Everyone is experiencing increased anxiety and stress due to COVID-19, and to a degree, this is normal and expected. When anxiety and stress prevent you from taking care of your daily responsibilities and if you find yourself preoccupied with depressing and frightening thoughts most of the time, you should consider getting mental health treatment NOW. … Read more
In the midst of the Coronavirus shutdown, we are bombarded with lots of news, information, and misinformation. For both your physical health, as well as managing your mental health, it’s important to get your basic priorities straight first Priority #1: TAKE CARE OF THE BASICS Make sure that you are taking care of the suggested … Read more
When talking to your children: Be honest Use the facts; and if you’re not sure, verify your information Monitor your mood and emotional tone; kids of all ages absorb our feelings Deliver your explanations and information in language your child understands; developmentally appropriate words and concepts. Often your child doesn’t want to know as much … Read more
Renowned expert, Terrence Shulman, LMSW, JD, was a guest lecturer at Birmingham Maple Clinic today, February 21, 2020, where he presented a 6-hour training seminar for BMC therapists about “Shoplifting, Compulsive Spending, Hoarding and Employee Theft.” Mr. Shulman shared facts about each of the topics, including etiologic factors, psychological factors, genetic and familial factors and … Read more
Fatherhood and the respect of their families is a conversation that has been changing recently in the face of new research and social dynamics. Carrie Krawiec, a family therapist at the BMC, was recently interviewed to discuss the topic of how fathers commonly lose the respect of their families, through obvious reasons (such as infidelity, … Read more
Anxiety disorders are becoming increasingly common in a technology-driven, fast-paced world, and not everyone adopts healthy coping habits to deal with it. Carrie Krawiec, marriage and family therapist at the Birmingham Maple Clinic, recently stopped by Romper.com to discuss healthy thought practices and habits to combat anxiety, rather than harmful behaviors like self-medicating and … Read more
Relationship infidelity isn’t limited to only physical or emotional infidelity. Researchers are finding an increasing form of infidelity includes breaking family budgets, accruing massive hidden debt, and making huge purchases without prior discussion or approval from the other partner. In fact, financial website, The Ascent, found that in a survey, over 71% of respondents reported … Read more
Dr. Calder Kaufman, Clinical Psychologist, of Birmingham Maple Clinic will be conducting a Phase 1 Brainspotting training assisting alongside Dr. Martha Jacobi from New York City. This training will be held in Ferndale, MI from June 7-9, 2019. Dr. Kaufman is an Advanced BSP Consultant and author of a chapter in The Power of Brainspotting, … Read more
Birmingham Maple Clinic psychotherapist, Kate Smith, MA, LLP, will be re-featuring an workshop in conjunction with Karma Yoga. The intimate one-day workshop, titled “The Power of Your Intention” is devoted to guide and inspire participants to open themselves to gain access to intention using guided imagery, hypnosis, discussion, and experiential exercises. Kate is a licensed … Read more
Internationally renowned psychoanalyst, Neville Symington, presented a paper for the clinical staff at Birmingham Maple Clinic today, titled “In Search of a Deeper Meaning of Narcissism,” in which he suggested that the root of many of the other severe disorders we diagnose, such as Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD, Schizophrenia, and other mental disorders, are more … Read more
College admission season is starting, and events like the recent Operations Varsity Blues scandal are exposing the rising value of labels in academia. Carrie Krawiec, LMFT from the Birmingham Maple Clinic, was recently quoted by the Oakland Press to discuss this phenomenon, and the importance of letting their children’s wishes and comfort take the front … Read more
Birmingham Maple Clinic psychotherapist, Kate Smith, MA, LLP, will be featured in an upcoming three-part workshop in conjunction with Karma Yoga. The intimate workshop, titled “The Power of Your Intention” is devoted to guide and inspire participants to open themselves to gain access to intention using discussion, guided imagery, hypnosis, and experiential exercises. Kate is … Read more
Birmingham Maple Clinic is a proud Corporate Sponsor for the March 28, 2019 performance of Hamilton at The Fisher Theatre. The performance was a fundraiser for L!FE LEADERS, Inc, an organization that supports and nurtures the youth of Detroit by teaching them business skills alongside the growth of Detroit. Alexander Hamilton was a 12 year-old, … Read more
Carrie Krawiec, licensed LMFT at Birmingham Maple Clinic, was recently featured on ParentMap.com to discuss why having the ability to laugh at yourself and levity is a key component in parental mental health, as the modern stresses of being a parent are numerous and unique. Carrie explains: “There is a high degree of expectation for … Read more
Start off every year strong with resolutions, but find they fall off as the year wears on? Ronnie Hormel, MA, LPC, NCC at the Birmingham Maple Clinic recently stopped by WXYZ to explain what New Year’s Resolutions really are, and offer some tips on how people can keep their resolutions. He discusses seeing them as … Read more
Insecurity and jealousy in relationships are all too common issues that affect modern relationship health. Where do these feelings stem from? Carrie Krawiec from the BMC was recently interviewed by Up Journey to discuss some of the deep psychological root causes that may directly or indirectly lead to insecurity and jealousy issues. Here is an … Read more
Self-respect is an element in people’s lives that is being increasingly neglected as everyday responsibilities and stresses add up. Carrie Krawiec, LMFT from the Birmingham Maple Clinic was recently contacted by Up Journey to discuss what self-respect really means, and how to distinguish it from simple self-improvement. The article also offers other helpful perspectives … Read more
Dan O’Neil of Birmingham Maple Clinic provided a workshop for BMC staff on sex addiction. The workshop covered the different models of addiction while also exploring the neuro-biological stages of addiction. Approximately 3-6% of Americans suffer from sex addiction. Mr. O’Neil also discussed the importance of “the 3 circles” and provided staff with a better … Read more
Ronnie Hormel, therapist at the Birmingham Maple Clinic, recently visited WXYZ to discuss research indicating that stress can spread from person to person. Studies have found that cortisol, the body’s stress hormone, measurably rises when in contact with a stressed person. Ronnie then goes on to offer some tips on how to recognize stress, keeping … Read more
Lolita Davis of the EEOC(Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) provided a workshop for BMC staff about the laws, regulations and client-centered guidance related to employment conditions. Ms. Davis described the importance of understanding the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) so that therapists at the clinic can help their patients who are having difficulty managing at work … Read more
Birmingham Maple Clinic welcomed Derek Scott, a certified IFS therapist and Registered Social Worker from London, ON for a full day course on Internal Family Systems. Along with clinicians from Wentworth and Associates, Birmingham Maple Clinic therapists learned about the IFS model, watched case presentations and learned therapeutic skills associated with this treatment modality. Internal … Read more
Carrie Krawiec, LMFT at the Birmingham Maple Clinic, was recently featured in an interview on mSpy.com. In it, they discuss major issues affecting children today, such as video game addiction, cyberbullying, and social media, as well as some tips on recognizing harmful habits and behaviors as kids spend more and more time online. Here is … Read more
College is a major transition time for your kids – it’s the first time they’re leaving “the nest”, and are suddenly strapped with new responsibilities like managing finances and rigorous courses, and many college students report that they weren’t emotionally prepared for college. Lori Edelson, LMSW, ACSW, BCD, LMFT, and owner of the Birmingham Maple … Read more
Lori Edelson, LMSW, ACSW, BCD, LMFT, and owner of the Birmingham Maple Clinic, was recently featured on The Oakland Press to discuss tips for preparing your child for kindergarden, and how doing so can prepare them with useful skills that will help them throughout their school career. She notes that good habits like exposure to … Read more
Daniel P. O’Neil, MA, LLP at the Birmingham Maple Clinic, was recently featured on Michigan Mom Living to discuss the nefarious tactics of human traffickers and how they trap targets. He explains the systems that human traffickers use to lure vulnerable teens, signs of human trafficker influence, as well as treatment methods for such complex … Read more
Carrie Krawiec, licensed marriage and family therapist at the BMC, was recently quoted in an article discussing the right age for kids to begin wearing makeup. As kids are gearing up for a new school year, this may be a point of contention as they are growing up and their interests change. She notes it … Read more
Daniel P. O’Neil, MA, LLP at the Birmingham Maple Clinic, was recently featured on Michigan Mom Living to explain tactics for dealing with bad behavior from kids sporting events…not from the kids, but from the parents. Daniel describes the increase in competitiveness and elite, “winning is everything” attitudes that are taking over kids’ recreational sports, … Read more
On Friday, July 27, 2018, Yvette Colon, PhD, LMSW, presented a four-hour inservice for the therapists at Birmingham Maple Clinic about the subject of Pain; ‘The Clinician’s Role in Chronic Pain & Intervention’ and ‘The Intersection of Pain Management & Substance Abuse.’ Pain is an extremely important subject for clinical therapists to understand, since it … Read more
Andrea Orsini,LMSW, ACSW, CADC at the BMC, recently stopped by on Fox 2 Detroit to discuss the critical issue of sex trafficking in America. She outlines what human trafficking is, recognizable symptoms of PTSD, and some treatments that are available to human trafficking survivors. Click here to watch the whole interview.
Borderline Personality Disorder is a mental health diagnosis for people that experience an ongoing pattern of intensely varying moods, self-image, and behavior. The extreme nature of these symptoms often result in impulsive or dangerous actions and problems in relationships. People diagnosed with borderline personality disorder may experience intense episodes of anger, depression, and anxiety that … Read more
Lori Edelson, LMSW, ACSW, BCD, LMFT and Founder of the Birmingham Maple Clinic, was recently featured on Michigan Mom Living in a feature on Bipolar Disorder. With Mariah Carey’s recent acknowledgement about her Bipolar Disorder, Lori explains the different degrees of Bipolar Disorder, its diagnosis, and its symptoms. She also discusses the best treatments for … Read more
Lori Edelson from the BMC recently stopped by WWJ to help explain the psychology behind our interest in the personal lives of important people like the Royal Family. Click here to listen!
Carrie Krawiec, therapist at the BMC, recently stopped by Parent 2 Parent on Fox 2 News to discuss the new guidelines for post-partum care, dubbed “The 4th Trimester”. Carrie discusses how moms and family members can recognize post-partum depression. View the clip above!
Results of The 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health show that 11.8 Americans believed they had a need for mental health services during the past year that went unmet. Slightly more than half of those, about 6.3 million, received some mental health services but perceived they had an unmet need for additional treatment. … Read more
Carrie Krawiec was recently interviewed by Thriveworks to discuss tactics for dealing wiwth suicidal friends or loved ones. Suicide is one of the most difficult topics to discuss, yet one of the most important, and friends and family members often feel ill-equipped to deal with the topic. Here are the extended responses from the article: … Read more
Christine Muska, MA LMFT and therapist at Birmingham Maple Clinic, was recently featured in a segment on WYMD TV20 to discuss how people can recognize signs of eating disorders to raise awareness during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. She also discusses the rising prevalence of eating disorders in men and the increasing recognition that males … Read more
Detroit is America’s 5th worst city at keeping New Year’s Resolutions. Brooke Weingarden from the Birmingham Maple Clinic was interviewed this weekend to discuss tactics on keeping New Year’s Resolutions in 2018. Watch the video below!
While the holidays signal a time of happiness, cheer, and comeraderie for many, for others it can be a less-than-celebratory experience; there are those mourning the loss of a close loved one, broken relationships, or any other number of personal issues that can get forgotten in the spirit of the holidays. Carrie Krawiec from Birmingham … Read more
Dan described ‘Ethics’ as “what should be done;” what is right and what makes the best common sense. He divided ‘Ethics’ into four important categories: 1. Clinical, 2. Risk Management, 3. Legal, and 4. Ethical: professional and personal. Dan described the importance of understanding, respecting and maintaining professional boundaries in the therapeutic relationship with clients. … Read more
Jenna Grace, a BMC patient, lives with sensory processing disorder (SPD), and recently wrote an article for Medium.com describing her day-to-day experience with SPD. SPD is a condition that makes people hyper-sensitive to sensory stimuli, such as touch, sharp sounds, or even pungent smells, and often cause a primative “fight, flee, or freeze” response. It … Read more
With the new school year kicking off, kids are back in school and entering new situations. Inevitably, issues like bullying can arise. BMC’s Carrie Krawiec gives some tips on how you can notice bullying behavior, what you can do if you think your child is either a victim or perpetrator of bullying. Watch here!
Carrie Krawiec, licensed LMFT at the Birmingham Maple Clinic, was recently tapped by blog 2wired2tired for advice on how to keep children stimulated and learning in the summer. Read the article she wrote below! While the absence of chaotic mornings and hectic school schedules can be a relief for both parents and kids, research shows … Read more
For National Lazy Day, WWJ interviewed Lori Edelson, owner and therapist at the Birmingham Maple Clinic, on why it’s important to occasionally take lazy, personal time in our hectic schedules. Click here to listen!
Is your daunting summer schedule wearing down on your mental health? Calder W. Kaufman, PsyD, therapist at the BMC, wrote a blog for 2 Wired 2 Tired about tips for managing your summer schedule. Read it below! Sometimes, efforts to not “waste time” result in overscheduling and making summer taxing, rather than relaxing and rejuvenating. … Read more
Birmingham Maple Clinic child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr. Brooke Weingarden, DO, MPH, will be speaking at Crystal Mountain at the ACONP (American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrist) conference this weekend. She will be speaking about ADHD, new updates in treatment as well as misuse of stimulants and the relationship between substance use disorders and … Read more
Carrie Krawiec, licensed LMFT at the Birmingham Maple Clinic, was recently interviewed on WXYZ to share knowledge about how you can use chores during your children’s summer vacation to develop self esteem, responsibility, and overall executive functioning. Click here to listen to a recording!
Lori Edelson, licensed LMSW, ACSW, BCD, and LMFT at the Birmingham Maple Clinic, was recently interviewed on WWJ to share knowledge about Post-Wedding Depression, its symptoms, and how to deal with it, especially right now at the peak of wedding season. Click here to listen to a recording!
Licensed marriage and family therapist at Birmingham Maple Clinic, Carrier Krawiec, recently was tapped by the Mother Nature Network to give some tips on recognizing smiling depression in women: What perhaps makes (smiling depression) so scary is that these people are likely not seeking help because they feel even more insecure or self critical that … Read more
Licensed marriage and family therapist at Birmingham Maple Clinic, Carrier Krawiec, recently gave some insight into the hidden form of depression known as “Smiling Depression”. Here is the article’s explanation of Smiling Depression: Smiling depression is characterized by appearing happy on the outside, and keeping the pain on the inside. There is a stark contrast … Read more
This past school year I learned a lot! I volunteered as a group facilitator with a non profit organization, City Year Detroit. City Year is an Americorps program comprised of young adults (18-25 year olds) who dedicate one year to serving full time as tutors, mentors and roll models to students in seven schools in … Read more