Michelle Avery Ferguson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

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Michelle Avery Ferguson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW


Location

Offers online therapy

Open Minds Ann Arbor, LLC
2890 Carpenter Avenue, Suite 1500
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 838-4768

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Announcement icon At the present time, I am meeting with clients (adults, children, and groups) remotely using a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform.
I regret that I'm unable to take new clients at this time, and do not have a waiting list. I'm committed to helping kids and families experience greater enjoyment in their relationships and increased competence and resilience at home, school, and play. I provide treatment services to children ages 0 - 13, parents, caregivers, and families. With the nervous system in mind, I help clients to increase their ability to cope with stressors. I address concerns about a child's attention, learning, behavior, and social and emotional development, and help families who are feeling stuck find new ways of relating.
I specialize in working with neurodiverse children (children with brain-based differences such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and sensory processing issues), and with parents/caregivers of children with disabilities/special needs.
I have had the privilege of working with children, families, and people with disabilities across the lifespan for over twenty years. I honor diversity in all its forms and strive to make every person with whom I work feel welcome, affirmed, and respected.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BCBS | BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Priority Health
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 25 Years
  • License: Michigan / 6801099213
  • School: University of Michigan School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1996
Michelle is a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Association of Social Workers / 886501000
  • Certificate Date: 1996
  • Certificate: Synergetic Play Therapy Institute
  • Certificate Date: 2021

Michelle Avery Ferguson's Groups

Group for Parents School-age Children with ASD

Parenting a child with special needs can be isolating and lonely. Families of typically developing children are often unable to relate to the challenges of parenting a child on a different developmental course. This group will provide an opportunity for parents and caregivers of children with a diagnosis of ASD to share with others who can relate to, validate, and affirm their experiences.

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Location

Open Minds Ann Arbor, LLC
2890 Carpenter Avenue, Suite 1500
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 838-4768
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Autism
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Child or Adolescent
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sandplay
  • Strength-Based
  • Synergetic Play Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 20 May 2021
Michelle Avery Ferguson, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ann Arbor

Michelle Avery Ferguson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW