Jurgita Atanaskovski, MA, TLLP


It takes courage to take the first step toward change. Experiencing genuine care, understanding, and diligence from an empathic therapist is at the core of positive change. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe, welcoming environment that is free of judgment and to embrace the unique experiences that each person brings.

I graduated with my Master of Arts Degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy in May 2014 from Wayne State University. Additionally, I am currently pursuing a certification in Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT). I am also a member of the American Psychological Association (APA).

One of my passions lies in couples therapy, where I use Susan Johnson’s Emotion Focused Couples Therapy in addition to an empathic approach. Additionally, I have done my Masters Thesis research on marital satisfaction among Lithuanian American couples to help me understand the strengths and weaknesses in marriage.

For the past three years, I have been a trained grief counselor at the Sandcastles Grief Support program summer camp. This experience added a great knowledge to my therapeutic approach with children and families. Furthermore, I have experience treating a number of behavioral health issues including substance abuse, gambling addiction, criminal behavior, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD and others.

I enjoy working with individual clients and families as well as couples and use an empathic approach to therapy. I am very flexible and passionate about understanding different developmental perspectives of my diverse clients.

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