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Counselors, Therapists and Life Coaches in West Bloomfield, MI

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Curtis Thornton
Self Pay Rate: $99

Curtis Thornton, LMSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Curtis Thornton is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Curtis specializes in providing therapy to individuals attempting to overcome challenges related to substance use and/or mental health disorders. The areas he has treated include, but are not limited to, relapse prevention, symptom management, enhancing self-esteem, relationship building, building a strong family structure, and recognizing and coping with thoughts, feelings, and emotions. While the goals vary based on the individual, one constant is shared by all: the client directs the course of care, and they choose the desired outcome. Things that people experience shape their lives, some for the better and others sending them down a path for which they were unprepared and need assistance in overcoming. Whether it be illness, substance use, family issues, relationship challenges, difficulty expressing emotions, or any other challenge, hope is possible.

Curtis completed his Master of Social Work (MSW) at Eastern Michigan University. He is a Certified Advanced Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CAADC) and a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS). Prior to earning his MSW, Curtis provided direct care and education to individuals with substance use disorders and/or diagnosed mental health conditions. In this capacity, he was able to work with individuals in overcoming symptoms that had negatively impacted their lives. This phase of Curtis’s career solidified his belief that all individuals need to be treated with love and care, in a way that focuses on the uniqueness of the person and allows them the opportunity to live the life they envision. Curtis knew from the moment he graduated that his dream was to provide therapeutic services to individuals who felt "lost", "hopeless", or whose lives were not being lived in a way that represented their authentic self.

As a therapist, Curtis works with you to look at the big picture of what is occurring in your life. Taking a look at thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and expectations allows you to see what has worked, what has not worked, and what could work with modification. Curtis is well trained in recognizing ways in which we block change, and he has an expertise in overcoming these blocks. He is able to pull from numerous therapeutic models, as together you create a plan to address your specific needs. Curtis believes that therapy works best when you work as a team in moving you towards your goals. He also believes that all individuals deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. All individuals have an inner strength that allows them to overcome the obstacles that hold them back from reaching their goals. Curtis will assist you in finding or utilizing this inner strength throughout your course of care. If you are looking for a therapist who is empathetic, compassionate and able to see you beyond the challenges that led to therapy, Curtis could be the therapist for you. Whether you select him or not, congratulations on starting this journey of change.

Education

Eastern Michigan University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem
  • Substance Use
Dana Kremidas
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dana Kremidas, LMSW-C

Philosophy of Care 

Dana Kremidas is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who has over 5 years of clinical experience, providing treatment to children, adolescents, adults, parents, families, and couples seeking treatment for anxiety, mood disorders, phobias, PTSD, anger, autism spectrum disorder, sensory issues, ADHD, grief, Adjustment Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD, communication issues, parenting support and assistance, crisis management and self-harm.

She graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University and her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Dana offers mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing techniques (MIT), art therapy, and more. Dana creates unique treatment plans for every client, based on their individual needs and goals.

Dana focuses on relationship building with her clients to foster a strong therapeutic bond and ensure that therapy is highly effective. She treats clients with the dignity and respect that they deserve. Dana is empathetic, strengths-based, and solutions-focused. She works diligently to help her clients meet their goals and objectives.

Education

University Of Michigan,
Master of Social Work - with a concentration in Children/Youth in Families and Society 

Specialties  

  • Anxiety Disorders/Phobias (including social) 
  • Mood Disorders 
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ADHD, Autism Spectrum, sensory processing issues, and Learning Disorders) 
  • Anger Management 
  • PTSD/Stressor Related Disorders (Including Adjustment) 
  • Anger Management 
Megan Silverman
Self Pay Rate: $99

Megan Silverman, LMSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Megan Silverman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Michigan with a case management background. She works with adults seeking assistance with depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders.

Megan completed her Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Masters in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University. She has over ten years of experience in the field of Social Work, and she utilizes motivational interviewing, 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. She 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

Melissa Gray
Self Pay Rate: $99

Melissa Gray, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Melissa Gray is an experienced licensed therapist with competence in a variety of settings and with various mental health concerns including, bipolar disorder, anxiety, Autism, depression, anger management, ADHD, and traumatic experience, just to name a few. She enjoys working with and is very knowledgeable in all age groups, from young children to adults. Melissa's goal as a therapist is to work alongside you, assisting you in finding meaningful solutions to the obstacles life may throw your way.

Melissa sees each individual as unique, different, and diverse; therefore, she takes an eclectic approach to the therapeutic process, to enhance healing and wellness in each individual. Asking for help can be difficult and is often perceived as a weakness when actually asking for help takes incredible strength and humility.

Life is full of challenges, hardships, and stressors that can make even the most resilient person feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious, or even lost. Melissa's hope is that you can work together in order to find your path to personal growth and inner peace.

Education

Oakland University

Specialties

  • Family Counseling
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Self Harm
  • Mood Disorders
Andrea Golden
Self Pay Rate: $99

Andrea Golden, LMSW-C

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
Kenya Marion
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kenya Marion, LMSW-C

Philosophy of Care 

Kenya Marion is a Licensed Master Social Worker-Clinical (LMSW-C) who has 23 years of experience in the mental health field. Kenya is passionate about supporting children and families who are in need of behavioral interventions. She began working as a foster care and community mental health supervisor/therapist, then began working as a school social worker with full approval. Kenya has spent the last 16 years advocating for children with special needs and for those in need of behavior support.

Kenya completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Wayne State University. She is trained in restorative practices, and is passionate about treating families through patient centered planning and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Kenya utilizes different modalities in order to invoke a positive outcome. Behavior therapy can be accomplished through individual and group therapy when needed. Kenya provides a creative approach to therapy that is engaging and effective.

Kenya has a unique way of establishing rapport with hesitant clients and providing them resources to build positive relationships. She provides a hands-on approach and support for those who have suffered traumatic, emotional, and physical abuse. Kenya has a keen ability to work with diverse populations with proven success in changing behaviors.

Education 

Wayne State University
Master of Social Work 

Specialties 

  • Anxiety 
  • Autism 
  • Depression 
  • Diversity & Inclusion 
  • Emotional Impairment 
  • Grief & Loss 
  • LGBTQ+ 
  • Mental Health 
  • Post Traumatic Stress 
  • Restorative Practices 
  • Special Education 
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 
  • Trauma
Marcy Bristol
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marcy Bristol, LMSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Marcy Bristol is a Licensed Master Social Worker-Clinical (LMSW-C) with over 30 years of experience in the fields of mental health, medical social work, depression, and anxiety disorders. Marcy has worked extensively with patients and clients with adjustment to chronic illness, grief, loss, and bereavement, as well as depression and anxiety disorders. She focuses on helping her clients understand the connection between the emotional and physical components of their lives, helping them to develop tools and find solutions to achieve a positive outcome in therapy. Marcy is a true believer that as one seeks out therapy they are giving themselves a gift to participate in a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship.
Marcy completed her bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Oakland University and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Loyola University of Chicago. She is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). Marcy previously served as President of the Michigan Council of Nephrology Social Workers. She was the keynote speaker representing the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan at the National Nephrology Symposium. In addition, Marcy was a field instructor for Wayne State University MSW graduate students and she developed the Palliative Care Social Work role for Beaumont Hospital's Home-based Palliative Care program. Marcy was instrumental in the development of the Bone Marrow Transplant Social Work role through Henry Ford Hospital, and was a past Director of Social Work at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital.

Marcy’s practice provides a warm, compassionate, and trusting environment, always keeping in mind that everyone is unique and the treatment approach will be tailored to clients as individuals. She utilizes a collaborative, strength-based, person-centered approach, utilizing cognitive therapy as well as solution-focused therapies, making sure to meet the specific needs of each client. All of the therapeutic modalities are evidence-based, ensuring Marcy is utilizing the most effective and successful techniques to meet her client’s needs. Building trust and respect between the therapist and the client is essential for achieving positive outcomes in therapy. Marcy’s focus is to work with you to identify and help change the aspects of your life that may be contributing to the challenges you are facing. She is a firm believer that strengthening the physical as well as the emotional components of your life will help create that healthy balance to face any adverse life events that you are presented with.

Education 

Master of Social Work
Loyola University of Chicago

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Health Monitor
  • Stress
Priscilla Jimenez
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Priscilla Jimenez, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Priscilla Jimenez is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with experience treating adults seeking help with depression and anxiety. Priscilla completed her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Nursing Education at Oakland University and her PMHNP at 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 wellbeing are just as important as one’s physical wellbeing.

Priscilla's 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

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