Meet our Staff

Andrea Abadie
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Blue Care Network
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Andrea Abadie, MS, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Andrea is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in trauma with children and teens, behavior issues with children and teens, parenting, attachment, and mood disorders. She completed both her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling degrees from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. During her graduate studies, Andrea received specialized training with children using Play Therapy as a means to heal. Play is a child’s natural language, therefore, using play in a safe setting helps children express themselves completely. Andrea has extensive training and experience working with children and teens (ages 3-17) that have experienced trauma, and she is certified by the state of Michigan to use Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). TF-CBT is a type of therapy that teaches children and parents/guardians about trauma, how to effectively use relaxation skills, how to connect feelings to trauma, as well as how to change unhelpful thoughts and beliefs surrounding the trauma experienced. Andrea is also trained in Parenting Through Change (PTC), which is an evidence-based group therapy that empowers parents/guardians with the necessary skills to encourage cooperation in children struggling with behavior issues. Parents/guardians are the best possible teachers for their child or teen, therefore, they are very important in participating in the therapy experience. 

Andrea’s creativity and flexibility assists in providing a non-judgemental space while providing interventions such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Parenting Through Change, Motivational Interviewing, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy for ages 3 and up. 

Andrea has a broad range of clinical skills working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families within the following areas.

Specialties:

  • Mood Disorders 
  • Trauma 
  • Domestic Violence 
  • Abuse and Neglect 
  • Parenting Issues 
  • Behavior Issues 
  • Grief and Loss 
  • Foster Care and Adoption 
  • Adjustment Issues 
  • Family and Relationship Issues 
  • Communication Issues 
  • Suicide Assessment and Risk Reduction 
  • Anger and Stress Management 
  • Group Psychotherapy 
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy 
  • Substance Abuse 
Renea  Royal
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Renea Royal, LMSW, ASCW

Philosophy of Care

Renea is a licensed clinical social worker who graduated from the University of Michigan with a concentration on interpersonal practice. She brings with her over 20 years of experience in both outpatient and inpatient settings.  

Her skills in cognitive behavioral and solution focused therapy assist her with the ability to focus on the needs and desires of those who seek her help regaining a healthier, happier life style; one which may have been compromised/loss as a result to life stressors or a genetic predisposition.  

Renea has a relaxed but honest reality-based style of providing education, insight, and therapeutic activities.

Education

University of Michigan
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Bi-Polar
  • Anger Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Addictive Disorders
  • Co-Occuring Disorders
  • Self-Esteem/ Worth
Alicia Thomas
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Blue Care Network
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Alicia Thomas, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Alicia Thomas, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, whose goal is to assist her clients in finding strength, courage, and happiness. Alicia specializes in working with tweens and teens, and adults specifically in the areas of grief and loss/trauma, and anxiety/depression.  Her true passion is helping individuals realize their full potential and helping them create fulfilling possibilities for their future. In addition to Bo’s Place experience and training, Alicia is also undergoing an extensive training through the Trauma and Grief Center of Houston to help her continue her journey of working with adolescents experiencing trauma and grief.   

Alicia received her undergraduate degree from University of Michigan in 2007, and after teaching in the classroom for several years, she realized that connecting in a therapeutic space with children and teens was her true passion.  Alicia then received her Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work in 2012, and worked as a middle and high school counselor for over 6 years specializing in helping her clients cope with issues including anxiety/depression, learning disabilities, behavior management, career coaching, and mindfulness.  She has experience in working with depression, grief/trauma loss, family conflict, divorce, self-harming, emotional dysregulation and behavior issues, ADHD, parenting challenges, anger management, emotional eating, self-esteem, domestic violence, and relationship issues. Before switching to private practice, Alicia was a dedicated counselor working with students, their families, and their teachers to help discover the root cause of behavioral challenges and anxieties.  

Alicia switched from school based clinical counseling to private practice recently and is very excited for this chapter of her life, where she can truly help teens, families, parents, and adults therapeutically from start to finish.  Her assessment and therapy approach is truly strengths based and focused on root cause so that healing can happen from within. 

Certifications/Licenses

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners (TSBSWE)—License 56521
  • Field Instructor, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work
  • 2017, Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents In Training 

Additional Training:

  • Facilitator for Love U2® Curriculum, Child Builders
  • Good Grief for Kids, Bo’s Place
Andrea Golden
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Blue Care Network
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Andrea Golden, MSW, LCSW

Philosophy of Care 

Andrea Golden is a Licensed Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Michigan.  She has over 25 years of experience partnering with adults, families, children, and adolescents seeking to treat a variety of struggles such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting concerns, and more. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Michigan State University and received her Masters of Social Work from Wayne State University. Andrea utilizes a variety of treatment modalities to meet the individual needs of each client. Models used include (but are not limited to) psychodynamic, collaborative, strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, and solution-focused (strategies) approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility, and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual, family, and couple. 

Andrea seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire. With compassion and empathy, her approach is often Goal-Directed and Solution Focused (learn strategies) to help you achieve your goals leading to a deeper understanding of your struggles while improving your quality of life. 

Andrea provides continuing and comprehensive mental and behavioral health care for individuals and families; consultation to agencies and communities; training and education, and research-based practice. It is a specialty in breadth — one that is broadly inclusively marked by comprehensiveness and integration of her knowledge and skills from a broad array of disciplines within and outside of social work proper. The scope of clinical social work encompasses all ages, multiple diversities, and varied systems. 

Specialties

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Stress management 
  • Relationship issues 
  • Grief & Loss 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 
  • School-Related/Adolescent and Children issues 
  • Trauma 
  • Parenting concerns
  • Family Conflict
Ashley Crowder
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Blue Care Network
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Ashley Crowder, MA, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Ashley Crowder is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan who has 6 years experience partnering with adults and couples seeking help with marital and relationship issues, anxiety, depression, work-life balance and LGBTQ issues. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Oakland University.

Ashley utilizes relational, person-centered, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy, adapting to each person’s unique needs and collaboratively creating goals with every client that fit their personality and desired outcomes for the therapy process.

Ashley hopes to build a compassionate and caring therapeutic relationship with you that will help you to reach your goals for your life that you are choosing to work on in the therapy setting. Ashley offers unconditional positive regard and acceptance for every client she meets. She is a warm and friendly individual who invites you to open up and feel safe to be your authentic true self when in her office. Ashley also offers virtual therapy sessions if preferred.

Education

Oakland University
Master's in Counseling

Specialties

  • Marriage/Relationships and Family Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Workplace stress/work-life balance
  • Grief and Loss
  • Schizophrenia/Psychotic Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Personality disorders
Kirsten Mack
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MI
  • Blue Care Network
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Kirsten Mack, LMSW

**Offering online counseling only

Philosophy of Care

Kirsten Mack is a Licensed Master’s Social worker in the state of Michigan and has over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults and their families. Kirsten’s areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, difficulty with school, parenting and adjustment to major life transitions (i.e. foster care/adoption, divorce, grief/loss). She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and completed a Master’s degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago.

Kirsten utilizes a strength-based approach to therapy and engages in a collaborative and trusting relationship with her clients so they can reduce emotional pain, build positive relationships and meet their goals. She believes a youth’s voice is expressed in multiple ways and works with children and their families to ensure everyone is heard and understood.

Kirsten endorses a person and family-centered approach to therapy because she understands that everyone has their own unique experiences in life and relationships, and it’s those experiences that guide the therapeutic process. She has been trained in and uses family systems theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and play therapy.

Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting Issues
  • School Issues
  • Trauma
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Grief and Loss
  • Foster Care and Adoption
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Family and Relationship Issues
  • Anger and Stress Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Megan Silverman
Accepting:
  • BCBS of MI
  • Blue Care Network
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Megan Silverman, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Megan Silverman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Michigan who has a case management background. Megan works with adults seeking assistance with Depression, Anxiety and other mood disorders. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Masters in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University.  Megan utilizes both strength-based and person-centered approaches with a focus on cognitive behavioral therapy. Megan recognizes that every person is different and develops a treatment plan collaboratively with each client in order to best fit the needs of each individual.  Megan seeks to establish a strong therapeutic relationship with you in order to assist you with meeting your goals and improving your quality of life.

Education

Eastern Michigan University
Masters in Social Work

Specialties

• Depression
• Anxiety
• Mood disorders
• Self esteem
• Life transitions

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