Individual Therapy provides a safe place to work through any obstacles and struggles that were created by the trauma suffered. Together, we will focus on strengths and develop solutions to assist in moving forward on an individual's road to recovery.
Couples Counseling takes two people in a relationship on an inward journey to gain deeper insight into their relationship, resolve conflicts and improve the health of the relationship. Our aim is to treat the relationship as an alternative to the individuals separately.
Family Systems Therapy
In Family Systems Therapy individuals resolve their problems in the context of their group dynamic consisting of their friends, family and loved ones. One of the more important premises show how an individual's actions affect the family unit as a whole.
Group Therapy is a safe and gratifying way to learn from and connect with others who are working through similar issues. Group members are often valuable resources to other members due to shared experiences and feelings.
Substance Abuse Consultation
Addiction is a chronic disease. Our Substance Abuse Consultations are offered to develop quality of life skills. Together we will establish goals and develop a support network on the road to achieving long-term recovery goals.
Photography is not only a form of art; it is also a means of expression and a way of communicating thoughts and feelings. A single photograph can tell a hundred different stories. This is one of the reasons why some people have taken it as a hobby and, for others, a form of therapy. Yes, photography can be a good form of therapy for people who need to “get back on track” or those who are in the process of recovering from a tragic or sad incident. Photos have some sort of a healing effect on a lot of people. There are times when expressing emotions in words becomes too difficult; this is when photographs can help.
Walk-Talk Therapy is a mindfulness-based body-oriented therapy that can make it easier for clients to relax, stop ruminating, release physical tension, breathe deep and receive mind-body insight while processing experiences in a different way. As the name describes, clients talk with me while walking outdoors rather than sitting or lying down in a therapy office. Walking side by side rather than sitting face to face enables some clients to feel more comfortable when sharing in the therapy process. Walk-Talk requires an initial intake counseling session conducted in office or via online therapy.
Ecotherapy is an approach that rests on the idea that people have a deep connection to their environment and to the earth itself. In this same line of thinking, failing to nurture this connection can take a toll on your well-being, particularly your mental health.
Though ecopsychology is an emerging field, the consensus among experts remains consistent: Spending time in nature can have a pretty positive impact on your mental health. Contact us today to schedule.
Ecoplay is an 8-week play program that trains parents to be ecoplay ‘therapists’ for their own children. It is also a theoretical framework and approach to therapy that allows children to express themselves in play, their natural language. Ecoplay allows this expressive play to happen in healthy natural environments. Ecoplay is founded on four core principles: Mindfulness, ecotherapy, family resilience, and play therapy.
Licensed Supervision for LLMSW
Elements of Wellness offers Clinical Supervision in addition to counseling services to help enhance clinical and professional skills and knowledge for those working to achieve or further their career in Social Work. Our licensed Social Workers provide both individual supervisions as well as group. Although we recognize that each Social Worker is unique along with the career paths chosen, however, it can be beneficial to participate in group supervision.
Monica D. Sampson
Monica Sampson, LMSW, is a clinical and macro social worker with 28 years of practice working with vulnerable children, youth, families, and communities. Her purpose is to inform and educate individuals on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by utilizing her educational and professional expertise while continuously focusing on the principles of family, community organization, and partnerships in the effort to formalize a socially just nation, one person, at a time.
At Elements of Wellness, Monica is the Behavioral Health Supervisor offering guidance and support to the therapists servicing individuals and families in need of unique approaches to well-being. Monica also provides individual and group clinical supervision to both licensed and unlicensed therapists in various environments and modalities.
Monica holds several other positions in the community where she is having an impact on social change. she is a Patient Care Manager at United Physicians, Inc. In this role, she supports primary care physicians by providing services to patients with complex chronic conditions and psychosocial problems. Monica also develops and implements individualized care plans designed to promote maximum functioning, quality of life, and improved clinical outcomes.
Monica is also a Lecturer at the University of Michigan's Graduate School Social Work in Ann Arbor, MI. Here, she educates MSW candidates in macro and micro studies such as; Community Organizing, Management, Policy Evaluation, Social Welfare Policy, and Services, along with Children and Youth Services and Social Policies. Monica also educates these candidates in Interpersonal Practices. All of these courses are taught with an emphasis on power, oppression, diversity and social justice (PODS), and diversity equity and inclusion (DEI).
In her spare time, Monica is frequently found doing motivational and empowerment speaking engagements to women who are struggling and need guidance getting back on their feet on the lower East Side of Detroit.
Before that, Monica severed as the Director of Youth and Family Services at the Ruth Ellis Center, specializing in LGBTQ family, mental health, and substance use disorder services. Monica was a Services Program Manager for Child Protective Services (CPS) in Wayne County, Department of Health and Human Services for eighteen (18) years. Monica prides herself on being knowledgeable in Child Welfare Laws and Policy and sharing this knowledge with the community.
Monica has worked in the educational, private, public, and now corporate sectors of social work. She studied Psychology at Westminster College in Fulton Missouri, earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1992. She went on to earn her Master of Social Work Degree from Wayne State University in 2000 and became licensed by the State of Michigan in 2007. Monica is currently working towards her Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certificate (CAADC).
Monica currently sits on the Board of the National Association of Social Workers and is a Neighborhood Builders Award Recipient from Bank of America titled: Executive Emerging Leader in 2017.