Millie A. Paterson PLLC
Counseling and therapy services for
St. Clair, Sanilac and Huron counties.
We provide DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) to persons seeking change in their life situation. These changes may include a new relationship or job, the addition of children or elderly parents to care for, the advancement in age of children or self. Change in any form, whether good or bad, creates animbalance and one will feel need for that to be “righted” somehow. We can help you put an image to the associated threats and explore those opportunities, that may create a satisfying change.
We provide support to couples searching gain insight into their relationship. Couples are defined as two persons in a committed relationship, whether LGBQ or straight. Common areas of concern addressed include issues with money, parenting, sex, infidelity, in-laws, chronic health issues, infertility, gambling, substance use, emotional distance and frequent conflict. Sometimes individuals in a relationship get so comfortable with each other, they forget to “work” at their relationship. Fault is never assigned, as couples seek to find their balance through specific goals, with the assistance of a trained therapist.
We provide support to individuals and couples that may have experienced a loss. Those losses may include the loss of a loved one, the loss of a trusted friend, even a cherished animal. The loss of children, parents and best friends. Individuals experience the loss of vision, hearing, kidney function and limbs. Loss is a deep emotion that begs to be expressed. Sometimes a professional can best assist in that process.
We provide families with support and guidance as they navigate through sometimes uncharted places. Families don’t look like they did in 2000. Problems in families are patterns or systems that need adjusting, not individuals. Family counseling can address mental health concerns that impact the family such as depression, chronic illness, and food/shelter issues, substance use, interpersonal conflict, communication or behavioral problems in children and adolescents. We can help guide your family in identifying the source of the pattern and explore solutions though collaborative change.
Our Mission is to provide a confidential and safe place to help you, and your family improve stability within interpersonal relationships and strengthen family bonds.
If you are struggling in your day to day life with difficulty focusing on your work, if you no longer find pleasure in the things that used to bring you joy, if you can’t seem to find the energy you used to have, if life just seems dull and you find yourself turning to medications, alcohol or drugs – you may find therapy helpful.
Millie A. Paterson PLLC offers professional and personable counseling services. We meet you where you are, offer an understanding and compassionate therapists to assess the nature of the problem, and work with you to reach your goals whatever they may be.
You can count on our professional staff to take care of your counseling needs. Your emotional well-being is our priority. Our staff of competent, culturally diverse therapists are here to help you regain confidence, find peace, resolve conflicts, and dissolve depression.
Populations served: 8 - 99
Accepting Medicare, most Medicaid Plans, Straight Medicaid, most commercial plans in and out of the State of Michigan, EAP plans, and most Auto or Injury insurances.