November is the month for many of us to be with loved ones and to recognize what we are thankful for. There are so many things that I am thankful for. Like everyone else, I'm thankful for my loving family and friends. Today, I also want to share with you how thankful I am that I have the best job ever - I simply love what I do! I've devoted my life to helping people rebuild their own lives. I have a passion for helping people to heal and I love seeing the positive difference that our care has on each unique patient.
However, the demand for our services continues to grow, so I'm pleased to announce that we are expanding both our clinical staff and facilities to be able to help even more people in Southeast Michigan. We have four new clinicians joining our Lakes Center team, and we are starting renovation on an additional suite at the Lakes Medical Center, which will be used for child/adolescent therapy/medication management and therapy/EMDR .
Thank you for all your support over the years, for the letters of gratitude, the amazing google reviews, the hugs, and tears of joy. It isn't easy, but it's what drives me and my devoted team to come to work every day to make a positive difference for all of you.

I hope you and yours have the Happiest of Thanksgiving holidays.

Medical Director and Psychiatrist
Lakes Center Mental Health Network
This Is Why You Get Chills While Listening to Your Favorite Song

You've got your headphones on, lost in a song, when a particularly powerful chorus or instrumental break sends tingling ripples down your arms and legs. Or maybe the hair on the back of your neck stands on end. If you're familiar with some version of this feeling, you join the 55% to 90% of humans that experience the physical sensation of musical chills.

It's a phenomenon that can occur during live or recorded music, new or known, and it's been well documented over the years. But one question persists: Why does it happen?

Mental Health Tip:
Keep A Gratitude List
Write down the things you’re thankful for! Make yourself note at least one per day, and you’ll be surprised to find that (even on your absolute worst days) there is always something small and beautiful to bring you joy.
Mental Health Tip:
Avoid Work Burnout
Take your designated breaks as often as you are able. Limit the number of days you go in early or stay late. Plan to take time off for personal days and vacations. When you’re away from work, avoid checking emails and voicemails, if possible.
We provide comprehensive psychiatric and psychotherapy services for a vast array of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychotic illness, borderline personality disorder, substance abuse/addiction, trauma related issues, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and behavior problems. Call (248) 859-2457 to set up an appointment.
Did you know? SPRAVATO® can have a rapid antidepressant response and is added on to an antidepressant and the rest of your regimen. It is the first new mechanism of action to treat depression that has come out in over 30 years. 
There is hope for treatment-resistant depression. Call (248) 859-2457 to set up an appointment.
We provide comprehensive DBT services to provide effective treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and other disorders involving emotion dysregulation, including co-occurring substance use disorders, major depressive disorder, and individuals with history of trauma. At Lakes DBT Center, we believe that with effective evidence-based treatment and a caring and coordinated treatment team, clients can create a life they love.
Groups Starting Every 8 Weeks
Contact Josephine Salem at [email protected] or Catherine DuFresne at [email protected] for the starting date of the next group.

Wednesdays 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lakes Center, 2300 Haggerty Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323

This is an adult outpatient therapy group treating depression and anxiety related mental health disorders. Click here for more information!
Trisha Zukowski, LMSW
Clinical Social Worker

Trisha Zukowski is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who specializes in working with individuals with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), grief and loss, and hospice (end of life). Trisha has 10 years of experience in the mental health field. She completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Wayne State University.
Trisha believes that everyone should be able to tell their stories without judgment. Your experiences mold you into who you are, however this does not mean you can't change and grow. Sometimes people find themselves stuck in patterns, with hurt and pain that don't serve them well, and are unhealthy. Sometimes because of such events you know it's time to make a change.
Genevieve Taylor, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Geneieve is a fully licensed professional counselor. She received her Master's degree from Oakland University in 2012. She has worked in a variety of community mental health settings, including a mobile crisis team and in a residential substance abuse treatment center. She works with children, adolescents, adults and families in individual and group therapy sessions.
Genevieve helps guide clients towards self-discovery, self-acceptance, and personal growth. She received her DBT certification in 2019. Additionally, she is well versed in cognitive and behavioral modification, mindfulness, play and art therapy, and trauma informed care interventions. She creates a caring and compassionate space for individuals to develop goals that are unique and creative.