group therapy in ferndale mi

Group Therapy

Help yourself and others in group therapy while benefiting from the support of other people with similar experiences. Group therapy can take many forms since its focus is based on the needs of the group members. In general, the therapist helps the group members talk with and learn from each other about how to handle common problems.

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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😢
Identifying & Changing Unhelpful Behavior

Learning and Practicing New Skills

Providing Help Through Positive Feedback
Reducing Feelings of Loneliness & Alienation

Groups can offer support and a sense of community for those having difficulty with underlying issues that can manifest as and/or be related to:

Most group therapy sessions contain members at different stages of the therapy process which can be extremely beneficial for all members. Seeing people who are recovering is inspiring to those at the beginning of the process and helping and sharing information with others in the group can boost self-esteem and confidence.

We're in-network with BCBS, PPO, Aetna & McLaren. We accept self-pay patients from $145 per session, depending on the therapist. Please call our office with any questions at 248-514-4955.

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To get started with Start My Wellness, schedule an appointment online or call 248-514-4955. During the scheduling process, we will ask questions to match you with the therapist who will best meet your needs including service type, emotional symptoms and availability.

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Group Therapy FAQs

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How do I get started with therapy?

Help is just a few easy steps away. Schedule an appointment or call 248-514-4955. Visit our How to Get Started page for any questions.

How can therapy help?

Almost anyone can benefit from therapy. It is a process for personal growth and self-improvement. Many scientific studies support that therapy is a helpful way to get to know more about yourself, improve your range of coping skills, and learn how to deal with life’s stressors more effectively. Click here to view a video that explains some of the ways therapy can be helpful and then Get Started >

How much does therapy cost?
Costs depend on many factors, including your insurance and financial situation. Our fee for a 1-hour session is $200. Your therapist can answer questions about cost. We accept several major insurance plans and our fees are eligible for reimbursement by most Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs), Health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) or Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). Questions? Contact Us >
How often do I need to come in?

Therapy is kind of like fitness – the more you put into it, usually the more you gain. We recommend at least one session per week to help you get the most benefit. Of course, coming more or less often is also an option. Questions? Contact Us >

Additional Services

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Individual Therapy

Explore and create better outcomes with the help of one-on-one therapy.

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Couples Therapy

Learn strategies to repair, improve, and enjoy long-term relationships.

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Family Therapy

Learn to reduce conflict and restore family harmony in your home.

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Online Therapy

Talk to a licensed therapist via phone or online through Skype or Zoom.