Do you or someone you care about need to change behaviors, feelings, or thoughts that are making everyday life difficult? I have a clinical expertise in locating and explaining the underlying source of the problem and providing you with specific, practical, and understandable feedback and support to improve your life in a manageable way. Everyone at some point in their lives could benefit from sorting through feelings and thoughts and changing some behaviors using a caring and knowledgeable professional. This process can be as brief or as extensive as you want because it is specifically tailored to your needs.
I have multiple degrees, have taught at MSU, and have been in practice for years providing guidance and emotional support to adults, children, adolescents, couples and families, helping them resolve new stresses or chronic long-standing problems. Appointments can be weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or as needed.
I provide therapy and psychological testing for children, adolescents and adults regarding emotional, behavioral and personality issues. I work with the school system to help teachers understand what your child needs. I also work with physicians and psychiatrists to coordinate your therapy with any treatment you are receiving from them.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Charlene Crickon Kushler now - (810) 229-8074


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Michigan State University
  • Year Graduated: 1991
  • License No. and State: 6301006384 Michigan


  • Avg Cost (per session): $140 - $150
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Family Conflict
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Anxiety


  • ADHD
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Adoption
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Specialized diagnostic treatment


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2015
Charlene Crickon Kushler, MSW, MA, PhD, Psychologist in Brighton

Charlene Crickon Kushler

Psychologist, MSW, MA, PhD