As experienced psychologists, we provide evidenced-based treatment to both children and adults, focused on helping manage symptoms and build skills to take with you long after treatment ends. Treatment is collaborative and aimed at providing you or your child with the tools and skills needed to manage the difficulties you may be facing.

Services include individual adult and child therapy.  In addition, parenting skills training is offered to help in managing difficult behavior in children.

We specialize in evidenced-based treatments including:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

  • Mindfulness

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Treatment may address:

  • Depression in children and adults

  • Anxiety in children and adults

  • Family or couples issues

  • Behavioral Problems in children

  • Parenting Support

  • ADHD symptom management

  • Adjustment Issues in children and adults

  • Social skills deficits

What to Expect:

Initial Session-

The first session is a comprehensive assessment and typically lasts 60-90 minutes. This includes a clinical interview where medical, psychological, social, vocational, and educational history is discussed and your presenting concerns. In addition, any of your questions and concerns are addressed.

Following the initial session, you and your psychologist will discuss and agree upon treatment goals.

 

Follow-up sessions-

How many sessions you attend per week and how long treatment will last depends on the goals you and your psychologist set and the progress you are making throughout treatment. Treatment goals and progress will be discussed regularly to monitor your treatment’s effectiveness and success.

During treatment you may be assigned “homework.” These are goals for you to work on between your appointments in order for you to practice skills and work toward goals in your everyday life. While the time you spend with your psychologist in a treatment session is important, it is also important for you to gain the skills and confidence you can use outside of the treatment room, allowing you to eventually “take the reigns.” Remember, the goal of therapy is to eventually not need it anymore!

 

Booster Sessions-

Following the completion of treatment, you may periodically require or want a “booster session” to review previously learned skills or work through a short-term issue, requiring only a few sessions. These sessions can be very helpful in long-term maintenance of your well-being.

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Our Clinicians

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Leah Little

Leah Little, LMSW, CAADC is a fully licensed clinical social worker in the state of Michigan and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. She obtained her MSW from the University of Michigan, with a concentration in mental health and interpersonal practice. Her graduate training was conducted at Michigan Medicine, in the Psychiatric Emergency Services. During this internship, she obtained extensive training in various evidence-based treatments, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Later in her career, while in government service with the U.S. Veteran’s Health Administration, Leah was trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET). Leah has over a decade of work experience providing individual, family, and group therapy to adolescents and adults in community non-profit, hospital, and private practice settings. Her areas of treatment focus include life transitions, grief/loss, relationship or family issues, general stress, depression, anxiety, ADHD, addiction, or coping with past trauma. Leah strives to create a safe, welcoming atmosphere where you can openly share thoughts and feelings, talk about your dreams and goals, be unashamed to cry, and maybe even laugh a little. Leah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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Jaylen Gavie

Jaylen completed her master’s degree in counseling psychology at Wayne State University*. Jaylen received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University with a major in psychology and a minor in health promotion. Jaylen has over 6 years of working with children, adolescents, and their families in various settings among those providing applied behavior analysis (ABA) with children who have autism. Jaylen completed her clinical internships at Wayne State University’s Mental Health and Wellness Clinic and Children’s Hospital of Michigan providing therapeutic services to children and their families both through telehealth and in-person. Jaylen is extremely passionate about early intervention and exploration of emotions, as well as taking a person-center, humanitarian approach to help families using evidenced-based care. Jaylen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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Robert Sheehan

Robert completed his master’s degree at Wayne State University’s Counseling Psychology program*. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Michigan State University, and worked as a behavioral technician at Havenwyck Hospital for the last 3 years. Robert works well with adolescents, particularly those struggling with depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. Robert is involved in suicide research at Wayne State, and works primarily from an existential and ACT perspective when providing counseling services. Robert accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield.

* works under the supervision of Drs. Mary Brennan, Kathryn Combs and Sarah Rimack

Dr. Slade is a limited licensed psychologist in the state of Michigan*. She obtained her Psy.D. from the Michigan School of Psychology and has experience working with adolescents, teens, and adults in various levels of psychiatric care. Taking an interpersonal approach, Dr. Slade believes that one of the most important avenues for positive change is through the therapeutic relationship clinicians have with their clients. It is through this relationship that Dr. Slade can provide supportive feedback to her clients and assist them in challenging negative thoughts and feelings that may be impacting their current functioning. Dr. Slade’s clinical experience is diverse in that she has worked with individuals experiencing a plethora of mental health related concerns. Dr. Slade completed her doctoral internship at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, located in Naperville, Illinois, where she worked with adolescents and teens at the inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care. Through her work with Linden Oaks, she provided crisis intervention, ran Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills groups, communicated with schools to ensure a seamless transition back to school and completed family sessions to ensure a safe and supportive transition to home. Dr. Slade also completed a practicum with a core focus in health psychology at Detroit Receiving Hospital where she was providing crisis intervention and individual therapy to patients on the hospital floors. Additionally, Dr. Slade completed a practicum at PAR Rehabilitation services, where she provided neuropsychological and psychological assessments to individuals across the lifespan. Dr. Slade’s clinical interests include anxiety, depression, coping with past trauma, grief/loss, interpersonal concerns, and life transitions. Despite these clinical interests, Dr. Slade has experience with additional presenting concerns and is excited to help you navigate life’s challenges in a compassionate and collaborative way. Dr. Slade accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield.