Clients find my caring, engaging manner a comforting invitation to explore and relate to themselves in new ways. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe space for clients to unpack, heal and grow. The journey of the self is intricate and my approaches include but are not limited to evidenced based theories/prospectives, inner child examination and cognitive behavioral therapy. I am a proponent of reality based therapy and specialize in work with those impacted by narcissistic abuse, childhood trauma and abuse.
I help parents work together in a productive manner during and after separation/divorce. I believe "Living Separately, Parenting Together" can be achieved by all loving parents, even as they face major life transitions and difficult circumstances.I teach the skills of Co-Parenting so children will have receive a positive and cohesive parenting experience. I also work with "blending" families as they enter into new relationships. I offer counseling and support to adult children of divorce as well as grandparents grieving their child's divorce.
I have a special concern for women, parents struggling to meet the needs of their children, and members of the LGBTQ communities creating families of choice, dealing with coming out issues, struggling through gender transitioning, and reconciling their sexuality with their spiritual growth.
Living a good life is important -- it's everything, really. But life sometimes has other plans for us. Maybe a relationship has become unfulfilling, a job has become stressful and anxiety-producing. We're worried we're not good enough and that we won't achieve what we want in life. We might feel sad and depressed -- or anxious. We wonder why we can't parent more effectively or feel closer to our children. We wonder, we wonder, we wonder. And we try hard. But nothing seems to change and frustration sets in.
Were you raised in two different cultures and struggle to find where you fit in? Do you struggle with balancing your needs and your family’s needs? Do you find it difficult to have a close and meaningful relationship with your parents? Often, children of immigrants can struggle with assimilating in a way that honors them and their parents. I am deeply passionate about bridging the gap between cultures and generations. I hope to support individuals navigate this unique journey.
After 35 years of practice, I've learned there is no one-size fits all-everyone is unique. The best psychotherapists are creative, flexible, and harvest wisdom and techniques from many different models. I believe this approach is most helpful and apply my many years of experience in psychology, integrative medicine, mindfulness, and nutrition towards a compassionate style of healing. I try to educate, inspire, explain, clarify, & comfort. Feeling safe is the most important aspect in creating a close connection.. My unusual background and training helps me to treat a broad range of emotional problems including illness and life stress.
I have a PhD in Psychology and a Master's in Clinical Social Work. I've worked in the Mental Health field for over 30 years providing quality care to individuals who suffer from mental health conditions. My mission is to obtain optimum therapeutic interactions between patient and therapist to resolve mental health symptoms. Helping patients to take control of their lives and obtain peace of mind.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) within the State of Michigan and am a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC). I am the owner of the private practice Schwartz Therapy + Wellness, P.C located in Bingham Farms, MI. My philosophy for therapy is, "small steps every day", this phrase means we are working to take a step forward on your path to understanding yourself. That step is a step of exploration to assist you in becoming a more self aware person. It is a small step, not a leap, nor a run, the point is that little by little you are making a conscious effort to keep moving forward on your journey in life.
With nearly 20 years of clinical experience in this field, I have learned that my clients are their own best experts. They teach me as much I teach them. Most all my clients tell me how they have been actively working on rectifying the issues they wish to address with varying results. We collaborate together in the effort of developing long-term lifestyle changes to replace problematic behaviors, with the goal being the creation of a life based their personal vision of what they want to see happen.
An ideal client recognizes that they are experiencing mental health issues and are courageous enough to seek a mental health professional who can help find solutions to their problems so that he/she can fully enjoy their life again.
Today you are one step closer to a "new you" where you can experience an empowering and positive path to growth and well-being. As a cognitive behavioral therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance, or you're just ready to take a new direction in your life, please contact me and we can work together to achieve your goals.
Life is challenging, as well you know. Stress, coping with the present, issues from your past, expectations that you have for the future. I try to listen and hear your issues. Together we develop a plan for how to help you feel better, develop your own inner resources for dealing with the issues, people, and circumstances that effect you now. Through our talking together we worki through the feelings that you have and enhancing your abilities to deal more effectively with your problems. This is about you and having your feel more empowered to move forward in your life. Let's begin this journey together.
**I am not accepting telehealth or in-person clients until October 2022** Dr Christie Mikell is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with specialties in perinatal mental health, as well as PTSD/complex trauma. Her other clinical interests include: anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship stress, and codependency.
You're finding yourself constantly nervous and stressed out about being good enough and measuring up to those around you. You're getting into frequent arguments with those you care about, causing you to feel exhausted and overwhelmed. When you share your viewpoint, you often feel stepped on and like your opinion doesn't matter, shining light on your insignificance once again. You also feel that you are the root cause of your suffering and the suffering of those around you. This feeling sends you into a downward spiral, which feels impossible to recover from.
Over my years of experience I have had the opportunity to work in several settings, including juvenile justice, family reunification, community case management, adult inpatient mental health, and transitional care. Because of this experience I come with different insight into the issues that may be affecting you. Therapeutic support can improve your mental health for the better. I am letting you know you are not alone in the need for support. Let me help you identify, clarify and meet your goals for better quality of life.
My name is Dr. Lori Radner. My staff and I provide neuropsychological testing services finding causes and solutions to learning problems or diagnosing various disorders including ADHD, Aspergers, Traumatic Brain Injury, Anxiety, Giftedness, etc. I receive referrals from pediatricians, neurologists, tutors, teachers. therapists, and private schools to help detect reasons why individuals may be struggling in or outside of school.
You have the power to change your mind and life for the better. Therapy helps us gain valuable insight, tap into latent potential, break free of negative cycles, and cultivate new ways of being. I specialize in treating people who struggle with anxiety, social anxiety, depression, and complex trauma. I also focus on issues concerning self-worth, identity, interpersonal conflicts, toxic family/relationship dynamics, and personal meaning.
When you feel stuck, unsure, lost, or afraid, therapy is a great place to begin understanding yourself and working through those struggles. Using a trustworthy, non-judgmental, genuine, and understanding approach, I work hard to collaborate with my clients to help them through their healing process. Together we will create an environment of authentic healing and growth where you can express yourself, explore your past, and create the life you want to live.
If you are feeling anxious, depressed, or stuck; therapy will help you develop personal awareness, ease painful patterns, and help you to take control of your life. I partner with individuals to ease discomfort and meet their essential goals. In therapy, you will find new ways to meet these goals through the supportive reflection of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I provide a non judgmental space for healing as well as guidance towards developing new practices.
Are you looking for a safe place to be seen, valued and supported in the journey of parenthood? It is difficult to find a refuge during this chaotic time in life, but it is highly important to ensure we are utilizing the proper tools, to help cope with these unprecedented circumstances and unpredictable transitions. Whether you are feeling stressed with having a new baby in the home or struggling to feel connected during this isolating time, it is important to heal yourself in order to to be present for the loved ones in your life. I want you leaving my sessions feeling healed, motivated and empowered to take on life's obstacles.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Bingham Farms are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Bingham Farms then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Bingham Farms, or Child Psychologists in Bingham Farms.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Bingham Farms psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Bingham Farms specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.