Heather Bade, LMSW

Heather Bade, LMSW

Professions: Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy, Social Work
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: License Master Social Worker - 6801095674
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 19996
Office 1
39425 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, Michigan 48038 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cofinity

Fees: Private pay = $110 per session; sliding scale available based on financial need

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The foundation of the therapeutic relationship is unconditional positive regard. In order to provide a safe environment for clients to open up and share their most personal thoughts and feelings, I begin with a compassionate approach. This means I put myself in the client's shoes and work at their pace allowing them to experience complete healing that is personalized to them. I use evidence-based practice to ensure ethical practice allowing clients to begin to experience relief in the shortest amount of time. Client's create personalized treatment goals and intentionally work toward achieving objectives to resolve their issues in a way that is most effective for them.

Email or Call Heather Bade, LMSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19996

More Info About My Practice

I operate in a Christian environment and offer spiritual guidance at the client's request. In order to provide care to all who desire this service, I have a sliding fee scale based on income.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I am thankful to have lived a life full of ups and downs which has contributed to my calling into this helping profession. Struggles and challenges develop a compassionate person which is what makes me a great therapist. I have been able to learn from these experiences on both an emotional and intellectual level, giving me education I could never have obtained in graduate school.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

The stigmatization of mental health is one of the greatest barriers to treatment for those who need help. People are made up of life experience, genetics, social factors, spirituality, and more which are integral in shaping core beliefs that drive thoughts, feelings and behaviors. In addition, mental health disorders are no different than other medical diagnoses and do not define the value and worth of a person. The combination of biological, psychological, and social problems a person has is what makes them unique and worth fighting for. My clients are treated with dignity and respect. I focus on problem solving as well as harm and symptom reduction allowing the client to heal in a safe and secure environment.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

The client-therapist relationship is important because it determines the level of interaction the client will engage in. Clients who are engaged in the process will receive better results, faster, than those who remain guarded and resistant to talk about the details and root of the problem. Clients working with me should expected to be treated with kindness, compassion, and dignity. They should expect to work on their problems at their pace and within their boundaries. In this environment, clients should expect to leave each session with a sense of "lightness" or relief and should plan to learn skills that will allow them to become self-sufficient in solving future challenges with what they have learned, eliminating the need for on-going therapy.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I have extensive experience working with clients afflicted by addictions. In addition, I work with adults and youth challenged by the stressors of trauma, abuse, mental health disorders, relationship issues and more.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Psychosis
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Self Acceptance Training

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