I started The Counseling Studio to be a place where clients can come to find balance and peace. I look forward to working with you as we navigate what is working and what isn't working in your life.
Here is some helpful information about me:
I'm an active listener, a hard worker and a non-judgmental guide into your life.
I will validate, empathize and challenge you to learn more about yourself. I am not the kind of therapist who stays silent; our work is an on-going, healthy conversation.
I'm the only therapist in the area with a Post-Master's Specialization in Child and Adolescent Therapy.
I adore children and am a sort of "teen whisperer." As a mother myself, I understand how hard it is to have a child who is hurting. I will use my credentials and experience to help your child heal and grow. I feel very strongly that children, and especially teens, need a place to vent, to cry and to get angry in a healthy way. I hold the position of therapist to your child very sacred, and will work with you solve issues.
I stay up-to-date on skills and resources relevant to my clients. I continue to grow by taking classes, reading and educating myself on all new techniques and strategies for achieving client success.
I understand divorce - and narcissistic abuse - better than most.
I know what divorce does to families. Using the latest techniques plus my unique spin, I can help your family heal from divorce. I am knowledgeable on the process of divorce and the emotional toll it takes.
Read my ebook, Surviving Divorce: A Step by Step Guide on Amazon - click here.
I understand grief and caregiving better than most.
Caring for a terminal loved one is uniquely painful, only those who know get it. I know, and I can help you navigate the anticipatory grief and the aftermath that death leaves behind.
I believe in the power of counseling and the connection between people.
You will feel heard, empowered and strengthened by the therapeutic process. Further, I believe we all have what it takes to find our passion, fulfill our dreams and heal ourselves - sometimes we just need encouragement to find it.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master’s Degree (MA) in Counseling from Oakland University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising from Michigan State University.
I am a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NCC) and a professional member of the American Counseling Association.
My theoretical orientation is different for each client.
I use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Therapy and Relational Life Therapy, usually combined with an existential twist, to create a unique approach.
I believe counseling is for the courageous.
It takes guts to be vulnerable enough to talk to a counselor about your life, it takes effort to work on yourself and it requires strength to move in a different direction.
Thank you for allowing me to be in the studio with you.
Click to Contact me via email or call 248-254-7880