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.

Saskia Berrios-Thomas, LMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

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

Populations: 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.

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.

Amanda Briskey, LMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anxiety, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Grief/Loss, School Issues, Self Esteem, Stress

Populations: Children, Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples, Family

Life is fast paced and constantly moving! My desire is to offer a quiet, safe environment for people to come and process all of the things going on in their life. Taking a step out of the commotion and allowing time to think and talk through the different things going on in life gives way to an opportunity to determine desires, set goals, and make plans. I am passionate about giving people the opportunity to learn about themselves and the great things they can accomplish. Everyone deserves to have a place where they can come and feel welcome where they can just be themselves and where they are the most important one in the room! Working together to maximize the person’s happiness and well-being is a core value for all sessions.

Hannah Dennis, LLMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, Grief/Loss, Marital/Premarital, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Sleep Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Children, Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples, Family

My approach to therapy is mindful, integrative, and person-centered. I am passionate about helping individuals discover their strengths. I recognize that one of the most important parts of effective therapeutic treatment includes having a strong connection between the client and therapist. I focus on creating a trusting relationship built on empathy and compassion. Together we will discover and develop the skills and strengths you need to work towards change.


I primarily work with adolescents and families. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, family conflict, grief/loss, school issues, self-esteem, stress, and trauma. I am open to working with clients of all backgrounds, ages, and experiences. I will provide a supportive and welcoming environment. I am passionate about working with clients who are seeking change and need assistance getting there.

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.

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.

Kelli Kunec, LMSW

she.her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Bipolar, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Gender Identity, Grief/Loss, LGBTQ+, OCD, Personality Disorders, Stress, Trauma/PTSD

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual

Feeling hopeless, lost, angry or overwhelmed? You are not alone. Working with a therapist you trust can help with concerns like these. Together we can build on your existing strengths to regain what you've lost or to develop the skills you want to learn. Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task, but searching for a good fit is the first step.


I am a clinical therapist who has experience working with adolescents 13+, adults and older adults, in both individual and group settings. I strive to create a warm and comfortable environment for all clients that helps facilitate growth. Together we will address your specific concerns with a custom tailored, non-judgmental approach. I provide evidence-based treatment through a combination of CBT, DBT, MI, mindfulness, and psychodynamic techniques. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, codependency, trauma and PTSD. I will utilize a holistic and client-centered approach to treatment.


I believe most people face challenges at some point in their lives and want help finding the right tools to cope with their concerns. If you think I might be a good fit for you, please contact me for a brief phone consultation.

Zachary Lyons, LLMSW

he/him

734-559-3540

Specialties: ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar, Codependency, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Grief/Loss, Infidelity, LGBTQ+, Marital/Premarital, Men's Issues, OCD, Personality Disorders, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Harm, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma/PTSD

Populations: Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples

Psychotherapy is a process that can generate meaning and self-understanding in a dialogue between client and clinician. In starting this process, it is my goal to provide you with a space that emphasizes collaboration, empathy, non-judgement, and openness.


I work primarily with clients presenting with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, and relational/family issues to help them gain insight into their thoughts, behaviors and feelings. My approach to treatment is psychodynamic in nature, meaning we can explore both past and current troubles while coming to understand the conscious and unconscious thoughts and feelings that affect you. I also integrate techniques from other approaches such as mindfulness based cognitive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and existential/humanistic therapies to provide the most adaptive treatment for your situation.


Ultimately, I want to help reduce your symptoms through offering support and facilitating self expression. We will work together to identify what in life is working for you, what is not working for you, and what your peace of mind entails.

Megan Neary, LMSW, CAADC, CTRP-C

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Gender Identity, LGBTQ+, Pregnancy/Prenatal/Postpartum, Sexuality, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual, Family

Certifications: CAADC (Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor), CTRP-C (Certified Trauma and Resilience Practitioner - Clinical)

I prioritize human connection while fostering an authentic therapeutic relationship in which to empower my clients. My therapeutic style can best be described as “direct, with a generous dose of humor, empathy, and compassion.” This allows me to create a trusting, non-judgmental environment in which hope, healing, and meaningful change can happen. I support my clients in their efforts to make choices that align with their personal goals, that allow them to embrace their authentic selves, and that empower them to live purposeful lives. It is my singular pleasure to be witness to the journeys of my clients.

Becky Nowak, LMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Hello! I work with a wide range of individuals to assist them in addressing issues and motivate them to make the changes they wish to see in themselves. I am formally trained with my Masters in Clinical Social Work and a focus on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. With utilization of CBT techniques, a supportive and strengthening approach, and a relaxed atmosphere, I assist my clients in recognizing and implementing therapeutic approaches to obtain their goals.


I support and assist the client in addressing their entire self, through use of a holistic approach to find balance of emotional, behavioral, and cognitive functioning. I find it important to support and motivate the client to make the changes within themselves, using a partnership dynamic. This allows for feedback and criticism from the client to aid in finding approaches that will be the most beneficial and easiest changes to implement into their everyday lives, nourishing an environment ideal for change to reach goals and break undesirable habits.

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.

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!

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.

Brittany Whitaker, LLMSW

she/her or they/them

734-559-3540

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, ADHD, Anxiety, Chronic Illness/Pain, Consensual Non-Monogamy (Polyamory), Depression, Family Conflict, Kink/BDSM Dynamics, LGBTQ+, OCD, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples

Certifications: Certified Trauma Professional

My role as a therapist is to cultivate a safe environment where you can show up as your authentic self. I want to work collaboratively with you though the challenges you face, no matter how big or small they may seem. I believe the quality of your relationship with your therapist is an important part of the healing process. Together we can explore your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs to better understand your unique experience. I use a trauma-informed approach along with a variety of therapy methods to meet your needs and goals. I aim to alleviate current distress that is bringing you into therapy while also working through deeper issues to maintain long term-stability. It would be an honor to support you in accessing your own strength to make the changes you desire.

Kristen Wilson, LLPC, NCC, MA

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Bipolar, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Infidelity, LGBTQ+, OCD, 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: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual

I love counseling because I see people gain freedom from things they have carried for weeks, months, and years; even things they thought inescapable.  I believe that therapy is a collaboration and my job is to help you find your path, as there is not one way to wellness.


I start with a person-centered approach and have years of experience with evidence-based approaches, as well as more holistic views of therapy, incorporating depth approaches, meditation, and yoga therapy where helpful.


I have worked in hospice for years, so I know that there is peace to be had regardless of circumstances and want to help you find that for yourself.

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.

Katelin Zylka, LLMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anxiety, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Marital/Premarital, OCD, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual

My approach to therapy is based on the fact that human brains are designed with the physical capacity to create new pathways to thinking and processing. Along with the human ability to change and transform, I believe every person is built with the capacity to heal. Therapy is a space to work towards building a healthy relationship with yourself, understanding feelings of dissonance, and building on strengths to heal, change and grow.


The relationship between clinician and client is one in which self-reflection, self-exploration, and self-understanding take place in the context of a safe and deeply authentic relationship. My goal is to create an environment of mutual trust and respect, wherein we work side by side to explore your innermost fears, goals, and emotions in order to face life’s challenges with greater freedom and flexibility.


Whether you are experiencing a life transition, processing grief and loss, seeking to change career or life course, managing symptoms of chronic illness, depression or anxiety, or looking to recognize a history of trauma we can work together in finding the best therapeutic process for your needs. I am here to help you process through what you are experiencing and developing skills to continue your path to finding your best self and living in peace of mind.

Interns

Claire Rowe

they/them

Currently accepting new clients

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Gender Identity, LGBTQ+, Sexuality

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual

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 transformational 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. As an MSW student at Wayne State University I aspire to dedicate my life to a person-centered, intersectional, affirming, judgement free, and trauma informed approach. I hope to create a comfortable and safe environment for you to process, heal, and grow.

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.

Stacey Woggon

she/her

Currently accepting new clients

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Harming, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Women's Issues

Populations: Children, Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Individual

Welcome, and congratulations on taking the first step in your therapeutic journey! My goal is to not only help you alleviate the symptoms bringing you in, but to also assist with fostering the presence of capacities and resources so you are able to live your most meaningful and fulfilling life. You deserve a space to explore your feelings free from judgment. I’d be honored to walk alongside you through this process of self-reflection and self-discovery. As a social work intern, I work from a strengths-based perspective and consider each individual in the context of the larger environment. I utilize evidence-based treatment modalities such as psychodynamic therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. I also know that putting our thoughts and feelings into words can be difficult and am open to utilizing experiential, expressive methods such as art, music, and play. I look forward to meeting you and beginning this journey together!

 
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