In an effort to provide integrative care for our patient’s physical and mental health, we are adding a behavioral health program into our practice which will be available to all of our patients.
Reasons to See a Behavioral Health Provider
We live in a fast paced and high stress society. We are told that if we work hard enough, download the right app, exercise, and lean on our friends for support then our mood and habits will fall into place. We become hard on ourselves, try to figure things out on our own, and the endless cycle continues.
So if you feel stuck or are struggling with any of the reasons below, maybe a behavioral health provider would be helpful for you.
- Stress reactions due to:
- Traumatic event
- Life changes
- Chronic illness
- Chronic pain
- Problems related to substance use
- Eating Disorder
- Relationship problems
- Divorce related issues
- Parent-child conflict
- Co-parenting stress
- Death of a loved one
Behavioral Health Providers
Family Medicine of Michigan strives to promote the highest quality of care to our patients. Our two therapists received their training from accredited universities. Our behavioral health providers use a variety of evidence based treatment to meet the needs of patients and help them reach their goals and achieve happiness in their lives.
Sandra Brooks, LMSW, CAADC
Sandra is a licensed therapist who has 15 years of experience providing therapy to individuals of all ages. She has experience treating anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. She helps people of all ages with adjustment to chronic illness, coping with stressful life events and changes, relationship problems and self-esteem issues. She specializes in providing trauma treatment to children using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence based model that helps children or teens, and their parents to recover after a traumatic event.
Graduated From the University of Michigan with Masters in Social Work
Kristen Hamilton LPC, CAADC
Kris joined the practice in April 2016. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Michigan State University and then completed her Master of Arts in Counseling in 1999 from Oakland University. Kris is licensed by the State of Michigan as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is also a Michigan Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a certified trainer in suicide intervention. Kris is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors and the Michigan Counseling Association.
Main Focus: Mood Disorders, Addiction