Counseling Near MSU

Counseling & Therapy Near Michigan State University

Red Cedar Counseling is proud to serve the mental health needs of the MSU community. For students, professors, and staff, maintaining healthy relationships and mental health is important. Depression and anxiety can become a serious hindrance to academic performance and success, which is why we help students manage their depression and anxiety each semester. We offer counseling services for couples, families and individuals. We can help you free yourself from crippling anxiety, depression, and strained relationships. Talk to someone online via our telehealth site or in person at our Okemos, MI office depending on circumstances.



Red Cedar Counselors are committed to serving people of all races, genders, sexualities, and ethnicities in the Spartan community. Our counselors are attentive listeners who are eager to help you create lasting, positive change in your life. We are proud to serve the LGBTQ+ community, those struggling with depression and anxiety, and all the folks at our nearby Michigan State University.

Individual Counseling

For Students

Life is unpredictable. College life in particular is full of transition, some days bringing challenges that can seem impossible to overcome alone. Unexpected life events, large transitions, exam pressure, uncertainty, and day-to-day stressors can become debilitating. Our compassionate therapists can help you get through these challenges through virtual therapy or in-person therapy at our Okemos office. Our individual counselors make use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other counseling methods to help you gain control over your anxiety or depression. Talk therapy is extremely beneficial for those looking to process their emotions in a safe space. Red Cedar offers therapy for people facing anxiety, depression, anger management issues, LGBT identity issues, and more. We can also work through ongoing relationship problems with a significant other, friend, or family member. If you need a counselor near MSU, get in touch with us today.

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Family Counseling

For Students

Relationships form a steady foundation of support during difficult times. However, even the most supportive relationships can be strained by everyday life stressors. Do you struggle to relate to the people closest to you – whether family, friends, or a significant other? Resentment, residual pain, fear, and stress can prevent us from forming supportive relationships, affecting our overall mental health. Red Cedar Counseling offers family therapy and couples counseling to help renew and strengthen foundational relationships. Our experienced therapists work with couples and families to build bridges for peaceful, constructive communication. We are committed to providing a non-judgmental therapy environment for MSU couples, spouses, and families.

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Marriage Counseling

For Students

Is a major challenge or responsibility in life straining your marriage relationship? Do you feel like you’re losing your connection with your spouse and you’re not sure why? A lifelong commitment such as marriage requires open communication and honesty. When done right, marriage provides strength and stability through the “ups and downs” of life. Red Cedar’s marriage counselors are sensitive to the complexities of marriage. Our compassionate, experienced counselors will work with you and your spouse to put past words and actions behind you and break down barriers for a lasting, joyous relationship. You need love and support, and so does your spouse. With help, you can fulfill each other’s needs. If you’re looking for marriage counseling near Michigan State University, give us a call.

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LGBTQ+ Therapy

For Students

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

Near MSU

Children aren’t always clear communicators, but you can tell when something isn’t right. Our child therapists work to earn each child’s trust so that they feel encouraged to communicate freely and openly about the problem at hand. Once we uncover the problem, our caring therapists help children process their emotions and learn to manage them. Trusting someone else with your child’s mental health is a big deal. We understand, and that is why we communicate closely with parents so that they are fully informed about their child’s progress while. 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.

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Play Therapy

Near MSU

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. 

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Anger Management Therapy

For Students

Anger can originate in feelings of disappointment, pain, frustration, or fear. When someone is experiencing emotional or situational stressors, it can be difficult to control an outburst of anger. The purpose of anger management counseling is to uncover the source, or sources, of anger in order to help an individual gain full control over their emotional responses. Uncontrollable anger can be damaging to personal and professional relationships. This is why learning to express anger or frustration in a healthy, productive way is a key part of our strategy at Red Cedar Counseling. We help individuals pinpoint the early signs of an angry outburst so that they can stay in control. Looking for Anger Management Therapy near Michigan State? We can help you.

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Virtual Online Therapy

For Students

Do you live far from our Okemos, MI office? Whether you’re out of town, lack the time necessary to commute, or simply prefer an online format, Red Cedar Counseling has an ideal solution for you. We are pleased to offer telehealth to our patients via online or virtual therapy sessions. If you’re interested in setting up virtual therapy, give our office a call today. 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

For Students

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

For Students

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

For Students

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

For Students

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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