Journey Within LLC


Lori Gordon-Michaeli LCSW 

     Using research based therapies with creative expression

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


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.  In my practice - the patient is the captain of our ship - we go in what ever direction they decide - my job is to guide that ship and give the tools for smooth sailing.  I'm the first mate so to speak.  Therapy

modalities vary depending on the person - not everything works for everybody.


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.

These are all optional depending on what the client would like to do. 


"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."


walkable comtemplative


Therapy house and river


These ladies are not clients

   Visual Works
Retreat - day and
  • This is a unique one of a kind program that has been developed over years of study - Lori's program can not be found elsewhere in the entire State of Michigan. 

About the therapist


Lori Gordon-Michaeli LCSW

31395 W. Nine Mile Road

Farmington Hills, MI 48336

Tel: 248-225-8240

Front and Back entrances 

for added privacy