Positive Psychology Therapists in Detroit, MI

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Photo of Stephanie Beaton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Detroit, MI
Stephanie Beaton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Detroit, MI 48202  (Online Only)
My practice draws from a variety of fields including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Self Compassion, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Psychodynamic Therapy from a trauma-sensitive approach.
My primary goal as a therapist is to assist you in achieving your goals and supporting you through any adversities that may come your way. Therapy is not a “one size fits all” approach—each client is unique and has different techniques that work and do not work to achieve their goals. I am passionate and dedicated to the mental health field, and I believe each client is more than their symptoms and should be treated with dignity and respect. I graduated with a BA in Psychology and received my MSW from the University of Michigan, where I specialized in the area of Interpersonal Practice with a concentration in Mental Health.
My practice draws from a variety of fields including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Self Compassion, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Psychodynamic Therapy from a trauma-sensitive approach.
My primary goal as a therapist is to assist you in achieving your goals and supporting you through any adversities that may come your way. Therapy is not a “one size fits all” approach—each client is unique and has different techniques that work and do not work to achieve their goals. I am passionate and dedicated to the mental health field, and I believe each client is more than their symptoms and should be treated with dignity and respect. I graduated with a BA in Psychology and received my MSW from the University of Michigan, where I specialized in the area of Interpersonal Practice with a concentration in Mental Health.
(313) 789-3604 View (313) 789-3604
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Ilene Vallance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
My name is Ilene Vallance, LMSW, ACSW and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LMSW) in the State of Michigan. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). I have over 30 years of professional experience providing mental health services and psychotherapy in the public and private sector. I have specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Positive Psychology, conflict resolution, and interpersonal communication skills.
My name is Ilene Vallance, LMSW, ACSW and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LMSW) in the State of Michigan. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). I have over 30 years of professional experience providing mental health services and psychotherapy in the public and private sector. I have specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Positive Psychology, conflict resolution, and interpersonal communication skills.
(517) 401-4140 View (517) 401-4140
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Steven Joel Berman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CAADC, CCTS- I, CFTP
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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Hyatt Almarsoumi
Pre-Licensed Professional, LLMSW
Verified
Detroit, MI 48210  (Online Only)
Life is a rollercoaster, and sometimes the ride can get pretty bumpy, but that doesn't mean you've gotta ride alone. If you're reading this, it's probably because something led you here. Maybe you're going through a recent loss, a tough breakup, or a big life adjustment. Maybe you're having trouble focusing or experiencing feelings of depression, shame, guilt anxiety, and/or a shift in your mood or behavior. No matter what the rollercoaster's bumps may look like in this season of your life, we'll work on those tracks and make the tweaks needed for a smoother ride. :)
Life is a rollercoaster, and sometimes the ride can get pretty bumpy, but that doesn't mean you've gotta ride alone. If you're reading this, it's probably because something led you here. Maybe you're going through a recent loss, a tough breakup, or a big life adjustment. Maybe you're having trouble focusing or experiencing feelings of depression, shame, guilt anxiety, and/or a shift in your mood or behavior. No matter what the rollercoaster's bumps may look like in this season of your life, we'll work on those tracks and make the tweaks needed for a smoother ride. :)
(313) 889-7212 View (313) 889-7212
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Dalyn Pacheco Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48206  (Online Only)
My main goal in working with clients & couples is to provide a judgment free, validating, affirming, and emotionally safe space to talk through struggles, thoughts and feelings. I focus on establishing rapport, emphasizing the strengths of the client(s), and assisting the client(s) in creating the changes they want to make for themselves and/or their relationship to each other. I want to empower people to take responsibility for their happiness and support them in living life as true to themselves as possible. I want to help couples grow closer and feel more connected with each other grounded in love and romance.
My main goal in working with clients & couples is to provide a judgment free, validating, affirming, and emotionally safe space to talk through struggles, thoughts and feelings. I focus on establishing rapport, emphasizing the strengths of the client(s), and assisting the client(s) in creating the changes they want to make for themselves and/or their relationship to each other. I want to empower people to take responsibility for their happiness and support them in living life as true to themselves as possible. I want to help couples grow closer and feel more connected with each other grounded in love and romance.
(248) 247-7646 View (248) 247-7646
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Matthew Lamonte Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LLMFT
Verified
Detroit, MI 48214  (Online Only)
Thank you for your consideration with allowing me to assist you with your therapy needs. I am a Limited License Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Certified Advance Alcohol and Drug Counselor with a Development Plan. I can relate to the trials and tribulations of being a single parent, as I was one myself. I am a caring, empathetic, compassionate listener that is non-judgmental, who listens to what you say. I believe every individual deserves therapy sessions specifically designed for that individual only. I try to keep sessions fresh, exciting, fun, while yet informative.
Thank you for your consideration with allowing me to assist you with your therapy needs. I am a Limited License Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Certified Advance Alcohol and Drug Counselor with a Development Plan. I can relate to the trials and tribulations of being a single parent, as I was one myself. I am a caring, empathetic, compassionate listener that is non-judgmental, who listens to what you say. I believe every individual deserves therapy sessions specifically designed for that individual only. I try to keep sessions fresh, exciting, fun, while yet informative.
(313) 217-3598 View (313) 217-3598
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Shavon Coxton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Detroit, MI 48227  (Online Only)
Navigating life's challenges, feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or struggling with relationships can be daunting. If you're finding it hard to cope, seeking help is a courageous step towards healing. I understand the weight of these emotions and their impact on your well-being. My approach, rooted in empathy, focuses on deeply connecting to support you through tough moments and celebrate victories. Together, we'll create a safe space for healing, where trust thrives and resilience grows.
Navigating life's challenges, feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or struggling with relationships can be daunting. If you're finding it hard to cope, seeking help is a courageous step towards healing. I understand the weight of these emotions and their impact on your well-being. My approach, rooted in empathy, focuses on deeply connecting to support you through tough moments and celebrate victories. Together, we'll create a safe space for healing, where trust thrives and resilience grows.
(313) 595-1331 View (313) 595-1331
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Nikkia D Matthews
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Clients for Virtual Appointments Only. Take a moment and notice the world around us. It can often feel like a challenging place to live, work and play. Despite it all, you are currently finding a way to thrive - which is a remarkable strength to have! If you're comfortable with the idea that change is necessary and feel motivated to put action steps into practice, let's get started on your journey. We can work together to process your thoughts, emotions and experiences. Therapy helps you become a lifelong learner, so ask questions, challenge your perspective and get ready to dig deep.
Currently Accepting New Clients for Virtual Appointments Only. Take a moment and notice the world around us. It can often feel like a challenging place to live, work and play. Despite it all, you are currently finding a way to thrive - which is a remarkable strength to have! If you're comfortable with the idea that change is necessary and feel motivated to put action steps into practice, let's get started on your journey. We can work together to process your thoughts, emotions and experiences. Therapy helps you become a lifelong learner, so ask questions, challenge your perspective and get ready to dig deep.
(947) 282-9798 View (947) 282-9798
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Jacqueline Maria Beavers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Detroit, MI 48202  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed by the challenges of life? Are you feeling stuck, disconnected, unsettled with life? Do you experience difficulty expressing your thoughts, feelings, or needs; or feel you have no one who you can talk to? I understand how life can sometimes challenge our ability to cope and, left unaddressed, create inner conflict and disrupt our joy. Whether you are experiencing personal struggles or distressing relationships, I can help. I have experience treating clients for trauma, anxiety, stress, depression, domestic violence, sexual trauma, family difficulties, anger management, and interpersonal conflict.
Do you feel overwhelmed by the challenges of life? Are you feeling stuck, disconnected, unsettled with life? Do you experience difficulty expressing your thoughts, feelings, or needs; or feel you have no one who you can talk to? I understand how life can sometimes challenge our ability to cope and, left unaddressed, create inner conflict and disrupt our joy. Whether you are experiencing personal struggles or distressing relationships, I can help. I have experience treating clients for trauma, anxiety, stress, depression, domestic violence, sexual trauma, family difficulties, anger management, and interpersonal conflict.
(947) 282-5484 View (947) 282-5484
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Bionca Taylor-Miller
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48221  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Some people will never understand what it is like to be raised by parents who don’t see you. The pain you feel when they put everything and everyone before you. How small and invisible it made you feel when they ignore the love you have for them and choose “it” instead. The “it” could have been drugs, partners, friends, siblings, work, etc…no matter what you did they never seemed to choose you. You may have even had to take care of your parents and become a 2nd parent to your siblings. You found yourself making excuses about why they were not present, why they forgot, and then you learned to numb the pain.
Some people will never understand what it is like to be raised by parents who don’t see you. The pain you feel when they put everything and everyone before you. How small and invisible it made you feel when they ignore the love you have for them and choose “it” instead. The “it” could have been drugs, partners, friends, siblings, work, etc…no matter what you did they never seemed to choose you. You may have even had to take care of your parents and become a 2nd parent to your siblings. You found yourself making excuses about why they were not present, why they forgot, and then you learned to numb the pain.
(313) 631-4573 View (313) 631-4573
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Julie Shaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Detroit, MI 48267  (Online Only)
I strongly believe that one of the best ways to work through challenging or negative experiences is to head towards something positive, fulfilling and purposeful. Although change and vulnerability can be difficult, I will encourage you to be transparent while building a trusting and secure relationship with you, as our rapport in therapy is imperative.
I strongly believe that one of the best ways to work through challenging or negative experiences is to head towards something positive, fulfilling and purposeful. Although change and vulnerability can be difficult, I will encourage you to be transparent while building a trusting and secure relationship with you, as our rapport in therapy is imperative.
(989) 465-2960 View (989) 465-2960
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Dr. Jeff J. Rocker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC, LPCC, LMHC
Verified
Detroit, MI 48226
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
(313) 546-0014 View (313) 546-0014
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Ashley Gilliard
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
Detroit, MI 48221  (Online Only)
Life can be an overwhelming experience and navigating mental health can be difficult. But I am here to navigate through these experiences with you. I am a licensed masters level psychologist. My desire is to enhance the mental health and emotional well- being of my clients, by providing everyone with appropriate person-centered and individualized therapy. I believe rapport is the driving force in developing healthy therapeutic relationship. I offer a safe, welcoming, nonjudgmental environment where everyone feels safe. I use evidence-based practices to support you through a person centered and strength based counseling.
Life can be an overwhelming experience and navigating mental health can be difficult. But I am here to navigate through these experiences with you. I am a licensed masters level psychologist. My desire is to enhance the mental health and emotional well- being of my clients, by providing everyone with appropriate person-centered and individualized therapy. I believe rapport is the driving force in developing healthy therapeutic relationship. I offer a safe, welcoming, nonjudgmental environment where everyone feels safe. I use evidence-based practices to support you through a person centered and strength based counseling.
(517) 995-8470 View (517) 995-8470
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Valerie Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Detroit, MI 48214  (Online Only)
Painful relationships, lack of confidence, excessive worrying, fearing the worst and the unknowns, difficulty expressing yourself, sadness, feeling alone, shame, hopelessness about when or how things will change- If any of these things describe where you're at, it doesn't have to stay that way. Even if it feels like you have tried and not succeeded before; don't give up! You owe it to yourself to have a better quality of life, where you can have peace, contentment and connection. Together we can get there, one brave step at a time.
Painful relationships, lack of confidence, excessive worrying, fearing the worst and the unknowns, difficulty expressing yourself, sadness, feeling alone, shame, hopelessness about when or how things will change- If any of these things describe where you're at, it doesn't have to stay that way. Even if it feels like you have tried and not succeeded before; don't give up! You owe it to yourself to have a better quality of life, where you can have peace, contentment and connection. Together we can get there, one brave step at a time.
(313) 825-4890 View (313) 825-4890
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Altus Home Counseling and Counselor Supervision
Counselor, PsyD, LPC-S, CCTP
Verified
Detroit, MI 48202
Exhausted by racing thoughts? Are you tired of being highly reactive to the actions and words of other people? Did something happen that's been really hard to deal with? Not feeling like yourself? Are you tired of being tired and tired of being anxious? Ready to heal and take control of your mind and body? Are the person you want to be and know yourself to be not really reflected in your everyday life? You know you cannot continue with things the way they are. Something needs to change and change now! Let us assist you in taking action!
Exhausted by racing thoughts? Are you tired of being highly reactive to the actions and words of other people? Did something happen that's been really hard to deal with? Not feeling like yourself? Are you tired of being tired and tired of being anxious? Ready to heal and take control of your mind and body? Are the person you want to be and know yourself to be not really reflected in your everyday life? You know you cannot continue with things the way they are. Something needs to change and change now! Let us assist you in taking action!
(586) 496-7264 View (586) 496-7264
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Best Life Detroit
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48202  (Online Only)
Thanks for checking out Best Life Detroit! I'm Katie, the owner and a licensed therapist who has been working in Detroit since 2011. Best Life Detroit provides a space for individuals, couples and families to work toward creating their best lives. I'm passionate about working alongside individuals navigate life's challenges and find their path to personal growth, healing, and well-being, so that living your best life is possible.
Thanks for checking out Best Life Detroit! I'm Katie, the owner and a licensed therapist who has been working in Detroit since 2011. Best Life Detroit provides a space for individuals, couples and families to work toward creating their best lives. I'm passionate about working alongside individuals navigate life's challenges and find their path to personal growth, healing, and well-being, so that living your best life is possible.
(313) 546-0195 View (313) 546-0195
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Jeana Spencer-Rooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Detroit, MI 48219  (Online Only)
Clients in my practice generally focus on restoring their mental and or physical health their barriers can include past trauma lack of knowledge or accessing healthcare
Clients in my practice generally focus on restoring their mental and or physical health their barriers can include past trauma lack of knowledge or accessing healthcare
(734) 224-6796 View (734) 224-6796
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Susan M. Cox
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48216
We all face times of struggle in our lives. You do not have to face them alone. Counseling can help you identify the areas of change you desire in your life. Perhaps you desire healthier and improved relationships. Maybe you feel stuck at work or in school. Perhaps it feels like things won’t or can’t change for you. You could be experiencing sadness, depression or anxiety or trouble fulfilling daily responsibilities. It’s possible you don’t know what is wrong but things just don’t feel right you in your life. You can take the first step necessary to a healthier, happier, more balanced life. All sessions are secure e-Visits.
We all face times of struggle in our lives. You do not have to face them alone. Counseling can help you identify the areas of change you desire in your life. Perhaps you desire healthier and improved relationships. Maybe you feel stuck at work or in school. Perhaps it feels like things won’t or can’t change for you. You could be experiencing sadness, depression or anxiety or trouble fulfilling daily responsibilities. It’s possible you don’t know what is wrong but things just don’t feel right you in your life. You can take the first step necessary to a healthier, happier, more balanced life. All sessions are secure e-Visits.
(313) 879-0141 View (313) 879-0141
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Amyna Ftouni
Limited Licensed Psychologist, TLLP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
As a therapist with a background in clinical psychology, I understand the leap of faith involved in seeking out change. Fittingly, I have dedicated myself to providing treatment that is entirely confidential, empathetic, and free of judgment. Throughout the years, I have worked with a variety of clients dealing with circumstances that are unique to each and every one of their lives. I am able to communicate effectively and adapt my style and techniques according to individual needs, personalities, and backgrounds to best assist each client in achieving their goals and fullest potential.
As a therapist with a background in clinical psychology, I understand the leap of faith involved in seeking out change. Fittingly, I have dedicated myself to providing treatment that is entirely confidential, empathetic, and free of judgment. Throughout the years, I have worked with a variety of clients dealing with circumstances that are unique to each and every one of their lives. I am able to communicate effectively and adapt my style and techniques according to individual needs, personalities, and backgrounds to best assist each client in achieving their goals and fullest potential.
(313) 992-7951 View (313) 992-7951
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Caitlin Fleming
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
Are you looking for more out of therapy than just venting space? I provide a confidential, supportive and non-judgmental environment for my clients to work towards identifying life-long patterns that contribute to distress and learning new ways of being that foster wellness.
Are you looking for more out of therapy than just venting space? I provide a confidential, supportive and non-judgmental environment for my clients to work towards identifying life-long patterns that contribute to distress and learning new ways of being that foster wellness.
(313) 942-4161 View (313) 942-4161

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Positive Psychology Therapists

How does positive psychology therapy work?

Positive psychology therapy derives from the work of Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania. He and others developed the field of positive psychology building on humanistic theory. Positive psychology therapy is similar to acceptance and commitment therapy, and it essentially quiets emotional distress through positivity, contentment, and well-being. This therapy does not reduce the individual to symptoms and conditions.

When do I know if I need treatment using positive psychology?

If an individual is overwhelmed by emotional distress and general negativity, they may feel trapped. A positive psychology therapist can help them view their emotions and behaviors differently, and approach life with a better understanding of their positive strengths. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from positive psychology therapy?

The patient may be asked to explore their signature strengths. The therapist will also ask the individual to talk about their goals, which should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. Discussing negative experiences and symptoms is important, but so is the exploration of positive experiences. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviors and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more positive and fulfilling way. This therapy is proactive and may use forgiveness, gratitude, hope, and compassion to help reframe negativity.

Is positive psychology effective in therapy?

Positive psychology therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with eating disorders benefit from this type of intervention. This therapy encourages the person to reframe their distressed thoughts and move into healthier patterns of functioning. This therapy also aims to move an individual toward what works well in their life. Positive psychology therapy can elicit lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioral habits.