You've tried everything else, why not therapy? You may struggle with panic attacks, racing thoughts, trouble sleeping at night, and an inability to focus. Or, you dread getting out of bed in the morning. Maybe you feel hopeless, helpless, and alone. You struggle to find meaning in life and may even feel suicidal at times. Living with bipolar disorder can feel like a roller coaster. When you’re not depressed, you feel so high you could do anything! But when you’re really elevated, you might do things that cause serious problems after. These issues can affect relationships, work, or family.
In my practice, I draw on my experience and training―but I believe the most effective psychotherapy focuses on developing fulfilling and meaningful connections. Research has shown repeatedly that the therapeutic alliance between therapist and client is a significant predictor in the success of therapy. When exploring psychotherapy, I encourage you to meet with more than one therapist and to ask potential therapists questions about their personal process. I specialize in Sex Therapy and I have post-graduate training related specifically to sexual concerns. My office is a space where no topic is off limits or taboo.
***Sessions, via teletherapy only *** There is no specific criteria that determines who needs or would benefit from having someone to talk to. Therapy is a process. My personal mission is to make sure that each individual that I encounter feels heard, empowered, connected and supported. Whether it's anxiety, depression, relationship issues or general life transitions you have the ability to grow, heal, change and ultimately gain a better understanding of your thoughts or feelings as you navigate through your own life experiences or challenges.
Hello there, my name is Renee' Schafer. My educational background is from MSU, MDI, and SAU. I am a LLMSW, as well as a certified hypnotherapist, and dyslexia tutor. I enjoy working with all age ranges of individuals: children, couples, adults, elderly, families, marriages, co-parenting and other concerns, utilizing play therapy, sand tray, CBT, CPT, some DBT skills, and many other techniques specifically catered to your personal needs. Allow me to guide you in discovering and reaching your goals. Currently NOT accepting new clients until summer 2022.
If you have ever wondered if there is more to life than what you are feeling, please reach out. I would love to work along side you to unpack the things in your life that no longer work for you. I specialize in working with individuals with trauma, relationship difficulties, anxiety, and depression.
Change can happen when people are given the time and space to learn and process their personal life challenges, and then take action. I would be honored to work with you during the difficult seasons of your life, to help empower you towards the change you need. Your sessions will be guided by your personal story, input and my combined backgrounds in social work and education.
Currently accepting Medicaid, Medicare, BCBS, and McLaren. Sliding Scale Fee offered. Here at DMV Consulting and Networking, LLC we strive to ensure we are meeting our client's needs at all levels. If interested, please send email to: email@example.com. Once your email inquiry has been sent with your information, you will receive an email to our HIPPA compliant portal. Look forward to our journey!
Everyone's life is a journey and their path is their own, yet is not meant to be endured or navigated alone. I take a collaborative and compassionate approach to work with distressing experiences and being a fellow traveler as people find the resources within to help them sustain and enhance wellness.
During these stressful times, it can be difficult to find a person who is willing to hear you out about life’s challenges. I aim to provide that space for you. I focus on a strength-based approach, where we highlight many of your positive attributes and incorporate those into our therapeutic sessions. My goal is to help you become the best version of yourself!
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW , CADC, CCS-D
My clinical treatment experiences have included work with children diagnosed with a developmental delay, children and caregivers who have experienced trauma, I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, & Child-Parent Psychotherapy, young adults children who have experienced intense stress, trauma, physical or emotional separation from loved ones, and/or loss. I aim to strengthen the protective factors found within these primary relationships.
Tele-mental health therapy provides the means of reaching those who might, otherwise, never seek treatment due to reasons such as proximity, fear of being seen within the walls of a therapist's office, and/or regarding individuals' need for social distancing. I utilize a HIPPA supported tele-health platform. This allows clients to engage in secure and confidential telehealth appointments. Each can be granted access to private tele-mental health sessions while remaining inside the security and comfort of your home, or perhaps during the office lunch break. I offer limited evening appointments, even on Sunday(s) as well.
I have a passion working with individuals, families, and children with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life's day to day challenges. Sometimes life can be hard and you don't want to face those challenges alone. My approach is to meet you where you are whether your goal is to reduce your anxiety or have a safe space to talk.
I swear to God, that wasn’t how it happened! They just changed the story. They always do that, and it makes me feel crazy. But no one believes me. And sometimes I don’t know if I can even believe myself. I have a bad memory. So, I can’t trust it. It feels like I’m being manipulated and they’re gaslighting me. But I still want to have them in my life! They’re my mother! They’re my friends! I’ve put so much work into this relationship! Honestly, all of that is legitimate and real. Not only do I know that it’s real through clinical work, but I also have loved ones and I’ve seen it first hand. You have a relationship with a narcissist.
It is my firm belief that everyone can benefit from therapy. The experience of having a kind and objective person to listen to your fears and challenges - a person who provides the space for you to be yourself - is powerful and healing.
I can be of help if you are struggling with your child or adolescent rather than enjoying his or her gifts. I can assist you if you're facing frustrations due to personal, mental or behavioral struggles that are affecting your relationships, work, home, school and/or personal situations. I provide research proven interventions and match them to the difficulties you are experiencing and the situation you are in. I enjoy working with all ages and types of clients. The largest part of therapy is connecting with your therapist. I will make this an easy process for you.
I am committed to providing each client with an environment that is safe, ethical, person-centered, and provide interventions tailored to their specific needs by using evidence based practices. This approach is forward thinking, empowering and is intended to promote positive change. I also utilize an eclectic approach which encourages clients to reach a higher level of personal problem solving tools.
Not accepting new clients at this time. As human beings, we are in a constant state of transition and emergence into new selves. Meaning, just as we defined ourselves in the past, we can also choose to redefine ourselves now and in the future. No matter how you would like to begin your story, I am here to help you piece the puzzle together and walk with you on this journey of self-healing.
No matter what you are going through, where you’ve been, or what you’ve done, you deserve support. You deserve happiness. You deserve respect. My goal is to create a safe space for you, to hear you and help you. Reaching out for help can be scary. Change can be hard work. But I am here to partner with you through the process every step of the way.
As a therapist, it is my aim to create a space for my clients to feel welcome, safe, and supported. I most enjoy working with teens and young adults on a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, disordered eating and body image, life transitions, and perfectionist tendencies.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Lansing are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Lansing then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Lansing, or Child Psychologists in Lansing.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Lansing psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Lansing specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.