Let Us Help You Achieve The Quality Of Life You Want!

Start My Wellness is an emotional and mental health services provider that helps children and adults create a path to living happier and healthier lives.

Our certified experts have home-grown roots, so you can feel both confident in their skills and at home in your community throughout your experience.

Let Us Help You Achieve Your Desired Quality of Life

Start My Wellness is an emotional and mental health services provider that helps children and adults create a path to living happier and healthier lives.

Our certified experts have home-grown roots, so you can feel both confident in their skills and at home in your community throughout your experience.

Our Services

Start My Wellness in Ferndale, MI, provides therapy, counseling, psychological testing (opens in a new tab) and holistic wellness services for children, teens, adults, groups, couples and families.
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Therapy

We can help kids, teens & adults learn new skills and create a more fulfilling life.

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Medication

We provide medication for all ages to treat depression, anxiety & other symptoms.

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ADHD

We offer quick, easy ADHD screening & multiple treatment options.

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Kids & Teens

Our expert team can help improve the mental health and well-being of kids & teens.

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Psych Testing

We test for a wide range of psychological conditions & specialize in second opinions.

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Virtual Care

Skip the hassle of an office visit with telehealth & video conference appointments.

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Nutrition

Work with a registered dietitian to help improve your physical & mental wellness.

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News & Advice

Read our blog for the latest news and advice on therapy and self-improvement.

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How Much Does Therapy Cost?

We’ll Let You Know Your Cost Up Front!
We accept most insurance plans including Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Aetna & Priority Health! We’ll check with your insurance provider and give you a free cost estimate before your first appointment. You’ll never recieve a surprise bill!

Our fees are also eligible for reimbursement by most Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs), Health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) or Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs).

Lastly, we make billing transparent and easy with our online automated billing system.

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Latest Reviews

Emily Lunn
Emily Lunn
2022-06-17
Start My Wellness definitely receives 5 stars. Their staff are incredibly helpful and want you to get the care you need. I did start by seeing Scott, but found him to not be the best fit for me. This can be a potentially uncomfortable situation for someone who already has anxiety on the best of days. Between talking with Laila who I see for medication and WISH I could have her as my actual therapist, and Mike Misiak at the main office, we are all in alignment on what my treatment plan is going forward. I am so impressed with Start My Wellness, which I found through the program my work started, I am going to be doing a full company presentation to talk about my experience and how SMW really does a great job of taking the stigma out of therapy! Thank you to everyone!
Sydney Maus
Sydney Maus
2022-06-13
I have enjoyed every interaction with Start My Wellness. They are helpful no matter your situation.
Walter Kacher
Walter Kacher
2022-06-12
The best therapy I could have ever imagined. They finally diagnosed me and gave me the help I always needed. I am forever grateful.
Christopher Smith
Christopher Smith
2022-06-11
I absolutely love the the people here. Was able to get started right away after getting all the paperwork done. Recommend this place to anyone and everyone
jamie cooley
jamie cooley
2022-06-02
I have not been here but I go to the previous employer of Abigail (Platt) Schellhammer… I’m very saddened she is gone. I have seen her last 6 years. She is so professional and personable. I prayed she stayed in family practice in my area. I may just drive to Ferndale🥰Wishing her happiness. Also letting SMW know how lucky they are to have her. I’ve went to her replacement this week and let’s just say she CANNOT be replaced. I left crying after realizing I lost the BEST practitioner I could ask for. UGH!!!! Best of luck to her though she deserve the world.
Dave Shaw
Dave Shaw
2022-05-02
Been a patient by of Abigail (platt)Schellhammer in Lansing.. Going to miss her very much..my first appointment without her and the new Dr I was scheduled with didn’t show up for my 8:20 appt, I left at 9:30.. made new appt for 11:30 with PA and it’s now 12:20 and still waiting😢I told the MA “I never waited for Abigail”. … which is true, the place went to h*** in a hand basket when she left…SMW sooooo lucky to have Ms. Schellhammer...her old patient -Jamie Cooley😢