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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
• 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 […]
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 […]
• Prepare, prepare, prepare! • Anticipate good and bad comments. Have non-defensive responses ready. • Exhibit passion for your job and let your employer know your willingness to expand your role. • Make creative suggestions for improvement before being told. • Review steps to implement your plan! • Practice your review with a trusted associate. […]
As it turns out, his guidance is more than just a catchy tune and has a sound basis in science. Research published in the Journal of Developmental Psychology from May 2017 finds that girls who receive higher quality fathering engage in less risky behavior than their peers. Using a clever research, method investigators studied pairs […]
Ask any parent how much time their child spends on their iPad, iPhone or their computer and they will inevitably say, “Way too much time – for sure!” But how much time really IS too much time? We can enumerate the benefits; it’s a great teaching tool, “My child learned the alphabet and colors before he even […]
Seasonal Affective Disorder, a type of winter depression that affects millions every year between September and April, andparticularly during December, January and February. While many admit to feeling “more and more tired” and have an aversion togo out during the winter months, people who suffer from SAD are typically debilitated by the condition and find […]
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 […]
With the recently publicized report of Adam Lanza’s mental state since early childhood, there is yet more reason to recognize that while there are several key factors that intersect to create the “perfect storm,” what underlies these violent rampages across the U.S. and across the globe, involves much more than access to weapons of destruction […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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]
Big expectations lead to big disappointments. In this case, everyone seems uptight, worried, dreading the worst. Everyone seems to have either given up or they have an overwhelming passionate investment in winning. The level of anger and vitriol generated by this election has become our preoccupation. All of this could easily lead to “post-election let-down” […]
Use (or install) locks on your doors, windows, file cabinets, storage for valuables. Never walk alone at night; especially “under the influence.” Never be left alone at a party without your friends. Stay aware of your surroundings; do not let personal technology distract you. Keep emergency contacts in your phone. Keep some cash and identification […]
While we are aware of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, substance abuse, and other forms of abuse, we may not think enough about Elder Abuse. This can take the form of physical and verbal abuse, and can also involve financial abuse by caregivers or relatives of the senior. An article by Bonnie Kupperman, Executive Editor of […]
Birmingham Maple Clinic’s Kate K. Smith writes about abusive marriages and provides guidance to survivors about how to leave them and build a new future for themselves. 1. It is important to recognize that you cannot get of an abusive marriage alone. It takes careful planning and the support and help of a few people […]
Regina’s workshop was titled “Combating Stress: For Yourself and Your Loved Ones.” She covered how to identify when stress is affecting you or your family members and may result in depression or an anxiety disorder. Daily wellness tips were discussed such as the importance of mindfulness practices, having a regular sleep routine, healthy eating, using […]
Individual, couple and family therapy with children, adolescents and adults. Areas of specialization include ADHD and behavioral issues, trauma, grief and loss, parental guidance, women’s issues, adjustment issues, relational power differences, pre-marital/marital therapy, depression and anxiety. Certified pre-marital/marital assessor through PREPARE/ENRICH and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Narrative, solution-focused and systemic therapeutic approach. “My mission is […]
Handling Depression from Bloomfield Township on Vimeo. BMC’s Carrie Krawiec was recently featured on the Bloomfield Township Bottom Line, a local television show that raises awareness for issues that the community faces as a whole. Carrie was asked to talk about depression, and how to recognize it within friends and family. Carrie and host Cindy […]
We are very pleased and excited to announce that our very own Carrie Krawiec will be featured on the highly anticipated “Ask Dr. Nandi” Show on The Impact Network. The episode will be focusing on the rise of social media depression and how to treat it. For more background information about social media depression, read […]
Carrie Krawiec, LMFT was just featured in an article on AllParenting.com, a very reputable online parenting resource from the publishers of SheKnows. The article focuses on how to get stubborn kids up in the morning, and Carrie offers an great technique you can try. An excerpt from the article is shown below: If your kids […]
Most of us can identify several developmental milestones that embody adulthood. They include: Graduating college Living independently from parents Financial independence Significant relationship with an adult partner Making decisions about having a family Typically this occurs in a person’s mid-to-late 20’s, but in the last several years, we have seen […]
Is your child involved in the recommended 2-3 extra-curricular activities per week? Are you keeping their diet gluten-free? Are you a Tiger Mom? Are you adopting a no-punishment parental strategy? Is your child contributing to their personal growth on their free time? Don’t have the answers to these questions? It’s okay. If these prompts got […]
National Stress Awareness Month is ending in a week, but sadly most peoples’ stress won’t end with the month of April. Many people are still reeling from the bombing and shooting events in Boston as well, which only increases everyday stress. Experts share some tips on how to keep your stress levels at a minimum […]
The word trauma is derived from the Greek word meaning “wound” or “damage”. It generally refers to an injury to the body, an emotional or psychological injury or to an event that causes great distress. A person can be the direct/primary victim of a trauma (being assaulted, being in a disaster) or the indirect/secondary victim […]
Strategies for giving successful consequences in public As the Michigan weather warms families come out of their home cocoons and begin to enjoy activities outdoors. Whether it’s a vacation or a road trip Up North or a short day jot to a metropark or Detroit Zoo, parents are all too familiar with the dilemmas of […]
The need for sleep is often discounted as we find ourselves juggling with overwhelming demands. As a culture we minimize the importance of sleep, while at the same time, the mental and physical side effects of poor sleep are widely published. Poor sleep is a symptom of both depression and anxiety and at the same […]
October 5, 2012, Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist, Carrie Krawiec was featured as a presenter at the 2012 Annual Conference for the Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT). The theme for this year’s conference was “Working With and For Couples.” Along with speakers on topics affecting couples such as infidelity and sexual dysfunction, Carrie […]