RoomToTalk, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ann Arbor
Women, transgender folks, men, and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ are welcome in our space. Room To Talk is a nonprofit program of The Women's Center in west Ann Arbor. Parking is available within yards of our door. The space itself is inviting and warm. Help yourself to a cup of coffee or tea and take a deep, relaxing breath. In addition to psychotherapy, we offer divorce supports as well as job and financial coaching. Counseling is for everyone! We can all use a mental health "tune-up" now and again.
Reasons you may be interested in working with one of our 8 therapists: 1) Relationship challenges, 2) Depression, 3) Anxiety, 4) Obsessive thoughts/actions, 5) Post-traumatic stress disorder, 6) LBGTQ+ issues. Dr. Whalen also does testing and counseling for ADD/ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Your symptoms could be reasonable adaptations to unreasonable situations: 1) complicated or coercive relationships; 2) loss of a loved one (including pets); 3) childhood abuse or neglect; 4) bullying or discrimination (racial, immigrant, gender, sexual orientation); 5) parenting or caregiving issues; and 6) challenges related to disability or reproductive health.
Call or Email RoomToTalk for a free phone consultation now - (734) 393-4358


  • License No. and State: 6801080546 Michigan


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $170
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Complete
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • HAP | Health Alliance Plan
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

RoomToTalk's Groups

Financial & Family Law Education

Join us in a four-part women-only workshop series (eight hours total) that provides the legal and financial information you need to protect yourself and your children when your household splits up, whether you were officially married or not. This is a great opportunity to save money on attorney fees - you'll have an overview of how things work in your county, and will feel more confident throughout the break-up, divorce, and parenting process. Call to register.

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Going Solo: ending a LT relationship

This women-only group is topical from week-to-week, focused on moving forward. Because the group relies on trust, the same participants are together for the entire 8 weeks. It includes time to share stories and individual concerns -- and what can also be an exhilarating opportunity to begin anew. Some likely discussions are: 1) Accepting the death of a dream, 2) Naming our strengths 3) Self-nurturing and re-discovery, 4) Developing rites of passage 5) Forgiving ourselves and our former partner, 6) Looking ahead - older and wiser 7) Having a good good-bye, 7) Dreaming of the future

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  • Women's Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Transgender


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Chronic Illness
  • Community resource identification
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: ASL, Arabic, British Sign Language, AUSLAN, French


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Communications coaching
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Sensorimotor
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength Based
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2017
RoomToTalk, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ann Arbor


Clinical Social Work/Therapist