Brian Ashin

LMSW, LCSW, CGP

Brian Ashin

LMSW, LCSW, CGP

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker - 6801061420 Michigan
Secondary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 44SC05928400 New Jersey
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Free Initial Phone Consultation

Offices

Ann Arbor , Michigan 48103
Camden County, New Jersey 08002

My Approach to Helping

Trying to find a therapist can feel daunting. Given this, I'd be happy to spend some time on the phone talking about your concerns and whether or not I would be the right therapist for you. I see therapy as a way of deepening the understanding of how one's own mind works. It's through this process of self-discovery one can overcome the internalized destructive beliefs that lead to anxiety, depression and other difficulties in living. My role in this process is to provide support and to ask questions that further our mutual understanding of your difficulties. If I can help you feel better and cast off old self defeating behaviors, we can together enjoy your success in therapy.

More Info About My Practice

I provide individual and group psychotherapy. Both models of therapy are effective in treating difficulties in living. For some people, the combination of models leads to gains they might not otherwise achieve. As a trained group therapist, I've been leading groups for over thirty five years. Being a member of a group brings one's difficulties alive within the confines of the group. This opens the door for powerful corrective emotional experiences and healing amongst group members. I'd be happy to talk with you about how being a member of a group could be of benefit to you. I currently lead four adult, mixed gender Interpersonal Process Groups and will be starting a new teletherapy group in the fall.

The following is a quote that captures the rewards of group therapy:
"The aim of group therapy is to learn how to trust, to disclose, to develop intimacy without fear and guilt, to express one's self courageously, and to respond honestly and freely to others. Together with the strength to accept one's feelings of intimacy goes the strength to express one's hostility or aggression and to master it." Martin Grotjahn

What Makes up a Problem?

A problem is anything that interferes with a person's success in their work, satisfaction with themselves or in their relationships with others. Problems can be chronic as in long standing self doubt or shame that leads to lonliness or isolation or can be acute and episodic. We all have problems, it's part of being human. Likewise, all families have some dysfunction, but not all families are dysfunctionaI. For the most part, we live our lives managing the everyday tensions and navigating the challenges that living brings. However, there are times when stress builds up or one experiences crushing interpersonal disappointments. When this tension overwhelms a person's normal way of coping, symptoms such as depression or ineffective ways of managing occur. This is what usually brings people into treatment. We all deserve to experience satisfaction in our lives. When this breaks down, it's a good time to seek therapy.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Young adults college age and up
    Adults
    Senior Adults: aging, adjustment and loss related issues
    Licensed to offer psychotherapy in Michigan, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Industries & Communities Served

  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Panic
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Trust Issues
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Object Relations
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic

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