Teletherapy for Grand Traverse County, MI

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Dr. Diana Ro
Psychologist, PsyD, MCL
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
We can get stuck in unhealthy relational patterns with ourselves and others that impact our mood and sense of self. We fear disconnection, rejection, and loneliness. What we desire is to be heard, known, and valued by others. What I hope to provide is a space and partner to acknowledge and express our needs, understand our roles, set boundaries with others, and feel safe and secure in ourselves. Together we can foster a deeper understanding of yourself and provide tools to help cope with life's challenges.
We can get stuck in unhealthy relational patterns with ourselves and others that impact our mood and sense of self. We fear disconnection, rejection, and loneliness. What we desire is to be heard, known, and valued by others. What I hope to provide is a space and partner to acknowledge and express our needs, understand our roles, set boundaries with others, and feel safe and secure in ourselves. Together we can foster a deeper understanding of yourself and provide tools to help cope with life's challenges.
(231) 577-2576 View (231) 577-2576
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Julie Monan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
I work to support my clients through a variety of topics including: relationship patterns, women's issues, anxiety, social anxiety, depression, and life transitions; retirement, job transition, divorce, sexual identity, moving, death, and infertility. I believe that all people at some point in their life feel stuck, and therapy is a process to help a person feel unstuck through self-discovery, self-awareness, learning, and sometimes through practicing new ways of thinking and/or new behaviors.
I work to support my clients through a variety of topics including: relationship patterns, women's issues, anxiety, social anxiety, depression, and life transitions; retirement, job transition, divorce, sexual identity, moving, death, and infertility. I believe that all people at some point in their life feel stuck, and therapy is a process to help a person feel unstuck through self-discovery, self-awareness, learning, and sometimes through practicing new ways of thinking and/or new behaviors.
(231) 201-3471 View (231) 201-3471
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Brendan O'Donnel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49686
Are you are experiencing anxiety or depression? Are you distressed in your relationships or with your gender identity or sexual function? Are you in grief, confronting mortality, and managing a complex medical illness or disability? Have you lost what it feels like to be yourself?
Are you are experiencing anxiety or depression? Are you distressed in your relationships or with your gender identity or sexual function? Are you in grief, confronting mortality, and managing a complex medical illness or disability? Have you lost what it feels like to be yourself?
(231) 442-0898 View (231) 442-0898
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Grand Traverse Hypnotherapy and Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49686
Licensed Professional Counselor, in practice for 33 years. Certified Hypnotherapist since 2007. I specialize in helping people overcome Anxiety, Fear and Panic Attacks, changing Habits, regaining control in their lives. You can have great success in overcoming Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Sleep Disturbance, Pain, PTSD and more. Boost your Self Confidence, Public Speaking and Sports Performance. I offer Hypnotherapy for Successful Stopping Smoking and Weight Management in as little as 4 private sessions. Member International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, Mental Health Counselors of Northern Michigan.
Licensed Professional Counselor, in practice for 33 years. Certified Hypnotherapist since 2007. I specialize in helping people overcome Anxiety, Fear and Panic Attacks, changing Habits, regaining control in their lives. You can have great success in overcoming Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Sleep Disturbance, Pain, PTSD and more. Boost your Self Confidence, Public Speaking and Sports Performance. I offer Hypnotherapy for Successful Stopping Smoking and Weight Management in as little as 4 private sessions. Member International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, Mental Health Counselors of Northern Michigan.
(231) 225-4502 View (231) 225-4502
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Rebecca R. Swenson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
Is your child overly worried or fearful? Do you have a stressed out teen who struggles with body image and eating problems? Are you experiencing recurrent intrusive unwanted thoughts or engaging in repetitive behaviors? As a licensed clinical psychologist, I am dedicated to improving the lives of children, adolescents, and young adults with compassionate, supportive, and evidence-based therapy. Our solution-focused sessions will look at what is working well for you now and how to make changes to your thoughts, behaviors, coping skills, and relationships in order to feel better and stay better.
Is your child overly worried or fearful? Do you have a stressed out teen who struggles with body image and eating problems? Are you experiencing recurrent intrusive unwanted thoughts or engaging in repetitive behaviors? As a licensed clinical psychologist, I am dedicated to improving the lives of children, adolescents, and young adults with compassionate, supportive, and evidence-based therapy. Our solution-focused sessions will look at what is working well for you now and how to make changes to your thoughts, behaviors, coping skills, and relationships in order to feel better and stay better.
(231) 201-5460 View (231) 201-5460
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Emma Smith
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49686
At Blue Thistle Therapy, I value holistic healing and authenticity. My practice is rooted in relationship-based counseling, and I dig deep in order to connect with the real you. I am not a “smile and nod” therapist. I believe that therapy should be challenging, and I’m here to partner with you in your journey toward positive growth.
At Blue Thistle Therapy, I value holistic healing and authenticity. My practice is rooted in relationship-based counseling, and I dig deep in order to connect with the real you. I am not a “smile and nod” therapist. I believe that therapy should be challenging, and I’m here to partner with you in your journey toward positive growth.
(231) 310-1766 View (231) 310-1766
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Emily Friske
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
I support clients facing a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, and life transitions. My specialization lies in working with young adults, and middle-aged adults, as well as individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, pregnancy, and parenting challenges. I wholeheartedly believe in the transformative power of therapeutic relationships. No one should have to face their challenges alone. My approach is centered on empathy, respect, and collaboration, creating a safe, non-judgmental space where individuals can freely explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
I support clients facing a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, and life transitions. My specialization lies in working with young adults, and middle-aged adults, as well as individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, pregnancy, and parenting challenges. I wholeheartedly believe in the transformative power of therapeutic relationships. No one should have to face their challenges alone. My approach is centered on empathy, respect, and collaboration, creating a safe, non-judgmental space where individuals can freely explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
(231) 262-6595 View (231) 262-6595
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Ty Curtis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49684
You are struggling, and have no one to turn to. You have come here seeking solutions, and I can help you find them. Sometimes life does not go the way we planned, or the way we wanted. Whether it's illness, depression, anxiety, doubt, grief, or shame, the end of a relationship, an engagement or marriage, the loss of a loved one, the birth of a child, or the achievement of a long-term goal, I can help you remove the roadblocks and get back on the path to your best life.
You are struggling, and have no one to turn to. You have come here seeking solutions, and I can help you find them. Sometimes life does not go the way we planned, or the way we wanted. Whether it's illness, depression, anxiety, doubt, grief, or shame, the end of a relationship, an engagement or marriage, the loss of a loved one, the birth of a child, or the achievement of a long-term goal, I can help you remove the roadblocks and get back on the path to your best life.
(231) 928-5147 View (231) 928-5147
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Margaret Fedder
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
There are times in our lives when it becomes essential for us to seek greater self-awareness and a fuller sense of meaning and purpose. Perhaps you're experiencing the end of a relationship, a major life transition, an intense period of stuckness, or frequent 3am panic that leaves you in a tailspin. Or, you might just be feeling like nothing is terribly wrong, but still not quite right. I offer support for adults 18+ who are looking for insight into their past experiences and present choices in order to craft a future that feels safe, authentic, and meaningful.
There are times in our lives when it becomes essential for us to seek greater self-awareness and a fuller sense of meaning and purpose. Perhaps you're experiencing the end of a relationship, a major life transition, an intense period of stuckness, or frequent 3am panic that leaves you in a tailspin. Or, you might just be feeling like nothing is terribly wrong, but still not quite right. I offer support for adults 18+ who are looking for insight into their past experiences and present choices in order to craft a future that feels safe, authentic, and meaningful.
(231) 714-6474 View (231) 714-6474
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Megan Kay Morrissey
Counselor, LLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49686
My personal motto is "No mud. No lotus." To me, this means, without suffering there cannot be beauty. My entire life I have been fascinated with resilience- the ability to overcome. What makes people stronger when they they have faced so much adversity? I started my career focused on how to help people become more resilient, and along the way I have learned so much, not just about overcoming obstacles, but also about building up strengths.
My personal motto is "No mud. No lotus." To me, this means, without suffering there cannot be beauty. My entire life I have been fascinated with resilience- the ability to overcome. What makes people stronger when they they have faced so much adversity? I started my career focused on how to help people become more resilient, and along the way I have learned so much, not just about overcoming obstacles, but also about building up strengths.
(231) 645-6410 View (231) 645-6410
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Christine Clute
Counselor, MA, LLP, LPC
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686  (Online Only)
The power to have the quality life and relationships that you desire is in your hands. It just takes courage to take the first step. If you feel lost in a maze that keeps ending up where you started, maybe you need a good guide who can help you arrive at a more satisfying destination. I can help you navigate through the challenges in life so that you end up with more positive results. ( PLEASE NOTE: I only work with individuals 20yrs+ old.)
The power to have the quality life and relationships that you desire is in your hands. It just takes courage to take the first step. If you feel lost in a maze that keeps ending up where you started, maybe you need a good guide who can help you arrive at a more satisfying destination. I can help you navigate through the challenges in life so that you end up with more positive results. ( PLEASE NOTE: I only work with individuals 20yrs+ old.)
(231) 225-4172 View (231) 225-4172
Photo of Heather Carson, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Heather Carson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
I believe that all humans are innately driven to seek balance and congruence, and that when this drive is disrupted, whether it be due to emotional difficulties, relational stressors, or other life changes, we begin to suffer. It is my privilege to accompany my clients in their process of establishing balance and integration, ultimately achieving a sense of wholeness and security. I recognize that sometimes talk therapy isn't enough so I use a variety of additional therapies, including EMDR, which facilitate change by reprocessing emotionally-charged memories or experiences that often show up as physical sensations in the body.
I believe that all humans are innately driven to seek balance and congruence, and that when this drive is disrupted, whether it be due to emotional difficulties, relational stressors, or other life changes, we begin to suffer. It is my privilege to accompany my clients in their process of establishing balance and integration, ultimately achieving a sense of wholeness and security. I recognize that sometimes talk therapy isn't enough so I use a variety of additional therapies, including EMDR, which facilitate change by reprocessing emotionally-charged memories or experiences that often show up as physical sensations in the body.
(231) 714-6425 View (231) 714-6425
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Karen J Van Zuiden
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49686
I am a strength based therapist. You are the author of your story. I consider it an honor to help people on their journeys and reframe what keeps people from being their best selves. It isn't about surviving, it is about thriving. I work with many different people from age 16 to 90. At each age and stage, there are changes and transitions. Being able to move through and adjust to these changes is vital to being resilient and emotionally healthy. I will help you understand your strengths when you feel weakest, find hope and feel more in control
I am a strength based therapist. You are the author of your story. I consider it an honor to help people on their journeys and reframe what keeps people from being their best selves. It isn't about surviving, it is about thriving. I work with many different people from age 16 to 90. At each age and stage, there are changes and transitions. Being able to move through and adjust to these changes is vital to being resilient and emotionally healthy. I will help you understand your strengths when you feel weakest, find hope and feel more in control
(231) 399-8820 View (231) 399-8820
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Cheryl M Paberzs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49696  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If your relationship feels stuck, I will help you identify & change harmful patterns before you feel hopeless. We'll build on your strengths and history. Afraid of replicating your parents' marriage? We'll explore your fears, improve communication, & work toward more effective solutions. Plan to move in together? Get married? Change jobs? Have a baby? I can help you prepare now for the typical (& your unique) stressors that come with those changes instead of feeling blindsided by them & trying to pick up the broken pieces later. Communication, intimacy, & sexual satisfaction can all be strengthened with some intention & time.
If your relationship feels stuck, I will help you identify & change harmful patterns before you feel hopeless. We'll build on your strengths and history. Afraid of replicating your parents' marriage? We'll explore your fears, improve communication, & work toward more effective solutions. Plan to move in together? Get married? Change jobs? Have a baby? I can help you prepare now for the typical (& your unique) stressors that come with those changes instead of feeling blindsided by them & trying to pick up the broken pieces later. Communication, intimacy, & sexual satisfaction can all be strengthened with some intention & time.
(231) 259-9913 View (231) 259-9913
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Bridget M Callaghan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
Waitlist for new clients
I am dedicated to helping others navigate their complex and uncomfortable emotions and behaviors. At the core of therapy is change. Change itself can be scary, exciting and challenging. We will get through it together.
I am dedicated to helping others navigate their complex and uncomfortable emotions and behaviors. At the core of therapy is change. Change itself can be scary, exciting and challenging. We will get through it together.
(231) 244-9672 View (231) 244-9672
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David A Prince
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
We do not charge insurance co-pays to our clients, it makes therapy costly and some people avoid seeking counseling for that reason. If you're looking for guidance through a challenging situation, you have a concern that has been on your mind and you would like to speak with a counselor or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I can help you through this process.
We do not charge insurance co-pays to our clients, it makes therapy costly and some people avoid seeking counseling for that reason. If you're looking for guidance through a challenging situation, you have a concern that has been on your mind and you would like to speak with a counselor or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I can help you through this process.
(231) 714-6505 View (231) 714-6505
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Kate McGill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
These last few years of the pandemic have been very difficult for most people. I have seen a surge in anxiety, depression, loneliness, stress on marriages and family relationships, health issues, and loads of despair and grief. The pandemic has seemed to push some of these issues to the front and center for people and they can no longer be avoided or dismissed. It is a sensitive time for people to begin addressing their need for help. It can be so overwhelming and difficult to know how to begin talking about it - especially with someone who is a stranger such as myself.
These last few years of the pandemic have been very difficult for most people. I have seen a surge in anxiety, depression, loneliness, stress on marriages and family relationships, health issues, and loads of despair and grief. The pandemic has seemed to push some of these issues to the front and center for people and they can no longer be avoided or dismissed. It is a sensitive time for people to begin addressing their need for help. It can be so overwhelming and difficult to know how to begin talking about it - especially with someone who is a stranger such as myself.
(312) 313-2613 View (312) 313-2613
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Jessica Kelley
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
Need some help? I did too. No one has it all together. I work with frustrated parents, kids & teens with behavioral/mood issues, searching young adults, & individuals dissatisfied with their life. Life is a journey, at times through the journey we can lose our sense of direction, hope, and purpose. I would like to come along side of you on your journey, & help you find solutions so you can move forward!
Need some help? I did too. No one has it all together. I work with frustrated parents, kids & teens with behavioral/mood issues, searching young adults, & individuals dissatisfied with their life. Life is a journey, at times through the journey we can lose our sense of direction, hope, and purpose. I would like to come along side of you on your journey, & help you find solutions so you can move forward!
(231) 646-8223 View (231) 646-8223
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Emmy Hendry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Emmy believes that your well-being relies on achieving balance in all aspects of your life. This requires a whole health approach that will serve the mind, body, and soul. Emmy specializes in trauma; specifically sexual trauma, violence trauma, relationship trauma, and family/intergenerational trauma. Her primary specializations are working with individuals with attachment style issues, relationship issues, masculine and feminine energies, sex trauma/intimacy issues, anxiety disorders, and grief.
Emmy believes that your well-being relies on achieving balance in all aspects of your life. This requires a whole health approach that will serve the mind, body, and soul. Emmy specializes in trauma; specifically sexual trauma, violence trauma, relationship trauma, and family/intergenerational trauma. Her primary specializations are working with individuals with attachment style issues, relationship issues, masculine and feminine energies, sex trauma/intimacy issues, anxiety disorders, and grief.
(231) 202-3837 View (231) 202-3837
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Jeffrey D Goodwin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
I love helping adolescents and their families! Sounds strange I know, but it's true. I provide a listening ear and create a non-judgmental space for youth ages 11-24 to talk about life, love, friendship, and the challenges associated with transitioning into adulthood. I also work with struggling adults, couples and stressed families, and help individuals deal with things like depression and anxiety. Life puts lots of pressure on individuals, marriages, parents, and families, and I'd love to help you find ways to cope with the pressure and go from surviving to thriving!
I love helping adolescents and their families! Sounds strange I know, but it's true. I provide a listening ear and create a non-judgmental space for youth ages 11-24 to talk about life, love, friendship, and the challenges associated with transitioning into adulthood. I also work with struggling adults, couples and stressed families, and help individuals deal with things like depression and anxiety. Life puts lots of pressure on individuals, marriages, parents, and families, and I'd love to help you find ways to cope with the pressure and go from surviving to thriving!
(231) 622-4339 View (231) 622-4339

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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.