Behavioral Issues Therapists in Detroit, MI

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McCrory Center
Limited Licensed Psychologist, LLP, LBA, BCBA
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48235
Welcome! I'm Tammy McCrory, a Limited Licensed Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst dedicated to providing top-notch services in psychological evaluations, behavior consultations, and autism diagnostic and treatment. My mission is simple - to help you and your loved ones overcome any obstacles standing in the way of a fulfilling life.
Welcome! I'm Tammy McCrory, a Limited Licensed Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst dedicated to providing top-notch services in psychological evaluations, behavior consultations, and autism diagnostic and treatment. My mission is simple - to help you and your loved ones overcome any obstacles standing in the way of a fulfilling life.
(248) 985-8812 View (248) 985-8812
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Erin Dale Murria
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48235
I combine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Motivational Interviewing and Freud's Id, Ego and Super Ego to help clients to develop a healthy self concept and maintain healthy relationships.
I would like to give counseling services to the youth and their family members to minimize/reduce recidivism. My focus is for youth that have been released from detainment and need help changing self concepts and their roles in life. I have over 15 years of experience counseling with youth, couples, individuals and group settings. I also have worked with Veterans that have symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and started a couples group for Veterans and their family members.
I combine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Motivational Interviewing and Freud's Id, Ego and Super Ego to help clients to develop a healthy self concept and maintain healthy relationships.
I would like to give counseling services to the youth and their family members to minimize/reduce recidivism. My focus is for youth that have been released from detainment and need help changing self concepts and their roles in life. I have over 15 years of experience counseling with youth, couples, individuals and group settings. I also have worked with Veterans that have symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and started a couples group for Veterans and their family members.
(947) 221-5950 View (947) 221-5950
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Charnae Keith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48239
Not accepting new clients
My specialties include the following: child welfare, anger management, anxiety, self-injurious behaviors, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and healthy relationships.
Are you ready to conquer life's stresses with empowering solutions? Clients are looking for a therapist they can trust, someone they can be open and honest with. Clients are looking for a therapist who is honest, genuine, non judgmental, and an expert at what they do. I am that therapist. I'm going to teach you real life solutions that will help you to manage emotions, develop healthy coping skills, develop a healthy mind set, and change behaviors. You will receive personalized treatment, including a customized treatment plan that will work to assist in eliminating self-defeating and negative thoughts and/or behaviors.
My specialties include the following: child welfare, anger management, anxiety, self-injurious behaviors, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and healthy relationships.
Are you ready to conquer life's stresses with empowering solutions? Clients are looking for a therapist they can trust, someone they can be open and honest with. Clients are looking for a therapist who is honest, genuine, non judgmental, and an expert at what they do. I am that therapist. I'm going to teach you real life solutions that will help you to manage emotions, develop healthy coping skills, develop a healthy mind set, and change behaviors. You will receive personalized treatment, including a customized treatment plan that will work to assist in eliminating self-defeating and negative thoughts and/or behaviors.
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Restorative Counseling Services
Master Social Work, LMSW
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48235
We utilize an individualized approach for each client to reach for and obtain his full potential from a behavior, academic, social, and emotional standpoint.
Restorative Counseling Services utilizes a culturally competent client-centered approach to facilitate and address the social-emotional needs of boys, young men and adults. Restorative Counseling Services assists with building resiliency, decision making, overcoming obstacles, and equipping them with the skills to enhance decision making. As practitioners we are driven to understand and help young men overcome the barriers that are standing in the way of their success. Areas of focus include, but aren't limited to anger management, conflict resolution, depression, respect, ethics, self-esteem,character adjustments and life skills.
We utilize an individualized approach for each client to reach for and obtain his full potential from a behavior, academic, social, and emotional standpoint.
Restorative Counseling Services utilizes a culturally competent client-centered approach to facilitate and address the social-emotional needs of boys, young men and adults. Restorative Counseling Services assists with building resiliency, decision making, overcoming obstacles, and equipping them with the skills to enhance decision making. As practitioners we are driven to understand and help young men overcome the barriers that are standing in the way of their success. Areas of focus include, but aren't limited to anger management, conflict resolution, depression, respect, ethics, self-esteem,character adjustments and life skills.
(248) 600-4475 View (248) 600-4475
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Art of Healing Behavioral Services, P.L.L.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MPA, LPC, CAADCDP, QMHP
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48219  (Online Only)
Art of Healing Behavioral Services provides clients with evidenced based therapeutic approaches including CBT, DBT, TF-CBT, helping to restore balance and healing to your life.
Are you one of millions of people still adjusting from pre/post-pandemic anxiety, depression and adjustment concerns? Are you dealing with trauma and grief from losing loved ones pre/post pandemic? Processing unexpected changes in our lives can be overwhelming for most and you are not alone.
Art of Healing Behavioral Services provides clients with evidenced based therapeutic approaches including CBT, DBT, TF-CBT, helping to restore balance and healing to your life.
Are you one of millions of people still adjusting from pre/post-pandemic anxiety, depression and adjustment concerns? Are you dealing with trauma and grief from losing loved ones pre/post pandemic? Processing unexpected changes in our lives can be overwhelming for most and you are not alone.
(947) 208-4901 View (947) 208-4901
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Steven Joel Berman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CAADC, CCTS- I, CFTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
I use a salutogenic approach to therapy, using various techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, positive psychology, solution-focused therapy, person-centered therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy informed, psychoeducation, gestalt, and existential therapies.
I am a multi-degreed licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in Michigan. The goal is to assist my clients in working through issues that negatively affect them in their daily lives. I work with clients who may be struggling with depression or trauma related to their relationships or family. During our initial sessions, we will delve deeply into the issues at hand, and collaborate to create a plan for addressing them in a way that helps you get your life back. Most of my clients see a gradual lifting of symptoms within the first month and sustained improvement afterward.
I use a salutogenic approach to therapy, using various techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, positive psychology, solution-focused therapy, person-centered therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy informed, psychoeducation, gestalt, and existential therapies.
I am a multi-degreed licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in Michigan. The goal is to assist my clients in working through issues that negatively affect them in their daily lives. I work with clients who may be struggling with depression or trauma related to their relationships or family. During our initial sessions, we will delve deeply into the issues at hand, and collaborate to create a plan for addressing them in a way that helps you get your life back. Most of my clients see a gradual lifting of symptoms within the first month and sustained improvement afterward.
(734) 849-4997 View (734) 849-4997
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David Sullivan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48228  (Online Only)
I draw on several different treatment approaches, but my foundation is the Cognitive-Behavioral approach, because it is proven that guarding the thoughts, avoiding assumptions, and learning to pause and reflect rather than just reacting is what helps people the most to be at peace with themselves, and to better handle the stressors that life throws at us.
I would like to help clients achieve their personal goals.
I draw on several different treatment approaches, but my foundation is the Cognitive-Behavioral approach, because it is proven that guarding the thoughts, avoiding assumptions, and learning to pause and reflect rather than just reacting is what helps people the most to be at peace with themselves, and to better handle the stressors that life throws at us.
I would like to help clients achieve their personal goals.
(231) 244-6353 View (231) 244-6353
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Wendy Cortes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48209
También hablo Español! I work with adults who need to heal, let go of past traumas, and shed maladaptive coping mechanisms that came as a result of survival instinct to develop healthy skills to flourish in life. I focus on issues of anxiety, trauma, identity, & interpersonal relationships. I believe our emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual selves influence one another to create our personal experience. Thus I integrate cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and humanistic therapy, while focusing on each client's strengths to create a custom treatment plan.
También hablo Español! I work with adults who need to heal, let go of past traumas, and shed maladaptive coping mechanisms that came as a result of survival instinct to develop healthy skills to flourish in life. I focus on issues of anxiety, trauma, identity, & interpersonal relationships. I believe our emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual selves influence one another to create our personal experience. Thus I integrate cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and humanistic therapy, while focusing on each client's strengths to create a custom treatment plan.
(248) 479-3292 View (248) 479-3292
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Curtis Love
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CADC, CCS-D
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48202  (Online Only)
I offer a warm non-judgmental environment while utilizing a person-centered strategy merging cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and stages of change.
Welcome! In our therapy sessions, you'll find a warm and inviting space where we work together to create a personalized, solution-driven approach. By integrating proven methods like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Informed Care, we focus on what works best for you. Here, you'll feel secure and supported, free from judgment, as we navigate your challenges together, building resilience and providing the tools for recovery. We use SMART goals to help you achieve meaningful and lasting change, with an emphasis on empowerment and holistic transformation. You can book me by using my website.
I offer a warm non-judgmental environment while utilizing a person-centered strategy merging cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and stages of change.
Welcome! In our therapy sessions, you'll find a warm and inviting space where we work together to create a personalized, solution-driven approach. By integrating proven methods like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Informed Care, we focus on what works best for you. Here, you'll feel secure and supported, free from judgment, as we navigate your challenges together, building resilience and providing the tools for recovery. We use SMART goals to help you achieve meaningful and lasting change, with an emphasis on empowerment and holistic transformation. You can book me by using my website.
(313) 831-7254 View (313) 831-7254
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Raphael A. Tramble
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48221  (Online Only)
Primarily utilize the following therapy approaches: CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), DBT (Dialective Behavioral Therapy), Psychoanalytic Therapy.
Do you ever want to feel validated, heard, understood, and not judged by others? Are you still recovering from pain due to grief or trauma? Some days it feels like you are alone and misunderstood, but it does not have to be that way. Based on my experience as a clinical therapist, I specialize in working with Teens and adults focusing on but not limited to anger management, anxiety, depression, grief and loss with a vision to empower clients to feel confident, assurance within themselves, closure and normalize feelings with reasonable solutions and coping skills to manage everyday life.
Primarily utilize the following therapy approaches: CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), DBT (Dialective Behavioral Therapy), Psychoanalytic Therapy.
Do you ever want to feel validated, heard, understood, and not judged by others? Are you still recovering from pain due to grief or trauma? Some days it feels like you are alone and misunderstood, but it does not have to be that way. Based on my experience as a clinical therapist, I specialize in working with Teens and adults focusing on but not limited to anger management, anxiety, depression, grief and loss with a vision to empower clients to feel confident, assurance within themselves, closure and normalize feelings with reasonable solutions and coping skills to manage everyday life.
(313) 513-5695 View (313) 513-5695
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Angela R Dawson
Licensed Professional Counselor, Psy'D, LLPC, ADS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48203
A good therapist can help you cope with feelings, problem solve and change behavior patterns that may contribute to your symptoms.
I most recently earned my Doctoral degree in Psychology, with that I also hold a Limited License with the State of Michigan for Clinical Mental Health Counseling; in addition to being a State of Michigan Certified Peer Recovery Mentor, with 20 years experience working with children and families. I specialize in working with defiant children. I also provide therapy for individuals, couples and families.
A good therapist can help you cope with feelings, problem solve and change behavior patterns that may contribute to your symptoms.
I most recently earned my Doctoral degree in Psychology, with that I also hold a Limited License with the State of Michigan for Clinical Mental Health Counseling; in addition to being a State of Michigan Certified Peer Recovery Mentor, with 20 years experience working with children and families. I specialize in working with defiant children. I also provide therapy for individuals, couples and families.
(248) 782-7701 View (248) 782-7701
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Better Days Counseling PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48227  (Online Only)
I have been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Do you feel like you're not good enough? Do you feel like you're not in control? Do you feel like you've been overlooked? Are you harboring feelings of anger, or resentment towards yourself or someone else? Are you in a never ending cycle of worry, guilt, denial, or regret? Is it hard for you to be around others without feeling judged or ridiculed? If you have answered yes to ANY of the above questions, let me help you. I provide therapy in an authentic nonjudgmental manner for individuals, couples or families.
I have been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Do you feel like you're not good enough? Do you feel like you're not in control? Do you feel like you've been overlooked? Are you harboring feelings of anger, or resentment towards yourself or someone else? Are you in a never ending cycle of worry, guilt, denial, or regret? Is it hard for you to be around others without feeling judged or ridiculed? If you have answered yes to ANY of the above questions, let me help you. I provide therapy in an authentic nonjudgmental manner for individuals, couples or families.
(313) 636-1536 View (313) 636-1536
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Restoration U
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48203
With over 10 years of experience, my practice utilizes Psychodynamic Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other evidence-based approaches.
Sometimes you may become overwhelmed due to changes in routine or major events such as a new school, grades, finances, becoming a new parent, losing a loved one, divorce, or conflict in relationships. These life events may lead to anxiety, low self esteem, lack of motivation, and loss of direction. These struggles appear in different ways for each person and lasts for varying amounts of time. However, we can not always recover on our own due to depression, anxiety, past trauma, or other underlying influence. I am a therapist (LPC), here to help you on your journey to healing and becoming your best self.
With over 10 years of experience, my practice utilizes Psychodynamic Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other evidence-based approaches.
Sometimes you may become overwhelmed due to changes in routine or major events such as a new school, grades, finances, becoming a new parent, losing a loved one, divorce, or conflict in relationships. These life events may lead to anxiety, low self esteem, lack of motivation, and loss of direction. These struggles appear in different ways for each person and lasts for varying amounts of time. However, we can not always recover on our own due to depression, anxiety, past trauma, or other underlying influence. I am a therapist (LPC), here to help you on your journey to healing and becoming your best self.
(248) 970-1417 View (248) 970-1417
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Sinita Hankins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
I utilize cognitive behavior therapy, strength-based approaches, trauma-informed techniques, & Christian faith-based approaches.
Everyone at some point will face multiple difficulties and hardships during their life; however there are those who are predisposed to barriers due to their race, gender, and/or economic class. As a result, they experience overwhelming levels of stress and trauma.
I utilize cognitive behavior therapy, strength-based approaches, trauma-informed techniques, & Christian faith-based approaches.
Everyone at some point will face multiple difficulties and hardships during their life; however there are those who are predisposed to barriers due to their race, gender, and/or economic class. As a result, they experience overwhelming levels of stress and trauma.
(313) 936-6660 View (313) 936-6660
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Anna Skinner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
I also utilize cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral approaches.
My style of therapy is rooted in building upon clients’ existing strengths, harnessing their inherent resilience, and supporting their natural evolution towards healing. I intend to cultivate a spirit of curiosity in sessions, inviting clients to experience a sense of safety and experiment with new strategies for managing emotions and developing healthy relationships. I work with individual clients of all ages on a broad range of concerns/objectives - trauma, grief, life transitions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and more.
I also utilize cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral approaches.
My style of therapy is rooted in building upon clients’ existing strengths, harnessing their inherent resilience, and supporting their natural evolution towards healing. I intend to cultivate a spirit of curiosity in sessions, inviting clients to experience a sense of safety and experiment with new strategies for managing emotions and developing healthy relationships. I work with individual clients of all ages on a broad range of concerns/objectives - trauma, grief, life transitions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and more.
(248) 422-2530 View (248) 422-2530
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Soul Healing Consulting, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48207
Not accepting new clients
I am currently not accepting insurance of any kind. I specifically work with women who have experienced domestic violence, sexual abuse/assault, natural disasters, loss of any kind and/or who have been negatively impacted by COVIC-19. I am a good listener and empathetic provider. Clients who want to develop a sense of purpose and are willing to take full control of their lives and decision making would fair well with my brief but impactful interventions. Clients can benefit from 4-12 problem focused sessions. We will concentrate on empowerment and getting to the "root" of the issues at hand in order to positively change behavior.
I am currently not accepting insurance of any kind. I specifically work with women who have experienced domestic violence, sexual abuse/assault, natural disasters, loss of any kind and/or who have been negatively impacted by COVIC-19. I am a good listener and empathetic provider. Clients who want to develop a sense of purpose and are willing to take full control of their lives and decision making would fair well with my brief but impactful interventions. Clients can benefit from 4-12 problem focused sessions. We will concentrate on empowerment and getting to the "root" of the issues at hand in order to positively change behavior.
(313) 356-3105 View (313) 356-3105
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Evolution Counseling and Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CRC, LBSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48202  (Online Only)
My specialty is Individual Therapy ,Grief Therapy, Relaxation Therapy, Stress Management , Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) and Solution focused Brief Therapy.
My ideal client is YOU. Yes, you're currently seeking support and are courageous enough to take the biggest step. My ideal client is someone seeking to evolve, grow and work on themselves. If you're feeling like you're not growing in some area of your life, then let's work on a growth plan. Counseling is an opportunity for you to have a supportive, confidential, and safe place to discuss your concerns, increase knowledge about yourself, perceived challenges and strengthen you.
My specialty is Individual Therapy ,Grief Therapy, Relaxation Therapy, Stress Management , Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) and Solution focused Brief Therapy.
My ideal client is YOU. Yes, you're currently seeking support and are courageous enough to take the biggest step. My ideal client is someone seeking to evolve, grow and work on themselves. If you're feeling like you're not growing in some area of your life, then let's work on a growth plan. Counseling is an opportunity for you to have a supportive, confidential, and safe place to discuss your concerns, increase knowledge about yourself, perceived challenges and strengthen you.
(947) 282-2737 View (947) 282-2737
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Suzanne Rodgers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48202
Cognitive behavioral therapy is effective for behavioral changes, psychoanalytic psychotherapy is effective for internal struggles/problems and has longer lasting results.
I provide psychodynamic psychotherapy for adults, College students and adolescents. I am also a psychoanalyst working with issues that require numerous sessions a week. Both approaches allows you to express internal thoughts and feelings and worries you have, and it can begin to help you understand them in a deeper way. Many people suffer from negative thinking and get stuck in that state of mind, thinking those feelings are their reality. It is only a partial state of mind, it holds us back from being more productive and enjoying life.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is effective for behavioral changes, psychoanalytic psychotherapy is effective for internal struggles/problems and has longer lasting results.
I provide psychodynamic psychotherapy for adults, College students and adolescents. I am also a psychoanalyst working with issues that require numerous sessions a week. Both approaches allows you to express internal thoughts and feelings and worries you have, and it can begin to help you understand them in a deeper way. Many people suffer from negative thinking and get stuck in that state of mind, thinking those feelings are their reality. It is only a partial state of mind, it holds us back from being more productive and enjoying life.
(248) 648-9021 View (248) 648-9021
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Malanna Simmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48202  (Online Only)
overcoming trauma/traumatic experiences, crisis resolution, behavioral/cognitive adjustment, life skill building, college/professional preparation, substance use/abuse, life reflection and evaluation, and much more).
Overall, I consider myself a "worldly nurturer". "Worldly", because I have worked with people from all backgrounds, cultures, ages, and walks of life to "nurture" their potential. All of my experiences have taught me the foundational skills that I use in my profession today, which are: patience, the ability to listen, the understanding that listening is as paramount as speaking, the capabilities to be resourceful, valuing modesty and humility whilst still being confident and capable, and having faith in my skill-set while still being open to professionally growing and developing.
overcoming trauma/traumatic experiences, crisis resolution, behavioral/cognitive adjustment, life skill building, college/professional preparation, substance use/abuse, life reflection and evaluation, and much more).
Overall, I consider myself a "worldly nurturer". "Worldly", because I have worked with people from all backgrounds, cultures, ages, and walks of life to "nurture" their potential. All of my experiences have taught me the foundational skills that I use in my profession today, which are: patience, the ability to listen, the understanding that listening is as paramount as speaking, the capabilities to be resourceful, valuing modesty and humility whilst still being confident and capable, and having faith in my skill-set while still being open to professionally growing and developing.
(616) 208-5418 View (616) 208-5418
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Michelle Kruz
Psychologist, MEd, MA, ATR-P, TLLP
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48214
I am dual-licensed in Art Therapy and Psychology, and specialize in Clinical Behavior Analysis.
Many of us are doing our best to live unburdened, stress-free, balanced lives, but life can be messy, challenging, and unexpected. If you feel you need help regaining clarity while you answer life's hardships and re-center yourself, I am here to assist you. Whether this is your first time seeking services or you're familiar with the process, treatment can help you address life concerns, explore hopes, and set goals that fit your needs. Everyone has a different life story, shaped by unique beliefs, behaviors, and experiences, that is why I utilize a person-focused, humanistic approach, centered on respecting your individuality.
I am dual-licensed in Art Therapy and Psychology, and specialize in Clinical Behavior Analysis.
Many of us are doing our best to live unburdened, stress-free, balanced lives, but life can be messy, challenging, and unexpected. If you feel you need help regaining clarity while you answer life's hardships and re-center yourself, I am here to assist you. Whether this is your first time seeking services or you're familiar with the process, treatment can help you address life concerns, explore hopes, and set goals that fit your needs. Everyone has a different life story, shaped by unique beliefs, behaviors, and experiences, that is why I utilize a person-focused, humanistic approach, centered on respecting your individuality.
(313) 513-0768 View (313) 513-0768
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Behavioral Issues Therapists

What happens in therapy for behavioral issues?

No matter the type of therapy, individuals form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is often therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Individuals learn to identify situations that are especially troublesome for them and acquire new patterns of thinking and behaving. In therapy for ADHD, one of the most common behavior issues for children, individuals learn how to improve frustration tolerance, control impulsivity, manage attentional focus, and gain skills of self-organisation.

What therapy types help with behavioral issues?

Many types of therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Perhaps best-known and most widely tested is cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT), in which individuals learn new behavioral strategies and curb reactivity to frustrating or distressing situations that trigger disruptive behaviour. Anger, anxiety, mood disorders, impulse control problems are commonly addressed in CBT. Family therapy or parent management training is often helpful to reduce parent-child conflict and behavioral difficulties at home.

How long does therapy last for behavioral issues?

Among popular approaches to treating behavioral concerns, CBT is considered a short-term therapy intended to be administered in 15 to 20 weekly sessions. Parent training in behavior management, often used when the underlying cause of behavior issues is ADHD in children under 12, usually occurs in weekly sessions for 8 to 16 weeks. When behavioral issues stem from persistent aggression or defiance, therapy may last for months, and usually targets both children and their parents.

How effective is therapy for behavior issues?

Studies show that therapy for behavior issues in children is highly effective and may prevent the development of antisocial behavior later in life. Family intervention—parent management training or family therapy, both of which involve parents and children together—is considered most effective, notably for children under age 12 who persistently engage in aggressive, defiant, rule-breaking or other disruptive behavior. Whether provided alone or in combination with medication, CBT is highly effective in helping people regulate their emotions, and for people with ADHD, it addresses impulsiveness, hyperactivity and attentional focus.