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Do you live in downtown Detroit or Grand Rapids and find it difficult to beat the rush hour traffic after work to get to appointments? Or maybe you are out in the suburbs like Ann Arbor, Troy or Huntington Woods and it is tough to take time off work to get to therapy?

Michigan is full of rural areas and small towns that may not have a lot of possibilities for therapists and you would like to be able to pick from highly-skilled therapists that have knowledge in the specific issues that you are dealing with. Even Michigan college towns like Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids or East Lansing may not always have the right therapist to fit your needs. And, we know how busy college counseling centers can be. 

You deserve to engage in excellent counseling services, but finding time to fit in one more appointment can be stressful.  We get it.  Online Counseling (otherwise known as eTherapy/Tele-mental health therapy) at Synergy eTherapy may be the support you’ve been looking for.

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Online Counseling: A Growing Trend in Michigan

Online counseling, or etherapy services, are gaining popularity in Michigan. This convenient option offers the same high-quality mental health care you’re accustomed to, without the hassle of visiting a counseling office. Through online therapy, you, your children, or your partner/spouse, can connect with your therapist on a secure website using video chat. This means finding time to focus on yourself or your relationships has never been more convenient. Embrace the ease of accessible mental health support right from the comfort of your home in Michigan.

How Online Therapy Works In Michigan

Each state has their own laws around what is allowed with telehealth. In Michigan, a therapist can see any client that is physically located in the entire state.  This means that if you are in Traverse City you need to see a therapist who has a license to practice counseling in Michigan.  At Synergy eTherapy, we have several Michigan mental health professionals who have decades of experience and are comfortable providing online therapy to anyone located in Michigan.

Online Therapy Has Many Benefits

Convenience: Online Counseling Saves You and Your Family Precious Time

Online therapy in Michigan offers you the convenience of saving precious hours every week. Say goodbye to the hassle of navigating the heavy traffic on I-94 between downtown Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Thanks to online counseling services, there’s no need to take time off work or disrupt your children’s school routine for your therapy sessions. Your appointments can seamlessly integrate into your busy schedule, allowing you to access therapy on your terms and at your convenience.

Online Therapy Gives You Options

One of the most important factors in therapy outcomes is good rapport with your therapist. You are investing time and effort into improving your mental wellness, and you’ll want to work with someone that is a great fit for you, someone you trust, a therapist that has the expertise to help you manage moods, increase coping and get you on your way to wellness.

Larger Michigan cities have a lot of options for therapists that specialize in a specific issue. Ann Arbor or Grand Rapids typically have an abundance of therapists to choose from.  However, smaller and rural cities may not have many therapists to choose from, and they may not be specialized in the area you need like mood disorders, trauma, or teen counseling.

This is exactly why online counseling can be a huge benefit to you or a loved one.  Online counseling really opens up your options so you can choose from a variety of therapists that may be a good fit for you, as well as someone who specializes in working with clients with your specific issue.

Accessibility: Online Counseling Is Easy

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Whether your are a busy working professional in Michigan or a college student with no time for self-care, not everyone can get to weekly therapy sessions easily. Online counseling can reduce many of these barriers. In addition, clients may be struggling with a physical condition, like chronic pain or illness, and find it hard to leave the house.

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Privacy: There's No Need to Go to a Counseling Clinic!

Some people still feel shame and stigma with going to therapy. We see this changing, thankfully, but many still do not want to see their friends and neighbors at a busy local clinic. Out goals it to make mental health therapy as common as going to your physician or eye doctor.  However, we know the world isn’t there yet, and there are many reasons others might want to participate in counseling with more anonymity.  Online therapy offers you this confidential option.

With Synergy eTherapy, you can participate exceptional online counseling with a licensed therapist/psychologist from anywhere that is comfortable for you within the state of Michigan. You can participate in online therapy without risking your confidentiality in a small town or local community.

Does Online Therapy Really Work The Same As In-Person Therapy?

If you’re like most people considering online therapy, the question you’re really wanting to ask is, “Does online counseling really work the same as in person therapy?” It’s normal to be unsure of new things, so if you haven’t participated in online mental health services before, you really do want to do your research before starting. With Synergy eTherapy, you will get personalized care and direct access to your clinician.

The simple answer is that yes, online counseling (also called etherapy or Telehealth) does work.  In fact, research has shown that online therapy can be just as effective in treating many mental health concerns as in person therapy.

Counseling For Teens In Michigan

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You are feeling irritable, sad, and withdrawn.  Maybe you are constantly worried that bad things are going to happen.  Perhaps you are being bullied in school, are failing some or all of your classes, or experiencing low self-esteem.  You might have experienced some sort of trauma or grief in your life which has led to depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or many other issues.  

Talking with a therapist can help you to talk about your feelings and how to express them in a healthy way.  This will help you feel accepted and understood. It will also help you with coping skills and facing fears. While seeing a therapist you can learn new skills like calm breathing and mindfulness so that you can lower your stress and face your fears.  Finally, you will have an opportunity to work on solving problems that you might be facing both at school and at home.

Online Counseling for College Students in Michigan

You knew college was going to be exciting and stressful, but you didn’t expect to feel like you have; withdrawn, anxious, your mind spinning, fear and panic. Going to college is a huge transition in your life.  Your world is so new. Leaving home and moving away from your family and friends can feel daunting.  Because of this, you may experience increased stress, anxiety or even depression and your typical coping skills no longer work.  

Being able to access  online counseling as a college student is extremely supportive.  It’s hard to make it to your on campus counseling center in between classes. With Synergy eTherapy, you get direct access to your therapist and can text anytime you need to set up a session.  You will also not have to worry about your confidentiality and walking into a counseling center or waiting at a counseling center to be seen. Online therapy provides students more access to the support they need while decreasing the tension that college can be bring on.

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Online Trauma Therapy in Michigan

Perhaps you’ve experienced something frightening in your past, and even though time has passed, those memories haunt you. You might believe you should have moved on by now, but the pain lingers. It feels as if you’re trapped, held captive by the echoes of traumatic events.

In Michigan, Synergy eTherapy provides online trauma therapy services. Trauma can manifest in various ways – perhaps you’ve survived assault, domestic violence, a severe accident, or witnessed a violent crime. Trauma disrupts your life, altering you in ways you never anticipated.

Sleepless nights, constant fatigue, and irritability may have become your companions. You find solace in solitude, struggling with anger and withdrawing from friends. These are all valid reasons to seek trauma therapy. When you engage with a trauma therapist, you’ll learn coping strategies for trauma and PTSD symptoms as they surface. Within a safe, compassionate space, you can openly discuss your experiences. Reclaiming control over your life and moving forward is possible, and online therapy can be your guiding light in this journey.

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Online Anxiety Treatment in Michigan

You worry so much about everything; the kids, your aging parents, money etc and your head feels like it’s spinning.  You can’t control your body as your hands shake, your heart races and your tummy is upset too often.  Perhaps social situations make you anxious and you no longer do things you once enjoyed.   

Anxiety disorders are really frustrating, but very treatable. After several months of counseling for anxiety you will be able to reduce or eliminate symptoms.  Your Synergy eTherapist is highly skilled in treating anxiety disorders by using a holistic approach of evidence based practices like Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.  Online therapy can encourage you to set personal goals and move forward in your life without the feeling of panic and doom. 

Online Therapy For Couples In Michigan

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You adore your spouse or partner, yet communication has become a challenge, leaving you feeling unheard and building resentment between you two. Seeking couples counseling in Michigan might sound like a straightforward solution, but finding the perfect therapist tailored to your needs can be daunting. At Synergy eTherapy, we understand your concerns. That’s why we offer a free consultation specifically for couples in Michigan. This gives both of you the opportunity to ensure that online couples therapy will be the right fit for your relationship.

Begin Online Therapy in Michigan

Are you ready to begin online counseling and are physically located in Michigan?  We’d love to help!  You can begin counseling services with three simple steps:

  1. Check out our FAQ page for answers to your online therapy questions
  2. Meet with a Michigan online therapist.
  3. Begin working on the issues that matter most to you!

Other Mental Health Services at
Synergy eTherapy

As an online mental health counseling practice, our mission is to offer a variety of online therapy services to help you focus on your wellbeing. We take the stress out of getting the treatment you deserve. Synergy eTherapists provide flexible, convenient, and easy to use mental health services.

In addition to online counseling in Michigan, we offer online therapy in several states including MinnesotaIowa, Wisconsin, South Carolina, North Dakota, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Kansas, California, Florida, Colorado, and Vermont. We add new states to this list regularly.

Our online therapists can treat anxiety, trauma, depression, substance abuse, maternal mental health concerns, grief and loss, and more.

Our therapists help teens, college students, adults, couples, and people with health conditions and chronic pain during online therapy. Additionally, we can offer psychiatric medication management in certain states.

Learn more about our online therapy group practice and the cost of online therapy here



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