Thomas Michalos, Ph.D., LPC, SCL, NCC

Counseling Philosophy

Establishing a trusting, non-judgmental, secure, and genuine environment is vital for an effective therapeutic experience. I strive to offer each of my clients a positive, safe, and trusting place to explore feelings and emotions that impact their daily lives. Through my education and experience, I hope to give my clients the gift of healing, support, and strength.


Counseling Orientation

By integrating various theoretical principles and perspectives I am able to utilize the best fit for my client’s individual situation. I feel my role in session is to help my clients by facilitating the therapeutic process through which they realize the changes they seek. The therapies I frequently use are Solution-Focused, Person-Centered, CBT, and Gestalt. 


Areas of Specialty

I see a variety of different issues in my private practice. These areas include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, anger management, conflict resolution and many others. I see Adults, Children, Couples, and Families.



  • I have a Ph.D. in Counseling from Wayne State University. I am a fully licensed professional counselor, nationally certified by NBCC, and have a School Counseling license.
  • In addition to private practice, I am a full time faculty member in the Counselor Education program at Wayne State University. I teach Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling. 

Call 248-705-8694 to schedule an appointment directly with Tom.