Mika Handelman

Psychologist, PhD

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
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(734) 294-0550 Website

Mika Handelman

Psychologist, PhD

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

321 S. Main Street
Suite 212
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 294-0550
Offers online therapy

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632 North Mill Street
Plymouth, MI 48170
(734) 294-0550

About

Life is hard! Pause for a moment and give yourself credit for taking this brave, difficult step. You're respecting your struggles AND looking for constructive ways to address them. I use a collaborative and exploratory (rather than expert) model to help you develop/access resources to navigate life's difficulties. I use approaches supported by research while recognizing the limits of evidence-based therapies which often need to be adapted, abandoned, or incorporated with other practices to meet a person's realities, needs, and strengths. I strive to create a safe supportive relationship and deeply value feedback and dialogue.
With parents of different SES, race, and religious backgrounds, intersectionality is fundamental to my work. Acknowledging and embracing differences while not losing sight of our shared humanity is very important to me and our work. I strive for openness and a desire to learn while not placing the burden of teaching on you.
Areas of emphasis: family of origin issues; attachment or intergenerational trauma; narcissistic abuse; race and/or gender related stress/trauma; perfectionism, high levels of self-criticism and shame. I also hold limited space in my practice for ADHD evaluations, immigration evaluations, and letters of support for gender affirming surgery.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $140 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 14 Years
  • License: Michigan / 6301016807
  • School: California School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2016
B.A. in anthropology, M.S. in mental health counseling, PhD in clinical psychology. Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan

Endorsements

Psychologist, PhD, LP
"Dr. Handelman is a compassionate, skilled, and talented clinician. She is mindful of cultural diversity and works with a variety of clients. I have had the pleasure of working with her at University of Michigan and can’t recommend her enough. The ..."

Location

321 S. Main Street
Suite 212
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 294-0550
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

632 North Mill Street
Plymouth, MI 48170
(734) 294-0550
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Racial Identity
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
  • compulsive shopping
  • people with cancer and survivors
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Little Person Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Feminist
  • Multicultural
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
  • training in Liberation Psychology
  • training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy & IFS
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Mika Handelman

Psychologist, PhD