Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC, CCS
I bring to those being served over 30 years of dedicated clinical experience from a variety of practice settings. Allow me to share practical and professional knowledge gleaned from well-known areas of service. Employment in the inpatient mental health treatment setting has provided me a good measure of expertise assisting those addressing a myriad of mental health challenges. I bring expertise in dual diagnosis treatment of multiple chemical abuse and dependence. I have provided mental health treatment of returning citizens from various states of incarceration who may require re-adjustment and re-integration into society.
As your psychologist, I will listen to you with respect, in a safe and confidential relationship. I will offer fresh insights of past patterns and concerns and we will explore new ways to overcome obstacles and the challenges that you face. Developing resilience, grit, and utilizing strengths are an important part of my therapy.
To be a caring, wholehearted individual who has great compassion for all people. Believe that each person is worthy of dignity and respect. Continuously growing in empathy for all populations. Meeting people where they are at, helping people find their own truths for what they want for their lives. Walking forward with people in freedom from their symptoms, working holistically to find solid approaches to healthy coping mechanisms.
As Detroit's Love Guru, my passion is helping couples grow more connected, deeper in love than they have ever experienced! I also help promote individuals in becoming self-assured, move beyond past traumas, heart aches, or sadness. Ultimately, it is my purpose to improve your relationship or personal life; while decreasing your frustrations! Life can be more satisfying & fulfilling! Most importantly, I don't place "band-aids" over difficulties; I strive to help you grow and instill healthy changes that last a life time! My services are prided on non-biased, caring approaches, using scientifically proven methods, in a Down-to-Earth setting.
My ideal client is looking to make changes in their life, either to improve functioning, improve personal relationships, or would like to find a greater sense of personal life satisfaction, meaningfulness, and inner contentment. My ideal client may have recently experienced a crisis or increase in stressors or has a long history of experiencing interpersonal struggles and unhappiness and is looking for a therapist that provides an empathic approach and offers a safe nonjudgemental environment to explore thoughts and feelings. My client is interested in learning effective coping skills, how to challenge distorted thinking, and ways to improve self-esteem.
I have worked in mental health and substance abuse for the last 17 years. In mental health, I have worked as an ACT coordinator and case manager for people suffering with a chronic mental illness. I was the Director of Visions Clubhouse in Pontiac for 4 years. I opened Pontiac Children Services. We serviced teenage boys that were wards of the state and helped them re-integrate back to school, social groups, and employment. I also worked in the psychiatric hospital in Mt. Clemens for 10 years as a social worker and therapist.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ALCIST, CAADC, ADS
TELEHEALTH sessions are offered. I am a fully Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Advanced Schema Therapist and an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist holding over 12 years of experience working with substance related problems and mental health challenges. I understand the courage it takes to make this first step in seeking help and hope to make it a beneficial and life changing event. I provide a compassionate and comfortable environment and use a variety of therapy techniques to educate and build on your skills and strengths.
Experiencing mental health concerns like depression, anxiety, family conflicts, or behavioral changes can be scary, but there's no need to go through it alone. Many times, a supportive outside perspective can be helpful in figuring out what the next steps could be to resolve conflicts and relieve life stress. As your counselor, I am honored to be working together with you, or your child, in a collaborative effort to discover new ways to cope with problems and improve your quality of life. I also offer Supervision for Michigan LLC clinicians who are seeking full licensure.
As a licensed clinical counselor, I am dedicated to serving individuals, groups, and organizations applying clinical counseling principles, methods, and procedures for the purpose of successful social, personal, career, and emotional development. My goal is to promote and enhance healthy self-actualizing and satisfying lifestyles. I agree to respect the right of those individuals seeking support by making realistic efforts to ensure that my services are used appropriately. I do not discriminate or refuse professional services to anyone on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, or socioeconomic status.
I am excited that you have decided to begin your Self Care Journey and/or work towards Strengthening your Relationships. Today is the perfect day to take control of your life. It is a great time to heal old wounds of Hurt, Guilt, and Disappointment. Let’s challenge negative thinking patterns, beliefs, and experiences by developing Healthy Coping Mechanisms. I want to help guide you in dissolving past and present pains by promoting hope throughout our therapeutic journey. We can work collaboratively to achieve Mental Wellness, Gratitude, and Peace of Mind.
If you are reading this then you, or someone you know, could use a caring professional's help. I am a social worker who is dedicated to assisting those who struggle with mental health issues and those who are having trouble coping with difficult situations in their daily lives. Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or panic attacks? Have you been diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? I have assisted many, like you, improve their mental health symptoms and become more active in their daily lives. Give me a call!
Sad? Anxious? Stressed? Having problems with your relationship or parenting? Feeling disappointed with your life? Let me help. Together we can: * Develop the skills and abilities you need to cope with distressing events and feelings. * Identify your needs and find ways to meet these. * Deal with past and current events. * Resolve anything else that might be holding you back from living the life you want. Together we will explore your thoughts and feelings. We will identify action steps that are right for you, and focus your efforts on things that will make the most impact now.
“Even in darkness, it is possible to create light." - Elie Wiesel My goal is to help support and empower you by providing understanding, education, and processing while using your strengths to get through some of life's most difficult challenges.
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.
Are you stressed out, angry, or struggling with an addiction? Do you have problems at work or legal issues that require counseling? Are you grieving a loss or struggling with mental health issues? Are you a veteran that needs timely service? Professional Counseling can benefit anyone facing difficulty managing life's challenges. Those challenges can be related to your own mental or physical health, children, family, work, relationships, finances, etc. As a mental health counselor for the past 17 years, I have facilitated my clients' efforts to improve their ability to deal with issues that matter to them. Contact me.