Emily LaFave

You're probably wondering how I can help you?
Licensed Social Worker
9 years in practice
  • 124
  • 409 Plymouth Rd.
  • Plymouth,MI

About Emily LaFave

If you have been in therapy before, you know finding the right therapist is important. If you are struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, and/or life transitions, then I may be the right fit. If I am not the right fit then, I will find you a therapist who is. Why? Because you are deserving of quality and effective mental health treatment.

I started my work as a first responder to sexual assault survivors, then moved into a community mental health role as a trauma therapist for kids who disclosed trauma, then I moved into a homebased position for 4 years where I worked with teens and families who were at risk or involved in the criminal justice system, then I moved into another community mental health role working with folks across the lifespan, then I added a second job when I joined a group practice working with folks 14 years and older with anxiety, depression, and trauma, and now I have opened my own practice to continue my work. If that is not the longest sentence you have ever read, then I don't know what is.

Answers  (4)

Consistent, quality, and effective mental health treatment can help you manage anxiety and depression. Anxiety and Depression are the two biggest reasons people enter therapy, so you are not alone. The goal of therapy is to give you the tools to be able to manage anxiety and depression better so... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

We cannot control how our partners will react when we ask for support. It is important to focus on what you can control, which is you. It is important to know what kind of support you need and lead with that. For example, "I don't need you to try and fix this, but I need you to listen while I tell... more

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Even if the triggers are having a negative impact on your life, it is really insightful of you to be able to identify your triggers. The effects of trauma often impact us, our functioning, and our relationships with other people. It is possible to learn ways to cope with your trauma. Coping skills... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

Wow, that sounds really overwhelming. No, there are never too many or too little problems for therapy. I am a big advocate for picking the most pressing issue and putting our energy towards that to cope and then when feeling better, we can move on to the next thing. We can't be solve all issues at... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.