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
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
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
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Live in the D Extra: Marie Kondo is all the rage right now, encouraging people to clean and tidy up. Carrie Krawiec, a therapist at the Birmingham Maple Clinic, talks about the psychological benefits of tidying up. Watch the full video here on Facebook
There’s a lot of chatter around self-care these days, and the term has come to mean so much more than spa days and yoga classes. For some people, it may mean shopping, getting to the gym, having morning meditations, eating chocolate, or reading a book. The point is to do something for you—anything that leaves … Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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 … 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
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
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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
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
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!
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 … Read more
• 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 … Read more
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 … Read more
• 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. … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … 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
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
“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 … Read more
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” … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more