Team Thriveworks Birmingham, Michigan


Ileah-Marè Smith
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BCBS of MI
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ileah-Marè Smith, DMIN, MAPC, NCC, LPC, ACS

Philosophy of Care

Ileah-Marè is a licensed professional counselor social who specializes in Christian counseling, mood disorders, relationship issues, women’s issues, and sexual health. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Oakland University, a Master’s degree in Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate in Ministry from Ecumenical Theological Seminary. She completed additional addictions training at Western Michigan University and has worked with specialty populations including: homeless populations, domestic violence populations, and with high school age children and young adults. Ileah-Marè completed her post-graduate training in sex therapy and sexuality education at the University of Michigan. She has extensive experience working with cultural and religious issues, especially within the Christian community. Ileah-Marè is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors and has Approved Clinical Supervisor certification. She has over 14 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including outpatient specialty clinics, crisis intervention, structured outpatient programs, intensive day treatment, clinical consultations, and private practice.  She has provided clinical and administrative supervision to counseling students, interns and professionals. She has a broad range of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and groups across the life span.

Ileah-Marè is eclectic and uses a blend of Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, Reality Based, and psycho-education to individuals age eight and up. A holistic approach is utilized by exploring with and educating clients about how mind, spirit and body are interconnected. Her theory is that people are free to experience change when they have hope and guidance to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes. She enjoys helping people navigate through their personal and life challenges by teaching them how to use their personal strengths.

Education and Licensure

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • MA

Specialties

  • Depression and Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral and Discipline Challenges
  • Parenting Issues
  • Self-Harm Behavior
  • Complicated Grief Reactions
  • Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness
  • Anger and Stress Management
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Family and Relationship Issues
  • Children/Adolescents
  • Suicide Assessment and Risk Reduction
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Chronic Mental Illness
  • Couple’s Conflict
  • Self-image and Self-Esteem Issues
  • Spiritual Issues
Rebecca Hockridge
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Rebecca Hockridge, LPC, LSC

Philosophy of Care

Rebecca Hockridge is a licensed professional counselor as well as a licensed school counselor. She has a diverse portfolio that includes specializing in attention deficit issues, anxiety, depression, and general life stage adjustment which includes family and youth counseling. Rebecca also is an experienced career and life transition counseling. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Michigan State where she also studied women’s issues. After working as a social worker for more than 10 years, she earned her Master of Arts in Counseling and School Counseling at Oakland University.
She uses a systems approach to counseling and specializes in treating the whole individual as part of the unique system. Her counseling approach is holistic with an emphasis on a healthy system environment that utilizes relational, collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy.
Her goal is to help you find meaning and focus in your life by utilizing a warm, caring, and practical counseling approach. She looks forward to joining you in your journey to help you discover the best you!

Education

Oakland University
Master of Arts in Counseling and School Counseling

Specialties

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Life Management
  • Teen Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Family Issues
  • Women’s Health
  • Major Life Transition issues
  • Career Changes
Tammy Wagstaff
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tammy Wagstaff, LPC, NCC

Philosophy of Care

When choosing a therapist, finding someone whom you can have  a strong therapeutic relationship with is key. As your therapist,  Tammy will listen without judgment and strive to provide a  relaxed, supportive space to help you reach your goals. In her  over 20 year career as a Licensed Professional Counselor,  Tammy has helped clients who have struggled with self-esteem,  relationship issues, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, stress,  adjustment to various life changes, family conflict, LGBTQ related  concerns and trauma histories find peace and the skills to create  the life that they want.Tammy believes that everyone deserves to  be heard and understood.  

Tammy bases her therapeutic approach in a strengths and  mindfulness-based orientation. She also incorporates techniques  from cognitive-behavioral, positive psychology, acceptance and  commitment, narrative, rational-emotive and humanistic therapy  models. Tammy believes that the most important techniques are  the ones that will help you reach your goals which is why she  does not use a “one size fits all” approach with her clients and  tailors interactions specifically to her clients.  

Tammy earned her Master of Arts in Counseling from Oakland  University in 1999 with a Post-Masters Specialization in Child and  Adolescent Counseling. She is also a Nationally Certified 

Counselor and an Approved Clinical Supervisor as well as a  certified Trauma and Loss Consultant.  

Education

Oakland University
Master's in Counseling

Specialties

  • Life Adjustments  
  • Grief and loss  
  • Trauma  
  • Depression  
  • Anxiety  
  • Self Esteem  
  • LGBTQ+  
  • Relationship concerns  
  • Family conflict  
  • Adults  
  • Couples  
  • Families 
Lynn MacDonald
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Lynn MacDonald, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Welcome! My name is Lynn MacDonald. I am a graduate of Oakland University where I obtained my Master of Arts in Community Agency Counseling.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Michigan. I have over fifteen years in the Human Services field. I have been practicing as a Professional Counselor since 2013; providing individual, family and group therapy interventions with children ages three to seventeen and adults of all ages. My clientele has consisted of child victims of neglect, physical and sexual abuse, as well as their family members, children with severe emotional disturbance and their caregivers, individuals with a trauma history, including members of the military, depression, generalized and severe anxiety, coping with grief and loss, crisis counseling, individuals who self-harm or are suicidal, family conflict, and parenting concerns. I work with children, adolescents, and adults on an individual, conjoint or family basis. I have regularly facilitated child social skills building groups, teen survivor groups and parent support groups with a variety of topics. 

I have worked as an Advocate in schools for Special Education needs, in the court system for victims of abuse, and have fifteen years’ experience providing all types of Case Management services and am able to connect clients to resources within their communities. 

I am experienced in a variety of counseling techniques. I believe it is very important to establish a trusting, ethical, therapeutic relationship with my clients and I utilize empathy and unconditional positive regard.  I consider myself Integrative, which uses a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies. Integrative therapists take the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. Therefore, I will draw from techniques that fit the client as an individual. I am compassionate, open minded, and very Person Centered in my approach. I have used therapeutic techniques drawn from Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy informed interventions, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents (SITCAP), Family Systems Theory, Behavioral based interventions, Psycho-education, and other interventions necessary to assist my clients to reach their therapeutic goals and healing. 

I am passionate about my work and am grateful for the trust my clients extend to me. I work very hard with my clients to assist them to achieve their goals. I value your honesty and feedback. When we work together you can expect to be treated fairly, respectfully, honestly, and without judgment.

I am here to serve you and to assist you to bring about the change you want for your life. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to working with you!

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflict
  • Coping with Grief/Loss
  • Self esteem
  • Children, Adolescents, Teens
  • Couples
  • Groups
Phyllis Jones
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Phyllis Jones, LPC, NCC, CADC-M

Philosophy of Care

I have experience with children, tweens, teens and adults in many capacities and I have a diverse skill set. I have had many years of counseling, case management and supervisory experience. I enjoy using a Solution-focused, Humanistic, Existential and Eclectic approach, with the clients, couples and families served. I work with people with many disorders, including, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, family and marriage counseling, individual counseling, substance abuse, Autism and individuals with physical disabilities. I also offer counseling services to GLBTQQ (teens and adults) and employment and job exploration for those transitioning in life.

I look forward to meeting you.

Education

I hold my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, LPC, NCC and I also have my CADC-M.

Stacey Shagrin Sandler
Self Pay Rate: $89

Stacey Shagrin Sandler, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Stacey is a Licensed Master of Social Worker in the State of Michigan who has 15 years experience working with adolescents/teens/young adults and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, divorce/ relationship issues and self harm/self esteem. She completed her Bachelor of Science from Eastern Michigan University and received her Master of Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago. 

Stacey utilizes many treatment approaches; Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic, Emotionally Focused, Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Family Systems to create a safe space to best navigate through, and find coping skills that each client can use to better their lives . 

Stacey always establishes a warm, caring, and empathic relationship with you. She is passionate about working with you to find what may be making you feel hopeless, helpless, all alone, conflicts in relationships and parenting issues, in order to gain insight into their lives with the intent of reaching a deeper understanding of the presenting issues. 

Education

Loyola University of Chicago
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Stress management 
  • Self Esteem/Self Harm 
  • Divorce and the trauma that comes with that 
  • Infidelity 
  • PTSD 
  • Coping Skills 
  • Peer/Adult Relationships
Rashawn Jones
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Rashawn Jones, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Rashawn Jones is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, and Strengths-based approaches are just a few of the therapeutic models that she is passionate about and feel assist in empowering clients to meet their goals. Rashawn is, however, mindful that each individual is unique and that various approaches can be beneficial. She also believes that it may be useful to explore concerns from a holistic (mind, body, spirit) approach as therapy is being navigated. Rest assured that any approaches used will be person centered and with client needs and desires in mind.

Rashawn has Bachelor’s degrees in both Psychology and Social Work as well as a Master’s degree in Social Work. She has worked with clients who have concerns with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, coping with chronic illnesses, grief/loss, suicidal ideations, self-esteem concerns, and relationship and family conflicts.

Choosing to start therapy can be a challenging decision for some. Finding a therapist that best fits is important. Rashawn's goal is to assist in minimizing any fears or concerns associated with getting started. She believes strongly that everyone needs an outlet to discuss life’s challenges and an opportunity to work on their goals in a safe and trustworthy environment.

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Grief & Loss
  • Coping with chronic illness

**Offering online counseling only

Amber Somerville
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Amber Somerville, LPC

Philosophy of Care 

Amber Somerville is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology from Rochester College and received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Spring Arbor University. 

Amber maintains a person-centered, strength-based approach founded in evidence-based practices such as motivational interviewing. She encourages a collaborative process, while being creative and flexible with interventions depending on the unique needs of each individual. 

Amber believes that the therapeutic relationship is foundational to making progress, so she strives to provide a safe and accepting space that allows you to be yourself. Her intention is to stay alongside you, to provide compassionate feedback and to support you as you work toward discovering the best way to move forward in your life.

Education

Master of Arts in Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Substance Related / Addictive Disorders
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders (PTSD)
  • Academic / Occupational / Work Issues / Career
  • Anger Management
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
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