After being cooped up for more than two years, this spring feels more momentous. The colors look more vibrant. The sunshine feels warmer. There is a sense that life could be returning to some semblance of "normal" again.

If like many others, you are a little anxious about getting outside, meeting friends, going on vacations, etc., that it's OK! Try to make progress by setting small goals, and achieving them. 'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.' This is a great way to overcome any obstacle. If your journey takes you to us first, we are willing to help add spring to your step!

Lynne Lyons, MD
Medical Director and Psychiatrist
Lakes Center Mental Health Network
Stress Awareness Month
Stress Awareness Month has been recognized every April since 1992. Learning to cope with our stress and finding healthy ways to deal with these situations can go a long way in living a healthy and positive life. After all, stress can impact many aspects of your body.

We all experience stress – yet we may experience it in very different ways. Because of this, there is no single definition for stress, but the American Institute of Stress states the most common explanation is a “physical, mental, or emotional strain or tension.”

Long term stress can prove to be more than just a mental issue. From headaches to stomach disorders to depression – even very serious issues like stroke and heart disease can come as a result of stress.

If you have difficulty managing stress and it is impacting your daily life, please reach out. We have the tools to help!
Talk About Your Problems
Sometimes talking through a problem is all you need to work through a stressful situation. Confiding in a trusted friend or family member can go a long way in combating stress. A licensed professional can also provide helpful tools to help you positively process through stressful scenarios.
Put Your Feelings
on Paper
Have thoughts running through your head on repeat? Try writing them out. Getting the thoughts out of your mind and onto paper will signal your brain that the thought is safe and it no longer needs to hold onto it.
We provide comprehensive psychiatric and psychotherapy services for a vast array of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychotic illness, borderline personality disorder, substance abuse/addiction, trauma related issues, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and behavior problems. Call (248) 859-2457 to set up an appointment.
Did you know? SPRAVATO® can have a rapid antidepressant response and is added on to an antidepressant and the rest of your regimen. It is the first new mechanism of action to treat depression that has come out in over 30 years. 
There is hope for treatment-resistant depression. Call (248) 859-2457 to set up an appointment.
Marsha Linehan, developer of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), explained that “people with Borderline Personality Disorder are like people with third degree burns over 90 percent of their bodies. Lacking emotional skin, they feel agony at the slightest touch or movement.” We can help. Learn more.
Lakes Psychiatric Center remains open for business. We are offering Zoom online tele-therapy appointments for new and existing clients as well as in person sessions. Please contact the front desk to assist you with your appointment type or instructions for using Zoom. Call (248) 859-2457 for info.
Lakes Depression Center is continuing to provide SPRAVATO® treatments per the usual schedule. We have enhanced our safety and cleaning protocols. You are safe to start treatment or continue treatment. Call (248) 956-7164 for info.
Adam Horski, LMSW
Clinical Social Worker

Adam received his Master's of Social Work from Michigan State University. He has experience in residential and the community mental health settings. His practice includes helping those with personality disorders with a focus on Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma/PTSD, and those who struggle with Substance Abuse/Addiction. He has 100+ hours of training in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and is certified in PE (Prolonged Exposure) trauma therapy. Adam is also a veteran who welcomes veterans and their families seeking help. His approach is based on acceptance and change, helping people accept where they are and making the changes that will lead them to a fulfilling life worth living.

Anetia Isbell,
Clinical Social Worker

Anetia Isbell is a licensed Professional Counselor and a graduate from Wayne State University. Ms. Isbell a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She has completed EMDR training, levels I and I; Dialectical Behavior Training; Motivational Interviewing; Michigan Society of Clinical Hypnosis approved Clinical Hypnosis Training and is a Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate I. Anetia has done intensive independent study in family dynamics, the impact of addiction and other dysfunction on families and individuals, and personality disorders.