Tameka Arnold, LMSW, SSW
Clinical Therapist, School Social Worker
22777 Harper Ave. Suite 208, St. Clair Shores, MI
In working with young children I use play therapy primarily. My treatment modalities include individual and group counseling in order to assist the children with practcing the skills learned in a social setting. My focus with younger children include self- control and appropriate expression of frustration. In addition, I focus on social skills and adjustment concerns. Lastly, I work closely with parents on positive behavior supports and assistance with behavioral interventions.
Michael Govan, MA, LLP, LPC, LSGC, EMDR II
Licensed Professional Counselor
Children are very special people! I have worked for 23 years helping children to live a more satisfying life. Outside my office I've raised two into teen and adulthood. I've taught kids at my church for years, and I also am a Licensed School Counselor. Just 3 weeks ago I took on a 11-12 year old and we've already pushed through the most difficult part of treatment! Kids like the relaxed environment and the fact that I spell things out for them so they understand what we are trying to accomplish. I'd love to help your children work through the issues that keep them from achieving their goals. Give me a call and we'll start in a couple days!!!
Elisha Khurana, M.A., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
23840 Dequindre Rd., Warren, MI
Elisha's counseling approach is client-centered which means she compassionately listens to clients and assists them in developing their goals. Elisha's approach is based on exploring cognitive behavioral strategies, reality theory and is solution-focused. Psychotherapy is a process which enhances personal strengths and empowerment to reach personal goals. Counseling issues can be either mental health disorders or personal growth issues. Her specialty is Children, Adolescents, Women Issues, Couples, Marriage and Family Counseling. Elisha also works with individual issues including depression, grief and loss, anxiety and life transitions.
Thomas Bruno, LLP
Specialist in Clinical Pyschology
43200 Dequindre Rd., Suite 108, Sterling Heights, MI
On occasion, I do see young children of clients that I counsel. These sessions are usually with the parent or parents present. This is when I have them draw a picture of their house and tell where their room is. If a child is upset about something happening in his/her life, they may act out in anger. Allowing the child or children to express their feelings without penalty is important. However, if it is a deeper problem that cannot be fixed within a few sessions, I refer them to someone who specializes in young children.
Brian Shaffer, CPBS, GC-C, FT
Grief Counselor & Thanatologist
PO Box 4492, Troy, MI
All people are spiritual. Spirituality is different for all of us, but it is the common or central starting point for all of us when we face the tougher side of life. It is no different for children. Children are also very spiritual. Through their interesting viewpoints and their endless questions spark us to struggle, search and even connect. Children are profoundly spiritual and we need to listen to them. In their own way children often grasp things much faster and precisely than adults do and can give us much comfort and care. In working with children my approach is to explore their understanding of grief and spirituality. The spiritual markers on grief’s journeys, “typical” expression....
Franklin Sollars, and Associates
1777 Axtell, #100, Troy, MI
Children often express their experiences and feelings through play, and this becomes an important tool for learning about themselves and others. Children often express and resolve inner conflicts through their play. The therapist helps the child to express and understand the world through play activities - sometimes acting out conflicts and feelings, then interpreting (as appropriate to age) how a similar issue or feeling is present in the child's life.
Donna Major, LMSW, BCD
1623 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI
Are your children/teens displaying behaviors that may be of concern to you? Have you been "stuck" with a situation that you are struggling to overcome? Is your child struggling with anxiety, depression, school problems, or emotional issues due to the loss of a loved one, cyber-bullying, trauma or divorce? I have worked in Education K-12, for 15 years helping parents and their children overcome many difficulties in life and improve academic success.
Richard Kneip, PhD
Great Lakes Psychology Group
89 W South Blvd Suite 200, Troy, MI
Great Lakes Psychology Group offers counseling to children and their parents for a wide variety of emotional, behavioral, and academic problems. And while children can and do benefit from counseling, they are not equipped in the same way as adults to talk, reflect, and problem-solve as they often lack the insight, awareness, and vocabularies necessary to take full advantage of psychotherapy. Therapists have at their disposal a host of methods developed to meet the unique counseling needs of children, perhaps foremost among them being play therapy. Play therapy is used because it reaches all kinds of children despite their differences.
Elizabeth Talbot, L.P.C., L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W.
71 N. Livernois Ave., Suite F, Rochester Hills, MI
Children often times need to express their feelings through a concrete methodology, so that they can release what is going on inside of them. Through play therapy, a child can address the many emotions and help identify them, so that the release of negative emotions do not cause them undo stress. Parents are wise to address the issues early on, so that the child can function as their true self. My guidance, through the process of child therapy, can help parents become skilled in communicating with their young child, so that attachment to parents has a solid foundation.
Ellen Craine, JD, LMSW, ACSW
Divorce and Family Mediator, Parenting Coordinator, & SW
31874 Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills, MI
My approach to counseling with children is to work collaboratively with the parents. counseling with children is part of a family systems approach. Children do not develop struggles in a vacuum so working with the parents and the rest of the family as needed is of added benefit to the child in therapy, regardless of the age of the minor child involved. Therapy may be weekly or every other week, as needed and determined when we develop the treatment plan.