Our Approach

We enjoy working with clients from diverse backgrounds. Each individual brings new and different elements to culturally reoccuring problems. Our work together usually enriches us both. As a CBT therapist, we believe the value of changing thoughts, beliefs and attitudes. These strategies are especially effective for anxiety, depression, addictions, anger and interpersonal interactions. We are also an advocate for personal choice and self care. So while changing thoughts and attitudes is helpful, the client decides which thoughts and attitudes they want to change. Finally, we supplement CBT with practical strategies for relationships, healthy lifestyles, relaxation, problem solving and general coping.

Our Story

Dr Koeltzow considers herself a general practitioner of psychology, willing to work with most people across a variety of issues and problems. But, in the course of my work she has gained experience and training working with ADHD (children and adults), addictions (including substance and behaviors), and couples and family issues.
She believes individuals are capable and competent to handle their own business. Sometimes individuals are coping with problems that are more than can be managed alone.  Her view is in helping others cope and learn new skills, so they can manage their own lives as an important part of her job.

Meet the Team

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Dr. Debbie Koeltzow, Ed.D., LP

Clinical Director

I enjoy working with clients from diverse backgrounds. Each individual brings new and different elements to culturally reoccuring problems. Our work together usually enriches us both. As a CBT therapist, I believe the value of changing thoughts, beliefs and attitudes. These strategies are especially effective for anxiety, depression, addictions, anger and interpersonal interactions. I am also an advocate for personal choice and self care. So while changing thoughts and attitudes is helpful, the client decides which thoughts and attitudes they want to change. Finally, I supplement CBT with practical strategies for relationships, healthy lifestyles, relaxation, problem solving and general coping.
I consider myself a general practitioner of psychology, willing to work with most people across a variety of issues and problems. But, in the course of my work I have gained experience and training working with ADHD (children and adults), addictions (including substance and behaviors), and couples and family issues.
I believe individuals are capable and competent to handle their own business. Sometimes individuals are coping with problems that are more than can be managed alone. I view helping others cope and learn new skills, so they can manage their own lives as an important part of my job.
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Ilene Beninson, L.M.S.W

Therapist

Ilene Beninson, LMSW, AOSW attended Oakland University and graduated with a bachelors in Clinical Psychology.  She also spent 19 years teaching, after achieving an international degree as a Montessori Teacher from the Midwest Montessori Institute in Milwaukee, WI.  Ilene's career as a social worker with a masters degree from Michigan State University has included work in hospital settings working on rehabilitation units, the ER, general patient floors and as the geriatric social worker at Krieger Geriatric Center, part of Huron Valley Sinai Hospital. Ilene has worked with end of life, chronic illness, loss, depression, anxiety and dementia (CHI) patients as well as working with Hospice of Michigan and Odyssey (now Gentiva) Hospice.  She worked in home health care for Senior Helpers Home Care as a patient advocate, as well.

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Jacqueline Bycraft L.M.S.W

Therapist

Jacqueline Bycraft, LMSW graduated from Siena Heights University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Community Services with a concentration in Family Systems. In 2012 she graduated from Michigan State University with a master’s degree in clinical social work. Jacqueline obtained extensive training as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Her career has been working with clients with complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and addictions.  Her approach when working with clients is from the empowerment model.  She works with clients to utilize their strengths, develop healthy coping skills and be empowered to make their best decisions for themselves. Jacqueline utilizes solution focused therapy as well when working with clients.

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Brent Ewald, M.B.A.

Office Manager/Medical Biller

26 years of Management work experience: General Manager Burger king, Kitchen Manager Chi-Chi Restaurants, Registered Representative (Financial Advisor) for Metlife and Western & Southern Financial.

Over 8 years of medical billing experience with Mindful Living

Adjunct Instructor at Cleary College teaching Management 425, Management 160 and Finance 175.

Master’s of Business in Management from Eastern Michigan University

Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)