Joe Bavonese, PhD

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My wife and I started the Relationship Institute in 1992 because we felt our community needed helpĀ  in learning how to create, develop and maintain healthy, long-term committed relationships. We began with individual, couples and group therapy, and then added a number of skill-based psycho-educational workshops to our services. We have lectured extensively throughout the metro area about healthy relationships and how singles and couples can develop the necessary intimacy skills to get the love they want.

Our work has expanded into child, family and group therapies as we have hired a staff of fifteen compassionate, seasoned and licensed psychotherapists. We now have offices in Royal Oak, Livonia and Ann Arbor, all conveniently located near major freeways.

We are here to help you learn the skills - and develop the personal insight - necessary for a healthy, loving relationship that can last a lifetime. Whether you're single, dating, engaged, married, living together, divorced or widowed, we can help. We also have services for parents and children dealing with ADHD related issues; behavior problems and developmental issues of adolescence.

Please visit our website at for more information about our services and how we can be of service to you.

Thank you.

Joe Bavonese, PhD

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Royal Oak MI