Sometimes living hurts. Sometimes we can be so overwhelmed by circumstances and stresses that it feels difficult to function. Coming to therapy is a courageous and hopeful step. Wether it’s to deal with anxiety, depression, trauma or family conflict, I absolutely believe that together we can find ways to reduce your suffering and find a path to healing and peace.
The journey of 1,000 miles begins with the first step (Lao Tzu). I view myself as a change agent and a teacher. Therapy is about learning how to become whole and achieve your maximum potential. Because of homeostasis, or one’s learned way to achieve equilibrium between interdependent elements, change requires a sustained effort. It takes courage to come to therapy and a willingness to become vulnerable. My job is to help you learn more effective coping measures to the unique challenges in your life. Growing up in trauma leads one to view the world as an unsafe place, but change is possible via new neurotransmitters in the brain.
I have extensive experience in helping teenagers and young adults understand core issues that drive unhealthy behaviors and explore ways to change the behavior. This understanding creates space for hope to improve the relationships within their lives and with themselves while increasing their sense of self and confidence. I have a great passion for utilizing various arts to facilitate healing and to help my clients express themselves both verbally and non-verbally. Art therapy helps clients go deeper in their personal journey and make powerful, long-lasting changes.
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist with a specialty in Marriage and Family (especially adolescents). I have been practicing professionally for 13 years and previously working with a diversion program for adolescents and teaching at a college. I endeavor to provide a safe environment to process feelings of anxiety, stress, depression, grief and life transitions. I do not believe we get rid of feelings but learn to manage them I healthy ways...using the thoughts and feelings to work together rather than against each other.
There is nothing more gratifying than helping someone heal and grow. Sometimes it gets hard to find the peace and clarity you deserve. I accept you for where you’re at and can work with you on the concerns that brought you here. I am genuine, warm, and accepting. I value diversity and have fought for equity. For most, the thought of starting therapy can be scary and intimidating. I would be honored to partner with you and guide you in your growth.
Do you struggle with overwhelming worry and anxiety? Are your relationships suffering because of your anxiety? Do traumatic events from your past interfere with your ability to enjoy life? If so then I would like to help. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. My goal is to help you feel better so you can live a happy life with fullfilling personal relationships. By combining an insight oriented approach with practical skill building I guide people in making the cognitive and behavioral changes. I have 25 years of experience helping individuals, couples and families.
Did you experience a recent traumatic event, like a frightening car accident or sudden death of a loved one. Were you raised in a chaotic or abusive home. Unresolved trauma can lead to flashbacks, a sense of being disconnected from others, mood swing. Some survivors of trauma feel like they are always waiting for the other shoe to drop or like they always have to have their guard up around others. If you have felt trapped by your past trauma or even beyond repair because of the traumatic life experiences you have endured then I can help. I am passionate about helping people resolve trauma so they can live a life full of meaning.
We are all traveling down our road of life, searching for meaning and working to move mountains. However, on this epic journey, most of us at times find ourselves feeling defeated or getting lost along the way. Through counseling, I aim to be an active passenger on your journey, supplying guidance based on your own intuition and experiences. Together, we will strive to create a space where we can facilitate your own growth and explore your life goals, values, and boundaries. My hope is that toward the end of our journey together, you’ll see yourself not lost to be found, but as an explorer prepared and excited to travel new roads.
I received an M.A. in Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary in 2011. As your counselor, I am here to support you in making meaning, creating comfort, and uncovering resources to help you be your best self. I believe that people are relational beings with physical, spiritual, emotional, and social components, and that the exploration and integration of these aspects through a client-centered approach.can be life changing and enhancing. Furthermore in an effort to help those in need, I am providing a one time free session on every Wednesday @1pm as a first come first serve basis. If needed,
Have you been struggling with getting through the day, getting up in the morning, taking care of yourself, others or your home? Are you battling depression? Are you often stressed out, angry, worried, impatient? Struggling with anxiety? How long have you been thinking about making an appointment with a therapist? I can help you resolve difficulties you may be having, and assist you in becoming the happy, productive person you know you can be. Insightful, PC has two locations: Milford/Highland and Farmington Hills, Michigan. Convenient day and evening appointments are available.
**Accepting new clients, please email for inquiry** Are you someone who is invested in bettering their life and relationships? Seeking out therapy for insight, increased skills, validation, support and positive outcomes? I am here to help you with that! I work with individuals who are solution oriented, wanting to make changes, break generational patterns, and are committed to working on emotional and impulse control.
Are you a teenager or adult struggling with a lack of confidence? Do you worry constantly about what might happen or what other people think of you? Perhaps you are struggling with depression and you just don't feel like the person you once were. Sometimes when people are struggling they tend to wait it out, hoping things will get better. Occasionally things do improve but more often than not the waiting it out approach can result in symptoms worsening. It can also lead to developing harmful ways of coping like isolation or alcohol or drug use.
I've been a therapist for 24 years and have had a thriving private practice in my community for the last 14 years. The majority of my clientele has come from word of mouth recommendations. I have been a clinical director in a large agency setting, training and supervising a staff of therapists. I was a field instructor for Bachelor's and Master's degree students for the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. I strive to provide accessible counseling that helps you achieve greater happiness and fulfill your potential in your goals and relationships.
I am passionate about helping adults and adolescents struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, emotional regulation, negative body issues,self-esteem and addiction. Maybe you never feel like you are "in the moment", distracted by constant worry, or no matter how much you try you feel like you aren't good enough. Perhaps past hurts and experiences seem to be barriers to moving forward. With the right insight, tools and support you can move forward, experiencing change and growth.
Life can be challenging, hard things happen, at times we don't feel like ourselves, and change can be difficult. The journey of personal growth includes curiosity and openness as we reflect on who we are and what goals we want to prioritize. Don't be afraid to be yourself, accept what is, and want to change all at the same time.
If you struggle with constant worry, fears or even panic attacks you know that there are times when life can be a challenge. Perhaps a major life change like a death a divorce, a new school or job has left you feeling anxious or depressed. Maybe you’ve been using alcohol or drugs to self medicate and are struggling to stop. It could be your adolescent son or daughter is having difficulty navigating the teen years and you think they could benefit from a professional counselor. Whatever your situation there comes a time when you decide struggling through on your own is no longer working.
My practice as a clinician is deeply embedded in a holistic approach that incorporates the mind, body, and soul. It is my philosophy that to achieve our greatest potential we must focus on strengthening the communication between each of these three elements. This leads to a deeper understanding of the problem at hand. I encourage my therapeutic relationships to thrive on honesty, openness, and empathy so that I am able to help clients feel emotionally supported and heard during each session. Together, we will develop a unique approach that is tailored to your individual needs so that you are able to flourish during your journey.
My practice as a clinician is deeply embedded in a holistic approach that incorporates the mind, body, and soul. It is my philosophy that in order to achieve our greatest potential we must focus on strengthening the communication between each of these three elements to gain a greater understanding of the problem at hand. I encourage my therapeutic relationships to thrive on honesty, openness, and empathy so that I am able to help clients feel emotionally supported and heard during each session. Together, we will develop a unique approach that is tailored to your individual needs so that you are able to flourish during your journey.
I have over 30 years experience working with children, adults, couples and families on a wide variety of life problems. It is important to find a therapist that is a good fit, someone with whom you feel comfortable and who takes your concerns seriously. My approach is supportive, confidential and empathetic in helping individuals and families recognize their own needs and strengths. It's not uncommon to get stuck in unsatisfying and frustrating situations. Through our relationship you can start to become aware of issues that interfere with feeling better and use your strengths to make changes and move forward.
Do you feel like you are not living to your full potential? Do you feel unhappy? Are you being held back by old patterns that no longer serve you? So many of us feel held down by stress and fear that we forget how to be happy. My desire as a therapist is to provide assistance and encouragement for exploring your personal stories as a way of coping with pain and finding meaning.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Highland 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 Highland 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 Highland, or Child Psychologists in Highland.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Highland 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 Highland 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.