OUR TEAM

 
Our Team in Plymouth

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.

Therapists

Chad Allee, LMSW, MS

he/him

734-559-3540

 Specialties: Anxiety,  ADHD, Anger, Career Counseling, Depression, Family Conflict, Grief, Life Coaching, OCD, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Substance Use, Trauma/PTSD

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples

I approach the therapeutic partnership through the process of change that occurs when we come to understand the affect our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors have on one another. In a safe and non-judgmental environment, I partner with clients to assist them in moving from distress to well-being. I believe that by discovering new and healthier ways of coping, we unlock our potential for greater emotional peace and balance.

My goal is to develop a therapeutic partnership with clients that builds on a strengths-based relationship, helping to restore the connection between the body and mind in order to have a more balanced life, and strength the tools and skills needed to reach and actualize higher potentionals. I provide a variety of helping services and treatment modalities to help clients move forward in life.


The mind and body are interconnected, impacting one another. Emotional distress can negatively affect our overall health, just as physical illness can directly impact our mental health. From this holistic point of view, I work with clients to create positive change by helping them develop greater balance and overall well-being.

Layal Berro, LLMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, Grief/Loss, Parenting, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Stress

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Group, Family

My approach to therapy is to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment.  My greatest strength is building trust with my clients and being very empathetic. Everyone's journey is different and unique. I want to help you navigate feelings of stress, anxiety, life transitions, and depression along with any other feelings that have become overwhelming. I am here to offer you support, encouragement, and guidance towards a healthier and more meaningful life. I look forward to meeting you!


I am trained in several different evidence-based treatment approaches such as Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive-behavioral Therapy. I will work with you in an open, direct, and collaborative manner to thoroughly assess the issues at hand and to develop treatment goals so that measurable progress can be noticed.

Caitlin Conroy, LMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Depression, Family Conflict, Grief/Loss, Parenting, Pregnancy/Prenatal/Postpartum, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Harming, Self Esteem, Trauma/PTSD

Populations: Infants/Toddlers, Children, Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual

Hello! I am so glad you are here taking your first steps to personal growth and seeking therapy. My goal is to create a space where you feel safe, accepted, and encouraged. I believe that one of the most important pieces of successful treatment is the quality of the relationship between therapist and client. I work with a range of backgrounds and ages but I specialize in working with children and teens. I use a client centered, strength based approach and make building a trusting relationship a priority.


When working with children I use an individualized approach including play therapy, teaching calming strategies, and how to manage emotions. I have experience working with a number of issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger management, trauma, family problems, ADHD, autism, and behavior management.

Beth Deutschman, LPC

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Grief/Loss, Infidelity, Marital/Premarital, Pregnancy/Prental/Postpartum, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexuality, Sleep Issues, Stress

Populations: Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples

Welcome and congratulations! You have taken the brave and, hopefully, empowering step of seeking help. You have acknowledged that something in your life or relationship is no longer working for you and you have sought support in addressing it. While change can be scary and difficult, it can also be rewarding and worthwhile. Through the therapeutic process we can develop a better awareness of our strengths and our needs while learning new personal and interpersonal skills that support healthy patterns.


In my role as a counselor, I aim to assist couples and individuals as they embark on the journey of change, gently helping to address barriers towards living a more fulfilling life. I strive to approach each client with the understanding that we are all doing the best we can with what we have. My goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental space for this work with an emphasis on collaborative communication, empathy, and curiosity. My approach is informed by the evidence-based practices of Emotion Focused Therapy, the Gottman Method, CBT, and DBT. I look forward to taking the next step with you.

Lindsey Dollar, MA, DTLLP

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: ADHD, Adjustments/Life Transitions, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Anger, Anxiety, Attachment, Bipolar, Codependency, College Students, Cultural/Systemic Oppression, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Grief/Loss, Identity Exploration/Personal Growth, LGBTQ+, Marital/Premarital, Men's Issues, Parenting, Perfectionism, Polyamorous/Open Relationships, Relationship Issues, Self-Harming, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Shame/Vulnerability, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, White Privilege/Fragility, Women's Issues

Populations: Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples, Group

The approach I take to therapy is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space to help clients work through all the stuff that leads to disconnection and dysfunction. Do you spend your days stressed and struggling to keep your head above water? Do you feel like you’re falling apart from the inside out? Maybe you’re a parent worried about screwing up or have realized that your parents did with you. You could be stuck in a cycle of trauma and deserve the chance to take a different path. People come to therapy for many different reasons, and everyone’s journey is unique. I believe that therapy is a collaboration. My job is to listen, support, provide guidance and encouragement, empower you to be your favorite self, and help you find your path to wellness – whatever that means to you.


With a primary focus on Interpersonal and Feminist therapies, relationships in my client work are highly valued. We can’t escape the significant impact of relationships in our lives – how we relate and how we are treated by society, the role in our family, the way we attach and interact with friends and partners, and so on. Our lives are a collection of relational experiences, all of which inform and influence our internal experience and dictate how we view and treat ourselves. Sometimes we get stuck in unhealthy dynamics and need outside assistance to interrupt those patterns. My ultimate hope is that each client I work with can learn to radically love themselves, feel rooted in their self-worth, and achieve a sense of relief and peace. Other integrated techniques include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Practices, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Trauma and Narrative Therapies.

Roxie Flavin, LLMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Stress

Populations: Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual

Taking the first step towards therapy is a huge hurdle, and I am glad you are here! I believe that mental health is just as important as physical health, and everyone has their own story to tell and path to walk. I strive to create a space where you can heal and grow while feeling safe, heard, and validated. My goal is for you to reach your full potential and understand past experiences that have prevented you from moving forward, and build a foundation for future growth.


I utilize a variety of approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I have several years of experience working with youth and families as well as substance use disorder treatment.

Cyndi Flood, LLMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anger, Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Grief/Loss, Intellectural/Developmental/Learning Disabilities, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Personality Disorders, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Harming, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sleep Issues, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual

The twists and turns that we come to face as we go through our journey in life can be intimidating and isolating at times. Growth can feel stagnant, hope can feel sparse, and the thought of overcoming whatever you’re facing may feel impossible. My approach to therapy is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and supportive environment, where we can work through whatever life throws your way, together.


I obtained my Bachelors of Social Work from Eastern Michigan University in 2020, and then continued my education at Wayne State University in 2021, where I got my Masters in Social Work. While in my master's program, I focused on Family Systems theory, as well as holistic approaches to social work practice.  I’ve previously worked in psychiatric hospitals; one for children and adolescents, and one for adults, and have significant knowledge and experience about trauma and how it can influence our mind and body.


It is my greatest hope and desire to help support you through whatever you are going through. Life is confusing and frustrating, but with the right tools and support, prosperity is not only a possibility but a goal to be achieved.

Matthew Gooder, LLMSW

he/him

734-559-3540

Specialties: ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Gender Identity, LGBTQ+, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Sex Therapy, Sexuality, Sleep Issues, Stress

Populations: Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual

Welcome! My goal is to create a safe and accepting environment that will allow you to reflect, heal, and grow. I am committed to working with you to provide therapy that is centered around your individual needs and assist you in reaching a place of positive change and well-being in your life. I work from an intersectional, person-centered, strengths-based approach and utilize evidence-based treatment methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. I work primarily with adolescents and young adults and have experience working with the LGBTQ+ community, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, ADHD, and relational issues.

Matt Greiner, LLMSW

he/him

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anger, Anxiety, Bipolar, Codependency, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Grief/Loss, Infidelity, LGBTQ+, Marital/Premarital, Men's Issues, Military/Veteran Issues, Personality Disorders, Relationship Issues, Self-Harm, Self Esteem, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Sleep Issues, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma/PTSD

Populations: Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples, Family

The first step on the road to change is often the most difficult, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the obstacles and challenges that lie ahead. Having a partner to help navigate the path can make all the difference, and my role as a therapist is to join you on that journey. My background includes working with individuals, groups, and families of all ages who struggle with depression, anxiety, and interpersonal communication. I am able to utilize a number of therapeutic techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, and skill building to ensure that we develop a plan that is well-suited to your unique experiences and needs. My approach to therapy is person-centered and strengths-based, and I strive to create a safe and judgement-free space.


As a Veteran, I have dedicated my life to being of service to others, and I would be honored to have the opportunity to utilize my skills and experience to help you achieve your personal and therapeutic goals. I believe that all of us deserve to lead happy and fulfilling lives and I look forward to starting our journey towards your brighter future.

Ashley Gronvall, LMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Bipolar, Grief/Loss, Self Esteem, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual, Group

I believe in meeting the client where they are at with evidence-based approaches. I am here to help you through whatever challenges life has thrown your way. My approach is client centered, and I will work with you to meet your goals. I have experience working with life transition, anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, personality disorders and more.  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Seeking Safety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Motivational interviewing are some approaches I offer during treatment. I look forward to meeting with you, and helping you achieve your goals.

Dawn Harbaugh, LMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anxiety, Bipolar, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Grief/Loss, Infertility, LGBTQ+, Pregnancy/Prenatal/Postpartum, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Stress, Women's Issues

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples, Family

Life can be overwhelming and quite challenging at times. Having a willingness to make a change is the first step in creating a life you would like to participate in. My approach is collaborative and unique to each person I meet. Whether you would like to develop interpersonal skills to improve relationships, regulate emotions, manage symptoms of depression and anxiety, address history of trauma, cope with grief and loss, or interpersonal challenges due to life change, together we can engage in a therapeutic process to meet your needs.


Become a full participant in your own life, learn to manage life's ups and down by developing life long skills, ones that that connect with your personal values.

Donna Hayes, LLPC

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Codependency, Depression, Grief/Loss, Self Esteem

Populations: Adults

Modalities: Individual, Group

Hello and welcome! Congratulations for taking this step towards making a positive change in your life. I am here to help, and to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to allow you to process whatever hurdles, feelings, or thoughts you are experiencing. As a person-centered therapist, I see a trusting relationship as paramount to effectuate any sort of change. I am ready to listen to your concerns, guide you towards accomplishing your goals, and help you see and build upon your strengths. The bulk of my experience is in treating adults with substance use disorder, however I can also help in many other areas  including depression, anxiety, codependency, grief/loss, and trauma. I am trained in many treatment approaches, including motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I believe everyone has the capacity to improve, and I am here to help you through the growing pains that come with change.

Hassan Jafer, LMSW

he/him

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, Men's Issues, Personality Disorders, Self Esteem, Stress, Trauma/PTSD

Populations: Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual

My approach to therapy relies on creating a safe environment to assist my clients in processing and healing various aspects of their lives. It is imperative to provide a therapeutic relationship built on trust and compassion, in order to help my client reach their goals. Through empathy and acceptance, I will work with my client towards restoration, happiness, satisfaction, and the unlocking of their true potential.


I am committed in providing and implementing the most effective professional services. My areas of expertise are Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The goal is to provide therapy that thrives through gentle exploration of one’s thoughts, emotions, feelings, and sense of self.

Jennifer Jagusch, LMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues

Populations: Adults

Modalities: Individual

My approach to therapy is grounded in my belief that every person is capable of positive change. My role is to work with you to help you recognize the strengths you already have, develop a deeper understanding of yourself, let go of unhelpful habits, and gain a different perspective on the challenges you’re facing. Feeling stuck, alone, or hopeless at times is a normal part of being human, and making the decision to work toward change takes courage. Above all else, I am here to offer caring, nonjudgmental support and to give you space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Together, we will find the tools to fit your specific needs, and seek insight into what is holding you back from living your fullest and most meaningful life.

Matthew Joseph, LLMSW

he/him

734-559-3540

Specialties: ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Depression, Divorce, Intellectual/Developmental/Learning Disorders, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem

Populations: Children, Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual

Certifications: Crisis Prevention Intervention Certified

My approach to therapy is to focus on both the collaborative process between therapist and client as well as the eventual independence of the client from the therapeutic process. This is achieved over time, and I explain to my clients that therapy is not rushed, but is a process. I focus on where the client is in their walk of life and meet them at their level. This helps them to build rapport and trust with the clinician.


The ultimate goal of the therapeutic process in CBT is to be able to give your clients the tools and information necessary for them to become their own therapist. This is where I come in. In working with my clients, I will help them to realize that they can overcome their negative thoughts and better their lives without having to see a therapist. I also focus on the client’s strengths so that they are able to harness those strengths for positive outcomes.


I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults who suffer from depression, anxiety, anger and those who have disabilities(ASD, ADHD, ODD,). I look forward to helping you in your journey to become the person you want yourself to be.

Kathryn Marburger, LLPC

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Bipolar, Codependency, Depression, Domestic Violence, Gender Identity, Grief/Loss, LGBTQ+, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Harm, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual, Group

I welcome you! I provide a non-judgmental, empathetic, and safe environment for my clients to be heard and accepted, just as they are, and as they want to be.


My approach to therapy is based in a humanistic foundation. I believe each person is the expert of their own life and view their ideas, creativity, and input as essential to empower them and to make the changes they desire. The therapeutic relationship is collaborative and built on mutual respect, compassion, and authenticity. I aim to maintain a delicate balance of meeting my clients where they are while also gently guiding them towards their own goals. I consider it an honor and privilege to step inside your world and walk alongside you on your path towards healing, growth, and discovery.

Jessica Mayfield-Ashwood, LLMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

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

Populations: Children, Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples, Family, Group

Certifications: PMTO Specialist (Parent Management Training Oregon Model)

My approach to therapy is first and foremost person-centered. Each person on my caseload, whether it be a child, adolescent, teen, or adult, is given respect and are involved in the therapeutic process of achieving goals they set for themselves. I am particularly passionate about serving youth and young adults who are impacted by anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, and low self-esteem. Seeking a therapist is the first step to a rewarding journey that may have challenges along the way. Yes, you read correctly! Therapy is not a magic trick, it takes hard work, dedication, and an open mind to benefit from therapy. But in the end, you will never regret advocating for yourself and those that you love. The skills you learn and practice will be valuable throughout your lifetime.

Elise McNulty, LMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, Sleep Issues, Stress, Women's Issues

Populations: Adults

Modalities: Individual

Holding space for someone is to be present without judgement. To allow the opportunity to be fully seen and heard. My intention in this work is to cultivate a space that does just that. To walk along side, and gently guide you, as you move forward on your own path.


My therapeutic approach is holistic and often a collective, including aspects of; cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution focused, strengths based, and mindfulness,  depending on your own unique needs and desires for therapy. We will decide together how we will best work towards your goals. My role is to help you identify the tools which might be helpful in working towards those goals and supporting you in utilizing those tools in a way that feels helpful and fits into your life.


I look forward to holding this space and partnering with you on this journey.

Jacob Pattenaude, LMSW, CAADC

he/him

734-559-3540

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Bipolar, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Infidelity, Intellectual/Developmental/Learning Disabilities, Marital/Premarital, Men's Issues, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Pregnancy/Prenatal/Postpartum, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Harm, Self Esteem, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Sleep Issues, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Infants/Toddlers, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples, Family, Group

Certifications: CAADC (Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor)

I recognize that the most important aspect to an effective therapeutic treatment is the quality of the relationship between the client and therapist. Through this collaborative approach, the client and I identify their strengths and build on these characteristics through therapy. We identify areas in the individuals’ life which are not useful or producing an undesirable outcome-such as self-destructive behavior, poor communication skills, etc.


I work with the client to discover why the individual is behaving in these patterns, by using my training in psychodynamic theory. This enables the client to gain an understanding of their symptoms and behavior and become more able to make practical, helpful changes. This way of working can help them live a more fulfilling life with understanding and meaning.

Stacy Peterson, LMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anxiety, Body Image, Chronic Illness/Pain, Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Infidelity, LGBTQ+, Marital/Premarital, Men's Issues, Parenting, Pregnancy/Prenatal/Postpartum, Relationship Issues, Sex Therapy, Sexual Health, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples

Certifications: Certificate from the Sexual Health Certificate Program at the University of Michigan

I believe that we are all worthy of dignity, respect, and love. This does not mean we have not suffered or experienced shame, guilt, and loss for things we have done and things that have been done to us.


With you as the guide and me in a support role, I hope we can explore these issues so that healing and peace will occur. On this sometimes difficult and challenging journey, I hope we can get to work together to find resolution and understanding and come to the place where you are empowered to make new and healthier choices.

Katie Poplawski, LMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: ADHD, Anxiety, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Grief/Loss, Infidelity, Marital/Premarital, OCD, Personality Disorders, Pregnancy/Prenatal/Postpartum, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, Trauma/PTSD

Populations: Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples

If you are feeling more overwhelmed, anxious, angry or depressed than you were before the pandemic, then congratulations, you have a functioning brain and nervous system! Please feel free to reach out to me if your capacity to deal with emotions or other people are compromised these days. Feeling calm or back in control is not an exercise in logic and rationality; if it were, people would not need therapists. I can assist you with noticing, understanding and regulating the often baffling, subtle/extreme responses that originate from the deepest, most primitive regions of your brain and nervous system so you can regain your footing.


My clinical interests are focused on how human development is affected by chronic stress, multiple losses and trauma--as well as how people survive, recover and flourish in spite of adversity. My practice is informed by current scientific research and evidence-based approaches to grief and trauma recovery.

Chris Roberts, MA, LPC

he/him

734-559-3540

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Grief/Loss, Infidelity, LGBTQ+, Marital/Premarital, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem,  Sexuality, Stress, Trauma/PTSD

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples, Family

Above all else, my role is to develop an authentic therapeutic relationship with my clients by being genuine, honest, and present. This supportive, collaborative approach allows clients to be themselves and fully engage with life’s ups and downs in a safe and welcoming environment. I believe this healing process promotes impactful, positive change that fosters personal growth throughout our lives.


I have experience working with anxiety, depression, relationship and intimacy issues, divorce, substance abuse, trauma, self-esteem issues, and many more of life’s challenges. I am also passionate about working with men regarding relationship issues, emotional awareness, and anger management.

Heather Robles, LMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: ADHD, Anxiety, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Grief/Loss, LGBTQ+, Martial/Premarital, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples, Family

We are all travelers on a journey called Life. Sometimes we stumble or feel lost when we encounter obstacles and crossroads along the way. Each person has the opportunity to seek a path toward happiness, but many of us carry baggage that becomes excessively burdensome. Baggage can manifest in many guises including: hand-me-down core beliefs, destructive lifestyle patterns, poor communication, dysfunctional relationships, unhealthy habits and coping strategies.


I believe that everyone has the potential to achieve their goals, but may not realize their strengths and abilities to navigate Life's twists and turns effectively. When we become overwhelmed or uncertain about the paths we choose to travel, it can be helpful to orient ourselves and take inventory of the resources and tools available. Despite each person's need to walk their own distinct path, it can be beneficial to obtain wisdom and guidance from supportive allies. I would like to help you increase your quality of life and realize your true potential.


I have worked with people of all ages and backgrounds to address a multitude of issues including unresolved grief/trauma, crisis intervention, sexual assault, domestic violence, substance abuse/recovery, relational conflict, poor self-image, and distressing emotions. I utilize an eclectic approach that is individually tailored to suit each client's needs, and incorporate various traditional, holistic and complementary therapies to help individuals, families and groups improve their personal accountability and strengthen healthy coping skills. I look forward to meeting you and helping you on your courageous journey through Life.

Claire Rowe, LLMSW

they/them

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anxiety, Bipolar, Chronic Illness/Pain, Depression, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Grief/Loss, LGBTQ+, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Sexuality, Sleep Issues, Stress

Populations: Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples

Hello! My goal is always to create a safe and welcoming space for all. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community with intersectional identities I understand first-hand the inherent need of support and understanding as you embark on your journey of healing.   I will collaborate with you to navigate any obstacles or barriers you may be facing in life. Beginning this first step in a transformative process can nerve-wracking—first, I commend you for making the leap, and second, I commit to being your partner through this difficult and sometimes overwhelming process. In practice, I utilize a number of modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and mindfulness. My goal is to utilize a person-centered, intersectional, affirming, judgement free, and trauma-informed approach, and I hope to create a comfortable and safe environment for you to process, heal, and grow.

Ryan Rutkowski, LLMSW

he/him

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anxiety, Autism, Family Conflict, Grief/Loss, Intellectual/Developmental/Learning Disabilities, LGBTQ+, Men's Issues, Parenting, Self Esteem, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma/PTSD

Populations: Infants/Toddlers, Children, Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual, Family

My approach to therapy is meeting you where you are at and to help support you in your journey of life. I offer a safe space to cry, to laugh, to mourn, and to be completely yourself. This space is a place where you will be heard and supported. My role is not to fix you or to impose my views on how to live. My role is to observe and reflect alongside you while I watch you accomplish your goals for yourself or your child. I have experience with emotion regulation, parent management, mindfulness, behavioral health, family systems, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and developmental disabilities. I will utilize evidence based therapy tools such as CBT, play therapy, behavioral modification and more when applicable.


Let’s be real, life can be hard! I know first hand the importance of having someone to help and support during difficult times. Whether that is learning to cope with depression, anxiety, or wanting to improve your family’s relationship. Support is something we all need, and I would be honored to walk along you during your journey of life.

Megan Sanford, LLMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Group

Welcome!  I strive to make therapy a meaningful experience through providing genuine support, safety, transparency, warmth, humor, and collaboration.  I believe in meeting you where you’re at and am committed to working alongside you as you develop positive coping skills to make changes in your life.


I utilize a trauma-informed, strengths-based, and person-centered approach.  I have experience addressing addiction, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, interpersonal issues, life transitions, personality disorders, suicidal thoughts, and trauma.  I pull from a variety of modalities including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, and Mindfulness based practices.


I am glad you are here and look forward to working with you!

Nereida Senkbeil, LMSW, ACSW, BCD

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Bipolar, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Family Conflict, Grief/Loss, Parenting, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, Women's Issues

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Family

Making the decision to start therapy isn’t always an easy one. It can bring up a mixture of emotions like worry or fear. These emotions might feel overwhelming, especially if you are already at a place in your life where you are experiencing the effects of strained relationships,emotional pain, confusion, or loneliness. I can appreciate the strength that it has taken for you to push through all of these things and take the first step towards the journey towards self discovery, self care, and most of all PEACE.


My approach as a therapist, can be described by a quote from a pioneer in the field of social work and family therapy, Virginia Satir. “I want you to get excited about who you are, what you are, what you have, and what can still be for you. I want to inspire you to see that you can go far beyond where you are right now.”


As your therapist, my goal is to create a safe space that allows you to tell your story. Using an integrative and eclectic approach that includes warmth, humor, and compassion, I will support you in identifying and overcoming the challenges that are impacting your ability live the life you want.


I am currently available for evening and weekend appointments both in person and virtually.

Julia Sultana, LLMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Addiction/Subtance Abuse, ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, Grief/Loss, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Women's Issues

Populations: Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual, Family

Each of our lives are filled with different experiences, and we should not always have to navigate those experiences or challenges on our own. Finding a therapeutic space that allows you to explore those experiences, no matter how big or small they may seem, is the first step in understanding those experiences and how they may be impacting us.


My approach begins in a client-centered environment that focuses on creating a welcoming and open space for all individuals. My goal is to build trusting relationships through an empathetic and compassionate lens that allows clients to be themselves in a judgement free space. In creating this environment, we will work in a collaborative effort to set and work towards your personal goals within your own therapeutic journey.

Aida Taleb, LMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Bonding with Your Inner Child, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual

As a therapist, I believe individuals are the experts of their own life, and with this understanding my goal is to listen, understand, empower, and help my clients find solutions to the difficulties they may be facing.


My approach to therapy is holistic and I recognize the importance of understanding the relationship between our thoughts, actions, and emotions, and offer tools to intervene. In the session, I believe in the inherent strengths that every person holds as a result of their journey, both through the ups and the downs of life.


I recognize that at some point we may not be able to put the pieces of the puzzle together alone, and we require someone that is willing to listen, understand, empower, and help us make sense of it all. That is where I come in. I am present to collaboratively help bring holistic, integrative, and empowering guidance for the benefit of my clients. My goal is to work together with my clients to understand and balance these parts of their experiences in a way that is healthy and constructive for them.

Lucas White, LLMSW

he/they

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Gender Identity, Grief/Loss, LGBTQ+, Men's Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Personality Disorders, Racial/Intergenerational Trauma, Relationship Issues, Religious Trauma, School Issues, Self Esteem, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's Issues

Populations: Adults

Modalities: Individual

Certifications: Addressing Trauma and Disproportionate Ethnic Minority Contact in Juvenile Justice through Empowerment Certificate, Many Faces of Community Violence Certificate

My name is Lucas(He/They) and I am so glad you are reading this. I believe that having a space free of judgement and full of compassion is key for a trusting therapeutic relationship and this is the foundation of my approach. There is no better expert than you in regard to your experiences, your goals, and what living your best life looks like. In partnership with one another we can explore where and who you are, where and who you want to be, and how we can get you there through a person- centered, strengths based approach.

I received my BSW from Eastern Michigan University and my Masters degree at The University of Michigan where I developed an understanding of incorporating clinical perspectives, social determinants of health, and the social structures that influence our communities along with our everyday life experience(s). I continue to practice in an anti-racist framework that engages in constant cultural humility and that acknowledges the intergenerational and current trauma faced by minority populations. I work with young adults and adults who experience mood disorders (anxiety/ depression), life stressors, grief and loss, school issues, self-esteem issues, along with intergenerational trauma. I do this through CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Attachment Theory, in a person-centered and strengths-based approach. I am a strong ally for for BIPOC community along with LGBTQIA+ and would be honored to be a part of your healing journey.

I am excited to work alongside you in order to support your healing journey in hopes to increase your quality of life. I applaud you for taking the first step in searching for a therapist and it would  be a privilege to support and guide you towards your overall well-being.

Christine Wright, LMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anger, Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Grief/Loss, LGBTQ+, Personality Disorders, Self Esteem, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual

Certifications: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

We all face challenging transitions and changes in life. Whether you are struggling with relationship difficulties, parenting challenges, grief, depression, anxiety or want to improve your interpersonal skills and coping strategies, I will work collaboratively with you to understand your concerns, goals and beliefs. You may want to understand yourself better, set personal goals or identify aspects of your life that you would like to change. My goal is to help you increase your level of wellness and improve your quality of life. Let's work together to create a plan for you to feel and function better.

Interns

Keelan Dougherty

she/her

Not accepting new clients

Specialties: Anxiety, Autism, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Intellectual/Developmental/Learning Disorders, LGBTQ+, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Harming, Self Esteem, Stress

Populations: Children, Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual, Family

Certifications: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Hello! I understand coming in for help may seem quite daunting at first, but I am here to make sure clients feel welcomed and safe in these therapeutic settings. I will go out of my way to work together with individuals in a non-judgmental environment with an honest, yet empathetic manner to make sure they’re getting the best care possible.


My approach to therapy is holistic and focusing on mindfulness. I want to work with individuals in their current situation and establish goals that best fit their needs to become the best version of themselves they can ultimately be in a natural and positive way. I’ve worked with individuals from different backgrounds and varying age ranges. I have 2+ years of experience working with individuals who are on the ASD, as well as individuals who are suffering from anxiety, depression, and stressful life situations.

Brett Teresa

Not accepting new clients

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, LGBTQ+, Relationship Issues

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual

So often we hold on to old ideas of ourselves that can stand in the way of living the life we truly want to live. What would it take to make the changes that would allow the world around us to look more like what we actually want to see? Change can feel intimidating but I believe therapy can offer new perspectives and introduce healthy coping techniques as we navigate our personal journies towards becoming more authentically us. During my internship at Transformational Choices I will continue to explore the human experience and the various ways therapy can improve our quality of life by allowing us to show our resilience in the face of adversity and highlighting the innate power we all have within us to make positive changes.

 
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