In Person and Online Therapy for adults in Michigan who are ready to heal.

~ Thrive not just Survive ~

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Let's face it,

Life can be challenging, especially when you are struggling. Sometimes you don’t feel in control of your emotions. Sometimes you are easily overwhelmed by people or situations you once could handle. Or maybe you never handled them as easily as others. You feel unworthy. You are haunted by traumatic memories. You feel unsafe. You are often stressed, exhausted, or have an autoimmune disorder or other health problem.  Your family and friends have told you to, “just get over it,” but you can’t, no matter how hard you try.

Trauma means “unhealed wound” in Greek.

You may be feeling…

  • Sad and Overwhelmed
  • Crying all the time
  • Irritated by Everything and Everyone
  • Angry with Others or with Yourself
  • So Anxious it’s Hard to Focus on anything other than the Distress and Dread
  • The Need to Isolate from friends and family – they’re too exhausting or upsetting
  • Breakdowns or Outbursts

Your body may be...

  • Exhausted no matter how much you sleep
  • Unable to sleep
  • Heavy and Painful
  • Racing Heartbeat and Pulse
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Clammy or Profuse Sweating when anxious
  • Frequent Stomachaches
  • Frequent Migraines or Debilitating Headaches
  • Nightmares

You know you need help from a professional you can trust. You made the decision to find the right type of therapy and the right therapist.

You are ready to heal.

Alicia Harris, M.Ed., LPC

~ Hello, I'm Alicia ~

With over 25 years of experience, I am an expert in treating trauma. I help adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, dissociation, and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). I use highly effective, evidence-based therapies to clear the root causes of your symptoms. These cutting edge, brain-based therapies are the fastest, most complete way to heal in depth!

Think of it like this: do you get rid of weeds if you only cut what’s above ground? No, you must pull out the root to keep the weed from growing back. It’s the same principle when healing from trauma.

~ The longest distance is from your brain to your heart ~

You’ve probably tried talk therapy at some point but stopped out of frustration or lack of progress. You can understand intellectually that you are not at fault. However, in your heart, you still feel responsible and ashamed. That’s why talk therapy alone doesn’t work.

As a Certified EMDR Therapist, I will work with you to customize treatment to meet your needs. I also use Brainspotting and Emotional Parts Work to speed your healing. I will teach you a range of resources that will calm your brain and nervous system. The best part is you don’t have to talk about your traumas in depth to heal!

Imagine your life feeling grounded, connected, peaceful, and happy.

I am a LGBTQI+ affirming therapist.

~ I'm Chaman ~

Photo of Chaman the therapy dog

I am Mommy’s therapy dog. I am very friendly and empathic. I would love to join you if you are comfortable with me in the office.

♥ I love people ♥

My breed is Peruvian Inca Orchid, or Peruvian Hairless. My ancestors guarded temples in the old country. Mommy says they still roam wild at Machu Pichu!

I am a loyal and affectionate companion. I comfort Mommy’s clients.

What is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a highly effective, structured therapy, long used to treat PTSD and other mental health conditions. You will briefly think about a trauma memory while following a light bar with your eyes and holding lightly pulsing tappers in each hand. That is called bi-lateral stimulation. I have an EMDR Telehealth platform that has bi-lateral stimulation too. EMDR moves trauma memories from the trauma center of your brain into regular memory storage. Once that trauma memory is moved, you will no longer feel upset, terrified, angry, or ashamed when you think of that memory or are reminded of it. Research shows that you will complete EMDR Therapy in half the time of other talk therapies. We typically reprocess one trauma memory each 60 minute session.

"The past affects the present even without our being aware of it."
Dr. Francine Shapiro
Creator of EMDR Therapy

What is Brainspotting?

Brainspotting is a brain-based treatment where specific points in your field of vision allow unprocessed trauma to process out. You do not need to identify specific traumas. We will discuss an issue that is bothering you. I will hold a pointer to help you identify the brainspot where that issue lives. Once we find the brainspot related to your issue, your brain will process it. In fact your brain knows how to heal from it. This often occurs over several sessions.

"Where you look affects how you feel."
Dr. David Grand
Creator of Brainspotting

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