Compassionate Therapeutic Care on the Journey of Parenthood

 

 

Compassionate Therapeutic Care on the Journey of Parenthood

Compassionate Therapeutic Care on the Journey of Parenthood

Compassionate Therapeutic Care on the Journey of Parenthood

OUR VALUES

Compassion • Empowerment • Integrity • Excellence • Respect

OUR CLIENTS

All individuals, couples and families are welcome at Healing Home. We engage in a world of inclusivity and celebrate the unique beauty and strength of each of our clients. Our home welcomes all ages, sexes, cultural and spiritual backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities.

OUR PASSION

We are on the journey of early parenthood and know the joys and heartaches that it can bring. As parents who have overcome perinatal mental health challenges, we are passionate about supporting others on their unique journeys. We strive to ensure that clients know that they are not alone and have confidence that they can be truly well. Our team of advanced perinatal mental health clinicians understands that it takes great strength to reach out for support and to begin healing. At Healing Home, we are proud to be a part of your village and honor clients’ best hopes for wellness with trust and compassion.  

OUR MISSION

Healing Home Counseling Group provides specialized perinatal and youth therapy services throughout Michigan, ensuring individuals and families are seen, valued and supported on the journey of parenthood.

OUR VISION

We believe in creating an empowering space to heal, regain strength and restore peace in your home.

Annie Phillips 

LMSW-C, Advanced PMH-C, EMDR Trained
Co-Founder, Clinical Director

My belief is that anyone can benefit from the powerful tool of therapy, especially during these exceedingly difficult times. We need to ensure we are utilizing the proper tools to help cope with these unprecedented circumstances and transitions in life.  I am a licensed clinical therapist and have spent my career in local hospitals, where I worked with chronically ill adult, adolescent and pediatric populations, utilizing several therapeutic modalities.

    Priya Rednam-Waldo

    LMSW-C, Advanced PMH-C, MPH, EMDR Trained
    Co-Founder, Administrative Director
    I believe in the healing power of human connection provided in therapy. As a licensed clinical therapist, I offer a safe and compassionate space that invites such connection through encouraging open expression of my clients’ thoughts and feelings, free from judgment. I truly have enjoyed my 15+ years of experience working with children, adolescents and parents in nonprofit, hospital and military settings who seek to find comfort in the present and regain hope for the future.

      Erin Salisbury

      BS Hospitality Management
      Intake and Marketing Coordinator
      Erin Salisbury is the Intake & Marketing Coordinator at Healing Home Counseling Group. Erin graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Hospitality Management and has always had a passion for customer service & care. Erin strives to provide our clients with a safe space and positive experience. She believes that it takes great strength to seek out therapy and is happy to support all our clients on their journey!

        Shannon Samuels

        LLMSW, Advanced PHM Trained

        As a therapist I work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, and adjustment concerns surrounding the journey of parenthood. Therapy can be a multitude of things; a safe space to process challenging experiences or emotions, a space to work on emotional wellness, improve self-image or relationships with others, or to learn more about yourself.

        My approach is nonjudgmental and authentic, and I strive to create an environment where my clients feel comfortable to come as they are. During our time together, we will navigate the hardships and celebrate the wins- no matter how big or small.

        It is my goal to both support AND empower my clients to recognize their resiliency, while we work together to achieve emotional wellness, whatever that may look like to you.

        Booking clients now for February 2024

        Chelsea Czegledi 

        LLMSW, Advanced PMH Trained

        I am committed to providing a warm, safe and judgment-free environment for young adults as well as those who are on the journey of parenthood. My belief is that every individual has the right to express their feelings, receive validation and have their voice be truly heard. I have advanced training in perinatal mental health as well as extensive expertise and experience in child development and in providing supportive services for young adults and parents of small children. I also find great joy in supporting individuals in their self-discovery process and in navigating the healing process from trauma.

        Anthony Stevens

        LLMSW, Advanced PMH Trained

        I chose this path in life because of my strong belief that engaging in therapy on the journey of parenthood works and individuals and families directly benefit from compassionate support. Utilizing more than 20 years of experience working with children and adults, many living with severe chronic illness, I am able to integrate practical tools with clinical education and advanced perinatal mental health training to address a wide range of  mental health challenges. I offer a compassionate space for teens and adults to openly express their emotions, thoughts and life experiences with honesty. 

        Sara Krahel

        LLMSW, Advanced PMH Trained

        As a disabled therapist and lifelong wheelchair user, I enjoy working with clients as they navigate life as a disabled or chronically ill person, partner, parent, or child and adapt to a largely inaccessible world. I want to work with clients to develop creative solutions for life’s challenges and strengthen your voice as a self-advocate. I aim to be a warm, positive, and consistent source of support for clients as they undergo life transitions, explore their relationships with family and friends, and forge a path of self-determination by exploring their personal relationship with gender and sexuality.

        Mike Shihadeh

        LLPC, Advanced PMH Trained
        Witnessing the profound impact of suicide in my community deeply motivated me to explore what caused someone to experience such pain. My childhood was filled with exploring physiology and sociological phenomena that evolved into a passion for mental health and providing therapy to those in need. My mission is to serve you on your unique journey toward mental wellness. I believe in an approach tailored to your unique needs and aspirations. What works for one person might not work for another, and together, we’ll find what works best for you.

        Our sessions will emphasize collaboration. Through frequent check-ins, we’ll assess the effectiveness of our strategies and techniques, ensuring we’re on the right path. I strive to create a warm, welcoming and supportive environment where you can safely explore your thoughts and emotions. Raised in a collectivist family within an individualistic society, I’ve developed a deep appreciation for cultural diversity. This dual experience has given me a unique perspective on the complexities of navigating two distinct systems simultaneously.

        With a foundation in evidence-based therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive-behavioral, Mindfulness-based, and Logo Therapy, I aim to provide you with the tools and skills necessary to achieve your goals. My continuous learning, including recent workshops like Gottman’s Couples Therapy and training in EMDR and Prenatal therapy, ensures that I bring the latest and most effective strategies to our sessions, and I’m committed to continuous professional development.

        Talia Alsawah

        LPC, Advanced PMH Trained
        I understand therapy can feel daunting, and throughout my 10 years of practice, I have come to believe that empathy and genuine understanding are the cornerstones of therapy. My approach is rooted in creating a safe and non-judgmental space where my clients feel free to explore their emotions and thoughts. Having a multicultural background myself, I appreciate the significance of cultural diversity in shaping one’s identity and experiences. I recognize the impact of cultural beliefs, traditions, and values on mental health, and I am committed to incorporating cultural sensitivity into my therapeutic approach. I actively promote an inclusive environment where clients can freely express their cultural experiences without fear of judgment. If you’re ready to begin your journey towards well-being, I’m here to walk alongside you every step of the way..

          Jamie DeKraker

          LMSW-C, Advanced PMH Trained

          Sharing some of your most vulnerable experiences with another individual can be overwhelming. My hope is that when you believe it is yours or your child’s time to take next steps, that I can provide a comfortable and safe environment to promote healing and empowerment. I look forward to taking the next step with you to begin the process.

          Samantha Gumul

          LMSW-C, Advanced PMH Trained

          As a therapist, I specialize in working with women who may be experiencing a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder. Studies show that 1 in 5 mothers experience anxiety or depression within the first year postpartum. It is important to me that you feel supported to openly discuss your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and experiences. My therapy style is comforting, authentic and conversational.

           Services

          Individual Therapy

          At Healing Home, one-on-one therapy for clients age 14+ provides a safe space to build a supportive therapuetic relationship to meet each client’s best hopes for the future. 

          Youth & Parent Therapy

          For children 4-13 at Healing Home, therapy is a collaborative opportunity between therapist, parent and child to provide children and families empowering tools to thrive in school, social and home environments.

          Group Therapy

          Several group therapy series facilitiated by our therapists are provided throughout the year at Healing Home. Groups include psychoeducation, therapeutic connection and structured opportunities to build coping skills and preventive, supportive plans.

          Courses, Consultation & Presentation

          Healing Home offers a variety of courses for individuals and couples to learn and grow on the journey of parenthood. Additional opportunities for organizational consultation and public speaking presentations are available from our team of highly qualified therapists.

          Fertility

          Therapy support for fertility typically involves a range of psychological and emotional interventions aimed at supporting individuals or couples dealing with fertility issues. Here is a brief summary of therapy support options commonly available:

          Fertility counseling provides a safe space for individuals or couples to express their emotions, concerns, and frustrations related to fertility challenges. A therapist can help individuals explore their feelings, develop coping strategies, and provide emotional support throughout the fertility journey.

          Therapists can teach individuals or couples coping strategies to manage stress, anxiety, and grief associated with fertility struggles. Techniques such as relaxation exercises, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) may be employed to develop healthier coping mechanisms.

          Participating in support groups allows individuals or couples to connect with others who are going through similar experiences. Sharing stories, exchanging advice, and receiving support from others facing fertility challenges can be beneficial in reducing feelings of isolation and fostering a sense of community.

          Fertility struggles can place significant strain on a relationship. Couples therapy can help improve communication, foster understanding, and strengthen the emotional bond between partners. It provides a platform for open dialogue, addressing conflicts, and developing strategies to navigate the fertility journey together.

          Experiencing infertility or miscarriages can lead to profound feelings of grief and loss. Therapy can help individuals process their emotions, mourn their losses, and find ways to heal. Grief counseling offers a space for individuals to express their emotions and work towards acceptance and resilience.

          It’s important to note that therapy support for fertility can vary depending on the specific needs and preferences of the individual or couple. Each person’s fertility journey is unique, and therapy can be tailored accordingly to provide the most effective support.

          Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum

          Therapy support for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) aims to provide mental health interventions and support for individuals experiencing mood and anxiety disorders during pregnancy or after childbirth.

          Individual therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or interpersonal therapy (IPT), is often recommended for PMADs. It involves working one-on-one with a therapist to address specific symptoms, develop coping strategies, and explore underlying emotional issues contributing to the disorder.

          In some cases, medication may be prescribed to help alleviate the symptoms of PMADs. Therapy support may include collaboration with a psychiatrist or healthcare provider to monitor medication effectiveness and manage any potential side effects.

          Group therapy brings together individuals experiencing PMADs to share their experiences, provide support, and learn coping skills from one another. It offers a sense of community, reduces isolation, and helps individuals realize they are not alone in their struggles.

          PMADs can have a significant impact on relationships and family dynamics. Couples or family therapy provides a space for open communication, understanding, and support. It can help strengthen relationships, enhance parenting skills, and promote a supportive environment for the individual experiencing PMADs.

          Therapists may provide psychoeducation to individuals and their families about PMADs, including information about symptoms, causes, and available treatment options. This education helps individuals understand their condition and reduces stigma while promoting self-care and seeking appropriate support.

          Supportive counseling focuses on providing emotional support, empathy, and validation to individuals experiencing PMADs. It helps individuals process their feelings, cope with the challenges they face, and develop a positive outlook towards recovery.

          Therapists often work with individuals to develop self-care strategies and stress management techniques tailored to their needs. This may include promoting healthy sleep habits, encouraging physical exercise, exploring relaxation techniques, and establishing a self-care routine.

          *In cases where PMADs present a risk of harm to the individual or their infant, therapists may assist in creating a safety plan. This plan outlines steps to ensure the safety of both the individual and the baby and includes strategies for accessing immediate help during crisis situations.

          Therapy support for PMADs is typically individualized based on the specific symptoms, severity, and needs of the individual. Collaborative treatment involving therapists, psychiatrists, and healthcare providers can provide comprehensive care to promote recovery and well-being.

          Early Childhood Parenting

          Therapy for parents of young children aims to provide support, guidance, and strategies to navigate the challenges and promote the well-being of both parents and children.

          Therapists can provide education on child development, age-appropriate behaviors, and effective parenting strategies. They may offer guidance on positive discipline techniques, setting boundaries, and fostering healthy parent-child relationships.

          Family therapy involves the whole family unit and can be beneficial when addressing family dynamics, communication issues, or conflicts affecting the well-being of parents and young children. Therapists work with the family as a system, promoting healthy interactions and addressing concerns that impact the entire family.

          Parenting young children can be demanding and stressful. Therapists can help parents develop coping strategies and stress management techniques to navigate the challenges more effectively. This may include self-care practices, relaxation exercises, and establishing support systems.

          Therapists can provide support and therapy for parents experiencing postpartum depression or anxiety. They help individuals identify and manage symptoms, explore underlying emotional issues, and develop coping strategies to enhance their well-being and promote healthy parent-child relationships.

          Therapy can assist parents in improving their co-parenting skills and strengthening their relationship. Therapists can help parents develop effective communication strategies, resolve conflicts, and find a balance between parenting responsibilities and individual needs.

          Therapy can address the challenges and adjustments associated with becoming a parent. Therapists can support parents in managing expectations, developing a sense of identity as a parent, and navigating the changes in roles and relationships that occur after having a child.

          Participating in parent support groups can provide a sense of community, validation, and peer support. These groups offer a space for parents to share experiences, exchange advice, and learn from one another while fostering a sense of belonging.

          Therapy for parents of young children is flexible and tailored to the specific needs of each family. By providing support, guidance, and evidence-based strategies, therapy can help parents navigate the joys and challenges of raising young children and promote a healthy and nurturing environment for the entire family.

          Child and Adolescent Mental Health

          Therapy for child and adolescent mental health aims to address and improve the emotional, behavioral, and psychological well-being of young individuals. Here is a brief summary of therapy options commonly used for child and adolescent mental health:

          Play Therapy: Play therapy is a therapeutic approach that allows children to express themselves and work through their emotions and challenges using play and creative activities. Therapists engage children in play to observe their behavior, facilitate communication, and help them process difficult experiences or emotions.

          Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT is a widely used therapeutic approach that helps children and adolescents identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors. It focuses on developing coping skills, problem-solving abilities, and promoting positive self-talk to address a range of mental health issues.

          Family Therapy: Family therapy involves the entire family in the therapeutic process. It addresses family dynamics, communication patterns, and relationships that may contribute to the child or adolescent’s mental health concerns. Family therapy helps improve communication, resolve conflicts, and promote healthier interactions within the family system.

          Trauma-Focused Therapy: Trauma-focused therapy is designed specifically for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. Therapists use evidence-based techniques to help young individuals process and cope with traumatic experiences, reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress, and restore a sense of safety and well-being.

          Social Skills Training: Social skills training focuses on helping children and adolescents develop appropriate social skills and improve their ability to interact and communicate with others. Therapists teach and practice skills such as active listening, assertiveness, conflict resolution, and empathy.

          Therapy for child and adolescent mental health is tailored to the specific needs, developmental stage, and presenting concerns of each individual. Therapists work collaboratively with young individuals and their families to provide support, develop coping skills, promote healthy relationships, and enhance overall well-being.

          Trauma

          Therapy for trauma focuses on helping individuals heal from the emotional and psychological effects of traumatic experiences. Healing Home Counseling Group utilizes many interventions to include the below approaches for trauma treatment.

          Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT): TF-CBT is an evidence-based approach specifically designed to address trauma-related symptoms in children and adolescents. It combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with trauma processing and incorporates elements of psychoeducation, relaxation techniques, and skill-building to help individuals cope with and recover from trauma.

          Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): EMDR is a therapeutic approach that aims to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. It involves the use of bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements or tactile stimulation, while guiding individuals to reprocess traumatic memories and develop more adaptive beliefs and emotions.

          Narrative Therapy: Narrative therapy focuses on helping individuals construct and make meaning of their trauma experiences through storytelling. Therapists assist individuals in exploring and reframing their traumatic narrative, emphasizing personal strengths and resilience.

          Therapy for trauma is tailored to the unique needs and preferences of each individual. It provides a safe and supportive space for individuals to process their trauma, reduce distressing symptoms, develop coping skills, and promote healing and resilience.

          Perinatal Grief & Loss

          Therapy for perinatal grief and loss aims to provide emotional support, validation, and coping strategies for individuals or couples who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or infant.

          Grief counseling provides a safe space for individuals or couples to express their emotions, process their grief, and navigate the complex emotions associated with perinatal loss. Therapists can help individuals understand and validate their feelings, explore the meaning of the loss, and develop coping strategies to adjust to life after the loss.

          Individual therapy offers a one-on-one therapeutic relationship where the individual can explore their unique grief experience. Therapists can help individuals navigate the grieving process, manage intense emotions, and address any underlying issues that may arise due to the loss.

          Perinatal loss can impact relationships and family dynamics. Couples or family therapy provides a space for open communication, shared grieving, and support for one another. Therapists can help couples or families navigate the grief together, strengthen their bonds, and develop coping strategies as a unit.

          Participating in support groups specifically for individuals or couples who have experienced perinatal loss can be highly beneficial. Connecting with others who have gone through similar experiences provides validation, empathy, and a sense of community. Support groups offer a space to share stories, exchange advice, and learn coping strategies from others who understand the unique challenges of perinatal grief and loss.

          Narrative therapy involves exploring and reconstructing the individual’s or couple’s story of the loss. Therapists can help individuals or couples make sense of their experience, find meaning, and create a narrative that honors the memory of their lost baby. This process can support healing and facilitate integration of the loss into their life story.

          Mindfulness techniques, such as meditation and breathing exercises, can be incorporated into therapy to help individuals or couples manage the overwhelming emotions and distress associated with perinatal grief. Mindfulness can promote self-compassion, acceptance, and provide a sense of calm amidst the pain of loss.

          Therapists can support individuals or couples in creating personalized rituals or memorials to honor the memory of their baby. These rituals can be healing and provide a tangible way to remember and cherish their lost child.

          Therapy for perinatal grief and loss should be tailored to the unique needs and preferences of the individual or couple. Each person’s grief journey is unique, and therapy can provide a supportive and compassionate space to navigate the challenges and complexities of perinatal loss.

           

          “I can never possibly express my thanks enough for my supportive experience in therapy with Healing Home Counseling Group. I went from struggling to thriving and planning joyfully for the future.”

          -Former Client

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          (248) 792-8093

          31600 Telegraph Road, Suite 280, Bingham Farms, MI 48025

          info@healinghomegroup.com

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