If you're a new client, please complete the following forms and bring them to your first therapy session.


If you would like me to coordinate care with another provider (for example, your psychiatrist, primary care physician, etc.), complete this form to authorize release of psychotherapy information:

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What to Expect

We are confident this is a question many of you ponder before scheduling an appointment with us. Our warm and friendly therapists and staff at River's Edge Recovery Center of Michigan believes in the importance of making you feel comfortable in our office. That is why we believe in taking the time to go over some of your concerns and worries. During your initial visit with us, we will need paperwork to be filled out. We are more than happy to go over this paperwork with you and address any concerns/questions you may have.

what to expect

Upon your first session, we will try best to understand what brought you in and followup with questions you share with us in order to make sure we completely understand your history, background, concerns, worries, etc. These questions allow us to come up with treatment goals to work on together for our following sessions. It is also important we get your feedback on treatment goals you would like to work on in your treatment. This gives us a good foundation of followup therapy session goals. Open and honest communication is always an important goal in this process.

Although one of our experienced and expert therapists must provide a diagnosis, here are symptoms of mania:

Heightened mood, exaggerated optimism and self-confidence

Excessive irritability, aggressive behavior

Decreased need for sleep without experiencing fatigue

Grandiose thoughts, inflated sense of self-importance

Racing speech, racing thoughts, flight of ideas

Impulsiveness, poor judgment, easily distracted

Reckless behavior

In the most severe cases, delusions and hallucinations

Although one of our experienced and expert therapists must provide a diagnosis, here are symptoms of depression:

Prolonged sadness or unexplained crying spells

Significant changes in appetite and sleep patterns

Irritability, anger, worry, agitation, anxiety

Pessimism, indifference

Loss of energy, persistent lethargy

Feelings of guilt, worthlessness

Inability to concentrate, indecisiveness

Inability to take pleasure in former interests, social withdrawal

Unexplained aches and pains

Recurring thoughts of death or suicide

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Frequently Asked Questions

A number of benefits are available from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and self esteem. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous help when managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, child/adolescent development, and eating disturbances.


Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:

Working together to provide balance in your family system

Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values

Developing skills for improving your relationships

Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy

Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety

Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures

Improving communications and listening skills

Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones

Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family

Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence

Finding solutions to the underlying problematic eating behaviors

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Non-Insurance Sessions

45 Minutes: $50.00

30 Minutes: $35.00


1 Hour: $65.00

Non-Insurance Biopsychosocial Evaluations


DOT-SAP Evaluation and Follow-Up


Fees must be paid the day of your appointment.

CANCELLATION: Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to keep your scheduled therapy appointment.

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Coverage varies greatly, but our services may be covered in part or in full by your insurance provider. Please contact your health insurance plan to learn more about what your plan covers. Below are some helpful questions to ask:

Does my insurance benefits include mental health services?

What is the coverage amount per therapy session?

Will I be required to pay a copay?

Is there a limit to the number of sessions per year my plan covers?

What is my deductible?

Do I need to get approval from my primary care physician?

Please have your insurance information available when you are calling to make an appointment if you desire to use it. Usually you can find their number on the back of your insurance card. We accept cash, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and debit cards.

Our In-Network Insurance Providers

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Privacy Policy & Disclaimer


The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.

Exceptions Include:

Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.

If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.

If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.


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No statement on our website is intended to imply that any person should seek services or treatment or use in place of treatment recommended by an accredited health care provider. Any questions you may have concerning topics addressed on this website should be directed to your healthcare professional.