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 […]
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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 […]
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. […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Lori Edelson from the BMC was recently interviewed on WWJ to discuss our guilty pleasures, as well as what causes our happiness/unhappiness. Listen to the clips below! To hear her segments about guilty pleasures, click below: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 To hear her segments about happiness/unhappiness, click below: […]
Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist, Carrie Krawiec, presented to the Troy Chamber of Commerce on the topic of Work/Life Balance for the first of four team building activities hosted by the Troy Chamber and sponsored by McLaren Health Plan. Carrie presented on the features of a healthy balance between work tasks and family responsibilities. Carrie introduced […]
Family Therapist Carrie Krawiec from the BMC was just featured on SheKnows.com, offering a helpful way to reduce parental anxiety: “People tend to feel more stressed and anxious when they feel something is wrong with being stressed and anxious…” Click here to read the rest of the article!
Lori Edelson stops by WWJ to discuss tips on keeping the romance kindled year round, rather than just on Valentine’s Day. Listen to all the segments below! Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”-Leo Buscaglia A beautiful quote that could be modified to say, “…all of which have the potential to turn […]
Dr. Brooke Weingarden gave a 2 hour lecture at the Macomb County Psychological Association conference. The lecture was geared toward school psychologists in Macomb County. Dr. Weingarden provided a brief overview of psychiatric diagnoses and followed with a focus on psychopharmacology and medications used for each diagnosis and some clinical tidbits about each family of […]
That mess-free standard is hard to achieve when work and life obligations takeover leaving toys scattered all over the house, dishes in the sink piling up, kids’ homework scattered about, etc. Recent studies show that cluttered, hyper-abundant homes make women more stressed, decreasing self-esteem and increasing the risk for depression. The findings even identified higher values […]
Carrie Krawiec, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from the BMC, was recently interviewed by Bustle to discuss how trust can be rebuilt after marriage or relationship infidelity. “When guiding a couple to rebuild following infidelity, I explain the forgiveness steps…” [Read More]
This week, Carrie Krawiec from the BMC joined the crew at WWJ morning radio to discuss topics as the eventful 2016 wraps up – not just once, but twice. In the first one, we look forward to 2017 and offer some techniques on how to set and reach your personal goals for next year. Here […]
Birmingham Maple Clinic Therapist, Calder Kaufman PsyD, LP Licensed Clinical Psychologist, traveled to New York in October to meet with Dr. David Grand, the developer of Brainspotting. The purpose of this trip was for Dr. Kaufman to become a Brainspotting trainer himself. Calder enjoyed the experience in part because it drew therapists from across the world […]
From ValuePenguin.com: Life for these mental health professionals largely depends on whether they work in hospital facilities, private practice or in the academic and research realm. Working in a state-run center, for example, can bring a set schedule and a consistent check in the mail. Each of the three environments have their pluses and minuses. […]
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and […]
Actor Mark Ruffalo joined Sesame Street’s Murray to explain the concept of empathy.
By Catherine Saint Louis, New York Times: Attention deficit disorder is the most common mental health diagnosis among children under 12 who die by suicide, a new study has found. Very few children aged 5 to 11 take their own lives, and little is known about these deaths. The new study, which included deaths in […]
From Laura W. Groshong, LICSW, Director, Policy and Practice, Clinical Social Work Association: Mental Health First Aid Act (H.R. 1877) passed the House yesterday by voice vote. This Act will be extended through 2021 through block grants to train first responders, law enforcement and teachers to assist anyone in a mental health crisis, and reduce […]
From Lois M. Collins of DesertNews.com: Nine out of 10 Americans believe the 2016 presidential election is the most “polarizing” and “volatile” ever, according to research that says you’re not imagining it if you think you’re seeing fewer campaign signs, bumper stickers and people willing to ‘fess up about where they’ve thrown their support. “We’ve […]
From Claire Gillespie of sheknows.com: When we think of Bruce Springsteen, we think of, well, The Boss. A strong man in control of his life. A talented musician and a prolific humanitarian. He’s still all of those things, and he’s also a man who has experienced bouts of mental illness throughout his adult life. [Read […]
Led by: Ronnie Hormel, MA, LLPC, NCC and Jessica Garrett, PhD, LLP, NCSP Dates: Saturday, September 17 and Saturday, October 15 from 11 am – 1 pm Target audience: Middle-school aged females (11-14 y/o) struggling with anxiety and social skills Rationale: Anxiety occurs in both genders, but by the teenage years, girls are much more at […]
In the Celtic tradition, there is a beautiful understanding of love and friendship. One of the fascinating ideas here is the idea of soul-love; the old Gaelic term for this is anam cara. Anam is the Gaelic word for soul and cara is the word for friend. So anam cara in the Celtic world […]
BMC therapist Lori Edelson talked with Dr. Deanna Lites of WWJ News Radio 950 about postpartum depression in fathers. She explained that men typically will see onset at about 3 to 6 months after the birth of the baby, and that it’s more common in first time fathers. Symptoms can include anxiety, loss of interest […]
From Lindsay Holmes of The Huffington Post: If you needed any proof that therapy can change lives, here it is. Humans of New York shared an anonymous story on Monday of a man who served in Afghanistan and has since been diagnosed with PTSD as part of a recently-launched series focusing on veterans who have […]
On Thursday August 25, 2016 Birmingham Maple Clinic participated in Kadima’s Movie Night at Beverly Park. Kadima, provider of comprehensive residential, therapeutic and social services to people with mental health needs, hosted a family-friendly evening featuring Disney Pixar’s 2015 film “Inside Out.” “Inside Out” is the story of an adolescent girl trying to cope with […]
BMC therapist Lori Edelson talked with WWJ-AM News Radio’s Dr. Deanna Lites about the “dos and don’ts” for parents when handling criticism their child received from a coach. Edelson offered tips on how much parental involvement is needed, and provided ways in which parents can more fully engage in a conversation with their child. Click […]
BMC therapist Lori Edelson talked with WWJ-AM News Radio’s Sandra McNeill about kids experiencing summer boredom and what parents can do about it. Most surprising? Edelson suggests that maybe the summer boredom blues aren’t such a bad thing, after all. Click here to listen to the full segment.
Carrie Krawiec, LMFT of Birmingham Maple Clinic appeared on WXYZ Channel 7 on Saturday July 23, 2016 to discuss Toxic Stress with Syma Chowdhry. Carrie first explained how toxic stress differs from the kinds of stress we experience every day. Toxic stress occurs when a child experiences prolonged chaotic environments—such as physical or emotional abuse, chronic neglect, caregiver substance […]
Therapist Carrie Krawiec talked with Dr. Deanna Lites of WWJ-AM News Radio 950 about the impact colors can have on our perception of others. Listen to the full segment here.
Therapist Carrie Krawiec talked with Dr. Deanna Lites of WWJ-AM News Radio 950 about ways couples can navigate their political differences. Listen to the full segment here.
On Friday July 15, 2016 Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist, Linda Diaz, conducted an in-service for clinicians on Mindfulness Mediation. Linda explained the benefits of mindfulness mediation practice. An important benefit highlighted was the increased awareness and decreased stimulation such that people can make choice about how they want to respond and thus react versus respond. This improves […]
In a single week Pokemon Go has reached more than 7.5 million users. It has sparked controversy because its use led to countless injuries and inspired criminals to set traps for unsuspecting teens. Parents should consider ramping up supervision and monitoring to make sure their teens can enjoy the game safely and responsibly. Some ideas for parents: Rules […]