Mental Health Counseling, Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Groups

New CBT weekend workshop 1/9/2016

Learn CBT or a Happier and Healthier You! Beyond Self Help

Learn how to harness the power of truly changing your thoughts about yourself, others and life in general. If you’re stuck on a cycle of negative, repetitive and automatic thoughts that create anxiety, depression and fear, this workshop is for you. Join Licensed Professional Counselor and Yoga Teacher Tricia Ptak, MA, LPC, E­RYT, Metro Detroit’s preeminent behaviorist on this journey of self re­discovery. Working as a psychotherapist for 21 years, and as a yoga teacher for 9, she brings a wealth of knowledge, practical and accessible techniques to those who need help and want to improve their lives. She has helped tens of thousands of individuals, couples and families lead healthier and happier lives. Tricia shares the techniques and insights that work the best, from many disciplines.

The same techniques that she uses with her private clients. Balance Mind Body Therapies 758 Wing Street Plymouth, MI 48170

Saturday 1/9/16 12:00-­3:00 Part 1 of this series will introduce CBT, DBT, RET and the field of behaviorism. We will learn how to identify our patterns and triggers that are rooted in early impressions and experiences.

Saturday 1/9/16 4:30 ­ 7:00 Part 2 will introduce you to the tools needed to tackle these patterns and turn them around.

Sunday 1/10/16 1:00 ­ 3:00 pm Part 3 will wrap up with self esteem, communication skill and assertiveness skill building.

Q & A Participants will have the opportunity to work on entrenched beliefs through role playing, paperwork, self assessment and group discussion. Be prepared to walk away with life changing skills that will improve your life in every way! This is a group workshop, all participants will sign a nondisclosure for confidentiality of all involved. This workshop is for skill building and not a replacement for individual therapy, but rather an invaluable resource for growth and self acceptance. Participants must attend all 3 sessions, total cost for all 3 workshops is $199 Awesome gift for anyone who has a brain.

Tricia completed her Masters in Counseling in 1995 from Michigan State University. and her Bachelors in Psychology from Oakland University in 1992. She has worked at U of M Medical Center, a private practice, and a robust caseload at Northville Counseling Center. She completed her RYT from Center for Yoga in 2008 with Jonny Kest and Jason Hulshof, completed 170 hours of trainings and workshops across America and India, and is currently enrolled in Para Yoga training with Rod Stryker for her 500 RYT.

I help individuals and couples identify changes they want to make and find ways to achieve them.

As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary psychotherapy approaches and evidence based techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.


Counseling Specialties:

  • Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
  • Women’s Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Couples Counseling
  • Parenting Support
  • Work, School and Career related Issues for Adolescents and Adults
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Conflict Resolution


How We achieve Change:

  • Radical Self Acceptance
  • Mindfulness Training
  • Goal Setting
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Holistic health and wellness integration
  • Spiritual and Cultural Integration


Worldwide Skype, phone or Facetime sessions available.

Group Sessions with therapeutic or educational focus meet weekly, for a series of 8 weeks. Groups provide community and a broader sense of understanding as you are nurtured and grow.

Conveniently located in Downtown Plymouth, on the second level of the R Cook Properties building
292 South Main Street Suite 202 Plymouth ,MI 48170. Entry door is located under striped awning.
Parking available on Penniman, Fralick and across the street in the library lot.