OUR TEAM

Our Team in Ann Arbor West

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

734-559-3540

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.

Su Crabb, LMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialites: Goal setting and achievement, Life changes

Populations: Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples, group

My services are designed to work with individuals, couples or groups, along with their therapist in order to set and achieve specific goals.  Together we will overcome obstacles and increase your focus on goal attainment.  We will break down your goals into manageable steps so you can accomplish your goal and present your best self.  These services are designed to help in your career development, focus on your well being, or increase your leadership skill set.

Julia Duncan, LLMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Chronic Illness/Pain, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Gender Identity, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Infidelity, LGBTQ+, Marital/Premarital, Pregnancy/Prenatal/Postpartum, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Group

I understand that every person is unique and that there are many complexities and intricacies in life. My goal is to help you understand the many facets of your experience, and support you as you navigate through them by building insight, skills, and resilience. I utilize a holistic, strengths-based approach to provide a welcoming and non-judgmental environment for my clients. I draw from a variety of approaches, but my primary modalities include mindfulness and CBT. My goal is to create a space where we can learn, laugh, and grow together.

Paula Finnegan, LLMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, ADHD, Anxiety Autism, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Gender Identity, Grief/Loss, Intellectual/Developmental/Learning Disabilities, LGBTQ+, Personality Disorders, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Sexuality, Sleep Issues, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual

I am a disability-informed practitioner, and am experienced in empowering individuals to explore strategies to fully engage in their communities, and grow in their identities.  I also have significant experience supporting people through career challenges and life transitions.


I utilize a number of modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing. I recognize that oppressive systems contribute to mental health disparities among marginalized groups, and work from a strengths-based, feminist, anti-racist perspective.


My person-centered approach will respect you as the expert in your own lived experience as we set and achieve specific goals together. 

Erica Kuhn-Fink, LLMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Codependency, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Domestic Abuse and Violence, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Grief, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, School Issues, Self-Esteem, Self Harm, Sexual Abuse, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Infants, Toddlers, Children, Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual, Family, Group, Parent & Child

Welcome, all. I have the utmost respect for all those who embark on the journey of seeking support and change. I deeply value every person’s inherent resilience, dignity, worth, creativity, and potential.


I aim to co-create an affirming, safe environment in which my clients feel accepted and comfortable exploring their inner worlds-- past, present, and future. I bring warmth, curiosity, and empathic attunement to the therapeutic relationship, and believe it is equally important that the therapeutic space celebrates strengths and joys as well as provides support during challenging times.


My approach is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of each client sitting before me. I view my clinical work with a multi-systemic lens that considers how a person’s strengths and challenges are influenced by the surrounding world. I draw on evidence-based practices and theories including Attachment Theory, Psychodynamic Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness. I work within a relationship-based, trauma-informed, person-centered, and culturally sensitive framework that honors each individual person and their journey. I believe it is a profound honor to accompany my clients on this exploration.


“In my early professional years, I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for their own personal growth?”
― Carl R. Rogers

Sara Long, LMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anxiety, Bipolar, Chronic Illness/Pain, Depression, Gender Identity, LGBTQ+, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

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.

Sonya Payne, LMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Adult Caregivers, Anger, Anxiety, Caregiver Issues, Christian Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Grief/Loss, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Individual, Group

Welcome and congratulations on taking the next step in your healing journey! Change is not always easy but with holistic, compassionate support, change is doable. I would consider it an honor to walk alongside as you embark on the road to rediscovering your authentic self. Together we can address depression, anxiety, trauma, CPTSD, grief and loss, and relational issues. I am passionate about working with caregivers but I invite adult individuals from all backgrounds. I approach person-centered therapy from the perspective that values free will, the uniqueness of each individual, and the strengths each individual possesses to affect life changes.  I use a mix of techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, as well as other evidenced-based interventions/activities to shape an adaptable mental health wellness plan specific to your needs. I wish you success on your journey to wholeness.

Rachel Solomon, MA, LLPC

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, Grief/Loss, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Harming, Self Esteem, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual

My approach to counseling is founded on my belief that a safe and comfortable environment is necessary in order for it to be effective. Together we can discover the tools you need to achieve your goals and develop a lifestyle conducive to healing and self-actualization.


I employ a trauma-informed approach along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and person-centered therapy to shape interventions and treatment goals. I look forward to walking with you on this journey of discovery and growth, as we explore potential paths that will lead to long-lasting, positive change.

Kathy Stewart, LMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

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.

Paige Walker, LLMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQ+, School Issues, Self Esteem, Stress Women's Issues

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual

Seeking a supportive space to feel heard and understood? Whatever you are dealing with, you can expect a collaborative, accepting environment that focuses on your strengths and provides a place for processing. Driven by your goals and needs, our work together can lead to a renewed sense of self, build confidence, and develop skills for navigating difficult situations.


I offer holistic, individual counseling and use an eclectic approach that incorporates techniques from Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, and Adventure therapies within a strengths-based, empowerment framework. I practice from a client-centered, trauma informed, and anti-oppression perspective.


James Baldwin said, “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” This work is hard but important, and I hope we can face it together.

Hannah Wong, LLMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, Grief/Loss, Personality Disorders, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Sex Therapy, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual

Hello there! I am a therapist with a passion for working with individuals from a client-centered, strengths-based, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive approach. I believe any and all mental health concerns are a normal part of the human experience, and often an expected part of today’s complicated society. I have a passion for working with young adults, students, individuals from BIPOC communities, and much more! I aim to create a space where you can feel comfortable being your authentic self, working collaboratively with you to explore whatever you need in order to rebuild or heal.


Oftentimes, the organizational structures and culture of society can have a significant effect on an individual or communities wellbeing. As a therapist, I recognize these effects and I aim to make space for clients to communicate these things. I look forward to working alongside you, being a small part in your journey.

 
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