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Love is a Verb

“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


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

Top Tips For College Students To Stay Safe On Campus

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

BMC Therapist Regina Ruelle at the OCC Women Center: A Call To Wholeness

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

Regina Ruelle, LLMFT

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

Birmingham Maple Clinic Talks Depression on the Bloomfield Township Bottom Line

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 … Read more

BMC’s Carrie Krawiec to be Interviewed on “Ask Dr. Nandi” about Social Media Depression

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 … Read more

BMC’s Carrie Krawiec Featured on AllParenting.com: How to Get Your Kids Up!

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 … Read more

“Failure To Launch” Isn’t Just A Movie Title

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 … Read more

CTFD: A Viral Condition That Parents Need to Catch

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 … Read more

National Stress Awareness Month: Stress-Relief After Tragedy

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 … Read more

Carrie Krawiec speaks at 2012 Annual Conference

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 … Read more

Out of Control Teen

Out of Control Teen? What you can do! By Carrie Krawiec Published July 1, 2011 at www.cosozo.com Parents often remark how quickly their children grow up. They think back to their once lovely, energetic, helpful little charge and remember with fondness all the reasons that they thought this special being was wonderful and tender. Parents … Read more

Sexual Behaviors of Youth Victims of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Behaviors of Juvenile Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse

Birmingham Maple Clinic Therapist, Dan O’Neil, MA, LLP, Offers Training About “Sexual Behaviors of Youth Victims of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Behaviors of Juvenile Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse” Dan O’Neil, MALLP, provided training for approximately 85 mental health clinicians at the Easter Seals of Michigan Organization on June 22 and June 29, 2012.  The clinicians … Read more

Psychological and Medical Health Intertwined

According to the May 2012 edition of Hospital & Health Network, “1 in 4 Americans experiences a mental illness or substance abuse disorder each year” 1 and during their lifetimes, half of all Americans will experience some sort of mental illness, and over one- quarter of Americans will suffer from substance abuse. These statistics are … Read more

The University of Michigan Fragile X Assessment and Treatment Clinic

FRAGILE X ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT CLINIC OPENS AT UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012, the University of Michigan Fragile X Assessment and Treatment Clinic celebrated it’s opening.  Families of Fragile X patients and Fragile X  Friendly Professionals were invited to attend. The University of Michigan clinic is part of the National Fragile X … Read more

TMS: A Practitioner’s Perspective

As a chiropractor for over 20 years, I have treated many people with recurring back and neck pain, sciatica, migraine headaches and other physical pain.  X-ray and MRI results have indicated problems in their spines, including subluxation, disc degeneration, spurs, and other abnormalities, which were usually pointed to as the physical causes of the pain.  … Read more

Motivational Interviewing Presented by Dan O’Neil

Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist, Dan O’Neil, MA, LLP, presented to clinic staff on the topic of Motivational Interviewing. MI is a collaborative, client-centered counseling style used to help clients change problematic behavior by resolving ambivalence and strengthening motivation for change. Dan introduced therapists to the theoretical foundation of the MI model as well as techniques … Read more

Make the holidays a happy time of year

The holidays have arrived, filled with gifts, hugs, laughter and sharing. Not to mention a possible dose of anxiety and depression. Therapist Lori Edelson, owner of the Birmingham Maple Clinic, said it’s quite easy to catch a case of the holiday blues during this time of year. “Seasonal depression affects millions of Americans each year,” … Read more

Sex Addiction Couples Group at Birmingham Maple Clinic

Dan O’Neil, MA, LLP,  Facilitator Couples group has been meeting weekly for the past few months. We combine addiction- education, 12 step (RCA) and cognitive-behavioral principles to keep the format interesting and productive. Couples are learning that the interaction between addict and co-addict is unhealthy in addiction and can become fulfilling in recovery.  The couples … Read more

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder with Compassion; “Manipulation” Reconsidered

If you are a family member or friend of someone who is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, you may or may not have some understanding of what this label means.  You also may or may not have overheard or participated in discussion, readings, or media about this very diagnostic label, and possibly gleaned from these … Read more