by their life experience and current environment, so change is possible. My approach is highly collaborative and flexible, and I work with my clients to maximize the benefits of therapy by helping them develop supports and opportunities for growth outside scheduled sessions.
I help people address mental health issues through a combination of highly individualized therapy and lifestyle interventions. I have extensive experience treating depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and trauma. I help people better understand how their attitudes and behaviors are influenced by their life experience and current environment, so change is possible. My approach is highly collaborative and flexible, and I work with my clients to maximize the benefits of therapy by helping them develop supports and opportunities for growth outside scheduled sessions.
(231) 459-3213 View (231) 459-3213
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Kendra Baumgartner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Charlevoix, MI 49720  (Online Only)
Thanks for reaching out! With deep appreciation for the human experience, I understand how challenging it can be to navigate life. As an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor, I strive to create a safe space where you will feel unconditional positive regard, support and warmth. Through therapy we will work together to meet your life goals, address issues that have been let go for too long, and create new boundaries as you enter your new chapter of life.
Thanks for reaching out! With deep appreciation for the human experience, I understand how challenging it can be to navigate life. As an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor, I strive to create a safe space where you will feel unconditional positive regard, support and warmth. Through therapy we will work together to meet your life goals, address issues that have been let go for too long, and create new boundaries as you enter your new chapter of life.
(586) 488-2959 View (586) 488-2959
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Mirrored Waters Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Ph D, LMSW, CAADC, TF-CBT
Verified Verified
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Mirrored Waters Counseling is available to all ages, individuals, and couples who want to resolve the issues that are complicating their lives. Be it depression, anxiety, communication in relationships, the ability to express one's thoughts and feelings or behavioral issues. Each issue can become the catalyst to future problems which can overshadow our lives. We all deserve to live a fulfilling life, one free from the angst we create or endure. Allow yourself to dream of a future where you give yourself permission to be happy.
Mirrored Waters Counseling is available to all ages, individuals, and couples who want to resolve the issues that are complicating their lives. Be it depression, anxiety, communication in relationships, the ability to express one's thoughts and feelings or behavioral issues. Each issue can become the catalyst to future problems which can overshadow our lives. We all deserve to live a fulfilling life, one free from the angst we create or endure. Allow yourself to dream of a future where you give yourself permission to be happy.
(231) 266-0138 View (231) 266-0138
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James Shaw
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
Charlevoix, MI 49720
I provide compassionate and confidential therapy and counseling services to adults and couples. Whether you seek marital or couples therapy or individual help for adjustment issues, anger management or stress, I am prepared to help in a warm, supportive environment. I will help to create positive changes and support your finding of positive solutions to enhance your quality of life. I am trained with the most current psychological research offering individualized treatment plans. I provide secured video therapy at no additional cost to those who don't want to deal with traffic or live to far to come to the office.
I provide compassionate and confidential therapy and counseling services to adults and couples. Whether you seek marital or couples therapy or individual help for adjustment issues, anger management or stress, I am prepared to help in a warm, supportive environment. I will help to create positive changes and support your finding of positive solutions to enhance your quality of life. I am trained with the most current psychological research offering individualized treatment plans. I provide secured video therapy at no additional cost to those who don't want to deal with traffic or live to far to come to the office.
(512) 829-3626 View (512) 829-3626

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Online Therapists

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialized therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.