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What makes your practice special when compared with others in the area?
Here at the Lake Orion Counseling Center, our mission is simple: helping you. We are committed to helping you work past the barriers that have complicated your life and to achieve your goals. To do this, we use a client-centered approach that adjusts to each person’s needs. We view therapy as collaborative, requiring effort on both the part of the therapist and the client. As therapists, it is our job to discover the technique that works best for you and to help you attain new insights. As the client, it is your job to be open to those insights and to take what you have learned during sessions and apply it to your daily interactions. For many of us, earlier experiences have defined how we currently view the world around us (i.e. it is not a safe place, other people cannot be counted on, etc.) as well as how we see ourselves (i.e. I am a disappointment, I am not a good person, etc.). The challenge is to uncover the experiences that led to these thoughts/beliefs and to help you become better able to assert your needs, establish healthy boundaries with the people in your life, and to attain inner peace and happiness with who you are and how to become the person you want to be. We acknowledge that problems in the lives of individuals did not occur in a vacuum, and to that end family members are welcome and encouraged to be a part of therapy here. Insights into the motivations for dysfunctional behaviors can help family members gain better understanding of why things are happening and hopefully make them more likely to respond in ways more conducive to problem solving rather than adding to the problem.
What are you and your team proud of at your practice?
We are most proud of our efforts to create an environment where our clients feel safe. We have sought to create an environment to help you learn and heal, including a comfortable waiting area and warm office settings to allow you to feel at ease. An additional step we have taken is cutting down the number of people who have access to your information. Our electronic filing system helps to ensure the confidentiality of your personal information by keeping it in the hands of your therapist. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you, Your friends at Lake Orion Counseling Center