October Doesn't Have To Be A Scary Month
As children and families make scary costumes for the upcoming Halloween festivities, we are cognizant of the masks that we design and wear ourselves: from the literal COVID masks to figurative masks that we use to show a different "face" to others or to cover our vulnerabilities and private selves. While many look forward to removing the COVID masks as infection rates drop, some of us appreciate that the literal mask serves both functions and can be a physical and psychological comfort. Wherever you stand on masks, we are here to support your whole self. Seeking help need not be a frightening ordeal - my friendly staff and I are here to help you to be you.

Lynne Lyons, MD
Medical Director and Psychiatrist
Lakes Center Mental Health Network
"Quiet Quitting" and Mental Health

If you’ve been on TikTok in the past month or so, you might have heard of 'quiet quitting,' something that’s rising in popularity among Gen Z and millennial professionals in particular. With millions of views across all videos with the #quietquitting hashtag, it’s erupted in popularity of late. 

Despite the name, however, it doesn’t involve actually quitting a job. Rather, people are rejecting overachievement and endless hustle culture and choosing to set boundaries for themselves at work. That means doing less or simply doing the work that fulfills their job requirements and setting boundaries with their employers.

Take Time for Yourself
Autumn and winter are the Earth’s way of telling us to slow down. Start a journal or track your moods to get more in touch with how your feeling.
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.
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.
Lakes DBT 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 achieve a life worth living. 
Lakes Psychiatric Center remains open for business. We are offering Zoom online tele-therapy appointments for new and existing clients as well as in person sessions. Please contact the front desk to assist you with your appointment type or instructions for using Zoom. Call (248) 859-2457 for info.
Lakes Depression Center is continuing to provide SPRAVATO® treatments per the usual schedule. We have enhanced our safety and cleaning protocols. You are safe to start treatment or continue treatment. Call (248) 956-7164 for info.
Ashli Brennan, LPC
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 all through a DBT intensive lens, helping people on their journey to wellness.

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.