I offer my clients a way back to functioning independently and living the lives that they would like to live. People struggling with depression or anxiety need a therapist who is proficient in effective, evidence-based treatment methods so that they can begin to enjoy their lives again. With advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I am uniquely able to work with clients suffering with a variety of mental health problems. I look forward to working with you in a collaborative, caring and respectful partnership and helping you to accomplish your goals.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 5 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD and mood disorder treating patients 18 and up utilizing Phenomenology, Person Centered, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have experience counseling a wide range of clients in both clinical and outpatient settings. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also loves being traveling, football, collecting autographs and watching cheesy science fiction movie.
Sometimes life is so painful that even remembering reasons to stay alive can be very difficult. Life situations, such as grief or traumatic events, can cause day to day functioning to feel insurmountable. Finding coping skills and solutions happens when you have the freedom to talk about anxiety, grief, depression, trauma and suicide with the help of a skilled clinician who is comfortable working with it all -- and who understands, when working with youth, the importance of coaching parents so that they feel prepared to help their child through an emotionally difficult time.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my focus is to help provide support for individuals, children and families in a nurturing and empathic environment. My goal is to create a safe and comfortable space in which you are in control of your own goals in treatment. I encourage an open therapeutic relationship to help individuals, parents or children feel emotionally supported and able to genuinely express themselves. I work to provide individuals and families with the tools to effectively move toward a positive change.
Are you finding yourself at a moment in your life where you've lost track of who you are? Maybe it's a new baby, change in career or you're suddenly an empty nester. Maybe you're experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety that you can't pinpoint a cause for. Regardless of the circumstances, it can feel disorienting and you may suddenly find yourself in need of support. Specifically, someone to talk to and someone to help you figure out how to get yourself back on track.
If you're experiencing things such as sadness/depressed mood, not feeling good enough, high levels of stress or worry, difficulty navigating a life transition, or struggling in any relationships you have with others you are in the right place. We want to feel comfortable with who we are (and who we are not). Having the courage to share our thoughts or feelings out loud or leaning into (not away from) life's stressors without falling apart is pretty important for us humans. And let's not forget learning how to spend less time stressing and more time enjoying our lives!
It is possible to feel better and make changes in your life. As a clinical psychologist, I can help you explore emotions related to current problems and teach you new ways of communicating and managing your feelings. My role is to help you feel better and increase your awareness both about yourself and the things you do. By increasing your understanding of past and present experiences, you can also improve your mood, your relationships, and overall functioning.
Due to COVID-19, it is important that while we social distance and focus on health safety, we also pay attention to our mental health and the increased stress this has placed on many. While remaining home, teletherapy is an excellent way to incorporate self-care and help manage anxiety and other emotions, whether chronic or situation based. Please call me to learn about this valuable telehealth option. Esra Karaca, PsyD LP is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment. She provides psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families.
Now is the time to discover talk therapy to empower you to work through the trauma, stress, and distractions that threaten your mental health fitness and wellness. I can help you whether you need evidenced based intervention for a specific problem or prevention for issues that may become a problem if left unaddressed. The only way to disrupt your current situation and bring about true change that you long for is to motivate you to transform how you think and what you speak.
I have the privilege of participating in people's journey through life as a mental health therapist. This responsibility is taken with utmost importance and genuine care. I am experienced in treating individuals, families, and couples. The ultimate goal is to help them develop the life they seek. This is accomplished by building a supportive and nonjudgmental environment. I have extensive experience with depression, anxiety, ADHD, disruptive behaviors, mood disorders, adjusting to adolescence, child development and parenting, and addiction recovery. I have training in evidenced-based practices, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT).
Therapy is a personal commitment and choice for an individual who wants to gain a greater understanding of their strengths and struggles. I offer insight-oriented psychotherapy in a comfortable environment where you can feel safe, accepted, and heard. My goal is to work collaboratively with you and assist you in cultivating a greater sense of self-awareness to live a more fulfilling life.
I am a licensed psychologist who works to establish an emotional "safe zone" of confidentiality where a patient feels comfortable discussing personal issues without fear of being judged or criticized. My goal is to help the patient examine their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so they can develop an active control of their lives.
The first couple of sessions are dedicated to assessing the patient's strengths and challenges. Then I discuss with the patient what I see as the challenges. We work on goals and a plan for meeting those challenges using treatments that have demonstrated to be effective.
Dr. Smith believes that we each possess the capacity to overcome great adversity and distress. Her lifelong and heartfelt goal is to help others uncover their inner strength, and live richer, fuller lives. Dr. Smith earned her Ph.D. under the renowned psychologist, Dr. Clark Moustakas, one of the founders and original thinkers of humanistic psychology and the human potential movement. Today she continues the work of enhancing human potential through the therapeutic use of mindfulness. Mindfulness-based psychology is the next step in the evolution of modern psychology.
I provide a free phone consultation and will address any questions you may have about the therapy process prior to us meeting. As a Clinical Psychologist for 20 years, I’ve dedicated my time and energy toward encouraging people to live their authentic self in a way that empowers them to create the life they would like to have by choice. I utilize a very conscious, client-centered, humanistic approach, that allows people like yourself to cope effectively with various concerns such as anxiety and depression, interpersonal relationship issues, PTSD, Closed Head Injury, chronic physical pain, and eating disorders.
With 39 years of experience as a psychotherapist and 12 years as a psychoanalyst I help people build on their strengths to accomplish the personal growth they are committed to attaining. Individual adults and couples undergoing stress, loss, transitions or anxiety can be helped to get on a healthier path through exploration of what is meaningful and what is missing in their lives. Children and adolescents and their parents can find guidance in restoration of good relationships and reestablishment of a healthy developmental path.
Thank you for visiting my page! I am a big-hearted, passionate, down-to-earth therapist who genuinely believes in the skills that I teach. I love my career because I have the privilege to support you on your journey through this crazy game of life...what an honor! My therapy style weaves a unique combination of skill-building, support, humor, and firmness to help you snap out of simply "existing" in order to start truly living again. Let me help you get out of your suffering so you can begin to build a life worth living!
Hi, I’m so happy that you are here! I am currently scheduling new clients the first week of November. Eating disorders, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder and trauma are among the diagnoses I work with in my practice. I believe therapy is a process grounded in feeling validated, understood, and connected with your therapist; this is why I favor a relaxed, humorous, and warm approach. Together we will uncover how outdated beliefs may obstruct your growth and inner-peace, and as a result lead you to live a more embodied and fulfilling life!
Life throws us curve balls that seems hard to recover, but when you have someone and somewhere to support and guide you through, those curve balls turn into steps toward healing, a new journey and thus, a new outcome. I help clients work through life difficulties and changes and help you achieve what's important to you. I understand the significance of providing quality service and meeting the needs of those who put their trust in me. Your counseling experience will fit your needs, whether this means meeting you where you are in life, making services affordable or receiving counseling services through video and telephone sessions.
I love to work with people of all ages, but I have a passion for working with children and young adults. While we are not born with the emotional skills and knowledge needed to navigate life and form lasting relationships, they are crucial to our happiness. Whether learning basic coping skills or exploring more complex mental health issues, my clients all share a common goal: improving their day-to-day lives.
Are you a child, teen, or adult who is struggling to cope effectively with upsets (big or small) or to connect meaningfully with others? Do you struggle with self-care? Are you a parent in need of guidance to cultivate secure attachments with your child(ren) or do you struggle to establish firm behavioral expectations and discipline procedures in response to behavioral difficulties? If you are looking for a caring, nonjudgmental, optimistic and relatable clinician to help you then you have found your therapist!
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Bloomfield Hills 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 Bloomfield Hills 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 Bloomfield Hills, or Child Psychologists in Bloomfield Hills.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Bloomfield Hills 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 Bloomfield Hills 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.