Therapists in Indian River, MI

Paula Wilson, M.A., LPC
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Indian River, MI 49749
Life is a journey! On the journey of life we can encounter "roadblocks". If you feel you have run into a "roadblock" in your life, counseling can help you to work through your emotions, to learn new coping skills, and to recognize your strengths. In counseling sessions, we can work together on issues, such as, communication skills, self-esteem, assertive skills, parenting skills, anger management skills, coping skills, and anxiety. I have experience working with individuals who are initially unsure of the counseling process.
Life is a journey! On the journey of life we can encounter "roadblocks". If you feel you have run into a "roadblock" in your life, counseling can help you to work through your emotions, to learn new coping skills, and to recognize your strengths. In counseling sessions, we can work together on issues, such as, communication skills, self-esteem, assertive skills, parenting skills, anger management skills, coping skills, and anxiety. I have experience working with individuals who are initially unsure of the counseling process.
(231) 225-4133 View (231) 225-4133
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Susan Markey Whitener
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Indian River, MI 49749  (Online Only)
My goal is to provide a supportive counseling to help people work through life's challenges. All sessions are virtual using a confidential program where we can meet via computer or cell phone. My clients generally prefer the virtual option. No travel required.I use a variety of counseling techniques, tailored to your needs. You will learn about yourself, identify coping strategies, and set goals that will lead to solutions and real life changes. Each session will center around your concerns - my intent is to help you process your own experiences and ultimately, develop your strengths.
My goal is to provide a supportive counseling to help people work through life's challenges. All sessions are virtual using a confidential program where we can meet via computer or cell phone. My clients generally prefer the virtual option. No travel required.I use a variety of counseling techniques, tailored to your needs. You will learn about yourself, identify coping strategies, and set goals that will lead to solutions and real life changes. Each session will center around your concerns - my intent is to help you process your own experiences and ultimately, develop your strengths.
(231) 928-5409 View (231) 928-5409
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Jordan Fighter
Counselor, MA, LLC
Verified Verified
Indian River, MI 49749
I enjoy working with adults who are experiencing high levels of anxiety and panic, along with working to uncover connections between past trauma and current life struggles. Unfortunately, I do not see clients under the age of 18. Active participation is a crucial aspect of therapy and a willingness to change and learn from past experiences is also helpful in making the improvements you want in life. We strive for good days, but it's okay if bad ones happen every now and then. The reality is, life can be hard. Sometimes we just need a nudge in the right direction and an objective viewpoint to help us find our way.
I enjoy working with adults who are experiencing high levels of anxiety and panic, along with working to uncover connections between past trauma and current life struggles. Unfortunately, I do not see clients under the age of 18. Active participation is a crucial aspect of therapy and a willingness to change and learn from past experiences is also helpful in making the improvements you want in life. We strive for good days, but it's okay if bad ones happen every now and then. The reality is, life can be hard. Sometimes we just need a nudge in the right direction and an objective viewpoint to help us find our way.
(231) 599-7667 View (231) 599-7667
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New Click Beginnings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, QMHP
Verified Verified
Indian River, MI 49749  (Online Only)
I provide full teletherapy via video to anyone in Michigan. As a person who has had their own journey to healing, as well as 7 years of experience working with hundreds of clients that are also on their own journey, I can tell you healing is possible. You can overcome trauma, anxiety, depression, self-image / self-esteem barriers. Imagine a future without feeling emotional pain, sadness, restlessness, panic, or anxiousness, while gaining self-esteem, confidence, personal motivation and acceptance. A future that feels bright, happy, and safe.
I provide full teletherapy via video to anyone in Michigan. As a person who has had their own journey to healing, as well as 7 years of experience working with hundreds of clients that are also on their own journey, I can tell you healing is possible. You can overcome trauma, anxiety, depression, self-image / self-esteem barriers. Imagine a future without feeling emotional pain, sadness, restlessness, panic, or anxiousness, while gaining self-esteem, confidence, personal motivation and acceptance. A future that feels bright, happy, and safe.
(231) 844-4042 View (231) 844-4042
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Lynette DePeter-Schulz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW
Verified Verified
Indian River, MI 49749
In life we all encounter setbacks, stress, and traumatic experiences. Sometimes in order to move forward and find our own path, we need an objective person to listen and help sort through our feelings and reactions. I assist individuals to cope with general life stressors, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety.
In life we all encounter setbacks, stress, and traumatic experiences. Sometimes in order to move forward and find our own path, we need an objective person to listen and help sort through our feelings and reactions. I assist individuals to cope with general life stressors, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety.
(231) 377-1009 View (231) 377-1009
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Sarah Cumberland
Counselor, MA, LLC
Verified Verified
Indian River, MI 49749
Knowing when to ask for help is hard. My ideal client is someone willing to take that step. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, trauma - there is hope. Together, we can start walking towards a healthier you.
Knowing when to ask for help is hard. My ideal client is someone willing to take that step. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, trauma - there is hope. Together, we can start walking towards a healthier you.
(231) 261-1583 View (231) 261-1583
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Amber Howard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Indian River, MI 49749
We are all unique individuals, with unique problems and unique ways of handling difficulties. Sometimes in life, we all find ourselves stuck. Stuck in a pattern of behavior, stuck in negative thinking, stuck at work or stuck in an unhealthy relationship. Together, we can work through these situations to discover more about yourself and what it is you truly want. I am here to listen without judgment or opinion to help you uncover what is truly best for you in your unique situation. Sometimes just taking the first step will uncover things you never thought possible.
We are all unique individuals, with unique problems and unique ways of handling difficulties. Sometimes in life, we all find ourselves stuck. Stuck in a pattern of behavior, stuck in negative thinking, stuck at work or stuck in an unhealthy relationship. Together, we can work through these situations to discover more about yourself and what it is you truly want. I am here to listen without judgment or opinion to help you uncover what is truly best for you in your unique situation. Sometimes just taking the first step will uncover things you never thought possible.
(231) 201-4532 View (231) 201-4532

More Therapists Nearby

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Michele Creech
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheboygan, MI 49721  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Maya Angelou once said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Finding a therapist you feel safe telling your story to can be scary; not telling your story can be agony.
Maya Angelou once said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Finding a therapist you feel safe telling your story to can be scary; not telling your story can be agony.
(231) 538-2575 View (231) 538-2575

Online Therapists

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Leelanau Life Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49684
I have a passion for helping others achieve the best version of themselves. Taking the first step to become a happier person can be a daunting task. I want to reassure you that you are not alone. We will work together to rebuild relationships, overcome anxieties, fears, and negative behaviors. I will strive to help you achieve the best version of yourself. Located in the heart of downtown Traverse City, MI.
I have a passion for helping others achieve the best version of themselves. Taking the first step to become a happier person can be a daunting task. I want to reassure you that you are not alone. We will work together to rebuild relationships, overcome anxieties, fears, and negative behaviors. I will strive to help you achieve the best version of yourself. Located in the heart of downtown Traverse City, MI.
(231) 225-4186 View (231) 225-4186
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Mental Wellness Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Mental Wellness Counseling is a Northern Michigan Counseling Practice. Our counselors use their passion, experience and specialties to help clients heal from traumatic experiences, address symptoms related to anxiety and depression, help strengthen relationships and help guide you through the journey of finding the best version of yourself. When you call we try to make the best fit for you based on your needs and goals. We offer face to face and virtual sessions to best meet your needs. We now have 3 locations! Two in Traverse City and a new office in Manistee!
Mental Wellness Counseling is a Northern Michigan Counseling Practice. Our counselors use their passion, experience and specialties to help clients heal from traumatic experiences, address symptoms related to anxiety and depression, help strengthen relationships and help guide you through the journey of finding the best version of yourself. When you call we try to make the best fit for you based on your needs and goals. We offer face to face and virtual sessions to best meet your needs. We now have 3 locations! Two in Traverse City and a new office in Manistee!
(231) 714-0282 View (231) 714-0282
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Jon Englund - Catalyst Therapy Collective
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Alpena, MI 49707  (Online Only)
Are you facing persistent anxiety or stress that make it truly difficult to enjoy life? You, like many others, are not alone in this. Therapy can help. My focus is on supporting individuals grappling with anxiety, ensuring personalized strategies to reclaim their well-being.
Are you facing persistent anxiety or stress that make it truly difficult to enjoy life? You, like many others, are not alone in this. Therapy can help. My focus is on supporting individuals grappling with anxiety, ensuring personalized strategies to reclaim their well-being.
(616) 201-1087 View (616) 201-1087
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Bee Well Therapy, LLC
Limited Licensed Psychologist, LLP, LMFT
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
We all feel a little lost sometimes, the stress life throws at us can be overwhelming. Anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, and past trauma can feel like they are weighing you down, holding you back from living your life. We work with you to find a path through these struggles and achieve whatever goals or life changes you are aiming for. Therapy can seem intimidating, but we aim to make it a personable, positive experience.
We all feel a little lost sometimes, the stress life throws at us can be overwhelming. Anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, and past trauma can feel like they are weighing you down, holding you back from living your life. We work with you to find a path through these struggles and achieve whatever goals or life changes you are aiming for. Therapy can seem intimidating, but we aim to make it a personable, positive experience.
(231) 201-3753 View (231) 201-3753
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Kaylee Patterson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Waitlist for new clients
A trusting relationship is the most important part of working with a counselor. When we feel heard, understood and empathized with, we can begin to self-reflect and grow. It is a part of the human experience to suffer, struggle and be challenged! It is through relationship with others that our stories can be witnessed and healing can occur.
A trusting relationship is the most important part of working with a counselor. When we feel heard, understood and empathized with, we can begin to self-reflect and grow. It is a part of the human experience to suffer, struggle and be challenged! It is through relationship with others that our stories can be witnessed and healing can occur.
(231) 525-5952 View (231) 525-5952
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Jessica Karsten
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
Gaylord, MI 49735
Hello there! I'm Jessica, and I'm so glad you're here. As a licensed therapist, I'm here to offer you compassionate support as you navigate your path to wellness and personal development. I believe in meeting clients where they are at, recognizing that each individual brings unique feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and values to the therapy space. In our sessions, you can expect a confidential and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your concerns openly and without fear.
Hello there! I'm Jessica, and I'm so glad you're here. As a licensed therapist, I'm here to offer you compassionate support as you navigate your path to wellness and personal development. I believe in meeting clients where they are at, recognizing that each individual brings unique feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and values to the therapy space. In our sessions, you can expect a confidential and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your concerns openly and without fear.
(989) 461-3739 View (989) 461-3739
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Janet Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
It's easy to start thinking we can never be happy again. My goal is helping you find your capacity for meaningful change. Having the support system of a therapist is a powerful tool. My approach is direct and engaging (and it is okay for us to use humor). I work with adults and am an active participant in the session. Life transitions can really throw us, and it is not because we are weak, it is because we are normal. I will help you use adversity to become resilient. Immediate Openings for adult Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
It's easy to start thinking we can never be happy again. My goal is helping you find your capacity for meaningful change. Having the support system of a therapist is a powerful tool. My approach is direct and engaging (and it is okay for us to use humor). I work with adults and am an active participant in the session. Life transitions can really throw us, and it is not because we are weak, it is because we are normal. I will help you use adversity to become resilient. Immediate Openings for adult Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
(231) 266-0830 x104 View (231) 266-0830 x104
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Onika Witzke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Honor, MI 49640
Life can just be downright hard as we are thrown challenges that we must maneuver in life. Discovering the source of the challenge and recognizing it is the first step. Then the journey begins. I like to refer to the journey as a river. Life can be smooth at times and calm and peaceful, but at other times you may feel like you are on a whitewater rapid. It is in those times, when you may feel like you are losing control that it is helpful to have someone help you navigate the waters. Together we can create a plan to break down barriers, maneuver the rapids or high current times and strive to meet the desired outcome.
Life can just be downright hard as we are thrown challenges that we must maneuver in life. Discovering the source of the challenge and recognizing it is the first step. Then the journey begins. I like to refer to the journey as a river. Life can be smooth at times and calm and peaceful, but at other times you may feel like you are on a whitewater rapid. It is in those times, when you may feel like you are losing control that it is helpful to have someone help you navigate the waters. Together we can create a plan to break down barriers, maneuver the rapids or high current times and strive to meet the desired outcome.
(231) 299-2241 View (231) 299-2241
Pam Grzech
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686  (Online Only)
You’ve worked so hard to put the past behind you. But, every time you think you may finally be making some progress, something happens to convince you otherwise. You tense up when it's time to go to work and you’re too exhausted and distracted to concentrate at work. It's hard to get out of bed in the morning and face another day. Friends and family notice you’re distant and irritable. Something needs to change.
You’ve worked so hard to put the past behind you. But, every time you think you may finally be making some progress, something happens to convince you otherwise. You tense up when it's time to go to work and you’re too exhausted and distracted to concentrate at work. It's hard to get out of bed in the morning and face another day. Friends and family notice you’re distant and irritable. Something needs to change.
(231) 533-2914 View (231) 533-2914
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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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Andrew O'Brien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49685
Life can be tough, and sometimes it feels like everything is falling apart. If you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure about where to turn, I'm here to help. As a trained clinical social worker, I'm honored to support you on your journey towards healing and growth. Whether you're new to therapy or coming back after a break, taking that first step can be hard. But remember, you're not alone. Together, we can achieve great things and create the life you truly want.
Life can be tough, and sometimes it feels like everything is falling apart. If you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure about where to turn, I'm here to help. As a trained clinical social worker, I'm honored to support you on your journey towards healing and growth. Whether you're new to therapy or coming back after a break, taking that first step can be hard. But remember, you're not alone. Together, we can achieve great things and create the life you truly want.
(231) 538-2046 View (231) 538-2046
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Michigan Safe Space LGBT+ Therapy & Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Cadillac, MI 49601  (Online Only)
We welcome you. We will welcome you regardless of your present status; anxious, sad, angry, lonely, happy, questioning, depressed, lost or otherwise. We will welcome you regardless of your current family situation, relationship or marital status or lack thereof. We will welcome you if you have been to therapy in the past, are looking to come in for the first time, or have no idea what to expect. We will not judge you based upon your personal history, age, race, ethnic background, appearance, sexual orientation or gender identity. We welcome all beliefs, religions, spirituality, and affiliations. We welcome you.
We welcome you. We will welcome you regardless of your present status; anxious, sad, angry, lonely, happy, questioning, depressed, lost or otherwise. We will welcome you regardless of your current family situation, relationship or marital status or lack thereof. We will welcome you if you have been to therapy in the past, are looking to come in for the first time, or have no idea what to expect. We will not judge you based upon your personal history, age, race, ethnic background, appearance, sexual orientation or gender identity. We welcome all beliefs, religions, spirituality, and affiliations. We welcome you.
(231) 277-2414 View (231) 277-2414

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Number of Therapists in Indian River, MI

< 10

Therapists in Indian River, MI who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
86% Trauma and PTSD
86% Coping Skills
86% Self Esteem
86% Life Transitions
71% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% McLaren
57% Medicaid

How Therapists in Indian River, MI see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Indian River?

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.

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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.