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 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
Elizabeth T. Stoumbos, LMSW
Liz joined the practice in 2019. She graduated from Western Michigan University with her Masters in Social Work. She is a licensed therapist with over 10 years of experience providing therapy to individuals of all ages. Her professional experience includes grief and loss, life changes and adjustments, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger management, play therapy, and domestic violence. Liz specializes in providing treatment for trauma, attachment and bonding, adoption, parenting, and crisis intervention.
Kelsie L. Barnhart, LMSW
Kelsie graduated with her Masters in Social Work from Michigan State University and has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings providing therapy for depression, anxiety, and substance use with individuals of all ages. She is certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy for adolescents and specializes in attachment-based play therapy for children with behavioral challenges, adjustment disorders, trauma, and emotional dysregulation. Kelsie also uses a cognitive behavioral approach for individuals struggling with self-esteem, body image, eating disorders, and nutritional imbalances.