Elm Street Clinic
700 North Old Woodward Suite 300, Birmingham, Michigan 48009  |  (248) 642-8263

Frequently Asked Questions

For nearly 20 years Elm Street Clinic has enjoyed an outstanding reputation in the community, thus attracting the highest quality professionals in the fields of psychiatry, psychology and social work. Our experienced staff provides intensive mental health care treatment designed to meet the individual needs of every patient. Our purpose is to offer exceptional care at a reasonable cost and ultimately, to help people in our community enhance the quality of their lives. All services are rendered in complete confidentiality. We offer psychological testing/evaluation and comprehensive psychotherapy (including psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, family-centered) to; children, adolescents, adults, seniors, individuals, couples, families, groups.


Who Can Benefit From Therapy?

There are times we encounter problems that are too complex to solve with the people who usually help us, such as family and friends. When this happens, we need the assistance of an experienced professional.

Anyone who is having difficulty enjoying life or dealing with specific problems can benefit from therapy. You may need to talk to someone even if you can't put a formal name on your problem, but you persistently experience:

  • boredom or fatigue
  • general dissatisfaction
  • uncertainty
  • lack of emotions
  • fear
  • trouble communicating
  • panic
  • relationship problems
  • feeling of stress
  • eating/sleeping
  • depression or anxiety difficulties

Taking the First Step

You have probably received this information from a professional who recognizes that you or your child could benefit from our services at Elm Street Clinic. Our staff of mental health professionals has many years of experience helping people of all ages cope more effectively, thus enhancing the quality of their lives. We encourage you to call or visit the Elm Street Clinic, so you can begin addressing your problems.


Choosing a Therapist

Research shows that the strongest factor in the success of treatment is the quality of the relationship between patient and therapist. At Elm Street Clinic, patients can choose from an experienced staff of professionals whose methods and areas of specialization are diverse. We will ensure that you find someone with whom you are comfortable and who specializes in your area of concern.


How Long Will Therapy Continue?

At Elm Street Clinic, we offer both short and long term care to patients, depending on the complexity of the problem. Because each person is an individual with a unique situation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan that allows adequate time for each patient to full resolve their problems. Treatment usually ends when the therapist and patient agree that treatment goals have been achieved.


What Makes a Clinic Credible?

When you seek consultation from an outpatient clinic, it is important to consider its qualifications. Your clinic should be accredited by a national organization which maintains the ethics of the profession, and staff members should be licensed and/or board-certified professionals. Usually this information can be found in the clinic's brochure.


The Problems We Treat

Our experienced staff is able to help people of all ages find effective solutions to life's problems.

  • depression
  • stress and tension
  • anxiety/phobias
  • obsessions/compulsions
  • unexplained fatigue
  • sexual difficulties
  • grief and loss
  • low self-esteem
  • eating disorders
  • relationship problems
  • parenting problems
  • divorce
  • abuse problems
  • learning dysfunction
  • marital problems
  • aging difficulties
  • school and peer-related difficulties
 

Confidentiality Policy - Elm Street Clinic does not transmit any confidential or propriety information through this web site.