Four years ago, Lakes Depression Center was created and became the first standalone SPRAVATO® Treatment Center in the United States. Since then, we have done over 30,000 SPRAVATO treatments. What is more important than that number is the nearly one thousand patients we have helped with their treatment-resistant depression. We have been there for our patients during their peaks and valleys. Our clients openly share how the treatment and the staff help them open up more about their physical, mental, and emotional needs. Our staff ensures the patient is heard, their emotions validated, and their viewpoints respected.
A recent study conducted by Janssen across 24 countries showed that many patients reached remission with their treatment-resistant depression at eight weeks. Additionally, patients on SPRAVATO (Esketamine) who were in remission at week eight had a greater than 50% chance of remaining in remission and not relapsing until week thirty-two, compared to atypical antidepressants, thyroid medications, SSRIs, SNRIs, and low doses of lithium. SPRAVATO has shown that when taken as prescribed, with an appropriately trained staff and a in a practical healthcare environment, the medication has more successful outcomes compared to more conventional antidepressants. 
Depression affects one in six Americans and can strike at any age, sex, and background. Treatment-resistant depression, or TRD, means you have not adequately responded to at least two antidepressants. On average, most patients try three to four antidepressants before they find any relief. During that time, the patient has experienced a diminished quality of life, increased risk for disability, and physical health conditions. People are taking more time off from work than ever before to deal with mental health issues like stress, despair, or anxiety.
At Lakes Depression Center, our commitment is to provide hope to our clients with treatment-resistant depression. Under the leadership of Dr. Lynne Lyons, M.D., our staff works hard to maintain the gold standard of SPRAVATO treatments. As the study highlighted, patient adherence to the treatment plan and positive outcomes directly correlates with the clinic milieu, staff communication, and patient-centered interactions. We have created and implemented training to enhance therapeutic communication and collaboration between patients, staff, therapists, and providers. As Dr. Lyons says, when we help one patient, we also support the community around them.

Cyril Davis, RN
SPRAVATO Staff Manager
Lakes Center Mental Health Network
40 Healthy Coping Skills for Uncomfortable Emotions

Whether you’ve been dumped by your date or you’ve had a rough day at the office, having healthy coping skills can be key to getting through tough times. Coping skills help you tolerate, minimize, and deal with stressful situations in life.

Coping skills are the tactics that people use to deal with stressful situations. Managing your stress well can help you feel better physically and psychologically and impact your ability to perform your best.

But not all coping skills are created equal. Sometimes, it’s tempting to engage in strategies that will give quick relief but might create bigger problems for you down the road. It’s important to establish healthy coping skills that will help you reduce your emotional distress or rid yourself of the stressful situations you face.

Mental Health Tip:
Keep a Schedule
The cold months can seem to drag on and push us into isolation. Stay on track by scheduling time in your day to do things you like to do.
Mental Health Tip:
Make a List of Books & Shows to Check Out
Who doesn’t want to sit by the fire on chilly winter nights and read a good book or binge-watch some Netflix?
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!
Ashli Brennan, LPC, LLP
Licensed Professional Counselor

Ashli received her Master's of Clinical Psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She has experience in inpatient, outpatient, and community health settings. Her practice includes helping those with personality disorders, Trauma/PTSD, and those who struggle with relational issues. She has taken additional training on how to advocate and treat those who have experienced sexual assault as well as mindfulness techniques and helping clients to recognize their coping skills and strengths. Her method is based on unconditional positive regard for her clients and validation.
Lynne Lyons, MD
Medical Director
and Psychiatrist

Dr. Lyons is our Medical Director and is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. She did her psychiatric training at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Her 20 years at Rose Hill Center and another outpatient practice have given her extensive experience in the evaluation and pharmacologic treatment of a broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders.

In addition to her personalized and carefully optimized medication recommendations, she offers state of the art options like genetic testing to assist in selecting medications, as well as Neurostar TMS and SPRAVATO® for the treatment of mood disorders.