Counseling in East Lansing MI

Counseling & Therapy in East Lansing MI

Here at Red Cedar Counseling, we provide therapy and mental health services to the entire East Lansing, MI area. Our mental health services extend to couples, families, children, and individuals, to help everyone maintain healthy relationships and live healthier lives. Schedule an appointment for counseling in East Lansing MI, or talk to a therapist virtually from wherever you are.



The counselors at Red Cedar Counseling provide mental health services to individuals and families of all races, genders, sexualities, ethnicities, and any other identities. Our East Lansing therapists are not only compassionate listeners but also help clients create solutions to create lasting, positive changes in their lives. Our office is committed to providing everyone with the mental health services they may need and is proud to serve the LGBTQ+ community along with those struggling with sexual or gender identity issues. Children, adults, singles, and families are all welcome here at our East Lansing, MI mental health clinic.

Individual Counseling

East Lansing, MI

If you’re looking for an East Lansing therapist, contact Red Cedar Counseling. Our counselors understand that life can be challenging and that each day can bring surprises that you may not be prepared for. Our therapists are available on-site in our Okemos office, located near East Lansing, MI, and also online to provide you with a counseling environment that you feel comfortable in. They’ll also walk with you through unexpected life events, large transitions, and day-to-day stressors so that you don’t have to manage them alone. Our individual counseling sessions help individuals to create practical solutions to these issues with the help of a trained and compassionate therapist. In a safe environment, individuals can talk through emotions, and process them in a healthy way. For those facing depression, anxiety, anger, LGBT identity issues, and ongoing relationship problems with a significant other, friend or family member, Red Cedar counselors are here to help. Red Cedar Counseling is your mental health advocate in East Lansing, MI.

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Family Counseling

East Lansing, MI

Having strong relationships is the foundation of your support system when you go through difficult times. If you find it difficult to coexist with those closest to you – whether family, friends or a significant other – contact Red Cedar Counseling to learn more about our family & couples counseling services. When resentment, residual pain, fear, or stress has prevented you from maintaining healthy relationships, you can also be affected negatively in your overall mental health. Red Cedar Counseling offers family therapy, marriage counseling, and couples counseling to help strengthen relationships and improve an individual’s overall mental health. Our relationship therapists work with both couples and families to listen and discuss healthier methods of communication to build healthy bridges towards peace. Our guiding mission is always to provide non-judgmental therapy for couples and families in the East Lansing, MI area.

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Marriage Counseling

East Lansing, MI

Are you facing stressful challenges in your marriage or overwhelming marital responsibilities? Are you struggling to communicate well with your spouse or partner? Has your relationship been damaged by hurtful words or actions, and you’re not sure how to heal? Red Cedar’s marriage counselors are well-trained and well-experienced professionals dedicated to helping married and long-time couples heal and move forward in a healthier way. Working with a skilled and compassionate counselor can help you and your spouse to work through the issues from past pains while breaking down communication barriers to create healthier relationship habits. Both you and your spouse need a healthy marriage to provide you with the strength and stability to make it through life’s “ups and downs”. Call Red Cedar Counseling today to schedule an appointment with one of our marriage counselors in the East Lansing, MI area.

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LGBTQ+ Therapy

East Lansing, MI

Oftentimes, LGBTQ folks can face misunderstanding, or outright disapproving friends and family members. At Red Cedar, we understand the stress this can cause, and are committed to helping LGBTQ+ folks break down barriers to communication with their loved ones in gender affirming therapy. We want to state clearly and openly that our counseling office is a safe space for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+. We welcome you to call our office for depression and anxiety counseling, anger management therapy, family therapy, and any and all of our counseling services.

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Child Therapy

East Lansing, MI

Children and adolescents often struggle to communicate about their struggles and emotions, but it may be obvious that something is wrong. Red Cedar  Counseling provides adolescent and child therapy in the East Lansing, MI area to help children communicate their emotions in a safe environment while creating healthier and happier decisions. Our child therapists understand how important it is to earn a child’s trust so that they can feel encouraged to open up about sensitive topics. That’s why we create a safe environment built on respect and trust first and then dive deeper into uncovering the issue and processing emotions. Our child therapists also focus on creating practical strategies that can help children and teens manage their emotions in a healthier way, and communicate better with their parents, family members, teachers, and friends. Contact us to schedule an appointment with an East Lansing child therapist.

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Play Therapy

East Lansing, MI

Play therapy focuses on helping young patients navigate emotional and behavior challenges in their lives.  This type of therapy involves observing patients play with different types of toys or games, and encouraging them to play and speak freely. Red Cedar Counseling offers non-directive play therapy. While therapists may gently guide young clients in playing, they do not specify the games or toys they play with.  We prefer to let them choose whichever game or toy catches their eye. This freedom to choose helps children feel more comfortable and open towards speaking with our therapists. Under the guidance of a licensed child therapist, play therapy can help children resolve underlying emotional issues. Our caring play therapy counselors understand that developing minds are learning to process their feelings and often need guidance on how to act on those feelings. Feel free to call us at any time to schedule an appointment. 

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Anger Management Therapy

East Lansing, MI

Anger can be a very strong emotion that stems from deep feelings of disappointment, pain, frustration, and fear. If an individual is struggling to control their anger, it often reflects a deeper emotional issue that needs to be resolved before the anger outbursts can be managed. Anger management counseling from the professionals at Red Cedar Counseling focuses on uncovering the sources of anger and guiding an individual on how to regain emotional control in their day-to-day life. Violent anger outbursts can seriously damage personal and professional relationships, which is why learning to express anger in a healthier way is so incredibly important. Red Cedar Counseling helps to identify early signs of anger, develop healthy communication techniques, and offers individuals ways to control anger before anger controls them. If you’re looking for an East Lansing therapist for anger management, call our office today.

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Virtual Online Therapy

East Lansing, MI

For individuals who live far away from Okemos, MI, Red Cedar Counseling provides telehealth and virtual therapy. Using virtual methods of communications, our professional counselors provide convenient and comfortable virtual therapy sessions to support individuals in improving their mental health and relationship health. If you’re too busy to travel to an office for counseling, or simply feel more comfortable with counseling sessions online, give Red Cedar Counseling a call today. We are always happy to offer telehealth for our patients through online or virtual therapy sessions. Call our office for more information. Please make sure you are in a private location without disturbances during your scheduled session. This ensures your privacy, and allows you to get the most out of your session with your counselor.

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PTSD Therapy

East Lansing, MI

Trauma is a distressing event(s) in your life which overwhelms your capacity to cope or deal with a situation. This can range from single event like a serious accident, sexual or physical violence, unexpected loss of a loved one or it can involve lower intensity but persistent events which effect your baseline way of perceiving the world and/or yourself. It can also be caused by these events happening to someone close to you or witnessing them happening to someone else. When our capacity to cope is overwhelmed in this way, we have three basic responses to it. We can fight, we can take flight (run) or we can freeze. What response we have depends on personal factors as well as specific details about the event.

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EMDR Therapy

East Lansing, MI

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a common treatment choice for individuals struggling with a traumatic event, such as the death of a loved one, natural disasters, or surviving assault. Discover how Red Cedar Counseling EMDR therapy can help you heal emotionally. As compassionate, licensed professionals, our counselors can help individuals reprocess hardships and get back to feeling like themselves again. During therapy sessions, patients recall triggering experiences in short doses as the therapist directs their eye movements. The goal is to allow patients to integrate these recollections into their other memories, making traumatic moments more bearable.

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Therapy for Anxiety

East Lansing, MI

Anxiety is the body’s natural reaction to stressful situations, like work deadlines, school projects, or relationship problems. Anxiety disorders can cause persistent and excessive distress, even in seemingly light situations. If you experience overwhelming feelings of fear or worry, you may benefit from speaking with one of our compassionate therapists at Red Cedar Counseling. Anxiety disorders can cause persistent and excessive distress, even in seemingly light situations. You might notice a disconnect between your mind and body during episodes, increased heart rate, or even shakiness. These are all very common but very troublesome symptoms that many people experience, and Red Cedar Counseling is committed to helping you overcome anxiety in a way that works for you.

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Therapy for Depression

East Lansing, MI

Many people experience difficulties in life that affect their capacity to genuinely appreciate life or even engage in daily activities. These feelings of depression, and even of impending doom, can make navigating through life daunting and scary. It helps to discuss these feelings with a counselor to help overcome the circumstances that are creating obstacles to a healthy and fulfilling life. Depression is one of the most widespread ailments, and people afflicted with depression often face difficulty with knowing where to begin or who to turn to for help. Red Cedar Counseling is committed to helping our community find the resources they need to defeat depression. As compassionate listeners and licensed professionals, our counselors can help you overcome depression and the disruptive symptoms that come with it.

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