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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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Hello! My name is Marissa.  I am a fully licensed Clinical Master Social Worker. I received my bachelor’s degree from Saginaw Valley State University with a focus in Youth Services. I received my master’s degree from Michigan State University. Throughout my time as a social worker, I have been fortunate enough to work with individuals of all ages, ranging from infants to geriatrics. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief and loss, adjustment disorders, and trauma. My goal as a therapist is to walk alongside those who are on a journey of growth through tough seasons and recognize the stressors and strengths that make them unique.
I utilize various treatment modalities including mindfulness, trauma-informed care, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and crisis intervention. It is my passion to help others in reshaping their world to embrace love, hope, kindness, and gratitude for life itself.


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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.

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.

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