Royal Oak, Michigan Therapists

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Fear, Overwhelm, Stress and Anxiety are evidence of a well-intentioned struggle to control life from the outside in. Are you living your life from the outside in or the inside out? How would it be for you to finally take charge of the process of...
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Royal Oak, Michigan

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I have a unique and diverse background that affords me the ability to relate to many people in many situations. I have worked in a number of businesses over time, culminating in the ownership of a 500 employee company before retiring at the age of...
Alison Maples
L.P.C, MA, ATR
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Royal Oak, Michigan

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As a counselor and an art therapist, I try to integrate the two separate disciplines, but can also separate them for those who aren’t interested in both. My goal is to connect with others and get a better understanding of them as a whole being to...
Melissa Engle
L.P.C, MA
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Royal Oak, Michigan

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If my clients had to describe me in 3 words, it would be these: authentic, trustworthy, and caring. I have over 22 years of experience as a mental health professional with advanced training in psychology, counseling and trauma-informed care. I...
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Royal Oak, Michigan

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Michigan

Many of the issues that we struggle with, including anxiety, depression, negative habits, and chronic pain, arise due to feeling a disconnection between our authentic selves and how we’re living our lives. I’m here to to help you close that gap,...
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It feels like no matter how hard you try you will never be good enough. Others see you as successful, but you think you are hardly getting by. You wish you felt a broader sense of connection in your relationships, but it feels scary to be authentic...
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Huntington Woods, Michigan

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I bring a wide variety of experiences and different approaches to solving problems to my work as a therapist. I used to treat problems in the emergency room as a physician and then in hospice. I now bring that experience and a wide variety of...
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Ferndale, Michigan

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I have a lot of professional and experiential learning. I began volunteering with the Columbus AIDS Task Force in Columbus, OH at the age of 18, my first glimpse into the social services. From there, I became a Sexual Assault Response Network (SARN)...
Alesha Cousar
LMHC, MA
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Hazel Park, Michigan

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Michigan

I am excited that you have decided to begin your Self Care Journey and/or work towards Strengthening your Relationships. Today is the perfect day to take control of your life. It is a great time to heal old wounds of Hurt, Guilt, and Disappointment....
David Sklar
MSW, Ph.D.
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Michigan

Hello. My name is David Sklar and I live in Oak Park, Michigan along with my wife and 2 boys, 17 and 20. I have been a therapist for over 40 years. I work with a variety of clients. Please feel free to check out my blog on my website at...
Leticia Berg
MA, TLLP
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Oak Park, Michigan

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Hi, I'm Leticia Berg. I am a psychotherapist working in private practice at Arbor Wellness Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan and at the Relationship Institute in Royal Oak, Michigan. I am currently conducting all therapy session via online video. I...
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My approach to therapy is to help you increase your overall functionality by providing a supportive, safe and confidential environment to discuss feelings and issues, to deal with what we find, and move toward something better for you. Having many...
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Taking the first step to start therapy can be scary, yet with the support of a safe and nurturing environment, taking that first step can be empowering. Whether you have been thinking about starting therapy for years or recently decided to take the...
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Troy, Michigan

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I celebrate the part of you that is recognizing that you are ready to release that which no longer serves you and evolve into a happier and healthier version of yourself! My goal is to provide you a safe space (in my office or virtually) where you...
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I strive to build a strong therapeutic relationship with clients, while making all individuals feel comfortable and accepted. I use evidence based treatments to assist in building coping skills, processing thoughts and feelings and empowering...
Deanne Gruenberg
LPC-Supervisor 1, MA
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Troy, Michigan

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Michigan

I am a counselor (LPC-S) and LPC supervisor in Michigan and have been in private practice for the past 27 years. Adults and children alike are experiencing stress now more than ever. Relationships are being tested like never before. Helping clients...
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Troy, Michigan

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I am a mental health professional serving the Metro-Detroit area for the last 8 years. My passion and niche is in helping both men and women who have experienced traumatic or stressful life events get back to a place in life where they feel like...
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I help people: People who are feeling stuck, stressed, anxious, worried, upset or burned out. People who are dealing with a variety of difficult emotions and circumstances. I also have experience in women’s issues and helping people who cope with...
Hillary Nusbaum
LCSW, LMSW
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Bloomfield Township, Michigan

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I have been doing private practice for almost 10 years. Specifically, I serve children, ages 5-18, who suffer from adverse childhood experiences (trauma), anxiety, emotional disturbance, and stress management. I also work with children and adults in...
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Utica, Michigan

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Alicia Jackson has been in Mental Health field for 12 years. She's a proud graduate of Wayne State University, with a Master's in Counselor Education concentrating in School and Community Counseling. She is a certified School Counselor and has...
Jean Agnello
MA, LLP
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Utica, Michigan

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It is hard to talk about oneself, however, This is my second career and my passion, Human Beings and our Behaviors. I work both in the office and Use Tel-therapy with Wentworth and Associates of Utica Mi. My Supervisor is Lawrence Wentworth PhD. I...
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Farmington Hills, Michigan

Are you struggling to connect with your child? Experiencing difficulty navigating whether or not 'it's just a phase' or if their behavior is something more significant? Not sure where to turn because you feel like you've exhausted every consequence...
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Farmington Hills, Michigan

I assist clients who suffer with Depression, Grief/Loss, Anxiety, ADHD, Relationship Problems, Trauma, and Life Transitions. I am also a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, with expertise in helping families support their child's developmental...
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I have received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University and I am currently employed at Bright Spot Counseling in Farmington Hills, as well as at the Jewish Family Services of Detroit, at their Oak Park and West Bloomfield...

An Overview of Mental Health in Royal Oak, Michigan

A suburb of Detroit, Royal Oak is a city of approximately 59,000 people as of 2017 population estimates. It is located in Oakland County and warrants a high livability score on the basis of housing, employment, education, crime, and amenities in the area. Its amenities, as well as its proximity to the Detroit metropolitan area, draws multitudes of motorcycle enthusiasts to downtown Royal Oak during the summer every year.

A Slice of Life in Royal Oak, Michigan

Royal Oak is a remarkably well-educated city. The percentage of adults with a high school diploma is 96.4 percent, higher than the national percentage of 87.3 percent. Even more impressive, more than half of the adults in Royal Oak, 56 percent, hold at least a bachelor’s degree. Most cities hover right around the national benchmark of 30.9 percent, but Royal Oak far exceeds it.

Royal Oak is also a fairly prosperous city. It has a low poverty rate of approximately 7 percent, compared with the national percentage of 12.3 percent. As of 2016, the median household income in Royal Oak was $68,504, higher than the national median of $55,322 and the Michigan statewide median of $50,803. Estimated median home value in Michigan as of 2016 was $147,100; in Royal Oak it was $205,300 for the same year.

The crime rate in Oakland County is quite low, especially compared with Wayne County to its south, with a rate of 3.4 homicides per 100,000 people in 2017 and 195.5 other violent crimes. The overall crime index  in Royal Oak is very low compared the national average.

However, one area where Royal Oak falls short is in diversity. Approximately 87 percent of the population identifies as white. The next most populous racial demographics are Asian Americans and African Americans with 3.8 percent and 3.3 percent of the population, respectively. People identifying as Hispanic/Latino make up 2.6 percent of the population.

Mental Health Statistics in Royal Oak

It is very difficult to find mental health statistics pertaining specifically to Royal Oak, or even to Oakland County. At the statewide level, depression and/or anxiety are among the most prevalent chronic diseases diagnosed in Michigan, second only to hypertension. A study published in 2013 uncovered the following statistics as it relates to mental health in Michigan:

  • The number of respondents who reported ever having received a diagnosis of anxiety and/or depression was one in four.
  • The prevalence of Michiganders ever diagnosed with depression was 20 percent, higher than the national percentage of 18 percent.
  • The average number of days when poor mental health interfered with normal activities was five, approximately twice the reported number of days that other chronic conditions, such as asthma, coronary artery disease, diabetes, or hypertension, interfered with normal activities. However, it is not clear whether this figure represents five poor mental health days per month or per year.

Access to Care in Royal Oak

According to the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, the state’s public mental health system is one of the most advanced and comprehensive in the country. However, it has struggled to in recent years due to underfunding, resulting in a system that is inadequate to meet the growing demand for mental health services.

The CMHA claims that the Michigan state government has failed to meet federal requirements for funding the public mental health system risk reserves for over 20 years, as well as inappropriately demanding that the Medicaid gap be closed with the use of county funds, leaving local systems drained. Inadequate funding has caused closures of mental health facilities throughout the state for at least the past 25 years.

In Royal Oak there is one mental health provider for approximately every 352 citizens. This makes Royal Oak one of the cities in the state with the best access to care. Nevertheless, nearly half of primary care physicians in the area still report that access to mental health services in the region is inadequate to meet the need:

  • 48 percent of Royal Oak primary care physicians report inadequate access to substance abuse services
  • 49 percent of Royal Oak primary care physicians report inadequate access to child mental health services
  • 43 percent of Royal Oak primary care physicians report inadequate access to adult mental health services