Most of us have something we would like to improve in our lives. Speaking with family and friends you are often given their advice and expected to follow through with it. Seeking counseling is an empowering move in your life. I facilitate a safe and inviting environment for clients to share and feel confident in themselves. I aim to uplift and empower clients to believe in their own ability and achieve self-discovery through our counseling sessions. I act in a manner that is nurturing to all who seek my counseling services.
Most of us coast through life worrying about our destination, but we forget the journey is the most important! Your experiences can help shape your outlook for your present and future – whether for better or for worse. We are all human jigsaw puzzles in a way, where we are shaped by our experiences, relationships, struggles, and joys. And because of this, we can sometimes carry parts of ourselves and our experiences into our futures, where we may feel down, purposeless, or stuck in a spiral. I am here for you, to help guide you off the “beaten path” towards your journey to self-peace so that you can continue to grow and flourish!
Working from a feminist theoretical perspective, I feel that your unique voice deserves to be believed, be heard, and be taken seriously. I strive to create a trusted space in which you feel comfortable to work through your difficulties without fear of judgment or discrimination. I believe you will find me approachable, down to earth, and friendly!
Behavioral Health Consultants, LLC seeks to improve day-to-day functioning by addressing psychosocial barriers and specific dynamics that necessitate therapeutic intervention.Vanessa has worked as a clinical therapist addressing specialty areas to include crisis intervention, trauma focused intervention, risk assessment and family skill building. For the past 10 years she's worked with survivors of sexual abuse as well as individuals overcoming adverse childhood experiences. She has a significant amount of clinical experience working with individuals battling depression, anxiety and adjustment disorders.
**Now accepting new clients in person/teletherapy** It's a stressful time in Michigan right now. Coping with change and uncertainty is hard for everyone, and we've had to deal with a lot of it the last year and a half. You do not have to go through this stressful time alone. I specialize in helping people with anxiety, depression and trauma learn to cope, overcome and thrive, even during a pandemic.
I provide clients a safe, non-judgmental environment in which to explore all aspects of themselves. I view therapy as a collaborative process, working together to promote self awareness through internal exploration. I believe that people achieve lasting change by allowing themselves to uncover and "let go" of past experiences that affect emotional reactions today. In addition to identifying internal obstacles that hinder one's success- such as anxiety, depression, relationship, addiction or self-esteem challenges- therapy is a tool used to foster personal growth and help with decision making.
I take a holistic approach to counseling, evaluating the whole person from both their inner and outer characteristics. I believe both clinical and the spiritual dynamics of therapy go hand and hand, working in conjunction one with the other, it is from this idea that my therapeutic approach derives. I understand everyone may not share this idea or have this understanding, I will provide effective therapy to each case according to its uniqueness and needs. I seek to provide service with clinical professional competence, through a spirit of acceptance, empathy, compassion and respect for those I service.
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** Whether you are a parent of a child that is struggling with emotional and behavioral difficulties or an adult that is finding it hard to make it through the day, I am here to help. I am dedicated to assisting children, teens, individuals, and families in overcoming life's challenges and struggles, rebuilding and strengthening relationships, and experiencing deeper satisfaction in one's life.
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will understand behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Team work makes the dream work. Allow me to partner with you in decreasing symptoms and continuing on your journey of life. I encourage you to call me to cope with daily life stressors, pre-marital counseling, family counseling, grief, depression, anxiety, grief, anger management, substance abuse. Let's work together and get to the root of the problem, we can do this! It would truly be my pleasure to serve you. Please feel free to contact me for a free consultation at your earliest convenience.
I specialize in insight-oriented therapy that focuses on coping skills, relational patterns, client strengths, and supportive reflection. I enjoy working with clients across age ranges and bring a developmental focus to my practice. My areas of expertise include relational problems, divorce, anxiety, depression, gifted adults/adolescents, trauma, sexual assault, abuse, sexual orientation and gender identity issues, and coping with chronic disease.
Do you feel down, depressed or hopeless? Have you lost interest or have little interest in doing things you once enjoyed? Any trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or sleeping too much? Are you tired all the time with little to no energy? Have you or your loved ones noticed any changes in your mood, behavior or struggles with anger? If you can resonate with any of those symptoms and are looking to gain coping skills, manage symptoms or need support please reach out and see which type of treatment will work best for you. I want to help you move towards your personal goals.
My focus is on an individuals needs and goals for the future. I am motivated to help one make effective changes for their future while resolving the past by working on the present. I am optimistic that we can work together in order to find an appropriate and effective approach to your current goals.
I believe that every individual travels their own path and that no two paths look exactly the same. I am here to both walk your path with you and serve as a tour guide along the way. I thrive working with clients who are seeking this journey and looking to build a relationship that will assist them in gaining insight, skills and passion to achieve their most fulfilling life. Client's who are struggling with borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, self-harm, interpersonal struggles, adjustment difficulties, addictions, grief and loss, and trauma are well-served by my experience and skill set.
**Not currently accepting new clients** I believe that each one of us has a true and unique calling. Life can quickly become overwhelming and if you have found yourself feeling stuck, depressed, or anxious in your life, I am here to help. I seek to provide a safe, respectful, and non judgmental environment to help identify behavior patterns, problem solve, and move towards a healthy and thriving life. My integrated approach to change and wellness provides you the opportunity to heal from the past and live more fully in the present.
You can probably come up with 100 reasons why not, but therapy is an investment in you. How long will you be the observer of your life rather than a participant? I use a collaborative approach, which enables clients the necessary skills to better separate feelings from thinking and verbalize emotions versus acting them out. I can provide you a safe, individualized space to express yourself without judgment. Together we will honestly and openly explore past messages that contribute to current behaviors you would like to change. I offer services in Canton, Southfeild & Livonia, the time is now, call today!
*ONLY accepting clients for secure video sessions and replying via text messaging.* Are you (or someone you care about) -- in a crisis, struggling with relationships, feeling stuck, or just trying to cope in life? Troubles concentrating, nightmares, headaches, racing heartbeat, yet often tired and fatigued too? You are not alone. There is hope. Relief, healing, and freedom are possible. It can be overwhelming to find a compassionate person to trust. ASKING for help is a very healthy first step! Your pain matters. May I have the honor to help you with starting to take your life back -- or, begin building a better one?
I am currently on maternity leave and not seeing new clients at this time. Children and adolescents often develop challenging behaviors as a way of expressing their inner thoughts and feelings that they don't have the words to explain. I help give youth a voice through creating a trusting environment where they feel safe to explore emotions, share thoughts, and develop solutions. I use unique interventions tailored to your child's strengths in order to foster a space where they feel supported and motivated to change.
My goal is to create a space of mutual trust and respect, which allows my clients and I to work together to explore their inner most fears, goals, and ultimately what is holding them back from creating the life they want. Each person that enters my office is treated with compassion and kindness. You will not be judged for the path you've taken. My intention is to help you build a healthy relationship with yourself, understanding of what is making it difficult for you, and build on your strengths to help you. You do not have to walk this journey alone, lets do it together.
Do you find fulfillment in your relationships? Do you feel overwhelmed, depressed or anxious?Allow me to help you find NEW DIRECTIONS toward PERSONAL, RELATIONAL and SPIRITUAL WHOLENESS. I am passionate to work with INDIVIDUALS and COUPLES to find fulfillment in life. I have a special interest in RELATIONSHIP COUNSELING, as well as WOMEN issues such as depression, anxiety, abuse or parenting issues. My desire is to empower you emotionally and cognitively so you can take control over your life's difficulties. My main goal is to help you explore new strategies to turn today's emotional and spiritual struggles into life-long victories.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Livonia 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 Livonia 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 Livonia, or Child Psychologists in Livonia.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Livonia 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 Livonia 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.