Teen Therapists in Houghton Lake, MI

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Heidi L. Sura
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LLMSW
Hello All. I am a former English teacher/tutor turned licensed therapist. I love listening to stories and helping people figure out their strengths, abilities and goals. I specialized in trauma while I was in school and have worked with both children and adults. I have worked with the amazing Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center in Roscommon as well as with Adult Services and the wonderful people at DHHS. My background is well rounded, and while I tend to lean toward the Marvel Universe v. DC, I can talk a mean game of basketball and enjoy Sunday football with the family. I look forward to hearing your stories and needs.
(989) 368-0528
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Houghton Lake, MI 48629
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$90 per session
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Blue Skies Counseling Network
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC
At Blue Skies Counseling Network our focus is to improve one's quality of life by working together to form client centered goals that promote positive, meaningful change and well being. I believe in a holistic & eclectic approach that is tailored to meet the consumer's needs, respecting client autonomy and cultural values. I have experience working with survivors of domestic violence, substance abuse, relationships concerns, anger management, and court referrals with adult and juvenile populations, including SOS Driver's License evaluations. Office hours 9am to 5pm and also available on Saturday by appointment only.
(989) 481-0255
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Houghton Lake, MI 48629
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$80 per session
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Christine Cromwell With Partners In Change
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Hi, my name is Chris and I have lived in West Branch for the majority of my life. I graduated from Ogemaw Heights High School in 1989 and earned a Bachelor's of Social Work from Ferris State University in 1995. I eventually moved back to the West Branch community and gained experience working with individuals experiencing trauma, substance use, and severe mental illness. I obtained my Master's degree in Social Work from Michigan State in 2019.
(989) 832-2165
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Houghton Lake, MI 48629
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$140 per session

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Danielle Fox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Danielle graduated with her Masters in Social Work from Spring Arbor University, in 2016. She has gained clinical experience working with all populations but is most passionate about working with children and families to help develop healthy attachments, encourage positive emotion regulation and peaceful parenting. Danielle is passionate about helping children develop positive coping skills, helping families heal generational traumas and working together with them to encourage whole body wellness in conjunction with their mental health.
(989) 200-4826
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Prudenville, MI 48651
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$200 per session

Online Therapists

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Rebecca R. Swenson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
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
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Traverse City, MI 49684
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$160 per session
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Tracy A Zavala
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We all have times when we need help with getting through the challenges of life. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, other mental health concerns; or perhaps parenting a child with emotional and behavioral concerns, I am glad to help. I have twenty plus years of experience working with individuals and families in settings including: partial hospitalization, preschool, juvenile court, adolescent residential treatment, nonprofit organizations and community mental health. Contact me to discuss your needs and how I may best assist you, or your child/family.
(616) 414-3186
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Rockford, MI 49341
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Kimber Decker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
My clients say things like...I am overwhelmed with stress. My anxiety is out of control. Does depression ever get better? I want to die. How did my relationship end up here? When does the pain of loss stop? Why can't my kids, spouse, ex just cooperate? My teenager is out of control. My parents just don't get it! The flashbacks are real. Will it ever get any better? Real people. Real-life. Real issues. Talking to someone helps. That is why I am here.
(616) 577-7896
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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$100 per session
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Lindsay Dalman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have specific experience working with the foster care and adoptive population, teen moms, and those experiencing trauma and attachment issues.
Are you overwhelmed, stressed, or feeling like life is constantly throwing you challenges? Maybe you’re looking for support to help process emotions and life changes. Are you a parent or caretaker who always puts others ahead of yourself? My approach to counseling is humanistic and client-centered. I believe that building trust and a professional working relationship is crucial in creating positive change. In our sessions I will use an integrative and strengths based approach to our work together. A combination of mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and other techniques will be used to help you achieve your counseling goals.
(616) 739-6401
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Walden Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CADR
Verified
Verified
Walden specializes in treating many areas of concern including: Relationship, Premarital and Marital Counseling - Life Transition and Independence Support, Depression/Anxiety, Fear & Phobia, Co-Dependency, Divorce and Parenting, Family, Child and Teen Counseling, Grief, Complicated Loss, Gender & Societal Expectations/Concerns.
Walden Counseling welcomes Individuals, Families, and Young Adults. Our Counselors are dedicated to helping you identify your strengths, target goals, & assist you through the process of getting your life, relationships & your outlook - where you want it to be. Situated in Northwest Michigan, Walden Counseling is respected for its comfortable and confidential setting. Our staff are Professional, Board Licensed, Individual-Family Therapists who help people reach their potential goals, assist individuals in discovering & overcoming existing emotional or behavioral concerns.
(231) 333-0453
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Harbor Springs, MI 49740
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Lisa Schoettle Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Counseling-Therapy. Compassionate Counseling for Individual, Family, Marriage Counseling, and Groups. Specializing in Grief Counseling, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Anger Management, and Adjustment Disorders. Child/ Adolescent Counseling for Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, and Delinquency. Substance Abuse Counseling and Education. Driver License Recovery. Suicide Survivor Support Group.
(989) 315-8401
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Bad Axe, MI 48413
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Amy Zauel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
It would be hard to argue that our lives haven't been a lot more complicated over the last few years. Whether you are a child or teen dealing with peer pressure or the stressors at school, a stay at home parent trying to manage everyones busy schedules, a working professional balancing family life and the stress a job can bring, a single or divorced parent struggling to get through each day, a young adult looking for direction in life, or part of a family trying to raise your kids in this increasingly complex world, I have extensive experience in all of these areas. I am committed to helping you work through these challenges.
(989) 441-0696
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Midland, MI 48640
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Eddie L Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a variety of work experiences and many skillsets. Most of my work experience has been working with mental health, substance abuse, and/or co-occurring populations both with adolescent and adults. I have years of experience working on inpatient psychiatric units and 2 + years of experience working as an outpatient therapist. As a younger minority male clinician, I tend to use my presence to influence and/or motivate males to seek or receive services being that mental health and substance abuse services are highly stigmatized.
(989) 200-4176
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Saginaw, MI 48602
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Kimberly J Sinke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
If you are an adult, college-aged student, or teenager who is struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, finding it difficult to adjust to life’s many transitions, coping with a divorce, experiencing grief and loss, or struggling with weight loss, I welcome the opportunity to meet you to see if we are a fit. In the face of such challenges, counselors have a unique privilege in providing the guidance and the support we need to identify our strengths, understand our worth and value, become unstuck and learn new techniques and ways to handle our problems and reach our goals and highest potential.
(269) 248-3661
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Onekama, MI 49675
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Laura Geffre
Counselor, LLPC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with adult and adolescent individuals struggling with mood disorders, personality disorders, and/or trauma.
As a counselor, I strive to help clients with emotions that have become problematic in their daily life. I work with each person to assist them in overcoming obstacles they may face through a solution-focused and person-centered approach. I believe that all individuals have the ability to discover change within themselves and find their greater purpose within their life. I have the tools to assist clients to build up a stronger foundation in order to achieve greater happiness.
(231) 201-3064
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Kalkaska, MI 49646
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Waitlist for new clients
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Allison Wilson
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
Life has a way of wearing us down, sometimes it is a slow erosion over time and sometimes it swiftly takes our breath away. Perhaps you're battling depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, life transitions, parenting challenges, or relationship stress. Or maybe you're providing care for a child or adolescent who is struggling with typical or unique challenges and need additional support.
(231) 201-3598
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Fife Lake, MI 49633
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$100 per session
Waitlist for new clients
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Candace A Champagne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP, LCAS, CAADC, MAC
Verified
Verified
I worked for more than 10 years in residential dual diagnosis SUD/MH facilities which includes an adolescent lock-down unit and a voluntary adult treatment center.
As a therapist with over 20 years experience, I believe in straight forward, compassionate, nonjudgemental therapy. I am currently licensed in three states (NC, SC, MI) and trained in a variety of treatment modalities. My history includes 10 years of private practice working with clients, who struggle with their moods, addictive behaviors, impulse control, grief & loss, trauma, mental health challenges, and family conflict. As a referral source for District and Circuit Courts, I facilitated Drug Court and Domestic Violence Court programs.
(828) 949-1328
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Bay City, MI 48708
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$150 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Christine Omilion-Sugg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I earned my Masters of Clinical Mental Health degree from Oakland University with specializations in infant, child, and adolescent mental health.
Hello and Welcome! I am here to listen, support, advocate, and guide you to your individual wellness goals. I believe in a client-centered approach as I recognize that there is no single path to wellness. We will collaborate to discover the route that is best for you, your child, or your family. I believe each of us can live full and authentic lives with a bit of support and guidance.
(231) 629-4283
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Petoskey, MI 49770
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Diane Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have extensive experience in mental health, substance abuse, dual diagnosed clients, anxiety issues, family and relationship issues, post traumatic stress disorder, domestic violence, sexual abuse, grief and loss issues, self-esteem issues, chronic pain, medical issues, adolescent issues, obsessive compulsive disorder and transgender and gay issues.
I have found that everyone can hit a bump in the road. The hardest part of this experience is to walk in the door and ask for help. I value the therapeutic process between my clients and myself, and enjoy as well am honored in getting you into a healthier place. Everyone comes with a different story and event, and I can help you with this. Together we will forge through whatever it is you are struggling with, and I look forward to empowering you on this non judgmental journey. My office is a safe place to land. I look forward to helping you be a healthier you.
(810) 255-0481
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Birch Run, MI 48415
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$100 per session
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Katherine Vance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, IMH-II
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and life coach practicing in Elk Rapids, MI. I was previously practicing in Bloomfield Hills Mi for 6 years before moving to the Traverse City area in 2019. I have experience as an Infant Mental Health Specialist, Child and Adolescent Therapist and Family Therapist. I received my BA from University of Arkansas in Social Work and Criminal Justice and a MSW from University of Michigan in Therapeutic Practice and Community Organizing. I enjoy working with all individuals to process and explore the concerns that may prohibit them from reaching their potential and living life to its fullest.
(947) 208-6971
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Elk Rapids, MI 49629
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$120 (individual)$120 (couples)
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Stephen Scott
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified
Verified
Sometimes, finding hope and purpose can be really difficult. Whether it’s depression, anxiety, relationship issues, teenager adjustments, or even an addiction, the storms of life can be challenging, but you don’t have to weather those storms alone. Everyone deserves to feel hope…everyone deserves to live life with purpose. As a counselor, I've had the privilege of walking with hundreds of people through heavy and often overwhelming seasons in their lives. One of the many things I've learned is that your past does not need to define your future. Restored health, hope, and purpose can be your reality.
(231) 225-4161
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Traverse City, MI 49686
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$100 per session

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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.