Counseling & Therapy in Okemos MI
Red Cedar Counseling is a mental health clinic that serves the Okemos community and beyond. We provide a number of relationship counseling services including couples therapy, anger management therapy, and more.
WHO WE SERVE
Red Cedar Counselors never discriminate based on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or any other identities. At Red Cedar, we are happy to serve everyone who seeks our counseling services. We’re here to listen, and to help you create lasting, positive change in your life. Our counselors are proud to serve the LGBTQ+ community, people struggling with sexual or gender identity, children and adults, singles and families, and everyone in our Okemos community.
Do you need a therapist in Okemos MI? Give us a call. Our counselors offer individual counseling services on-site in our Okemos office, and online. Individuals from all walks of life face challenges that can inhibit their ability to meaningfully engage with each day. These feelings and challenges can be unexpected, or difficult to manage alone. Individual counseling allows individuals to develop practical solutions with a trusted professional. Talk therapy can help an individual process their emotions in a safe place. Red Cedar is the place for those searching for individual counseling for depression, anxiety, anger, LGBT issues, or for persistent relationship problems. You can trust in Red Cedar’s counseling for these issues and more.
Healthy relationships with family and significant others create a sense of well-being, and serve as a support system in difficult times. Do you sometimes struggle to coexist with the people closest to you? Resentment, past pain, fear, and stress can prevent us from confiding in our family members or significant other. When relationships are unhealthy, stress and tension can affect other areas of our lives, too. Red Cedar Counseling offers family therapy sessions, marriage counseling, and couples counseling to help repair and strengthen relationships. Our relationship therapists work with couples and families to break down communication barriers.
Healthy marriages provide strength and resistance against the various stressors in life. Are you and your spouse facing an unexpected, stressful event? Are you struggling to communicate well with one another? Or, are you looking to mend pain caused by one or both of your words or actions? Red Cedar Counseling is sensitive to the complexities of marriage. One of our skilled, empathetic counselors will work with you and your spouse to resolve disagreements and break down communication barriers. You and your spouse deserve the love and support you can provide one another. If you’re looking for marriage counseling in the Okemos area, give us a call.
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.
Children and teenagers are often hesitant to communicate with their parents about the difficulties going on in their lives. However, their emotions may change and show that something isn’t right. Our child therapists are caring and empathetic people who work to earn each child’s trust so that they feel encouraged to speak honestly about their emotions. Our next step involves helping the child process their emotions. Finally, we work on practical strategies to help children manage future difficulties in a healthy way. Looking for a child therapist you can trust? At Red Cedar, we communicate closely with the parents or guardians as well so that they are informed about the development of their child’s situation. We are committed to handling adolescent and child therapy with compassion. This is the main focus of our child therapists here at Red Cedar Counseling. Get in touch with us to speak in more detail about our child counseling services.
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.
Anger Management Therapy
Anger is a strong emotion that stems from different causes. These can include disappointment, pain, frustration, or fear. When someone has difficulty controlling their anger, it is often because they are experiencing emotional or situational stressors that have yet to be resolved. Anger management counseling helps individuals discover the sources of their anger and how to manage them. Uncontrollable anger can often damage personal and professional relationships. That is why learning to express anger in a healthier way is key to our strategy at Red Cedar Counseling. We help people understand the early signs of their anger, and learn to respond to it and control it so that anger does not control them instead.
Virtual Online Therapy
Do you live far from Okemos, Michigan? Are you travelling out of town? Maybe the thought of on-site counseling stresses you out. Maybe you work on a busy schedule. No matter what someone’s reason might be, Red Cedar Counseling is happy to provide telehealth through our 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.