Counseling & Therapy in Lansing MI
Red Cedar Counseling provides therapy and mental health services to the Lansing community. Maintaining healthy relationships is important, which is why we offer relationship counseling for couples, families, children, and individuals. Contact us to schedule an appointment for counseling in Lansing MI today.
WHO WE SERVE
Red Cedar counselors are committed to serving people of all races, genders, sexualities, ethnicities, and any other identities. Our therapists are great listeners who are ready to assist you in creating lasting, positive changes in your life. We are proud to serve the LGBTQ+ community, those struggling with sexual or gender identity issues, children and adults, singles and families, and all the folks in our Lansing, MI community.
Life is unpredictable. Everyone faces challenges that make it difficult to make the most of each day. Our therapists can help you work through it on-site in our Okemos office, and online. Unexpected life events, large transitions, and day-to-day stressors can be difficult to identify and manage alone. Individual counseling helps individuals create practical solutions to these issues with a professional. Talk therapy is helpful for those looking to process their emotions in a safe space. Red Cedar offers individual counseling for people facing depression, anxiety, anger, LGBT identity issues, and ongoing relationship problems with a significant other, friend, or family member. Red Cedar Counseling is your mental health advocate in Lansing, MI.
Relationships form the foundation of your support system during difficult times. Do you sometimes struggle to coexist with the people closest to you – whether family, friends, or a significant other? Resentment, residual pain, fear, and stress can prevent us from maintaining healthy relationships. The stress created by unhealthy relationships can negatively affect our overall mental health. Red Cedar Counseling offers family therapy, marriage counseling, and couples counseling to help renew and strengthen relationships. Our guiding mission is to provide non-judgmental therapy for couples and families in the Lansing, MI area.
Are you and your spouse facing a stressful challenge or responsibility in life? Are you struggling to communicate with one another? Or, has your relationship been damaged by past words or actions? Healthy marriages provide strength and stability through the “ups and downs” of life. Red Cedar’s marriage counselors are sensitive to the complexities of marriage. Work with one of our skilled, empathetic counselors with your spouse to resolve past pain and break down communication barriers. You and your spouse deserve the loving, supportive environment that you can provide one another.
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.
Your child or teen may be resisting communication with you, but you see the signs that something isn’t right. Our child therapists work to earn each child’s trust so that they feel encouraged to open up about what’s going on in their head. Once we uncover the issue, our caring therapists help children and teens process their emotions. We then develop practical strategies to help children and teens manage their emotions in a healthy way. Trusting someone else with your child’s mental health is a big deal. That’s why we communicate closely with parents and guardians so that they are informed about the progress of their child’s situation. We are committed to compassion when it comes to adolescent and child therapy. Get in touch with us to speak in more detail about our child counseling services in the Lansing, MI area.
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.
Anger Management Therapy
Anger can originate in feelings of disappointment, pain, frustration, or fear. When someone has difficulty controlling an outburst of anger, it is often because they are experiencing emotional or situational stressors that need to be resolved. Anger management counseling can uncover the source or sources of anger and help an individual gain emotional control. Uncontrollable anger can be seriously damaging to both personal and professional relationships. That is why learning to express anger or frustration in a healthier way is key to our strategy at Red Cedar Counseling. We help people identify the early signs of their anger so that they can control it, not the other way around. Looking for Anger Management Therapy in Lansing, MI? Give our office a call.
Virtual Online Therapy
Do you live far from our Lansing, MI office? If you’re traveling, too busy for another commute, or simply prefer an online format, Red Cedar Counseling can provide a convenient and comfortable solution for you. We are 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.
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.
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.
Therapy for Anxiety
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.
Therapy for Depression
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.