Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel. Learn more by clicking here 


12-step program is a fellowship of people helping other people with an addiction or a compulsive behavior to obtain abstinence, which means no longer using a mood-altering substance such as drugs or alcohol, or compulsively doing a behavior such as gambling or sex. Addiction is a disease. Learn more by clicking here


Reality therapy is a therapeutic approach that focuses on problem-solving and making better choices in order to achieve specific goals. Developed by Dr. William Glasser, reality therapy is focused on the here and now rather than the past. Learn more by clicking here


Psychodynamic therapy is a form of depth psychology, the primary focus of which is to reveal the unconscious content of a client's psyche in an effort to alleviate psychic tension. Learn more by clicking here


​​Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a brief, attachment-focused psychotherapy that centers on resolving interpersonal problems and symptomatic recovery. Learn more by clicking here


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. Learn more by clicking here


Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy developed in the late 1980s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan to help better treat borderline personality disorder. Since its development, it has also been used for the treatment of other kinds of mental health disorders. Learn more by clicking here


Co-Parenting education and therapy is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy dedicated to helping families transition during changes and meet the needs of children growing up between two homes. Education and supportive therapy promote a parenting situation where adults share the duties of parenting a child through which both parents choose to put aside their personal differences to develop and implement a parenting plan that they feel is in the best interest of their child’s development. Healthy co-parenting usually requires ongoing communication, troubleshooting, and mutual responsibility, after the dissolution of a relationship. 


Play therapy is a form of counseling or psychotherapy that uses play to communicate with and help people, especially children, to prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges. Lakeshore Therapy may use a combination of directive and non-directive play in therapy with children. Learn more by clicking here




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​Our Counseling Services​​


CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

12 Step program work

Systems Theory approach

Reality Theory approach

Psychodynamic Therapy

Interpersonal Therapy

EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

DBT - Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Couples and Family Therapy

​Co-Parenting Education and Therapy

Children's Play Therapy​

Current Group Therapy:

    DBT Skills Group, Mondays, 930am-11am (Sandusky)

    Positive Living Group, Thursdays, 11am-1230pm (Bad Axe)

    Anger Management Group for Men, Wednesdays 5-630pm (Bad Axe)

    Women Coping with Angry Partners, Wednesdays 5-630pm (Bad Axe)