Part of our journey through life involves challenges, setbacks, and crossroads. Sometimes, these come in the form of normal life transitions. Other times, it can be in the form of the unpredictable: trauma, loss, cancer. No matter what your current circumstance is, know this: there is hope. You WILL rise again-better and stronger than before and through this rising you will find peace, acceptance and personal growth. You will learn to turn your wishes into outcomes. You have already taken the first step. I look forward to helping you to continue on your path to healing.
Michigan residents only accepted. Humans are social animals whose emotional responses are triggered when disconnected and unloved. These attachment-based experiences trigger our "fight-flight-freeze" system. Unfortunately, most people did not learn ways to build self-attachment through compassion from their parents. When they feel rejected by others or by themselves (via self-criticism), this triggers shame, which triggers an unhealthy shame response — self-blaming, other-blaming or avoidance/denial. Learning to build self-compassion is the antidote to low self-worth.
Now accepting new referrals. Does life often seem challenging? Is stress your constant companion? Imagine what it would be like if you felt calm and capable and were able to face difficulties with increased confidence in yourself. Working on yourself in therapy can help you achieve your goals and find more peace . Do you have a harsh inner voice that constantly tells you that you are not good enough? I have been a therapist for over 35 years and have had good success helping people learn to treat themselves with kindness and respect. You don't have to do this alone and things can get better.
My goal as a counselor is to create an environment where you feel welcomed and valued. Life can be difficult, and challenges can seem overwhelming. Together, I believe that we can identify the issues which have contributed to the stress, pain, and general life dissatisfaction that you may have been experiencing. You do not have to face these difficulties alone! I would welcome the opportunity to help you identify and resolve some of your greatest challenges.
Sometimes when you feel broken, you need the help of another to rebuild. But where do you start when you’re seeking a therapist who is empathetic and experienced, supportive and compassionate? As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 18 years experience, I promise I am here to offer you a hand, not a judgment. Over nearly two decades, I have worked with individuals, couples and families specializing in depression, anxiety, grief/loss, bereavement, body image, caregiver stress, family issues, relationship struggles and adjustment disorders/life transitions.
Everyone wants to live a life with self-compassion and strong connections to those they care about most, but sometimes we need some help along the way. Therapy can be intimidating, so my number one priority is to provide an environment of safety and trust. For me, the road to healing begins when we recognize that we are each our own worst critic, and that it is okay to not be perfect all the time. I strongly believe that therapy is a collaborative experience, and my main goal is for you to leave each session feeling uplifted, hopeful and one step closer to reaching your personal goals.
Congratulations on taking your first steps on your mental health journey! I am happy you are here. I am committed to working alongside my clients to reach their mental wellness goals while providing tools to help along the way. I counsel adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My clinical areas of expertise are mood disorders, trauma, interpersonal conflict, conflict management, and promoting well-being. I have experience working in partial hospitalization programs which have allowed me to define and sharpen my competency in these areas.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over a decade of clinical experience. I work with people of all ages. If you are struggling to manage your feelings of anxiety and depression I can help. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, and relationships issues. I have specialized in the treatment of children with ADHD, trauma, and relationship problems. I am confident in my ability to help you learn appropriate coping mechanisms to improve wellbeing. My approach is authentic and nurturing. I utilize different evidence based therapies to help clients achieve their goals.
Create the life you want. Move forward and heal through counseling. Remove thought barriers and take steps towards making a better future for yourself. Especially during the pandemic, we are engulfed by a sea of challenging emotions and changes. There are solutions and brighter days ahead! I specialize in complicated cases, DBT group therapy, stress management, depression, grief and loss (including pet loss). I have worked with families, children, teens, and adults in a wide variety of settings. Over 22 years of experience. With my diverse background I will help you find a creative solution to your concerns.
I am a fully licensed clinical psychologist with nearly 10 years experience in the mental health field and 5 years experience as a therapist. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults. I specialize in employing concepts of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment therapy and mindfulness to help individuals manage a variety of disorders including self-injury, mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD and trauma, parent-child relations, school issues, and life transitions. I provide services in individual, group, family, and couples therapy.
I work with individuals, couples, and families. In session, I take a Person Centered approach to develop a treatment plan that best outlines the progress the individual, couple or family wants to make in therapy. By utilizing a Brief Solution Focused Therapy approach, this model can assist in accomplishing therapy goals in a short time frame. Additionally, I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have extensive experience in assessing and working with children who have experienced trauma. My graduate and doctoral coursework has also trained me in multiple other therapeutic models.
Reaching out for help is often overwhelming. Take a deep breath. If you have been struggling with feeling out-of-control in your emotional pain or life circumstances, this does not have to be your forever. You can find solid ground to stand on and explore the person you would like to be. In taking this step, your journey towards healing has already started, and I am here to help walk with you as you move towards healing and growth.
I am a fully licensed psychologist in the State of Michigan. Working with children, adolescents, adults, parents, and students, I specialize in employing concepts of cognitive and behavioral therapy and mindfulness to help individuals manage a variety of mental and emotional issues, including Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, ADHD, Anger, and Behavioral Disorders. Through our work together, my patients learn to be more aware of their thoughts, identify their negative automatic thoughts, and reframe their thoughts such that they are more realistic and positive. Over time, this change in thinking has significant implications for the daily feelings that one experiences.
My work includes counseling adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families. Living your life with focus and intent creates self-empowerment. I look forward to facilitating this personal journey. My experience includes crisis intervention services, brief targeted case management, victim advocacy for crime victims and their families, advocacy during criminal investigations, advocacy at hospitals and police departments. Please call if your are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, anger issues, personal trauma, relationship struggles, suicidal ideations, cutting, or parenting concerns.
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is to begin understanding your own story. Together, we will explore acceptance and accelerate growth to become your ideal self. My goal is to empower you to be your most centered and aware self to conquer your challenges and achieve your goals. As a team, we will build on your strengths to enhance your self-regard, sustain relational skills, and reinstate your purpose. Through cognitive behavioral and mindfulness practices, you will be empowered to regain control of your life and break through your barriers.
If your life is not as fulfilling as you would like it to be, or you are having emotional difficulties that seem to be holding you back, please contact me, so we can tackle these issues together. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be a helpful way to learn what thoughts and beliefs are affecting your life. I have extensive experience working with people who suffer from depression, anxiety,past abuse,dysfunctional relationships and many other challenges. I will help you find the solutions that work best for you.
Are you constantly worrying what others think of you? Walking around on eggshells to make a good first impression? Do you find that your child's anxiety keeps them from being the loving person you know they are? I work with people of all ages who are trying to get the most out of their relationships and are finding that anxiety keeps getting in the way of feeling confident with others or at school. Having healthy relationships is the cornerstone of a balanced life. You know that there is no better time to resolve these issues of insecurity than now. I can help.
Brought to fruition by two professional counselors, co-owners of Grey Street Counseling and Wellness Center bring a combined experience of more than 10 years - bringing backgrounds in both agency and private practice work that is all about meeting your specific needs. Grey Street Counseling's providers are committed to providing each individual client therapy that is designed to each individual's experience. Whether your journey is beginning for the first time or is a continuation of your therapeutic journey, the providers at Grey Street Counseling welcome you where you are.
I love to work with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Some of the issues I have enjoyed being able to offer help with include stress management, mental illness, anger, trauma, self-esteem, substance abuse, grief, relationship struggles, adjustment difficulties, and working with parents/caregivers as a team to determine behavior support plans for children and children with special needs.
Congratulations on taking the first step and seeking a therapist! I believe that each individual can use an unbiased, supportive person in their life to work through the inevitable difficulties that life throws at us. My job as a therapist is to do just that by helping you to break bad habits, change negative thinking and eliminate self-doubt to allow you to grow as an individual. I have my Master's degree in Counseling, as well as my License in Marriage and Family Therapy, which aims to improve not only the interpersonal system, but also individual satisfaction.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Clarkston 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 Clarkston 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 Clarkston, or Child Psychologists in Clarkston.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Clarkston 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 Clarkston 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.