When you experience stressful or traumatic life events, overwhelming emotions can take over and cause you to lose hope. You may feel worried, depressed, or anxious. Your life feels like it has been turned upside down and you wonder if things will ever feel normal again. As a therapist, educator, or other helping professional, you may feel that you are no longer capable of showing up for your clients or students in the way you want. You may be questioning your competence. You are not alone!
There are days when the fear feels so big that there is no room in your chest for breath. Some mornings, it seems like sleeping forever would be much easier than getting out of bed. It may seem like a herculean task to get through the day, or you may simply know that life can be better than it is. You wonder if you are worthy of happiness. Perhaps you think that your friends and family are tired of listening to your struggles or that support groups have not provided the help you need. You may feel the need for additional insight or for significant support in dealing with personal demons.
I have always felt passionate about helping those who are hurting and consider it a privilege to work with individuals who want a better life, those who seek to find answers, and those who want a good listener and someone they can trust. It is my goal to provide the best therapeutic relationship that will allow you to feel comfortable and openly engage in therapy.
Life is frequently bringing us an assortment of hardships. Throughout our lives, these challenges can cause us to deal with anxiety, stress, depression, suicidal ideations, addiction, and other personal challenges. Therapy can help you with emotional identification and emotional regulation, identifying personal roadblocks, tuning into your core beliefs, building healthy ways to cope with stress or anxiety, processing traumatic life events, breaking unhealthy habits, building improved personal and social boundaries and in identifying personal triggers.
I strive to create an open and safe environment where emotions can be expressed without judgement. I have a passion for working with those who wish to better understand their emotions and learn new coping skills. My goal is to support those going through difficult life changes and help them to see their personal strengths along the way. I aspire to help end the stigma surrounding mental health and show that it should be treated with grace and kindness. I have a master's degree from Michigan State University in Social Work. I have experience working with those with persistent mental health disorders (GAD, MDD, OCD).
I earned my Master's of Social Work at Wayne State University. In my practice, I've worked in various settings. My primary specialization has been working with elderly adults and families in a clinical setting, helping clients navigate various stages of life. I am trained to help you conquer whatever issues life may throw your way. I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), emotional issues, trauma focus, family communication, cultural issues, grief and loss, marital/relationship issues, as well as LGBTQ and gender identity issues.
Is there ever a right time to ask for help? Maybe you've been thinking about therapy for months now or you recently decided to give it a try. It might be that you are just aren't feeling quite right and want some guidance. For some reason, you made the choice to search for a therapist today. I come from the perspective that we all go through high and low points in life. I offer a safe place where we can work together on identifying your needs and goals.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLPC, NCC, CCTP
Challenges present in all shapes and sizes. My goal is to assist you in activating and enhancing your ability to overcome the variety of life's challenges. I view clients as separate from their struggles. I assert that because you are reading this today, you are ready to begin your change process. Avoidance, denial, distraction are all common defenses to change, change that you recognize is needed yet are unsure of where to start. I will meet you where you are, please know that no concern is too big for us to navigate together.
Thank you for taking the first step to becoming the best version of yourself. Whether you are looking for help navigating through a difficult season of life; you are suffering from anxiety, depression, low self esteem, or lack of empowerment; or just need maintenance therapy, I am able to assist you in finding coping skills to help you get to the next level.
I know from my own experiences as well as a career dedicated to helping children, adults, and families, that often putting yourself first and asking for some help can bring up feelings of guilt, shame, and fear to name a few. Understanding and knowing that you are your own self with needs, wants and worth; that you deserve to heal, remember who you are and find more joy- these concepts are available to you. You matter, your story matters and I can offer a safe space for you to be your vulnerable and authentic self.
Cherish Your Life are you tired of being sick and tired? Let me help you sort out what's bothering you. Don't worry everything is confidential. Your privacy is of the utmost importance to me. Can't focus, can't concentrate, mind keeps turning even when you trying to wind down or sleep. Do you start another project before you finish the previous one. Mood swings or angry outbursts. Are you stuck in life and can't seem to get out of that mode? If it is grief, you are going through, sometimes it can be unbearable let me help move you through the stages of grief. Want a little peace cherish yourself, and get in touch with me now.
I am currently accepting new patients for telehealth I know personally & professionally, how life can throw you curve ball after curve ball. I know what it is like to struggle & I know what it's like to overcome those struggles. It is my passion to help others become the best version of themselves. Life can be so overwhelming at times. I can help you work through those situations & help you to get back on track. I am board certified clinical psychotherapist. I bring years of professional and personal experience to each session.
Allow yourself to enter a safe and therapeutic space, primed to help you actualize your best self by identifying and resolving how your past experiences are coming into play in the present and causing you to feel inadequate, stuck, or unable to reach your goals. By working through your past trauma, attachment, and interpersonal issues within therapy, you can harness a more authentic connection with yourself, allowing you to be more genuine and congruent with others. I work beside you to identify your desires and empower you to make necessary, positive changes in your life.
Have you struggled recently, has it been months or even years? Have you had the desire to heal and grow? Ever feel like life has thrown too many obstacles your way? Or maybe you feel like you're not quite yourself anymore. You aren't alone! The clients I work with typically come to me with anxiety, stress, worry, trauma, and a feeling of being less like themselves. These feelings have impacted their relationships, work, personal drive, and even achieving their dreams.
You may be considering therapy because of a life crisis, issues present for a long time, or because you want to feel happier and more alive. No matter the reasons, we know one thing for sure. You would prefer to spend your time and money getting results. I provide effective therapy in an atmosphere that is comfortable, safe and inviting. My primary office is affiliated with a major medical center. We are fully accredited and adhere to the highest standards of care. You are assured of ethical, confidential and professional treatment from your first phone call to your last session.
I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures. I have experience working with men, women, and children. I believe showing up authentically with ourselves and others is one of the bravest and most liberating things we can do in our lives. Therapy is a safe place to remember who we truly are and discover the power that each of us possess to create a life that we enjoy.
I work with families, couples, and individuals ranging from ages 12 and up. I use a Strength Based Approach in session, helping you focus more on your personal strengths. Together you and I can build your treatment plan and discuss your goals. My goal is for you to become involved with making the treatment plan so the therapeutic process is successful for you. Throughout my graduate studies I have been trained in multiple therapeutic models.
In this ever changing world, let me assist you in creating the best version of yourself. To find the strength and insight to over come what is behind you and reach your goals in front of you. My name is Theresa K. Cooke and I am the founder of FACES, INC. I have been practicing since 1982 and I bring to your individual sessions 30+ years of experience through education, training, certification and in working with over 3000 patients.
Welcome! I am the founder of House of Therapy, a private mental health practice that was created with the sole purpose of serving BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. As someone who lives at the intersections of those identities, I understand that having a therapist that can share and/or affirm your identities can be meaningful while navigating mental health concerns.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Grand Blanc 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 Grand Blanc 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 Grand Blanc, or Child Psychologists in Grand Blanc.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Grand Blanc 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 Grand Blanc 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.