UPDATE ON SERVICE DURING COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) PRECAUTIONS: During the current response to the COVID-19 virus in Michigan, Advanced Counseling Services has implemented telehealth and telephonic counseling services. We have also implemented e-prescribing where possible, ensuring that our patients medical needs are met in a timely manner during this crisis. Please call our intake line at 734-759-0000 if
Fun fact: anxiety is normal experience. We are hard wired to experience anxiety. It serves a purpose for us. It is responsible for keeping our senses, brain, and body alert and prepared for any possible threats. Our senses take in over three trillion bits of information in any given second. Subconsciously, a consistent and erratic
Grief is a part of being human that is an inherently vulnerable experience, and loss is an inevitable part of being alive, no matter the season. The ability and willingness to open ourselves to grief, as ironic as it might seem, is essential to living a full, enriched, meaningful life. The deeper and fuller we
After entering into an addiction therapy program and moving away from a life of addiction, it can be difficult to know what’s next. For so long, your life has centered around drugs or alcohol, but when you have the opportunity to redo everything from scratch, it can be difficult to know how or where to
Speak when you are angry – and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret” Laurence Peter “To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves” Alexander Pope What is the main cause of anger? First of all, it’s important to begin by noting that anger is not necessarily a negative emotion.
“It is the intuitive power of animals that can help us heal hurts, lessen stress, feel needed, and express our caring side.” Marty Becker, DVM, Resident veterinarian on Good Morning America Why do people have pets that they feed, walk, play with, and take care of in the same way that might care for a
Teenage years are hard, and parents and teens alike can have difficulty in telling the difference between the normal ups and downs of emotion during this time versus more chronic mental health issues. Teenage depression is chronic, and challenging. Parents and teens must be on a level where they can have open dialogue in order
Counseling for Narcissistic Abuse / Narcissistic Relationship Being in a narcissistic relationship can be frustrating, exhausting, emotionally draining and seriously impact your mental health. Narcissistic relationships tend to begin in a whirlwind of social, emotional and seductive intensity that can leave you feeling breathless and a little off-balance. That feeling of being off-balance and a