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Address: 1760 S. Telegraph, Suite 220, Bloomfield Hills, MI 4830
Advanced Counseling Services provides high quality, comprehensive, cost-effective outpatient mental health and chemical dependency treatment. Our overall goal is to optimize the level of functioning and well being of our clients. We commit to continually improve our program through teamwork and effective communication.
Lauren Ruben is a Licensed Professional Counselor with almost 10 years of experience specializing in Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma-and-Stressor-Related Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and grief and loss. Lauren treats patients between the ages of 11 and 90 utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Person Centered, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Lauren also embeds stress management strategies into her sessions, some of which can be seen as a catalyst for bridging the gap between mind and body. Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Michigan State University and her Master of Science in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from Illinois Institute of Technology. In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Lauren loves gardening and being outdoors, and cooking while listening to music or an audiobook. Lauren is passionate about integrative health and is knowledgeable about the intersections of mental health and chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, and feels it is a privilege to be part of your collaborative care team in order to facilitate lifelong change. Whether support means addressing relationship difficulties, adjusting to challenging life changes, or self-discovery, Lauren looks forward to building a therapeutic alliance and supporting your journey towards better mental health and a strengthened sense of wellbeing.
Linda is a Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC), (8 years’ experience). She has a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, a Master’s degree in Higher Education/Leadership and her Bachelor’s is in Community Service – Family Counseling. She is formally trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy. She has extensive experience with other evidenced based mental health treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy. Currently, she leans toward an eclectic style of therapeutic delivery including, Person Centered, Brief Solution Focused, Existential/Rogerian and Faith Based therapies in order to meet a broad scope of client needs. She has the ability to assess others needs effortlessly and instill hope for change. She is driven to help others better understand themselves, navigate through life’s difficulties and overcome obstacles. Most important, to build capacity for wellbeing, love, peace, and happiness . . . which leads to productive, healthy, meaningful lives. She gained most of her experience while working in community mental health. She worked with diverse populations - both individual and groups. While she is drawn to Brief Solution Focused Therapy 5-12 sessions, she uses other intervention models that are longer. She had a high level of empathy and compassion which stems from life’s experiences, and she strongly believes in providing unconditional positive regard to all clients. She is a person of Faith and utilizes Biblical principles only IF REQUESTED. She is able to separate her beliefs and views from others’ and values the differences. She does not impose my views, nor does she judge others’. She has proficiencies in Couples/relationship counseling and Career Counseling, i.e. career planning, academic planning, career assessments and Life Skills.