Journey Within LLC


Lori Gordon-Michaeli LCSW 

     Using research based therapies with creative expression

                  Accepting:  BCBS; Blue Care Network, McLaren, AETNA and Medicare


Psychiatric services on site only for established therapy clients

Walking in the woods and

sitting by a river all part of our experience







Journey Within is a unique therapy studio on 4 acres with a rolling river and walkable woods.  Sitting in nature is calming and with a soothing river bubbling in the backdrop

is the perfect setting for a conversation.   A strengths-based patient centered approach is paired with an interactive twist which might include any of the following: nature, art, reading and homework.  Because therapy should be an "experience" through which we learn and grow not just a conversation.


EMDR is used to help remove subconscious blocking (best treatment for anxiety, trauma, stress), Art for non-verbal expression and music to sooth and boost the spirit. 


"We are all unique individuals that can create a life that supports who we are and what we need in order to be successful and feel fulfilled - we just need the tools to learn how to manage our own lives

to the fullest." 


Whether you are seeking Individual therapy, couples therapy or family therapy - this is a place you can relax and enjoy learning and growing in an intimate environment.


Therapy can consist of different approaches depending on the individual(s) and the need: Psychotherapy, CBT, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, DBT skill training, Psycho-education, Parent coaching, TFT, journaling, family therapy using family systems, parent coaching with love and logic, motivational interviewing, and more.   Creative expression can be added using paint, clay, multimedia art, journaling, creative writing, role play, chalk, graffiti painting, paint throwing and more.

The greatest journey in life we have is the JOURNEY WITHIN to our own personal universe to learn to become the Masters of our own selves and create the best expression of our lives possible.

"I invite you to come and explore the greatest part of your life experience - your SELF."

House and River


Conversation area


These ladies are not clients

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