Teletherapy for Otsego County, MI

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Misty Lynne Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC, CCS
Verified Verified
Elmira, MI 49730  (Online Only)
If you're the person laying in bed, thinking about all the mistakes you made or worrying about what people thought of you all day, and it feels like a car is sitting on your chest, I get it. Do you constantly fear what other people think about you? Worry about conversations and replay them with all your mistakes living rent free in your head? What if it didn't have to be that way? How amazing would it be to go to bed and actually sleep- To feel refreshed and happy each day? Wouldn't it be great to have energy and be able to get things done for once instead of constantly feeling stuck? Through therapy, I can help you.
If you're the person laying in bed, thinking about all the mistakes you made or worrying about what people thought of you all day, and it feels like a car is sitting on your chest, I get it. Do you constantly fear what other people think about you? Worry about conversations and replay them with all your mistakes living rent free in your head? What if it didn't have to be that way? How amazing would it be to go to bed and actually sleep- To feel refreshed and happy each day? Wouldn't it be great to have energy and be able to get things done for once instead of constantly feeling stuck? Through therapy, I can help you.
(231) 264-2876 View (231) 264-2876
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Heidi Fraser
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Gaylord, MI 49735
Your pain does not define you. But, it sure does taint our view of ourselves. It's hard to see the best version of us. I would love to help you see how wonderful you are! I offer appointment times after work hours or on the weekends. You will find me to be a fun therapist who thrives on incorporating all aspects of emotion into her sessions. We may cry, but we will laugh too! We will take about fear, but we will take about courage too! I truly believe that the most change occurs when you feel like you can connect with your therapist! Give me a call and I'll get you in for an appointment as soon as I can!
Your pain does not define you. But, it sure does taint our view of ourselves. It's hard to see the best version of us. I would love to help you see how wonderful you are! I offer appointment times after work hours or on the weekends. You will find me to be a fun therapist who thrives on incorporating all aspects of emotion into her sessions. We may cry, but we will laugh too! We will take about fear, but we will take about courage too! I truly believe that the most change occurs when you feel like you can connect with your therapist! Give me a call and I'll get you in for an appointment as soon as I can!
(989) 301-4199 View (989) 301-4199
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Jessie Thompson
Masters Social Worker, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaylord, MI 49735
Waitlist for new clients
When you pull back the curtain a bit in this world, you will find deep and ongoing pain in many of us. Suppressing this pain through medications and coping strategies can bring about temporary relief but not everlasting internal peace. Helping you confront and heal the root cause of your anxiety, depression, addiction, anger or other difficulties is my goal.
When you pull back the curtain a bit in this world, you will find deep and ongoing pain in many of us. Suppressing this pain through medications and coping strategies can bring about temporary relief but not everlasting internal peace. Helping you confront and heal the root cause of your anxiety, depression, addiction, anger or other difficulties is my goal.
(989) 499-1433 View (989) 499-1433
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Great Northern Counseling
Counselor, MA, LPC, QMHP, QIDP, CMHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gaylord, MI 49735
I counsel individuals and families of every age in Northern Michigan. We address a variety of emotional problems such as anger, anxiety, depression, cutting, social phobia, grief, and life transitions. I have a long-term interest in treating people in crisis and working with those suffering from a traumatic experiences. Couples also come to find ways to rebuild relationships. I also work with parents to help them resolve behavioral problems.
I counsel individuals and families of every age in Northern Michigan. We address a variety of emotional problems such as anger, anxiety, depression, cutting, social phobia, grief, and life transitions. I have a long-term interest in treating people in crisis and working with those suffering from a traumatic experiences. Couples also come to find ways to rebuild relationships. I also work with parents to help them resolve behavioral problems.
(989) 999-7647 x1 View (989) 999-7647 x1
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Kathy A. Katke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaylord, MI 49735
Today you are one step closer to a positive path to healing, growth, and well-being. My goal is to assist you in creating and leading a life worth celebrating. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood swings, grief, loss, relationships, or with a life transition it's important for you to know there is hope and you are not alone. I encourage you to take your first step and contact me.
Today you are one step closer to a positive path to healing, growth, and well-being. My goal is to assist you in creating and leading a life worth celebrating. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood swings, grief, loss, relationships, or with a life transition it's important for you to know there is hope and you are not alone. I encourage you to take your first step and contact me.
(989) 656-9062 x2 View (989) 656-9062 x2
Photo of Sarah Pranger, MS, LLMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Sarah Pranger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LLMFT
Verified Verified
Gaylord, MI 49735
My clients often come to me looking for peace and rebalance after a difficult and sometimes traumatic experience. They are looking for a safe place to unpack everything that has happened and piece it all back together in a way that creates meaningfulness out of the chaos. Often, I work with the whole family structure, as we rarely experience anything purely individually. That might look like helping partners rediscover their feelings for each other or reestablishing appropriate roles and boundaries between partners or parents and their children. Sometimes it is helping those families restructure after a big life change or event.
My clients often come to me looking for peace and rebalance after a difficult and sometimes traumatic experience. They are looking for a safe place to unpack everything that has happened and piece it all back together in a way that creates meaningfulness out of the chaos. Often, I work with the whole family structure, as we rarely experience anything purely individually. That might look like helping partners rediscover their feelings for each other or reestablishing appropriate roles and boundaries between partners or parents and their children. Sometimes it is helping those families restructure after a big life change or event.
(334) 564-9308 View (334) 564-9308
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Kathryn Holmes
Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Gaylord, MI 49735
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been working with adults, adolescents, and children in northern Michigan for more than 30 years. I believe it's possible to redefine one's potential by understanding each person's unique strengths and limitations, and incorporating these into attainable goals. My focus is to help clients of all ages cope with challenging issues such as divorce, abuse, trauma, depression, self-image, grief and anxiety. I have specialized training in EMDR, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and am a Registered Play Therapist.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been working with adults, adolescents, and children in northern Michigan for more than 30 years. I believe it's possible to redefine one's potential by understanding each person's unique strengths and limitations, and incorporating these into attainable goals. My focus is to help clients of all ages cope with challenging issues such as divorce, abuse, trauma, depression, self-image, grief and anxiety. I have specialized training in EMDR, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and am a Registered Play Therapist.
(989) 202-1016 View (989) 202-1016
Photo of Jessica Karsten, MA, LLPC, Counselor
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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Jeanette Sayre
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, CAADC
Verified Verified
Gaylord, MI 49735
I started working as a therapist while living abroad in Italy. I helped families with children with developmental disabilities, and coordinated services within the school systems. I also helped English speaking adults with substance abuse issues. Since moving back to the U.S, I have worked with children with austism spectrum disorder, as well as teens with anxiety and depression. Most recently I have been working with adults with opiate/opioid addiction. I also work with families, couples, and children. As a therapist, my goal is to help people achieve their goals to live happier, healthier, lives.
I started working as a therapist while living abroad in Italy. I helped families with children with developmental disabilities, and coordinated services within the school systems. I also helped English speaking adults with substance abuse issues. Since moving back to the U.S, I have worked with children with austism spectrum disorder, as well as teens with anxiety and depression. Most recently I have been working with adults with opiate/opioid addiction. I also work with families, couples, and children. As a therapist, my goal is to help people achieve their goals to live happier, healthier, lives.
(989) 301-4163 View (989) 301-4163
Photo of Jennifer Wummel, LMSW, CAADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jennifer Wummel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Gaylord, MI 49735
Waitlist for new clients
Roots 45 is a private behavioral health practice that is owned and operated by Jennifer Wummel. Her mission as a therapist is to provide you with the necessary tools to achieve the purposed filled life that you meant to live . Jennifer provides a compassionate and un-biased space along your journey.
Roots 45 is a private behavioral health practice that is owned and operated by Jennifer Wummel. Her mission as a therapist is to provide you with the necessary tools to achieve the purposed filled life that you meant to live . Jennifer provides a compassionate and un-biased space along your journey.
(989) 200-5428 View (989) 200-5428
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Marne March Olli Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Gaylord, MI 49735
Marne March Olli, LLC offers counseling services to our community looking for assistance in making positive changes in response to life circumstances and improving social-emotional health. Through behavior and thought modification we can achieve improved relationships, performance in school and/or job as well as overall happiness. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and have passed the National Counselor Exam (NCE) and have 20+ years of problem solving experience.
Marne March Olli, LLC offers counseling services to our community looking for assistance in making positive changes in response to life circumstances and improving social-emotional health. Through behavior and thought modification we can achieve improved relationships, performance in school and/or job as well as overall happiness. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and have passed the National Counselor Exam (NCE) and have 20+ years of problem solving experience.
(989) 303-8934 View (989) 303-8934
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Traci Doran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, CFSW
Verified Verified
Johannesburg, MI 49751  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, or grief? Do you find it hard to communicate with others or maintain healthy relationships? As a therapist specializing in EMDR and CBT, I can help you overcome these challenges and find a sense of peace and fulfillment in your life. I am passionate about guiding my clients through difficult times and empowering them to make positive changes. Let's work together to create a better future for you.
Are you struggling with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, or grief? Do you find it hard to communicate with others or maintain healthy relationships? As a therapist specializing in EMDR and CBT, I can help you overcome these challenges and find a sense of peace and fulfillment in your life. I am passionate about guiding my clients through difficult times and empowering them to make positive changes. Let's work together to create a better future for you.
(989) 614-4329 View (989) 614-4329
Photo of Erin Krabill, MA, LLPC, SCL, Counselor
Erin Krabill
Counselor, MA, LLPC, SCL
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaylord, MI 49735
I am dedicated to creating a safe and empathetic space for your journey towards self-discovery and growth. In the realm of client-centered therapy, my approach revolves around you – your experiences, thoughts, and emotions. I believe that each individual possesses the innate capacity for positive change, and my role is to provide unwavering support as you work toward your personal goals.
I am dedicated to creating a safe and empathetic space for your journey towards self-discovery and growth. In the realm of client-centered therapy, my approach revolves around you – your experiences, thoughts, and emotions. I believe that each individual possesses the innate capacity for positive change, and my role is to provide unwavering support as you work toward your personal goals.
(989) 674-4274 View (989) 674-4274
Photo of Ashley Legel, LLMSW, QMHP, QIDP, CMHP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ashley Legel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, QMHP, QIDP, CMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaylord, MI 49734  (Online Only)
I have been working with children, family, and adults since 2014. I enjoy working with behavioral modification modalities and helping people through trauma as well as life stressors. I am currently accepting new adult patients and I offer virtual sessions. I do have some appointment times open outside of normal business hours. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, grief and loss, family issues, substance use disorders, and bipolar disorder. I use modalities such as CBT, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy. I am DBT informed.
I have been working with children, family, and adults since 2014. I enjoy working with behavioral modification modalities and helping people through trauma as well as life stressors. I am currently accepting new adult patients and I offer virtual sessions. I do have some appointment times open outside of normal business hours. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, grief and loss, family issues, substance use disorders, and bipolar disorder. I use modalities such as CBT, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy. I am DBT informed.
(989) 514-2088 View (989) 514-2088
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Laurel A. Sills, Psy.D., PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Gaylord, MI 49735
Do you want to get well and stay well? I will assess and treat your problems using an integrative, multi-systems approach tailored to your issues (past and present) with short-term dynamic, cognitive-behavioral, spiritual, EMDR & relaxation therapy. I'll help you overcome your fears, negative beliefs to heal yourself and your relationships in short-term therapy with lasting results . Build your self-trust, confidence, assertiveness and find joy. Stop suffering. Couples, singles, straight/LBGTQ. Please CALL vs. email for more specific information about my training, your needs, insurances accepted and to make appointment.
Do you want to get well and stay well? I will assess and treat your problems using an integrative, multi-systems approach tailored to your issues (past and present) with short-term dynamic, cognitive-behavioral, spiritual, EMDR & relaxation therapy. I'll help you overcome your fears, negative beliefs to heal yourself and your relationships in short-term therapy with lasting results . Build your self-trust, confidence, assertiveness and find joy. Stop suffering. Couples, singles, straight/LBGTQ. Please CALL vs. email for more specific information about my training, your needs, insurances accepted and to make appointment.
(248) 581-4906 View (248) 581-4906

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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.