Teen Therapists in East Lansing, MI

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Jim Gorman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
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As a clinical Social Worker, I have worked with children, teens and young adults with behavior problems since 1978. I also have extensive practice experience with adults with mental health presentations. My orientation is strength based; I seek to create a working alliance of safety and trust. I am trained in a number of clinical methods: Family therapy;cognitive- behavioral approaches, and trauma focused interventions. I am a parent of two girls, one a teen , the other, a young adult, both of whom attend school in this community.
(833) 854-1668
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East Lansing, MI 48823
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Jason R Mott
Counselor, MA, LLPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I work with adolescent , adult, and elderly individuals and groups.
Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, or shame? Or undergoing personal, professional, and academic life transitions? I specialize in working with youth, adolescents, and middle aged and older adults, individually and in groups who struggle to cope during these difficult times. Additionally, financial, mental, physical, emotional, and identity crises require compassion and skills to grow. I also work with adults who are physically or mentally disabled and have chronic health needs, including epilepsy. My goal is to help people find hope, direction, meaning, and fulfilment, and teach skills to improve mental health.
(517) 200-3603
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East Lansing, MI 48823
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Mark Edward Hulbert
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I am a limited licensed psychologist and have been practicing for 21 years. My experience has been in diverse setting and populations. I have worked in both adult and adolescent psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment, intensive foster care and in private practice. I have also been a foster parent an adoptive parent. Specialties include: children and adolescents, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, GLBTQ issues, foster care and adoption, grief and loss issues, self- esteem, autism spectrum disorder and helping people discover how to live life to their fullest potential. I work with all ages and treat individual, families and couples.
(517) 618-9286
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East Lansing, MI 48823
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Kasey Olsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Whether you or your child/ teen is struggling with anxiety or depression, has endured a traumatic event, or can't seem to figure this whole "school" thing out, I'm here to help!
(517) 684-2560
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East Lansing, MI 48823
$85 per session
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Richard P Lieske
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MDiv, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Finding help shouldn't be difficult, but it is, and I want to make that process easy for you, from the first contact. I have more than twenty years experience in behavioral medicine, and more than 30 years in helping professions. Using a wide range of expertise and training I treat diverse concerns of pre- teen through older adult clients. By varying treatment with a number of approaches, I strive to tailor therapy to the person, not just the problems identified. I work with mood and anxiety disorders, chronic pain and illness, trauma, addictions, eating and weight issues, and more.
(517) 225-0202
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Amy Nicholas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Are you a teenager or adult who is struggling with feelings of anxiety related to life stressors? Are you looking to learn strategies you can use to build positive emotions in your life? Whether you are dealing with stress from school, your job, relationships or other areas of life, we can work together to learn and implement cognitive behavioral and mindfulness strategies to improve your quality of life.
(517) 200-3486
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Marla Saint Gilles
Psychologist, LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you a teen or young adult struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression? A parent of a child who is struggling academically, emotionally and/or behaviorally? My name is Dr. Marla Saint Gilles, and I want to help the child, teen or young adult in your life get the therapeutic support they deserve to heal, grow and thrive. I provide individual therapy, parent consultation sessions, and psychological/ psychoeducational evaluations for individuals ages 4- young adult.
(517) 273-2057
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$165 per session
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Hannah Henry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in child/ adolescent counseling and perinatal disorders, and have experience working with clients throughout the lifespan including postpartum issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, attention difficulties, etc, in both individual and group settings.
The mind body connection is greatly important at all ages and stages of life. Whether it be brief moments of stress, grief, or change; or lifelong concerns surrounding family, career, or mental health; everyone needs support.
(517) 697-5387
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Courtney Bacigal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
“I believe that we are the experts into our futures and how we obtain the goals we desire. Although we are the experts, we at times need guidance and support throughout our journey.”
(517) 296-6171
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East Lansing, MI 48823
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Barbara Atshaves
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CAADC
Verified
Verified
It can be difficult to reach out for help when dealing with mental health issues. I am here to help. I provide a person centered experience for clients from diverse backgrounds who are suffering from Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Addictions, and Domestic Violence. I am certified to use hypnosis and ear acupuncture to relieve stress and anxiety, including student anxiety over exams. I will draw on my extensive background and experience to provide the best therapeutic solution for you.
(979) 200-6279
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East Lansing, MI 48823
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Julie Roy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
Verified
I believe that everyone needs some extra support at times. My goal as a therapist is to work collaboratively with clients to help them find their way through life’s challenges. Encouraging the client as the expert on their own life, I draw from an eclectic, strengths-based, approach in all my interventions.
(517) 816-9403
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East Lansing, MI 48823
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Change Kwesele Malama
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LLMSW
Verified
Verified
Sometimes the scariest thing to do is talk to someone, especially if we feel like we will be misunderstood, laughed at, or judged. As a therapist my goal is to create a safe, comfortable, and confidential space for you to have someone to talk to. I focus on helping clients enhance their holistic health, manage relationships and cope with the stressors that may come from life changing events or navigating multiple worlds. Much of my experience has been working with teenagers, college students, and middle-aged adults.
(517) 225-1945
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East Lansing, MI 48823
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$160 per session
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Drew Schafer
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Regardless of whether I'm working with kids and parents towards behavior change; or teens, college students and young professionals on anxiety, stress or depression, the relationship between my clients and I is essential. I strive to make sure my clients feel understood and cared for by me so change to occur.
(734) 508-3063
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East Lansing, MI 48823
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$100 per session
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Barbara Jill Rossen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW, LMFT, BCD
Verified
Verified
I help my clients feel more connected to themselves, and to have richer, more meaningful relationships with the people in their lives.The therapeutic process is designed to facilitate change and release one from pain and suffering. It is a collaborative effort , we address your concerns while we navigate the journey from crisis to wellness.I am most helpful in aiding people find their true voice, to live their lives more fully and authentically. It is true that living an authentic life, where one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are in synch, brings about lasting happiness. My job is to help with, and facilitate, that process.
(517) 292-3535
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East Lansing, MI 48823
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$190 (individual)$225 (couples)
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Nadja Maison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you feel overwhelmed with anxiety, frozen with worry, or lost in endless doomscrolling? Let me help you navigate a path forward. I specialize in issues of anxiety, family conflict and parenting for adolescents and adults ages 14 and up. My passion is helping you feel your best with an integrated approach to wellness that incorporates mind, body, and spirit, through psychotherapy, nutrition, movement, and spiritually-based mindfulness.
(517) 401-6468
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East Lansing, MI 48823
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$130 per session
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Shana Bombrys
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CADC, ADS, RPT
Verified
Verified
Clinical social worker as well as a certified alcohol and drug counselor. Extensive training surrounding trauma and the impact trauma has on our lives. I have worked with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Drawing from my work with Refugees to my work with people struggling with addiction issues.Strengths based and client centered approach. I work with children utilizing child centered play therapy. I have over six years of training in Sandtray World play technique. Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Theraplay.
(517) 618-0579
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East Lansing, MI 48823
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Mitch Combs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Each person's life has incredible value. The problem for many is that they fail to see and or recognize their worth and potential. The good news is that regardless of one's circumstances, or problems, change is always possible. It is ultimately up to us to decide who we will be, and what kind of mark we want to make in this world. As a counselor, I see value in each person, and partner with them to help them discover new ways of thinking, acting and believing.
(517) 994-1527
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East Lansing, MI 48823
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Jan Bidwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Stuck? Can't unstick yourself? Sometimes we get in our own way without knowing how to get free. I have helped people thread their way through their self-made jungles for decades. Some form of unfinished business trips us up, maybe from trauma, daily stressors, family difficulties, self sabotage, or toxic relationships. I have trained hard to help people see the potholes in the roads, and the pathways up the mountains. There is a way to face obstacles that releases their hold.
(517) 201-2381
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East Lansing, MI 48823
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$150 per session
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Joshua Giorio
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I earned my B.S. in Psychology in 2005 and M.A. in Professional Counseling in 2008 from Central Michigan University. Through my residential and home-based work, I have experience working with children and families from many backgrounds. I work to create a nonjudgmental, safe, and supportive space for all to work on their desired goals.
(517) 201-1729
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East Lansing, MI 48823
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Ashley Gulker
Master Social Work, LMSW, PMH-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I use a range of therapeutic approaches to meet the diverse needs and comfort levels of my clients. Let's work together to determine how you, your child, or family can work through challenges using cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, mindfulness, family therapy and/or traditional talk therapy. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults on issues ranging from depression and anxiety to trauma and struggles with life transitions.
(517) 583-4035
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East Lansing, MI 48823
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Teen Therapists

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.