Welcome to Awareness Counseling
Elle Garfield, LMSW
                 Counseling for anxiety and depression in Birmingham, Michigan

Credentials, Training and Experience

Master's level Clinical Social Worker- licensed by the State of Michigan

Member of the

Academy of Certified Social Workers

Former Certified Advanced
Addiction Counselor

Yoga Teacher

Lifeforce Yoga Practitioner level 2

Level two Internal Family Systems therapist

Over 20 years experience counseling

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About Elle Garfield

I am a psychotherapist, former addictions counselor and group therapist with over twenty years counseling experience.  I also teach Yin/yang yoga and Life Force yoga to individuals and groups. I have extensive experience and training in Cognitive/Behavioral, Experiential, Mindfulness  and Internal Family Systems methods of counseling. 
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Prior to becoming a professional, I experienced first hand the devastating effects of mood problems. Having had my own struggle with anxiety, depression, addictions and the trans-formative healing that comes with recovery, I have learned to understand myself, live joyfully and make many healthy practices part of my life. I bring compassion and understanding to each counseling session gleaned from my own experience in overcoming anxiety and depression. This combination of education, training, experience and a heartfelt desire to make a difference gives me a unique advantage in helping you.

As a longtime meditator, a TM-Sidha, a student and teacher of yoga and a recovering person, I am committed to my own continued growth and recovery and have a passion for helping others. Throughout my recovery I have learned to improve my marriage and become a better parent. I enjoy spending time with my family and am an active member of my community, making time to volunteer at local non-profit agencies.

Having sought out training with the best teachers and therapists, I have special training from experts in their field. For example, I have trained under Richard Schwartz, founder of the Internal Family Systems model of therapy,  Amy Wientraub, best selling author of Yoga for Depression and am qualified as an advanced level Life force Yoga teacher and Practitioner. Other mentors have been Anne Wilson Schaef, James Windell, both best selling authors. In addition I have trained with Ted Klontz, P.H.D. from Onsite and taken many other workshops from qualified professionals.

I specialize in alternative and holistic methods as well as traditional therapy, helping you make a solid mind-body alliance that will reconnect you to the life you want.  Learn more.
I welcome the opportunity to talk to you about how I can help you.
Please call 248-961-4081 for any questions or to schedule an appointment. 
Contact info
You can also email me at egarfield10@gmail.com.
Awareness counseling serves communities in southeastern Michigan, including: Detroit Royal Oak Troy Birmingham Southfield Warren Sterling Heights Bloomfield Hills Huntington Woods Farmington Novi Oakland Berkeley Ferndale Pleasant Ridge Plymouth Lathrup Village Livonia Clawson Clarkston Auburn Hills Beverly Hills Waterford St. Clair Shores Grosse Pointe Rochester Dearborn Inkster Wixom Walled Lake and Wyandotte.We provide counseling, therapy, workshops specializing in recovery from anxiety.
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