WHAT TO EXPECT

Therapy is a healing process that takes time and necessitates participation and investment from the patient and provider alike. It is essential to understand that therapy is not a magic pill or a simple fix. Making mindful changes to self-defeating behavior, challenging negative narratives and learning how to coping with difficult feelings opens you up to life-altering results.


The hardest part is making the decision to embark on the therapeutic journey. 


Every therapist on our team implements effective and evidence based psychotherapy treatment methodsThe first step of your journey is to schedule an appointment so that you have in good company along the way.

Prior to your first appointment you'll receive access to a Patient Portal. All intake paperwork is completed through that Patient Portal in the privacy of your own home.

We offer virtually sessions through our HIPAA compliant software or in office at our Downtown Plymouth location.

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GETTING STARTED

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TREATMENT METHODS

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PSYCHODYNAMIC THERAPY

Psychodynamic Therapy is insight-oriented and looks at how the unconscious may influence a person’s thinking and behavior. The goal of treatment is to bring about self-awareness and understanding to help a person understand how unresolved conflicts from the past may be influencing the present, causing a person to replicate unwanted patterns in life.

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on examining relationships between your thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. By exploring your thought patterns and belief systems about yourself, as well as self-destructive patterns of behavior and how they impact your feelings, mood, and general sense of wellbeing, you will learn how to regain control of your life. Research has proven CBT to be an effective treatment for anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, and sleep disorders. Studies have shown that CBT actually changes brain activity suggesting that the brain actually improves its functioning as a result of this form of treatment. CBT is a solution focused, interactive treatment, that involves homework and practice outside of the psychotherapy session. It’s an intensive form of treatment that creates lasting change.

MINDFULNESS-BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is designed to help people who experience chronic recurrent depression. MBCT is a combination of cognitive therapy and meditative practices and attitudes that encourage mindfulness, presentness, and awareness. This treatment focuses on becoming fully acquainted with and immersed in understanding your feelings and learning to develop a new relationship with them. You will become more aware of your emotions and what triggers them. You will learn how to accept them as feelings without attaching to them or reacting to them.

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is heavily based on CBT principles but emphasizes validation or acceptance of uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and behaviors instead of resisting and fighting with them. By understanding and accepting troubling thoughts, emotions, and patterns of behavior that have become a part of your life, change no longer feels impossible. This treatment emphasizes individual strengths, teaches acceptance, coping, self-kindness, and self-care. Research has proven DBT to be an effective treatment for producing significant and lasting change.

HUMANISTIC THERAPY

Humanistic Therapy is an approach that supports treating the whole self. It is self-reflective and concerned with helping people understand and integrate their subjective experiences in a way that supports basic human motives of personal growth, fulfillment, and satisfaction in life.  This form of therapy builds on personal strengths, a premise of resiliency, and the belief that all people are essentially good. The focus is on maximizing these innate capacities to overcome hardship, pain, and despair in order to live a more authentic and fulfilling life.

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. EMDR therapy helps the brain process distressing memories, and allows healing to resume. The experience is still remembered, but the stress response is resolved.

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

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PRIVATE PAY SESSIONS

Sliding scale ranging from $80 to $160

IN-NETWORK INSURANCE

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) - Traditional PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Out of State Plans Billed Through BCBSM
BCBS - Federal Employee Program
Health Alliance Plan of Michigan

PPO OUT OF NETWORK INSURANCE

We will provide you with all necessary paperwork to request reimbursement from your insurance company

COPAYMENTS AND DEDUCTIBLES

Most insurance plans require some payment from the patient in the form of a deductible or copayment. This amount is unique to your plan.

WE ACCEPT ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS, DEBIT CARDS, AND HSA/FSA CARDS

Your credit card information will be stored securely in your Patient Portal and will be charged automatically for fees not covered by insurance including deductibles and copayments.