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OUR TEAM

Our Team in Commerce Township

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.

Carol Auiler, LMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Attachment/Betrayal Trauma, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Couples Conflicts, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Infidelity, LGBTQ+, Marital/Premarital, Men's Issues, OCD, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Process Addictions, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Harm Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Sleep Issues, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples, Family

Certifications: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Parts 1 and 2, Trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Intensive

My approach to therapy is based on the idea that each person has gifts, passions and skills that can be tapped into to guide them toward an authentic, value-based life.


My goal is to partner with you to provide a safe, non-judgmental space that allows for reflection, healing from past emotional wounds, and growth by establishing new coping skills to replace old patterns of thinking and behaving. 


I have extensive training in trauma and EMDR through the International Association (EMDRIA) as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My special areas of interest include trauma and PTSD, anxiety, depression, mindfulness, codependency and addictive disorders, and working with couples on relationship and intimacy issues.

Stephanie Beavis, LLMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Addiction/Substance Abuse, ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Bipolar, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Infertility, Infidelity, LGBTQ+, Marital/Premarital, Men's Issues, OCD, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Pregnancy/Prenatal/Postpartum, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Harming, Self Esteem, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Sleep Issues, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples, Family, Group

Certifications: CADAS (Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies)

Do you often find yourself feeling empty – as if you float through your days going through the motions, rather than living an abundant and thriving life? Life can be difficult, and no matter how strong one may be mentally, there is only so much stress one can shoulder alone before it becomes too much. I believe in working together collaboratively in order to unlock one’s innate ability to self-heal. Through support and guided introspection, the answers to our troubles become self-evident. Applying a cognitive behavioral lens as well as focusing on a strengths-based approach, let us reframe failures as setbacks and enhance motivation to achieve personal growth. Utilizing a holistic perspective, I prefer to assess my clients from multiple dimensions of wellness as a whole person, taking on a person-in-environment approach. It is my goal to enhance quality of life by uncovering what is it that is holding one back from their true potential as well as empowering my clients to take the reigns of their own mental health. Don’t suffer in silence for another moment – contact me to begin your road to healing.

Marisa Cannon, LMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Domestic violence, Gender identity, LGBTQ+, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Sex therapy, Sexual abuse, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's issues

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples, Groups

Trainings: Completion of EMDR Trainings Part 1 and 2

Making the choice to go to therapy can be hard, and you are taking a great step in prioritizing your health and well-being. My goal is to empower you to achieve your goals, maintain healthy relationships, and recognize your strengths and potentials.


My approach to therapy is empowering, person-centered, and free from judgment. I will provide a safe and inclusive space for you to explore your identities, process trauma, and heal from emotional wounds. I have several years of experience working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of trauma. I utilize an integrated approach to therapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy, unconditional positive regard, and motivational interviewing.


I will provide a compassionate and supportive space for you to look within yourself and lead a healthy and balanced life. I will make sure to meet you where you are at each session, and provide a helping hand so you do not have to power through life's difficulties alone. I look forward to going on this journey together.

Nicole Dorrell, LMSW, CTP-C, CSTIP

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Domestic Violence, EMDR, Family Conflict, Grief/Loss, Infidelity, Marital/Premarital, Pregnancy/Prenatal/Postpartum, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Sleep Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples, Family, Group

Certifications: EMDR, Completed levels 1 and 2 Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Deciding to go to therapy is a hard choice to make. My goal is to create a space where you feel free to explore all the different parts of yourself.  Through humor, metaphor and fostering self compassion, I hope to work with you on healing and accomplishing the goals that you have for yourself. We can explore multiple modalities depending on what works best for you.  I work with couples, individuals and adults of all ages.


I am a Certified Trauma and Resiliance Practitioner trained in EMDR therapy.   have experience working with people who have experienced trauma, domestic violence, sexual violence, anxiety, depression and concerns about sex/sexuality and intimacy.


I am also a Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional and work with couples using integrative sex and couples therapy as well as using the Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Hannah Peckens, 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.

Tanesha Weems, LLMSW

she/her

734-559-3540

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Domestic Violence, Infidelity, Marital/Premarital, Parenting, Pregnancy/Prenatal/Postpartum, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples

Certifications: Doula

Are you feeling lonely, anxious or stressed?  My goal with therapy is to provide a brave space for you to release and feel comfort.  I put my clients first in a person centered approach to allow you to feel heard.  I hope to provide support in ways that you may not have felt before and assist in breaking down barriers to a new you.  Dealing with the ups and downs life can present can be hard.  You’ve made the right decision to find strength within yourself to keep pushing on.


I have experience in crisis counseling, DBT and holistic wellbeing.  I attended eastern Michigan university for my bachelors studies and graduated with a bachelors in Social work.  I then went on to Wayne state for my masters and studied Social Work interpersonal studies and family therapy.  I have also completed the hours for doula certification.  I have experience working with domestic violence survivors and their families.  I help adults and young adults in finding the strength within themselves who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues and postpartum depression.  In my therapy practice I work to be trauma informed and culturally sensitive.  You do not have to power through life’s difficulties alone.  I look forward to working with you.

Darien Wilkerson, LPC, NCC

he/him

734-559-3540

Specialties: ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Athletes / Student Athletes, Bipolar, Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Grief/Loss, Infidelity, Marital/Premarital, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Harming, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma/PTSD

Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults

Modalities: Individual, Couples, Family

Certifications: Trauma Informed Care

When it comes to everyday life, we all can agree that it can be a never ending climb to our desirable selves. It is within these times when life becomes uncertain; thus influencing our decisions in a negative way. As a mental health therapist, I get the privilege to extend a helping hand to those who are tired of being tired. Individuals who want a change, but are unsure how or where to start. With this in mind, I desire to connect with these individuals, in order to take back control of their lives - one day at a time.


I am presently certified as a National Certified Counselor, independent Licensed Professional Counselor, and host workshops/trainings to promote mental health awareness within the community. Furthermore, I have experience treating troubled youth/teens, relationship issues, and adults dealing with various mental health challenges.


Recognizing how difficult this can be, I pride myself in offering a humanistic experience, where there is no shame in being your authentic self. Within this, I incorporate a laid back approach, with humorous moments (when appropriate) to aid the healing process. If this resonates with you, please reach out, to collectively start this journey together.

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