Robert (Doug) Chalmers

(MA, LPC, NCC)
Therapist Robert (Doug) Chalmers Photo

About Me

Robert (Doug) Chalmers, MA, LPC, NCC

Doug Chalmers obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Eastern Michigan University on April 28, 1990, and his Master of Arts – Counseling Degree from Oakland University on August 20, 2011. Doug received his Professional Counselor License from the State of Michigan on November 13, 2011. He also received his National Certified Counselor (NCC) Credential from the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) on June 21, 2012 (date). Doug's work experience includes work as a Behavioral Health Specialist for Alliance Health professionals, where he engaged in individual counseling in a collaborative person centered medical home model. Doug has also been a Clinical Supervisor with Catholic Charities, worked as both a therapist and Assistant Clinical Supervisor in the Wayne County (Michigan) community mental health system working with severe and persistent mental illness in adults, has worked in crisis stabilization programs and private practice. Doug is person centered and focuses on use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential techniques and the mind-body connection. Treatment from a Christian perspective can be incorporated into your treatment, if you desire.

In his spare time, Doug enjoys music of all genres, reading, the peace and quiet of the outdoors, exercise, and gardening.

Making the decision to see a therapist is a very courageous act, and I applaud you for making the choice to seek help. I provide a very relaxed and calming atmosphere where my clients can engage in the work they need to do to effect substantive change in their lives. All of us have a tool shed full of tools which we typically use on a daily basis to cope with day-to-day stress and problems. Sometimes, however, life becomes too much, and when it does, we typically forget about the tools we have, or we lose the entire shed. My job is not to tell you what to do with your life - I do not have to live with your decisions. My job is to remind you of the tools you already have in your shed, and provide even more tools so that you can manage much more effectively and life become less distressing and intimidating. To that end, I will help you identify strategies and skills which work for you. I will help you look at things from a different perspective and may even challenge some of your long held thinking and beliefs. The therapist may be the expert on therapy, but you are the expert on you. I provide the "buffet table" of options, but you use your expertise to pick and choose "what you will eat".








Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Co-morbidity , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6401012717 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


Reviews

Written by G.R. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I spent several video sessions with Doug and got a lot out of each and every one of them. Doug is an excellent and active listener and a very direct communicator (which I really appreciated). For me, I don't want to be told what anyone thinks I want to hear. I want constructive feedback and tools that can really help me. Doug delivered on both fronts!

As life becomes increasingly complex, it is imperative that we all be able to sort through that complexity, stay true to who we and hold close the people and values that are most important to us. I encourage everyone to seek out therapy if you are struggling and recommend Doug highly as a therapist.

Written by H.A. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

He has been a lot of help! Really took the time to listen to what is the root of all my stress and gave me a lot of helpful tips. He gave me confidence in myself again that I can do this.

Written by J.O. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Doug thought me so much in little to no time at all, he has helped me get through a chapter in my life and without his wise and funny videos he’d often send, I don’t know where I’d be right now. Even when Doug was on holiday and had said he wouldn’t be taking messages for a few days, he always had the time to check in and even answer any questions I had. I consider Doug a friend now and not just a therapist. I would 110% recommend this man to anyone who is feeling a bit lost right now or needs some direction in their lives.

Written by S.A. on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

I have had other therapists but none can hold a candle to Doug Chalmers. He is kind and very, very patient. I would be lost without him.

Written by D.A. on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Excellent care so far

Written by S.H. on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Robert (Doug) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

He has helped me feel comfortable even though I don't feel comfortable enough to do a zoom or chat. He still messages me and makes sure we get to the route of what's going on. He works through my issues and has been great