John A Macari

Therapist in Michigan

Education

School: Eastern Michigan University

Year Graduated: 1988

License: Michigan / 6301007405

Who I Serve

I believe the ultimate goal of counseling and psychological services is to assist clients in experiencing the freedom to think, feel and behave in the most healthy ways that effectively meet their underlying needs. We often focus on the “problem” which often is a mere symptom of the primary cause for our struggles. As the existentialists say, our most basic needs are for safety and security, belonging, loving and being loved, intimacy, acceptance and self-respect. Meeting those needs in an effective, life-giving way is the aim of therapy. The first step in effective counseling is the development of rapport and trust. We begin by identifying areas in life that have most impacted you and how to explore them in as objective and clear manner as possible. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps us modify our thoughts, feelings and behaviors in increasingly healthy and effective ways. I believe in the intrinsic value of each individual. This involves validating the experiences of each person

Contact Information

Family Counseling Center 2301 Platt Road Suite 10 Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Family Counseling Center 2301 Platt Road Suite 10 Ann Arbor, MI 48104