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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In this week of violence – the pipe bombs which thankfully harmed no one, the shooting at a supermarket, and the tragic deaths of 11 members of the Tree of Life synagogue yesterday while at prayer – CSWA would like to extend our hope and support for all affected by these terrible events. The escalation […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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: […]
Watch Lori Edelson as she was interviewed on TV 20 to talk about the value of a “Gap Year” for Students. Click here to see the full video.
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 […]
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 […]
“The Neurological Impact of Screen Exposure on Children and Adolescents,” Aimee F. Luat, MD., Pediatric Neurology, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Birmingham Maple Clinic Therapists attended a morning presentation to review the studies and findings identifying both positive and negative effects of digital screen exposure on children and teens. While there is some evidence that learning-based […]
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!
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!
1. Do things together (even if they aren’t your favorite things) Spending time together is what memories and sharing are made of. Just because you have different interests, you do not have to always separate to “do your own thing.” It is important to be sensitive to your partner’s interests and hobbies and to spend […]
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 […]
• EMPATHY – Must have secure attachments at home 1. Open, honest communication 2. Feels valued, trusted, respected 3. Parents genuinely recognize strengths and gently work on weaknesses – Importance of modeling sympathetic feelings and caring behaviors 1. Putting oneself in someone else’s shoes 2. Parents display respectful, empathic behavior toward others 3. Parents compliment […]
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!
There are no “rules” for grieving; it is specific to the person in mourning and involves feelings, behaviors, activities and communication that allow the mourner to express their loss in a way that elicits support and understanding from others and/or from the immediate environment. This can be a single experience or a series of experiences […]
I. Sleep-Away Camp is Not for Everyone A. Some parents believe summertime is the time children should be free of commitments and schedules; learn to occupy themselves and enjoy creative free play. B. Sleep-over camp can be very costly. C. Sleep-over camp became popular for kids who lived in urban areas as an opportunity to […]
Survival after cancer treatment has been discussed and researched extensively. Fears about recurrence, panic and anxiety that peaks just before the 3-month, then 6-month, then annual exams, are experiences every cancer patient has and talks about. What is LESS talked about is the guilt that many cancer survivors feel for “surviving” – when so many […]
Believe it or not – while the list of responsibilities, lessons, chores and joys of parenthood are too numerous to list, one of THE most important, and most difficult, tasks of parenthood is to maintain a healthy, vibrant relationship between the parents. Once the baby arrives, it becomes everyone’s priority and treasure. That “status” often […]
In a word, ”YES,” but let’s look at the issue more carefully… 1. What are the actual benefits of Chores? Research shows that children who have chores experience higher self-esteem, are better able to deal with frustration and delayed gratification, are more responsible and usually perform better in school. Some say that young adults’ success […]
There are so many issues that couples face as they begin the journey of life together. Blending their individual styles, sleep and spending habits, house keeping priorities, how (and whether) to fold the laundry…the list goes on… There is not a more critical issue that a couple faces than that of parenting a child. Still, […]