Teletherapy

Offering Teletherapy Appointments for All Ages in Michigan.


Michigan Online Counseling Service - Teletherapy Psychologists in Metro Detroit MI - shutterstock_345005972Telemental health services is a fancy way of saying we will meet with you by video or phone while you remain in the comfort of your own home.

We use safe, secure, and private technology that is HIPAA compliant to reach out to you in much the same way as we would in our offices. The benefits of telemental health are apparent in today’s environment where access to mental health professionals is critical.

 

Coordinate an online counseling session with our Michigan based team today. 

Virtual platforms allow an ease of access to these services in which you can schedule appointments (even same-day appointments) whenever you need us. By eliminating travel and waiting rooms, you save time while not sacrificing your own self-care. Additionally, you can meet with a mental health professional located anywhere in the state, so people who don’t live near our offices have the same access to care as those in more populated areas. Mindfulness Training, Couples Counseling, Parenting Support, Help with Anxiety, and Treatment for Depression are all easily accessible through telemental health services. We continue to support evidence-based treatments for our patients no matter how they reach us!

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Some benefits of Telemental health services:

  • Moms can meet with their therapist in a separate room eliminating the need for child care.
  • Children get super excited about being in a virtual room with their therapist and they are even more engaged, focused and attentive!
  • Teens love the technology and feel more comfortable knowing they can meet with their therapist privately and not run into their peers in a waiting room.
  • Families are gathering around their computer or joining a family session through each of their phones.
  • Couples are learning effective communication with the help of their therapist and
    building better relationships!
  • Parents are appreciating the advice and guidance through our parent coaching sessions without having to leave the home.
  • Business men and women shutting their doors for a 45 minute therapy session during their lunch hour.

Our Fully Licensed Clinical Psychologists and clinicians at McCaskill Family Services are here and ready to meet with you anywhere in Michigan.

Michigan Online Counseling Service - Teletherapy Psychologists in Metro Detroit MI - shutterstock_1054877078After you call or email to schedule an appointment, we will send you a link to your email. Open the email on your computer, iPad or cell phone, then click on the link and you will find yourself in a private video room with just you and your therapist. It’s a lot like Facetime on your phone, only private and secure! It is a very simple process and we have been doing this for years, so we have had time to work out the glitches and our patient love it! We very much hope to see you soon in the comfort of your home or office. You are not alone.


Middle School Social Skills Online Group

By: Truc Nguyen, MS, LLP.
Give your young teen the social skills they need to survive in middle school!

Does your child have difficulty initiating and/or maintaining social relationships? Is your child overly anxious or timid about meeting new friends? Has it been difficult for your child to stay connected to their peers during this difficult and unprecedented time? Interested in having your child build or strengthen their social skills to gain or maintain meaningful relationships for the upcoming school year?

We are here to help! McCaskill Family Services is offering an 8-week social skills training group, conducted with a psychologist over Zoom video conferencing. This group will teach your child steps of each skill and give your child the opportunity to practice the skills in the group with other peers, who face similar difficulties, through a “lower stakes” environment (i.e., video conferencing).

The group will provide a supportive environment for each child to feel safe while practicing the skills and a chance to discuss any issues that come up while utilizing the skills. The goal of the group is ultimately to make sure your child has comprehensive training in the skills and help your child feel confident in face-to-face social environments at home and in the upcoming school year.

This social skills group will address various skills including (but not limited to):

  • Introducing yourself
  • Getting to know each other
  • Initiating conversations
  • Asking questions
  • Discovering common interests & values
  • Understanding nonverbal communication
  • Reading body language
  • Identifying & expressing emotions
  • Giving/accepting compliments
  • Understanding listening
  • Showing interest in others
Runs for 4 weeks, 8 sessions total.
We are offering the entire group series at very low cost at this time ($1200 savings!):
$200.00 total cost of group for 2 days/week, 8 sessions total
 

Please call our office at 734-416-9098 or email office@mccaskillfamilyservices.com to register and receive more information on upcoming dates. Registration is on a first-come basis. We are only offering a limited number of spots to ensure personalized attention and group cohesiveness.

*This group is usually $175.00/day ($1400 for the full 8-week session) as it is directly taught by by our teen expert, Truc Nguyen, MS and supervised directly by Dr. Pam McCaskill

Am I OCD or Just COVID Anxious?

Zoom Webinar Hosted by Jaclyn Rink, MSCP, LLP

The recent pandemic has left a lot of us extremely concerned about germs and our overall health. While an increase in certain safety behaviors are appropriate in response to the crisis, how do you know if you’ve gone too far? Where’s the line between being mindful and cautious about our health, and bordering on obsessive or unhealthy behaviors? This interactive, hour long webinar will help you to understand what OCD is, the differences between OCD and a heightened anxiety for germs, while identifying inappropriate/appropriate protective behaviors. It will also address cognitive strategies and helpful tips and tools for managing health-related anxiety during this unique time.

Length: 1 Hour
 
Dates: August 26 th : 9:30am, 12:00, 6:30pm
September 24 th : 9:30am, 12:00, 6:30pm
 
Price: $99 for the hour.
Offered at a Discounted Rate! Valued at $215
 

Please call our office at 734-416-9098 or email office@mccaskillfamilyservices.com to register and receive more information. Registration is on a first-come basis.

***This is a webinar that is appropriate for ages young teen-adult, given specific terminology and examples that would not be applicable to/understood by younger children.

Parent Strategies and Support Zoom Group

Taught by Emily Kavanagh, M.S., Limited Licensed Psychologist

Please contact our office for upcoming dates and availability.

Struggling to manage your child’s behavior? Having difficulty adjusting to the shifting roles and increasing demands associated with your children being out of school, while trying to work, manage the home and take care of yourself at the same time? Many families are experiencing increased stress related to the changes in their daily schedules with children being home from school, working from home, decreased access to recreational activities and reduced independent time and space due to closures in schools and businesses related to COVID-19. Our parenting strategies and support group provides coaching in evidence-based and effective parenting strategies to stabilize your family system, manage your child’s behavior, improve child compliance, enhance family stress management, improve parent-child relationships, and assist families with adjusting to the unique circumstances we are in currently. The group meetings will cover creating routine and structure within the home, setting healthy expectations for yourself and your children, increasing your child’s ability to play independently and respect parental space when needed, training the whole family in stress management and coping skills, positive parenting strategies which improve the parent-child relationship, child compliance, and child emotion regulation, as well as effective behavior management and consequence techniques. Group members also will have the option to schedule individual “break out” sessions to receive additional coaching an support in any of the topic areas covered. Teletherapy uniquely offers the opportunity for these break out sessions to occur in your home via video conference, which can allow for in-the-moment coaching and adapting techniques to meet your specific needs.

We are offering the entire group series at very low cost at this time (over $800 in savings!):
  • $99.00 total cost of group for 2 days/week per parent/couple
  • $165.00 each for additional individualized break out sessions (optional)

Please call our office at 734-416-9098 or email office@mccaskillfamilyservices.com to register now. Adults only. Registration is on a first come basis. We are only offering a limited number of spots to ensure personalized attention, support and guidance.

DBT Skills Zoom Group for Teens

Taught by Dr. Amanda Klingensmith, Fully Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Tuesdays and Fridays - 11a.m.-12:30 p.m.
*Dates: Rolling Admission

Is feeling stuck inside making your teen’s anxiety and depression even harder for them to deal with?

Many people are feeling off-balance with the disruption to routine caused by the current pandemic. Teens who were already struggling with anxiety and depression may be struggling even more now than usual, given that many of their go-to coping strategies are currently unavailable (like playing sports and hanging out with friends). DBT skills, including mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills, may be more helpful and important to learn now than ever before to help struggling teens learn new ways to cope with overwhelming thoughts and feelings.

Group therapy is an especially effective format for teaching DBT skills to because it allows one to practice new skills and coping strategies while connecting to others who are facing similar difficulties. The group format via Zoom is especially helpful right now, given the limited social interaction teens are currently facing. Our DBT Skills Group may be a helpful addition to individual therapy. We will work with your teen's individual therapist to ensure the best possible care.

*Our DBT Skills Training group for teens is now offering a rolling admissions format. This means that teens can join at any time and will participate in 8 consecutive sections to learn all of the strategies covered in this group.

We are offering the entire group series at very low cost at this time ($1200 savings!):
  • **$199.00 total cost of group for 2 days/week for 4 weeks

**This group is usually $175.00/day ($1400 for the full 8-week session) as it is directly taught by Fully Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Amanda Klingensmith.

Please call our office at 734-416-9098 or email office@mccaskillfamilyservices.com to register now. Teens ages 13-18 only. Each teen must have an individual therapist. Registration is on a first-come basis. We are only offering a limited number of spots to ensure personalized attention, support and guidance.

Losing a Loved One to Covid 19

Mondays and Fridays, 10-11:30am

Please call 734-416-9098 for next start date (4 weeks, 8 sessions total).

Have you recently lost a loved one to Covid-19?  If so, you are not alone.  Although it could be argued that we all are grieving a sense of normalcy, individuals and families who have personally lost someone to this virus share a unique grieving experience.  It is normal to be experiencing feelings of shock, denial, sadness/depression, anger, and guilt following the loss of someone, but in this unique time of social distancing, many people are being forced to endure these feelings in isolation. Many have also not been able to grieve as we normally can through holding a memorial service of some kind or being with the individual when/after they pass, leaving them without a sense of closure. 

Everyone responds to grief in their own way and there is no “one size fits all” path to relief. We do know, however, that providing a safe, supportive environment for people to talk about and memorialize their loved one, explore their grief experience, and receive empathy, validation and support from others is one of the most comforting ways to process our grief and will be the primary mission of this support group.  Sessions will also involve psychoeducation pertaining to the grief process, sharing tips and techniques that are either from evidence-based research and/or shared life experience, and addressing specific group member needs. Group members will have the option to schedule individual sessions to receive additional assistance in any topic areas important to them.  Through the group format via Zoom, we can uniquely offer grieving individuals a sense of community support throughout this incredibly challenging time.  

We are offering the entire group series at very low cost at this time ($1200 savings!):
  • $199.00 total cost of group for 2 days/week, 8 sessions total

*This group is usually $175.00/day ($1400 for 8 sessions) as it is directly led by our Grief and Loss Specialist, Emily Brzak, M.A., TLLP

Please call our office at 734-416-9098 or email office@mccaskillfamilyservices.com to register now. Adults only. Registration is on a first come basis. We are only offering a limited number of spots to ensure personalized attention, support and guidance.

Grief Support Group:  Loss of a Loved One Before or During This Time

Mondays and Fridays, 1:30-3pm

Please call 734-416-9098 for next start date (4 weeks, 8 sessions total)

Despite the world’s eyes focusing largely on the number of Covid-19 fatalities, we cannot forget the many people losing loved ones to other reasons during this pandemic.  Due to social distancing and quarantine restrictions, the majority of families have not been able to partake in normal grieving rituals such as funerals.  Many have not been allowed into medical centers to be with their loved ones and have not been afforded the ability to grieve alongside others in person. There are also many people who had started their grieving process before the pandemic began and are reporting old feelings of grief resurfacing.  Regardless of your specific situation, it cannot be denied that grieving during a pandemic is unprecedented and very complicated.

Everyone responds to grief in their own way and there is no “one size fits all” path to relief. We do know, however, that providing a safe, supportive environment for people to talk about and memorialize their loved one, explore their grief experience, and receive empathy, validation and support from others is one of the most comforting ways to process our grief and will be the primary mission of this support group. Sessions will also involve psychoeducation pertaining to the grief process, sharing tips and techniques that are either from evidence-based research and/or shared life experience, and addressing specific group member needs. Group members will have the option to schedule individual sessions to receive additional assistance in any topic areas important to them.  Through the group format via Zoom, we can uniquely offer grieving individuals a sense of community support throughout this incredibly challenging time.

We are offering the entire group series at very low cost at this time ($1200 savings!):
  • $199.00 total cost of group for 2 days/week, 8 sessions total

*This group is usually $175.00/day ($1400 for 8 sessions) as it is directly led by our Grief and Loss Specialist, Emily Brzak, M.A., TLLP

Please call our office at 734-416-9098 or email office@mccaskillfamilyservices.com to register now. Adults only. Registration is on a first come basis. We are only offering a limited number of spots to ensure personalized attention, support and guidance.

 

McCaskill Family Services has two offices located in the Metro Detroit, Michigan area (Brighton and Plymouth) if you prefer to be seen in person. Alternatively, our online counseling support team can often work around your schedule to coordinate a teletherapy appointment.

 

If you think that you or your family could benefit from talking to one of our specialists, contact McCaskill Family Services today to schedule an initial consultation!

 

Accepting new patients via Telehealth for all Michigan residents and in-person for both Plymouth and Brighton locations! Now offering in office testing.