OUR TEAM

Our Team in Ann Arbor

Welcome! Transformational Choices is a community-based professional service that provides a full range of life enhancing services in a holistic, mindful, and supportive setting.

 

Our mission is to support mindful change within individuals, groups, and organizations. We are proud to offer a diverse array of services, including mental health counseling for individuals, groups, families, children. We work to address relationship issues between couples, within small groups, and in families. We offer life and wellness coaching and consultation, as well as organizational evaluation and consulting.

We are committed to providing the best professional services by working with our clients and developing and implementing the most effective and customized life enhancing change plans, through the promotion of learning and personal growth.

Transformational Choices uses a natural and organic mind / body approach to restoring healthy emotional, behavioral, and cognitive functioning. The client and therapist are partners and work together to discover the choices necessary to reach new goals and break old patterns.

Our approach to the helping relationship is especially effective in dealing with depression, anxiety, emotional dysfunction, creative blocks, relationship concerns, and debilitating personality traits that interfere with love, work, and the knowledge to sustain health.

Louis Barry, LLMSW
he/him

Louis@transformationalchoices.com

(734) 999-7425

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Bipolar, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Gender Identity, Grief/Loss, Infidelity, LGBTQ+, Marital/Premarital, Men's Issues, OCD, Personality Disorders, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Harm, Self Esteem, Sexuality, Sleep Issues, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma/PTSD

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples

I believe the first and most important step is to create a nonjudgmental space to process what is on your mind. I am here to empower you to become your own therapist in the end, by giving you tools for coping and by helping you learn and let go of what is not serving you. I will meet you where you’re at--you do not have to feel ‘prepared’ for therapy sessions. We will be able to genuinely explore your feelings and inner dialogue together, even if that’s not something you would normally consider.

 

Together, we can improve your current state of being, whether that involves strategies for making important decisions, or how to go through a change or loss, coping techniques for depression, feelings of hopelessness, struggles with PTSD, addictive behaviors, obsessive thoughts or actions, worry, insomnia, your relationship with food, your relationship with sex and others, concerns with relating to your family of origin or family of creation, or talks about your general wellbeing. I’m here for you, and I look forward to our first session together. Stay strong, as storms never last. 

Saskia Berrios-Thomas, LMSW
she/her

saskia@transformationalchoices.com

(734) 559-3540

Specialties: ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, OCD, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual

Welcome! Seeking therapy can be a challenging process, so I'm glad you have taken the first step. I am open to seeing clients of all backgrounds and ages, although I have the most experience working with young adults and teenagers. I am open and accepting of clients of all backgrounds, including but not limited to: LGBTQ individuals, BIPOC individuals, and those from all religions, cultures, and backgrounds.

I can help you work through a number of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, and interpersonal issues. I employ a variety of therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, all using a strengths-based perspective. I believe that you are the expert of your own life, and I seek to guide you through your own goals and allow you to process what is on your mind. I aim to provide a nonjudgmental space for you and to help you find your own strength and power.

Emily Hagen, LMSW, Clinical Director
she/her

Emily@transformationalchoices.com

(734) 999-7425

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Bipolar, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Grief/Loss, LGBTQ+, Men's Issues, OCD, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Self-Harm, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adults

Modalities: Individual

Welcome, I am glad you are here. I understand seeking therapy can be difficult, and I am committed to working with you to develop a therapeutic relationship that is safe, supportive, and trusting. You are the expert in your own life, and my role is to help you access your own strength and wisdom, and to support you in your healing.

 

I have a deep respect for my clients and understand the importance of the work we do together. Whether you are searching for meaning and recovery, or struggling with a recent change in your life, I am here to support you.

 

My approach is trauma-informed and strengths-based. I utilize a variety of modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), ego state therapy, ACT, CBT, and DBT.

Sara Long, LLMSW
she/her

sara@transformationalchoices.com

(734) 999-7425

Specialties: Anxiety, Bipolar, Chronic Illness/Pain, Depression, Sex Therapy, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma/PTSD

Populations: Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual

My goal is to create a welcoming environment for everyone I work with and to provide a safe, comfortable space to help you grow. Every individual is unique in their own way and requires their own personalized plan, as a result, I utilize a variety of therapy methods depending on what works best for the client. You and I will work together to develop an individualized treatment plan around your specific needs and goals. Together, we can work to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression, process trauma, adjust to major life changes, increase overall wellbeing, and/or work through anything else that is causing distress in your life. I am also a sex-positive, kink-aware therapist who is ready to work with you to treat any difficulties associated with sexual functioning. I look forward to helping you work toward accomplishing your goals.

Nicole Lopez, LLMSW
they/them or she/her

nicolel@transformationalchoices.com

(734) 999-7425

Specialties: ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Bipolar, Codependency, Consensual Non-Monogamy (Polyamory) Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Gender Identity, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Infidelity, Kink/BDSM Dynamics, LGBTQ+, Life Transitions, Marital/Premarital, OCD, Personality Disorders, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Harm, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples, Group, Non-Traditional Relationships (i.e. polycules, platonic friendships, etc.)

My goal is to support you while you create the change that you want in your life. Change can be a complicated process, and it can be made easier by finding an ally to create a non-judgmental space for you to process what is going on. My approach to therapy is body-inclusive, informed by an intersectional lens, and aims to be anti-oppressive. I want to focus on you and your goals, learn from challenges, and to support you while you create the life that you want to live. Each person is different and I want to tap into your unique strengths and hear what you are concerned about. You have made an important choice for yourself by deciding to get into therapy.

I specialize in working with people who identify as LGBTQIA2S+, consensually non-monogamous (including but not limited to polyamory, swinging, etc), kink-oriented or involved with BDSM, and sex workers. 

Nicole Pratt, LLMSW
she/her

nicole@transformationalchoices.com

(734) 999-7425

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Bipolar, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Grief/Loss, LGBTQ+, Men's Issues, OCD, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Relationship Issues, Self-Harm, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual

Creating a safe space for honesty, transparency, and growth is my goal for our therapeutic alliance.  It’s important to me to meet my clients where they are, and collaborate on achieving progress and sustainable life changes.

 

I utilize a person-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed approach. I have a background in addressing addiction and substance use issues, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, interpersonal conflict, personality disorders, and trauma.  I utilize a number of modalities including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. ​

 

You deserve to achieve what you desire out of life! I’m glad you’re here, and I look forward to working with you.

Libby Saylor, LLMSW
she/her

libby@transformationalchoices.com

(734) 999-7425

Specialties: ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar, Codependency, Depression, Family Conflict, LGBTQ+, Personality Disorders, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Harm, Self Esteem, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Children, Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual, Family

Welcome! My name is Libby (she/her/ hers) and I am so glad you are reading this! I believe one of the most important parts of therapy is the therapeutic relationship between the clinician and client. We will work together in order to make a comfortable space for your needs in our sessions together. Once we create this space, we will begin to build a relationship centered around your individual needs and explore therapeutic interventions to increase your quality of life and overall wellbeing.  

 

As individuals, we all have our own unique experiences and backgrounds along with various obstacles we are challenged with. In sessions, there will be space to explore and process these challenges or barriers, along with exploring helpful coping skills or reframing our anxious or negative thought processes that may be hindering our growth. Together, we will find what treatment plan best suits you and your goals through a person-centered and holistic approach. 

 

Although I have experience working with people of all ages, I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults. I implement a trauma-focused lens in regards to my therapeutic interventions while considering Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Attachment-based Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I have experience in working with individuals who identify with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief and loss, trauma, PTSD, and am a strong ally for my LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC brothers and sisters.  I applaud you for being brave and choosing to prioritize your mental health and would be honored to be a small part of your journey towards an increased quality of life and overall wellbeing.

Kathy Stewart, LMSW
she/her

Kathy@transformationalchoices.com

(734) 999-7425

Specialties: Anxiety, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Infidelity, Parenting, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Harm, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual

I strive to create a creative, mindful, and contemplative approach towards strengths based positive therapy, led by the client, and based on a shared respect between the client and clinician. I am committed to providing the best professional services by working with clients and developing and implementing the most effective and customized life enhancing change plans, through the promotion of learning and personal growth.

 
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We are here to help. Please reach out today.

Transformational Choices

Phone: 734-559-3540

Fax: 734-667-3925

Email: info@transformationalchoices.com

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