Hough Counseling and Assessments, PLLC

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From left to right: Alicia Lurry, MA, LPC, CRC; Dr. Daisy Dupas, Ph.D., LPC, CRC; Tami Hough, MA, LPC, CRC; Kim Hough, MA, LPC, NCC. We have a variety of offerings to choose from. We’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We are pleased to announce that we are an in-network provider for Police Off

From left to right: Alicia Lurry, MA, LPC, CRC; Dr. Daisy Dupas, Ph.D., LPC, CRC; Tami Hough, MA, LPC, CRC; Kim Hough, MA, LPC, NCC. We have a variety of offerings to choose from. We’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We are pleased to announce that we are an in-network provider for Police Off

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02/28/2018

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02/28/2018

Almost Time for Spring Cleaning!
As we head into March there is always that great anticipation of the newness of Spring. Spring begins officially on March 20th this year. As we begin to shed the layers of winter and look forward to the longer days with the warming sun, let's consider how these activities can serve as symbolism for our emotional health. Let's look at three areas that can serve as our points of reference.
• Cleaning and organization
• Anticipation of change
• Embracing optimism and hope
Typically around the end of February I begin to look around my house and make decisions about what should stay and what should go. What clothes have my kids outgrown? What household items can be donated or just need to be thrown away? I do this because I know it is almost time for spring cleaning. My process is simple, items that are needed stay and are placed in its proper place. Items that are not needed are placed in two separate boxes marked donate or throw away depending on its value. Let's place this example in the context of our thoughts and emotions. There are times when we must take a moment and become aware of our thoughts and beliefs and place them in proper context in order to achieve a healthy perspective. Are there negative thoughts and beliefs that we have held on to for far too long? Have these thoughts and beliefs become clutter in our emotional home? If so it may be time to consider eliminating those beliefs that don't contribute to healthy living and placing other beliefs in their proper place.
Anticipation of change can be exhilarating and frightening all at once. It is easy to revert to what is familiar and safe. Even changing your perspective for the better can create some uncertainty. There is a saying that familiarity brings contentment. I challenge that perspective with the belief that maintaining an unhealthy perspective cannot lead to long term contentment. Change requires honesty. It requires a willingness to look at your situation and admit change must occur. Spring cleaning prepares your space for something fresh and new. Embrace change so that change can occur.
As the snow and ice turns to green grass and flowers, one cannot help but sense the presence of renewal. This renewal cultivates a feeling of new beginnings. The past is simply the past; dwelling in it doesn't change it. Embracing hope and optimism points to the future. There is a reason we don't have eyes in the back of our head, looking back doesn't get you anywhere. Looking forward with hope can give you the perspective you need to blossom and grow.
Changing your perspective can be challenging. I encourage you to seek help if you need as you are beginning this process of spring cleaning.

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Alicia M. Lurry MA LPC CRC

The May 7th Workshop has been rescheduled for June 11, 2016 from 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. Please RSVP by May 28th, 2016 to...
05/04/2016

The May 7th Workshop has been rescheduled for June 11, 2016 from 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. Please RSVP by May 28th, 2016 to reserve your seat! Call (248) 528-0157. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

We are at full capacity for the Coping with Loss Workshop (April 23, 2016); therefore, we have added an additional date ...
04/22/2016

We are at full capacity for the Coping with Loss Workshop (April 23, 2016); therefore, we have added an additional date scheduled for June 4, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Please RSVP by May 21, 2016 to reserve your seat! Call (248) 528-0157.

04/07/2016

Hough Counseling and Assessments, PLLC is now accepting "MI Medicaid"!

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12/08/2015

Accepting BCBS & BCN starting January 1, 2016!!

“He who does not know how to be silent will not know how to speak.” – Ausonius
11/10/2015
“4 Benefits of Silence” - Hough Counseling and Assessments PLLC

“He who does not know how to be silent will not know how to speak.” – Ausonius

Writing comes in waves. At least in my case, there are periods with a high volume of output, mixed with periods of silence. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been slightly anxious over the fact that I was not writing and couldn’t think of a topic important enough to write down and share with others.

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.” ― Virginia Woolf
09/29/2015
“4 Ways to Create a Life of Authenticity” - Hough Counseling and Assessments PLLC

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.” ― Virginia Woolf

Like a blank canvas, the empty white walls are ripe to be painted with the blood of secrets. Within its 20 square feet, the DVR sings a soft hum blanketing the thin, concrete carpet, resonating an aura of sterility. Two chairs are positioned in middle of the tiny space, facing one another, intent on…

“For a scientist, this is a good way to live and die, maybe the ideal way for any of us – excitedly finding we were wron...
09/01/2015
“Why It’s Alright To Be Wrong” - Hough Counseling and Assessments PLLC

“For a scientist, this is a good way to live and die, maybe the ideal way for any of us – excitedly finding we were wrong and excitedly waiting for tomorrow to come so we can start over.” ― Norman Maclean

“For a scientist, this is a good way to live and die, maybe the ideal way for any of us – excitedly finding we were wrong and excitedly waiting for tomorrow to come so we can start over.” ― Norman Maclean

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is ...
08/06/2015
Everyday Opportunities for Mindfulness - Hough Counseling and Assessments PLLC

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

"Like with most skills in life, our physical and mental behavior takes time and practice to shape. Being aware of how we...
06/16/2015
4 Ways Our Habits Impact Our Mood - Hough Counseling and Assessments PLLC

"Like with most skills in life, our physical and mental behavior takes time and practice to shape. Being aware of how we think, feel and behave provides us with a great advantage by allowing us to understand the role we play and how we react to life’s events."

When working with clients, there is often an assumption that therapy takes place mostly inside the office. That is, the most effective aspect of therapy lies in the discourse between the therapist and client. Though forming a strong relationship between practitioner and client is important to change…

Hello Everyone,Starting July 20th will begin offering the following groups:Grief and LossSubstance AbuseSupport for Pare...
05/11/2015

Hello Everyone,

Starting July 20th will begin offering the following groups:

Grief and Loss
Substance Abuse
Support for Parents of Children with Autism
Support for Parents of Children with Disabilities

For more information or to sign up call us at (248)-528-0157

A psychologist says feeling stressed is a sign your life is meaningful
05/05/2015
A psychologist says feeling stressed is a sign your life is meaningful

A psychologist says feeling stressed is a sign your life is meaningful

[Business Insider] As a health psychologist, Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., aims to help people live happier, healthier lives. So it makes sense that she's spent the better part of her career encouraging them to avoid stress and its damaging effects.

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05/04/2015

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"Others...believe death adds value to life by magnifying the importance of the small amount of time we have to roam abou...
04/27/2015
Does Death Have Value? - Hough Counseling and Assessments PLLC

"Others...believe death adds value to life by magnifying the importance of the small amount of time we have to roam about the planet. I’ll admit, it is a bit morbid. Yet, my appreciation of spring and summer is intensified by the fact that it only comes around for part of the year and has taught me to appreciate the gloomier side of fall and winter. The end is the beginning is the end, so to speak."

Each year the blooming Michigan springtime turns into the bustle and awe of the vibrant green summer and returns into the dark, silence of winter. As soon as we become enamored or annoyed by the sunshine, or lack thereof, the tides turn and season shift once again.

04/23/2015

Are you or a loved one having difficulty deciding the next step after high school? Are you transitioning between careers or unsure where life's path will lead you next?

Hough Counseling and Assessments can help! Take a moment to watch our brand new commercial or visit Houghcounseling.com for more info!

04/23/2015

Hough Counseling and Assessments will be offering group counseling this July!

Take a moment to check out our new commercial for more info or visit Houghcounseling.com!

04/21/2015

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”
― Dr. Steve Maraboli

Some helpful tips if you or a loved one struggles with anxiety!
04/16/2015
The 6 Best Ways to Beat Anxiety

Some helpful tips if you or a loved one struggles with anxiety!

Research-based coping strategies that can help you get through it.

Meet Kim Hough! Kim is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC),  and a member of t...
04/14/2015

Meet Kim Hough!

Kim is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). She earned her Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree in Counseling from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan in 2008 and her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Human Resource Development from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan in 1995.

Her professional experience includes working with persons struggling with addiction, mental illness, and criminal behavior. She worked for The Salvation Army Harbor Light Macomb for approximately 6 years as a residential substance abuse therapist. She has extensive experience in the development of individualized treatment plans, individual psychotherapy, group therapy, and group presentations. She was dedicated to helping her clients learn how to live without their drug of choice as well as uncovering the driving forces behind their self-destructive behaviors. In addition to her deep understanding of co-occurring disorders, she also specializes in treating depression, anxiety, and trauma. She has an eclectic style of counseling that invites you warmly on a path toward hope and healing.

Meet Alicia M. Lurry! Alicia earned a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Community Inclusion from Wayne Sta...
04/09/2015

Meet Alicia M. Lurry!

Alicia earned a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Community Inclusion from Wayne State University in 2009. Alicia is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Michigan. In addition she is a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Alicia also earned a Masters (M.A.) degree in Educational Leadership from Wayne State University in 2000. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA).

Alicia began her career as a teacher in a private school and eventually taught for 10 years in the Detroit Public School system. From 2010 through 2014 she continued her career as a Rehabilitation Counselor for the State of Michigan at the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons, formerly known as the Michigan Commission for the Blind. She provided the following rehabilitation services: determined eligibility for services, developed individualized plans, authorized for services, collaborated with other agencies for additional services, case management, counseling, obtained eye reports, medical reports, education and psychological records, provided job placement/job development services and adaptive equipment when needed. She also worked with a small business consultant to determine feasibility and develop a Small Business Plan for those clients that were interested in opening a small business. In addition, she worked with a variety of language experts to provide non-English speaking clients the ability to communicate and seek education and training as well as learning to speak, read and write the English language.

Alicia’s level of experience includes counseling youth and adult populations challenged by physical, cognitive, and developmental disabilities, as well as research in the area of post traumatic stress disorder.

"Change is inevitable, ever present, and impossible to avoid. The real challenge is learning how to adapt and flow with ...
04/07/2015
“Is Change Possible?” - Hough Counseling and Assessments PLLC

"Change is inevitable, ever present, and impossible to avoid. The real challenge is learning how to adapt and flow with it. This is what we do in therapy, to allow others to let go and rejoin the dance of life."

There are, by my understanding, two fundamental beliefs essential to become a therapist, and really, to be successful in therapy. First, we must believe in the inherent value of each person, accepting others with compassion and empathy to the best of our ability. This is important in forming a rappo…

Meet Tami Hough!Tami is the President/Owner of Hough Counseling and Assessments, PLLC.Tami earned her Masters of Arts (M...
04/06/2015

Meet Tami Hough!

Tami is the President/Owner of Hough Counseling and Assessments, PLLC.

Tami earned her Masters of Arts (M.A.) degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Community Inclusion from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 2006 and a Bachelor of Arts and Science (B.A.) degree in Psychology from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan in 1999.

She is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) providing professional client services including individual and group counseling, treatment planning and development, diagnostic testing and assessment.

Tami’s professional experience includes working with persons with disabilities; both youth and adult populations. She worked for the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) for approximately 6 years. She provided the following rehabilitation services: determined eligibility for services, developed individualized plans, authorized for services, collaborated with other agencies for additional services, case management, counseling, obtained eye reports, medical reports, education and psychological records, provided job placement/job development services and adaptive equipment when needed. She also worked with a small business consultant to determine feasibility and develop a Small Business Plan for those clients that were interested in opening a small business. In addition, she worked with a variety of language experts to provide non-English speaking clients the ability to communicate and seek education and training as well as learning to speak, read and write the English language.

Tami is a loyal member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA).

Meet our intern, Kris Harrison! Kris is a counseling intern finishing his M.A. in Counseling at Oakland University. He h...
04/02/2015

Meet our intern, Kris Harrison! Kris is a counseling intern finishing his M.A. in Counseling at Oakland University. He has completed all necessary courses to qualify for the internship experience and will become a Limited License Professional Counselor this summer. He currently works as a therapist providing ABA therapy to children with Autism. In the past, he worked in mental health assisting adults obtain medical and community resources as a case manager and in transition services aiding adolescents with visual impairments prepare for their future careers.

Kris is dedicated to helping his patients overcome their life struggles and develop an enriching understanding of themselves and the world. He specializes in treatment of anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders with an eclectic approach to counseling. He also writes the Hough Counseling and Assessment blog each month, discussing topics relevant to issues in counseling and life in general. Lastly, Kris is interested in philosophical and meta-theoretical issues in counseling and plans to return to school for his Ph.D in the near future.

Check out our bi-weekly blog! Twice a month, we cover topics relevant to counseling and mental health. Hope you enjoy!
04/02/2015
What is Psychotherapy? - Hough Counseling and Assessments PLLC

Check out our bi-weekly blog! Twice a month, we cover topics relevant to counseling and mental health. Hope you enjoy!

“No one would ever say that someone with a broken arm or a broken leg is less than a whole person, but people say that or imply that all the time about people with mental illness.”

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Hough Counseling and Assessments, PLLC is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction. The counseling staff includes: Tami Hough, MA, LPC, CRC/Owner; Alicia Lurry, MA, LPC, CRC; and Kim Hough, MA, LPC. We offer individual, couples, and group counseling;. We also provide neuropsychological; psychological; Educational and Vocational testing. We’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. Look around our website for more detailed information and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We accept the following insurances: Beacon Options, BCBS, BCN and Straigth Medicaid.

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