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When you were a kid, did adults ever ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up? For whatever reason, adults always seem to be asking kids this question. And kids almost always come up with amazing answers. Sometimes, they talk about becoming a firefighter or a doctor or a teacher. Sometimes, they talk about their future family—including what they will name their kids. Sometimes, they talk about all the places they will explore one day: the moon or the bottom of the ocean.

The clarity of identity and purpose that so many children possess is inspiring and refreshing. If only adults could bottle their vision, energy, and optimism, then life would be a lot more fun. Of course, being an adult is far more challenging than playing grown-up. Hardship. Setbacks. Difficulties. Problems. These are a given.

But what if it were possible to live with the same clarity we once had as children even in the midst of the challenges of life? Many people are reclaiming their identity and purpose, and they are reaching out for help from a therapist, counselor, or life coach to do so.

The good news is that it is never too late to grow, to learn, and to improve. Many people are on the journey of self-discovery and change like Julia Sawalha. Many people are bumping up against professional, relational, personal, and psychological challenges, and they are making the adjustments they need to make. But rarely do they do it alone.

For many people, therapists, life coaches, and counselors are guiding the way through meaningful change and toward a clearer vision of who they are and what they are doing in this world.

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Royal Oak loves helping clients gain greater clarity and make meaningful changes in life. Our clients are looking for a diagnosis, for healthier relationships, for a better job, for healing in one form or another—and our therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, and life coaches are honored to join their journey of self-discovery and change.

Receive Help with Your Mental Health Challenges

The potential pitfalls and setbacks in life are infinite, and it would be impossible to list all the mental health challenges people may face. However, there is one constant: during any of life’s storms, people need a safe harbor. The particular mental health care that people receive will be unique and individualized, but it will all contain an element of safety.

Life can be chaotic, and for many people, mental health care is that safe place where they can take a step back, breathe in, take an honest look at their situations, and step forward into the world with more clarity. Within a safe space, chaos often becomes clearer and paths forward often appear. A few (but not all) of the storms or challenges in life may include…

  • Depression
  • Abuse
  • Marriage tensions
  • Anxiety
  • Domestic violence
  • Codependency
  • Insomnia
  • Panic disorder
  • Infidelity
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Cannabis abuse
  • Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
  • Life coaching
  • Divorce recovery
  • Alcoholism
  • Psychiatric testing
  • Anger management
  • Grief
  • Sexual issues
  • Life transitions
  • Career advancement
  • Eating disorders

People often wonder what may happen in a counseling, therapy, or psychiatry session. What does a normal counseling or therapy session look like? The staff at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Royal Oak offer individualized care to each of their clients, but in general, there are three main goals for therapy.

  1. First, clients and therapists work together to identify symptoms clients may be experiencing and methods for managing these symptoms.
  2. Second, clients and therapists may work together to identify deeper wounds—root causes of the trouble. Then, healing can be applied.
  3. Third, clients and therapists will work to avoid roadblocks—those things in life that want to steal people’s attention away from what matters. Roadblocks often leave people stuck instead of allowing them to grow and move forward.

These three goals often set clients up to experience long-term healing. Accomplishing these goals will look differently for each person. In general, the therapeutic relationship is built upon trust, and clients are often given time to share their experiences as they feel comfortable.

Some people begin therapy knowing what brought them to make the appointment. Others do not. There is no right way to start. As clients share, therapists may inquire about their spirituality, health, career, and family.

What Mental Health Services Are Offered at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Royal Oak?

Here’s a list of the main mental health services offered at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Royal Oak:

  • Individual counseling
  • Couples therapy/marriage counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Child therapy and teen counseling
  • Psychiatry and medication management

Through counseling, therapy, and/or psychiatry services, we help with a range of mental health conditions and other challenges, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Eating disorders
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Sexual abuse/issues
  • Self-esteem 
  • Sleep problems
  • Stress

Our providers — from therapists/counselors to psychologists, psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners — specialize in a range of counseling approaches, but they’ll cater your treatment to your unique preferences and needs. They might utilize:

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Our psychiatrists help people with their mental health conditions like depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, and many more. At an initial psychiatric session (which is available entirely virtually) at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Royal Oak, your psychiatrist will listen closely to your symptoms. They will conduct a full evaluation, looking at important elements like your and your family’s medical history. They will ask you questions about your life, your habits, and your relationships. In time, the psychiatrist might recognize a mental health condition that’s been affecting your daily functioning. In that case, you and the psychiatrist can discuss treatment options. Your Thriveworks provider might recommend psychotherapy, lifestyle changes, or prescription medication.

Book a Session at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Royal Oak

Primary care physicians are there for you when you are sick or injured. Life coaches, therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and counselors are there for you when you are facing an emotional, relational, or psychological challenge. If you want to meet with a mental health professional, Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Royal Oak is ready to help. We love seeing our clients overcome some of life’s biggest challenges.

When you contact our office, a scheduling specialist will answer your call and help you make an appointment. You may be meeting with your therapist the following day! We accept most forms of insurance. We do not keep a waitlist, but we do offer evening and weekend appointments.

Let’s work together toward better mental health. Contact Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Royal Oak today.

 Where Is Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Royal Located?

Thriveworks Counseling is located at 302 S Main St Suite 202, Royal Oak, MI 48067. We’re right off the corner of the intersection of S. Main and E. 3rd St. Starbucks and Freshii can be found on either side of us. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out! 


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Text support via our Success Navigator
Exclusive video content
Ultra-flexible 23.5hr cancellations
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People Love Our Providers!

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Carolyn Nicholson Works Wonders as a Counselor

Carolyn Nicholson was our school counselor and I worked with her for several years. She has an innate ability to quickly form relationships with people of all ages, including our students and staff members. Carolyn is insightful, enthusiastic, and compassionate in her work. Her intuition and discussion techniques enable people to explore their past experiences and perspectives. Also, those abilities guide others as they navigate journeys through their life experiences and self reflection. Carolyn Nicholson is a compassionate, inspiring, and trustworthy counselor!
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Carolyn offers a thoughtful and compassionate perspective to life and Our reactions to situations where our emotions can take over. It’s important to look at our lives through various lenses, depending on the circumstances. Carolyn offers a fresh insight to how to respond with loving kindness, both towards ourselves and towards others, and to move forward.
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Kelly kellerman is a great counselor, I appreciate her very much

Kelly kellerman is a great counselor, I appreciate her very much
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Best EVER Therapist

Ann Dadah has been my sounding board for a long time! Ann is completely professional, keeps my confidence, sincerely listens to me, respects my thoughts and gives me insights that have been very helpful. I recommend her highly!
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Mike Samar

Mike is one of those people who is professional but down-to-earth at the same time, so that he's easy to talk to. You can tell, too, that he's not going to judge you...He's a really compassionate guy. All good qualities in a therapist. I recommend him!
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After seeing Angel I realized that some people still care. Angel was so understanding and empathetic. She is easy to talk to and provides clear coping techniques. Angel is the person to whom I refer my patients.
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  • 302 S Main St Suite 202
    Royal Oak, MI 48067

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