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How Men Lose the Respect of Their Families – BMC on Fatherly

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

7 Anxiety Management Techniques To Help Calm Your Mind & Body – BMC on Romper

  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

Financial infidelity more common than you think

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

The Power of Intention – 1 Day Workshop

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

In Search of a Deeper Meaning of Narcissism

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

What’s most important about applying to college? BMC on Oakland County Press

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

The Power of Intention – Workshop with Karma Yoga

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

Health Benefits of Decluttering Your Home

There are significant mental health benefits from de-cluttering your home. The Marie Kondo Effect, the de-cluttering craze sweeping across social media around the country, is real and in practice by some therapists here in Metro Detroit. Among those that have practiced it before is therapist Carrie Krawiec, of the Birmingham Maple Clinic. She visited the Fox2 News studios Sunday morning to talk … Read more

How to Be a Better Wife and Improve Your Marriage – BMC on UpJourney

How can you be a better wife and strengthen the foundations of your marriage? Carrie Krawiec, LMFT at the Birmingham Maple Clinic, stopped by UpJourney to offer some helpful tips for women to have stronger marriages. She offers tips such as “softening your startup”, which is initiating conversations with gentler tones and less negativity, and … Read more

Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) BMC Therapist – Christine Muska

Christine Muska, LMFT, became a Certified Therapist in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) in 2017. She has used EMDR in both in-home and traditional outpatient settings. Christine recently enrolled as Consultant in Training (CIT) and is starting to see clinicians who need hours to become certified in EMDR. According to EMDRIA (Eye Movement Desensitization and … Read more

The Roots of Insecurity and Jealousy in Relationships

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

What Is Self Respect and Why Is It Important?

  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

Mental Health Concerns for Seniors; Individual, Couple, and Family Issues.

On Thursday, Lori Edelson, LMSW, LMFT, taught a single-session course for SOAR (Society of Active Retirees) about “Mental Health Concerns for  Seniors; Individual, Couple, and Family Issues.” Lori cited US Census Bureau information indicating that in 2030, all baby boomers will be older than 65.  One in every five US residents will be a senior … Read more

Sex Addiction Workshop at the BMC

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

Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment, reappointment to Michigan Board of Social Work

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Julian Diaz of Birmingham and the reappointment of Constance Squires of Rockford to the Michigan Board of Social Work. The nine-member board, housed within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, evaluates and determines minimal entry level competency of health practitioners and takes … Read more

Stress is Contagious – BMC on WXYZ

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

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission visits the BMC for inservice

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 welcomes Derek Scott

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

mSpy Interviews Carrie Krawiec from the BMC

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

How to emotionally prepare your child for college life – BMC on WXYZ

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

Preparing a child for kindergarten and success throughout school – BMC on The Oakland Press

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

Vote Save America

So what is this, you ask? Vote Save America is a step-by-step guide to help make sure you, your friends, and your family have all the info they need to actually vote on November 6. Click here to read the full article and to register to vote.

How A Human Trafficker Employs Tactics on Their Target – BMC on Michigan Mom Living

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

How to Handle Parents Who Behave Poorly at Kids’ Sporting Events – BMC on Michigan Mom Living

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

The Clinician’s Role in Chronic Pain & Intervention – Lecture at the BMC

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

Birmingham Maple Clinic Summer Clinic

BIRMINGHAM MAPLE CLINIC Offers the opportunity for K- 6 students to MINIMIZE SUMMER BRAIN DRAIN. “Most students lose about 2 months of grade level equivalency in reading and math over the summer months…” -Gary Huggins, CEO National Summer Learning Association EACH SESSION WILL ADDRESS: School assigned work packets and reading Grade level math, reading, writing, and comprehension Organization … Read more

Borderline Personality Disorder is a mental health diagnosis for people that experience an ongoing pattern of intensely varying moods

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

What Parents Should Know About Bipolar Disorder as Celebrities and Others Share Their Diagnosis – BMC on Michigan Mom Living

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

The 4th Trimester – BMC on Fox 2 Detroit

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!

Dr. Anthony Bass, Guest Lecturer at BMC

Today, Birmingham Maple Clinic welcomed Dr. Anthony Bass, Faculty Member and Supervisor at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Research and Training, to teach a course for the clinical staff, “The Dialogue of the Unconscious and the Therapeutic Relationship.”  Therapists learned that each of us interprets the patient and the therapeutic relationship with the patient … Read more