Michelle Avery Ferguson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

Verified by Psychology Today
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Michelle Avery Ferguson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

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

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Announcement icon I am meeting with clients (adults and children) both in-person and remotely using a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform.
Michelle Avery Ferguson currently has a waitlist for new clients.

About

I'm accepting names for Neurodiversity Parenting, beginning January 23. Regrettably, I'm unable to take new clients at this time. I'm committed to helping kids, adults and families experience greater enjoyment in their relationships and increased competence and resilience at home, school, work and play. I provide treatment services to children, adults, 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 neurodivergent children and adults (individuals with brain-based differences such as Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, and sensory challenges), and with parents/caregivers of children with disabilities.
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 welcomed, affirmed, and respected.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $170 - $195
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • TRICARE
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 26 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

Neurodiversity Parenting

Neurodiversity is the concept that differences in neurology and brain functioning are a natural part of our diversity as a species. Neurodiversity Parenting is a unique online class and parent group designed for parents of school-age children with autism, ADHD, sensory differences, learning disabilities, or other brain-based differences. This unique experience will give you new ways to understand and respond to your child's behavior, greater confidence in your parenting, and support on your parenting journey. Registration fee of $400 covers 8 sessions. One or two parents/caregivers may attend for a single registration fee. The next session starts in January 2023.

More about this group

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
  • Child
  • Parenting
  • Neurodivergence
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Family Systems
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sandplay
  • Strength-Based
  • Synergetic Play Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Michelle Avery Ferguson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW