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Mental Health Therapist Saginaw MI

Mental Health Therapist in Saginaw, Michigan

Anxiety, depression, and grief are heavy emotions, and you don’t have to face them alone. An anxiety therapist or depression therapist can help you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to learn more.

Meet our Saginaw Mental Health Professionals



Hello! My name is Cherie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Fort Valley State University, with a specialization in rehabilitation counseling. My specialty areas include helping clients who experience anxiety, depression, school issues, behavioral challenges, phobias, communication, and adjustment difficulties. I value utilizing mindfulness as a strategy for grounding, and pull from various techniques. Complementing my focus on clients with mental health challenges, as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, I am educated and trained to work with individuals with physical, developmental, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. Dedicated to the growth and emotional wellbeing of children with challenges and their families, I view parents as an integral part in the treatment process. I love seeing families become happier and healthier with support. Being a school-based child therapist has provided me with vast experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults in various stages of life transitions. I utilize a strength-based approach along with gratitude practices to help clients increase their ability to gain internal validation. My empathetic and relaxed nature helps create a safe, therapeutic space for clients to process their experiences and gain insight in order to deepen their relationship with themselves and others. I am passionate about guiding people through learning to understand their emotional experience and take ownership of their life journey.



Hello! My name is Daniel.  I am a fully licensed Mental Health Counselor (LPC).  I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Minoring in Sociology, from Saginaw Valley State University.  I then went on to complete a Clinical Counseling Master’s Degree from Oakland University.  Since completing my Master’s, I have been providing Clinical Counseling, with an emphasis on serving diverse populations with mental health and behavioral issues.  I take great pride in providing unconditional positive regard and acceptance to my clients, no matter what their background may be.  Forming a strong, trusting therapeutic relationship is critical to Clinical Counseling.  Helping clients develop greater insight about themselves and the world in which they live is central to their overall well-being and success.  Empowering individuals to recognize and live up to their full potential is incredibly fulfilling and inspiring.  Assisting people in their pursuit to heal and thrive has been my greatest privilege.

I have experience working with clients presenting with: Mood Disorders (Depression, Anxiety, Bi-Polar Disorders), Social Phobias, Behavioral Issues, Trauma-Related Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, LGBTQ Issues, Relationship Issues, Career/Academic Issues, Bereavement, Personality Disorders, and Relationship Issues.


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My name is Gerred.  I am a Limited Licensed Master of Social Work.  I completed a bachelor’s degree in Social Work in 2019 at Saginaw Valley State University (minoring in Psychology) and completed a master’s degree in Social Work in 2020 from Saginaw Valley State University.  I am also a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC).  I have been working with individuals presenting with Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders since 2018.  I also have experience helping individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, as well as grief and loss.  I am convinced that every person deserves to live their best possible life.  Utilizing a variety of treatment modalities, I am committed to helping people along this journey with empathy and compassion. 


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My greatest passion comes from understanding the impact that trauma has on the lives of survivors. I enjoy helping clients find healthy perceptions of themselves and teach them how to strengthen their relationships, learn how to heal, and create wonderful, meaningful lives filled with purpose. I have been trained in a range of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy-Informed, and Trauma Informed Treatment. I understand that there is not a single approach that works for everyone, and it is essential to find the right therapist on your journey to healing. 


My educational background includes a Master of Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University. I am a fully licensed Clinical Master Social Worker through the Association of Social Work Boards. I am a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor from the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional from Evergreen Certifications.




Hello, my name is Temara. I am current offering both in-person and remote sessions to best suit whatever fits into your current lifestyle. I work to provide each client with their own person-centered plan while utilizing a strength-based approach.

I have a master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a case manager for 4 years, working with mental health and substance use clients. During my bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Saginaw Valley State University, I completed an internship at Saginaw Juvenile Court as a probation officer. Through those experiences, I have enjoyed working with both teens and adults in overcoming challenges they have faced in their lives. I have worked with both individuals, couples, and children- ages ranging from 5-65 years old.

As we navigate through life, we have highs and lows in which we all handle differently than the next. Some lows seem harder than others and seem like they will go on forever. Please remember- you are stronger than you think. I thank you for being brave and reaching out for help. I would be honored to help you recognize the strengths you have inside yourself and help you work through challenges that you are currently facing.


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Hi, my name is Jenny. I am a fully licensed Mental Health Counselor (LPC), as well as a school counselor. I graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2003, and I earned my master’s degree in School and Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University in 2011. I have worked with a wide variety of age groups in my years of teaching and counseling, with much of my experience being high school and college-aged students.

My specialty areas include anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, school issues, relationship issues, and adjustment issues. I use a variety of treatment modalities which include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma informed therapy, mindfulness, and solution focused therapy.

I work hard to create a safe, relaxed, friendly, and collaborative therapeutic environment with my clients, so they feel comfortable opening up. This allows the therapist and client to come up with solutions together. I thoroughly enjoy working with my clients to help them feel heard so that they can implement solutions to deal with what they’re struggling with.


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I believe that every person deserves someone trustworthy that they can connect with when they are facing challenging times in their lives. Life can be difficult, and I am here to let you know that you don’t have to do it alone. I am not only honored to guide you to a path of peace where you feel empowered, heard, valued, and supported, but I am honored for the opportunity to walk beside you during your journey towards healing.

My goal as a clinical therapist is to create a safe and transparent space for people who may struggle with Depression, Childhood Trauma, Social an I believe that every person deserves someone trustworthy that they can connect with when they are facing challenging times in their lives. Life can be difficult, and I am here to let you know that you don’t have to do it alone. I am not only honored to guide you to a path of peace where you feel empowered, heard, valued, and supported, but I am honored for the opportunity to walk beside you during your journey towards healing.

My therapy approach is strengths-based as well as multifaceted and can include Afrocentric Approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Motivational Interviewing, or whatever modality fits best to meet the needs of my clients. I’m so happy you are here, and I look forward to connecting with you!d General Anxiety, Substance Use, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, Relationship Issues, and Grief/Loss.


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Hi! I am honored to be able to assist clients in their journey to becoming their best, centered selves. I am strongly influenced by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person-Centered Therapy. I believe that the client’s collaboration with their counselor in the therapeutic relationship is vital to their success. When clients actively participate in the therapeutic process, they often come to realize that growth and change are possible. Therapy is sometimes taxing and frustrating, and, at times, beyond exasperating. Some may even feel worse before they feel better. Clients might notice that uncomfortable feelings and emotions, such as anger, frustration, or fear, come out of the shadows. It is most often necessary to feel these emotions to grow and see the change one desires. I believe that with the right therapeutic support, most individuals become empowered, ultimately giving them the ability to work through their problems and make positive life decisions.


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Hello all! My name is Kendall. I currently have a Limited License Master of Social Work license. I received my bachelor’s degree in 2020 and master’s degree in 2022 from Saginaw Valley State University. I am looking forward to assisting you on your path to reaching your full potential and be where you desire to be with your mental health. If you are an individual that is feeling overwhelmed, struggling, angry, depressed, frustrated, or feel unsure of how to feel or what to do next, I would love to help!

I have experience working all ages, ranging from birth to adulthood. I have knowledge working with individuals that have anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, career/academic issues, relationship issues, and behavioral issues.

Assisting and being a positive support for individuals is something that I am for. I strive to create a supporting, safe, and non-judgmental environment for all by utilizing a variety of treatment modalities to best suit your needs.


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I completed my bachelor’s degree in Social Work in 2013 and completed my master’s degree in Social Work in 2021, both at SVSU.  I have experience working with ages ranging from adolescents to elderly and have worked in outpatient, residential, hospital, and nursing home settings.  I meet my clients where they’re at and help them achieve their desired goals.

I have completed training in Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy- Session 1, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed, and Co-Occurring Disorders.  I have spent most of my career assisting individuals presenting with depression, anxiety, hallucinations, delusions, trauma, and personality disorders. If there is something you are looking for that I do not have experience with I will do my best to find the appropriate evidence-based practice to provide you with the best treatment possible. I am always willing to learn and explore new information to better serve my clients.

I strive to create a non-judgmental environment, with open discussions. I feel that we can each learn from one another. I am currently offering in-person sessions but am willing to consider telehealth sessions, if preferred, after establishing a rapport in person. 



Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am a Limited License Master of Social Work. I received my degree from Saginaw Valley State University.

I am committed to helping people learn how to build healthier relationships with themselves. My work focuses on treating ineffective behaviors and habits. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals.

I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed treatment, and Motivational Interviewing. I have experience helping people struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and personality disorders.


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My name is Jennifer (more commonly known as “Jen”), and I am a limited licensed master’s level clinical social worker (LLMSW). I earned both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) later in life as a working parent. Through my non-traditional student role, I learned a great deal about having compassion and empathy for others who might not “fit into the box” in whatever space they are holding. After graduation, I continued my education through Michigan State University and received approval as a School Social Worker in the state of Michigan.

My practice approach tends to be eclectic, borrowing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) informed practices, Solution-Focused Therapy, play therapy techniques, mindfulness, and body positivity. I have obtained additional training in the areas of grief and loss, play therapy techniques, and suicidal ideation/risk assessment. My personal and professional experiences with local school districts have afforded me a deeper level of understanding for clients and families navigating special education. I have great passion working as an ally for LGBTQ+ community and other diverse and vulnerable populations. I pride myself on respecting the dignity and worth of each person I work with and deeply espouse my profession’s code of ethics.

My goal as a therapist is to create a calm, safe, and nonjudgmental place where you can move through healing at your own pace, knowing you aren’t alone. Holding space beside someone in therapy sessions is an honor and a privilege that I don’t take lightly. As the great poet Rumi once said, “Out beyond ideas of right and wrong, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”

Meet our Bay City Mental Health Professionals


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Hi! My name is Beth. I’m a Limited License Clinical Master of Social Work (Saginaw Valley State University). I view therapy as a collaborative process, with therapist and client actively working together. I believe it is important to focus on strengths to build new habits and skills that support positive change. My goal is to partner with clients in a person-centered way that empowers them to work through struggles and create new growth and possibilities in their lives. My primary treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and solutions-focused therapy. I have experience working with clients with relationship struggles, after-effects of trauma, anxiety, and depression. Whatever the struggle, I look forward to meeting with you and walking alongside you in the creation of your next chapter.


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Hi! You are welcome here. I’m Elizabeth Peace and I’m a limited licensed therapist (LLPC). I graduated with high distinction from Liberty University with both my master’s degrees in Clinical Mental Health and Pastoral Counseling. I’m in touch with the issues facing individuals and families in today’s culture. I have in-depth knowledge and personal experience with some of life’s very difficult issues.

I love to help people! In our sessions we’ll address the four quadrants of life; the psychological, the social, the biological and if you like, the spiritual.

As a Mental Health Therapist, I specialize in Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Senior Concerns, Grief & Loss, Women’s Issues, Parenting, Marriage/Divorce/Post-Divorce, Grief & loss, Abuse, and ADHD.

As a Pastoral Counselor, I have 31 years of over 30 behaviorally based life challenges and spiritual problems while serving in campus ministry and for several churches.

I use the top scientifically validated and reliable methods plus advanced therapies such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting for Trauma/Distress, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and The Trilogy which combines several methods for Somatic Therapy. I also have training in Brainspotting for Trauma/Distress for Children.

Clients from diverse spiritual and cultural backgrounds are treated with respect and care as I integrate a variety of methods for individualized treatment to get to the heart of the matter and onto a journey of wellness.



Hi there. My name is Kirstyn. I am a limited licensed Master Social Worker. I received my Bachelor of Social Work from Asbury University in 2020 and went on to get my Master of Social Work from Wayne State University in 2021. Since graduating, I have worked heavily in the trauma field as well as severe mental illnesses. I have experience in a range of many different disorders and traumas using different therapeutic techniques that would work best for each individual client. I am most informed in cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused modalities, and motivational interviewing. I have the most experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults, but I have worked with adults as well. I love to empower, advocate, and help each individual learn about themselves and become the best version of themself through therapy and healing.


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Mental health is a topic I hold near and dear to my heart. Therapy is one of the best ways for an individual to address issues they may be dealing with in a safe and non-judgmental environment. I believe education is never ending and I am always learning new things to bring into therapy sessions to best assist my clients. My goal is to help clients identify and reach the goals that are most important to them. To do this I offer a safe place to express oneself without fear.

My goal with each session is to help my clients have a better understanding of themselves. I have experience with both younger and older individuals, the LGTBQIA+ community, and individuals with anxiety and depression. I am continuously working to improve my skills and to learn new techniques to better assist my clients. I look forward to hearing from you and being given the opportunity to help you.


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Hello! My name is Gary Roth.  I received a BA in psychology from the University of Michigan in 1980 and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Central Michigan University in 1986.  I have worked in many different positions throughout my career.  I have extensive experience treating kids from ages 5-18 with behavioral and mental health issues.  I also have experience treating chronic mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma disorders, and bipolar disorder.  In recent years, I have had the pleasure of working with older adults struggling with health issues and adjusting to retirement.  Since graduating with my master’s degree, I have received training in multiple treatment modalities. I have come to the conclusion that the best ingredients for successful therapy is a good rapport with the therapist, realizing that you need to disregard what others think of you, and working on developing the best you. 



My name is Sabrina Savage, and I am an experienced and passionate licensed social worker who has practiced in substance abuse and mental health settings for six years. I specialize in treating addiction, mental health, and couples’ conflict. I use an eclectic approach that includes DBT, CBT, MI, narrative, strengths-based, Gottman, and trauma-informed therapies. I believe that the client should be as comfortable as possible during their therapy session, which is why I encourage the client to guide the session structure. It would be a privilege to be part of your
personal journey. I firmly believe that I learn just as much from you as you will from me.


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Hi there! My name is Sara, and I am a Licensed Master of Social Work. I received my master’s degree from Michigan State University. My specialty areas include depression, anxiety, agoraphobia, adjustment issues, grief, poor impulse control, and disruptive behaviors. I am experienced in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and other treatment modalities. I have previously worked in the settings of child welfare, home-based therapy, and hospital social work. I have experience working with clients with medical conditions that impact that daily mental health (depression/anxiety/grief). I currently work as a School Social Worker. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I love to see my clients work through their mental health needs through a strength-based approach; being a cheerleader and supporter as they increase their skills to enhance their well-being. “Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.” — Noam Shpancer, PhD


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It is my belief that we are all worthy of unconditional positive regard and capable of using personal strengths to overcome and manage many of the stressors that life throws our way. Sometimes we need extra guidance, support, or a fresh perspective to figure out what works for us, and that is what I would like to offer you on your trek to a healthier, happier you. Together we will navigate a variety of modalities and strategies designed to assist you in developing the perspectives and coping methods necessary to survive and thrive in today’s world.

Over the years, I’ve worked alongside of people experiencing a variety of concerns including substance use or process addictions, trauma/stressor disorders, personality disorders, OCD, anxiety, depression, bipolar, grief and loss, and peri/postpartum depression and/or anxiety. I hold a special place in my heart for moms experiencing the struggles and joys of motherhood, and as a fellow mom I invite you to take some time for yourself to relax, breathe, and recuperate.

Our sessions will be as structured or relaxed as you prefer to assist you in meeting your therapy goals. I implement an eclectic approach including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed, Seeking Safety, Positive Psychology, Women Specialty, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy-Informed interventions.

I graduated with a master’s degree in the art of clinical mental health counseling from Spring Arbor University in 2019 and a bachelor’s degree in human services from Baker College in 2014. I am a fully Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Michigan, and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). I also hold a Certified Clinical Supervisor Development Plan with MCBAP, and I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional through the International Association of Trauma Professionals.

Meet our Online Mental Health Professionals


My role in the therapeutic relationship is to empower clients in areas that will provide personal growth through co-creating treatment goals. A vital part of the success of any therapy is the relationship between the client and therapist. As a therapist, I feel that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy are highly effective techniques.

Book An Appointment

To learn more about mental health counseling or to schedule an appointment, call (989) 220-3060. We look forward to speaking with you!

Primary Communities Served

Saginaw, Bay City, Midland, Frankenmuth, Essexville, Linwood, Kawkawlin, Edenville, Sanford, Oil City, Coleman, Merrill, Hemlock, Freeland, Shields, Saginaw Twp, St. Charles, Chesaning, Millington, Bridgeport, Vassar, Fairgrove, Zilwaukee, University Center