Dr. Nakpangi ThomasLPC

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How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

I determine therapy goals based on my client's symptoms and proven empirical interventions. The client and I review their diagnosis and the symptoms they reported. Once the client agrees or confirms the symptoms; as a team, we work together to develop an effective treatment plan.

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

Going to counseling or seeing a mental health professional does not mean you are crazy. It means you care about yourself enough to address your total well-being.

How does collaboration with other providers play into your work?

I will collaborate with medical doctors to ensure the symptoms the client is experiencing are not related to any underlining medical condition. I will work with the psychiatrist for medication management as well as a psychologist for neuro-assessments. I believe mental health needs a holistic approach to healing.

Specialties

Work Stress

Mood disorders

Premarital counseling

Trauma

Behavioral Issues

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

ADHD

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Adolescent mental health

Anger management

Bipolar disorder

Fees

$200

First Session

$200

Family Therapy

$200

Couples Therapy

$75

Group Therapy

$200

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Retreats

Couples Session

Family Session

Group Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Existential Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Multicultural Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Clinical Traumatologist

Licensure

MI, LPC, 6401012784

Education

Ph.D., CES-Trauma and Crisis, Walden University

Master's of Science, Clinical Mental Health, University of Phoenix

BSW, Social Work, Florida Atlantic University

Work History

Dr. Nakpangi Thomas is a professor at both Southern New Hampshire University and Adler University in the Counseling Education and Supervision Program. She is a professional counselor for the State of Michigan, Clinical Traumatologist, the owner of a small private practice, the immediate Past-President of the Michigan Counseling Association, and host of “In Session” an online Podcast for Detroit’s WJZZ Radio. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Walden University in Counseling Education and Supervision with a concentration in Trauma and Crisis, a master’s degree in Community Mental Health from the University of Phoenix (2011), and a Bachelors of Social Work from Florida Atlantic University (2000) as well as an Associate’s of Arts in Psychology. She is an active member of the American Counseling Associate, Association for Humanistic Counseling, Counselors for Social Justice, Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Michigan Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Michigan Counseling Association, and Chi Sigma Iota Honors Society. Nakpangi has over 25 years of experience in the behavioral/mental health field working with youth and adults from multiple racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds. Dr. Thomas has worked to reunify families by providing resources to the parents, advocating for the children, biological parents, and foster parents as well as participating in court hearings to ensure the safe welfare of children in the foster care system. She has conducted life and social skills groups, taught health and wellness, organized career readiness workshops, and provided opportunities for the youth to give back to the community through volunteerism. Additionally, she has provided group and individual counseling with youth that were sexually abused.

Location

15855 Ilene St., Detroit, 48238, MI