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Relieve Stress

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

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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.

Relationship Counseling

Strengthen Relationships

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

Depression Counseling

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.

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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.

Depression Counseling

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 Counseling

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.

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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!

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Minimize Mental 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!

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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 (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), trauma training, and other creative and alternative methods to help individuals live 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 Therapy, PLLC is conveniently located at 2301 12 Mile Road in Berkley, MI. 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
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 (CBT) 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!

Ronit Weinmann
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.

Ashley Schrode
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 adults and families working on 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. 

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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. 

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.

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DANIELLE ALNARSHI, LMSW

Clinical Therapist

Danielle completed her Master’s in Social Work from Wayne State University in 2016. She has since had experience working in a psychiatric inpatient setting as well as working with a team doing comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Danielle’s focus in her work is to help people feel seen and understood. She believes the therapeutic relationship and having a nonjudgmental space is fertile soil for growth and improvement in one’s life. Danielle specializes in emotion and stress regulation, mindfulness, DBT-informed concepts and skills, management of depression and anxiety, and improvement of the relationship with one’s self through compassion. Danielle has experience working with adults and adolescents. Danielle is accepting new clients.

Kaazmi Mansour
KAAZMI MANSOUR, LMSW

Clinical Therapist

Kaazmi is an accomplished and compassionate professional in the field of social work, and her journey is marked by a profound commitment to the well-being of individuals, couples, and families. In 2012, she earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto, specializing in Health and Mental Health. With over a decade of hands-on experience, Kaazmi brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her practice.

One of the cornerstones of Kaazmi's approach is her unwavering dedication to the principles of empathy, cultural sensitivity, and person-centered care. Her work is deeply rooted in the belief that every individual possesses innate strengths, and her mission is to empower her clients to harness these strengths in their journey to cope effectively with life's challenges.

Kaazmi's core objective is to guide her clients through the therapeutic process, fostering self-awareness and insight that serve as catalysts for the vital changes needed to pursue their life goals. She provides a safe and nurturing space where clients can explore their emotions, traumatic experiences, and the trials and tribulations that often result in depression, anxiety, loss of self-esteem, feelings of inadequacy, and grief.

Kaazmi's services are not confined to a single therapeutic approach. Instead, she tailors her support to the unique needs and preferences of each client, recognizing that no two individuals are the same. Her toolkit includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Care, Trauma Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Therapies.

Erin Williams LMSW
ERIN WILLIAMS, LMSW

Clinical Therapist

Erin completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University in 2019 with a primary focus of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and substance use disorders. Post graduate, Erin has found pleasure in learning about many other modalities and has enjoyed incorporating them into her clinical practice. Some of her areas of study have included Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness, Relational Theory, Gestalt and Attachment based theories. Erin’s most recent endeavor has included training in couples therapy. She is a Level 2 trained Gottman Method therapist and has enjoyed learning more about the treatment of trauma through couples work. She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults suffering from a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, life stress/transitions, addiction, ADHD, and shame, to name a few. Erin provides affirming care to diverse and minority populations including those in the LGBTQ+ community.

Using a holistic and person centered approach, often pulling from many theories and methods, Erin is able to tend to the unique needs of each individual and cultivate a personalized healing experience for her clients. Working from an open and curious space, Erin is able to create a warm and welcoming container to explore the full realm of what it means to be human in a non-judgmental and compassionate way.

Jenna Ruffin
JENNA RUFFIN

Clinical Therapist Intern

Jenna Ruffin is in her advanced year as a Master’s in Social Work student specializing in interpersonal practice at Wayne State University. She is currently interning at Peace of Mind as part of her program requirements. In 2019, she worked at a community mental health center for three years, working with individuals who experienced substance misuse, and mental health issues. Since then, she has worked at a private practice in Canton that focuses on infant mental health, and as of the fall of 2023, has been working with the team here at Peace of Mind. Her goal as a therapist is to create a safe environment for individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, gender identity, religious trauma, life transitions, and relationship issues. Jenna focuses on using strength-based approach, that is client centered, while using motivational interviewing to assist each individual with their current life struggles. Jenna is passionate about working with mothers in their pregnancy and postpartum journey while navigating the life changes involved with motherhood. She is interested in working with adults 18+ and is currently accepting new clients. Jenna looks forward to working with you!