Bernard A Ball

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

Verified by Psychology Today
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Bernard A Ball

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Bernard Ball & Associates
13425 Nineteen Mile Road
Suite 200
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
(313) 447-0188
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

Advanced Counseling Services
24715 Little Mack
Suite 200
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
(586) 350-2561

About

Growing up as a designated scapegoat with a narcissistic or abusive parent has long lasting negative impacts on someone's life. If you are struggling with your adult life now and had a parent with a personality disorder, substance abuse or other serious condition, you might have some of these symptoms: Second guessing yourself. Fear of attacks or criticism. Fear of relationships and being hurt. Recreating past painful relationships with people like your parents. Feelings of anxiety. Feeling easily defeated. Bottled up feelings that come out inappropriately. Ruminating about past hurts. Feeling no one hears you.
Survivors of this dysfunction are "adult children." Treatment focuses on characteristics of people who have grown up in families where one or both parents were abusive or had addictive behaviors. Life in such families is characterized by dysfunction, emotional deprivation, lack of trust, and shame and secrecy from unpredictable moods or behavior.
Times are different now. We are living in an era in which adult children issues are better understood. Help is available in the form of self-help groups, individual and group therapy. Having had such experiences, I have the ability to understand and empathize with clients using a compassionate approach.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $60 - $260
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Care Network
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Cofinity | First Health
  • HAP | Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Hawaii Medical Services Association
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • McLaren
  • Medicare
  • Priority Health
  • TRICARE
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Michigan / 6801061377
  • School: Wayne State University
  • Year Graduated: 1992

Location

Bernard Ball & Associates
13425 Nineteen Mile Road
Suite 200
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
(313) 447-0188
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Advanced Counseling Services
24715 Little Mack
Suite 200
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
(586) 350-2561
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Use
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Driver's License Reinstatement
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Survivors of scapegoating by a narcissistic parent

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 25 Oct 2021
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Bernard A Ball

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW