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Bethany Hintz
Self Pay Rate: $99

Bethany Hintz, LMSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Bethany Hintz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has over 4 years of professional experience working with adults, children, couples, and families desiring help with managing anxiety, conflict, panic disorders, depression, mood disorders, borderline personality-related issues, trauma, and low self-esteem.

She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida Southern College and then attended Grand Valley State University where she obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work. Bethany utilizes multiple modalities of evidence-based practices to provide the best care for her clients.

By helping clients identify their own strengths, she applies a cognitive behavioral approach to bettering each individual’s mental health. Bethany knows that your mental health is crucial to your well-being and in achieving your life goals. That's why she offers you empathy and a safe space to organize your thoughts, so that you can achieve the mental wellness you deserve.

Education

Grand Valley State University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression and Self Harming Behaviors
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
Alexis Mitchell
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alexis Mitchell, LMSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety or depression? Do you find it difficult to experience happiness or a sense of calm? Are you struggling with the after effects of the pandemic? You’re not sure exactly what has changed with you but feel that something is just not right? Are you struggling to focus, stay organized, or lack motivation to do what you normally used to do?  Do you long for a change but are unsure of where to start? 

If you find your self answering yes to any of these questions, seeking therapy can provide the stepping stones you need to experience wellness and become an overall better version of yourself. 

Alexis Mitchell is a Licensed Clinical Social worker practicing in Detroit, Michigan who has a wealth of experience  working with adults seeking assistance with improving self-esteem, setting boundaries, managing stress, anxiety, depression, coping with life transitions, and improving relationships. Alexis utilizes various modalities for treatment including cognitive behavioral interventions, solution focused, emotionally focused, and logo therapeutic approaches depending on the need of the client.

Alexis understands the basic connection between our thoughts, moods, behaviors and the intrinsic human desire for purpose. She aims to build a strong therapeutic relationship, provide a non-judge mental environment, and ultimately equip each client with the tools to become their own therapist and walk away with a transformed mind. 

Through sessions, you will begin to uncover the root causes of your difficulties. 

Education

Wayne State University
Masters of Social Work

Specialities

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem
  • Christian-faith based
  • Anger management 
  • Occupational issues
  • Life problems
  • Relationship issues 
Laura Gilley
Self Pay Rate: $99

Laura Gilley, LMSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Throughout my time in practice I have worked with people who have struggled deeply with Trauma, Substance Use Disorders, Relationships problems, Family issues, Anxiety, Depression and many other barriers that prevented them from living a peaceful life. All people deserve peace and in my time working, I find that no matter what the barrier, the goal is to always walk on a journey with the client to find what their idea of peace looks like and take the steps to achieve it.

My approach to therapy is person centered with an adoption of your right to self-determination. There is no judgment. I believe that all people do the best they can in the situations they are in. I help people achieve the best outcome, whether that be individually or as a couple.

It would be my privilege to be able to help you with whatever struggle you may be going through.

Education

University of Southern California
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Work Related Stress
Marcia Boatman
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marcia Boatman, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Marcia Boatman is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in treating mood disorders, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, trauma, addiction, and adjustment issues in adolescents and adults. Marcia has 12 years of experience in the mental health field. Her doctoral research in academic resilience qualifies her to address mental health and social issues that interfere with academic performance. Her experience as both a therapist and a researcher has increased her awareness that the vulnerability of untreated mental illness and addiction in youth and families increases the risk for behavioral problems such as anger outbursts, truancy, bullying, and potentially high school dropout. As a result of Marcia’s lived experience and education, she is committed to treating youth and families to help reduce negative outcomes in education and mental health.

Marcia completed her Master of Science (MS) at the University of Phoenix. She is passionate about education, and her background includes teaching college level courses. In her doctoral program, Marcia conducted original research on the academic resilience of minority Ph.D students exposed to childhood poverty and parental substance abuse. Her experience in resilience research increased her knowledge of the significance of identifying risk and protective factors when working with youth and families to identify barriers to learning. Marcia grew up in the inner city of Detroit during the peak of the crack-cocaine epidemic and the emergence of the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Her life experience gives her compassion for all people regardless of socioeconomic status, culture, race, gender, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation.

Marcia seeks to provide support and empower you by helping you identify and overcome the obstacles that perpetuate suffering. She believes that therapy is a commitment to move forward in self-love and self-growth. Marcia is glad that you are taking the steps to write the next chapter in your life. She will create a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and strength-based approaches. No matter what you are going through at this point in your life, Marcia would like to partner with you to help you find better solutions during these unusual times. She looks forward to hearing from you.

Education

Master of Science
University of Phoenix

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Pamela Rybka
Self Pay Rate: $99

Pamela Rybka, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Pamela Rybka is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychoeducational therapy, mindfulness, and meditation. Her philosophy of care is to involve clients in their treatment plans. She will work with you, exploring what has worked for you in the past and what has not. Together, you will look at how you as a client can become your optimum best self on this journey of life.

There is no right or wrong. Therapy is a process of growth. Therapy is about relationships," says Pamela. "Your relationship with your therapist and your relationship with yourself and those around you."

Education

University of Toledo
Masters Degree

Specialties

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychoeducational Therapy
  • Mindfulness and Meditation.
Shannon Bruin
Self Pay Rate: $99

Shannon Bruin, LMSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Shannon is bilingual in Spanish and earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Michigan State University and her Masters Degree in Social Work and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Grand Valley State University. She has over 12 years of experience working from a trauma-informed perspective with youth and adults.

Shannon is passionate about the creation of brave and safe spaces to explore one's personal story; reflect on their journey for the purpose of growth, change; transformation. She strives to include holistic balance into the therapeutic process and encourages her Clients to explore health in all areas of their life. Shannon believes that laughter and joy aide in the therapeutic process and values use of a variety of therapeutic interventions in order to engage beauty and pain together.

Education

Grand Valley State University
Master's in Social Work
Master's in Public Administration

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • OCD
  • Faith-Based Counseling
Megan Dunne
Self Pay Rate: $99

Megan Marie Dunne, LCSW-C

Philosophy of Care

We all need a little help sometimes. Therapy is a great tool to have to overcome life’s tough times. Are you new to therapy? Or someone who has seen a therapist before? Regardless of your previous experiences with therapy, I offer everyone a safe, private and professional experience. Together we will address your concerns and then plan and execute change. As far back as I can remember, I have always been concerned with other people’s happiness. As a child I knew that one day I would have a career in a “helping profession”. I graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit MI in 2006 with a master’s degree in social work, a minor in psychology and a solid foundation on treating people using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
I have continued to grow in my profession over the years. I have 15 years of experience working not only as a therapist but also as a medical social worker. Implementing change, managing crisis’s and providing life changing resources in clinics, emergency rooms, and in medical wards across metro Detroit. My approach to therapy is a holistic one. I provide support and feedback to assist clients as they address their personal life challenges. I believe in empowering clients to build on their strengths to obtain personal growth. As a holistic mental health clinician, I am passionate about assisting others through life issues and stress so they can grow and heal in mind, body and spirit.
If you need guidance and support, I offer a safe healing space to work through difficulties. I strive to provide a comfortable, respectful and accepting therapeutic environment. Due to my vast professional history I am comfortable working with all populations and hope to work with you.
“ “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but building the new” “ (Socrates. Way of the peaceful warrior: A book that changes lives. By Dan Millman)

Education

Wayne State University
Master’s in Social Work

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Phobia Counseling
Tiffany Washington
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tiffany Washington, LMSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Tiffany Washington is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Michigan and has been since 2011. She has been in the field of social work for 16 years and her specialties include substance abuse and geriatrics. She has worked in community mental health primarily with clients who have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia. Tiffany also specializes in life management skills programming with people who are transitioning out of or into different stages of life and need a fresh start.

Tiffany received her Bachelor of Social Work from Marygrove College in Detroit Michigan and a Master of Social Work Degree from Wayne State University. Her passion is to work with individuals who need support and advocacy while they address areas in their lives they want to improve, change, and/or develop. Her primary goal is to help facilitate an environment where people feel safe to explore their hopes, dreams, and ultimately themselves.

Education

Wayne State University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders (PTSD)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Psychodynamic
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
  • Health / Medical Problems
Lehanna Hardy
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lehanna Hardy, LMSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Lehanna Hardy is a Licensed Master Social Worker who specializes in anxiety, ADHD, depression, eating disorders, mood disorders, and PTSD. She is a trauma-informed clinician who brings an integrative approach to her work with clients and believes in connecting with people through empathy and compassion. Lehanna is also passionate about her work with Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids where she facilitates support groups for those impacted by cancer or grief. She feels it’s an honor to walk beside people on their cancer and grief journeys and be a part of the Gilda community.

Lehanna has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University and Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Lincoln Memorial University. Lehanna received a specialization in Trauma Across the Lifespan at WMU. Lehanna has worked in equine therapy, substance abuse treatment, and most recently as a Behavioral Health Consultant in a medical office. She is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivation interviewing, solution-focused therapy, Hakomi, and mindfulness.

Lehanna works to provide a safe and non-judgmental space that affords people the ability to do the difficult work of therapy. Life’s struggles often create a wedge between people and their authentic selves. It is Lehanna’s goal to walk with her clients as they learn to reconnect to themselves using their strengths. She believes that everyone can reach their goals through self-empowerment and personal growth.

Education

Western Michigan University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • PTSD
Marcy West
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marcy West, LMSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Marcy West is a licensed clinical social worker with three decades of experience in the mental health, medical social work and substance abuse profession. Marcy West has vast experience in treating a variety of age groups and concerns, her approach is client centered, strength based, and solution focused.

Marcy West utilizes varying modalities. All therapeutic modalities utilized in treatment are evidenced based which means they are proven to be the most effective and successful techniques in the field. I provide treatment to geriatric, adult/adolescent males and females encountering issues with relationships, mood disorders, depression/anxiety, substance abuse and other disorders impacting functioning.

I enjoy teaching meditation techniques and believe we all have an innate ability to heal ourselves but often life challenges, experiences and pain get in the way. Insight, skill development and recognition of our own inner strength is vital in reaching the full potential you were meant to live. Let me help you uncover the amazing abilities you already possess. I would be honored to walk with you on your healing journey.

Education

Grand Valley State University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
Priscilla Jimenez
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Priscilla Jimenez, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Priscilla Jimenez is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the state of Michigan with experience treating adults seeking help with Depression and Anxiety. She completed her Master of Nursing Education from Oakland University and received her Post Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University. 

Prior to working in the field of psychiatry, her background included 7 years of Medical Surgical Nursing and 4 years of ICU Registered Nurse experience. From those years, Priscilla came to understand that one’s emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being, are just as important as one’s physical well-being. Her personal philosophy is that all of her clients should, and will be treated equally, and with respect. Her mission is to aid clients along their individual journey of mental health, by mutually setting goals based on the clients’ needs. Priscilla aims to maximize pharmacologic efficacy, in order to achieve higher functioning and symptom relief for her clients. 

Priscilla is a  strong advocate for mental health care and has a passion for treating mental illness. She is dedicated to providing the best care possible by listening to her clients, employing motivational interviewing techniques, and providing evidence-based treatment options.

Education

Oakland University
Master of Nursing Education

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Emily Warning
Self Pay Rate: $99

Emily Warning, LMSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Emily is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a focus on treating trauma across the life span, addressing the past in order to help clients live a fuller and more balanced life in the present and future. Emily enjoys working with children, adolescents, young adults, couples, and families. It is her belief that all stages of life come with unique challenges and counseling can equip people with the proper tools to face life’s difficulties with confidence.

Emily earned her master’s degree from Western Michigan University and her undergraduate from Grand Valley State University. She is state-certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. Emily has a passion for treating the whole person and has additional training in mindfulness, an attention practice that assists people with managing stress, anxiety, and depression.

In her free time, Emily enjoys practicing yoga, spending time outdoors, and cooking for family and friends.

Education

Western Michigan University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Stress/Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • CBT
  • Mindfulness
DeeDeeDiTrapani DiTrapani
Self Pay Rate: $99

DeeDee DiTrapani, LMSW, ACSW

Philosophy of Care

Diana "DeeDee" DiTrapani is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She received her Master's Degree from Wayne State University and has been working in the field for 34 years. Many of those years have been spent working with children and families in child welfare, foster care, and adoption.

DeeDee transitioned from working in child welfare to counseling 8 years ago and joined Thriveworks in March of 2016. She enjoys working with a range of people and situations such as couples, young adults seeking life skills direction, individuals suffering from anxiety and depression, school-aged children, and families.

Deedee uses a variety of approaches in her counseling such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), family systems work, and mindfulness. She believes in giving every client personal attention by being available between sessions by phone for support when needed.

Education

Wayne State University
Masters

Specialties

  • Families
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • PTSD

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