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BCBS/BCN/Sliding Scale/Self-Pay 

I hold a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Women’s and Gender Studies from Grand Valley State University.

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the State of Michigan, NASW Certified Licensing Supervisor, Bisexual, Genderqueer Non-Binary Person and founder of Intersectional Insight, PLLC.

In my clinical practice, I seek to provide a safe and brave space for wellness, that welcome each person's culture, spirituality, and identity.  I specialize in work with those impacted by complex trauma, depression, suicide, anxiety, sexual assault and abuse, substance use, body image, interpersonal relationship challenges, life transitions, education/work/life balance.

I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Brief Dynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cultural-Relational Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Reinforcement, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Intersectional Feminist Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Suicide Intervention, and Trauma‐Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy treatment modalities. 

As a therapist, I understand that psychological conflict can also emerge through cultural disruption, social injustice, and historical trauma. I employ an Anti-Racist, Trauma‐Informed-Care, Affirming, Harm-Reduction approach to help clients heal, learn, grow, and thrive. I support treatment goals and objectives based on an honest examination of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors without judgment.

I see myself as a guide along your self‐defined healing journey, nurturing joy, hope, and a healthy sense of self along the way.  I am an active and former member of numerous mental health and social justice-related organizations and initiatives.  

I have been a member and Co-Chair of Tribal Behavioral Health Communication Network, Tribal Representative State of Michigan Behavioral Health Advisory Council, University of Michigan Graduate School of Social Work Alumni Board of Governors, a LEO Lecturer for the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work, a social researcher, ASIST Suicide Intervention Master Trainer, and organizer with Detroit's Seraphine Collective. I a member of the Western Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri (a non-federally recognized band of North American Indians), a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Psi Chi (National Psychology Honor’s Society), Triota (National Women’s Studies Honor’s Society).  

I am a recipient of the National Association of Social Workers Award for Outstanding Service to American Indian Health and Family Services and the social work profession.

Outside the clinical space, I am a performing and visual artist, and an avid believer in the healing power of creative communication through the arts.  

Curriculum Vitae


BCBS/BCN/Sliding Scale/Self-Pay 

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248-965-4575 ​

In addressing the concerns of my clients, I wish to meet them where they are and then walk with them through the journey of self-discovery and personal empowerment. Critical to this fluid equation is the cultivation of the therapeutic alliance and a sincere focus on deep, empathic listening.

I apply the basic elements of mindfulness, whole-person perspective, and cognitive behavioral therapy in a series of counseling sessions that aim to guide the client toward their desired goals of healing, balance, and improved inner health.

The pressures of modern life in stressful times or situations can lower a shadow of despair over anyone's sense of well-being. These may manifest as problems with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and/or the inability to maintain positive connections in personal relationships. My goal in therapy is to simply be present with my client in a very real way that assists them as they learn to access their own inner resources and reclaim meaningful equilibrium in their lives.

Alani Peterson

BCBS/Sliding Scale/Self-Pay 

I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. Reaching out for support often comes during a time of crisis or after living for many years with the weight emotional pain. Bringing people from crisis to hope is the forefront of my practice. The lack of access to quality mental health care for persons of color is real, and mental health needs are at times unmet. My cultural competence through life experience has allowed me to work well with individuals of diverse backgrounds.

A good therapist offers knowledge to make life be more of what you what it be, while providing new ways of understanding coupled with usable skills to heal from past trauma and the challenges of day-to-day living in our times. I view therapy as a collaborative process, where we talk with each other like real people and center your story without the fear of judgement. Laughter is welcome, and hard work is rooted in compassion, which can sometimes be the hardest thing to have for ourselves.

I specialize in work with those impacted by depression, trauma, substance abuse, suicide, anxiety, sexual assault, sexual abuse, life-transitions, and interpersonal relationship challenges. I am currently trained in Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, Trauma Informed, End of Life Care, and Emotion Focused Therapies.

I hold a Master of Social Work, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Social Work from Eastern Michigan University. I have 10+ years of experience in the field helping individuals and families find healing in their uncertain situations. As a recent graduate, I hold a limited practice license. This means I am working towards the practice hours needed to be a fully licensed practitioner. As a lifetime student, I am consistently taking other trainings to stay current and perfect my craft.


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