Thomas Cliff, JD, LMSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
29700 Harper Ave., Suite 1, St. Clair Shores, MI
The Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung wrote, "The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are." This might not be the same as becoming, for example, the one our parents expect us to be. To build a life on the expectations of others is to play a role. We can try so hard to play it well that we neglect caring for ourselves. Indeed, we may take pride in always thinking of others, never of ourselves. At some point we may realize that this is not working out, but alternatives are not clear. Life feels burdensome. Working with clients in therapy, I help to identify and embrace personal strengths. Doing so sets a strong foundation for choices that reflect authentic values.
Michael Govan, MA, LLP, LPC, LSGC, EMDR II
Licensed Professional Counselor
Psychotherapy is just a fancy word for the process of healing that goes on in a Counseling office. When clients come to my office, I show hospitality and offer something to drink. We have soft music playing and just begin to talk about the areas of interest that have brought them in. From that first session, I determine what is wrong and what needs to happen in order to facilitate the change my clients are hoping for. As a matter of fact, I write out two goals for each client from what they've talked about, each with 3 or 4 objectives to reach those goals! I guide you and hold you accountable as needed until you reach these goals. Come on in and let me help you do the same!!!
Stephanie Nofar, MA, LPC, CAADC
Licensed Professional Counselor
39850 Van Dyke Ave, Sterling Heights, MI
Talking Helps! According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than a quarter of American adults experience depression, anxiety or other mental health disorders at any given time. Still others struggle to cope with relationship troubles, job loss, the death of a loved one, stress, substance abuse or other issues. These problems can often become debilitating and often can't be handled alone. I can help you help yourself get through anything!
Thomas Bruno, LLP
Specialist in Clinical Pyschology
43200 Dequindre Rd., Suite 108, Sterling Heights, MI
My approach is eclectic, taking what is effective from various approaches of psychology to help the client to heal. My approah is candid and direct which often helps cutting through dysfunction. Dysfunction stops the flow of love between individuals; to be functional again means restoring a relationship back to what it's main purpose was in the first place - to love, support and to to embrace so growth can occur. Therapy doesn't begin until an individual takes responsibility for what they may be doing that is unhealthy without blaming shifting. Discovering what is co-dependency may also be an excellent tool. I also help client to learn about Old Brain/ New Brain concepts.
Elisha Khurana, M.A., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
23840 Dequindre Rd., Warren, MI
We help individuals work through mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, panic, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, ADD and ADHD. We specialize in women issues including post-partum depression, sadness, separation, divorce, anxiety, change of lifestyle and relationship problems. Due to economic hardships, we have lowered our new client session fees. Uninsured clients are welcome. Please call to inquire.
Julie Lavin, MA, LLPC
Limited Licensed Professional Counselor
My psychotherapy/counseling approach involves a balance of heart reflection and practical action. If you are off balance on either end, I think growth slows down. Too much action, without understanding why you are doing your behaviors tends to lead towards exchanging one unhelpful behavior for another unhelpful behavior. But if you only focus on inward reflection, and do not work on practical changes, you only walk away with insight. Insight alone does change people. Yet combining the two can be a powerful combination of heart change which is reflected in changed behaviors.
Robert Flewelling, Psy.D. LP
1463 E. 12 Mile Road, Madison Heights, MI
Many forms of therapy exist, some easily understood, for example, physical therapy, and some, more complex and misunderstood, such as psychotherapy. Physical therapy is understood as a therapist introducing bodily knowledge and new ways of positioning and strengthening the body through exercises and stretches, in order to ameliorate physical pain and distress. In truth, psychotherapy is not different, though instead of the material world of body, psychotherapy works with the abstract world of mind. I practice psychotherapy by introducing psychological knowledge and new ways of positioning and strengthening one's thoughts and feelings in order to ameliorate emotional pain and distress.
Joe Bavonese, PhD
27172 Woodward Avenue, Suite 200, Royal Oak, MI
I have been a Licensed Psychologist for over 20 years, and in that time have been trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including but not limited to psychodynamic; cognitive-behavioral; existential; Gestalt; coaching and symptom reduction techniques such as hypnotherapy, neurofeedback and Emotional Freedom Technique. I assess a person's resources and strengths before deciding which approach will be most helpful in your situation. Treatment is customized for each person's unique background and life experiences.
Joe Kort, Ph.D., MSW
Licensed Social Worker
25600 Woodward, Suite 215, Royal Oak, MI
We have several approaches to psychotherapy here at the center. We are humanistic in that there is not a cookie cutter approach in working with people. What works for some may not work for others. We tailor your work to your personality and your history. People often say they don't want to focus on the past because it is over and there is nothing that can be done about it. However, if you are recycling your past in the present and doing what we call, "returning to scene of the original crime" in the present, then you are already stuck in the past. Our work with you is to understand what you are recycling so that you can leave the past behind and stop it from interfering with your life.
Thriveworks, Master & Ph.D Level Counselors
THRIVEWORKS COUNSELING Beverly Hills
Royal Oak, MI
Psychotherapy is first and foremost based on trust. Research has shown that the most important element resulting in positive outcomes is the therapeutic alliance - meaning your relationship with your therapist. At Thriveworks, we make sure to only hire therapists who are approachable, friendly and caring, in addition to being licensed, experienced experts in their field. We know making the first call to a therapist can be a difficult step. Our team promises to make you feel welcome and comfortable so your progress can begin right away.