Are you struggling to communicate effectively in your relationships? Do you feel mentally stuck, struggling to get out of your own way? Do you get stressed out to the point where you feel unable to function in meaningful and productive ways? Do you feel that you are spiraling out of control at times from all the negative energies and thoughts surrounding you? Are you looking for proven strategies and methodologies to help you move forward and bring a more calming sense of peace & direction to your life? If your goal is to improve your mental well-being, develop healthier relationships and reduce the negativity then I can help you!
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, DCSW, IMH-EIV
All of us have issues or experiences that can be difficult to manage at times. I work with you to help you find solutions that improve your quality of life. If you have suffered trauma, this means finding some understanding of the trauma and resolving lingering effects. Parents get help in parent management techniques and learn behavior management. For those with addictions, this means working to understand the cause of the addiction. For the elderly, this means completing a life review and understanding the current situation.
Hello! In my clinical practice, I provide a nurturing, non-judgmental environment in which the client feels comfortable and safe to work through personal issues and/or relationship challenges. Therapy is a collaborative journey in which both the client and the therapist work together to uncover past core issues and present triggers that are sustaining emotional distress. Together, we will work to increase self awareness and emotional understanding so that you (the client) feel empowered to identify and to make positive, healthy and effective changes that promote emotional health, happiness, and personal growth.
I truly believe that the client-therapist relationship is one of the most important parts of fulfilling and successful therapy. I make it my goal as a therapist to create an inviting, relaxed atmosphere where there is no intimidation or fear in getting the support you need. I am here to help you work towards healing past trauma and the effects it may have had on your life. I hope through our therapy sessions we can together improve any stressed relationships, poor sleep, worry and sadness you may be experiencing through individualized treatment planning.
I am a fully licensed psychologist in the State of Michigan. Working with children, adolescents, adults, parents, and students, I specialize in employing concepts of cognitive and behavioral therapy and mindfulness to help individuals manage a variety of mental and emotional issues, including Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, ADHD, Anger, and Behavioral Disorders. Through our work together, my patients learn to be more aware of their thoughts, identify their negative automatic thoughts, and reframe their thoughts such that they are more realistic and positive. Over time, this change in thinking has significant implications for the daily feelings that one experiences.
Part of our journey through life involves challenges, setbacks, and crossroads. Sometimes, these come in the form of normal life transitions. Other times, it can be in the form of the unpredictable: trauma, loss, cancer. No matter what your current circumstance is, know this: there is hope. You WILL rise again-better and stronger than before and through this rising you will find peace, acceptance and personal growth. You will learn to turn your wishes into outcomes. You have already taken the first step. I look forward to helping you to continue on your path to healing.
I have over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health and I have learned over the years, that my clients are often my greatest teachers. I believe in meeting people where they are and working with my clients to create a treatment plan that is suited to their unique needs. In addition to individual therapy, I also provide psychological testing/evaluation services. I hold a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. My ultimate goal is to offer compassionate, experienced treatment that provides my clients with practical strategies and tools they can easily use to promote healing in their own life.
Generally, each person and I begin by exploring the issues that has brought them to seek out my services. This exploration entails a joint effort that unfolds over time. A relationship is formed that helps us both to see more clearly how the individual is operating in their everyday life. It is through such an exploration that the individual begins to understand themselves, and, especially, their more intimate relating. I also believe that the person leads the treatment such that we will only go as far as each person desires. I can offer ideas, but, in the end, it is the individual who leads us.
I focus on providing a safe, caring, and nonjudgmental environment, supporting you as you begin to address and cope with the challenges in your life. Drawing from your strengths, we will work together to develop new strategies, skills and perspectives in order that you may live a full and joyful life. I utilize creative therapies in order to compliment and deepen the healing process. Currently holds a certificate from the Andrew Kukes Foundation for the treatment of Social Anxiety, am a trainer for both Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid, and also obtained certification in Art Therapy from Oakland University.
Are you constantly worrying what others think of you? Walking around on eggshells to make a good first impression? Do you find that your child's anxiety keeps them from being the loving person you know they are? I work with people of all ages who are trying to get the most out of their relationships and are finding that anxiety keeps getting in the way of feeling confident with others or at school. Having healthy relationships is the cornerstone of a balanced life. You know that there is no better time to resolve these issues of insecurity than now. I can help.
***Currently--Not Able to Accept New Clients*** Finding the right counselor/therapist is a challenge. Making a decision to call when there are so many choices can be overwhelming. It is an important decision because the relationship you have with your counselor is one of the most important factors in achieving a positive outcome in therapy. The right counselor will be someone you feel you can trust. The right counselor will help you identify the roadblocks that keep you from moving forward. The right counselor will be with you as you take those steps forward from where you are, to where you want to be.
Do you feel stuck, anxious, depressed, alone? Are you ready to take the next step, but don't know where to begin or where to turn? Have you ever wondered if you're just reacting to life, rather than mastering it? Many of our experiences come from a place of great suffering, fears and surviving challenges.
Two locations: Clarkston and West Bloomfield. Bright Pine Behavioral Health is a private clinic that specializes in assisting individuals of all ages struggling with ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, anxiety, and depression. We have empathetic and caring clinicians who can provide either therapy or testing services. Dr. Lewitzke is the clinic director, and has been awarded as a Metro-Detroit Mom Approved Doc; and has been on various podcasts (Adventures in Autism - episode 163; The Well Child - episode 10, season 2; The Autism Mom MD - episode 27).
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 the things 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.
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.
I work to provide a safe environment where you can drop the mask you put on for the world and be yourself. I value everyone's experiences as individuals, and ensure that my clients are feeling heard and taking the lead in their mental health treatment. I currently see those ages 12 and up.
Look... I can't compete with all of the psycho-babble that my colleagues are using to get your business. Truthfully, when I try to use those words, I feel like someone out of a cheesy Lifetime movie. So, this is what I can offer you: I will listen to you, I will never judge you, I will laugh with you, I will cry with you, and most importantly, I will use every therapeutic tool at my disposal to help you get through the hard stuff... Because, in the end, it's not about me... it's all about you!
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.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in White Lake 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 White Lake 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 White Lake, or Child Psychologists in White Lake.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like White Lake 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 White Lake 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.