Ainslee McVay

LMSW, CAADC
Okemos & Virtual
Accepting New Clients, Accepting New Clients- Limited Availability

I believe that the foundation of a successful therapeutic relationship is compassion and understanding. My aim is to work together to develop the best approach for the individual in therapy and adjust accordingly to the individual’s needs. By establishing goals with the individual, we can address the concerns and underlying issues that can change difficult.

I received my bachelors degree in social work from Central Michigan University and my masters degree in clinical social work from Ferris State University. From there I worked in MAT substance abuse counseling for the first three years of my career and earned the CAADC (certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor). I have been in private practice for the last three years, where I earned my LMSW and have worked with a wide variety of clients. I am also a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community and worked to advocate for social justice.

I enjoy working with the LGBTQIA+ community, kink aware therapy, substance abuse counseling, trauma informed counseling, and couple’s counseling. I am experienced in working with a wide range of mental health concerns including; past/present trauma, anxiety, depression,
personality disorders, substance abuse, life transitions, and more.

Client Types

Adult Individual (18+), LGBTQ+

Areas of Interest

Addiction- Video Games, Gambling etc., ADHD (Non Medication Treatment), Anger Management, Anxiety, Bi-Polar Disorder, Caregiver Fatigue, Chronic Illness/Chronic Pain, College Students/Transitions, Depression, Grief, Identity/Gender Identity, LGBTQ+ Transition Support, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Poly Relationships, Post Abortion Support, Postpartum Depression, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Sex Positive/Kink Allied, Somatic Symptoms, Stress, Substance Abuse, Trauma/PTSD

Therapy Types

CADC/CAADC