Services Available:

How do you know what services you want or need?  It’s really my job to help you make those choices.  We start with a full assessment while getting to know each other, then we discuss your options.

Psychotherapy –   This is the formal name for “talk therapy” or “counseling”. You will be welcomed, warmly supported, and encouraged. I will help you identify your goals and what you want to accomplish.  If you already know this we can just get started!  A therapist helps you find your own path and make your own choices.  A true therapist does not tell you what you should do.   I can also guide you in developing new tools to use moving forward.

Psychoeducation – This is a critical part of therapy that is often overlooked.  Why are you feeling this way?  Why do you keep doing things that way?  How can we make a difference?  Why are these exercises assigned to me?  Just understanding and knowing the paths available can be a major step forward.  Unfortunately, this is often overlooked, but not here.

EMDR –   EMDR is a specialized therapy that requires specific, advanced training. EMDR uses eye movement or tapping to help the two sides of your brain to work together.  With focus, this can help you process your experiences in your own way.  Unlike hypnosis (which I do not do), EMDR helps you process your own issues in your own way and put them to rest without having to recount the events repeatedly like exposure therapy would.  I am trained and qualified for levels l &ll in EMDR.  In addition, I have added training in attachment-focused EMDR, which has been very successful in practice.

Brain Spotting –   I consider Brain Spotting to be a close cousin to EMDR and incorporate it regularly with EMDR work.

Assessment –   All therapists must assess and determine a diagnosis.  However, there are many levels of assessments. It is very common for someone to come in and say “I have been treated for anxiety and depression for years but it hasn’t helped” and yes, those symptoms are present, but the underlying issues were never identified and dealt with.  Assessment for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, ADHD/ADD, grief and loss are key assessment focuses in my practice.

Trauma and PTSD –   These are specialized areas of assessment and treatment that most therapist do not have.  These require additional, advanced training beyond a Master’s degree and licensing.  Science is expanding our understanding and opening up new ways to treat so rapidly that it is challenging to keep up!   I hold the Certified Clinical Trauma Professional certification, have over 600 hours of advanced training, and continually study to increase understanding and effectiveness in these areas as well as others.  PTSD does not have to be a life sentence!

qEEG–  (Quantitative Electroencephalogram) Often referred to as “brain mapping”, a qEEG is a tool to assess how your brain is “firing”, assist in diagnosis, and identify if you could benefit for neurofeedback brain training. This is non-invasive, painless, and helpful in determining core issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma and ADHD.

ADHD/ADD assessment –  Almost all ADHD diagnosis is currently being done based on behaviors.  This is both problematic and frequently inaccurate.  A physician and/or psychologist or therapist may ask a long series of questions about behaviors and come to a diagnosis – all about behaviors.  Some say this is approximately 40% effect.  Why is this?  Because behaviors can be rooted in a number of core issues, some of which may not be ADHD at all.  Assessments such as T.O.V.A. and qEEG are significant tools in identifying ADD/ADHD.  Frankly, I do not understand why these are not required.  I use these tools in diagnosis for more accuracy.

Neurofeedback –  Neurofeedback has been around for many years now, and research supports its effectiveness and longevity with no known side effects.  It is non-invasive, medications-free form of support to decrease Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, and can also aid in improving sleep, trauma reactions, and even migraines.  I utilize home units that do not require regular office visits and yet are fully monitored and controlled by your therapist as if you are coming to the office.  The ultimate in convenience!

Telehealth –  Telehealth sessions are available for clients who are physically in Michigan.  Please note, however, that assessments such as T.O.V.A. and qEEGs require in-office visits.  Currently, only these assessments are being held in the office (following very strict safety protocol) with all preliminary and follow-up sessions held via telehealth due to COVID.

Faith-Based –   I will be happy to incorporate Christian faith-based counseling when you request it.  It is not automatically part of therapy unless requested but can be an integral element of your experience if you choose.