Beth Shaw-Draves, MA, LLP

 

Beth is a psychodynamically trained therapist offering individual, couples, and family therapy.  Her practice focuses on a holistic approach to counseling and psychological well-being, in which the client is encouraged to view his or her emotional development and relationship dynamics as part of a larger picture that integrates mind, body, and soul.

Beth encourages client-directed counseling with the aim of increased self actualization and the attainment of higher needs.  Her goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment, in which the client can feel completely safe, thus encouraging a deeper level of therapeutic trust and progress.  She works with clients on a variety of issues, including: self esteem, women’s issues, life transitions, peri- and postnatal mothering and mood disorders, adolescent transitions, communication issues, relationship issues, depressive and anxious disorders, traumatic brain injury, chronic illness, pain management, and gay and lesbian issues.  Beth offers a unique approach to counseling, utilizing hypnosis, guided imagery, creative visualization, and journaling along side more traditional therapeutic techniques, designing an individual and unique plan for each client.

Beth received her MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy, and has been in practice for over 6 years.   In addition to her clinical therapy work, Beth’s work experience includes psychological assessment and court evaluation advocating for individuals with developmental disabilities, evaluation and behavior plan implementation within the geriatric population, and parent/student advocacy with local school districts for special education assessment.  She has worked within the community mental health network, in an out-patient clinic setting, and at Dennis & Moye & Associates and the Center for Creative Living, before coming to Sollars and Associates.  Beth is also training in Hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.  She is affiliated with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), and the Michigan Association of Professional Psychologists (MAPP).

Beth was born and raised in the metro- Detroit area, and lives with her family in the northern suburbs of metro Detroit.

Beth works out of the following offices:

Birmingham MI Office
Sollars and Associates
725 S Adams Rd #235
Birmingham, Michigan 48009
248-646-5377

Troy MI Office
Sollars and Associates
1777 Axtell Drive, #100
Troy, Michigan 48084
248-613-5377