Sean LaFleur, M.A., LLP (Outpatient Clinician)
Sean LaFleur, M.A., LLP is a licensed psychologist and outpatient therapist with a decade of experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families in inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. Sean has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, and is currently licensed as a Master’s Limited License Psychologist (LLP) in the state of Michigan. Sean specializes in working with adults seeking treatment for mental health disorders and substance use problems, as well as those coping with chronic pain and chronic illness. Sean also specializes in working with children and adolescents (age 8+) with mental and behavioral health needs, as well as parents who have children with intellectual or developmental disabilities and/or behavioral health needs.
Sean enjoys helping others and is committed to supporting his clients in their journey to better understand themselves and their experiences, and to reach their treatment goals. Sean strives to meet his clients where they are and guides them along the path of recovery to where they want to be. Sean supports his clients by providing the opportunity for them to explore different coping strategies to find out what works best for them. He has a welcoming, empathetic style and uses evidence-based treatments to provide quality care. Sean is experienced in providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). All three treatments fall within the cognitive-behavioral branch of treatment, and are skills-based interventions.
CBT explores the relationship between thoughts (cognitions), emotions, and behaviors, and how they affect each other. DBT incorporates mindfulness, or being aware of your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and beliefs in order to effectively use coping skills when needed. ABA is a behavior intervention therapy in which antecedents, behaviors, consequences, and reinforcers are monitored to determine the function of the behaviors displayed in individuals who may not be able to communicate well for themselves. ABA uses behavior therapy to orchestrate positive life changes. Although ABA is best applied in the community setting, Sean offers some components of ABA therapy in his work as an outpatient therapist.
Specialties and Areas of Experience:
- Mood disorders (Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder)
- Addictions (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling)
- Chronic Pain, Illness, and Disability
- Intellectual and Developmental Disability (ie, Autism Spectrum Disorder)
- Anger Management
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Suicidal Thoughts and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
- Stress, Coping with Life Changes
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Career Counseling