In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.
- Abraham Maslow -
Psychotherapy - whether individual, couples or family - is a collaborative effort between the client(s) and therapist. It takes honesty, trust, willingness and communication. It’s a balance between being vulnerable, having determination to learn, and challenging yourself enough to embrace change. The most important part of the process is creating a safe and healthy therapeutic relationship and I look forward to working together to create a welcoming and positive environment.
Executive Functioning & Behavioral Coaching is a service line offered to those in need of strategies for implementing behavioral interventions and specifically designed for parents. Due to limited after school availability, this is a way for parents to attend without children and discuss and design interventions to help improve and strengthen independent skills. These can include daily living skills, organizational strategies and homework routines.
LLPC Supervision is provided to those currently working toward their full LPC licensure in the State of Michigan. Please see the State of Michigan website for all information regarding requirements. http://www.michigan.gov/lara. I offer individual or group supervision.
Community Based Parent Support Groups Take advantage of having guidance and support in your own home or a local establishment.
New to the world of mental health?
Recently receive a diagnosis and don't know what to do next?
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Want to feel comfortable with other families discussing common parenting challenges?
Want to share resources and ideas?
Want to host a gathering to break stigma, feel supported and learn?
Visit the Parent Support tab at the top of page for pricing information.
Wellness Groups Let us help you identify and cultivate a wellness plan that will help you gain insight, clarity and calmness while helping you grow into a better version of yourself. In our fast paced world, there are times when it helps to have someone guide you and create lasting goals towards a better you!
Visit the Workshops tab at the top of page for in depth descriptions. Don't see one that you need? Feel free to ask if it is in our wheelhouse and we are happy to create one for you.
Welcome to The Wright Counseling. TWC opened to provide an opportunity to break mental health stigma with compassion. A little about me, I am a married mother of two. My oldest is in college and my youngest is in fifth grade. My husband and I have been together 18 years, and I work full time, both independently and at the Beaumont Ted Lindsay Foundation HOPE Center. I am thankful every day for my ability to connect with others, enjoy spending time with friends and family and am always working towards personal growth.
Perspective is very important. I do utilize evidence-based practices - such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Behavior Modification. My goal is always to meet my clients where they are to help them utilize their strengths to achieve their goals. Your perspective is your own, and this changes throughout our lives. Many times it takes a blend of "theory" to really implement change.
I am a licensed professional counselor, limited licensed psychologist and national certified counselor. I graduated in 2008 with my Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University. In 2014, I completed a Graduate Certificate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis through Wayne State University.
I began my career in Kalamazoo, MI providing intensive home-based therapy for families of children with severe emotional disturbances, utilizing family counseling and crisis intervention. After deciding to move home to the Detroit area, I have had the opportunity to provide traditional outpatient psychotherapy to children and adolescents, as well as behavioral consultation and parent training. I am honored to supervise up and coming clinicians, provide trainings to the community, and promote wellness, through workshops and community events
Allie completed her graduate studies at Oakland University in 2017 and has been working in the mental health profession since 2012. She began her career working at an early intervention program for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). That experience brought her awareness of the need for counseling supports for the family members and caregivers of children with special needs. Allie has created and lead mindful mediation groups to combat burnout and compassion fatigue for professionals in the field. She also held a group speaking to overall wellness to assist clients to live the best quality of life. Within her wellness programing she covers mindful eating habits, life balance, self-compassion, boundaries, stress reduction and more.
Outside of ASD and stress management, her specialties include anxiety, anger management, parenting supports, grief/loss, life adjustment and career counseling services. Using interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Humanistic Approaches, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Allie strives to create an environment that is comfortable, safe and non-judgmental for all her clients. Her focus is working with adults and couples. New services that Allie will be bringing to the practice are Emotional Support Animals (ESA) evaluations and a range group therapy services.
Amanda graduated from Oakland University with a dual master’s degree in clinical mental health and school counseling.
Amanda has worked in behavioral therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which further instilled her desire to work with adolescents and their families.
Outside of the clinical field, Amanda has worked in the Farmington School district, at the middle and high school level, assisting students in grades 6-12 during the COVID-19 pandemic and navigating novel virtual learning platforms. She has experience counseling teens and adolescents with anxiety, depression, emotional regulation and attention deficit disorders.
Amanda’s drive to work with adolescents and families stems from her desire to break the stigma surrounding mental health and mental health treatments.
Outside of counseling Amanda has two cats, a lake house, and is married to a behavioral therapist. She used to be a gymnast and an acrobat and enjoys exploring the connection between physical and mental health.
Amanda is excited to join the Wright Counseling practice and is now accepting new clients!
Roxanne graduated from Western Michigan University in 2009 with a master’s degree in Community Counseling.
While working towards her master’s degree, Roxanne was employed at a Center Based school in Kalamazoo. She worked in a classroom with young children of various physical, cognitive and developmental disability levels. This experience provided Roxanne with an understanding regarding the numerous barriers some families face and the support a family could use as they navigate several different systems of care.
Once Roxanne finished her master’s degree, she worked with children and families in the child welfare system. This experience provided Roxanne with a wealth of information regarding how resilient children and families can be when they are empowered to strengthen their abilities to create lasting change. Roxanne then began working to provide comprehensive, intensive home-based treatment for the entire family, with a child with a severe emotional disturbance and multiple service needs. The program offers a variety of treatment services, such as family, individual, couples counseling, as well as parent support and crisis interventions to promote healthy family functioning, support and preserve families, and to reduce the need for out of home placements.
Roxanne is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which aims to help children and adolescents who have experienced one or more traumatic experiences. Roxanne specializes in trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, self-esteem, grief/loss, anger management, family issues, parenting support, and life adjustments.
She enjoys doing individual, or family therapy. She works with children, adolescents, teenagers and adults, as well as parent support and couples therapy. Roxanne’s goal is providing a supportive, safe, and non-judgement place for all her clients, to help them reach their goals.
Roxanne is very excited to join The Wright Counseling practice and is looking forward to supporting new clients.
The elephant represents strength, wisdom and confidence across cultures. To many, the elephant represents good luck, empathy and nurturing. They are complex creatures and are known to be able to see their own reflection in the mirror. Self recognition is a sign of higher order thinking and self awareness. They have the ability to recognize their current surroundings, adapt and shape their environment to meet their needs. Elephants are family-oriented and understand how to take care of each other, how to move on when necessary and how to take care and respect their environment.
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How long does counseling take and how will I know if I am making progress?
This depends on what goals you set for yourself and what you put into it. Ongoing reflection and assessment is important to understand your progress which will always be discussed throughout your sessions.
As the parent of a struggling child, what is my role in counseling?
The parent-child relationship is critical to helping your child’s progress. It is always best to be as involved as possible with your child, but this doesn’t mean just in the counseling office. This means working together as a team and learning to change your behavior as well to help facilitate growth. Remember, you are your child’s role model. If they see you invested and genuine this will add to their growth and well-being.
What types of issues have you had experience with?
Everyone is very different. There are many different labels (Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Autism, Behavioral Disorders, Mood Disorders, etc.) and they all have a wide range of complex pieces that add to the puzzle. Sometimes they are lifelong struggles. Many have a specific, historical place in your story that need to be processed to move forward. Some are current crises. No matter the intensity it’s important to us that everyone is treated individually. Although we all have experience with many diagnoses, every person walks in with their unique perspective and individual needs.
Is my information confidential?
Absolutely. Everything is HIPAA compliant. Nothing is shared with anyone without written consent. Children under 18 also have rights to confidential sessions. Although parents are encouraged to participate, this is not always the most effective. Autonomy to share your own perspective on your own life is just as important at 14 as it is at 40.
The Wright Counseling is now accepting BCBS and BCN of Michigan as of April 2020!
If you have other insurance, we are happy to provide receipts for out of network compensation. Navigating Out-of-Network can appear intimidating. To determine if your insurance company will reimburse you for payments made for service call, the mental health 800 number which is on the back of most insurance cards and ask if you have “out-of-network benefits” for mental health services and, if so, at what percentage you will be reimbursed for each session. Obtaining at least a portion of the payment is common but typically it is required to call and get authorization/confirmation prior to submitting your receipt.
Sliding Scale is available on a case by case basis. Please contact to discuss.
2050 South Boulevard, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303, United States
Stephanie B. Wright 313-492-0821; email@example.com Allie Young-Rivard 586-215-7384; firstname.lastname@example.org Amanda Wright 248-325-8619; email@example.com Roxanne Ward, 269-993-4461; firstname.lastname@example.org
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