Ann Arbor Counseling and Psychotherapy Practice

Helping, adults, teens, and families manage anxiety and depression, heal from grief and trauma, and grow through life transitions

Adult Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is the core of Identity Counseling Psychology.

Couples & Family Counseling

The therapists at IDENTITY specialize in both individual counseling for relationship issues as well as family therapy, and couples therapy, also known as marriage counseling or relationship counseling.

Children & Adolescents

Identity Counseling Psychology has counselors that specialize in working with children and teenagers.

Therapists at IDENTITY

Meet our team of licensed clinicians!
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What is counseling?


Counseling and psychotherapy are forms of talk therapy that help people in many ways. In counseling, people are often able to build a deeper understanding of who they are and what they experience. Counseling can help with identifying causes for psychological conditions and can help people with methods to cope with distress. Through listening to the mind and body, we can dive deeply into your condition. Since counseling is rooted in a relationship between the psychotherapist and patient, it can serve as a model for what healthy relationships can look like outside of therapy.

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Our symptoms are often indicators of our internal condition. 

Listen to the body, listen to the mind. What are the themes in your relationships? There are three basic areas that dictate human wellness:

  • The human mind (brain, nervous system, consciousness)
  • The human body (physical health and the body’s response to what it’s exposed to)
  • Human relationships (how we go about relating to others around us)

If we struggle in one of these areas, the other areas are bound to struggle as well. In this way, our mind, body, and relationships are interwoven.

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The Bio-Psycho-Social Framework

Your story is made up of your biological, psychological, and social contexts. In counseling, we will work to understand how each of these factors impacts you in positive and negative ways. Through building a deeper understanding of the factors at play, we can work together on a plan to help you feel better and begin to thrive.

How can counseling help me?


Carl Jung said,

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Those who look outside, dream. Those who look inside, awaken.”

Therapy is a process of searching within to awaken to your inner self in new and helpful ways. Counseling is a partnership between the therapist and the client. Through building a working relationship, we will engage in a process of inner self discovery to identify the blocks that are holding you back from doing the things you want to do and feeling the way that you want to feel.

Engaging in the therapeutic process is a lifestyle changing decision. Therapy is an active process through which clients often learn to manage their anxiety, cope with their depression, find their inner motivation again, and learn to face internal demons that have been holding them captive for too long.

Here are some common focuses in therapy:

  • Emotions – Learn to cope with my emotions in healthy ways
  • Anxiety – Learn to employ healthy coping mechanisms
  • Depression – Free myself from chronic unhappiness
  • Relationships – Work through the leftover emotions from a relationship
  • Self-esteem – Learn to listen to and trust myself
  • Identify Blocks – Identify what is holding me back from doing the things that I’ve always wanted to do
  • Trauma – A safe place to explore the mental and physical aspects of difficult experiences

Counseling Specialties at IDENTITY

Identity Counseling Psychology is a counseling private practice in Ann Arbor, MI offering therapy in specialty areas including anxiety, identity issues, depression, and finding meaning and motivation. The mission of Identity Counseling Psychology is to partner with clients to help them live a more balanced, meaningful, and fulfilling life.
Anxiety

Anxiety

This can look like:

- I’m having panic attacks and I’m not sure why
- I never sleep well and I am constantly overwhelmed
- I constantly worry about something and it’s really impacting my life
- I feel stressed all the time and I’m just getting burned out

Identity & Meaning

Identity & Meaning

This can look like:

- I think I’m coming to terms with who I truly am, and I’m scared
- My family doesn’t accept me for who I am
- I have been living a lifeless life for too long and I want to breathe new life into myself

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Depression

This can look like:

- I am chronically unmotivated and can’t figure out why
- For some reason, I feel like I’m not able to do what I want to do in life
- My family tells me, “put it in perspective,” but that just makes me feel worse. Don’t they know that I’m trying?
- My emotions suddenly overtake me and it’s overwhelming and frustrating

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ADHD

This can look like:

- My son (or daughter) can’t focus in school and I’m getting calls daily
- I can’t focus at work and it’s really impacting my performance
- My child has behavioral issues that are getting out of control

Are you looking for a Licensed Counselor, Psychotherapist, or Psychologist in Ann Arbor, MI? Counseling and psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, grief, transitions, or relationship issues? Maybe you find yourself stuck in life, not knowing which direction to go or where to start…

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Are you interested in beginning counseling?

Contact IDENTITY today!

Locations

IDENTITY EAST
2350 Washtenaw Ave
Suite #4
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

IDENTITY WEST
635 S Maple Rd
Suite #2
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Phone Number

(734) 645-8944

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