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Team Thriveworks Birmingham, Michigan


Lynn MacDonald
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Lynn MacDonald, LPC

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
Tammy Wagstaff
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Medicare
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tammy Wagstaff, LPC, NCC

When choosing a therapist, finding someone whom you can have a strong therapeutic relationship with is key. As your therapist, I will listen without judgment and strive to provide a relaxed, supportive space for us to work together to help you reach your goals. In my career as a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have 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.

I base my therapeutic approach in a strengths and mindfulness-based orientation. I also incorporate techniques from cognitive-behavioral, positive psychology, acceptance and commitment, narrative, rational-emotive and humanistic therapy models. I believe that the most important techniques are the ones that will help you reach your goals which is why I do not use a “one size fits all” approach with my clients and I tailor our interactions specifically to you.

I earned my Master of Arts in Counseling from Oakland University in 1999 with a Post-Masters Specialization in Child and Adolescent Counseling. I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor and an Approved Clinical Supervisor as well as a certified Trauma and Loss Consultant.

I believe that everyone deserves to be heard and understood. It would be an honor to work with you and hear your story.

Tammy's specialties include:

  • Life Adjustments
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship concerns
  • Family conflict
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
Ileah-Marè Smith
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • BCBS of MI Blue Care Network
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $65

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

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 in the following areas: 

  • 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

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.

Phyllis Jones
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $65

Phyllis Jones, LPC, NCC, CADC-M

I hold my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, LPC, NCC and I also have my CADC-M. I am a therapist with Thriveworks!

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.

- Phyllis

Brian Antrobius
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • BCBS of MI Blue Care Network
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Medicare
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $99

Brian Antrobius, LPC, MA

How can I help you achieve success and accomplish your goals? Life presents numerous obstacles, some of which are more easily navigated with the aid of a trained, supportive ally. It is my mission to assist each individual with whom I have the opportunity to work develop the skills, insight, and confidence to courageously become the person they want personally and professionally.

I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and have worked in a variety of clinical settings. From residential detox and substance use disorder inpatient treatment, to family reunification and relationship building, to community mental health, I draw from a diverse background of experiences to help meet the individual needs of every person. I work with adults, couples, families, and adolescents age 15 and older. My approach is client-centered, insight-oriented, and solution-focused. Whether the emphasis for our work is symptom reduction, skill development, or changes to thinking and behaving, I provide all individuals a safe, supportive, judgement-free, and empowering environment to help foster personal growth. Some of the areas of additional experience, education, and training I have include; depression, anxiety, guilt and shame, trauma, substance use and addiction, relationships and couples issues, grief and loss, adjusting to new situations, as well as anger management.

While working to improve and enhance your life, it is often times helpful to have the space and opportunity to get the supportive feedback necessary to make both small and large changes. It is my belief everyone has the strength to grow, and that no one has to face those challenges alone.

Lindsey Mandell
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • BCBS of MI Blue Care Network
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lindsey Mandell, LPC

I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling, with an advanced specialization in Mental Health and Psychosis from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. I was trained to utilize a person centered and acceptance-based framework. By tapping into a wide range of effective interventions including Mindfulness and Art Therapy, we can help bring awareness to the body and mind for self-exploration, building self-esteem, healing from trauma and personal growth. I am passionate about helping clients unlock their true potential while instilling hope and providing evidence-based guidance along the journey. 

By utilizing this approach, together we can develop a treatment plan that works best for you. I specialize in anxiety, depression, mood disorders, communication issues, family conflict, ADHD, conduct disorders and daily life adjustments, and I have experience working primarily with Children ages 7-11, Teens/Adolescents ages 12-19, Families, Juvenile offenders, and Young Adults/Professionals ages 20-40.

I strive to connect with all of my clients on a meaningful and authentic level while fostering a non-judgmental attitude, consistent acceptance, and genuine support in hopes of building a safe and trusting space where we can work through barriers that may be holding you back from your goals. 

 

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Lindsey is great!

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I had the honor of working with Lindsey at a previous job and she is one of the sweetest individuals I have ev...Read more

er met. Lindsey listens intently to everyone and is open to people from all walks of life. Lindsey is knowledgeable and passionate about advocating for mental health. This makes Lindsey a great leader and counselor. I would refer anyone I know to Lindsey!

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I’ve known Tammy Wagstaff for quite some time. She was very helpful to me for finding my strengths and impro...Read more

ving my working and personal relationships. She is a good listener and is able to “see” my point of view . I would highly recommend this counselor

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*****I have been a patient of Sandra's for nearly 2 years now and I really can't say enough good things about ...Read more

her work with me. She is a true Christian counselor and that was exactly the perspective I needed to guide me down the path God was trying to lead me. She definitely strengthened my faith and made many of life's big problems seem like small speed bumps when looking at the big picture!! I highly recommend Sandra Q. if you are looking for the someone who honestly cares about you and the journey you are on. Remember, there’s ultimately only one way to peace in your life, and that’s to walk daily with the Prince of Peace, Christ Jesus!! *****

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