Why Choose Best Fit Counseling & Psychiatry?
Over the last 10 yrs 83% of our patients feel and function better based on validated outcome measures. We are one of a few group practices with psychiatry and counseling specialists. We provide a wide range of services including telehealth, medication management, counseling/coaching services and specialty treatment programs for depression, anxiety/stress, grief & loss, PTSD & trauma, children & families, couples, alcohol & drug use, transitions & life skills, career & work and much more. Best Fit Counseling & Psychiatry specialists offer telehealth treatment services anywhere in Michigan. For more information call us today, request an appointment online.
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BEST FIT CARE IS EFFECTIVE, SAFE AND CONVENIENT,
OUR NAME – BEST FIT COUNSELING & PSYCHIATRY
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FOR HOW AND WHY.
Over 80% of our patients feel and function better based on validated outcome measures over the last 10 yrs. Our data and research supports that telehealth treatment is as effective as office based for most issues and ages.
“ I wish I had found Dr Lemmen and Best Fit 10yrs ago. He gave me my life back. I had been in talk therapy with 3 different counselors and it was just talk. I actually got worse because I was learning that I was hopeless, nothing worked… I would always be at the mercy of my depression. My therapists never explained that my depression was also about biochemistry as Dr L did. He said I needed something to dial things down so I could benefit from counseling. He put me on something for sleep and my depression. Eight months later I can’t believe how much better I feel. I can handle things without getting overwhelmed or pissed off. I can laugh and have fun again. It really helped that they recommended a counselor for my wife who also worked with us as a couple. My wife says she’s got me back now and we are doing alot better.”
2) Safe and Convenient – Telehealth Treatment Services
84% of our patients prefer telehealth services because they are in the safety, privacy (no waiting room), convenience of their home- less need for planning, driving, parking, dealing with traffic, weather…
“I had my doubts when they started doing things online because of Covid. Pretty soon I realized that counseling really wasn’t that different but OMG…I don’t have to drive 45 minutes each way, worry about traffic or the weather…
“ I am not very good with the internet, technology… I was afraid I would look stupid. Even though I didn’t say it, my counselor sensed that I was intimidated…she was patient and helped me to learn how to do it. I didn’t think communicating on a screen could ever take the place of sitting down face to face. Now that I’m used to it, I never thought I would say it but I hope they don’t go back to the office… I am an old dog that learned a new trick, actually a lot of tricks, I guess that is the point.”
96% of our patients use insurance to pay for treatment click here and their average cost per session is $31.00. We have many options for payment.
“I wasted a lot of time and money for treatment that didn’t help and didn’t take my insurance. I am so happy my sister told me about Best Fit. Kristi and Diane are the Best. My monthly bill is less than I paid each week and I am really doing better now. I feel like they care about me, not just the money. “
“I was disappointed that they didn’t take my insurance. They talked with me about the cost. When I told them I couldn’t afford it, I was surprised that they gave me a couple of options to help find someone who took my insurance rather than hanging up or blowing me off. “
4) Easy to Get Started
1. Call for more information or click on the Request an Appointment/Are We the Best Fit (This is the most efficient way to begin.)
2. We will respond to answer any questions, verify your insurance coverage and schedule an appointment with a counseling and or psychiatric specialist based on your needs.
3. Meeting to assess your needs, the fit or chemistry, define goals and plans for achieving them.
4. With the right fit and collaborative work, you will be leave with skills and habits to feel and function better.
“ I liked that they wanted to see if they had a specialist for me rather than just scheduling me with anyone that had time. They told me that they could schedule me with Kristi in a few days and asked if I was ok with waiting a week or 2 to see a woman counselor, closer to my age, who specialized in trauma treatment as I requested. Abigail was worth the wait. I feel like she gets me and she makes sure that I am working on things between sessions and that is paying off. Kristi got me on meds that have calmed me down, helped me sleep and have the motivation to plan and actually do things again. It’s great that they got me medication and counseling. My last therapist recommended that I go to my PCP but now I can see I wasn’t on the right dose or medication. It didn’t help so I stopped taking it and I stopped the counseling too because I wasn’t getting better.”
“ I must have called 20 places before Best Fit, trying to find a psychiatrist who could get me in soon and would take my insurance. I was desperate but when I called and scheduled an appointment the next day I thought they can’t be that good if I can get in so fast. I’m cynical – if it sounds too good to be true it usually is. This is one time I didn’t mind being wrong. Dr L knows what he’s doing. He’s got a sense of humor and he doesn’t act like he thinks he’s smarter or better than me even if he is. They may not be the perfect fit but it is way better than I expected.”
1) The Right Specialists, When You Need Them
BEST FIT IS ONE OF A FEW OUTPATIENT PRACTICES THAT HAVE BOTH COUNSELING AND PSYCHIATRY SPECIALISTS. There is a shortage of psychiatrists, psychiatric NP’s and PA’s and they are essential to provide the gold standard in medical care – timely, comprehensive, collaborative, coordinated care. Only medical providers can assess for other medical diagnoses, order tests, prescribe medication and they are the best to coordinate care with other medical providers. Over our 40 yrs of practice we have learned that having psychiatry and counseling specialists on the same team are essential for Best Fit Care ,the gold standard care you deserve and outcomes we both want.
2) Specialists Tailoring Care to Fit You
Fit Matters. We all know that one size doesn’t fit all, that if you have a heart problem it is better to see a cardiologist than a podiatrist, even if they can get you in sooner. Specialists have the experience and greater ability to tailor treatment to your specific needs. In behavioral health care, particularly counseling, skill and experience are necessary but not sufficient if the chemistry is not right. You have to feel safe, understood, accepted, valued, that the fit is right for you. It doesn’t matter that we thought it would be or that you mom, sister, coworker thought someone was great (for them). It has to be the right fit for you and sometimes it takes a while to figure it out. We need and want your feedback. If it’s not the right fit we hope that you let us know and give us a chance to find someone who is rather than not coming back. We are invested in your success and if we don’t have the right specialist for you we will try to help you find someone who is a better fit.
3) In the Safety and Comfort of Your Home, Anywhere in Michigan Via Telehealth Services
*Safety – Covid created the reason for the widespread adoption of Telehealth treatment services. Safety is still an issue and now we also know that there are many other compelling reasons why 85% of our patients now prefer online over onsite services including:
*Effective- outcomes are the same as onsite treatment for most issues…link to effective copy
*Affordable – it is covered by all of the insurance plans we accept…links to insurance tab
*Access – to specialists in underserved areas
*Timely – scheduling with specialists, particularly psychiatrists, in days not months
*Flexibility – scheduling at more convenient times at work or home
*Convenience – not having to plan, find childcare, drive, find parking which saves time and money. There are also fewer missed appointments.
*Privacy – not being concerned about who you might see in the waiting room
For more detailed information Best Fit Telehealth and specialty program.
Because we believe that Fit Matters, we know telehealth care may not be right for you. For some people they know they want onsite care. Others may only know after trying it. If you have questions please call us … we want you to have information that will help you to decide if we might be the right fit for you.
4) Best Fit Care is Goal Directed, Science and Data Based…
It’s hard to get there if you don’t know where you are going. We hire specialists who work collaboratively to identify your needs and make a plan for what you need to do to get there. Usually we are trying to change the VIEWING- how you think and feel about things and the DOING- your actions, skills and habits. We learned that traditional non directive psychotherapy often didn’t work because goals and the steps to get there were never clearly defined, measured or modified when needed. Understanding why you are unhappy doesn’t result in a realistic plan for change. Smart people are good at making up stories to explain things and explanations are not always facts.
We have better tools and techniques to help now as treatment has become more evidence based and we have learned what works best by specialty – psychiatry and counseling and for specific issues/diagnoses. That is why we are committed to the gold standard of care – timely access to both counseling and psychiatric specialists who collaborate and tailor comprehensive treatment based on the best science and monitoring of the effectiveness of all components of the plan – medication, coordinating, counseling as they are implemented. Best Fit Care is a collaborative process of coaching and consultation rather than treatment or psychotherapy that are more hierarchical.
5) Builds on Strengths, Develops Skills and Habits to Feel and Function Better
6) Best Fit Care is an Aspiration and Our Commitment
We know that we cannot always meet all of the criteria that will make us a perfect fit. We become a Best Fit by
Having options for treatment by psychiatric and counseling specialists for your issues, when you need them and you can afford.
If we can’t we will let you know and try to help you find someone who can.
That is our Commitment to You