My name is Dr. Stacy D. Coward. I am happily married, a mother of five, and a grandmother of seven. I was raised in inner-city Detroit, Michigan, in a household with two grandmothers, one that was diagnosed with schizophrenia, the other with pleasant dementia, and an uncle that suffered from Traumatic Brain Injury. During those formative years, I suffered from the drama and traumas of inner-city living, including teenage pregnancy, childhood trauma, and domestic abuse. I would venture to say that my life has been a constant evolutional process. Through it all, I have lived a life of immense growth and development in all four spheres of bio-psycho-socio-spiritual framework. As a result, I have gained knowledge, wisdom, and expertise over the past 25-plus years serving communities as an Army Captain, Psychiatric Registered Nurse, and Licensed Professional Counselor with a ThD in Theology.
I have worked faithfully serving individuals and families in decreasing the effects of mental illness with an emphasis on mental health wellness tools. As I consider everything that has created the person I am today, I would not take anything for my journey. I understand the effects of struggle versus peace, fear versus safety, hope versus doubt, scarcity verse plenty, and the necessary tools to gain momentum in your life. I have worked with people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, cultures, ages, and stages; therefore, my expertise has come from a well round perspective. As a mental health provider that has overcome challenges, I am pleased to serve communities by providing the tools necessary to gain Mental Health and Wellness. The life goal is to end mental illness through the movement See, Serve, and Support which addresses mental illness by seeing people who need your help and serving them where you can, then supporting them in their weak areas until they no longer require supportive services. As I serve individuals, families, and communities, I aim to provide people with tools to navigate difficult circumstances and provide an infrastructure that gives them a framework to operate through challenging times. My life challenges have caused me to consider the need for a holistic therapeutic approach; I utilize Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs as my therapeutic framework, which helps me to pinpoint the basic violations you are experiencing that lead to crisis. This framework also serves as a reference point to determine your growth and development in the mental health and wellness continuum over a 12-week cycle. I use several tools through bibliography and cinematography to help you gain additional resources for mental health Wellness. I am excited to help you become the most excellent version of yourself and start your journey toward the new you today!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Gender Dysphoria, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression
VA LPC 0701007477