Prevent. Manage. Restore.

We Help Clear Emotional Clutter

Relieve Stress

Our goal is to help you understand your personal stress level by exploring negative thought patterns and habits, while identifying healthier alternatives. These classes provide education, support, and dialogue to help you create a more balanced lifestyle.

Calm Anxiety

Feelings like anxiety, worry, panic, nervousness, and fear don’t have to rule your life. Anxiety left unaddressed can create health problems, negatively impact relationships and overall quality of life. Together, we will work to eliminate/reduce symptoms, and develop healthier habits.

Strengthen Relationships

Our closest relationships are both rewarding and complex. POM offers family sessions with the purpose of increasing empathy and attunement, identifying negative patterns, and learning new skills and strategies to connect with loved ones.

Manage Anger

Anger, is perhaps the most misunderstood emotion. Often underlying feelings such as, inadequacy, fear, rejection, and sadness will be expressed through anger as it is generally perceived as a more socially accepted response. With POM, you can explore the true source of your anger, develop healthy/non-threatening ways of communicating, and strategies to de-escalate situations.

Heal Trauma

Trauma can be chronic, long term exposure to one or more stressors, or sudden and acute. Examples of trauma include victims/survivors of neglect, abuse, and violence, death of a loved one, discrimination or social rejection, accident or natural disaster, or loss/change in status such as divorce or job loss. We can help heal trauma from a holistic perspective.

Reduce Depression

Individuals experiencing pervasive unhappiness, sadness, and a general loss of interest can benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Together we will explore internal and external factors such as thought and behavioral patterns, while implementing strategies to reduce symptoms and improve overall mood and relationships.

LGBTQ+ Issues

At POM we accept, affirm and welcome all! Persons within the LGBTQ+ community are 3x more likely to experience mental illness such as anxiety or depression. We will assist in affirming the self discovery process; encourage self care and acceptance. If needed, we can facilitate family communication related to the coming out process.

Improve Self-Esteem

The overall view we have of ourselves, ultimately determines how we perceive the world around us. We are a unique combination of genetics, personality, and environment. If you are feeling "stuck", struggle with inadequacies, or just want to learn and understand yourself on a deeper level... we can help!

Minimize Clutter

If your personal spaces are cluttered, so is your mind. Do you find yourself stuck in the pattern of over-consumption or holding onto "stuff" that doesn't bring you joy? Learn techniques to change your life, inside and out!

Begin Anywhere

Take the first steps to a healthier, happier life

Why POM?

Licensed Therapists In Berkley, Michigan

Peace of Mind Therapy & Stress Reduction offers counseling to individuals, couples, families, and children with our Licensed Therapists in Berkley, Michigan. Our purpose is to help you identify positive strategies (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual) that replace unhealthy and unproductive habits of the mind and body.  Ultimately gaining a deeper understanding of yourself and your surrounding environment. Your therapist, combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, trauma training, and other creative and alternative methods to help individuals live a happier, healthier, and more balanced life.

Mental Health Support: Reducing The Therapy Stigma

At Peace of Mind, our mission is to create an awareness and understanding of mental and emotional health.  This is achieved by normalizing the conversation surrounding the importance and necessity of nurturing this part of our being. Research shows that working with a mental health professional can lessen anxiety and depression.  It also can reduce conflict within relationships, improve self-worth, and contribute to the prevention of illness and disease. Taking that first step, however, can often feel overwhelming. Peace of Mind provides a safe, non-judgmental, and caring environment, with treatment customized to meet each individual’s needs. Our goal is to help people manage stress and conflict while assisting them in developing a new skill set to cope when challenging situations are presented.

In Person & Telehealth Counseling Sessions Available

Peace Of Mind, PLLC is conveniently located on 12 Mile Road in Berkley, MI today. We regularly see people from Birmingham, Berkley, Beverly Hills, Royal Oak, Bloomfield, Southfield, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, and other surrounding areas.  Take back your Peace of Mind by calling 248-397-4705 or filling out a web form.  For general info including rates, payment options, and insurance questions visit our Frequently Asked Questions.  

Meet Our Team

Lauren Provencher, LMSW, CTP-C

Lauren Provencher, LMSW, CTP-C

Clinical Therapist

    Lauren completed Wayne State University’s Master of Social Work program in 2011, specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and interpersonal relationships. Her interest in understanding the impact of stress and trauma on the brain and body ultimately led to her credentials as a Certified Trauma Practitioner. She has also completed courses related to mindfulness, meditation, and sensory intervention. Lauren recognizes the importance of restoring health physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. She feels confident that with her skill set and experience, she can help guide your journey of self-discovery and growth! Lauren can be reached via email at [email protected]

    Ronit Szczotka, LMSW

    Ronit Szczotka, LMSW

    Clinical Therapist

      When individuals experience trauma or severe life stressors it is common for those experiences to impact multiple facets of one's life. Ronit completed Wayne State University's Master of Social Work Program in 2015, specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Ronit began her career working in the inpatient hospital setting utilizing Dialectical Informed Therapy (DBT) informed practice working with patients to learn the basic skills taught in DBT. Working in the inpatient setting allowed her to gain experience working with adolescents, adults and families struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, life transitions and relationship issues. Ronit uses a strengths based, client centered, solution focused approach to create a safe place for healing and resolution. Ronit is accepting new clients and can be reached via email at [email protected]

      Ashley Schrode, LMSW

      Ashley Schrode, LMSW

      Clinical Therapist

        Ashley completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work from The University of Michigan in 2010 and has TF-CBT training to specialize in working with individuals who have experienced a traumatic event. She strives to be an approachable, non-judgmental, and empathetic therapist, who works to empower clients. She works with a wide range of children, adults and families including children with behavioral and/or impulse control issues, persons with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and affirming the LGBTQ+ self-discovery process. Ashley also enjoys working with families to increase more effective communication. In addition Ashley facilitates the LGBTQ2S youth group at Peace of Mind Therapy and Stress Reduction. Ashley can be reached via email at [email protected]

        Jessica Clow, LMSW

        Jessica Clow, LMSW

        Clinical Therapist

          Jessica completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work from The University of Louisville in 2018. She began her career working in an inpatient hospital setting and transitioned to a Partial Hospitalization Program. In both of these settings, Jessica utilized Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) informed principles where she helped individuals become more mindful of their thoughts, emotions and behaviors by teaching skills to better manage mood symptoms, communicate effectively and navigate life transitions. She has an innate desire to help people discover their strengths in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. Jessica has experience working with adolescents, adults, couples and families. Jessica is accepting new clients and can be reached via email at [email protected]

          Melinda Nafal, LMSW

          Melinda Nafal, LMSW

          Clinical Therapist

            Melinda completed her Master of Social Work from Wayne State University in 2015 with a concentration in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She has over seven years of experience working with individuals healing from complex trauma and PTSD. Her holistic approach builds from CBT and includes principles of Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), natural health, nutrition, mindfulness, visualization, and fitness.

            Her goal as a therapist is to walk alongside the client, providing a non-judgmental experience to explore emotions, thought patterns, and root causes of pain. Melinda works with individuals, couples, and families to regain their power, recognize potential and discover their authentic self. She has daytime availability and is accepting new telehealth clients and can be reached via email at [email protected]

            POM Testimonials

            • Peace of Mind Therapy is my first experience with therapy, and I’m not sure it could be any better. Lauren creates such a warm and inviting safe space for you to share. I always feel like she cares, empathizes and asks thoughtful questions to help guide me through my thoughts/emotions/behaviors. I can’t recommend Peace of Mind enough!

            • I have been seeing Lauren since 2019. Since then she has helped me through some difficult hard to process things. With her guidance I have not only made my relationship stronger but also the strength I have within myself. I cannot recommend this clinic enough nor can I thank Lauren and her team enough for helping me be the best me I can be. From the bottom of my heart, I'm truly thankful!

            • I have gained SO much from working with Lauren and really am grateful for her. She has helped me manage trauma, anxiety, and all that life throws at me. I appreciate the safe, judgement-free space she creates as well as how she guides me to find my own answers and strategies with affirming that my feelings are valid. It’s hard to find a therapist that truly “gets” it and guides the patient to find their own solutions. Lauren is very responsive, professional, and accommodating. I cannot recommend her and POM enough.

            • My daughter and I both go to POM and have for the past year. I cannot day enough good things about Lauren P and Ashley S. They truly care about our mental wellbeing and and been instrumental in helping my daughter and I with our relationship. I’ve recommended and will continue to recommend this practice to my friends and family.

            • I’ve been seeking counseling from Lauren at Peace of Mind for many years. She is a positive and compassionate therapist who really invests in helping her clients. I can’t say enough good things about the therapy she has provided me and how instrumental she has been in helping me work through many of my life’s trials. Highly recommend.

            • I couldn't have asked for a better therapeutic experience. I felt so comfortable right at the beginning and appreciate the effort on their end to make my experience comfortable. Lauren is the absolute best. I can't express how grateful I am to find such an amazing therapist.

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